Friday, May 29, 2009 2:24:05 AM
Tomorrow after work I'm driving to Atlanta to begin a two week Microsoft certification boot camp. The sessions run Monday through Friday from 8am-6pm, Saturday from 8am-4pm, and Sunday (yes, Sunday) from 12pm-5pm. That is an awful lot of time in the classroom, plus there's required reading each night. This is going to seriously affect my Braves attendance. Bah.
The good news is that when I come out of it, hopefully having passed all of the exams, I will have earned myself six certifications: MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCSA: Security, MCSE: Security, and CompTIA Security+. I don't know what those mean right now, but I will by June 13! The better news is that once I have these certifications, I'll be in a position to better my situation at work. I'll get into that more later.
So those of you who live (or will be) in Atlanta from the evening of May 29 - June 13 and want to hang out, let me know! I'm staying in what appears to be a nice Hawthorn Suites Hotel, which is closer to the Marietta / Kennsaw area than Atlanta proper. My tentative plan right now is attend as many Braves games as possible during their upcoming home stand (June 2 - 11) against the Cubs, Brewers, and Pirates. We'll see how that works out. Seeing the course schedule today I realized I won't be able to make the Sunday, June 7th game. Ok, I just looked it up again and originally I swear it was Brian McCann autographed bat day. But now it says Ultimate Kids Day, so screw that.
After that, I'll be back in the office for nine whole days before I leave for Beliiiiiiize! Hopefully the hotel is still in once piece after this morning's 7.1 earthquake.