Monday, February 26, 2007

Still not better....

Well, I'm still sick. Its not fun. Went to the doctor today and he put me on a bunch of medicines. I'm going to work tomorrow no matter how I feel - hopefully it won't be too tough to make it through the day. I hate being sick!!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Yesterday's Grocery List

In case you couldn't tell, I've got the....well I'm not sure exactly what I've got. I don't think its bad enough to be the flu, but I can't breathe, my throat is swollen, and I've had fever since Tuesday. The things I've learned since I've been sick:

1. There is nothing worth watching on television between Noon and 7 pm. After the first day, I depleted my full stock of Tivo reserves, including 2 episodes a night since the beginning of the month of Scrubs that I hadn't seen yet and have spent the rest of the time drowning in the wasteland of daytime programming crap.

2. Watching Grey's Anatomy, Survivor, Lost, etc. in real time is tough! Due to Lesson 1, I've had to actually watch primetime shows live. It is nervewracking to have to sit through commercials after the cliffhangers they give! What did we do before DVR?

3. Internet games can only go so far before being boring. I am now the #2 arcade champion at with the highest score on 11 games.

4. CNN does not update their content enough. Sure, they do a really good job. But when internet games have been exhausted and no one is updating their blogs 3 or 4 times a day (which is what it would take to entertain me), I go through all of the current CNN content pretty quickly. And MSN. And AOL. And Fox News.

5. I need to start collecting more books for a rainy day. I thought I had several on my shelf that I haven't read yet, but I guess I cleared all of them off in all of my traveling last semester.

I guess thats the end of my whining. Hopefully I'll finally start to feel good tomorrow...or at least will get rid of my fever so I can get back to life.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Couple of Random Posts

So I was just going to post about the Davey O'Brien dinner that I went to on Monday, but found a picture on my camera that I had to post first:

Kroger - you officially got grocery stores "Off Notice." I found these 2 days after I posted my open letter. And of course, my mom came through with another box on Valentine's Day as well. :)

Now for the real post:

This Monday, I was lucky enough to score a seat at the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Dinner. This year's winner was Troy Smith from Ohio State. The dinner was absolutely fantastic! Gourmet food at the Fort Worth Club combined with a few celebrities always equals a good time... I met Troy Aikman, saw Eric Crouch, and actually hung out with Jim McMahon, Gino Torretta, and a couple other former winners after the dinner was over! And of course, met Troy Smith.

I didn't get any pictures at the actual dinner because it wasn't exactly an event suited to taking candid pictures without looking completely stupid, but here are a couple I got later in the evening.

Me and Jim McMahon

My friend Erin from TCU, Gino Torretta, Me, another winner I can't remember the name of (anyone recognize him?), and some guy they call "Doc"

Overall, it was a really fun night! I won't be doing consulting work for the O'Brien Foundation next year, but maybe I can find a way to get a ticket again! :)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Open Poll

So I recently got a new Blackjack....Samsung's version of the Blackberry. I just discovered that rather than having to buy premade ringtones like you do for other phones, I can cut clips of music on my computer and then import them as an mp3 to be my ringtone! So now comes the difficult decision that I need your help on - what should my ringtone be? Keep in mind, it has to be something that I wouldn't be too mortified of if it went off during a meeting at work. TV themesongs are always fun, but I'm open to other songs too. Help me choose my ringtone!

Monday, February 05, 2007

An Open Letter to Grocery Stores

Dear Grocery Stores,

Starting in January, it begins. The red and green of Christmas goes away, the silver of New Years fades, and the red, pink, and white takes over your aisles.

You force me to remember that THE holiday is coming up - the one where if you're single you're supposed to either be 1) really bitter about it, 2) overly dramatic about how great it is to be single or 3) like me, are considered weird if you're neither - Valentine's Day (or as the second breed calls it, "Single Awareness Day." Gag me.)

I have always taken this in stride because I've had faith in the unspoken agreement that we made many years ago: I'll put up with your ridiculous giant mylar balloons and overabundance of wilting roses without complaining as long as you provide me with an endless supply of the highlight of my culinary year: Chocolate Covered Cherries. I've been looking for weeks at several different stores and not one delicious juicy, fruity chocolate ball can be found!

Don't try to pretend that you've fulfilled your end of the bargain by just throwing around some "samplers" and calling it Valentine's Day candy. Nobody is fooled. Just because the crappy filling in the center is pink doesn't make it equal to the ultimate Holiday candy - the Chocolate Covered Cherry. You have clearly fallen down on your job, and I am NOT a happy camper!

You've been put on notice, grocery stores. We've got a little more than one week left before February 14th. I'll keep on being content with this season as long as you hold up your end of the bargain. Don't let me down this year!

Best regards,

Sunday, February 04, 2007

The REAL Reason Trey Isn't Married

Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile - my blogger account wouldn't let me log in and it took a while for them to figure out what was wrong. Short post - got a Super Bowl party to get to...but I figured out the true reason that Trey isn't married. Here is a glimpse into his future: