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January Has Come and Gone

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stechico/93966403/


Here Ye! Here Ye! by stechico.

Wow! That was one fast month. The day seems to be get­ting short­er and short­er, and the weath­er changes more fre­quent­ly than ever (at least in SF).

Since the start of the year, I cre­at­ed a new project for myself just to use my new toys more and get more expe­ri­ence as well with pho­tog­ra­phy. It’s pret­ty much a‑pho­to-a-day. It’s hard to pick one pho­to that describes and sums up my day as I tend to take a bunch. But what can I tell you, so far so good. You may take a look at the Flickr set over here.

Amongst oth­er things in the world of muah, I’ve been active as ever doing beta-test­ing for dif­fer­ent Web 2.0 com­pa­nies. It’s fun see­ing and expe­ri­ence peo­ple’s accom­plish­ments and cre­ativ­i­ty. Not to men­tion, it gives you ideas when the bulb is dim.

Besides the wait for my Yahoo! Mail Beta invite (still), I just signed up for a beta-test with OmniDrive. Hope­ful­ly, I can grab one and see what the fuss is all about. Techcrunch’s Michael Arring­ton seems to like it ver­sus oth­er com­pa­nies cur­rent­ly in the online stor­age mar­ket.

Mean­while, board­ing sea­son is fun so far. I went up with a cou­ple of friends to North Tahoe for MLK Hol­i­day Week­end. I can’t wait to go up again. Hope­ful­ly, some time soon but most like­ly for Big­gy’s BDay first week­end of March around the South Tahoe area.

Any­ways, three big trips for me this year: Hawaii, Japan and P.I. Oth­er than the major sav­ing-up for cash, I also need to save PTO days from MA. Going to go to Hawaii for Fari­da & Brad’s wed­ding on the first week­end of August. I think it’s in the north-west part of the Big Island. Should be good times as the old roomies from 916 are com­ing. That’ll be cool too as I have nev­er been to the Big Island but have been to Oahu back in the ear­ly 90’s with my fam­i­ly.

Then, dur­ing the first week of Novem­ber, Japan with some UCI buds. Belle seems to be the ring-leader of this trip. It’s just hard to get every­one on board this one as it is like­ly to span 10 days (a day or two more for relax­ation after we get back from the flight). Hope it goes through, and we get a good group size to go. I can’t wait to take pho­tos over there.

Last but not least, ever since my bro and I got here in 88–89, we haven’t spent Christ­mas nor New Year’s in the P.I. So, my grand­ma blurt­ed out the idea that we should all go for the Hol­i­days this year. What can I say, it’s all gravy with my grand­ma’s idea. Damn, that should be fun.

From my mind to yours, if you are ever in a rutt… turn to your friends for some good times!

Update:
After writ­ing this, I got an email from Yahoo! Mail Beta regard­ing my invite. Final­ly! This thing is clean. I hope to see more new func­tion­al­i­ty. Dope­ness.

an airport, a train-track and a freeway

it’s not where you’re from but where you at! dang, after an exhaust­ing two and a half-day move from our old apt. ran­cho mon­terey (tustin ranch)… we final­ly got done sun­day. now it’s just putting all the small ‘ish away.

but man, there were a cou­ple of things… we’re in the mid­dle of a traf­fic jam of some sort. next to us is the free­way, and a train track. above us is the land­ing path of small jet planes arriv­ing at macarthur air­port. but it’s all good (from diego to the bay), most of the noise start when we get up in the morn­ing and end around 10ish pm before we all go to sleep. so it works out if you think about it. for exam­ple, if we don’t hear our alarm, you have three back­ups. one is the free­way full of cars; two is the air­planes about to land; and three is the train tak­ing peo­ple to work—but we can’t real­ly hear this one that much.

what else?… oh yeah, we found out that we have a “small” prob­lem; more like a rodent prob­lem. gee saw a tiny mouse nib­bling at a salt pack­et from no-where. it prob­a­bly came through our door since we did­n’t have the weath­er strip­ping below it. oh well, a new com­pan­ion for rusty.

so it’s a thurs­day night… get­ting this apt. ready and dandy for a year of livin’. tjm are at the PI doing there thang. hen­do is on a break from the art center—so we doing a lit­tle free­lance web/print com­pa­ny (name to be announced lat­er when we have the site done). it’s sep­tem­ber (to remem­ber) when you know that most­ly every­one and their mom­ma have birth­days pop­pin’ left and right. oh yah, that reminds me… we’ll prob­a­bly have a bday par­ty some­time late-mid sep­tem­ber (prob­a­bly the 19th, a fri­day)… so keep your cal­en­dars marked and ready for a rockin’ jam­my jam.

well it’s still hot and i have a lot of shiznit to do in this mutha. keep your­self “cool as ice” cause it’s still sum­mer weath­er (late sum­mer weath­er that is).

from my mind to yours, hap­py bday to them sep­tem­ber babies.