Friday, November 13, 2009

Hello San Jose!

The time has come. I'm off to San Jose for a week to give that tutorial for my work. I'm excited, anxious, little nervous, but I know the material. Last year I went to fast, like I had mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, but I feel more secure this time around.

Plus, I've got a year more under my belt doing what I do, and, for the most part, I've learned a great deal. How to adapt to the ever changing needs of customers is a bit cumbersome, but you get used to it. So when I get up there this time I'll have more knowledge, and more practice giving the talk than I did last year.

I'm just going to go up there and breath. I think that will do the trick. I gave the talk to my boss and a few coworkers and they said that I knew the material, a few changes that just needed to be polished up but nothing significant. So I'll make the adjustments and take the bull by the horns.

Moral: Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing. - Abe Lincoln.

Keep dancin'

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fantasy - yeah it is...

Well it was another pipe dream. 8 weeks into the season my fantasy teams for football are as follows. 10 of 10, 10 of 10, 7 of 8, and 9 of 10. I could easily say that I am probably thee worst fantasy football manager in the history of fantasy football. Seriously, how the fuck do I do so badly?

I'm sitting there trying to figure it out and I can't. I've drafted solid players, but they haven't been performing for me. Except Brees. That guy is the only reason I get any points in any of my leagues I'm playing in. No joke, I am going to step down from the fantasy football realm at the end of this season.

I just can't hang with the boys. Basketball is another beast though. The season just started and my team is definitely solid on paper. I've finished first place a couple times only to have lost in the playoffs but that's all going to change this year. This is the year the curse of the first place will be broken. This is my time!

Moral: Makin it rain buckets!

Keep dancin'

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ninja Assassin

Watching TV last night and I see the commercial for a pretty bad ass film called Ninja Assassin. I'm big into film and martial arts so immediately this film is a must see. Looks very matrix-esque, high energy, great cinematography, so, I'm sold. Then I got to thinking about my tournament days and went a little further back into the basement of the first house I ever liven in when I moved to the country.

My cousins and I would create a world like no other down there where we'd battle each other to no end, or until someone started bleeding and we'd stop to figure out the excuse to give to our parents. We battled in every manner, American gladiators style, wrestling, and of course, martial arts.

This one day, I'll never forget it. I got round house kicked by my boy @ and he went right into a spinning heel kick and back again for a round house - only come full throttle at me with an all powerful fight ending side blade kick to my chest. Needless to say i was in the wall - yeah huge body hole and everything - and the clock fell on my head...

Moral: Should have side stepped

Keep dancin'

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


So we get done losing all our money, and get in touch with the evenings coordinator to get the partying started. We make our way over to the VIP section of Shrine and get greeted by a very polite doorman who took prompt care of us. I've been to Vegas and AC and have gotten table service at those two places, so I had high expectations when we were headed into Shrine.

Vegas - ahhh good Ol' Vegas - the service was immaculate there and in AC, so when we were shown to our table almost immediately at Shrine, I was impressed. No one there had an attitude, our amazing waitress made sure to keep the ice cold, and the drinks coming, and just made the night so much more enjoyable.

Not only that, the music was fairly good too. It was no Vegas DJ, but hey, we're in CT, but i had to give it up to him, the man churned out some great tunes on the wheels of steel. By the end of the night none of us were seeing straight, after 3 bottles of Magnum Grey Goose I don't think there was much else to do but go home...

Moral: You can't go home - the late night roulette table is where it's at!

Keep dancin'

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Woods...

So here we are, on the shabbat, driving down for an evening of gambling, drinks and dancing at the MGM grand at Foxwoods. The drive is a bit slow from random traffic on a Saturday at 4pm but the friends are great so there is no rush. Just cruising listening to 80s music and paying tribute to MJ here and there...

We finally come up on it. That initial glance as you drive up and over the hill when you see the white building with purple and green trim, my eyes light up like children during Christmas morning when they finally get to open their gifts. I'm in the playground for adults and it's going to be a phenomenal night put together by none other than J-Dubs....

We get ready, head on over to the casino, walk around and decide to make our mark in the rainmaker on the craps table. Probably wasn't the best idea as the dice were colder than the ice they used in the drinks we got after we busted. But hey, you gotta make sure not to leave the casino without getting something...

Moral: The guy behind the guy right....

Keep dancin'