It's been awhile and there isn't really a reason for it, other than life being busy. For the very, very few people who may still have me on their watchlists, In the time since then:
I've bought my first house and have been slowly renovating it. I've sanded and refinished the entire second floor hardwoods. I've installed an over the range microwave. I've plastered, sanded, painted and put up venetian plaster. I've installed a fence. I've hung a drywall ceiling. I've replaced windows. I'm ready for a nap.
I've gotten 2 semesters closer to finishing with my Masters of Architecture, a necessary step in my quest to become a licensed architect. In that time I've brought my gpa from 3.57 to 3.93. It's really not as difficult as one thinks, it just requires lots and lots of hard work as it is very time consuming. It very much has eaten my social life and left me mocking my friends for wanting to call it a night when it is 1 in the morning. My deprivation of sleep has its uses.
One of the added bonuses from grad school was I got to go to Greece this past March.
Greece. It is not Italy, which is next on my list, but it was unbelievable. The food was delicious. Tsatziki, a yogurt filled with diced cucumbers, served with every meal, was excellent. Their appetizers of saganaki, a dish of fried cheese served in a hot dish, is delicious. Not to mentioned their skewered meat. MMMM...skewere
d meat. Or their house wines. Ouzo is delicious if you like licorice. I was also a camera whore, here is a link to the 3500 odd pictures I took.Flickr
I am also currently on the fence about making an appearance to RvBTO, a few factors out of my current control have to work themselves out, once that happens I'll let everyone know by showing up. Or not.