N'awlins at heart

Monday, May 26, 2008

All the signs point to embarrasment.

This one looks to be long, so get settled in.

One of the people in my new lab, spends a lot of time in the gym. He does not have any problem flexing, and showing off his arms, any chance he gets. We'll call him "Coworker S". Now Friday, he came in wearing a shirt you would expect to see on Simon Cowell from American Idol wearing. (No, I do not watch the show, but google is my friend.) The shirt was tight, okay? That shit was "young" and he probably bought it at Baby Gap.

So there's another guy who has been working in our lab, but he's a vendor (We'll call him "Contractor T"). He walked in Friday and before I had a chance to dog him for wearing a pink button up, he tells Coworker S "Damn! Did you borrow your little brothers shirt today?" I almost lost it.

Now Contractor T has some great stories, and he likes to chat it up. And I'm going to share one of the funniest ones. His job sends him all over the country and the world. On one occasion he was doing work at Disney World in Orlando. Now he knew there are groups of gay guys, and there are also groups of deaf people. What he didn't know, was that there are groups of deaf gay men, who also book vacations together. His hotel had a few groups of them. So he gets in the elevator with 3 men who immediately started "signing one another". What they didn't realize, was Contractor T originally planned on teaching the deaf and learned sign language in college. So looking in the mirrors reflection, he could understand all the comments about his hot ass, and what they wanted to do with it. But he kept his cool. Until he stepped off the elevator, and one of them whistled / cat called him. At which point he turned around and made the sign to them asking "Why???". These guys turned beet red and immediately gave his the sign for "sorry".

The whole time he is telling the story he's doing the actual sign for these comments and it was cracking me up. If you don't find it as funny as I did, maybe you had to be there. Sorry for that.

On to this weekend. W1 and I went to Galveston yesterday. Once again we are sun burnt. Did we learn anything at Lake Somerville a few weekends ago? Apparently not. But we still had a great time. Even though I lost my sunglasses.

On the drive down we saw someone very prepared for a nice day on the beach. They brought their own picnic table. I mean, a full size picnic table. Pictures don't lie people.

Once there, we had chips and sammiches on the beach, which were delicious. And we got to spend some quality time together, which is rare as of lately. It reminds me how awesome W1 is. It was very relaxing and peaceful.

Other than W1, there wasn't much eye candy. Except for the life guard. W1 was nice enough to snap a picture of her so I didn't look like a perv (even though I am).

Saturday I was able to get the oil changed on the bike, but not much more. I still have the brake pads but after my mishap last time, I think I'll leave those to the professionals. We just don't have the money to repair my screw ups again. Ha ha Ha.

Today has been spent mostly relaxing, and recovering from sun damage. I did make it out to the parking lot to vacuum the sand out of W1's car. Other than that I think the day will be spent indoors. Waiting for dinner to eat leftover lasagna I made last night. And it was off the chain if I do say so myself.

Monday, May 19, 2008

I love my wife!

And let me just say, no matter who is running around our apartment complex, or anywhere else in the world, my wife is still the sexiest woman I have ever laid eyes on! And I am so glad I tricked her into marrying me. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with her.

I was shocked.

As we were running around yesterday, we ran into some of our new neighbors. Some younger kids. Typical guys and girls in their 20's. Okay, the girls were really cute, and I think Ian is going to enjoy his visit this summer. There are actually a few little cuties and I recommend he spend some serious time at the main pool.

Anyways, it was 2 girls and 1 guy (Lucky!) when we saw them. Later, I saw the guy with another guy hooking up a car stereo in the parking lot. Been there, done that, it's all good. They had a pair of 12" Kicker Solo Baric Sub woofers in the back of a Ford Explorer (Or something along that line).

It only took about 10 minutes before I "felt" the bass in my kitchen. Literally, we heard dishes rattling. Impressive. Now is the place where I should be all about "Blah, blah, blah, you have neighbors, blah, blah, blah, have some respect, blah, blah, blah." But I'm just not that old yet. I really was impressed. That's some serious sound.

This went on for about 20 minutes. After that I assumed they either left, of finished "tuning" the sound and went back inside.At least that's what I thought. Until I went out to throw away the trash. That's when I saw one of the 2 initial girls flagging down an ambulance. The parking lot was full of flashing lights. There were 2 ambulances, 1 cop car, 2 (Firemen) red pickup trucks, and an actual fire truck. Apparently one of the guys shocked himself on his new amp.

I'm sorry, that's funny. I don't care who you are. (And once again, been there done that. And it does hurt!)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

I'll admit it, I have a problem.

The problem isn't "washing the cars" even though we HAD to do the truck today. So yes, all 3 vehicles are clean. My problem is different. After we washed the truck we decided to go for a ride. We did our standard ride that took about 2-3 hours. About half way through we stopped at a gas station for a smoke and a water. As we were pulling in, a guy on a R6 was leaving. We parked around the side and waited on the bench.

