Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Roof In The Basement

"This dude once asked me what reciprocity was...  The entire concept was so foreign to this fool, he'd never even heard the word before..." -Jessica Johnson- (via facebook)

"One subpar game - okay, everyone has an off night.  But THREE in a row?!  Yet another example as to why LeBron shouldn't be compared to Jordan..." -Eric Keller- (via facebook)

"Snow boots and shorts are not a fashion statement - it's more of a mental health statement..."
-@Up2Long- (via twitter)

"Birdman looks like if meth was a person..." -@kumailn- (via twitter)

"Sometimes all a girl wants is for you to fight for her attention..."
-@taking_a_CRIPE- (via twitter)

Good afternoon everyone.  I'm happy to say that I've got my sleep completely under control now.  I went to bed at 2:00 a.m., woke up at 5:30 a.m., and have not gone back to sleep...  UGGHHH...  I'm hoping to publish this and then take a quick nap before tonight's Stanley Cup faceoff at 7:00 p.m.  While we're on the subject of sports, do not mistake the quotes that I included above as overconfidence on my part that the Spurs have the trophy wrapped up.  I'll remind you here that I predicted the series to go the full seven games, and I think that it's far from over.  Throw in a Tony Parker hamstring injury, just to make things interesting - WONDERFUL... (<<< Kelley word).  However, I do think that Keller's statement about people who try comparing LeBron James to Michael Jordan is completely accurate, and the Birdman quote made me laugh immediately, because it seemed to make sense...  :)  Now don't get me wrong about the series - I would LOVE to see the Spurs win it in five games (just to win it, PERIOD).  I've said before that I do my very best to keep personal bias out of my predictions, and I don't want the series to go back to Miami just so I'll have the chance to get my prediction "exactly right..."

My current plan for the blog is to make an entry every weekday.  I'm not promising anything, except that it's more difficult for me to make posts on the weekends, and there seems to be less interest, which is understandable.  I know that I'm far less inclined to make Saturday or Sunday posts once the football starts anyway, plus I plan on using that time to roam around the ATX or San Marcos, America trying to find something else interesting to write about...  ;)

As promised, I still have some "leftover" work stories to give you, so let's take a moment to do that...  Last weekend in the hallway on the way up to the Veranda, a girl made a comment that was impossible not to laugh at:  "I remember when you had to throw somebody out - it was the best day of my life!"  Yeah...  :)  Also last weekend, when I was in Slackers monitoring the early traffic that was heading up to the Veranda, some of our customers were mistakenly walking up the staircase inside of our shot bar, thinking that was the way to go.  This is how one of those interactions played out:

Me:  (Motioning to the customers)  "The roof is this way..."
Customer:  "Upstairs?"
Me:  (Nodding my head 'yes', as I thought to myself, "No, the roof in the BASEMENT...")

It will truly be a challenge finding things to write about now...  ;)

I have, slowly but surely, embarked on my exercise program.  As I tweeted last night (my twitter address is at the top of the page), if you want to make any television program go by a little bit faster, do 25 situps every 15 minutes while you're watching it.  I plan on doing this again while I watch the hockey game tonight, and hopefully I'll be tired enough to fall asleep sometime around midnight.  I am an extremely motivated person right now, and it's my hope that you'll be reading a lot of positive things in this blog in the months to come...

Speaking of positive things, Zach Greinke, my favorite fantasy pitcher, was involved in another brawl last night...  MERP... (<<< Alyssa word).  To his credit, when Greinke got hit in the head by a pitch while batting (don't you love that pitchers have to bat in the National League???), he stood there and DID NOT charge the mound, or anybody for that matter (although a brawl ensued anyway, as a result of earlier hostilities that occurred in the Dodgers game against the Diamondbacks).  I just see the day coming where one of my fantasy teams has as many players on the disabled list as it does in the starting lineup...

On that note, I hope that you have a great day, and I'll see you again tomorrow!



  1. "Birdman looks like if meth was a person"

    Love some of your twitter reposts. this one was a classic.

  2. Thanks Mojo - it just makes sense, doesn't it? :) Enjoy the rest of your time in the desert!