9/19/2011

Ugh! I am ticked off right now! I had a decent enough Monday, 9/19/2011 – it’s that I just found out that my LXFFO team, The Time Lords, actually lost our game this week by just one frakking point! The annoying thing is that my awesome DL, New York Giant Justin Tuck, scored me 15 points last night, which should have secured the win for me. However, the live scoring is technically unofficial, and sometimes there are scoring adjustments when the NFL posts the official stats after 3am on Monday night / Tuesday mornings. Well, somehow my opponent got an extra 5 points, and that raped my colon for the one point loss. Unbelievable! I’m so ticked that I celebrated every point that Tuck got me for no good GD reason! One point man…one lousy ass spelunking point. I lost 224 to 225.

Monday was otherwise fine. I worked from home. It wasn’t too busy. I chatted with Mom and texted with Lee Jay. I’m going to Lee Jay’s this Friday for the weekend, and I secured my transportation for that. After work I had planned on watching my Blu Ray of The Empire Strikes Back, but I ended up playing Mass Effect 2 for five  hours lol. It’s all good – I’ll watch it later.

Anyway – that’s all I have to report. I was in such a great mood until like 15 minutes ago. Seriously – all cheerful and shit. I’m too competitive for my own good sometimes, I suppose. Shit piss frak damn hell raping dickspit!

It doesn’t help that I miss Elisha. 🙁

Hopefully tomorrow will bring better things to talk about.

B

9/18/2011

I’m writing this on my iPhone, so it will be short. I still have Star Wars music in the brain. No pic of the day, but if you haven’t been to tumblr recently and saw the cool pic I took of me in the dark, with just a flashlight lighting me, then you need to go check it out.

All I did today was watch football, look at football stuff on the web, text with Todd and my bro about football, and stress out over my team. After that I watched Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

My team is losing by 11 points, and I only have a defensive lineman going in the Monday Night game. There’s a chance, maybe 50%, that he will score enough to lead us to victory. Still – it shouldn’t have came to this. My players in the Sunday night game let me down. Anyway – there is still hope so cross your fingers for me. At least the Falcons won, and the Panthers new QB is kicking ass – although they have yet to win one.

Anyway – I really enjoyed ROTS and ANH on Blu Ray. Again – vast awesomeness to behold these films much closer to the clarity of picture and sound that I saw them in movie theatres. Watching ANH always takes me back to the 70s and 80s. Man I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve seen that movie. From then until now – been daydreaming of owning a lightsaber ever since lol. At least I had the chance to shoot some lightsaber fights scenes as well. One day I need to edit and rotoscope that stuff.

Anyway – it was a wonderful day. Mostly relaxing, but like I said I did stress out about my team sucking some ass. I love football, though, so it’s all good.

Well that’s all I have for you. Night night. Until next time, when I’ll share it all with you – After the Fact!

B

9/16 and 9/17/2011

These days were Friday and Saturday – 9/16 and 9/17/2011. Songs that most closely match my mood = any and all Star Wars music composed by John Williams. Been watching stuff from my new “Star Wars The Complete Saga” Blu Ray box set for most of today. I love Star Wars so much, and this box set represents the best quality I’ve seen and heard it in my home “theatre”. Man this uncompressed DTS Master Audio sounds amazing. Anyway – more on this later. I have to do Friday stuff first. I don’t have long as I need to go to bed so I can get up at around noonish today for football! 🙂

Friday was a decent day. I didn’t go to bed until 8:08a due to Mass Effect 2 sucking in my attention, and didn’t get out of bed until 2:20p. I took a cab to work but was still about 5 minutes late. Boo on me. 🙁 The work day itself wasn’t too busy, and no one made me want to set one of my ink pens on fire and shove it in one of my ears. Which is a good thing – of course.

I chatted with Mom on AIM, and also texted with Todd. Poor Todd informed me that his aforementioned new girlfriend, of all of three weeks or so, has already broken up with him. She didn’t give him a reason – just said she wasn’t “feeling it” anymore. She brought some new dude of hers to Todd’s place to pick up her laptop, which Todd spent time and money to repair. Women – too many of you are empty whores. I have met so precious few of you who are worthy of someone like Todd or myself. It’s depressing. Empty women abuse people like Todd and me, but ultimately want to mate with fellow empty men. Just stick with your empty dudes, and let us rest in peace! How about that?! That would be great, actually. Prince once sang: “The beautiful ones you always seem to lose,” but there’s little beautiful about the vast majority of women – regardless of how they appear to the eyes.

I hope that someone will save me.

Anyway…. I went straight to bed when I got home on Friday night. I didn’t mean to, though, and woke up about three hours later with all the lights on. I decided to do clean a little bit – trash and kitty litter duty mostly. Then went back to bed. I slept late on Saturday, and got up and went directly to Target to buy my copy of “Star Wars – The Complete Saga” on Blu Ray. That’s what my whole day today has consisted of – except for watching tonight’s new episode of Doctor Who, that is. And also did some web surfing and fantasy football stuff. My LXFFO opponent this week is the Quack Attack – I refer to them as the Crack Attack. They have Tom Brady on their team, so hopefully I won’t end up getting smoked this week. We’ll see what happens I suppose.

