Crazy Hair

About a month ago when Jaime was here she straightened my hair just to show me what it would look like. I liked the look although Justin thought my hair looked girly.

Last week, the hair straightener I bought arrived from Amazon.

Today, I started off with hair that looked like this.

I didn’t use any product today and just let my hair air dry. After lunch I went upstairs and bravely tried to do my first solo hair straightening session!

I think the results are pretty good!


I’ve got some more learning to develop technique and speed, but I think it’s a solid first go!

Purdue Anniversary

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Today was my sixth year of employment with Purdue University.

During that time, I’ve gotten to know a great many people across the University and have expanded my knowledge far beyond what I had dreamt when I first joined Purdue.

On June 30, 2008, I began working for the Physics department as a Desktop Support Specialist.  I helped the faculty, staff, and students with their UNIX/Mac systems – fixing issues and improving their experience wherever I could.  I also helped out with the server-side environment when possible, as well as greatly enhancing the user-facing technical documentation.

On October 17, 2011, I began a new chapter in my time at Purdue as a Messaging Systems Administrator.  I joined a great team and quickly gained much technical knowledge along with a great deal more responsibility.  My new position was managing systems used by the entire University.  However, the biggest change was in being introduced to a world of greater collaboration across all departments and units of Purdue.  Ensuring superior communication during both good and unfortunate events has been a skill I’ve been able to hone the past three years.

I look forward to many more years to come at Purdue University and seeing my career and skills continue to advance!

Fence: Phase 1 Complete

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Last year, we had a fence put in at our house. Late in the year, we started to stain and seal it, but only got about halfway done.

This year, I’ve made it my goal to finish the entire fence before the year ends. I’ve finally completed the first phase by completing the inside of the fence. It has taken about almost 14 gallons of stain, but the results look great!

Next up: the entire outside while trying to use less stain if at all possible!

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