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2nd step into adulthood

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My first step probably would have had something to do with graduating from college and moving across the world for personal and environmental purposes.  Neither of which produced me a professionally stable career of sorts, but it at least gave me a better understanding of who I am and what are my wants and needs.

My second step into adulthood has something to do with a new financial purchase--buying a new car.  The sensation is both exciting and scary, this being my first adult step into financial debt.  It was a big, but well-thought out decision.  To be in debt is no fun at all, but I believe that with the right financial planning, I can have the car paid off in about a year's time.  I am a big-purchase spender.  I believe in saving most of my money for that one large purchase--that trip to Maui, a new DSLR camera, moving your life to California.  This is what I do.  I save and I dispense; I work and then I reward.  It's just something that works well for me.

Anyway, meet my n…

Sunny side down

The past few months can be summed up and expressed by my apparent aloofness and neglect, reflected through my noticeably absent blog posts. These months have been some of the most consuming moments aside from my college days, which used to be characterized by hoards of politically-minded theories, final exams, cigarettes, cereal runs, and late night trips to the gym. The sad part is that this utter consumption hasn't been due to anything cool like the study of natural resource law, or acts of human rights violations against China. I haven't been off taking artistic photographs, or traveling, or riding bicycles to ancient shrines. I haven't been saving and researching endangered species, or staring at naked Japanese butts, or digging my toes in black Costa Rican sand. No. I've been here. Here working my soul to steel, and resenting the fact that I haven't seen my friends or had a weekend off in months.

My job requires a lot of care and attention. A mere thre…

Without further adieu

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Meet my new, beautiful niece, Charlotte Michelle, born November 4, 2009.

Our family has been honored with a special new edition. Charlotte, nicknamed "Charley" after my grandfather, will bring one of many welcomed firsts to our family. She's the first child to my brother and sister-in-law, the first grandchild to our parents, and the first great-grandchild to our grandparents. She's also the first to make me an aunt. It will be an absolute joy watching her grow and experience her very own firsts. Discovering, learning, and loving the world. As we will love her. Welcome to the world, Beautiful.