Tuesday, July 31, 2007

So I know, it's a lot to ask

I know I've been gone for some time now, and I'm not even sure if anyone reads this anymore.

If not, don't sweat it, I understand. Just know that I've been reading everyone's blogs and keeping up with what's going on.

I have a favor to ask...I know, I know, I don't deserve it but if you'll indulge me.

Do you use any of the following sites? If so, what for? Can I be your friend if you use them? Here they are:


I miss you all.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Happiness Realized

This post brought to you on my iPhone. Ok so I can't make any calls yet, but hey, I can update my blog.

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Countdown to Happiness

So, I think I'm going to get an iPhone when it comes out. I want it. No, I need it.

I can't help it. I know it's smarter to wait for the 2nd or 3rd generation to come out so there'll be more memory and the bugs will be worked out, but I can't wait that long.

It's a sickness. I think I'll order it online even if it means I don't get it for a while. There's nothing as frustrating as going from store to store trying to find it.

Who am I kidding? I'll be at an Apple store at 6 with the rest of the geeks.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Cake and Cinderella

Saturday was Maggie's third birthday party. It was awesome. My wife goes all out for the girls' parties and this was no exception.

Jeni and my mom made a three tier castle birthday cake. It was great. They could totally be on one of those Food Network Challenges. Jeni also made some crown cookies. A bunch of people asked where she bought them, which I'm sure made her feel very good.

Of course, this was a "princess party" which meant all of the little girls were dressed in various princess dresses. It's really fun to see Maggie and her friends in fancy dresses running around and dancing.

But the coup de grace was when Cinderella showed up. We hired this girl to come to the party as Cinderella and SHE WAS AWESOME!

She looked and sounded like Cinderella, she was better than some of the girls that work at Disneyland. She made sure Maggie was the center of attention, but included all of the other little girls too.

All in all, it was a great day. I'm not sure how Jeni is going to top this one. It should be fun to see.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

In a slump

I'm in a major slump creatively. I'm not used to this. Usually, I consider myself a pretty creative guy.

I like to write, I like to come up with ideas. OK, so I'm not so good at the "follow through." I usually have ideas-a-plenty but they rarely, if ever, see the light of day.

So I haven't posted here in like a week, but it hasn't been for lack of trying. I just can't even come up with anything to write. Then it happened.

Sometimes, Jeni and I have a backup of things to watch on our Tivo (which isn't actually a "tivo" but the Cox DVR version but I think it's easier just to say Tivo.)

Last night we had Studio 60 and the MTV movie awards waiting for us. So Studio 60 is probably one of my favorite shows. I hate that it isn't coming back. It is so well written and funny. OK, so it might not be the quickest moving show on tv, but it is really, really good. Last weeks episode was especially powerful. Good stuff.

Then on to the MTV awards, which were painful to watch. Thankfully we watched the two hour show in like half an hour, thank you fast forward. But the Mike Meyers moment was actually pretty cool.

Seeing all of his movies and characters reminded me of just how much a part of my life he has been. I know that sounds weird, but seriously, since I was like, 15 Mike has been making movies that make me laugh. And repeat. My favorite, "So I Married an Axe-Murderer." So funny, so under appreciated.

All of this pointed out just how dry this creative dry spell has been. I think I just need to get started on something, even if it isn't good, even if I end up hating it, just so I can get the rust off.

This has been my longest post. Thank you for letting me whine.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

New Addiction

So, I've avoided this for a long time, but it's time to come clean.

I have a new addiction. I'm addicted to Starbucks. Actually, I should say, "My name is Johnny and I'm a believer who struggles with Lattes. And Espresso. "

I know that many of you struggle with similar Starbucks addiction. For me, it crept up on me, out of the blue. Sneaky Starbucks.

It started with coffee on Saturday mornings, a treat, an indulgence for me and Jeni. But things quickly spun out of control. Soon I was going to Starbucks alone, sneaking a latte at lunch, or in the morning before work.

Then it hit me. For my coffee, for just my drinks, I'm dropping 5 dollars a day. 5 dollars. For coffee.

I tried to resist this morning, but we're out of coffee at home. What am I supposed to do? I NEED coffee. So again this morning, 5 dollars.

For coffee.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Not exactly a Hero

I just got Guitar Hero 2 for my xBox 360 and I stink at it. I am not good. Very bad.

But it's so fun. I'm playing on easy whilst I get the hang of it. So far my best song was "Message in a Bottle." I rocked that one.

Rock on.