Friday, April 28, 2006

Yes, another list

40 questions you'd never think to ask
I stole this from Wicked.

1. Have you ever been searched by the cops? Yes, a few times. I have been mistaken for a guy that lives here that I guess is kind of a bad egg. Just my luck.
2. Do you close your eyes on roller coasters? No way. I love roller coasters.
3. When's the last time you've been sledding? Winter of 2002
4. Would you rather sleep with someone else, or alone? Depends on if I like the person ;)
5. Do you believe in ghosts? Not sure
6. Do you consider yourself creative? Yes, but I need to work on being more creative
7. Do you think O.J. killed his wife? HELL YES
8. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie? Hard choice... Could we have a three-some?
9. Can you honestly say you know ANYTHING about politics? I know enough to make an uninformed decision
10. Do you know how to play poker? Yes, I play with some guys at work about once a month. I have won the last 2 times.
11. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight? No, 36 is about my record. Lack of sleep make me want to puke.
12. What's your favorite commercial? Some of those Super Bowl commercials. I don't know which.
13. Who was your first love? A girl I worked with and was good friends with. I was too chicken to do anything about it. Fear of rejection.
14. If you're driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around how fast do you go? typically about 10-15 MPH over the limit, sometimes more.
15. Do you have a secret that no one knows but you? No, I have told it to some bloggers :D
16. Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees? Detroit Tigers
17. Have you ever been Ice Skating? Yes, but not since I was about 18
18. How often do you remember your dreams? Quite often
19. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? When I saw 40 Year Old Virgin in the theater
20. Can you name 5 songs by The Beatle's? I can name a hell of a lot more than 5, and can remember most of the lyrics.
21. What's the one thing on your mind? Something I may blog about next... it's not good
22. Do you believe in love at first sight? No, but I believe it can happen very quickly
23. Do you know who Ba-Ba-Booey is? Yes, ugh!
24. How often do you brush your teeth a day? Twice, most of the time. I need to floss more
25. What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play guitar
26. Do you like sushi? YES, Spicey Tuna Roll baby
27. Have you ever narrowly avoided a fatal accident? Yes
28. What do you wear to bed? Just my boxer briefs, sometimes nothing
29. Have you ever been caught stealing? No, never caught
30. Does size matter? to a certain degree I am sure
31. How many drinks of alcohol a day? 0.15
32. Rock or Rap? Rock
33. If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be? Drew Barrymore
34. Do you know anyone in jail? Yes, the ex-husband of an ex-girlfriend that wanted to kill me because she left him right before we started dating.
35. Have you ever sung in front of the mirror? Yes
36. How often do you like whoopie? If I had 100% say in it, once every day or two
37. What food do you find disgusting? Saurkraut
38. Did you ever play, "I'll show you mine, if you show me yours"? Yes. Wanna play?
39. Have you ever made fun of your friends behind their back? Yes, unfortunately. Not very nice, huh?
40. Have you ever stood up for someone you hardly knew? Yes

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Oh My God!

Why is the guy in the next cube singing "Puff The Magic Dragon"? He is singing it really low. Is it on his MP3 player? Holy Shit, make it stop! I had to put my headphones and crank up some tunes so that damn song doesn't get drilled into my head for the day.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I'm a seducer?

Your Seduction Style: Fantasy Lover

You know that ideal love that each of us dreams of from childhood? That's you!
Not because you posess all of the ideal characteristics, but because you are a savvy shape shifter.
You have the uncanny ability to detect someone's particular fantasy... and make it you.

You inspire each person to be an idealist and passionate, and you make each moment memorable
Even a simple coffee date with you can be the most romantic moment of someone's life
By giving your date exactly what he or she desires, you quickly become the ideal lover.

Your abilities to make dreams come true is so strong, that you are often the love of many people's lives.
Your ex's (and even people you have simply met or been friends with) long to be yours.
No doubt you are the one others have dreamed of... your biggest challenge is finding *your* dream lover.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Well I never...

Copy and paste everything below into your blog and "BOLD" the things that you have NEVER done. Leave the things that you actually HAVE done unbolded.

