The Waffle House Chronicles...

Saturday, September 29, 2007

As you probably have already figured out, I’ve been living weekend to weekend lately. Seems like life is in a holding pattern right now, busy all the time but nothing really noteworthy going on, just day-to-day life. The first episode of the Office was awesome. They had to write some people off the show which was kind of half-assed but that’s the case with any show. Of course some of you are TV haters although I’ve never met a TV hater who isn’t a hypocrite, so I just embrace TV as part of my life, not as my life, just as part of my life. Work is work. Not sure what else to say about that. Today was nice, played some basketball, had a great time at the dog park, did some house work and watched the Badgers win.

Chili Update- It appears that Chili’s battle with bad breath will soon be in the past. Seems he had a mouth infection that may have been a result of his spring-time electrocution. The one side of his mouth is perfect, the other is injured and infected. So right now we are clearing up the infection and hopefully the injury isn’t too bad so it won’t require surgery. Either way we’ll had a nice vet bill on Tuesday and his next appointment will be pricey no matter what the outcome is. But two days on antibiotics has done wonders for him. As for class, he was a star yesterday. The only problem we had in class was with him waiting before going through doors, mostly because we have our own procedure for it that works for us which is a lot different from the procedure they want to teach and he was confused. Before class we took him to the dog park and they are different dogs when it was cool. Chili and his buddies Lola and Stryker just seemed to have double the energy since it was 60F and not 80F which makes it extra fun!

Lets see, besides work, dogs, running and TV, there hasn’t been much else. Jess and I went to a movie Thursday called King of Kong. It’s a mocumentary (which apparently isn’t a real word yet) about two guys in pursuit of the world record score in Donkey Kong. It was good and had that independent feel and a retro trip beyond typical retro. Anyone who enjoyed video games in the 80s will like this movie.

According to Wiki: "A scripted movie adaptation is already in the works. Director Seth Gordon has said that the movie might be a sequel instead of a remake, telling the story of how the documentary changed both men's lives, as well as their continuing rivalry"

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Took me a week to finally get these updated, but as many of you know our friends Kyle & Tracy have a boxer pup too! Here are some photos that Jess took! Enjoy!

Hi, I am Dari!!!

Nap time!
Everybody loves me!

And here are a couple of shots of Chili lounging at lunch yesterday, for good measure.


Shawn Merriman and Stephen Jackson are featured in the new Nike ads. They are shown either tackling opponents or running around/through opponents. Oh yeah, and they are playing against actual NFL teams. It’s funny in the commercial, Merriman tackles a quarterback from the Patriots who are 3-0 and throttled the Chargers a couple weeks ago. And Stephen Jackson (now injured) of the 0-3 Rams runs through 4 teams that are a combined 9-3 (Packers, Vikings, Steelers and Seahawks.) Seems like that ad makes added motivation for the other teams. I hate Merriman and was prepared to hate him on Sunday when he played the Packers. One problem, I didn’t even notice him on the field. Overrated hype. Played part of last year on the roids, got suspended, then came back with a chip on his shoulder, good year. Not so much this year.

I hate fantasy football, I just can’t catch a break. I decided to play in two leagues this year (mistake) and am now 1-5. The problem is, although my teams both have issues, both should be solid. Last week I ran into a team that not only had Donovan McNabb but also Brian Westbrook. I fared not much better in my other league where I ran into the Brady/Moss combo.

I do love football though, I just can’t get enough of it this fall. I love jerseys too! Like the gem above I captured in Breckenridge this summer!

Taco Tuesday.

Weekend was fun! Friday I made my return to bowling as part of the team called the Munsons. My average after week 1 should be 154, I believe I bowled a 464 series. Which was pretty sweet, and almost scary since I missed quite a few shots. I guess I did have more strikes than usual but I opened my third game with 3 straight 9 opens so there is room for improvement.

Saturday opened up with some basketball. For some reason I played really well again. Got home and cleaned up and then we met some friends down at the Farmers Market. Had some cheese bread (I said eating better above, not eating well) and then we went out for brunch at the Old Fashioned. Went home and got ready for having some people over that night and then watched the Brewers blow yet another game. Watched the Badgers pull out a tough one that night and played some games. Good times!

Sunday was laid back. Coffee and a newspaper and then some grocery shopping opened up the day. Then I got both my fantasy football teams ready to play. Four sporting events of interest started basically simultaneously at noon. I soon realized the Lions were going to get smoked so we watched the Packers game and Brewers game with Nascar on the flip channel on commercials. Brewers blow another one. Packers did awesome though, so that was sweet! My fantasy teams played well but bad luck plagued me once again, running into two very hot teams. Two more losses, 1-5 on the season. Went to the dog park after the game, it was fun, lots of good and fun dogs! Then we did some errands, hit some JT Whitneys and then I fell asleep on the couch. Good times!
Oh what a last week it was. I ran a marathon of miles (26.2 to the 10th of a mile) and tried to keep variety. Speaking of variety, I went vegetarian for four days last week. 96 hours between meat eatings. The first 36 hours were unintentional and then it just kept working out that way. And you know what I killed it with? A hot dog. I even went another 24 hours without meat after the hot dog but then Sunday I was back on the meat train. Although today is posing to be a meat free day as well, protein shake for lunch (after lifting) and I have an open container of pasta sauce at home so probably some pasta for supper. I’ve been trying to eat better and I didn’t really have any healthy meat around the house like chicken breasts.

Now it's Tuesday morning. I hope all is well out there!