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Been awhile...a loooonnnngggg while.

Where to begin? I had pretty much given up on the whole blogging thing, but thought differently about it recently for a couple reasons. I have a little down time right now, which is great. AND, I have given out a particular email address that advertises that I have a web page, and on that web page I have a link to this blog. So, I figured the proper thing to do would be to revive this puppy and start writing again. Even if just sporadically. So, what have I been up to that's noteworthy? Hmm...well remember that blurb up above about a little down time? You don't? Crap it's one paragraph ago, keep up people. Anyway, I decided that it would be a great time to schedule a doctor's appointment. We have a software freeze at work so we can't really roll out any projects until February, I have the last week of January scheduled to take a 5-day course for ICND2 (to attempt to pass the ensuing exam and become a fully certified Network Associate of the Cisco variety.
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C.M. Burns

Every week (mon-fri), I get up at the hemorrhaging crack of dawn to make myself feel confident that I made a wise investment in my gym membership. What makes these trips so special (aside from the fact that I've lost 18 lbs - yes, I do feel better and I AM quite proud of myself, thank you for asking), is that there are some pretty, um, let's call them "special" people that also share my morning routine. I don't mean that these people are mentally challenged (depending on your definition of the term), but I'd say there are a few that probably have someone living with them so they don't hurt themselves. The subject of today's blog is one of those such persons, except he tends to forget his care provider at home. He probably does something crafty, like turn off his nurse's alarm clock the night before (cause at his age, he can't sleep before 2:00), and sneaks out in time to enjoy sharing a locker room with me. I also must mention that when I first

I just gotta be me.

A little background: I have a wife (Melissa) and kid (Jake)...he's 3 and talks very well for his age (he should, he practices constantly). I know that anyone with kids that reads this will be able to relate when I say that kids do indeed say the darnedest things. I have no clue where he gets his material, but 1) it ain't from me, I swear, 2) it ain't from Mel, because although she's a performer and can also be quite witty, I don't think she's a comic genius (she'll admit to that), and 3) it probably isn't from daycare (or at least not from an adult) because most of them don't speak fluent English and the ones who do aren't least not when I'm around. So, lets just say he pulls stuff out of his butt. This evening, Mel and I are folding laundry in our family room, and Jake running hot laps while listening to some music that my wife's piano can produce (recorded). He does this from time to time (listens to the classical crap of the
Well, here we go...My very first blog posting. Since I've never done this before (and I call myself an IT professional) I guess the fist step is to figure out what sort of things I'd like to blog about. I guess if anyone stumbles across this, they can make a suggestion or two, but for starters, I guess I can open up with coffee. I live in a suburb of the coffee capitol of the world, so let's make that a good starter and go from there. I'm not saying that will be what I continue to write about, but it'll work for now. Eventually, I'll get to talking about the horrible drivers here and some other pet peeves of mine (my wife says I complain all the time), but coffee's good. So good, I would have to try very hard to find something to complain about when it comes to java.