|My life is hectic
||[Dec. 30th, 2005|01:09 am]
David E Vergolini
|||||Miami - Will Smith||]|
It has been a while since I have updated you guys, because my life has been such a hectic mess. I will try to contain everything in different subject areas that maybe will give people an understanding of what has been going on in my life lately
Work: I wrapped up my job for the Dodge Nitro program that is set to debut in August. It is still building like shit, and S1 (online production) begins soon. Unless they want the doors falling off the body, they need to make some serious changes to their process. The few cars I have seen in S0 were way behind the Liberty at the same point. Part of it has to do with different parts using the same process, but they need to compensate for this short fall with another way of putting the parts on the body, or maybe using different locators. It's too late to change the parts.
I went down there 5 days last week. I was suppose to be on vacation, studying for finals, and everything else, but no, I was called down there, had to leave at a moments notice. I am sure my bosses will make up for this shortfall. The always seem to be really fair. I don't get paid as much as other engineers in the same position, but when you work with two bosses that are fair and like you, you can't leave it. 7 years at the same company is a long time.
I'm in Miami right now for work. It's warm here about 75 today. I fly back new years eve at 6pm.
Car: My Wrangler is a total loss. Total Damage was estimated at $10,209.45. Kinda sucks doesn't it? The majority of that is the underbody. The front axel was broke (in two), the suspension needed to be rebuit, 2 tie rods gone. My insurance company calls me today to settle the loss with me...They offered me 11,825.56 for the vehicle. I only owe 9033.00. (Wranglers hold their value REAL well in case anyone wants to buy one). So I got a 2,800 check to put toward the Mazda 3 I've been looking at closely. It is between that, a Cobalt, or a Focus with priority in that area. The Mazda 3 iTouring with Moonroof, ABS, Air, Power Everything, I can get with my Ford S Plan for 17125. We shall see. I'll be making this decision next week, if anyone can shed some light.
School: I'm done with the semester. My stupid TA who take over about 3/4ths in the semester of my operating systems class, totally graded our final projects wrong. We were suppose to get extra credit for implementing aging in our page replacement algorithms. He didn't give that credit. When I confronted him on it. He explained that is was easy to implement, and didn't deserve the credit. I guess the actual PHD Professor who said we would get the credit means nothing in the course. I've always hated this TA. I had him twice, and if I get a class with him again, I will either ask the professor to grade my assignments, ask for a new TA, or drop the course. As far as final grades, two more As, which brings my GPA up to 3.92. I start the 9th. This next semester will be the semester from hell.
Friends: I met Ryan up at snookers for his birthday a couple of weeks ago. I got him a Target giftcard. I hope he liked it. I forgot to give him the picture of Scott and him from Jeremy and James Christmas Party. It's a cute picture of just the two of them, and I made copies for the both of them. I figured that would mean more to him than a $20 giftcard. (I just hope he didn't bitch about it like he did his family gifts). I will give them their pictures when I see them next. Which is I don't know when.
Basketball: Our team is 3-1. I'll miss the Jan 4th game against one of the top teams in the league. We lost to the 50-48 in OT the first time we played them on a last second 3 pointer. It was a defensive struggle. I think I scored 8 points that game, and Matt (major HOTTIE) scored 26. He can drop 30 a night. The other players are ok looking, but he's just smoking (looks wise). It's weird, we ALL went to Harper Woods Notre Dame for high school, just graduated at different times. I think i'm going to get shirts made up for that. But anyways, these guys are great. They all know I'm gay, but since i can hoop it up, and talk their shit, it doesn't matter. They even pick on me for it.
EXBF: My sister called Travis crying to him about what happened (he had never returned her call, typical). First, Travis is Anthony's, my 2 year old nephew, godfather. For anyone who is catholic, this is a special responsibility where u just send that extra birthday card, or east card, noting big, but something to show that you love him. Well, Travis pretty much threw all that in my sisters face. You know, he lived here for 5 years, and never made my family a priority or tried to make them part of his. He was always too concerned with what his mother was or wasn't. I guess when you are a flower child born out of the pot vietnam era, your mom thinks of you as sunshine. I am no expert, but he will not be able to move into a relationship without totally breaking away from his mother and letting other families into his life. He feels if he does that he will not love his mother, which is understandable, but it doesnt lead to a healthy relationship. He's a momma boy and he knows it. What I really carea bout is him just throwing away my neices and nephews like they can just turn off the love switch. My 7 neices and nephews cared for Travis because he'd play with them (mostly for his own enjoyment however, not out of just being with the kids). To tell my sister he wants no part in them? How crazy. what goes around comes around, so something will happen someday.
Christmas: I spent time at my sisters house for Christmas. My whole family was there. Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, sisters brothers.. I think we had 50 in all. The food was good, honeybaked ham, pierogi, kielbasa, meatballs. The kids got spoiled as usual. I got what I wanted a $50 gift card to home depot (my favorite store next to Best Buy) and a package of oreo cookies. After my sisters, I went over to Carrie's house to meet up with James, Jeremy, Jenny, Carrie and Chrissie. I gave them all Christmas cards and $20.00. I didn't know what to get them, so money is always safe. James and Jeremy got me a game called boxers or briefs (don't get any ideas guys). It is just a game where u ask questions about your friends. It'll be fun when we play it (probably Jan 13 when I have a few people over). We then played family fued. Our team won. handily. We then played music scene it, and again our team took 2 out of 3. I was no help though. I don't know music that well. I knew the obivous questions, but the difficult ones from older time periods forget it. We had help in that area. I think we should get a sports scene it. See how everyone struggles . :)
NYE: no plans...my plane lands at 6pm. James and Jeremy asked me to go to Chicago, but I couldn't cause I'm in Miami. Noone else asked me to do anything, so I'll just cuddle up with Snoopy, pour the both of us a glass of wine, and wish that my 2006 will be a peaceful and great year. If anyone wants to hang out with me, they are more than welcome to. :) or invite me somewhere.
Let's see what else... no, that's about it... i'm beat, and going to bed. Ok, maybe i'll get replied after this one :) j/k everyone take care