Thursday, March 26, 2009

My Fav 5

It's been a little while since I've done a post, but I've been super busy with a pregnant woman in the house, work, school, side jobs, and a pregnant woman in the house. But considering how I spend a good portion of my time on the computer (at least 8 hours a day Mon - Fri), I thought my growing mob of loyal followers would enjoy checking out my top 5 favorite websites!

In no particular order, they are:

A website solely devoted to silly pictures of cute kittehs and puppehs with funny captions! Since Angela introduced me to this website a couple weeks ago, I've really enjoyed it. And to make things even more fun, you can submit your own cute pictures of your pets. The site is also updated multiple times a day.

The Drudge Report is basically a list, compiled by Matt Drudge, of news articles from various news websites from around the world. It's so nice to be able to get all the top stories in one place without having to bounce from page to page.

The only way to describe this website is that it is COMPLETELY AWESOME! Every day Woot sells only a single item at what is usually a ridiculously low price. Every day the item changes to something new at midnight. The item could be anything from a computer, bug zapper, boardgame, or who knows. Occasionally Woot will have a Woot-Off, which is when an item will be posted for sale until Woot sells out of it. After that a new item will be listed, and the process continues all day long. Its a very cool idea. One of the first things I do each day is to see what is for sale on Woot!

This is the home page of the Jacksonville Jaguars! Now I know this site will probably not appeal to any of you out there who are not avid Jaguars fans. If you are, however, I suggest you check it out. Vic Ketchman, senior editor for the Jags, does a daily blog called Ask Vic where he answers questions from readers. You can also find the latest news pertaining to the Jaguars, as well as the NFL.

This is my wife's blog! Angela is a very talented writer, I think, and I would like to see her actually try to make some money out of her hobby once she has more time to devote it. I check her blog at least several times a day to see if there's a new picture of her cute, baby belly!

So that's it. Those are my top 5 most frequented websites, not counting the one's I go to for work. I hope you guys will enjoy them as much as I do!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Tales From the Crypt!

My wife, Angela, recently wrote a new post on her blog with these questions so me, being the overworked individual that I am, decided to answer them because its been a few days since I've posted and also because I'm really tired and still have to edit a 4 chapters for a book my coworkers are writing as well as do a school assignment. So here it goes:

1. Did you date someone from your High School? I did date one person from my high school, who shall rename nameless, for a little over a month I think. We are still very good friends to do this day and my wife absolutely loves this girl. Funny, huh?

2. Did you marry someone from your High School? Nope, I did not meet Angela until a few weeks before I began going to college. She had already finished a year at college and I was just so excited to be dating a college chick!

3. Did you carpool to school? The only person who road to highschool with me was my brother since he's only a couple years younger than me. I did occasionally carpool to college with my friend, Brent, during the our freshman year.

4. What kind of car did you have? My first car was an '89 Dodge Dynasty.

Thats what it looked like in the picture, but a whole lot rustier with a lot more broker parts. I bought it with my own money for $600 from a neighbor who lived down the street from my parents. It was a good first car. For my highschool graduation gift, my parents helped me upgrade and purchase a 1998 Honda Civic! That car was my pride and joy! I loved that car so much and to this day I regret ever trading it in.

5. What kind of car do you have now? Today I drive a 2007 Honda Fit. It's a little Blaze Orange Metallic hatchback that reminds me alot of my Civic. I absolutely love driving it and I couldn't have asked for a nicer, more practical car.

6. It's Saturday night now you're....Wishing my pregnant wife would wake up to spend some time with me or playing some darts with some friends.
7. It is Saturday night then you' the movies with some friends or cruising the streets in my 2.0 Liter Civic looking for some poor, unsuspecting Mustang to ambush.
8. What kind of job did you have in high school? When I was in highschool, I worked at a nearby Domino's Pizza for 2 years. I also did some time at a sportsbar in a Holiday Inn working as a bus boy and doing room service. 1 month I worked at Sweet Tomatos but that job stunk so I quit there and got a job at an Italian Restaurant. That job lasted for 6 months before I was fired for refusing to take undercooked shrimp to a patron. I was glad I was fired though, because it turns out that my boss there was arrested later for kidnapping 30 + men from local gay bars, raping them at gunpoint, and then blackmailing them with the videos. What a psycho path. And for those of you wondering, that IS a true story.

9. What kind of job do you have now? I have the stinking greatest job in the world! I thank God for my job every day. I work for a small consulting firm that does business intelligence work for other businesses. We also sell software. The reason my job is great is because I'm finally doing something I love! I design and build databases and have also built a few web applications. Occasionally I do some graphic design work, which I really enjoy. Graphic design was my first love but I gave that up as my program of study in college because I thought I could not get a job in this town doing graphics, but look at me now! I wear jeans and a t shirt to work, shave when I want to, play darts during lunch in the conference room, and listen to music while I work. I have a great boss and work with a bunch of guys who are all very nice. The fact that I'm making the most money of my life now doesn't hurt either. I give God all the glory!
10. Were you a party animal? Well, lets just say I've never smoked or drank alcohol in my life. I have been known to toilet paper the occasional house or car, though.
11. Were you considered a flirt? I'll admi that I flirted when possible. Ask my wife. I flirted with her from day one. She just probably didn't recognize my overt flirting. She thinks most guys are "just being nice." Yea, right.
12. Were you in a band, orchestra, or choir? While in highschool, gangsta rap was my passion. I loved to hit the streets, rapping about life in the projecks, hustlin' the hoes, and such. JK.

13. Were you a nerd? During my first 2 years of highschool, I could probably have been classified as dorky. I had a small group of friends and I wasn't popular. During my junior and senior year, I became more popular. I was a cut up and liked to make jokes, which earned me some cool kids points, as if it mattered. My senior year I was voted "Most Caring." Is that a joke or what? But my friends all thought it was funny.
14. Did you get suspended or expelled? Nope, I was too smart for that. One time I did have to go to a parent/ teacher conference because I wrote a story in english where this guy strangled his psychologist with a piano wire before killing himself. What can I say? I have a vivid imagination. I guess they thought I might be trouble in the future.
15. Can you sing the fight song? If we had one, I didn't care enough to learn it.

16. Who was/were your favorite teacher(s)? Probably my 2 favorite teachers were from my senior year. My web design teacher, Mrs. Gustafson, really got me interested in graphic design. My english teacher, Mrs. Slater, was just a dang good teacher and really cared about her students.
17. Where did you sit during lunch? We had a courtyard at my highschool so I usually sat out there eating my peanut M&M's.
18. What was your schools full name? My highschool was Ridgeview High School. I'm not worried about interent stalkers like my wife because I have a .45 auto that is very convincing.
19. When did you graduate? "We're the best! We're better than you, because we're the class of 2002!" That was our little cheer. Pretty gay, huh?
20. What was your school mascot? We were the panthers.
21. If you could go back and do it again, would you? Maybe for a week or so, but not longer than that. I'm very happy with my life now and could not have asked for the Lord to bless me more than He has.
22. Did you have fun at Prom? It was okay, but prom is overrated.
23. Do you still talk to the person you went to prom with? Nope. She was hot but not very smart and maybe slightly psycho.
24. Are you planning on going to your next reunion? That is to be determined. I still see all the people I went to high school with that I care about.
25. Do you still talk to people from school? All the time. I work with a few of them now. One of my best friends from highschool, Devin, helped me get my current job. Thanks, bud!
26. School colors? Blue and silver.