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Saturday, January 28, 2006

I got my W2 early this year. Entered in the info already and am expecting a little more this year. Damn straight. They took a lot, now its my turn to take some back.

This year, I plan on saving all of it. Not like last year when it went to whores and beer. This year, well, I swore off beer. As far as the ho's, I don't know. That got me thinking....

On a totally different subject, I saw the replay telecast of that boxing match last week that everybody I know was talking about. Talk about a lot of action. I got to give it to Morales though. He stood there in the ring taking all that punches and never gave up. Sure he couldn't feel his legs anymore, but he was still trading punches with Manny. Unbelievable! That's why I got a lot of respect for those Mexican fighters. They really have a lot of heart. I guess Barrera was watching the fight because he said he wanted a rematch with my boy Manny. Now everybody wants some of the action. I saw my favorite boxer watching the match. Pretty boy Floyd. Now that's a helluva boxer. He was rooting for and shouting tips to Manny. He wanted more action. I guess if it were him, the match would've been over after the 5th round.

The next PPV I'm gonna be buying is probably the UFC event feating Liddell and Couture 3. Now that's gonna get a lot of buys!

I feel that my body's talking to me... Its saying get some rest... drink liquids... stop jacking off... you know, those kinda things...

Its telling me right now to lie down and get some rest...

And like everybody else, I just told my body to shut the hell up....

Thursday, January 26, 2006

I just noticed that whenever its my day-off, there's always a frickin movie marathon going on. I guess that's my choice... I should hit the bar scene...

Anyway.... after a huge negotiation battle, I was able to convince my boss that I'd take an extended day-off. Not long enough to be considered a vacation, but not short enough to be just a day-off. My target was next week. We settled on second week of March. How it ended 2 months from now is beyond me. I should practice my negotiating skills. It sure blows.

For the Nth time my brother convinced me to play craps with him at Vegas. So, aside from the mini-vacatiion I'm getting on March, I'm filing for a real vacation on May. Like I mentioned a while back, I was planning on watching the UFC event at that time. If all goes well, which they rarely do, I'll be going on vacation in May.

Finished the Da Vinci Code by the way. The ending of the book was kinda stale. Although the build-up towards said ending was great. Its also good that you could picture who the characters were while reading the book. You knew that Langdon was Tom Hanks, Silas was Paul Bettany and Sophoe was Audrey Toutou. No wonder the church had several rallys while they were filming the movie. The topic of the movie was provocative. If you are not that open-minded about religion, taking in this movie as fact is gonna be a shell-shock. There were already numerous documentaries disclaiming the book. If you watch the movie at face value, it should be a good popcorn movie. You got a good director, a very bankable star in Tom Hanks, the setting is in France, and the plot sure is gripping. Add to that a worldwide release. Dang! You are looking at a runaway hit. I can't wait to see it.

I believe I mentioned this before but I just had a shopping spree at BN. Love their books. Got something to catch up on a lot of stuff. My passion for screenwriting and philosophy will take a turn for the better. Hopefully the supplements I got would help me better myself. The book on cryptology was just for kicks. I thought it was fascinating to know a little bit of sybology.

But thats me.... I got a little bit of everything in me...

Jack of all trades.... Master of none....

Monday, January 23, 2006

Is it just me or almost everybody is on myspace....

The glorified guestbook where people with pictures get to share aforementioned pictures to someone they know and "bookmark" their "space" in this ever growing wasteland we call the internet.

Whoever thought of this idea is a frickin' genius! Targeting the demographic that would definitely use less bandwidth and, at the same time, promote their website by word of mouth. Its bloody brilliant!!

I could see it now.... someone will blame someone for stalking... on myspace....

But thats just me

On a totally different subject, its Monday. Truck day. Its become routine now that we finish the load at around 5pm. Thats sweet. We could've finished earlier but I couldn't rag on my guys that much. They were doing a hell of a job. I don't mind some of them slack. Its when the relievers come in that I start to worry. They "cloud" the judgment of my guys and they tend to slack a little more. At any rate, we've accomplished our job with the least amount of strain. We're all tired. Its a Monday, I expect nothing less.

I told the boss that I'm gonna talk to the DM. I'm gonna ask if I could get first dibs on the San Bruno store (if they decide to open it). He said, its gonna wait. We're finally getting our DM. I believe the DM and RM will stop by at the first of the next month. We're all looking forward to it. I know I am.

On another totally different subject, I feel like that word I really hate... despair.

Don't ask me why... I'm just feeling it....

It's creeping at a slow pace right now.... like a bad horror movie, I can smell it and feel the deep breaths it makes....

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Today's the day my brother's coming back from his vacation. He went first to Vegas. Won some there and then moved on to Hawaii for a week or so. He's coming back tonight. My sister came back last Thursday from Vegas.

I keep telling myself that its my turn to head on somewhere. I just might. I'm thinking too much on my expenditures even before it happens.

I just might go....

