Wednesday, August 31, 2005

pure evil

I've been in a very stitch-y mood as of late for some reason. not really sure why but I am. one of those imp-ish moods. as a matter of fact, I told my supervisor today that "I'm all out of nice. all that's left is pure evil."

quizno's : the subway alternative

well, for dinner I had quizno's. it was actually pretty good. if you haven't had the black angus before, I highly recommend it especially if you like sweet toasted stuff. as for the rest of the day, it's been hectic. woke up at 6:30 to bring my car into get fixed. painted until 8:45. walked to work. work sucked as always because we had stuff malfunction and were short-staffed again. on the bright side, we get some new people next week. all we have to do is survive this off work at 5:30. hitched a ride from my sister to teach my two classes. hitched another ride to pick up the car. it wound up costing me $160 to get my headlights fixed and a couple of other taillights. got quizno's. ate a little bit. people came over for poker night. that brings me to now. and now I go relax...or sleep...

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

gnoblars not so gnobby

well, my gnoblars are no longer quite so gnobby. I spent most of my night finishing them off. they're all painted and assembled and everything. the only thing I have to do now is put flock on the bases and spray paint them with acryllic sealant. but I go to bed now. I've got to be up at 6:30 AM so I can bring the car in to get it's daytime running lamps fixed before I head off for work. it's gonna be a long day...

today and the week

I'm not really sure what it is but today's been a really crappy day, especially at work. I think it's because I still have a little bit of a headache from yesterday. hopefully it'll be all gone by tomorrow. anways here are some pics from the gigantic warhammer game from a couple of days ago. I call it the war of the eight armies (high elves, ogres, lizardmen, goblins, dark elves, chaos, undead, vampire counts). enjoy.

Monday, August 29, 2005

it's over! it's finally over!

well, it's been a very long day. I think we must've gotten over 20 new donors today. why is that impressive you ask? because new donors take FOREVER to process. they take about 2 hours to process and then when they finally get back to the donor floor we have to give them a fifteen minute speeche before they can even start their donation which already takes an hour or so to do. I didn't get out until a little after a quarter till seven (I was supposed to be off at six). what did I do after work, you ask? go home and relax? no. instead, I went to an instructor meeting which was pretty informative. so long story short, I worked 10 1/2 hours today, went to a two hour meeting, and now I'm home and have a headache. I think the headache was from work...well, I'm sure it was from work because I had it before the meeting started. other plans for the night include going to OCs for trivia and happy hour. if you're in manhattan, make sure you stop by their OCs (it opens today).

on other news, I went down to manhattan this weekend after the belt test on saturday. I was hoping to be down there by two but that didn't happen b/c the belt test didn't get done till 3 because we had people testing for black belt. what'd we do down there you ask? why, warhammer of course. it was a massive battle and took forever. by the end, we just wanted it to be over with because we were so tired. I think it took about 12 hours to finish including breaks for dinner and setting up. all that work to end up in a tie/minor victory. oh well, it was fun up to the point that sleep deprivation set in. well, I think I'll go and try to do something to make my head hurt less.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

what could go wrong or my day yesterday

well, let's many things went wrong at work yesterday...
1. computer crashed which backed us up for a while
2. about half the charts were missing which backed us up a while more
3. we had to send someone up to processing to help which backed us up even more
4. the last person we were supposed to get to help us couldn't do so because she was gone during the summer and so had to be re-trained so that backed us up too
5. the supervisor got sent home at 4:00 so that also backed us up
6. we had a LOT of donors come in yesterday

so I guess the answer is 5. that's how many things went wrong yesterday. I wound up leaving at a qurter till 7 (I was scheduled until 6).

today's been a complete 180 of yesterday though. it's been pretty slow so far. plans for the night include finishing painting my ogre army and finishing my first season of madden 2006 on superstar mode. nice and relaxing. just the way I like it.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Subway sucks (sorry Pickle)!

well, after work tonight, I was in the mood for a steak and cheese sub from Subway. well, long story short, it took me ten minutes to even order my food even though no one was in front of me in the drive-thru. I was a little miffed so I filled out a comment on their website. below is my comment:

Dear sir or madam,

I would like to write about the poor and unprofessional service that I received at the 23rd St. branch of your store. I waited ten minutes in the drive-thru before I was even acknowledged and all the while, I watched as people that entered the store after I arrived at the drive-thru came and went before I was even acknowledged. After four or five groups of people had left, I was acknowledged. Was it by some comment like "I'm sorry about your wait?" or something of that nature? No. Instead, I recieved a "How long have you been waiting there, man." I told him (I'm assuming he was the manager) that I had been waiting for about ten minutes. His reply? "You want me to fire my employee?" he said, jokingly. Then I had to wait as he took the order of the customers in front of him before I could order. The only bright side of this trip was the long, blonde-haired gentleman who handed me the food. He was genuinely apologetic and sincere. Rest assured that neither I nor any of my friends will be returning to that branch or any other branch of Subway.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

CuJo a Coyote

well, in case you haven't heard yet, looks like Curtis Joseph will be playing with the Coyotes for at least a year. just thought that was kinda interesting was all. lots of interesting line change combinations this year...

a glimpse of things to come

as requested, here is a picture of my ogre army

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

it's been a really long day

"why has it been a really long day", you ask? well, that would be because I've been up since 4 AM. why was I up at 4 AM? because I was up at 6 AM the night before so I got tired and fell asleep on the futon at 9 PM later that day. that's all right though. I had today off. what'd I do on my day off? I went to walmart, got new headlights for the car (still haven't installed them yet), painted a lot, taught two classes, and had poker night. that, more or less was my day. anyways, I go now 'cause I'm getting kinda sleepy and we have one of our annual audits tomorrow at work.

