Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Decade in Review: 2007 - 2008

College Football: Florida over Ohio State 41-14, January 6, 2007
Superbowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts over the Chicago Bears 29-17, February 4, 2007
World Series: Boston Red Sox over the Colorado Rockies 4 games to 0, October 28, 2007
Highest Grossing Film: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Best Picture: No Country For Old Men

After a year blissfully unemployed, I spent this year temping. I worked for UCSF, as a recruiting coordinator for Bank of America, and then in September I took a two week temp gig at McKesson which turned into much more. The true highlight of the year, however, was Diana. We started dating in May. A mutual friend invited me to Diana's birthday outing at a Giants game to set me up with one of her former co-workers. I didn't hit it off with the former co-worker, but Diana and I did. Yay!

College Football: LSU over Ohio State 38-24, January 7, 2008
Superbowl XLII: New York Giants over the New England Patriots 17-14, February 3, 2008
World Series: Philadelphia Phillies over the Tampa Bay Rays 4 games to 1, October 29, 2008
Highest Grossing Film: The Dark Knight
Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

In 2008, I started this blog. The two-week temp gig at McKesson that had turned into several months, turned into a regular full-time permanent job. Before I started as a regular employee, I took a few weeks off to go to Italy with my mom to visit my sister and her family where they were spending 6 months as my brother-in-law taught the Italy semester for the architecture department at Iowa State. But that's not all! In August I went with Diana to her sister's wedding in Japan. Ah, nothing like international travel with your girlfriend, her parents, sister, and her sister's Japanese in-laws, to a high-stress family event to test the mettle of your budding relationship. But I figured if I survived that, she could survive summer at the lake with my sisters and the kids.

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In 1789, the governor of Australia granted land and some animals to James Ruse in an experiment to see how long it would take him to support himself. Within 15 months he had become self sufficient. The area is still known as Experiment Farm. This is my Experiment Farm to see how long it will take me to support myself by writing.