[3:56] Can you say, "Self-Destruct!?"
30-16 Final...Chiefs win. Ugh.
We had Mexican food catered for the party (carne asada, quesadillas, grilled chicken, pork, rice, etc..), and got to socialize with everyone that we hadn't seen for a long time. The girls got to play basketball, ping pong, swimming, listen to music, watch the Padres lose, and just hang out.
Talk of the next 2008 All-Star season was a topic, geez. Heather is eligible for the team for two more years, but it's too early to think about that, in my opinion. Midland, Texas won the bid for the 2008 14 and Under National Championships. We know not what the future holds...let's just get through this first Renegade tournament. :)
Do you like Mexican Food?
Tuck, who also allegedly showed the tape to others prior to giving it to police, faces a possible 10 years to life sentence for exhibiting pornography and another one to six years for possession of child pornography - cnn.
We both were upset about the story, but I was upset that the news stations were showing the picture of the little girl unblurred. I understand why they did it originally to help find/identify her, but after they had, continued to show her photo along with her name, etc...Hmmm. Come on guys
What do you think should happen to him, if he is convicted?
Here's the question...is it when the first e-mails/calls/communications started, when your first date, kiss, "I love you", etc...or when you say, "we're a couple," that marks the beginning of the relationship (for anniversary purposes)?
Someone said it was the first contact...The other half said, "yup."
Do you think it will work?
I spoke to one that isn't retiring and how she "came on-board" a year after I did. We talked about the career decisions we made, and how things would have been if I had stayed (an interesting alternative -Department Director?). She laughed because it seems they just can't get rid of me, and programs that I've written 10 years ago are still being used...But acknowledged that I have done well on the route that I did end up taking. However, I feel that I've not lived up to my full potential...
Tomorrow, we're having a retirement luncheon for one of my friends...I look forward to the roasting, always fun! :)
You happy with the career choices you've made?
me: Hey XXX...Do you mind if I trim back some of your plant over there [I point] about 5 inches so that the sprinkler can reach the grass?
her: That is okay. How are you? [random neighbor talk]
Today, I get home from work and see that she removed 95% of the plant and left the part that was covering the sprinkler! LOL. So now there's just dirt to replace her plants.
You have any interesting neighbor issues?
Do you play any type of pranks on people?
[11:09] Uh...Maybe not. THAT WAS A PUMP FAKE!!!
[11:58] Okay. They can still make it happen. A field goal and a TD!
[12:38] Forget about the spread, just win it. :)
[12:46] But can they get it out?
[12:52] Ugh. 21-24. 2:00 minutes to score a field goal or win it.
[12:59] Crap. Game over.
[01:11] Officially over. 31-24, Packers. Plenty O' Season left.
Hmmm...what's for lunch?
Come on...You knew they were gonna win, it was just a matter of how many points. :)
This song (which never gets old to me) reminds me of when I was in High School, and a group of us took a trip up to USC to watch them play the Oregon Ducks. Well, the game was secondary to checking out the school, but it felt like the primary reason :) The girls that came up with us, got a little upset that we focused too much on the cheerleaders. What can you expect, huh?
Do you like the rain?
I remembered that it was the street scene and had an idea. Normally they have street scene downtown San Diego, so this was new for me.
I parked my car, got my camera, tripod, and walked over. I was wearing black so I don't think anyone saw me. I took this shot before I went on the BIG HILL. I tried taking some pictures of the venue from the hill but the spotlights were just too bright. I vegged out on the top of the hill and clearly heard the music. :) I thought it was fun...
What was the last concert you went to?
Went back to get my order and decided to eat it there. Nobody was there and the lady started talking to me. Wanted to know if I got a degree in photography, what I did, if I'd eaten there before, etc...So pretty much, I got to know a complete stranger while eating. She asked me my name, and said, "till next time." I headed home...
I think this whole thing was interesting because I had just written about that guy hitting on the cashier, but in my situation, I wasn't. Wonder what she said when she went to the back...
Several of the people here at work are leaving early so that they can see the races up close ( ya gotta pay) , but this is a pretty good view in my opinion.
I'm standing up with my laptop at a 45 degree angle down so I can look out and type at the same time. :) Those guys are noisy!!!
Since today was Friday, a group of us: Me, Denisse, Gilda, and last minute Gloria (Angela couldn't make it) head off to get some sushi downtown. I pulled up the car so they didn't have to walk all the way to Pluto (that's how far my car is in the parking lot). Gloria wore tennis shoes just incase.
We all order and for some reason, Ms. MegaSpaz Gloria gets her sushi first. The waiter puts out several little dishes for us to share, and she blurts out, "Oh hell no, I'm starving and not sharing!!!" That's all her food right there in the picture (a 4x4), plus that salad, miso soup, and EAT YOUR NAMI.
