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Today is a new day…

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

So today I was fortunate enough to wake up in the morning, kiss my family good bye, and make it safely to work.  Which given the weather lately isn’t necessarily a small feat.  However, today was a special day unlike others in my past.

Today I was one of the lucky ones given the opportunity to start fresh.  That’s right after 3 years of giving my all to a company, ChannelAdvisor, I was given my walking papers along with about 50 other folks.  This was the second round of layoffs by ChannelAdvisor and I can’t say I was blind-sided by it.

I’ll be honest at first I was very angry, afterall I have given a lot to this company and hadn’t gotten much in return beyond my salary…  Then I was quite saddened, how would I tell my wife, my kids?  I felt like I let them down.   But when I told my 4 year what had happened, and that I was sorry I had let him down.   You know what he told me?  He told me, “I still love you dad.”  That’s all I needed to hear.

So I’m not going to look at this as a setback.  I prefer to look at it as a swift kick in the rear.  ChannelAdvisor told me today, that I’m too good for them.  They want me to move on to bigger and brighter things.  Really push the envelope and not let them hold me back anymore!  So I polished up my web site, updated my resume, and look forward to getting a fresh start!

P.S. – Feel free to contact me with any leads!  ;-P

Resume (MS Word Format)

Resume (PDF Format)

Joys of parenthood…

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Don’t you just LOVE when you buy a bunch of blank dvd’s so you can burn stuff to them… and your kids find them and scratch them all to hell…  and then you can’t buy more because you’re a single income family and you decided to splurge and eat out one night last week… and you really can’t blame anyone but yourself because you left them on your desk where obviously play toys are stored…  and now thinking to yourself you should have put them in the toy bin because god knows their toys never end up there…  so it’s the safest place in the house, right?

Warhammer Online

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

The latest in the long list of games I have played is Warhammer Online from Mythic Entertainment. I primarly find that I am drawn to MMO games, and not really that into console or first person shooter games. Warhammer is based off the famous tabletop game with minitures, and immediately immerses you into WAR. It’s a pretty exciting game, but can have it’s dull moments. Right now I am playing an Empire Warrior Priest who’s a hybrid of sorts.  Unlike his allies he is not pidgen-holed into a single function.  He has the opportunity to pick the role that suites the environement.  I can run into the thick of things and dish out a little damage, or I can hide behind the tanks and toss heals around to my allies.  Unfortunately, healing is still whack-a-mole, but at least the battle doesn’t happen so fast that I can’t take a look around while I am casting a heal.  But truth be told?  I am up front smashing heads with my 2-handed hammer most of the time.

2nd Day Out…

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Note to self.. practice shifting both directions before taking the bike for a longer ride!

I got out on the road and didn’t realize I didn’t know how to shift both up and down… I have now figured it out the hard way.. but let me tell you.. that hill was a lot harder then it needed to be. My first ride was about 1/2 a mile, today I took it out for a quick 2 miles. It was fun I purposely chose a road near my house with a bike lane so I wouldn’t have to worry about cars. I didn’t plan for The evil hill though… going down that hill was a RUSH! Going up was a nightmare!

Ride #1…

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Okay so I took the bike out today. This was my first ride, to say it was a 1/2 mile would be a stretch, but I am going to say it anyway. It was a 1/2 mile. Yeah I said it, to be honest the ride was over in no time, but the rush from getting on a road bike for the very first time is hard to explain. The first thing you notice is there’s almost nothing between you and the ground. After that you realize because of the lean you are naturally looking at the ground. That’s a mistake, 52cm off the ground can give you a bad case of stomach butterflies when the ground is moving beneath you. Don’t believe me try it for yourself!

My Familia…

Monday, October 13th, 2008

I need to get some pictures from my wife’s computer, but don’t let my lack of updating this section fool you. I love my family, and they definitely are more important than any of my other interests.