2006 Year in Review




For those who haven’t seen this before, every new year I take some time to reflect on the past year and take note of some of the major things that happened. I do this for several reasons:
1) To keep a list for myself of things worth remembering
2) As sort of a “Christmas letter” to people I care about
3) To give myself perspective on my accomplishments and short comings to be learned from


I must say, when it all comes down to it, it’s been a really good year. A lot of things have happened, I’ve made a lot of new friends, took some losses and learned some lessons. In the end, I think I’m ready for 2007.


-Ended a relationship
-Won $1000 at the Roulette Table in AC…then lost $900 at the Roulette Table
     -Important life lesson learned :)
-Picked up an Engineering Entrepreneurship minor and a Global IT track in my major
-Became Vice President of one student organization and Secretary of another
-Wisdom teeth removed
-Got “athletic asthma” during finals week (Imagine walking ten feet and you’re out of breathe….not good.)
-Learned to drive stick and took ownership of my sisters old 92 civic
-Did some free-climbing and dragged a tree through the woods
-Shook hands with Marc Hansen (Retired President of Lockheed Martin M&DS)
-Got driven home from a bar in the Peanut mobile
-Got a job offer from Lockheed Martin and was accepted into the ELDP Program
-Realized that I’m going to grad school while working
-Got in the Best Shape of my life (Hellz yea!! I’m gunna wrestle a bear next!!)
-Purchased a camelbak
-Was named Lockheed Martin 2006 Summer Intern “Best Dressed”
-My Father Retired
-Got shot in the ass with a BB Gun…then shot my brother in ass with a BB Gun
-Brother got married
-Swore off alcohol
-Shook hands with Bill Schreyer (Retired CEO of Merrill Lynch)
-Went as Iron Man for Halloween
-Shook hands with Mike Laphen (COO of Computer Sciences Corporation)
-Finished my last Gen-Ed for college

On the docket for 2007:
-Graduation from College
-Skydiving
-Moving into a place near King of Prussia
-Starting work with Lockheed
-Starting Graduate schoolwork
-Buying cool toys for post-college living (Nice TV, Wii, Desktop PC (Prob. Apple), etc.)
-And who knows what else!!!

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I dabble in, and occasionally obsess over, technology and problems that bug me