Sunday, December 30, 2007

Poor Saints.

And with that loss, the jersey goes into retirement until next season. No more Sunday uniform for a while.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

I cheated on the GTI today.

So yeah, I took a drive out to the Dulles area for 2 reasons today. One, to buy some more nice shirts at my favorite clothing store (H&M), and two, to check out a couple cars. Yes, you heard that right...I was car shopping.

For those that know me, they know I've been into the relaunched Mini Coopers ever since they came out back in '02. In fact, when I bought the GTI, the Mini was #2 in line...and I ended up going with the GTI since it was a larger car for the money. All the while, I still get a kick out of seeing Minis on the road...still wishing I had one.

So why am I car shopping already? Well, it comes down to the fact I'm looking at leasing a Mini for 2 years to see if I like it or not. With me not having to drive to work, it would be pretty advantageous to go for a lease. Cheaper car payment = more money to put away. Don't worry though, this is something that won't even happen for a few months (if I even do it)...and if I do happen to go for it...I will be most likely special ordering it...getting it exactly the way I want it.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Random Stuff

Well, I've used my building's gym twice now. I normally despise the treadmill; but with the crappy winter weather outside, it's a necessary evil. My only complaint about the gym? That the equipment doesn't face the exterior windows...after all, it's on the top floor.

So, after 2 tiny trips to 2 different grocery stores around here....I finally had to buckle down and do some semi-large shopping. For this, I returned to the 1st place I checked out, Shopper's Food, after having sticker shock at the local Giant. Anyways, the atmosphere isn't the greatest at Shopper's (reminds me of a military commissary); but the prices are pretty damn good...and no card to worry about. Too bad I had to put away my cereal...because they don't sell my Silk!!! Guess I'm going to have to resort to another store for that...most likely Target.

Besides that, I did absolutely nothing on Christmas day...and liked it. I just lounged around the apartment with an HD fireplace on my TV playing Holiday favorites. LOL

Friday, December 21, 2007

One week down...

So, I finished my first week at work. Not much to get into...but man do I love my commute. If I hit elevators just right I can be at my office or at my apartment in < 5 minutes! All without stepping outside!

Anyways, I basically have a 4 day weekend...and should be going back home (757) for at least Sat/Sun. Trying to avoid some of the peak driving times (plus I've been wanting to sleep in here at my new place), hence why I'm not leaving tonight.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Well, everyone who knows me, knows I value the internet over TV. Well, a Comcast tech came out tonight for my install. The crappy thing is that they only had me down for the HDTV internet (or phone...but that I don't care about as much). So anyways, my account is so new with them, that I have to wait a day or two for ordering a self-install kit.

Anyways...thanks to the "mommy" network for the free WiFi access.

As for the job, it's going well. In fact, my company should be providing a free lunch tomorrow at a nice little restaurant in the underground.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

99% Moved In!

Well, after much help from my parents, Aaron, Mark, JB, Bean, Dan, Bobby (And his friend Annette), I'm finally up in Arlington, Virginia. I want to keep this short since I'm actually on someone else's WiFi (LOL) yeah, I'm a tiny bit depressed that I moved away from the "home" area; but I know this is for bigger and better things. After all, home is only 2.5 hours away, and I'm still in the same state...and I have at least 2 good friends here and look forward to meeting many more.

Oh, and here's a sunset shot from my 10th floor window for you all to enjoy/drool/do-whatever-over.

Finally, the best part...I start work tomorrow! Updates on that to come when they are relevant.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Keys In Hand

Well, went up to Northern VA today to pick up the keys to the new apartment. I can't get over how huge this place is...then again, it's almost 200 more square feet than the current Yorktown apartment. Of course, the rent is almost twice as much...but hey...I love it so far. So outside of a nice crack developing in my windshield, today was a good day. Enjoy some shots of the barren apartment. The big move is Saturday and start work on Monday. Woot!

Click below to see the pictures.

Crystal City Apartment 12/12/07 11:27 PM

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Found my new place to sleep!

So, after much research done on the internet I made the trip up to Arlington, VA today to look at apartments (with my Dad in tow). After a tough decision between a studio and a 1 bedroom (yes, I'm telling the truth; they both had great qualities), I chose a 1 bedroom. I can't remember what floor it was on again...but for some reason I'm thinking the 10th. Anyways, the rent isn't cheap...but hey it is the DC area...and it is in a nice area. But I will be working in the next building guess what? No commute and no filling up the gas tank at least once a week. Anyways, I move there next Saturday...and start my new job 2 days later.

Here's the link to the apartments if you'd like to check it out.


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Piece by piece

Went out and bought some spackle today. Then proceeded to take down all my pictures on the wall and fill them with the aforementioned goopy stuff. Man, bare walls looks so depressing. Yet, this is just one less thing I got to do when I move out of here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Fax Run

So, yesterday I had to fax some paperwork back to my prospective employer. I was feeling guilty about mooching fax machine time at someone else's job, so I went out to look for a retail fax location. Well, I ended up at a UPS Store and wouldn't you know it? It was a $1/page to fax...and I was faxing 14 pages! Ouchies.

Oh, and I see myself doing the big move to DC next weekend.