Sunday, October 31, 2010

When and Where

Drabik came home this weekend and we ran yesterday and today.  In between deep breaths yesterday, Mike mentioned that it seems that time and location are becoming huge factors for our relationships with others.

On Friday night, I took the 6 PM train downtown to meet up with Marie for sushi.  Although we were supposed to meet at 7:30, she got a little lost and she didn't arrive until around 8:10.  I reluctantly had a Sapporo Light at the bar by myself while I waited.  When she arrived we got our table and ordered 4 plates of sushi.  We talked about various things like how she's not used to the cold weather and what her plans for Halloween were.  Afterwards, we didn't really have anything to do, we couldn't go to the bars because of her being 20 and she didn't want to walk around because she insisted it was too cold...We found a movie theater nearby and saw "It's Kind of a Funny Story".  It was funny, but travelling downtown to go to an $11 movie wasn't what I would have thought we would end up doing.  I paid for everything that night, that's ok though, chivalry is not dead.  I had to catch the 12:40 back, so when the movie ended at 12, I walked her to the blue line station and walked to Ogilvie.  She texted me that she got home safely and thanked me for a good night.  Overall, she's a fun girl but it's going to be difficult to hang out if she doesn't like the cold.

Yesterday, I went to Shane's to get lunch with Nicole, she was in town for a musical that her cousin was in.  We talked about things like school, how being 21 is and other things.  I asked her about her status with guys, her situation is typical of a down to earth senior girl in college.  She doesn't have much interest in any guys because she knows that she's graduating soon.  She asked me about my business and I told her about Marie, and mentioned that I felt similarly because Marie leaves in January.  I am not sure if she knows that I still have feelings for her, but I don't want to stir things up right now.  I forgot to mention that the guy she was going on dates with while I was in Mexico is still distraught over how they didn't work out and he still sends her desperate texts from time to time.  I could have been that guy, I'm certainly glad I'm not.

Last night Fabian and I drove to one of his buddies apartments in Naperville dressed as Mayhem.  Fabian's buddy, Jeff, was dressed as Anna Nicole Smith, hilarious...



Jeff is kind of like Wheeler only he capitalizes on his wit, if you know what I mean.  After the pregame, we headed downtown and went to a bunch of bars.  We danced, drank and danced more.  At one point Jeff started doing push ups on the dance floor and everyone loved it.  At around 2, Fabian, Jeff, their friend Ashley and I hopped in a cab.  I was downhill from there.  Ashley was drunk and really annoying, we were trying to get to her house and we ended up driving way more than we needed to.  After we got to her house, she didn't drop any money to help pay for the cab.  By the time we got back to Fabian's buddy's apartment, it was about 2:30 and our fare had totaled $33.  We had sobered up too so Fabian and I just drove back to Wheaton.

Today, Nicole and I met up at Shane's again, however, she just got a sandwich for the road because she had to head back to Taylor.  After Drabik finished working at Shane's we went for a good 5 mile run.  He enjoys running because of the feeling he gets afterwards with the endorphins and all.

While running with him he mentioned the whole timing and location are everything.  It got me thinking about how in high school and some of college the friends we had and girls we liked were controlled heavily by how our personalities matched up or how cute they were (in the girls case).  Now it seems that even though personalities can match great, there are unfortunately 2 larger factors: time and location.  Even more unfortunate, these 2 factors rarely work in the relationships favor.  Example, all of 1502 are graduated, timing is great, but location, we're all over the place.  Imagine how different our relationships would be if we all found jobs or things to do in the same area.  Example, Marie and I get along great, we live close to each other, but the timing is all messed up because she leaves for France in January.  With Nicole, I feel like our personalities are a great match, but time and location are working against us.  I think what makes timing and location so frustrating is that they are out of our reasonable control and how the relationship ends up is dictated heavily by when or where we are with friends.  I think there is something to be said about how fate works in this situation.

Here's to fate,

Chin

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"It's like a real life telenovela!"

According to Angelo, there's some crazy drama going on with some of my friends who live in Guanajuato.


For breakfast/lunch, Fabian and I went to a sushi buffet, I figured I would warm-up in case Marie and I went out and got some sushi tomorrow.  I got pretty stuffed, I haven't been very hungry when I wake up, usually I choke down some eggs, occasionally frosted flakes.  At the buffet, I had 2 plates and some ice cream.  Fabian and I decided to dress up in overalls and a hard hat for Halloween on Saturday night, that plan has changed though.


