Update for the past few months
Well, I've finally gotten off of my ass and posted a section for pictures, updates, and other random items I decide to post, so if you wish look here in the future from time to time. I wouldn't check very often because I'm only going to take pictures and do updates when something big happens... i.e. not terribly often.
Quite a bit has happened since I posted the bio page on here, actually. This past summer was really great for me, my boss allowed me to take an extra week for vacation which allowed me to not only attend RAGBRAI, but also to spend two weeks at camp to head up the LIT session. The LIT session was pretty fantastic, the kids were great, and despite the fact that there were *25* of them they still were by and large well-mannered, fun and able to take care of what they needed to take care of without going bonkers. I let them know I was on vacation, and as such would not be willing to take any crap from them, it worked out.
|Max not only shows off the beautiful fix we made on the bike (notice the duct tape), but his support for the "West Side" as well.|
Later in the summer I was able to get back and visit with two of my engaged friends. Andy and Martin are both getting married (and not to each other, believe it or not), Martin to the girl he's been dating since high school, Andy to a girl he started dating around Christmas. I'm extremely happy for both of them, they're both great friends and deserving of a lifetime of happiness. It was nice to be able to hang out with some of my old high school friends, who I definitely don't get to see enough. I was also able to see Jen (my first girlfriend), my family, and Andrea from grade school. Good times, good times.
Since then it was pretty quickly through September, October and November into Thanksgiving. I was able to take a 4 day trip to Boston for a big office party in Cambridge, which was fun by and large. I was also able to take a trip out to see my cousin in Boulder. If you ever want to take a short vacation somewhwere try going to Boulder, it's absolutely beautiful. My cousin is HUGE, I still think of him as the 2 year old I met when I was a kid.... he's a pretty cool guy too, I hope I had something to do with it, though I probably just stunting his growth (emotionally, physically, whatever) by playing pranks on him.
|We had a pretty nice spread this Thanksgiving. I somehow managed to cook the turkey without incident.|
Recently I've started dating a girl I've known for some time, Kati. I've always thought she was cool, but because I met her through Dylan I never really considered her as date material, I don't really know why. I've only been on a couple of dates with her thus far, and maybe this little tidbit shouldn't be posted, but I guess it'll give me something to fill you all in on as things go good or bad. No matter what she's an awfully good person, so I hope things work out.
That's pretty much all for now. I'll be coming home for New Years to have Christmas with my mom, and probably to pay a quick visit with a few of my friends. If you happen to be in Chicago give me a ring. Thanks for stopping by and keeping tabs on me. If you want to contact me send me an email.