Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Resolve To....

  1. Eat Healthier
    • I need to eat breakfast.
    • I need to bring a lunch.(instead of eating off the dollar menu)
    • I need to cut back on soda, from two cans a day to one.
  2. Exercise
    • Walk a lot. (which I already do)
    • Get in 30 minutes of intense aerobic 3 times a week. (which I don't do, yet)
  3. Get enough sleep
    • This will probably be the hardest thing for me to do.
    • This would probably help me and my health the most.
  4. Earn Straight A's
    • This seems to get harder each semester I've been back.
    • As silly as it sounds, I want to be the valedictorian.
  5. Look Presentable
    • Sometimes I've looked in the mirror in the middle of the day and realized that I looked like I was run over by a Mack Truck. I've thought, "have I really been out in public, looking this crappy all day?"
    • I think this will be mostly accomplished by going to bed on time (hard when there is homework due).


Most of my resolutions focus around being a little healthier. I think I've pretty much ran my body into the ground over the past two and a half years (stupid school :P). Between lack of sleep, too much caffeine and soda, and eating too much fatty fast food; I think my immune system is shot. We (the family and I) caught H1N1 back in October, while the Flu wasn't so bad, I haven't felt really "well" since. Superwoman will catch a bug and be over it in a day. I'll catch what seems to be the same bug and it hangs on for a week and a half. It's time to start taking better care of myself, I'm sick of feeling lousy all the time.

The grade goals seem to work in opposition to this, it seems to be the difference between 89% and 95% is always a few hours of sleep. So while I work on taking better care of myself I'll really have to budget my time well so my grades don't suffer.

Wish me Luck! ... and may you all have a FANTASTIC 2010.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Does this thing still work?

.... Indeed it does.

Semester is over. It kicked my butt.


I made sushi tonight for the first time in months. It was about stinkin' time.

Yum.

Monday, November 02, 2009

World Series

I caught game 4 of the World Series last night, and I am watching Game 5 tonight.

I am rooting for the Phillies, I always root for the NL, unless it's the dodgers. (I haven't forgiven them for 1988, am I that old?)

Despite rooting for Philly, I had to admit NY played a heck of a game last night. All hustle and no quit.

The Yankees got a heck of a player when they snatched Johnny Damon from the Sox.

After very little TV for the last 2+ years, it strikes me how stupid the advertisements are.

Wow, amazing catch by Gardner of the Yankees, (bottom of the 5th) I'm impressed with the way they are playing ball. Damn Yankees.

Time to stop blogging and start watching. Or maybe I'll head to bed, I'm beat.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hard.

Have you ever wondered why I haven't been blogging this semester?

Digital Signal Processing.

I'd like to stay and chat, but I've got more homework to do for the aforementioned course.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cold

I wore my long-johns for the first time this season. It was cold. I was glad I did.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Scandalgate Part II

The first Scandalgate is posted here

It's been 9 months It's time for another one.

SCANDALGATE(part II)
(scandals that shoulda been dubbed with the infamous gate)
(click on the Titlegates for the storygates)


Cry-gatey "I spent the last five days of my life crying in Argentina," says Republican Governor Mark Sanford. Crying cause he is a low life cheater, and he finally feels bad about it? Or crying cause he was caught? Crying because he was caught, is my guess. Especially since he came out and said his Mistress is his 'soul-mate'. What really torques me off is the hypocrisy of it all. Back in the 90's he referred to Clinton's behavior, and affair as "reprehensible". So he didn't lie about his affair like Clinton did, but so what? He still cheated on his wife. And instead of leaving the mistress and trying to honor the promises he made when he was married, he is now running off with his mistress. What an idiot. I've said it once and I'll say it again. Men who cheat on their wives are the lowest of the low. He once said, "It is my personal view that the largest proclamation of one's faith ought to be in how one lives his life." Well we know how seriously he took his faith, what a hypocrite. One joke says, "He has a conservative mind but a liberal penis." Not fair to the Liberals I say. I think trust and fidelity in marriage are pretty universal ideas.


