I can't believe I haven't done a personal post since I started the Tips of the Week, so here's my first Non Tip of the Week.
The stake photo directory project is still going on. Today was the last day we decided to do scheduled photos, and we didn't have very many people show up. Apparently the people on vacation three weeks ago are still gone? Sounds fishy to me. (BTW, for those who know him, I'm working on this project with Bruce Tregaskis.) But we only have about 10 out of 300 people we've missed, so we actually did really well. Now I get to compile it all together. Fun.
Brad and I doubled on a blind date this last Wednesday afternoon. This was the first blind date I've had in a while now. I'm normally averse to them because most of the time I get setup with girls just because of their height, or just because they are near my age and single, and we end up having absolutely nothing in common. I recall more than a few blind dates where both of us were anxious to get home. But this time I don't think either my age or height even factored into the decision. And I had a nice time. Props to Mary for finding someone I could have a pleasant afternoon with.
I don't think I've ever mentioned anything about dating on this blog, probably mostly because it doesn't happen much any more. Ever since I was excused from singles wards I haven't had many opportunity to meet women. As an active LDS person it isn't like I can just hop down to the local bar on a Friday night, and working by myself at home doesn't help any either. I haven't given up, but the opportunities to meet fellow singles (both male and female actually) do seem to be diminishing considerably. I really hope that doesn't come out as being bitter by any stretch of the imagination, because in reality I love my life, and I don't think I've ever been happier. Sure there have definitely been times when I've been more social, but I don't feel like my happiness has any connection to the status of my social connections. Maybe that's just part of growing up; when I was younger having friends, especially girls, around was important to me. But as things are now, I actually enjoy being home by myself quite a bit more than I ever thought I might. If that is one of the characteristics of being an adult, maybe I do feel a bit more like one now than I did even a couple years ago.
In other news it looks like I'll be heading back to Washington in a few weeks for some more point-of-sale related stuff. We're kind of at a point in the project where the stuff left to do is less flashy, and we are getting diminishing returns for the amount of time being put into it. During this next trip my task is to make the registers talk to the video surveillance system. Exciting, huh!