FOR May 2011
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ending Sunday, May 29th, 2011
Weekend (And much needed)
this is a long weekend and one that I needed (already!). I
mean, I've been working hard to get things the way my boss
wants them. He's been working really hard as well to get these
plans in place and now we're starting to see some of the changes
already taking place. I hope next week I get to dive into
the VMAX which is something I have really been looking forward
to. It'll definitely bring things to the level of where he
wants them to be. I've already installed a lot of the required
software and other applications and I can see all of the SAN
except for the VMAX --which doesn't have it's BIN file yet.
also been busting my tail at the gym and I've actually gained
back some of the muscle mass that I lost after the last work
I had on my dome. It's all good. I don't have to wear hats,
I can take my shirt off and not be embarrassed (not much of
a problem in the past, there's just not any fat lol) so all
in all everything is coming back to where it was before everything
happened in Feb 2010.
morning I fired up the CBR and rode it from here in Ashburn
all the way to West Virginia. I actually got a tad lost so
I grabbed something to eat and met some nice people who told
me about the "scenic" route back home. It ended
up being a bit like the "Tail of the Dragon" in
North Carolina. That is kind of like Palomar but not up or
down a mountain. Just undulating hills that were fun and some
tight corners. Don't worry I didn't speed and I didn't do
anything crazy. The last thing I need is to crack my head
on the concrete again. The next time that happens I am absolutely
sure I will get up again.
is some great racing this weekend which I am looking forward
to watching (WSBK and AMA I think) and then MotoGP next weekend.
I watched the Lighting lose Game 7 to the Penguins so oh well,
no hockey finals for me. And if the NFL doesn't get their
act together I won't be watching football either. Ah well,
that's the way the ball rolls sometimes.
I think that's about it. It's been nice and hot in VA and
I am still trying to get adjusted. Don't think for a minute
that I am not a little home sick but you go where God takes
you. That also reminds me, I am still looking for a great
Church and have sent notes to my former Pastors. Hopefully
they'll have some time to lend me a hand.
you all enjoy the long weekend and -- like me -- be sure to
stay out of TROUBLE!
ending Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
much to say this week. Work was busy as always and we got
a lot accomplished. I've had a headache most of this weekend
so I really don't have much to say. I've been vegging all
weekend other than Saturday when my new bedroom furniture
got here. Unforunately the chest of drawers was dented so
they have to bring me another one. You can see the pics on
Facebook as I just want to get to bed.
than that, everything is going OK. I'm still trying to get
adjusted, still working out, been meeting a few new people
here and there and basically staying out of trouble :)
still haven't found a new Church yet but I have been studying
the word every day (I get two daily "devotionals"
and also read the bible at night) which I really need to keep
me connected to God's word.
that is it for now. Have a great weekend and I'm going to
ending Sunday, May 15th, 2011
it's definitely been one of the busier weeks so far here in
VA. I managed to get a lot done at work considering there
was so much to do. Several times this week I came in at 6am.
We have to wait because we're contractors we can't get inside
the building that isn't 6am-8pm. After that we need an escort
but that's fine. Either way we get what we need completed
in the allotted time so it's all good.
just received a notice that my new bedroom furniture is ready
and they will be delivering it next Saturday. Can't wait to
finally have a nice bedroom set. The stuff I have now has
been with me most of my life. I figured with a new change
of scenery and a new place to live that it was suiting to
have a decent set of furniture :) I know one thing is for
sure, this new bed is a lot more comfortable so hopefully
I will sleep better.
far I haven't found a new Church but that's not for lack of
effort on my part. Since I left Horizons RSF I have been looking
for another Church that is at least similar but so far no
good. I will keep looking and see what I can find. Either
way, whatever God's plan for me, it'll happen. He's been so
good to me I really have nothing to complain about.
this week I found out that the motorcycle insurance I bought
in California isn't valid in VA since the carrier is not licensed
in VA. I finally, after much searching, found "Dairyland
Insurance" which I know a lot of people have good things
to say about them. They are licensed in VA and I got the same
insurance save for the extra $15.00 a month for "Uninsured
Motorist" coverage. It's required here in VA but not
in CA. Go figure.
far I haven't been told that I need to get my plates switched
over to VA and I am not going to do that until I *have* to
do it. I had just paid for my new CA plates last January so
I don't want to get "double whammied" in VA as well.
Eventually they will tell me I have to switch them over and
when I do that, I'll have to get BOTH my vehicles inspected
annually (something else you don't have to do in CA!). That's
just a lot of tax money I have to spend but I figured as much.
