Archive for May, 2006
Today I moved out and filed for divorce. Out of respect to the other person involved I will not delve into details. However, I greatly look forward to sharing things about myself now without worries of causing friction at home. It’s already a year of big challenges… and to think it isn’t yet half over!
Welcome to the first day of the rest of my life…
May 15th, 2006
At last I’m ready to hit the road on my rad new bike! It’s decorating my office right now and I can’t help glancing over at it every now and then to flash it a flirty grin. It’s just so sexy and Italian… You would too!
Went on a ride around Santa Paula to test it out. There’s a whole lot of nothing up there aside from cows, horses, and roadkill. This ride was less eventful than the last (no injuries!) and I really enjoyed it.
I’m surprised to find the difference between spinning and cycling to be so vast. They’re different species entirely. At the very least I figured the movement would be similar, but I find myself sore in new places.
May 7th, 2006
In light of what I wrote just yesterday, maybe I spoke too soon… Moral of the story: Don’t give the girl any bright ideas. I’m always on the lookout for something new and fun to try and this fit the bill.
So, I made my first visit to a shooting range last night where I learned a thing or two about handling a Glock 23 pistol. The experience was a literal blast!
I’m not bad for a newbie, as evidenced by the swiss cheesy man to your left there… Just call me a natural born killer.
May 5th, 2006
Sometimes I’m ashamed of being a Marketing professional and using all my potions and schematics to entice people to make purchases, but then I come across a cool Dilbert cartoon like this one (thanks Andrew!) and I think, “Well, at least I’m not shooting people” …Yet!
May 4th, 2006
This Week: Ten Favorite Romantic Movies
10. Sense and Sensibility – This movie will likely make any man vomit, but sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are kindred spirits to me.
9. Legends of the Fall – How I love a good tragedy… Especially when it involves a rough and tumble Brad Pitt and beautiful Montana scenery.
8. Elizabethtown – Though I didn’t expect to like it (not a big fan of Kirsten Drunkst) the story grew on me, and that kid Samson is a riot.
7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding – Was there ever a more accurate depiction of the joys of family than this? It’s good to remember that romance usually leads to meeting a whole new tribe of people.
6. What Women Want – Competitive advertising executives… Did I even have a choice here? Then they went and threw in some Frank Sinatra lip-synched by my Uncle Mel and I was done for.
5. An Affair to Remember – No list of romantic movies would really be complete without this one. Who can resist Cary Grant? I’d wait forever atop the Empire State Building to score that guy.
4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – George Peppard and my darling Audrey Hepburn play mixed-up kids pretending to live grown-up lives, failing miserably at it until they finally get transparent with one another.
3. A Lot Like Love – “There’s nothing better than a great romance to ruin a perfectly good friendship.” Watch as characters played by Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet are transformed by time and experience.
2. The Thomas Crown Affair – Pierce Brosnan is the billionaire playboy and Rene Russo the sultry investigator. Both of them are intelligent, naughty, and impeccably dressed… I adore this fun, sexy movie!
1. The Philadelphia Story – When you combine a dapper Cary Grant with a sassy Kate Hepburn and add a dash of Jim Stewart, something truly magical happens: The best romantic comedy of all time.
May 2nd, 2006