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It is hard to clean behind a toilet

I have started the packing process, and along with packing comes more intensive cleaning than would occur on a normal basis. I learned this when trying to clean behing my toilet. My master bathroom has a small nook that holds the throne, and there is not an easy way to clean the floor or the back of the bowel etc. I think that I could go my whole life without attempting that again, well until I have moved and have to get the condo ready to rent or sell that is.

Packing is going very slow. This daunting task presents itself as mission impossible, as I pack a box, and it looks like I have not even started. I have been sorting through stuff, and I see a big trip to goodwill in my future, as well as some very full trash cans for the next few weeks.

I think I have decided that the easiest way to deal with some of this stuff is to just mark what I am leaving here when I move. I can then come back and deal with that stuff after I am settled in the new place. I hope this plan works, as I hate having to do work again if I can help it.

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Technology Highs and Lows

Well the past couple of days have had a mixture of nice tech, and crappy tech experiences. On the upside, I finally took the time to change the look of my wordpress. My host doesn’t have MySQL 4, so I am having to use a legacy release for now. I am trying to ge them to upgrade the MySQL but I am sure that will be a lengthy process. I have been searching for some templates to use, and most of them are for the most recent WP release. I finally found a version of K2 for the older release, and that solved that predicament.

On the downside, my xbox 360 decided to die on me. I didn’t get the red ring of death, but rather the red quadrant of death. From what I can tell from the net, it is the video heatsync that has gone foul. I need to call M$ and get a send back code so that I can get it repaired. I have gotten into playing the zombie mode of Call of Duty: World at War and this has distracted from what I need to be doing of packing up the stuff I have accumulated over the past 8 years of living here. This is a daunting task that I have not been able to bring myself to do on a regular basis yet.

Part of this process is getting rid of a metric ton of crap that I don’t want to move, so I need to list quite a bit of stuff on ebay and craigslist to get rid of it. Anything geek or costume related I will put up here as well and give friends first dibs. Well it is time to get back to LOST for now.

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For some odd reason I seem to update on Wednesdays

I realized this morning that for some reason my last few updates have all been on Wednesdays. Odd, but at least I updated with something. I really don’t have much to say right now. Sure, I could talk about how I don’t plan on paying taxes this year so that I can get a presidential cabinet position, or that I haven’t seen any change yet, but I am not in the mood for that.

The episode of BSG last Friday made me proud to be a geek. I think that I could watch that episode every day of the week, and be pleasantly happy. That episode got back to the roots of the show, and that made me happy. Big Bang theory continues to make me laugh uncontrollably. It really is one of the best comedies on TV. LOST is tonight, and i am sure that it will make my head hurt in a good way before the hour is over.

The house progress is going well. I now have dates and times ironed out, so it is just a matter of starting to pack stuff and waiting for the house to be finished. I have been working on getting rid of stuff I haven’t used in quite some time, but I have a long way to go before the end of March. I am sure there is quite a bit of stuff that I can sell, but deciding if the small about of potential money outweighs the hassle of doing the selling is yet to be decided.

Current Music: Pajamas Media

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Finally back to normal…I think

Well it seems that by taking all of the medicine I was told to, and being a quasi hobbit for a while, I am finally well for the most part. I still can’t hear fully, but the cough and runny nose are gone. I am not going to lie, I hate being sick, and am glad that this seems to be gone. I ended up having to use 3 days of PTO because of it, and I hate using PTO when I am not having a good time. Add to that, having to miss Chattacon and this whole experience has been very unpleasant.

In other new, I just used probably half a pens worth of ink signing all of my loan paperwork. My closing date is set for March 18th, so the big help Derek move extravaganza will be March 28-29. I am planning on making many trips with small stuff before then, but that will be the weekend for the big furniture etc. Please add this to your calendars. I know that I have helped most everyone I know in Nashville move at least once, so now is the time to return the favor.

LOST is simply LOST. That is about all that I have to say about that.

I am trying to learn some XML scripting, and I have to say it is one of the most boring topics to read ever. If anyone has any suggestions of learning resources, please pass them along.

Current Music: The end of LOST

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My name is Derek, and I am a bad LJ updater

I haven’t updated in a while. I will write a real update later, but here are the cliff notes.

I still love the iphone.
I am having a house built in Brentwood that should be finished in March or April.
I went to Dragon*Con and had a blast with the fleet.
I traded my 1911 for a Sig 229.
I had my 10 year HS reunion.
My hometown looks completely different than what I remember.
My parents house in Houston, avoided major damage, but I spoke to them this morning, and they did have water get in half of the house from what they can see now. The fridge defrosted, and filled the kitchen with water. They can’t check anything else yet, as there is still no power there, and it is only 6:00 there and not enough light to really see inside the house. There is a huge tree limb where my dad normally parks his jeep. They had moved it somewhere else while they were gone, that turned out to me a smart decision.

I will do a real update later, I promise.

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