Thursday, April 30, 2009

Article of the Day

Had to get one in just to get my post total up above the minimum double digits for the month of April...never a doubt!

In honor of the upcoming prom adventure, here is...

The Article of the Day

Thank you, MSN for passing along this greatness. The ex-w and I have set the over/under on number of girls who will cry at prom at five. Place your bets. More prom-related posts to come this weekend/next week in the run-up.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Freshman Baseball (Short)


Notre Dame HS; 6th inning; umpire rings up pinch hitter on check swing

DL: Whitey, what you got? On the call or on the swing?
Umpire: I have the pitch a strike, and I have a swing
DL: Well you're 0 for 2 on one call. Good for you.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Link It

Some good stuff you may not know about but should.

Texts from Last Night

Stuff White People Like

People Who Deserve It


Albino Blacksheep

Pachelbel Rant

I know there is stuff that I missed, so please feel free to comment and share the wealth.

ADDENDUM: Forgot this one...another instant classic.

What You Are

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Song of the Day - "Oh Well"

Pretty simple and self-explanatory lyrically, but it's a legit old school jam from a seemingly forgotten time in Fleetwood Mac history. Don't worry about others' opinions. Just stay true to God and self. Oh...and jam as much as possible.

I cant help about the shape Im in
I cant sing, I aint pretty and my legs are thin
But dont ask me what I think of you
I might not give the answer that you want me to

Oh well

Now, when I talked to God I knew hed understand
He said, stick by my side and Ill be your guiding hand
But dont ask me what I think of you
I might not give the answer that you want me to

Oh well

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I Seriously Just LOL'ed at my Desk...WOW

Actual e-mail I just received from dad:

Official U.S. Military Alphabet
A: Alpha
B: Bravo
C: Charlie
D: Delta
E: Echo
F: Foxtrot
G: Golf
H: Hotel
I: India
J: Juliet
K: Kilo
L: Lima
M: Mike
N: November
O: Oscar
P: Papa
Q: Quebec
R: Romeo
S: Sierra
T: Tango
U: Uniform
V: Victor
W: Whiskey
X: X-Ray
Y: Yankee
Z: Zulu

So Saturday has a chance to be a Charlie Foxtrot? haha

Charlie Foxtrot know you will be able to get a full recap from the Delta Lima after the fact. Good looking out, pops!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Addendum to Previous

Found another fortune on my desk...

"You will discover a new area of interest."
Good...because I'm losing the interest I'd had in a previous one...quickly. Greek mythology is moderately fascinating for a period of time, in a certain context, but it's never really been my thing.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Revisiting an Old Favorite

In getting back to what was once a standard feature of the old myspace blog days, I've decided to blog about fortunes...not the cash money variety, though. The kind that come out of cookies and feed us inane "wisdom" by which we are supposed to live. Don't thank me. Thank Panda Express.

"A note full of cheer is coming from a loved one." Well, I am having lunch with my dad tomorrow...the purpose of which is so I can sign a criminal subpoena that states I am on call to appear at the Van Nuys location of the Superior Court of the Los Angeles Judicial District on Cinco de Mayo (Can you say fiesta?!), so I guess somewhere there is accuracy there. [Insert your own punchline.]

"A much needed vacation will bring a great deal of enjoyment." I don't think anyone will debate that should happen. I just don't think anyone believes that it will. Ever. (Even on the last multi-day vacation I had, which was the cross country roadie with Toph D last August, I took a conference call...from Iowa. This story is 100% true, and I am sure my brother will corroborate it with a comment. Sorry, again, about all the good songs I made you miss because we had to mute the XM.)

"You will always have good luck in your personal affairs." Uh...false.

"An admirer is too shy to greet you." I struggle with this one, as I find it hard to believe anyone could admire anyone else without interacting with said individual. makes no sense. Plus, I'm about as threatening as a teddy bear. If you're too shy to talk to me, that is going to be a sticking point regardless, so, this is probably a wash anyway.

"Someone is speaking well of you." Good for me. Unfortunately, someone (and probably multiple someones) is (are) also off talking smack.

"You are admired for your adventurous ways." This must be the admirer who is too shy to greet me and thus, doesn't realize that I'm really not that adventurous.

"Past inspirations and experiences will be helpful in your job." This one is actually very true...except that the driving factor is fear. I have a fear that I will be plunged back into the black hole if despair that was my first job. I loved coaching (still do), and I wouldn't trade that experience for the world, but the only purpose my first job served was to drive into my head (brutally at times) that I am not cut out to work in education. I'm glad people do. God bless them. I am not one of these people.

