The Waffle House Chronicles...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

So I guess people expect these more often so here’s today’s post.

Going south for a long weekend! Jess and I are representing Schwinn at the world famous Little 500 bike race. Should be an excellent time. Get to mix work (and getting paid) with good times (seeing family and watching bike races.) And don’t forget all the expense account food I care to consume, although I am a value compared to others because Chili’s is basically gourmet cuisine to me! If you get HD-Net on your TV watch the races live on Friday and Saturday afternoons!

Not much else going on this week. Cold lingers on in the lungs so activity has been minimal. PS2 is getting a big-time workout however and that’s been a good time. The game I wanted for PS3 has been shelved until late May so I bought myself more PS2 time. This morning I beat Ratchet & Clank Up Your Arsenal and I'd definitely rank it as one of the Top 5 video games I've ever played. Not sure what is next, the new PS2 Ratchet & Clank game might have to be bought before PS3 time.

For those of you who come here for up-to-date cycling news, Tristan now races on GT bikes. He was here yesterday to check things out. Hopefully he’ll have a good season as we need some results to expand our sponsorship of regional riders. He’s always got results in the past though, so no reason to think that won’t continue.

Here's something a friend sent me last year...don't think I blogged it yet...

Well that's all I got! Have a great day and weekend!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Don't call it a comeback...

So evidently people still read this I have to continue. I do have an excused absence though, I was sick. So basically any blog post I would've done in the past week would have referred to that. But this past weekend was different so maybe it'll be slightly more interesting.

Of note from last week, Wednesday night Riz and I went to Red Robin. Normally it's good but overall the food was pretty bad. I've been wanting to try their steak sliders for a while...what a mistake. I thought they'd be made with ground steak but instead they are made with mini (rough) steaks. Steaks like that shouldn't be on buns...the texture was all wrong. And you were still chewing on the steak long after the bun and toppings were gone. The onion rings were overcooked too, overall the steak sliders would rate a D. Stay away! Thursday morning I tried some shoulder rehab in the pool. I swam over 1/2 of a mile quick and my shoulder liked it. But then I got sick. All weekend long I was knocked down and out, not venturing far from the couch. It was all in the lungs, I couldn't breathe but I certianly could cough and I had no energy. Finally Wednesday the cough started to fade and the energy came back. Today I finally feel good (I still cough and hack a bit but not too bad.) So the week was like that.

Friday we had our last night of bowling. I ended up having the highest handicapped game and was 5 points away from winning money straight up with my 251. We won maybe $80 as a team, Kyle took $10 extra for being most improved and I also scored a bottle of Korbel Brandy. That's got "regift" written all over it! :) Saturday I had to work at Willy Bikes as a factory rep. My 4 hour shift turned to 7 and I was sore as hell from walking around and standing for that long. I was rewarded with Taco Bell though and then we played some games and had a great time!

Today we went to the Brewers game. It was excellent, Sheets threw awesome and the Brewers scored in 6 different innings. That keeps it fun! We both got Prince Fielder bobbleheads too! After we got back we went to the dog park. Then we took the much anticipated trip to Macaroni Grill (we've been meaning to go for the past 5 weeks.) But appears Madison can't support a Macaroni Grill as it was now out of business. So 5 weeks ago they sent me a coupon good for 8 weeks...but now it's gone. So that sucked. We ended up back at Taco Bell and then to the grocery store and now home.

There you go, you're updated on my life (or lack there of...)