Wednesday, January 30, 2008


A full hour later and I still can't focus on work. Crap.


Just found out on Yahoo Sports that the Twins traded Santana to the Mets for four mediocre prospects. Wow. It sure seems like they could have gotten a lot more from the Mets than that. Damn.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Awesomely Fantastic News

Tiffany got the job in Salt Lake City!!!! I threw my back out throwing her up in the air when she told me! He he. Anyway, this means we'll probably be moving to SLC sometime in May. We'll miss Tucson, especially all the great people we've met and the beautiful house we live in, but I think Salt Lake will be a great place to live.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Yikes! Too long since the last post!

Well lots has happened since the last post. Tiff and I took a road trip through Wyoming to Salt Lake City, then Flagstaff, and finally back to Tucson. In Salt Lake Tiff had an interview with SUWA, an environmental non-profit looking for a new field attorney. It would be a great job for her and Salt Lake seemed like a very nice place to live, so we're both hoping she gets the job, but who knows with these things.

On the road trip we went snowboarding in Snowbird (UT), hiked up and rode down one run at Snowbowl in Flag, then did some cross-country skiing at the Nordic center nearby. We covered a lot of ground on the cross-country skiis and I had a lot of fun, although the downhill part was a lot tougher than I thought it would be.

I've been fighting off a cold for what seems like weeks now, which is kind of annoying. Yesterday we went hiking in Madera Canyon, which is between Mt. Wrightson and Mt. Hopkins about an hour south of Tucson.

Things have been pretty stressful at work since we got back from the road trip. I haven't been getting enough done, so I'm trying to work harder to make up for it. If I keep having to work this hard to just to stay in astronomy over the long run though, I can't see myself continuing on in it. Who knows what the future holds...

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

A day late is better than never, as they say. I'm here in Colorado at Tiff's Dad's house in Colorado Springs. We spent New Year's Eve watching the most amazing light show you've ever seen in your entire life. They had this ball lit up at the top of the Antlers Hilton, and then at the stroke of midnight (minus five seconds), then began slowly lowering the ball. Eventually, about 20 seconds after midnight, the ball reached the dumpster they lying on the ground to "catch" it. Except that the ball never got lowered all the way, so we could still see the top part of it above the dumpster. Amazing, simply amazing display of technological prowess.

In any case, it was nice just to be hanging out with a bunch of people around to celebrate New Years. It was especially nice to spend it with Tiffany.

Kudos to Cal for coming back from a 21 point deficit against Air Force two days ago. It looked like the bad Cal team showed up for the first quarter, then all of a sudden the good team showed up, the one that had disappeared since the end of the Oregon game. Too bad that team missed the Big Game. Grrrr.

I did some ice skating yesterday, which we got on videotape and I may or may not be able to post online at some point. The files are kinda big...

Ok, that's all for now. Maybe next post I'll be in Salt Lake City!