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i got a new computer and a bright future in sales

greetings and salutations from the great corporate escaper....

hope all is well with my friends slogging it out in the vast slums of corporate hell. can't say that i can complain - while i work roughly 85 hours a week (yes, seriously, 85 hours a week - i easily double most people's puny 40 hour work weeks) i truly can say that it is a labor of love. it also helps to be so busy i rarely can think about how fricking busy we are ;-)

shop is doing well and we are all happy. been doing a good bit of advertising and we are pretty much running at 70-80% capacity most of the week. thanksgiving and christmas are booked solid and we have taken 50% deposits to ensure all these people will in fact show. per our hopes and my fathers business acumen, we are already scouting sites for the construction of a new facility - which we hope to do instead of renewing the lease when it expires in 18 months. of course, a lot can change in that amount of time....

we have a new puppy - Zoe. well, we've had her for 4.5 weeks now and she is 9 weeks old. she is tiny and won't get bigger than about 5-6 lbs. she does draw a vast amount of gawkers into the shop, so never underestimate the power of a puppy!

Dar is on a new diet, which has prompted me to start exercising a little. since leaving (leaving? how about being summarily shown the door) ADP in Feb 2003 at a maximum weight of 220 lbs, i have lost roughly 30 lbs, all pretty much from not being chained to a desk in an environment where i felt compelled to seek daily refuge by eating out. i figure with a little exercise i can get down to a portly 180 here soon, maybe by x-mas. so i hit West End and dropped a little cash to upgrade the old Ibis. i have been riding to and from the shop a little (2/3 times a week) and gotta say is has been so nice. sunday AM rides are very pretty: light traffic and peace and quiet.

iTunes recently launched for Windows and i must say that in my small amount of use, i find it is highly amazing. kudos to Apple for making something sleak and sweet, and for making me want to pay to download what i could seek out for free.

well, just a short note - i am off to watch my Tivo-delayed Jon Stewart session.


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cool. finally a new post.

woke up at what I THOUGHT was 5-something. really 4-something due to "fall back."

oh well. makes my last day before returning to corporate hell that much longer...

dac said @ 10/26/2003 06:30 AM CST

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