Just Another Blog
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
This is from our trip to Reno.
He almost seems to be thinking, "I'm on top of the world. Now what?"
What's Your Problem?
What's my problem? That's a good question. I've been working on it - sorting through it with my therapist - really trying to figure out what it is. So far, the only thing I know is what my problem is not. My problem is not a lack of vodka.
Bright Eyes. I recently was able to get four albums by these guys, and I'm enjoying the hell out of them. Listen to that one and see why.
Lyric from a different song: And if I sold my soul for a bag of gold to you, which one of us would be the foolish one, which one of us would be the fool?
What does it mean if you find yourself standing naked in a dark kitchen with your eyes closed trying to discern which mixed nuts you are tasting from the family-sized can that you're dumping upside-down over your face?
Well, the responses are unanimous. You want to hear me bitch. You want to see me writing random thoughts even when there's nothing good to say. Ok, I'll try harder.
I took a look at this site while I was at work today and was terribly disappointed with what's up here. I don't blog enough. When I do, it's sometimes too random or tries too hard to be too clever. I just need to write more and see how it goes; see what comes out; be more careful with proof reading.
I was thinking about all of this because someone at work told me I should blog. Ha! I've been doing this for years. So the secret at work is out. Generally, I try to keep this thing secret until I leave a job, but since I haven't been talking about my current employment situation here, I reckon I've got nothing to worry about.
Speaking of work, click here to read my annual self-appraisal. I am so full of shit. I guess all of this is true, but if you couch it in enough management-speak, it comes out reaking of bull. Anyway, this is a pretty good overview of what I'm currently doing for a living.
I'll get my boss' feedback on my feedback and my performance next week. Then in January they'll let me know if my work is worth rewarding monetarily. I'm sure I can hope for another 1.8% bump like I received last time. Whoo hoo! This is the actual document that I submitted to my boss with the exception that I removed the corporate logo. I can and will reuse many of these lines in future self-assesments.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Lack of Posting
Lately, I've been sticking to the if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything mantra and just not blogging. All I have are bitches and complaints. And bitches and complaints, along with whining and pontificating, are the reasons that I quit reading "serious" blogs. Now I just read Graeme, Vince, and Michael and very occassionally Missy. I wish I knew more people that blogged just for the hell of it. So here I sit complaining and pontificating that complaining is annoying. I need to vent, but I don't think this is the arena. It'll just sound pathetic. It is pathetic. I'm sick of it. Some days. Some days the weather is so nice and the sun shines so brightly through the clear blue skies that I don't care about much else besides the sun on my face. But it gets dark early these days.
I picked up a Canon SD200 3.2 megapixel with 3x optical zoom from Amazon because I wanted a little one that I could carry anywhere and everywhere. Since they were on sale for less than $190 with no tax or shipping, I coudln't resist.
Bought some new shoes too as I couldn't find the same ones I had offline. Not as many cute Asian girls as the Cherry Creek mall nor as many hot, little high school girls as Park Meadows, but the shopping experience at Amazon cannot otherwise be beat.
How about MNF coming back to the 2nd half with highlights to the tunes of Iggy and The Stooges? Sweet. I liked it. Who's producing that bit? Who just happened to have that on their iPod so they could use it to kick it to Al Michaels?
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Song and a Pic
I'm going to be an uncle in June. Congratulations to my sis and her hubby!
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
I thought Al Davis took his team back to Oakland. I guess there are still fans in LA. What gives? Throwing a Super Bowl MVP out of the hotel for talking to a white waitress? I doubt he needs the money, but I hope he wins a ton.
I voted no for all of the tax increases including the tax increases that weren't tax increases but rather proposals not to refund excess tax collected. I still don't understand why people don't think that is a tax increase. If the government keeps more of your money than they did before, that sounds like a tax increase. I voted yes on 100, naturally: 21 and over get an ounce for personal possession and use - not that a change in the law would make any difference to me.