December 15, 2008
It’s raining in Southern Cali. This has to be a sign of the apocalypse.
Since it doesn’t rain here 99% of the time then we’re having flooding issues and the roads are a mess. I don’t mind the weather getting cooler, but rain can be a drag. Hopefully, I don’t have to swim to work tomorrow. Wait, I can’t swim so I’ll have to fashion a Macgyver raft to take to work.
December 11, 2008
Yep, it’s my 30th birthday today! I made it through three full decades. I don’t mind turning 30, I just would have expected to accomplish a lot more than I have. But, I’ve done okay overall for myself, aside from all the falling down and subsequent injuries. I have a full time steady job (for now), a roof over my head, transportation, and the ability to pay my bills. I’m not currently married or have kids but that’s by choice. And, really, with all the boozing and football watching I do, when would I have time for kids and/or a husband? I just don’t really want kids quite yet, if at all. I do wish I had a better job or better pay, but considering how high the unemployment rate is now, then I’m doing fine.
I had considered doing some big bash or going somewhere, but I did all that craziness for my 21st and most of my birthdays in my 20’s. I decided this year to spend it with my good friends who have been there through the years. I’m heading to a bar with my best friend tonight and having two dinners on Friday and Saturday nights respectively with my other friends.
I’m glad that all of my blog readers (the handful of you) can be here for this milestone of mine. Because I’m almost certain I won’t be blogging by the time my next age milestone comes around! Actually, if I could only quit being clumsy and falling all the time then I might have a chance of making it to 40! So, here’s looking towards my 30’s and whatever adventure they may bring.
December 4, 2008
With the month of December upon us I’ve started doing my Christmas decorating. I don’t have a lot of stuff I put up, but just enough to keep the holiday mood. Thought I’d share some of my Rams Christmas decorations because I know you all love my crazy Rams fanatics! And sorry about the lighting in a couple of these.
- My Rams Snowman
- My Rams Xmas Ornament
I actually have about 5 more of these ornaments. They send me a new one every year, but the other ones are packed away in my mom’s house and I don’t want to dig them up.
And here’s a little video of my singing, dancing Rams Santa. The video isn’t high quality, but you can see his Rams jersey.
And, of course, the Christmas tree. It’s only about 2 feet tall. I’ve had this tree for about 15 years! I’m surprised it’s lasted that long.
December 1, 2008
So, I’m back from Vegas. I actually got back Saturday afternoon, but I had a lot of rest to catch up on! The trip went well. Getting there was a pain because I had to get through some rush hour traffic at first. So, what would have been a 3.5/4 hour drive turned into 6. But I eventually made it. I stayed at Ceasar’s Palace and got my room comp upgraded from a standard to their Palace Tower Deluxe room.
My room had two queen beds though, but I forgot to take pictures of it so I took these off the casino’s website. Other than that, this is exactly what the room was like. However, I did get a picture of one of their many fountains.
I didn’t hit the jackpot or win any big bucks because I stuck to the penny slots. I’m not much of a gambler I’m more of a drinker so I did plenty of that. Here’s a final picture I remembered to take while I played the penny slots and drank.
My pictures are a little blurry because I spent a lot of time drinking. I didn’t even take many pics because I’ve been to Vegas so many times it just didn’t seem necessary. Anyways, I’m back in Cali and back to work. My obnoxious co-worker is already getting on my nerves! I wish I was back in Vegas! Anyways, hope the rest of you had a great Thanksgiving.
November 25, 2008
It’s that time of year again to give thanks for the things in our lives. I’ve decided to spend this Thanksgiving in Las Vegas so, I’m extra thankful that it’s close enough to me to go. So, I won’t be around the next few days as I’ll be boozing it up and stumbling around the strip. I will leave you with a list of some things that I’m thankful for.
- I’m thankful that even though I’m cartoonishly clumsy, I haven’t yet broken a bone this year…even though I’ve injured my knee three times already.
- I’m thankful for my mom who continues her hope for grandkids even though I’m probably not likely to have kids (at least not on purpose).
- I’m thankful for the friends who remind me of the dumb stuff I do when I drink too much because I do a lot of dumb stuff.
- I’m thankful for the friend who drags himself to the gym with me everyday because the gym sucks but together we manage to go, and bitch about it the whole way through.
- I’m thankful that my St. Louis Rams managed to win a couple of games so far. Especially against the Cowboys, that win was extra sweet.
- I’m thankful for the paper plates I “borrow” from work and take home because I hate doing dishes.
- I’m thankful for my camera phone so I can take pics of strangers to later make fun of here.
- I’m thankful for my microwave because I don’t really like to cook.
- I’m thankful for my fellow bloggers who keep me entertained with their witty posts and who still read the random crap I write.
- I’m thankful I didn’t catch the cold that’s been going around here so, that I can really enjoy my time in Vegas. Maybe I’ll do lunch with Wayne Newton.
That’s all for now. I’m sure there’s tons more I could list, but I can’t think of it all now. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.
November 17, 2008
Aside from hearing about the fires and inhaling all the smoke in Cali. I did find something else to do. I went to a hockey game on Friday night. It was the Anaheim Ducks v. Nashville Predators. We had great seats because my friends co-worker who gave him the tickets is a season ticket holder. Unfortunately the Ducks lost in OT, but it was still a good game even if there weren’t very many fights. Here’s a couple of pics and a video of one of the goal celebrations.
This video isn’t the best quality because I used my cell phone…it was all I had.
November 15, 2008
There’s been fires all over California this week and today it got worse. There is one about 20 miles away from me that has caused the city to be engulfed in smoke. Here’s a picture I took earlier. Keep in mind this picture was taken at 2:30 in the afternoon.
This picture was taken just a block up from my place. It’s really depressing here. My lungs hurt and my eyes sting from all the smoke. I just hope that everyone who’s near the fires is safe and that this gets taken care of soon.
Update: Here’s what the ground looked like this morning. Yep, that’s ash and it’s everywhere. I’ll have a more upbeat post tomorrow. Today I’m just going to stay in and avoid the smokey air.