Tuesday, October 29, 2013

As American as Apple Pie

A few weeks ago, Catie and I took a trip to a local apple orchard, and picked a bunch of apples. We came home literally with about 20 pounds worth of apples, with the idea of making a couple apple pies. Unfortuantely we ran out of time that day, and weren't able to get to it. And I had left the apples in Catie's care.

She's somewhat of an apple eating machine, so I was somewhat surprised there were still some apples left this last Saturday. So, we proceeded with the original plan, and had our first adventure in pie-landia. Catie did a pretty phenomenal job decorating these things, if I do say so myself!

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Monday, October 21, 2013

An autumn affair

My roommate held a fantastic party at our house this last weekend, and I had the opportunity to document it with my camera. This has been an awesome hobby to get in to, and I can't wait to learn more. 

Catie setting up her piano

Nate built this stage for the event
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Getting married

Catie and I are getting married in December. This is one of the pictures that we're contemplating using for our announcement… Also I'm testing this feature in Piacasa to see how well it works for posting pictures, which I see myself doing a lot more of.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

I'm back baby!

After a year and a half of silence, I'm back from the grave. It might be a different address, but it's still me.

What caused me to break the silence? A number of things. For one, I've been contemplating getting back into the swing of writing in a blog for a couple months now - I find it very therapeutic. For another, I have also been thinking about doing more writing, potentially of the literary short story form, but I think I need to warm up my writing skills again. But the thing that really has lit the fire under me is  I've started to get a bunch of people contacting me, wanting to hear about my "experience". So in an attempt to not have to repeat the same information needlessly (my family is well aware of my feelings towards this), I've decided to provide documentation here.

Who are these people? Mostly they're undergraduates from my alma mater wanting to know the footsteps I've taken to miraculously make it through the winding journey to landing a job with my current employer. Don't get me wrong - I actually very much enjoy talking with these people. It's just there are a lot of the same questions, and if I can provide answers to common questions here, and more unique ones on the phone - this would be my preferred mode of communication.

Is that all I'm going to write about? Heavens no. But it will be the first thing. Look forward to more posts soon.