I recently got an opportunity to venture into mobile application development at work.  I had 2 months to develop an Android app for a client. During those 2 months, I had to build a website to manage the data that would be pulled into the app, an API to get the data from the website … Continue Reading

Why do I still have this stuff?

In my last post, I mentioned that I found another house to look at. I never did a follow-up post … oops. Well, here’s that follow-up: I bought the house!!! I close on the house next week Monday (on my birthday). I’ve been slowly packing up my apartment (slower than I’d like). As I’m packing, … Continue Reading

Is this the one?

At the beginning of this summer, I embarked on a new journey. I decided that I wanted to move forward on my dream of owning my own home. I’m actually surprised that I haven’t blogged about it at all. I’ve gotten extremely tired of my apartment. It’s a one bedroom with a living room that … Continue Reading

10 Years Later

Today is the 10 year anniversary of the tragedy at the World Trade Center in New York. Everyone seems to be posting memories, so I thought I would too. I didn’t have a blog back then. I didn’t start blogging until June 2002. Twitter and Facebook weren’t around back then either. So I’m going off … Continue Reading

Dear Bullies

I had a dream last nite where I told off one of the classmates who made my life a living hell in high school. It wasn’t the ringleader, but it was one of the jackasses that joined in. It felt good to tell him off. I think I even made him cry a little (his … Continue Reading

Another Lifetime Ago

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in the weather. Somewhere around junior high, I decided that I wanted to go to college for meteorology. I remember a family trip to Kasota, MN (in southern MN) … Mom, Dad, sister, Grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins. I don’t remember exactly when this was, … Continue Reading

Our Government Hard at Work

While reading my tweets on my lunch break, I ran across a tweet by Nate Ryan about a House rep from MN proposing an amendment related to NASCAR. MILITARY MUSIC/NASCAR — Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has a pair of amendments that would prevent the military from advertising on NASCAR vehicles and limit to $200 million … Continue Reading

My Bucket List – UPDATED

In no particular order … see a NASCAR race in person meet Dale Earnhardt Jr meet Martin Truex Jr own my own house get married have kids visit Australia go to Houston, TX to meet the people I follow on Twitter who live there dip my toes in the ocean create some sort of web … Continue Reading

Aggressive vs. Tantrum

If you know me (either IRL or online), you know that I’m a NASCAR fan. I am a passionate NASCAR fan. I am a fan of Dale Earnhardt Jr, Martin Truex Jr, Brad Keselowski, Paul Menard, and Scott Riggs. I will always stand behind my drivers, but if they do something stupid, I’ll call ’em … Continue Reading

Becky’s got her groove back

Tomorrow will end my first week of work at my new job. Things have been going good and the people are nice. I don’t feel like an outsider like I have at other jobs. I’ve finished up one project and have started another. It feels soooooo good to be working with php again. For the … Continue Reading