Wednesday, July 06, 2005

NCAA 2006

It's coming. July 12th (or 11th, depending on who you ask). Just a warning, so you know that your boyfriends/husbands may be "away" for a couple of weeks. Just in case you thought we may have matured since last year, rest assured... we haven't. We're still the same. What time we're not spending at NCAA 2006 parties or leading our team to the national championship will be spent talking about it, thinking about it, and catching a couple of hours of sleep here and there. Just accept it. Besides, we don't ask for that much. And hey, at least you know where we are O:)

Tour de France
Be sure to follow the Tour de France online each day, as Lance goes for his 7th consecutive win. Looks like he held on to the yellow jersey today. There was some talk of relinquishing it
for a few days to one of the sprinters until they reach the mountain stages, but that didn't happen today.

Not as glamorous as one might think
The bachelor's life is not always about hotties, staying out late, or watching TV in your boxers while eating a block of cheese the size of a car battery (although that last part is true more often than the others). Let's just look at yesterday, for example:

Early AM - The day started off with a nice surprise. As I was getting ready for work, I received a phone call and found a girl standing at my back door. OK, so this isn't doing much to support my non-glamorous-bachelor claim, is it? But trust me, it's all downhill after this.
1:30 - Left work early because I worked way over last Thursday.
2:00 - Arrive home. Turn on General Hospital to see if I can catch up and figure out what's going on.
2:59 - I can't figure out much. There's a new Carly, a new Felicia, and a new Lucky, best I can tell. Oh, and a new Elizabeth... or Emily. I get them confused. Carly has married Alcazar. Some girl from her past (Reese) has appeared looking for revenge for something, apparently. She has hooked up with Sonny. Jason and Carly are suspicious.
3:00 - Decide I need to change out Pablo's water. He is sooo cute when I change his water. He fights so hard to stay out of that net. Then once I finally catch him, it's just like he gives up. He's so helpless, but it's so cute. He totally relies on me to take care of him ;-) He's sooo widdle.
3:20 - Water replacement procedure completed. Decide to have a snack. I have a Sun Drop and a Little Debbie brownie, while surfing online and watching Game Show Network.
3:35 - While watching Family Feud, I find it a bit odd that they have a question asking what one thing you would require if negotiating a peace treaty with Iraq. Then again, maybe that's not a bad idea. "Survey says... awww, zero. Nuke 'em. Nuke 'em was the number one answer there."
5:30 - It has been raining all day. Decide to take a short nap, thinking maybe the rain will have stopped later and I can go running.
7:30 - Short nap turned into a not-so-short nap. Wake up a half hour later than I had planned. Rain has stopped, but I skip running anyway.
8:11 - My sister calls to tell me there is a baby frog plastered to the side of her house.
8:30 - Decide to fix dinner. I put a Healthy Choice meal in the oven, somehow thinking that eating healthy will make up for not running.
8:31 - While meal is cooking, I wash dishes and take the trash out to the dumpster.
8:37 - Mom calls.
8:55 - Fix a salad to go with my dinner... lettuce, pickles, pepperoni slices, shredded cheese, ranch dressing, bacon bits.
9:00 - Eat while watching something on TV. What, I can't remember.
10:00 - Surf the net and chat while watching Seinfeld.
10:35 - Turn to Letterman. Continue surfing the net.
11:00 - Nicole Kidman is on Letterman. You know, if it wasn't ever clear before, between her and Tom, she is definitely the more sane, grounded individual.
11:35 - Letterman goes off. Get ready for bed.
12:01 - This is the last time I remember looking at the clock. Craig Ferguson is telling a joke that is really funny, but I think it probably wouldn't be nearly so funny if I weren't almost asleep.

"Seven years went under the bridge, like time was standing still..."


  1. I see the allure of some kinds of video games, but sports games? That just leads to more sitting on the couch and not actually playing sports...

    Girls just show up randomly at your door? And you let them in? What's that address again???

    Oh, wait. Nevermind, you watch soap operas...gaaaak!

    tsk, tsk, I see why you're running vicariously through me...shame on you. :)

  2. Girl scouts are still sellin cookies in your barrio??!? Next time one comes to your door, get me 2 boxes of Thin Mints please.

  3. WOW what a night. You live such an exciting life!

  4. Lass: Well, that's the only video game I mess with too much. And GH is definitely the only soap opera I ever watch. I hardly ever get to see it now because of work.

    I'm gonna run today. I'm really gonna :-)

    J-Mo: She was only dressed like a girl scout.... OK, I'm not even sure what that's supposed to mean.

    Lindsy: My life is really much more exciting. This is just the stuff I can remember.

    OK, so it's really not that much more exciting. But I still forget a lot.

  5. At times a bachlorettes life is filled with the same excitement... so sad so sad...


    Question: When you change Pablo's water do you do anything to treat the tap water? They told us that for Sampson we should just use half bottled water and half tap water... I guess he hasn't died so it must be working... but isn't one supposed to use drops or something in the water?

    And these are the things that consume my thoughts for the day...

  6. Well, it seems like everybody says something different. Here's what I do:

    I only use distilled water, at room temp. I replace about a half to a third of the water once a week, and then clean the entire tank about once a month.

    I use some kind of drops each time that I change part or all of the water. I think the ones I use are called Start Right, or something like that.

    Of course, I've only had Pablo a couple of months. How long have you had Sampson?

  7. Only had Sampson for a month or so... still trying to figure it all out without killing him... with an attitude like that, thank god I'm not a parent :)

    We haven't used any drops...

  8. Man...when work starts to interfere with's time to move on. :P

    Soap operas are evil. The only thing worse is reality shows. Noooo! My eyes! My eyes!

  9. Yeah, I've always disliked reality shows, too... until American Idol this year. lol Boy, you really would have loved my blog when that was going on.