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|2/1||[The last two of seven Internet IP still
available has been given to APNIC, leaving only 5 of 256 sections which is
expected to run out this year.]
First day of February, woke up at 6:00am, with sound of radio, but only to hear about severe thunderstorm warning I got up and took shower quick. Stepped out from my apartment around 7:30am, the rain seems to be over now and pretty warm, around 65F. Drove to work and stayed until 1:00pm to take care of items. I have a lot to do since it's my first day back at office. Went to Burger King for lunch. It was sunny but getting breezy. For the afternoon, I called an insurance agent to negotiate deal with not getting cancelled since my drivers license has not arrived yet. Stayed at office until 7:00pm then drove home. The outside temperature is 29F no wonder it's pretty cold already. The road south side of I-10 was jammed so I had to take a detour to come home. Spent evening relaxing at home.
|2/2||[Tropical Cyclone Yasi approaching Australia]
Woke up at 3:00am in the morning. It is pretty cold and saw 24F reported. Could not stand staying the bed so I got up and was around 4:00am. Stretched my body, had breakfast. Drove to LTF around 6:00am and worked out for half hour. Drove to work around 7:15am and started to work. Then there was a blackout for about 1 hour around 9:00am. The outside has not warmed up yet so it was cold to stay in and out of the office. Another one hit around 11:00am and then 1:00pm, which was the last one. I got really sleepy around 3:00pm and I could not help taking a nap. Stayed at the office until 6:30pm. The outside was cold but a bit of light left in the sky. Drove to Kroger for groceries then come home. Cooked a fried rice, then relaxed for the evening. Went to bed around 10:00pm. I finally got my Texas Driver License.
|2/3||Did not wake up until 5:30am. Getting up and
turned the heater on since the temperature is at 27F. Expecting some snow
starting in the evening to tomorrow. Drove to Kroger
first to get a cold medicine, then to chiropractics for realignment. I am
doing well so I just need to go there two weeks later. I drove to work after
that. Stayed at the office until 11:00am then headed to HCTRA office to get
an EZTAG for my car, now I can drive without paying at a toll. Drove to LTF
for workout I missed in the morning. I came back to the office, and stayed
until 6:00pm. Coworkers began going home as early as 4:00pm since they are
afraid of freezing rain to start. The whole day was cold but unlike
yesterday, we did not get any blackouts. Talked with my friend, stayed up
until 10:00pm then went to bed.
Someone must have forgot to turn off the sprinkler
|2/4||Woke up around 4:00am, 22F in the morning,
stayed in bed until 6:00am then got up. My cold is still not recovering
well, so I had to take things easy. Freezing rain over the night coated my
car with ice, so I had to struggle for a while before I can leave my
apartment around 8:30am. While driving up a street, I saw a van next to me
locked up the tires and started to sliding to me. I had to slow down to let
the drive to hit the ditch. No serious damage done and my car was
unscratched. Phew. Stayed at the office until 1:30pm then drove across the
street to get a burger for lunch. Drove back to the office and stayed until
5:30pm. I stopped by at CVS pharmacy, which they did not sell any major
brand medicines. Came home still outside is bright, picked up my car title
in the mailbox. Stayed at home relaxing and cooked dinner. Went to bed
Getting lazy so I get a burger
|2/5-6||Wichita Trip, again...
