Archive for November 2005
There’s nothing like the feeling of accomplishment you have after completing what seems like an insurmountable task. I just finished Homework 6: Simple Tax Calculation Using Session Variables and Session Array for MIS 610. I’m so glad that is out of the way. That is the final homework we have for that class by the way. I would say I’m free except I’m not quite off the hook yet. We still have to finish our fruit store project. That and the final exam. One of the guys in class got my hopes up last night when he put the idea in my head that the final exam would be optional. No such luck. I like to do things one at a time so I hadn’t even started thinking about part three of the project because of the homework that was due. Now that my final homework is done I can at least start thinking about it. Naturally, I can’t even start thinking about the final until after the final part of our project is done. It’s just never ending! School is so depressing. I can’t wait until the end of the semester when I can at least have some chill time.
Well Friday morning I did the unthinkable. After almost a week of saying NO to my wife’s bantering about going shopping after Thanksgiving I was sucked into getting up early. She said that she wants to experience the whole after holiday shopping experience. I said fine, we’ll get up so she can see the horror that is known as “BLACK FRIDAY”. So first we go to Wal-Mart, here we would be faced with the insane “I’m going to push the limit of shopping” folks. These are the people that go into the store with the sale adds and have everything they are wanting already circled and the line that says “Limit of X amount” highlighted and fill their baskets with more than this limit with hopes that the check out people will be in too big of a hurry to remember that their was a limit. I walked past the line that was waiting to get into the electronics section. I was looking for something specific and didnâ€™t feel like waiting. While wondering thru this mess of people I witnessed two separate arguments with two separate security guards both threatening to kick out the people they were arguing with because they were trying to buy more than the limit set in the add. Everyone knows that they are not Christmas shopping. They are buying this shit to sell on eBay to all the desperate fucks that donâ€™t do the whole store shopping experience and will pay 2 to 3 times the amount for it. We went to target after this, and believe me this was not nearly as bad. Except the sales were not all that much better. All in all it wasnâ€™t that bad of an experience (that I would rather not repeat). We got our whole family bought in one day and even picked up a few things for ourselves and came in $100.00 under budget. I canâ€™t complain really except that we got up at 6am on a holiday, had to wade threw messy dirty people and try to maintain my patience and dignity.
Believe it or not, Brian actually outlasted me at poker tonight. This is amazing because he only had a thousand chips left at break and I had about sixty-six hundred. There’s no accounting for luck. 😛
I’m crushing on Daniel Negreanu right now for some reason. We were watching the Full Tilt Championships in bed this morning and I was watching Daniel who was the table’s chip leader at the time. “He’s kind of nerdy looking but I would totally shag him,” I tell Brian. “He’s already got that covered. He’s got an Asian wife, remember?” “Darn!” BTW, Phil Gordon played at the same event and he is fun to watch too. He’s shaggable, too. Actually, he’s a lot sexier than Daniel but I’m on a Daniel kick right now.
I don’t know what to do with my chronic chapped lips. I’m getting really frustrated! It seems almost like whenever the seasons change, or whenever I’m exposed to even the littlest amount of wind, my lips get chapped so quickly. Just as readily, the condition goes from bad to worse. So right now I’m suffering from painful, itchy clown lips. It’s really annoying! We were talking about it over dinner at Italian Garden with Mom and Dad B. You know how whiny I am so I naturally ended up whining about my pain and suffering. It was at this point that my father-in-law proudly produces a stick of Carmex from his pocket. He told us of how effective the product is at preventing and easing chapped lips. He went on to list more benefits. Brian disagreed, saying that Carmex supposedly has a chemical ingredient that makes your lips even drier and, as a result, rendering you completely and totally dependent upon the product. “I never get any satisfaction from Carmex,” he concluded. I go, “But baby! You’re not supposed to be using it for that!” Mom and Dad B laughed hysterically. … Seriously though, does anyone have any suggestions?