The Waffle House Chronicles...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Win-Win situation...

I traded one six pack of 16oz Bud Select and a 20oz Vault Red Blitz
for one Sonic footlong bacon cheesesteak with a bonus Fritos Chili Cheese Burrito (also from Sonic) bootlegged across state lines from Iowa.

Today has been one of the most insane days in recent history, and it's only 4:27pm and I still have to pick up my drugged up, redneck (he had 10 teeth pulled today) dog.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Headline News...

Today is Jess’ birthday! She turns the big 29 today, 1 year away from officially being old (like me!) Happy Birthday Jess! In honor of her birthday I am taking her to a swanky fundraiser, you know it’s all about social awareness! It’s the Wisconsin Bike Federation Fund Raiser and in the past it’s been pretty fun and pretty productive. Looking forward to it yet again. And if you feel bad for Jess because she has to spend her birthday at a fundraiser, well you should. She got her party last weekend but other than that I haven’t done much of anything. I guess that’s life when you are busy every day. My presence should be present enough, right? I did buy her a dang quesadilla for lunch.

Chili graduates! He graduated last night with a degree in Intermediate Obedience. Which for Chili means Intermittent Obedience. He actually has been a rock star in class; our 6 classes were probably the 6 most well behaved instances he’s had since we’ve had him.

"Mark Larson will be joining the IBD Inside Sales & Service team as an Inside Sales & Service Representative. In his new role, Mark will be providing assistance to IBD dealers and Outside Sales Reps in their product, order, warranty and technical questions. Mark will formally transfer when his current role as Inventory Analyst is successfully transitioned. Congratulations Mark!" And after today I realized a successful transition just can’t come soon enough. Each day since our department was trimmed down to 2 has been more busy and stressful than the day before. And not a good busy either, just a pile it on and make it more crappy, busy. I’d anticipate the transition would take a minimum of a month from now (I was told I got this new position last week.) We’ll see how it goes.

Alright...time to get going...

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's about the boxers

Life has been crazy lately. Work has been boring despite having too much work to do which is a really bad combination. But most of life has been about the boxer.

Last Wednesday- Dog park with Stryker and Lola (and owners). The usual. Then Chili’s class.
Thursday- Met Max (and owner) out at the dog park. It’s been months since we last saw Max, but he is an absolutely beautiful dog.
Friday- Went out after work to meet up with Stryker. Met up later to go bowling with fellow boxer owners (the Mundys) and later joined them at Taco Bell (I refrained from the Chili Nachos BelGrande.)
Saturday- After basketball we met up with Lola and Max at the new dog park. We were joined randomly by 6 other boxers. It was the most insane time at the dog park ever.
Sunday- After the Packer game, got the call from Cody to come over with Chili so the dogs could play indoors (it was raining.) So a couple hours of brawl time while we watched football.
Monday- Spent all afternoon figuring if it would rain or not, finally it didn’t and more new dog park with Chili. It sure gets dark early. Lola (and Krystina) joined us and we saw Buster. Chili had a great time playing with Lola and later with a St. Bernard pup (9 mo old but double the weight of Chili.)
Tuesday- Tonight we get to spend lots of money on Chili for his first of two expensive appointments for his teeth. Might hit the new park if there is time.
Wednesday- The usual Wednesday group and then it’s Chili’s graduation from Intermediate training.

So there you go, 8 days in the life of Chili. Thursday is Jess’ birthday but we will be busy going to the Bike Federation of Wisconsin Fundraiser. So we celebrated this past Saturday night by inviting her friends over for some party action. It was fun and I made up a new drink, I called it the yuppie soccer mom. Basically 3 parts of TGI Fridays Mudslide to 1 part Starbucks Coffee liqueur. So it was pretty strong, pretty name brand and pretty freakin’ good. I only had enough to make two of them which I drank myself. But something about booze makes me sleepy but not able to sleep which again was the case on Saturday night/Sunday morning.