Archive for January, 2008


January 31, 2008

Crap that I did today:

  • Work.
  • Exercise.
  • Brush cats.
  • Work on jigsaw puzzle.
  • Watch taped episode of “Mythbusters.”


  • According to WordPress, practically no one reads my blog. Beat.

Resume Update:

  • Nothing yet. Beat.

Mission Averted!

  • Due to circumstances beyond my control, the mission can not be completed today. To compensate, I brushed the indoor dog earlier tonight. I’ll add the original challenge to the weekend challenge… A side challenge, if you will.

My personal challenge for tomorrow:

  • Do my banking tomorrow after work.

Hump Day Happiness…

January 30, 2008

Crap that I did today:

  • Exercise.
  • Brush Cats.
  • Finish yesterday’s personal challenge.
  • Work on jigsaw puzzle.
  • Watch “American Idol.”
  • Remember to record the new episode of “Mythbusters” for later viewing.


    • I was on the fence about purchasing an ocarina from Mountain Ocarinas but they seemed to have raised their prices recently. That’s too bad – The price on their entry-level ocarinas just went from barely tolerable to a wee-bit too much. Furthermore, it appears that their “Pro-Range” ocarina is vaporware for another straight year. I had high hopes for that company. Oh well.
    • It looks like we’ll have a white male president for another four years. You figure it out.

    Resume Update:

    • Nothing so far.

    Mission ACCOMPLISHED!!!!

    • Taxes are done for the year! Yea! All ready to be mailed out tomorrow!

    My personal challenge for tomorrow:

    • Vacuum my room. The carpet is getting dirty.

    Letting Yourself Go…

    January 29, 2008

    Crap that I did today:

    • Work.
    • Exercise.
    • Brush cats.
    • Help solve new jigsaw puzzle my Dad & I are building.
    • Watch the TV show “American Idol.”
    • Watch TV coverage of the Republican Florida primary.
    • Complete yesterday’s personal challenge.


      • My prediction for tonight (the primary, not “American Idol”): Ready. Tested. Gone.
      • Celebrating a hollow victory makes you look mentally-challenged. Maybe you should actually win something of value before you make a big deal of it.
      • The TV show “American Idol” needs to be put out of it’s misery.
      • Drink after you attend a formal function, not before.

      Resume Update:

      • Nothing yet on Company “A” or “B” response.

      Mission Accomplished!

      • I remade my bed earlier today. I feel so neat & tidy.

      My personal challenge for tomorrow:

      • Do my taxes. I’ve got all my financial stuff in already.

      TGIM… Not!

      January 28, 2008

      Crap that I did today:

      • Un-installed/Re-installed “OpenOffice.”
      • Brushed cats.
      • Exercised.
      • Finished the jigsaw puzzle that my Dad & I were working on.


      • So, the word “Canadian” is the new code word for “the N-word,” eh?
      • My OpenOffice program became corrupted. So, I un-installed it & attempted to install the latest version. It took me awhile but it eventually installed.

      Mission Accomplished!

      • I sent out 2 resumes earlier today. I feel so motivated. Let’s call the resumes “A” & “B,” respectively. I’ll keep you up to date on how they progress.

      My personal challenge for tomorrow:

      • My bed sheets are getting disorganized. It’s time to completely re-make my bed.

      Weekend Edition…

      January 27, 2008

      Crap That I’ve Done Over the Weekend:

      • Brushed the cats.
      • Played the video game “Bioshock.”
      • Watched an episode of the TV show “Ancient Discoveries.”
      • Watched some TV coverage of the US South Carolina Democratic Primary results.
      • Exercised.
      • Put a few more pieces into the jigsaw puzzle.

      Stuff That I Still Have to Do Before the Weekend Ends:

      • Pay Bills. Update: Done.
      • Accomplish Weekend Challenge of dusting my room. Update: Done.
      • Watch the episode of “Mythbusters” that I forgot to record on Wednesday. Update: Done. My thoughts on the episode are in “Observations.”

