Monday, October 31, 2005

Computer Crayzay

This new computer has me downloading music, doing webcamming (with my baby cousin Nina!), watching videos, making me go crazy! I will eventually get bored of it, but not anytime soon.
I have figured out some songs I would like at my wedding. I just have to get Sharon's blessing.
Tomorrow is the first day of disclosure. Time to start inspecting like crazy.
My Hallowe'en costume at work went over well. I even entered it into the contest; too bad the webteam didn't even make me a finalist. Whomp-whomp.
Hallowe'en...the day when my doorbell rings nonstop, and my dog goes bananas. Also the time I go to Lizanor's for chocolate. Score!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

New Computer

So I feel discombobulated. I'm now using Windows XP and it is sort of frustrating, not to mention that I finally have a virus-check on my comp now. There are some pretty cool things, like hooking up my monitor to my TV so I can watch stuff on my TV (although the amount of time it took me to figure out how to hook it up...grrrrr...then again I'm not a "computer-guy." Now get me in front of woodworking tools...)
Anywho, Sharon and I went to her classmates Halloween Party and we dressed in costume. When I get pictures up and running on this computer again, I'll show you what I dressed up as. Apparently I'm an attention whore.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Why Didn't I Think Of That Before?

Hooking up my computer to my amp? Sounds excellent...and now I am going to get my new, "improved" computer tomorrow. Now I can watch whatever is playing on my computer onto my TV. Make your own conclusions with that one. Wink Wink.
So my ego is hurt. It's sort of bothering me that those guys were saying I sucked at basketball last night. And then I thought about it: this is the first time I've ever played in a league and in a team setting. How the hell am I supposed to know what I am doing? I am just playing the hardest position (point guard). Ah well, just gotta try harder.
If all days at work were like today, I would be fired.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Basketball Sucks

When you suck. I let the stupid heckling guys get to me and I didn't enjoy myself tonight (we lost by the way and I didn't score any points...damn). I lost focus that I was only there to get a sweat on and have fun; I shouldn't care too much what people say or how my performance was. Spoken like a true in denial wannabe playa. Hey, my life could be worse; I could be those guys who stay in the gym all night criticizing people. No, seriously.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Sick day today.
Had a "C & Dubbs" burger. Yum.
Made cupcakes with icing (from scratch), brought it to Sharon's work and met Larry and Sandy.
Woodworking class. At the rate I'm going, my project will be done much sooner than anticipated. No complaints from me.
I almost won the $40M 6/49 draw today. I was only 4 numbers off.
Can't wait till I get to Vegas.

Never Again

Until, of course, it inevitably happens again. What am I talking about? Ironing. Everytime I stockpile about 1.5 months (minimum) worth of clothes to iron, which results in 3.5 hours (minimum) worth of ironing. And I always end up saying at least 8 times (minimum) to myself to never do it again. Then I go crazy (minimum). But at least it's done. I shall, from now on, everytime I do a load of laundry, iron right away. Right.
* * *
So my planned New York trip for the Remembrance Day weekend is cancelled. I even took off my on-call shift so I could go. But then things became apparent:
-I really should save instead of spending a lot of money
-no one is really able to go
-I really should save instead of spending a lot of money
-I am going to California/Nevada already in December
-I really should save instead of spending a lot of money
-I am planning on buying a new computer
-I get it.
But now Arvin had the fabulous idea of going to Montreal instead that weekend. That sounds like a plan, a definite plan.
* * *
Girlmore Girls. Why am I watching the new episodes instead of waiting for it on DVD? I don't know, but damn. It's a heartbreaker.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Not Sore!

Hey, I'm as surprised as you are. In fact, I even went to the gym this morning to start "working out."
The things you do to avoid ironing about 1.5 months worth of clothes: go to Square One and not really buy anything but end up spending money anyway. Okay, seriously, I am going to start ironing...ummm....tomorrow.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

19 Minutes, 62 Seconds

Did the CN Tower stair climb this morning, and I think the title of this post sounds better than "20 Minutes, 2 Seconds." I still maintain I did the race in an official time of 19 Minutes and 59 Seconds, because it took the guy at the end of the race at least 3 seconds to punch my time card. But nooooo. Here I was thinking I could finish it in 17 minutes. Yeah, if I was about 25 pounds lighter and in shape (although I still contend that "round" is a shape, albeit not one thoroughly desired). Still, I am proud to have done it and on 4 hours sleep. Not that I am making excuses or anything. No, not at all. Oh, and of course, Arvin beat me again:

Then I promptly went home and met up with Tony and Mel with Sharon for lunch and a "discussion" about weddings and stuff. I am not a kid anymore. Scary shit man!


