Tuesday, May 02, 2006

David Anderson - WR - Houston Texans

Ah yes. . . the NFL Draft weekend is finally over and I can resume my normal daily activity. It was a good weekend, with DA getting drafted (finally) by the Houston Texans. The boy has skill. He should have gone higher. But what do I know? I found it funny that the Texans drafted him. This is why - Gary Kubiak is the head coach of the Texans. He is the former offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos. His son is named Klint and he plays safety for none other than the Colorado State Rams. I'm guessing that Kubiak might have had a little bit of a bias towards Anderson. Wouldn't you?

Colorado Rockies (15-11, 1st in the NL West, 1.5 games ahead of San Fran)
The Rockies continue to control the NL West. This weekend, they swept a series with the Marlins. Unfortunately, they were one-hit last night against the Braves to end their winning streak. However, they are still on top of the West. GO ROX!!

Minnesota Twins (9-16, 4th in the AL, 9 games behind the Sox)
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Twins suck. Just plain suck. There is no way that I can sugar coat that at all. They are just terrible. This past weekend, they were swept by the Tigers. For the entire series, the score was 33-1. The Twins scored 1 run in three games while giving up 33. Unfortunately, the game that they scored that run, the Tigers scored 18. Good Lord. It is pretty amazing. Don't you worry though, I'm still wearing my Twins gear!! I supported them in the 90's when they were so bad, why would I stop now?

Professionally, I've been doing well. Work is. . . well. . . work. If I really loved it, I wouldn't have to get paid to do it! But I am enjoying what I am doing. Lately, I have been working on a few cool projects, including some in Castle Rock. We are re-designing I-25 at the Plum Creek Parkway exit. I haven't done much with interstate highways before now, so I am learning a ton along the way. We are also designing I-25 from Meadows/Founders Parkway to 5th Street (also in Castle Rock). Again, my experience in highway projects is pretty minimal, so it is very interesting.
On the other side of the scale, I am also working on Weld County Road 33, which is just south of Evans, CO. Evans is just south of Greeley, so you can imagine how little traffic that road gets. Nonetheless, it has been a pretty interesting project.
We just finished up a roadway design project down in Pueblo that will provide access to the Xcel power plant down there. They are increasing the size of the plant significantly and they need a wider road system coming into the plant to allow access to the bigger trucks. Next month, I get to go down there for a couple weeks doing some sort of asphalt inspection.
Finally, I am doing anything that they throw at me. I've been to a few public meetings, a pre-construction meeting, several client meetings, and everywhere else you can imagine. HDR has been great at letting me get involved on whatever level I want to be involved.

On a personal side, things are going great. Sarah and I are just getting our feet wet in wedding planning stuff. It is going to be a ton of work, but it will all be worth it in the end. We are discussing an August wedding next summer (2007). That is over a year away, so we should have no problems getting everything put together by then. We shall see.
In a couple weeks, I am moving again. Since the roomies are all getting hitched, they apparently want to live with their wives. Lame. So I found an apartment in between Wadsworth and Sheridan north of Hampden. I have never lived in an apartment before, so it should be interesting.

That is probably all for now. Hope everyone is doing well wherever you are reading this!

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