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Tue, Feb. 19th, 2008, 10:46 pm
You learn something new...

Today  went to lunch with my two bosses (both Directors of Business and Legal Affairs) and our Admin, Alice.  It somehow came up in conversation that all three of them had had braces on their teeth.  They said "All of us except Adam, his teeth are perfect."

So while that flattered me, I said, "Actually, you know how my canines look like fangs? I found out last week that's because my teeth are turned slightly, not because they're sharp.  The angle just makes them look sharp."

The Admin asked, "So are you going to get them fixed?"

I said, "No, I like the vampire look."

They all paused for a few moments.  The Admin said, "Gee, you learn something new about Adam every day."

On the way home my boss talked about how the Admin had lost a couple notches on the hotness scale by getting braces.  In his defense, my other boss (an ultra-religious single mother of three) said "That doesn't say anything about where she started on the hotness scale."

And this is but a brief glimpse of why I love my job.

Tue, Jan. 29th, 2008, 10:46 pm

So it's been very stressful the last few weeks, but I have to take solace in one fact:  I got paid to go to the Buick Invitational to see Tiger Woods play golf.  I was also within mere feet of Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, and a bunch of others.  And I got paid money for it.  Yay.

Sat, Dec. 22nd, 2007, 11:42 pm
I am such a geek...It was my first try

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Fri, Nov. 2nd, 2007, 10:23 pm

So now that we're back from honeymoon and evacuation, it's time to take care of all those pesky little chores we've been putting off for the last 6 months.  Like wisdom teeth,  I just got them yanked this afternoon, in the hopes that I'll be able to eat Thanksgiving dinner.  It hurts a lot.   And tomorrow I'm supposed to go to another wedding!  I'm still planning to go, but unfortunately I don't think they'll be serving mush at the reception.

Tue, Oct. 23rd, 2007, 08:32 pm
Good News and Bad News

Bad News:  We had to evacuate our condo due to raging wildfires.  Last night, the inferno was shaped like an arrow on course to our place. 

Good  News:  Tonight, at about 7 o'clock, we called the info line about some discrepancies and found that we could come home.  I am writing this from the comfort of my own, cheapass formerly-smelling-of-curry couch with my feet propped on my crappy free Ikea coffee table with a broken leg.

Bad News:  Sony is closed for this entire week.  I don't have any accrued holidays.  I just got back from two and a half weeks of unpaid leave.  I just found out I need a new transmission on my car.  Now it looks like I've lost another week's worth of income.

Good News:  I'm home with my wife.

Tue, Aug. 15th, 2006, 07:34 pm
A Big Weekend

merlot_d and I went to Santa Barbara for a long weekend.  We played golf, went wine-tasting, visited a little Danish town, listened to an Irish band while drinking beer at the James Joyce pub, and got massages, facials and pedicures.  I never had a facial or pedicure before.  We also got engaged.   I never did that before either. 

I have a fiancee!

Sun, Jul. 23rd, 2006, 12:14 pm
Welcome to Bakersfield!

As of 12 o'clock noon, the temp here is 106 degrees. Any takers how hot it will be by 3 o'clock?

Yes, the coldest it gets at night is 85 degrees. Which might explain why our electricity bill last month was $128--for a 1-bedroom apartment!!!

Sun, Jul. 23rd, 2006, 11:51 am
Moving is hard--Let's go shopping!

Dammit, but then we'd have to move that too.

Wed, Jul. 12th, 2006, 09:49 pm
Woo Hoo!

At long last, after a full year of searching, I found a men's soccer league! I can play again! Now I just have to get back in shape and remember how to kick a ball.

Sun, May. 7th, 2006, 12:01 am
a few days late

Several signs around Cal State Bakersfield: "Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: April 28."

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