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Friday, February 12, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!



So, last time I checked I was living in Texas. Looking outside makes me doubt it. We've gotten snow several times recently. It's so unheard of around here. I think last time we got a significant amount of snow, I was about 10. And that wasn't even snow.. it was just icy. Anyway, it's starting to clear out now, but we easily got about 7 inches. Our airport recorded 12.5, so it may be closer to that.

This was early Yesterday morning. It snowed all day non stop.

Anyway, Snow day for the kids. Hurrah for them! I have no plans for tonight other than watching the Olympics opening ceremony. I'm not a big fan of winter olympics, but I'm sure the opening should be good.

I tried the whole morning run thing to keep my routine going. I slept in a little though. It is so hard to get up in the morning when it's cold and bed is so comfortable. After building up the strength to fight the "stay in bed" temptation, I got myself out there. I got a mile in when I finally gave up. Well I'm going to go ahead and say the streak is still alive. I tried and it's not my fault the weather is terrible.

Plans-

1) Valentine's Day: I am crazy excited about it this year. Ellie actually surprised me with NBA All-Star Game tickets for that night. We booked a hotel in Arlington and got late lunch/dinner reservations. So I'll be at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium with the girlfriend on Sunday! I'm going to have to do something really special for her birthday coming up.

2) Early Spring Cleaning: I have a messy room; however, it's not to be confused with a dirty one. I've put off cleaning up for a couple weeks. I just tell myself there are more important things to do in life. Assuming I'm not getting 25 hour days like I asked for last Christmas, I'm going to have to make time for it on my own. Haha.. I made time to blog, didn't I?

3) Bearathon: I have noticed that my stamina has gotten a lot better since I started. Freshman year I wasn't able to finish. I stopped at the 9th-ish mile.I'm hoping this year will be a different story.

I'm going to go ahead an make some coffee now. I'm not a coffee person, but I am cold. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Since I don't have any clever farewells off the top of my head at the moment, I'll go out with my friend Greg's favorite quote. "Don't drink and drive. You might spill you beer!"

Hasta Luego


Christian

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Miss Me Yet?

I only have a few minutes.. so this may or may not be sloppy.

To start things off.. my friend emailed me a picture she found somewhere.



I don't know who took the picture, so I can't credit the amazing photographer. I wonder if this distracts drivers. It reminds me of Stephen Colbert's most important poll question:

"George Bush: Great President or the Greatest?"



On the topic of road distractions, wall collapses are a new worry around here. I drive through Vickery Lane often as a shortcut to work. Having to share the road with wreckless drivers and unpredictable weather is bad enough. Falling walls? Isn't that just overkill?



Wall Recalls Coming?


Onto my life happenings!

Jill's birthday shin dig went well for the most part. The problem with throwing a party along side Superbowl Sunday is parking. All the neighbors had parties at full swing, so a vehicular mess ensued. Everything went perfectly well until Jill, the birthday girl, found out her car was towed. Nothing says 'Happy Birthday' quite like the headache of chasing down the confiscated car.

My morning run streak came close to an end today. I foolishly didn't warm up like I usually do. I pulled a muscle and slightly twisted my ankle to top it off. Lesson learned.


Before I take off:

I'm apparently picture happy right now, so I thought my sister's cat deserved a spot here for being an aspiring lion.
































That is all from here. Au Revoir!

Christian

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Off to a Great Start


I thought that maybe if I start a blog, I'll want to keep up with it. I don't know if that's going to be the case, but so far it's not looking good. I don't really know what I'm after here, but I assume it's a quick "vent here and suck it up" site. I like the idea of rambling off with no one to stop me. I wonder if this will end up being counter productive? I shall see.


Quick note: I watched Conan's last show and really liked his closing speech.

"All I ask of you, especially young people...is one thing. Please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism -- it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. I'm telling you, amazing things will happen."

It's easy to fall into cynicism, but it really does pay off to stay on the right track instead. It's good to be reminded of that. Anyway, just a side thing I thought was worth writing. I'm sure I'll look back at this some day way later.

I had become a little restless as of late about what my next move should be (in life I mean). I'm slowly getting through college and making it a step closer to graduation, but I'm not sure what my plan is. I know that my main goal is to make it to Med School, but how will I manage that? I try not to think about the financial side of things since it's overwhelming at times, but I can't flat out ignore it. Baylor is already costing an arm and a leg, my GPA isn't impressive enough to land me a full ride to Med School, and work can get me through only so far. I don't have a contact to pull strings for me, which would have been cool. So my options are limited, but I'm glad that at least I have some...

1) Ace the MCATs, impress some schools with good interviews, and cross my fingers for scholarship.
2) Get my diploma and find a decent job, and just have a late start with Med school.
3) Search through different career paths or go to Graduate school.
4) Win the lottery- would be great help, but I don't feel like making life that easy for myself.
5) Become famous somehow- I'm not sure the world is ready for my acting/singing skills
6) Marry into a rich family- haha.. being a con-man just isn't my style
7) Sell a kidney- eh.. it's illegal, dangerous, and won't get me enough money. I'd have to sell both kidneys, lungs, corneas, liver, and probably the heart for the price to be right.
8) Time machine- This is more of a last resort. It just seems like a time machine would be helpful in any situation, so it was worth mentioning.

Well no matter what happens, I think I shouldn't be in too bad a spot 5 or 10 years from now. I really hope some good fortune comes my way. Venting now over...

Anyway, onto things that are approaching on my to-do list. Superbowl.. It should be fun since it's also a birthday bash for Jill. Everyone chose to turn 22 before me. One thing I still don't get is the excitement for the ads. I guess the ad-fans must feel the same way about us and our football enthusiasm. To each their own!

After that will be an uneventful week really, which is welcomed. I realized a low key week isn't such a bad thing.

Next comes good ol' Valentine's Day. If there's any stranger still reading, tips are more than welcome. I'm really unsure about what I'll do for Valentine's Day. It's kind of hard to make it worthwhile when it usually consists of going out to watch a chick flick, which shows the perfect couple, and trying my best to 1 up it. Although it isn't my favorite holiday, I'll try to make it a good one. I'm extremely grateful for Ellie. She is an amazing girl, and I'm lucky to have her. So, I have no choice.. something creative is going to have to come out of my man brain. I'll try not to confuse creativity with an extremely cheesy gesture. That seems to happen a lot to people that day.

Running... I have to keep training for the Bearathon. It's almost here. At first, getting up and running was such a drag, but I'm glad I got over the hump. It's energizing and fun for that matter. I'm not sure if I'm ready for the half-marathon, but I think it'll be okay.

Other than that, my plate is full with regular everyday obligations. I'm going to try not to neglect this blog thing. It's too bad I don't have someone to nag me about it. I'll have to assign myself the task. And with that, I bid adieu.

Later!

Christian