Today is a post much ado about nothing really - just a rambling of thoughts. So let's start the show and see what comes out...
It's St. Patrick's Day..woohoo! Although it makes me said to hear about what's happening back in Dot, but when you think about it - change is good and hopefully the old timers and new influences make a better neighborhood
It's not a whole river in green like Chicago, but I'm eating Pear flavored Skyr for breakfast - the package is green, does that count?
Report on 10,000 BC from AICN - blissfully retarded. Report on 10,000 BC from friend in Iceland - worst movie ever made....hmmm?!?!
I had a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich for dinner last night. It had cucumbers on it too - I didn't feel good afterwards
Dexter is a great book series and it's been fun to watch some of the episodes from Showtime - good stuff
My back is hurting - can't wait to get back to the US for my massage therapy appointment
I've thinking about starting a new category focused on my favorite movies, but not 100% sold on the idea. I've tried new topics in the past and don't keep up on them, so maybe this is just something that comes up now and then.
Until I figure out what to do on that concept - behold one of the greatest movies of all time! Yes, I'm serious....one of the best movies of all time!
As you can see I haven't been writing that much lately. Not sure if it's a combination of exhaustion from work or a few other things going on, but the creative juices have been lacking lately....ugh, not good. Anyway, it's been starting to come back the last few days, but I was in a rut on what to write about. So I figured I would just post up a few random points about nothing in particular and see where it goes.....
I made it back to ATL after a week long trip in San Francisco visiting Macworld. It has been a pretty crazy week, so let's take a look at the good stuff!
Mac Air: Apparently this just came out....who knew??!? Hahah!
Snow: I has it and it followed me to Atlanta - seriously, there was a pretty big storm here on Saturday. Looked like about an inch stuck on the ground, although by Sunday morning it was mostly gone!
New Coat: I'm digging the coat even though the material is a bit different than I thought it would be.
NFL: Big game today for the Patriots - can they continue the push?
Street Hockey: Picking this up with some co-workers. Actually not a big fan of street hockey, but think this will be fun. League started on Sunday, but because I brought the snow, first game is next week!
Cloverfield: Good movie - go check it out. I'll do a full review shortly, but get there early for previews. This batch was great!
Hell Boy 2
Chili: I've been itching for my secret chili recipe for awhile now and finally made it....so good! It's not nachos, but damn close!
In partnership with the Bz I'm taking up a challenge to read 50 books in 2008. Ya, pretty crazy I know, but it can be done! Given the amount of travel I do, I feel pretty confident that I'll be able to hit this mark.
So far I've gone through two books. Although I plan on posting a review of each one, seeing that this is the first post, I'll just plug them in here.
Rigged - Ben Mezrich Mezrich's other books were really good, so I couldn't pass this one up. International power plays, the story of a city boy turned millionaire and a story that will affect the entire world in the near future - how could you turn this down? It's a quick read, but very engaging.
Treasure of Khan - Clive Cussler It's easy reading time with Cussler. These books are just pure cheese, but a ton of fun. This time the NUMA team is caught between a battle for oil in Mongolia that leads to the treasure of Genghis Khan. Silly, but fun!
Look for more coming soon. I'm almost done with the next book on my list and have six or so more ready!
As my readers can see, I've been slacking pretty badly with my posting. My creative juices are currently attached to work, but still have a few ideas kicking around. This one in particular is something similar to standard 'who the hell is this person' posts, but ya know what....it's been awhile since I did something like this............so away we go!
Ten Things I Like
Coffee - Smells good and tastes good, just make sure you moderate your intake!
Dunks: Playa please!?!? Of course I love Dunks!
Starbucks: Expensive, but tasty. Remember to reduce the flavor shots/squirts as they are pure sugar
Caribou: Like them a bit more than Starbucks, but still in the expensive range
Peets: By far the best.....dear Atlanta - get one!
Creativity - don't care if it's graffiti, pottery, ideas, concepts, thinking, food, people...doesn't matter, but the more creative something is the better!
Bright Colors - I love grays and blacks too, but something about bright colors just cheers me up
Nachos - either homemade or from a authentic restaurant, it doesn't matter as long as they are tasty
Driving - even though getting stuck in traffic sucks, I really really love driving my car
Video Games - this shouldn't come as a surprise!
Thunder Storms - not sure why, but think they are pretty cool to watch and listen to for hours
Art - probably something that is different, bright and creative!
Dogs - if anyone wants to drop off at the Brevitt castle either a Great Dane or a French Bulldog, it would be appreciated
Thanks so much for the memories - both good and bad I guess. Overall it's been a positive year, with some crazy turns and twists. Even with a slow blogging month in December, I think there have been a few really good points to key in on as I remember the year of 2007.
Stop and Start - starting over is always hard and after a really long period of doubt, I'm very excited to see what 2008 brings me
Pain and Art - the beginning of the tattoo work I've always dreamed about has begun
Moving - I miss home and my friends/family, but my extended business trip in the Durty is going better than expected
Entertainment is Still King - too many books, games, movies and comics that I've gone through in 2007, but in their own way I've loved every single one
Friendship - old friends who never let me forget what it means to care and new friends who help me heal and become a better person
It's a quick recap, but hits on most of the major points for me. 2008 should be a great year I think. Things in both my personal and professional life are full of hope, happiness and growth and it's hard to ignore that.
To all my friends and those fun random people who read my blog and comment - I hope you had a wonderful 2007 and learned what you needed to in order to make 2008 that much better for yourself and those around you.
It's that time of year again and I'm happy to be back home in Boston. Although my 'extended business trip' has been going great, there really is nothing like coming home and taking it all in. As much as I'm loving being back here though, I can't say the same about the trip up!
Let me give a quick recap.
Arrive at JFK around 12:30 after two days of meetings in NYC
2:30 flight keeps getting pushed back and is finally canceled
4:30 flight gets canceled
7:15 flight is a go!
Oh wait.....we don't take off until 7:45
Land in Boston around 9
Sit on the plane
Sit on the plane so more
Get off plane at 11:30
Rental car back home
Arrive home around 1am
Total time from NYC to Boston - 13 hours.
Although the trip took forever, the area was blasted with a snowstorm and I'm just glad I made it back safely.
A little nervous with another storm coming on Saturday, but looks like it will be mostly rain. Thank you Jeebus! My first color appointment is on Sunday afternoon and I'm be pretty bummed out if I missed it after waiting so long!