Tuesday, September 30, 2008

You Know What Sucks?

Being laid up in my apt for the last three days from a combination of back pain and a cold/flu. I was in a car accident several years ago which caused a serious injury to my back and every so often it acts up, but these last few days have been like no other. I haven't been out of my house since Sunday morning around 2am. I've taken so much Advil over the last 48 hours I'm afraid of creating a habit forming addiction. I swear the pills don't even help except for the first 10 mins after I take them cause mentally I think they are actually working. I should just swallow sugar cubes instead. Of course, even though I'm at home, I still forced myself to work because I'm a glutton for punishment. Speaking of which I need to take 8 days off before Christmas (and then 5 between Christmas and NYE), I gotta work that out soon. It's quite sad I've had more contact with the Banker's cat, which I can't stand, than any other living creature.

Friday, September 26, 2008

iPod Friday

Meant to get this up this morning, but I'm getting killed at work...damn brand plan...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stupid Facebook

So I’m developing a love/hate relationship with Facebook. We all know it is super addictive, and it’s almost an insult if someone hasn’t commented on a photo of yours, written on your wall, sent a friend request or sent you a message within a 24 hour period. Idk if it’s worse not getting a FB update in your email or not getting a phone call/txt throughout the day. But it has reconnected me to some people I have lost touch with and I'm genuinely happy I have a new means to communicate with them. I get to see wedding pix, baby pix, plan trips, etc...Anyway, being familiar with FB I’m sure you’re all familiar with FB stalking. Well, it’s not really stalking, it’s just the fact that the application automatically tracks all the actions of your friends. You see the pix of your friends with people you don’t know, or you read a note on someone’s wall that seems a little too friendly. Anyway, this is all good with people I’m just friends with. The problem arises when updates come through with the women I’ve hung out with over the last few months. I’m not a jealous guy, but weird emotions come up when you see a girl you have had some sort of intimacy with in a new pic with some random dude. Now chances are the dude is just a friend cause FB blows up people’s spots and makes the FB world assume things. The same thing has happened on my end, with friends in a pic saying she can’t wait to be the future Mrs. DCD or people commenting that a female friend and I would make a good couple, so that can mess up the minds of those that are FB stalking me. Anyway, the addiction is ridiculous, it’s like intentionally trying to make yourself feel hurt or jealous, for no good reason. FB is like heroin, not that I'd know, but just the thought of not using it gives me the shakes, but it feels so good to be popular...this has got to be bad for me and society in general...

Friday, September 19, 2008

iPod Friday

God why is it so hard to find time to blog these days...doesn't my job understand I need to feed the attention of 5 people. Anyway, I'm leaving for Scottsdale on Sunday for a work related conference, at least there I'll be able to write...check it...

Friday, September 12, 2008

iPod Friday

Better late than never...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Potpourri

Sorry for being MIA, life gets in the way of blogging at times. Hell I didn't even do an iPod Friday last week. School has started back up, so now I'm focused on pushing through these last two semesters and I'll be all done. Of course I was at the Pats game on Sunday and I haven't been right since Brady went down. Don't get me wrong, I'm backing Matt Cassel, but it's like a small part of went cold at the moment Brady went down. Not because of my love of Brady, but just because the event of seeing the Patriots has always been a great bonding experience for my Dad and I, and although there are still plenty of games to see, when something so enjoyable almost feels like it has been taken away, all the potential memories to be remembered for this season seemed to have disappeared. But who know, Cassel could be another amazing sub that just needed his chance to shine.

At work the other day a co-worker asked me if I was bringing my wife on a business trip, to which I responded "I'm not married." Strangely, I was quite pleased to have someone think I was married. Not sure why, but maybe it was just good knowing someone out there thought I had the right characteristics to be married. Idk, but like I said, inwardly, it made me happy.

Other than that moment, the last three days have been so dull and lifeless. I'm in a funk and I'm not sure why...I haven't been going out. My nights consist of cooking, watching tv, smoking a butt on the balcony and bed...hell I didn't even go out over Labor Day weekend...I didn't think I'd need another recharge this soon after my VA trip, but who knows...

So I'm starting to lean more towards Obama in the election. Although I'm fiscally conservative, in the grand scheme tax breaks for big business or for the middle class aren't going to really effect me as an individual. Especially within the next eight years. So if I don't care about the fiscal outlook, why Obama? I'm socially liberal. I'm pro-choice, a supporter of gay marriage, thinks creationism is silly (even as a Catholic) and probably am on the left of any other social issue out there. So if fiscal policy is a wash for me, I have to make a decision based on some value, and social platform is where I think I'm heading.

Okay, now I have to read for class tonight, I might actually have to buy a Red Bull to get through the next 4 hours before I can head home...wish me luck...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Everything I Love: The University

I love my undergraduate educational institution. Today I was driving to work and I saw this old guy wearing a t-shirt that had my school on it. Automatically I wanted to yell out of my car part of the Good Ole Song. Yes, it's called that, I went to a Southern school, enough said. It's amazing the sense of pride and the excitement just seeing the logo on a shirt or on a car gives me. A lot of people loved college for the parties, or the friends they made, or simply because of the education, but my love for my school goes beyond that, which is way I'm so happy I went there. The school itself feels like a part of my family, a member that I'm extremely proud to associate with. Short post I know, but sometimes you just gotta put the goodness out there....