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January 26, 2006

Everything comes in fours

I haven't been tagged in a meme in a while, but then Elaine thwapped me....

Four jobs I’ve had in my life:

  1. Dorm office clerk
  2. Customer service for a relief organization
  3. Site publisher for a dotcom (I had the keys to the server but mainly did HTML)
  4. My current bundle of schizo job duties I'm paid for

Four movies I can watch over and over:

  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  2. Airplane!
  3. Grosse Point Blank
  4. Uh... why can't this question be about songs I can listen to over and over? I just don't watch that many movies.

Four places I have lived:

  1. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  2. Boulder, Colorado
  3. Reading, UK
  4. Seattle, Washington

Four TV shows I love to watch:

  1. Arrested Development
  2. Pardon The Interruption
  3. Mythbusters
  4. Daily Show

Four places I have been on vacation:

  1. Disney World
  2. Ireland (Dublin and Dingle)
  3. Victoria/Vancouver Island (technically, it was our honeymoon)
  4. Northern California (specifically, driving up California 1 from Marin to the end)

Four of my favorite dishes:

  1. Chicken saltimbocca (chicken wrapped in Italian ham)
  2. Meatloaf (and its Wilbanks family mutated favorite, hamloaf!)
  3. Macaroni and cheese (homemade, not from a box)
  4. Macerated strawberries (homemade, not from a box, without bacon)

Four websites I visit daily:

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Seattle P-I
  3. Boing Boing
  4. Something Positive

Four places I would rather be right now:

  1. The Uffizi
  2. The British Museum
  3. Travelling around New Zealand
  4. A Pacific Coast beachfront cottage with a load of books, a high-speed Internet connection... and a tsunami warning system

Four bloggers I am tagging:

  1. Harry
  2. James
  3. Tara
  4. And... TAG, DEAR!

Posted by dylan at 11:15 PM | Comments (2)

January 22, 2006

In other news, Jesus presented the game ball

The Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl.

Hell must be pretty frosty tonight.

Now, two weeks of hype, clueless comments by baristas ("Hey, how about that Matt Hassle-back, he can throw the ball!"), hype, self-reflection in the media, hype, hype, and... did I mention the hype?

Yes, two weeks worth. They don't play the Super Bowl until the Sunday after next.

If you need me, I'll be trying to find a No Hype Zone(TM) somewhere inside the city limits.

Posted by dylan at 10:54 PM | Comments (2)

January 18, 2006

Oh, Hi!

OK, I promise I'm back for good this time. The Work Project From Hell (TM) is finally winding down; I spent $3400 (not my money) to have it printed, and all 200 pounds of books are at my desk waiting for distribution.

It's a project that comes around every few years or so, but part of the problem is that there's no institutional memory of how this process works. The reason there's no memory is that the last group of people to put it together didn't stay around for this round, and the people who did it the time before that weren't around for this previous round. You get the sense that everyone who does this project does all they can to NOT do it again, which means they get a better job elsewhere.

So, that means I need to get a better job. I'm really liking the public sector, though. The pay isn't great, but the benefits are far better than anything you'd find in the private sector. I get sick days here. Every other place I've worked your sick days and vacation were rolled up into one blob.

I have lots of topics to blog about. More coming soon.

Posted by dylan at 09:10 AM | Comments (5)

January 01, 2006

Memo to 2005

Please, on your way out, I invite you to EXPLETIVE yourself.

What a terrible, rotten, awful year. Terrible, horrible, no good, and very bad, if you know what I'm referencing. But I have high(er) hopes for 2006. Maybe, just maybe, it will be a better year.

My New Year's Resolutions are short and sweet this year:

  1. Lose 60 pounds
  2. Get more exercise (in conjunction with resolution #1)
  3. Figure out what I want to do with my work life (that is, decide if I'm in the right profession/position and make changes as needed)
  4. Cull the CD collection down to a more managable number
  5. Finish redesigning the site
  6. Return to regular blog posting

OK, maybe six isn't considered "short."

Anyway, death to 2005, and happy 2006 to all 14 of my readers. Hope everyone had a good holiday season.

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