Sunday, January 21, 2007

I'm still here

I had this really nice long post about the weather earlier this week but when I went to spell check it, it disappeared. I was not about to redo it. I haven't been posting lately, can't do it at work, and by the time I get home its about the last thing I want to do. Plus, all the good TV shows have started.

So, you ask, what have I been doing with my time. Well, not much really. I have been working. I have been watching football. I have been watching TV. There, that's what I've been off doing. Yep, its true. Its been hard to get out and do anything with the weather lately. I did wake up to sunshine this morning. I guess that means I'll have to do something. Dogs probably need a walk. I probably need a walk.

So, there it is. About the most exciting thing going on right now, is that I am waiting for my W-2s. Oh, the fun-filled excitement.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

What the ?

Anyone want to join the I Hate Tony Romo club? How does a guy who can't hold onto the ball get picked to hold the snap for a field goal? Beats me. Then again, I am not a coach and maybe I just don't understand. Jackass!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Funerals and football

I spent this weekend watching football and funerals. Ok well I did make it through the first season of Grey's Anatomy and two episodes into the second as well. Not only funerals but an execution. Well, I didn't see the execution, but I did spend time watching the coverage. Made me feel a little sick to my stomach. It is very strange to see someone seconds before they die. Not something you experience every day.

I liked what Al Sharpton said at James Brown's funeral. There is something about his style that I like. I find it hard to watch little old widow ladies burying their husbands after 58 years of marriage. It has been great getting to hear about Gerald Ford. He seemed like a cool guy.

I'd have to say that I enjoyed the funerals more than the football. Seems like most of my teams lost. Not that I would like more people to die or generally like funerals, but it would be nice if my teams starting playing better. James Brown sure does know how to throw a party.

Anyway, Happy New Year everyone or anyone that happens along the way here.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

What a difference a year makes!

When I started thinking about this a few days ago, I can't believe how much my life has changed over this past year. This is a great revelation. I just think back to where I was at this time last year. This time last year, well just about this time, I decided to escape. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. I only wish I had done it sooner, well, and not ever gotten into the relationship in the first place. I knew three weeks in it was a bad idea. I had my reasons and I accepted it. I now know that I don't have to accept anything I don't want, need, or deserve. Ahh, I do love my freedom. I think I am still getting used to it after all this time too.

Of course, not only did I make my escape, I have moved half way across the country. Well, now, isn't that just crazy...Couldn't have made a better decision. My life is good right now. I have a good job and am making more money. I have met a ton of incredibly interesting people at work. Of course it remains to be seen if I can actually do the job. I am going to do my best and hey if it doesn't work for me, then it doesn't.

So, now I am working on paying some of my bills down. Still making my mortgage payments but am hopeful that my home will sell early in the new year.

It is such a difference to live in a supportive environment. I hadn't had that in a long time. My dog has a playmate. My two younger cats are having a ball. My oldest cat dreams of having her own home again someday but she is adjusting slowly but surely.

Every day when I get home from work, my stepdad has made yet another delicious dinner. Who could ask for anything more?

Well, I still do want that million dollars...

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Happy holidays

Just thought I'd pop in and say a happy holidays to everyone out there in Bloggerland. Or is it Bloggerville? Anyway, I don't have to go back to work until Wednesday, woohoo! So, I am going to spend the holidays with my family. Hope you all get to see your family and friends for the holidays and have a great holiday season.

Oh, yeah, and I hope that Santa or Channukah Harry or whomever else you might believe in brings you whatever you have asked for!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Made it through the wilderness

Well, I made it through my first two weeks of training! Woohoo! So, I leave the classroom behind to get into a cubicle, (yea, my very first one!) on Monday. I will have two more weeks of hands on training but will actually be doing some real work on Monday. The sad part for me is that after the next two weeks all of us will be split up and go into different teams possibly on different campuses. I have to tell you that I've met some of the most interesting people I have met in a long time. What a great group of people! I am going to miss them!

Today I had my final test plus my final role play. I traded up on my drawn number to go second instead of seventh. Boy I am glad about that because I would have to go on Monday. I can enjoy my weekend without having to worry about it.

Ok, but the best part was today when I actually received my first paycheck. Biggest single paycheck I've received for a job so I feel like I am getting back on track with my finances. Sigh...

I am going to a party at my friend Brian's house tomorrow and am sure I'll have a great time. It is going to be near 80 for the next two days. I am hoping to fit in a bike ride if its not too windy. Bike riding in December? Yes, you heard me correctly. Isn't that sweet! I may go see a movie with a coworker on Sunday. My stepdad and I are going to try to put up some Xmas lights tomorrow. Really looking forward to that.

Hopefully not sitting in a classroom 8 hours a day will help me to not feel so tired all the time, so I am hoping that Monica was right about that one.

Anyway, hope everyone is doing alright. Have a great weekend!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Four reasons not to date someone no matter how attractive they are...

I have been thinking about this post for a while and just thought I'd put it down on...paper, errr, ummm, whatever this is. I was out with a friend a couple of weeks ago when a very attractive guy came up and started talking to us. I guess we were being too loud while watching the Stars game. He was friendly enough but almost immediately started to share way too much information. I guess this is how it happens for me. I don't get hit on very often and when I do, I guess this is how it goes for me. Here are my four reasons...

1. He starts out by telling us that he was kicked out of a hockey league for beating up a ref. Who does that? Then he explains to us that he was really mad at his coach but the ref was closer. Can you say serious anger management issues?

2. He and his brother breed pit bulls. I don't necessarily have a problem with the breed and in fact my dog has had a few pit bull friends, but what is it with guys and pit bulls? Not sure why guys feel macho about having them.

3. His brother uses an AK-47 to train them. Ok, he doesn't shoot them, but teaches them to fear the gun. It would work with me. Gee, what about this doesn't sound stable?

Here is the kicker.

4. He is bi-sexual. I guess it is never safe to tease a guy who is hitting on a girl about digging other men. I dunno, I prefer men who only like women. Call me picky.

It was really an adventure. Maybe this is what men are like in Texas? Nah, I doubt that. It was really fun because I hadn't seen this friend in over ten years and it was a great experience for us. We can always say, "Hey, remember anger management guy?!" We'll always have Paris.