I'm back. Interestingly enough, I'm listening to a lecture for a class that I just got home from. No need to bore you with specifics. However I find it interesting because I never thought I'd be listening to the class again after having sat there for two and a half hours.
I wish I had more interesting news to report; I really do. I'm most happy that I am actually accomplishing something with the Web site. I forgot how much I really enjoyed writing complete drivel on this site.
The rebuild of the site should also be done fairly soon. I am completely removing all traces of the "professional" side of OTW. It finally occurred to me, after many years of doing this, that I don't truly enjoy building Web sites for other people. I don't find the same happiness when I complete anything else other than a new page for OTW. Sure, I've done it; and I'd do it again for any friend that asks. But the reality of it is that OTW deserves to be a simple site, one where navigation is a breeze and information (meaningless or not) comes naturally.
So tomorrow is my 27th birthday, which means...I'm turning 27. I can remember as a smile child when older friends and family would tell me that birthdays just didn't mean that much as they got older. I felt sad at that thought. But it's all natural; it's just the way life is. You turn your thoughts and energies to those who you care about most and that becomes your joy. Now, that's not to say that I am not looking forward to tomorrow. I have much to look forward to, such as a gathering of family and a present or two from my wife. On top of that, my wonderful boss granted me the day off. I don't believe I have ever worked on my birthday, and I don't intend to start. Kind of keeps the magic alive, right? I mean, I don't have a Hot Wheels racing track or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figure to open up tomorrow. Yeah, I loved my Turtles.
Anyone who happens upon this site might also wish to take a gander at Bloggenpucky and Code Sanctuary. There seems to be a general rebirth of blogging among my closest friends and family, and for that I am grateful.
And speaking of which, my beautiful wife just sent me a message.
Is there such a thing as peer pressure within a marriage? (see post from yesterday)
Love ya, Jenna.