A whole week

I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since I posted. I went from everyday to no-day. It’s amazing how life catches up with you. Anyway, I have no time to write today, but I did want to put together a 55 Fiction for Ima Wurdibitsch so that she doesn’t think I’ve totally forgotten about it.

Looking through his CD collection, he reminisced. Birthday presents, anniversary gifts, impromptu purchases when he had a little money burning a hole in his pocket. All this music he had collected, all those memories presenting themselves as solid silicon in alphabetical order. He shut the cabinet and turned on his iPod. The future weighs less.

Okay, so not my best effort…but an interesting thought anyway.  I’m in a hurry anyway.  Anybody know a cheap way to get 11 people to Poland in January?  Short of firing them over there in a cannon, of course.


I blew it…

Well, I missed posting yesterday.  It was Thanksgiving and I had a lot of family stuff, and when I got home I was just exhausted.  So, I fell short of a post for every day.

In other news, I stood out in the ICY COLD this morning for a beautiful 37″ HD television.  Of course, now I need a new DVD player and an upgrade from DirecTV which is all going to cost a fortune.  But, it’s really nice…and it’s going to be great for when baseball season comes around.

And, that just can’t come soon enough.  Must have baseball…NOW!

See you in the funny papers!

NaBloPoMo – Post 21

Okay, I’m only working half a day here, and already I’ve done more work today than I did Monday or Tuesday.  Someone please tell me how that’s possible?  There’s nobody even here and I have work to do.  That sucks.

So…I’ve found a few links that may be of interest to you:

  • UnFoundSound Records is a net label that produces some mighty fine DJ quality beats under a Creative Commons license.  I just like listening to the mp3s.
  • Calorie Counter lists some fast food nutrition facts.  I think you’ll be slightly shocked, but at times surprised at the information presented here.  I list this because sometimes you have to eat fast food, there’s no option…so at least try to choose a healthier option.
  • Mighty Goods is for those of you who still have shopping to do for Christmas and no idea what to buy.  They also have a kids option in Mighty Junior.
  • You will probably never catch me wearing these…although, for a brief moment, the geek in me thought, how FREEKIN’ cool!

And now your moment of Zen:

NaBloPoMo – Post 20

What am I like?  What is my true persona…for those of you who don’t know me?  Recently I took a personality test wherein my personality was divined by my choice of various pictures.  It came pretty close in my estimation.  Here’s what it had to say:



Nothing seems to bother you – you sail through life crisis free. It’s not that your life doesn’t have its ups and downs, it’s just that you handle everything without unnecessary drama and antics. You approach each day fresh, not worrying about yesterday or tomorrow. You are confident that you can handle anything that comes your way and experience has shown that you are absolutely right about this.



You are continually pursuing a simpler and less complicated life – you don’t allow yourself to fall victim to all of the “should do’s” that society continually bombards you with. You are thoughtful about your life choices and think in terms of yourself, others and the world in which we live. You have a great sense that we are part of something much bigger and we must be good to others, if we want others and the world to be good to us.



You are easily stressed out and overwhelmed – you need to take care of yourself first and foremost. Because you tend to be self reflective, you know your limits quite well and must remember to not exceed those limits. When you overwhelm your life with obligations and responsibilities, you tend to shut down and go into yourself even further. Take some time to find your serenity and kick back your feet.



For you passion is less about romance and sex – it’s more about friendship and family. Strong emotional bonds and connections are your passion and your pleasure. You always let your loved ones know how much you love, respect and admire them. You do this through kind words, loving actions and simple gestures. You count your blessings each day and express your love openly. You expect the same from others.

NaBloPoMo – Post 19

Today my tiny little corner of the internet (IT’S A SERIES OF TUBES!) reached 10,000 hits. Now, of course, I’d say that probably half of that was spam messaging trying to get me to link to anatomical enhancement or pubescent teens in a variety of undress, but 10,000 is a great achievement. I feel pretty proud about that.

As well, I met with my thesis advisor today and I came away from the meeting feeling really good. She’s not commented fully on my work that I did over the weekend, but I feel really good about the meeting and I think I’m finally on the right track. So hopefully that means I’ll be able to watch some basketball this season. *laughing*

The movies page has been updated, so check that out.

See you in the funny papers!

NaBloPoMo – Post 18

Just under the wire.  I don’t know that I like blogging every day.  It’s become almost a chore, and I don’t enjoy it.  I suppose it could have to do with thesis…it could have to do with needing more in life than just a computer.

C. and I worked hard today to get rooms moved around and cleaned up.  We have a lot of furniture and stuff that just needs to go other places.  But, I like the way we have things set now.

I also just found some old stuff from our trip to Paris…great memories.

See you in the funny papers!

NaBloPoMo – Post 17

I’m typing this on a Mac. It’s very cool. It’s my wife’s work computer, and it’s very drool worthy. It’s fast and sleek and should come with its own flame decals, but, alas, it does not. Anyway, a couple people to thank today:

My dad, whose invaluable support and assistance on my thesis has made it an easier pill to swallow…or at the very least a much more organized pill.

My mom, whose motherly instincts knew precisely when to bake her regionally famous chocolate chip cookies and whose unwavering support is always appreciated…even in the form of a peanut butter and honey sandwich.

My aunt Donna, whose willingness to be made fun of, and even enjoy it makes her an easy and consistent target.

And finally, my wife, without whom, I just don’t know how I get along in the world. She makes everything seem less burdensome…even if it’s lifting furniture.