We'll, Gloria couldn't finish her sushi and then wanted us to help her finish it...LOL, "Oh hell no, Choke on it!!! Oh, and you'll be needing those tennis shoes!" I get my chop sticks and help Gilda (that's her arm) finish off hers. We get back to work all stuffed.
My mom got this waaaay back (corner of Broadway and 'H') and I plan on keeping him. He got a bath finally, after I don't know how many years!
She always had him in the china cabinet. :)
What do you think he's smiling about?
Jessica: How can I help you?
Guy: I want to get...blah blah blah.
Jessica: Anything else?
Guy: Oh, can you add ... blah blah blah?
So, she totals him up, and he gives her his debit card. It gets declined. So, he keeps taking stuff off his order until the card finally goes through. At this point she has her arms crossed. Then the really fun part:
Guy: Say, do you have a boyfriend?
Jessica: Yes. Do you have a girlfriend?
Jessica starts to get his order and he gets really brave.
Guy: You know I can give you my phone number, just in case your boyfriend don't be treating you right, you know.
Jessica: Okay. You can leave your number.
Guy: It wouldn't do me no good to leave you my number if you ain't gonna call it right?
Jessica: [smiles politely at him, then looks over at me.
Guy: [looks over at me]
Jessica: Here ya go, oh and don't forget your card.
Guy: You know, I have a cousin that lives close by and I'll be back and if your boyfriend don't treat you right. You know. I'll be back. [he gives me the guy nod as he leaves]
After he leaves, she goes into the back and tells all her work buddies what just happened. Everyone laughs and runs up to the counter to check the guy out as he leaves. Jessica looks at me and asks me if I saw the whole thing. I grin and tell her that she doesn't know how hard it is for a guy.
Smooth Operator, yes or no?
Imagine what the party will be like for the end of year Sept 30th. Watch out!
To the girl in the blue mini cooper (on the I5) that plowed into the F250. Did you really think you had a chance? :)
Do you have drivers in your area that don't know how to handle "the weather?"
How many of you girls out there back your car in?
Already planning Friday's lunch!
He had a sign that he wanted to feed his puppy. Can you see him in the basket? I waited till the guy passed my car before taking this picture.
Do you give money to homeless people?
You ever go in the car pool lane when you aren't supposed to?
Did anyone see the Raider -v- Bronco game? It just made me think how the OT rule needs to be changed. I'm offering a suggestion: Give the other offense an opportunity to try to score. If one team scores a TD/FG in 5 plays, then the other team must do the same or better, or lose! In a case of them tying, you just keep going until the quarter is over.
If after five quarters, you're tied...you get that 1 in the T column in regular season. This may not be the perfect solution but it's definitely better than the who wins the coin toss method they have now.
What do you think would work for OT?
I did end up getting my haircut, hitting up Walmart, doing the lawn/edge (front and back), washed the car, applied stickers, ate out (Huge surprise, huh?), vac'd the house, laundry (machine does the work), dishes, tried out the new 40D under the watchful eye of Gloria, watched the Chargers lose (I predicted a blowout), and talked to some friends on-line.
I can't wait for Heather's first tournament on her new team. I'll get some pictures, but more than likely just of her and not an every game kind of thing.
Seemed like the weekend went by just sooo fast.
But, on a sad note, I found out that a long lost relative died in an accident in Africa somewhere. Mr. Boutomocambo assured me personally that I am the only known kin that will be receiving the 25 million USD (my kin had a mine of some kind), of course minus his "processing fee." I only need to send in my SSN, bank account number, and full contact information to his secretary. Sweet deal, huh?
Since I've been single, many women from all over the world have found me, and all I need to do is help them with some money (btw, I won the lottery) because for some reason all of them have a mom that needs emergency surgery of some sort. Oh, can't forget the plane fare they need to "be with the man of their dreams!"
I guess I'll be ready for when she visits because I know of an online pharmacy that can deliver at the lowest rates and can help me increase the size...of uh, you know. Plus, I'll be all muscular in only 5 minutes a day, twice a week with this "Muscle Cream," that's scientifically proven by some MD in Sweden.
Of course, I can buy us a new house for us with no money down, no job, no credit check, bad credit,it's all OKAY! I qualified for a mansion on a 75 year loan.
So, here I'm sitting with my feet up in the air, and a sweet sounding girl tells me I just won an iPod Nano, cause I'm the one millionth visitor to their website. That's the one they are giving me to the left. Can't get any better than that!
What do you think?
While googling I stumbled across a company that actually sells full-size robot for a "mere" $25,000. Buy your own robot! As a kid, I wanted a model of the robot...but, that just wasn't gonna happen. No mula.
