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.