Tuesday, December 27, 2005

I'm a liar

Last week I said that Monday would be the longest day of my life. I lied. That honor goes to today (the Tuesday sandwiched between two four-day weekends). SLOWER!!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Longest Week of My Life

I have a feeling that this week may be the longest week of my life. I have come to this conclusion as the last 3 hours of work have felt like the equivalent of a full work week. It is really hard to stay focused on work when (a) Christmas is around the corner, (b) Sarah got into town yesterday, (c) there was fresh powder all weekend, (d) it is a Monday, and (e) your name is Mike Flick. So this week will drag on and on and on and on and on and on. . .

Some good news though. The weekend was grand. On Saturday, I spent the entire day in Fort Collins going to graduations (Dettorre's, Gutschick's, Michelle's, etc) and hanging out with the ex-roomies and their families. It was a good day and I'm glad I made it up for the day. After the second boring ass graduation ceremony of the day (thankfully the people I knew decided to graduate together!), I headed back down to Denver. Saturday night, I went up to downtown to celebrate Clayton and Keith's birthdays. We had dinner at Buca di Beppo (sp?) and then hit up a few bars before heading home. I got home at 1:00. I slept through my alarm, but managed to make it to DIA by 9:45 to pick up Sarah. The rest of the day, we visited with a bunch of Sarah's family, had dinner with Robert and Natalie, and then went shopping for a few last Christmas presents. I'm still not done, but that is typical procrastination on my part.

Now we have reached Monday. And the week shall go on. Slowly. When and if any of you are coming back to Colorado for Christmas break or whatever, give me a call. Come see the house. Go skiing with me. You know I'm always down for just about anything.

Monday, December 12, 2005


After several responses, I believe that the winner of the "make Mike's life more exciting contest" is for me to do a combination of GTA and VD. Simultaneously. Kyle-o himself has offered a fair $50 if I can successfully confiscate an automobile from another human while contracting some sort of VD. Luckily, my office is only 2 blocks from East Colfax, so at lunch tomorrow, I should be able to earn a quick and cool $50. And sorry, Timmay, but if I post pictures of any of my exploits, there will be pictures of all my exploits (VD included). For now, I will come up with my VDGTA scheme for tomorrow's lunch hour. Good day!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Tuesday Musings

Today the snow is coming down like crazy. I am really excited, as I am supposed to be going skiing this weekend. Nothing like some fresh powder to disturb! After all these weeks of being lazy, I think I am actually going to make it up to the slopes (for real). The new equipment is wasting away sitting in my house and it is itching to get up and get used. So I better take them for a spin.

Tomorrow is a pretty big day. I am attending the HDR Client Appreciation Lunch at the Brown Palace Hotel. It should be a good time. It also should be some good food. I can't complain about free Brown Palace lunch and free booze to go along with it. So I won't. Instead, I'll complain about having to wear a tie tomorrow. Wearing a tie has never been one of my favorite things to do, so I don't so much look forward to it.

I've decided that my life needs to become more interesting to entertain the masses on this blog. Therefore, I will make an effort to cause some sort of drama in my life by (a) stealing a car, (b) robbing a bank, (c) breaking my leg, (d) breaking my arm, (e) raging something with my steel bumper, (f) causing chaos in the office, or (g) contracting some sort of VD. I'll let you, the reader, decide.

Hope you all are having a great time.

Monday, December 05, 2005

The Donkeys

After a long night to muse over the deterioration of the Broncos in Kansas City, I have decided that I despise the coaching staff of the Donkeys and their ridiculous play calling.

After winning several games in a row by pounding the football on the ground and then reverting to the play-action when the defense was looking for the run, the Broncos coaching staff decided to air it out in the cold of Kansas City. The result was the crap that evolved Sunday. Jake Plummer imploded and threw a couple picks at the most inopportune time (like there really is a good time to throw and interception). The receivers were dropping balls. They couldn't convert on 3rd down. And the play calling looked like the coaches had given up on the game. At the end of the first half, the Broncos had time for one last play. The ball was placed on the outer edge of Jason Elam's range. Mike Shanahan decided to go for it instead of kick the long field goal. I assumed that the Broncos would take a shot at the end zone. Why else would the offense go back on the field? Boy, was I wrong. What play did Shanahan call instead? A freaking running play that got 4 yards as time expired. If you were going to give up that easily, why didn't you at least try for the field goal? I would have much rather you missed the field goal then ran the ball for a couple worthless yards. Way to show your team that you are playing to win, Shanahan!

Usually, the Broncos defense holds opponents to minimal rushing and contains the opponent's receivers. Sunday, the Broncos decided to make Trent Green and Eddie Kennison look like Payton Manning and Marvin Harrison. Plus the defensive line couldn't contain Larry Johnson at all.