Oh, I always had questions about the Jupiter 2. Notice the little stairs to go into the ship. Well, that ship from what I remember, had three stories, and room for a chariot the size of a Lincoln Navigator, a mess hall, sleeping quarters, engines, food, on and on. etc...Where did it all fit?
I just watched the Lost in Space movie that came out in 1998, one of the channels. The movie reviews weren't all that stellar, though, but I still saw it in the movie theater when it came out. I tried to find a clear image of the robot from the movie, but this was all I was able to find. If anyone finds one will you send it to me?
Heather likes, "Crush, Kill, Destroy." I don't think she's ever seen any of these movies. :) Someday she'll find out where it came from. YouTube Tribute
Why the post on this, you ask? Yesterday, someone at work asked me if I knew anything about an error message that popped up on a program that I wrote in 1997 (they are still using it). I asked what did the message say? I was told it said, "Danger, Will Robinson! Unexpected System Error. Engage life support systems IMMEDIATELY!" OMG. I never expected that it would actually ever appear, and this person looked up the error in my documentation. Of course they didn't find anything. :)
What TV Series do you most relate to your childhood?
She asked if I finally got my work computer taken care of then she surprised me by saying, "Maybe somebody filled it up with prOn - Someone with a major addiction."
I'm supposed to fly up to San Francisco and see my parents one of these weekends, but I don't know which. Even if it's not soon, she's just happy to hear from me on a regular basis.
Do you talk to your mom/dad regularly?
There's my plain government issue phone. No caller id so all you'll get is the "Good Morning, this is Sam." :)
A half a gallon of water on my desk with a little yellow cup. Somebody giving me a hint, huh?
I wander around the whole floor trying to figure out where this came from and lo and behold, I found the culprit.
Not only that but I found out who has all the cool candy dishes, and other goodies in their office.
I even found somone that brings in pandisol everyday with all the fixin's. A little dish for money is near the food for the contributions.
The lady said that I could get whatever I wanted, but I declined since I had just eaten lunch. I thanked her, and took a picture. She laughed as I went to the next cubicle.
Where you guys going?
Do you have a candy dish in your cubicle? If so, what do you have?
I have an appointment at SPAWAR tomorrow to get my CAC now that I have the two CURRENT government issued ID's so all should be well - About time!!!
The lunch lady had promised me that she would make nachos (carne asada, guacamole, jalapenos, etc...) for me today just the way I like them and she did! She asked why I wanted nachos and I answered, "Porque hace mucho que no como nachos." Someone else gave me a cup of strawberries for dessert :). At least part of my lunch was healthy, right?
A group of us are planning on going to either Karl Strauss, or somewhere in the Gaslamp for "Easy Hour," tomorrow. We have all day to think about it. Night...
Do you go out with your co-workers to happy hour?
I've been in my new department for a week arriving at the most stressful time of the year, which is government year-end (Sept 30th) and people are coming in on weekends to close out fiscal year 2007. But, it really seems like a day for me and I'm not stressed not one bit.
Our all-star team party is on Sept 29th, the same weekend that Mariah has a tournament. Well, everyone will get their National Championship trophies and embroidered sweatshirts, but they'll enjoy just hanging out with friends the most. I bet there will be some tears since most the girls won't be playing together anymore after all these years, or maybe not. It will have been a month and a half since everyone was together as a group. It should be interesting.
and in the end it doesn't matter except for the W/L/T. I predicted 27-20 Chargers before the game.
One of my friends is going to the concert tonight at Coor's. They want me to go up the hill and listen...I wonder if they could see me at the top of the hill (the running hill) if I sat up there?
Who's your favorite football team?
I got my sundae and sat down. I was listening to a group of people laughing at a "big" guy because he ordered a LARGE Big Mac value meal and then asked for the diet coke. They didn't understand why the diet coke. Isn't it obvious 540 (Big Mac) + 570 (Large Fries) + 440 (XL Drink) = 1680 calories. But, without the regular coke and having a diet coke instead it's 1240 calories. Simple math guys... The lesser of two evils.
Wireless at McDonald's - Good/Bad, Who cares?
We talked and I think that we're just gonna do the FREE gym (MUSSELS) at work afterwards. I can't believe that the gym is right next to the elevators, seriously. We can then run around my house later on in the day, because she's just not gonna change - That's just the way it is.
My sister called and wanted to know why I wasn't out or doing something this Friday night and I mentioned that I just didn't feel like doing anything...so it's my solitude time. :)
What are you doing this weekend?
