Friday, February 27, 2009

Scheyer Face

Even though the Terps lost to Duke on Wednesday, they played well and the game was great to watch. I missed going to the game because I was busy will volleyball, but still got to watch it at JD's. I kinda wish I was there to witness the students holding up signs of Duke's guard, Jon Scheyer.

That's all, have a great Friday.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's a Pirate's life for me

Saw this on the way home from work yesterday:

Make sure you look close at the model of the car.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Getting while the getting's good?

So ... by "getting back to work," I definately meant drinking and playing poker then passing out after doing nothing more than pull the light housings out of their box.

On the bright side, I have some extra money to buy the wiring.

Tonight is the first game for my "social" volleyball league. What is the definition of a social league you ask. Well, I am leaving work early today (got in early) so that I can go to Mahaffey's and enjoy wings and several rounds of beer before going to said volleyball match then going to a sponsor bar with all of the other players and teams to drink more and watch the Maryland - Duke game (that I had tickets to but am not going). This would not fly in the Sunday league I play in, but these games are for fun and the competition isn't really on the same level as the Sunday league.

Speaking of the Maryland - Duke game ... go Terps! I went to the UMD - UNC game on Saturday and it was probably one of the top 5 games I've been to (I have been to a lot of amazing Terps games ... and a lot of really bad ones). I love the hustle and I love the gold/yellow uniforms, I think they are undefeated wearing them. Since I can't post without a picture, here you go:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Getting back to Work

So I got back to work on my house a little bit and now I feel like I'm motivated to work at it on a consistent basis.

I bought six of these and an going to put four of them up tonight in the front part of the living room and two of them in the back narrow half (where the stairs take up some of the room width). I need to determine how I want them to be controlled so I can run the electric and buy switches and boxes. I think I am going to put the front four on a dimmer and the back two separate since the front is going to be the TV room and I'll have my desk or small dining table in the back. I spent about two hours in bed reading up on wiring standards and I am going to draw out a plan before I do anything since I also need to incorporate the stairwell light.

I also got bored and decided to take down one of the kitchen cabinets (just for fun) since I am going to replace the entire kitchen after doing the living room. This is what I found:

I just downloaded Google's Sketch program and am trying to draw floor plans and will give you an idea of my end goal once I have it out of my head.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Biggest Loser update thing maybe

So, remember when I said I was doing that biggest loser competition at my gym ... well, there are less than 2 weeks left and I haven't seen the inside of a gym since the day before I went to New York (coming up on a month ago now). I have been maintaining the weight I lost in over the last four weeks, but I don't know how since I have been doing everything people that are not in a weight loss competition do. This includes fun stuff like going to Wednesday wing night at Mahaffey's for the past 4 weeks, going out most nights of the week (gotta celebrate my friend buying a house in Canton ... right?), satisfying my chinese, chipotle, pizza, beer, nacho ... well, let's just say whatever craving I'm having gets satisfied.

The real question is ... do I even still have a chance at winning, or at least coming in the top three to get a prize? I figure I need to get to at least 10% weight lost to be in the running. After weighing in at 278, that means I would need to get to 250 pounds by next Sunday. I'm around 264 right now, so it's possible, but unlikely ... I also have to consider the fact that I don't really deserve to win, everyone else in the competition has been working out and doing all the right things and I have just been sitting around doing what I want.

We'll see how this turns out ... but I think I am going to try and at least do something healthy over the next week ... maybe.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Adventures in Carpooling

Since I have been really busy doing nothing super important or nothing I really want to write about in here ... I figured I would mention that I started my second attempt at carpooling today.

One of my friends/co-workers just bought (settled on) a house a week or so ago three short blocks from me. I figured he and I could carpool to work to save some money. The last time I tried carpooling was with a co-worker that puts in lots of extra time and it just didn't work out ... especially on the days I wanted to leave early (or on-time). This time should work better though; my friend and I have fairly similar schedules and if he does end up staying late to work, I can just go to the gym (something I didn't consider during the first carpooling attempts).

The only problem is he listens to Howard Stern on Sirius Radio and it sucks ... I mean is really terrible and annoying ... that and he smells ... really bad, like pasta. Oh, and his driving is horrible and his car is ugly. Or maybe I just know he'll read this.

On another note, while helping him move in it was determined his box spring couldn't go up the stairs (he has a crappy wrap-around spiral type staircase) so we decided to put it through the second story window. Since I can't post more than a couple times without a picture ... I'll throw one up here.

Friday, February 13, 2009

From my iPhone

I'm posting this from my brand new iPhone. Give me a month and maybe I'll be able to use it correctly.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Feeling Neglected?

I find myself starting another post saying that it has been a while since my last post even though it hasn't really been that long. I don't really have much to say here right now except that id you haven't seen Gran Torino ... you really should go see it. It was really great and I look forward to seeing it again.

Oh, and I have to say I love Dorito's marketing firm ... last year's mouse trap commercial was great and this year they had the crystal ball that was pretty good.

Anyone watching Chuck in 3-D tonight? I don't know how I feel about it because wearing those glasses makes watching something in HD look pretty bad.

Once it warms up a bit I will get back to work on the house ... anyone know where I can sell all the metal from my radiators? Tearing that system out will be one of the first things I do so I can frame out the walls on the first floor.