Amazing that today is only January 11th. Seems like a LOT has happened since the beginning of the year.
New job for me: things are really starting to pick up now. The first week was pretty slow - I guess the reason for that was that many of the managers I will be dealing with in this new job were away on holidays for that first week. Now I'm starting to get invited to meetings with different managers, discussing different projects in terms of fiscal and non-fiscal resources. These kinds of meetings are new to me, everyone uses a lot of acronyms that are unfamiliar to me. Later, when I go home at night, I repeat them all to Ferda and she catches me up. :-) She really knows her sh*t when it comes to the world of business.
New Tv: Man - I love this new tv. Trying to be really careful for the first 100 - 200 hours. Even though the new plasmas they come out with now aren't as likely to get 'burn-in' as, say, plasmas built 5 years ago, I'm still baby-ing it. You can sometimes see some image-retention when a static image is displayed for a while. But it can be removed easily by displaying full screen tv for a while - it also has a 'white wash' feature which helps to repair uneven phosphor wear. I've used it for about 5 mins here and there as a preventative measure. Perhaps I'm being too paranoid about this possible burn-in, but I really don't want to wreck my brand new baby. Once it's about 3-4 weeks old, I expect I will have passed the 100 hour mark, and it'll be safe to be more liberal with my viewing. For now though, I try to limit usage. Ferda thinks I'm too protective. :-)
Ultimate: I mentioned yesterday that winter ultimate would be starting in a couple weeks. WRONG! It starts THIS Saturday! Ferda and I are very excited about this. The name of the team we are playing against is TBD. Ugh - great. No help there. Hopefully we school them. Nothing better than winning. Darryl, our captain for this team, loaned us a dvd of Furious George (a comp. team from Vancouver). The dvd has an awesome hi-light reel and shows crucial parts of all their games leading up to the nationals in Florida. Watching that dvd drives me nuts. I want to get out there and play so bad. And these guys are frickin' good. Every catch is practically a lay-out; there's even a few callahans and greatest points (sorry if you don't know what I'm talking about)! Ferda's kind of into the dvd as well; at least, I know she's excited for this weekend's game. She said something cool while we were watching the dvd; it was during a quick interview with the captain of Furious after a tough win. Of course he was talking in ulty-speak, so Ferda said to me:
"It's amazing. I know exactly what he's talking about. And it's SPORTS!"
This holds very true. If you know Ferda at all, you might recall that she doesn't know much about sports in the least. In fact, you might even remember this conversation after Ferda was invited to a Grey Cup party:
"Grey Cup? What is that? Golf?"