Sunday, October 03, 2010
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
I've had this copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in my backpack for 10 months now. Which also happens to be the day I started a Netflix account. Not sure what is more embarrassing. The fact that I'm paying for a service that I'm obviously not using. Or the fact that the first movie I chose for my Netflix account was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I thought this was a little weird. I found these images on the side of a crane machine at the mall the other day. A cute little armless robot and green elephant hanging out with a busty tattooed lady all hanging out together.
Friday, May 07, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
You know in movies when you see a board meeting and they are all sitting around a big fancy table with water pitchers down the middle. Everyone has a big cushy leather chair along with a special top secret binder with top secret information at each seat. And the person sitting at the end of the table has a large TV monitor behind them? I thought this shit only happens in movies.
Somehow I was elected into the Board of Directors for the College Stores Association of New York (CSANY). I know. I'm just as surprised as most of you.
Here are photos from my first board meeting.
The following joke didn't go over so well at my first meeting....
Apparently you need to be serious when you direct boards.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Spent almost 4 weeks growing a "beard". Unfortunately genetics prevents me from growing much facial hair. I got this far and couldn't take it anymore. Time to shave.
Time to conquer!
My friends own a coffee shop called The Kitchen Sink located in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Today I found out they named a sandwich after me. Though I wasn't consulted on the sandwich, I happen to like all of those ingredients. They even drew a little picture of me on the sign. And if you knew me you'd know that I'm always wearing some sort of windbreaker. Nicely done Jeff and Ally.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Went to use the bathroom and saw this note hanging on the door.
Friday, March 19, 2010
You'd think going to Orlando Florida on the company dime would be fun. Let me tell you something. It is!
When we landed it was raining like crazy. Then it got REAL dark out and this is what it looked like about an hour before the tornado hit. Yeah...a tornado. Welcome to Florida!
Me and my colleagues stayed at The Peabody Hotel. Pretty swanky place. Here's a photo I took about 20 minutes before the tornado touched down. Luckily for me I brought a raincoat. As an FYI to all of you...raincoats are useless during tornados.
Once the tornado passed we were able to check into our rooms. The room was pretty nice. I had a nice view of a swamp and the bathrooms were filled with duck shaped soap....
....and the bathroom had a television. I'm assuming the t.v. was so you wouldn't miss a second of your favorite show. You know how it is when you are watching Law and Order. Sometimes you can't miss one second of the story, cause if you do you're fucked.
And here the whole time I thought having a phone that could surf the web would revolutionize my crap time. Oh how wrong was I. Let me tell you something, having a tv in the bathroom brings crap time to a whole new level. The weird thing was you had to sit backwards on the toilet to watch tv. Which was uncomfortable. Later on I figured out that the tv is for bath time and not crap time. It makes sense to me now.
I was sent to Florida to attend an event called CAMEX 2010. It was held in this huge convention center that could hold many many huge conventions at the same time. Here's a sample of what I got to learn about...
Hey, learning about the challenges and gifts of a postmodern generation is incredibly important.
It's important. Trust me.
Down the hall from my conference was this....
I was thoroughly impressed at how many people were attending this. And how far people traveled to be there. I met a guy who flew in from California to see Tony Robbins.
Down the hall from Tony Robbins was this thing called Megacon where a lot of people were dressed like this.....
Obviously photos of Megacon would prove to more interesting than Tony Robbins and CAMEX put together. During my breaks between sessions I run down to Megacon and take photos of these amazing costumes.....
These ladies made these outfits on their own.
It's Peter Mayhew! The guy who played Chewbacca in Star Wars. He's much older now and uses a cane to get around. His cane was a lightsaber.
Who you gonna call?!
The guy in the weird bug suit was this 40+ year old dude.
He then made me take this photo somewhere around 10 times. Not once did he ask me to send him a copy or wanted to see them. He just wanted me to take the photo a shit load of times. I thought Snake Eyes was gonna kick the dudes ass. Batman stands in the back in total disbelief.
Beetlejuice was awesome. He looked and sounded like the character. I'm tired of pirates. Fuck Jack Sparrow.
These two were my favorites from the show.
But I wasn't there for Megacon. I was there to learn stuff. Which I did. We had longs days of education so to combat that many of these events throw parties after the sessions end. And there were lots of parties. Lots and lots of parties. My and my colleagues got invited to a luau.
Woohoo! Coconut tops!
Dolphins would swim up to you. That blip in the water is a dolphin. The woman on the beach was actually making these stupid "dolphin" sounds and was about to tell her that she was nuts. Then all of a sudden this fucking dolphins pops out of nowhere and hung out.
My director said "who got laid?" I said "this guy".
Thankfully the weather cleared up after two days of shit weather. I managed to get out with my co-worker and my director to do a little site seeing.
This is me and my co-worker Karen. Neither of us wanted to have our photo taken but our director insisted we sat down next to the fountain so she could take a photo. So this is us posing for the photo under protest.
She's protesting more than me.
Fancy restaurant down the street from our hotel.
Our hotel had this tradition of ducks living in the hotel lobby. So everyday the "Duck Master"..who has one of the coolest jobs around...would march these ducks down from the top floor of the hotel, where the ducks lived to the fountain in the lobby. It's a big tadoo. They roll out this red carpet and the Duck Master gets all these kids to assist him. Tons of people show up for this daily event.
Duck Master heads off to pick up the ducks.
Here they come!
They made it. Safe and sound. Don't feed the ducks.
That was pretty much our trip to Florida. As much as I enjoyed Florida, I was pretty happy to go home to see my daughter.
Karen chose to catch up on Brad and Angelina news.
And then prepped myself for any type of emergency situations.