|2/7||Woke up at 6:00am, went to work after picking up pants from dry cleaner. Stayed there but headed out for lunch at Chinese buffet. Stayed until 6:00pm for work. My brain too tired and cannot keep the motivation up to go to gym. Still my nose is running. Drove to Kroger on the way coming back to the apartment. Picked up a cold medicine which is a Kroger brand this time. Went to bed around 10:00pm.|
|2/8||Woke up at 6:00am, went to work. Lunch at a Chinese restaurant at I-10 and Highway 6. Stayed until 7:00pm for work and hit the road to go to gym. The outside was getting windy but not so cold yet. Expecting some rain over the night. Cooked spaghetti and stayed up until 11:00pm. Spend second day reviewing English in the new book, drove me crazy, almost|
|2/9||Woke up, chilly 40F and under rain. Drove to work but stuck on the way due to traffic jam. Stayed at office until 6:30pm. During the day, the temperature kept dropping and the raindrops on my car were frozen when I stepped out from the office. Drove to gym, worked out for 30 minutes. Tried to took a shower but only cold water came out. I guess because of the weather today... I come home but did not have anything to cook or eat, so made noodles, and also used a mix for steamed rice. Filed tax for 2010, did two loads of laundry in the evening. Went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|2/10||Woke up and checked the temperature, 24F. The weather was not bad and I drove to the office in less congested traffic. Worked on the same material again but also on a paper shredder for two hours before lunch. Maybe I could have just buy a new one. Afternoon is just regular as usual. Stayed until 6:30pm then drove to LTF for workout. Had dinner from Kroger and relaxed for the evening. Went to bed around 11:00pm again.|
|2/11||[MANACA, and speed pass for Nagoya starts
Woke up at 6:00am, another cold temperature but today was 26F. Drove to work and stayed until 6:30pm. I walked out with my coworkers for lunch at Taco Cabana. On the way back, I spotted a trace of oil under my coworker's car, determined to be loose drain plug for the engine oil pan. I cannot believe the mechanic who's done that. Had some people visited us, and I joined the dinner with them. Finished up, came home around 10:30pm. I saw two police cars patrolling the apartment complex with search light. I wonder what's going on...
|2/12||[Borders filed bankruptcy protection]
Woke up around 3:00am, maybe due to what I ate yesterday. 27F in the morning. Stayed in bed until 6:00am then get up and stretched my body, headed to LTF for swim until 9:15am, then went to get hair cut. I did not have to wait this time. I left there by 10:00am, then had to go to a bank to fill out missing portion in IRA from last year. I was talking with the bank staffs over declining safety around this area. Someone busted the door in this neighbor recently. Wow?! Finally did a car wash before coming home. I have seen many cars at the store so I guess it's good car washing weather. Spent afternoon at home, until 4:30pm then I went to my coworker's house to try to select a Blu-ray player for their needs. After shopping, we all went to a Chinese restaurant for dinner. The place get really crowded as we are eating. I came home around 9:30pm, went to bed at 10:00pm.
|2/13||Must have slept good. I woke up at 7:00am. I think the temperature in the morning was around 40F but not warm enough to go without a heater. Did not feel like I wanted to go to gym but went there anyway. Worked out on treadmill for the first time in a while. Drove to work, ate lunch I brought and stayed until 5:00pm to read newspaper. I then drove under sunny sky to Target, bought groceries and a paper shredder. Drove home and took evening easy. Went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|2/14||Woke up at 6:00am, needed another morning with heater. The car is coated with dews and the sky was hazy. Drove to work, and continued on the project. Stayed until 6:30pm then headed to home. Relaxed for the evening, good to know that I have a received a card. Going to bed around 11:00pm.|
|2/15||Woke up at 6:00am, no heater needed. My car is covered with dews again. Drove to work before 8:00am under still hazy air and started to work on the assignment. I wanted to finish the project today so I concentrated on that one. Except for going to eat lunch at Chinese restaurant, getting cloudy as the day passes but no rain. I kept going until 10:00pm. Then I stepped outside, see some water started to condensate on the windshield. Drove to Kroger then back home and went to bed.|
|2/16||Woke up at 6:00am. I guess no need for heater then. Three days in a row, I had to remove dews from the car. Left home a bit late but arrived at work okay. The sky was cloudy all day. Stayed at the office until 7:30pm then headed out to LTF for workout. I ran about 30 minutes and this time was better than the last Sunday. Drove home, cooked rice and had dinner. Went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|2/17||Woke up at 6:00am but fell back to sleep so I ended up getting out from the bed around 7:00am. Took a shower and headed to chiropractics in the morning then walked to a bank to put my IRA money to investment. Drove up to storage to pay the due for the next 12 months then finally headed to the office. Spent whole day dealing with calls and projects. Wrapped up at 8:30pm then headed to LTF for workout. The moon looks full now and the thin layer of clouds just adding some special effects. Returned home around 10:00pm and cooked microwave meal and take home salad for the dinner. Went to bed by midnight.|
|2/18||Woke up at 6:00am and again I felt sleepy so I just decided to stay in the bed until 7:00am. Drove to work, but went out to Kinko's to get company staff print out. They did not figure out how to for a long so when I come back to the office it was after 1:00pm. Stayed at the office until 7:30pm then headed to gym for the workout. Come home, started to pack for the trip. Went to bed around 11:00pm.|
|2/19||Woke up at 6:00am, I had less sleep over the
night since I could not sleep well from getting upset about the last email I
received before leaving the office. Getting out of the bed and stretched my
body. I left home around 7:00am to hit gym. When I went there, the lap pool
was full, I guess there are some people like to swim like me. So I used the
Rec. pool instead. Drove back home but decided to get my car washed before.
