May 10, 2013

No Pain, Just Weight Gain

Hi my name is Will... and I'm overweight. It all started a year ago when I changed jobs. I had really been working on dropping weight and was this close to reaching my goal weight for the first time since I got married. When I changed jobs I got busy, started spending large portions of my day sitting on my butt, and (worst of all) fell back in love with my old fast food friends... Fast forward to now and I am at my heaviest I have ever been.

Something has to change so I am trying to start working out again so I can get down to a weight that I can easily maintain. Here's to hoping I can make this happen. My flat feet will thank me if I can. Its no fun when you have flat feet and play soccer carrying about 20 extra pounds.

February 27, 2013

I'm Still Here

I know, I know... I pretty much suck at his whole blogging thing. I almost never seem to post on here and my other blogs (Mr. Will Software & The Wallace Perspective) lay dormant for months at a time. I just never seem to find the time or inspiration to write anything I would consider worthwhile. So I guess you could say I am suffering from long-term writer's block. You would think with my wife being in school full-time, having two rowdy young children, and being still in the first year of a job that I would have all kinds of crazy stories to share...

November 10, 2012

The 10 Day Single Dad Test

The missus has left for a ten day trip to attend a couple conferences. This means it will be a men’s only affair in the Wallace house for a week and a half. So far things are going okay, but it’s only been twenty-four hours since she left and the boys are staying with my mom for the night so I can go to my final soccer game of the season. So come Monday morning will be the real test. I will be a single dad with 2 toddlers. I am hoping and praying there are no morning meltdowns while getting them ready for school. I can handle them any other time, but when they need to get to school and I need to get to work I can’t take it.

So wish me luck. Whether things go great or poorly, it will be quite a learning experience for myself and the boys. I am sure there will be quite a few funny stories after all is said and done.

June 19, 2012

Shaking Writer's Block

At least once a week I sit down with my laptop with the full intention of doing some serious writing for this blog. And like most weeks, I sit and stare at the screen with nothing to write. I don't know when I reached the point where I was consistently having bouts with writer's block. This is certainly new to me.  When I was in college, it was well known that I could sit down and crank out a 10 page paper in a little over an hour. I guess joining the workforce has slowly dwindled my skills in that area. Actually, now that I think about it... I've barely written since I finished my Master's thesis back in 2007. That needs to change.

One of the things I have noticed since I've been working is how many people lack adequate writing skills. I know you might be thinking, "You are a software engineer. The only thing you need to know how to write is code." That is only partially true. There is so much documentation that you have to write as a software engineer, not including writing white papers, which are basically small research papers where you explain a formal opinion on a technology (I've actually never written one, but that should probably change). I can't tell you how many times I've had to read through poorly written documents where often the information is not clear and makes no sense.

Anyway, I'm rambling at this point. There is no rhyme or reason behind this post. I just had a strong urge to actually write for the sake of writing for the first time in a long time. Hopefully this is the beginning of me getting back in touch with my inner writer. :)

May 3, 2012

I Am the Anti-Photographer

I have come to the realization that I am terrible at taking pictures to document my life. I think I have maybe taken a grand total of 10 pictures in the past 6 months. With all of the things going on in my life right now I should definitely be doing better. My boys are getting so big and I am going to be mad at myself 20 years from now when I don’t have any pictures from those precious Father/Son moments because I was too lazy to get my camera. Unacceptable...

So I am going to make a pledge to myself to try and snap a few pics a week. That should certainly get me going on my way and I can finally have recent pics of my boys when people ask to see them. :)