Thursday, December 30, 2004

Engagement and Mozilla

December 17th I became engaged to the woman of my dreams. I had proposed August 4th, and it took her a while to make up her mind. The next year should be exciting. She's been stressing about telling everyone, as well as working out the details of how to combine our lives. She's great though, and we'll make it work. She wants to have the groomsmen wear kilts. I think I'm OK with that, but the fear is that my pals won't wear anything underneath.

I am slowly transitioning to Firefox's Mozilla. So far I have really liked it. If you haven't given it a try, I suggest you check it out. I'm still using IE as my primary browser, but expect that over the next month or two I'll move to using Mozilla pirmarily. So far it seems faster than IE, plus I like the tab system. It's clean and quick, and I haven't seen any problems on any pages or anything yet to suggest I will have problems.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

I think I have survived finals

I think I have survived another semester of finals. I think. More on that in a bit.

From my previous post, I forgot to complete the "pain in the foot part." I had a tray drop on my foot at work that week, and I was at that point wondering if I had broken my right foot. I limped around the house and school for 4-5 days, icing it regularly, and by the next time I had to work the pain was mostly gone. Thankfully it wasn't broken, because I only have crappy student insurance. How I miss the days of full benefits and a company car.....

Finals - I am actually not quite completed. I have one paper to put the finishing touches on (which was due yesterday). Thankfully this particular professor has been quite gracious. I'll turn it in early Monday morning.

I am an avid Seattle Supersonics fan. As of today, they are 17-3 with the best record in the NBA. Not even fans of the Sonics could've dreamed this. Not even the ones on heavy drugs. I don't get too excited about things usually, but it sure is fun rooting for this team. So much to like about them.

The Minnesota Golden Gopher women's Volleyball team won today to advance to the final four. Generally I dislike the Gopher's, but it's hard to not cheer for these women. They have been very nice in my interaction with them (I've waited on them at the Salt Mine a number of times the past few years). Friendly, and very good conversation. They represent much of what is good about college athletics. Keep up the good work!

I'm heading to Colorado for a wedding of a cousin of my girlfriend. Should be a chance to meet some of her family and to see some of my family who lives there. Most will ski, but I think I'll refrain. I hurt my knee 4 weeks ago in Grand Marais while on vacation.