Monday, December 29, 2008
2009 Home Opponents
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New York Giants
New England Patriots
New York Jets
2009 Away Opponents
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
St. Louis Rams
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Can you say "wow" (after checking the link to the hotel above)! Color me impressed, a full service party with hors d'oeuvres always coming around via waiters/waitresses and multiple bars (we each received tickets for 2 drinks, and water/juice/soda was unlimited). Casino rooms where one took fake money that was handed to us to try to get more raffle tickets, free portraits, full course dinner, and even rooms set up with Wii's and XBox's!
Luckily, I met up with a few coworkers and hung out with them most of the night. Alas, this one event I should have tried to bring a date to, because there was nothing but couples there...oh well, live and learn. That being said, I didn't stay all the way until til midnight, and left a tad bit early...had to beat the freezing rain that was forecast for the overnight hours. To think, it was all free and the only thing it truly cost me was the gas to drive out the 20 or so miles to and from Chantilly.
PS. Of course, this extravagance makes me think how much our government overpays for contracts...but oh well...I'm one of the dirty ones, so I shouldn't complain!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
WORST CHINESE MEAL
27 g fat (5.5 g saturated, 1 g trans)
42 g carbs
810 mg sodium
FAT EQUIVALENT: 9 strips of Oscar Mayer Bacon!
Compared to other traditional Chinese meals (think multi-serving takeout boxes of carb-loaded lo mein), 500 calories doesn’t seem so bad. But consider the source—one small serving of Panda Express orange chicken usually comes with a second entrée (add another 300-400 calories) and a side of rice (add 450 calories if you choose the fried variety, 380 for the steamed). Make it a double serving of orange chicken and a side of fried rice and you’ve just consumed 75 percent of your day’s calories in one moment of weakness.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
In other news, I'm still loving my current company, for one they gave us these very nice Cross ink pens, then we have a free luncheon tomorrow...and then this weekend I will we be going stag to our company holiday party at a Marriott...all the way in Chantilly. I wasn't going to go to the latter; but decided to be adventurous and check it out. Oh, and there's a good chance I may actually get a bonus! Haven't seen something like that since my Food Lion days. :D
Hard to believe Christmas is next week!? I hardly notice its impending arrival except when I try to brave D.C. retail establishments...yikes, what recession? haha
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Oh, and like my new sweater? I can so tell I'm getting older though, I never used to own any sweaters!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I highly suggest, if you have the means, to donate a little something...these guys ask for the cheapest books all the way to an XBox for the kids to play with as they try to get better.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Oh, and turkey day bonus...I was all dressed up with quarters in hand to go buy today's Washington Post, when I opened my door this morning and saw a paper right in front of my door! Now that's customer service (take note, I'm only a Sunday subscriber).
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
On a side note, they had a trailer for the new "Star Trek" movie by JJ Abrams. Actually looks good...and I may actually see it. Haven't seen anything Trek-related since I left home (Dad's kind of a Trekkie...me, not so much).
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Then there's this other girl I kind of like too...now my question is where are they coming from all of the sudden?
Monday, November 10, 2008
So tomorrow is Veteran's Day...and I have it off. I actually only have on thing planned and that is to head over to Air Force Memorial just up the hill from me and take some time to reflect.
Finally, "Quantum of Solace" comes out this weekend! Already have a group all set to go on Saturday night...I'll be sure to post up here with my full opinions.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
That being said, for all those who don't think so, I love and respect John McCain. In fact, he was a favorite of mine way back in 2000 for the GOP nomination. He has done great things for our country and it's a shame his party turned him into something he wasn't not too long ago (and his not-so-great running mate). I think we all saw the real John during his concession speech. He's more of a man than I can ever aspire to be! Here's to him continuing to serve our great country.
Now, as for Barack, I just hope everyone takes his speech to heart. Because even if you didn't vote for him, we all need to come together as a country. We have made history tonight America, and we need to chart a new course to get us out of the messes we are in.
I love my country!
