It’s been a month since I’ve last posted. That month has contained all sorts of randomness. My schedule and routine is completely thrown off. I’ve been prety busy.
I’ve been stuck on this one problem at work the entire time which is a huge drain on me mentally. I’ve stopped going to the gym and just come home to relax instead.
Here’s a run down on some of the things I’ve been up to, in as close to chronological order as I can muster.
I posted all of the pictures from Networkers in San Francisco. Pete and I were there for the 4th of July weekend. We met beautiful girls, drank intoxicating beverages, and also learned ridiculous amounts about new technology. It was great to go as a CCIE and get extra special treatment. Here are some pictures of Networkers 2009.
Here’s Kenneth and I explaining something to an unruly and uncooperative Cisco Partner:
After I got back from Networkers I’m sure I did something worth writing about. I can’t remember what it might have been.
Just two weeks back or so I decided it was finally time to install my CB Radio in the Jeep. I mounted the radio in the cubby to the left of the steering wheel. It’s a pretty slick looking job, and allowed me to listen to the truckers on my way back and forth to the mountains.
Andy, Wes, Rebecca, and I went out to Hurricane Creek. Mile marker 8 on I-40. Just 8 miles from the Tennesee, North Carolina Border. This was one of the most beautiful and scenic trails I’ve taken the Jeep on yet. It was also the longest trail. We clocked in something like 10 or 15 miles of trail. Very cool.
We also managed to get some great YouTube videos of our Jeeping.
Here’s a video of me going over some big ass logs. This was fun. Listen to the V8 working.
It was a two day trip and you can look at all the pictures and videos in the previous links.
After getting back from Jeeping on Sunday night, I worked on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday night Brendan says to me:
Colleen is coming into town and Bringing her friend Kristan. I’m thinking of getting a Condo on the beach for the rest of the week and working from there.
I was undecided until we went out to dinner with Colleen and Kristan on Monday night. On Tuesday Brendan asked me again and I basically said.. “Fuck it, lets go.” Very unlike me to do something spontaneously like that. I need proper motivation. Which I suppose I had 😉
On Tuesday I left work and went straight to Brendan’s house after throwing some things together quickly. I packed in a rush, so forgot to bring swim trunks. Luckily Wings was open til midnight, and had cheap shorts.
Tuesday night was just dinner at Tower 7 and shopping. Notice that we started with the essentials for a beach trip: Corona and Limes.
Wednesday Brendan and I worked from the place, and took our lunch break on the beach. Lots of fun!
Wednesday night was dinner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, followed by a Ghost Tour of Wilmington, follow by Rum Runners.
Thursday night was Pizza, Rum, and Spades. Brendan taught us how to play spades which was actually a lot of fun. By the time we finished spades it was 1AM, Colleen had passed out, and Brendan was stumbling around. So, obviously, the next step was to go to the bar. Which Brendan and I did. This is what that resulted in at 1:30AM:
Friday Brendan and I recovered by laying on the beach, walking around, and swimming. We took a walk on the pier with the girls, had a good brunch, and then headed to the Aquarium.
Saturday was a Brewery Tour, followed by Better Than Ezra in the rain. They put on a great show, and standing around in the rain wasn’t so bad.
Here’s Kristan drying off a bit after the rain:
Here we are on Sunday. Work starts up again in the morning, but I am heading out of town again on Wednesday to go to Florida until next Tuesday. Lots of beach time for me.
So that’s my update for the past month. Lots of working, lots of playing. Hanging out with beautiful girls at the beach.
If I missed anything in my stories, just add it into the comments.