Wednesday, December 24, 2008
It's gonna be great. :-)
This Christmas is going to be great as well. We are with family and will have a great time.
Hope everyone out there has a wonderful Christmas!
It's also frustrating when the GPS thinks you are on 76 East when you obviously turned onto 70 West. Wait, what did that sign say?
Thursday, December 18, 2008
- How does Reunion.com make money? Does anyone really pay for their services? Everyone I wanted to reconnect with is either on facebook or myspace. I got a message today saying someone added me to their contact list. I don't recognize the name, so I go into the site. For me to see who has added me, I have to pay. Something is not quite right there..
- My wildest fantasy dreams have come true. I'm in 2 fantasy league championships this week. I have never done this well before. I credit the schedule for allowing me to get wins when I shouldn't have.
- My third fantasy team came in dead last. Time to start researching who will be my franchise pick..
- Congratulations to Kate and Gabe on their newest addition. I don't know any of the details other than they were at the hospital last night.
- My wife is really great. We've both been pretty stressed out with work and such the past couple of weeks. It's been harder on her because of the pregnancy. I don't think I could put up with all that she does.
- The Broncos will probably miss the playoffs this season. Sure if they win one more game, or the Chargers lose 1 game they are automatically in, but here is how it will play out: They lose this week and the Chargers win. Then the final game is Broncos vs. Chargers. Chargers win and go to the playoffs with an 8-8 record, while teams that are much better (in terms of talent and record) will stay home. This won't change how the NFL does playoffs because this way there are meaningful games in the last week of the season (even if it is between teams that shouldn't be there)
- I think for lunch today I will have sushi.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
- Catching a TD pass
- Putting on underwear straight from the dryer (pants too)
- Helping someone in need
- Hearing your child's heartbeat
Thursday, November 20, 2008
That article infuriates me. Spend over 20k to fly to DC and then ask for money? Congress, I'll do one better, I'll take the metro down and plead for a bailout and I won't ask for nearly as much.
The problem with the initial "bailouts" is that now every company wants one. Oh the financial sector will crumble.. oh oh the auto industry will collapse.. oh oh oh the fish food market is unstable we need a bailout STAT.
Here is how the free market is supposed to work. You are in business. Times get tough, you cut back on expenses (perks should be the first to go.. like company breakfasts...on the private jet that you are flying every weekend). Not working out? Sell. If you can't make it, you file bankruptcy. Someone else buys up your assets at a discounted rate and then can trim the fat that you wouldn't / couldn't. The cars, banks, and fish food won't go away.. they would just be bought up by someone else.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
That being said this song is resonating with me..
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Oh well.. at least I don't have to pay for NFL network.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Probably the biggest bummer is that I had just bought about $25 worth of Rock Band songs and hadn't gotten a chance to play all of them yet.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
The facinating thing is that while driving home from said lunch I heard a commercial for the yellow pages..twice. This strikes me as very odd as I don't know a single person that uses the yellow pages anymore. I see stacks of unclaimed ones at office buildings. The last time I saw a phone book in action was on Mythbusters. Can't we have the phone book go the way of the floppy drive? Verizon, don't you think you should put your ad money in other, more effective, places? Like bring FIOS to me?
Friday, October 03, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
31 years ago today Shayna was born. A woman who makes me laugh, helps hold me up, and makes me feel good about who I am.
We've been together for almost 9 years now. It doesn't seem that long.. I truly am the most blessed man on this planet. Happy birthday dear.
Have a wonderful birthday
nyeh nyeh nyeh nyeh nyeh
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Every day though, my day brightens when Shayna comes home. There is no one I'd rather spend my evening and life with. I love you dear.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Does it seem to anyone else that they started making up events while drunk? "Let's have a hurdle race where one of the hurdles has a puddle of water!"
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
And then you found a nice little loop hole. The Favre on the cover is wearing a Packers jersey. Certainly that Favre will have a bad season, but if you played for a different team the curse wouldn't haunt you. Unfortunately, Sams Club and Walmart have both annouced they will print new covers with you in a Jets uniform right in the store.
This can only end poorly for you. Perhaps you should walk away while you still can.. Barry did and he seems pretty happy.
Saturday, August 09, 2008
I love the idea of the olympics..that for at least a little time the nations come together to compete. The politics, while still present, are mostly left at home.
The cermonies for this games were particularly interesting. Most enjoyable parts:
- Light drums
- the scroll
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
I hadn't seen this clip before but it's funny..not Lazy Sunday funny..but funny
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It really doesn't seem like 8 years. The picture from the NCC ball is the same night that we officially started dating.
One thing that I've always been able to do is make her laugh. She claims that it isn't easy to make her laugh but I had her on the first date. I love seeing her smile..
Sorry this post is just random thoughts..as I'm working all I can think about is going to bed and sleeping next to her.
For something more amusing / interesting you can check out the following:
Friday, July 25, 2008
Anyways, there is this girl who shows up on the list and I have no idea who she is..I look at her profile and she is actually friends with a client, a girl I worked with in college, and a girl I go to church with now. 3 completely different networks all intereact with this person.
