Quick catch-up post

So, yesterday I took a glance at the stats for this here blog, and they have become downright depressing. Like 60% of the traffic has dropped off in the last week.

And I ask myself, “Why, Zack?”

And then I realize, “Oh yeah. It’s cause I haven’t posted anything in like a week!”

So, for both of you who still care to know what’s happening in this red-headed world, here’s a quick catch-up post:

The job is going well. I really enjoy being back in the java world, and I like the vibe at my new office *much* better.

The main downer about my new job is that I have like 1% downtime. I used to have lots of small increments of time to kill while waiting for different things to happen, but no more. This is why you won’t see this blog updated very often for a while, or your emails returned quite as promptly. I say, ‘for a while’, because I’ll eventually be working in Raleigh and the I won’t have 2 1/2 hours a day of driving tacked on to my day.

Which brings me to my next observation: starbucks needs to hire me as a consultant. “Why?”, you ask. Because in my 78-mile drive, I pass 3 Cracker Barrels, 2 state rest stops, 3 Sheets gas stations, 2 malls, at least 2 counties, but NOT ONE Starbucks. Well, in fairness, I do pass two Barnes and Nobles, which have mini-starbucks inside, but they don’t open until like 9:00 am, which is way too late for me.

To further compound my frustration on this matter, I have discovered that there are *three* Starbucks within a couple of miles from each other on the road where I work, but they’re all way out of the way.

Why doesn’t the world revolve around me?

OK. I’m done being silly…

Steph and I had a great time camping this weekend. There are photos and videos from that trip coming soon.

And in the meantime, I have heard three of the best sermons in my whole life recently. Two are from the Doctrine series by Mark Driscoll. Teaching 12 on stewardship and teaching 13 on the Kingdom of Jesus are worth listening to a few times. They get me downright excited!

And the past several teachings by Francis Chan are also very good. The one called ‘Holiness’ from a couple of weeks ago is especially ‘Punch you in the face’ awesome.

Ok. More rational posting to come in the future…