Thursday, August 21, 2008

Updates From the Edge of Tomorrow

  1. I was almost bitten by a rattlesnake today. I played disc golf after work. On hole three, I threw my 3rd shot about 10 feet past the hole and into some light brush. I went in and bent over to pick up my disk. I saw movement about 2 or 3 feet to my right and heard a noise. I quickly realized it was a rattlesnake and I jumped away from it. It lunged at me but missed. It was about 4 feet long. It crawled off towards hole two. I went back to my spot and made my putt. I wonder if stuff like that happens to Ken Climo.
  2. My friend Michael had his lowest round ever at McClain, a 68. I shot either a 71 or a 72. I'm slowly getting better.
  3. Last night I watched a little of Nancy Grace. She took the night off and there was a guest host. In the middle of the show, Nancy called in to yell at her guests. Like always, she didn't like what they were saying. Apparently Nancy Grace is always watching. Never forget that. Never.
  4. My stupid ankle is much better than it was a couple of weeks ago. I seem to have full range of motion and it's getting stronger. However, it hurts in weird places for a couple of days after playing basketball. It needs to get better faster. I'm going to steal some of ScottS' steroids.
  5. We lost another developer at work this week. We've lost something like 12-15 people in the last 2 years. A lot of them were really good people. Probably my department will keep limping along like usual. Who is next? Anybody looking to hire somebody like me? My resume is here. Show me the position you have is better than my current position and I'm there.
  6. My basketball team played for first place on Saturday. We lost in overtime. There was much team discord after the game. I didn't play a whole lot. My ankle was hurting.
  7. I watched Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas for the first time this week. That's one messed up movie. I liked it.
  8. There is this cute girl who works at the Thundercloud location off Stone Oak in San Antonio. If you're a single guy in the area, I encourage you to go in, have a sandwich, and try to work up the courage to ask for her digits. Please don't cheat on her with the girl working at Rudy's in Leon Springs. That would be very wrong. I know a guy that did that and I lost the last 5% of respect I had for him.
  9. I watched the Little League World Series last night. The Guam team has a 12 year old who is 5' 10" and 260 pounds. Don't believe me? Check this page out. That kid should probably have a salad from time to time.
  10. Football is about to start. Somehow Texas Tech is #12 in the AP poll and #14 in the USA Today poll. I root for Texas Tech because both of my parents went there and they are perennial underdogs. They always seem to get more out of their talent than they should. Maybe they can have a great season this year. I always root for a Texas college over colleges outside of Texas. If two Texas teams play, I root for the one that has the best chance to win the national title. If Tech plays Texas, I don't care who wins. If Texas can't beat Tech when Texas always have five times the talent of Tech, they don't deserve to win the national title or anything else. If Spike Dykes or Mike Leach had coached at UT instead of Tech, UT would have won 3 to 7 more national titles than their current total.


Nels said...

That girl at Thundercloud and I never had anything serious. She batted her eyelashes at me that one day, and I stammered when I ordered my iced tea. That was all.

The girl at Rudy's wasn't even being flirty, she was just a genuinely friendly person. You were just jealous that she wasn't friendly to you too, because you're a Dan Quayle doppleganger, and she could sense your Dan Quayle-yness right away, because of her wholesome spirit.

Greg said...

I'd like to provide context for item #8 from my blog post. Item #8 is a joke. Nels has done nothing wrong in regards to either girl. He has had (as far as I know) no relationship or implied relationship or possible relationship or relationship of any kind with either female. His sole contact (as far as I know) with both consists of their taking his order for food. The source of the humor of the joke is that you can't cheat on somebody who has only taken your food order from across a counter with someone else who has only taken your food order from across the counter.