The Quinlynn Blog
Check out the newest gallery (pics added 5/6/10)!
Check me out on Facebook! (More QD pics here!)
Check out our instruments! (Updated 3/20/11)!
12/2/10 About 2 weeks ago I was awarded my AVP status at work! Weeee! Also, I am now on a new team working a little more closely with more technical stuff. I am looking forward to the new role!
2/15/10 Working from home has been working out well. I work on campus usually 1 day a month because I need to use the fax machine for one fax at the beginning of each month. The flexibility it gives me comes in handy with dealing with people all over the country. I can pop on in the evening just to check on my west coast partners.
11/3/09 As of last week, I have started working from home. Same job but gave up my footprint on campus. I have my laptop, second monitor, business phone, network connection and my legal pad. That is everything I need to work.
8/3/09 The new job is going well. I am learning a bunch of new stuff that tacks onto my previous knowledge. Things look good!
5/30/09 I have a new job now but I don't know the job title yet. I was picked to be the subject matter expert for the side of the bank that deals with Cash Ticket Exceptions and ATM Exceptions for a new reporting team. The manager has been pulling together other S.M.E.'s from different parts of the bank. We will be doing reporting for the upper management of the bank. I got selected due to my reputation for knowing the metrics and for my technical (Excel, Access, Vbasic programming) ability. He says both will be needed on this team. It sounds like it is a great opportunity.
3/8/09 Survived the latest round of layoffs!!
2/4/09 Since people have been asking: It looks like my job and my department are safe for the moment. I have been in meetings with my boss and his boss planning out things for 2009. Now if they had said that there wasn't any need to plan past March or something like that I would have been verrrry nervous and making a few phone calls.
10/6/08 Jason goes back to work!
8/18/08 Added the Quinlynn Blog. Jason is now also on his 8 weeks of paid paternity leave.
3/27/08 New picture on the baby page (click here)! They still say everything looks good and is on track as scheduled.
Beth is still very happy in her new job at Fidelity Investments.
The cats, rabbit and dog are good!
11/3/07 Beth got a new car! Click here for pics!
Snarf D.C. (Dog Corleone)
I now have a personal e-bay page!
Beth and I's Hobby. Click here to check out our weaponry!
I am working on a page with a list and info about all of the concerts I have been to. Check it out! Concert Page
my Jokes page! Just follow the link below!
Here is my jokes page! It is a bunch of jokes and such.
Here is a short story I wrote a while ago! It is short but cute! E-mail me what you think!!
In the Process of Updating Always!
you want to know more or
anything specific, e-mail me and I'll probably tell you more!
Nightwish: A Finnish symphonic power metal quintet. I liked their original singer, Tarja, but I REALLY like the new singer, Anette! I love the combination of metal, choirs and symphonies!
Disturbed: A great heavy metal band! Metal with a tune, imagine that!
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: A rock orchestra that does awesome Christmas arrangements and some non-holiday stuff, too. One of the founders is the founder of the group Savatage. Just picture orchestra, Broadway style vocalists and heavy guitars.
Me and Beth's favorite music group. We went down to Orlando in May of 2001 to see them in concert at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney. The concert was awesome. Loud, but awesome! We both had a great time. We didn't get home until 3a.m. Beth had to be up at 7 for work. They are not your typical heavy metal. Much of their stuff has a lot of piano in it, layered vocals, vocal counterpoint, and for some songs they use classical themes. They also have a side project they work on called Trans-Siberian Orchestra. At the side group they have done three Christmas albums and one non-Christmas. TSO is currently saying there next non Christmas album is coming out in the spring of '07. Savatage is dead in the water due to TSO work and the band members wanting to eat on a regular basis.
The Clarks: A great band that I have taken a huge liking to and so has Beth. Check 'em out!
O.A.R: Of A Revolution: Great band with interesting influences from everywhere.
THE NEAL BOORTZ SHOW America's Rude Awakening.-Libertarian talk show host I listen to while at work. Has many good points about the current political situation. Liberals are starting to scare me! Republicans don't make me feel any better!
Dave Barry: Humor columnist that I enjoy reading. Read a couple of his pieces. He also wrote a good one for Sept. 11 (non humorous).
Committed: It is my new favorite comic strip! Check it out, I think it is hilarious!!!
Dilbert!!!!! Need I say more!!!
The Arlo and Janis Website.
"I am the way, I am the light
I am the dark inside the night
I hear you hopes, I feel your dreams
And in the dark I hear your screams
Don't turn away, just take my hand
When you make your final stand
I'll be right there, I'll never leave
All I ask of you is Believe"
Believe from the Savatage album, Streets: A Rock Opera
DonSimon at JBandtheZoo.com