That's what I should have practiced on, as I embark on climbing the CN Tower tomorrow morning. Speaking of which, I should be sleeping as I am due to wake up in about 4 hours from now. Why do I do this to myself?
Well, I think it may be partly because I went bowling tonight for Melissa's and Ken's Birthday thing. Bowling is fun, especially when you impress your girlfriend. Score!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

RIP To My Ninang

That I knew when I was a kid, but haven't seen in a long time until I saw her with liver cancer a couple of weekends ago. And now she died. Sharon came with my parents and I to the viewing, and saw so many kids I used to see when I was younger, except of course all grown up now.
I love you baby and you are going to have to believe me when I say "don't worry" and "I am trying." Diet's are not that fun and regardless of whether or not you think I'm trying, I am.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I Will Not Make The NBA

According to my girlfriend, whom I painfully agree with due to my abysmal performance today at my basketball game. 2 points (at the end of the game no less), 1 rebound, and the always present bunch of turnovers. Reality sucks. Ah well, at least I got a sweat on.
Found out today that my workmate Lil' Mikey bought the engagement ring he is going to give Marcy. Wow. I mean, wow.
Gotta git more fit. I am beginning to hate being plump and unhealthy.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Funny Shirt

Found by my workmate Rowena:

If by "shut up" you mean "I love you" then yeah
Woodworking is fun!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


I feel ridiculous saying that to clients, especially those much older than I, who do not understand the term "stool." But hey, it works.
Finally finished my caulking job, which sort of sucks. I'd rather have my cock su...ummm, nevermind.
I am having my "I want a house" phase again. Unfortunately "no money" is not a phase; it's a reality.
I hope my girlfriend gets the job she wants, whether it be in Don Mills or in Oakville. Either or would be sah-weet.

Monday, October 17, 2005

Day Off Ending By Dreaming--errr, Yeah

I had one of my patented days off from work but very busy and somewhat productive otherwise day.
-woke up, picked up some wood from Oliver Lumber for the project I am working at in woodworking class. I am intrigued as to how many different types of wood there are. I am also discouraged as to how expensive wood it. I would love to do woodworking as a hobby when I get older, but damn it's expensive
-went to the Doctor's office with my Mom, as she is sick. I also had an appointment regarding my cholesterol test. Result: back on Crestor for the time being, and more concentration on my diet and exercise yet again. I have to focus man
-Sharon had a positive interview with a company in Don Mills. If she gets it, we might have to move in the Dixie Mall area. Assuming she agrees to it
-took my car to get rustproofed. While waiting I walked to Home Depot and bought caulking for my tub, as I am recaulking it
-Al Fernandes passed by and gave me "payment" for my work on his crown mouldings. A Hugo Boss shirt. It's nice, but a tad bit too big
-went home, and recaulked my tub. If there is one thing in renovations I absolutely hate, it's caulking. Mainly because I suck at it and it gets all over my hands. But at least it's recaulked now, and will have to be recaulked again next year. Ai
-went to watch this movie with Sharon (!):

What are they looking at?
My Mom had free tickets from work, whom she also gave to neighbours and friends, who I also saw at the theatre. Nothing like free stuff! The movie was okay, with the exception of it being very predictable and sappy. If anything, I came out of it wanting to go to the track and learning how to bet on horses. That can't be good for anyone
-and exhale. Now I don't want to go to work tomorrow. Then again that's what always happens when I have a very busy dayoff

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Livin' In A Fantasy World

Fantasy Basketball World that is. I think I am assembling a good fantasy team for my Raptorblog League. We'll see. Looks like I am getting the basketball excitement again. Happens around this time every year since I became interested in the sport.
Went to Ajax today to see the Villaneuva family, whom we haven't seen in a long, long time. Awesome chocolate cake. Also found out that Gil and Marie are planning on having their wedding in late May/early June of 2007, so that should give my family enough time to recuperate for Sharon and mine's October 2007 wedding.
Also had a good, if not productive conversation with Sharon regarding our wedding. I love you baby, no matter whatever happens with our big day.
She has agreed to give me these next couple of months as my "bachelor time" so I am excused from thinking, or rather concentrating hard on our wedding. This way I can think about Vegas Baby! (Although in reality of course she's never off my mind)

