Friday, June 29, 2007

cheesy post

saw this on another blog or myspace, i really can't remember. but it's cheesy.

I'm sorry
that i bought you roses
to tell you that i like you

I'm sorry
That I was raised with respect
not to sleep with you when you were drunk

I'm sorry
That my body's not ripped enough to "satisfy" your wants

I'm sorry
that I open your car door, and pull out your chair like I was raised

I'm sorry
That I'm not cute enough
to be "your guy"

I'm sorry
That I am actually nice;
not a jerk

I'm sorry
I don't have a huge bank account
to buy you expensive things

I'm sorry
I like to spend quality nights at home
cuddling with you, instead of at a club

I'm sorry
I would rather make love to you then just screw you like some random guy.

I'm sorry
That I am always the one you need to talk to, but never good enough to date

I'm sorry
That I always held your hair back when you threw up,and didn't get mad at you for puking in my car,
but when we went out you went home with another guy

I'm sorry
That I am there to pick you up at 4am when your new man hit you and dropped you off in the middle of nowhere, but not good enough to listen to me when I need a friend

I'm sorry
If I start not being there, and being used as a door mat, only to be thrown to the side when the new jerk comes around
I'm sorry
If I don't answer my phone anymore when you call, to listen to you cry for hours, instead of getting a couple hours of sleep before work

I'm sorry that you can't realize.. I've been the one all along.

I'm sorry
If you read this and know somebody like this but don't care

But most of all

I'm sorry
For not being sorry anymore

I'm sorry
That you can't accept me for who I am

I'm sorry
I can never do anything right, and nothing that I do is good
enough to make it in your world.

I'm sorry
I caught your bf with another girl and told you about it, I thought that was what friends were for...

I'm sorry
That I told you I loved you and actually meant it.

I'm sorry
That I talked to you for nine hours on Thanksgiving when your bf was threatening you instead of spending time with my family.

I'm Sorry
That i cared

I'm sorry
that I listen to you at night talking about how you wish you could have done something different.

Ladies always complain and gripe to their friends that there is never any good guys out there, and they always end up with assholes who mistreat them. Well ladies next time you're complaining, maybe look up to see who you're complaining to, maybe that special someone is right there hanging on your every word as usual, screaming in his head "Why won't you give me a chance?"
Because the person you are usually searching for is right by you.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

tuesday happy hour

Partying like a rock star at the Flying Saucer. Just showing my friend, Jeff, from Atlanta a good time in downtown Houston - thanks Sahara.
1. Flying Saucer
2. Irish Pub
3. Cabo (great booty all over the place)
4. Back to Flying Saucer

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Whole Foods-The Whole Truth

Taken from Money Magazine:

Whole Foods, the nation's popular and fast-growing chain of "healthy" supermarkets, makes you feel good about groceries the moment you enter.

Its mountains of lustrous produce, farmer's-market ambience and declared mission to provide you with the freshest natural and organic products make it seem as though you're doing a good deed for yourself and the environment.

But not everything at Whole Foods is all that wholesome. And buying there could cost you a lot more than at other supermarkets - which is why some dub the store "Whole Paycheck."

Produce has a carbon footprint
Sad to say, you probably won't help the environment that much by shopping at Whole Foods.

Many contend that the real damage done to the earth by fruits and veggies is not how they are grown but how much fuel has to be burned to get them to you. After all, those organic strawberries didn't walk from Mexico.

Whole Foods offers only a limited supply of local produce. Even in summer months, no more than 30 percent of the produce in the average Whole Foods store is grown locally - but it is clearly labeled.

On one visit, just the veggies above were local. In early spring, only rhubarb was available.

It's still junk food
Whole Foods doesn't carry any food containing transfats or artificial coloring. But that's the extent of its nutritional screening.

Just because you are in a Whole Foods, don't think that everything you see on the shelves is healthful.

Whole Foods Golden Rounds crackers, for instance, have slightly more calories and fat per serving than the Ritz crackers they imitate.

Of course, if Whole Foods didn't stock at least some junk food, you'd have to make a stop at another store - burning more gas to get your chips.

Not everything has to be organic
Whole Foods is famous for offering a wide variety of organic fruits and vegetables. But organic produce, which is grown without pesticides, costs 20 percent more on average than the store's conventionally grown produce.

According to the nonprofit Environmental Working Group, soft-skinned fruits and veggies, like peaches, apples and bell peppers, retain the most amount of pesticides. So buying organic versions makes sense.

Onions, avocados and corn are practically pesticide-free whether they are organically grown or not., the research group's website, lists conventionally grown fruits and vegetables by pesticide content.

The values are relative
To combat its reputation for priciness, the chain recently started tagging good values.

And yes, you can get chicken breasts and organic milk at competitive prices ($4.50 a pound and $5 a gallon), and find a bargain on bulk dried cereal.

