Monthly Archives: May 2007

*sigh* Gimme a break…

Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar!! Mmmm…. candy….

Found in an older post at EDH's blog:

1) What are you eating right now?
My finger nail (bad habit…)

2) What's the last beverage you consumed?
Water. Lots and lots of water.

3) What are you currently reading/viewing?
Newsweek, Audacity of Hope, Sophie's World, That's Not in My American History Book, and Barack Obama's Web site :-p

4) Good for you. What are you getting out of that experience?
Hmmm…. refreshing my philosophy, feeling better that some candidates have good heads on their shoulders, interesting tidbits such as Independence Day should be July 2nd and the Wright Brothers weren't the first to fly…

5) That's fantastic. Any hobbies you're working on?
Photography, Web site, cello playing, video game playing 😉

6) Fascinating. Why aren't you finishing ___________?
My Web site… 🙁 I'm so procrastinating it and I said I'd have it done by the end of the month. I'm thinking about a two week extension, since I have so much Web design to do at work already. It's a good reason… right?

Busy!

Things are happening! Super busy at work with only two weeks to develop a lot of widgets and two interfaces for one site… I'm a little concerned about that since I have to find and modify all images too. And I've been sore lately, just found out one reason. A few ribs are out, so I am back to seeing the chiropractor. But I am psyched that someone posted about a podcast I've been working on that seemed to fall into the black hole of darkness but in fact has a listener! Woohoo!! That there is worth it. 🙂

We went to the Celebration at the Station this weekend for Memorial's Day. I stood for my brother during the Army anthem, and Hoyt during the Navy anthem for both his grandfathers. At least one grandfather was in the military, Airforce I think, but I didn't really meet/know my grandfathers. My cousin was in the Marines too. The music was good, the atmosphere pleasant, and the fireworks enjoyable. Parking was kind of scary, but Hoyt did a good job while my eyes were focused on the floor…

Through the Gateway

Last weekend we made a trip to St. Louis and Columbia. In St. Louis we saw the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra perform the Top 99 Concert. The first half was terrific, beginning with Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro Overture, then Strauss' On the Beautiful Blue Danube, followed by Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony 5 (Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott), and my favorite Holst's The Planets Jupiter. I would have left at intermission if I knew just how boring it would be… Bernstein's Candide Overture, Beethoven's Romance 2 in F Major, Dvorak's From the New World Symphony 9, and Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave. Tchaikovsky's okay, but with the Beethoven and Dvorak were so unbelievably slow, and the Candide being only so-so, I wasn't caring too much.

Saturday was fun. Up the Gateway Arch and to the Missouri Botanical Gardens that was hosting a Chinese Culture festival. We met up with Hoyt's grand-aunt and shared our wedding/honeymoon albums, then burnt to a nice crisp walking around the gardens and watching a Chinese parade. We hightailed it to Columbia to visit a good friend staying up very late sharing our pictures again. Sunday we walked around the Mizzou campus and enjoyed an organic restaurant, bookstore, and custard shop. After watching Drop Dead Gorgeous, we drove back, slightly pinker than when we left and feeling pretty good and tired.

A few pictures from the trip, but still on the camera for now…

My Daemon…

As per EDH, I discovered my “daemon”. I had to take it twice though, because I used the wrong name… oops. I like the name of my first daemon, but they are the same type so eh, what can ya do?