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the obligatory end of the month update from yours truly that normally does not have ridiculously long titles for posts

Despite the ridiculously long title as mentioned in said title, I will attempt to keep this particular post as close to the bare minimum as to not only make it easier for you to finish reading but also for me to get all of this off the backburner in order to move forward to more of the new (and because I still have not adopted the use of Twitter, Bookface, and the cornucopia of other online social networking tools as a daily means of connecting with others wearing digital shrouds and expressing themselves in an ambiguous tone often misinterpreted.)

I have completed my program in education enhancement and will relieve myself from attending any classes for college credit in the near future.

I have reignited the enjoyment I receive from viewing the magnificent work of Alfred Hitchcock, mainly his television series but his full-length features are being watched as well.

I’m nearing some crossroads in my career. Yes, I wanna go for a ride. Peace out.

the urban transplant of desert life

We went to the Zilker Botanical Garden to see some bonsai trees on display.

Here’s a couple pictures from the show:

Later in the day, we stopped by a garden department and picked up some succulents and clay pots:

E.T.’s Fingers (aka gollum jade)

Split Rock (Pleiospilos)

Here’s another succulent whose name I don’t remember right now:

We also saved a cactus from doom:

This one was blooming with a couple trays of similar cacti.

Months have flown by where our living quarters did not have any non-artificial life sharing the space while we were at work during the day. These plants should be easy to take care of, so we should have them for a while. Peace out.

the sooner than later

I’m just trying to squeeze this quick post before midnight creeps up. The clock just hit 10:56pm and I’m just going to hit a few more keys or until 11pm at the latest.

We’re currently watching Zapped! right now. Prior to the movie, we ran errands for about five hours stopping at a few places. Then, I started on single player mode on Portal 2.

We ate a pizza topped with mushrooms, spinach, and garlic. We’ve had it before, and it was also tasty then. The deal was buy the frozen pizza and get a box of ice cream Drumsticks free with a coupon. Sold. Now I think it’s time to hit Publish and enjoy one. Peace out.

the april drizzle and confetti eggs

April won’t pass me by without an update to this collection I’ve been maintaining for years. This month has been super busy which made it fly by like the others. I’m committed to not missing a month without writing a post here to keep it going, so here we go.

This semester is almost over. I only have a couple weeks after this one until I’m done with enhancing my education for a while. I will definitely be relieved when I don’t have to attend class or waste my time on labs and assignments.

I’m happy that I made it through, but I didn’t make it without kicking and screaming. Nonetheless, I didn’t give up, and I hope the effort rewards me more than just the fact that I completed the goal of going back to school to enhance my skills.

If any of you wonder why I don’t update this as often as I’ve done before, here’s the main reason why: My day job requires me to be in front of a computer most of the day. My class work requires me to utilize a computer to complete my labs and assignments. Everything from managing my finances to communicating with the world to acquiring my television programming involves me staring in a glowing box with my fingers tapping a keyboard and clicking a mouse. The way I currently live has me glued to a machine for most of my waking hours. Therefore, I do my best not to immerse myself in computers but the rest of the world wants me to do otherwise.

Mortal Kombat and Portal 2 on PS3 are my games of choice right now. I’ve played Mortal Kombat a little bit but haven’t really done much with Portal 2 other than played a few stages in co-op mode but I’m loving them both.

I plan on updating at least once more this upcoming weekend before the month is officially over. For those of you with Flash installed, jump jump:

Peace out.

the march of the tortas

Unwrapping the foil to reveal a carefully sliced roll filled with bliss continues to be part of our Saturday morning routine. The tortas from Taqueria Montenegro remain the best tortas on this side of the universe.

The magical combination of marinated fajita beef, sliced onions, lettuce, guacamole, the trademark green sauce, and a twist of fresh lime juice inside a lightly-toasted sandwich roll will turn any average Saturday morning into an itis-filled average Saturday m0rning. If you are seeing one of these sandwiches sent from heaven for the first time, then you have discovered one of Austin’s best kept secrets.