Also, products carrying the "365" label, the store's in-house brand, are generally good deals compared with other options on the shelf (though not with store brands at other supermarkets).

However, you will pay plenty for stuff you won't find elsewhere - heirloom arugula, Icelandic low-fat yogurt and organic frozen chicken potpies.

But aren't those the exotic items you really came for?

No calorie counting here
With traditional grocery stores now stocking the organic brands that originally drew shoppers to Whole Foods, the chain is adding to its offerings of in-store prepared foods.

The store diligently lists the ingredients that go into its meat loaf and macaroni and cheese, but it doesn't provide nutritional information on any of its in-store prepared foods.

So while that vegan oatmeal scone tastes delicious and sounds healthy, you have no way of knowing whether it is better for you than the scallion cheddar one sitting next to it - or, for that matter, the cheese Danish from Dunkin' Donuts down the street.

Don't get taken to the cleaners
In its "Whole Body" department, Whole Foods offers a variety of "organic" soaps and health supplements. But there is no recognized "organic" standard in the personal-care industry.

Ditto for household items such as dishwashing detergent. The largest component in most cleaners - organic or not - is water.

The "green" soaps and detergents may be less harmful to the environment (because they have no phosphates), but they don't necessarily remove the dirt any better than Tide or Cascade.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

it's your president

Bush Sends Troops To West Nile

The Onion

Bush Sends Troops To West Nile

WASHINGTON, DC-Vowing to "exact justice for the taking of innocent American lives," a determined and defiant President Bush deployed more than 14,000 ground troops to the West Nile Monday.

New ESPN Programming

Shamelessly stolen from the onion.

ESPN Courts Female Viewers With World's Emotionally Strongest Man Competition

BRISTOL, CT—Sports broadcasting giant ESPN, whose programming has long been a staple among male television viewers of all ages, made its first foray into women's sports programming with the introduction of the World's Emotionally Strongest Man Competition Monday.

The hour-long weekly show, which will run opposite ABC's Monday Night Football, features an international cast of powerfully caring, emotionally resilient, deeply sensitive men pushing themselves and each other to the limit with astounding feats of inner strength in domestic settings around the country.

During the show's premiere, a two-hour special titled "Manhattan Blowout," competitors put their bodies, minds, and spirits to the test in events ranging from the brutal grind of "Enduring Quietly As She Takes Her Hard Day At Work Out On You," to the agility-straining "Throwing A Last-Minute Surprise Party For A Despised Mother-In-Law," to the ultimate combination of strength and finesse, "Helping Her Over The Death Of The Cat That Always Hated You."

"We've always been interested in expanding our brand to involve fans of every possible stripe," said ESPN president George Bodenheimer at the gala WESMC premiere party at the ESPN Zone restaurant in Times Square Monday. "When we looked at our viewers, it was immediately apparent that—figure skating, cheerleading, and gymnastics aside—women were the largest single group we were missing. This new show was designed from the ground up to give them the kind of deep, meaningful competitive experience they don't get from normal sports-entertainment shows."

Over 13 million viewers tuned in for the premiere, which saw Manhattan photographer Barry Peters pull to a strong early lead in overall points with his artful, complaint-free performance in the "Synchronized Cooking And Consolation" event, during which Peters prepared a near-flawless zucchini-pepper ratatouille while effortlessly lifting the spirits of his partner, the challenging and highly unpredictable Christy Ericsson, by convincing her that she was in fact better off without that long-anticipated promotion.

Other strong overall performances were turned in by Martin "There, There" Richards, a graphic designer who remembered to make his wife's beloved tapioca pudding on the anniversary—not of their marriage—but of their first date; Garth "The Embrace" Josephsen, who maintained some form of reassuring but undemanding physical contact with his fiancĂ©e for nine consecutive hours; and Ben "Soulmate" Siegel, who made his girlfriend laugh despite her belief that minor weight gain and childlessness were ruining her life.

"It was perfect, honestly," said tear-prone football coach and WESMC host Dick Vermeil, who taped the show's 13 episodes earlier this summer so that he would be free to lead the Kansas City Chiefs without any heart-rending distractions. "We couldn't have asked for a better debut. Even the guys who didn't do as well as they wanted did their honest best, and we had no breakups or severely hurt feelings, despite some relatively large missteps."

According to Vermeil, one competitor, Patrick "Gusher" Johnson, overcorrected a brief moment of thoughtlessness with a hasty and inappropriate marriage proposal, straining his trust almost to the breaking point. He also noted that "Magnanimous" Ver Magnusson, the lone Icelandic entrant, may have tripped himself up with his longtime companion Marta by compensating for his terse nature with an "almost creepy" overabundance of expensive gifts.

Early reviews of the show have been overwhelmingly positive, with the target audience responding precisely as ESPN had hoped.

