The Crazy Month of May

My life has been spinning crazy out of control lately. I've been traveling a lot for work, in fact, tomorrow will be my first day in the office since May 13! I've been to Raleigh, North Carolina for a GIS (Geographic Information System) training and then spent the following week at the Daniels Summit Lodge located 16 miles outside of Heber, Utah. Both trainings were fantastic and I plan to write about them in more detail very soon. But, in the meantime, I just needed to get back into the practice of writing.

As some of you know, my father was in town visiting from Florida. He is going through a tough life transition right now and my sister and I thought that it would be good for him to come to Salt Lake to spend some time with us. While he was in town he developed a serious medical issue and spent six days in the hospital. His original two week stay ended up being over five weeks long. He flew home yesterday morning.

While it was a horrible ordeal for him (and my sister and I) I also think it was a great opportunity. My parents divorced when I was 16 and he moved away from Salt Lake shortly thereafter. I've never spent more than a week with him since that time. His prolonged visit enabled us to have some long overdue conversations and gain insight into each other's psyches which would not have happened had he not had this terrible thing happen to him.

I'm happy to report that physically is doing great. I think the whole experience was a big wake up call to him. He's become very committed to exercising regularly and eating healthy foods. The healthy foods part may be a bit of trick since he doesn't possess much in the way of cooking skills. But, he called me tonight to ask advice on how to cook tilapia. Apparently, he'd stopped at the store to purchase fish and a salad for dinner. I am so impressed!

Anyway, it's good to be back! I'm looking forward to getting back on a roll and writing regularly.

Roller Derby Recap 5/15/2010

Like roller derby? Fan of SLUG magazine? Two great tastes that taste great together! Plus, I wrote the recap of the Death Dealers vs Bomber Babes bout. You can check it out here.

Miss You!

My life has been a chaotic jumble of family and work pulling me in all directions. I haven't had time to write anything at all. Heck, I've hardly had time to read the blogs that I enjoy reading. I just wanted to say a quick hello and let you know that I haven't forgotten about you or my blog. I will be back!

But, in the meantime, enjoy this incredible photo essay called 'A Moment in Time' from the New York Times website. Thousands of readers from around the world sent in photos of what they were up to on Sunday, May 2. It is pretty cool! Click here to check it out.

Communicating with a Parent

My Dad has been in town this week and talking with him about television shows and movies totally reminded me of the Saturday Night Live skit.