Why the northwest?

The Code Monkey

I just got back from Florida. I also have traveled all over (Germany, Thailand, Tokyo, Maui, Costa Rica, etc…). However, for the past 10+ years I have called the northwest (Seattle Metro). After returning from Florida, I realized how much I love Seattle. So here is a quick list of why the northwest. Chocolate doesn’tRead More

Relationships – Part 1

The Code Monkey

I recently got married and a lot of people have been asking relationship questions like, “How did you know she was the one?”, “How did you meet her?”, “When did you know?”, etc… To answer those, they are not that simple. So I think the best way to address those questions is by putting togetherRead More

Vacationing

The Code Monkey

Hey all, its been a while since I wrote. Got married, got a new job, and went on a trip. Met a bunch of friends from middle school. it was great seeing them. I realized that I love writing and sharing my experiences with people. Now that I’m married, a few years ago I neverRead More

Another day off…

The Code Monkey

Hey All, I was able to update the website so it is now cached and a lot faster for most users. It serves static pages and makes it easier for me to maintain. Ok, it is funny to create projects like this for myself. Apparently, I do enjoy messing with computers, even when I’m completelyRead More

In between jobs…

The Code Monkey

So I am in between jobs now, and it is very odd to not be subconsciously thinking about the new feature requests, the existing code base, the next design, etc…  I definitely do love what I do for a living and it is something that I need in my life.  I have 3 weeks offRead More

Money does not buy happiness…

The Code Monkey

I have read several financial books, worked for a brokerage firm (as a web developer), setup an options trading model, and have been given more financial advice in my life than anyone should ever listen to.  With that being said, I have learned very little about how to save, how to invest, when to invest,Read More

Everyone has already said it…

The Code Monkey

We hear so many different things about life, relationships, work, etc… How do you know “she’s the one”?  You’ll just know. Work smarter not harder Money can’t buy happiness, but it helps in the search. 🙂  (ok, that one is mine) There are so many blogs out there, and I regularly read a few… andRead More

A Beautiful Wednesday.

The Code Monkey

The weather was not so nice today, but hung some curtains and started organizing my office… and wow, switching to an iMac from a PC has reduced SO much clutter.  No keyboard wire, no mouse wire, no monitor wire, no 14 usb connections, etc… Wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, one power cord and one USB connectionRead More

The Job Hunt

The Code Monkey

So now I can write… I found a new job. I am very excited about it also. Of course I am, its ASP.Net, C#, and .Net 4.0! 🙂 However, finding a job in today’s economy is quite an interesting situation. People have so much fear involved in leaving a “secure” job. Security is so funnyRead More

A beautiful day

The Code Monkey

Up early and did some exercise this morning and still blogging. Life is wonderful right now. Not much is going on, but all is wonderful. House is clean, laundry done, had a light dinner, etc… need to keep eating light… I want to get in shape soon. 🙂 We all try… 🙂