Towards the end of my afternoon shift at Shane's, I texted Marie to figure out/confirm the plans for hanging out tomorrow night.  We're going to meet outside of Oysy Sushi, in the city, at 7:30.  I will probably take the train down to avoid all the reverse commute traffic, if only I had someone to pregame with me.  After sushi, I don't know what we are going to do.

I called Anderson about advice for good sushi places downtown and this Oysy was actually Jackie's idea, thank you.  While on the phone with Anderson, he gave me the best Halloween costume idea, Mayhem.  Mayhem, is the character from the Allstate commercials, the one who is the hot girl out jogging "making sure that this...stays a 10".  I think this is a great idea, Fabian is going to be the 1st string, once 4th string, starting quarterback version of Mayhem.  So tomorrow morning we are going to go try to find some cheap suits that we can dirty up a little then I have to find a pink headband and some pink jogging dumbbells.  Some medical tape on the left eyebrow and we'll be set for Naperville on Saturday.

While searching for a job, I've been wondering, how far away from "home" home would I be willing to go.  Admittedly, the idea of living in Chicago is not nearly as daunting as the idea of living on the east or west coast.  Moving stuff would be easier, obviously and I would still be close to all my friends and family.  I think I would feel pretty comfortable living in any area within 5-6 miles of Wheaton, so Ann Arbor is a candidate, haha.  I did apply to a job in Southfield the other day, so that's kind of close.  I think I am just going to start applying all over the nation as long as the job is appealing enough to me.  Time to start brushing up on the microelectronic circuit design again I guess.


This one's an oldie but a goodie...


Here's to pink headbands,


Chin

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Back to Square 1...

I took a brief break at Shane's today to call the patent law firm downtown today.  I left a message on the the machine of the woman who interviewed me, inquiring about the progress of the face-to-face interview scheduling.  Shortly thereafter, I received an e-mail which partly read, "We have reviewed your resume and transcript. However, we are not seeking candidates with your credentials at this time".  Hmm, curious, looking further back into my gmail inbox I found an e-mail from the same woman reading partly, "After reviewing your resume, cover letter, and transcript, your credentials appear more than satisfactory and I would like to schedule  in a preliminary phone interview"....


Shittyyyyyy


So, I'm back to square 1.  I am tempted to write back, but I know it would be useless and regarded as unprofessional, no matter how sincere I sound about it.  Later, I spoke with Chuck's dad about possibly interning at his patent law firm, but their interns are only in the Summer and they need to be engineering grads who are enrolled in law school.  I've got a book coming in the mail about patent law, should I still read it if it's impossible for me to even get a face-to-face with a patent law firm?  Just yesterday I was feeling great about my chances if I got the face-to-face with that law firm, and now I'm back to contemplating my future in engineering.  I'll do some more job searching tomorrow and we'll see.


The power went out in downtown Wheaton and my house for 3 hours so we closed down Shane's 2 hours early.  When the power came back on, Fabian and I chilled in my basement and watched the Heat lose.  I also had a good fb chat with Marie.  As of right now, we are planning on finding some good sushi in Chicago on Friday, should we not find a good place, we are going to make our own sushi.  My first test of her will come after sushi because I suggested that she think of something for us to do after, she's only 20 and can't go to the bars yet. Hopefully she thinks of something interesting to do.  Actually, as I now know, plans with most girls, even when they are confirmed and definite still only have about a 50% of happening, so I'm not completely sure we will meet up Friday.


Thanks to Sweeney for committing his night of drinking to my well-being, it's nice to get support from good friends.  Right now, I am planning on being a ping pong player for Halloween, a far cry from the awesome ideas from the past 2 years (Shapes! and Jabbawockeez).  I hope I'll get a better idea by Saturday.



Fish Stick Tacos!


Here's to crazy winds,


Chin

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Gung Hay Fat Choi!

That...does not mean hello or how are you in Chinese, it means "Happy New Year!".  However, it sounds like a general greeting.

