On Empty

I swear that I’m obsessed with driving my car until I’m on E. I won’t pull into a gas station unless that little orange light comes on telling me that I soon might be stranded without gas. Am I the only one who does this? It’s not like I do it on purpose, I just never really notice my gas gauge until the orange warning light comes on. Sooner or later, I’m going to run out of gas and then I’ll learn my lesson.

While I’m on the subject of cars…more and more recently I’ll be driving and as soon as I get underneath a stoplight, I can’t recall if it was green or not. I know it was green, but for that split second or two, I ask myself if I was paying attention. Maybe I’m just getting old.


I’ve joined a social networking site called Orkut (thanks for the invite Matt). It’s a way to keep in touch with friends, meet new people, find dates, share ideas, and other things. You may have heard of sites such Friendster or Tribe.net, which are along the same lines. From what I’ve read, Orkut is supposed to improve on all of these other sites. Orkut is in affiliation with Google, so my guess is that it will turn out pretty good.

One major difference between these types of sites is that you have to be invited to join Orkut. Kind of a neat way to set it up. If you want an invite, let me know.

The Friday 5

You have just won one million dollars:

  1. Who do you call first?

    -My Dad.

  2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?

    -A big house.

  3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else?

    -Hunting property for Dad.

  4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?

    -Hell no! I won it! I’ll buy a few things for other people, but there won’t be any giving it away.

  5. Do you invest any? If so, how?

    -I’d pay someone to invest the money for me. What I pay them is based on how much they make for me. Gotta give them some type of motivation!


The Interview

I had my interview today for the programmer/analyst position at the University. I think it went pretty well.

It didn’t get started until an hour after it was scheduled due to the fact the some of the programmers were working on a portion of the website for displaying tax information. If they had been interviewing someone outside of the department, I highly doubt they would have made them wait that long. But what can you do? It’s over now. Then about halfway through the interview a bird must have come in through the ventilation somehow and was walking around in the celing! So we moved to another room to finish up. It was interesting.

They should be making their decision in the next week.

New Tabbed Sidebar

Checkout the new tabbed sidebar. I think it will help to keep things organized and a lot less cluttered! I wanted a way so that the sidebar wasn’t so damn long and this seems to work exceptionally well. I’m actually loving it!

Let me know what you think…

Filed My Taxes

I filed my federal and state taxes today and am happy to be getting a nice return. I love when they have to give me my money back. I used the online tax preperation at H&R Block and it cost me just under $40. I set it to directly deposit my return into my checking account, so I should have my money back in a week or two. Must be nice to be the federal government and get a free loan from me each year. Maybe I should claim 1 so that less gets deducted from my checks. I won’t get such a nice return come tax time, but I’ll have more money during the course of the year.

Another Day Off

SVSU Closed 01/28/2004

I took that directly from the SVSU website. Yes, we are closed once again because of the storm that came though the past two days. Every time this happens, I love working for a small University more and more. You can’t argue against what in reality is an “unplanned paid vacation” as I’ll call it.

My interview for the programming position was supposed to be this afternoon, but will most likely be rescheduled for tomorrow.

Update: Rescheduled for Friday afternoon.

Heather and I spent almost an hour last night getting the wrinkles out of my shirt…all for nothing!

I’m going back to bed…. 😀

Brain Teaser

A friend read this brain teaser to her 9th grade class today.

I come in different shapes and sizes.

Parts of me are curved and others are straight.

You can put me anywhere you like,

but to do my job I only have one right place.

She says the answer is a “key”. I’m sure that’s what those freshmen were thinking!