I went to hang out with a friend and that was fun. On Sunday
(today) I got to watch the French GP race. That was pretty
good. I also watched some of the Lightning/Bruins game last
night (GO LIGHTNING!) which was also pretty awesome to watch.
I really hope they win since the Magic was disappointing in
the playoffs this year. Not sure if we're even going to have
the NFL this year so I've been catching the occasional AFL
league games (GO STORM!).
I suppose that is it for now. Not a lot to talk about but
it's always good to be cathartic and ramble on -- for our
entertainment -- even if it can be a bit boring at times.
Hope you are all doing well and talk to you later!
what a fun but busy weekend! All next week I have to go in
early (6am) because some o
ending Sunday, May 8th, 2011
what a fun but busy weekend! All next week I have to go in
early (6am) because some of the work we have to do will interrupt
operations so we have to do it at a time that operations personnel
are not using the system. That's ok because they won't let
me work too many OT hours so I can leave around 3pm and head
to the gym.
of which, been busting my tail at the new Gold's gym. It's
really, really nice there and I like the equipment a lot as
well. Arms, legs, chest, stomach, shoulders and back are all
sore which means yes, I worked pretty hard. After my workout
on Friday I even had time to get a haircut too. Desperately
needed it as well.
(Saturday) I decided to go to the Air
and Space Museum and LOVED it. I didn't know
they had the F-35 there. I've been drooling over that thing
and watching it intensely as it progresses. I know there are
a lot of problems but with new technology that is bound to
happen. They had the USMC version (F-35B) which also had the
engine and lift fan outside as well.
also got to see a SR-71 and a Enterprise as well which was
awesome. My friend Sam from work came and brought his son.
They also had a Cessna 150 which they let people sit in and
I showed him what all the instruments do and how they work.
He didn't know that I had taken fight lessons and was certified
on Cessna 150s, 172s and the Citabria as well :) Been a while
since I've flown but I remember it like it was yesterday.
that I stopped by the local Ferrari
and Lamborghini dealerships. No, not to buy a
car but to LOOK at the cars that I see so often on "Top
Gear". LOL. It was great to see them in person and admire
them but it's not like a) I can afford one and b) That I even
want one. It was just a fun place to stop by and see some
amazing art and technology.
haven't found a good Church yet but I have been looking and
praying a lot about it. We'll see what happens. I know there's
a Church somewhere that I can call home. It was easy for some
reason in California but here I can't understand why it's
so hard (laugh).
couple of things: I am really glad that we finally got the
Terrorist (he's not a man of "faith", he is a murderer)
Bin Laden. It took us far to long to track this guy down and
slow down the mastermind of the person responsible for the
9/11 attacks. But, I don't think terrorism is going away.
For every Bin Laden that is removed, there is another one
to take his place. Let's all pray that we finally put a stop
to this sort of "radical" behavior.
Mother's Day to all you moms out there and also to my mom.
While she isn't on this planet anymore, I do know where she
is and that she is finally free of the pain and burdens of
this life. I know I'll see her again (as I did last year!)
soon and I can't wait. Love you mom!
the rest of your weekend!
ending Sunday, May 1st, 2011
this has been a quiet week, which is good. I rode the CBR
last weekend which I enjoyed but this weekend was colder and
overcast. It's better to ride when it's warm out so I can
get the tires hot. Was going to check out the Mountains of
West Virginia but given the weather I just vegged.
haven't fund a Church yet. I want to go the one I think I
like but honestly I would rather go on Saturday nights and
so far, I can't find any Churches like that around here, but
I will keep looking. I've been here about 6 weeks now so I
am still making the adjustment. Since the weather has been
bad and I'm sort of away from the Metro area it's really just
me staying in the house. Not depressed or anything it's just
really making a full time adjustment.
there isn't much to talk about on this week's blog. I am sure
as the adjustment happens and I go out and meet some new people
it'll be fine. I mean, I'm making friends with people at work
but I'm not a "party" guy -- my faith in God keeps
me well grounded.
hitting the gym hard though do to the suggestions from friends,
family and others who work out I have changed to doing weights
first, cardio later. More biking than running because running
is hard on my knees and I don't want to need surgery on them
some day. Besides, when I ride the bike in the "Theatre"
room of Gold's I don't even realize I've already done 20-30
minutes of an earnest work out :)
everyone is doing well. Be sure to watch the MotoGP race.
I've been watching it on the MotoGP web site because there
are no commercials. I can't stand that I miss a lot of the
race due to the Speed channel having to run so many of them.
If you want to sign up you can do it HERE.
the rest of your week and stay out of trouble.