I hope you all had a great new year, personally I had the best new years day EVER. As usual, I woke up early and headed up to the mountain with friends. The weather had been poor for the past few days and I was worried about what the conditions would be like. When my friends and I arrived at the mountain we were greeted by short lift lines and 6 inches of fresh powder. The combination of fresh snow and few people made for the best day of snowboarding so far this season. The only downside was it was snowing pretty heavily for most of the morning which made visibility really bad, at times less than 25 feet, which may seem like alot until your flying through the trees at high rates of speed. It was an awesome day.
But I digress... A lot has happened over the past year, many things I'm very thankful for. The first major event that happened in 2005 was my college car broke down, so I bought my Audi A6. I have a grown up job, time for a grown up car, right? I love this car, its fun to drive, comfortable and great for taking groups up to the mountain, to name a few. Doesn't get the greatest gas mileage, but oh well.
The next two events happened in close proximity to each other. First, after nine months working for The CLM Group, Inc I gave my notice and went to work for Corillian Corp., a company which provides internet banking platforms. I work in Corillian's security department, a very satisfying and exciting job, in which I'm learning a great deal about defensive programming and software security. The next event was a trip to Vancouver, BC with my co-worker Philippe. It had been almost 20 years since I had been to Vancouver, and I didn't remember much from my last trip since I was 6 at that time. We did lots of walking and sight seeing, took lots of pictures and saw some interesting things, like a guy stacking rocks.
And of course, I had a birthday. I turned 26 this year. Nothing terribly exciting about turning 26. My insurance didn't go down, I can already drink, vote and see R rated movies... but it was a good birthday none the less because I'm still here and with my and I got a free trip around the sun, heh. For my birthday my mother got me a gift certificate rather than giving me cash like normal because I would spend cash on sky diving and she just can't have that. What are mothers for except to, among other things, continually worry about their children.
Thats pretty much all the blog worthy events for this year. I'm very optimistic about the coming year, several events I'm looking forward too. I already have a trip planned to Las Vegas for a friends birthday. As my mother was wishing me a happy new year she mentioned that she hopes I find my wife this year. She's out there and I'm looking forward to seeing her ;)
Happy New Year Everyone!