      More after the break below…


      On a Roll…

      January 25, 2008

      Crap that I did today:

      • Didn’t kill… Well, you know the rest…
      • Put some pieces into a jigsaw puzzle that my Dad & I are building.

      Crap that I’ll Do By The End of Today:

      • Exercise.
      • Brush cats.
      • Maybe play a video game but only briefly.


      • What are the odds of a Las Vegas casino catching on fire?
      • This is the last time I mention Heath Ledger in my blog until the official cause of death is announced. My guess: He overdosed on sleeping pills. Maybe I’m right & maybe I’m not. We’ll see in a few days.

      Mission Accomplished!

      • I processed 10 envelopes earlier today. I feel so un-cluttered.

      My personal challenge for The Weekend:

      • My room is dusty. I need to spend 60 minutes dusting it.

      I’m At It Again…

      January 24, 2008

      Crap that I did today:

      • Didn’t kill anyone at work (It sounds creepy to keep mentioning this, but I take a certain amount of pride at that accomplishment…)
      • Brushed the other 2 cats from the day before.
      • Went to the dentist. Apparently, I still have teeth. That’s always a plus.
      • Exercised.
      • Thought about a board game design that might actually work.

      Stuff that I watched:

      • Nothing. I forgot to tape “Mythbusters.” No great loss – I’ll catch it when it repeats in a day or so.


      • Note to Hollywood types: If you can’t sleep, try counting sheep before overdosing on sleep medication.
      • Two whole days without a promising young Hollywood actor or actress accidentally or purposely committing suicide. How impressive.

      Mission Accomplished!

      • I got rid of nearly 1.5 gigs of stuff off of my hard drive. I feel so efficient.

      My own personal challenge for tomorrow:

      • My desk is cluttered. I need to process at least 10 unopened envelopes.

      Want More? OK…

      January 23, 2008

      Crap that I did today:

      • Didn’t kill anyone at work (I’m on a roll…).
      • Brushed 2 other cats.
      • Opened up some mail that I should have opened up a while ago (no bills, thankfully).

      Crap that I’ll do by the end of today:

      • Exercise.
      • Other stuff.

      Shows that I’ll watch by the end of today:

      • “American Idol” on FOX. I’m guessing it’s another fun-filled mix of decent singers & total losers (not to mention bad singers).


      • Apparently, Palestinians like food. Who knew?
      • In the “Heath Ledger” death conspiracy theories watch, I’ve seen: Deliberate suicide, accidental suicide via sleeping pills & pneumonia. Sorry, but I can’t generate much sympathy about this anymore. Man made more scratch in one year then I’ll make in my entire life. What’s the matter with rich, popular folks going off the deep end?

      Mission Accomplished!

      • I clipped my toenails earlier today. I feel so productive.

      New Task that I Don’t want To Do:

      • My hard drive is cluttered. I need to wipe 1 gig off of it.

      OK. So here’s a post…

      January 22, 2008

      DAY #000002

      Crap I did today:

      • Didn’t kill anyone at work (always a good thing).
      • Brushed 2 cats.
      • Worked on a board game design that’s not working out.
      • Made my yearly donation to my Individual Retirement Account.
      • Paid some other bills (always fun).
      • Exercised.

      Stuff I watched:

      • Life Without People” from the History Channel. It was OK. In a nutshell, mankind’s legacy is gone after 10,000 years. Sort of a downer.
      • American Idol” from Fox. Some people sang good, others didn’t. Glad it was only one hour tonight.
      • Watched the last 10 minutes of the UConn Women’s BB game vs. UNC. Too bad about Mel Thomas.


      • The whole “Heath Ledger” thing is sort of sad. I hope it isn’t a deliberate suicide or accidental drug overdose. What’s up with these Hollywood actors? Didn’t he learn from the whole “Brad Renfro” thing that happened a few days ago?
      • Fred Thompson dropped out of the US presidential race. Hate to break it to his fans but he was never in it anyway.
      • I can’t wait for the summer.

      My own personal challenge for tomorrow:

      • Clip my toenails. They seem long.


      January 21, 2008

      Day #000001