Thursday, December 22, 2005
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Monday, December 19, 2005
So at around 8am this spread was laid out at work. Consisted of coffee cake cheese ball spinache dip sausage cheese crackers lil weenies chocolate candies.....ect...... All this at 8am. Plus I have had four cups of coffee heavy hazulnut cream and sugar. Good time to start my new diet? Later.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
so i cant stop searching eBay for a new-to-me road racing bike. i must have a trek, say 03 to 05, carbon fiber racing bike. its been two months of constant eBay'ing for me. just looking, asking questions, busting scammers, and general obsessing. why used? well i can get more bike for my budget if i buy used and gosh darn it i love eBay.
anyone know what a reasonable asking price for a 2003 trek 5500 with full dura-ace, chris king headsets, and low miles is worth? i really want one. one in particular that is.
survivor...............what the heck was up with the two fugly chicks? danni had some lip work done? collagen or something. those lips was fat or phat. like the season but the end was dull. the gayman, rafe, what a dumb arse. say good bye bye to one million dollars. good bye bye.
daycare lady has called in sick for tomorrow. can they do that? looks like me and baby j are working from home. can i do that? i am management now? shit i dont think i can do that? well, fuck'em if they cant take a joke or go a day without me.
i am out. later.
Friday, December 09, 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Survivor is very goooood this season. I had Judd in the office pool and was looking so nice until he got Jersey Cocky. I think it was a bad move on Stephs part to vote him out. She is clearly on the chopping block next. Everyone loves her, but she sure is dumb when it comes to the non physical parts of this game. Oh yeah that would be like the most important parts of the game. Second chance got her on the jury, but its time to dump the dumbie.
Do I find myself cheering for the Weavers? Maybe? I mean why do the other teams hate them. There must be some stuff not making the final cut or I just don't get it. I mean it seems like the other teams really hate them. I don't care for all the praying. Doesn't the almighty have better things to do then help the Weavers with directions? AND Production errors? WTF? Get a portable battery charger and stop draining the leaders car battery. If the Linz get screwed because of that "Production Error" I am done with the Family Edition.
Freakin Pete!!!! I started this blog and so so excersie working out stuff about a year ago because of The Biggest Loser. This second edition was just fabulous. How do they top it. How do you lose 185 lbs? Are you kidding me? Pete lost 185lbs. He looks like he is all muscle. Just the most unbelievable thing I have ever seen. AND Matt, I dig that dude. Screw your friends who don't get it and make fun of you cause you aren't drinking. You just won $250,000 in cold hard cash and likely got hotties lining up at you door, you skinny arse stud.
To answer the earlier.......................newborn, promotion, newborn, holidays, promotion, and newborn. Later.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
........Eddie Vedder, the dog, but why did you poo on the floor?
........The Amazing Race, but just not this family edition crap!
........My Name Is Earl, Tuesdays on NBC.
.......The FIRST place Chicago Bears!!
........My little Baby J, but why must you wake screaming at 2am?
........Being a Daddy who has no clue what day, time, or year it is.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Originally uploaded by aham23.
Holy crap where have I been????? I mean freakin Pete of biggest loser, judd, bobby jon, bonaduce, the white sox, so many great things to blog about.....and i blog nothing. did i mention eddie vedder the dog is famous? later.
Friday, October 21, 2005
This two weeks has been something else. I am a man and have no patience, but I think I may have gained a fraction more then I possessed before. I mean when this little person is screaming and you don't know why or how to stop her or how to help her you are forced to control yourself and be the adult and have patience. You know? I have had to walk away and take a deep breathe, but I did and was able to handle the situation. Having a child is a lot of work! Hello, like I am telling the mothers of the world anything new. I am bad at expressing what things like this mean to me.......So I must move on. BUT, I would not give back these two weeks for one billion dollars!
