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Monday Morning Musings (On Tuesday)

May 6, 2008

My apologies to my devoted fanbase of eight readers for not stepping up to the plate and getting a post up yesterday. Let’s just say that I took the day off for Cinco De Mayo. Actually, I didn’t take the whole day off — I used the day to catch up on some work that I neglected to get done over the weekend in favor of hanging out at my local watering hole, watching baseball, and going bowling — but I still didn’t get as much work as I needed to, or wanted to.

Speaking of bowling, it’s creeping into my life as a new hobby of mine. I’m not any good, by any means, but I’ve been going bowling with a group of friends on Sunday mornings. The first time I went about a month and a half ago I was a wreck the next morning. There were muscles and parts of my body that ached so bad I felts like the worst out of shape person on the planet. But, after a few consecutive Sundays my body seems to be adjusting and come Monday mornings I don’t nearly feel as crippled as I first did.

Last week there seemed to be a number of news bites, stories, and current events that I wanted to blog about, but they seemed that they’d be rather short and might not warrant posting about. I seem to have this notion that I should only post once a day so as not too clutter up the blog with too much and possibly have posts slip into the netherworld unnoticed. So, maybe this week I’ll go a different route and post more often throughout the day and see how it effects my page hits.

Alright, off to get some work done and maybe, just maybe, throw up another post or two today.

And… I’m Back.

November 26, 2007

Flew back in to John Wayne Airport at about 8:30 this morning after spending the last four and a half days visiting family in the “greater” Gardnerville, NV area. While it’s a relatively short flight — only about an hour — the girlfriend and I still had to get up at 4:00 this morning to drive to the Reno, NV airport for the flight home. Believe you me, Carson Valley is cold at four in the morning — like 12 degrees.

So, the Thanksgiving visit to the parental units was the reason for the lack of posts the last five days, but there wasn’t much to post about… I didn’t go shopping on “Black Friday.” I wasn’t on the lookout for any nerd related news regarding television, movies, or comics. Nothing new to report on my various projects. And, apparently the writers strike is still on.

The main pastime in Carson Valley is gambling — which is fine by me since I dig blackjack and video poker. I didn’t do too bad, though I didn’t walk home with any fortune to speak of, I figure dropping about 100 bucks for the duration of the trip isn’t too shabby.

My brother did introduce me to Guitar Hero III, which was a lot of fun. Since I currently don’t have a video game console I doubt I’ll be rushing out to get my own to play. Hopefully my nephews who live about 20 minutes away will be getting it from Santa. And, speaking of Christmas shopping… I hope to start today and finish before the second week in December.

Monday Morning Musings

October 15, 2007

I’m in two fantasy football leagues. In the “Big Money League” I did alright this week. In the “Keeper League” I need Warrick Dunn to rush for over 60 yards and score a touchdown in tonight’s game.

I’ve been doing a lot of eBaying lately — mostly nerd stuff like comic books and action figures. Apparently the market has bottomed out with the Star Trek action figures. Some old role playing game books are going up next. If anybody is interested in my auctions I use the pseudonym venusmerchant. My apologies if you happen to see a gift you gave me up on the auction block. The original gesture was much appreciated, but both cash and space are tight.

Over the weekend I re-watched Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and watched Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End for the first time — seeing how I’m sort of on a pirate kick right now with Pirat Tales. I gotta say that I think the first of the three Pirates of the Caribbean flicks remains the best. The second installment was a bit long and seemed just to get going story-wise when it abruptly ended. The third installment had some “wacky” elements that seemed jarring in relation to the story. But, all in all, I dug all three flicks.

I finally got the staples out of my back from when I had the basal cell carcinoma scraped out of my back three weeks ago. Oh, it feels so much better know. I’ll still have a nasty scar, though — that I can claim was the result of a shark bite.

I didn’t get nearly as much done over the weekend as I had hoped. So, here’s to a productive week ahead!