Finished packing after coming home, had breakfast and departed home at
9:20am. First I headed to the office to pick up and do few stuffs before
going to business trip. Stayed only 15 minutes and drove to the airport
under foggy weather. Arrived at parking at 10:00am. Took a shuttle bus which
is very much full of people. Arrived at the terminal C and proceeded to
check in. Lined up to go to security screening at 10:30am at very end of it.
Took well 30 minutes to go through. Just as I was getting screened, I saw my
coworker lined up so I guess good luck. I went through the FBS for the first
time. Walked to the gate and saw my another coworker waiting. Getting on
board at 11:35am.
CO197 IAH-LAS (11:55am-1:18pm)
The plane departed the gate at noon, and taxied for a while then had to wait by the runway to let other planes take off, so the plane became airborne at 12:30pm. It flew to south then turned the heading to west. For the most of the time, the plane flew over the clouds so I could not see much of the ground. The air was bumpy sometimes. At 12:35pm local time, the plane started to descend. The bumpy air continued and the captain of the plane was explaining it's been like this for the last couple of the days. The plane landed but skidded to side a bit. Arrived at the gate at 1:15pm.
Took a rental car to the hotel. The strip was very busy. Took almost half hour to get to there. Relaxed for a while then came downstairs for drink around 5:00pm then the dinner started from 6:30pm. I had salad and steak for dinner. We wrapped the things up around 8:30pm, then hit the strip to Rio to watch a show called Penn and Teller. It was pretty good. After the show people wanted to stay but I had enough fun for the day, so I took a taxi back to the hotel, checked email and then went to bed around midnight. I have to get up early today.
Landed in Vegas!
|2/20||Woke up at 6:00am, worked on bidding on ebay again. For today, I won 4 out of 5 but the one I lost was something I wanted to win. Went out for workout at fitness room around 8:00am. The outside looks raining and the news says it's only for the morning. I have no plan going out today but I always like sunny weather. In fact, the outside getting cleared up by 9:00am. Spent morning relaxing, catching up on blog until 11:00am. We had a company meeting starting from 1:00pm and lasted for 4 hours then we had to make a summary for it. My coworkers wanted to go to Chinatown, so we took a cab there. Stayed until 9:00pm and I got a ride back while others gone somewhere for more night life. I went to bed around midnight.|
|2/21||Woke up at 6:00am, get a ride to a yard for
assembly of the machines. We left the hotel at 7:00am and got on freeway to
get there. The work had to face many obstacles, but we made
some progress. Had subway for lunch. Because Nellis AFB is nearby, I kept
seeing F-16s and F-15s. A guy at the yard was telling me of Red Flag is
starting this week. Stayed until 5:00pm after mostly done, then got a ride
back to the hotel. We walked south to go to brewery, my coworker had a
really good time.