I went to Chinatown today with Marie, quite the experience.  First, I struggled to get out the door, Chuck had Skyped me from Spain and I really wanted to speak to him.  So I rushed out the door to head to the city to pick Marie up and then head to Chinatown.  In my rush, I just through my shoes on and bolted out the door.  When I got about 10 minutes from her apartment, I noticed my right shoes was really loose.  I looked down and saw that I had 2 different shoes on...Really? So stupid...Anyways, Finally I got to her area and found the Starbucks she mentioned she lived by.  I parked my car, and went to the Starbucks.  I tried to call and text Marie a couple times but the calls weren't going through.  At the Starbucks, there was a girl, I walked up, "Marie?"...didn't hear me..."Excuse me, are you Marie?"...she looks up, "No"...so I guessed wrong.  I sat down at Starbucks and sa a girl sitting under a tree across the street.  I walked across after a few minutes of thinking if that wasn't her either.  It was her, she's really nice and pretty cute.  First thing I explained to her was the 2 different shoes, she laughed, probably still thinks I'm an idiot.

On the car ride to Chinatown we talked about her experience so far in Chicago with the French Alliance, small talk.  She's pretty good at english and seems to understand almost everything I say.  We got to Chinatown and walked around the shops, restaurants and parks.  Eventually we got some food where Marie ordered one of those crazy fruit tapioca drinks.  It had some weird black stuff in it that was like jell-o.  We talked some more, walked around some more then headed back to the car.  On our drive back to her area, we talked a lot about drinking games.  We decided that we would have to play some of the games sometime.





The drop-off was noteworthy, I suppose.  I pulled over to an open spot on the curb and said how I had a good time, how we had to hang out again soon.  There was some odd silence, then she got out.  I think that maybe I should have hugged her, opened her door, regardless, I feel like I did something wrong.  We'll see, we might do something next weekend for Halloween, Drabik and Nicole will be in town as well.

You know a commercial I hate, the bank one where the kid goes to study abroad in Paris because "he didn't know his fer a jaca from his vu le vu".  I hate the part where he's low on funds and as soon as he's wired money from his parents he spends it on some bon bons.  Reckless spending like that is probably what got him into trouble in the first place.  Then he probably blows all of that money on that girl he meets. jeeze...

PS...the kid looks like Wheeler

Here's to Adidas' shoes looking similar,

Chin

Saturday, October 23, 2010

You're going down, to Chinatown

Last night, Anderson, Fabian and I went out.  I had a $25 gift certificate to Chili's.  After Chili's, we went to Tasting DeVine and did a wine tasting.  I did the October tasting earlier this month with Fulton, but they had a good line-up, I doubled back to the Sangiovese. Then we went to the Bank, the neighboring place and took advantage of their $2 bud light special.  We then went to Muldoon's and got a Guiness each.  Then Fabian and I went back to my house where I finished a leftover Mickey's and Anderson took Fabian's leftover.  Then Anderson and I went to Rosie's and ordered some tall PBR's.  We finished about 1/4 of them and decided to leave because there was this girl from high school there that Fulton had a thing with and I really don't like her.  So yes, a lot of the PBR was sacrificed but we had our fill last night.

I was supposed to go to Chinatown with the French intern, Marie today, but when I woke up it was raining and I had a huge headache.  I texted her to suggest we go another day and she agreed, so we are going tomorrow.  I am going to drive because it looks like it's going to rain again.  I've never explored Chinatown so it should be a good time for us.

Today's pictures are of Fabian's cat with it's tongue out, the original picture is hilarious and then I made the other one...


Here's to Mickey's,

Chin

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Pilot Episode (1502 Style)

Shane's for the morning shift, ate dinner at my Grandma's, did a good night run with Callie, had some brews with Fabian.  Watched Friends again...

Ok, so this time it was "The Pilot Episode".  Two things I am displeased with on this post:

1.  Friends is dictating the theme of my blogs
2.  I probably should have thought of these things not 5 months after 1502 was disbanded, I just feel like that guy who clings onto the past...

Anyways, what would the pilot episode of 1502 be like? (To completely ignore the aforementioned qualms)...In 25 minutes?  It would have to begin the night that Killer came to the 2nd Kelsey floor.  Stev, were you there for that?  If not, we would have to write in that you were Wheeler's friend that I met through him.  The more I think about it, the more I feel that our pilot episode would not be as successful as our series finale.  I mean, Wheeler, Grant, Cassie, Stev and I practically met due to proximity, no crazy stories there.  I guess the pilot would have to introduce people like Andrew Lee, Danny Freeman, and Mike O. into the story.  Obviously, Mike O. would have a more active role later on into the series, but he would not have a major role in the pilot.  I think Danny Freeman would be like the waitress in Seinfeld's pilot, he would have a huge role in the beginning, choosing to surround himself in finding a house for us, then he would be written off, like Meg in Family Guy.  Andrew Lee would leave kind of like Kutner did in House, I mean , he wouldn't kill himself, but his story would end abruptly without answer.

