Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Stupid Work Ethic

I really don't want to go to work today. Unfortunately, there are things which I really should get done today before we go out of town tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On Curling . . .

"If I can compare it to golf, two sports invented by the Scots I'm convinced to drive us crazy . . ." ~announcer during the US/Japan women's curling event today.

What can I say? We Scots do love to fuck with people!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ice Problems

If you've been watching the Olympics this evening, you may have seen the report that they were having problems with the ice for the 500M Speed Skating event. This lead to more than an hour long delay.

The problem?

The zambonis were broken . . . all three of them.

Come on! This is Canada! There have to be some spares somewhere nearby!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Definition of . . .


Slovakia women's hockey team against Canada. (See also: "Ass-kicking")

Currently about 6 minutes left in the second period, the score is 12-0 Canada.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Current Conditions

I'm sitting here watching hockey (Avs/Thrashers, 1-1 end of the 1st), reading webcomics, slightly bummed about the fact that Journey's and my trip to Hawai'i has been postponed two weeks because of the so-called "snowmagedon" in DC (our connecting flight through there for tomorrow was canceled a little after 9:00 AM this morning), listening to the snow melting and dripping into the attic, and wondering how much longer until those drips start coming through the ceiling.

On the plus side, I'm fairly confident that the Avs will win tonight, we're still going to Hawai'i in two weeks, it should get cold enough tonight to freeze most of the water on the roof so the leak will stop (temporarily at least), and our house-buying project continues forward. Hopefully, we'll be closing and moving real soon now.

Things could be worse.

2/11 7:40AM UPDATE: Well, I was right about the Avs winning. 4-3 in OT.

Monday, February 08, 2010

You Need A New Advertising Firm

Whoever is designing the current Radio Shack television ad campaign needs to be fired (preferably out of a cannon, but just from the job will do). These are some of the most annoying commercials out there right now. They aren't exactly making me want to shop at Radio Shack; if anything, I'd go elsewhere because of the commercials. If the ads you're paying for are actually driving away business, you need to rethink your strategy; if you don't, all I can say is you're going to get what you deserve!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

And the Big Brass Balls Award Goes To . . .

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton for calling a on-sides kick to open the second half of the Super Bowl.


That's my general reaction to The Who's halftime performance during the Superbowl. Their playing was just fine, but the vocals were kind of so-so. Granted, they're not in the their mid-20s any more, but Roger Daltrey kind of sounded like he had just smoked an entire carton of cigarettes and downed a case of whiskey at a few points. I'm just not sure he can really do that kind of rock anymore (sadly).