I Am Bismark


just landed in Chicago. Regretting the dominos pizza and so is the guy next to me.

leaving Denver. Less hungry though sad it had to be domino’s pizza..


trapped outside of my apartment with no house key. haven’t eaten in 11 hours even after a workout this evening. alone.

getting ready for work… Only one full day this week!!

nostalgia (not office supplies related)

my amazon gift card balance has been going down quite quickly lately. in addition to stuffed animal versions of love songs, i have been buying a lot of cds. mostly just filling in long time gaps in my music collections, albums i’ve been saying i need to buy for years. hopefully by next week i will have the entire pre-1998 discography of they might be giants. so. many. memories. i guess its hard for there not to be since they were basically the only band i listened to from age 10 to 14. laughing hysterically at tiny toons clips, finally discovering the album with the song particle man upstairs in that old house on 7th avenue, singing to myself in the back of the minivan, making mixtapes during the random utah roadtrip, requesting songs at church dances and being the only people dancing.. and finally going into freshman year having lost my only good friend. i spent the summer playing starcraft during the day and at night running exactly twelve laps around the high school track in order to get my 100 miles in over the summer just to get my tie dye hot miles club tshirt.. why in the world did i trade that away? anyway.. first week of cross country practice, we were sitting on the stage waiting for coach to show up and i was humming dr. worm to myself. one of the seniors sitting near me overheard and asked me if i liked they might be giants. i said i did and he thought that was really cool. that led to me being befriended by all the older guys on the team, and most of my good friendships from high school can be directly traced to that day and humming that song. so.. eclectic alternative music nostalgia?

dear dragonlady

i have decided i will make an exception for you.

congrats to you two btw. wish i could make it out…

getting pumped for midnight showing of indy jones

chilling at the uc davis medical center waiting room.

so entertained by the daily universe letters to the editor…

fondly remembering cucumber pepsi in yokohama..

thinking a high of 102 is a bit innapropriate before memorial day.

hating on redheads is the worst fake racism yet!!

does not want to give a training on moorestown telephony/comms today


hi again everyone.

sorry for the long absence. i promise to be better. lets give a life update:

  • work has been busy. customer launches are coming up, so we have been going pretty hardcore for most of april. things have slowed down a bit as we have worked out most of the kinks on the software side of things, but the air is still a bit tense. i’ve been doing a lot of testing of drivers, benchmarking, some coding of windows apps, and learning about linux packaging systems. good times all around.

  • a second intern from byu started with the group a few days ago. he is actually the guy who set me up originally with this gig. its been fun having someone like me around, and we have had a bit of friendly competition going on.. seeing who can get more kudos awards (have i blogged about those yet? they are $25 gift cards we get for doing a good job.. i’ve got about $125 worth of amazon credit right now..), coming up with names for each other (i enjoy calling him intern #2), etc. good times for all.

  • i have been shaving less lately. its actually gotten down to almost once a week. the one time i do it, it is still quite enjoyable and satisfying, but i save some time during the week.

  • i am in the elder’s quorum presidency at church. i thought i had escaped that calling back in utah, but it found me again. it keeps me busy, but its been good for me. i have been going out with the missionaries a lot too. it feels nice to be able to do that again after 3 years in mormon-ville…

ok, thats it for major updates. will post more later.

hates reading code full of hungarian notation and gotos…

is crossing his fingers for indiana… come on hoosiers!

finally finished the whole package/archive fiasco! ship those codecs to customers!

hankering for wonderful pre-packaged asian-style salad from loblaw’s grocery..

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