Being at the informal GA get-together in D.C. this afternoon, I was reminded by EVERYONE how long it had been since I'd blogged or written anything. So ... I'm going to at least blog for a couple minutes ...
I had a very nice time this afternoon hanging out with some of my fellow GA brethren (and sistren ). It was great seeing Dan and Trebs again (we had an awesome time out in San Francisco in November 2007), and finally getting to meet the fabulous Sharon! I also got to see Rigel again, and meet a couple new folks -- SonoLuminus, her husband ("The Other Joe"), and Robbie (who's quite ... errmmm ... cute ). It was also nice being in DC at the height of the inauguration fervor. The whole city was alive and full of people, tons of excitement and positive energy in the air. There's no way I'm going to try to brave the city on Tuesday for the actual inauguration (waaaay too many people), but it was nice to experience at least just a little of it all.
Work has been really busy for some months now, but is going well. I did have a bit of a health scare recently, though. I hurt my back helping to move a table at work a couple weeks ago, and when I went to the emergency room to get it checked out, they found that my blood pressure was very high (160/110). So, I had to go see my doctor, and he put me on blood pressure medication. I'm going back tomorrow to get the results of my blood tests & urinalysis, as well as an EKG. I'll probably end up on cholesterol medication too. It's kinda scary, since I'm only 31 and all, but at least I caught it early, and I guess the back injury (which is all healed now) was a blessing in disguise of sorts. I've totally changed my dietary habits, and hopefully I'll be able to give up smoking soon. I need to start exercising more too.
Anyway, enough of that ... I'm going back to watching the Ravens game!