Thursday, June 23, 2005

too many emails. i just can't keep up with my email. i try to keep my work inbox less than 1000 email, and personal email less than 100. right now my work inbox is over 1500 and personal over 160. if i haven't replied, my apologies.

on another note, i'm close to getting my apartment lease finalized. between that and the downpayment for the galapagos trip next year, i'll write checks for over 4 large. this month will be red.

so, in addition to work, i'm now trying to coordinate a fourth of july weekend wedding and moving from pgh to nyc, with a roommate that is moving from cleveland. this is when it'd be nice to have a car. instead i am relying on the good nature of my friends and family for pickups and whatnot.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Skating in the park

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

a busy day. work, as usual. then i had an appointment to sign the lease of my new apartment. then a haircut. finally dinner with e. to discuss some of the details of the apartment. and now, back to work for an hour or so.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

back from a fantastic trip to the adirondacks. there were 11 of us that canoed and camped in lower and middle saranac lake for four days. d organized a super trip, both for camping locations, and, of course, menu. i'm used to eating like we do for backpacking, but you can haul a lot more gear in canoes.

for the most part, the weather was cooperative. the first full day had about an hour or two of steady rain, but then we only had a few other short showers that passed over. altho it was pretty warm, being on a lake, or in the woods and up in the mountians made for pretty comfortable temps. and when it was too warm, a dip in the lake fixed that pretty quickly.

if i can find my cable to download the pictures, i'll try to post a few.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

new feature. in case you haven't noticed, you can now make comments on posts by clicking the 'comments' link at the end of the post. now that ryan has broken the ice, i'm sure the comments will start to flood in.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

short week. i'm off tomorrow for lake saranac for a canoe trip with d and 7 other folks. it's the annual trip that i've been trying to make since its inception. even tho i'm only working 2.5 days this week, i'm still putting in at least 30 hrs. that should make me enjoy the trip all that much more.

last weekend was another travel weekend as you all should know. i got to see my cousin again (it's only been 3 or 4 years) which was cool. also, much of the family came in for the reception as well. it was the first time i got to me carson, and caleb is a lot of fun now that he talks and runs and loves to play ball. not to mention he's already a lady's man. the little 2 year old girl couldn't stay away from him. altho, when she wanted to join in ring-around-the-rosie with him and my sister, it took a little persuading to hold hands. don't worry lad, in 20 years you'll be wanting to hold all the pretty hands you can.

(and ryan, this 2 paragraph entry is just for you. see i'm trying.)

Friday, June 03, 2005

i'm off this weekend to my cousin's wedding reception. it's probably been 3 years since i've seen her. plus i'll get to meet carson for the first time.
pears vs apples.