Archive for March, 2005

Client work is fun!

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Sitting around waiting for clients to finish is fun isn’t it?

I talked to Chris earlier and she is feeling MUCH better. She went to the park around the corner today with her sis and kiddo and that can only mean things are better. I am positive yesterday was horrid, I went through it Monday and am just now confident enough to eat some mexican food (which I did today).

High-Five to Leslie who is sticking it to the man and quitting her job! That hell-hole she was in deserves to get the shaft. It pays long term to take care of your good employees. Successful businesses know this.

Ok.. back to more waiting…

Home stretch!

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Well, I’m better from my illness, but Chris got it. I’m away from the “Hot Zone” right now on business, but hopefully by the time I get back it will be entirely disinfected and no one else will catch it. I’m wrapping things up here and hope to finish by the end of the day. Since my altered flight was so expensive, I’m going to camp out here another day instead of getting flights altered to get home early. I will try to catch an earlier flight on Friday, but no big changes.

Everyone send some love to Chris. She is hopefully feeling a little bit better by now, but having horrid sickness and feeding a baby every few hours is NO fun. I expect to find an exhausted momma at home tomorrow. Extra thanks to Teri for hanging out in the hot zone and keeping her sane. Love you lots.

Ok, out to the client…

Driving & Cellphones…. WAY crazy.

Thursday, March 24th, 2005

No, this is not the kind of post I am sure some of you think it is. Oh boy, here is another wacky post about some ass-clown who can’t drive while he/she is on the phone. YES he/she, although it seems like there are more SHE problems than HE. Sexist driving comments aside, I think I might have seen the most ridiculous scene while walking from one concourse to another in the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport this morning.

You know those carts they have that can drive you from terminal to terminal (or if you are like me, from gate E10 to gate E11–neener, I’m a bastard)? Some chick was driving this thing and talking on her cell phone!! How ridiculous is that? And guess what, she definitely could not master the pat/rub like actions that are required for navigating a battery operated cart and dishing about how fat Sherry is getting. She tapped a trash can, and about ran down a surprisingly hot flight attendant that was rushing to G concourse.

As I was speed-walking for my life, I heard some other chick ask if she could “catch a ride” on the slow-crash-mobile. While I’m thinking I don’t want to be involved in any sort of accident that might cause me to be delayed because of an insurance inquiry (what am I talking about delay… I’m here at the airport now and this was about an hour ago), this chick is thinking, “Hrm… this will be just like when I drive and talk on my phone! I’m safe!” Whatever.

Looking forward to heading home to see the kiddo and I’m hoping to take tomorrow slow so I can hang with family and help Dad with the boat.

Heh, some guy just about wiped out in front of me. Silly bastard.

On that one, I’ll see you back in Dallas.


Sunday, March 13th, 2005

Thank you Verizon! They only missed 2 appointments (was supposed to be hooked up on Thursday), but it’s all working fine now. I’ve just got the base package (15 down/2 up), but I’ll be looking at possibly moving up in the world to the 30/10 just for fun. It comes with Static IPs etc and I might be able to use that flexibility. I’m pretty close to major exchanges too, only about 3 hops where with Comcast it was more like 9.

When I called to cancel the Comcast, they asked why I was cancelling. Instead of just letting the guy have it, I said “I’ve just not been happy with the reliability of the service lately, and Verizon just dropped fiber in my house for less than your cable.” Surprisingly enough, the guy did not ask any other questions, but just asked if someone would be home this friday so they could pick up their equipment. Heh, you betcha!

So now I’ve been milking the VPN connection between Dad & I for all it’s worth. I’ve got his 5 gig on a regular backup schedule now, and I’m transferring my stuff over there. Guess I need to pay attention to his network security too

Picture Time?

Friday, March 11th, 2005

Yes, I am a semi-pro photographer. Yes, I have taken several pictures of our new baby. Been a little busy and have not put many online anywhere for folks, mainly email. I was able to capture this precious little shot the other day and wanted to share with everyone!

Time is still moving!

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Yeap, we’re still moving forward here. Kiddo is doing as well as could be expected (KNOCKING ON WOOD) for a week old. Still getting decent chunks of sleep so far, and he has done a better job figuring out how to latch on to feed. Dirtying diapers like a champ for sure.

Still pretty fussy with bathtime, but I assume it will be like that for a few months. Chris and Nono are having an outing while I am watching the squid. He’s getting fussy right now, so I’ll chat more later.

Baby Is Here!

Monday, March 7th, 2005

Baby Garrett decided to join us on Texas Independence Day at 3:57pm! He’s fiesty!