Monday, November 9, 2009

Catching Up

Got Milk? Birthday ride yesterday
Fine day for a birthday ride

I started this blog in the spring of 2007 when I was getting ready to take 5 weeks off from work and travel the country with my daughter. If one were to look at the time stamps of most posts, one would see they are clustered heavily during normal work hours and work days.

Days gone by...bye bye
Here is where I sit all day

For about 5 years I have been chronically underemployed. I've had positions that allowed me ample hours to pursue blogging, flickr, Rounders, MOA, ADV just to mention a few of my favorite forums. It's almost embarrassing to think about the many sites where I have 1,000 + post counts. All because I had no work to do.

Beautiful Morning View at Work
Fall Morning

All that came to a screeching halt in October when I landed a real job. A job of substance. My semi-atrophied brain has come to life 9-5...more like 7:30 - 5:00.
I have my head buried in piles of zero's and ones. Data baby! And I love it! I get up in the morning with purpose. I get to work and I know why I am there. It's all very exciting.

End of Season
end of season

But alas I feel I've left some of my friends behind. I do manage to keep facebook up in the background, and that has been a nice way to stay in touch. Are you my facebook friend?

New Kitty in the House
Emmy Closet

So that's the update. Since I last wrote, I have been out for some nice late season rides and I have a write up from my Redmond, OR site visit of next year's MOA rally...that's almost ready to post.

Redmond Preview
Scenic Vistas

Until then, here is wishing you good riding before the snow flies!

Orange, MA