Mike O. would be in the series premier as a friend that we meet at some house party, like the first time you see Kid Cudi in How to make it in America.

Otherwise, the audience would have to assume that Stev, Cassie, Wheeler, Grant, and I were good friends in the pilot.  This isn't true, but again, due to time constraints, it would have to be posed that way.  It's crazy to look back, we evolved soooo much as friends.  That is to say, I had some good friends throughout my time at Michigan, but the one's that stuck were the ones that I knew for 3-4 years.  The likes of Krista, who would be introduced in the pilot somehow, I have no idea how...The likes of Sweeney, Ricky, Uzoma, Dane, Scott Goldman, Krista, AK, and BP are the reasons that my experience at Michigan could not easily be written into a 90's sitcom.  There were so many people that made the experience that it would just not be a traditional show.

That being said, had certain moments been filmed, there would be some hilarious episodes...

Here's to me never doing Edward 40 Hands in college,
(Didn't even do it tonight)


 Chin

PS...I don't remember the specifics of when I met some of my housemates, that's why my pilot episode is way more general than my finale episode...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Last One (1502 Style)

So I worked at Shane's all day today, I am filling in for Esse tomorrow for the day shift, too.

Anyways, I've been watching Friends at night, admittedly I always made fun of the show when my sister watched it.  Tonight's episode was a repeat of "The Last One", the final Friends episode of the series.  IT was filled with touching moments that built up to the disbanding of the 6 of them.  Now, they were all friends for 10 seasons, I think, so quite awhile.  After watching the sentimental episode I got to thinking, how would you show 1502's last moments together within 25 minutes?

Keeping the 25 minute restraint, I think personally, the show would kick-off with Wheeler leaving for the airport...So unfortunately he wouldn't be in much of the episode.  Then the show would condense the rest of 1502's nightly adventures into one crazy night, again due to the 25 minute time limit.  This night would include a pong tourney at the house, in the breezeway (missing IT), a last walk down White St. together with us reminiscing, drunkenly, it would take us to Hotel Arch for a power hour, which would be edited to about a minute, then we would head to the various South U sites.  To complete the 5-7 minute last night montage, we would all wander off with various interests.  Roll commercials.  The next shot would open to all of us crammed into a booth at Benny's, all hungover.  We'd all make snide remarks about what we did the night before, make fun of Cassie and then the old lady would put coffee in Cassie's hot chocolate.  We'd be laughing, having a good time.  Then we would go back to the house and begin cleaning up the house from the night before, not.  We'd go back, and it would be edited such that it was my last day there.  I would be all packed up and leave, I suppose.  Commercial. The final part of the episode would be the introduction of Mike D. and Kenzo.  I can't say much of what would happen in this part of the episode, seeing s I was in Mexico, but I'd like to know how it could be summarized in the final 6-7 minutes of the episode.

That's roughly how I would summarize, no clip show like Seinfeld and no sentimental moment where we all put our keys to the house on the counter top like Friends (I still have mine).

Haha, our first reunion episode would come the next week, essentially defeating the purpose of a finale.  This episode would start with the departure of Mike D. and start with Wheeler and I arriving.  It would probably be well-received however it would lack the 1502 house so it would not become a spinoff series.  Maybe another night I will think about how this episode would go, or maybe someone else can (wink wink).

Hopefully the next reunion episode will happen here in November, I guess we'll see.

Cassie, I'm sure you've seen this already
Here's to 8:30 being the earliest I've woken up in awhile,

Chin

Monday, October 18, 2010

Come fly with me

Good day, good day...

Looking back, I didn't do much, but Stev's "Last Impressions" theory applies here, the past few hours have been really good.  I'll just talk about them...I went to Bdub's with Anderson to visit Squires and I got my first free thing from Bdubs!  It was a 22 oz. Coors light, Squires said she got it for free, so I will give her the benefit of the doubt.  Then I got home and watched Eastbound with Fabian.  Nicole texted me that the Blackhawks won because we decided to be fans this year, the best damn fairweather fans out there.  Now I've been having a pretty good talk with David, so a good night overall...

