FOR OCTOBER 2009
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ending Oct 25th, 2009
far it's been a pretty good week. I'm sitting here watching
the World SBK races and I am very satisfied with the results
(no spoilers here, haha). Up next is the MotoGP races which
I think Nicky has a good starting position so let's see how
he does. I'm looking forward to seeing Ben Spies in MotoGP
next year even though he's getting a cameo appearance at the
wise things are going well. I still have my hands full with
projects now I have two more really big solutions to work
on that are going to take me through the end of the contact.
Then what?! We'll see what happens. There has been a lot of
talk about extending the contact but we haven't heard any
official news. If we don't extend the contract very long then
I can think about my next move. Maybe move out of California
or, ideally, move to Europe.
overseas would be a good move for me seeing as, other than
my immediate family, I don't have anything holding me here.
I thought with this economy I'd be able to get a house but
there seems to be no lack of investors wiling to outbid a
first time buyer. I personally think that first time home
buyers should get priority when trying to buy a home but then
again, that would make us Socialist, right? And we definitely
don't want that.
was awesome yesterday, as always. I feel really blessed to
have such a great Pastor who tells things like it is. Even
the things we don't want to hear but need to hear.
already managed to burn through one entire tank of propane
for my grill, lol! I guess I was more excited about having
it than I thought I would be. Either way, Sundays are my BBQ
days when I watch the NFL, laugh at how horrible my Buccaneers
are doing and eat a big meal or two. I've already BBQ'd for
a few guests who seem to like my grilling technique.
work outs are going great and I think I am at an "all
time high" on my weight (175lbs). Still 5lbs off my goal
of 180. Once I get there I have to start mixing in more cardio
and cutting down on the carbs so I can finish the hard work
that I've been doing. I don't think I am going to run though
as it's hard on my knees and I still have issues/damage from
running in combat boots when I was a Marine.
that's it for the week. Not a lot going on but lots of things
to look forward to. The weather is FANTASTIC here and I think
I'll start getting in more golf games. Have a good rest of
your Sunday and talk to you later!
ending Oct 18th, 2009
week overall, bad Sunday. Let me explain. I don't harp much
about sports. I mention my teams and such but I am not a die-hard
fan. I do watch the Buccaneers every weekend because Football
-- well if there is a sport I follow hard core, it's that
and Motorcycle racing. Well this weekend the Bucs lost their
sixth game in a row. I feel like we're going back to the 80s
and early 90s. I've never seen a team this terrible in my
this afternoon I turn on TiVO to watch the MotoGP race only
to Lorenzo take out Hayden (and himself) in the very first
turn. Especially after Nicky had made one of his best starts
of the year. He was gridded 7th and I think he was in 4th
or 5th into the first turn when Lorenzo torpedoed him. LOL.
Poor Nicky. This has been a season to forget for sure. Hopefully
the Italian folks can put him a bike together next year that
can compete because the one he is on now sure can't.
things are going well. Just extremely busy as always. I've
been working out during my lunch breaks which I like better
because there are less people there and I can grab lunch right
after and don't need to get a shake. It must be working because
I am the heaviest I've ever been, lol. All that means is even
with the cardio I am doing I am still taking in a lot of calories
-- enough to gain weight! That's always a good sign, lol.
I hung out with my friends and we went to Stone again. I rather
like that place but the service was terrible this weekend.
I know there was a lot of people there but still, it took
them 45 minutes for them to find us a seat outside and we
know for a fact that they had plenty of tables available.
I don't know what the delay was. Even when we finally had
a server she was really slow to respond as well. Maybe they
need to staff up a bit? Who knows. Either way we had a good
time. Adam, it was nice to meet your new friend :)
looking for a house. I don't know what's going to happen there.
It looks like they will probably expand the Tax rebate to
first time home buyers next year. That will be a good thing.
