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« on: July 15, 2012, 05:28:54 AM »

It's been awhile since I've had a chance to post.

Long story short: I was dating a coworker that I have since married. We had to keep things under wraps because our particular offshoot of the company was rather draconian about it, well beyond what was listed in the corporate guidelines. I left the company in August 2011, and managed to get a few people to follow me. I wanted to keep that quiet, as I was trying to be professional and leave on good terms (though my direct supervisors were not so professional about it).

On my birthday in December, I made a list of things to accomplish this year:

1. Get married (Done!)
2. Buy a house (Closing next week)
3. Get my black belt (Done!)
4. Get my CCIE ( Lab date Aug 10th)

With everything that happened before (gall bladder issues for 2+ years) I'd gone from what I considered my peak something worse. I feel that I'm finally back on track.



That's me on the far left, next to Ron. One of the proudest days of my life.
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 10:21:40 AM »

Gratz!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 02:11:41 PM »

Nice! I got mine in TKD back at the end of last year
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 05:06:58 PM »

Congratulations!
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 05:22:53 PM »

awesome!

ps: explain to Ron how sun block works
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 05:25:22 PM »

While that's quite the accomplishment, you aren't a true badass until you can kick ass in jeans (see Ron beside you).   icon_wink

Congrats!
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 05:26:17 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on July 16, 2012, 05:22:53 PM

awesome!

ps: explain to Ron how sun block works

It's fairly tough to block the sun when you live on the surface of it.   icon_wink
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2012, 12:29:39 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on July 16, 2012, 05:22:53 PM

awesome!

ps: explain to Ron how sun block works

Ugh....I was SO sunburned.  Bunch of Engineers with combined IQs in the thousands and not a ONE of us smart enough to bring sun screen on a trip out into the desert.  I felt dumb. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2012, 05:33:48 PM »

Congrats! And good luck on your CCIE!
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 12:20:08 AM »

Congrats!  (And I think that's the first time I've seen Ron.)
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2012, 12:27:32 AM »

Quote from: PeteRock on July 16, 2012, 05:25:22 PM

While that's quite the accomplishment, you aren't a true badass until you can kick ass in jeans (see Ron beside you).   icon_wink

Congrats!

Jeans? Those are some stylish socks he's got on!
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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2012, 03:42:52 AM »

Thanks all!

Just actually walked through my house with the family. Got the keys a few hours ago. A bit of a mess to clean up, needs paint, carpet, and some outdoor landscaping, but I can't wait to move in!
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2012, 03:58:27 AM »

Congrats, man. Can't wait to see it!
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2012, 04:17:04 AM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 17, 2012, 12:29:39 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on July 16, 2012, 05:22:53 PM

awesome!

ps: explain to Ron how sun block works

Ugh....I was SO sunburned.  Bunch of Engineers with combined IQs in the thousands and not a ONE of us smart enough to bring sun screen on a trip out into the desert.  I felt dumb. 
That's why you need liberal arts folks (like myself) to remember to bring stuff like sunscreen, maps, gps/compass, hats, and food & water, so the rest of the team can focus on doing whatever engineers do in the desert.  And while you're doing that, I'll be looking at horned toads through binoculars less than 2 feet away from them...imaging a world full of dinosaurs.  I speak from experience.

Congrats on the black belt Einsteinium! 
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