Exhausted

My body is aching from Hapkido. My head hurts from the constant context-switching. My brain is tired from the messy debugging I had to do at work. 

But life must go on. 

I have to prepare two different presentations for next week. A Git presentation for the Linux User Group and a PyQt4 presentation for the UtahPython Group. I think I can manage it. 

But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep. 

Back from Thanksgiving

We went to Bryce and Zions for Thanksgiving weekend. It was beautiful and freezing. I think at one time, the car thermometer read 2 degrees Fahrenheit. But we had a lot of fun. I found out that I'm really good at pictionary, well not at winning but making people break into paroxysms of laughter.

Well everyone has a different talent. 

Much ado about nothing

Some of the news papers claimed this is the worst blizzard in Utah since 2001. My work sent all of us home earlier than usual. My friend advised me to stock up some food, in case I'm stuck in the house without emergency supply. 

I was pretty excited with anticipation, got some tea and curled up in front of the computer. I was all ready to witness a downpour that was going to rival  the "Day after tomorrow". 

What followed was a snow fizzle that didn't even leave a trace on my car this morning. Anti-climatic of epic proportions, which was in the order of Apple announcing

I love snow storm

My work let us leave an hour early in the anticipation of the most intense blizzard (aka snowmegeddon) this afternoon. It just feels good to be home at 4:15, ( I just realized how sad that sounds). 

There's something about watching the falling snow with a cup of hot beverage that is unmatched. 

Hopefully it doesn't pour down on us when we are in Bryce or Zion in a couple of days. 

Grown Up...

There is an interesting thread on reddit titled: "When did you realize that you were an adult". I still feel that I haven't quite reached that realization yet. I've come close though. 

During 2nd year into my master's, I was guiding a tour of the University's Robotics lab for middle school kids. After wowing them with some cool robots, I let them play with some of them. One of the little girls came up to me and asked shyly 

Sir, Can I shake your hand?

I was blown away by the question. I said "Of course" and shook her hand. She seemed impressed with herself and walked away, making me realize some of these kids actually think I'm a scientist.  

I still feel this way: 

I've successfully postponed any purchase that could make me feel like an adult, a TV, Couch, House. 

It's only a matter of time.