"WESMC is exactly the kind of thing I've always wanted in a competitive event," said viewer Emma Michaels, who posted her approval on the show's web site. "The way these talented emotional athletes can be so strong for others, bearing up under the crushing weight of sadness, shouldering the burdens of a fully mature relationship, never taking the cop-out of ‘letting a woman down easy,' and never cheating… This is the way these games are meant to be played."

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Slave to the Grind

Slave to the Grind - Skid Row
(i feel like this every time my alarm clock goes off)

You got me forced to crack
my lids in two
I'm still stuck inside this rubber room
I gotta punch the clock that
leads the blind
I'm just another gear in the assembly
line - oh no

The noose gets tighter around my throat
But I ain't at the end of my rope 'cause
I won't be the one left behind
Can't be king of the world
If you're slave to the grind
Tear down the rat racial slime
Can't be king of the world
If you're slave to the grind

Get it?

A routine injection, a lethal dose
But my day in the sun ain't even close
There's no need to waste
your prayers on me
You better mark my words
'cause I'm history
Yes indeed

You might beg for mercy to get by
But I'd rather tear this thorn from my side

I won't be the one left behind
You can't be king of the world
If you're slave to the grind
Tear down the rat racial slime
Can't be king of the world
If you're slave to the grind

They swallowed thier daggers by turning their trick
They tore my intentions apart brick by brick
I'm sick of the jive
You talk verbal insecticide

I won't be the one left behind

You can't be king of the world
If you're slave to the grind
Tear down the rat racial slime
You can't be king of the world
If you're slave to the grind

career change

so i'm looking to do a career change. so here's my list of what i'm good at.

project management
use of technology to cut costs and improve productivity
business analysis
consumer product design
mechanical design
manufacturing processes

have my mba - so i would also consider a junior level management position or marketing. would love to get into the marketing side since i've been on the engineering / design side for so long.

my resume if you're interested

also considering being a mobile disc jockey in my spare time
i've got the music, the lights, the sound system and can sync everything to computers for a very good multimedia demonstration. perfect for a bar, house party, wedding, etc. so if you guys know of any companies, clubs, people that need a DJ let me know.

Getting in a rut...

so lately been in a bit of a rut -
doing the same things week after week, so it's time for a change.
more spontaneous happy hours, get togethers, drives out of houston, more road trips.

Here's my to-do list for the second half of this year:
1. See the Spazmatics a few more times.
2. Fix my resume, find another job. (that'll be another job posting).
3. Get more DJ gigs -
4. Start up an 80's tribute band playing all the favorites (madonna, devo, the cure, michael jackson, all the cheesy 80's hits)
5. Move closer to the loop.
6. Start being creative again - writing music, computer graphics, artwork etc.
7. Look at saving more money.
8. Buy a car more conducive to DJ-ing and hashing.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Sushi Happy Hour Spot

For those that like sushi...
How about some cheap beer to go with it during Happy Hour.
I don't think they know what they're getting into with $1 beer and cheap sushi with me - two great combinations.
I'm there next week - probably Tuesday and/or Wednesday

Oishii Japanese Restaurant Happy Hour (dine-in only)
3764 Richmond Ave. (near Greenway Plaza)

Monday - Friday / 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday / 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Domestic Beer (12 oz) $1.00
Bud / Bud Lite /Miller Lite /Coors Lite

Imported Beer (12 oz) $1.50
Asahi Dry / Kirin

Large Hot Sake $3.00

Appetizer - $3.50 each
Buy One Get One Free!

Edamame / California Roll
Agedashi Tofu / Vegetable Tempura Roll
Hiyayakko / Spicy Salmon Roll
Ika Tempura / Cucumber & Avocado Roll
Vegetable Tempura / Dynamite Roll
Kani Salad / Oshinko Roll
Kani Sunomono / Kanpyo Roll
Soup & Salad / Vegetable Harumaki
Onion Rings / Gyoza
French Fries / Fried Banana

Spazmatics Band

Spazmatics - 80's New Wave Band
Let's Go - they play every Thursday night at Sammy's at 2016 Main in Houston.
They also play all over Texas - Austin, San Antonio, New Braunfels, etc.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

blogless -

can't think of a topic posting, but can give you an indication of topics discussed at the on-on-on and at the hash today...

can blowjobs last longer than a good cold beer?
is there a god (Muslim, Christian, Judaism)?
why is rubbin still single?
any women have secret crushes on rubbin?

feel free to post answers, especially to #3 (lurkers you can post anonymously).

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Why it sucks being single

Josh Hopkins

except for the one-night stand sex

New Tires

New Tires on the Miata yesterday. She drives like a dream.
On to a car wash, then off to Galveston to give her a tour of the beach.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

i love jessica alba

I Love Jessica Alba -
anyone have any single friends that look like her.

New Blogger

New Blogger to the scene

Pull the Plug