I am not a firm believer in online tests by any stretch, but I took one today that I think was relatively dead-on. How do I know it was accurate? Well, take it for yourself and see. This test classifies your political leanings into left/right and libertarian/authoritarian. I came in as follows: Economic Left/Right: 1.88 Authoritarian/Libertarian: -4.26. I always knew I had a little libertarian in me, but apparently more so than I have conservative. And I know that this analysis is accurate because I looked through their reading list and found all of my favorite authors in my quadrant. Coincidence? I think not. I am very curious to see where everyone else falls, so post your coordinates in the comments to this post and we can get a good old flame war going. I am especially interested to see Albert’s compass reading. Heh.
Well, it was a long and eventful weekend. Kyle was here for the entire weekend and just left yesterday. We had a grand old time walking all over New York, meeting his clients and vendors (yes, he was here for business), and just being all around goofballs. What fun! We walked from West 4th Street to 42nd on Sunday, quite a hike for those of you who know NYC. We then took a train to Central Park, walked around and then rode down to SoHo. Christine was camping all weekend, so Kyle and I were free to wander aimlessly and be little juvenile delinquents. It was great to see him and have a chance to catch up, even though we IM each other constantly at work. I am sure I am leaving out some details, so forgive me. It was a long weekend.
On another note, Jared decided to start a blog. He looked at Blogger (which I use) and decided he did not like it. The solution? Write his own blogging software in ASP. You can check on his progress here. His Miller Lite commercial should be out soon, so keep an eye out for it. Cheers!
Hooray! I finally found a super simple flatfile message board written in PHP that I can easily edit! Hooray! I posted it online for the paintball page for people to communicate with each other and arrange transportation and/or talk smack. You can check out the message board here. Other than that, it has been a dandy day. I was ridiculously late for work this morning so I shall have to make it up by coming in early this week. I hate the fact that I end up sleeping in while the boss is out of town. It makes it look like I am being irresponsible because he is not here. Yeah, I suck.
Let’s get my obligatory paintball plug out of the way right away… RSVP now!! OK, on with the show. Well, the happy fun smiley news just keeps rolling in! Cooked Korean food last night with the crew, then Christine calls to tell me she has finally done it; as of three weeks from today, she will no longer work for the swine at her law firm. She will be a proud member of the research staff at Inform, Inc. She’ll be passing gas on garbage trucks. I couldn’t resist. She’ll be studying the feasibility of converting all of NYC’s garbage trucks and taxis to natural gas fuel. A truly noble endeavor. And the total paintball RSVP tally is up to 8 people confirmed, another 5 people verbally committed, and about 3 or 4 more who have given me maybes. All good, happy news.
Wheee!!! Things are going swell at work, the company is growing by leaps and bounds. I just closed a deal that is worth a nice little sum of cash for everyone involved. I also have a few big name clients lined up and ready to drop some cash on us. Woohoo! I also found out that my friend Jared Vallejo just got done shooting a commercial for Miller beer in Mexico City. I am so glad he found some work, and I can’t wait to see him frolicking around Mexico with a frothy beer in his hand. So here is the plan: As soon as we all see the new commercials for Miller come out, everyone go buy a whole bunch of their beer. They will trace the phenomenal spike in sales back to that incredibly attractive young actor from L.A. and will shower him with cash and incentives to make a feature length movie based on the commercial about a little mexican boy who is searching for the perfect beer. He promised us all kickbacks. Somewhat in the same vein, my friend Kyle is coming to see me (finally!) from Seattle. Gee, I have only been here for a year and a half and my friends are just now getting around to coming to see me. It’s not like it is more than $225 roundtrip on Jet Blue. Anyhoo, for you who wanted to go camping with me this weekend, you will have to be without my boyscouting skills. Apologies all around, I did want to go. But it might be another year and a half before Kyle comes out here again. Note to all others, I am NOT cancelling the White Water Rafting camping trip, for which you can and SHOULD get motivated to RSVP for. Enough shameless plugs, but I do need a headcount before I make the reservation, as they are booking up for that weekend. OK, enough from me. Until next time, kiddies!!
Why can I not think of anything interesting to say? Oh, yeah, because I am not interesting. You may have noticed that I changed the title of my page. It may change again until I find something that works. I also added links on the left side of the page, so have a look at those. I finally linked Christine, which I hadn’t done before because she uses profanity and my family comes to my site occasionally. But what the hell, she is my wife and I love her, and that is just who she is. Ain’t she great? I also added JD and a link to my old resume, which I forgot was still posted here. It is old and I am not looking, so don’t ask. I swear, I get more calls from recruiters… I am so delusional. Actually, the new title of the blog refers more to how I feel about life. I am pretty complacent right now, happy to go to work, eat, sleep, and then do it all over again. I never thought I would be the type to become a drone, but it ain’t so bad. I really like my job and the immense potential this company exhibits. Christine, on the other hand, hates her job and it shows. I keep trying to encourage her to quit but there are obstacles to doing so. “My boss needs me,” “I am afraid to tell them,” “We can’t lose our dental insurance,” et cetera. Meanwhile she still hates it and it affects her mood. So I say again, “QUIT!” They’ll get over it and we can get dental for probably less than we pay now. I apologize for the mini rant, but this is becoming more of an issue in my life, not that you care. OK, I gotta get back to my static complacency now. Our weekly cooking club at Yoshi’s gets underway in an hour and will no doubt continue until three AM, completely screwing over my drone schedule. Oh, well, my peeps are worth it.
Sometimes I hate what a dork I am. I spent the entire evening building a mini site for a paintball trip I am planning. Writing the site took way too long, not because it took me any time to write it, but because I spent a ton of time trying to get some scripts running to have a message board, a mailing list, and a guestbook up and running. I finally just linked to a feedback page on BackBlog. Oh, well. This paintball trip is going to be sooooooo sweet that I might combust with the hot flames of anticipation! Check out the site and I am sure you will agree!