I have to find a decent place. Well that is not even the problem,
it's getting into bidding wars with people over homes that
are still a tad over-priced to begin with. One thing is for
sure, I am not going to spend more for a house than I am comfortable
everything else is going great. Still reading the Bible in
case you're wondering. Just started on Jeremiah last night.
Took me a tad longer than I thought it would to get where
I am now -- especially considering this is like my 4th or
5th time through. I've just been really busy but have still
managed to get in nightly reading. I just want to stay on
top of the word, ya know?! I've been blessed in many ways
-- more so than I deserve so it's good to keep up my reading.
about it for this week. Hope you're having a great weekend!
ending Oct 11th, 2009
how was your week?! Mine was extremely busy as you can tell
from posting the blog a day late. I was entertaining company
this weekend so I didn't have a chance to do my normal update
is going pretty well. I have pretty much given up on the thought
of owning a home before the end of the year. As it turns out
that might be a blessing because I hear they may up the first
time buyer rebate to 12k from 8k which will definitely help.
That said, I am still contemplating moving to Europe! I know
that sounds far-fetched but I would have a lot of fun soaking
up the culture -- not to mention I would get to see a lot
of MotoGP races live and in person. The Europeans go crazy
for motorcycle racing. Not here, though. LOL. We're kind of
lame that way.
did a lot of BBQing this week. I've done my best to break
the grill in and already it's looking like a veteran of steaks
and burgers, lol. Definitely great for NFL games. I sort of
do my own tailgating at home, haha.
outs are going good. Haven't missed any in a while and I'm
inching ever closer to my goal. I definitely don't want to
look like Ahhhhnold (hey what is he going to do after he leaves
office?! He hasn't done much for Kaulifornia, that's for sure!
Besides, what is he?! Republican or Demo-rat?! Nobody seems
to know, haha).
supposed to rain pretty decently here in the next couple days.
I think we're all looking forward to it since a) it never
rains here and b) I need to test out to 4WD, haha. Any good
excuse for 4-Wheelin, I'll find one!
else is going well. I can't really think of anything in particular.
I haven't been to Church in a few weeks which is unheard of
for me. I've just had things come up that have prevented me
from going but I will be there next week. I really don't like
missing services and I look forward to fellowship :)
some things coming up soon that I will post on the blog. Not
sure when I want to talk to about it but at some point, I
will. You know me -- I'm way more private than the blog leads
you to believe.
you had a great week and talk to you soon!
ending Oct 4th, 2009
week for me, how was yours?
is over and I am ok with that. It just means I go back to
being pasty white, lol. This was a pretty good week as I took
a day off to help a "friend" move and got to work
from home one day as well. Don't get me wrong, moving is a
pain but it's good exercise. One thing is for sure, if people
know you have a truck they are going to ask you to move them
at some point in your life, lol.
night I hung with a friend and we went to "Wine Steals"
for dinner. That was pretty good! The food wasn't bad at all
and it was worth the $$ spent. I also went to Sears on Saturday
and bought a brand new gas grill which I put to work earlier
today making burgers. I have wanted a good gas grill for some
time and this thing is awesome. It even has a side-burner
which is really cool!
trying to think if there is anything else I need to add. I
mean the week was overall pretty quiet and I got a lot of
hard work outs in. In fact, I am resting today (Sunday) because
I am so beat!
without having a bike other than my dirt bike I guess I can
look forward to some winter dirt-biking and some snowboarding
up at Mammoth (which means I get to test out the 4WD!)
sitting here after watching the Bucs lose yet another game
and watching Spies let the championship go, I am starting
to wonder if I am back luck for the people I root for sometimes,
lol. I mean, this is one of those years where every team or
rider I am rooting for is not doing well. Maybe I am just
bad juju for them? Who knows. Either way, I am hoping the
Bucs get it together and Spies wins the championship before
he heads to MotoGP next year. That'll give me someone else
to root for besides Hayden -- coz I am not a Colin Edwards
III fan -- haha.
that's about it for my week. Hope yours was fantastic as well
and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!