PS. Peep my "I voted in Arlington" sticker in the picture above. :D
PS PS. Congrats again to Sen. Mark Warner as well! Wish I kept that invite to his HQ/party...but alas, mikey wanted a date and couldn't find one (at least locally). Haha
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
On a side note, I was saddened to see Barack's grandmother won't live to see her grandson become the president of our great country. Stay strong Obama family! :(
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Click above for all the pictures (I should be adding more soon as my friends post others). I'm dressed as Dr. John (J.D.) Dorian from one of my favorite TV shows, "Scrubs". Anyways, it was a great night, and I saw a lot of awesome costumes. I think this may be a new thing for me...it was great getting the costume together and keeping it secret from my friends until they saw me last night. :D
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
From: Feeney, Ryan
Sent: Mon 10/27/2008 10:21 AM
Subject: Thank you from the GDIT Step Out Team!
I wanted to send you a note of sincere gratitude for your generosity in supporting the GDIT Step-Out Team to fight diabetes. With your support we managed to blow through our goal finishing with $2,793!!!!
Saturday's walk got reduced to 2 miles due to looming weather forecasts, but our turn out was great and I am happy to report there were no insulin related injuries.
Director, National Capital Region
General Dynamics Information Technology
Intelligence Solutions Division
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Alaska's largest newspaper endorses Obama
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Anchorage Daily News, Alaska's largest newspaper, endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Sunday after declaring Gov. Sarah Palin "too risky" to be one step away from the Oval Office.
"Like picking (Republican presidential candidate John) McCain for president, putting her one 72-year-old heartbeat from the leadership of the free world is just too risky at this time," The Daily News said.
The newspaper said Obama "brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand."
The Daily News said since the economic crisis has emerged, McCain has "stumbled and fumbled badly" in dealing with it.
"Of the two candidates, root causes and has the judgment and intelligence to shape a solution, as well as the leadership to rally the country behind it," the paper said.better understands the mortgage meltdown's
The Daily News said Palin has shown the country why she is a success as governor. But the paper said few would argue that Palin is truly ready to step into the job of being president despite her passion, charisma and strong work ethic.
"Gov. Palin's nomination clearly alters the landscape for Alaskans as we survey this race for the presidency — but it does not overwhelm all other judgment. The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sen. John McCain, is the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation," the paper said., and our sober view is that her ,
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Of course, the rain did come today...but luckily not until I was safe and sound in my apartment. :)
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Needless to say, I will be rocking this as much as I can until election day. Speaking of which, I live a block or so away from McCain's national HQ...and I happened to walk by this morning while cooling down from my run. That was place sure was hopping...people outside and a ton of people on the phones inside. I just walked by and shook my head...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Why his is name even an issue...it's 2000 freakin' 8 people! It kills me to see these ignorant people still say they don't trust the man because of his name.
"It means he's Muslim!"
Well, he's not! Heck, does it truly matter if he was anyways? This isn't 1607, where a bunch of puratinic folks came across on ships and ran the native people out. We are truly a melting pot...and have been for quite awhile. I think deep down, the same people say it isn't about race, it truly is in the back of their minds. And that's a damn shame...
That being said, I'm glad to see most of you guys involved in these heated discussions....now back up your words with a vote. I'm sure you can find time during the 12 hours or so the polls are open on the 4th. Then I'll respect you, if you're not going to vote you can just keep your mouth shut...
Yes, your Mikey can be passionate about things if he wants too.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Nothing else new, except I ventured deep into Maryland today after my exam, to pick up items for my Halloween costume (it's going to be awesome).
Oh, and the Saints beat the Raiders 34-3...and I was able to see some the game! At a Bailey's no less (those who know me from my second stint in Hampton Roads will get this). Watched the Skins game while I was at it...with some cool company...though it's too bad Virginia still hasn't stopped smoking indoors yet. :P
Finally, here's a sign I'm getting older. Toys R Us is doing it's annual "buy 2 get 1 free" video game sale, I've pretty much participated in this every year going way back to 2001 when they were still in cahoots with Amazon.com. This year, not so much...in fact...I think I'm going to sell off some more of my hardware. Don't worry though, the Playstation 3 and yes, even the Wii are staying for now.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Oh, the GOP is so sad resorting to the false truths mud-slinging, as our man Obama tries to run a respectable campaign. :P
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Oh, and a big, big thank you to my parents and my nana/granddad for donating to my diabetes walk! I actually just threw a donation of my own to this very worthwhile (and way-too-close-to-home) cause.
Mark Warner '08
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
In other news, maybe I did catch a cold and not allergies...since instead of sneezing, now I have a stuffy nose and a slight nagging cough. *cough*
Finally, I'm going to be walking on October 25th (happy birthday Aaron!,) with my Company's regional office for the American Diabetes Association. Basically around the Capital Building and the surrounding environs. Look for an email soon!
