Sunday, December 26, 2004

This one's for Tommy Musick.

I promised him a blog entry earlier tonight, so I'm dedicating this to him.

Rob, Nishant, Stiv, Lisa, and I hung out at his house this evening. His sisters, Kim and Katie, also joined in on portions of the party. We indulged in battle scrabble, pizza, mint skittles, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and a rousing round of battle table tennis. All in all, a good time was had.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Faux wedding invitation.

When I checked the mail today, I noticed an envelope about the size of a card addressed to me. The return address was on the front and had no associated name, so I didn't know who it was from. As I opened it, I began to realized that it was a wedding invitation, but I couldn't figure out what friend I had in Atlanta that could be getting married. Then I read the following:

Cingular Wireless
AT&T Wireless


Those bastards... Mad props, though, for the novel marketing strategy.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Snow in winter.

My friend Connie sent me this aesthetically pleasing PowerPoint presentation. For maximal enjoyment, view the actual slide show.

Sunday, December 05, 2004

I made a girl cry today.

It wasn't intentional. It was during an indoor soccer game. I was the goalie. One of their players lofted the ball into the box, so I went for it. In the process of catching the ball, this girl's head got in the way of my elbow. After I caught the ball, I looked to see who I had just knocked down, and saw her sobbing on the ground. I felt really bad about it...

...until she got up. When the ref ruled (correctly) that it was our kick from the spot because the goalie always has the right to the ball, she went ballistic...even dropping an f-bomb at him during the exchange. As a result she received a yellow card. Even after the game, as we were shaking hands, a couple of their teammates told me that there was nothing wrong with what I did. They even had to placate her afterwards and explain how the goalie is allowed free reign in pursuit of the ball, even if a girl is in the way. My teammate, Dan, commented that she was going to make the guy who marries her very miserable for the rest of his life.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Thank god they were wrong...

Fifty years ago, some people predicted that computers in 2004 would look like the one pictured below. Thanks again to Jarrod, my most prolific blog source as of late.

I'm not very original.

According to this article sent to me by Jarrod, the word "blog" was the "number one word of the year"...whatever that means...