In a city of 5+ million people it can be surprisingly hard to meet new friends. Fortunately we live in the future and there are helpful social tools on the web . Meetup.com has been useful to me in the past for professional networking. Perhaps it could help me meet some new folks that are into the same things as me. With that in mind I started a new group, Atlanta Adult Fans of LEGO.
I was surprised to get 10 people to join in the first weeks and a half. This prompted me to schedule a meetup at Mellow Mushroom in Sandy Springs. Two people joined me and we had a good time talking about LEGO, life, and other subjects while drinking beer and playing trivia. We had a good time and look forward to growing the group. We’ll see how it goes; so far so good.
I've been neglecting this blog for the past couple months and its been stressing me out. To alleviate that stress I'm going to be self indulgent and talk about what's going on in my world.
The biggest thing has been assisting my wife startup her party planning business. The current task is locking down the branding and meeting with the designer tasked with designing the website. Earlier this month she threw an awesome sweet 16 party for my niece as a test run. Everyone loved it so we are optimistic.
As if that wasn't enough I've got a few ongoing web development projects that are keeping me busy in the evening and on the weekends. Those projects plus my day job at CDC equal a lot of C# and ASP.NET. This coding will inevitably spawn some new blog posts related to coding so look out for those if that's your bag.
On the fitness front I've been running again since time sprung forward. In the early evenings I like to run along the Chattahoochee River near my home. It's a relatively flat course so I'm going to need to find some routes with hills to get in shape for the Peachtree Road Race in July. Hopefully by then the training plus my reduced beer intake will enable me to loose the 25 lbs I've needing to loose for some time.
Now I'm even more stressed. Writing all this stuff down makes me realize all the crap I have going on. Did I mention I've got my sister's furniture for sale? I need a beer…wait…forget that.