Thursday, October 30, 2008

My October post... Sad news :-(

My wonderful dog of 14 years unfortunately had to be put down last night. Kali was the best damn dog anyone could hope for and want. Nothing but 80 pounds of love in that puppy. :-) I'm gonna miss that wonderful puppy. I still don't think anyone ever gets as excited as she did to the last day when she saw me. :-) What a bright light dimmed in life. :-(

She'd been ill for a good 8-9 months with cancer of the heart, and they only gave her 2-3 months at that time. :-) So we lucked out for some extra time with her. So glad to have had her in my life. Dogs are such wonderful companions!!

Off to the Shaggy Bob Oasis this weekend. Good times coming for a good Halloween bash!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Another month gone by

And here I am once again blogging. Another month gone, and not a whole lot going on. Been working my butt off, and there's not much left to go.

My softball team made the playoffs, but we lost in the first round. :-( By 1 run. Ugh. It was a good season, and I had a lot of fun. I always enjoy softball, its such a release from the rigors of everyday.

Been golfing still, and am really having my best year. I've been in the high 80s consistently, a marked improvement for me!! LOL. I'm glad to finally be seeing this improvement.

Work sent me to Seattle this week. First time I've ever been there. Unfortunately, it was only for a day. 6am flight on a Thursday, meeting in the afternoon, and then client dinner. Fly back at 6am Friday. Ugh. Not fun. But I really liked the look of Seattle. One day, I'll have to go there to visit for a few days. Pretty good stuff.

My new nephew is great!! :-) He's such a happy little kiddo. Really is great for my brother and his wife, they're such great people! I'm actually excited again for Christmas, as they will be coming back and I will get to see his first one! :-) Such little things to make the days better.

Hopefully something good will happen soon, and I'll have better things to write. Until then.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Heh, here I am

Ok then. Well, it's been near 2 months since my last post. Deep funks of no brain activity kinda suck. :-\ I've just felt like I've had nothing to say, or just not wanted to write. This is me, those of you who don't know me well, welcome. lol.

So what's been up? Wow, so much, yet really so little. I've been playing my favorite past time a ton lately, softball. 2 leagues, Wednesday night and Thursday nights. Great fun, and I enjoy it so much. Such a great physical outlet for my angst. Unfortunately, my Wednesday night league is over, we missed the playoffs by not winning our last game. Suffer!! :-( My Thursday team is doing well, with our last regular season games (double header) this Thursday. We win one, we're definitely in, win both and we climb a seed to 3rd in the league. Not bad, really good team. As long as we get into the playoffs, I think we have a shot at winning. :-)

What else, you ask? Geez, nosy people... lol. So, LOTS of baseball this summer. I've been to at least 8 Red Sox games, including an INCREDIBLE weekend of seeing my favorite St. Louis Cardinals. Yes, weekend. All 3 games. :-) Can you say HEAVEN?!?!?!

More? A weekend in Maine with some good friends that was great fun. We went golfing at Sunday River Golf club, which was just amazing! See I tell ya, there's nothing like driving off a tee and seeing for MILES over the mountain edge. Just incredible. I've been around to see some good friends, including the Shaggy. Hey Shaggy, how's the 32" HDTV treating ya??? :-) Sorry I talked you into that!! lol!

I went to NY with Vinnie Bags and we caught a couple NY/Boston baseball games. Now that was good fun! Let me tell ya, walking home at 4 am blasted from playing Beirut (with Vinny and I being undefeated!) is good fun. Especially when its like a 40 block walk. With a pit stop at an all night diner... heh. NY - Horrified! Nice job Vinny.

Then there's been lots of just golf. Need more, I'm on the edge of getting so much better, just need to play some more. Low 90's right now, so getting there!

had a good friend who was put out for a month or so, cause his place had some broken pipes!! Not good for him. But I let him stay with me while he was getting it all fixed, and it was good to have a room mate again. He's a good guy, and probably one of the 2-3 people I could ever live with. We did well, and some fun along the way. He's all set now, and has been able to move back in. He's happy, cause it sucks to not be home no matter how welcome you are anywhere. I totally understand.

Well, I guess I've brain dumped enough for now. I'm off to NY this weekend to visit the parents and my brothers are coming into town. My new nephew is going to be baptised, and I'll be able to meet him for the first time!! I'm very excited! Should be fun.

