First off, I’d like to say that Everclear + OJ = quick drunk. Pretty nice … it’s like $5 for a bottle and will get me blasted 4-5 times. Now *that* is good drinkin. I am leaving for Utah sometime tomorrow after 3pm. I’ll be there until Monday (columbus day) night. So I won’t be around. Not like any of you shmucks ever talk to me anyways. Email and phone will still both work — phone is better, because I doubt I’ll have much in the way of internet access. I haven’t updated in forever. I don’t really know why … probably lack of inspiration. So the other day over at Pikes Perk, I’m in line, and this girl strikes up a conversation with me, and we chat, and I get her number. Cool beans. So I wait three days, get super busy at work, and call her on day #4 and leave a message, no return phone call. (ego deflates here). Oh well. Work is nice. I kind of rubbed some people wrong inadvertently, which is not good, and hopefully won’t catch any heat. The absolute worst is that I have to play the little political game to get anything done, because the count of people who tell me what to do just got bigger. Fortunately, I think I have people who are willing to bat for me. Hope it lasts, because I’m sure I’ll ram my foot through my mouth 10 or 12 more times before this is all through with. I realized today that I am not a networking god. Put me in front of win2k and I feel like I know what I’m doing … tell me to specify what kind of cisco router should be used for 3 T1s and a DS3, and I will look at you with a blank face. I know a *lot* about ethernet and T1s, but I have no experience with anything bigger, and it really limits my potential in many, many ways. Honestly, in retrospect, my actual network/sysadmin progress has stagnated in the past 5-6 months — once everything was working correctly, there is little need (due to no bandwidth growth ) to progress technically. Back to the books, I guess. School is going okay. I finished my math class, business is pretty close to being finished, econ is maybe 3/4s and english is a hair past 1/2 way. I’m ahead of the normal school schedule, but behind my planned schedule considerably. Did I mention that everclear is awesome? It is. wOoo, surprised I can type.