Monday, October 31, 2005
Hope everyone has a safe and wonderfully candy-filled night!
Friday, October 28, 2005
Well, my car has been in the shop for the past week, so I've been driving a friend's car. He's still there everyday, but hasn't noticed me because I'm not driving my car. I wonder, has he missed me? Does he wonder where I've gone? Well, I got my car back yesterday (thank goodness!), and as I passed his house this morning on the way to work, I got a big wave from him. =) Thank God for the little things.
Monday, October 24, 2005
1. It is GINORMOUS.
2. There are flowers. Everywhere.
3. They love statues and fountains.
4. I should have brushed up on my español.
5. Two words: motion sickness.
6. If there is a VW headquarters, it must be Mexico City.
7. There are no turn signals, only horns.
8. Every lane is a turn lane. In either direction.
9. They can set up a market in about 2 minutes.
10. In general, we as Americans are very egocentric.
The highlights: the Dolores Olmedo museum (one of Diego Rivera's wives), Bulldog (an awesome club), the Turibus ride around downtown Mexico City, Cirque du Soleil, Becky and her roommates Anna and Chappy and her buddy Mike Jones (who? Mike Jones). I really had a lot of fun, and I'll try to do another post with more details later this week.
Here a few pictures, if you'd like to see them all, you can shoot me an email and I'll send you the link.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
I'm going to visit Becky (a former roomie) in Mexico City. She's there going to grad school on a Rotary scholarship. She's got all sorts of awesome things planned for us: a hookah lounge, the zocalo, the palacio nacional, the bosque de chapultepec, maybe the zoo, and cirque de soleil!! So I'll be taking the next two days off to sleep so I have enough energy to do all of that. Hehe, just kidding.
So for those of you cool enough to get presents from me for Christmas and such, let me know whatcha want from Mexico.
Monday, October 17, 2005
So I just had a customer call, the ones that make you wish you didn’t have caller ID, because you groan as soon as their name pops up on the little screen. My boss bought his truck from this guy, and he owes him a few thousand dollars (loan difference or something). Well whenever they bring their computer(s) in, they want premium, lightning fast service. Like they’re holding something over our heads that should make us bow to their every whim. Normally, we’re pretty accommodating, but in the past few months, they’ve been in here several times. We actually had 3 of their machines in here all at once about a month ago. The wife is really demanding, calling too many times a day and when I tell her “I’ll call you when its ready,” she understands that to mean “just come by whenever and ask if your machine is done.” We’ve had their same POS e-machines in here about 3 times. We wipe it, re-install the OS, and it works fine for a few weeks, and then they bring it back in complaining that its freezing up. Well DUH. It’s a freakin e-machines! Not to mention the fact that when you load all sorts of crap on it, and frequent gaming/who knows what websites, you’re gonna get more crap on it. So this guy proceeds to say that we’re not doing our job, and how can we expect to do computer services for big companies when we can’t even take care of one machine, and it must be because my boss owes him money, and blah blah BLAH. I say, “Sir, I can assure you that we are NOT doing a half-ass job, and…” (he interrupts) “well I don’t see how you could be doing a good job, well, I just shouldn’t have called, you tell your boss that I’ll be taking my business elsewhere.” “Okay sir.” Click. Please, by all means, take your damn business elsewhere!
Friday, October 14, 2005
This weekend is Homecoming at ACU. Go Wildcats! Needless to say, I will be participating in many of the weekend's festivities. Tonight is JamFest on campus, lots of student bands, and a few returning alumni: Zane Williams and TJ McCloud. These guys are awesome. Check em out!
A snapshot of tomorrow:
6:30 AM--TKG Homecoming Breakfast
2:00 PM--Football game
Probably do dinner with some old friends, perhaps catch "Seussical" at some point, maybe a little coffee at Java City. Who knows.
Some developing news: I may be buying a truck today!! Its a '97 Ford F-150, short bed, green. It fell right into my lap. Nothing is final yet, but I've got a loan secured (almost) with the bank, and the truck is currently being checked out by my mechanic. Cross your fingers!
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Thursday, October 06, 2005
- 1995: 24-24 Tie. I'd like to thank the genius that decided to change that stupid rule, who thought a game ending in a freakin tie was a good idea?!
- 1996: 30-27 WIN in OT.
- 1997: 24-27 Lost.
- 1998: 3-34 Lost. Again. ENTER: Bob Stoops, assistant head coach from the University of Florida.
- 1999: 28-38 Lost Sigh. We did, however, end the season at 7-5 and played in the Independence Bowl.
- 2000: 63-14 WIN Hell Yeah! We went 13-0 this season, beating Florida State 13-2 in the Orange Bowl to win the National Championship.
- 2001: 14-3 WIN
- 2002: 35-24 WIN
- 2003: 65-13 WIN This season, however, ended with a sad sorry loss in the Big 12 game to K-State (where I almost lost my fingers and toes cause it was so cold), and another sad sorry loss to damn LSU in the Sugar Bowl (Nat'l Championship). Yeah, I was at that game too.
- 2004: 12-0 WIN Can you say, shut out?
So, because of the rain, Roxie got to don her new little pink raincoat this morning. She's adorable! I'll get some pictures up later today or tomorrow.