Oh, here's the link for more info:
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
In other news, the era of D.C Mikey no longer going out every Friday and Saturday takes effect this weekend. So far I plan to "stay in" both nights...and by staying in, I mean staying away from my bar. Only plan on going there 2-3 times a month...depending on special occasions of course. The only problem is, even sitting here slightly under the weather, I feel like I should be doing something out of the apartment.
Oh well...time to take a Claritin and pass the heck out.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
|From 30th Birthday|
|From 30th Birthday|
|From 30th Birthday|
|From 30th Birthday|
And my favorite pic of all:
|From 30th Birthday|
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
1, What color is your toothbrush?
orange, white, and blue
2, Name one person who made you smile today:
the girls who smiled back at me while running
3, What were you doing at 8 am this morning:
walking down to the metro to head to class in Alexandria
4, What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
BS'ing on Facebook
5, What is your favorite candy bar?
hmmm...been a while...but I guess Kit Kat.
6, Have you ever been to a strip club?
7, What is the last thing you said aloud?
I do not need to be eating anything right now
8, What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
cookies and creme
9, What was the last thing you had to drink?
10, Do you like your wallet?
I used to...think I want a new one
11, What was the last thing you ate?
cheese popcorn (guilty pleasure)
12, Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
Oh yes, 2 pairs of shoes and a Saints hat for the game this weekend
13, The last sporting event you watched?
14, What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
cheese, kettle corn, or plain
15, Who is the last person you sent a message on myspace?
I don't know...I think Jason
16, Ever go camping?
17, Do you take vitamins daily?
18, Do .
19, Do you have a tan?
kind of...not as much as I wanted
20,Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
depends on the mood
21, Do you drink your soda with a straw?
only with fast food
22, What did your last text message say?
23, What are you doing tomorrow?
last day of class, donate some clothes, weight training
25, Look to your left, what do you see?
an empty glass
26, What color is your watch?
I have a few
27, What do you think of when you hear Australia?
28, What is your birthstone?
29, Do you go through the drive thru or go in to eat at a restaurant?
I prefer drive thru...eating at fast food joints (unless outside @ Sonic) is depressing
30, What is your favorite number?
31,Who's the last person you talked to on the phone with?
32, Any plans today?
33, How many states have you lived in?
34, Biggest annoyance right now?
35, Last song listened to?
a Dave Matthews Band song
36,Can you say the alphabet backwards?
not without really thinking about it. haha
37, Do you have a maid service clean your house?
nope...I'm already a clean person
38, Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
my adidas samoas...or a pair of flip-flops in the summer
39, Are you jealous of anyone?
you could say that...but only mildly
40, Is anyone jealous of you?
I've heard yes
41, Do you love anyone?
just my family and close friends
42, Do any of your friends have children?
43, What do you usually do during the day?
44, Do you hate anyone that you know right now?
45, Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
46, What color is your car?
Black Magic Pearl :D
49, Have you ever been to Six Flags?
nope...just Busch Gardens and King's Dominion
50, How did you get your worst scar?
from surgery...and that would be because I went to crazy at the gym while in Iraq....hernia sucks!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
In other news, I've already been scheduled to attend "Security +" training next week, by my new company. It's basically a class to get you geared up to take an I.T. certification exam. Keep in mind, I've only been with this company since this past Tuesday! So after orientation and this class next week, I'll hardly be @ my actual job.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
1. New Orleans Rebirth 5K Run/Walk
2. Raises money to help rebuild New Orleans (which will be needed even more now).
3. It's on the morning of my birthday (what a way to celebrate turning 30).
In light of recent events, I expect this race to be full, so I went ahead and registered just to get myself in. This will also be the first time I plan to use the Metro rail to get to and from a run...so we'll see how that goes.
-Gulf Coast: you are in my thoughts-
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I stopped when I could to check it out...then started to limp down the GW Parkway (this ended up being a mistake). Why's that, because it has no shoulder! Tire eventually got worse, and to the point where I finally hit the exit to Rosslyn and I finally had to pull over. Here's where I thank the high heavens that today was a nice day...because I spent the next 45ish minutes on the shoulder figuring out through my manuals how to take off the tire and put the spare on. Needless to say I did it, although I sweated my ass off doing so (and chose today to wear white shorts...haha).
