Update for December 2007


Monday, December 31, 2007 10:30pm (EST)

Happy New Year everyone.  I have been sick and work has been demanding.  Our 6 month project to integrate two laboratory computer systems into one went very well this weekend.  However, being sick and working long hours on the computer while coughing was not the highlight of my year.  Christmas was nice.  Went to God's Love We Deliver and greeted the volunteers who delivered food to homebound people living with various illnesses including Aids.  After I headed to my normal dinner invitation in full tux.  The loved it and the food was great.  Nice home cooked meal by one of the best Cuba cooks I know.  Ada is such a doll and it is great to be their adopted orphan for Christmas.  I have spent Christmas dinner with them for several years now.  Looking forward to getting better by sleeping most of tomorrow.  Finally got home from work at 8pm.  The integration went very well but several little issues are bugging me.  Nothing to serious and the overall integration went very well.  Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and looking forward to a great New Year.


Saturday, December 22, 2007 10:00am (EST)

Had an interesting week.  Been sick and currently am coughing and hacking.  This week was all work and little else.  Did get out to do a little shopping on Tuesday night and on Wednesday attended a dinner in the City on the lower east side with Jeffrey.  Several friends of ours were there from Cherry Grove.  So we had a great time talking with friends.


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Went out to our Syosset laboratory with Dan & Debbie from work today.  We were working on the 2nd parallel test for the integration of Syosset and the Teterboro lab.  We finally left around 4pm and I think I caught a cold while in the car with Debbie.  She had been sick and now I am as well.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007 11:30pm (EST)

Had a great evening at Carnegie Hall where we were the guest of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus for their Holiday Spectacular.  It was a really great performance and we really enjoyed it.


Sunday, December 9, 2007

Had a fun weekend in Portland.  I emceed the Portland Prince & Princess Ball and Investitures.  Got to hang with some great friends.  Watch a period of Winter Hawks hockey in the Coliseum on Friday.  Had a great weekend.  The flight was great since I was in First Class both ways.


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Flew into Phoenix from Las Vegas for a few days.  Had a fun time with my mom and Bill who live outside of Phoenix.  Did some computer work for mom and had fun shopping with her and just spending some time with her.  I flew back on Tuesday to work on Wednesday and Thursday then flew to Portland on Friday.  My Las Vegas trip also put me over 50,000 miles on Continental in 2007.  So I now get a 100% bonus on air miles until the end of 2008 and GOLD Elite status on all Continental trips.


Saturday, December 1, 2007 3:30pm (PST) Las Vegas, NV

Having a good time here with friends at the Tuscany Suites & Casino.  Flight landed just fine yesterday then after us, the airport closed down and several other people were stranded with late flights getting in.  Due to fog and rain here, it was really bad for a while.  Could not even see the top of many of the hotels on the strip.  We are about 2 blocks off the main strip on Flamingo Road.  Lots of people here for the coronation tonight.  I have to get started getting ready since I have to be there around 5:30pm so only 2 hours to get all done up.  Thought I would take a nap first.  Today it is windy and cold but dry out.