Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monthly grind...

  • Ok, so let me explain...I just got done with pretty much 4 straight weeks of work hell. Now, my work hell isn't like a lot of other's work hell. I didn't put in any crazy hours, I didn't not see my family for a month, etc. But for me, work hell is just an incoming barrage of to-do items mixed with two crazy projects coming at the same time. When these happen, I don't even really see my desk for the entire day, let alone have time to blog.
  • ExplosiveSon's baseball team, for lack of a better word, sucks. We have only won one game this year, and it was in a tournament. Otherwise, we are ohfer in our other games. To make matters worse, we haven't even scored a run in the last three games. Yes, we have been shutout three straight games. In the last game, we were so bad that our #3 hitter in our lineup only got one at-bat. That is pathetic.
  • Two weekends ago, I had a GREAT idea for a business themed website. I started to map out the ideas, talked it over with a few friends, and even started putting together a very loose business plan. I got to work on Monday, and there, in my Google Reader, was my business plan. Thought of by someone else. That same weekend. FML
  • Boy, Twitter has taken off, hasn't it? It is all I hear about anymore.
  • 6 months ago, I emailed Jeff Catlin of the Ticket (1310AM in Dallas) and told him about Twitter, and how useful I thought it would be for the station. I tried to explain to him about how they could post guests and upcoming segments, etc., and that they would have a captive audience constantly waiting to tune into his station. The other day, Gordo on the morning show said that the station should do this, and how awesome it would be. FML
  • We hired someone at work, spent two weeks training them, and they didn't show up for 2 straight days after getting out of training, automatically earning them a pink slip. How can someone do that? They didn't even call or anything. I would like an explanation, please!
  • I played the "final final" show with my old band over the weekend. It was fun. Here is a song from that show. That is me on the bass.
  • I finally ordered my new computer. It is a Gateway. I should get it this week via FedEx. I cannot wait. It has been forever since I had a badass computer. I am so stoked!
  • Did you ever notice that there is an arrow between the E and the X in the FedEx logo? Someone pointed that out to me and now that is all I ever see when I see the logo.
  • Big Bang Theory last night was a rerun, but it was a good one. It was the Christmas episode where Penny gave Sheldon the napkin signed by Leonard Nimoy. Funniest scene ever when he unwraps the present and freaks out. If you don't watch this show, you really, really need to.
  • I am amazed that the same guy who came up with The Big Bang Theory is responsible for Two and a Half men, the most unfunny show in the history of television.
  • Every night, I watch an episode of the Simpsons on the Tivo, and they always have a little promo for 2.5 Men. Those promos are so unfunny that I actually enjoy watching them before forwarding through the rest of the commercials.
  • I forgot that Jon Cryer (Ducky from Pretty in Pink and one of the 2.5 Men) was also in Hot Shots with Charlie Sheen. He played Washout, the guy with walleye vision.
  • They wanted to perform a multioptipupiloptomy on him, but because the corneas are so delicate, they had to go in through the rectum. Ain't no man gonna take that route with him.
  • Movie that was better when I was younger: Big Trouble in Little China
  • Movie#2 that was better when I was younger: Crocodile Dundee
  • Movie that got better as I got older: The Neverending Story
  • There is a blog that I read that goes to great, great lengths to point out every single potential misstep of Barack. Now, I am no political genius, but shouldn't we give this guy a shot before completely dismissing what he is trying to do?
  • I forget sometimes that the basis of politics is degrading the other guy. There really seems to be very little about "pundits"

Mark June 5th on your calendars. I can't tell you why yet, but mark it down.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Daily Grind...

  • I really like to use ellipsis...
  • Do you have people that you work with that are completely incompetent, and everyone can see it but their boss?
  • Spent most of the weekend building a custom, in-wall media rack with my brother in law. He is the carpenter, I was the gofer.
  • My trade is helping them set up computer stuff. As much as he knows about carpentry, he doesn't know that much about computers. I am glad to help.
  • We are preparing for the semi-annual garage sale at the house, so our house is in complete disarray. The dog is loving all of the new stuff to chew on.
  • Speaking of that, the dog got into ExplosiveWife's new "motto on the wall" that she hasn't stuck up yet. She custom ordered the stickers on the internet, and the dog chewed some of them up. I thought she was going to break down and cry (after beating the dog) but she did neither. I am proud of her.
  • We had the WORST umpire in the history of ever at ExplosiveSon's baseball game on Saturday night. He was just awful. Words cannot describe the injustices he purveyed at our game. But what can you do?
  • ExplosiveDaughter came home sick from school today with a minor ear infection. Poor girl called me from school in tears because she didn't want to go see the nurse. She wanted to stay right there with her teacher. It was touching.
  • I don't know if I mentioned it here or not, but I got the new Pearl Jam remixed version of Ten. It is really, really good. I thought the album was pretty good when it came out, and now that it has been freshened up by Brenden O'Brien, it sounds really great.
  • I just wish that my computer hadn't died, so I could put it on my iPhone.
  • Speaking of iPhone, I paid $10 for the MLB At Bat 2009 application, which allows me to listen to any game audio for this season. It was AWESOME to hear the Cubs' game last night, even though they lost. For $10, it is a great deal, especially because you get pretty close to real time highlight videos sent to your phone, which is killer.
  • Now if the MLB can just get rid of their silly blackout rules. Big company idiocy at its collective best, right there.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's Grind...

  • This morning, ExplosiveDaughter asked ExplosiveWife if she would wake her up early. We had no idea why, but it turned out she had an elaborate April Fool's prank set up for her brother. Well, it was elaborate for a 6 year old. ExplosiveWife woke her up, but she fell back asleep and it ruined all of her plans. She was DEVASTATED. There was no consoling her, but we tried.
  • My face is almost healed, but I have a sore in my nose. Those are the worst.
  • I take that back. Canker sores are the worst, but nose sores are a close second.
  • Saw the movie "Dirty Harry" the other day. Man, has acting and directing come a long, long way. Harry's famous "Do you feel lucky, punk?" line was nowhere near as powerful as I had imagined it. In fact, it was kind of lame. It sounded rushed. I also had real problems with the plot line. There were plot holes you could drive the Titanic through.
  • Older movies just don't do it for me. I rarely see what people love about them. I hate to sound disinginous about them, but man, they really disappoint me!
  • One old movie that I really did like was Papillion. That was good.
  • Explosive son ran his second track meet on Monday. He ran the 1600 (mile) and the 2400 (1.5 mile). Let's just say that track isn't his thing. :)
  • Seeing him run track makes me appreciate even more how amazing he is at playing baseball. He really has fantastic instincts and is a tremendously patient batter. He bats leadoff for his team and leads the known universe in walks. But the best part is, when the pitcher makes a mistake, he makes him pay by smacking the tar out of the ball.
  • They are finally tearing down that building by my house. It is cool to see it slowly erode away, piece by piece.