Tuesday, March 30, 2004

When everything is coming your way

There is a saying that goes - "When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane."

I was stopped at a light on a large, four-lane road a few days ago on the way to work. The light turned green and we started to roll forward. Then, about a 100 yards up the hill coming straight towards us was this Asian kid going the wrong way.

I started to go forward a bit because I assumed that he would go over to the shoulder or something since he was going head-on to several lanes of cars down a steep hill on a 60 mph street - but he kept going straight at me.

For a second I thought that he was going to pop-a-wheelie and use my hood as a ramp. He actually entered the intersection and came within a few feet of me before he suddenly swerved into the median. I was amazed at his recklessness - he couldn't have been older than twelve.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

La Jolla Dues and Blues

The condo association for La Jolla has decided to do some construction that is going to cost the assocication and all of its owners an arm and a leg.

That's 4 bucks per owner ($4000) due April 1. The only problem is - I don't necessary have $4000 just sitting around for me to throw into this construction and it's due in a week.

Real Estate was a great investment for me 1-3 years ago, but recently it has really become a problem. I gotta get rid of these two condos (La Jolla and Belmont) and get rid of them fast.

I'm not the only one over there trying to sell my place to pay for this stupid assessment. I went to La Jolla last week to fix a leaky dishwasher and there are 5 "for sale" signs out front.

Friday, March 12, 2004

Does anyone want any cheeeeeese?

Today I was remembering my first programming job where Evan Child and Ryan Nichols hired me as an entry level JSP Developer for $10/hr at Outdoorsman. (Which has been out of business several years now) I miss Evan - he was a really cool guy and that was a really fun job.

We had a large room that was divvied up between 5 guys - Evan Childs, Jason Chambers, Gary Sheppard, James Finnigan, and me. Each of us had our own foldup table and computer. It was the life!

I recall Evan telling us on numerous occasions how much he liked cheese. He'd bring several pieces of string cheese to work everyday and take cheese breaks.

Evan now works at BYU. Jason is at eRentPayer. Gary is working for some software company. Finnigan was never heard from again.