Sunday, May 9, 2010

Entry 129 - Mothers' Day

My mom lives in another time zone, almost a day's drive away, so I don't get to see her often. Instead, this year, my brothers and I conspired to put together a web page for her Mothers' Day Gift. I hid it within the website she asked me to start making for her high school reunion, and let her in on it today. She loved it.

Happy Mothers' Day, all of you maternal-types out there! Keep up the great work.

Entry 128

My favorite exceptional couple, Kyle and Ashleigh, invited me to come out and shoot some pool. More so, they wanted to see how I've been the last month or so. We did some talking, catching up, planning for the next couple of weeks, and the Kyle proceeded to clean the floor with me at billiards. Good times.

Entry 127

Got to spend some time with an old friend, Kelly. It had been a few years since I'd seen her, so we had a lot of catching up to do. The entire thing was very spur of the moment, and turned out to be a nice surprise.

Entry 126

I was working on some server-side organization for Steph's website, and then all of the sudden my power went out. It wasn't out for very long, and the work was saved anyway, so I decided to wait out the outage by the pool. Can't really program without power...

Entry 125 - Cinco de Mayo!

Can't you tell?

I went out to celebrate with a few of my friends. My friend Bri is Australian, but here in Texas we all appreciate the value of our Mexican friends. She donned a sombrero, gave me her best war face, and I walked away with a priceless photo. Then I proceeded to celebrate my ancestry, and the minor victory over the French at the battle of Puebla...also, tequila.

Entry 124

Had that meeting with Stephanie over at her place. She had art everywhere -- go figure an artist would have a place full of her art -- and her desk had a familiar 'cluttered' feeling. We spent a good, solid hour discussing plans for her website over the course of the next two weeks. I hope to finish this one quickly.

Entry 123

Spent most of the day hanging out with a friend and watching. I haven't had the chance to visit very many houses up in the DFW. The ones I have seen tend to have elaborate walls, feel kind of tiny, and tend to have a good deal of leather furniture.

None of those are ways I would use to describe my family's house back home.

Entry 122

When your apartment's dishwasher suddenly stops working with less than a month's time left on the lease, sometimes you panic. Thankfully, I was able to fix it. It wasn't anything major -- just a jammed piece at the bottom -- but it gave us a good scare.

Entry 121

When you see a few of these surrounding a nearby Whataburger during a late-night run, you start to wonder if a late-night fast-food run was a good idea or not. Or, perhaps they were hungry too? Entirely possible.

Entry 120

It seems like no matter what we're doing, if Duran notices me taking a picture, he poses somehow as quickly and casually as he can. Can't catch that kid off guard.

Entry 119

It was the last printing of the semester at the NT Daily, so a few of them went out to celebrate. Sophia and Justin asked me to come by and have a drink with them at Lucky Lou's for old times' sake.

Entry 118

Had lunch at Dickey's with a good friend of mine. She knows I try to keep up with this project, and kindly asked me not to put her name or photo on here. I laughed, and obliged. It was a simple enough request.

Entry 117

I worked on Stephanie's website all day. Made some solid progress. We were supposed to have a meeting this week, but things got kind of crazy.

Entry 116

Derek went grocery shopping today. I think it's safe to say that he likes salsa and cheese. I suppose it's not unexpected from a Hispanic family, but's a bit much.

Entry 115

We ran out of milk, so I walked to Big D's in my pajamas to get a quart. I am realizing that soon I will have to leave the apartment I am in. I will miss this little store, right across the parking lot, because it really embodies the 'convenience' concept.

Difficulties in Self Motivation

Taking a picture every day is not difficult. Convincing myself to post it on here just seems like such a taxing task after a long day. In this respect, I am lazy and unmotivated. However, the amount of work I've completed the last couple of weeks might beg to differ.

At some point this week, I need to go apartment hunting. I think I would prefer to stay in the DFW area, but we will see how that pans out. I haven't been able to find work, and it's disheartening. For now, bear with me while I update this blog somewhere around 15 times.

- David