Today I also started to read about patent law in hopes of being well prepared for my face-to-face interview with that patent law firm.  I really want to buckle down and get into this type of profession because I think I would enjoy it a lot.  I want to head to the library one of these days and gain some published knowledge about patent law, so far it seems very interesting.

Aside from the toppings, wouldn't it be hard to tell which is the top and bottom of the pizza?





Here's to the Homecoming King, David Sweeney!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Where are you? I'm getting jittery!

Did you know that if you type "hottttt" on an iPhone it turns it to "jittery"

Today I wrote to the recruiter lady from the law firm to give her a "nudge" on getting my face-to-face interview set up.  I worked at Shane's and have been relaxing at home since.  I think tomorrow Fabian and I are going to catch a matinée of Jackass.  That scam guy has not called me back yet.

David has convinced me to go to Ann Arbor for the weekend they play U of I.  Should be a fun time and I think Fabian is coming with me.  The weeks these days fly by, this routine makes the days all blend together.  I think I have a high tolerance for doing nothing.  Like when people get tired of having nothing to do all day, I am not tired of that.  I still would enjoy a "real" job though and I will continue searching (determination!).

Here's a picture of me and the shoes I "accidentally" (lots of quotes today) took from the Red Head Piano Bar, I promise to return them next time I go...Provided by Jackie


Here's to Jimmy Fallon actually being a good late night show host,

Chin

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Let's knock out those reps"

I almost fell for my first legit scam today.  So, I was at work at shanes when I received a call from an Atlanta, Georgia area code.  The guy, Robert, seemed to know his stuff about me, said he got my resume off of careerbuilder and was looking for electrical engineers.  He asked if I had a minute and I did, then he asked me to  grab my laptop and pull up my resume and we could look at it together.  I was at work so I said I didn't have my laptop.
Him: "Alright, well I will be available at 10 AM tomorrow, will you be available?
Me: "10? Okay, that works."
...we talk a little longer about how I can contact him...
Him: "Thanks Kyle, I will speak to you tomorrow at 9."
Me (Trying to be flexible): "Um, 9? Okay, sounds good."
Him: "That's 9 eastern time"
Me: "Sounds good, thanks Robert."

At this point I thinking, man, I have to wake up at 8 to talk to this guy? Fine, whatever.  So throughout the conversation, the guy was kind of mumbling, mumbling to the point that I couldn't identify his last name correctly, I wrote "Dovell" it was actually "Topal" and I couldn't ID his company correctly, I heard "OnStar" it was actually "Beyond-Star".  Sure they sound the same, but you shouldn't mumble the company's name...I tried to find out more on-line and eventually got information using the phone number he called from and the one he told me to call.  From there, I found his correct name, correct company name and their website.  His website turned out to be sketchy as hell, talking about Martians attacking an stuff, this hypnotic-like music playing, sooo weird...So I googled "beyond star scam" and found all these complaints, apparently, I should expect several calls from this man for awhile now.  I'm sure you could find the website, but I don't want to link it because I'm kind of paranoid , haha.  Needless to say, I'm sleeping in tomorrow.

Anyways, work went well.  When I got home Fabian and I rented Hot Tub Time Machine and got some Bud Light Golden Wheat, which I was skeptical of because it seems out of season, but they were out of Octoberfest, sooooo...Good movie though, for as incongruent the plot is, I suppose.  It helped to have a few beers, too.

Thought, maybe I should pick up my phone tomorrow when he calls, maybe play the fool a bit, say some stupid stuff and see how long he deals with me until he realizes I'm not taking him seriously.  I think I'll do that.  Or is that a bad idea?

Thank you Sweeney for documenting Joe descending the tree in the back of Hotel Z15...



