Archive for April, 2008

Junk Mail & The Environment

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Sick of lots of junk mail, I filled out a form with the Direct Marketing Association, which should help cut it down somewhat. The funny part was the warning on the confirmation page – apparently I might be doing a disservice to the environment by stopping junk mail. What? Printing, mailing, opening, and recycling lots [...]

Going independent…

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

If you don’t read Scott Berkun’s blog, you should. Earlier this month he wrote a piece “Lessons from four independent years” about his experience as an independent speaker and writer. I have a few ideas percolating that eventually might convince me to try striking out on my own – it was enlightening to read Berkun’s [...]

Telus Festival

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

This past weekend, I headed up to Whistler with my brother Brian and some friends for the last weekend of the Telus Festival. It wasn’t necessarily intended to be a dudes only trip, but like many ski trips, it ended up that way. Brian flew in on Wednesday night, and Meagan, Brian, and I went [...]

Outsourcing my life

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of purchasing my house in Green Lake. When I first moved in, my infrequent attempts to cut the grass with a manual powered lawn mower were generally thwarted by the many ruts in the yard, making it hard to maintain contact with the ground, and, hence, torque to the blades. [...]

Grillin’ Time

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Following yesterday’s glorious sunshine, and mere seconds before the spring Seattle showers returned, I finally purchased some some outdoor dining furniture. Here it is, assembled, immediately testing the weather-resistant teak. I assembled it while Meagan studied intently for her concurrent exam tomorrow.

Sun, Snow, Bounce Pit, and a Mocha Frapuccino

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

It’s been a good week. Went to two T-Birds playoff games – sadly they lost both and were eliminated in Tri-Cities last night. Don’t think I’ll be making it to games next year when the team moves to Kent, which is unfortunate – I’ve gone to a good number of T-Birds hockey games in Seattle [...]

Life not on the road

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

One of my several motivations for starting this collection, similar to the rationale of many who write, was to better remember and reflect upon events past. I’ve discovered it’s a lot easier and more entertaining to do so when I’m reminiscing about a trip than when I’m writing about my week of doing performance reviews [...]

Aging

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Every Saturday evening, my high school math teacher, Mr. Pierre, sends an email out to a large group of former students and others entitled “The Saturday Night Survey”. It started in the nineties as a survey of whether (and at what time) a small group of college students checked their email on a Saturday night. [...]

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