Archive | October 2008

A couple of very busy months

I’ve been doing lots of travel recently. I spent early September in Dallas for training, then the last week of September in Santa Clara for a customer visit, last week in San Diego for a meeting, last weekend in Orlando (that one was non-work though), and now I’m in Lincoln before heading to Austin for another training session. I just learned that as soon as I get back, I’m going to Des Moines on the 5th 2 days (4th and 5th). The week after that I’m going to Las Vegas!

On top of the travel schedule, work in Minneapolis has been extremely busy. I’m ready for things to slow down a bit, and it won’t be long before we have Thanksgiving and Christmas break.. I’m really looking forward to those!

Places to eat:
Matt Tillman took me to Hamano Sushi in San Francisco, and a very unique liquid chocolate cafe too.
Matt Janet introduced me to Old Chicago recently.
While I was in Dallas, I went with a large group of co-workers to try Uncle Julio’s.
Probably the most fun eating while we were in Orlando was the night we went to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival though Carmela’s was pretty good too.

Newspaper company woes

Copper just told me Gatehouse Media, the current owners of the State Journal-Register in Springfield and the Lincoln Courier, was delisted from the stock exchange because its price had been too low for too long. I think he said the last listed price was 17 cents. Ouch.


Julie surprised me with an iPod Touch for our anniversary. I’m trying to get familiar with it, but it’s fun so far.

App suggestions?

We bought the latest Kings of Leon CD and we’re listening to it now, in the car, on the way home from dinner with mom and dad.

We have a couple fun things planned for tomorrow including a visit to a farm and seeing some friends for games and stuff.


A couple weeks ago, Julie and I rescued a dog from the pound.

We saw her picture in the newspaper, and she reminded us of our dog Bindi. I stopped out at the pound to see her. The animal control workers said her name is Fancy, she’s about 2 years old, and her owner needed to move and couldn’t find anyone to take her.

She was a little standoffish, but started warming up to me when I have her some scritches. I called Julie and she said to go ahead and bring her home.

Fancy was covered in fleas — maybe 150 or 200, I’m guessing. A bath got a bunch of them off her, but we quickly went to the vet to get anti-flea medication. That took care of the rest of them over the next several hours.

We started looking for a home for Fancy, but we got attached to her fast. Five days after we got her, we found a home for Fancy.