Name Game

Reply Rules: It’s harder than it looks! Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag 10 people (“more options” link under note) . Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real. . . nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Have Fun!!!

1. What is your name: Adam
2. A four Letter Word: atom
3. A boy’s Name: Alex
4. A girl’s Name: Alyssa
5. An occupation: astronomer
6. A color: apricot
7. Something you wear:  afghan
8. A food: apple
9. Something found in the bathroom: aspirin
10. A place: Atlanta
11. A reason for being late: airplane delay
12. Something you shout: arriba and andelay
13. A movie title: Arachnophobia
14. Something you drink: ale
15. A musical group: AC/DC
16. An animal: anteater
17. Street Name: “A” or avenue
18. Name of car: Alfa Romeo

25 Random Things

This is Facebook, so the “instructions” might not apply to you.

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you.

To do this, go to the “notes” tab on your profile page, click on “write new note,” paste these instructions into the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the upper right hand corner, then click “publish.”

1. I only like the juice from oranges. I don’t like the rest and will spit it out.

2. I have a weakness for sweets

3. I have two pairs of eye glasses. One I wear at home and one I wear out.

4. I use an ergonomic keyboard at work

5. Would like to be a Buddhist monk

6. Enjoys the smell of a cigarette every once in awhile

7. Wants to donate more to the EFF

8. Has an urge to inhale the cleaning duster sitting on his desk

9. As I get older, my urge for a variety of pops drops. I really only enjoy Dr. Pepper anymore.

10. Hates paying for parking when he goes to work.

11. Is glad he has a job in this economy

12. Drives to work the same way every day, but will mix up the drive home.

13. My car is rusting.

14. I’ve had my gallbladder removed.

15. One of my favorite things is to have Alyssa “read” a story to me.

16. Has never seen a shooting star.

17. Is against the bailing out of financial firms, but for the bailout of domestic auto makers.

18. Is for a cleaner, greener earth, but against mandatory mileage requirements for car companies.

19. Has no school pride.

20. Doesn’t care for most sports.

21. Has had a problematic tooth for over a year now, but the dentist assures me it’s not a cavity.

22. Has very little desire to watch new movies.

23. Wants to learn how to mix drinks.

24. Has a terrible memory.

25. Has worked for the same company for almost 9 years.


Just a quick “What’s new with Adam” entry.

I have a new client! I’m re-doing this guy’s website. I’m removing all of the Flash that’s preventing his site from being ranked high on Google.  We’re supposed to be swapping services instead of exchanging $$. Except I haven’t gotten my “payment” yet. Next week.

I couldn’t sleep last night. I only got 2 hours of sleep. Mostly because I’ve been thinking about this guy’s website. I’m up at 12:13 because I’ve been working on it for 3 1/2 hours.

So at work today I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to stay awake, but I did. I stopped by Hy-Vee and bought * ***** *** ** ******** and ate the whole thing at work. I think I can visibly see my gut bigger.

I swear I had more to write when I was thinking about blogging in the car. Oh, well.


I had a tough day at work. I spent sooooo long trying to find out why Jibx wouldn’t bind my files. Had to do with the classpath. I used a wildcard and evidently got a jar that didn’t play nice. I still don’t know which jar it is, but I backed out my wildcard so it’s working now.

Now, I have to figure out how to get Spring and Oracle Portal to play nice… Ugh. I’m not a Spring guy.

It’s fucking cold

So today, the door to the parking garage was locked. What does that mean? That means for the last two blocks to work, instead of walking in the climate controlled tunnel, I had to walk into a strong wind producing a temperature of -32°F. Damn, it was cold!