Promise-Gate Senator Ensign also professed to be a man of faith. A member of the Promise Keepers. He broke promises 3 and 4. (among others I'm sure)

PROMISE 3
A Promise Keeper is committed to practicing spiritual, moral, ethical, and sexual purity.

PROMISE 4
A Promise Keeper is committed to building strong marriages and families through love, protection and biblical values.

Now I know that everyone makes mistakes. But affairs, those are real doozies, especially when you claim to be candidate that stands up for traditional morals. Everything I can say about him, I've already said above. The dude is scum.

Both of these men either spoke out against Clinton's affair or belonged to groups which spoke out against Clinton's affair. They, or so they claimed, were on the Moral high-ground.... Ah the Moral High Ground, If you are there why not stay there? If extra-marital affairs are bad when Democrats are doing them, aren't they at least as bad (i.e. much worse) when Republicans are doing them? If the GOP professes to be the party of Christian values, then the GOP shouldn't tolerate it's members screwing around out side of marriage, period. Taking the more secular path, If the GOP wanted Clinton to step down because of his affair, why isn't it calling it's own members to step down when they make the same idiotic blunder? (Both Parties are just as guilty as each other on this)

There is the Christian vote, the black vote, the latino vote, the NASCAR vote. Politics seems to be divided into racial, religious and other forms of pandering. These men are classic examples of the pandering to the Christian Vote. "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves" (Matt. 7:15) They looked the part, but sure didn't act it. In this world of sound bytes and buzzwords how do we cut through the crap and see who we are really voting for? How can we avoid voting in these types of people?

Did these men start out as ravenous wolves? Or did they start out all right and get corrupted along the way? Should we have seen it coming? My Democrat friends will say, duh, they were Republicans, of course you could see it coming. For my rebuttal to that, see the first Scandalgate post.

My opinion is that both of the major parties are too big and too entrenched into the Washington system of loose morals, loose ethics and loose promises. They all stand for values, until they think no one is looking. Charm, Charisma and Slickness seem to win out over Manners, Competency and Honesty. I don't think we value "Acting Presidential" over "Looking Presidential".

The fact that Mark Sanford's name was getting thrown around for 2012 scares me. Mark Sanford had the presidential image, but he certainly didn't have the presidential conduct. I'm glad he is out of the running. I'd take Harry Reid over Mark Sanford (and coming from me, that is saying something).

Thursday, August 06, 2009

More Weird Al

We interrupt this blog's regular schedule of no posts to bring you a pointless Weird Al Video....



...

That's all I got... How are things for you?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Home is where the heart is..

Superwoman and the kids are off to family reunions. I didn't have the vacation saved up so I am at home working. Coming home isn't so fun without the family here. I can't wait till they get back in a few days.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Birthday

It is Superwoman's birthday today.
We're going out to dinner with just to two of us.
Should be fun.

Monday, June 29, 2009

This Blog Isn't Nerdy Enough

I'm spending my break from school learning stuff I actually want to learn. Nerdy, but that's the way I roll.

I started a blog so I could keep track of everything I'm doing/learning. It's pretty in depth, it's very nerdy and reading it will probably make your head hurt. But if your Pocket Protector is thick enough to contain the overwhelming geekiness going on over there, you just may enjoy it.

Sushiboy's Cocoa & iPhone Development. Don't say I didn't warn you. :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer vacation.

After 22 months of straight of trying to work full time and go to school, I finally get a break. 2 months of 40 hours weeks sounds like heaven.

Who knows I may actually have energy to post here and there now.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Check him out

Check me out
Check out the latest shots of Tank


P.S.

A great article I found today. Check it out. Read a few paragraphs past the title, you'll be glad you did.

Monday, June 08, 2009

McCafes

So... I had a good laugh when my fellow bloggers posted their Starbucks horror stories. You know, the stories where one suffers in line as the tremendously stupid/arrogant/rude/self-absorbed/all-of-the-above person takes an ice-age to order a coffee. Hahahahaha HAH, it was all very funny when it was happening to someone else!