Short List:

-washed car
-waterproofed deck
-broke powerwasher
-went with Sharon to Walmart, she bought me Gilmore Girls Season 4
-rented Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
-I am still in love with Rory methinks

Saturday, October 15, 2005


Somehow I just felt it today. Nothing serious, but a slight case. Oh well, we all grow old sometime.
Work (or lack thereof). Should be an interesting week next week.
Went to Aristocrap for Riz's BDay. Ken and I were talking, and we agreed that it just almost seemed wrong to pay for Filipino food, only because we can get it at home.
Then we went to a lounge in Toronto called Tangerine. It had some great house music, but unfortunately there was no one inside the place! If Riz's party wasn't there, there would've been no one! Still, it was fun for me because two things that usually don't happen happened:
1. Sharon came.
2. I had a shot of alcohol. Yes, I did hold in my alcohol.
Busy day ahead tomorrow maybe.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

I Gotta Get Better

I was truly sucking it up today out there on the basketball court. I think I shot like 2/8, with the requisite turnovers. Practice.
So what do I do? Go to Originals with Ken for wings. I really shouldn't, as I found out my cholesterol is high again. @#$%$Q~!!! Time to diet for real again. For real!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Okay, Got A Plan

For what I call, "Project Sharon Surprise." Although I am pretty sure it won't be a surprise. I hope it turns out good, otherwise I'll be spending a lot on wood.
Long days at work ahead I foresee. Oh well.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


Grey, drab, dreery day. Had a lot of work today though. My future purchase to continue the VC collection:

VC means other things too
I hope an all-black version comes out.

Monday, October 10, 2005

It's A Different Thanksgiving Weekend

For one, I didn't overeat. I did, however, eat too much (there is a difference, at least in my estimation).
The Raptorblog Development League Fantasy Draft has begun. I find myself yet again GMing another fantasy team. I am on my way to being an ubernerd.

They Felt Like Sandbags

Watched 40 Year Old Virgin today. Funny shit. Screech, who you trying to kidd changing your name from Dustin Diamond to Seth Rogan?

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Screwy Net

My Dad said it may be a router problem or a virus. I hope it's neither. I didn't realize how dependent I am on the internet now. Yikes.
Yum....turkey with stuffing tonight babeeeee

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Almost Forgot

How great it is to have a girlfriend and to have a date for a Friday night. We ate at Shopsy's, and I think I ate too much. I did try a Knish and a Mozza Ball for the first time; the result was a Knish that looked like a large dog treat and a mozza ball that tasted like a cornmeal muffin being eaten in chicken soup. And I had my usual Reuben Reubin sandwich. Yum.
My body is aching like crazy. Crazy I say, Crazy.
I will be getting a new computer soon. I don't know exactly when, but I will. I went to "Alben Computers" and he'll build one for me, we'll see.
Back to Al Fernandes' again tomorrow, and hopefully we'll finish the project up.

Friday, October 07, 2005

I May Be Overdoing It

I'm not as young as I used to be. Within the past 48 hours:
-went to the chiropractor because my back was getting achey. Heard some cracks I haven't heard in a long time
-took a woodworking class. I have to plan and design something. I think I will make a sidetable for Sharon
-picked up Sharon and her parents at the airport. Made a sign that read, "Welcome to Canada!" and had flowers. Obviously my humour is not for everyone
-went to work and went crazy giving out those damn sign holders
-went to the work soccer match. I am not good at soccer, and I am doubly not good at staying fit. In other words, I was huffing and puffing like a big bad wolf. I also got banged up on my shins
-went to my first basketball game. Yet again, I am playing the role of Muggsy Bogues. Everyone are giants! Even the girl on my team is taller than me. Well, there is this small Indian guy on my team too, but I think I am going to be mad at him throughout the following weeks as he is the type to yell out directions even though he sucks. I shouldn't talk though, as I really sucked it up last night. I had 4 points, but I also had a bunch of turnovers, bricks, got blocked like twice and an airball. I really gotta start working on my game. I blame it on the fact I couldn't switch from Soccer mode to Basketball mode. Anywho, my team are a bunch of people that don't know each other, and playing against a team that has played with each other and were not half bad, I think we did pretty good even though we lost 49-42. Unfortunately, I don't see us winning a lot of games this year
And to top it off, I sprained my right pinky somehow. Ow.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

