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:: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 ::

Today is a really good day. We closed on the condo today. As of right now I am a homeowner! Wow, that's kind of scary. I'm looking forward to moving in and setting up the place exactly the way that Christina and I want to have it set up. We're not going to have much furniture for a while, and things are going to be tight, but I think it will be worth it.
:: Tom 11:39 PM [+] ::
I try not to talk about work on this blog, but work is keeping me so busy I don't have time to work out or eat. On top of that I have to get my stuff packed up so I can move in a little over a week, but if I have to work really late every night I'm not sure how I'll have time to pack. I need a vacation.
:: Tom 12:56 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, April 28, 2003 ::
I can't believe it, my foot still hurts. I ran 10 miles on Saturday and my right foot still hurts. I think it is my arch. This is yet another sign that I need to drop some pounds. :-(
:: Tom 7:10 PM [+] ::
:: Sunday, April 27, 2003 ::
One more thing... Rong sent me a link to this. I was laughing all day long on Friday because the webpage for this gif actually plays the MC Hammer song "Can't Touch This". I showed it to a couple of people at work and they got a chuckle out of it too. Whoever created this gets two thumbs up from me.
:: Tom 7:40 PM [+] ::
Oh yeah, before I forget, if you go to the apple online store and then go to the ipod page you'll see a personalization message. The message they have up right now (and since January 6, 2003) says "Happy Birthday Christina Love Tom". I'm the Tom in that. If you can't find it on their webpage you can find it here.
:: Tom 7:22 PM [+] ::
I'm sad, I'm putting my linux box away today for the move. It has been up and running in one form or another since early 2000. I haven't really done much to it since I first put it together. Like all geeks in this area, I went to Fry's and got all the parts and put it together myself. It has dual PIII 500 Mhz cpus, 1 Gb RAM, two 20 Gb hard drives, and the basics for everything else. I don't care too much about graphics because I use it for development and file storage. But this box is a beast still today. At one time I had a DB2 database, Lotus Domino Server, and Tomcat Server all running at the same time while I would be logged in compiling large programs and exporting graphical programs like Gimp to my laptop. Even with all of that going on at the sametime I could never bring the CPU utilization up very high or get it to slow down at all. I love this machine. I was thinking about building a new linux box, but until I start knocking this one down I'll just get more hard drive space for it.
:: Tom 5:21 PM [+] ::
A lot of things have been going on lately. Today I worked on packing and getting some things moved into storage. We also went to Western appliance to check out refrigrerators. We found out last night that we won't be able to move things into our place until May 11th. We close on the condo on April 30th, so the sellers will be renting the place back from us until the end of May 10th.

Yesterday Christina and I went to the housewarming party for one of her friends. I felt bad for Peggy and Ed because no one was there when we got there, and we got there a couple of hours late. But a few people started to show up as we were getting ready to leave. After that we went to a a dinner to celebrate Akiko and Kirk's wedding. There were about 20 of us overall. We went to a Japanese restaraunt in Sunnyvale. It was pretty good overall, and if it is good enough for Akiko then it is definitely good enough for us.
:: Tom 5:03 PM [+] ::

:: Monday, April 21, 2003 ::
I am starting to get on track with the web site design. Everything will be coming together soon, I just have to find time to work on it!
:: Tom 11:04 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, April 14, 2003 ::
Well tomorrow is tax day, so I'm not too happy right now. But I guess I have to do my part as a hard working, tax paying American. I guess I won't be able to spend as much on furnishing the condo that Christina and I are getting, but I'll recuperate and things will be alright.
:: Tom 7:57 PM [+] ::
:: Thursday, April 10, 2003 ::
Yesterday morning I got to watch a statue of Saddam being pulled down in the middle of Baghdad live. I told Christina that we would be seeing this scene for years to come. I was amazed that our soldiers could stand around and bring the statue down without having to worry about snipers or Iraqi soldiers shooting at them. When I saw that scene it made me proud to be an American. I was proud because I think the country of Iraq will end up being better off because of what we did. I don't know what will come next and like a lot of Americans I'm a little apprehensive about how long we'll be in Iraq, what kind of government they will get, and how much it will cost. But at the same time I am proud of W because he stuck his neck out there to do what needs to be done. I'm sure he knows that if this doesn't work out it will be disaster for him as well as the Iraqi people. And I'm proud of my country because we stuck our neck out there to do what needed to be done while countries like France and China would never be willing to take the sort of risk that we took. I'm still amazed that France had no intention of enforcing UN Resolution 1441 of any of the previous UN Resolutions on Iraq. But I'm not surprised that China won't stick it's neck out for anything or anyone. All in all I feel like the UN let the international community down and as a result we had to step up and do what needed to be done. So I applaud our leadership and our military and I wish nothing but the best for the people of Iraq.
:: Tom 7:05 PM [+] ::
:: Monday, April 07, 2003 ::
I went snowboarding on Saturday with Christina and Jenny at NorthStar. The conditions were the best they have been in months. I am sad though, because I think this was my last snowboarding trip of the season. The good news is that I got my money's worth for my season pass, but the bad news is that I'll be putting my snowboarding gear away soon.
:: Tom 10:29 AM [+] ::
:: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 ::
I need to add a page that will be links to pictures. This will be the first link -> http://www.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=67b0de21b33a0489e4cf
:: Tom 10:25 AM [+] ::
:: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 ::
I had two soccer games yesterday. We won both games. Off the Wall Soccer is a fun place to play, but the parking situation there leaves a lot to be desired. I think I am going to take a day off from exercising.
:: Tom 9:00 AM [+] ::

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