Monday, March 31, 2008

Shocketh...the sequel

Now my dad has started a blog as well.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


My mom just started up her own blog!  Craziness I tell ya!  

(Just kidding mom.)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Stills feels good...

I got to teach again today!  I wasn't excited about the subject or how I got roped into doing it...but nevertheless I enjoyed myself!  I had to teach some higher ups in my organization about a program they will be using in the near future.  I felt totally comfortable standing up in front of them and giving out a mini lecture.

Besides that...I can't believe it's taken me this long...but I finally bought reusable bags @ the grocery store.  I was getting disgusted on how many bags I would receive with my tiny weekly shopping.  So I picked up 4...and let me tell you, they rock!  They are so sturdy, so they are a breeze to carry on the long walk from the garage, up the elevator, and down the hall to my apartment.  Oh, and they were only .99 at Harris Teeter!  Now the only problem I foresee, is forgetting them when I actually go grocery shopping...hahaha

Oh, and I stopped by the BMW dealership down the road and sat in a new 1-series...very nice. :D

Monday, March 24, 2008

A Sad Day for America.

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.

Here's to a change in November...that will benefit us all.

A pic that I took right before my Iraq deployment at the end of 2006:

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Scratch That

For reasons I won't get into here...I will not be driving home at all this weekend.  Sorry to disappoint anyone; but it's for my own good.  No big deal...besides, I've seen most of the family recently...and you know how much I've professed my love for being here on the weekends (the only time I really hang out with my friends).

Monday, March 17, 2008

Bored on St. Patty's

And that equals post #2 for the night...announcing what I hope already seems obvious to you. Massive changes abound! So, here's hoping you like the new look!

3 Months!

Well, I've been at my job for 3 months as of today. Not much else to say, except that I like it 95% of the time and actually enjoy my work. The next big step in life is to start school again...but I'm waiting for the fall semester for that.

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

Jeeves..take me to Baltimore

So last night I dragged Dan and Bobby with me to Baltimore. Lauren, a real good friend of mine, was celebrating turning the big 3-0. So we made the journey with the help of my other good friend, TomTom, seeing most of downtown Baltimore in the process. We get there, and no kidding, I was like 1 of 4 Michael/Mikes...hence where my Mikey nickname really comes in handy. Haha... anyways, we had a great time even if the bar closed early with the threat of the springing forward dancing around the employees' eyes. Anyways, thought you'd like to see my outfit from last night.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!!!

30 years!!!! Can you believe it? It's really quite amazing...I'mnot sure if I'll ever see that....but they are both are something to look up to! Especially when so many of my friends/peers are already divorced!

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

And I want to teach?

Man, I really need to proofread before I hit that submit button. :p

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Last weekend was Hotel De Mikey like round 3 as I hosted my parents for a weekend visit. It was actually a pretty eventful weekend, even if we all wished for a little less windy weather. So, we did everything from Ikea, to the memorials, to a drive in a DC, a trip to Tyson's, and a little excursion on the Metro on the way to Hard Times Cafe. All in all, a great weekend, and perfectly timed with my 2 buds out of town.

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