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Monday, May 29, 2006

I'm back

I know, I know, it's been a while since I have had time to post on the blog. But here I am, I'm back. Hopefully I haven't lost my four consistent readers (Leslie, Justin, Aunt Debbie, and Doobie). Sorry guys, hopefully we will be seeing more posts in the next couple of days. A lot has happened since my last post, and I don't know where to start, so I will randomly talk about everything (hopefully I will cover everything).

First the job. I have been back at ADS for two weeks now, and so far it has been great. I really like my boss (which was a big question mark since he started two weeks before me and I hadn’t met him). He has a very strong technical background, knows how to deal with politics (which I lack), and is a no-nonsense type of a guy. In the two weeks I have been there I have already learned a good deal from him. I have created a couple of windows services, and have started designing a new database for one of the major applications used over there.

Next, Leslie is 10 weeks pregnant. Yeah!!! We went to the doctor's office last week and got to hear the heart beat. It was a big relief considering Leslie hasn't been feeling great lately. So far this pregnancy has been a lot different from Sam's. Leslie is tired a lot (which she was with Sam), but she is constantly feeling nauseas and sick. Hopefully it will go away in the next couple of weeks.

Samantha is doing great. She has four teeth coming in on the top, and two coming in on the bottom. She is doing awesome at swim practice. She is going under the water without crying, and is starting to have a really good time during the class. She's walking all over the place, saying hi to every person she sees, and displaying her independence every chance she gets. We are still struggling with eating meat and veggies, but it seems like every chance we introduce a new fruit she finds her new favorite food. Here is the latest picture.

Leslie and I went to an amazing wedding a couple of nights ago. It was for a close family friend. The wedding ceremony (which started at 8:00) was in a beautiful room that seemed like it was taken out of a fairy tale. It took about twenty minutes just for the wedding party to walk in. I was of course on my blackberry for the majority of the time trying to get updates on the Heat vs. Pistons Game 3 playoff game. The party started off with the Broadway cast of Fiddler on the Roof performing for about thirty minutes. Was a surprise for everyone, and was amazing. A one hour hora followed the performance. And then it was off to partying (two bands so there was constant music). By the time we got the food it was past my bed time. We ended up leaving the party around 2:00, but I heard the party lasted until 3:30.

Last night we went to Blue Moon Fish Company for my Mom's birthday. Of course, the food was amazing. I had some Gumbo to start off. Awesome. Next a Caesar Salad. As far as I'm concerned, a salad is a salad. Then it was the main course, the Lobster special with a shrimp milanese rice pilaf. Awesome. And then we finished the evening off with a liquid filled chocolate torte. Awesome!!! Was the perfect dinner...

Well, almost. About half way through the dinner my second glass of wine was on the way to the table. As the waitress was handing my dad his glass of wine, for some reason the bus boy thought he was helping out the waitress by taking the tray from her (without her knowing). The tray then falls right on my Aunt Debbie. Her shirt was ruined along with her pants. Some of the wine got on my cousin Melissa's Coach stuff (you don’t mess with my cousin’s Coach stuff). The waitress was completely embarrassed, while the busboy was smiling when this happened and snuck away instead of helping clean up.

The manager came over and took care of everything. She comp’d my Aunt's dinner and the coffee. They are replacing her clothes, and she got a free Blue Moon Fish Company shirt out of the deal.

After dinner I headed of to my buddies house to play some poker. Was only five of us for most of the night. Turned out to be a good session for me. Was up $73 for the night, and played some really good poker. Made a couple of really good bluffs, but also got some really good cards.

Whew, I'm tired of typing and Game 4 of the Heat Pistons series is about to start. Hopefully it won't be too long before my next post.

Prediction for the game:

Heat - 102
Pistons - 89

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Last Day at the Bank

So today is my last day at the bank, and then next week it is back to Access Diabetic Supply (ADS). Should be lots of fun. Will have a lot more responsibility and will be working on creating a ASP.NET/C# intranet application. Will also be responsible for redesigning the database in SQL Server 2005. Have a some processes I plan on bringing over there that I took from my job in Tallahassee. Hopefully I will get some buy in from the team.

Will have more updates after next week...

Monday, May 08, 2006

Samantha Update

Been a while since I posted about Sam. Have been slacking on the pictures, but plan on taking some soon and will post them up here.

She is walking all over the place, and surprisingly she loves to wear her shoes. Her grandma bought her two new pairs that she brings all over the house with her when she is not wearing them.

She has a new dance where she turns around in a circle one way, stops and then turns around in a circle the other way, stops and then bends her knees and waves her hand in the air. It's the cutest thing in the world. We were playing lots of music this weekend at the house because she kept doing this. I actually got it on video one time. Pretty funny stuff.

She's got about three or four teeth coming in on the top. The two bottom teeth have already come through. Another surprise is she loves when Les brushes her teeth. For some reason I thought this would be something kids would hate, but Sam loves it.

She's been going to swim practice for about 5 or 6 weeks now and she is doing great. I have only gotten in the water with her once at class (have been playing tennis), but will probably be in there this coming weekend. She is really starting to get good at it. She knows to hold her breath when we put her under the water, and is reaching for the side of the pool when we let her go.

That's it for now. I'll try and remember to post some pictures later in the week.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Five Reasons why the Heat lost Game 4

5. We have absolutely nobody who can cover Nocioni and Ben Gordon. I almost think we would be better off if Dorell Wright was covering one of these guys. Too bad he isn't on the playoff roster.

4. Riley does not have this team in order. Players are crying to the refs... The team is not playing defense... He seems to be doing nothing about this. In the past a slap on the wrist, an evil stare, or a motivational speech would do the trick.

3. Wade needs to stop crying to the refs after every single play (ok, maybe he doesn't do after every play). It would make my day to see him play an entire game without saying one word (this includes sighs, stare downs, and lifting his hands up in disbelief) to the refs.

2. Wade needs to start playing some defense. Gordon and Heinrich take the ball to the hole at will. What is he thinking? Is he tired, lazy? WAKE UP!!!, this is the playoffs!!!

1. Any team that has to play against basketball players and referees, have a slim to none chance of winning. I couldn't believe we were in the game when the 4th quarter started.

With all of that aside you have to give credit to the Bulls. They are playing their hearts out and shooting lights out. Ben Gordon is a stud, and if this team gets a solid big man in next years draft (I think they have two first rounders, and the best chance at getting the #1 pick), they could be a very scary team.

In the mean time, I am pretty confident the Heat will show up on Tuesday and this series will be going back to Chicago with the Heat leading 3-2.