It's clear that I'm not

It's clear that I'm not as dedicated to keeping this journal updated as I was years ago, when the whole idea of an online writing outlet was both a revelation and a distinct pleasure.

There are a lot of reasons why I don't write as much as I used to. When I first started, I had few places where I could express myself. I was fresh out of college and excited about writing. I moved back to Portland, a city that has always inspired great things from me. I was working as an administrative assistant in a company that I didn't have a lot of stake in.

And my girlfriend (later my fiancée, now my wife) was still in school, a good six hours away. I was living in a gorgeous apartment with a guy from Germany I hardly knew. I was riding the bus or walking to and from work.

Back then, I was just learning how to write HTML, playing with a crappy lite version of PhotoShop. Now I'm a full-fledged interactive developer.

The list of reasons goes on and on and on. But here's the main reason I need to get my head back in this: it's good writing practice. And here's a good second reason: I live in the flatlands, thousands of miles from most of the people I love. And some of them come here to keep up on what's happening in our lives.

So here's what I'm shooting for: I'll do my best to keep this page updated at least once a week. I'm going to try to get back into the mindset of "nothing is too mundane to share with readers," too. Who cares if I'm writing about my cats for the umpteenth time? I won't, if I can help it.

And while I'm in the spirit, here's the update:

Mom (who is a Methodist pastor) got a new placement--Tillamook, Oregon. She's going to be living in a manse on the coast!

Amy and I are planning a trip to L.A. the first week of April to visit Granny Varo and my brother and sister-in-law. It'll be nice for the ladies to be together, as Amy hasn't seen Gran since I helped her move out there months and months ago. And I can't wait to have an In 'n' Out burger. Probably protein, monster style. If you know what I mean.

I forced Amy to stay up late the other night so she could watch Whale Rider with me. She's so funny about movies. Most times, it's almost impossible to make her watch them. I've discovered, though, that when I find a movie I know she'll like (Whale Rider is in this category) I simply make her watch the movie preview on the DVD. That usually seals it.

Needless to say, after the preview she said, "oh, just turn the movie on." And she loved it.

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