I’ve Never Kissed A Member Of The Opposite Sex
I’ve Never Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex
I’ve Never Crashed A Friend’s Car
I’ve Never Been To Japan
I’ve Never Been In A Taxi
I’ve Never Been In Love
I’ve Never Had Sex In Public
I’ve Never Been Dumped
I’ve Never Done Cocaine
I’ve Never Shoplifted
I’ve Never Been Fired
I’ve Never Been In A Fist Fight
I’ve Never Had Group Intercourse
I’ve Never Snuck Out Of My Parent’s House
I’ve Never Been Tied Up
I’ve Never Regretted Having Sex With Someone
I’ve Never Been Arrested
I’ve Never Made Out With A Stranger
I’ve Never Stolen Something From My Job
I’ve Never Celebrated New Years In Times Square
I’ve Never Gone On A Blind Date
I’ve Never Lied To A Friend
I’ve Never Had A Crush On A Teacher
I’ve Never Celebrated Mardi Gras In New Orleans
I’ve Never Been To Europe
I’ve Never Skipped School
I’ve Never Slept With A Co-Worker
I’ve Never Cut Myself On Purpose
I’ve Never Had Sex At The Office
I’ve Never Been Married
I’ve Never Been Divorced
I’ve Never Had Sex With More Than One Person Within The Same Week
I’ve Never Posed Nude
I’ve Never Gotten Someone Drunk Just To Have Sex With Them
I’ve Never Killed Anyone
I’ve Never Received Scars From My Sex Partner
I’ve Never Thrown Up In A Bar
I’ve Never Purposely Set A Part Of Myself On Fire
I’ve Never Eaten Sushi
I’ve Never Been Snowboarding
I’ve Never Had Sex At A Friend’s House While They Were Throwing A Party
Actually I did at my townhouse that I shared with my brother while my brother was throwing a party, does that count?
I’ve Never Had Sex In A Dressing Room
I’ve Never Flashed Anyone
I’ve Never Met Anyone From Online
I've Never Smoked A Cigarette
I've Never Stolen A Car
I've Never Had Feelings For Someone Who Didn't Have Them Back
I've Never Seen Someone Die
I've Never Been To Canada
I've Never Been To Mexico
I've Never Been On A Plane
I've Never Taken Pain Killers
I've Never Laid On My Back And Watched The Clouds Go By
I've Never Made A Snow Angel
I've Never Rode A Mechanical Bull
I've Never Rode A Motercycle
I've Never Had A Tea Party
I've Never Flown A Kite
I've Never Built A Sand Castle
I've Never Gone Puddle Jumping
I've Never Played Dress Up
I've Never Cheated While Playing A Game
I've Never Been Lonely
I've Never Used A Fake ID
I've Never Watched A Sunset With Someone I Care About
I've Never Felt An Earthquake
I've Never Touched A Snake
I've Never Slept Beneath The Stars
I've Never Been Tickled
I've Never Been Robbed
I've Never Been Misunderstood
I've Never Won A Contest
I've Never Ran A Red Light
I've Never Been Suspended From School
I've Never Been In A Car Accident
I've Never Had Braces
I've Never Eaten A Whole Pint Of Ice Cream In One Night
I've Never Had De Ja Vu
I've Never Danced In The Moonlight
I've Never Liked The Way I Look
I've Never Witnessed A Crime..serious crime.
I've Never Questioned My Heart
I've Never Been Obsessed With Post-It Notes (WTF)
I've Never Squished Barefoot Thru The Mud
I've Never Been Lost
I've Never Swam In The Ocean
I've Never Felt Like Dying
I've Never Cried Myself To Sleep
I've Never Played Cops and Robbers and Post Office
I've Never Colored With Crayons
I've Never Paid For A Meal With Only Coins
I've Never Done Something That I Told Myself I Wouldn't Do
I've Never Laughed Until A Beverage Came Out of My Nose (fries came out too... OUCH)
I've Never Been Told By A Complete Stranger That I'm HOT (but did I believe her?)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

When you think things couldn't get any worse...

I got a call Sunday night from my favorite manager from work. He called to inform me of a water main break at work which flooded our cubicle area and some adjacent clean rooms.

We are to report to work late and congregate in a different area to get briefed on what we're going to do. They are obviously need to move to new cubicles, but I guess the area is still sloppy wet. We need to get in there to collect all of our personal items and recover any equipment that might still be useful. I know of one computer of mine and a small network switch that are probably gone.

What does this do to our already screwed schedule and my June lay off? Management is going to be freaking out even more than they are already. Let the fun begin.
Your 2005 Song Is

Mr. Brightside by The Killers

"It started out with a kiss
How did it end up like this
It was only a kiss, it was only a kiss"

Let's just say you're happy to be done with 2005!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Relaxing before the stress

Amy, one of the engineers here on the project, does some interior decorating on the side. She has been working on a house up in Silverthorne near a lot of ski areas. The owners are stinking rich and live in the New England area. They rent the house out to people throughout the year. She got permission from the owners to invite out team up for last weekend. It was kind of short notice, but from the description of the house how could I pass it up? Not too many people took Amy up on the offer. This house has at least 7 bedrooms, an indoor lap pool, indoor hottub, outdoor hottub, a european plunge pool, a dry sauna, a wet sauna, two big screen TV rooms, pool table, exercise room, pinball machine, and the most amazing views (I forgot my damn camera... sorry).

