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Graduation, Job and Moving [DRAFT]

Posted: Sun, 06 Mar 2005 by

Wow, it has been a long time since I posted last. It looks like November was the last time. A lot has happened since then. I think now that things have started to settle a little bit for me it's time for an update. First of all there's graduation. Yes, after six years of being in school I've finally graduated with a degree in Computer Science, a minor in Mathematics and a Web Programming certificate. All this stuff ended up being a ridiculously high 250 credits or so. It was certainly worth the time and effort though from there it was time to enter the real world...Next on the list is the job hunt. Well, lucky for me a few weeks before graduation I had gotten an interview with Amazon.com. Three phone screens and five onsite (yes, five, though they were all the same day) interviews later I have started there. I've now been there about six weeks and couldn't be happier with it.The environment is entertaining and above all challenging. My first day (week/month) was very overwhelming. There was, as you can imagine, a ton of information to learn. Even after six weeks there is still a ton of information to learn. In fact it seems like the more I learn the more I discover to learn. From what I've been told at about the four or six month mark is when most people just click with the environment. I'm not quite there yet.One more major thing to report... Sari and I have started renting a house in the Ravenna neighborhood in Seattle. It's about three blocks away from University Village which has a QFC with a Bruegger's Bagels (the best bagels and sandwiches), a Jamba Juice (my favorite alternative to the Starbucks next to work), an Apple store (this could get me in trouble) and many other assorted goodies. There is also a Kidd Valley (great burgers and shakes) a short walk away. I never really have to wander far from home to get the things I "need".Unfortunately for the moment Sari is still in Bellingham as she's finishing off school. She'll be done in June though, so it won't be too much longer that we're apart.I also want to apologize for the lack of updates over the last several months. The lack of having my own space to do my own thing has pretty much destroyed any motivation that I might have had to do the things that I want to do. It's strange how my mind works.With any luck I'll get off my butt and start posting a bit more often. I would really like to start showing off some pictures that I've been taking. It may be a little bit longer before that is a reality but, with any luck, it'll be sooner than later.

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Updated: 2012-02-24 10:20:46 -0800