The First Day of the Rest of My Life

Sunday, October 31, 2004

How do you write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, with absolutely no idea of plot or theme?

Do what Pico and I are doing: enter NaNoWriMo!

This should be fun.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Things to blog about when I have more time:

- Joining Red Sox Nation.
- Dates with "G" and "V."
- Politics.
- Lexington radio.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

I've said it before, and I'll say it again.


Johnny "Cro-Magnon" Damon going off his ass for TWO homers? Both on first-pitch fastballs? I may not be a lifelong member of Red Sox Nation, but this isn't how it usually happens, is it?

The one thing I worry about is people treating the World Series as sort of a bonus round. Now I get to hope for an Astros victory tomorrow, so I can tempt my friend and ex-roommate with possible WS tickets for games 3, 4 and 5.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Interesting Blog Of The Night... on Braefield Farm. A nice family blog. In fact, the only family blog I've ever seen since I've been blogging. I thought the whole point of blogging was to anonymously speak the truth.

The reason I highlight this blog? No reason...

Monday, October 18, 2004


Two games. TWENTY-THREE innings of baseball. Now Houston is up 3-2, and the Sawx are going back to New York. Probably the best night of baseball in a long time.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

So these last few days have been pretty interesting. Allow me to tell you about them.

Last night, I went to see Team America: World Police with a gal you may remember. The blind date from July (we'll refer to her as "S" in this post) and I met up at a theater to see the film. We hadn't talked in a long time, due to some issues she's been going through. We had a fun time, though. The movie was enjoyable enough (though the theater was surprisingly empty; according to a Yahoo report, the film came in third at the box office). Afterwards, we went our separate ways. I went to a bar to meet up with a friend of mine (we'll call her "V"), and a friend of hers, C. We talked for a little bit over some cold beer, then left to V's apartment for soda and brownies (always the perfect nightcap, I say).

Thursday night, I met up with a gal I ran into at a job fair that I attended a few weeks ago. (We'll call her "G".) She went to my high school (was a soph. when I was a senior, I believe), so I knew her a little bit before we got acquainted at the fair. She'd met up with me when I'd been out with friends, but this was our first time that we'd met up by ourselves. We went to a bar, and sat, drank, and talked for a little over three hours. One of my finest performances to date, I dare say. I was witty, used intelligent vocabulary... and she was great to talk to as well. Real interesting, very well-spoken. It was nice.

Wednesday night saw a dinner at Dave and Buster's with an old friend of mine from college. (Her name also begins with a "G," so we'll call her "G2".) We caught up over shrimp alfredo and Key Lime Pie. She regaled me with stories of her White House intern stint (make your own joke, then continue reading.... okay), I told her about my current unemployment adventures. Hopefully some more outings will come from that.

So, to tally it all up...
-4 nights.
-5 women I hung out with. (Note: 4 are single, C is engaged to a cool guy who I met once.)

Ironically, all this came after a "woe is me" chat with my new chat friend, Suse. Of course, who knows where all this may lead? I may become an Intellectual Whore to all these girls. Or, I may have many consecutive nights of hot sweaty monkey sex. (I'll assume my readers know which option I'm rooting for...) This should be interesting...

Monday, October 11, 2004

I was fascinated by this post over on Volokh. Orin Kerr had asked questions about the war in Iraq, and got lots of interesting responses. In the same vein, I'd like to ask some questions of the Internet public.

I'm still undecided about whom I'll vote for this November, so I'm asking all my readers (and anyone else who happens to stumble onto this blog) to answer the following questions. Hopefully, this will start an intelligent conversation, and give me a clue as to whom I should vote for.

QUESTION 1: Have you made up your mind for whom you will vote for president this November, and, if so, for whom will you vote?
QUESTION 2: If you have decided on a candidate, what are the main reasons/issues behind you throwing your support behind him?
QUESTION 3: Again, assuming you've settled on a candidate, where do you disagree with him?
QUESTION 4: Since I live in the reddest of red states (Texas), should I even bother voting in three weeks?

If you have a blog, post your answers to these questions on your blog, and drop a comment telling me where to find your answers.

This should be interesting...

Edit: corrected month of the election. I was REAL tired when I first typed this up, apparently.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

An excerpt from a chat I had with a friend the other night...

morena262 : this is funny
morena262 : so, today
morena262 : my dad is telling my mom about his coworker
morena262 : single guy in his 40s i think
morena262 : anyway
morena262 : this guy was bragging to my dad about this girl he met
morena262 : so, my dad asked him where he met her
morena262 : this guy says, "oh, i met her online"
morena262 : my dad is telling my mom this guy is a fool
morena262 : and quote "if i was single, i wouldn't be meeting girls on the internet
brown_boy : Lovely.
morena262 : no shit
morena262 : right
morena262 : i was like "um...yeah"
morena262: we need to do something about this dating thing
morena262: aside from the net
morena262: its to weird
brown_boy: What else is there, besides bars?
morena262: no clue
brown_boy: I just wonder where all the non-scrub/non-ugly singles are, you know?
morena262: hahahahaha
morena262: non scrub
morena262: non ugly
morena262: they are out there
morena262: somewhere
brown_boy: But where?
brown_boy: Yoga classes?
brown_boy: Pro-life marches?
brown_boy: Political rallies?
brown_boy: Bowling alleys?
brown_boy: 10-K fun runs?
morena262: lol
morena262: church
morena262: that's where
brown_boy: eh... tried that.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

I wonder what our friend Kristi would have to say about this?

(Via Andrew Sullivan.)

Monday, October 04, 2004

16 hours and counting until my next job interview.

Wish me luck, boys and girls.