Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

The year is coming to an end...again. I feel like it should have more to it, but I'd be fine just watching the X-Men trilogy.

New Years gets the short end of the stick for me. I'm tired from Christmas. I really don't like the parties. And I have a hard time handling the drinking on this night. I just don't feel part of things.

But tomorrow offers a fresh beginning; one of things not yet even thought of. As I began last year, I never would have thought of the new ways our life has changed in just 12 months. Both Larry and I got promoted. I started grad school. Corey began kindergarten. And we made the decision that we'll be moving to Virginia to be within a few miles of Corey (once school ends, of course).

What will next year bring? God only knows, but it's exciting to think of the possibilities.

I had hoped to blog more during the holidays but frankly, I've really enjoyed just doing nothing (other than work full time, host my folks for Christmas, etc.). It's been nice to slow down and just enjoy life.

School begins again January 5. First semester grades:
  • Statistics=B+
  • Organizational Behavior=A
  • Marketing Management=A
  • Managerial Accounting=A
  • Human Resource Management=A
Second semester classes include:
  • Managerial Economics
  • Strategic Management & Leadership
  • Operations Management
  • International Economics
  • Managerial Finance
The holidays were quite enjoyable and my folks learned the joys of Guitar Hero. They laughed at first, then were intrigued, then decided they each had to take a turn. My mom was able to score on 79% on Kansas's Carry on My Wayward Son (set on easy). She said the key is to move your hips. Ummm, sure.

My favorite conversation of the evening.
Corey: Grandma, I can play Guitar Hero too.
Grandma: Really? What's your favorite song?
Corey: Shout at the Devil (and then he majestically strikes the invisible guitar he holds and screams out the best riff he can.)

We saw two movies during the break as well. National Treasure was the favorite of the group. And while I love the music of Sweeney Todd, some things are better suited for the stage. This was the bloodiest movie I've ever seen.

OK, wow... that really isn't much to add to your lives. Luckily, my life will once again become chaotic and filled with material worthy of funny entries.

I wish the best this next year has to offer for you and your families.

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Blogger Dan said...

Have a great 2008

6:50 PM  
Blogger Kelly O said...

Wow, you rocked the first semester. Congrats!

2008 we MUST meet!

8:35 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

Wanna come be a student at MY college? Oh, never mind - you'd totally blow the curves!

Happy 2008. I'm looking forward to your stories!



9:16 AM  
Blogger Lola and Ava said...

See, everyone else can take the supportive "way to go and happy new year" route . . . me? I latched on to the moving bit right away. Seriously? But I love you house so I am sure that I'll love the next one as well.

How fitting that mom would score so well with "Carry On My Wayward Son" - must have been the practice with you and your brother. Glad you enjoyed National Treasure - we took the girls yesterday and enjoyed it as well, but don't you think that had Helen Mirren and John Voigt really hooked up, they could have produced someone more attractive than Nick Cage?

Happy New Year!

10:19 AM  
Blogger Grandy said...

Sounds like you did great with your grades, and working, and family. You ROCK!!!

Happy New Year!!

And "Shout at the Devil" will now have a greater meaning for a little while. ;)

8:30 PM  
Blogger georgia said...

OMG!!! You're moving to the V to the A...we can't wait to have you join us South of the river. Woot!

PS - I'm stoked that I can comment again...stoopid monkey firewalls :P

Happy New Year

9:47 AM  
Blogger Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Excellent grades, sir.

Are you going to move out my way in VA? (I live in an excellent school district.)

9:57 AM  
Blogger Crazy Computer Dad said...

Glad to see you are doing so well at school and that you had a relaxing holiday. Mine was relaxing too for a change, and enjoyable for a change. I really like those changes!

I've been jealous over your guitar hero for a while, but not willing to take the plunge. My girlfriend convinced me last saturday night to impulsively fly to Best Buy and get it. We got it for the Wii and I think the songs are different, but it was awfully addicting. By Sunday afternoon we had beat all the songs on easy. Medium tied my fingers into knots (knots that really hurt).

I hope your 2008 is a great year for you and your family! Best of luck finding the right house in VA!

Best wishes,

7:41 PM  
Blogger Darren said...

Happy New Year! Those are some excellent grades. Congrats.

I saw Sweeney Todd and thought the same thing--that and that Johnny Depp shouldn't try to sing anymore.

10:48 PM  
Blogger mitchmcdad said...

Way to shit the bed in Stats, Steve. Otherwise you were pitching a perfect game. Nice job!

3:59 PM  

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