just procrastinating

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Moving On
I've known about this for awhile, but July 31 will be my last day here at work for the cable company (Adelphia Communications). For the past 2 years or so I worked in Finance at the Regional office here in Charlottesville and since Comcast is taking over the Adelphia assets here in Charlottesville, they already have a bunch of people like me up in Philly or wherever, so it's back to the unemployment line. And that's OK.

It actually couldn't have worked out better since my wife has to head back to work on August 1, so I can stay home with Zoey for awhile, until something else comes around.

We've been in Charlottesville for 6 years now (but for the couple of months we were in Knoxville), and this will be the 3rd time that I've been laid off. I'm not an idiot, so maybe I should take a hint from this. But then again, we like it here, my wife has a good job and, but for the whole career thing, it is a great place to live.

I've been posting less and less on this blog, and that will probably continue for awhile unless I think of something funny or clever that I just have to post, or have more pics that I want to post here. Anyway, that's my story.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Nice Combover
My daughter's is starting to resemble a middle-aged man; not me, but someone with a early stage combover.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

New Baby/TV
In addition to our first born child Zoey our household was recently blessed with a brand new HDTV! We ended up going with this one from Sony, which while not the highest ranked nor the cheapest, it was the best choice for us in a Greg Brady/Johnny Bravo kind of way, in that it fit the best in our built-in bookcase.

We haven't had a new TV in a while so were pretty easily able to rationalize this purchase. But, since it was such a big purchase we also collapsed several holiday gifts into one which is something that I'm sure everyone does that I'm calling "gift slashing". So for me this was a Father's Day/Birthday/Christmas present, where you actually say the word "slash" in between for effect. Of course, when my birthday comes around, I'll expect something, but it will just be some trinket or other, since this TV already covered it.

Another thing about the new TV that might be a caveat to potential buyers out there. One of my big selling points for getting a new big TV was my belief that when you have a big HDTV in your house, every day is better than the one before. And that was very true for the first day, and then the next few as well. But after that, things sort of fell back into place so that by the fifth day or so things were more or less back to normal, except that I can now read the tickers on CNBC from the kitchen.

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