Thursday, January 18, 2007

Less Than 8 Months

Because I'm the only one who reads this...less than 8 months until the wedding. Have I tried getting in shape for this in order to not be the fat guy on the alter? Nope. Why...because I'm lazy. Yup. I'm lazy. There's really no other reason than that.

Today was a rough day. After a few days of wedding conversations and a nigh that included a few too many Guiness I came to another realization. Its starting to bother me that my father isn't around any more. Its take a while for me to get over his passing and I thought I had accepted it but I haven't. That's all I have for you on that.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Apple is taking over the world!

The new iPhone from Apple! Apple is one step closer to world domination.

No buttons, just a touch screen.

check out this new phone

Monday, January 08, 2007

Rest in Peace

Its been 9 years since you left us Dad. Rest in peace! You're a daily inspiration to us!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Final Day...

ESPN is reporting that Bill Cowher will announce his retirement today at 1 pm. After 15 seasons and a Super Bowl victory he's finally stepping down for some time off. Its hard to believe that I could endure two retirements of Steeler greats in less than a year! First Jerome and now Bill. 15 years at one job is a long time. Hell the longest I've lasted at a job was exactly 2 years. If I keep things going the way I am here there's a good chance I could be shown the door soon (that's because i'm probably going to mouth off to the wrong people in the next few days or so...more on that as it develops).

Just think...15 years ago I was sitting at home as a happy go lucky 15 year old living in Jackson. Before the Sunday Ticket I was able to see games in NY and PA because we were lucky enough to get channels from both areas. This is a contributing factor to becoming a Steelers fan.

As time went on I became more and more of a fan. Finally moving to Hoboken we were able to get the Sunday ticket and watch the steeler games I wanted. Ok so I can't name every player on the team especially the offensive linemen but I do know that 63% of their offensive plays are run plays. And that the blitz on the first defensive play of every game. They opened the Super Bowl against the Cowboys in '95 with an onsides kick. A move that in theory was great, in real life...not so great. I can also tell you that in 2002 they mounted one of the best playoff comebacks against the Cleveland Browns. Thanks Herrmann for jinxing that win for your team by calling me to rub it in that the browns were up by 24 points in the first half.

Either way this is the end of an area because since becoming a Steelers fan when i was a youngster I've known 2 coaches: Chuck Noll and Cowher. The next coach will probably be with the team until i die which means at least another 60 years.

So long Bill Cowher, thanks for at least 1 championship from one of my sports teams!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

saddam hussein hanging

Here's the cell phone footage of Saddam being executed. A bit choppy but you get the picture.

Lost in the Mail?

Microsoft sent 90 bloggers the Acer Ferrari with the Vista software loaded on to it. My delivery must be lost in the mail. Although now that I have my new MacBook I don't need the Acer.

Too bad I'm all for free gifts and bribes.

New Years Resolutions

Ok the time has come to post the New Years Resolutions for 2007. Seen as how I'm putting this in writing and publishing it for the world to see it could actually get me motivated to do it!

1. Lose 35 pounds...yes 35! I'm fat, there's no way around it. The wedding is in 8 months and counting. I refuse to be the fat guy marrying the hot chick so 170 here I come! Here's how I'll get there.

a. Not drink during the week...this will help with resolution #1. by not drinking during the week I will cut down on the total calories (yes that sounds gay) and keep myself on the right track. Although after the wedding all bets could be off.

b. Drink more water throughout the day...again leading back to point 1. More water equals more times to the bathroom which equals more time walking.

c. I'm running at least 5 times a week. I've registered with Nike+ to track my progress and chart me against the rest of the world. This will help keep me motivated. If i lose any challenges we could have problems.

2. Save more money. Lets be honest, we're paying for the wedding. the more money saved the more goes towards the wedding. It will even out in the end. Here's how I'll get there.

a. live below my means.

b. bring lunch to work every day.

c. go food shopping, this could also be part of resolution #1 as well. But by food shopping I'll cook dinner more and bring lunch with me more often.

d. don't go out for drinks after work any more. again...relates to point #1 as well.

3. be in contact with my family and friends more often. Here's how:

a. more calls.

b. more emails.

c. more text messages

d. more blog writing.

Ok those are it for now. I can't think of any more and need to get back to work.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

2007 is here! Welcome to the official start of the Year of Melissa and Darren! Enjoy kids!

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