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Life, Love, and the Pursuit of a decent blog.

Recently, was asked to build a website for a project I was working on. Man was it fun. In the back of my mind I had always wanted to website of my own. I had a few small ones back in college but never really got anything off the ground. I have since removed myself from the previously mentioned project and am now missing the work I did on it. So I decided since I already had the domain, and already knew of a free web host from that project, I would try my hand again at making something last.
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Ten years.

I was trying to think of something to explain my thoughts but im at a loss for words. So instead I will leave you with this Poem.

This is one of the most famous poems about the Aggie Corps. It is read at Bonfire, and Muster each year, as well as any time we have trouble putting that Aggie Spirit within us into words. Continue reading

Finally, a real vacation

So today Nikki and I begin our first vacation without Skyler since she was born 3 years ago. And thanks to Lisa (and Chris) for letting us use her (their) timeshare for the week.

Backing up. Nikki and I have been wanting to go somewhere on a vacation as adults – not parents – for some time now. Skyler is big enough to stay with Grammie or Grandma now. The timeshare opportunity came up and we jumped on the chance. Fast forward a few months and here I am sitting on “The Sunset Limited” at 6am. Dave was nice enough to drive us here way earlier than God should allow people to be awake. We arrived at a small train station in north downtown Houston. Checked in and sat for a little bit. It was pretty cool to see the artifacts on the walls about the history of each of the lines that run through this station. There is the Burlington Northern that runs Dallas to Ft. Worth to Houston. Another runs north to Chicago.
The Sunset Limited runs from Los Angeles to New Orleans. The train used to divide up by individual cars and get ferried across the Mississippi river. That is until Dec 17, 1935. A bridge was built at a cost of $13,000,000. According to the wall of the station that bridge still is considered an engineering marvel.

I would like to say I’m going to blog about the trip every day. But we all know that’s not going to happen. So I’ll update as I can and we will see what happens. But for now, peace.


Ok so Nikki is going to kill me but I love this fricking phone. It does so much. I am still debating gon whether or not to jailbreak it. I would like some of the themes I have seen, but have heard that sometimes the push notifications get disabled or other things go haywire. So I’m kinda afraid to do it for fear of screwing up my phone. I’m going to do some more research then decide.

The changes are here.

The address(URL) has changed. I now own  GoDaddy had a pretty good sale  so I got it. Thanks to google apps I also now have a new email address.   So those are the changes that were coming. Everything is finally in place. will the old URL still work you might ask. yes it will but it will redirect you to the new one causing it to take a little longer to load so you may as well update you bookmarks.   anyway thats what I have for now.