Sunday, January 30, 2005

Things don't always go as planned...

It's always interesting when you get bad news. It almost always comes at a weird time. Like, say, 5:30 on a Wednesday night before you go to class. And it's usually from someone that you wouldn't expect to hear from at a time like that. When I saw Kate's name come up on my cell phone that day, I knew it probably wasn't good. When that happens, my mind starts to race a little bit to see if I can figure out what it could be. The second indicator is usually the tone of voice. When I heard Kate's voice that day, it just confirmed what I had already assumed, something was wrong. Finding out that one of your best friends in the world has just found out that he has cancer, now that's hard. Now when you hear it and that friend is over 500 miles away and you can't see them, that makes it even worse. To add insult to injury, I had just seen him about two weeks before that, before he knew. It just doesn't make sense. Not that it ever does really. It's one of those things where you think that one of the strongest people you know, all of a sudden has something like this happen to them. Of course, you go through the whole, "Why him? He has so many things going well, why couldn't it be me instead?" That was all I could think about that night at class. Then it slowly starts to sink in. You hear more details, it becomes more real. I still don't know what to do about the whole situation. I still don't know what I "should" do. I just feel like I should do something, and I don't know what it is. Of course I am sure that everyone feels that way. I guess I will just see what happens in the next few weeks. Of course...I don't think that the feeling of helplessness that I have is going to go away. I need to see him so bad...

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Let's see here...an update is needed...

Let's see what I can come up with. Not much exciting going on this weekend. Watched two football games that I am sure most people watched. I couldn't even watch most of the NFC game...don't really care about either team...or any team...in the NFC for that matter. The AFC game was better but I really thought it would be cool if the Steelers could pull it out and Roethlisberger just basically played like a rookie in way over his head. That's to be expected. What else? Oh hey, I heard from Selina this weekend. I haven't talked to her on the phone in forever. It's funny but it always cheers me up to talk to her. I don't get to talk to her very often, and I get to see her less, and she's always so happy and positive. I wish I was capable of that. It's addictive, which I am sure you know. I didn't get to go to Stephen's gig he was playing. I really didn't have anyone to go with...but I really would have liked to see it. Also, he could have put me on the "guest list" so I would have felt really cool there for about 10 minutes. Other than that, nothing else crazy really happened. I slipped and fell on the ice on Friday morning, now that's some shit. My knee is all bruised up. Been there, done that. I know that this isn't exactly exciting reading for anyone but it's all that I can come up with right now. It's late...I am delaying the inevitable start of another work week. This came to mind. Well, I should probably sleep. If you read this and can think of anything fun to say, leave me a comment or drop me an email. I like to know that people actually read this every once in a while.

Monday, January 17, 2005

Does the guy ever get the girl anymore?

I have now watched two movies in the last few days and there was one common trait between them. Neither of the movies ended with the guy getting the girl. Now, I know it really never happens in real life, but it was sure nice to think that at least the movies were still sacred and the nice guy could still get the girl in Tinsel Town. I guess even that doesn't happen anymore. Man, what is this world coming to? P.S. If anyone other than Selina was on my Netflix Friends list...then you would know about at least one of the movies I was talking about. You know you want to be my friend...

Friday, January 14, 2005

Does this make me a nerd?

I don’t know if anyone else ever did this but do you remember when you got your school supplies list for elementary school? By the end of every summer you would get the calendar in the mail, and inevitably, it has the school supplies list. This was probably the second best day of the summer aside from the last day of school from the year before. I don’t know why I used to get so excited about it but it got me going. The biggest disappointment was that when you got to third grade, from there to sixth grade you had the same supplies list. That took some of the fun out of the whole thing. This list meant that it was time to go to Wal-Mart and go through the school supplies section. New pencils, new markers, and…most of all (and I know you know where I am going with this)…a NEW TRAPPER KEEPER. Hell yes. Tell me those things weren’t the king of the school supplies. Every year there were new ones out with all kinds of cool designs. It was so damn hard to pick. Also, in third grade, we got bigger desks too. That was pretty exciting. Man…thinking back on when things were easy. Gold stickers and blue stars on the papers. Book reports. Science Fair projects. Those were the days…

Thursday, January 13, 2005

First Kiss...

