The Doctor

To cross and cross again.

Yesterday (5/15) somewhere around 1:30 PM, my grandmother Vickie passed away. This was not unexpected and while I'm not jumping for joy or anything, I'm at least glad that she's no longer in pain. So now I'm heading back to Baltimore to spend some time with my father and aunt. To the few of you who met her, I hope you have good memories of her. To the rest of you, I'm sorry you won't have the chance now. But, in the words of Oingo Boingo, noone lives forever.
To cross and cross again.

The Doctor

Heading to Baltimore

As soon as Leigh gets to the place I'm dropping my car off at, I'll be on the road to Baltimore. My grandmother's cancer is near the end stages, so I want to get a chance to see her. No need for condolence replies, by the way. She was over 80 when she was diagnosed and as much as she smokes, it's really just amazing that it took this long. Plus, she's more than doubled the time her doctor thought she would have.

Anyway, more on that as it develops.
The Doctor

More stuff

So, I started working overnights today. It's...slow. But, it's only for a month.

Trying to get back into the habit of posting regularly.

In other news, I found out that nine of my credits from Temple transferred, which will put me at 44 tota after the two classes I took finals for today are processed. If the life experience thing gives me at least 13 credits, that'll put me past the halfway point to my degree.

Back to the trenches now. Until later...
The Doctor


My finals are done. I predict an A in my information science class and a B or C in my speech class. As long as they're both C or better, though, I don't care. Now to vote, then sleep.
The Doctor

So, what has Max been doing?

Last time I posted, it was October. Seems like it's been half a lifetime. So, a summary.

Still going to school. Assuming I don't utterly screw up my finls on Tuesday, I'll be on Dean's List. This is a little past the 1/4 mark and depending on how many credits I get for life/work experience, I may only need another 3 or 4 years to graduate.

Still working for Verizon. Coming up on my two year anniversary. Did something dumb in January which ruined my promotion opportunities this year but such is life. Regardless, I'm still doing all right on the job front.

Leigh and I put on an addition to our house. The new master bathroom is pretty sweet. We're working on moving a little closer to the VA border to cut down my commute. More on that as it develops.

Speaking of Leigh, we celebrated our 2 year anniversary in April. Went to Savannah. It was amazing. I love that town.

Um...that's about it for right now. Heading home from an MMA event in Hampton with my buddy Robbie and figured I'd use up the time by putting a decent post together. Now it's back home for relaxation and maybe a little PS3 time. My handle there is (duh) chaosrunner in case anyone wants to add me. Until later...
The Doctor


Just making a short post. I realized that it's been a while since I've posted, so I downloaded a client for my phone so I could post while in the car. I've had a lot going on in my life and I'll be posting in more detail soon, but for now, I thought I'd just say that I'm still alive. More to follow.
The Doctor

For debate

Who is/was the greatest guitarist in history?

If you need to make distinctions, go ahead. For instance, in my opinion Stevie Ray Vaughn was the greatest blues guitarist, but both Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai are better rock guitarists. However, though he's not quite as good as any of the aforementioned gentlemen in either genre, I feel Eric Clapton is the greatest overall because he's great at blues and rock.

The Doctor


So, updates...

On the first day of my temp-promote position, the entire project got put on hold, so I'm back to my old job again. I was kind of upset about it at first, but it was completely out of my control, so all I could do was shrug and keep making myself look good until the project either restarts or something else comes along.

On the bright side, I've gotten to keep my mega-sized cube (for now), I've got local admin on my PC (a rarity around here), and my M-F schedule. I'm primarily doing project work for my team, so there's always something new.

Other than that, the addition to the house is all but finished. We're just waiting for some touch up work on the paint and the tiling and it'll be finished. That means that I should be able to give you a go-ahead to visit soon, emturtle.

School started back up. In two classes, an intro to programming class and a creative writing class. Both have been interesting so far, but nothing to report just yet.

Other than that, everything's pretty much the same old same old.

More later, maybe.