maine at bu :: agganis arena, boston, ma :: february 13, 2010
Is it hockey season yet?
Is it now?
I did something nice for some friends in a band.
I bought two different domains and pointed one to their MySpace.
I didn’t do it because I wanted to be thanked.
I didn’t do it for the warm fuzzies that the resulting text messages caused.
I did it because I believe in their band.
I did it because I want them to succeed.
I did it simply because I wanted to.
I just don’t learn my lessons, do I?
God, I love Texts From Last Night. I love them more when they’re in my Google Reader and include ads.
In case you can’t read it: It’s all a bunch of faces and I remember what the floor looked like. I LMAO, though, when I saw the Google ad beneath it. Sometimes, the Google ad placements are better than the actual texts…
Before I get into the entry proper - I love the few friends I have who took the time to point out that I posted a picture of Pony violating Moo in the same entry where I mention keeping this blog clean. Yes, yes, I did do that on purpose. Thanks for being concerned, ya’ll. You make me laugh…
Now to the juicy stuff:
One of the suggestions out of the several that were made regarding the work environment was to move out of the area I had lived in and take over Teh Intern’s Desk. There were 4 people in a tiny room, cell phones, regular phones, conversations, etc. The noise! It was ridiculous. It made it hard to concentrate on all the stuff I do. Stuff that really needs my full concentration. So I moved out over the weekend.
The silence is amazing. It’s not 100% quiet, but I’m distanced from the noise that had been driving me bonkers over the past few months. Sitting with the “cool kids” - the company I spend 99% of my time working for - was killing me. (There are other issues, of course, there are ALWAYS other issues, but the noise/proximity was a major headache. Literally.) I miss the Boy Wonder, badly. I don’t miss the rest of it. It’s a fair trade, I guess. It’s just a desk at a job. It’s not my life, even though it tries hard to be…
We’re on Day One of this experiment, but already I feel better. LIke a huge weight is off my shoulders…
pony and his special friend, moo :: da ‘brook, nh :: march 20, 2010
I gave someone one of my personal networking cards. It has this blog’s URL on it and it’s not really someone I’d want reading this.
I keep this blog clean for a reason - for when I do stupid things like that.
We got Chinese for dinner tonight. Wouldn’t you know, my fortune had to say, “When things are getting you down, turn to work.” Uh, WTF?!? Work is what’s bringing me down. Seriously?
Well, a picture of Pony making new friends always lifts my spirits. How can you look at Pony humping Moo and NOT laugh?
I finally got my jacket and mask. With my glove and foil, I finally feel like a real fencer. I noticed on Thursday (my first day wearing them), that I fenced better. $215 for the fencing classes and $160 for the jacket and mask… this is getting expensive! It’s a good thing I really like it.
Tonight is part of Da ‘Brook’s “Old Home Days” celebration. At 9 PM, we get to watch fireworks from the comfort of our very own front yard. It feels like 4th of July in Connecticut when we used to watch the fireworks from either the front yard or the swimming pool.
OK… I guess I’m done stalling. I brought some work home and I should probably start it since I’ve done everything but all day.
johnny rzeznik :: goo goo dolls @ casino ballroom, hampton beach :: april 14, 2010
What a wild ride last weekend was!
For starters, we got free tickets to see the Goo Goo Dolls at the Meadowbrook Theatre. I couldn’t think of a better place to spend a Friday night, but I didn’t realize I was quite so spoiled - or so old - when I saw that we had lawn seats. I’ll admit, I missed the seats. Sitting on the ground a half mile from the stage is overrated. Also, WTF is up with concert goers today? Every one had those collapsable folding chairs and they sat in them the entire time. No one danced. There were no people playing frisbee. I didn’t even smell any pot. (Not that I condone that behavior, but really!)
Other than that, the show was good. They sounded great and I loved the new tunes. I can’t wait for the new album to come out.
The big news is that I am no longer a Ren Faire virgin!
Sunday, my friends and I journeyed to the NY Ren Faire. I got to meet The Ginger Pirate, “my friend” Kristine, visited with old friends and made some new ones. There’s so much to write about, but in an effort to protect the not-so-innocent, I’ll try the ol’ bullet list.
I just wish I wasn’t working 10 hour days again… Yeah. But. I have the ear of people that matter and they know how I feel about the situation. Things should change… maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But they will. I just have to remember to be patient. Which I’m really not good with.
big ben the clock tower at the british parliament building that houses the bell known as big ben :: london :: sept 1, 2008
All it took was one little line in an email:
BTW, when are you coming back to London? You really need to.
Some would say I’m a spoiled brat. I mean, I’ve been to London three times now and it’s just not enough for me.
I know, right? Poor baby’s only been to London three times! WAAAAAAH!
But damn, I want to go again.
My love affair with London started in high school when I got to go on a European tour over spring break. Out of all the cities, London spoke to me. Like Boston, it just feels like home. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Paris and Berlin, thought Amsterdam was odd, and kind of liked Brussels, but London? More, please!
Sometimes, I think about moving there. I wonder what becoming an ex-pat would require. Could I leave everyone and everything I love behind (again) for a fresh start in yet another new country? (Yes, Ohio counts as a country. Dude, have you ever been there?!?!) I just don’t have it in me… I don’t know if I ever could do it again, but I like to think about it from time to time.
Of course, it’s even more tempting when you have someone on the other side of the pond who wants you to visit them.
I guess I know what our big vacation in 2011 is!