Christmas On Guemes

The Christmas brake from work and the Emerald City was very good. I enjoyed the time off. I woke up Friday and cleaned my room, which had been an epic mess since my return from Idaho.

After it was cleaned up and I got out of the shower I, said good bye to my roommate and headed north to start my long weekend.

Traffic on I-405 and I-5 was not as bad as I had anticipated. It was a little rainy and as a result it seems like everyone had forgotten how to drive but me. It took me about 2 and a half hours to get from Renton to Burlington where I stopped at the local Mall to finish up some very last minute Christmas shopping for Hannah’s Side of the family.

While I was walking around the mall looking for gifts for everyone I felt someone pull at my arm and I saw that it was Erin who I had not seen in years. She sounded like she was doing very well was looking forward to Christmas. She was the only person I saw in the mall that day that I really remembered who she was. I saw a lot of other people who I recognized from high school and from living in Anacortes but I could not remember their names or who they where. I could tell by the looks in their eyes as we passed each other they where thinking along the same lines I was. So basically, No harm now foul.

Had Christmas with my mom and Kit on Guemes but that afternoon I spent with Hannah and her family. Gifts where exchanged. Stories where told. It was a good time.

I saw lots of Christmas lights and had way too much candy.

It was just a great weekend. I came back to work today feeling refreshed and recharged.

“Everybody Wants To Go For A Ride” By: Charlie and the Lonesome Cougars

Thursday night I played a show with Eric at Big Daddies place in Woodinville. It was very fun. Everyone seemed to like the music and a lot of people from Eric’s work showed up so that was also cool.

The down side to playing a place like Big Daddies is they force you to use their house drum kit. As a result the drums were not in tune, it’s not setup how I would normally play and I went through 3 drumsticks.

From the sound of things I will be getting a CD copy of the show, which I plan to put up as an MP3 for downloading.

Last night was probably the last time I will get to see Eric for a while. He is off to Chicago for work. Going to have to plan a trip to see him at some point. Maybe play a few more songs.

Take care of yourself Buddy!

Mood: Sleepy

Trans Siberian Orchestra

Work is going well. I have been super busy but I do enjoy it very much. I am slowly getting more graphic/web work to do. Which makes my days go by fast it seems.

Now that the company web site is up and running we are going through and playing clean up and update of older content. It’s really interesting how how the whole thing has been organized and is being fixed. The way I have started organizing and task managing is pretty cool and it just has me stoked to see how it’s all working. I just wish I had done the web site in this matter. But live and learn.

Had another practice with Eric on Sunday. We are ready for the show on Thursday.

November, 17 2005 at Big Daddy’s Place<br>
17626 140th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072<br>
Cost: Free
Time : 9PM

This last weekend Hannah and I where shopping and I found JOHN DEERE WRAPPING PAPPER! I am going to be the coolest kid this Christmas because know one is going to have cooler wrapping paper then this. I have already warped up half my gifts for people!

Mood: Sleepy

Quake Theme Music by Nine Inch Nails

I think my all time favorite computer video game is the original Quake. Quake is a game that was developed by ID software back in the 1996. I originally played the game on a Packard Bell computer running at 133MHZ on a dial up connection and I was damn good if I do say so myself.

My friends and myself started a Quake Clan back in the day to take on other Quake Clans. We called our selves E.O.D (Elements of Destruction) and even made a website.

So I have had the Quake game for a while but have not been able to play it since I installed Apple’s Macintosh OS X on my computer. In the last day or so I have come across two websites that have been very helpful in getting Quake to run on OS X.

fruitz-of-dojo, which has an app that works to run the normal version of quake.

Chaoticbox which has an app that will run the GL version of Quake. Which is what I have been playing the most and looks and runs great!

Mood: Im currently Sick, Maybe due to the dog bite