Overall, I was completely disappointed in the Broncos attempt at playing football this weekend. They looked flat and sorry and the play calling didn't help them at all. I'm sorry I wasted that time watching the game. The best part of the game. Second and goal at the Chief's 7 yard line. Jake Plummer split to the left? BVP runs 7 yard for the touchdown!! Probably the greatest play of the game.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Post-Thanksgiving Musings

Damn this blog!! I had a bunch of stuff written for this stupid thing and it managed to lose it all! So I start again.

Hello all!
It has been a couple weeks since I last bored you with the details of my life. So here is another boring update:

Sarah is in Phoenix (has been since the 15th) doing two rotations (psychiatric and ER) down there. She comes back for two weeks around Christmas and I'll be going down there at least once. The distance thing sucks, but we've done it before, so we can handle 3 months!

The best part about Sarah being gone is that I have obtained full custody of Spanky, our 7-year-old miniature schnauzzer. He is a badass dog and it's nice to be able to have him all the time instead of having to steal him from Sarah when I want to see him! He's little (20 lbs), but he's not a little yapper dog that I tend to hate.

What else is there that is interesting. . . still waiting to go skiing for the first time this season. . . can't wait for Christmas to get here. . . just working and eating and sleeping. . . The Office is my new favorite TV show. . . this weekend I am planning on going to the Parade of Lights and to see Harry Potter with my brother. . . the car is great: Robert and I named her "Carmella" - don't drive her much because I take the bus to work every day. . . Thanksgiving was a good time (even with the womanpiece out of town) - the Broncos won and Mama Flick's cooking has never been better. . . still working on the Galaxie from time to time - tried to start it up last weekend and it didn't go - we have a few simple solutions to try before we have to start using our more expensive solutions. . . playing racquetball at least once a week - getting good enough to put myself into a position to get raged by the ball at least once a game. . .

Not too much going on. I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Talk to you soon.

Monday, November 14, 2005

My New Car

Here it is. The new ride. The reason that I get up every day. Just kidding. Or am I? It is a fun car and a huge step up over the Go-Cart. As much as I miss adding a quart of oil every other trip to the gas station, feeling like my ass is dragging on the ground, feeding the four hamsters running the engine, and getting out to push it up hills, I think I like this one better. It is loaded on the inside with a 6 disc CD player and all the other upgrades. I got a sweet deal and I can't wait for the snow to start falling to test out the 4-wheel drive!

Not much new to report from Lakewood. The past week or so, I have been spending every possible minute with the womanpiece because she leaves Tuesday for Phoenix. She couldn't set up two of her rotations in Denver, so she has to go back to Arizona for 3 months. I'm not too excited about it, but there is nothing I can do about it. She does get to come back for 2 weeks at Christmas and I'm sure I will be down there at least once in the next few months. So all is not lost. Plus, at the rate the last 6 months have gone, those three months will disappear faster than a Twinkie at Deppe's house. In the mean time, I will console myself by skiing ridiculous amounts and working on Robert's Galaxie. Hopefully next week, we will try starting it up. Cross your fingers!

Besides that, my life is pretty boring. I've gone to all but the first CSU football game, visited with Dunham, Rosie, and Kyle when they were in town, got my skis ready for the season, read a few books on the bus to and from work, and have kept myself out of trouble for the most part. Hope everything is going well with you all.


Thursday, October 20, 2005

CSU Rammies

This weekend - BORDER WAR!!! I will be heading up to Fort Collins early on Saturday morning to meet up with everyone and head over to the stadium to tailgate. Anyone who is interested in meeting up should give me a call. I would guess (this isn't set in stone yet) that I will have a carload (at least) and we will be up there before 10:00. We will be meeting at my sister's place and heading over to the stadium from there. Of course, nothing says diehard fan like beer at 10:00 in the morning. Let me know if you want to caravan over. I'll be there early and ready to shotgun!

Monday, October 17, 2005

This Past Weekend

What a crazy weekend. It started off slow and boring, as I was in the office all Saturday morning. I was completing the last half day of a day and a half marketing training. Basically, I learned very little and got paid for it. Can't complain too much about it, but I did have to waste my Saturday morning. After the training, I helped Sarah's roommate get a new TV. One of my coworkers was selling it, so I helped her go get it. It is a 39" tube TV. Heavy as hell. And awkward. It was a very not-fun experience. Of course, the TV was too big for the entertainment center, so we raged a shelf out of it with a hammer. Fit perfectly after that! My day ended with the crappy defensive preformance of the CSU Rams. Terrible tackling and the worst linebacking corps I have seen in a long while. I hate when a passing team doesn't have to pass because every time they rush up the middle, they gain 7 yards and are tackled by our safeties. Sunday was a pretty low-key day. Just watched some football and hung out with Sarah. I did buy a pair of golf shoes, though. I had a gift certificate to Colorado Ski and Golf from last Christmas that I had forgotten about. I finally remembered that I had it in time to use it before it started to depreciate. Not too much new. I am anxiously awaiting the start of ski season. (Loveland opened last week!)

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Starting this up

After an informative message about blogs from Michael Dunham and my lack of motivation at work today, I decided to start up a blog myself. I'll try to keep this page updated as much as possible. Enjoy!