Thursday, May 24, 2007

I have a date Saturday night

... with the prettiest girl in the world. Amanda and I are splitting the distance and meeting this weekend in Lexington KY. I have no clue what is going on in Lexington, but I am just so happy that the ammount of time that has elapsed between when I dropped her off at OHare and when I arrive in Lexington will be the longest amount of time I ever have to spend apart from her.

enough of the sappy

I got my friggin bike yesterday finally. After a month of back order, I picked up my bike and spent a small fortune on accessories. I had to buy a lock & rope set, rack, front and rear lights, and of course a water bottle holder. I went for a nice 6 or 7 mile ride to find the kinks today after work. After 10 & 25 hours I get free inspections / tune ups.

I am now in BFE Illinois to attend a training session, I am almost in Iowa.

Have a happy memorial day!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

My Groom's Shower

While a vast majority of my readership is either in the process of moving (Dhara & Allison) or at Amanda's wedding shower I am at the lone BK Lounge sporting free WiFi drinking a cup of Joe. I thought it would be prudent to let you ladies in on a secret, guys' have wedding showers too! Indeed it is true. I have not been give clearence to tell you this, but I will anyway.

It is a very different process than the female version, but no less important. The Bridal shower lasts a couple hours on a gorgeous Sunday somewhere in America. The Groom's shower is an international event, happening daily. Here are some of the events that occur during the entire time of engagement that as a whole, constitute a Groom's shower.

+AT LEAST once a day, you are called an indiot for getting married.

+three times a week co-workers will compliment a decision you make, and then tell you to kiss that ability goodbye.

+You will ask a limited number of married men you know if it is really "that bad." They say nothing in fear of incriminating themselves.

+You will be hit on by a girl at a bar 500% more than before your engagement, just to make you admit that you are taken. I think other guys put them up to it just to jab at you a little bit.

Yes, all these things occur during the "Grooms Shower (of insults)" but the only little thing guys won't tell you that happens toward the end of the shower is this

+The married men will tell you it is worth it, it is fun, cool, and the best decision they have made. The single guys who ribbed you will slowly admit that they covet what you have, and cannot wait to settle down themselves.

Lucky Me ! :-)

Sunday, May 13, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

I just watched A.I.T., I am a big Al Gore fan, I think he is a cool slice of cardboard. I elected him in my first presidential ballot I ever cast. The Supreme Court nullified my vote but that can be discussed another day. I am not going to discuss global warming because it is the truth, it is happening, it is irrefutable. I feel comfortable saying you likely have a high level cabinet position in the current adminitration if you do not feel it is happening. I have really enjoyed the quotes posted in the movie.

"In America, political will is a renewable resource." ~Al Gore~

"What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so." ~Mark Twain~

"Small steps mean smaller footprints" ~Al Gore~

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon not understanding it." ~Upton Sinclair

I just thought that last one was pretty funny.

Friday, May 11, 2007

I took a walk on the beach

A gorgeous look at the Evanston shoreline taken from Northwestern University.

You can see the skyline from the beach by my apartment. Sears Tower peeks over the top of trees on the right, hancock tower is about in the middle, and all the Lincoln Park buildings are a bit closer.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Tragic, Horrific, Terrible News!!!!

My neighbor upstairs moved... yes the quiet of her missing footsteps is nice.... but no more free internet ;-(

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Mission Acomplished

4 years ago today, President Bush declared "Mission Acomplished" on board an aircraft carrier. Remember the pompous man standing in a flight suit (a suit he avoided wearing while calling himself a veteran) saying that major combat missions were concluded and that we were victorious. Since then, 3,200+ troops have bravely lost their lives, and April 2007 was the deadliest month yet.

My opinions are infused with facts above, feel free to ignore my thoughts but not the truth. I don't know how to fix it, I just ask that the President admit what is happening and man-up and just fix it. I don't like, respect, honor, or think good thoughts about our President, but I respect his position and authority, I wish he did.