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January 3rd, 2009

Party Time

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Today is party day, so we got up early.  I’m still not quite functional, but I’m working on it. We’re going to have somewhere around 40 close friends and family over, and it’s gunna be awesome.  We got some budget money from our families, and were able to stock the bar, get a ton of good food, and decorate the place really nicely.

We’ve got a busy day today: buying flowers, getting Athena a dress, setting up party trays, getting ice, setting up the bar…. you get the idea – a ton of stuff to do.


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September 12th, 2008

Indy: Day 3

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Word’s in we wont have the trophy girls until 1. Good thing we rushed to get here by 10am, since we have nothing to shoot! Apparently, their shirts had a logo issue – some one nit picked the logo and had new shirts made.

That leaves me plenty of time to work on day-job stuff.

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September 11th, 2008

Indy: Day 2 (recap)

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We shot 445 photos, got 437 successful barcodes scans. Of that 437, 436 matched with my software – that’s a 99.77% success rate, which I think is pretty damn good. Even if you factor in the images we didn’t scan (including the half that were test shots), that’s still 98.2% success rate.

Not bad for 3 hours’ work. Did I mention I also performed my duties at my day job at the same time? Yea, I rock like that.

Here’s the production shots from the day (not the podium shots):

Looking forward, tomorrow should be fun. The forecast calls for rain – all … fucking … day … And I didn’t bring a poncho or rain coat. All I have is a zip sweater thing from North Face – while it’ll keep me warm, it definitely wont keep me dry.

Tomorrow should be fun.

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September 9th, 2008

The Ring

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I took Friday off from work, drove up to San Francisco, and spent the day looking at engagement rings and center diamonds. I thought the experience of buying an engagement ring would suck (both spending a lot of money, and dealing with the hard sale salesmen), but honestly, it was actually quite enjoyable. Valerie, the women who helped me, was very sweet, a bit energetic (but not quite draining), and we had a good time looking at rings.

I made my decision just in time to get the stone set and the ring sized before I left that day. I picked up the ring, signed away a lot of money, and drove back to Cupertino to meet Athena.

Having received her Dad’s blessing that morning (at 6:45 am, no less – they were travelling), and having purchased the ring, I was going to get down on one knee and do the traditional proposal (even though I had already asked her and she said yes). But, she wouldn’t let me.

So I just sat next to her, opened the box, and asked her to marry me.

Again, she said yes.

Here’s what was in the box:

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September 2nd, 2008

Burning Man

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Well, I missed it this year.  But I just got this touching tribute from my friends:

Quote: “and burning man wasn’t the same without el terriblé. and you wasted a lot of our beer, asshole. with the first couple of PBRs that were cracked open we poured some out for you.”

i <3 my friends…

Rock on!

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