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....what will go on with a new job opportunity I'm exploring. It would be really cool if I got it, but I'm trying to be ready for anything so that I'm not too floored either way. It would definitely be a change and a growth experience, so we'll see....

Almost event time, wheee......

No exclamation points, as I am tired at the moment. But yeah, event-ness is happening starting tomorrow. I'm feeling decidedly more Zen about things now than I was earlier. Perhaps because today was quite an easy work day, all things considered, so I didn't have much stress there. Anyway, boring post tonight, too beat to think of much clever to say. Looking forward to seeing many of you at the event this weekend.

Also, to those of you who have been lending encouraging words, when I've been down, I can't thank you enough. And I got back on ye olde bandwagon today, and got in a workout to boot. Werd.
So for the majority of the day it never occurred to me that it was "April Fool's Day". I was pretty busy at work most of the day (didn't get out until almost 10pm) and it just didn't dawn on me very much. I like the occasional very light prank, but I don't like really big ones. At work today a co-worker encased someone's mouse in jello. That was funny but it honestly didn't dawn on me until just now that it was an April Fool's joke. Oh well, of "holidays" to miss, this isn't a big one.

Mar. 29th, 2009

Went to a bit of a gathering type thingy tonight. There were people playing board games, but I mostly hung out and socialized. We had some very interesting discussions about various topics. One of the ladies there was literally jaw-droppingly floored when some of us tried to describe the narrow, dogmatic beliefs of conservative Christian folks. My best friend's wife said something pretty amazing in this conversation. I won't get the quote exactly right, but it was on the lines of the following:

There are billions of people in the world, and no two sets of fingerprints are the same. Each snowflake is different; each blade of grass is different. So how could you believe that a God that made that much individuality would specify that there was only ONE spiritual path to walk?

Good stuff. I like my friends, because we can have goofy fun conversations, or deep intelligent ones. Present company included!

I'm glad my niece is a vegetarian....

So today is the one year anniversary of my almost 14 yr-old niece becoming a vegetarian. It was a conscious, thought-out decision, and her family has been really supportive of it (they're a nurturing lot, I must say). The cool part about this from my perspective is that to celebrate, she wanted to eat Indian food, so we went to Spice and Curry tonight! Gastronomical happiness ensued. The food was stupidly yummy (as always) and the guy who was our server (seemed to be a manager or owner possibly) was helpful and very funny. He even gave my friend Donna one of the cool beer glasses w/ the elephants on it. Since I drove there from work, I realized how not-far-off the yumminess is. This could be good for my taste buds, and bad for my wallet.

Tryin' a workout...

Those of you who've seen me in person know that I'm a fairly heavy guy. To put it bluntly, I'm 322 lbs on 5'10". I've decided that I'm tired of it, so a few weeks ago I started trying to change the way I eat. Note that I didn't say diet. I've been on those before, and while they got me slimmer each time, the results were strictly temporary. So I'm trying to change the way I live my life from a food and drink ingestion point of view. I also recognize that I need to be more active, as I am a fairly sedentary person. I have enjoyed lifting weights some in the past, but I feel so bad about the way I look, that I'm too embarrassed to go to the gym. A friend of mine made a MySpace post about a home workout program that has helped her out a lot, so I decided to try it. The first workout was tonight. I got through it, and am actually excited about doing it again (tomorrow if I'm not too utterly sore). I'll post more details about the system later, after I've seen how it goes for a bit. But I have to say, so far so good.

Brotherhood of the Wolf

I've been wanting to see this flick for a while now, and finally got around to it this evening.  If you haven't seen it, it's a pretty cool flick.  The scenery is just beautiful, the period costumes look cool, the music is good, and the acting is pretty well done (if a smidge over the top at times).  You are best disposed to check your disbelief at the door, however.  Not just because it is a fantasy, but because this film, set in the mid-1700's in France, has kung-fu action sequences.  And the main kung-fu specialist is an American Indian.  Just accept that going in, and you'll have a good time.  :-)

Rowan Atkinson: Welcome to Hell

I was talking about this bit earlier tonight so I thought I'd post it.

I haven't been checking this very regularly, but I'm going to try to change that. My question is, who else do I know on here? I'm going to do some research on my own of course, but I would appreciate any help pointing to others that I know. Thanks!