Business travel is also posting from your Blackberry and then belatedly noticing spelling errors.
When you’re young and thoughts of working for big companies and having to ‘travel’ for business go through your head the image of wild parties, fancy restaraunts, swanky accomadations and beautiful women in full home-wrecker mode are what come to mind.. The truth of business travel is a Holiday Inn Express by the airport. Chili’s baby back ribs eaten at the bar next to a...
I’m back to work today. It is something I am less than entusiastic about. I did do something this vacation that I haven’t done in a very long time. I didn’t work.
The Missus: You've been in the wilderness for 8 days.
The Missus: With a male friend.
The Missus: No Women?
The Missus: How do you feel?
Me: You're going to want to hold on to something.
This will be the last post for me until August 29th. Time to drop out of the world for a bit. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. If you do, tell me about it (include pictures and video).
Good Thoughts Please
My niece Alivia was born 3 months ago. Next Thursday she is going to the hospital to have a major surgery on her heart. Her aorta is narrow and they are going to widen it. In addition her left ventricle is enlarged and she has a valve in her heart that is deformed. All of this will require extra surgeries over the next few weeks. This breaks my heart for this little girl and for my sister and...
I’ve been waiting for today for just under a year. I’m not sure that I’m fully calm enough to adquately express what it is that I am feeling. Tomorrow The Missus ioing to drop me and a friend off at the end of a road in Sequoia National Park. From their we’re going to walk eighty-ish miles through the Sierra Nevadas to the east side and the summit of Mt Whitney. I made...
It’s a place
You'll last longer after a little rest.
As seen on a billboard.
When I leave work today the only thing that could increase my happiness is seeing a plume of smoke where my building once was.
Missus: Put your balls away.....no, we don't need to play with your balls right now. No! we don't lick balls! No balls in the mouth!
The Place from which nothing...
I just watched the Hangover for the first time. Amusing movie. At the end of it I remembered a time in which I had driven some friends and myself to Las Vegas for what was the first of six bachelor parties for my friend. There wasn’t a lot that was remembered from that trip. One thing I do remember is how a friend of mine dropped half his financial aid money for the coming semester on...
I got to work at 6am this morning and began working like a whirlwind. Sometime around 3pm I left work to deposit a check for $7.99. Sometime around 3:20 I was back at work and working like a hurricane. About 7:00 pm The Missus called and asked if I was coming home. my reply……. Holy Shit where did the day go. My to do list is longer, not shorter. On a positive note, this...
What the hell is an “ecosexual”?
I received a call last night at 9:45pm from one of my drivers. While delivering that night he had been pulled over by two police officers and infmed that it wasn’t safe for him to be delivering in the neighborhood he was in. At first I thought to blow him off thinking hat he was just trying to get less work. The truth of the matter is that there is a Mexican Gang in the neighborhood and...
My Stupid Tax
I have kept almost all my pay stubs for the last 14 years. I found it entertaining today that the check I was writing to pay my stupid debts (the ones I accumulated because of a lack of impulse control) was more than I was making when I was first married 11 years ago. Back then my wife and I were going to school and living on our own. I was working and she wasn’t. We still mananged to...
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I’m feeling a little detached from the world. Feel free to call and entertain me.
Does anyone remember when sodas came in glass bottles with styrofoam labels that when peeled slightly and wiggled down just right would make a loud POP! when struck with a flat hand?
Acoustic Guitar, if you think I play hard. Well then you could have belonged to...– Magnetic Fields
Turning, tossing and turning. My love is burning you down.– Smoking Popes
My signature move is the ‘Kitty Wheel’ I will claw your face off.
I am a master of Gra-va-te or the art of falling down with violence.
Let me begin by saying that I am a religious person. I believe in God. I attend Church regularly and have strong beliefs. I don’t try to impose my beliefs on anyone. If you want to know what I believe and why, ask me. If I want to know what you believe and why I’ll ask you and we can discuss what we believe. I think these types of conversations are good to have because they...
Wake Up Call
I love being in charge almost as much as I love going to bed at 12:30 am only to woken by the phone ringing at 1:30 am to tell me that someone broke a pipe and then having to drive 20 minutes to work. Find the water main, turn it off and then ensure that I call as many people as possible to wake them up and enjoy my special misery. So here I am at 3:00 am (just received another call) trying to...
Would someone please remind me
next time that I’m holding my son while trying to put him to sleep that his feet are now at a perfect position to kick me in a place that if struck hard enough will ensure that he is my last child.
You know in Mallrats when...
Shannon is beating on Brodie and says something like “you got something to say” and Brodie responds with “yeah! about a million things but I can’t express myself monosyllabically enough for you to understand them!” Well, usually thats me but lately my brain has been stuck on monosyllabic. Me. Sad. Boobs! Yay! Still Sad
Here's Where I Say Something Witty.: I wish I knew... →
When I was a kid, we didn’t travel much. We were the family that “got by” but didn’t have a ton of extra at the end of the month, and some months we played the “If it’s a bill collector on the phone, tell him I’m not home” game. During the summers sometimes my grandparents would fly my brother and… I identify with this too much. I’ve never really known how to vacation. Work is...