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Blind Zen Archer
12 November 2013 @ 06:36 pm
Woo!  
I interviewed for an internal position in 3M proper last month. I thought at the time that it went pretty well.

They offered me the job today, so I guess my new boss agreed. :)
 
 
Blind Zen Archer
13 October 2013 @ 10:53 am
A lot of times, when people ask about the wedding, we tell them it was wonderful, but we don't remember a lot of it.

Strictly speaking, that's true - the day blends together on a lot of levels. At the same time, though, some things stand out in my mind like they happened moments ago.

That moment where I saw Morgan in her full dress for the first time. Hearing her recite the vows she'd written, and being overwhelmed with love and so many other emotions. Being touched by Phil's speech, even if I can't remember much more right now than the "Firefly reference....check!" moment. :) Seeing the pride in our family's faces. Seeing the excitement in our friends. Walking around the barn with everyone.

Sitting by the farmhouse, just the two of us, giggling and relaxing and laughing and gloriously tired.

It was an amazing, amazing day. And when I woke up this morning, I felt very much the same.

I love you, Morgan. My beautiful, amazing, smart, funny, wonderful wife.

Happy anniversary.
 
 
Blind Zen Archer
13 July 2013 @ 10:44 pm
I had to replace my FitBit (again), and decided to get a Zip to see if the smaller and more rugged construction will help it survive longer.

While I was setting it up, I looked at my recent history, and my goals.

I had been using a goal of four miles a day. But that was set when I had a four day work week, an office next to two major walking paths, and a lot less work travel.

It was also before I had, y'know, multiple tumors taken out of my neck.

I've been averaging about one and three quarters to two miles pretty consistently. I decided to change my goals down to two and a half (5000 steps). It doesn't sound like a big deal, but it took a LOT, mentally, to change it.

It's hard not to see it as a setback. A failure. Like I haven't been able to stick with things. But I need to get out of that mindset. Like I mentioned, I had major surgery, and to an extent my body is STILL healing. My work routines, my travel, even my living situation has changed.

I'm adjusting. I'm setting a goal that is more achievable right now, and that I can use as encouragement instead of a burden.

And in time, I can more that goal back up again.

Maybe I am falling back, but I have to keep in mind that I can still advance, too.
 
 
Blind Zen Archer
02 July 2013 @ 03:07 pm
If I could cut my throat today and guarantee that Morgan would be taken care of, it's starting to look like an attractive option.

Apparently some bed bugs came back. The exterminator only spotted them in my mattress, which is good, but we'll need to treat the whole house regardless to be safe. So, y'know, let's find a few thousand dollars I don't have. Again.

Better yet, can I cut someone else's throat?
 
 
Blind Zen Archer
26 June 2013 @ 03:36 pm
Sometimes there are moments where I wish I could just keep going to customer after customer and never stop. Live out of hotels the rest of my life and just never stop moving, and never let my problems catch up to me.
 
 
 
Blind Zen Archer
02 June 2013 @ 04:37 pm
So, as you may or may not know, I used to have a lot of fun doing little (or not so little) photo tutorials for barbecuing. However, when we sold the house, we actually sold the BBQ smoker as part of it, and I haven’t