Trying out some new stuff on the blog today.
#1: A new theme. Not sure I like it as much as the old theme and I may change back, but thought after a year and a half or so it was time to try something else.
#2: Replaced my Google Reader Shared Items feed with my Twitter feed. My Twitter feed includes my Google Reader Shared Items feed, so that stuff will still be there – just mixed in with any other mini-updates I post to Twitter. You should be able to click on the “Fail Whale” image on the right there and go to my Twitter page – where you can follow me, etc.
#3: Added a link to my Facebook profile – the image of Ho Chi Minh there on the right. I don’t really use Facebook. I just don’t like it and can’t get into it. I waste more than enough time on the internet already and the degree and granularity of the information you get on Facebook is just too much. The only reason I have a Facebook account is because I was trying to get in touch with an old friend that I could only find on Facebook and the only way to send them a message was to set up an account. All of that being said, I realize that a lot of people use it and like it. So what I’ve done is configured my Facebook account so that my blog posts and Twitter updates show up on my Facebook account as well.
I think that’s it as far as changes to the blog.
Everything is going great here. School starts back up next week and I’m looking forward to that – although not having a whole lot to do for a while now has been nice as well.
Thao and I sat down and tried to figure out what made the most sense as far as her coming home to the U.S. with me. I was thinking Christmas this year, but it is hard for both of us to take time off from work at Christmas, so that doesn’t really make a lot of sense. What seems to make the most sense for both of us is to come for Tet next year, as we both have about 10 days off of work then. Tet begins on February 14th, 2010, which seems appropriate, as if we are still together by then we will probably be visiting the U.S. as Mr. and Mrs., I would imagine.
We are going to go ahead and move in together in July, after I get back from my trip to Tibet, so that should be interesting.
Got word that my buddy Mitch is coming to visit at the end of April, so I’ll be looking forward to that!
I’ve finally started to work out fairly regularly again and have lost about 4 kgs – about 9 lbs. I hope I can stick with the program this time. I need to lose about 8 or 10 more pounds. What I will do then, I have no idea. Maybe just go ahead get fat again. I’m still off coffee – haven’t had any in a couple of months now, I guess. Just getting it done with the black tea and an occasional Diet Coke (or “Coke Light” as it’s branded here).
Okay, I’m rambling. Need to jump in the shower and make an appearance at work since it’s already 1pm and I haven’t done a damn thing so far today except mess with this blog.
Oh, last thing: I downloaded the Lost and Damned add-on content for Grand Theft Auto IV – it took forwever to download and just finished this morning, so I haven’t played it yet. But if there was ever any doubt about what my weekend might involve, there you go.