So... Today I was standing in line for a dose of pre-exam (aka post all-nighter) grease-bombs, and to my horror I hear something like this: "I'll have a double mocha meltdown, triple expresso, quadruple shot of hazelnut, vanilla, cappuccino. On ice, but still piping hot. With no creamer, because its all artificial and stuff, and I drive a hybrid SUV. It gets 15 miles to the gallon instead of 6. I'm so totally green."

At first I thought I was suffering from post-all-nighter-fatigue. (I'm not as young as I used to be) Then blearily I peered around. I saw a sign that said McCafe, and a whole row of coffee fixins, and the bleach blond bimbo who ordered it. No this couldn't be a dream. If it was one of my dreams it wouldn't have been a McCafe, but something crazy like a McDope which vended McMeth(amphetamines) now brewed with Genuine NyQuil Brand Cough Syrup. And there wouldn't have been a bleach blond, I only dream about redheads (well a particular redhead that is). So this definitely wasn't a dream. The next thought to cross my mind was.....

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME!?!?!?!


I decided to stick it out. Yes, I know its stupid to pay for lard laden food that will give me cancer, obesity, high blood pressure, prostate pulsations, colon clusters and ED. I know it is even more obscenely stupid to stand in line behind a Bleach-Blond-Bimbo ordering Coffee like she is Sarah Jessica Parker from Sex In The City.

"It can't get any worse than this," I tell myself, "the worst is over, she's ordered and soon I'll have my dollar-menu hash-browns and biscuits and I'll be out of here." But the worst wasn't over. Not even close.

Bleach-Blond-Bimbo: "So, did I get it right? Isn't that, like, totally, Sarah Jessica Parker's favorite coffee in Sex In The City?"

Underpaid Cashier: "Uh... I guess it depends on the season."

BBB: *smacks forehead* "DUH, I totally forgot. I totally meant season five."

UC: "Uh... I think you got it mostly right, but I don't think piping hot coffee can be on the rocks. Uh... I think you got the winter version and the summer version mixed up."

BBB: *looks confused, the confusion so thick you can see it through the back of a huge hair-sprayed coif of hair* "errr... I can't remember, stop making me think so hard, like my head feels like it will literally (said lit-really) explode."

UC: *looks worried that her head really will explode and the stupid will rub off* "Uh... so that will be one Season Five. Uh... Cold or Hot?"

BBB: "I think I want a season Three now."

UC: "Uh.... a black, triple raspberry, crushed ice, triple creamer, hold the coffee?"

BBB: "Yah..."

UC: *Looking worried again* "Uh... we don't sell McFlurries during breakfast."

BBB: "Like OMG!!!!!! Whats WRONG WITH YOU GIVE ME MY COFFEE!"

UC: *Positively terrified now* "Uh.... howabout a season 4?"

BBB: "A vanilla, expresso, with a double shot of cashier saliva, poured over the grindings, shaken not stirred?"

UC: "Uh... That's the one."

BBB: "Oooh, sounds good, that might be my new favorite."

UC: "Uh... that will be $15.34"

....

I finally got my hash-browns, but what I want to know is, Who's confounded idea was it to make a McDonald's into a Starbucks? That's the last time I hit a McDonald's before 7:00 AM, at least until the over-complicated-over-priced-coffee craze is over, or until my next all-nighter.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Accents and Deafness don't mix.

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Three retired International chess grandmasters were playing chess in the park.
The first grandmaster said, "it is windy today."
The second grandmaster said, "no, it is Thursday today".
The third grandmaster said, "me too, let's go back inside for a drink"

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Hey you gu-uys!

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The Goonies Then and Now.




I guess Chunk ended up going to Law School. Sounds like he can hit the books as hard as he could hit the ice cream.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More Chess

death on the board

I've been ignoring the blog lately. A lot of life has happened, and also when I could be blogging I've instead been getting a move or two of chess in over at Chess.com. It's a nice way to play. I basically make a move or two per game per day. Sometimes a little less sometimes a little more. So when I have had a second, I've either been at your blogs or there. My poor blog is feeling neglected.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm still alive.

