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Thanksgiving was ok, felt kinda bad because my family wasn't able to come up. We'd been having alternating years for Thanksgiving, one year with my family (with her family coming down) and the next with her family (with my family coming up). This year, my brother's football team had a semi-final game the Friday after Thanksgiving and they couldn't make it up. Sadly, they ended up losing, too, so looks like I won't be going down there this weekend to watch him play in the state championship. Feel bad for him, too, wish I could make it better.
WoW has been eating a lot of time, with the xpac. Was the first in my guild to 80 somehow, which kinda surprised me as I had assumed I would be behind the curve on that. Now just playing around in the content, going to start poking into Naxx this week it looks like.
Helped Jes with some homework last night, that was kinda interesting. She's doing a programming project involving void pointers in C. It's been quite a while since I've done anything in straight C, so that was kinda fun to try to brush up on. Not sure how much help I was, but like to think I helped a bit at some point.
At work, I seem to be gravitating more towards the SQL side of things. Not really by choice, I like the interface design and working in Visual Studio is pretty slick for the most part. Intellisense is my friend. No, it's more that I seem to have a good grip on what they're trying to do with the app, so I tend to get sucked into the "how do we build the business logic to drive it" sort of thing. Our database guy came over earlier and was wanting to meet with me so I could walk him through the logic on how this massive function we're trying to get working should work. I think we've got the groundwork laid for it and a pretty clear path to a working prototype, assuming no fires. We'll see how that assumption goes, I guess.
Actually, thinking about it again, I think we'll have to tweak some of what we're doing. I'm sure Brian will be thrilled.
Got to talk to Elly yesterday, that was quite nice. Haven't talked to her in too long, since she's off in China being all busy and such. Hopefully things will work out so she can get into business school and come back to the states. Would be nice to talk to her more regularly.
I feel so disconnected from so many of my friends sometimes. Even the ones I talk to regularly seem at a bit of a distance anymore, and so many of the people I used to feel very close to I rarely even talk to anymore. Sometimes wonder if I'll ever get the opportunity to renew those connections. Life just seems to keep pulling us in different directions. Good to know that, in some cases, we'll always feel close.
This month is going to be crazy with this project. Have two weeks to get our ranking piece done, which includes the lovely stored procs I was talking about earlier. Once that's done, we'll probably have to baby it and support it, and through that whole process we'll have to respond to ad hoc queries and keep the many queries they're requesting up to date to support the data entry process. Once that's done, we'll have to start working on requirements and such for next year, since we're apparently sticking with it. Yay? I guess part of me is happy, since I do think it's a useful project, but part of me is just tired and ready to do something else less stressful and less high vis.
I'm hoping to do a personal NaNo in Jan or Feb, though. I do want to write, and I'm tired of pushing it off. I need to make the time. Have been thinking about busting out some of the crossstitching projects I've got sitting around, as well. That could be a soothing use of time, perhaps.