Well, I would just like to say that last night was a lot of fun. Tom is in town and Ian, Alex, Kellie, Rosie, Tony, Susan, Subrina, him, me, Chris, and Tae got together for dinner at the Keg. Rojay was missing and I have to admit that the service was not quite as good, but I had a great evening. I can't help but mention that there were many times that I was wishing that Eriko was with me... but at the same time I would realize that I wouldn't be talking to anyone else. ;P
October 2002 Archives
I think. I am actually starting to lose track of the days and such. Which I suppose is a good sign, considering I'm busy. And busy I will be! My good buddy Tom is staying with me for a few days, but I won't be enjoying his company tonight because I am attending game night with my QA teammates. That will consist of beer, pool, and the combination - drunken competition. Actually, I won't have more than one, but anyway. ;P I will stay the night at Alex's house because I drove today (and let me tell you, thank goodness I take the train, because driving sucks) and I don't want to get home so late and have to get up early. All the while, though, my heart and mind is filled with Eriko...
You told me that you would come to me next May. Could it really happen? Wow. I hope so. I am nervous like a gardner tending to a rare and beautiful flower. I will work hard to prepare the soil for you. I will do my best for you.
nick.org was down! Only for about 12 hours, and only cause I mangled some permissions. ottoto. I got an email from my friend Anna, but she didn't put a subject and she put some porn words in the body, so it got sent to the spam collector. Funny!
So given that the US is a republic, much like that of Rome -- are we at the beginning of our "try to be an empire and spend all of our money" phase or at the end of our "tried to be an empire but spent all of our money" phase? I might be blowing smoke out my rear chute, but I can barely wait until I can ride my bike into work. Or have my children peddling on excercise bikes so that Eriko and I can watch an evening movie. ;P
Well, I took the test. I can't say anything else about it, because I'm sworn to copyright by ETS. I got a 570 and a 740 but I won't know what my writing score was for a little while. I don't think those numbers are good enough to get into UW's masters program so I'd better get to studying. Oddly enough, I actually enjoyed myself. The 50 mile drive to the testing station was pretty annoying though. Luckily Dave Mathews kept me company. 47 more days... X)
For sale. Needs a good home. Will run great and provide new caretaker with hours of fun and exciting maintenance games. Is spontaneous and creative -- wilse to role play the "just a piece of scrap metal" role. All in all, a great companion. Buy now. ;P Eriko, sooooooon.
Things may slow down a bit as I have more things to do and less time to write. I am enjoying my new job, my new commute is long, and I am looking forward to a new trip to Japan. ;P I will see my Eriko in 51 days.
Eriko loves me. I need you, Eriko. I need you now. Everyday.
My first wet commute. I can honestly say it wasn't so bad -- but it wasn't so
good either. ;P I tried a different bus route which took me right in front
of the office. Quite nice. Unfortunately, I have to walk a distance to get to
the bus -- about the same distance that I have to walk from the other route to the office. I think I'll start looking for that apartment soon...
The first day of work at Isilon Systems was a blast. The commute was long, about 2 hours up and 1.5 hours down -- and I was exhausted, having woken up at 5:15. But I had a lot of fun. My co-workers took me out for lunch, which was awfully kind. Actually, I'm quite eager to go to work tomorrow... I hope Eriko enjoys her new job... =)