Friday, June 29, 2007

Lindsay is leaving town for Maryland today. That means that for the next 5 days I will once again be living like a bachelor. A substantially more broke bachelor than before, but a bachelor nonetheless.

Party time! (*)

I actually do have a lot of errands to run this weekend. I suspect I'll be very busy all day Saturday, but hopefully I can get them wrapped up before Sunday. I'll be leaving for Maryland on Tuesday after work.

* Please note: Party time! consists of eating cereal for dinner, waking up at 10:00 AM, playing video games, and watching Futurama before I fall asleep at 9:30 PM.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

The NBA draft was tonight. There was a lot of talk of exciting things, but in the end, it was pretty boring. That about sums up the NBA in general, doesn't it?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

If the presidential election were today, I'd vote for Ron Paul. When the Republican primary hits Ohio, I'll vote for Ron Paul.

He's so far outside the beltway that I can't help but be drawn in as a supporter. His policies make so much sense that I almost can't believe he's an actual candidate.

Therefore, he'll be swept under the rug and won't stand a chance because he's not named Rudy or Hillary. That doesn't matter though, because he's got my vote.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Most of the wedding stuff is done. I feel like I don't have anything to say now.

So.... how's the weather? Can you hear those crickets chirping?

Monday, June 25, 2007

The whirlwind tour of weddings this weekend is over. Rehearsal dinner in Poughkeepsie, New York on Thursday. Wedding in Poughkeepsie, New York on Friday. Wedding in Dover, Delaware on Saturday. Home to Cleveland on Sunday.

21 1/2 hours of driving
1,263 miles
2 weddings in 2 days
Pennsylvania still sucks

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Today I won a trivia contest at work. I received 35,000 Diners Club points. These can be used to buy just about anything, including gift certificates. Essentially, it amounts to a $350 award. Yay for me. I just need to figure out what to buy now, since I want about $5000 worth of stuff for my $350.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Paper beats rock. BAM! Your rock is blowed up!

"Bam" doesn't blow up, "bam" makes it spicy. Now I got a SPICY ROCK! You can't defeat that!

Monday, June 18, 2007

I have no time to update this site with stories of my exciting life. So much wedding stuff. Almost over. It's a good thing that I only have to do this once in my life!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Another busy day of running around. No crappy NBA games to watch. Just a lot of stuff to do. We got rid of some furniture. We put away clothes. Lindsay helped me finish some of my attendant gift bags. I still have some stuff to do, but we got a lot done today.

Friday, June 15, 2007

I didn't manage to watch a single complete NBA Finals game. Does that make me a bad fan? I don't think so. I think it makes the NBA stupid for starting games at 9:00 PM Eastern. What's wrong with starting a weekend game at some time when people in the home town of one of the teams can actually watch the game without staying up past midnight? You know, it's Sunday... why not start the game at 4:00 PM? Interesting.

Oh it's a weeknight? Let's start the games at 11:30 PM. That way we won't risk anyone watching it. We wouldn't want those ratings to be too high after all.

Pure stupidity. Play the freaking game when more people can watch it. Any by more people, I mean me.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Moving is ahead of schedule. Lindsay is making two more trips today. After this, there will only be a very few big things that still need to make the trip. That means that this weekend, we can finish moving and can also do some cleaning. The week after that we'll be making a 1,250 mile road trip to two weddings. The new tenants move in to Lindsay's place (soon to be our other home - that is, our vacation home on the sunny west side of Cleveland) in two weeks.

Yesterday was my grandmothers last surgery. She had her port removed (something in her chest that they can use to access the blood vessels without needing to poke and prod her veins every time) and they also removed as much of the cancer as they could. They left some behind because it was intertwined with tendons and veins and such. Now the key is to find out how aggressively the cancer will grow. It's possible that it will not grow at all. I think she'll have the appointment for that in a week or so. Initially, her cancer was the most aggressive type, but chemotherapy could've changed that. They'll be monitoring her wit PET and CT scans every 6 months or so.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Let's see... what happened yesterday? Hmm. Just about the only thing that I can think of is that Lindsay and I went to see Knocked Up. Yep, that's it. I can't think of anything else. Not a thing.

