Sunday, June 29, 2008

How does that work?

On the way to Pittsburgh I saw a billboard for a "vegetarian deli".  It must be me, but I thought those two things were opposites.  Every deli I've been to has been anything but vegetarian.

In other news, my wife is awesome.  I'm just sayin.

Sometimes she gets on my nerves (that's for you Nancy).

Congrats to a friend of mine who got a job recently.  I won't say who they are, but if you know who they are then you will know that they got a job.  Unfortunately, in DC, you have to phrase things like this.

That's all for now.

Friday, June 27, 2008

I'm a nerd

I found out that beta blogger is coming out with a bunch of new features that are still in testing use. So I of course enabled some of them. The most prevalent to the readers is an inline comment system.  So now instead of going to a different page or to a popup, the comments are right in line with the post.

In other news, Shayna and I are going to be going to Pittsburgh to spend some time with family and friends up there.  During this time I will be working while she is visiting. 

Then we have a week in Northern VA and then a week in sunny Orlando.  After that I think all of our traveling for the summer is done. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

GPS followup

Mio has released a technology preview of the GPS unit I was talking about earlier. I wonder if Carl will be one of the names they put in the database. Probably not..

Why are you telling me this?

Yesterday I was grabbing a Starbucks drink for Shayna because she didn't have time. Right after I ordered the guy working there started saying how tired he was. This struck me in 2 ways:
  1. What kind of response are you expecting? Should I feel OK if the order is wrong because you didn't get enough sleep last night? I'm not a co-worker or even a friend, I'm a paying customer. Isn't the Starbucks experience that to me everything is sunshine and rainbows?
  2. You work in a place, for the most part, specializes in serving drinks that are designed to wake you up. You sell being awake...use it!

For the most part, my experience at Starbucks is not like this one. For the most part I wouldn't have cared if the cashier told me they were tired, but I think I just found it odd that they would be tired here.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Oh my goodness

I've been resisting the urge to get a GPS device. I don't really need one because I know where I'm going 95% of the time, however the geekiness in me loves gadgets. This GPS might be the one for me.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

A Gordon post

Greeting from rainy Minnesota (don't ya know)! It's been a while since I blogged..I keep meaning to get back into it, but it always seems to fall by the wayside. I'm in Minnesota for my brother's wedding. It's weird seeing my brother..whenever I think of him I think of the 12 year old kid I knew when I left for college.

He's all growed up now and it's awesome to see the man he's become. Hopefully I'll get some wedding pictures up soon.

Friday, June 06, 2008

A Shayna post

I'm currently in Minnesota for my brother's wedding. Before I came out here I wrote the toast I was going to present to them. To prepare, I watched my wedding video. As I sat there watching my beautiful wife walk down the "aisle" I thought about how I am the luckiest man in the world.

I have found someone that puts up with all the stupid stuff I do, that wants to do any little thing to make me happy as I try and make others happy over myself, that can say 3 things she appreciates about me every day..even when we've only spent an hour together that day.

She is an amazing woman..I certainly don't deserve her..but I'll take her.