Archive for September, 2008

Good decisions

September 29th, 2008 No comments

The difference a half hour makes. I hate being rushed in the morning and lately I’ve been feeling a time crunch there. Starting about the middle of last week, I set my alarm ahead a half hour. Now it feels like I’m floating through my morning. I never much cared about sleep anyway.

I’m dieting again. This is week two and I’m doing meh. The exercise part I’m good. Only missed one (week)day, and that was because of plans. That fell through. The weekends, well, room to improve.

But the last time I weighed myself at the gym I was 236, with gym clothes and stuff (locker keys & iPhone). Today I was 225. So, WTF? I musta been doing something wrong. With the scale, I mean. Or maybe I just had some huge dumps in queue.

I started this last week, and ooh it was hard. Last Thursday in particular. I walked home from the gym arguing with myself the whole way that I should stop and buy dinner, maybe some beers. But I didn’t. Go me.

Now if I could just get my finances sorted. Damn you drinking buddies!!


Wearing a Frontalot shirt, lis…

September 27th, 2008 No comments

Wearing a Frontalot shirt, listening to the same. G33< 4eva!!


Ambivalent, but funny…

September 26th, 2008 1 comment

Old people suck.
Just Quit While You’re Ahead, Part 2
Assisted Living Facility | Redwood City, CA, USA

Me: “Hi, I haven’t seen you in a while! how are you?”

Elderly resident: “Good. You’re getting chubby.”

Me: “Really? I’ve been working out every day for about a month now.”

Elderly resident: “Oh… maybe your boobs are just getting smaller.”
Old People ROCK
This Was Before He Started Lobbing Cantaloupes
Supermarket | Canberra, Australia

Me: “If I can just get your signature there…”

Elderly customer: *scribbles his name, then starts drawing on the counter*

Me: “Uh… sir?”

Elderly customer: *starts drawing up the side of the cash register*

Me: “Sir? You just… sign your name.”

Elderly customer: *doodles in the air, up and up… and then jabs me in the forehead with the pen and draws lines on my face*

Me: “What the h***?”

Elderly customer: “Reactions like that would have gotten you killed in the war!”


From my favorite site of the moment…

September 24th, 2008 1 comment

Paging Leonidas To The Front Desk
Hardware Store | New York, NY, USA

Customer: “Look! My friend told me I could get this type of hammer at your store! Now go get it for me!”

Cashier: “Sir, I already told you… we don’t have ANY hammers back here that aren’t already stocked on the shelves.”


(At this point, I come to the front of the store, overhearing what’s going on; note that I’m the manager.)

Me: “Is there a problem?”

Customer: “Yes sir! Your employee here is not doing what I tell her to!”

Me: “Well, you need to calm down and understand that we don’t have what you’re looking for. So maybe you should go back to shelves and check–”


Me: “That’s it. Get out of my store.”

Customer: “What? NO!”

Me: “Sir, get out, or I have to take you out.”

Customer: “Then do it!”

(I go around the counter and approach the customer. I yank him by his collar & drag him to the door.)

Me: “Now, then… you wanna apologize and maybe come back in?”

Customer: “No! I just want my hammer! God, what is this madness?!”

Me: *puts the customer down*

Customer: *confused* “… What is it?”

(I turn back to the cashier, who nods in approval. I then turn back to face the customer.)

Me: “Madness? THIS! IS! SPARTAAAAAAAAA!” *kicks customer out of store and slams door*


I’m hungry before I head to th…

September 23rd, 2008 No comments

I’m hungry before I head to the gym. This is going to end badly.


Go Cubbies!!!

September 22nd, 2008 No comments

The Cubs are going to be the National League Central Division Champions. They’re the second team in the league to clinch and the first team now has a nearly TWENTY TWO game lead over second place (21.5 to be exact). So while the Angels were beating up on their pathetic division, the Cubs were battling to the top of a three team race. So the Angels don’t count.

The Cubs are also in a race to end the season with the best record in the major leagues. Which would be kinda cool.

Unfortunately all this disappears when the playoffs start. But this news does give me a few weeks without worrying about any curses


If you’re whining about the $700B bailout…

September 22nd, 2008 No comments

Stop. Stop right now. Just shut the hell up and read this.


thinking: suburbanites all loo…

September 20th, 2008 No comments

thinking: suburbanites all look the same!


needing to get out of bed!!

September 20th, 2008 No comments

needing to get out of bed!!


Stuff, assorted.

September 17th, 2008 No comments

I got overpaid this last payday. That’s irritating. They’re going to hold it out of my next paycheck or two paycheck (my call) which I guess is the best way. I just want to sort it out quickly as possible.

I’m on the way to Krav for the first time in a few weeks. I’m definitely falling down on the fitness. I need a workout partner. Anyone down? One guy who talked to me about it a while ago has a messed up back now, so I may be a jinx. Like we didn’t know that.

Shit. I’m hungry. Before an hour of intense aerobics. Not a good sign.

Did anyone catch Sons of Anarchy on FX (or Pilot was pretty good. The dude behind The Shield is behind this, which is a good sign, although I never got into The Shield. Apparently he’s down with a biker gang in Oakland for research.