Take care all, and I'll try and get better at this. Maybe even once a month.... :-)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

So, its been a while

Not sure what to say, for the most part. I've been busy as heck at work, way too much going on. Had my second trip to Santa Monica to see our #1 client. Was there a few days, had some fun at night, but over all, it was business... bleh.

I hosted some fun Memorial Day weekend. Had some people over and partied the days away. Good fun! BBQ's a nice brisket. On the grill for 7 hours, and oh yummy goodness came out!! We played Baggo, and drank more than needed, which is just about the right amount! Jaeger bombs are liquid crack some nights.... Oh, and turned another year older. Yikes... getting up there now!

No idea why its been so long, I have had chances. I just haven't been in a writing mood, and just no ideas as to what to say. Busy with work. Softball has started, so I play Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fit the girlfriend in between, and when she's not busy as heck herself. Not a good mix.

This coming weekend looks to be more goodness. Off to Maine with Wilby, Tool, and Shagz to go golfing in East Bumblefuck. Newry. Where the heck is Newry!??!?! lol. Oh well, it will definitely be good times with these guys.

Till the next time, which hopefully will be sooner, unless you don't like me... in which case, why are you reading this anyways???

Friday, April 18, 2008

For fun

Ok, Shaggy. Here we go:
1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your significant other?Kentucky
3. Your hair? messy
4. Your mother? remarkable
5. Your father? dead
6. Your favorite thing? living
7. Your dream last night? dunno
8. Your favorite drink? morgan's
9. Your dream/goal? worry-free
10. The room you’re in? office
11. Your ex? clueless
12. Your fear? debt
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? comfortable
14. Where were you last night? g/f's
15. What you’re not? happy
16. Muffins? sure
17. One of your wish list items? BMW
18. Where you grew up? suburbia
19. The last thing you did? typed
20. What are you wearing? jeans
21. Your TV? baseball
22. Your pets? alive :-)
23. Your computer? self-built
24. Your life? floundering
25. Your mood? flat
26. Missing someone? :-\ yes
27. Your car? junk
28. Something you’re not wearing? hat
29. Favorite store? dunno
30. Your summer? softball!
31. Like someone? absolutely
32. Your favorite color? red
33. When is the last time you laughed? earlier
34. Last time you cried? week
35. Who will repost this? someone

There ya go, Shaggy. Enjoy.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

They come in threes...

Ever heard that phrase? Well, I'm a believer. Hasn't been a grand bit of time. Busy as heck at work, too much going on, and everyone in a hizzy about us being sold off (with no known buyer yet.). Always a great situation. Not enough fun lately, but some.

So now, about the "threes" comment. They say bad things come in threes. Three bad things, all in succession, all within a close proximity of time. What definition of close is, I'm not sure, but I believe there's quite a bit of play in there. So, I'm in the midst of my threes. :-( I have 2 down now. Now the anxiety of the third. My three, you ask?
1) Puppy dog Kali is sick with cancer, could pass away any day as far as we know. :-(
2) just happened yesterday, my grandfather passed away. off to his funeral today for the weekend.
3) just awaiting to pop up, and ruin another day.

My grandfather was a wonderful man. He ran one of the largest dairy farms in upstate NY for many years. Had 8 children, my mother being the oldest. Such an amazing family, hard workers, and all down to earth people who have not let anything go to their heads, despite a few of them becoming extremely successful. He lost his wife of 65 years a few years ago, and had to be ripped off his farm and working it when he was still 84 years old. :-) Now that's dedication and passion for your life. He will be sorely missed, but we will always remember him for the strong man he was, and the loving father and grandfather. Thanks, Grandpa, for helping make me who I am today.

May everyone enjoy those who are around them today, especially the family that you love.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Just stopping in

Just thought I would stop in and say hi. Been kinda busy, going to a few hockey games, birthday parties, having poker at my house... etc. You know, just trying to be a bachelor!! No major complaints, and no real ups either. Kind of a blah spell. Hopefully trying to make it to the oasis this weekend, and I should be able to. Just have to see about the fantasy baseball draft on Saturday... might just let it auto pick for me. I'll have to see :-) No worries, tho, that's for sure!!

Have a good one.