Monday, December 27, 2010

New Year, New You, or something like that

So here is another update and it's only 8 days after the most recent update. It was a quiet week at work because the holiday stuff I would work on was pretty much over by the actual week of Christmas. There was still plenty of stuff going on but it wasn't urgent to the point of causing issues.

Anyway, Jessica and I went to Semiahmoo resort in Blaine WA. Semee Ah Moo is a way up by the Canadian border on this tiny little spit.

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It's pretty slick and it was very quiet and relaxing. We watched a few bad X-mas shows about the misers (both snow and heat) and a few about a BB gun. It was a little rainy but it was a perfect pre-holiday weekend to de-stress and not worry about things. Getting married to Jessica is the best present ever.

After Semiahmoo we went to my cousin Melissa's place to have X-mas day with my local family. It was also low-key and the present trading was funny and light. Anytime you can do Christmas shopping at Walgreens you know it's been a good year. I got Beers of the World and a few other nice things. Thank you Vicki, Daniel, Melissa, Jesse, and Eric.

Once we got home we watched 6 hours of stored up Zombie TV. The new show is called Walking Dead and is sort of similar to The Stand by Stephen King. Think post apocalyptic type stuff where limited survivors go around trying to survive evil, zombies, and good meaning people who don't get the new world order. Good show but needs work, it has a long way to go before I put it in the same category as Breaking Bad.

Working this week and having a low key weekend is the plan for now.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

About Damn Time

It's about damn time I write something. I don't how I got so far out of routine when it comes to posting updates on the blog but once you lose the rhythm it's really hard to get it back.

Anyway, still moving to London but it's taking a little longer to get going than I would have thought. I should have known it wouldn't go smooth but all the immigration bumps appear to be smoothed out and HOLY SHIT the Hyundai commercial with the weird band singing a holiday song makes me want to not buy a car from them. Overkill! Anyway, the immigration stuff has been sorted out and things should be going forward as I type this. I would expect to be in London in February but everything has taken longer than expected to date so no promises.

We're in the process of getting rid of books, furniture, physical music and dvd's (since they are are different standards in the UK) and also because they take up a ton of space when I listen to almost all music on my Ipod/Iphone anyway.

Things that have happened in the last few months:

Went to Ohio to spend time with Jessica's parents in sort of a mini-holiday.
Went to Vancouver BC for a failed attempt to attend a hockey game. (failed because traffic went totally crazy because the freeway was closed)
Started homebrewing beer with some friends in Seattle. (It's watching water boil a few different times - it's not rocket science)

I think Jess and I are going to a little resort near Blaine WA for Christmas and then over to my cousin Melissa's for a holiday gathering. They're my Seattle family so to speak and spend quite a few holidays with them.

Right now I'm finishing up a pain in my ass called re-burning all my CD's onto Itunes. My PC took a crap a few weeks back and I lost all my music and a few other less important programs. It's taken me more than a couple hours to put them all back on my PC. I certainly will be backing these suckers up this time around so I don't have to waste hours doing this and since I intend to get rid of all these CD's anyway I better have them saved somehow.

I figure I'll get a new phone once I get to the UK anyway so having these songs saved in a couple of places is probably a good thing.

I'm sad TRON is getting bad reviews. :-(

I'll try to post more, dinner is calling.

The blog will most likely be renamed Beutler in Seattle.