Saturday, 28 October, 2006

It's just occurred to me that I haven't updated this link in a year. I never made it to the high school reunion because I didn't have my credit card. I started a new job in February. I'm not in school. Last August, I went to San Francisco to compete in the XI FINA Masters World Swimming Championships at Stanford University in Palo Alto. I haven't been in the pool since then. I really need to start again. I have a swim meet in December and I am so not in shape.

**2006 Denver Athletic Club SCM Championships** December 8-9, 2006

**Highlands Ranch SCY Invitational Jauary 6, 2007

Wednesday, 9 November, 2005

Stupid Romanian hacker freaks have apparently gotten hold if my credit card number. *mutter* Fortunately no harm done since security had enough sense to not even allow the charges to go through since I obviously wouldn't be in Romania. It would have been nice, though, if someone had actually CALLED me to let me know there were suspicious charges so that I could have sent for a new card and account number sooner. Oh well.

It's just dawned on me as well with the upcoming high school reunion that I'm actually in doubt as to whether anyone will actually remember me, in spite of the fact that I remember absolutely everyone who's RSVP'd so far and I've known some of these people since the sixth grade. I'm a bit nervous to be honest since I'm looking forward to seeing people, but I have nightmares of all of them looking at me with confused looks when I show up. For those who don't know, I was EXTREMELY quiet and so obsessed about what people thought of me that I was afraid to talk to anyone and I was too consumed with what I was doing in my own life to make everyone like me. It hadn't occured to me that some people might have WANTED to be my friend but I probably came across as so unapproachable and standoffish that they didn't want to bother me. Not to mention that my relationship with my parents at the time was less than desirable in my current adult opinion (things are much better now) and I spent way too much time in high school hating them with a passion. This will be interesting to say the least, but I think it'll be good for me to possibly make some closure. I've often regretted that I didn't lighten up a bit and just get to know everyone, not that it does any good to regret the past but even so ...

Saturday, 5 November, 2005

Six weeks later and still no news from Sabrina and the photography business. Somehow I am not surprised. I also got an early start on my master's degree program and started on October 13th instead of the 26th. I've just finished my first course all the way out in the boonies in Littleton, but fortunately won't have to make that 55 mile commute anymore since I'm back up at the Westminster. Since I was forced to take my first class at another campus, I don't get two weeks off before starting my first class next week in Westminster. Once again, it's Thursday nights. It shows on my schedule as a five week course but you'd think they wouldn't have class on Thanksgiving.

My swimming "career" has started again and swimming in my first meet in several months on November 18-19 in Denver, Colorado's Short Course Meters Championships. One nice thing about being in an underrepresented age group is that I'm guaranteed to win something and if this year is the same as last year, I'm guaranteed a handful of top 10 times in my longer events. Upcoming swim meets include:

          2005 Short Course Meters Championships - Denver Athletic Club (Denver, CO) November 18-19, 2005
          Events entered: 200M Freestyle, 400M Freestyle, 800M Freestyle, 1500M Freestyle, 200M Backstroke

          2006 Boulder Pentathlon (University of Colorado: Boulder, CO) - January 28, 2006
          Events entered: 100yd Fly, 100yd Backstroke, 100yd Breastroke, 100yd Freestyle (one of many that I've done), 200yd IM (another one
          of many)

          2006 Short Course Yards Championships - University of Denver (Denver, CO) - April 7-9, 2006

          2006 USMS Short Course Yards Nationals - Coral Springs Aquatic Center (Coral Springs, FL) - May 11-14, 2006

Tuesday, 27 September, 2005

Things have taken a completely different turn during the last two months. I'm no longer going to the University of Colorado and I've also decided not to get computer-certified, at least for the time being. Now I'm enrolled in the University of Phoenix in Westminster, Colorado and planning to get my master's degree in counseling. I'm set to start classes next month on Wednesday, October 26th. I still haven't decided yet if I want to get CAD-certified. I wish I was more interested in it.

Nothing's developed with Sabrina and I hooking up for her photography business. I think she's been too busy working and getting settled in, so no harm done since she just moved here. I have made some 8x10 prints of some of my own photographs since I have a couple interested buyers so these will be my first official sells now that I've declared myself a photographer. Now I've got a digital camera and a new computer which is tons of fun, but now I've lost my copy of Painter Classic since the disc has long since disappeared into thin air.

My 10-year high school reunion is on November 26th in Snob Hill (Scottsdale). I'm planning to go, although I'm debating on whether to tell the parents since I know that once again my dad will give me one of his lectures on how I shouldn't be spending my money. I actually posted my own update with one picture of me and another picture of Alec and David. I'm glad I'm not the only single person who's posted so far. Even though I don't want kids, I have to admit to being slightly jealous of the ones who are married.

Thursday, 21 July,2005

Hmmm ... my future seems to be up for debate at the moment. I've completely changed my course schedule at CU and cut my course load from four classes to two. Maybe I'll get certified in some computer type thing. Or not. Still no luck finding a job in Denver. I've had some temp jobs along with the CAD work my dad sends me. It seems like they always hold it against me that I live in Longmont 40 miles away, even though the reason WHY I'm looking for work in Denver is so I can move down there. Besides the fact that Longmont has nothing for me. As much as I like Longmont and how calm it is, sometimes I really do miss living in the city since I love Denver. There's so much more to do there than Longmont. Once I get my next student aid check, I think I'm just going to move down there anyway since my gut feeling is I won't get offered a job until I'm actually down there. Plus school is in Denver as well. I might be able to hook up with a photographer friend who just moved into town, but of course I have to wait until she settles in before she gets started.

Monday, 9 May, 2005

The Suns also begin playing in the second round of the NBA playoffs on Monday, May 9th. This is the first time they've made it past the first round in ten years. Go Suns. :) I'm still looking for a "real" job and have sent out several resumes for clerical positions to some companies in Denver. I've also applied for some work-at-home computer jobs over the weekend and hoping to hear back from them, but trying not to get my hopes up. No interviews coming up.
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