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Achievement Unlocked

The last couple of weeks have been crazy busy for me. The new job has been working out great and I’ve started helping my Dad with his business. We’re going to try to standardize how his staff works on a regular basis. As a result, we have to go with Microsoft (ugh) and setup a Windows 2003 server. I have to admit, I’m really excited. I spent the better half of my day yesterday researching some spam/anti-virus solutions for our mail. There is this dude that runs his company out of Belmont. Ironic that I used to walk up the hill his ‘corporate headquarters’ is located after school. Dare I say that a residential area can hardly be called corporate? Whatever. I just have some loose ends to finally tie up before we really make the plunge and lease a Dell. I figure it’ll take a week to get everything setup properly.

Anyways, for the last month or so, I’ve been completely obsessed with trying to unlock achievements on Xbox Live. When I say obsessed, I mean obsessed. Whenever I unlock an achievement, I stand up and scream ‘woohoo.’ It’s sad really. But yes, now I’m a console freak, I can’t believe this is happening to me. I think it’s all Valve’s fault for not releasing Episode 2 yet. Hell, I’ll probably end up buying it for the Xbox instead of the computer. Something I said I would never ever do. I guess times are a changing…

Oh yeah, I also started walking/jogging/running with Nichole. We went to Road Runner Sports in San Carlos. If you have one close to you and you’re in the market for new athletic shoes, I highly recommend them. They have you walk on this pressure pad that shows how you walk with your feet. It shows the type of arch, where you apply pressure and if you walk on your toes. Next, they have you get on this treadmill with a camera pointed at your feet. They watch how you walk and see if they need to make any corrections (i.e. if you swing your feet out). After this they are able to put your feet into a category and based off that they have a wall of shoes that would fit your type of foot. After you pick out the shoes you like, they have you get back on the treadmill and watch to see if they have corrected any problems and see if the shoe doesn’t work out. Their customer service was excellent. We had the same guy for 45 minutes. I just hope they get enough customers that they don’t close. I bought one of those new Nike+ shoes that have the iPod integration. When Nichole and I walk, I track how far we’re going and how many calories we’re burning. The Nike website keeps track of everything too. I think it’s really a home run in terms of complete integration.

Ok, I’ve wasted enough time at work, time to hit the reports hard. Enjoy this silly comic…

Achievement Unlocked

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