Monday, February 19, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Man, I'm getting so Virginian.
I'm from Illinois. I'm used to snow. I'm used to getting a few feet in the evening, waking up, cursing, brushing the car off, and driving 30 miles to work. It's just what you did.
Here in Virginia, things are a bit different. The office was closed yesterday because of the weather. I'd never seen this happen before, though it should be noted that the Chicago home office has been closed a couple times this season, as well. All that global warming, I guess. Anyways, I worked from home yesterday, and I was even able to venture out into the tundra to pick up some flowers, etc., for my lovely wife.
Today, things are back to normal, and the office is open. Unfortunately, after spending well over an hour with the car, I found myself completely unable to leave my parking spot. Ice. I tried kitty litter, I tried shoveling, I even tried enlisting the help of a guy with similar problems across the street. Neither of us could get the other guy to budge. So, though I feel like a real sap about it, I'm working from home again today. I was able to move my car a little bit ago and reparked in a less icy spot, but at this point, it's not worth going in. In fact, were I to be caught on 66 in 15 minutes heading West, I'd get a ticket for violating car pool laws. For the second time. No thanks, and I have no idea how to get to work any other way.
I should get on that, probably.
So, I'm going to sit back and watch Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, and might even make a movie night of it by adding King King afterwards.
That's just how I roll.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
January's Almost Over.
I made no resolutions for the New Year, which is good. Had I, I might have to take a look back at the past month with a bit of regret. As it stands, I'm feeling pretty good about myself. Were there a mirror in front of me right now, I might just exclaim with a wink, "Looking good, big guy!"
It's been just your run of the mill typical month. I got a ticket for violating Virginia carpool lanes and will be in court next month fighting the Man. I've hugged the wife a few times, pet the cat, done some laundry, made some meals. Typical stuff. I even saw a pair of movies- how 'bout that, January?
Here's hoping that February kicks all sorts of ass.
Monday, January 08, 2007
Alone With My Thoughts (Poor Company.)
Classes started up for AMP tonight, which leaves me home with the computer, the cat, and a Miller Light. Nothing inspiring. It's lonely not having her around after a couple of weeks of solid company. So it goes. This is the investment you make to add a hot shot lawyer to the family. Nothing to report. I'm feeling a lot better than I was, but I'm still not to the 100% mark yet. Hopefully another good night of sleep will kick this thing in the ass.
Alright. I'm bored with this already. Think I'll wake the cat and see if he wants to talk.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
I Don't Waffle.
My plan for spaghetti went nowhere with the wife, who really wanted waffles for dinner. Waffles are a bit of a pain in the ass. Lots of mixing and mashing and beating and blending and the like. So, boxed blueberry pancakes are the order of the evening. Box powder and water- it can't get any easier than that. Throw in some turkey bacon (were I still single, this crap would be in the garbage), and you have dinner.
I mixed up a vodka and Coke to get myself in the mood for the festivities, and here's hoping we'll have dinner magic.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Ill, not at Ease.
I started coming down with some sort of a chest cold yesterday evening, and I woke up feeling like garbage. So, I stayed home. This was much more of a treat when I hated my job, but I enjoy what I do now. I'd actually rather feel well and be there, truth be told. So, it goes. My body tells me that it's the best thing for me right now to stay home, hydrate, rest, and try to kick this thing. My body's also telling me to playing some Yoshi's Island on the DS.
Lots of things I wanted to do today, little administrative life things, but I don't have the things I need to do them here at home. I'll go pick up AMP's school books for the next semester and then come back here and do more of this nothing thing I've got going right now.
Ah, well. Tomorrow's another day, hopefully a feeling good one.