Saturday, May 17, 2008

Holy Smokes it’s been a while since I wrote!!!

March 8th!!

Well, it is time to blow the dust off of this blog and start writing again… WHOOOOOSHHHHH (the sound one makes when blowing off Dust)

It’s been an exciting few months. My Dad and I took our spring trip to Arizona, I changed jobs, and there have been exciting/controversial things happening around the state and the Nation that I have been meaning to write about, but just haven’t found the time.

I plan on dedicating several posts to the trip and hopefully I will be able to write them sooner rather than later before more of the details soon slip away. But in the meantime, for those interested, I have photos from the trip on my flickr page.

Other topics some months old that I have wanted to write about but others have covered well/better are as follows:

To quote MPR:
A $6.6 billion transportation bill is now law after both the Minnesota House and Senate voted for the first time to override a veto from Gov. Tim Pawlenty. The House voted 91-41 to override the governor's veto, and the Minnesota Senate followed shortly after by a vote of 47-20.

Followed by:

This removes my hopes of having a dunk tank at the State Fair for Mrs. Molnau, and hopefully the new Chief, Tom Sorel, can improve the public perception of the agency and get some things done.

Amazing stuff in the realm of politics and the major issue of Transportation Infrastructure and funding for the state of Minnesota, all of which happened in the month of February.

As for one of my most common topics; the Central Corridor Light Rail line, I have become very apathetic and have tried to stop being updated on it constantly. The constant bickering and blaming that has risen from this project; accusations that the University of Minnesota is stalling, that St. Paul is worried about receiving the short end of the stick, to worries about the CEI for Federal Funding, the list goes on and on. Suffice to say, I will not be posting about this project until something MAJOR happens; which could include anything from; the line being delayed till next year, The project is canceled, the tunnel is reinserted into the plans, etc.

That’s enough writing/updating for now, but I do need to get back into the habit of it. Already I can tell my typing speed has gotten worse, and I have picked up old paper writing habits of too many sentences with run-ons which is my signature trade mark. A part of me misses writing papers, but then another doesn’t miss it all.

I think I will continue to research things that interest me; High Speed rail, Finance, Accounting, Photography, and then potentially go back to school and get a degree in accounting. I don’t know what I did wrong in my 4 years at the University of Minnesota to not find a job in Urban and Regional Planning in the state, maybe it was because I didn’t take Architecture, who knows…

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