Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

So far....

First of all, a big shout out to Jeff and Eric for sending us the lovely leaf shaped ornament, "Kafka on The Beach", a bar of the most natural and great smelling soap, a copy of their local gay newspaper, and two great CD's that Jeff had made for yours truly....thank you guys very much!

Life has been good so far, I'm learning more at work, and the GF is doing great at her work. I've visited the baby doctor and we're thinking about perhaps adding to the brood of two humans, one canine, and two felines......all of us feels like we need a new playmate! I'll update on how that goes...it's not as easy as it was originally perceived...especially with someone as forgetful as I am! (Timing of the cycles, taking temps...etc.) If that doesn't happen? That's okay too...we'll be like Brangelina....only not as many kids...we can't afford all of them!

This job that I had said no to a while back has come back to stalk me. The project manager of that job practically begged me to take the job for 5 grands more than the previous offer....and it's really tempting because I've never been offered that much money before. I haven't made a final decision yet, but I think more than likely that I'll stay at my current job because I can make a living (even though I'm the lowest paid person there, but I'm also the least experienced person there.), and I am learning new things, even if they're not the most interesting things, but I'm better off for having the skills. I know.....I can just hear others tell me (and some of them have) about how stupid I am to reject all that $!

More later!

The root of all evil

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy father's day!

To my dear grandpa. This photo was taken in Feb. of last year. I talked briefly to him last night, he sounded good and relaxed. Now that he's staying with my aunt in the cooler and more comfortable climate of the Northeast. I still wish that my grandma is here to stay with him, but you know, I believe that it's sort of like the Billy and Ruth Graham thing, they've been together for so long that their time apart will seem only like a short separation.
I hope he'll be happy, comfortable, and healthy while staying with my aunt! I will also talk and visit with him more often!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Rest In Peace

Ruth Graham
June 10, 1920-June 14 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Small update

My grandpa has travelled up to New Jersey to stay with my aunt and her clan for a while. We have no idea how long he'll stay over there, but it was certain that he just wasn't as happy living in Houston now that grandma's no longer around. I hope that he'll be more active and occupied instead of feeling bored and hopeless.
My sister is traveling to Europe for a little R&R. She has worked pretty hard in chef school and I hope that she'll have a great time there!
My work is going okay, sometimes the pace is faster than the other days. There are much interplays of personalities going on, not all of which end up with good feelings for everyone involved. That is the office environment.
The GF's work is going well, she's doing really well and she's trying to navigate herself between some really undedicated fellow workers.
On the way back from work today, I received a call from a friend of mine who was on active duty with me in Japan. He has been struggling to find a job ever since he had gotten back from Japan. The problem is not that he doesn't qualify for a lot of the jobs that he had applied for, the problem really comes from the fact that he wanted these military or federal jobs that takes a lot of breaking through red tapes, and such. I feel for him! I guess I really got lucky with this job, it's not the dream job, but you know what? I don't miss not knowing where my next paycheck is coming from.
More as events, or thoughts warrant.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

A little rant

To the three biggest non-actors of "Ocean's 13", it takes a lot more than just pretty faces and flimsy scripts .... you guys are just getting so old and boring.... lacking in depth or acting skills.

Mr. Sharpton, I don't give a flying flip about what you're saying about anything in general, if anyone is a racist and a bigot, it's you.

Mr.Bono, if I was the Prime Minister of Canada, I wouldn't want to consult with you either.

You were okay with U2, but now your band has depleted itself of originality and creativity. If you care so much about global debt forgiveness, how about letting go of some of your millions? You know, practice what you preach?

Get over it, please! Just sit your rich butt in jail for 23 more days and go back to your simple life. I am so sick of seeing you on headline news, fox, abc, etc.!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Monday, June 04, 2007

My achy breaky back

A minor detail about me, and that is that I've got a case of the arthritis, actually, the osteoarthritis of the lower back. It was diagnosed about a year ago and it was supposedly the result of an old injury from when I was a toddler, it just took about 30 some odd years to manifest itself.
My back would hurt big time every few months, and this past weekend was such occasion. Not being a fan of painkillers, I used heat, icy hot, and limited my activities so that it wouldn't get worse.
Tried to find a good chiropractor, just any doctor that would be good at taking care of this, and I think I finally succeed today by looking up this directory of chiropractors in town, the good part about this particular search was that there were ratings from patients. Found this place that was about 15 minutes away from my work and my first treatment was a good...rather a good start to many more treatments to come. My back is so messed up that I'll have to start treatments all over again, that includes doing exercises aside from the basic stretches so the joints don't freeze up.
Yes, I'm not 20 anymore, but you don't usually hear about 30 something year olds getting arthritis. While I am glad that I'm fairly healthy, I do know that it's time to try to be better to the body and mind.
The GF is becoming more physical now with her new job, and I know that both of us have a long way to go....to be able to keep up and not be in nursing homes in our 50's!