Anyway, today's that big boxing PPV. I was almost tempted into buying it. But, I was going to the airport at about the time the match was gonna start. So, I told myself, screw it. I'm not gonna see it live anyway. I'll just catch the replay next week.

My brother, still basking in the hot Hawaii sun, asked me if I were free sometime May. I asked him why. He was already making plans to head on to Vegas. I told him I'd seriously think about it because there was this big UFC fight that month. Its Hughes going against an icon, Royce Gracie. That is a fantasy match right there. I want to watch that match.

So the possibility of me going to Vegas around that time is really good, barring any unforseen events like me getting promoted to another store or what not.

I'll just keep on truckin... I guess...

Saturday, January 14, 2006

I was trying to convince my boss that I submitted my vacation request and that next week was the start of said vacation. He didn't bite. I think he'd give me some vacation time but not next week. Not so sudden and unexpected.

Today was an uneventful day. Nothing bad, was thanked by a customer but got pissed off at a customer.

Some revelations turned up from someone who I thought would say some smack and actually did. My boss came up to me and told me to look out for this employee I got. Apparently he's been talking smack about the management team. I wouldn't go into specific details but I'll tell you what, they sure changed my persepective of him. I guess his view of the management team is somewhat skewed.

I've been too lenient. They see us doing nothing but in actuality, the reason why the store is running good is because of what we do.

I don't have to defend myself against unfounded and uncalled for smack.

If they want to see the definition of a manager, they will get to spell it out to me starting tomorrow. I am gonna start to rag on them. You watch....

They'll begin to long for the passive me.... not after all the smack they talked about...

Thursday, January 12, 2006

This is gonna be a short one....

Its been a while since I've been blogging.... I know it sounds crazy, but it almost feels like I'm doing this just for the sake of doing this... I hope not... this is my outlet....

I was supposed to be in Sin City right about now enjoying the sun and throwing all my money away. That didn't happen. I lost my money even before that. I respectfully declined my brother's offer of going to LV, instead chose to work. Smart choice, huh?
Anyway, I am now the official shuttle service of both my siblings. I took my brother and his girlfriend to the airport. They were going to LV then to Hawaii. Tomorrow is my sister's turn to go to Vegas. She is meeting with her boyfriend over there. That's nice.

On the bright side, I get to use their cars for the next week and a half.

Small victories, I guess.

I need a vacation to rest these ailing muscles. My boys deserve the vacation rather than me (they're my muscle at work). Well, I call them my boys since they're probably the closest to me at work. They know it.

I got to sleep... I'll map out my trip to the airport tomorrow morning....

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Saw Narnia today. I still remember watching that movie in animation when I was a kid (I'm not sure it was animation, on second thought). I remember feeling sad when the lion got killed. That was what stood out for me back then. This re-telling of the story was, I thought, good. The special effects were good, not great. When the witch stabbed the lion, it was still moving. I think it was far better than Kong.

I, in my quest for my other half, almost completed a profile in match.

I'll be honest with you... I don't know what's stopping me from finishing it. I still have this positive feeling that something would happen from nothing. That somebody will come knocking at anytime and I don't need to do anything about it, or at least tempt fate to at least look my way. Meaning, put myself out there for people to consider. Oy, the very idea of that just makes me cringe.

Its not that I look down at people submitting profiles over online-dating sites. Its just that, for some strange reason, I feel its desparation.

But thats me....

I still believe in the old fashion way of meeting people, if not by happenstance, at the very least, face to face. Not because you thought the profile she wrote was quirky or interesting.... Sometimes, people just have a knack for writing better than expressing themselves in person... like me....

I stlll feel tempted though....

Ok.... not anymore... I just flicked away the devil's advocate sitting on my shoulder... dude won't bother me till tomorrow....

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Well, what can I say? Another year has gone by, I turn a year older. Same old thing. No fanfare here. I didn't want to publicize my birthday by no means. I want it as low profile as possible. Aside from family, the only people that gave me their wishes were my Poker website, my online-dating service (which I totally didn't use) and my Honda Accord forum.

A year has gone by and it feels like there's something missing in my life. There's this longing that used to be there but now is absent. I guess its my fault. I'm not helping my cause. I'm not really digging in and actually looking for someone.

What if you already met that person that you're supposed to be with forever? What if that previous relationship you had was actually THE relationship that you should've paid more attention to because that was it? What if love knocked already on your door and you absent-mindedly took it for granted and dismissed the knock for some Jehovah's witness?

I don't know. Finding humor in this is so easy. Too many what ifs. Not too much action on my part.

I should make that my new year's resolution. Find someone for the new year.

Is it too late to make a resolution? Its the third day of the new year right?

Maybe I should stick to quitting smoking as my resolution. At least that's kinda feasible.

I guarantee you this though.... I will make it my priority to find someone I like and not let someone set me up. Although that is a possibility. I will keep my eye open. You never know who you bump into. I might bump into my soulmate tomorrow.

Get real!! What are the chances of someone like that doing in a place I work at?

We'll see how it goes in my so-called life....

At least my poker site remembered it was my birthday today....