Driving, Important Decisions, and more.

2006 Kia Spectra EX
2006 Kia Spectra EX

So, I’ve been looking at cars obviously, and getting my license (They go hand in hand, right?) So, what I have come up with is a 2006 Kia Spectra EX. I won’t bore you with too many details,

Here are the key points:

  • $3500 Down Payment
  • $250/month Car Payment (That’s because of a 22% Interest rate! Being 18 without credit sucks)
  • $350/month Insurance Payment
  • It’s only had one owner, the carfax was great, it’s a reliable car.

Basically, I am pretty sure I am going to get it. It’s going to absolutely suck having to pay that much money every month, but the reason I want to finance a car and not just buy one is that I want to build credit. That sounds very adult of me…I know. But, it’s a scary world out there, and let’s face it, I do need to build credit and the sooner I start, the better right?

In other news, I LOVE my job. It’s just beyond words amazing. The people, the work, solving problems, the culture. It’s just great, I am so lucky to have this job.

OH, also. I bought a Flip UltraHD…but I don’t want to point out where the channel is because I plan on being silly and highly unprofessional. It’s for fun. (Email me if interested ;])

Until next time!

They call me…Gelato? – Rookie-O

Kyle Gelato?=]
Kyle Gelato?

Hello Everyone,

This week I have been doing Rookie-O (Rookie Orientation) at RackSpace’s Datapoint office. Basically they give us an overview of the whole company, and how to essentially be a Racker. It’s pretty awesome, although I do miss doing my work.

Some people might ask, what’s the definition of being Fanatical? Google defines it as:

fanatic: marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea; “rabid isolationist”

So that’s the definition of a fanatic…so I guess, here at RackSpace sometimes we know when were being fanatical, that’s the great part about it. We push ourselves, and are aware of it when we do. In this way we can sort of “check up on” ourselves, and see if we are living up to the word. So here is my Fanatical story:

  1. Laying in bed.
  2. Can’t fall asleep, starting Rookie-O the next morning. (It’s Midnight at this time)
  3. Search twitter for “RackSpace” on my phone
  4. See unhappy customer
  5. Tweet customer that will look into issue
  6. Go downstairs with laptop so I don’t wake anybody up
  7. Solve issue
  8. Go back to bed (It’s 1:30 AM at this point)
  9. Accomplished, warm fuzzy feeling of having helped someone is happening.
  10. This person posts a blog post about what I did for them.

(By the way, #10 is a link, yes the whole sentence)

I love what I do, and I am passionate about my work. Talk about the Cloud and I can go on and on ;].

My Rookie-O Table (Our team "Rock n' Rackers")
My Rookie-O Table (Our team "Rock n' Rackers")

Click the image if you want to see it full size, but this is my team’s decorated table for Rookie-O