OK, anyone watching My Name Is Earl? Very funny sitcom on NBC Tuesday nights. Jason Lee, Jaime Presley, and some dude who was in Remember the Titans star in it. It's a comedy, but there is no annoying "Laugh Track" just good old humor. I like shows that don't try and tell me what is funny. Watch Joey and you will get what I mean. My Name Is Earl, well not my name, but you should check it out.
Holy Crap Balls Batman, the Chicago White Sox are in the World Series. Fuck yeah a Chicago Baseball Team has finally done it. Albeit not my beloved Cubs, but I don't and won't hate, Go Chi Sox.
What the heck is a man to do at 630am in the morning while his 8 week old baby sleeps. Porn or Poker you say. Yes, online Poker here I come. Later.
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Loving the Sun
Originally uploaded by aham23.
Yeah it's Sunday and I got a day off, sort of. Wife is home and the Mom in law is up for a visit. Of course she must hold the baby ALL day. I am watchin the Bears, getting ready for the White Sox clinching victory, and maybe even a mountain bike ride!! I still have The Contender fights on Tivo to watch too!!!!!!!!!!! How about the awesome pic of Eddie Vedder, the dog! Later.
Friday, October 14, 2005
I have registered to play in the
Online Poker Blogger Championship!
This event is powered by PokerStars.
Registration code: 6076959
Blah Blah Blah Blah.................HELP.....................Sign up for this freakin poker tourney NOW...........Hello Baby..............Later.
Really, 130am eat, 530am eat, 930am eat, 1230pm eat, and through in some crying, pee and poo and the fact that the fence peeps miss ordered my shit and now it looks like I will have a half done fence for atleast two more weeks..................NO..............NOT the DOORBELL.................Damn you Eddie Vedder, the dog, why must you bark franticly at the doorbell...........NO..........BABY IS UP................NO CRYING...........Piss all over me.....................Later.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
We are getting a vinyl fence and the process started yesterday. Guess who came home from work and was unhappy with the progress of the fence. Yes, the wife who can find the littlest issue and blow it up real good. Something about it didn't look right and the measurements were off and she was panicing because this aint a cheap home improvement or one that would be easy to redo? It's $5k and the post are all cemented in. So in her panic and stress she has them change the length in a spot. After they leave for the day we stare at the damn fence and argue about it all night. We call the sales guy. We are outside in the pitch black fall night trying to figure out what the hell is going on. Finally, we agree that it should be left the way it was intended. Our entire night was stressed to hell over this and ultimately we decide, uh she decides, it should not be changed. They are back today digging a third and final hole for that last post. Just like the "Paint Drama" the attempted changed and assumed dislike was not to be and all stayed the same but not without a little pain.
OK, 230am and 530am was eating time. At 830am we ate again a took a very large green yellow softish poo. Too much info? I never knew my life would be all about baby poo. Currently she is up in her crib contently, wait, forget that she just started screaming. Mr Mom is off. I love coffee. Later.
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
Yes, I said she went back to work today! That means I am at home playing Mr Mom and Mr Adjuster. I do NOT recommend it. The baby is crying, the work cell is ringing, work emails are flooding in, and our Pets Heads Are Falling OFF!! Of course, I found time to shout out to Blogger Nation! More to come.................Later.
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Friday, September 23, 2005
Originally uploaded by aham23.
Can you say Face Off!! Eddie Vedder, the dog is fast on his feet, so he was able to avoid harm. They basically ran around the yard chasing each other! At no time did the Great Dane's owner show up. When he got tired he just galloped off to somewhere? Will we ever see him again?
Originally uploaded by aham23.
There is a horse in my backyard! That was my first thought when I spotted an unleashed, no owner, giant great dane in my back yard. Second thought was to grab the camera. Third thought was to send Eddie Vedder, the dog, out to protect the family. No I didn't???????
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Saturday, September 03, 2005
Yes I am a proud new father of a baby girl. She arrived 8/25 at 1003am. It is just wonderful, scary, beautiful, and confusing all at once. I mean this little person came from where? I am responsible for her? I am her daddy!!