The semester ends a week from Wednesday, don't know how much I'll write before then. Kids are cute, the Superwoman is great, I'm a grump lately. Me being a grump is all my own fault (I think). Knowing this, I still haven't been able to shake myself out of my bad mood, DOH! :(. Can't wait for this semester to be over.

Monday, March 30, 2009

I am the most stubborn person you may ever meet.

The last few weeks have been INSANE! A bunch of things at work were coming due, a bunch of things at work were coming due. As you can see by my post a few weeks ago I felt completely overwhelmed. But I kept at it, and I'm surprised at how well things have turned out. The test I was so worried about I got a 98% on. I didn't think I would be able to write the minimum 10 pages I needed for a paper. I ended up with 16 pages. I had another test today (after a last week where I barely got any studying done for it) and got another good score. I also was able to get all the work stuff done to boot. Sometimes I wonder if a college degree isn't measuring my ability so much as my stubbornness, because that is all that got me through the last few weeks.

On a side note. The (step) contest at work ends tomorrow at midnight. Right now I'm leading by around 30,000 steps. So hopefully that means I'll win. I might put in some time on the treadmill over the next couple of days just to make sure. I've only taken 7205 steps for today.

In other news I got inducted to an collegiate honor society Phi Kappa Phi. They wanted 50 bux to join. I figured what the heck and I joined up. Today I got an invitation from another honor society Phi Theta Kappa. They want 80 bux. I may have been a sucker to join the first, I'm not sure I'm going to join the second. The 'requirements' to join aren't as strict and they want more money. I'm beginning to think these things are a racket to see how little street-smarts the book-smart students have. Any advice? I'm leaning towards -not- joining the second society.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I like DDR. If you don't know what DDR is go click here.

For my birthday ( which is still a month away) Superwoman got me some dance pads. These are pretty nice. They have foam in the middle and are pretty sensitive.
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the mat
Connections

They (there are two of them) will work with my x-box (old school), Wii, and my Mac book. (they also work for the PS2 and gamecube)

I'm stoked. Since this 'step' competition at work I've been hitting the DDR pretty hard. Last week I passed a couple of songs on heavy (that's the hard mode).

I'm gonna go play, bye.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Baby steps

At our work we got some pedometers (a little device that measures how many steps you take) and we are having a contest to see who can walk the most steps in four weeks. I was leading but I was having trouble with the pedometer, it kept falling off of my pocket, belt or whatever else it was attached to. I've been leading our little contest so I figured it was worth plunking down $5 for a better pedometer. I was so exited to have it that I took 28139 steps today... (roughly 15 miles) I think I gave myself shin splints. I hope that doesn't ruin my chances, still two weeks to go.

(oh and I feel much better since I have some antibiotics in my system and have been getting a little sleep, what a difference a week makes)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

What me Post?

Well I haven't been posting. But it hasn't been for lack of material. A lot has been going on, good and bad. Here is a rundown of it all.

The Good: The family. If it wasn't for the wife and kids I don't know that I could have slogged through the last month. The kids are growing well. Tank, Cakes and Cookie Monster are as fun and as adorable as ever. I love spending time with them, when I can. I am gone 14 or so hours most days, so I never feel like I get enough time with them. I was worried little tank wasn't going to know who I am. But he grins and smiles with me any time I get to spend time with him. I've decided I'm going to take the summer off of school so I can spend some precious time with them all.

The Bad: School and Work. I can't seem to get ahead since Christmas. I feel like I'm always behind in something. I've been sick a lot so I've been behind in hours at work. If I miss much more I could lose my insurance, so I've been working come hell or high water, and there seems to have been a lot both lately (see below). In school I have never felt so behind. Up until now I've been able to maintain a 4.0 grade point average. I'm worried I'm going to lose it with the test I take this weekend. (I really should be studying now) Spring break is next week. Hopefully then I can catch up a little in both school and work.

The Ugly: I've had a sinus infection for over a month. It has sucked. I have had a headache every single day, but I can't just lay in bed and get over it. If I miss any more work I'll be in serious danger of losing my insurance, if I miss any more school I'll be in serious danger of failing. I've just had to muck through it, its been a little miserable.

