Wordman's Events

When I get sick of seeing information on my home page, I move it here. Here you can see all the dates I've mentioned in the past.

January 15, 2004

I become Manager of Software Development for the Transaction Auditing Group.

November 12, 2003

Eva and I are married.

December 28, 2002

I start as a software engineer for the Transaction Auditing Group.

October 28, 2002

Eva and I announce our engagement.

October 22, 2002

At long last, Eva and I joined the ranks of homeowners, closing on a house here in Stony Brook. It's not our dream house, but should be fun and it's much better than renting.

October, 2002

Bottomline Technologies dissolved the division in which I was working, leaving me out of work for a time. As a friend told me "welcome to the new economy".

March, 2002

I March, Eva and I vacationed for a much needed week of rest at Sandals resort in the Bahamas. While we weren't thrilled with the resort itself, we did scuba dive for the first time (see pictures section). We also checked at the neat (but pricey) Atlantis resort.

November 19, 2001

I (finally) moved to Long Island. I now, at long last, live within walking distance of Eva. And it only took five years.

November, 2001

Eva and I took a much needed vacation to the island of Grand Bahama. We stayed at Our Lucaya, which was very nice but very sparsely populated due to the events of September 11. Well, more beach for us. We also swam with dolphins, snorkeled a coral reef, ate way too much (mmmm, vanilla bean mousse with mango) and generally had a great time.

June 1, 2001

I'm named Director of NetTransact Development.

May, 2001

Eva officially became Dr. Swoboda, graduating from SUNY Stony Brook Medical School.

March, 2001

I met Eva in Barcelona at the end of March, where she was taking Spanish courses. From the Hotel Gótico, it was a quick walk to La Rambla (and its associated street crime). Overall, there are some cool things about Barcelona (and some decent food), but it was a bit scummy (and, hey, I live in Jersey).

December, 2000

Last Christmas, my family met at South Seas Resort in Captiva, Florida to celebrate my dad's 70th birthday. Apart from seeing Ted Koppel, we saw lots of dolphins, collected shells, and generally had tons of fun.

August 28, 2000

Flashpoint purchased by Bottomline Technologies. Here is the press release.

June, 2000

In June, Eva finished her third year at Stony Brook Medical School, so we took a week in Avalon, on the Jersey Shore. Great beaches and good food (especially at the Washington Inn and 410 Bank Street). I was surprised and impressed. Next time we go, we might rent a house.

October, 1999

In mid October, Eva finally got a week free, so we took a few days at Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont. They have a highly rated tennis facility there, so Eva took her first tennis lessons, and I got some of the rust out of my game.

August 21, 1999

Peter Nohrnberg and I witnessed our mutual college roommate Michael Schoen get married in Los Angeles. We also checked out the very cool Getty Museum.

June, 1999

Just after Eva finished the first part of here medical board exam, we went to Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. On the cape, we stayed at an awesome bed and breakfast called Captain Freeman's Inn. Our digs in the Vineyard were the less impressive, but still nice, Martha's Place.

June 18, 1999

I relocated to New Jersey, to work in Flashpoint's office there. This will also put me three hours closer to my girlfriend, who is studying medicine at SUNY Stony Brook.

Late March, 1999

Eva and I vacationed in Las Vegas, staying at the Bellagio, easily the nicest hotel I've ever seen. We also took a couple days in Zion National Park.

February 11, 1999

My chariot got smacked. Nobody was injured and, $3,600 later, my car is good as new.