Big Brother Eddie wonders if he will still be loved? Ofcourse you will silly. Treo Out.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Sunday, August 21, 2005
I managed 20.3 miles with a 16 mph average, 22 mph max speed, and total ride time of 1 hour 16 minutes. According to CaloriesPerHour my litte ride burnt up 1461 calories. Not too shabby for an hours work.
Around mile 10 I started to head south back towards home and in to a headwind. Holy crap I thought I was going to die, puke, poop, or something like that. It was tough. I am not in road shape to where I can get nice and low on the bike and just cut through the headwind. My back will not allow it, yet.
The ride was a great a workout and I pushed myself beyond my previous rides. Another cool thing was I actually found the road out in the county where all the roadies ride. Five roadies passed me going the opposite direction and two others could be seen way up in front of me. Maybe one day I will be a cool roadie riding and drafting in a group??
Lastly, what the fuck is up with this new Blogger "Flag as Objectionable" button. Yeah, the one up top next to the "Next Blog" button. Stinks of censorship if you ask me. Did anyone ask me? I mean if you are "Next Blogging" don't you assume the risk that you may come across a blog you don't like. One selling stupid shit or promoting a stupid busiess or perhaps some jagbag political blog with anti something rhetoric or PORN. I mean Porn was the first internet business to make a profit! I guess if enough Rat Terrier Haters "FLAG" my blog then it is "See You Later" for Eddie Vedder, the dog. Later.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
So on to the next day and my Road Bike Ride. I hoped for 20 miles, but figured the previous night was going to set me back. Around mile 7 I started to experience stomach issues. Yes, those kind of stomach issues. Issues that lead to arse problems. I am out on a country rode with not a bathroom facility in site. I am off the bike and crippled over with stomach cramps. Yes I have to poop and poop immediately. I try to ride it out, Oh the bumps hurt. Finally, I took a chance and did the unthinkable............I did number two on the side of the road in some brush. Let me see, poo in the tight bike shorts or drop'em and do the two on side of road........Easy call right??
OK so I did finish that Sunday ride. It was 14 miles with a 14.7 mph avg and 25 mph max. Good times. This ride made for 35 miles last week.
Today I managed a quick 13 miles with a 15.2 mph avg, 23.5 mph max and 51 minutes ride time. The damn head wind was a killer and I still don't have a solid into the wind technique.
Just remember to skip the buritto and late night poker if you plan to exercise the next day. Later.
Sunday, August 14, 2005
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Friday, August 12, 2005
Thursday, August 11, 2005
My life has been really busy this summer and especially the last two months. Reality TV has suffered as a result. No Big Brother this summer which kinda bums me out. I have digged that show the last three years, but it is such a commitment at 3 episodes a week. No average Joe either and I heard it was solid. No Surreal Life and so on.
However, I have been catching up on Being Bobby Brown and all I can say is, "What The Fuck!" I was that skinny white kid wanna be in high school and Bobby was the shit. Don't Be Cruel was off the charts. I played that cassette tape into shreds. New Edition with Can You Stand the Rain was the bomb. Bell Biv Devo, Ralph, and Johnny Gill, man I had all their solo stuff. I was real cool.
Back to the show.......I knew he was messed up, but what up with Whitney? I had no idea she was sooo crazy. I mean when she was on top of the world (whatever year that BodyGuard movie came out) she just oozed Class. What I see on this show has to be an act? It just can't be real. And WTF (two times), why don't they a freakin house? AND how many kids does Bobby have with how many different women. I can't stop watching. Later.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
I did get a road ride in last Friday morning and hit it for 15 miles. It felt good. The position on the road bike irritates my lower back. Never had lower back issues, but I guess it is always something. I have poor flexibility and think improving it will clear up this issue.
Alright, I gotta go, see I am working from home again! Later.
