Okay, so it’s not totally a Suzanne Vega song but we’re at a local coffee shop surfing the web.

It’s nice being in a different place while I waste away my life on the Internet.  :)  Actually I spent some time working on my blog and upgrading the software.  It’s nice having my own server so I can goof around with the themes and keep the software up to date.  Originally I used blogger but you had to hack the hell out of the blog to do fun things like what you’re reading, etc.

I actually have had headaches the past two days.  I can’t tell if these are “regular” headaches or my migraine-ish headaches.  They suck no matter what.  I think chocolate and/or the gum I chew has been a slight trigger.  I often wonder if our preconceived notions about our triggers MAKE them our triggers.  i.e. if you believe they’re true, they become true.

Tazz has been looking at cruises for the heck of it.  Affording one won’t come for another year or so.  We’re looking at selling our house and moving into an apartment for a while.  We want a bigger house so I can make a photography studio of sorts.  The problem is, I don’t want to get stuck with two mortgages.  We figured we could get the house on the market, get all of our crap out of it and start finishing up the things that were hard to do with stuff in the house.  I love the house but there is just so much little stuff to do and I don’t feel connected enough to it to spend the time on it.  Plus I wouldn’t mind living in an apartment where THEY come and fix the stuff for a while.

So I decided to go back to school.  I’ve been thinking about this for a while but I think I’m ready to go back for my Master’s degree in Software Engineering.  I talked with Tazz about it and we both agreed that if I want to go further in my field, I need more school.  When I first started my bachelor’s degree I was going to a state school.  I loved it there and the program was very tough.  Realistically, it would have taken 14 years to finish part time.  I ended up going to a private school which was around the same cost for part time students.  I am going to end up going back there for my master’s.  I don’t care about the two different schools thing that most people recommend; I’m going back to learn more about specific things.  They require you to be a working adult or someone with real world experience in the field.  The professors I talked to said they work around traveling students and a bunch of the curriculum is available online.

Well that’s enough typing for now.  Let me know what you think about the theme.

Categories: Headaches

Artin

I'm a 20-something full time geek, part time student and photographer with a life partner, dog, house, and the two cars. I also have an ice pick in my left temple every day.

3 Comments

deborah · February 12, 2007 at 12:14 PM

I like the theme. It’s very soothing. It’s the color we need to be in when the big Daddy hits. Not to mention the mood thing. I think you hit the nail on the head. So to speak. No, that was my ice pick hitting me. Ha! Really, love the color. I’m looking to change mine real soon.

Jen · February 12, 2007 at 2:31 PM

I like the new look – it surprised me when the page first loaded! But you did a good job with it.

ErinM · February 12, 2007 at 8:54 PM

Very, very nice. I dig it.

Congrats on the decision to go back to school. It’s not an easy thing. I hope it goes well for you.

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