The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Monday, April 28, 2003

I only post this as a service to those looking to enhance their self-pleasure...

Don't just listen to music, FEEL it!

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

I tell you what, life as an insomniac isn't as pretty as Dave Atell makes it out to be.

This past week has been pretty rough. Hardly got any sleep, therefore making me enjoy my job a lot less. Fortunately, that all changed yesterday. I got home at around 9, slept straight till 4:30. Did that today as well. That, plus two days of overtime helps to increase one's job satisfaction.

So I've been thinking about this blog and what purpose it has been serving. I've been reading blogs for a while now (ever since Amy started her first one), had this blog going since last June (a one-year anniversary party for the blog?). But the biggest reason that I started this thing (ranting to an unknown Internet audience about life) seems to have gone by the wayside.

Now I could be like Hayley and discuss my sexual history and current sexual partners (which would make for a quick read). I could be like Kristi and be profound, intelligent and deeply personal in my posts. (See here for an example.) But, for whatever reason (caring too much about what others think of me, embarrassment at work, etc.), I've found myself holding back and just discussing superficial issues such lap dances, game shows and sports. After hearing a lot of people discuss about how great blogs are, I find myself wanting to be able to just let go. Maybe there's a class I can take...

Thursday, April 17, 2003

This full-time thing is going to kick my ass.

Had my first shift today. All in all, things went pretty well. But it's gonna take a while to get used to these early shifts I have. Let's just say that when I leave for work, people are leaving the bars. I was totally dragging halfway through the shift. Hopefully things will go better tomorrow morning...

One thing about this job, though: I now have no excuse for not knowing stuff. Which is good, for when I go to L.A. and try out for "Jeopardy!" Note: on going to the website, I see their "Brain Bus" is in town next week. But they'll only be around during the time I'm working. Someone tell me why I was so enthusiastic about this shift, again? ;)

Speaking of current events, I see that our lovely City Council has changed the laws concerning adult clubs. What I find funny about this is that the city is still in negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys for them to hold their training camp in the Alamodome this summer. I'm starting to think that this might be a drawback...

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Wow... nice to see so many people so eager to hear my news.

Alright, then, here it is.

I'm gonna be full-time.

After weeks of toiling, waiting and wanting, a full-time position finally opened up for me to get into. Looks like it'll be about a one-month "probationary" period (during which I get to relearn the art of being an audio operator) before it can become official. Of course, this now means that my time off requests will have to be adjusted and/or rescinded. I really hope the latter does not happen...

Anyway, now I celebrate my newfound fortune (or at least a future increase in my paychecks).

Tuesday, April 15, 2003


Some big news.

Stay tuned.

Friday, April 11, 2003

The things they show on TV nowadays...

While relaxing at home this afternoon, I was flipping around the cable channels, when I saw something interesting on ESPN2. NCAA Softball. Now, usually, I'd seen games in the past on Fox Sports Net, but this was a surprise. An even bigger surprise when I saw who was playing. Texas and OU.

Cool thing was, it was actually a pretty good game. A pitchers' duel going into the 7th inning (only 7 innings in regulation softball), tied at 0-0. A few things struck me that have caused me to blog...
1- The awesomeness of Longhorn pitcher Cat Osterman. Can you say SEVENTEEN strikeouts? The team has had a history of having great pitchers, and it looks to keep going.
2- I didn't catch the end due to having dinner with my folks, but UT won in the bottom of the 9th, 1-0. Apparently, this was a big game, UT being ranked #5, OU ranked #4.
3- Apparently Jennie Finch (great pitcher and mega-babe) was doing color commentary. Unfortunately, ESPN didn't provide any shots of the booth during the game.
4- I saw something that totally cracked me up. Apparently the acting isn't going so well for Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Looks like things are so rough, that's he enrolled at OU and is playing shortstop for the women's team. If you don't believe me, see for yourself...

Wednesday, April 09, 2003

Boy, the last few days have been interesting. Allow me to tell you about them.

First off, apparently I've found out that this here blog has become somewhat known at the office. No less than THREE different people found this site by googling "News 9." In other words, I'll no longer be able to speak ill of anyone at the station. Damnit...

Actually, I showed this blog off to our lovely, intelligent, humorous and kind special assignments head to give her an idea for the station's Web Sightings franchise, when she informed me that she read this thing back when I was first hired. Which scares me just a little. (And yes, she may still be reading....)

All I ask is that if you do find this while searching for stuff about the station, please remember that the views expressed in this blog are not necessarily those of Time Warner, Belo, or News 9 management.

There's a lot more (visit with Suzanne, a fateful letter, a chance run-in, a run of good luck) to tell, but that'll be it for now. More tomorrow, I promise.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Some quick statements before I go to bed:

-News 9 launches in about 48 hours. Truth be told, I'm actually pretty excited. I mean, something that I am helping to run is shown off to the public. There's some sense of pride in that. (As much pride as one can get for being a part-timer...) By the way, you can read an article about my workplace here.

-As far as my "no sex for Lent" thing, it's going okay. I did have a minor slip-up when I visited Suzanne last week. I made the mistake of sleeping in the same bed with her. We ended up kissing a couple of times. I was originally going to allow myself first base, but she convinced me to give up kissing. I was trying to use this time to figure out where I wanted to go with this. I'm not sure if I've made up my mind yet, but I think I'm getting close. (just ask certain friends of mine...)

-The bad thing about working weekends? All the stuff that I'd REALLY like to do/see (UT Final Four, concerts, etc.) I'm not able to. (Of course, I doubt I'd really afford it, only working 20-something hours a week.

-I just recently realized that all the blogs that I read nowadays are written by women. Why that is, I don't know. Maybe I should change that soon...

-My parents are going to Boston for a week for their birthdays, and they're wanting to know if I want to go. I'd really like to, but I know if I do, I'd definitely be tempted to take a day-trip into New York. And yes, I realize you can't see the whole city (or even all of a single borough) in a day. But I'd like to try. If any New Yorkers out there could give me advice on what I should see (or Bostonians as well) feel free to drop a comment.