Exciting News

I have some exciting news to share.

I just accepted an offer to be the Assistant Director of Volunteers at Union Station Homeless Services starting June 1st.

This has been in the works for quite a while and I'm excited to finally share the news.

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Weekend Update

My wife and sisters with a cow in La Mirada
  • Worked all day Saturday for Union Station Homeless Services. Erin joined me in the evening.
  • Split Mother’s Day with the in-laws and my family.  
  • Watched the Lakers take a nap when they should have been playing basketball against the Houston Rockets.
  • Went on an adventure with my wife and sisters.  We started out in search of an award-winning cow (seen above), and ended our adventure with Boba Loca (I did not partake).
  • Attempted to eat somewhere new, but after several failed attempts ended up at good old Foxy’s in Glendale.
  • Rested after working 15 hours on Saturday.

Random Thoughts

  • Don’t wear a tie to work for the heck of it.  Everyone will think you’re going on an interview and they’ll ask you about it.
  • Having a cubicle next to a skylight during a rainstorm is awesome.  The raindrops make an amazingly soothing sound.

Vacation Update

Now that I'm definitely back at work, here's a sort of vacation update.  It's not necessarily in chronological order.

  • Visited with family
  • Attended numerous Christmas parties
  • Ate a bunch of really good food
  • Lead worship at church
  • Shopped for Christmas presents on Christmas Eve
  • Ate a great Christmas Eve dinner cooked by my mother-in-law
  • Got up early on Christmas morning to volunteer for Dinner in the Park but didn't go because of the rain
  • Ate biscuits and gravy for breakfast on Christmas day
  • Ate a delicious Christmas dinner cooked by my mother
  • Opened stockings with my wife (Santa visited our new home for the first time)
  • Watched Will Smith in 7 lbs. and cried like a girl
  • Finally got around to watching the Andromeda Strain mini-series from a year ago
  • Hung curtains in bedroom
  • Checked my work email once
  • Bought a love seat for the office/library
  • Cleaned the house
  • Ate a bunch of candy
  • Rearranged furniture in the office/library
  • Played a lot of Mario Kart and Guitar Hero World Tour
  • Listened to Feist's The Reminder
  • Listened to the Beatles' Revolver
  • Visited the optometrist
  • Ate BBQ at Barn Burner and celebrated a good friend's birthday
  • Played Bunco with friends and family New Year's Eve
  • Got up super early and watched the Rose Parade from Erin's office building
  • Halfway watched the Rose Bowl from bed
  • Watched the Maltese Falcon
  • Mowed the lawn and raked leaves
  • Ate out a bunch

First Day Back

Today's my first day back at work after a 9 day vacation.  It was great to finally have an extended vacation during which the only plans were to relax.  You're probably wondering why I would go back to work on a Friday, especially the day after New Year's Day.  I just thought it would be a good quiet day during which I could play catch up, and besides I don't have much vacation time left.  I need to conserve my days after this little break. 
 
I am a little tired today because Erin and I took some friends and family to watch the Rose Parade.  Erin's office building is on the parade route and provides a nice warm place for parade viewing.  We probably got less than four hours sleep the night before the parade and even though I tried to catch up on sleep a little yesterday afternoon, I'm still tired. 
 
Anyway, I'm not sure why I'm typing all of this.  Really, all I wanted to say was that I'm back at work and back on the blog.  Hope you had a happy New Year's Eve and Day.