Saturday, February 19, 2005

My List? Smaller..

I got no sleep last night( well 3 hours). And I got up early.
I was out the door by 8:30 and off on my errands. I hit Walmart, Fortinos, SDM and a stop at the dry cleaners. I was all done by 9:30 so I headed to the quickie lube and escaped with just an oil change.
I was back, and had lunch by noon. Pretty good huh?
Emergency banking at 1:30 and a nap from 3-5.

So near as I can tell, here is what I need to get done...sometime.
  • sand spare room
  • paint spare room
  • change air filter in car, I saw them do it at the oil change place & I am confident that it can be done.
  • replace light bulb outside door
  • buy dress shoes

The dress shoes are a priority though for this week.

I got avacados. They are ripening on my kitchen counter.

I am now officially less than 1 week to my first swim meet in a while.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Friday! Woohoo!

So another week has come and gone. I got some stuff done, other stuff will have to wait.

I did break down and buy some CD's, Scissor Sisters ( they show boobs, fyi), Keane, and Michael Buble, who I have pimped enough.

I some how forgot to shave this morning and it makes me wonder what else I forgot to do.

I will head to the supper-cold pool tonight where my balls will jump into my throat it's so cold. It's inhuman what the temp is. But I do look damm sexy in the speedo. It offers no protection from the heat though.

My only goal this weekend is to buy a couple avacados and eat them.

BTW, thank you gmail notifier. You helped solve a problem today since my stupid work e-mail only lets through half of my personal e-mails. *shakes fist at stupid work firewall*

Song: Take Your Mama, Scissor Sisters
Reading: Murder at Moot Point
Project: Swim, do performance reviews
Words of wisdom: We don't have a guarantee that when we die we will find a peace and happieness.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Model by day?
This boy may be blond but he ain't stupid. I am a businessman first.
Sent the agency my pic, did they have it? No.
They told me what I wanted to hear and then offered to sell me an 800$ course.
Did they even take a quik snapshot of me? Nope.
They were unconcerned about how I looked on film but were quick to try and sell me the course with a deadline of Saturday.
Nope sorry, not even tempted.
I love being underestimated, it makes life so much easier.
The woman who talked to me gave me her card, but no e-mail address. What business does not give thier employees and e-mail addy? An sales oriented one , thats what.
What? Me Worry?

My name is Mike and I am a worry wart.
Admitting you have a problem is the first step in overcoming it.

'God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference'

Whether I admit it or not worrying helps me at work. It makes me a better manager. I should just call it proper planning. It does not however need to carry into my home life. So now it won't.

I accept that I am loved.
I accept that I am very blessed for what I have.
I accept that some things are worth the wait. Love is precious and worth it.
I accept that the ones I love are strong and are survivors.

I can change my attitude and not be so hard on myself.
I can get out more and expand my network of friends.
I will put myself first a bit more.
I can live in the moment. Spontenaity is good once in a while.

That being said, I will go to the modelling interview and have a good time.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Snow day!

Its snowing, so I'm up really early to get to work. Conciensious huh?

Couple of things in the hopper this week...

A potluck lunch tomorrow. I'm making chicken ceasar salad.
I have an interview at a modeling agency on Thursday aft as well. (you never know)

So lets see, all I have to do today is buy ingredients and practice my 'come hither stare'. That shouldn't be too hard considering how hard up I am.

ETA: Yeah, that may have been too much information, but I really don't care anymore.

ETA#2: The potluck, has been moved to the 28th. More time to practice my stare.

ETA#3: I'm popping vit C like candy in hopes that what feels like the beginings of a cold stay that way.

ETA#4: I left for home about 11. Will rest and try and nip it in the bud.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Days like these..

Work...ok
Personal Life...very good
Finances...getting better
Health... excellent

Really, I have absolutely squat to complain about, so I won't.

I will just tell you about more about myself.
My background is a mix of Sweedish and English. If left without sun, Mike will become so pale, he's almost transparent. I have been known to go to the tanning booth on ocasion to take the transparentness down a notch or two, but I am in no way Tanorexic (tm Will BB4).
While I know that it has its downsides, it does help with the adult acne and sunshine, even artificial, helps with Vit D. A recent study came out of Austrailia recently saying that Ausie's new obsesion with staying out of the sun may have gone a bit overboard and the incidence of sun-shunning illnesses are on the rise. So I view it as an all things in moderation aproach.

It also has a plus side that is totally superficial. I look damm sexy with a tan.

Song: Dancing in The Moonlight, Toploader. This is a fantastic song and great for dancing with the one you love. Sadly this is the best they've acomplished.
Reading: Murder at Moot Point
Project: Work ahead, lift. Do performance reviews
Words of wisdom: We don't have a guarantee that when we die we will find a peace and happieness.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Home

Another summer day has come and gone away,
In Paris and Rome,
but I wanna go home.mmmmmmm

May be surounded by a million people,I
still feel all alone
Just want to go home
Oh I miss you, you know.

And I been keeping all the letters that I wrote to you,
Each one a line or two,
'I'm fine, baby how are you"
I would send them but I know that it's just not enough
My words were cold and flat,and you deserve more than that.

Another airoplane, another sunny place,
Yes I'm lucky I know,but I wanna go home,
mmm I got to go home.

Let me go home,
I'm just too far from where you are,
I wanna come home.

And I feel just like I'm living someone else's life,
It's like I just stepped outside,
when everything was going right.
And I know just why you could not come along with me,
This was not your dream,
but you always believed in me.

Another winter day,
has come and gone awayin either Paris or Rome,
and I wanna go home
Let me go home.

And I'm surrounded by a million poeple I,
still feel alone,
and let me go home
Oh I miss you, you know

Let me go home,
I've had my run,baby I'm done
I gotta go home

Let me go home,
I'ttl all be alright, I'll be home tonight,
I'm comming back home.

Song: Home, Michael Buble Obviously. *smirk*
Reading: Murder at Moot Point
Project: Work ahead, clean my desk off, Swim.
Words of wisdom: As long as there is no freedom in many parts of the world, there can be no real peace.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Travels

I haven't traveled very much really. Parts of Canada and the USA. My favorite spot so far is Hawaii. Since I got digital cable a few months ago, I've been watching the Travel Chanel a fair bit and I've started to loosely put together a list of places I'd like to go. Once and a while I'll feature a place I'd like to eventually visit.
This week, Brazil.

I'd ideally want to go at year end so I can see the Reveillon on Rio de Janeiro
People of all ages, all social classes, all religions and all cultures arrive on Copacabana beach, cuddle and look to the sky to receive the New Year with joy. There is a big 10 minute fireworks display and esentailly they gather to show thier optimism and hope for better days.
Iemanjá, the queen of the sea, Candomblé divinity, blesses the night. People wear white clothes to honor Iemanjá, and also offer her flowers for better days.

I'd like to do some of the tourist atractions like visit the statue of Christ and Sugar Loaf mountain. I'd also like to see a Brazilian Soccer game as well.