Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Me and Jane Child

I loved this song when I was younger...I have no idea why but I credit Jane's hair. The best part is now I share something common with Jane besides taking chances with our hair...we've both ridden the N train. I wonder if she had to wait as long as I did when I was an Astoria resident.

Friday, October 26, 2007

And to think....

...people actually got paid to compose this song...people got paid to sing it...and people got paid to dance to it...and people are putting it up on YouTube...

Billy really like to lick his lolly....

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fuck Me With a Wire Brush

Today I feel like I am Kissinger doing shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East.

Someone needs to tell my boss that when he changes the rules of the game in midstream then ALL the rules change -- not just the one he wanted.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Headline I Never Thought I Would See

Kid Rock Arrested in Waffle House Brawl

After being on your feet for about 14 hours on both Saturday and Sunday seeing that article on MSNBC made me smile...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I'm Doing The Best I Can

The post title seems to be my mantra as of late.

For some reason I'm supposed to magically know that the State of New York has changed permitting procedures for certain things.

For some reason I'm supposed to magically know the intimate details of contracts I never saw or signed.

For some reason I feel like I'm fucking useless this week. Nothing I do seems to be right, correct, etc. and my boss is coming down on me for stuff that I can't control.

Hello! I'm not the one that decided to book 5 expos in a four week period.

Oh and that contract you were bitching about...I do believe you're the one who signed it...not me.

I work my ass off. I work long hard hours. And my boss complains when I get the special treatment and not him. Hello! I work with these people on a regular basis. They only communicate with you at the expo!

Something's gotta give. I can't live or work like this.

Monday, October 15, 2007


I'm done with Christmas shopping.

I officially rock.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Big Wheels Keep On Turning

So today was my second roller derby practice.

How did it go you ask?

In a word... better. The tighter skates did allow me to stay up more although I did a bit of visual research at practice and noticed that most people had the same set of wheels on their skates. These wheels are, apparently, the best for use on a sport track which is what we practice and also do home matches on. It's a pretty slick surface and the wheels that are currently on my skates aren't exactly compatible with the floor.

So I'm going to look into it as well as doing a few other things to make sure that I can keep my balance a bit better. I did get a couple of blocks in during a practice round but I wound up landing right on my ass. I tried getting the speed to get back to the pack but never seemed to catch up to them which was increidbly frustrating.

Additionally, it's incredibly intensive on my lower back and I take every opportunity possibile to stretch it out during the practice that I can get. The short term goal is to build up my endurance and my skill set. The long term goal is to get into enough shape to take in my first match in 2008.

As for a skater name, thankfully I have more than a few options at my disposal courtesy of some VERY creative friends. When I get to the point where I can claim my skater name, I'll be a very happy man.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Still Not My Kinda Town

Not really digging San Fran. I did see a bit more of the town thanks to my friend Tracey and what I did see was much better than where I am now so part of it may be where I'm staying.

However, let me just say that some of the people here are VERY rude. I put out an ad to find some last minute help and granted we don't pay much but we always get good hard workers from our ads. But the first four responses to my ad were all people criticizing me for our ad and how much we pay and how we'll never get good, trustworthy people and that for the four hours of work that we need people for, we should be paying them twice as much.

Part of me really wanted to respond back to them and tell them they were assholes but I don't have the time or energy to put out that energy out since the powers that rule the karmic backlash will smack me down hard. It just made me dislike the city just a wee bit more.