Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Close Enough to Friday for Me

Since my work week ended today, I think it would be a good time to inject some randomness in your lives!

  • Every year, we do a gift exchange thing at the office where we fight over 365 day desk calendars. Last year, I got "Dumb Dares for the Office". I didn't get into too much trouble, mostly because I didn't do the 85% of dares that were fireable offenses.
  • This year I got "The Mensa Puzzle Calendar". I'm guessing that this one will keep me out of trouble for the most part.
  • Until I don't work because I can't figure out some crazy puzzle.
  • I'm really excited for 5 days off this weekend and 4 off next weekend. Nine days off in a 12 day period is a-ok in my book.
  • Katie, Jorge, my cousin Dave, and I hit up Winter Park on Saturday. It was pretty cold, but we survived with the 4-8 inch stashes of powder in the trees.
  • I went to the Bronco game on Sunday with Johnny, his buddy John, and Matthew. It was cold, cold, and COLD. But we had a good time and stayed warm until the end of the game when the sun and the Broncos slowly faded.
  • Gartrell Johnson is a beast. 275 yards rushing and 90 yards receiving in any bowl? Awesome.
  • Sign #1 seen on ESPN during New Mexico Bowl: "Tickets to New Mexico Bowl - $60, Ticket to park and tailgate before game - $15, Being on ESPN while CU watches from home - Priceless"
  • Sign #2 seen on ESPN during New Mexico Bowl: "Fresno is not a state"
  • HD is the greatest invention of all time.
  • The next few days are going to be hectic - Christmas Eve at our house with Sarah's dad's family, Christmas morning and early afternoon with my family, late afternoon with Sarah's mom's family, night flight to Portland, wedding festivities all Friday, early morning flight Saturday, afternoon wedding anniversary party, evening meet-up with some college friends, morning snowboarding on Sunday, Christmas part II Sunday afternoon.
  • Then we take a breath.
  • Maybe.
  • Spent some time with Mike, Rosie, Fitz, Andy, and Lexie (and Elise) last night. It is always good to see old friends and catch up. I wish it could happen more often.
If I don't get anything posted between now and Thursday, I wish you all a very merry Christmas.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Film Addict?

Jason Kottke's blog found a website that determines how much of a film addict you might be. The site takes the top 250 films on IMDB and you check off how many you have seen. I was a pathetic 36%. Click HERE to compare your level of addiction with mine.

I'd love to see someone get above 75%. That would show some serious dedication to the silver screen.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Confessions of a Dangerous Flick

Random Musings on this beautiful December day. . .

  • I received Dropkick Murphys newest (but not so new) album (The Meanest of Times) for my birthday in November. After numerous cycles through the whole CD, I have decided that I love it as much if not more than their previous work.
  • Speaking of DKM - they are supposedly named after a local detox place in Boston.
  • CSU is bowl bound - December 20th in Albuquerque against Fresno State. Steve Fairchild has set a CSU record for victories in a freshman coaching campaign. Let's hope he extends his record to 7 later this month.
  • The wifey and I have purchased a new television.
  • The HD channels start on Sunday. I can't wait.
  • In related news, our Daytona party just got a hell of a lot cooler.
  • Also related: if you are in the market for a TV, shop one place - Ultimate Electronics. No other store has the combination of customer service and unbeatable prices.
  • The Rockies came out of the Winter Meetings with Alan Embree as the only addition to the roster. Excellent. We picked up a 38-year-old bullpen pitcher. Great. The Denver Post apparently is really excited for him to give up dingers at Coors Field.
  • I know that I am years behind, but Arrested Development is hilarious.
  • It is now December 12 and I have yet to be skiing or snowboarding this year. This upsets me.
  • The basement is making some serious progress. A majority of the drywall is up and the process of taping and mudding is going on now. Once that is complete, the shower and tile installs are the only real time-consuming portion of the reconstruction. After that it should not be long before we regain our working basement bathroom!
Hopefully you all have a wonderful holiday season in the next few weeks. Enjoy your time off, your time with family, and all the delicious Christmas cookies!

Until the next post -