Monday, January 31, 2005
Sunday, January 30, 2005
Saturday, January 29, 2005
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Monday, January 17, 2005
Monday, January 10, 2005
Thursday, January 06, 2005
Monday, January 03, 2005
So I had to work from 11-8 today, and I actually didn't mind it so much. My mind seems much more at ease since I started meditating, and I'm able to let little problems just roll off my back. Of course, it's only been a few days so far, so let's see how things go in the long term. Still, for the first time in a long time, I'm optimistic.
Speaking of good things, I actually went 10-6 in my NFL picks yesterday, my best week of the year. And I was so close to 12-4, with an OT loss by the Jets and a last-second loss by the Cowboys. I can't complain though, especially because my Redskins won and actually looked pretty decent in doing so. Hopefully next year Patrick Ramsey will mature, Joe Gibbs will develop his offense a little more, and the defense will keep doing the things it has been doing. And maybe next year I'll manage to make picks every week.
I have another day off tomorrow, and I'm going to head over to my house to visit my parents, who just got back from their holiday cruise. Yesterday, I spent some time hanging out at the apartment with Pooz, Dave and his girlfriend Lauren and some of her friends (Megan, Vanessa, and Raquel for those of you scoring at home, and if you are scoring my blog at home, you really need to get a life -- and explain your scoring system to me, because I can't imagine how that would work. Are points issued? And can I count those points in the BlackOps Standings, which are woefully out of date as it is? But I really, really, really digress.)
Oh, I also somehow have forgot to mention in my last three updates that I bought a new digital camera. It's the Casio Exilim EX-Z4, which is a 4-megapixel camera. I picked it up for a nice price, and now my CoolPix 995 is on eBay. It served me well for the past couple of years, but it's just too big to carry anywhere on a regular basis. Hopefully with the new camera, I'll be posting pictures on here on a regular basis.
And finally, I should mention that this week's "Versus" poll is the final poll of the first round in my little tournament of 64, with Lindsay Lohan the obvious No. 1 seed versus Anna Paquin's plucky 16. Paquin may be the Princeton of DGOW 16 seeds, but I'm not sure that's going to be enough against Lohan, who, while not a UCLA, may at least be a Duke (and for those of you who don't get sports references, let me make it real easy for you: Lohan=Very, Very, Very Good; Paquin=Good, but not on the same level).
Until next time, may peace and happiness follow you for all your days...
Sunday, January 02, 2005
Actually, I've started taking time out of each day to just sit in my room surrounded by candles, listening to peaceful music and letting go of my stress. Thus far, it does seem to be working, as I feel better than I have in months. Last night I felt more relaxed than I have in a long time, and I even slept well, which is very rare for me. Of course, my iPod comes in very handy for this, as I can turn up the music and drown out everything else in the apartment without disturbing my roommates or my neighbors.
Today I have the day off and I get to sit around and watch an entire day of NFL games, with all 32 teams in action. I even considered moving my LCD TV into the living room to watch multiple games at once, but I'm just going to stick to the single TV and flip back and forth as needed. Oh, and I'm also going to make picks (home teams in CAPS):
•WASHINGTON over Minnesota
•TENNESSEE over Detroit
•NY Jets over ST. LOUIS
•Cincinnati over PHILADELPHIA
•NEW ENGLAND over San Francisco
•HOUSTON over Cleveland
•Green Bay over CHICAGO
•CAROLINA over New Orleans
•Pittsburgh over BUFFALO
•BALTIMORE over Miami
•Atlanta over SEATTLE
•ARIZONA over Tampa Bay
•SAN DIEGO over Kansas City
•Jacksonville over OAKLAND
•Indianapolis over DENVER
•Dallas over NY GIANTS
Next week the playoffs start, and I'll try to have picks every week, though with my track record of updating the site, I'm not guaranteeing anything.
Oh, an update on the webcam. We moved it on top of the TV so it's more central in the living room, plus nothing's blocking it. Also, our IP has managed to remain static since my last posting, so it's been up for about a week now. Maybe you tuned in for what were surely entertaining antics during the New Year's party.
Don't forget to vote in the Versus polls, because I do hope to have new ones up tomorrow, in addition to a new DGOW. I'm also going to update the file that lists all the Desktop Girls and how many photos I have of each. Within the next month, I'll also update the DGOW archives to include the newest photos I have of the past DGOW. Don't forget, if you have any requests, just e-mail me.