Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

One More Week

This is it, everybody. One more week until we move into our very first home. It was been one year in the making and the time has finally come.

Fortunately, we have had ample time to prepare for this life-change. We anticipated lack of storage in the new condo so we rented a storage unit. We've been slowly filling it with various crap we can't throw away like Christmas trees, old dressers, etc. We've been cleaning out closets that have been gathering stuff for six years. Many weekends leading up to this week have had us occupied with creating large piles of garbage outside our back door.

The truck has been rented. The male friends are in place. Everything is ready to go. Lynette and I will probably begin loading the truck with boxes the night before the big move. I've got it all mapped out in my head.

Friday we close. Then that afternoon (after much celebrating) I'll install the closet shelves and blinds. Saturday we're going to move the aquariums. We are planning nothing else on that day because those three words "move the aquariums" sends shivers up my spine. It will be a slow process. Sunday we'll begin loading the truck with boxes. Monday we officially move everything.

I have a question: This will be our first house closing settlement meeting (or whatever they're called), what am I supposed to wear? Is it a formal occasion? Business casual? Afternoon BBQ? (Please let it be afternoon BBQ.)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

It's hot! Meet me at the pool!

"Hey Greg, where's your hand?"
"Between two floaties. Why?"
"Those aren't floaties!!! Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!"

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wasn't Me!

Friends and family, you must believe me. This is not me. I swear.

It's true that I have wrapped myself in duct tape, but this time it wasn't me!

Monday, August 13, 2007


Those of you who know me fairly well know that I am a casual gamer. I own an XBox 360 and a Nintendo Wii. Having to go to work AND keep a wife happy limits my time in front of the plasma saving the world from various villains and monsters. I have other hobbies, too, like bathing and teeth brushing. Regardless of the lack of time I have to play video games, there is a special place in my heart for them.

It's no secret that am a nerd at the core. I owned an Atari 2600, I played Dungeons & Dragons, I worship anything Star Wars, and I still laugh at The Simpsons no matter how many times I saw that episode. So this video game hobby that I try to nurture is nothing shocking. I've even managed to get Lynette into it with games like Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution and Animal Crossing.

With that said, I'd like to announce a new game: Bioshock. It releases on August 21. It is gearing up to be one of the greatest games ever. Early reviews are amazing. Here's a trailer for the game. Watch it. It looks amazing. It's not often I get excited about a game. I will definitely be purchasing this one and spending precious time playing it. Time I could be using to pay attention to my bride or washing dishes or going to work (Wait, what?) Just kidding. I'll still go to work.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Happy Friday, Everybody!

It's Friday. The happiest day of the week. So here's today's treat... you deserve it. Without further adieu, I bring you Philippino prison inmates performing Michael Jackson's Thriller...

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Marie Antoinette

I know the film has been out on dvd for some time, but I would like to take this moment to recommend it to all my friends. Sophia Coppola's direction with this movie is beautiful and gothic and delicious. The soundtrack is comprised of the best music on Earth (New Order and The Cure, perfection). Kirsten Dunst can do no wrong in my eyes. Neither can Sophia for that matter. Here is a trailer:

Monday, August 6, 2007

Beautiful Moments in Time

I found this image on DCist this morning. As an avid appreciator of all things cheese puff, this juxtaposition of nature and tasty foodstuff brought a tear to my eye. Then I thought, whatever cult/religion leaves behind this remnant of ceremony, count me in! All I ask is do the cheese puffs have to be name brand Cheetoh's, or will the generic Utz brand suffice?