Thursday, May 29, 2008

The VA DMV must love me...

Because I just ordered new plates for the GTI for the second time this year.  I think these will be my keepers though...and going back to a cleaner look too.  Oh, and before anyone asks, you can't see what they say until they come in, which should be ~4 weeks.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Random work

So this week @ work, I'm scoring overtime for the first time in my life.  Problem is, I don't care for it.  I'm working an extra 3 hours a day, Tuesday-Thursday, helping to deploy our new Dell PCs and Monitors.  So why don't I like it?  It would be because by the time I get off...I'm either too lazy to run and/or gym, or if I do, I eat dinner real late.  That and I keep thinking my evenings are pretty much screwed.  So yeah, I think I'm going to do it this week and tell them I'm not interested anymore.  Sure, I could do it for one day or so...but it wouldn't be worth it for the pay.

Blah...oh, and with everything with my apartment building...our pool's opening was delayed.  Man these guys suck at giving out completion dates...I bet if I was even a few days late with my rent they'd be right on me.  Hahaha

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

Well, I'm finally going to post this on the blog...this originally posted this past March on my Facebook (which a very limited amount of people have access to).  

"So yeah, I can only post this on Facebook because certain people can't see it (unlike MySpace and my public blog). With the horrible news of 4,000 deaths in Iraqi Freedom, a thought has begun to rear it's head once again. What's that thought you ask? That would be me calling up the local (Air) National Guard recruiter for some information.

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."

Now before anyone goes crazy and tries to tie me up to a post to prevent from doing anything about this, please be aware I'm still honoring my "wait a full year after I leave the Air Force" before I do anything in relation to this.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Speaking of Dan

My best friend just accepted a job in his home state of Maine...and leaves in 3 weeks.  Talk about the suck. :P

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Bond to a Birthday

So, this should be an awesome week. It starts off with the 007 Film Festival I've been going gah-gah over playing my favorite Bond flick, "Goldfinger", tomorrow (although I may or not be seeing it at that particular time). Then the new Indiana Jones movie comes out this week (better be awesome!) The hits keep coming though, because H&M is running its "Friends & Family" sale starting Friday (20% off score!), and finally wrapping up the week by celebrating Dan's birthday...hopefully @ Park (and of course, Rhino).  

Wow, I think I may have went a tad bit overboard with the parentheses use...but what the heck. I'm excited...and refreshed from a pretty cool trip back home this past weekend. Free coffee is awesome...but sunburnt sandal feet kinda suck. LOL

Friday, May 16, 2008

Taking that drive

Heading down to Hampton Roads for the weekend (a post Mother's Day/Dad's BDay visit).  Yes, I'm actually tearing myself away from the DC area!  Just finishing up some laundry and waiting for the HOV restrictions to end/traffic...then I'll be on my way.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

John Edwards endorses Obama!!!

Sorry, Hillary...but can you please step aside now?  We need to take the fight to John McCain now!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Scrubs News

Zach Braff posted this on his MySpace:

Dear friends,

Many of you have been understandably confused by the Fairy Tale episode of Scrubs serving as the series finale. It was not. I was not allowed to say it until today, but Scrubs will be moving to ABC for its final season. We are currently filming the 8th and final season. The true finale of the show will air on ABC in the fall. NBC merely promoted the Fairy Tale episode as the finale, as it was the last episode they owned.

Also, several of you were very confused by the fact that Dr. Kelso and Laverne were still working at the hospital in the Fairy Tale episode. Because of the writer's strike, the last remaining episodes for NBC were aired out of order. This is why Dr. Kelso was still chief of medicine. That was not Laverne however, for those of you who have been following closely; it was a new nurse "Shirley" who no one thinks looks anything like Laverne except for JD.

Hope this clears some things up.

peace and love,

Thursday, May 8, 2008 long as I own my VW.

For those that didn't know, Volkswagen actually just moved it's American HQ from Michigan to Northern Virginia.  So, if that wasn't cool enough, VW just announced that they are sponsoring DC's major league soccer team, DC United.  I actually found out via an email from VW yesterday offering me 4 free tickets and free parking for being a VW owner to tonight's home game (too short notice for me to cash in on though).  That being said, I await more free tickets...and I plan to buy a proper jersey as soon as they put them up for sale...and finally retire the DC United practice shirt I bought the 1st time I lived here (so like, 8 years ago...LOL).

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


So, Mikey was able to confirm yet again that he made the right choice moving up here.  In the quest of actually doing something during the week, I was able to discover that the Crystal City business association is running a James Bond outdoor film festival...called "From Crystal City With Love" no less.  Anyways, starting this past Monday they are showing one 007 movie a night starting at chronological order of course.  It's actually in a large courtyard just about a block from my apartment!  Totally free and one is welcome to bring food (or enjoy the free samples from the local restaurants), a blanket, or low chair.  Anyways, they had quite the turnout last night...even if it got a bit chilly towards the end of the movie.

Of course, I already own all these lovely movies on DVD, but I'm plan to go just about everyone of them...minus bad weather and the blah  "Diamonds Are Forever" and later Brosnans.  Oh, and if it happens to be raining...since they said it is rain or shine (except for inclement weather...but no umbrellas allowed!  LOL).   Plus they plan on having theme nights and giveaways (including a Crystal City blanket next week to the first 200 people there...score!)

Oh, and it helps to have someone watching the movie with you...which I was lucky to have last night... ;)