I find it interesting how even though there are billions of people in the world, most of us are still within 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon..or even from some random person on facebook. Maybe after this whole internet thing takes off we won't be seeing how far we are from someone but how many ways we can get to them (I know I have at least 2 ways to get to Mr. Bacon)
Tonight Shayna and I went on a date and took Mr. Car and his non remote locks..I opened the car door for Shayna and it felt good to get back to more chivalrous times. I think I'm going to get rid of my remote lock.
You may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks..but sometimes the old dog can teach the young one some tricks they forgot.
The first is Rod Smith retiring. Rod was an undrafted WR for the Broncos and was probably their best ever. He has team records, and was known for his work ethic. He was pretty much all that remained from the Super Bowls they won. It doesn't seem that long ago..but then again..I don't play professional football.
The second thing that really interested me was a new offensive philosphy making it's way around HS football. It's called the A-11 which stands for All 11. In it they don't use offense linemen..they line up a center, 2 offset tightends, 6 wideouts and 2 QBs. The premise is that any one can be an eligible receiver. It's an interesting concept, and might be used as a "gadget play" in college / professional football but I don't think it will really take off. If the DE keep contain it's basically all screen passes.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Second, today we went swimming with the manatees. Capt Jake from Nature Coast Charter took us out and it was a fantastic time. The water was a little murky so we would swim and then all of a sudden be face to face with a ginormous manatee. They were very docile and if you are ever in Florida for a couple of days I highly recommend giving Capt Jake a call.
I'm sure Shayna will have more on the excursion as well as pictures.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
So much like my wife I will post a lol cat.
more cat pictures
Sunday, June 29, 2008
In other news, my wife is awesome. I'm just sayin.
Sometimes she gets on my nerves (that's for you Nancy).
Congrats to a friend of mine who got a job recently. I won't say who they are, but if you know who they are then you will know that they got a job. Unfortunately, in DC, you have to phrase things like this.
That's all for now.
Friday, June 27, 2008
In other news, Shayna and I are going to be going to Pittsburgh to spend some time with family and friends up there. During this time I will be working while she is visiting.
Then we have a week in Northern VA and then a week in sunny Orlando. After that I think all of our traveling for the summer is done.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
- What kind of response are you expecting? Should I feel OK if the order is wrong because you didn't get enough sleep last night? I'm not a co-worker or even a friend, I'm a paying customer. Isn't the Starbucks experience that to me everything is sunshine and rainbows?
- You work in a place, for the most part, specializes in serving drinks that are designed to wake you up. You sell being awake...use it!
For the most part, my experience at Starbucks is not like this one. For the most part I wouldn't have cared if the cashier told me they were tired, but I think I just found it odd that they would be tired here.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
He's all growed up now and it's awesome to see the man he's become. Hopefully I'll get some wedding pictures up soon.
Friday, June 06, 2008
I have found someone that puts up with all the stupid stuff I do, that wants to do any little thing to make me happy as I try and make others happy over myself, that can say 3 things she appreciates about me every day..even when we've only spent an hour together that day.
She is an amazing woman..I certainly don't deserve her..but I'll take her.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
40 minutes. Seriously? Nearly an hour to defrost some food? How did people function 50 years ago? Granted, I'm sure the oven open doesn't include the nice frozen surprise the microwave option gave me, but still when you factor in time, electricity (or gas) to cook 2 crappy frozen burritos I don't see how they did it.
I guess the answer is that they didn't have crappy frozen burritos to cook..they just made burritos..
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I don't know whether I should get the Wii version or the 360 version.
Yes, the nerd card is current.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
- The NFL draft was this weekend. I didn't watch it but I am glad we picked up some linemen and a WR. Hopefully this one pans out.
- I took my car to the shop almost 2 weeks ago to have the brakes worked on as well as have an over heating issue fixed. I go to get my car and the stereo was stolen. Who steals a crappy stereo out of a crappy car?
- Mr. Car, I'm sorry for calling you crappy.
- I don't know if I'll ever get used to this "work a couple hours at midnight" schedule.
- My brother's wedding is coming up soon. I'm the best man and need to provide the wedding toast. I'm thinking wheat with strawberry jelly.
That's all I got for now..hopefully I'll have something insight full this week.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
For me, I had to set away messages on pretty much everything (which isn't a lot, but still a pain). For Shayna though, it was much more difficult. She has friends that she corresponds with every day, so she actually made e-cards for them for each day and then set them to send once per day. Obviously the level of dedication that she has to her friends is much more than I have. I think most of my friends didn't even realize I was on vacation...
The overall experience was great though. If anyone has the means to unplug like this I highly recommend it. Part of me would like to make it a ritual every Saturday, but I don't know if I could pull that off..
Other highlights from the week:
- Eating at the Peddler Restaurant (currently my favorite)
- Getting Dave hooked on Magic: The Gathering (I don't think he will publicly admit it, but he likes the game more than Chinese water torture which most people would probably prefer)
- The cold ascension of Mt. LeConte
- Jacuzzi tub
- White Cream Pillows (it's a doughnut you sickos)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Gold is a linebacker who started strong but then fizzled quickly. That one's not as much of a surprise.
