It's All Goodnow……

Day 15 – tourists, salmon, football

Surprisingly not sore at all after playing basketball.  It is a testament to my superior athletic conditioning.   Or something like that.

Listening to the Dan Patrick Show.  I like it.

Just drew up a few football plays.  The offense must run better this week or I’ll flip out.

The apartment next door to me is rented out like a hotel.   I do not like tourists coming in and out of my building at all hours of the night.  Sometimes they are loud or have small kids.  It’s just a pain in the ass.   Blanket statement: I do not like tourists.

I wore my wool hat this morning and now I look like I have bed head.  I have had to go to the bathroom to put water on my head twice to look like less of a scrub.  If my hair keeps sticking up I’m just going downstairs to the gym and taking a shower.

I forgot to take the salmon out of the freezer before I left my apartment this morning.  I was really looking forward to salmon tonight.  I’m pissed. 

I’m thinking about shaving for the first time in a month tonight. Maybe not, I can’t decide.

Here are my football picks for this weekend:

Cowboys over the Vikings – Favre is old.  The Cowboys are hot and they are due for some postseason success.

Chargers over the Jets – The Jets are a scary team, don’t get me wrong, but the Chargers are at home, coming off a bye week.   If the Jets win, I’m officially going into panic mode.  The Yankees and the Jets winning championships in one year would be too much for me to handle. 

Ravens over Colts – Mark my words.  The Ravens are getting hot, their D is old but they have been there.  I tend not to bet against Ray Lewis, as he once killed a man by stabbing him in the heart.  He then got back into his limo as if nothing had happened.  The man has ice in his veins.   It’s tough to go against Manning, but after that team gave up for a perfect season I think they have lost their edge.  Should be a great game.

Cardinals over Saints – Saints have looked horrible in their last 3 games. Maye the bye week will do them good.  But I’ve gotta go with Warner.  The man just knows how to win in the playoffs.  Another close game with a lot of scoring.  41-38.  It could come down to a missed field goal at the end of the game.

Day 14-Bball, Midwest, Sushi

I’m scared to run the half marathon.  Just played basketball for an hour.  Ouch.   Not only did the team I played on lose by 20 points, but my lungs are on fire.  All of my basketball skills have completely eroded.  I used to handle my own.  Now, I’ve got nothing.  I can still set a screen and pass the ball.  Decent on defense, but offensively it was embarrassing.  I missed a wide open lay up.  It was bad, but I’m glad I got out there.  I’m sure if I play a couple more times I will get some sort of touch back.  I did, however, play with a guy who was 6’10.  My game plan was to lob the ball into him and let him score.  It worked every time.  I don’t know why we didn’t do it more often.  

Playing basketball made me think of two things.  When my fraternity team made the intramural finals back in college and when I played basketball back in California.  Both were very good memories.  The fraternity team, because we were not that good, but we play great as a team.   California,  because I worked my ass off to make the freshman basketball team.  I wish that I had been able to stick with it. 

Also, my athletic glasses held up well.  Finally playing basketball without worrying about my glasses breaking….what a relief.  A great investment.

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I need a new dresser, a coffee table, and $57,000.  ($57,000 is an arbitrary number)  Maybe I should start playing lots and lots of scratch tickets.  That’s the key to success.  Dumb luck. 

I think I’ll try to get the dresser and coffee table this weekend.  I’ve only been living in my apartment for a year now.  It may as well look like I will be here for a little while.

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I had half priced sushi tonight.   First time in a while. Don’t judge me.  You are just jealous because you do not have a market that sells half prices sushi (after 10 pm) downstairs from you.

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I made a suggestion to my boss that he break down our clients by region.  Of course he did it and gave me no credit for the suggestion, but that’s how it goes in a large corporation.  I have the Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio area.  I will be attempting to do most of my travel for work after April.  Can  you say Cubs games, Brewers games, Indy 500 and University of Michigan football. Because I can. 

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I will be the only person on my side of the office tomorrow.  Should be quiet. 

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I managed two books of business for the last year.  Should I get double for my bonus?  I certainly think so. 

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Today = 25% done with the sobriety.   I’m feeling good.  I’d like to try to make this more of a lifestyle change.  Just about every part of my life has improved with the exception of not going out.  I miss the commraderie of being at the bar.  I always meet interesting characters.  Most likely because I am one.