Once upon a time...

What happens when you can't keep track of a real diary.

Tuesday, March 27, 2001

I just heard on the news that someone else has gone on a shooting spree.

What got me this time was that the story was focussing on the fact that the perpetrator had, one time, nine months prior to the shooting, stated that he thought he was going to snap, and kill someone. The focus was on how this could have been overlooked, why didn't the police get involved at that point? etc.etc.etc.

Let me ask you a question.

Have you ever said to yourself, 'I'm gonna kill that guy', or told a friend, 'Yeah, I really wanted to kill him' ?

If you said never, you are either a much more calm person than anyone I've ever met, or you're lying.

If the police were to monitor closely, or require psychological counselling for every person who made this statement, one of two things would happen. Either police would come close to outnumbering civilians, or Psychiatrists would.

'Brave new world we live in...'

Monday, March 26, 2001

Sometime soon, I am just going to have to get out of the house.

I really am enjoying Colorado, however, presently, my life generally consists of 'I go to work, I go home, I go to work, I go home...' etc., etc., ad infinitum.

My job is great. I never would have conceived that I would end up with a job that I enjoy so thoroughly. Every day I get to play with computers. All Day. It boggles the mind. Right now, I am trying to wade thought ISA Server 2000 for MS 2000 networking, which, translated, means that I am learning about network security and design. It's great.

My relationship with my wife is going great, and we will probably be able to finally move out of her parent's house at the end of next month. My father-in-law keeps saying that it's ok, pretty much all young couples struggle when they are first starting out. but that isn't the case, and I have a lot of trouble accepting charity/gifts from pretty much anyone. So there's a little stress on me there, but I can really only be grateful to them.

The most frustrating thing about this is that Kelly and I own a home in Oklahoma, but we decided to move to Colorado so that we can be nearer to her family (and, to a lesser extent, because I love mountains). As a result of the move, however, Kelly and I spent two long months unemployed. That did nothing good for our bank account. Luckily, though, her parents let us stay with them, rent-free, for that time period. Kelly and I each have good jobs now, and the money is ok, but what is better, is being able to leave the house for ~11-12 hours every day. While they have been very nice to us, being around Kelly's parents all-day, every-day was really wearing on me...and Kelly.

But I digress, heh.

As I was saying, I need to get out of the house, to meet some friends here in Colorado. Much as I am a homebody, I really am thirsting for some social interaction, and, dare I say it, gaming. I have generally been spending my time studying on computers, and I really need to get away from that, even if just for a few hours a week.

Oh well, I spent about three paragraphs trying to get out those three sentences...heh.