The Waffle House Chronicles...

Friday, June 29, 2007

Road Trip?

Hollywood or Vegas? Life is good on a Friday morning! :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wednesday is whack.

My sickness with some people continues. I have no problem if some roid rage wrastler wants to knock himself off, but keep everyone else out of it. Injecting his 7yo with roids? Are you kidding me? And then WWE does a tribute show to this. If I was stupid enough to watch wrestling in the first place, I’d quit now for sure. Nothing good has come out of wrestling in a long time. Hopefully WWE will fade back into a redneck sport. Getting even more whacky! What a winner.

Monday we bought a mower, it wasn’t one of those hippy mowers, it has 6.5HP of Toro power. OK, so it’s not a big ol fancy riding mower but it should serve us well! I like it a lot and it doesn’t smoke like the old lawn boy did. Tuesday I made a cycling comeback of sorts. I decided on Saturday that since Mt Evans was 4 weeks from that Saturday I should probably start training for it. Tuesday it happened. 18 mile lunch ride, first time on my road bike in the whole month of June. I could tell my body wasn’t in cycling shape but my lungs and heart seemed ok. Hopefully I can spin some quick legs under me in the next 3 weeks, so I can make it up the mountain. Should be fun! Last night was our softball game. We got smoked. I was 1-3 and made my shortstop debut. That was a lot of action for me as I was involved in almost every play. Of course my arm sucks so I tried to hustle one to first and put it in the fence. The rest of the night I played pretty well. We lost 21-9 I believe.

Although a lot has changed lately, every once in a while you get a flash, like things haven’t. Today at lunch I threw on my MP3 player to go out and rock a few laps at Quarry Ridge. The whole training thing I guess. I pull into the start and see Neil, the new neighbor across the street, at the entrance. I guess I’ll have to ride harder now. So we go up the climb, all the while he’s talking to me and I am just trying to breathe. Very familiar to a past neighbor. Of course he kept riding out of sight but he’d wait up now and again, he even rocked one of the new ramps. Well on the second-ish lap we ran into Darren from my work. That was great for me, as Darren rocked a couple drops on the more-more trail while we watched and now Neil had someone fast to ride with so I could lag behind. It was a good ride, that place is really starting to come together. I wish they’d stuff some more singletrack in the woods but right now everyone wants extreme. I guess I’ll have to learn to ride bigger stuff. With the new more-more trail it’s getting a lot harder to define what a lap is.

Brewers win in extras...for the sweep! Sunday I am going to the Brewers/Cubs game at Wrigley. It is Michael Barrett bobblehead day. He got traded two weeks ago. Huh. Dean said they are still giving away some sort of bobblehead and now it is "Cubs" bobblehead day.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Woah Mundy!

The weekend has came and went. Today sucked, I had a migraine all day and didn't do much except for going out to eat for supper and taking the dogs to the park tonight. The rest of the day was spent inside, mostly on the couch. There are maybe 2-3 days a year where I just wake up with a big-ass headache and I just have to survive the day. At least it was on a Sunday and we had no plans.

Friday night was a blast! We ended up going to the Roman Candle in Middleton. I've only ate at their other location once and never in Middleton and until Friday I wasn't a big fan. But Tracy and I shared some meat lovers pizza while Kyle and the New Guy (Brian) shared some spicy-ass pizza and Jess had some Mac & Cheese. Good eats! Then we headed to Barriques. Barriques is my place, I know how to order the coffee I want and I know they have some good molasses. Jess, Tracy and Brian did a Wisconsin Wines and Cheeses tasting while I rocked some carmel latte. It was fun to hang out and talk and enjoy good drinks with great friends. We then headed to another Barriques location that served margaritas and we played some Uno. Got home not too late.

Saturday was crazy! Got up to play basketball. Not many showed up. The first game we played 2 on 3 and then the next was 3 on 4, I was on the short side both times but we won both times. We finally got enought to play 4 on 4 and played a few games. Went grocery shopping after that. Then I tried to pick up our busted-ass mower but to no avail, they weren't open. Got home and anxiously awaited the return of Jess with a loaf of hot & spicy cheese bread. Rocked some of that. Then I just started getting non-stop phone calls, Tracy like 5 different for me to bring stuff to their house, the mower guy to pick up my mower, Jess, my mom, Dean etc. Finally I got the call I was hoping for, Stryker (Chili's boxer buddy) was ready for a trip to the big bark park. We went and for 5 minutes it was fun. Then Chili took off. The park is huge, it's just over a mile to the other side and a 3.1 mile loop with numerous cut-offs. We didn't see Chili forever but that was ok we were cool, Chili is friendly and we'd get him back eventually. Funny, we are about 1/2 mile from the entrance and I get a call, someone was wondering if we lost our dog and they were at the entrance. So I ran down there and they said that he just walked with them and played with their dogs and had a good time. So at least he had that going for him. It was a bummer to go out there though and not get to see our dog (except for Popeye who was slow and hot and tired.)

Saturday night was more Munday madness...this time a cook-out to celebrate Kyle's birthday, their new house and their temporary roommates who are knew to Madison (Brian from above and his wife Devon, who look like they will be some solid gamers.) The party was great, bocce ball, beer brats, fun co-workers and friends and the much anticipated gift ever. I'll try to post pictures whenever I find my camera (I left it at their house I hope.) The highlight of the night was getting 4 not-well-rounded trivia players on a team dominating trivial pursuit. Thank god the lit question was a comic book question that Dean knew. It was a fun time and it was great to party with so many friends! Thanks!

Today as I mentioned before sucked. 11 innings of Brewers baseball cancelled out by them losing. I did watch the moving Waiting for a second time. It's good and I'd say that it's a raunchy Empire Records/Office Space clone. Recommend!

Bed-time for me I reckon, hopefully I can post some photos soon! :)