Archive for October, 2007

Happy Birthday, Megs!!!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Today is my lovely wife Megan’s birthday! Everyone please wish her a happy one!

Finally Home

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Ugh. What a day. Our flight was delayed out of both Seattle and San Francisco. I felt like crap for half the day. And to top it off, our flight couldn’t land in Burbank due to turbulence, so we had to divert to LAX, a place I despise. Us passengers formed an unruly mob and got them to get us SuperShuttle vouchers to get back to Burbank, rather than wait an hour for a bus to show up to take us all there. Keep in mind it’s about midnight at this point and we were all supposed to be back in Burbank at 21:30. Anyways, once back to Burbank, we caught a cab and now we are home. It’s 01:00, and I’m going to bed. Tomorrow I’m helping mom move.

That is all. Chris out.

Wedding Done

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

We just got back to Cindy’s apartment after the wedding. We’re really tired now, but it was a lovely celebration. Got to see some old friends and had a great time. Karen’s jazz band was there to play live music, so that was great, too. All in all, I’m glad we came. We head back home tomorrow afternoon.

Made It!

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Well, it’s 3:00 a.m., but we’ve made it to Cindy’s apartment in Seattle. Only got lost a couple of times with the rental car, and our flight was only a little delayed. Speaking of rental cars, they were out of econo boxes, so we got a Mustang! Cool beans. It’s been a while since I drove a rear-wheel-drive car, which was a little tetchy on the rainy roads. Oh, and yeah it’s been raining non-stop since we got here. I love rain. =)

Later, all!

Seattle Bound

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Did I mention that Megs and I are going up to Seattle this weekend? I feel like I should have, in case I did not. Some friends from college are finally getting married, so we’re gonna be there for that.

In other news, I’ve been playing a lot of Valve’s famous Orange Box lately. If you play video games and haven’t been under a rock lately, this is no shock to you, but it’s a great set of games. Team Fortress 2 is a really compelling team-based shooter, and who wouldn’t love more Half-Life, but the real gem here is Portal. Love, love, LOVE this game! As Tycho put it, it’s a “first person puzzle comedy”, and I tend to agree. Clever game play, physics, and level design, but absolutely brilliant character dialog and story. You’d just have to see it to understand.

Lastly, apparently Lindsey Lohan was having lunch at our local Pitfire Pizza place across the street. Lots of paparazzi and crowds. I went elsewhere for food.

Free Games

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Hey, anyone out there have Steam, yet need Half Life 2 and/or Half Life 2: Episode 1? I’ve got a free copy of both to give away. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, this probably doesn’t apply to you.

Blogging > Performance Connection

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Well, once again it’s that time of year when I gotta go figure out the new SAP system for measuring progress. It seems that every year or two we have yet another new system for performance reviews. This time I’m retroactively going back and putting in info for last year on what I hoped to have done last year, and then how I thought I did with those things. Then in another couple weeks I have to go and put in what I hope to do this year. Right now, however, I’m supposed to be commenting on my own progress goals. Confused? Yeah, me too.

Went hiking up in Griffith Park weekend before last with Megs, Anna, Matt, Tim, Jacques, Other Megan, and Kim. Good times. We really should get out more. Anna took a couple pictures of all of us in front of the Hollywood sign, so if I can get those from her, I’ll post them here.

A couple weeks ago I went down to Long Beach to say hi to mom and the Gallaghers. Then the following weekend Megs and I both went down to have some fish again with the Gallaghers. Last weekend we went down for Grandpa Brunner’s birthday. These past few weeks have been a whole lot of Long Beach, and tonight is no exception. Meeting with dad and Uncle John for dinner at some Japanese restaurant. Fun times.

This weekend, I think we’re going to go to the beach. Perhaps in Long Beach.

From Last Week

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Check out this interview of Ed Helms on Conan last week. The interview is all right, but the really great part starts at about six minutes and forty-five seconds in. Check it out.