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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
9:06 pm
OK, now I am excited to see this movie!
I am soooo looking forward to this movie now!

Current Mood: excited
Monday, November 17th, 2008
9:58 pm
9:36 pm
OK, so I haven't posted in a while
Well, I haven't posted since we've moved, and it's been a little while.

The move went well. We moved into a two-bedroom apartment in the South Hill area of Spokane. We're getting settled into our new place nicely, hopefully we'll get some pictures taken and posted for everyone to see. The neighborhood is really friendly, and it's only a 15 minute bus ride to work. :)

The job is going well too, getting settled into the new environment. While I am doing pretty much the same thing I was doing in SLC, I am working for a different company (albeit for the same client), so there are differences that have taken some getting used to.

I can't think of anything else right now, but I will try and update more again soon! (I know, I know, I say that every time I post something!)

See ya soon!
- Richard

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, September 13th, 2008
10:39 am
It's Official, We're Moving to Spokane
Well, it is finally official, so I can let everyone know. I received the official offer yesterday, and I have accepted it.

We are moving to Spokane, WA. It is a job-related move.

For those who don't know, I work for a call center, and the way call centers work is that they are contracted by different companies to handle their customer service (or tech support, or bill collecting, or order processing, etc.). The company that I worked on has taken their business to a different center in another state.

I was in a unique position to where I didn't simply take calls, but supported the client in a number of other ways. I decided to persue the option of working for this new center, continuing doing what I am doing for this client. The client is very familiar with my work, and was supportive of me doing this. (Another one of my co-workers also persued this same option, and she is there already.)

So it finally became official yesterday. Mike and I will be moving to Spokane. I will be going up there in a week, and I will be staying for a bit with the co-worker who's there already, while I locate a place for us to live. Mike will be taking care of getting things settled down here in SLC, and once I find a place for us, will be joining me.

I will be updating my info with everyone once we get settled in up there.

I want to keep in touch with all the friends I have made here in Utah, and I look forward to all the new friends I will make in Washington.


Richard :)

Current Mood: excited
Saturday, May 24th, 2008
11:48 pm
Back, and tired
Hey everyone, I'm back home, but a bit tired from the bus travel back from L.A. I will post more tomorrow, once I get some sleep. ;)



Current Mood: tired
Wednesday, May 21st, 2008
5:56 pm
Halfway thru the cruise
The cruise is half over... we were unable to stop in Catalina, so it's a day at sea, then on to Ensenada. San Diego was nice, we toured the USS Midway, which was a lot of fun. :)
Since I'm paying 55¢ a minute on this thing, I'll post more when I get home.
Talk with you all soon!
Richard :)

Current Mood: relaxed
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
1:02 pm
Off to my cruise!
Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm off cruising this week! Heading out of L.A. on Royal Caribbean! I'm not sure how much internet access I'll have, so I may not be able to update while I'm gone like I did on my Virginia trip.

See you all in a week!

Richard :)

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008
12:00 am
My birthday and such
Well, today I turn 39, and I'd say, all in all, the past year has been pretty good.

I normally would take my birthday off, but today I'm working, since I took a week or so off last month to go to Virginia, and in a week and a half I'm going on a cruise. :)

I haven't got the Virginia pics posted yet, mainly due to our getting things together and ready for the cruise. I shall try to get those posted for everyone's enjoyment before I leave.

Here's looking to the start of a brand new year, and that this one is just as good as the last one.



Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, April 26th, 2008
6:26 pm
Back to work and such
OK, since I did such a good job at keeping up on this thing while I was on vacation, I'm going to try and continue to do so now that I'm back.

I've been back to work now for a couple of days, and so far, it's the same old stuff... no big changes occured while I was gone. (Sometimes it seems there are major changes, either while I'm away on, or when I get back from, a vacation. This one seems to have bucked the trend, maybe because the vacation itself was so eventful.)

Today in SLC marked the opening of the new FrontRunner rail train from Salt Lake to Ogden. We went down to the opening ceremonies and got a couple of pictures (and a couple of nice freebies). We decided however to wait to do the free rides until early next week, as they were expecting huge waits in line just to ride it.

I will try and work on getting my vacation pictures posted tomorrow.

Until then,

Richard :)

Current Mood: happy
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
10:36 pm
Back in SLC
I made it back safe and sound. It was an uneventful drive to BWI, and an uneventful flight.

I will work this weekend to get some pics and such posted, as I do need to be at work in the morning.