Reading another blog got me thinking. Does anyone really have a "cool" first kiss story? I mean, everyone has one, and it is almost always burned into the memory as one of your most significant memories. Mine definitely wasn't cool. It was on a dare. How's that for romantic. It was with a girl named Stephanie and her house was behind my house. We were sitting there with a few other people on my front step. I have no idea how we got dared into it but we ended up behind my neighbor's house and we kissed. Yeah, it was like 7th grade. Now this was just a kiss. No tongue. I do remember having this really weird taste in my mouth for hours after that. She must have had bad breath. My first real kiss...well that was a different story...that girl was also the first girl I slept with...

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

All kinds of new Apple stuff...

This week is the Mac World Expo in San Francisco and today during the KeyNote speech of Steve Jobs they released some new products. They release the Mac Mini, the iPod Shuffle, and two new software programs iLife '05 and iWork '05. The hardware products are very cool and are definitely following the amazing design styles that Apple is known for. As a lot of you know, I got my Powerbook last September and it is probably the best thing I have ever purchased. Now, if anyone would like to purchase the iLife and iWork programs for me, that would be great. You can purchase them here.

Monday, January 10, 2005

George Bush has an iPod too...

Well, aside from that, this is still a neat photo essay. It is definitely a rare view of the President of the United States by Christopher Morris. I am sure half of you will hate this and half of you will love it. Oh well, we can't all agree on everything right? I know, you can't see his face in the pic but if you go to the link below you can see the entire photo essay. You can find the photo essay here. This story was found on Engadget.

I need movie recommendations...

I use Netflix and I really think that my queue is getting pretty stale. I need some help with movies that I should put on there. They don't have to be new or anything. I just need some help because my mind has gone blank as to what to rent next. You can leave a comment down below (if you're not a blogger member just click on ANONYMOUS). I really would appreciate the help.

How 'bout those Jayhawks...

It was an ugly game but damnit, it's a win. Wins like this one and the Georgia Tech win are finally giving KU some respect. It's kinda nice for a change. I am hoping to get to go to KU game soon in Lawrence. I am also trying to go to Nebraska to see them play again. We need to avenge our loss from last year. It's too bad that Ashley Judd is a Kentucky fan. Maybe next year when they play here at KU she will come. That would be hot wouldn't it? She's just too cute to like Kentucky. Oh well...

So...You're telling me there's a chance...

That's right...what are the odds. Oh well, it's still a chance right? Well it's no surprise to me that they broke up but what can you do. When there are two people that good looking together...it's bound to crash and burn. You can't tie down a guy like Brad Pitt. Imagine the sheer quantity of women that man could have. I can say that because I am on the exact opposite side of the spectrum from him in this aspect. Only he could go on the silver screen stuffing his face in ever scene of a movie (Oceans 11, and 12) and still have women swooning over him. I really wonder how many women send him their underwear every day. Anyway, the relationship is over and Jennifer is seemingly on the market.

If only I had a reason for these...

Well even if I don't, I will still go ahead and pass this on for those that do have the reason to use these. They are custom-fit condoms. That's right, no more one size fits all trojans from HyVee. These have been around for quite a while and it is obviously a great idea. You can buy them from Condomania.com and they have a sizing guide and everything. Don't worry, the sizing chart is cryptic so you don't have to worry about your friends being able to tell anything from your "size". They were also voted the best condoms available by Consumerreports.org. You should read that article too. That is my public service announcement for the day. I figured it was prudent when I told Kate that every time Jimmy calls I am waiting for him to tell me that Kate is pregnant. I was quickly punched by Kate and told that it would hopefully be a while before I got that message. So here is my solution... This entry was started when I was reading this...

