Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Where does the day go?

9 o'clock in the evening and the speakers connected to my desktop are keeping the neighbors up. Why? Simple, loud music is needed when still working at this hour. My laptop is is my lap with the desktop banging away to Chamilliionare. I did get off at 5, but after a quick trip to a friends house and shopping at Target what do I do when I get home? Eat? No, I work more. I drink too, but that's needed right now. I officially have no life during the week, and I'm thinking alcoholics might have something here. I have had some form of booz 5 days in a row now. That's a little abnormal for me, but it sure makes me feel better about what I'm doing right now. Hell, it might even be improving my performance.

In the 20 minutes I've been writing this and clicking here and there on the laptop I've edited and .msi package, exported a modified registry key, and rolled it all into a batch file so I can install it on 200 computers with a double click. That means I am the King of all Nerds, and I'm really good at my job.(or just over-confident) Unfortuantely my boss is just as confused as you are as to what I just said, so he doesn't really get what I do. That's ok though, mother nature punished him last night by putting some hail through his office window.

I think I'm done working for the night. Time to do something a little more fun. You probably think that means some D&D or crossword puzzles, but you would be incorrect. The King of Nerds (all of them) does not stoop to that level. I'm pouring my 4th glass of wine and drunk dialing the entire population of my sim card. When that bores me I'll go make a pass at my neighbor's girlfriend, just for kicks. If don' think this is a Whataburger night, but if it is I might just sleep until 8. Hey, a guy can dream can't he?

Monday, March 30, 2009


Since I'm watching what I eat 6 days a week (more or less) I usually go to a pretty decent venue when it comes to eating out. I like stuff a little more exotic than most, and the last thing I'm going to eat at a sit down restaurant is a burger. Sushi is a fan favorite, but lately I've been trying to think of restaurants types I've never had. Here's what I have so far (that I want to try)-
  • Mediterranean
  • Korean
  • German
  • French
  • Brazilian
  • Colombian
  • Russian
  • Egyptian
  • Moroccan
  • Indonesian/Filipino
  • Scandinavian
That's all for now. I'll be lucky if I taste all that before I'm 30.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Weekend thus far

Well, my weekend list is not going well. That's not to say its been bad. Got my sushi fix last night and had a great night all together. Unfortunately I have been recruited to help someone move today. I should sell my truck and lose 40 more pounds. That should put an end to the moving requests. To make matters worse the weather has turned downright nasty. Its 40 degrees with a steady 35 MPH wind. Not moving weather.

Maybe tonight I'll reward myself with a treat, but I have no idea what it will be. Maybe I'll actually watch a basketball game. This is the last sports gambling I will take part in until football season starts again.

NCAA Tourney

Stupid brackets. I'm still alive for my payday, but I've got to have UCONN run the table. Duke losing really hurt me and has eliminated and chance of me having the final four. Just thought I'd keep my sports fans in the loop. Addiction is only a problem if you lose money or friends doing it.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

What bugs me?

I'm glad you asked. I would keep my mouth shut otherwise. Those of you that know me understand that I enjoy the more eclectic side of life. When I find something out of the ordinary I at least appreciate it, even if I don't particularly like it. There's an insight into my mental state 90% of the time. So here we go-

1. People that always eat the same food at the same place, and never have any adventure. These are the same type of folks that put ranch dressing or ketchup on everything. That really drives me up the wall.

2. Bad movies. Now I'm not talking bad movies in general, but movies that everyone gets to see before you. They all tell you its great, and when you finally do see the show it turns out your time would have been better spent playing solitaire.

3. We are still with the movie thing here, but do you know people that decide they are going to like a movie before they see it? Am I weird for thinking these people have a deficiency of some kind? I want to walk them to the computer and Wiki the word "objective".

