Archive for March, 2009

kimiWell go to sleep everyone.  This is going to pretty much be a “who gives a shit” post for all of you I’m sure, but It’s my blog so kiss my ass.

I’m a huge Formula 1 fan and this weekend is the long awaited season opener.  Once again the season starts with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.  So far it looks like this season could get pretty interesting with a lot of new rule changes coming along.  Qualifying was early Saturday morning here in the US and so far that prediction is proving to be true.

I’m really hoping my guy Kimi Raikkonen (pic above) comes through this year.  He won the World Championship in 2007 but had a shitty year last year.  I’ve always been a fan a Kimi and it does not hurt that I’ve always thought he’s really hot.

Due to our stupid US congress moving daylights savings time up a couple of weeks, the season opener now starts after the beginning of DST which means the race won’t come on until Sunday at 12:30 AM CST instead of 11:30 PM on Saturday.  I’m gonna try and stay up to watch the start at least but I don’t think I’ll last until 3 AM or so when it will finish.


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Object of My Desire

I’ve often thought there are two types of people in this world; some who want an iPhone and others who have an iPhone. I’m kidding of corse. I’ve been wanting one since they came out and I finally broke down and got one a couple of weeks ago. So far I’m pretty happy with it and it came in pretty handy on the ski trip.

It is a complete waste of money. I have carried a company issued cell phone for the last seven years and now I’m paying to talk and for the AT&T data plan that goes along with it. I don’t blow money on much else so I guess it ok to splurge some of my hard earned money. By the way, I am writing this post using the iPhone WordPress app.

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Snow White & Grumpy


Well as you may guess from the pic above I went skiing.  My very generous grandfather took me, the wife, kids and a good part of my immediate family (20+ people) on a skiing trip over spring break.  He paid for the whole thing including the airline tickets to get us there.  Everyone had a pretty good time and most everybody made it back in one piece with no major mishaps, although we later found out that one person came back with a minor broken bone after their last run down the hill of the whole trip.

I somehow got myself involved in planning most of the trip.  I handled most everything except the travel arrangements.  That meant booking all the rooms, equipment, lessons and lift tickets.  It was a little bit of work but I was happy to do it and it was a small price to pay for an all expenses paid trip.   The first day or two I was pretty wound up since I felt some responsibility to get everybody where they needed to be since I had arranged everything.  I figured by there 2nd day of the trip I could relax and enjoy skiing.  Instead I decided to be a pain in the ass to Anginae and the kids.

I have no good reason for my behavior.  To begin with, I felt bad leaving work while business is going so slowly at the moment so that bugged me.  The other is I guess I was a little disappointed they were not as much into skiing as I hoped they would.  I should have known.  Learning to ski is a lot of work and knowing my kids like I do, I should have expected them not to absolutely love it.  Anginae like it, but said it was a lot of work.  My daughter liked it but she is so young she could only do so much with one day of lessons.  My son said lessons were ok, but when we took him back out he fell a couple of times and was done for good.

I’m no great skier.  I’m pretty bad to be honest.  I’ve only been 3 times (including this trip) but I really enjoy it for some reason, despite the fact that I’m not athletic or coordinated at all.  I skied the first couple of days but spent the last day moping around and didn’t feel like skiing.  So there I was, surrounded by beautiful mountains, great weather, with my family and on a “free” ski trip and I was acting pissy towards Anginae and the kids.  I was rude to her and the kids.  I was a crummy husband and a crappy father.  I wish I had a good reason for acting the way I did but I don’t.   The day we left I felt better but then I was mad at myself for messing up Anginae’s trip and missing out on the last day I could ski.

I hope to try taking them on a ski trip again.  Even though Anginae and the kids were not crazy about skiing they really like being there.  I’ll just have to relax a little more and just let things happen instead of worrying about things going to plan.   By the way, I’ll give a bonus point to anybody that can guess where this pic was taken (excpet you Nate!).

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This Blog Sucks

I don’t know whats up with me and this blog. I don’t wanna get rid of it, but I don’t really seem to put in the time to keep it going. I’ve always really been drawn to the idea of people reading my story and commenting on what I write. Perhaps its because I’m vain and crave the attention. Who knows. I always enjoy checking to see how many views I have in a day, but over that last few months I’ve only hit more than 100 views in a day only once. Back last summer I hit that frequently, but when I post but once every other week or so like I do now, that’s bound drop off.

I don’t have anything of significance to update, things are pretty much as usual. I’ve got some little tidbits going on I may write about, and I’ll still have the 3 posts I mentioned several months ago to write about but that’s it really. Same ol’, same ol’ can be a good thing a way I guess.

I haven’t really been on the computer as much as usual lately. I haven’t chatted online with some of my friends as much over the last few weeks and haven’t had much of a desire to post on this blog. No good reason really other than I just felt like a break. It wasn’t from an un-gay spell or anything like that. Just felt like it I guess.

For any of you left out there that care, I’ll try to do a better job of posting more often. I won’t promise but I’ll try. I like it here and don’t want to leave, but for some weird reason if no one is reading I don’t feel like posting.

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