About 3 minutes later the guy on the R6 returned and parked in the spot next to us. My first thought was "Damn, now we gotta talk to this guy". He got on his phone and we sat on a bench. When we were done, we walked over to get back on the bike. The guy with the R6 was just putting his gloves back on, and headed off. So then I thought "What? You're too good to talk to somebody?" He couldn't win, and I definitely have a problem. Ha Ha.

Once we got back I decided to lube the chain before parking the bike (I was too lazy to do it yesterday after we washed it). It was simple thanks to my amazing family. I used the wheel chock (Christmas present from ChiaParents) to sturdy the bike. Then I used the rear stand (Given to me by H2 on our last trip to NOLA) to jack the back wheel off the ground. Then it was just a matter of putting the bike in neutral and spinning the wheel while spraying. Easy as pie I tell ya!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice...

It's been a quite peaceful Saturday. W1's car washed, check. The bike washed, check. Blinkers and levers changed, check (Ok those were done yesterday, whatever.). We even went to Wally World. Crowded but not bad. While we were out and about we decided to check if the new Arby's was open. They have been working on it for a while and have looked close to being finished. They never are so we have Chick-fil-a next door. But this time it was different. This time it was packed.

That's right, the long awaited Arby's in the area was finally finished. So we stopped in for a bite. As we were enjoying our roast beef, I notice our background music. It is "Lose Yourself" being played quite loud. As soon as I notice, W1 asks "Do you hear? They're playing Eminem?". I can tell we are getting older, when the local Arby's is bumpin Eminem. We got about 2/3 of the way through the song when it abruptly was shut off. (O'l boy a few tables over sung the next line though.) Maybe half a minute later the radio came back on with some Brittany Spears, Christina Agulara something or another. Still amusing.

That's all ya get for now. Enjoy my photochopping silliness.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Finally legal!

Okay, I'm not talking about the girl in W1's blog post, I'm talking about me. I went to court yesterday to fight my tickets and they were both dropped. $300 to the lawyer, and no insurance hike. I don't know what happened, because the officer was there. I saw him. But after about 15 minutes they called my name and said that the charges were dropped and I was free to go.

Work yesterday went pretty well. I have been testing a new "Gaming Mouse", and my boss made the comment that I should try it on a game. So I brought in Prey today and got to play games at work for a few hours. Not bad. I've had worse jobs.

I finally saw another Scion with W1's halo headlights. I have to saw those things look mean. I'm glad she enjoys her car. Maybe I should get on ebay and do some searching for her.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

That's just fancy talk for "sexified". *

We got our cell bill. It was outrageous. I can't believe how much we talk. I felt like the guy in one of those commercials scrutinizing over the charges. What I have discovered, is that trying to save $10 cost us an extra $120. (I did the math, it was not pretty.) So I went ahead and paid the $10 for the plan with 500 more minutes. (We went almost 300 minutes over.)

Speaking of spending money, I ordered my brakes for the bike, and a few goodies. Carbon fiber front blinkers, and carbon fiber levers. Nothin like puttin lipstick on a pig. (Just kidding, I really do love my 2 wheeled tank.)

Last week was quite interesting, on Thursday I drove the truck in, so I could bring home any of my personal items from the old lab. When I pulled in the parking garage, the engine was ticking like crazy. I called W1 freaking out and she calmly told me "It is what it is." and to check the oil. I was 3.5 quarts low. (The truck holds 4 quarts.) I just had an oil change a few months ago and I park in the same spot. I have never noticed an oil leak or any burning. (Thanks to the old Mazda, I am familiar with the blue smoke that comes from burning oil.) My only guess is that they didn't refill the oil last time I had it changed. Of course, now I'm carrying around a quart of oil and checking it constantly just to be safe. Thanks guys, I needed something else to be paranoid about. I don't stress enough on my own. (End sarcasm). I think I'll be taking it elsewhere for my next oil change.

I'm starting in a new lab tomorrow. And I'm definitely more than just a little nervous. It should be fun though. Change is a good thing. (And I don't mind the change in pay rate either.) I'm supposed to test webcams, wireless mice, and digital TV. Doesn't sound like a bad gig to me. And it's all testing on laptops.

In my old lab I kept my old digital camera in my desk. If I had any errors that needed pictures I would just use my old camera. (The boss had one for us to use, but if he was gone for the day or anything like that we were shit outta luck.) I doubt I'll need it in my new lab and decided I should carry it around with me in the truck. I see so many crazy things on a daily basis, I am constantly wishing I had my camera with me. Well now I will. (Of course this means nothing crazy will ever happen again.)

And again on the money spending. I have so many goodies I now MUST have for the truck. Everything from Vortex Air Intakes, K+N Air Filters, and "The Juice Box" (which from what I understand is basically a Power Commander for cars / trucks.) But I won't indulge in these items. Ebay is the devil and should be avoided at all cost. (Unless I REALLY need something.)

* Peter Griffin