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Lying Liars and the Lies they Lie

February 16, 2009

Quick hit from Saturday night.

maitre-dSo it’s Valentine’s Day and we’re eating up at the Second Floor restaurant at the Westin Galleria hotel, when we get the wild idea to get a room there at the swank hotel.  So, after dinner I wander over to the check-in desk and ask the snooty dude if they have any rooms available.  The guy gives me a look and says, “We do have a few rooms left, but they are $315 for the night.”  He’s got that dismissive look in his face, the little cock-knocker.  So I say, “No thanks” and step about 10 feet away and whip out the ol’ iPhone and go to the hotel’s website and book the room for $179.  Booyeah.  I walk back up to the counter to check in and make sure I get serviced by the aforementioned puddknocker so I can see the disdain in his eyes.

Doesn’t he know I’m the sausage king of Chicago?

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Vader Set A Trap For Him

February 3, 2009

This is pretty nerdy, but those of you who know me aren’t surprised by this.

I have purchased my first adult LEGO product, the Darth Vader TIE Advanced pictured below:

I’ll probably detail the build up here and on my Flickr.  And I’ll probably wear my R2-D2 beanie whilst doing it.

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Poll Position

January 29, 2009

I’ve added a new Poll on my Veggie blog.  Go check it out!

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Veggie Tales

January 26, 2009

Veggie TalesIn other news, today marks the 8th day of my recent semi-conversion to vegetarianism.  I decided last Saturday to try this out for a month and then decide if I’d like to continue.  You can track my progress via my new blog “The Meatless Wonder.”  Most of you that know me will find this borderline-ludicrous since you know how much I love beef, poultry, pork, seafood, etc.  In fact, I find it a little insane myself, but I promised myself I would give it a shot and who knows, I just might enjoy it!  Or I might find myself in a cow pasture late at night with a knife and fork.  We’ll see.

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Job update

January 25, 2009

As some of you may know by now, I have finally found a new source of employment recently.  After an excruciating 2 months of unemployment, I have found a new SharePoint Admin. position at Tetra Pak.  Tetra Pak is a Swedish manufacturing company that produces food packaging; folded paper containers such as the Swanson Chicken Broth to the right.  Every job has it’s pro’s and con’s, but I’m really very happy with this one and am actually excited to work there.  And really, this is how I see it break down:

Pro’s-

  • Stable Company
  • Good Pay
  • Great people (Really interesting mix of personalities and nationalities.  I have sitting with me in my small area people from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Sweden, Poland, Mexico, and of course, the U.S.)

Con’s-

  • It’s in Denton

Seriously, that’s it.  It is kind of a bitch to drive 40+ miles each way to work, but I’ve moved my hours to 7am-4pm so that helps a lot with traffic.  And I’ve gotten quite a few audiobooks to help pass the time easily.  

Another neat perk is that I should be heading out to Sweden sometime  in the near future to meet with my team of SharePoint Admin’s out there.  Can’t wait!

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Checklist

November 29, 2008

Saturday Night: check
Happenin’ bar: check
Fresh duds: check
Person/people with me: . . .

Winter makes me want to put a gun in my mouth.

J/k please don’t call the suicide hotline on me.

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Crunksgiving 2008 is in the books

November 18, 2008

Here are the photos from this year’s festivities: