Sunday, July 17, 2005 

This Weekend

Lot of fun things this weekend.
Thursday (the unofficial start of the weekend)
- I went to music in the park with Stef.

Friday
- Woke up at 2am to help a company in Spain troubleshoot a network issue.
- Went to the gym.
- In the evening, I played a couple of hours of poker with my old neighbors.
- Hung out Steve-o & Jas in Santana Row.
- Watch Rush Hour 2 DVD.

Saturday
- I sat in the McAfee Suite to watch the A's vs. Rangers game in Oakland.
- Went to Janna's going away party in SF.
- Bought my copy of Harry Potter 6.
- Went to Velvet Lounge and crashed out at Joe's place in SF.

Sunday
- Went back home to SJ
- Went to the gym
- Went to Alameda to play 18 holes of golf with Joe, Eric & Steve.

I still managed to do some chores too. I need some time to recover now.

Thursday, July 14, 2005 

Summer is half way done

It's mid-July - the time that I consider the Summer halftime. Before I know it, Walmart & Target will start advertising Back To School sales, the networks will start advertising the new Fall seasons and Baseball will start it's Pennant run. I had a great 1st half - BBQ's, weddings, roadtrips. Hopefully the 2nd half will be just as good.

 

Local Mystery Shoppers

I'm starting to get hypnotized by MySpace's "Local Mystery Shoppers" advertisements. I don't even like to shop, but I'm drawn to their subliminal methods of getting their message across. I'm wondering what's so mysterious about this and what are they shopping for? Intersting concept. Maybe I should pursue a new career. I can be a Mystery Associate and I can drive the Mystery Machine.

 

Early Morning Meetings Suck

I had a 7am conference call this morning. I stayed awake for about 5 minutes. I think this is going to be a weekly event. This sucks!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005 

The Baseball Stadium Vacation is over

So I'm finally back from vacation. This year's theme - baseball stadiium tour. I was scheduled to go to 5 stadiums, but I only went to 4 b/c I needed to see some people in NYC and I've already gone to Shea in 2004. So here are my "career" visited stadiums (year 1st visited):
Candlestick Park (1987)
McAfee Coliseum (1988?)
U.S. Celluar Field/Comisky (1999)
SBC Park (2000)
Angels Stadium (2002) - World Series Baby!!!
Yankee Stadium (2004)
Shea Stadium (2004)
Wrigley Field (2005)
Fenway Park (2005)
RFK Stadium (2005)
Camden Yards (2005)

Each stadium is unique and it deservedly is a Major League ballpark. SBC Park rocks! Bit there's nostolgia when you go into Wrigley or Fenway or Yankee Stadium - you just just become a part of baseball. Even though I'm biased towards SBC, Camden may be the best park out there. It's just a beautiful park. Worst stadiums - tie between McAfee & Shea. They're both toilet bowls. Anyways, I'm trying to get to Dodger Stadium & Petco Park by the end of 2005. Roadtrip anyone?

Monday, July 11, 2005 

Lasik - Next Stop 20/20

So I went to my eye doctor last Friday and he said that I'm a perfect candidate for Lasik. In order to get the best vision, I'm probably going to have Wavefront done to my left eye and maybe my right eye (we won't know until I'm on the operating table).

I'm going under the knife on August 12th. Wish me luck!

Sunday, July 10, 2005 

Played golf today

Nothing to fun and exciting here. Just played 18 holes this afternoon. 4 pars. I should have had a birdie. I hit my driver really well and my putting wasn't too bad either. My chipping is a different story.

 

What if you were stuck on a deserted island?

So I watched Cast Away last night (the one with Tom Hanks). I haven't watched it since it came out. I wonder if there are some people out there that may have been lost at sea (whether by crashed airplane, sunken boat, lost at sea, etc.).

It makes you think what you would do in this type of situation. Would you try to live it out with the hope that you can escape or get rescued? Would you commit suicide and end it all? It's a pretty tough choice. Hank's character decided that it was best to tough it out (in doing so he had to perform dental surgery, learn to fish, etc.). However, when he returned back home he had to go through the reality of knowing his love of his life has married and all of his friends are different people. What would you do?

This movie also makes you think - What was in that FedEx box? The director, Zemeckis, kidded on the DVD that it was a solar powered satellite cell phone. I really have no clue, but given the fact that is was from a person that works with angels, it probably was an angel figurine - a symbol of hope. But then again, Wilson was a symbol of hope too.

Saturday, July 09, 2005 

London is a great city - why bomb it?

It's been a couple of days since the bombing in London, and I'm still a little sad about it. I've been to London 3 times in the last year. I used to take the Circle Line train from Paddington - Edgeware Road - Marleybone every morning. That could have easily been me had I been visiting London at the time. I remember the crowds during the morning commute were huge. My thoughts and prayers are with those that have been affected by the bombings.