This is my Blog. There are many like it, but this one is mine. Basically, here is where I'll rant and rave and update you about my life goings-on. If you are more interested in my hobbies than my social life, check out the other links above. Enjoy.
I've read over a dozen accounts of how Romney won last night's debate and everyone is upset that Obama seemed so flat, meek, distracted, in short: weak.
I'm doing some serious spring(summer) cleaning/life re-arranging. I've led, well, let's just call it an interesting life, and I apparently have the detritus to prove it. Before much of this stuff goes to goodwill/The Strand/craigslist/etc I wanted to give my friends first crack at it. This list may grow over time as I continue this effort, so check back now and then.
I've been closely following Occupy Wall Street since it started. I've participated in some rallies, and cooked food multiple times for the protesters and generally done my best to express support.
That only took a year and a half or so. Hell's Bells, I'mnot even sure what was wrong that I went offline, but with recent events I've felt a need for an outlet more and more, and so I un-mothballed this platform again.
Things are... well, different.
I should really be asleep right now and hopefully will be headed that direction right after this post. I'm all jittery with nervous energy. The actual incorporation happened last week, and tomorrow is my first day in the new office. I'm officially a business owner, which is really kind of awesome and cool and all. Also, terrifying.
Hey! Yeah, I've been away-from-blog for a while, but I'm coming back around. I sat down tonight to do a simple Sam-update (coming next) and found my blog dang near un-usable!
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There is a definite part of me that is a bit of a policy wonk. This part is diametrically opposed to the part of me that despises needless bureaucracy. However, I just want to point out a little observation regarding recent events.
Haiti had no policies in place to guard against earthquakes. If they did, they went largely unobserved.
Over the course of the next few days specific people I know may be interested in this will be getting invites. As some of you know, my latest hobby is cooking. I have this tendency to take a hobby and go off the deep end with it, so as a result, I've been cooking whenever I get free time, and reading cookbooks and food magazines non-stop.
Well, frankly folks, I'm swamped. Inundated. Overwhelmed. Gots too much to do. Here is the clif notes version:
I am not a Vim guru, but it is my editor of choice. I get stuck on a lot of remote servers and it just is too much for my peanut brain to handle switching back and forth from a command line interface to a Gui just to write some code. It fits. I like it.
We've had a good run of it, but Dad and I are off the trail for the season. We hit just under the 800 mile mark right outside Roanoke, VA. There wasn't any dramatic event, injury, or rationale for getting off the trail, we'd just both gotten fed up with the bugs and the heat, and the never-ending Virginia green tunnel. I was also quickly running out of money.
So, Sam, how has the adventure of a lifetime been going? Funny you should ask: freakin' fantastic! I suppose I have a lot to update on, so I'll start with the gloss-over logistical stuff. We made Dennis Cove Rd. about 50 miles south of the VA border at the same time that the annual Trail Day's festival was starting in Damascus VS, so we took a shuttle north to catch it (amazing).
I'm short on time and have way too much to say for a single post, however, I have notes and will go back at some point and fill in the blank spots. Eventually, I want to post most of my pen and paper notes as blog entries and organize it accordingly, but for now, I'm going to give a brief overview and post a bunch of pictures that I have taken along the way.
I've promised some updates on my progress on the A.T. so here we go! Um, I start next week and I'm going stir crazy.
The plan was always to land here in North Carolina and await for a good time to head for Georgia given the weather, and available transportation. Well, it's been freakin' cold. We are finally biting the bullet and just going next Thursday Apr. 2.
For anyone who hasn't heard, I'm going to be hiking the Appalachian Trail this season. I leave NYC on March 2nd or 3rd. Do two weeks of training, then hit the trail March 15th, with the exception of some brief day trips as I pass by hiking northward. I'll be out of NYC till the end of August.
Paul Krugman, winner of the nobel prize in economics, wrote in the New York Times here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/26/opinion/26krugman.html?hp
The man is a jerk. I don't like him and I don't like his politics. I could write something here about the political expediency of such a choice. I could explain in detail why it might be part of a larger plan. In the end, though, it's the first thing that the man I spent 2 years trying to get elected asked me to do that was unpalatable.
I'm going to swim upstream a little and say that I'm not in favor of the bailouts. I'm skeptical about the stimulus package, but I have yet to see the specifics of what they are geared for.