Now and Then

Some of you [is there anybody out there] may remember when I looked like the second photo. But many may have missed the hairiest phase of my life. And, yes, it all got much longer over the course of the year 1993.

Now-ish: Oct 2008 at Brandt and Maggie's wedding, I'm on the right

Then: Dec 1992 exorcising the demons from my cousin, again I'm on the right


Oooh, annoying

So I updated my iPod touch to version 2.2. It then seemed to enable my passcode lock, which I don't recall using, ever. so now I've restored it to factory and am now reloading al of my data. USB 2.0 is fast but not fast enough.

c1150 -- look at the progress bar go


Another Quiz

Another quiz, via MACk:

You are Gauntlet. You are a team player, but often end up destroying your teammates' chance for survival.  Badly.
Which Classic Arcade Game Are You?

Boring Post

But I'm thrilled that my car will be paid off the first week of December. It'll be nice not having that outlay each month.

c-1150 -- inching towards solvency


It's official...

c1150 doesn't understand wimmin.

I thought we connected, and apparently we did, just not on the level  I thought we did. She wants to be friends, of course, and I'm not sure I need anymore friends. I think what I need is someone to feel the same way I do about them. Also a cleaning lady that actually cleans.

c1150 - back where we started


I have ridden the mighty marsh worm!

So I spent the weekend in Georgia [USA] at the wedding of my dear friends Brandt and Maggie. Amazingly I remembered my camera and actually used it. The album is here. I had a great time and the ceremony was beautiful.

c1150 -- traveling man


I Don't Often Live Blog

But holy shit! I can't believe the reveal at the begining of Heroes tonight. Also, it's nice they didn't leave us hanging forever on the cliffhanger from last season.

c-1150 -- nerding it up, old school

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Win some, lose some

So my replacement tendered his resignation today and was naturally asked to leave immediately. I am of mixed feelings about this, he wasn't working out so it's probably better for all that he's gone. However I am again stuck covering the shift vacated.

So I'm not exactly what one would call happy with the turn of events, I don't want to be back on the shift schedule. But it is what it is, not much point in complaining.

even keeled c1150


Taking pleasure in the little things

So it's been a rough couple of weeks. Long hours at work, a bit of travel. Not enough time to get things done. But I did finally get my car inspected. In order for my car to pass inspection, it required four new tires.  I can't believe how much better my car feels now. It's quieter and smoother than it has been in years. So now I have at least one thing in my life that is smooth and quiet.

Noisy, bumpy c1150


It's news, and it's good.

So my replacement has been hired. He's also coming up to speed very quickly, which is great for me. It should just be a week or two before I'm in the back office working a normal schedule. Good times. I'm really looking forward to it. Soon I will be hired on permanently, which will also be very nice.

Now to sort out the rest of my life.



Why, this isn't a review of an old movie at all

So yesterday I went and saw Iron Man. If you like comic book movies, go see this, it's as good or better that anything that has come out since the comic book movie renaissance started with the first Spider-Man movie.

If you don't like comic book movies, go see this film. It has nice easter eggs for comic nerds like me, but it doesn't beat you over the head with "This is a Comic Book Movie, see the dots from the offset printing?"
The cast is incredible, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, and Terrence Howard. 

If you know the comic version, I think you'll like the way they updated the story. I know I liked it better than the original in many ways.

The effects were great and the transitions from practical to CGI and back were the best I've seen yet.

Anyhow, not much of a review really, just me telling you to see the movie.

c1150 -- being all bossy


Well it's been a while

So what's going on?

My divorce is final, has been for about a month actually.
I'm up for a promotion at work, once they find a replacement for me.
I bought some new toys, a MacBook Pro and an iPod Touch.

Not too much else going on.
How are you doing?

c1150 -- trolling for comments


Excelsior, True Believers

It's been a while.

My job is still awesome.

Very happy, I just went out drinking, lots of fun there was a guy there doing the music thing, I bought two of his cd's cause he was soooo awesome.
Of course I don't recall his name. And I have the Hiccups, lame.

Any how, later after I've put the cd's on my iPod, I'll let you know how awesome it is.

Damn hiccups -- c1150


Movie review and so on

I just watched the Bourne Ultimatum. Very good, but then I've liked all of the Bourne movies. I'm kind of bummed the books are so old, and the movies are nothing like the books. I'd read an updated version, not mired in the cold war 80s. Another bummer, I don't think they'll be making more movies in the series.

One thing I really liked, they really tied it to the Bourne Supremacy in a way that surprised me. And, Julia Stiles is really cute, so that's nice too.

In other, even less exciting, news I want to upgrade/replace all of my computers. But I have to wait for some one's lawyer to get in touch with my lawyer before I can start budgeting.



Good news/Bad news

Or maybe it should be Great news/Kind of bad news.

Great news: I love my new job. I've been here a month and there is already talk of promotions.

Kind of bad news: The Pats lost the Superbowl. But that's nothing to get bent out of shape about.

Happy, happy c1150

p.s. I may need to register happycarl.com


Ooh, technology

I've added a link to the side bar for my schedule. In case anyone cares.

Busy c1150


Oh, update, my update

What's up with all my non-commenting readers?

Things have been fun here. My new job is progressing nicely, the Pats beat the Chargers last Sunday, I am actually happy for the first time in a long time, it seems. [I'm probably exaggerating]

I am enjoying my new job. I think there is a great possibility for me to excel, and move up in the company. It is NOC work, but it's going to be much more interesting that what I was doing before.

The Pats and the Giants meet in the Super Bowl on the 3rd. Let the hype machine begin! I can't decide if I want to try and have some friends over or go to a bar and watch the game there. Having people over could be fun, but I'm a lazy person and don't want to play host.

On the happiness front, I feel good. I'm still kind of lonely, but there are times when I really like being alone. I guess I need to find some one who is in the same boat as far as getting together some time but also liking time away from each other. Especially with my wacky schedule for at least the next 6 months.

Anyhow, how's by you? Good, yes? [it's best to imagine that in a funny accent of your choosing]

c1150 -- Go Pats!


So much stuff going on

I start my new job tomorrow, I'm very excited.

The Colts lost to the Bolts, hee hee, I'm thrilled.

The Cowboys just lost to the Gmen, I'm a little indifferent, but I do love that the Pats and the Packers are the only teams that were "supposed" to win their games, and of course the Pats did.

Next week the Pats will beat the Chargers, and I sort of wish Green Bay would win so the Pats could avenge their loss from 11 years ago. But either way, the NFC isn't going to be able to beat the Pats.

c1150 -- 4 in 7 years is pretty good


Caloo Calay

I think I spelled that wrong. Never the less, I think I have an awesome job come Monday. I'm really excited. I think I'll be able to pay off my [soon to be] ex wife. And then I'll be my own man. After a fashion. I went out celebrating, so this may count as a drunk blog. Those of you that I have email addresses for can expect to get an email. and those that I don't will have to read it here.

c1150 -- really over celebrated