Thursday, January 31, 2008

Heh - I'm an alcoholic :-)


I'm hurting, sir...

So, its been a couple weeks. What have I been doing, you ask? Ha! I went to Santa Monica, CA for a few days for work. Big client meeting. Not too bad. Took them out to dinner, and 9 of us spent $2k. :-) Some damn good bottles of wine. Flew home on the red eye, got home at 6 am Friday. Woke up at 11, worked for a couple hours at home, then boogied on off to Upstate NY for some snowmobiling with a couple friends, Bird and Baz. Great weekend fun of bombing around in snowmobiling to all the bars we could find, back to their hideaway in Nowheresville, NY to drink some more. Back home Sunday evening. Home, you say?? Oh yeah, I remember that place...

Then work this week, lots of it. And, I have fallen ill. UGH! Nasty little cold. Been on me the last few days. Gee, wonder how that could have happened with what little I've been up to? Hehehe.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Here I am again

You might ask why I am writing at 1:30am. Well, I'm waiting to work, at 2:30am. UGH. Ridiculous that again I sit here and have to work at odd hours. I thought I was rid of these days 5 years ago when I was with Nextel working all night shifts after the full day of work. Oh well, I guess its one of those unwritten things in those contracts for your salary... being the bitch. The good thing is that despite all the crap going on at work, with the potential sale and all, is that they have been "singled out as a critical employee", and "will be contacted with what this means." Hmmm. Rumor? :-) Retention bonus!!!! Nice. This could be the HUGE break this guy has been looking for!! Could 2008 FINALLY be the year that I make it out of the barely getting by? Now, by no means am I bad off, just that I'm not as comfortable as I want. Call it wanting to live REAL nice, not just nice :-)

This weekend should be yet another good time. I am having people over to have a little soiree. One of my friends birthdays is Saturday, and we all have Monday off... so, why not a PARTY!! Good times a-coming, again :-D Anyone in the area, drop me a line and come on by the old digs, and have a beer. Or two. Or however many you want!

Monday, January 14, 2008

More snow...

That's right, a regular Nor'easter hits New England... again. Luckily looks like we escaped with only about 7" this time. Even so, I decided not to chance the travel and am working from home. As you can see, I am not working all that hard :-) Oh well.

Been a nice weekend, not too bad. Got to play some poker, and just hang out. Good by my measures. This weekend should be more fun, as I am having people over. Why not, its a long weekend for a lot of people, including me, and we should celebrate, right? SURE!!! So, come one, come all... heh, that is, within reason!! Party, my place, Friday thru Monday. Woohoo!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

All work and no play...

Makes me a dull boy. That about sums up the last week, work and more work. At least Wednesday my friend Tool scored some tickets to a local college hockey game, BC versus Vermont. Good game, good fun to watch. BC won 4-1. They had this little guy that, I admit, I kinda laughed at in the intros. The guy was like 5'5", and 100 pounds in pads. His line mates were each 6'+, 200 lbs. He looked like a little kid. Next thing you know, he's making everyone on the ice look like kids in a man's game. AMAZING player!! Fast as heck, and great skill with the puck. He had 1 goal and 2 assists in the game, and was the 1st star. The credo "never judge a book by the cover" strikes again.

So work has decided that I need to travel to my top client and teach them how to do their job. Yippee. Now I have to go to Los Angeles in a couple weeks, and make nice nice with this client. Anyone who knows me, knows I don't play the kiss ass game too well. Ugh. I guess the things you have to do for someone who brings in almost 50% of a company's revenue gets things like this. Oh well, its a free trip to LA to scope it out. Been there once, but just drove
thru to get to the airport. Could be interesting, I suppose. Look at the bright, as I always try to tell myself.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Happy New Year :-)

Well, here we are, 2008. I hope everyone had a great holidays, I know I did. I had almost 2 whole weeks off, and it was much needed. Christmas was fantastic, being at home with my parents and brothers with their wives. Its nice to have such a great family. I got some good stuff, needed no less. When did it happen that Christmas became a matter of actually getting things we need, instead of things we desire? When did we grow up and become responsible? Ugh, to be a kid again. :-)

New years was yet another great time. I went to Connecticut to visit some friends and hang out with them and other fraternity brothers. What an outstanding time!! We got there Saturday, so it was a nice extended party. Talk about good fun!! And oh my, did we drink! Nothing like ringing in the new year with a game of champagne pong, with the champagne still in the bottle!!
LOL. Good fun, and massively drunk after that!! Good times, good times...

Back to work, and a new year. Hopefully this one is better than the last, as always I hope, and may it be better for everyone. Happy new year all!!