Monday, December 20, 2010

Last one of this year!

It's really been five months since my last post?! Wow...I guess I've just been busy!

So, what's been going on...let's see...the house is finally done. The remodeling hell is complete, and we're now moving all of the built-up crap that was in the house to points elsewhere--Ebay, Freecycle, giving it away, selling it. I just want it gone. We've made hundreds off of what we thought was useless stuff that had been piled up around the house for months (years), and it has gone to keep up our oh-so-high standard of living (/sarcasm). Either way, it's over, and the result looks fantastic. I'm quite pleased with the results. Hell, I may even post some pictures on my Picasa page. Maybe.

Also, since my last post, I have come and gone from St. Vincent. As it turns out, the job could have been done by a trained monkey, and anyone who knows me knows that I don't do well with mundane, repetitive work. I left there about a month ago, and have now moved on to work for the Girl Scouts state headquarters in North Little Rock. Aside from all the idiot comments, the job is really a good fit for me. The pay isn't what it was at St. Vincent, but the satisfaction is 10x more. I get to build an entire network from several bits and pieces patched together with rocks and sticks using current technology, rather than 10 year old operating systems running on 15 year old equipment. I am also the "head" of the IT Department, for what that's worth--it's a two man operation! I don't have the pressure of getting something done NOW--I get to move forward at a reasonable pace, making sure there aren't any mistakes from leaving something out in a rush, and when I'm done, it runs like a million bucks. So, the career stays on the same path, just using a different vehicle.

The holidays are upon us now, and for the first time in three years, we actually have seasonal decor in the house. Five Christmas trees, garland, lights, sparkly things...they're all out in all their glory, and I couldn't be happier. It's been much too long, and the depression of not having Christmas decor was becoming quite obvious...and overwhelming. It actually looks better, because the house looks better. With the exception of the destruction that Centerpoint Energy has wreaked in my front yard, the landscaping has improved, the inside of the house has most certainly improved, and the lowered credit card balances also improves things. It's almost like...home.

So, I'll get back to work now, and perhaps now that I have my house back, I'll be able to post more often? Who knows...but I do know that the '' domain will soon be retired, to be replaced by either '' or ''. At 43 years old, it's time for me to simplify, and one of those changes will be ending the nickname websites--mongrelcam died long ago, mightymichelob will soon follow.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year to all...and if you think I'm going to even acknowledge Kwanzaa, you're out of your mind. That's something made up by "African" Americans to further segregate them from Whitey. So bite me,'s either Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah...or you can stick it. I'm out...until next time...

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