Archive for 05/30/2014

Countdown to Celtic

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The festival is coming. Cheyenne here I come. If anyone is interested, it is the 13th of June through the 15th at the depot plaza in Cheyenne. Nothing much happens until Friday night. There are things most of the day Saturday and in the morning/early afternoon Sunday. If you do go, please let me know, or come and talk to me. Come and enjoy beer and haggis. There are dancers, singers, bands, vendors and enough plaid kilts to… well….

Saturday afternoon I’ll (most likely) be doing the celtic dancers. Friday I’ll be there all day doing set up.

Update 6/5/14: It seems I may not be doing the dancers this year. I may actually be doing sound. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what my role will be.

 

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(Clock it set to time when I need to be in the plaza. Actual event starts in the evening)

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31 years of age

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Another year, another time for recap.

First and foremost, I found a very good job. It pays well and challenges my skill set somewhat. My co-workers are also very nice to work with. Admittedly it was a bit unnerving at first when people got laid off within a few weeks of me coming on, and then again when we were acquired by another company. However, I made it so far through the changes and it would be difficult for them to cut any deeper.

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By June/July, I’ll be moving to Denver. I’ll be moving in w/ my GF of a year and it seems like it’s the time. Plus I’m in Denver most of the time anyways. The misgivings I mentioned in this post have been alleviated. Now it just a matter of when I move. It will be sometime in June


 

School goes.

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I’ve lost some drive but I’ve found that taking a break for a few months restores it. I want to get it done and while I don’t expect to enjoy it, it shouldn’t be a chore like it is. I return in the fall and if the pattern holds, I’ll do two more groups of two classes and then want another break. In the end though, I only get charged when I take classes so I can do this at whatever pace I want.


 

As for health, I think I’m ok. Admittedly, my drive to be active just isn’t there. I want to play DDR more but I just don’t have the energy or lungs that I used to. I’m going to play at laser tag nationals in the fall so I need to at least get my sprinting up or I’ll be unable to compete. Hopefully, when I move to Denver, I’ll be able to run in the park near her apartment.


 

Honestly there isn’t a whole lot to report. But I’m here.

 

Moving to Denver

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So I spent some of this weekend touring possible apartments in Denver. While I do work in Fort Collins, all of my friends are in Denver (with a few exceptions). Me actually moving to Denver doesn’t mean that anything changes except for my daily commute (which will be twice as long ( 30 mins -> 1 hour)). Truthfully, it will be nice not to have to drive home on the weekends.

 

Regardless of all that, we went and looked at apartments. My major concern is the cost. It is true that we can afford some of these places with ease, but it still seems like quite a bit to drop per month. Perhaps I am just spoiled by when I lived in Cheyenne. Up there, my two bedroom cost me 670 a month. Admittedly, that was difficult on EchoStar’s salary but it was doable. The place that we are looking at will be around 1,330 a month which for Denver is fair. Still, it will put a massive expense in the budget, not to mention utilities and such.

 

Again, all this is completely doable so I’m not that worried about it, it is just a change. However, it will be nice to get a space and go to Denver. A number of my friends have expressed a desire to spend time with me but are unable to do so because I am an hour away. This should remedy that.

 

Here is hoping this all goes well. We think we’ve found one but we are going to look at another floor plan in the same complex on Sunday.

Ignite Fort Collins Presentation

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At last, I can show you the YouTube video of me speaking at Ignite Fort Collins

Link to the Powerpoint presentation

My Top 10 Favorite Video Games

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Top 10 Favorite Video Games

I’m not saying this list is final or complete by any means. However in 31 years, I’ve played a lot of games. Some have come and gone. Others have persisted. This is a list of the latter or some of the games that have been so good that sequels have been spawned.

This list covers multiple consoles as well as PC gaming.

Excluded from this list (and none of them would have made the list anyways) are iOS games. Most of these are short-term titles (IE: Clash of Clans).

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Home stretch

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Only a few days now. Any of my NoCo friends (or anyone that wants to make the drive) if you’d like to come, tickets can be purchased at link below:

http://www.fcgov.com/lctix/show.php?id=581

 

It all goes down Friday at 7pm. Hope to see some of you there. It is always a good time. I’ve finished my presentation. I’ve been practicing it over and over again. I’m ready to go. LET’S DO THIS!

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For those that can’t make it, I’ll be sure to post the YouTube video when it goes live in a few weeks.