Monthly Archives: December 2009

Time to make my resolutions.

There are a couple of things I need to finish before the end of the year, my year-end charitable donations and compiling a list of resolutions. I can’t remember exactly what my resolutions were from last year, but I think I blew them all. I think in the past I said I wanted to go on one date per month, and I had four dates this year, so that’s not nothing. 33% is still a failing grade. I worked from home today and then went to the gym. We had burger club after the gym and we went back to the Carlyle where we had mixed opinions. I think it’s … Continue reading

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I hate the snow.

We had some weather today that caught everyone by surprise. It started snowing when I got back from lunch, and it didn’t get much better. Usually I just wait it out when we get unexpected snow because it just panics everyone into going home early and then melts before the real rush hour, but I left just before 3PM instead. I didn’t get home until after 4. My usual 35-45 minute commute was more like an hour and fifteen minutes. That’s not too bad, though, since the 10 o’clock news showed rush hour was still going when it should have been over by 6:00 or 6:30PM. I have a friend … Continue reading

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There ain’t no geek like a ham radio geek.

Wow, I spent a lot of money last month. I’m watching my bank account get smaller and smaller, but then again I do still have a job so I can’t complain too much. I wondered what presents I bought myself for Xmas (since you get them for the ones you love, after all, and who else is buying presents for me?) and there’s a 42″ HDTV (because it was on sale), some $30 light switches (because I’m crazy — they don’t seem that different than the $3 ones), and a $100 CW Reader/Keyboard/Keyer kit. Let me explain what a keyer does. It helps you send Morse code with two switches, … Continue reading

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All I got for Xmas was a cold.

Yesterday I went out to lunch with my buddy Mike and his family, upholding sacred Jewish traditions by going out for Chinese food. I don’t know if the new Chinatown in Portland (down on SE 82nd) was open, but all the restaurants I saw in the old Chinatown were open. We went to Powell’s as well, where I got to read two books to his son. The books weren’t as bad as I’d feared, at least not the ones from the “magic bus” series. After I got home I watched my triplet of Xmas movies, Comfort and Joy, A Christmas Carol, and Love Actually. I think Love Actually is the … Continue reading

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Who picked these movies?

Xmas Eve is almost over and I’m breaking out my Xmas movies. First on my list is Comfort and Joy, a Bill Forsyth movie that I was looking for for years until I finally found it on a Region 2 DVD. It’s actually kind of sad so I wonder why I watch it. The second is A Christmas Carol, the old one from 1951 with Alastair Sim. This is one of the movies that I watched when I first found out I had leukemia and wasn’t sleeping well that actually put me at ease. Croupier was another, and there were a series of webcomics, mostly gone now, that also distracted … Continue reading

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I like big butts and I cannot lie.

Wait, I was going to write a title about tonight’s SOLO BURGER CLUB. Matty G ditched me so I went to Meriwether’s on my own. I think at $14 it is the most expensive hamburger I’ve had on my burger quest. If I add my bar tab, it certainly the most I’ve spent. The burger was pretty darn good. I admire a restaurant that will actually cook a burger RARE for you, like Meriwether’s and the Carlyle will. I have to say the salting was uneven and there was a bite that was overly salty while others were a little bland, but overall it was pretty good. The standout was … Continue reading

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What the hell was I going to write?

There was some point in time when I’d actually have ideas of what to put on here. I think it was back when I started working out at Recreate fitness and my brain was oxygen deprived throughout the workout. Now I’ve gotten past that and I think I’m just tired and sore all the time. That, plus I’m not smart enough to go to bed on time and here I am staring at the computer again. Lack of sleep makes my vocabulary go, well, smaller, so I not have so many words. I can’t even spell perspicacity without looking it up. And guess what? I’ve been online chatting for the … Continue reading

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Things I like reading.

I love reading mysteries, but I often don’t have the time to read even the ones I like. It’s sad for an Engilsh major who used to blow through a mystery every other day. Now I stick to RSS feeds of geek sites, web comics, and celebrity gossip. Once in a while, though, some of the spam that arrives in my email is worth reading. I’ve been on dating sites for fifteen years, and I think I’ve gone on two dates in that whole time. The best is when you get the classics composed by Nigeria’s finest. I beautiful the young girl. I am always assured of myself and very … Continue reading

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More proof I shouldn’t be drinking.

I have no idea why I came back from a wine and cheese party and ended up looking up PG Porn on youtube. I’ll let you do your own research, but I remember something about being at the party late and finishing off all the open bottles with the guys who were left. How I ended up on youtube, however, I don’t know. I was a little hung over today, but I did end up going out to brunch with Sean, Jeff, and Hannah, so the day wasn’t a complete loss. I can’t really remember doing anything else important, though. I did find some episodes of The Middleman online and … Continue reading

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Whose idea was it to try all these wines?

And beers and sake? I spent close to $1500 on glasses today. That’s what I get for funding an FSA and forgetting about it. At least I got two pairs of glasses and two pairs of sunglasses that I like.

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Platt Electric never does me any favors.

Burger club was a bust tonight, but I did have a nice dinner with Erin and Tigh. Or is it Tai? I have no idea how he spells his name. No one else showed up or replied, and the three of us made it to Carlyle, but they only had one burger left! I had it and I think I need to get everyone over there to try it. It was that good, and the thinly cut fries were tasty. It matched the description from the menu: Hand Ground Hamburger Pearl Bakery brioche bun, aged cheddar, thick-cut bacon, roasted tomato jam, french fries $11.00 I forgot about the bacon. It … Continue reading

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Lifting light.

My back hurts. I’m old. I’m going to deadlift less. There it is. There are some days where I feel a little run down and I think those days are called, “Wednesday.” In any case, I thought I had something to say, but I spent most of the day at work, and I got nothing right now. Actually, I do have one thing. I’m going to eat another cheeseburger tomorrow night, and it better be good.

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