Monday, October 27, 2008

Don't let it happen to you!

Evidently, the future of this country may lay in your hands. Don't let what "happened to me", happen to you.

In lighter news, check out this International Teaser Trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince! It's awesome!

One of those guys

I've officially become one of those guys this week. You know when you're making a right turn into a parking lot or at a cross section, and you see the biker on your right side, who you kind of have to wait for before you make the turn, and it frustrates you because even though they're going pretty fast, they're actually going kind of slow in relation to your car. I have become that biker.

Today was my first day biking to work. I live a shade under 7 miles away and it took about 34 minutes on side streets to get here. There were a couple of interesting things on the way in...

  • I definitely need to get a helmet. I think karma is going to get me back big time after almost hitting two pedestrians (one biker, one skater) last week
  • I was inches away from road kill
  • On Riverside, in between the Studio Lot and Sonora/Victory, it smells like horse shit because everyone there owns a horse and it's right next to the Equestrian Center
  • This could be pretty scary riding back after work in the dark

Friday, October 17, 2008

"Wha-wha-wha-wha-whats your fantasy!"

I think this might be the busiest sports season that I've had in my life. I'm currently in 1 NFL Fantasy league, 2 NBA Fantasy leagues and spearheading the football pool in the office.

It's amazing how many people play fantasy sports. I think this year, one of my leagues is going to have a live draft party (like Knocked Up, where Paul Rudd's wife thinks that he's cheating on her, but he's actually sneaking out to his Fantasy Baseball parties).

Friday, October 3, 2008

TV Programming

This is the first year that I've watched both the Presidential debate and the Vice Presidential debate. I think that I (and maybe the rest of generation Y) have reached that age where we can really understand what's going on with our country, and how important it is for us to choose the right leader. I was somewhat "in the know" in college, but never really understand the gravity of the situation. Now that I'm out of school and working in the "real world", things like taxes, plans for the economy, health care, the war, etc. directly affect the way that I'm going to live. This is definitely a sign of "growing up" and I think what reassures it is that I went from listening to Big Boy in the morning to listening to NPR on the way to work. Nuts.

On the lighter side of TV programming, I think the usual line up is what's in store for this fall -

I'm also thinking of catching -

- 30 Rock
- Mad Men
- Entourage
- Fringe

On a side note, I've been watching a lot of TV online. There's a great site that has SNL, The Office and Family Guy episodes on it - I haven't been up to date with Family guy, but I watched a few episodes online, and it's still one of my favorite cartoons. Here's a sample from one of the episodes from Season 6 titled "Love Blactually."