Knocked Up was pretty good. It had it's share of moments, which was good, because nothing else that didn't happen yesterday had any kind of moments.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Way to go Cavs. Way to dribble out the clock as if you had all the time in the world. Here's the deal: you're down by 8 with 1:27 left in the game. That's it. Eighty-seven seconds. You don't have freaking time to dilly dally around. Then when you score, you certainly don't have time to not foul. The game is not over. There's a reason it's called extending the game. You want to... you know... extend it! That is to say, not let it end. When you're losing and you let the game, uh, end... you know... you lose. You don't win. That's why you score, then foul. Repeat until no time is on the clock. You don't walk up the court and try to get into your slow offense. You run. You don't give up, but that's exactly what you did tonight. You gave up. Way to represent your city.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Someone asked me what the attitude was in Cleveland right now. You want to know what the attitude is? The other day people were talking about the Browns starting training camp in a few months. The freaking Browns! The Indians are leading their division. The Cavaliers are in the NBA Finals. Those freaking guys were talking about the Browns.

So, what does that tell you about the attitude of Clevelanders? First, it tells me that they're stupid. Second, it tells me that this is a football town forever. Regardless of how bad the Browns are you'll have people who can't wait for the season to start.

I predict that the Indians could go 162-0 and sweep their way through the playoffs and you'd still have idiots wanting to talk about pre-season football.

How many years of suffering can you people take?!?! The Browns are TERRIBLE! The quicker you realize it, the happier you'll be. Look at me. Can't you tell that I'm happy?!?! The Browns ARE NOT going to the playoffs this year. The Indians very well could and the Cavs are 4 wins away from being champs. Stop talking about the Browns!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

It's okay to turn right on red. You won't hurt the red lights' feelings. Trust me.

It's not okay to turn right from the left lane. It's REALLY not okay to move over into the left lane, come to a complete stop, and then turn right.

It is okay to use your turn signal when you want to turn. It is not like gasoline. You'll still have the same amount of turn signal left after you use it.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Allow me to vent a little.

I am tired of running around so much! Even when I'm at home it feels like I have things to do every second of the day. I cannot wait until all of this is finished so that I can just sit. That's it. I just want to sit and do nothing.

This will all be worth it when it's over obviously, so until then I just need to continue putting up with it. I just miss free time.

End vent.

Monday, June 4, 2007

All this energy calling me.
Back where it comes from.
Its such a crude attitude.
Its back where it belongs.
All the little kids growing up on the skids are goin'
Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks!

Jumpin' jean genies, moody james deanies goin'
Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks.
Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks.

Mama knows but she don't care,
She's got her worries too.
Seven kids and a phony affair,
And the rent is due.
All the little chicks with the crimson lips go
Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks.
She's livin' in sin with a safety pin,
Goin' Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks!

Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks!

I got some records from World War II.
I'll play 'em just like me grand dad do.
He was a rocker and I am too!
Oh Cleveland rocks, yeah Cleveland rocks!
So find a place,
Grab a space,
And yell and scream for more...

Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks!
Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks, Cleveland rocks!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

The Cavs play tonight. I will not be at the game. I will instead be many miles away at a graduation for one of my cousins.

I like their chances tonight, but I expect it to be another nail biter, with the only possible separation between the two teams coming with under 2 minutes left in the fourth quarter.

We'll see.

My official prediction: Cavs 91 - Pistons - 88.

Friday, June 1, 2007

My company (stock ticker: PCP) was just added to the S&P 500. The stock was up $3.30 per share yesterday. As of right now it's up another $2.67 per share. Hopefully it will go up another $60 per share so that I can sell. Every month that I wait however, the stock price that is required to make us debt free goes down by $3.07. That means that within a year, the stock price required will only be $24 per share higher than it is now. That is definitely reachable considering that over the past year it has added $63 per share.

Yay for freedom from debt. It enables me to buy Nissan GT-R's.

In my dreams.

And oh yeah... the Cavs won. There is still plenty of room for improvement in running the offense however. LeBron took some AWFUL shots that he somehow managed to make. That doesn't mean they were good shots though. On the plus side, the Cavs defense has improved quite a bit over last year.