"Beautiful things await you." Proooooooooove iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

"People find it difficult to resist your persuasive manner." I can think of at least one person who has no such difficulty.

This link is unrelated to my persuasive manner, but please hit it anyway. I don't care if you watch it, but it will be help with a school project. Thanks! [doooooo iiiiiiiiiiiit]

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I really can't use the move as an excuse anymore, so I suppose my lack of blogging activity has been the product of negligence. Quick update, but I'm feeling lazy and don't want to really elaborate. The team is doing well overall, but I still have yet to see us win since Thousand Oaks. We're hitting a little better, but we just find more new and creative ways to cough up games. On the up side, Coach Clark gave me a stay of execution...for at least another week. I just need to find a voodoo doll before Notre Dame next Saturday.

Speaking of that game, we may have a verifiable army of fans. Catherine, Princess, Sarah and Cheryl have all given at least a soft verbal to show up. Cannot wait to hear what kinds of questions the four of them get from all of our players' mothers in the stands. That will be interesting a debacle.

On a related note, I am still wandering the labyrinth. I haven't officially been fed to the minotaur yet, but I'm definitely still just wandering. Oh well.

Work is fascinating...lots of account turnover, so I'm rolling ALU Services, Eltek Valere, Fulcrum Microsystems and Guidance Software with an eye toward Mobicip and hoping some new business stuff falls our way soon. Busy times.

The car situation is a fiasco...I got the runaround the first time and was told that I just needed new tires. Wrong answer, Frank. I got four new ones, and my car is still making that obnoxious noise for which I HAVE ALREADY BROUGHT IT BACK IN ONCE (only to be told I needed new tires). Hope you're ready to chat with me tomorrow morning and explain to me why you can't get this right. I've been more than patient, Frank. Your people are sick of seeing me, and I'm sick of not having my car in the condition it should be in. Just get it back to me and get it right. I'm not asking you to do anything out of the ordinary. I'm just asking to you do...*gasp*...your job.

Other than that, I have spent a good chunk of my weekend sitting on my porch in a canvas chair playing the guitar. I am not looking forward to tomorrow, but the rest of the week shouldn't be too tragic. Hopefully, this is not a case of "famous last words." We shall see. Have a good week, everyone!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Loaded Post...

I'm back in the saddle after a moving-induced hiatus, and post #101 is coming at you from a little further up U.S. 101 in scenic Ventura. It's been a week since I've been here, and I finally have all my stuff put together in my room, so after some unnecessary venom gentle prodding, I am back on the blog. Happy Easter to everyone, by the way, since actually having a couple days off is what is really driving the completion of this post.

Move was about as much fun as any move...i.e. it sucked, but I had big time help from Jordty on the front end, some organizational help from Catherine on the back and a GIANT assist from mom and dad the whole day (sorry, guys!). Annette and Spuds Frankie are great roommates, even though Frankie keeps trying to sneak into my room, since it was (apparently) his hideout spot before I moved in. Sorry pal. You gone.

The commute is a little bit longer than from Woodland Hills but is about the same as it was from ARob and my apartment in Reseda (if any of y'all remember that location).

Other random tidbits:

Freshman team is playing well as long as I am not out there...meaning, we win on any day of the week except Saturday. Coach Clark is about to fire me.

Speaking of Coach Clark, he has been the most common visitor out to the new location in the VC and has split his time between hanging with me and hanging with the fw, Catherine. Photos to follow up in the next couple days. (I promise, fw...patience!)

Also in said photos, is the newest member of the Ventura County posse, Sarah M number 5 is my favorite Martinak, whose birthday was the occasion that produced said photos. She is a colleague of the fw (chemistry teacher) and has become prominent in the VC migration.

R.I.P. Nick Adenhart. Losing anyone to a tragedy is, of course, really awful, but the fact that he was a guy who was just on his way from making the transition from 22-year-old prospect to professional in baseball, made him a guy with whom I could identify as it easily could have been any of a number of former teammates/friends.

In addition to Easter festivities, Jophes is being baptized tomorrow evening at St. Bernadine, and with Uncle Matt in will be shenanigans. That is about all I can say about that.

So then, I'm laying low in Burbank with the fam for the weekend. Happy Easter, again, to everyone. I'm settling in, so blog posts should be back to the regularly scheduled frequency.