Last night, Eriko informed that she thought we could stay in our current residence until Jerry is 4. What that tells me most of all is that she feels very comfortable.
January 2006 Archives
Things are becoming very busy for me. I spent the week bustling around at
work, with very little breaks. In addition, I attended UW on Wednesday and
had another very exciting class. I am really enjoying my professor, Hank.
I was interviewing with a potential employee and he asked me to describe what I've got going on... I
tooted my horn and I'll do it again, just briefly: newlywed, expecting father, UW master's, new
engineering manager, japanese student. The trick here is not quantity... but quality, and truthfully,
that remains to be seen.
"Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul,
May keep the path, but will not reach the goal;
While he who walks in love may wander far,
Yet God will bring him where the blessed are."
(The Story of the Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke. Used without permission.)
I'm a company and in a position, where organization is key. Not only being organized but being able to innovate new ways to organize information or reapply existing
organizational techniques to new areas. For some reason, this is pretty exciting to me.
As if by magic, my job has become less about computers and more about people. This is tremendously exciting; I have been searching for a way to make this happen
for some time now. Computers are my hobby -- I love playing with them, learning about them -- on all levels. The opportunity to transition what I do for pay is truly
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which
produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very
little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered
from bad breath. This made him..... "A super calloused fragile mystic
hexed by halitosis"!
A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a Hyatt hotel and were
standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament
accomplishments, their stories of victories ringing throughout the lobby
atrium. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and
asked them to disperse. "But why?" they asked, as they moved off.
"Because", the manager said, "I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an
- Always choose Eriko and Jerry first before other hobbies or work.
- Do some gym-style exercise at least once a week.
- Get an 'A' in my UW courses.
- Take and pass the Japanese proficiency test, level 3.
- Read one fiction and non-fiction book per month.
- Score above a 4.0 on my performance review at Isilon.
- Understand the fundamental theorems of calculus.
- Create and stay within a budget.
- Get the MG running reliabily so I can move it out of the garage.
Last night I went to my first OS class. It was really exciting. I was so
interested in the class and the material that my head hurt afterwards. I'm
not sure I've ever felt this pumped about a class before.
I've decided to stop tracking my meals. With Eriko at the helm of the kitchen,
I am comfortable that my meals are nutrious and filling. I can't remember
what she makes most of the time (and usually I can't pronounce it).
Should I gain more time in the future, or a better method for inputting meals,
perhaps I will resume.