The last time we saw our hero…

Let’s see where was I when I left off…

Ah, yes. I was getting ready to head off for Thanksgiving weekend. Well, Let’s check back in with the Hall of Awesomeness.

So Wednesday night I drove back up to Fargo. Didn’t do much, although I did surprise Heather. She thought I wasn’t gonna get there until 11 pm or so. So she was excited when I showed up at 7:30. She was making a pie and we grabbed some food for supper.

Turkey Day
So, of course, there was lots of food and bouncing back and forth. We started out at my Aunt’s place and after dinner went over the Heather’s place for dessert. Then after a bit we went back to my aunt’s place to play some cards. My memory is fading, but I’m pretty sure the rest of the night was uneventful. We went to bed pretty early.

Friday, 4:17 am – UGHHH! Heather woke me up to go shopping on Black Friday. We went and stood outside Office Max so Heather could get a laptop, and I picked up a digital camera for my mom. Then tried to go to Best Buy, yeah right, it was a mad house and we called that one off. Although I still want some LCD monitors for my computer. Then we stood outside GameStop for over an hour to try to get a new Nintendo Wii. But no luck…

I called an end to our Black Friday adventure and it was only 7am. So we grabbed a bite to eat at the IHOP and crawled back into bed. After a few hours we woke up and grabbed some dinner and packed up to go to Ada. But not before I grabbed my own ping pong paddle from Scheels. It had been a while since I had really hung out with the family so I thought it’d be nice to drop in. Everybody was gone, so Heather and I played ping-pong at the community center where my mom was working. She’s not to shabby, I think she practices when I’m not around. Friday night we just sat around the house.

Saturday
Ok, woke up…air mattress had deflated. Comfy. Heather spent most of the day baking with my mom and I went out to Ben’s for a while to hang out. Ben came into town and we hung out with Heather for a while too. We went to Santa Clause 3 in Ada. Then we picked up Ben and brought him back to Fargo with us because he had to take the midnight train…to nowhere….ummm, anyway…

We dropped him off and went to Heather’s apartment and watched Pirates of the Carribean.

Sunday
Sunday we slept in and when we got it we had some food and tried to decide what to do before I took off. We agreed upon going to see Pirates of the Caribbean II at the Safari. Then I took off down that long, lonely road home.

Monday
Not much to report still pretty burnt out from the weekend. Got off work and stat around with in my apartment…started playing with a program called Blender, which is used for 3D modeling and animation, so you may see some crappy movies from me sooner or later…probably later.

Today

Not much to report again, work still is a little busy, went to Aikido tonight. Then I came home and have been pretty much doing the blog redesign you are seeing. I think it looks a lot better. Then I started writing this and a few hours later, my mini-novel is finished.

You don’t realize how hard blogging can be. To get the motivation to continually write about your life can be pretty hard. Especially, when you have to constantly filter out all the naughty stuff you don’t want the rest of the public to know about ;).

Not much else to report coming up, gonna take another test for work soon. Going back to Fargo again this weekend to help out at Northwest’s black belt testing. I’m teaching another jujutsu class at Tim’s next Thursday.

Another drought…

Haven’t posted in a few days….thought I’d try to catch everyone up.

Didn’t do much last week, still resting up from the last test and didn’t feel like studying anymore.

Peaceful

So I’m taking a few days off after passing my test before diving into the next one. Today at work I actually had some stuff to do, which was nice. If things don’t pick up soon I may ask to get added to another project.
Tonight when I got home I went and worked out for a while, really starting to focus on this whole “weight loss” thing. After the workout, sat in the hot tub for a few minutes before coming back to the apartment. Otherwise, I didn’t do much tonight. Sat around and wrote out checks to pay bills. Gonna start reading the Lord of the Rings. It has been my tradition to read the books every fall. It was really easy in college, just start reading when I went back to school…but I almost missed it this time. Luckily, it popped into my head tonight. I can’t remember how many times I read it now, I think five…but I still pick up stuff I missed each time, it’s kinda fun to do. It was pretty fun to not do anything tonight. Haven’t had a chance to relax in a while.
Time to take a deep breath for a few days before plunging back into it all again.

Mega Update…

OK…

Let’s see, it’s been a few days since I’ve written anything. Sorry about that. When I started this the idea was to write at least a few times a week. I think I’ve been doing good so far.

Anyways, Monday my parents came into town to stay at my joint before they went to Rochester. I surprised them with a homemade apple pie. Otherwise I spent the rest of the week studying for my test for work.

Heather tried lying to me on Wednesday night by saying she was in bed, but she was actually driving down to see me. I saw right through her though. She got down here late on Wednesday night. I stayed up just long enough to say hi and goodnight to her. Thursday we went to Tim’s gym and I taught some jujutsu to the tae kwon do people. They enjoyed it and Tim and I thought it would be fun to do it the first Thursday of each month. So that should be a reoccurring event.

Friday we sat around the house for a bit after work and then went to Barnes and Noble so I could study some more.

Saturday I woke up early and got ready to go take my test. Got there a bit early and they let me start early. I needed a 700/1000 to pass and I squeaked by with a 771. Passing is passing and I was pretty happy. Then I had the great…pleasure.. of meeting Heather’s dad. He just moved to Eden Prairie and now lives about 15 minutes away from me. We went bowling where Heather embarrassed herself by dancing to the Backstreet Boys while trying to throw her ball down the lane. She actually won the first game but lost it all the second time. Then we all went out to eat at a nice restaurant called the Red Stone. I had some sea bass and Heather had the baby back ribs. Then…dessert. We ordered the chocolate cake and the chocolate chip cookie sundae. My god, it was delicious. The cookie sundae was a bunch of cookie dough in the bottom of a skillet with ice cream on top. Pretty sure I have a new favorite restaurant. Then we went to hang out with Tim for a few hours.

Sunday, we got up and made a big breakfast and watched TV. Then we went to see Borat with Tim and Nikki. Came back and Heather grabbed her stuff and ran to avoid some bad weather. I started writing this and cleaning up my place after the Heather tornado that destroys it every weekend. 🙂 Now, I’m just relaxing and thinking what I want for some supper. See everybody on Thanksgiving.

Pics will be up later.

Update: Pictures are now up from the last week or so

Test

This is just a test. One of the cool things you can set up with this blog stuff is to blog by email. So I can just send an email to an address and it will automatically get posted. This is just checking to see if it works.