Some of my programs take 30 minutes, to "build" and link all the stuff that needs to be packaged to create an install. What are we computer guys supposed to do while this is happening? :)
Oh, and when the hourglass is doing it's thing and you think that it's calculating/doing stuff while the hard disk light is flickering off and on violently...it's not! We just do that to mess with you! muahahha :)
You better be hiding your candy dish, cause I'm gonna make the rounds, especially if I know you have some reece's :)
What kind of "excuses" do you have?
I got the clip version because it seemed more convenient to just clip and rotate then to have it sitting on something.
I like it.
Do you have a fan or heater in your space?
It's 6:40 a.m. and she's not at my house. What's up with that? She finally shows up at 7:00 a.m. and I'm about to get into the passenger side when she says, "You're not gonna drive?" We switch, and I head off with three women in the car.
Maybe this isn't a good idea. I tell her that I'm breaking up with her and she just stares at me. The girls in the back look at us. You can break-up with a friend, you know! everyone laughed. Just then, I get a text message that made my day: "Good Morning Sunshine :)" As you will learn, simple things keep me happy. A second later, she asked who it was. I responded that it was a friend that knows what's on my mind as of late.
Are you a morning or night person?
After I ate my carne asada burrito at Lolita's down by the golf course, I stopped off at Heather's and helped her with Spanish homework, how could I resist when she says, "Daddy, will you help me 'con mi Español?. I never "give" her the answer or tell her what to put down, but make her think out the answer.
She's on her day 3 of her 365 photo project...She's doing well :)
Her: I just woke up...I'm sorry.
Me: I figured. hehehe. See you when you get here.
Her: We can run tomorrow morning?
Me: Uhhh Huuuuh. :)
Her: See you soon.
I predicted three days before the first call, but on day two? LOL. We might have to change the exercise schedule to after work. And yesterday morning went pretty well despite only have three hours of sleep.
I used my little fan at work today...nice and cool! :)
Anyone out there wear "wife beaters?"
un-timed, Day 22
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Were you able to read and understand it?
I remember when I was five and I got my first chess set. A plastic set that my dad had given me for Christmas. He taught me the rules and we played our first game. I got slaughtered and I remember just having my king wandering around the board until I was cornered and checkmated.
I remember saying, "Again!" and the same result. We played about four or five more games that day, and got soundly defeated each time. Not just that day but for the next few weeks. Eventually my dad didn't want to play.
Fast forward to I'm 13. One day, I bring out the chess board...."Wanna play?" My dad smiles and says, "sure." I wasn't into the capturing every piece tactic. Early on my dad knew that I had improved since we last played. I won easily and then he immediately wanted a re-match. Same result. "Ok, 3 out of 5?" My dad lost that final game also.
The next day, I got home from school and a man was in our house and the chess board set up and ready to go. My dad brought in a guy to play me. I was scared and felt ambushed, especially when he wanted to play for $100 - I declined since all I had was $32 and I wasn't about to give it to him. The guy was very good, and kicked my butt. He asked if I wanted to play again, and I said, "I know when I don't stand a chance..." The guy told me that I was good and not to be discouraged since he was a highly rated player. I thanked him for the game and went into my room.
My dad and I never played chess again...
Do you play chess?
They looked me up again in their national background check databases and voila....I was there, surprise, surprise! This made things easier, but looks like I might have to upgrade mine. A seven year background check upgrade - joy!
I got a window with a view to the bay, and the weird thing is that I have a photo of the bay that I took several years ago, little did I know that I would actually have that view from my window! This is photo from my window taken with my cellphone, but I'll post the "real" camera photo later.
It was very hot today, I'm glad that one of the ladies, loaned me a fan, since the A/C just happened to be broken today. I ended up using my 20% off Bed Bath and Beyond coupon on a vornado for work. :)
Heather had a great day at school (First Day of 8th), and got to see all her friends. She mentioned that she likes her teachers too so that's a plus. I really like her new haircut that she just got, it's really cute! I can't believe that in three months she'll be a teenager...
The saga continues...Park 6:20 p.m. About an hour.
I already knew what the nature of the meeting was so I was prepared, but still wanted to see how things would play out. It was already hot so we moved under a tree with barely enough shade for the both of us. Overall it was a pleasant talk and all I can say is that I hope things work out the way that they want them to.
Recent polls have shown that a fifth of Americans can't locate the U.S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?
"I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because uh some people out there in our nation don't have maps. And ... uh, I believe that our education, like such as in South Africa and the Iraq, everywhere, like, such as ... and I believe that they should ...Our education over here in the US should help the US ... or, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries ... so we will be able to build up our future... for our [children]." - Miss South Carolina.
I'd wonder how we would react with a microphone shoved in our face answering a random question. Here's the actual video:
Hope your holiday weekend is more eventful :)
About an hour later....he decides to mow.
un-timed, Day 19