Friday, January 07, 2005

I'm just not sure what to do...

I'm at a point now at work where I have a choice to switch the team that I am on. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a gadget freak. The team change at work is kind of a challenge for me. I have two managers that are trying to get me on their team. I am really torn as to which team I want to switch to. I kinda feel like Carlos Beltran trying to pick a team in the off-season. I just figured I would write about it you know? It's hard to explain what the differences between the two teams are and I am wondering how much fluff I am getting from the managers to get me on their teams. I don't know why I thought that anyone would care about it. I am just really torn because this is basically how it's going to be for the next year or so. One manager claims I will have more free time to pursue things that I enjoy doing like learning about the new products and doing training seminars about them. On the other hand, the other team is one that has never existed before and is really "unknown". Hell I don't know...

Thursday, January 06, 2005

It's gonna be a busy Fall...

Well, everyone knows that Erika is getting married this fall. You'd know that already if you read this blog sometimes. Now, there is another wedding that is supposedly going to happen this fall. That's right...reports are coming that Ms. Selina Hood and her boyfriend Stephen are now engaged. It's not a surprise really, especially to anyone who knows the two of them. I haven't heard this out of her mouth yet but I have been told by a very reliable source. News is that the wedding will hopefully be in Kansas City this coming Fall. It's gonna be a busy season I tell ya. Let me say CONGRATULATIONS TO Stephen and Selina...

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Just gotta get through the winter...

Man, it is weird how time flies by. I start school again in a week. It feels like I just got done. You would think that I would be used to that, ya know? Instead I am just watching the weather hoping that this ice shit melts some time soon. I wish I had some hot saucy story to tell you about how I was "heating things up" in the winter but most of you wouldn't believe me anyway. I keep thinking that with every class I start...someone new will be in that class...and away we will go. You know...when you just know that something's gonna happen between the two of you and you just go with it. I have three classes this semester...let's just hope someone is in one of those classes. I'm not holding my breath but who knows...maybe I can show up at one of my friends house and not be the only one without an "other". Okay, enough pouting. I really wish I had exciting sexual escapades to write about in here so that I could keep up with all those bloggers who have these steamy hot stories in their blogs about all their hot lives. I'm sure it's the whole grass is greener thing but it would be fun to write about stuff like that and not be making it all up right? You guys would read it wouldn't you? I'll have to see what I can do when the school year starts up again. Until then...I will just have to hope I don't slip and break my ass in the ice.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

I love Ice Storms...

It this storm was heading for New York or some other big city MSNBC wouldn't be able to say enough about how bad these storms are but, nah, it's just KC. It looks like we could be in for quite a shitty time if this thing pans out like they are saying it will. I just hope I have power, that's all I really care about. It's no tsunami though...

Monday, January 03, 2005

I guess I should post about New Year's...

That's the right thing to do right? I mean, of the 5 people that actually read this blog, 2 of them were at the bar on New Year's with me. We went to Coyote Ugly in downtown Dallas. It is in the bar area called "Deep Ellum". Kate and Megan weren't too excited about the place at first but as they drank more...obviously they loosened up. I have some pictures of the event. They're not great, but they are funny. Yes, there were actually girls dancing on the bar, yes, they made out with each other at midnight. What else? I didn't find anyone to kiss on midnight, as if that surprises anyone who knows me. The trip to Dallas was an absolute blast. We capped it off by eating a HUGE dinner on New Year's Day. Jimmy cooked his ass off and I helped clean up afterwards (crazy, huh?) We had steak, shrimp, chicken, all kinds of stuff. Now I sit here back at work in Olathe where it is raining and 33 degrees. It is 75 in Dallas. How unfair is that? But I guess it's not that expensive to fly back down there...permanently...(but Kate said I can't live there, how sad)

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