Happy Retirement, Mom

Mom, I just wanted to take a second to wish you a happy retirement day. It is currently 6:37pm, so I’m sure you’re probably still in the office. If you see this, wrap it up! Go home. Relax a bit. Sheesh.

I’ve told you this for years, but you have given that place MORE than enough. You have been so grossly overworked and underpaid… and I mean damn near criminally underpaid, it is long overdue for you to leave.

Your boss… er… EX boss is in for a rude awakening when come Monday and you’re not there. She will try to fill your position for what she paid you, and maybe then she will realize how good she had it with you around. She won’t be able to find 3 people who earned what you did to split the work you covered.

Now, you can relax. Check that… you should relax, but you probably won’t. At least you won’t have to dread the end of the month any more. Plus, you can travel whenever you damn well feel like it. How great will that be?

Even better, you can now jump into the junk biz full time with dad! How exciting will that be!?

TV – Still for Sale

Ok, so I have yet to sell my monster, awesome TV. It is still for sale.

I’m getting desperate. I have already decided that since there is no real way I can wedge that thing into the house, that it will be going into storage until such time as I can offload it.

Here’s the new offer, if anyone might be interested.

If someone wants to take it now (ideally, someone I know) and make payments on that bad boy, say $100 a month, I would totally be open to that. I understand that not everyone can scratch together $500 at the drop of a hat.

I figure, if I ain’t using it, there’s no sense in not letting someone else enjoy it while making payments on it.

If this fits any of you, let me know.

Again, here is the full craigslist description.

Moving Sucks (and my new address)

I’m sure most of you know already, but let me just reiterate once again. Moving totally sucks. I hate moving. I hate boxing up my shit. I hate lugging my shit around. I hate living in and out of boxes. I hate dust. I hate updating addresses with every single person, place or thing who sends me shit. I hate everything about moving. *whew*

Luckily, this time Jess is there to help, and she has been invaluable. She keeps me on task long past the time I would have crapped out.

We are now in the “little random crap” stage of packing which makes me insane. Boxing up the kitchen is easy. It’s big, defined, and can all go in the same box. It’s when you get down to all of those odds and ends you have floating around your house that have no real category yet still have to go in some box in order to be moved. Just beyond aggravating.

My new address is as follows:
1005 N Harding
Boise, ID 83706

(the nice thing is the sheer number of characters I’m saving when I have to write my address! The old one was: “6294 N Park Meadow Way apt. 303” )

The funny thing is, as much as I hate moving this will be my 9th move since I left mom and dad’s. You would think that I would have it down at this point… but I don’t. My progression is as follows. (map)

  1. Stone Ridge Apts.
  2. Eastover Terrace
  3. Stephen Ave Apt.
  4. Falcon Valley Townhomes
  5. Clocktower Apts
  6. Charlotte Ave (my house)
  7. 21st st. (G’s house)
  8. Renaissance Apts
  9. Harding (Jess’ house)

Ugh… I get tired even thinking about it.

I’ll have a new home phone number as well, but since nobody actually ever calls me at home, I won’t post it here. If you want it, drop me an email.

So, the movers are scheduled first thing Saturday morning. Not sure how long it will take, but just about everything is boxed and ready to go. There are a few stragglers, but that’s it. I still don’t have any concrete leads on selling the TV, but I keep hoping something comes through in the 11th hour.

All we’ll have left at that point is once it’s all moved is to find places for all my crap in the new place, which is only marginally better than boxing it up in the first place.

No, I haven’t had a chance to blog about the Boise State game last weekend, but hopefully I will. This week is not good. Next week might not be much better. But, I may find some time in there somewhere.

TV For Sale – $500 obo

Please… I’m begging… if anyone out there who reads this would like to buy an AMAZING HDTV from me before Saturday (or knows anyone who would) please let me know.

I’m attempting to sell my 36″ Sony Wega KV-36XBR400 CRT TV before, or while I’m moving. I am also selling with it the matching TV stand as well as a matching A/V cabinet.

This TV has unbelievable picture quality. HD is just awesome. The reason I’m selling it is that despite its quality, it is a rather large set. And heavy. I would rather not try to fit it into Jess’ place if I could just sell it instead. Plus, since I live on the 3rd floor, the movers are coming on Saturday, and they could assist anyone wanting to pick it up.

