Thursday, July 13, 2006

Long Time No See

It's been about three months since I've touched this blog. In that time I've graduated and moved to Sammamish, though my degree has not yet been posted.

Work is fun, and I'm hopefully going to be moving into a more spacious apartment close to work this weekend. I'm really looking forward to having an apartment to myself where I can hopefully start doing a lot more cooking for myself and eating better than I did in college. Leigh and I did slowly get into cooking more while I was in SLO, though I worry about cooking for one. Maybe I'll have to invite friends over and bring food to work.

Meanwhile, when I get into my own apartment, I have three things I really want to either do or look into the possibility of doing;

  • I want to build my own Worm Box. This seems like a really cool idea, and seems to jive well with the notion of cooking for myself more.

  • I want to try and practice playing the guitar more. I wasn't good about this last time I lived alone, but a lot of the folks in Tacoma play, so maybe I can get some first-hand tips or advice. Plus, I think it'd be a ton of fun to be able to play along for our songs-with-beer.

  • I have a couple ideas for extending eqdkp. I've been off WoW for a few weeks due to my move and I'm hoping to get back into the game here in the next few weeks. That being said I have a couple of cool ideas for things to mess with for my guild's dkp site that could be an excellent opportunity for me to play with both PHP and Ruby on Rails. This'll take a lot of pushing myself since I tend to slack off when I get home, so we'll see.

  • I want to bike more. Redmond is supposed to be the biking capital of the Pacific Northwest so we'll see if this happens. I think there's a trail really close to my apartment and biking to work won't be uphill both ways like it was over the summer.

  • I really want to clean up and get rid of some stuff. There looked like way more boxes than there should have been when I moved. I think a lot of it is old papers (i.e. trash from school), so we'll see how much I can actually get rid of. I have some really old stuff that I don't think I'd be willing to part with though. I sort of wish I was less of a pack-rat especially when I think I have digital backups of some of the stuff.

    Then again, I think I need to clean up the digital stuff I own too. I bet I have a lot of things I really don't need, or that should be burned to DVD to never be looked at again. Alas.

  • I want to put up some Rasterbations. Because they can be sexy when done right. I'll probably have to print them out at Kinkos or something and I'm debating cutting some foam board to make it look a lot better. Maybe I'll post pictures if it works out.

  • Lastly, I want to look into what it takes to mash my own grains for my beer brewing. I want to put a lot more effort into this and really get good at making my own beer. This is even bigger to me than cooking, though I think it goes a bit hand-in-hand. I think the local brewing shop sells some supplies that could make this happen. It may have to wait for my someday living in a house.

I think some other really awesome things are coming up soon, but I hope to make those later blog posts. Maybe with pictures too! Maybe I'll post something after I've moved.


Blogger Lyle said...

Hey! What about coming to Africa? I think that should be on your list damnit!

10:51 AM, July 24, 2006  

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