26 November 2007

Scooter Time

I got my scooter back from the repair shop on Wednesday. It was warm enough on Sunday to try it out, and I had a great time driving around the neighborhood. It doesn't run quite perfectly yet, but it should in Spring.

The only real problem is that the turn signals still don't work properly. After two months and almost $700 in total repair costs, you'd think they would at least work right. Also, since the ignition had to be replaced the new key doesn't work on the helmet and fork locks.

Time to call the fix-it guy again, I guess.

25 November 2007

History of Football Teams

I mentioned to my wife today that the original Cleveland Browns relocated to Baltimore and then started back up again a few years later in Cleveland as a new team. That made me wonder who started/moved where as what...and look what happened:

Original Team------------Became Team(s):

Baltimore Colts---------Indianapolis Colts

Cleveland Rams----------Los Angeles Rams, St. Louis Rams
Cleveland Browns--------Baltimore Ravens
Chicago Cardinals-------St. Louis Cardinals, Phoenix Cardinals, Arizona Cardinals
Oakland Raiders---------Los Angeles Raiders, Oakland Raiders
Houston Oilers----------Tennessee Oilers, Tennessee Titans
Los Angeles Chargers----San Diego Chargers
Boston Patriots---------Bay State Patriots, New England Patriots
Decatur Staleys---------Chicago Staleys, Chicago Bears
Dallas Steers-----------Dallas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys
Boston Braves-----------Boston Redskins, Washington Redskins
Pittsburgh Pirates------Pittsburgh Steelers
Dallas Texans-----------Kansas City Chiefs
New York Titans---------New York Jets

Sometimes the Internet can be useful, after all. ;)

23 November 2007

Turkey Trot

My wife's family has this tradition of running a 5K race called the "Turkey Trot" on Thanksgiving Day morning. My first exposure to this was two years ago, and the temperature was somewhere below zero degrees - but they ran anyway (I watched from inside). This year, my wife said that if I wanted to walk it she'd walk with me - so we did.

However, for some reason we decided to run the last leg of the race. I am nowhere near athletic or in shape, but I ran anyway - which probably wasn't a big deal. Then, we kept running faster and faster until we were both sprinting across the finish line.

Later, lots of good food and conversation with family and friends kept my mind off of what I would most likely be in for this morning. Today, I'm sore - and haven't felt certain things ache since I ran Cross Country in high school. But then I think about the fact that I actually signed up, participated in -and- actually ran in a 5K.

I hurt a little - but it feels good overall. Weird...

18 November 2007


Jane made me do it...

The Rules
1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 Random and/or Weird Things About Me

1. I like Dorito’s on sandwiches too (if it's a peanut butter sandwich).

2. I still enjoy purchasing, opening and building LEGO sets.
3. There is a vacuum cleaner directly behind me.
4. I can be very sneaky...sometimes.
5. A state patrol officer had a friendly conversation with me on Saturday evening.
6. My favorite drink is a Captain & Coke.
7. I didn't know what a Meme was and had to look it up! =)

7 Random People/Sites
1. LatteGirl
2. --K--
3. N8
4. LoonMagnet
5. " "
6. Solange
7. Number Seven

3 Things

I had three things to post about in my blog. THREE THINGS!!! I can't, however, remember what any of them are. So this is my self-observant post and reminder to write things down.

What really irks me is that I remember one of them being really funny. So please, laugh like you would if you thought something was funny! =)

10 November 2007

Frick & Frack

I was reminded today of two former co-workers at my previous place of employment. I never actually met them - just talked on the phone almost daily because some thing or other didn't quite work right with the application my staff needed to use.

They were really funny - and went by the names Frick & Frack. Working for said company was quite a pain in the arse for most of us, and their humor always made it just a little better.

Unfortunately, Frack left for greener pastures...leaving Frick by herself and pretty much killing the code name duo. Eventually Frick left too...as did I.

Occasionally, I am reminded of them while watching Battlestar Galactica (they use the term "frack" for that other 'f' word). Today, while wandering through the mall with my wife and the outlaws, I overheard a bunch of teens talking about someone they know whose nicknames were Frick and Frack.

I laughed out loud, but nobody heard me. So here's to you, Frick & Frack! Hope things are going well for you both. =)

04 November 2007

Extra Hour My @$$!

So, this is the first day of the new switching point from DST to normal time. Everyone is psyched because they get an extra hour of sleep...but not me. I have a cold. And I'm in the IT Support industry...

This means that I woke up at 4:03 CST because my head was so stuffed up I could no longer breathe through my nose. After several attempts, I almost fell back to sleep but I couldn't.

So I've been putzing around on the computer blog-hopping and surfing the web. *weeeee*