Current Mood: tired
Monday, April 21st, 2008
11:43 pm
Last full day in VA
Today was a lot of fun. It started with eating lunch with my mom and my best friend Rita, at Macadoo's, a restaurant where my step-sister, Crissy, works. It was nice to eat there, and spend time with them. I am so proud of Crissy now, she has definately gotten more mature since she moved out on her own.

After lunch, Rita and I went and hung out at the mall for a bit (boy has that area changed since I was last here), and then went to the bowling alley... we ended up playing pool since there was league play going on. Pool was a lot of fun! We ended up staying there for a few hours playing.

We then went and grabbed a bite to eat at Hardee's and grabbed a couple of things at Kroger that I'm taking back to SLC with me.

Tomorrow is the drive to BWI airport, and the flight back.

I miss Virginia already, and I haven't even left yet.

- Richard

Current Mood: nostalgic
Sunday, April 20th, 2008
10:16 pm
Today with Dad
Today was a very good day with my father. We first went to take my brother back to his foster home (for those who do not know, my brother is autistic, and has been in foster care almost his whole life).

We then went to visit my papaw in the Veterans home. He is doing as well as can be expected since mamaw passed away.

I then had dinner with my dad and step-mom.

After that I hung out with Rita, whom I've known since grade school. Other than Mike, she is probably the person I'm closest to, and has always been a dear friend to me. I'll be hanging out with her tomorrow too.

All in all, a good day with family and friends.

:) Richard
1:27 am
At my mom's
It was a good day today. I am feeling much better today after the allergic reaction I had yesterday.

My mom invited a number of family over today, so it was like a mini family reunion, which was very nice. Generally we make the trip to visit the family members, this time they came here. So we all got to visit with each other, and it was very good to be around family. I will be posting pictures from the trip when I get back.

Tomorrow should be a good day too. I will be spending some time with my dad, and we'll visit my papaw tomorrow.

It's getting late, and I'll be getting to bed shortly, so I will post more tomorrow.


Current Mood: happy
Friday, April 18th, 2008
12:18 pm
Trip to the ER :(
Well, I made it to Missouri and had a good time, and then on to Knoxville, where I also have fun!

On the other hand... I woke up this morning to finding it very difficult to breathe, my uvula had swollen up. The only thing I can attribute it to is that I had an allergic reaction to a wool-like blanket I was sleeping under. Anyway. I ended up having Cris take me over to the ER to get it checked out, and sure enough, it was an allergic reaction to something. I got some meds for it (thank God for Walgreens being nationwide!), so things are better and I can breathe again, I'm just gonna be a little out of it with the medication. Fortunately today's drive is only about 3.5 hours or so, and Jeff is doing the driving. I'll update again when I get to my mom's.

Take care,

- Richard

Current Mood: tired
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
5:19 pm
Stuck in Denver
We're stuck in Denver due to car repairs, so we're a day behind.

It sucks, but what can you do? :(
Monday, April 14th, 2008
9:58 am
On the road to Virginia
I'll be on the road shortly to Virginia, passing thru Denver, Kansas City, and Knoxville.

I'm excited to be able to make this trip.


See ya soon
- Richard

Current Mood: excited
Friday, March 28th, 2008
12:47 pm
Road trip to Virginia!
I have my trip plans to Virginia next month set.

A friend of mine and I are driving to Virginia, he's heading out to paint his sister's house, so he invited me along. I was able to swing getting the time off, so I'm riding out with him.

We'll be on the road from the 14th to the 17th, and I'll be at my mom's until the 22nd, when I fly back.

So needless to say, I'm happy to be able to get back for a short visit!

Not sure exactly how much free time I'll have while I'm there, but I'd be interested in meeting new friends along the way and while I'm there. If you're interested, give me a holler! :)

- Richard

Current Mood: happy
Monday, March 10th, 2008
12:19 am
We've booked our next cruise!
Well, we have booked our next cruise! This time it will be on Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas, on May 19th. We thought we'd give them a try. This is going to be a lot of fun, and we can't wait!

uCruiser.com Ticker

Current Mood: ecstatic
Sunday, February 24th, 2008
6:15 pm
Like irishchub said, everyone else is doing it! ;)

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

Looks like I've been to about half the US, right across the middle. May get the opportunity to add a couple more to that this year. ;)
Friday, February 15th, 2008
1:11 am
Anyone with Flickr?
Anyone with a Flickr account? If so, add me, and I'll add you.


I'm going to start using it to share pictures, so I would like to be able to share them with plenty of friends.

- Richard
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