Wednesday, October 04, 2006

...you're comepletely free...

20 days since the last post. I'm sure all 7 of you were constantly refreshing the page eagerly awaiting an update.

Actually, last weekend was the first time somebody actually asked about this. I got a message on Friday night at around midnight (technically Saturday morning I guess). A PHONE message! Thats moving in to the big times. Pity that I was fast asleep and missed the call. What kind of excitement is that? I guess everybody knows how boring I am. Oh well, that'll happen.

So, I've caught some kind of death plague. I feel like crap, and look even worse than usual. I even took an afternoon off of work. My cousin is coming in to town tomorrow, so I have to be somewhat sociable so he doesn't think I'm some sort of freak or something.

My remedy for curing the common cold (or the death plague) is very simple. Drink yourself into oblivion and then see what happens the next day. Its kind of an iffy plan, but hey, its 50/50. Either you get better or you dont. Its been working awesome for me. Time to test the hypothesis again I guess.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

team motto? aim low!

Often times in conversation I'll say that I was a collegiate athlete. That's not entirely true. See, maybe once or twice I PLAYED a pick up game of football or pass the beer, but I never actually played a competitive sport while at school. Mainly because they weren't nearly cool enough. Until now.

I joined a kickball league. And my team is comprised entirely of Penn State Alumni. On a scale of 1-to-10, that fricking rocks! We had our first game last Sunday, and not only did we kick ass, but we went to the bar before AND after the game. On a Sunday. And we played a kick ass game of flip cup at the bar too. All in all, I'm going to go ahead and say that its the greatest thing I've done since moving to Boston. Well, greatest thing I've done on purpose.

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Friday, September 08, 2006

candid shots



I don't particularly like the addition of a camera to every new gadget, however I must admit that without cameraphones, this picture of a PBR truck in Chicago would never have made it all the way to me. I love PBR.

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Monday, September 04, 2006

and I thought I was crazy

Nutcase thy name is Tom Cruise. I'm all for people being crazy (or eccentric if their bank account is large enough) but this is going a little too far. Take from this article:

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have yet to show their baby daughter off in public, but eager fans were given an unusual preview with the chance to see a bronze cast depicting her first solid stool.

Ok, now I've heard of bronzed shoes, and even bronzed hand prints, but bronzed poop? Whats next? Bronzed first diaper? Bronzed booger? Oh, and it gets better!

"A bronzed cast of baby's first poop can be a meaningful memento for the family," gallery director David Kesting said, adding that he hoped the work would attract bids of up to 25 or 30,000 dollars.

Thirty thousand dollars for a poop? F engineering, I can get rich an a week. Now if you'll excuse me, I've gotta make rent.

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Crikey!

Talk about the coolest way to die ever. Steve Irwin (the croc hunter) died after being stung through the heart by a stingray while filming a movie. Sucks, he was pretty cool to watch.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Virginia is for lovers, and Massachusetts is for assholes

Ah, Beantown. Known for its Irish pubs, free flowing beer, and terrible drivers. In an impromptu poll, Boston was voted to be the place "most likely to come to a completely stop in the left lane for no reason." And not in traffic either. Oh no, its a beautiful morning. God forbid it rains.

Ah rain, the kryptonite of any Bostonians driving ability (however little there is). On a normal day, its quite common to see drivers talking on a cell phone, shaving, or on rare occasions, cutting their hair while on their morning commute. But if one single drop of precipitation falls then all hell breaks loose.

There are 2 types of rain drivers. The first drives like they are surrounded by cops in a funeral procession. Once I was lucky enough to ride the brake for my entire 25 mile commute. Awesome.

The second prefers the stealth driving approach. They turn off the headlights and drive no less than twice the speed limit in an effort hydroplane the entire way to their destination. Why use common sense when you can test common laws of physics?

So that's the rub. The choice to go slow and steady, reaching work alive, or throw caution to the wind and actually get to work on the same day you left. I've decided to dedicate the remainder of my vacation days to taking off rainy days (strangely enough, everything goes smoothly in the snow).

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Monday, August 28, 2006

creature of habit

It's no secret that I hate traffic. Actually, you could say I hate large groups of people in general. Which is why I wake up promptly at 4am every morning in order to sneak into the gym and get to work before most people begin thinking about waking up.

I've found that working out in the quiet of the early morning is much better than struggling through a midafternoon, post-work gym visit. Maybe it's because I'm not as drained after a long day of work, or maybe it's because I'm not as self conscious as people watch me struggle through each set. God forbid I have to do cardio. I'd rather shrivel up and die than run in front of people.

But in any case, it's become a habit, almost an addition to get to the gym before anybody else does. And I've been getting up earlier and earlier to do so. First 5:30, then 5, then 4:30, and now 4:00 am is when I groggily roll out of bed and wonder why the hell I do this.

It's cause of the really attractive Icelandic woman who goes to the gym at 5:15.

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Friday, August 25, 2006

gadget whore

Lets face it, I've probably had more cell phones this year than most people get in a lifetime. Every time some new and/or exciting electronic comes out I usually take the plunge. I have a Robosapien. I think I MAY have turned it on twice. Once when I first bought it, and then again when I accidentally stepped on the remote. I just got the Nike+iPod Kit. I haven't run more than 2 miles in my life. And I only run on a treadmill.

I have an iDog and a Nintendo DS Lite. I don't even know if the iDog works. Lets not get started on the old cell phones. I have a drawer full.

But alas, I've been struck by the need-a-new-shiny-toy bug yet again. Twice. Awesome! So what do I want? Quite simply the Palm Treo 700p and a 15" MacBook Pro. Why? Cause they look cool? I tell myself that I'll use them in unison to better organize my life. I'll never forget to buy bread again! Will it happen? Probably not. The Treo is too big for me to actually take anywhere, so not only will I NOT be organized but I won't use my phone either. And of course, the second I buy a laptop the newer, better, shinier versions come out.

Its a conspiracy.

On another note, I just stumbled upon shalgo a site that makes all sorts of stuff out of duct tape. While it isn't electronic, its another addition to the "Need This Now" list.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

moving woes.

Looks like I'll be moving come this November. Its such a chore to go though all the stuff that's accumulated over the past 2 years and determine what's good enough to be transferred into the new place. Cause I had to buy it for a reason right? Went through all the closets today, decided to get rid of any clothing I haven't worn in 2 months. Then I realized that all that's packed away is winter garb. Well, there goes that idea.

Three day weekends should become mandatory. Or maybe the revocation of 12 hour workdays.

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Sunday, August 13, 2006

i've made it big (again.)

so just this week I have seen 2 sachin-isms make it big time.

First one was in a Dilbert strip. Notice how Dogbert says "best party ever." Yea, thats mine.

Second was on TV! Somebody said negatory. Who the hell else would say that? its such a terrible word.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I thought it tasted kind of weird...

chris: http://www.laphroaig.com/
sachin: "There are 3 main ingredients for making Laphroaig - Barley, Water, and Yeast, but the secret ingredient is the People."
sachin: cannibal whiskey!~
chris: hahahaha

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