Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Zippy!

I drove a Mini-Cooper today through the busy streets of DC. I use Zipcar for work and I luckily got a Mini. It's a fun car. I would recommend driving one, yes.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Instant Happy

Today I'm in a great mood. These two clips should help you catch up. If not then you're already dead inside.

(BTW, both take place in Chicago. Coincidence?)



Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Walk

I don't like walking behind people who are walking SLIGHTLY slower than me because when I attempt to pass the person there's usually a few moments where we're seemingly walking side-by-side.

Passing the REALLY slow people is a lot easier because I blow by them like they're standing still.

So here's my advice, America: Either walk like a fucking champion or walk like you just got fired.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Darkness Vs. Nothing

I am a fan of the early darkness. I like it when it gets dark early. I'm looking out my window now and it's getting dark and I'm still at work. I feel no pressure to get home and enjoy the daylight. Screw the Sun! That's what I say.

I like rain, too. It eliminates the pressure to "do something" with the day. Why do we always have to "do something"? Can't we just stay home and do nothing. Nothing. Nothing can be many things. Things done much better in the darkness or during rain.

Back

My upper back is killing me! WTF! I didn't do anything to bring this on! Lifting heavy things? No. Falling down the stairs? No. Sleeping on a pile of bricks? No. There's only one logical explanation: Someone created a voodoo doll in my image and has a knife jabbed into it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

One More Week

This Friday my office is moving BACK to 15th street. This is good news. After this week, I will no longer need to go to Metro Center and Union Station, two of the busiest Metro stations in DC. This is great news for my commute.

If you're familiar with the DC Metro system the next time you see me you'll prolly give me a hug.

Good Things This Morning

1. A Bears win.
2. Meatloaf.
3. New pens.
4. The Office (British version on Adult Swim)
5. The Office (US version on Fox every night)
6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson
7. Guitar Hero 5
8. Number 8

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More Swayze Awesomeness!

If you haven't seen Red Dawn then there is a hole in your heart that must be filled. Call in sick tomorrow and go buy Red Dawn.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Beatles Rock Band

So I've been spending my weekend playing Beatles Rock Band and listening to the entire Beatles catalog IN STEREO. (Yes, I spent some money this weekend.)

When I popped in Beatles Rock Band I was blown away by the animated intro to the game. It is beautiful. I am very impressed with the work Harmonix has done with such valuable material.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I kick so much ass. Almost too much ass.



You have no idea - no idea - how good it is to be back at work. Paychecks are very good. Very, very good.

What? What is JC talking about?

Well, some of you were in the the know. The rest of you out in the cold. Here's the abridged version: They tried to get rid of me, but I was too quick for 'em and now I'm back.

That's a bit vague... I was "laid off."

Oh No!

But (some would call me a genius, others extremely lucky, me simply resourceful and aware) I applied for a different job within my unit a couple weeks prior. I saw it coming. And I tried to beat the clock. I didn't. I was off for about a week.

(Mom, Dad, if you're reading this I didn't tell you because I didn't want to worry you unnecessarily. Chances are you won't read this and we can just move on with our lives as if it never happened.)

So, I'm an investigator now. I'd much rather be an inspector. I think girls prefer inspectors over investigators.

No, we like Program Analysts.

Shut up! Those days are over!

Anyway, Christmas is back on the menu, boys!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Good Things

1. Cod with fennel.
2. Chicago Bears.
3. Near empty shuttles.
4. Beatles in stereo.
5. Almond biscotti.
6. The new Batman video game.
7. 9
8. Ragdoll Blaster App on my iPhone.
9. Robes (I should get a robe - I like the look of a robe)
10. Lynette's new quilts.
11. Paychecks (I like getting 'em)
12. Understanding the point.
13. Choosing silence.
14. Giving Leia pieces of cheese.
15. The Magicians.
16. Taking.
17. Giving.
18. Ghost Hunters.