Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm spending Thanksgiving day at my parent's house. This should be interesting.
More later.


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Two lives blurred together by a photo

I feel for this guy, another casualty of PSDT. Read the full story here.


Saturday, November 10, 2007

November 10, 1775

Happy 232nd Birthday to the United States Marine Corps.

Semper Fidelis.

Thursday, November 08, 2007


My good friend Kamran gets a year older tomorrow. Happy birthday old man, I love you like a brother.


The weather is so nice down here, this is my favorite time of the year, it's nice and mild, today it was in the 60's... absolutely gorgeous.


I wrote some code that turned evil and is making the Radio do bad things. I've been looking for the bug all this week, the only good thing I can say is that it's been a learning experience. Reality: it's work, but I still like my job. Very interesting work, good people to work with.


I love those monkeys more than anything in this planet. They make me laugh everyday, but damn, they test my patience as well. Raising them is going to be a challenge, I already think I made a mistake somewhere, Anthony is so rough with other people, I don't know what to do. But I think it will turn out ok.

Book I'm reading

The Oral History of Buster Casey. I used to like Palahniuk, Fight Club and Invisible Monsters were good read, but his later stuff feels like more of the same, although the plots vary, the formula feels the same: confuse the hell out of people and at the end everything comes together to reveal some grotesque fact that supposedly shocks you or something. I'm bored.

What's on my head

Ever since I read the book The World is Flat, by Tom Friedman, I've been interested fascinated by India. I am setting out to learn more about this sub-continent.

Interesting Web Article

The web is full of good stuff (like this blog...ok, no more bad jokes) I found this article very interesting.
It's called "An Economist walks into a bar and solves the mysteries of dating". It talks about an experiment done at Columbia University about the statistics of attraction. Good read, it confirms and busts some stereotypes that come up when it comes to that.

Friday, November 02, 2007


OK Computer (1997)
The Tourist

It barks at no-one else but me like it's seen a ghost
I guess it seen the sparks, a flowing no one else would know
Hey man slow down, slow down, idiot slow down, slow down

Sometimes I get overcharged that's when you see sparks
You ask me where the hell I'm going at thousand feet per second?
Hey man, slow down, slow down, idiot slow down, slow down

Hey man, slow down, slow down, idiot slow down, slow down

I wish I could explain how much I can relate to this song. I can't.

Just a random thought, do not read too much into it.

My Day

Today Anthony almost choked to death on a Halloween candy, Martha was at the store, he just got the damn thing stuck in his throat, I don't know, I just froze up when I saw it, he stuck his hand in his mouth and cleared it up, made himself throw up, and I was just sitting in there shocked, I gave him a bath, afterwards, (he managed to get puke all over himself), so I washed him off and 10 minutes later it's as if nothing had happened. It's amazing, how often do we have a brush with death? or tragedy? It's crazy how fast life can change, right now I could be mourning my child instead of sitting here blogging. But thank goodness he's fine.

Speaking of Anthony, he is growing up, he lives up to the "Terrible Twos" stereotype, but he cracks me up so much, with every new thing he says or does, he makes me laugh.
I need to be more strict with him, so far Martha is the authoritarian, but I'm noticing that he thinks he can get away with murder when he is around me, and that can't fly.

So that's my day, I went to work early, wrote some code, went to lunch with friends from work, then I worked some more, I get home to a nice dinner and then my son almost chokes to death, you know, just the usual. Oh, we watched a movie afterwards,
let me tell you what happened, we were watching Reign over me with Adam Sandler, it was kind of a strange movie, it was weird to see Adam Sandler playing a serious role, anyway, In the move Sandler has post-traumatic syndrome, I could not help myself, I started to think about the guys I went to Iraq with, how the war affected each and every one of us in some little way, some more than others, the whole thing makes me sad, so many of us come back all fucked up from that shit. How many of our guys are going to need help the rest of their lives? How many lives will never be the same? And for what? Damn, I wish this war would stop soon. Oh, so what happened you ask?
I was crying during the movie, yep, crying, now, I am not the crying type ok? But I could not help it! I kept telling Martha that no, I was not crying, but it must have been me releasing all the stress, it was that kind of day.

Ok, I think I am going to bed now, thanks for stopping by, be good to each other.