Tuesday, May 30, 2006

battle jacked

well, yesterday was a half-day at work and that in conjunction with it being memorial day led to the conclusion that a bbq must be had and that it must be had in manhattan so that's where I drove to yesterday. we did the traditional bbq thing and then played battle jacks. chris (lizardmen) and I (high elves) were against shannon (tomb kings), nette (goblins), and nicole (chaos). generally, the results of the game can be summed up in three pics:

here is my mage fleeing from some rather nasty goblins:

here is one of chris's lizardmen being defeated:

here is a high elf head on a pike (you get the idea):

Saturday, May 27, 2006

does lawrence have a sperm bank?

believe it or not, someone actually asked me that at work yesterday. I'm not sure if it was because it looked like I was knowledgable about such places or if it was because I worked at a place where you donate stuff and so I should know of other places where you could donate stuff. yup, that's the kind of people I associate with at work. keep in mind that this is a rare occurence. most (about 98%) of the donors are really cool and I wouldn't mind spending time with them outside of the center but there are those in the 2% which really make you wonder if they could possible pass a bill that requires permits to have offspring fast enough. at my lunch break yesterday, one of my male co-workers and I were talking about the strangest question we've been asked at work and that was my answer. at about that time another co-worker, a female one, came in and said that she had just been asked the same thing but she thought that it was a pick up line so I'm not sure if I should be relieved or scared that I was asked the same thing... well, in any case, the answer, if you were wondering, is no, lawrence does not have a sperm bank. it was such an intriguing question that I had to pull out the phone book in the center and look it up. on to other news, I got my car back yesterday so no more walking three or so miles in the heat for me. I may still bike to work though. it's usually pretty nice in the morning when I head out to work and it's actually faster since I can cut through parking lots on the bike. also, I officially turned in my application for the supervisor position at work this morning so I should be hearing about that sometime in the next two to three weeks. on a totally unrelated story, I headed off this morning to walmart to get ink for the printer (I was messing with photoshop and had a pic I wanted to print). anyways, while there, I saw that they had Rampage for the PS2 (a childhool favorite of mine) so I had to pick that up and the Perfect Storm (which I hadn't seen but everyone else seemed to love so I had to pick that up to). well, in any case, I didn't get any ink because I couldn't remember what flavoer of hp printer I had and wound up with two things not on the list. so, I'm off to watch the perfect storm.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

changes at work

a couple of days ago, there was an announcement that the reception supervisor position was open because the supervisor was leaving in two weeks to stay home with his newborn baby. today he came up to me and asked me if I was interested in taking over for him and he convinced me to try for the position because I had practically filled in for him for the two weeks he was gone while his wife first had the child. anyways, I went to into the manager's office and asked for more information on the position. now I'm not sure if I have the position yet and I haven't turned in my resume for it yet but three hours after telling the manager I was interested in the position, the supervisor was showing me how to take care of supervisor-y duties. I think that's a good sign. now all I have to do is actually fill out the paperwork for that... we'll see how it goes though.

Friday, May 19, 2006

well, it's about time for my semi-monthly walk around lawrence again (yes, my car's back in the shop. for details refer to previous post titled 'why do things keep throwing themselves in front of my car'). today's little romp included a jaunt to the bank and then downtown to get new tire treads for my bike (which I will be riding for the next week or so thanks to a furry little animal which shall remain unnamed). on the way back from the bike shop, I saw THE coolest moped. EVER. below is a picture.

if you look close enough at the handle bar you'll see that it's "for official use only".

Saturday, May 13, 2006

why do things keep throwing themselves in front of my car?

well, you know things are going to be bad when you show up to work and find a dead bird in front of the door. what kind of carnage ensues after that you may ask? well, my friend, I'll tell you. I was supposed to meet my parents in wichita today for my cousin's graduation. on the way there, I hit a deer. immediately after I hit the deer, this light showed up
(the service vehicle soon light, not the change oil light.) so that basically cancelled my trip to wichita for the day. and that's not even the best part yet. so, I turned the car around and headed back to lawrence. on the way back, I noticed two deer carcasses on the northbound lane of I-335 as well pretty close to where I hit my deer. and here's the kicker, on my way back to lawrence, I hit two birds, one big bug, and countless smaller ones. I think I'll stay in my apartment for the rest of the night so I don't kill anything else. what kind of damage does a deer do to a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am? this kind:

Thursday, May 11, 2006

'Canes win the cup!

just based on the playoffs that the hurricanes are having, it looks like I'm going to have to go with the 'canes to win the stanley cup this year. they've got a great team and they seem to be working together flawlessly. who's gonna make it to the big dance? I'm going to go with ducks vs. 'canes and as we all know, ducks don't fly too well in hurricanes...

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

not the mama

oh yeah couple of things I left off of the last post. I didn't add this picture on that last post because for some reason blogger only lets me upload eight pics per post. anyways, here's a fun pic I took on my walk.

yes, that is a blue tree. no I did not photoshop it. it actually is a tree painted blue by the inhabitants of this house:

on another fun note, I also got season 1&2 of Dinosaur on dvd. I don't know if any of you ever used to watch it but it had these muppet-like dinosaur family and the baby always said "not the mama" and banged the dad on the head with a pot and hence the title of this post.


well today was my day off from work so I thought I'd take the car in to get the annoying ticking noise taken care of which left me with a lot of time to walk around so I brought my digital camera with:

here's a picture of a historical landmark sign here in lawrence:

here's the actual building itself:

pretty flower pics I took along the way:

some cool artwork I saw on my walk:

so long story short, here's a list of things I did today:
cleaned car
got a hair cut
got car fixed
got new fish
cleaned aquarium
changed filter on aquarium
went to tae kwon do class
went to target
had lunch at Indo (formerly Pochi)
went to Borders
took pictures

things I did not do today:
invade canada
declar war on poland
terrorize an orphanage
kick a poodle
lick a hamster