Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Olympics Are Almost Here!

On Friday we kick off the 2010 Winter Olympic Games with the Opening Ceremony!  And I will be there to see it live!  I call this a once-in-a-lifetime experience for several reasons...

1)  Never again will the Olympics be so close to Seattle.  I guarantee it.  Well, unless something crazy happens.
2)  Never again will I pay such a ridiculous amount of money for tickets.  I guarantee it.  Well, unless something crazy happens.
3)  After surviving through the utter mayhem that will probably be taking place around the Opening Ceremonies and just traveling to Vancouver in general, I will never voluntarily go through that again.  I guarantee it.  Well, unless something crazy happens.

Lots of pictures to come, hopefully!  It'll be legendary!  Good thing there's a holiday on Monday, so I should have plenty of time to recover!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Seriously? Again?

Home from work, time to check the mail.  What do I find?  That's right, ANOTHER Jury Summons.  This is the 5th I've had in the past 5 years.  I excused one of them because it came so close together, but good ole King County now excuses if you've served not in the past 2 years, but in the past 12 months.  When was my last jury service?  13 months ago.  At least this time it's King County downtown and not in Kent like last time.  Oh well.

I should play the lottery... just "randomly" select the winning numbers for me, please. :)

Monday, February 01, 2010

The Game

So I was thinking (dangerous, I know)... this morning on the drive into work. I know there are a fair number of Star Trek fans who read my blog out there, so hopefully some will get this. :)

Does anyone remember the episode of TNG titled "The Game", where Riker brings back this virtual game device, that everyone started playing. It wasn't until nearly the whole crew of the Enterprise was absolutely addicted to it that the ever-annoying Wesley Crusher and his partner in crime determined that it was actually a mind-control device sent by a group of rogue aliens with the intent of infiltrating and taking over the ship. Their very existence was threatened by this all-consuming game that would allow the evil bad guys to swoop in and capture them all for eternity.

Ladies and gentlemen... I give you Farmville.