It was one of the most fun and relaxing weekends I have ever had. Lee cooked and amazing meal for everyone on Saturday night. I ate way too much. I had to fix that by using the outdoor hottub before going to bed.

It's decided, I need to win a Powerball jackpot.

This has been a busy week. The slacking off at work has changed to keeping the nose to the grindstone. My friends and I here have been bad in that we don't really give a shit anymore. We're all slated for lay-off and our attitude has sucked because of it. We've been going to the big breakroom and playing ping pong in the middle of the day; playing computer games; and one in a while a board game that someone brings in. I have tried to not get pulled into too much of it, but I have.

Monday as I was working from home, it was announced that we have to stop the slacking so that we can get the release out the door on time in June. Everyone knew ahead of time that June was not going to happen, but there were commitments made that are out of our hands. Even if we worked our asses off it would not make enough of a difference.

So this week any fun that we were having has stopped, and morale is at an all time low.

My resume is still up on I get contacted a few times a week for various jobs. The market seems pretty good right now. I hope that I can say the same thing in a couple months.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


I have been away from work for a week. I came back to about 1000 e-mails, many of which I just deleted as they were just automated messages telling me something is wrong. A few e-mails were from engineers trying to find out what happened. They blamed it all on me... jokingly. They said they've been "Shanked". This brought on 2 reactions from me. The first was defensive "I didn't do anything wrong", then I realised they were just messing with me in my absence. I've been the butt of too many jokes lately. It's time for some retaliation.

Dan got a sound bite of our friend Bernie saying "Inconceivable" sounding way too much like Vizzini from Princess Bride. Dan used a program to snag that sound bite and I had him send it around to a bunch of us. Now every time any of us get an e-mail our computers yell "Inconceivable".

Maybe this is too much of an inside joke to share with you all, but it is hilarious when an e-mail goes out to the entire team and there is the echoing of Bernie coming from all directions. I may have to take in some powered speakers tomorrow, but that might be over doing it.

Bernie kind of looks like him too.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Update from Michigan... and the MI Bloggers

It's been an interesting week to say the least.

I survived driving across the country with my brothers. That was pretty uneventful except for the fact that the 22' truck grew to a 26'. We arrived in southern Michigan in time for a big rain storm. It let up just in time for us to start unloading the truck on Tuesday. Mom's new place is nice, but a big adjustment for her. Going from living in houses for the past 50+ years to being in a 2 bedroom apartment is a big change. She was having a hard time realizing the amount of room she will be limited to. I told her she needed to leave a lot of things behind that she was not prepared to do.

We've gotten everything unpacked and put away (for the most part). It already looks livable. I'm glad I took the extra time to help get her settled.

There were of course problems. Getting the car my sister gave her insured (I hate insurance companies) and subsequent licensing of the car, setting up her oxygen service, not having Internet access except from a coffee shop down the street (that wouldn't have been so bad if there were some cute girls to look at).

Anyway, now I am in Ann Arbor for a couple days. Last night was the big Michigan bloggers meeting. I got there a bit late because of my ride (bro-in-law and niece) to A2 was late in picking me up. And of course when it comes to family picking me up I knew there had to be visit time. Luckily they had other agenda items that kept the visit to a minimum.

Mom was being a mom in that she freaks out whenever I mention meeting anyone that I have met via the Internet. This weekend was no exception.

My bro-in-law dropped me off at the hotel for the meeting. I did a quick run through the bar and didn't find the folks I was looking for. I saw a table full people in their mid to late 50s with name tags on. Having never seen half the people's faces I thought this could be them... then I though NAHHHHH! I turned a corner and there was BTExpress's white hair and SignGirl, then I recognized Barman. I knew I had found the bunch.

It was a little strange at first finally talking face to face to people I have seen and read about for months and months. Things got comfortable really quickly. Then Roxi and Dan got there and it all went downhill quickly. HA!

Once the service in the bar went bad we went up to SignGirl's room and started in with the Jell-O shots. Those went really fast. I haven't had that much Jell-O in a long fucking time. Finally around 3 a.m. It was time to break it up. Croaker was great enough to give me a ride back to my brother-in-law's house. I thought it was an easy way to get there, but after a few minutes we were both lost. Then I recognized a street name, then we were at the correct street only 6 houses away. "Oh shit, we need to take a right", and their we were.