A Better Version of Me
Thursday, August 31, 2006
I'm Addicted
To egg mcmuffins.

I've been eating them a lot lately since I work right across the street from a McDonalds. However, I did look at the nutrition facts the other day, and the egg mcmuffin is about the best option calorie-wise for a McDonalds breakfast food. Mmmm...I can't wait for tomorrow's breakfast break!

P.S. That new McDonalds coffee ain't half bad, either.

Sunday, August 27, 2006
My Baby's All Liquored Uuuuup
Bree and Pam played a short set at the "Croquet for Curing Cancer" event Saturday. We all had a good time. The band that played after them, The Snot Rockets, kept us very entertained with several excellend Johnny Cash tunes and their own songs, includind my personal favorite of the evening--"My Baby's All Liquored Up."

The title of the song would prove to be spot-on for all three of us by the end of the night. You see, besides playing and listening to music, we all got in on the croquet action. Bree won her initial round, which enabled her to advance to the finals. In my round, I only got 2nd; but I received a free pass to the finals anyway because the winner of my round had to leave. And wouldn't ya know it, I ended up winning the finals. Woohoo! Yes, I enjoyed quite a come-from-behind victory. Bree seemed poised to win after dropping her final approach shot right in front of the last two wickets; especially since I had just gone before her and blasted my ball several feet beyond the final target. However, my next shot would be nothing short of miraculous. I chipped the ball from behind the wickets and managed to hit Bree's ball--that means I get another shot! So, from there I cooly hit my ball through the last two wickets and nailed the stake to seal the deal. Yessssssssss!

The victory helped contribute to the liquored-up portion of the evening. My prize for taking first place consisted of an autographed Kevin Lockett K-State cap (very nice) and a fifth of Jameson. Needless to say, most of the Jameson disappeared before we got home. Ah, good times indeed.

Friday, August 25, 2006
I Wish I Was A Little Bit Taller...
A new study says tall people are smarter.



OK, where's my big raise??

Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Today is a Good Day
Tottenham Hotspur grabs their first win with the help of current FC Tonganoxie captain Dimitar Berbatov. Oh yeah, and my team's already one of the most valuable in the world. I love this game!

Saturday, August 19, 2006
Spurs Lose
My newly adopted favorite English soccer team, Tottenham Hotspur, lost their first game of the season to Bolton, 2-0. Bummer.

However, my fantasy soccer team seems to be fairing well this first weekend. My captain, Darren Bent, scored a PK and Steven Gerrard had a decent game. Yakubu scored a goal, but I had him on the bench. Damn! I've since figured out that I can play three forwards instead of just two. So I'll start Bent, Yakubu and Berbatov from now on and go with one less defender.

A couple of my better players, John Terry and Rio Ferdinand, have yet to play their games this weekend. Chances of them scoring me some points should be good.

I'm glad the real games have started up. This should be a fun season. Cheerio!

My Weekend Goes to 3. It's...1 Longer.
That's right. I no longer have to go to work on Mondays. I'm beginning to like this getting paid by the hour thing. Four ten hour days works for me.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006
The Test Adults Have Grown to Love. It's the G.RRRRRRRRR.E!
I'll be taking the GRE in about a week so that I can apply for engineering graduate school. Anybody taken this test? Is it very difficult? Methinks it'll be more like the LSAT than the SOA exam. That's a good thing. I got through the LSAT with high marks, but that actuary stuff hit me below the belt. If you're an actuary, I've got mad respect for your skillz. It ain't easy bein' cheesy.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Four Eyes and Two Wheels
That's right, I got my motorcycle license today. Apparently my 4 hp Ruckus is 0.5 hp too big to qualify as a moped. Oh well, now I'm qualified to ride even the biggest of hogs. Yeehaw!!

Sunday, August 06, 2006
Chelsea's Goin' Down. Down, Down, Down!
MLS All-Stars 1
Chelsea FC 0

What a game! I know it was Chelsea's first match of the preseason and they were no doubt rusty, but I'm still amazed that our MLS players could beat them and also shut them out. Woohoo!

Thursday, August 03, 2006
A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned, And Then Some
Check your pockets and piggy banks for nickels and pre-1982 pennies. They're now worth more as metal than as U.S. currency. According to this cool site I found, the metal in a nickel is currently worth about 6.2 cents and the metal in a pre-1982 penny is worth about 2.3 cents. Horde those nickels now before the government debases them with a bunch of zinc! They'll be a good hedge against inflation. ;)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Bad to the Bone

I bought myself a Honda Ruckus last week and I'm enjoying the heck out of it. Just call it the Hummer of 50cc scooters; much cooler than the Honda Spree I had before. Now I just need someone else in Tongie to get one so we can hotrod around town like these guys in the Bay Area (I love their videos!). Maybe I should just move to one of the coasts.

Matt, this one has three times the fuel capacity of the Spree (1.3 gallons) so you'll be able to go much further before running out of gas. (If you ever stop by to visit, that is. I know San Diego is a much cooler place to be these days.)

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