Thursday, June 29, 2006

silly freezer, humans don't get freezer burns or I love cherries

well, I managed to do it again. I was working in processing today and I was stupd and decided to try to open the freezer door without using the handle. what happens, you ask? well, the cold went THROUGH my gloves and to my hands. I took a good two minutes under warm water to thaw my hands back out. well, after work, I thought I'd cook dinner for andrea and I tonight and for that I need food or at least food-ish items so I stopped by dillons on the way home. while in the produce isle, I saw a mountain of bags of cherries and I said to myself, self eat it, eat it all. well, I managed to restrain myself and bought a bag (which I intend to eat and eat it all). cherries have always represented summer to me ever since my parents used to bring them with us to watch fireworks at the fourth of july so summer isn't officially summer without a honkin' (that's right, honkin') big bag of cherries.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

the weekend thus far

currently down in mahattan right now. what have we been doin' you may ask? well, here's the weekend in pictures:

on friday night/saturday morning, we played battlefront LAN style. yesterday, we stopped by the salvation army to get pirate clothes. here's chris sporting his new duds:

later that day, we played some disc golf. inevitable, when disc golf and construction meet, climbing generally ensues:

then we spent the rest of the night playing Dawn of War, LAN style but before we did, we needed something to drink, something good and about 100 ounces of it:

and then we got to the game itself

Friday, June 23, 2006

'I am that merry wanderer of the night'

well, I currently am, and have been since about 10:30 this morning, working on my laptop. in fact, I'm posting this from my laptop right now. it's working pretty swell (that's right, I said/typed 'swell'). it took awhile to get the wireless internet thing to work on it but after half an hour I figured that out. now all I have to do is figure out how to set up my network. the lappy is finding it fine, it's just not connecting to it for some reason so I may just be typing in the wrong password. so I'm off to install programs onto my lappy. I'm working on photoshop right now. speaking of lappy, guess what I named it. I was trying to think of a name that combined my love of literature with something else I love and then the name 'puck' came up. who would've thunk it, right (that's right, I typed 'thunk')? does this mean that shakespeare was a hockey fan or that the nhl is a shakespeare fan? I'll leave you to ponder that.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


I got my 200 GB hard drive from ebay today. spent about an hour figuring how to install it onto my computer but I finally figured it out. now I'm gonna have to spend another four hours transfering my music files to the new drive. I'll probably be spending that much time transfering my photos to the drive tomorrow as well. that's all right. it'll give me something to do while I wait for my laptop to show up. here lappy, lappy...

Sunday, June 18, 2006

I believe

I believe that as we get older, we appreciate our parents more and the sacrifices they've made for us whether it is as simple as denying themselves the last cherry so that we may have just one more or something as big as not purchasing that new set of golf clubs they've been saving for so that we can get braces. things they think we don't even notice or appreciate (which we probably didn't back then) but when the years come back and we look back on our memories, we do and treasure them all the more because they made those sacrifices back then, not to get a 'thank you' or to be honored on a day. rather, they did it because they did, and still do, love us.

I also believe that as we get older, our parents become more human. we no longer see them as the supermen or superwomen they once were. instead, we see them as two people, flawed as they may be, trying their best, to give us what they could. and even though they didn't always have the answers (or at least the right ones), they'd make something up that sounded semi-plausible just to make sure they still had your awe and respect, at least for that short while that we called childhood.

and that is why, for all of these reasons and for all the secret sacrifices that you parents make, I, on behalf of all children, on this father's day, want to tell you thank you and we love you.

the lakehouse

just got back from watching "The Lakehouse". same old story about boy meets girl, etc, right? well, not quite. the twist is that they communicate through a mailbox at the house that they both lived at at different times. I have to admit that I was kinda weary about going to see it 'cause it has keanu reeves in it and his movies have a habit of being either uber awesome or hyper terrible. in any case, without giving anything away, I'd highly suggest seeing this movie if you enjoy sappy movies and/or movies that deal with the time continnum. if you do see this movie, keep in mind that it is a movie and don't think about the time continuum thing too much.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

hello chaos warrior

a pic of my latest choas warrior.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

one in a million

I just got an email from my health insurance company thanking me for being 'one in a million' and then I got to thinking about it. is it really a compliment to be one in a million? 'cause that can be taken in two different ways meaning completely opposite things. one the one hand, it could mean that you're the only one like that, special, unique. on the other hand, it could also mean that you are one of a million or the same as all the others. just another way the wonderful english language screws with your head I guess so the next time you say something idiomatic, make sure what you intended to say only has one meaning.

Monday, June 12, 2006


well it looks like I didn’t get the supervisor position. we were pretty slow today so someone had to be sent home. everyone else needed the hours so I volunteered to go home. I had to tell the managers that I was leaving. before I could leave, they told me that they wanted to talk to me. apparently, they had made a decision on the supervisor position. they decided that they were going to give the position to someone else because apparently, they had me in mind for another position before the old supervisor had even announced that he was leaving. it's a Compliance Specialist Assistant position. it's more of a managerial position and my pay would no longer be determined by hours worked which is good and I think I would get paid more than I would have as a supervisor. well, I'm off to look at laptops and spend my raise which I haven't officially received yet. in case you're interested in the title of this post, keyword: snowbuffs, shift:0.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

pirate-y awesomeness

for our negative one year anniversary, andrea got me this book of pirate automata that you put together. you crank the shaft and this one "duels". actually, it looks more like it's doing a jig than dueling but it's still cool. I'll post more pics of the others when I finish them. these things take longer than painting models 'cause you have to wait for the glue to dry afore you can work on the next step. I think I spent about 6 1/2 hours on this one (including glue drying time). in case you can't tell, there's a cutlass in his right hand and a pistol in his left.