When I bought this TV in 2001, it retailed for well over $3000. You can bet, that when I bought this thing, it was absolutely top of the line. I really did my research when I bought. (some reviews here)

I will sell the whole package now for $500 or best offer. I have it listed on Craigslist, if you want to see pictures and read more about it: http://boise.craigslist.org/ele/424671819.html

Hell, if you help me sell this TV, I’ll throw $50 your way as a finders fee.

Ask people you know. Ask people you work with. Someone out there wants this SCREAMING deal for an amazing TV.

Email or call me if you have questions.

Thanks everyone.

Third Game

Ok, so the Broncos meet up with Wyoming tomorrow on the blue.

I gotta say, part of me is more nervous for this game than I have been in a while. I mean, coming off of last week’s horrible loss to Washington, we haven’t seen how this team responds to a loss. Maybe all the local press is right when they say that the loss has put the chip back on their shoulders. I would like to believe that.

But, since we haven’t seen how this team, or this particular coaching staff deal with a loss, it is really tough to gage. I mean, until last week, I had supreme confidence in the coaching staff’s ability to make adjustments at halftime. I still think the defense can do that (they proved it last week)… but I wonder about the offense. Maybe that’s not fair, but I can only tell you what I’m thinking.

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Next Step

I would like to use this time to inform all my “peeps” who regularly read this little forum here of my… technically “our”… upcoming plans.

After much discussion and deliberation Jess and I have decided to move in together.  Again, technically I’m moving in with her, but the final result is the same.

We view this as the natural progression of our relationship and we are both ready and very excited.  My lease at my apartment is up the end of September so a decision needed to be made.  Actually, we have talked about it for quite a while, including before I signed my last 6 month lease, but wanted to be sure it was right for both of us.  Now, it is.

Movers have been scheduled and preparations have begun, but some assistance may still be required.  Those of you know who you are… You will be properly bribed pizza and lubricated with beer if necessary.

For the record, I would also like to add that this is not the final step.  My ultimate goal is not to move in and mooch off her until she wises up and kicks me out.  “Next Step” implies that more steps will follow.  I’m a big believer of one thing at a time, and so in keeping with that mindset, once this is done and settled there will be more steps to come.

Read into that what you will.  *wink*

Discuss amongst yourselves…

It all came out in the Wash-ington

Wow… that wasn’t a whole lot of fun. The game, specifically, but pretty much the entire Saturday sucked donkey balls. Here’s the recap of my weekend trip to see the Boise State Broncos vs. the Washington Huskys.

Jess and I got on the road early on Friday. After a quick stop at McD’s for some road breakfast we were off. Drive was very uneventful, which is good. No blasting dirt storms or anything. It was nice to run into all the members of Bronco Nation who were heading up to the game (estimates said upwards of 10,000 made the trip). We were flying my Bronco flags on the car and saw many other people doing the same. We barreled through Ontario, Pendleton, gassed up in Yakima (where I got my first comment on my BSU gear from a guy delivering beer to the convenience store who said, “Beat them Huskys!”… he must be a Cougar fan.), and kept going through to Bellevue where we were staying at the Westin.

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Game One… belated

IMG_1576 Ok, so I haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’ve been busy. But I wanted to get a small post regarding the first game of the season.

I have to admit, I was on the conservative side in my final score predictions… somewhere in the 34-17 area. I absolutely did not expect 7 touchdowns in our first 7 possessions. Nor did I expect the defense to force them to go 3 and out in their first 6 possessions. You couldn’t get more dominant than that. Weber State came in with some hype regarding the Big Sky’s returning leading rusher and heralded Alabama transfer

That 56 – 7 final was perhaps one of the most dominating performances I’ve ever seen, and that includes some monsters like 65-7 vs Idaho in ’04, 62-0 vs Idaho State and 56-3 vs Nevada in ’03. I’m quite sure in those games we weren’t pulling our starters in the 2nd quarter after scoring 7 straight times. Absolutely amazing.

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One Year

Jess, today is our one year anniversary since we met for that evening of miniature golf and a couple beers.

I can hardly believe it.  I would have never had guessed a year ago I would be here, and I couldn’t be happier.  I certainly wasn’t expecting what I found, but I’m glad I did.

You are an amazing person and I love spending time with you.  The best compliment I can give you is that you allow me to be me.  I, as everyone, have plenty of my own issues and goofy peccadilloes and you accept them all.   I never knew how important that could be until I met you.

Here’s to the previous year, and looking forward to the future.  As Frank Sinatra sang, the best is yet to come.

Love you.