Hope we make the playoffs next year.
So you run the install file and after a while it's done installing. You then need to go into outlook to configure it. When you open outlook here is a big helpful button saying "configure CRM for outlook". Click that button and it starts the configuration wizard.
Here is where the stupid part comes in. To configure that add on application, you need to click that button and then exit Outlook. If you don't the configuration wizard will stop about half way through and tell you it can't continue because Outlook is open. But the only place to click the button to configure the thing is inside outlook.
So just to recap. Open outlook. Click the configure button. Close outlook. Open task manager just to verify that outlook really did close. Then finish the configuration manager.
This is only irritating because I've been doing it for the past 2 hours..
Monday, February 25, 2008
The 'Teet is a pretty good grocery store as far as grocery stores go. They seem to have all of the necessary items. Today I found a buy 1 get 1 free on cat litter. 42 lbs of litter for $10 is really good! They don't seem to have a very large soy section though, but then Giant didn't either.
Shayna doesn't like the new nickname, but I think it's great. Hopefully I'll get the name to stick..
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I figured this year I wouldn't be able to find a replacement because there wouldn't be one. All I can drink is water. Well, I've found a replacement. I hadn't noticied it until today but I have been getting a Wegman's chocolate chip cookie with lunches. This provides the sugar fix I need to stay awake. Today I didn't have lunch at wegman's but then I found myself driving there merely for the cookie.
I don't know why but I have a hard time letting God fill in where the sacrifice is. So for the rest of Lent I'm debating if I should give up the cookies as well. If I do, at this rate by the last week I'll be fasting just like Jesus..
Monday, February 18, 2008
Shoutouts to all of the friends and family who helped us move. In no particular order:
If I forgot anyone please forgive me. After all this lifting my head hurts..
We look forward to having all of you over for a Rock Band blowout!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
For the most part I haven't liked the holiday either. The primary reason being that I never had a valentine. So I told myself that if I ever had the opportunity to have a person willing to be my valentine I would do it right.
Each year, for the past 7 years, I've been blessed to have Shayna as my valentine. I love her just a little bit more each day. I honestly can say that I don't know what my life would be like without her.
Thank you for being my valentine dear.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Both addresses take you to the same place. Coming soon:
Monday, February 04, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Welcome to the gun show kid.
It really made me smile because it reminded me of my grandfather. That's the sort of thing he would have done. I think secretly he would have wanted someone to try stuff like that with him.
Anyways, there is a picture on the interweb of the mugger's mug shot..you can see his busted up nose. He better make up a good story while in jail. Getting owned by a grandpa won't win you much cred in the clink.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Today I actually made myself a lunch that was too bland. I didn't think it was possible. But apparently the rice and chicken combo today was it..it definitely needs some kick.
Good job dear. You've finally broken me down. :-)
Monday, January 21, 2008
I'm still pulling for the 19-0 story though. Mostly because it's history. 25 years from now people won't really talk about Eli winning the big game..but if the patriots win they take the place of the greatest team ever. More dominant than the 84 Bears, more perfect than the 72 Dolphins. Of course if they lose they will be just the latest team with the super potent passing offense that couldn't come through in the final game.
The Giants played the Patriots very well in week 17..I expect just as good a game this time.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
So first I look up willis. Of course that's taken by an insurance firm. Stupid insurance.
Next up willi. That's taken but doesn't even have a page associated to it. What's the point?
This time I got it.. thewilli..nope that's taken too..by a Willis family who has a blog (called Chronicles of the Willi)! It looks like a nice blog and I will probably start reading it.
Curse you Todd Bridges for making our name so popular!
All this poses a very interesting question (at least to me)..
What should my domain be? I would like it to be something that my whole family can use. Or is this just a new age vanity plate that I should just forget about (vanity plates cost significantly more I might add)?
I guess I could use ImALoserBecauseIwaitedSoLongtoGetaWillisdomain.com That's got a nice ring to it..
Monday, January 14, 2008
Saturday was my birthday party. Lots of people joined Shayna and I at Sezchuan East for lunch. Then some came back to our apartment to play rock band. It was a lot of fun to play with a full band of people. Supposedly they are coming out with a lights & smoke machine attachment this summer. I'll start saving my money now..
Shayna got me Guitar hero so that we could have 2 guitars. I think everyone who played base appreciated it. :-)
After rocking out and getting headaches there was football on TV. The packers won in a snow game which was fun to watch and then the pats blew out the jags.
Sunday I enjoyed watching the chargers beat the colts (especially after that colts fans booed the 12 year old girl for wearing a patriots jersey..show some class). I'm especially looking forward to the patriots beating the snot out of that butt hole Phillip Rivers.
Then the giants beat the cowboys which was also quite exciting.
Overall it was a fantastic birthday weekend. Thank you to everyone who was part of it, especially Shayna who orchestrated everything.
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Other than that it was a good weekend. I missed Shayna's improv debut because I had already made plans to see the skins game with my close personal friend Cris. I hear she was quite funny though. (I take no credit, she came like that).