Haven’t really been too active with my fun online betting account. I deposited $100, 6+ months ago and my balance before my NFL future bets was $100.75. Talk about ROE! I consider myself lucky to have any money after that Royal Wedding – Queen Wears A Yellow Hat catastrophe. I decided to splash some cash around big dollars on football.
Straight SB Bets:
- $5 – Chargers to win the Superbowl +1000, Pays $55
- $5 – Steelers to win the Superbowl +1100, Pays $60
Mike’s Retirement 8 Team Totals Parlay:
- DEN Under 5.5 WINs
- DAL Over 9.5 WINs
- WAS Over 6.5 WINs
- CIN Over 5.5 WINs
- HOU Under 8.5 WINs
- DET Under 7.5 WINs
- GB Over 11.5 WINs
- NO Under 10 WINs
The family went out to see The Smurf movie tonight (not in 3D thankfully). My offical review is MEH. It was okay. As far as kid movies go it was watchable but not great (great being Megamind or How To Train Your Dragon etc). Hank Azaria as Gargamel was the saving grace. SPOILER ALERT: he gets tasered and hit by a bus. It doesn’t take a lot to entertain this family.
The thing that upset me the most was the preview for the upcoming Alvin and Chipmunks movie. What happened to Jason Lee? He went from one of my favourite actors, staring in the early Kevin Smith movies, then became a Scientologist and now this. What a waste.
Hello legion of internet followers. I have something to tell you that I have been avoiding for a while, so I am going to just come out and say it. Over the last year I haven’t been good nor exhibited anything that could be considered self control. This morning I weighed in at 277lbs. So to summerize, over the last 2 years I managed to lose 60lbs in one year and then turn around and put on 75lbs in the following year. Lets all agree not to tell Chris and Tanya.
It was a tough, hectic year and I am weak. Anything else I say here would just be an excuse. But I am putting that behind me and going to work on being a better person with better habbits. Hopefully these conversations we have through this blog will keep me honest.
I am now well into the new job, the family has moved into the new house and life is slowly rolling back into ‘normal’. Immediately I will be getting the eating under control. Then I need to figure out something to do exercise wise. I don’t have the luxury of a gym at the office anymore. Getting back to running seems like the best call, just for easy of access more then anything.
Wish me the best. It seems I need it.
Back at the blog and angry in point form. Things I have had enough of …
- Living in a trailer.
- Gypsies looking into my soul.
- Diesel pickup trucks idling for no real reason.
- Having 3 stations that come in on this little TV … and not being able to fast forward through the commercials on said TV.
- Drunk people yelling.
- Children who have no bed time and should be penned.
- Limited internet action.
- “Emptying the tanks” … not a euphemism.
- Little dogs.
- Fridges that only hold 4 beers at a time.
- Dirt roads and dust.
- Spiders friggin everywhere.
- Hitting my head on cabinets.
- Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean.
- A Laptop I have to use on my Lap and is approximately the temperature of the sun.
- Toilets you use your foot to flush.
- Worlds loudest air conditioner.
- That dude hammering right now at 10pm.
- Robotic vacuum cleaners looking to take over the world. HUAR!
I feel a little better.
In our house, comedy reins supreme. Even in our television selection, most of our DVR series recordings are comedies. How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock and Community are all top notch shows. But far and away our favourite is Modern Family. They are half way through the second season and they continue to deliver every episode. If you are not watching you really are doing yourself a disservice.
From the very beginning of the show I could relate to Phil. The funny husband who is a joy to be around while perfectly balancing being a professional, a husband and a father is something that hits close to home. None of his genius plans ever seem to work out. Even though he is tremendously handy, he somehow ends up getting hurt. Phil treats his son like he is a person not a kid. He is fascinated by gadgets and addicted to fantasy sports. Ladies love him and other men want to be him.
But then it dawned on me, the reason why I can relate so well, why everything seems so familiar … I am Phil Dunphy. ABC has created their smash hit TV show, basing one of the main characters on me, my life and my stories. Where’s my cut, my big check?
This weeks episode is the one that finally clued me in. *SPOILER ALERT* It begins with Phil and his wife the morning after a huge fight … which Phil has no idea what it was about. He spends the next day trying to fix (because men need to solve problems, not sympathize with the emotions involved) everything has gone wrong in actuality digging himself a deeper whole. Some might say that this is common place between men and women but the end of the episode is the real capper. Phil finally comes with a super adorable way to make everything better with the wife and their relationship becomes stronger then ever … Mike Croft Style indeed.
Now that I am on to ABC, I am expecting some sort of cheque or profit sharing arrangement toute suite or they will be receiving a nasty email from my lawyer.
This post marks the start of a what will likely be a long running series. I am going to rant about something, provide some sort of ridiculous solution, totally ignoring practicality and then really not do anything to bring about change other then the original complaint. We will begin with something I have briefly talked about in the past but was solidly reminded about today …
Self Service Check Outs
For anyone who has attempted to use these devices during any time of volume at a store you probably have noticed the basic problem with them. Society is not adept enough to use these machines. During most busy periods I have seen these are only adding to the frustration of the crowd. People have no idea what they are doing and instead of helping the customers get through the purchase process, they have become a collection of ‘call attendant’ machines. Of course this bank of 8 machines only has one attendant and the whole scene makes me want to return to the housewares department and find some knives.
So I am thinking we simply train, test and license people to use these machines. With only qualified people using the machines they will fullfill their purpose of helping churn the unwashed masses through the store. Wanting to speed their way through the system will motivate the ignorant to learn and get licensed. Seems like an easy fix to me. Lets get this one done right away!