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Here's to Google (Maybe I should apply there),

Chin

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"I'm going to break up with him, in like...a week"

Heyo,

Today...started slow again.  I woke up around 12:30 and gave Fulton a call.  He's in town this weekend for no reason in particular.  He was still asleep, he picked up tho. I told him I would stop by in a little, after dropping off my sister's key at my grandma's.  Anyway, we went to the Egglectic Cafe, last time I went there was to meet Killer and Stev when they were in town.  We saw one of Fulton's old flames across the street and it was kind of awkward so we dodged looks from her.  Afterwards, we went to my house and watched some college football (I will not mention what games we watched specifically).  Fulton went home and I relaxed for a bit then we met up and did a wine tasting.  We found a friend there, Stev you may remember her, and apparently she's breaking up with her boyfriend next week.  She left and after the tasting we went next door and met up with some of Fulton's friends who once went to Taylor but have since been kicked out.  They were pretty cute and afterwards we went back to my house and had some more wine.  They eventually left and Fulton and I had a good talk.

As shallow as it sounds I was just saying how nice it is to look at a nice female body.  Not in a lustful way, but it just appeals to the male instinct to appreciate some nice curves or a cute face.  I think that's why old men say girls are "so pretty".  It's not like they get all bothered by it, but it's just like listening to a song you love or seeing a painting you like, it's just something we appreciate and deep down you don't know why.  "Why do you like that song so much", "I don't know, it just appeals to me".

My point of interest yesterday occurred to me when Squires and I went for a bike ride.  My theory is that being single is like being in the "Honeymoon" phase, only its not always.  If you're single, and have no active prospects, you just kind of chill and have these people that you're not committed to.  It's a nice thing and I believe that I've had this honeymoon feeling with Nicole only because our relationship has not been allowed to evolve beyond me knowing the things I like about her.  Sure, I've been frustrated at times but that's only because I don't know how she feels.  But yeah, the honeymoon phase is great and it's definitely a perk of being single.

Tomorrow is a day of watching football and probably hanging with Jake until he heads back to Taylor.

Here's Squires and I saving some precious Wheaton wildlife on out bike ride yesterday.

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Here's to Taylor students,

Chin

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My minor is in...Spanish?

Today I woke up to a phone call from an automated credit card company.  Afterwards, I checked my e-mail and found that a girl had Facebook messaged me.  I was going to delete it but I ended up opening it and it was an intern at my Step Aunts job who was from France.  Maya had mentioned that they went to the Sox game with this girl a bit ago and said I might be interested.  I was intrigued in the least, but you know how it is, the parents always say "She is so cute".  Anyway, the message was all about how she had heard a lot about me and how she wanted to see some parts of the city and thought it would be more fun if we could check it out together.  So, we became Facebook friends and we might end up doing something this Saturday, at least that's what I proposed.  She says she wants to check out Chinatown, which is on the southside, so that would be an adventure for the both of us.  She seems like a cool girl, she makes all those grammatical errors typical of people who don't have english as their primary language, but she seems like she's pretty good at it.  If only I took French instead of Spanish, just kidding.  We'll see how it all goes, she's around until January and she seems pretty cool.

I also emailed the patent law firm back and thanked the woman who interviewed me yesterday saying that I thought they had a great work environment.  I worked at Shane's for the afternoon shift, good times.  Tonight, I went over to Anderson's to watch Always Sunny, The League and the Office.  Fabian joined and we had a fun time with our twelver of Octoberfest.



Here's to 70 degree weather in October,

Chin

Just a thought

Woke up, had that phone interview, it went well, I am going to be going in for a face-to-face interview sometime soon.  Otherwise, didn't do much, played some reach (making Lockout on forge).  I also hung out with Fabian, we went to Rosie's and then met up with Squires at Caliendo's.

Just a thought, with the whole idea of a platonic relationship not between able to exist between a guy and a girl (from the guys point of view)...Does that mean that even girls of the past are subject to us feeling that way?  Honestly, I would say that I would love another shot at my first girlfriend, but the second...meh, I'm pretty sure that would be a very regrettable thing.  So maybe it can exist.  I suppose though, that one could argue that a relationship doesn't exist between the two of us.  So I don't know, maybe I will feel completely different about it in 5 years.


Here's to the here and now,

Chin

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Perfection

Well, I am really enjoying this new Halo.  I played about 15 games online with Wheeler today and we killed it.  We won a 4 vs. 2 game, I got a perfection (16 Kills, no deaths), had a closing wins streak of 7 games and my K/D is 2.28.  I guess we are still playing with lower ranks, but it was fun nonetheless.

