Sunday, January 18, 2009

DC or Bust...

So we made into Seattle on Friday evening, and now we are preparing for our flight tonight. We have a red-eye flight to DC and it is looking like it is going to be an all-nighter without a chance for any real sleep. But it is worth it to get a chance to be a part of history.

Crystal (my wife) and I are going to be doing some blogging and video recording on our trip so we'll be sure to give everyone updates over the next two days.

Wish us luck!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Oh yeah...

I almost forgot.... I got two tickets to the Inauguration in DC.

So I will be heading out this weekend to see my new president get sworn into office and watch W. fly off in his helicopter to signify the end of this ridiculous hell!


Posting Break...

Wow, this is the longest I have gone without posting anything since I started this blog. This creates a bit of a dilemma as I have been so busy doing so many cool things it is hard to go back and recap all the things.

So let's see... Since the last time I made a post I have:
  • Finished one of my ag models (although there is always room for improvement)

  • Kicked ass in my second course on System Dynamics

  • Started as a TA for GenEd 111 - World Civilizations 1500 to the Present

  • Completed a new draft of the dissertation/research funding proposal

  • Got a new office in the Department of Community and Rural Sociology

  • Won a Scholarship for Rural Community Development

And while I have been all over the place mentally about my research and professional
goals the last two months I feel as if things are all coming into place.

Anyway, there are a few things I will be posting soon, the first of which will probably be the ag model I developed over the winter break. The problem here is that it is so big I need to find a way to post it in a readable format. Maybe, I'll post an unintelligible picture and then just let people download the model and play with it, improve or whatever. Next, I will probably get my draft proposal up on here or at least a part of it. It is pretty big and not great for a blog but some of you might find it interesting to see how all my mental masturbation has paid off.