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BLOG Resurrection
Dear Netizens, I apologize for my long absense...its amazing how time just slips through your fingers when you don't have anything to say...and are so busy personally and professionally that all of a sudden its over a year and you've not touched your blog... Plus the immediacy of that 140 character twitter feed makes it so that my blog stuff becomes tid bits of life..instead of a narrative. When did that happen? When did we become a society of 140 character tid bits instead of emails or narative ......

Posted On Friday, May 21, 2010 9:21 PM

Not a Good "Six Degrees" Moment
OK--you know how like everyone on the planet is supposed to be at a minimum six degrees from everyone else? Well today I experienced the not so pleasant version of this concept. I found out this morning that I knew three people on Flight 1549. The VP of Marketing, the guy who is in charge of Marketing tech innovation & development, and the marketing dev manager were all on that flight. In particular Don Norton was the "door guy". You know, sitting on the emergency door row of the plane and was ......

Posted On Friday, January 16, 2009 9:19 PM

New Job Beginnings
Well folks, I've made it through the first week and am charging ahead in the second week. First week was just acclimating to the new job. First two days were HR orientations etc. Policy discussions etc. Now, I get to jump head first into the fray and start sinking my teeth into what they hired me for. Good news is I get to get back to automation which I was forced to wander away from at my previous job. YAY Automation...bad news is that they had about two dozen existing scripts written against an ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 7, 2008 6:12 PM

It's official. After nearly 4 years at my current job, I have made the leap from the lion's head and are venturing into a new job. My last day will be Sept 25th and from there I will start a new chapter in my work career. New in the sense that I have to build a new wardrobe basically from the ground up. For the first 10 years of my professional career, jeans & t-shirts were acceptable attire. I could basically wear whatever I wanted. That ends with this new job. This new job is business casual ......

Posted On Monday, September 8, 2008 9:27 AM

Ride your music
Like a lot of geeks out there, I have my music collection nearly 100% digitized. The ritual for the purchase of a new CD is to unrap it and immediately rip the CD into my MP3 USB hotswappable HD and then put it on my Creative Zen MP3 player. (grumbles that my Xbox360 won't address my USB hotswappable HD...) I go through phases where I listen to a "set" of stuff for a while and then periodically blank out my player and start over with a new set. This is because I can't fit all of my music onto my ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 22, 2008 12:35 PM

RIP Mr. Carlin

One of my idols has taken his celestial transfer.

George Carlin has died at the age of 71.  He was one of my all time favorite comics.  His acidic wit, His appreciation for euphamisms (sp?) and his rant of "stuff" are classic moments of comedy.

George, you will be missed!


Posted On Monday, June 23, 2008 12:22 PM

Someone else has found me...

Yet again my blog has yielded a contact from my past.  At least I think its a contact from my past.  However, when I tried to email this individual back I got a "undeliverable" email response from the mail server.

So, this post is for that person.  If you are still reading, yes I am sweatme.  However, I'm terrible with names, better with faces so you may have to email me again with a re-introduction.



Posted On Wednesday, June 4, 2008 9:54 PM

Movie Geek strikes again
As some of you may know, aside from geeky pursuits like WoW, WoW TCG, and other random video game obsessions, I am also a MAJOR movie geek. For example, some people play fantasy football..I'm in fantasy movie mogul leages at In fact I won both of my leagues for the Feb->April season. So when I saw this on, I knew I had to have one. Well, at least I'm lusting after it anyway. Unfortunately its a little pricey for me at the moment and I am also the proud owner of ......

Posted On Thursday, May 15, 2008 10:32 AM

Why This Geek Hates Daylight Savings Time
I hate daylight savings time. I mean I REALLY hate daylight savings time. But this year, I've discovered an entirely new reason to hate daylight savings time aside from the change in sleep patterns and disruption in my seratonin levels. I have a six year old son who is in the first grade at the local elementary school. They start school at 7:30 in the morning. And in order for me to get him up, dressed, fed & at school by 7:30, I have to get up at 6 AM and get him up at 6:30. This means he's ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 12, 2008 12:03 PM

Personal Update from the World of MES
Sorry I've been away for so long its been a crazy couple of months. On the personal front, starting during Thanksgiving Break, my parents decided to move from where they were living to be closer to me and my family. They made the decision to explore the option of moving up to where I live on November 21, 2007. On February 8th 2008 they signed the papers to sell their house and then on February 13th 2008 they signed the papers to purchase a house 6 MINUTES from my own. So from mid January, I was happily ......

Posted On Thursday, March 6, 2008 2:43 PM

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