Monday, August 15, 2005

headlights are important things

well, as the title suggests, headlights are pretty important. I guess mine burnt out sometime earlier tonight 'cause when I left to go to OC's, they were gone. here, headlight. response. think I'll look for them at walmart tomorrow after work (I hear that's where they like to hide).

bobble head

we had our last hockey game a couple of days ago. my team wound up winning first place. in case you can't tell, it's a bobble-head award. the plaque says "All American Indoor Sports Summer 2005 Roller Hockey League Champion"

it's a sucky day after all

well, as you can tell by the title, I've been having a great day today *sarcasm*. to start off, one of the guys in back called in sick so we're short on staff...again. then top that off with a CCL (concentrated cell loss). CCLs are bad enough but what makes this worse is that it's their second one in 56 days so they can't donate for another 56 days. then while that was happening, one of the nurses had to be trained on documenting CCLS (which takes a LONGGGG time to do) so that pulled both the nurse and the only other phlebotemist on the floor away from sticks and everything else so that left me doing basically everything for the 15 minutes or so it took to get the documentation done. then, throw in rain/mist and you've got a pretty miserable day. well, the rain/mist is all right. I kinda like it but it enhances the suckiness-mood of the day as well.

on to other news, I'm giving my two end tables away to a friend of mine so I now have more room in the living room which I took to mean that I need to reorganize my furniture so that's what I did yesterday. I pretty much just moved things back to where they were the last time I rearranged stuff. it just looks so much more spacious since there's a direct path from the door to the bed room now. yesterday was pretty relaxing as well. I spent yesterday reorganizing furniture (as mentioned above), playing two games of madden football, starting to paint my pirate ogre maneater, reading "Life of Pi" and drinking a glass of wine (Beringer White Zinfidel...the best wine EVER...well, real wine, I'm not counting arbor mist or wine coolers).

well, off to rest a little bit before heading back to work.

Friday, August 12, 2005

to quote myself...

I will be updating this page on August 22 (Monday) so make sure that I have access to all of your pictures by then whether by email or via web site

in case you're participating in the photo scavenger hunt.

there's something about a watermelon

there's something about a watermelon. I'm not really sure what it is. some unknown factor that prevents one from cutting said fruit up without sneaking at least a bite before carefully tucking the other pieces away safely in it's ziplocked nest.

not much to report as far as today's/yesterday's events went. went to work, painted some gnoblars, listened to the rain, cut/ate some watermelon. plans for today/tomorrow: same thing except with less work. well, off to bed I go now.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


"Sir! The sentries report a massive concentration of ogres assembling in the east and heading this way! The boys say that they've spotted a couple of ogre bulls, leadbelchers, iron guts, and gnoblars as far as the eye can see. There's even rumors of a slavegiant somewhere in their midst."

"Good job, Johnson. Tell the boys to prepare for war."

Sunday, August 07, 2005

tonight, tonight, it all begins tonight.

well, for those of you that were wondering, I wound up both spray painting a matte finish on my high elves AND painting ogres today. painting ogres is soooooo much more fun than painting high elves. in fact, the messier you are, the more realistic the ogres look (not true with high elves). well, anyway, I got four ogres done. I'm not sure if they're ironguts or just bulls (I can't tell the difference between the two). looks like I'm gonna need to pick up more red gore paint from the store (the ogres get pretty bloody). I also managed to organize almost all of my high elf army into my carrying case thingy. I say almost because Imrik won't fit. I may need to make/buy a box to carry him or something. in non-warhammer news, I went grocery shopping today. I now have food again which is really nice. I also picked up some white peaches (on sale at dillons for $0.99/ lb with a dillons card) and stuff to make a really good salad (mmmm...dried cranberries...) I also watched west side story on dvd today. andrea and I went to go see it last weekend at theatre in the park and I haven't been able to get the songs out of my head. hmmm...maybe buying the dvd and soundtrack wasn't such a good idea... well, anyways, it's a pretty good show if you don't compare it to romeo and juliet. well, it's fairly late and I have church tomorrow/today so I'm off to bed.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

no MCAT for me

well, I was looking over the review stuff for the MCAT yesterday night and I realized that there was no way I was gonna be ready for the test on Aug. 20 so I decided I'm not gonna take it. instead, I'm gonna take a prep course in January and then take it in April (that way I'll be more prepared). until then, it looks like I'll just have to force myself to have fun. well, I'm off to either paint my ogres now or spray matte finish on my high elves. either way, I'm sure I'll have more fun than I would've studying.

Friday, August 05, 2005

prepare for the onslaught!

here is a picture of my army and oh what an army it is.

same army different formation

another new formation

Thursday, August 04, 2005

things I've done this week

things I've done this week:

tuesday: taught one tae kwon do class
wednesday: taught two tae kwon do classes
thursday: played four hockey games

end result: I will be VERY sore tomorrow. in case you're wondering about the outcomes of the hockey games we won three and tied one. now I'm very tired and very sore so I will be heading off to bed.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

another update

finished painting both of my chariots today. right now I'm working on my archers (the last high elves stuff I will have to paint). once I finish them, I think my army will be a little over 2500 points (2509 to be exact). after I'm done with the high elves, I'll be studying for the MCAT (Aug 20) so I probably won't be doing too much else until then. on the bright side, after Aug 20 sometime, I think shannon and the other manhattanites are gonna have a HUGE warhammer battle (3000+ points per side) so that should be fun. I'm considering that my reward for surviving the test. and after that? why, my ogre army, of course! well, it's late and I open tomorrow so I'm off to bed. I probably won't be doing anything 'sides working, finishing painting, and studying for the next couple of days so I may or I may not be posting for awhile.