Settled! I guess I forgot to mention… I settled with the old landlord. She finally relented on her pathetic offer and gave me closer to what I was owed. I still could have gotten more but I really did not want to go through the crap of a full trial, which is what she would have demanded. So that chapter is closed and I have learned a lot about the American Judicial system… it is slow and it sucks. But I am still suing my cat.
The Future? I know what I want for Christmas. Get me a Skycar! Nice weekend. I am a little pissed at the Short Line company. I missed another bus from Ithaca this weekend because the driver left more than five minutes early. Unprofessional. Plus the fact that I was honking and yelling as he pulled out about five feet from me. Jerk.
I am getting a lot of huge accounts at work with minimal effort. Gotta love that. The job is progressing nicely, but I am still working on B-School applications. Just to see what comes of it. I love Mondays.
Crazy Ukranians Ever get a haircut from not one, not two, but three jabbering Ukranians? For $4? I highly recommend it. I was trying to find a place to get my haircut and stumbled across a barber school that was offering student cuts for $4. In I went, only to get the greenest barber they had who was being watched over and helped out by two instructors. The plus of this was that he was really careful. The minus was that it took almost an hour. Why do I blog about such mundane things? Because my life is mundane. Rub it in.
Enjoying Life and Kissing the Ground Ever been in a plane when it takes a nose dive and then head back to the airport to be greeted by a runway full of emergency vehicles? If you do get the opportunity, I suggest that you either politely decline or get fitted for a colostomy bag. Yes, this happened to me. We were flying to St. John’s for some QT on the beach, and our plane had a small issue with not being able to climb over 10,000 feet because the cabin would not pressurize. As a result, the plane automatically dives when you exceed 10,000 feet. What fun! I dislike flying enough without having a real reason to crap myself. The interesting thing is that I felt much safer on the tiny twin prop commuter jet than I did on the AirBus A300. The person who said getting there is half the fun has apparently never flown American Airlines.
Once the fun part was over, we proceeded to have a great time in St. John’s. We stayed at the Westin Resort, went snorkeling with sharks (small ones) and turtles (big ones), lazed about on the beach, and rented a jeep to cruise around the Island. I am too lazy to find cool links for you, but I will post some pictures of my pathetic whiteness soon. Stay tuned.
Leave the Guy Alone! I have the greatest, most profound sympathy for that poor Cubs fan who knocked the ball out of Moises Alou’s glove. At first I was kind of chuckling and saying “Oh, boy, if that turns out to be the difference…” Now I have so much sympathy for him. And I fear for his life. I saw some vide of him being abused as he was led out of the stadium. That poor guy is in big, big trouble. And all he did was be in the wrong place at the wrong time. He did what all of us would have done in the split second he had to decide. And he will be crucified for it. Poor guy. I am really, really worried for him.
YAY!!! I leave for St. John’s tomorrow to hang out on the beach and read a few good books. Maybe some scuba diving, I don’t know… I don’t know if I’ll have enough time. I think I really need this. I need to recharge and refresh without needing to look at my watch and the clock when I wake up in the morning. I don’t know if I will have much in the way of access to this blog, so you will have to fill the void I leave this weekend with chocolate. Or grand larceny. Pick any hobby other than reading my drivel, I don’t care.
The Blahs I spend too much money. I eat too much crappy food. I watch too much TV. I don’t do enough productive work. I never want to change!
Have Car, Will Gamble After a lovely dinner last night, we found ourselves with little to do. We wanted to play a friendly game of poker, as we are wont to do, but no one’s house was convenient for us at the time. So what could be more convenient? Simple! Jump in the car and go to Atlantic City! We left New York at 11 PM and arrived in AC at about 2 AM after a few MapQuest misdirections. Marco, Christine, JD, Yoshi, and myself piled into our car and wound up playing poker at the Taj Mahal until 6 AM. It was one of those things that once we all playfully said we’d do it, there was no turning back. Never mind that all of us have obligations today. Never mind that the trip entails four hours of playing and six hours of driving. Never mind that we cannot really afford more lost sleep or lost money. We had resolved to be impulsive, and any naysaying was quickly quelched. The final tally? I can speak for myself here, you will have to look elsewhere for other peeps’ totals. I dropped $130 at the poker table, mostly due to getting impatient after too many bad hands and seeing too many flops (read: playing like crap). Really, I could not have played worse if I were blind and incredibly charitable. Don’t get me wrong, I took some brilliant pots from some good players, but I played like crap over the long haul. The silver lining is that I then put $40 on a blackjack table and turned it into $100 in about 15 minutes. It really was an incredible run at that table. So here I am, without a lick of sleep last night, blogging about it. And I also realized that I have gone completely crazy when my first thought in AC was “I can’t wait to blog this!” We may have to do it again real soon, Poopie-doops.
On another note, and probably improperly out of context, My brother got called to Bulgaria! Big ups to Micah!
BWAHAHAHA!!! Does anyone remember a while back when I posted this to see if I could finally get Jared listed in Google? I had done a few searches for him and could not find anything. Sad really. Well, victory is mine! Number one without quotes. People will look for him and say, Hey, I was not looking for this Ammon character! What the heck! Sorry, Jared, people will be able to find you henceforth. I could make a lot of money doing search engine optimization. Jared, you owe me $50.