To start off with, last Saturday I saw the heavy metal touring festival Gigantour (headlined by Megadeth and featuring In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire) at Merriweather Post Pavilion in my hometown of Columbia, MD. It was really awesome, a lot of metalheads were there and I did have a couple of beers there. As headliners, Megadeth had the longest set (about an hour an a half) and the other groups had 45 minute sets (with approximately a 20 minute break between sets so equipment/hangings could be swapped out). A great 5.5 hours (4:30-10pm) of headbanging and loud music ringing in the ears.
Second thing is, starting a new job tomorrow. I'm very pleased and grateful that someone thought highly enough of me and I got this job. A recruiter from CDI Government Services found my resume online and offered me this job which I accepted. It's a 3 month project (60 business days with hours being 8-5 Monday thru Friday) with one of their clients (APPTIS) working on a PC/Laptop migration project (Windows 2000 to Windows XP) on site at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC. I'll likely be part of the hardware team (unloading the machines and filling out the necessary serial numbers on asset tracking forms), but I did say I'd be willing to learn from the software team if a need so arises. Of course, I'll have to commute into DC via Metro Subway and/or MTA Commuter bus (which I don't mind one bit, heck my father commuted into DC for 30 years, some of those years were before the Metro subway system even opened up). For those who don't know, the FTC is at 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, not that far from the US Capitol building or the White House. It's also right near the National Archives and the Justice Department building.
I'm proud of myself and so are my parents. I have no idea what will happen in the future, all I have to do is concern myself with the here and now: Do a great job on this project, make money and get good working experience.
Have a nice day
It's been a while since I've posted an actual entry (instead of music videos).