When I woke up for Shane's today, I checked my email and found one from the law firm.  I have a phone interview with them tomorrow at 1 PM.  I'm pretty excited for it, I feel well prepared.  Today, Anderson came into Shane's around 2 so I took my lunch break and we ate together.  I put new speakers in at Shane's so we blasted some Andre 3000 while closing up.  I got home, played Halo, and I just finished the House from last week.  I don't know how I feel about the season so far, he seems way too happy.  I'll watch yesterday's episode in a week.

Stev, we should play sometime tomorrow.
Here's to videogames,

Chin

Monday, October 4, 2010

I keep missing House

I've missed House for the past 2 weeks now.  Today I just forgot it was on and last week I watched the Bears game instead.  The Fox website doesn't post them until 8 days later, maybe it will be up at 12 tonight.  Today I woke up, learned how to use the macros feature on Excel, talked with that hourly pay company, played some Reach (beat it on Legendary), and figured out my student loan payment plan.  The only problem with the company is that I need to be able to guarantee at least 8 months, so that would mean no law firm.  At this point, I'm thinkin this hourly job ain't gonna happen.

Here's to Vodkamelon (Sweeney, way to not have any Mich gear on),

Chin

Same old, same old

Today was similar to all my other Sundays.  I woke up watched some football while playing some Reach.  I took a break to eat some, Wheeler and I talked a little bit which was nice.  Tonight I went over to Anderson's to watch the Bears game.

This week I should be getting a call from that law firm.  I told them I'm available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at any time, so I'm going to be pretty anxious.  I also have to call that other company back, the hourly pay one.

This is a picture of me after I made a 3/4 court shot when I was really little in park district bball, I'm in the background with my hands in the air.  Balllerr!

Here's to the Fall season,

Chin

Saturday, October 2, 2010

"Run or walk...same amount of wettt!"

Chicago, again, was a blast.  I got to Anderson's apartment around 8:30 last night.  I bought him a twelver of Octoberfest, so when I got there, my dress shirt was soaked from sweat.  When I got there I was introduced to Miles and Matt, 2 of his Purdue buddies.  Then I put my shirt in the dryer and put on the "I'm not an alcoholic, I'm an athlete" t-shirt we got for that bar crawl.  Then, Anderson's and Jackie's parents showed up.  I felt weird wearing the shirt and of course it was the first thing they all noticed.  then Miles' girlfriend, Kelly, showed up.  After finishing a few drinks, I changed back to my nice shirt and we made our way to dinner, paid for by the rents, so that was great.  After pizza, the parents left and we headed out to the bars.

The first bar was 3 stories and we had lost our buzzes a little so we went to get a round of tequila shots.  Anderson wanted to pay, but I insisted and bought the first round.  I go, "Bartender, 6 of the cheapest tequila shots you've got"...$42 bucks!  I was kinda pissed but we drank them and then Matt got a round of rum and cokes.  We left that bar shortly after that.  We then went to The Kerryman, drinks were more reasonably priced there but they closed at 2.  So we made our way to the red head piano bar.  I was wearing my Nike shoes and so the management took me to the back room and let me borrow some dress shoes.

Red Head was a blast.  We sat at the bar that encircles the piano and they were playing a ton of our requests.  There was an older woman there, maybe mid 30's, not too sure.  She was sitting next to our group so I took the vacant seat next to her.  We got to talking, I found out she's the vice president of this aviation insurance company downtown, nice.  So we talked on and off but a lot of the men her age had flocked to her so I let her have her space, plus, I was there for Anderson.  When she left though, she gave me a pat on the shoulder and handed me her business card.  Maybe I should start texting her, get my very own dr. Laura.

This morning was a little rough.  Anderson drove me to the train station and I got home around 1:30.  I watched football (Go Blue!) and did other insignificant things.  Drabik and I went and saw The Social Network, which, like all the reviews say, was a great movie.  I definitely suggest it, it makes you appreciate just the internet in general, I guess.  It's just nuts how once money gets involved with things, it can get a million times more complicated.  That and how if you come up with an idea, other people claim to have had that idea, kind of like Inception's theory that there is no completely "original" idea.  Go check out the movie though, very entertaining.



Here's to the internet,

Chin

Friday, October 1, 2010

No blog today

Ironically, there is a blog today.   I am going to the city for Anderson's bday, so I will not be writing later tonight.  I got an email from that law firm, phone interview next week...fingers crossed!  check out Sweeney's backyard, its sweet(ney)...




Here's to Sam Adams' Octoberfest,

Chin