Friday, February 23, 2007

SuperInkyGirl is well

if you have been following SuperInkyGirl's blog, you know today was a tough day coming. well, she made it through and is doing well. the surgery was more than expected, but in a good way. as a result, she will need to stay in the hospital for a few days. Send your thoughts, your prayers, your energy, money (just joking) to her as she begins her road to recovery. she thanks you in advance. i love me superinkygirl!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

San Diego animals

San Diego 2007-2-15 00010
Originally uploaded by dieselboi.
"hey, did i give you permission to take my photo? NO! fuck off giant. Your bright light is blinding me and my lover here. oh, you think we look like rabbits in shells? well fuck off bitch!"

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

San diego Residence Inn

San diego
Originally uploaded by dieselboi.
some thoughts on hotels:

  • after they clean the room, why do they put the shower curtain on the outside of the shower? i never understood this. there are two curtains in order to keep the water inside the tub, yet when i get in in the morning, kinda groggy, it takes me a moment to realize i'm flooding the floor.
  • again with the tub - why do they leave the drain plugged after cleaning? once again, it takes me a few moments to realize the tub is not draining.
  • after cleaning, why do they reset the alarm clock and turn it on? for the past three days, i have had to turn off the alarm clock as i would rather wake up on my own.
  • there is a strange community at the hotel. not bad, but a little interesting. since this is a residence inn, people stay here for long periods of time. so, they have a pool, a basketball court, the rooms have kitchenettes etc. they also have a bar-b-que for guests. it is strange for me to see random guests throwing stuff on the barby. in the mornings is breakfast and the evenings, they offer "happy hour." normally, i'm not surprised by this offering of free beer and wine. it's nice. what surprised me here was the offering of spagetti and meatballs too. or taco salad night. or raviolli and dinner rolls or..... i could go on because the menu is on my fridge. seriously, monday through thursday, someone really wouldn't need to go out for food except for lunch. unless... they took a couple plates in the evening and put it in the fridge for the next day's lunch. and on thursdays, go back for 3 or 4 helpings to make it through the weekend. crazy i tell ya.
so far, my buddy matt has steered me right with restaurants. i have been to kensington grill and Red Fox inn and both were perfect. tonight should be Jimmy Carter's Mexican if I can get in on a V day.
good night all.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

view from the rooooom

SanDiego Feb 2007 (17)
Originally uploaded by dieselboi.
i'm gonna type fast, so pardon the typos and "other." this is the view from my hotel parking lot. i'm in class until 5:00 or so, so I miss the opportunity to get sunset photos and such. i hope to get to the beach at least once to get such photos.
in the view, we see some hills that are actually not built up. further, there are these valleys that are just amazing. whomever is doing planning in this area is not just putting in track mcmansions, they are thinking about the greenspaces also.
the hotel is fine. as i stated, i think there is an elephant close by, but that's ok. my bedjumping is probably a bit disturbing to others as well. i'm close to the freeway, so in the evenings when i'm here reading email and such after class, military helicopters fly over from base to base. they are so low and loud, the room shakes a little. kinda crazy.
more later

My breakfast

My breakfast
Originally uploaded by dieselboi.
Hotel breakfast leave much to be desired, yet I am in the burbs, so I would be hard pressed to find a nice cafe that would be any healthier. I opted for some eggs and oatmeal with dried fruit. Oh, and OJ.

My head still hurts after yesterday's brutal class. It was all theory and history. Some of the info was review for me- stuff you have learned throughout the years. Other stuff wasn't necessarilly new, but it was explained so it now makes sense. Looking forward to today. It will be even meatier. I had a dream that I returned to work early because I believed the class was boring. My peers didn't like that. What does that tell me? PAY ATTTENTION!

Monday, February 12, 2007

In the land to the south

In the land to the south
Originally uploaded by dieselboi.
I am currently in the wonderful suburbs of San Diego for some 'puter training. Upon arrival, I had to get me some In N Out! While the double double was great, the fries were a little off.
My hotel is fine. I thing an elephant is above me, but oh well. I kept waking through the night thinking, where's Anna? I had dreams I was sleepwalking and had ended up in a separate room.
I am now in class. The stack of books is daunting. And it is a room of goattees. When will computer geeks realize the goatee is overdone.
more later. Gotta pay attention now.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

I got me a sign!

Originally uploaded by dieselboi.
yup. persistence pays off. i almost wandered down there in the dead of night to steal the sign, but didn't want to get arrested over a stupid sign. so, today, i wandered over and they were still working, so i asked for the sign and lo and behold, i got it. rather heavy and large, it is now in the back of my truck. i'll get the boyz to help me with it tomorrow when they come over for the game.