Dawn in Las Vegas
|2/22||[A strong earthquake hits New Zealand, reports
of many Japanese students learning English there missing.]
Woke up at 6:00am, get a ride to a yard for assembly day #2. Shared the ride there with the same members, the work started as usual and finished the work by 5:00pm. We had a jobsite meeting, opening up beer bottles and cerebrated the safe operations. Stayed for two hours then we all headed to a Hooters on a limousine. One of my coworker had a really good time there. Come back to the hotel around 11:00pm, went to bed.
|2/23||[Space Shuttle Discovery is on its way to the
39th and the last flight to space]
Woke up at 5:30am, stretched my body and get a ride to the yard at 7:00am. For today was very much all the training. Had a burger and fries for lunch then kept myself busy. Left the yard around 5:00pm and took a shower, took a limousine to Chinatown for Korean BBQ, again. Come back to the hotel and worked on the project for a while. Then went to bed around 10:00pm
|2/24||[Boeing's KC-46A was awarded for USAF's future
Woke up at 5:30am, stretched my body and turned on the PC to check emails. Left to the yard at 7:00am, and began on disassembly of the machines. We have been having so many burgers and today's lunch was also the same. Worked until 5:00pm, almost done but decided to head back to the hotel. My coworkers wanted to go to a casino, while I still cannot withdraw any money from ATM machines, only I can do is to watch my coworkers, well, losing money. Had steak for dinner, went to bed around 10:00pm.
How many more burgers before I finish the trip?!
|2/25||Woke up once around 3:00am due to noises. I
guessed that the person in next room has to go to airport early or
something. Went to the yard for the very last time. I get to operate one of
them. Disassembly work is completed by 3:00pm but we hand around for a
Left work around 4:00pm, get a ride in a car back to the hotel. Relaxed
until 6:00pm then I got a call from my coworker to have a beer at the bar
downstairs. We exchanged our opinions and I went out with my running buddy
to have beer and dinner at a restaurant nearby. I had good time then
returned to another bar for a drink, ended up staying until 11:00pm there
and I was very drank. Went to bed after finished packing. Tired.
This is what I need for all the hard work I have done this week
|2/26||Woke up around 3:30am again, I guess the person
in next room must be enjoying night life in Vegas. Got up at 6:00am, took a
quick shower and went downstairs to meet up with coworkers. Left hotel at
6:30am with three other coworkers, while one still has not shown up yet. We
had to go to a rental car facility to returned the car, then took a shuttle
to the terminal. Arrived at the airport, passed the security at 7:30am, had
plenty of time to catch flight. They had breakfast until 8:30am then we all
moved to the gate. The boarding started on time, got inside the cabin with
my coworkers who have elite access. The CO296 took off to west then turned
to south for a while, then the plane finally turned to
Landed at 2:30pm, walked to baggage claim, took a shuttle to the parking. Getting out the lot, bought sandwich at Subway and stopped by at Kroger for the minimum items for tonight. Drove home by 4:00pm, had lunch I grabbed at Subway. I was quite tired but did not take nap since I was afraid that I may not be able to sleep over the night. Caught up with emails and spent evening not doing much, or simply I cannot doing anything. Went to bed around 10:00pm.
Leaving Las Vegas
|2/27||Woke up fresh at 6:00am, went to swim at LTF in the morning. I can tell many plants died from the freezing a couple of weeks ago by looking around and seeing brown. I stepped out from the gym and drove to the office to do catch ups, submit expense reports for the travel, and read newspapers from the last week. I got off there around 2:00pm, drove to Souper Salad for lunch then stopped by at Sears and Target before coming home. I spent evening relaxing at home to rest up.|
|2/28||Last day of February. Woke up at 6:00am, good to know that I am not going anywhere. Drove to work and spent a busy day there since I was away from office whole last week. Went out for Chinese food for lunch, other than that, my day passed by so quick. Leaving office around 8:00pm for workout. It was good. Drove home, ate dinner and went to bed around 11:00pm.|
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