Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Now Playing in an Ear Near You

Thanks to Last.fm, here is what I've been listening to:

Monday, February 26, 2007


Gregory and I are slowly watching the Westminster Dog Show, which actually took place a couple of weeks ago in New York City, my favourite city in our fine country. We don't have cable, though, and it was on the USA network, so my brothers generic-tivo-ed it for us. We've gotten through the first four groups. I'm a bit disappointed to say that two of the winners so far have been poodles--the toy poodle for the toy group, and the standard poodle for the non-sporting group. It's not that I hate poodles, for I could never truly hate a dog. My father, on the other hand, despised poodles, but that's a different story. Anyway, I'm sure poodles are fine dogs, but they look so silly in a not-very-cute way. The Pomeranian was cute, but certainly not as cute as my own, Percy (also called Percival), who is a female despite having a male's name.

Speaking of Westminster, I bought a wonderful thing called the American Kennel Club Best of Show Board Game for a mere $15 at Barnes and Noble. We played it the other night, and it was very amusing. I was the golden retriever and Gregory was the bulldog. I can't wait to bring this game to the masses.

By the way, whenever I am asked for my favourite sport, I always answer with the Westminster Dog Show. I know it's not so much a sport as an event, but it is truly great. My dad and I used to watch all six hours of it together for the past several years, so in his memory I like to pick out the ones he would find ugliest. But gosh darn it all if he didn't really love dogs underneath it all!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Chariot Race, Anyone?

Friday, February 09, 2007

The Geek and Stater's

That Gregory is so stinking cute that he failed to note that the biggest reason he would not qualify for the open casting of Beauty and the Geek is not merely that he isn't as much of a geek as he'd like to think, but that he's ALREADY MARRIED! :) I'm sure he's just being silly. I won't accuse him of temporarily forgetting his marital status, although I did just yesterday forget how old I am.

Then, as I was driving home from Stater Brothers, I started fantasizing about announcing that my age will now be 27. Then if we have a child in a few years, I'll only be 30 or 31 when I give birth. But really, I don't want to go back to 27, even though some wonderful things have happened since then. Some awful things have happened, too, and let's just not relive them. And so I concluded that I will remain 31, at least until the end of November. That was some drive home from Stater Brothers...

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Beauty (Christy) and the Geek (Greg)

I'm Christy's Geek and she's my Beauty. Okay, she's a Geek too, she's quick to point out, but she's most definitely my Beauty. (That's why I call her Bella sometimes.)

Speaking of Beauty and the Geek, I'm a bit addicted to the show. As far as reality shows, I like its concept more than most others. Having just watched the second-to-last episode of the season, I came to this conclusion: the Geeks got the better end of the deal. They came off looking... well... smart. The show makes geeks look like better human beings.

I was really mad when Cecille and Nate made it to the finals. She is the one person on the show that didn't appear to change from the experience... and she gloated about it. Cecille, honey, change, especially in your case, would be a very, very good thing. It's just too bad that uber-cool Nate is paired with you. He really deserves to win, but because of you, I have to root for Scooter and Megan.

I'd love to apply for the 4th season casting call, but something tells me I'm not nearly as geeky as I think I am. Aw, gee whiz.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


I am part of a SWAT training team for the online advertising department. We are going around to all of the satellite offices, spending two weeks at each one, to train the print reps on how to sell online advertising. And, seriously, this is the first real chance I've had to blog. It's been a whirlwind that has completely changed my job description and even made me wonder at times if I can want to do this. Rest assured, the answer is yes, with the hope that the future holds better things.

I really hate that I am spending even more time driving now. It takes away precious time with the wife. It leaves little room for the things I want to do. But it's just temporary.

The direction I see my job going is good. I think. There's just so much uncertainty about what I am doing and how to do it. I am learning to just go with the flow and see where it takes me. Failing that, I would certainly go mad.