And It’s Just About Clean

Posted in General by L-Dawg @ Aug 26, 2007

Well it took about a month, but it’s just about clean. I have some more things to get rid of (and I have to wait for my new dining room table to come in at IKEA), but at least everything is pretty organized for now.

Special thanks to Salman who said “I will store your TV box in my garage if you have your place cleaned up by Saturday.” And I didn’t want to store that box, so I cleaned. Thanks Salman, you really did keep me motivated =)

Don’t forget to check out myPicasa for more pictures!

At Least I’m Done Moving…

Posted in General by L-Dawg @ Jul 29, 2007

New Place!

Well here I am. I’m moved into my NEW(!!!) place, which I OWN(!!!). I’m almost completely unpacked, with the exception of a few pieces of furniture that I need to get rid of.

With that said, I haven’t had much time to play with my camera, and I haven’t had as much motivation to put stuff up here. I know, right? Big surprise? Well to hold you guys over, I did take some pictures of my new place the day I got my keys. I know, you still haven’t seen what it looks like since I’ve moved in, but at least give me a chance to clean up a bit first so you can see all the sexiness that is my new place.

Check out the pictures on myPicasa.

A Long Birthday Weekend

Posted in General by L-Dawg @ Jul 7, 2007

Since I was supposed to move this weekend, I took some extra days off. The 4th I already had off, the 5th I took off because it was my birthday (happy birthday, me!), and the 6th because I was going to move.

Well, I didn’t move, and I realized that most of the people I’d have wanted to spend time with on my birthday were actually at work. So the past 3 days (5th, 6th, today) I’ve basically straightened up stuff around here so it’ll be easier to move (which will hopefully happen next weekend), played games, and ran a few errands. Oh well and tonight I went to a wedding. Oh and I went to a movie last night. And dessert on my actual birthday. But otherwise, who knew such a long weekend could be so uneventful?

On the 4th I went to my folks’ house to celebrate my b-day early as well as do some fireworks. That was pretty fun — you can check out pictures of that little event at myPicasa if you’d like.

Oh and for my birthday? My parents got me exactly what I asked them for: Planet Earth on DVD. Check out the little teaser video at Amazon. Siiiick.

Saturday BBQ

Posted in General by L-Dawg @ Jun 16, 2007

So today marked the first BBQ I’ve been to since I started at my job. Sweet! Rian and I drove way out to Battleground (which I guess is in Washington) to Matt’s house, which is ginormous (not a real word). Nice work, Matt! Anyways, we were supposed to bring a dessert or a salad, so Rian and I stopped by the natural foods market and bought a little chocolate cake and put raspberries on top to make it look expensive. Thanks to Rian’s mom for the idea! We saved $$ and didn’t lose any street-cred. I think our cake was a hit except for BJ/Amber’s ice cream cake. HOWEVER, their cake had a Shrek theme, which I think is a totally B.S. gimmick to lure in kids. Anyways, here are a few highlights:

BJ/Amber
BJ/Amber

The lovely Salman being manhandled by Matt
Salman/Matt

Some kid and a dog (thanks Salman)
Some kid and a dog

Nice pic…but gross.
Some kid and his leftovers on his face

FYI, Amber was pretty good about not saying “Luke how could you not like kids!?!?” the whole time. Which isn’t surprising, because she saw what I saw and shouldn’t have needed to ask. One kid kept sneezing/coughing on the food. Nine out of ten of the kids there were walking around with food all over their faces the whole time. Every time the “adults” tried to play a game, the kids would grab all the crap and take over themselves. One kid was touching all the desserts:

Stop touching that $#!+!

No Amber, these kids didn’t make any progress towards converting me… =)

Also, you can check out ALL the pics in their full glory on myPicasa.

Another New Theme?

Posted in General by L-Dawg @ May 27, 2007

Ok so I finally got my new digital camera (for those of you who’d like to know it’s a d40), and in turn, have promised myself to dedicate more time to using it. And then sharing the results.

What does that mean for you?
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Back to the old theme

Posted in General by L-Dawg @ Jan 9, 2007

…do you like? I was thinking of taking some time and reworking this theme, as I think it looks a little more refreshing than what I had before. What do you guys think?

My site…

Posted in General by L-Dawg @ Aug 25, 2006

No, I haven’t given up on my site. I’ve just been busy with work and, as usual, lack a little in the motivation department.

But guess what? It’s that time of year again where I usually get sort of tired out by my site and feel like it needs some sort of overhaul or major change. So my goal is to get that change rolling. Maybe this weekend, if I don’t get lazy. Anyone have any suggestions on what they’d like to see on a new site?

Later, dudes.

Some things about airports…

Posted in General by L-Dawg @ Jul 28, 2006

With my new job I’ll be taking a lot more trips, and in turn flying more. On my recent flight down to California I noticed a few things about the airport that I think everyone should know.

First of all, there is no reason in the world why the guys who transfer your luggage on and off of the plane need to THROW it onto the conveyor belt or cart. I’m watching these guys stand right next to the conveyor and for some reason they feel like instead of just setting the darn thing down they actually have to toss it a foot or more. That’s just silly.

Another thing about the airport is — gah, I can’t think of the other stuff right now. I’m about to get on my flight home, though. Maybe that will jog my memory (what does “jog” mean in that context?).

K bye.

I’m still alive — are you?

Posted in General by L-Dawg @ Jul 19, 2006

Well, I’ve graduated.

I’m settled.

It’s what I’ve been waiting for.
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Busy With Life

Posted in General by L-Dawg @ May 30, 2006

I can’t wait to be settled. I remember now how nerve-racking (is that how you spell that) the transition from high school to college was, as you decide where you’re going to live, move, and settle. Then I had the transition into my first apartment, and that wasn’t easy either. Finding and securing an apartment takes a lot more work than it should, in my opinion.

So the fact that I have an interview in Portland tomorrow as well as the fact that I don’t know where I’m moving to yet AS WELL AS the fact that I’m still finishing up my major which I don’t enjoy at all seem to all contribute to my feeling of unease. There are other things going on in my life too, of course, which makes it all the more difficult.

I just want to sit on my butt, play games, and post on my blog. Is that so much to ask?

By the way, I really am looking forward to being settled and finally having my own place (and making REAL money). =)