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Author Micah Cambre

the years of my life

When I take such long absences from posting on my website, I get lost for words. So much happens in a month and to try and summarize everything, sentences flowing nicely from event to event, can be arduous. It is then that the random nature of my thoughts is all I have to go on.

My month started with a short, somewhat unpleasant trip to San Diego. The best part was going to Seaworld for the first time. The worst was not enjoying myself and getting too little sleep. It’s because of experiences like this that you must re-evaluate your priorities and desires in life. But luckily, I caught up on sleep and will try to trust my gut more often.

I’ve started a huge project at work that has kept me constantly busy as I continually try to play catch up, rewriting code after code. You’d think I would be further along than I am but one thing leads to another. And I’ve had a much better month than August and July. When my site is finally redesigned, I’ll let you take a peek at it. Although, it’s rather technical and not so exciting. Oh, and it’s been just over six months since I joined this company. My, how time flies.

In less than two weeks, I shall mark my return to one of my favorite destinations: NYC. I’m going to spend five and a half days there enjoying the city, catching up with the bro, and meeting new people. I have no plans and hope to have as much fun as I possibly can in a great big city. My last visit to Manhattan was November of 2003. It has been much too long since that visit and I hope my next visit back doesn’t take me another three years. Who knows… Maybe soon in the future I’ll be spending week after week there for a while.

I have almost certainly finished most of my major freelance web design work. That’s a very good feeling as it’s been looming in the background since I began working full-time. This is also great because I can now get out there and start pursuing other things which make me happy, such as music and traveling. Being a full-time and freelance designer for almost all the time I’m awake during the day has burnt me out on web design. I enjoy the art behind it, I enjoy learning new methods and putting new puzzles together, but I am very tired of doing this day after day. I’ve lost a little of the passion. Which is why I think pursuing other things I enjoy during my freetime will help me regain the passion for it as well as build others.

This is the first weekend in a very long time where I felt like I’ve had so much time to myself. It is such a nice feeling to not feel pressured by projects that need to be done. However, I don’t want to get TOO comfortable because I need to stimulate myself with my freetime looking for new, cool opportunities. Time to get myself out there again. And maybe now I can finally get something going with all of this musical talent that I supposedly have.

Since my last post about working out more regularly, I’m proud to say that I’ve been fairly consistent over the past month. I jog no less than 3 times a week as well as life weights 3-4 times a week. It’s not like you can really see any results but I know I feel better because of it. However, my legs and knees are starting to feel a little on the bad side of this. So I need to be careful about what I’m doing. Time to start considering joining a gym.

Friday night was a great night. I went to CBS studios for the first time ever and was able to see a few studios. The foremost studio that I walked on was the Price is Right set! That was really cool since I’ve grown up watching it. But it’s always true what they say about TV adding weight. That studio is TINY. The stage is tiny. Everything was so small. And, actually being on stage where Bob Barker does his thing was really awesome. The other studios I visited were Bold and the Beautiful, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Tyra Banks. Tyra’s studio is exactly as you would imagine… made for a diva. It is HUGE. It’s great knowing the right people!

These really are the greatest years of my life. And I truly believe it’s only going to get better from here.

It Happened One Night

downtown San Diego

This weekend was totally unplanned, but in a matter of minutes I made the decision to go to San Diego for a night! It’s amazing how quickly these impulse decisions can be some of the most amazing ones you make and this was no exception.

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get out of town to do something totally random and crazy like this, but this weekend was long past due. I’ve recently been aching to get out of town, go on a roadtrip or something, but this whole full-time employment and real life business keeps my extracurricular activities to a depressing minimal. So I decided this timing was perfect and we drove down Saturday evening.

So what made this trip so fun? The fact that Saturday afternoon I expected a relaxing, boring weekend and it ended up completely opposite in downtown San Diego; it turned out perfect. We started the night at a club on 5th Avenue and ended the night sitting by the bay just talking and enjoying the night lights.

On Sunday, we had a great time walking around the bay and toured a destroyer and aircraft carrier. This was the first time I’ve been on an aircraft carrier since I went to the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi. And from what I remembered, this one was very similar. We didn’t have time to go around to each exhibit and listen to every little detail, but it was neat just being there and seeing all of the historical planes and learning about the history of the vessel. Little did we realize it but this week was Fleet Week in San Diego so tourism was up a little. So our timing was impeccable!

I don’t think I’ll write about how many drinks I had or how late we stayed out because it doesn’t matter. What matters is having a great time with great company in a great place. San Diego is definitely going to get more of my business in the future, I’m just not sure how soon yet.

Now hopefully I can plan another trip like this, but in another country… oh, let’s say… Great Britain? ;-)