4. Drunk people that need babysitting. Need I say more?

5. Sales tactics. Now I have to admit, I can appreciate a good salesman. But only because they are twice as much fun to screw with as a bad one. Usually I can catch a salesperson off guard and get them tripping over their words in no time. But when I come across a good one I actually have to try a little harder. Every now and then I find one that has an answer to everything I ask him, and more importantly he gets it all right. At which point I say, "Nice job man. You've got a nice pitch and you know your stuff. Now go find someone that is susceptible to your tactics." When he looks at me funny I just explain its this or beer. He understands.

5. Rap music. Just kidding.

5-b. The fact that I can't think of anything else that gets on my nerves. Lets just call this part 1. More to come at a later date.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Things I want to do this week

  • Watch some of the NCAA basketball tourney (and make some green in the process)
  • Find a way to get out of helping a friend move Saturday
  • Jog at least 3 times by Sunday night
  • Get my hands on the new Fast and the Furious movie
  • Eat Sushi
  • Finish the 1/2 bottle of wine I just discovered in the icebox (tonight)
  • Make a public statement*
  • Buy a new book
  • Get one good night of sleep
  • Buy a new belt

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Health food sucks

OK, I've been good for months now. I eat right and I work out a few times a week. Fortunately it is working and I'm doing good as far as the scale is concerned. Truth is I really want a T-bone, some potato chips, and please oh please a Dr. Pepper. I miss my friend and his 23 flavors of goodness. If I had a DP in the fridge I'd drink it right now. But no, I have removed temptation from my domicile. My last trip to the fridge I spotted a sack of carrots, some yogurt, and a bunch of condiments. Oh, and lots of beer that I feel guilty about drinking which is why its been there for months. Guess I'll keep my head down and keep doing what I'm doing. If anybody wants to come drink some of this beer please let me know. And we are not talking stuff that comes in cans. So there's your invite. Sunday you can come over and drink my beer and watch the NCAA tourney on my TV. I guess we will see how many of you can get a pass from the wife on Sunday.

Monday, March 23, 2009

I Want to be a....

I know I have been neglecting you all for weeks, and I know you are just salivating to know what I've been up to. (please see a medical professional if a little drool just seeped out-and a psychiatrist) To be honest I've been a little down lately. I've been a little sick, and struggling to make it through the day at the office. The daily grind is getting a little old and I've been doing some thinking. Perhaps a change of scenery is in order. (oddly enough Beat It by Michael Jackson just started playing on the computer) So while watching a little cable earlier I came across a show on the History Channel called Ax Men. Sounds cool right? I started watching these guys pull timbers out of the woods using a chopper. Within 5 minutes one broke loose from about 200 feet up and sent Mr. Logger high tailing it away from the scene, leaving the camera guy 20 yards behind. So guess what I want my next job to be? You're wrong. Now crab fishing in Alaska I'll do, but screw logging. If I fall out of the boat I can at least swim for it for a few minutes. If I get hit by a falling 2 ton log I'll just be fertilizer.

I think I need one of those jobs where you work for 2 weeks and then come home for 2 weeks. Like a roughneck on an oil rig or something. Just the thing for a college grad (sort of).

Other ideas I am entertaining-
  • Professional Chef on some rich person's yacht (or a guest)
  • Ice Cream Flavor Creator
  • Brew Master
  • NFL analyst
  • Mystery Movie Watcher
  • Casino host
  • Protege to Hugh Hefner
  • CIA operative
  • Thoroughbred trainer
  • Dolphin Jockey
  • Chocolatier
  • Somebody that gives money away for rich people to folks on the street
I'll do the last one for free.

So, do you know a guy that knows a guy? I need his number. Fast.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Sun is Gone

The weather in Texas is getting a little out of control. Its been sunny and warm all week long. I think it hit 88 degrees on Thursday. However, today is cloudy and breezy and I feel great. The sun has been sucking the life out of me for days now, so this is a nice change. I'll definitely be jogging today even if I have to do it in the rain. I think I'm actually hoping for that. I'll probably get mistaken for a homeless person or B & E suspect, but that will make it more interesting. For those of you with sunny weather: Please ask it to stay so we can keep the clouds.