Friday, August 05, 2005
I have a lot to do around here as we are preparing for a 50 guest party at our house. In-Laws, Friends, and neighbors will be spending all day Saturday at our house. Currently I am watering the lawn the to get it nice and green looking. I can't be that guy with the burnt brown grass. Then it's off to the various stores, Panera for bagels, Krispy Kreme for donuts, T-Birds for the booze, and so on. Then it clean up this place and try to find as much floor space as possible for sleeping. I am thinking the In-Laws will be on the floor???? Later.
Sunday, July 31, 2005
Originally uploaded by aham23.
This weekend was a Gus Macker Weekend for me. Since 1992 I have played in the Macker. It's a 3on3 basketball tournament where they match you up with simillar teams based on entry forms each team submits. There are usually 16 teams on a court and it is double elimination. It is street ball where we call our own fouls and it can get rough. The do have "Court Monitors" to keep things clean.
In my younger days we would travel around Illinois and play in about 5 a summer. Same team for each tourney. We had a two year run where we never finished lower then second and racked up numerous first place trophies. Actually I have boxes of Macker trophies in the basement.
Well, I am getting older and the tournament wins had been none since 2001. We scored a couple thirds, but that was it. Hoops is a rough sport and my body just isn't conditioned for it anymore. Or so I thought.
This year is my last year. I proclaimed this fact last summer that I would be retiring from the Macker. We played two. We finished third in June and I didn't have much hope for this Macker. I had not played since, well, June's Macker, and have been falling out of shape fast.
The core of this team has been the same for ten years. We got a sharp shooter, big guy (me) and the best freaking 3on3 guard around. Through in an aging all state high school stud athlete and we white boys can hoop.
We played five games and won them all. We won close games, came from behind, shot well, rebounded, made cuts, and played like it was 1997. It was freakin awesome. The sharp shooter and the guard played their best hoops in years.
Man, I may have to rethink this retirement thing. Later.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Or too much Foo? I have not yet decided. I borrowed the Foo's recent two disk release from a friend and just started jamming it this morning on my way to work.. They rock they chill they do it all with this release. I have read the critics think its too much? WTF do they know? Treo Out.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Despite all that I did ride today. It cooled down to 86 degrees today so I hit the road on my 05 Trek 1000. Riding into the wind solo is a bitch. I managed 11.5 miles in 45 minutes with an avg speed of 15 mph and max of 21 mph. According to CaloriesPerHour.Com I burnt up 782 calories during my ride. Lance Armstrong and the boys of Le Tour burn up 5000 calories or more during a mountain stage. I got some work to do.
My lower back is still flaring up on me and has since I started my road bike career back on June 25th. I am still tweaking the bike to get the fit right, but think my main problem is a weak core. The road bike position is much tougher on the bike and I need to work on my back flexibility and abs. Yep, the beer belly is fucking up my back on the road bike! Later.
Just over 20 miles last week which was far from my goal of 50. Poker Beer Painting and other things came up. I will get more miles in this week!
This Tour De France has got me. I tivo it on OLN and watch all of the coverage when I get home. I dig it. Treo Out.
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Sunday, July 10, 2005
I have over 150 miles on the mountain bike and 50 on the new road bike. That really is not very many considering the lack of rain we have had around here. So, I decided to step on the scale the other day and BAM 232.5 lbs. That really sucks, but I knew it was coming. I am tall, 6'3", and carry the weight well, but still that aint where I want to be.
I worked so hard over the winter and just ate it all way in spring and early summer. I need to focus on the damn diet and I would have no problem maintaining a better weight, like say 220 lbs. Through in some bike riding and I could be looking at 215 lbs.
What is the fucking point? I am back at it kids. Losing 15 lbs is the goal and riding with eating right is the way to Git-R-Done. It was 10.7 road miles yesterday with a 15 mph avg 20 max mph and 43 minutes of ride time. That makes for 36 road miles last week. This weeks goal is 50!
Wait did I mention the hunched over riding style that is road biking has flared up my lower back. Yes the pain right above the arse that can take your breath away and run down your leg. Shit, I am already making excuses. I must go. Later.