The first round of antibiotics didn't knock the infection out. I went to an ENT and he wanted me to have the antibiotics out my my system for 2 weeks, followed by a CT scan of my sinuses (I guess they want to see my sinuses in their most hellish condition). I finally had the CT scan today and I'm back on antibiotics. Hopefully the infection will clear up in a couple of days. I should also know by then if I need another surgery to open up the sinuses. Hopefully I can get by w/o surgery, but right about now I'd do just about anything to stop having infections. I've been averaging one a month for the past year.

But life isn't all bad. I feel like I'm through the worst of it (I hope I didn't just curse myself). I can't wait for summer. I am really looking forward to warm weather, working 40 hour weeks and spending more time with Superwoman and the kidlets.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Thanks for breaking up the band Yoko.

Gordon Steve Page is leaving the band Bare Naked Ladies. While his departure may be best the best thing for him and the band, his distinctive voice, flair and humor be missed. Read about it here and here. The song "Be My Yoko Ono" now is a sad irony :). Well at least I got to see them on concert once a long time ago. (even if they didn't play shoebox at that gig)

For some BNL goodness click here, click here and of course clicky here.
(These youtube links may be slow. )

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Buddy Award

Buddy

HoosierGirl awarded me with the great buddy award. Apparently she sees me as the type of loyal, genuine person she could count on to dispose of a body should the need arise. Or maybe she just thinks a I have a hidden dark side ;).

Okay, here's how it works if you want to pass it on:

1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Award up to ten other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your awardees on their blogs.


1. Check.
2. Hoosier Girl's Coffee Table
3. Big sister. She would help me hide a body, or I'd help her. I think the subject has even come up once or twice. If only in conversation.
Superwoman She'd aid and abet me I just know it. She's been nominated already but one good snuff deserves another.
Nobody I hear there is good grave digging soil out in East Undershirt, and if we happen do nothing a flood would probably take said corpse away in no time.
4. See Above or the sidebar.
5. Go check their blogs already!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Shoes

Shoes are in danger.Remember how we have* to juggle our shoes every-time we get on a plane? (off then on, then off again cause the guard wasn't paying attention, then on, then off one more time cause they didn't get a good look for the first two times) That was the suck. I like shoes. Especially when it is cold, or when the sidewalk is hot. Bending over trying to take them off whilst juggling luggage and 2 computer bags wasn't fun either. And it was all down to one idiot terrorist and his shoe bomb.

Why then are the idiots of the world conspiring against us shoe wearing people again? Taking heart from the Idiot-Iraqi-Wingtip-Lobbing-Wanker a British protester pitched his oxford at the Chinese Premier. Pretty soon people are going to be chucking their shoes at singers and athletes. It is a disturbing trend.

If idiots keep this up I can see shoes being banned from all public gathering places. Imagine going to the ball park and having to take off your shoes! Although the sticky soda and beer soaked bleachers would be unpleasant in bare feet or socks, I shudder at the mere idea of attempting to use a public male restroom w/o that quarter inch of rubber protecting my feet from those of poor aim, and I don't want to hold it through triple overtime.

So do us all a favor. Keep your shoes on people! If, by chance, you see someone about to toss their moldy shoe at someone. Take a split second to think of the horror of using a public restroom without the benefit of shoes, or of sitting enjoying a concert in socks as the slob behind you spills his coke and it forms a river between your toes, when that time comes you'll know what to do. Block their arm, punch them in their nose, taser them if you have to. Do NOT allow idiots to throw their shoes, even if you detest the intended target. The hallowed practice of donning footwear supersedes any political agenda or social statement. Help me protect it.

This has been a sushiboy-public-service-announcement.
*(edit: tense change. Nobody asked the question if we still have to take them off in the airport. There is new technology that can scan shoes without removing them. But we still have to take off shoes, for now...)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Home Sick today and....

.... having fun w/ the boy.

tank

Tank says hi.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Blogging Blahs

I've got a case of the blogging blahs. I have a ton of stuff to post. But anytime I have a second to post I find I would rather be doing something different. Despite that, reading all your blogs is as fun as ever. I may just lurk for a while.