Anyways, I got it on and made my way to my VW dealer hoping they would still be open...and I got there right after their service dept. closed. Luckily I have a tire warranty, so here's hoping I can cash in and get the same type of tire. Meanwhile my GTI probably smells of burning rubber with that wheel in the back (I do have the windows cracked though).
So yeah, it sucked...but I'm proud I did it by myself...and hopefully I won't be paying a dime out of pocket.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
AP News Wire - Crisis
All of the Wal-Marts across Alabama sold out of ammunition as of yesterday.
A reliable source said that one of the purchasers commented that while Russia
may have invaded Georgia, they sure as hell ain't doin' it to Alabama.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Upper Level End Zone
(and maybe my Dad watching on TV back @ my apartment).
I'm so excited...although it can take it's time getting here. With the week after that being my oh-so-glorious 30th. :P
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
In sad news, it's truly a shock about Bernie Mac. R.I.P. funny man. :(
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Isn't technology grand?
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Place Num Name S Ag Hometown Net T Gun T Pace
647* 1456 Michael Lynch M 29 Arlington VA 27:21 27:39 8:54
*Out of 1544 runners
Totally kicked the butt of my previous 5k finish times (which usually averaged over
30 minutes). I'm so stoked I did so well and anxiously await another 5k to sign up for!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Besides that, I'm going to see "The Dark Knight" tomorrow night...I so can't wait.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
In other news, I'm off to meet my brother tomorrow for a weekend with my grandparents. Can I survive a weekend in the country and not miss DC? I'm sure...since I'll be with some very loved family members. :)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Anyways, those that have known me for awhile, know that sometimes I think I made mistake leaving the military. Yet as much as I love being a civilian...I still feel a higher calling...a calling that tells me 9 years in uniform wasn't enough. Especially with the apathy of most of my generation to military service.
Oh BTW...this news and these thoughts come almost to the day 10 years ago that I left Virginia for Boot Camp in Texas."
Friday, May 23, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Apparently we hit 4,000 deaths in Iraq on Easter. Not to mention my former home in Baghdad, the Green Zone, got hit 20+ times with mortars and rockets.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Oh, and I should also mention I still love living up here in NoVA/DC. I actually don't miss the 757/Hampton Roads area as much as I thought I would. In fact, I find it hard to tear myself away from this area on the weekends (since that's when I'm usually hanging with my friends and having the most fun). I think that explains why I'm going down this weekend, but instead of doing the Friday night departure, I'm going down there Saturday evening and coming right back up sometime Sunday.
Speaking of the 757, I think I need to change the header graphic up there to reflect my new home.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Here's to you both....and here's to another 30!
...and we won't talk about what else turns 30 this year. :P
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Speaking of Hard Times, man, there must be something in the water up here. We were waited on a girl there that just floored me the whole time we were there. I swear, someone needed to pick my jaw up off the floor. As my Dad pointed out, I'm into more exotic women, and here I was staring at this girl of Arabic decent...with a couple tasteful tats no less. Man...I tempted to go back there again just to see her again (I swear I'm not a stalker!) Oh, and the Chili is awesome there too...even if my tall Newcastle cost as much as my meal. :P
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Now can it please get warmer so I can start running outside?
Sunday, February 24, 2008
So, here it is, Sunday, and I still feel yucky. Man, I wish it wasn't too late for a flu shot. :P
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Never heard of it? Yeah, me either. Haha...man what a quaint little place. Although it must be nice being on the bay...but I wouldn't know; being it was in the black of night the whole time we were there. Anyways, had a grand old time hanging out with 4 Brits in this little pier side seafood place, then 2 of them retired and the rest of us tried to find a place to have a drink. Well, we found it...again a quaint place...but awesome hearing stories about the Falkland Islands from Dizzy. Then we made the drive back to DC and I was back home by midnight.
But yeah, things like this remind me how cool it was to be in the military. Something like that never would've happened if I had been a civilian my whole life. Heck, I even I have a free place to stay if I ever make it the UK!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Thursday, January 31, 2008
One good thing about next month? I managed to squeeze 3 pay checks into the shortest month of the year! w00t!
Monday, January 28, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Ahhh...the joys of living in NoVA.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Oh, and OMG I love the new Apple notebook. Except for one thing...no built-in optical drive. :(
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
Although there is one down note...I also got a County sticker. Yes, they still have that windshield clutterer up here in NoVA.