Monday, December 24, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Crack The Sky

I am so wound up this morning I am having a hard time sitting still to write. This will be a fun day. Probably a half day. I think I will take all my girlies (remember, I am the only guy in the department) out for lunch and then send them home. What say my blogger buds? Think I should?

Yeah, I will.

Plus on the way to Starbuck's I was searching for Christmas music when I came across this radio station that played a double shot of Crack The Sky. If you don't know who they are/were, look them up here. One of my favorite bands ever. That helped get me awake.

It's like a ghost-town here. So many people off for the Christmas vacation already. Next week will be even better. I purposely made sure I was here next week so I could enjoy the peace and quiet. I can actually get caught up for a change since there won't be any dorks constantly bugging me all the time.

So today looks to be mostly an FO day. Those are the best work days. We get done what we need to get done and just enjoy the rest of it. Nice.

Tomorrow Nicci and I decided we will go to a Mall somewhere. Just for fun. We have done zero Christmas shopping so far. We actually may be the first couple in history to not exchange gifts after claiming they wouldn't. But going out to see Santa and get annoyed by crazy shoppers ahs been lacking so we are going. Not sure where though. Usually we go at least once to this big-ass mall near Baltimore. But I'm going to look up a new place on the internet and see about exploring. It's nice to check out new stuff. If I can't find anything cool, we'll do our yearly trip to the old place.

Today should be fun. Time to get it started. :)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

That'll Teach Ya

I don't have a lot of time this morning for writing. Hope everyone has a great day. But I had to post this from an email Rene sent me. I love it. :)

A United States Marine was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
One of the courses had a professor who was a vowed atheist and a member of the ACLU.

One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, 'God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15 minutes.'

The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, 'Here I am God. I'm still waiting.' It got down to the last couple of minutes when The Marine got out of his Chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold. The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently. The other students were shocked and stunned and sat there looking on in silence.

The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the Marine and asked, 'What the hell is the matter with you? Why did you do that?'

The Marine calmly replied, 'God was too busy today protecting America's soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid shit and act like an asshole. So, He sent me.'

Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday Thoughts

-Don't Lottery tickets suck? Yes, because they are all broken. But they are also an addiction because somewhere at some time there is an unbroken one. Thats the one I'm looking for.

-Our alarm clock went off an hour early this morning. It sets itself automatically by connecting with the National clock somehow. But it was wrong somehow. We got up like normal and get an hour jump start on the day. I wonder how many other people lost an hour of sleep today with the same problem?

-I woke up with a Dean Martin song in my head this morning. "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm". Then when I got to Starbuck's (an hour early) that song started playing. Neat, eh?

- We had our annual Christmas party on Saturday. It was the best one yet. Totally a kick ass time. I felt a little woozy most of Sunday but it was worth it.

-I tried boxed wine for the first time Saturday. Aside from the bottles we provided, I bought 3 different kinds for the partiers to try out too. Volume is the key after the taste buds are dulled by 3-8 drinks anyway. I kinda liked all 3 boxed types. I was surprised.

-Nicci made real eggnog for the party. From a recipe in this fancy cookbook she has. It was great! It was loaded with Canadian Windsor and Bacardi Rum but it still tasted good. Not alcoholy. (Is that a word?)

-I think I have a new crush but I'm not sure. Once I meet her I'll know for certain. Her name is Piper Perabo. Ever heard of her? What are the odds of me meeting her? lol

-This week might suck. It is a full 5 days. But after this is over we have 4 day weekends back-to-back. That is something to look forward to. Probably will make this week seem even longer.

- Lisa is off all week. That won't help either. Good for her. Bummer for me missing her. :(

-I suck at weekend blogging. Nothing new there but I have even tried. *sigh

-Coffee is finally ready. Jersey Girl just walked in. Time for important stuff. :P

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Return Of Valentine

So, we got a new system at work that warns us daily not to use the internet for personal stuff. I was concerned since all of my blogging happens at work and even that has been slacking. But this morning I decided to just keep going as usual and see where it goes. I don’t do anything bad or nasty on the pc at work anyway. If someone gets busted for doing something stupid, then they probably deserved to get busted.

We had our company Christmas party this past weekend. It was a lot of fun. It’s the one time when the company really goes all-out. The food was amazing and of course, so was the open bar. lol It’s cool to see people out of work and letting their hair down a bit. Plus, seeing people dressed in their finery compared to the usual working duds was nice too. Especially the pretty women. ;)

Valentine was there again. If you don’t remember last years description of her, here it is.

