Let's start off by welcoming a new member to LJ! solstice92 is a coworker of mine. We've worked together for several years now and she understands the woes of working for the 31st NTIF as well as anybody.
As for me, I finally managed to pass my PT test legitamately. I was given a walk test, so I actually did all of the events, and I scored a 39 on my vo2 max portion, which is the highest vo2 I've ever scored on any of the Air Force tests, and it landed me off of remedial PT. (I need to double check, but this may have me down to just 3 days a week and not 5.) Now, admittedly, this is not that great of a score, but hey, it's not as bad as I used to get on a bike test (even when I was working out six days a week in San Antonio).
Aside from PT, work has not changed much. Though, for me, a lot has changed. I am engaged to a beautiful woman, arie, and we have officially set a date, April 22. This is not only the biggest thing to ever happen in my life, but also probably the biggest thing that ever will. And on June 3, we will be having a moving party where we will move arie into a brand new three bedroom apartment that will eventually be a home for the both of us. When I think about all of that, I honestly cannot tell you how happy I am.
While my general mood has been improving as I move forward with my life, I've also started to evaluate certain things. My usage of computers is one. In particular the use of computer games. I've canceled all of my online games, mostly in an attempt to save extra money for inclusion into the wedding fund/saving to have a little extra when I get out. Though, I also wonder if I should even bother with them at all. I mean, I don't need to be wasting my time playing games that just cause me to be completely unproductive.
I have a few hobbies, all of which seem to take up all of my free time just by themselves. So, I think computer games shall go the wayside for now. I can survive with the occasional time spent playing DS or Playstation. Console games usually do not take the time that online games do. In the meantime, I'll concentrate on those hobbies that are more productive and actually benefit me in the long run; code and writing.
I have a few code projects that I want to work on, so we'll see how that goes. Mostly, though, I will probably try and write some fiction for now. It's a good mental exercise as well as stress relieving. (Plus I'm sure that arie wants to read more stories. ;) ) I think that between the two of them, these two hobbies have the most potential to make my life better in the long run, for various reasons. At least, they'll be better than spending money to play a video game. hehe.
And now for the last bit of revelation here, since we are on the subject of computers, sort of. For those of you who know me well enough, the fact that I am now running Windows XP Home on this laptop vice my standard Linux will cause you to gasp in shock! I just decided that I wanted to spend less time upgrading, modifying or in some way changing my computer and more time using it. So, armed with a confidence in my abilities to combat modern day computer problems I slapped the hard drive that came with the laptop back into it. So now, I'm off on my new Windows experience. I still hate Windows, but Toshiba include some nice things with this laptop so it isn't quite as bad. Though, I'm still waiting on Windows Vista Beta 2.
I guess that's all for now, we'll see if I manage to keep up with this now. :)