"When You Cry I Cry"

-that song has been in my head. Possibly because I keep playing it in my car
-now that I have an iPod shuffle, I can buy that thing for my car where it connects the iPod to my deck. Actually, nah
-spent the day at work cleaning and organizing the stockroom. Yep, that's my University education put to good use there
-my back was aching like it has never been aching before. I needed an emergency back massage. I ended up going to one at Sussex Centre. A Romanian girl did it for me. Before she massaged my back, she was bending over at the desk where I saw her braless chest (it's not my fault; when clevage or boobs are exposed, you can't help but look as I described in one of my other blogs). Then when she was massaging my back, I heard unzipping. Man, I thought I was at a Rub n' Tug, with the stereotypical Eastern European woman looking for work while she is an illegal immigrant. Luckily it was just a back massage
-washed my deck again. Now I just gotta waterproof it
-ordered a new sunglasses clip for my eyeglasses as I broke the original one. Luckily I have a "shady" optician, as I am now able to claim it under my health benefits
-cancelled with Al Fernandes. I needed a break-my girlfriend called me. I missed her voice. I am picking her up tomorrow at Midnight. I explained to her that I missed her and it was disconcerting not hearing her, and that it's only okay for us to go this long without talking to each other if I was the one on vacation. I think she agreed. Oh well, I am gonna see my baby again tomorrow! Score!

Monday, October 03, 2005


Maybe. Let's see, I finally went back to the gym this morning to find out that I have no more shot. I have to practice tomorrow, especially considering my first game is this Thursday at 7:40pm. I am with The Pistons. Man I hope they pass to me.
Pretty hectic day at work. At least it seemed it was.
As low as $85 a head, supposedly. (Sharon if you are reading this it is not what you think. I love you baby, but don't jump to conclusions)
Went to Kyle's house to "plan" his deck. Looks like it will be next spring we'll do it. Nice.
Went to Al Fernandes' house and continued to help him do his crown mouldings again. Not done yet. Not gonna be done for a while. What did I get myself into? Oh right, I should be nice once in a while.
My girlfriend is coming home after my first woodworking class on Wednesday. Yay!
I am gonna be a busy mofo these next couple of months. Oh yeah, and I'm gonna have to save a lot of money, especially with me going to California and VEGAS BABY in December. Dang.

Sunday, October 02, 2005


Couple things happened today:
-went to Dixie Value Mall, and what value it was. Saw these babies on sale:

N is for "Noooooooo!!! Why'd I buy them?!?"
New Balance 574. My shoe fetish continues. Oh, and I didn't just buy 1 pair, I bought two purrs. (Two different colours at least). I always wanted a pair of these, and when I saw that the original price was $99.99 knocked down to $29.99 and a further 20% off, I had to buy them(s). How could I not? I could've been worse; I could've been Arvin who bought three pairs of them. Only one of ours is matching, but man, does he have to always copy what I buy? (A funny inside joke of ours)
-bought wood for my deck. Damn lumber is frikin' expensive (that deserved an italic and bold).
-pinally peenished my stairs project. Only took much longer and much expensiver than I figured! Isn't that always the way my renos go though?
-got my plane ticket to Cali/Las Vegas. Okay, I really gotta start saving so I'll start getting broke. Ai.

I'm All Bowled Over

Went bowling today with Nina and Mr. "Cloud Nine" Mike. My arm and neck and shoulder is sore. But it was worth it to see my top score of 170 on the board. Not too bad for haven't played for about a year!

Faceless bowling is A-Okay!
Also went to East Side Mario's with BJ, Mike, and Jeff. I ate too much.
Spent the day doing crown mouldings at my neighbours house. What the heck did I get myself into? It too forever just to do their hallway. Now only three more rooms to do. Groan. And I don't even think I'm getting paid! You can imagine how I felt though when I was cutting all these pieces and kept making mistakes. D'oh! Oh well, it's not my house?