Pics from last year. (No new ones this year. Sorry.)

Funny, she managed to get another Santa hat somewhere again this year.

She looked the same and was once again the life of the dancing part of the evening. Truthfully, she is really fun to watch. She wore red this year but the dress still looked the same. I believe she is a professional. I have been told she is hired to go to parties and get people into dancing and all that. She’s good at it.

Nothing much else is happening new here. Nicci and I are having our open house Christmas thing this coming weekend. We have toned it down a bit though. We normally have 78-80 people in and out but this year we are trying for a lesser crowd of close friends. So far we are only expecting about 26. Let’s see how it grows between now and then, eh? We have a tendency to keep asking people to come up until the last possible moment so we’ll see.

What else…?? Oh, I see Britney Spears is pregnant again. I guess she showed those nasty child welfare people, didn’t she? She’s probably thinking, “You take away my kids I’ll just make more. So there!”

Anyone can get around the system if they work at it hard enough. I guess that’s her solution.

I think she is well on her way to becoming a big joke. On the level of Elvis. It’s a shame really. But that’s the way it looks. Someday the rednecks of the world will be hanging black velvet pictures of Britney over their mantles just like the Elvis ones. They’ll be all, “She’s jus the durndest schweet-test thang!”

The Pats are still undefeated. I hope they make it all the way. The most important thing is to win the Superbowl but having that undefeated record would be so sweet. Especially since it will erase the losers from Miami from everyone’s mind. As long as they don’t let down against the lesser teams they should do well.

I’m just rambling on now. Time for coffee. Hope everyone’s day rocks. :)

Monday, December 03, 2007


Nicci was funny this morning. She heard a version of a Beatles song yesterday and she is still going on and on about how much it sucked. She is a Beatles fan and the way she described the song I'm pretty sure it was the Joe Cocker version of "With a little help from my friends". She was (and still is) disgusted with it.

Anyone who knows me knows that I really don't like the Beatles anyway but I do have to agree with her. That version bites the big one. What is really funny about this is that she has never heard the Joe Cocker version before. That in itself is kind of amazing.

This got me thinking about how a lot of covers of good songs really do suck. If it was my song I would censor the new version and if it sucked like Joe Cocker's version did, I wouldn't allow it. When you own a song you've written you should be more responsible like that. :)

Then I got to thinking about how someone like Joe Cocker even got into the singing business. He sucks as a singer. Shouldn't someone have some talent before getting a recording contract? Remember that song he did with Jennifer Warnes? She can sing and he can't. It made me feel sad for him. (Kinda like the Kid Rock with Sheryl Crow song. Bleech!) He never wrote anything for himself either. Plus, he was just a spaz on stage. It was like he was having convulsions all the time. To me, he was a poser.

I really hate it when posers get rich for nothing. There are a lot of them. Michael Bolton is another one. Rod Stewert too. None of them are very good and don't write songs. They just have someone's dick in their hands or something to get into a business that would normally require more talent than they actually have. I don't get it.

So there is my morning rant. lol

I had the best weekend again. Nicci and I are having fun together these days. Plus we are also giving each other room at the same time. It's working out (so far).

I have every Friday off from now until the New Year. I was supposed to be off last Friday but came in to help someone with a project. A half day is almost like a day off anyway. Just knowing you are not staying all day at work makes you feel a lot better when you are working. Just knowing that I only work 4 day weeks from now on is keeping me in a better frame of mind too. Gotta love the day off thing, eh?

I am having a hard time letting go of this Blogger blog. I wonder if everyone has that problem? I really don't like posting here anymore but I feel obligated. Almost no one visits here anyway, mostly because I don't post very often I'm sure. But I have been doing this one for years and it's like a part of me. But I can't really write openly here. I just edit Vox posts and post them now. lol Of course, my blogging there is really slacking too. Maybe if I totally quit one of them I'd be better? Anyone else have the same problem giving up their old blogs?

Christmas this year will be weird. Nicci and I are determined not to exchange gifts. We will get her boy something. But I am going to let the family know once again not to get us anything. I already made it clear to all of them a month ago not to buy stuff but I am sure they are not listening. I will just remind them that they are not getting anything from us and that we do not want stuff from them. I'm tired of all the commercialism involved with Christmas. Thats not what the holiday is all about anyway. Besides, I am afraid of what my mother would give away this year. Remember last year's disaster? The used lingere incident? Yeah, another good reason not to open that door.

OK, time for work. More to the truth, time for more coffee, then work. ;)