Like I said, this new Star Wars box set rules the world. The audio and video quality is amazing. I haven’t even started watching the extra features yet. I put each movie in and watched a couple of my favorite scenes. Then I watched Episodes 1 and 2 in their entirety. (Gonna watch all 6 in order, you see.) They replaced the puppet Yoda in episode one with a CGI Yoda – so he would match up better with the Episode 2 and 3 CGI Yoda. Also, in Return of the Jedi, just before Darth Vader decides to save Luke and throw the Emperor into the Death Star’s core, they added Vader saying, “No” twice. As in, “No, I won’t let you kill my son.” A lot of people on the web are bitching about it, but I don’t have a problem with it. It’s Anakin finally waking back up. His “No!” in Revenge of the Sith upon hearing the news of Padme’s death is Anakin dying and Vader being born. This, “No!” is the opposite – Vader is dying and Anakin is coming back to us. In fact, I don’t mind most of George’s changes to 4, 5, and 6. Having Greedo shoot first was beyond stupid, but I like pretty much everything else. I like putting Ian Mcdiarmid in ESB’s hologram as playing the Emperor. I like Hayden Christensen playing Anakin’s Force ghost at the end of ROTJ. I like the cleaned up and added effects. If you had the opportunity to improve, in your opinion, any set of events in your past – wouldn’t you do it? If you could go back? The soul of the stories is still the same. For me, the changes make it all more of a full circle. I’m a fan. I’m also a lover of the prequel trilogy as well. They’re not the greatest flicks. A lot of it was done to sell merch, yes. The Anakin / Padme romance wasn’t the best told love story for sure. Episodes 1 and 2 could have used better writers, but I think Episode 3 kicks a huge amount of ass. It’s all Star Wars to me. All of it. And I love this box set. I can’t wait until I’ve really sank my teeth into it.

Well – that’s all I have for you for now. Until next time, when I will share it all with you – After the Fact!

B

9/15/2011

Today was Thursday – 9/15/2011. Songs that most closely matches my mood = “Doctor Who XI”  which is the theme for Doctor Who starting with the 5th Series and the 11th Doctor, by Murray Gold (original tune composed by Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire); and all the variations on Amy’s Theme from the Doctor Who series 5 soundtrack (available on iTunes!), again by Murray Gold. I just watched this past week’s episode of Doctor Who again – “The Girl Who Waited”. It’s an Amy Pond centric episode, because she is, indeed, the girl who waited. I love Amy and Rory – they are the girl and boy who waited. Amy waited on the Doctor. Rory waited on Amy – 2000 years! I can relate.

I’m waiting right now. I feel like I’ve been waiting on her all my life. Maybe I will always be waiting on her. So I get Amy and Rory. Good on you, mates.

Check out the kick ass pic I took to reflect my mood – commonterry.tumblr.com. I’m feeling a bit lonely and melancholy, but with a dash of hope, spirit, and whimsy thrown in that Doctor Who provides.

I still have the remnants of the flu. Still a little bit of the sniffles, and still coughing here and there. But I no longer feel so exhausted – like I haven’t slept in a week. I’m feeling better everyday – which I type just as I have a massive coughing attack. Being sick bites balls. I hate coughing. I just completely hate it in every way. Anyway – yes, remnants of the flu linger, but I am more or less well again.

Today was a busy day at work. Lots of calls, emails, tickets, accounts to create – all around craziness. Nothing really noteworthy happened to write about, though.

Oh – except check out the name tag I saw today: “Timothy Tims”. Why would you do that to your kid – your surname is “Tims”, and you just have to be the most unimaginative parents in the world to name your kid “Timothy”. Really? Or maybe you thought it was cute. Most dudes don’t want to be thought of as “cute”, ok? Parents – stop being retarded. Honestly. You may think of your baby infant boy as cute, but one day he’s going to be a man and be stuck with the ridiculous name “Timothy Tims”. Tim Tims… it sounds like some kind of candy. mmmmm I want another bag of Tim Tims! Why don’t parents think of names that give a sense of honor, or regality, or something at least partially cool? Anyway – I’m sorry Tim Tims. I’m so, so sorry. You have my permission to kick your Dad in the balls, and your Mom in her box. Go, do it, now.

I chatted with Mom on AIM today, of course. Just random stuff – it’s a great way for me to keep her company, and I’m happy to do so. I didn’t hear from anyone else today, though.

Other things happened – TV watching as new fall shows are starting to premiere. Nothing hugely entertaining yet, but Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new show “Ringer” was somewhat interesting. I played some Mass Effect 2. Things are moving along nicely for this character – my third play through for ME2. And that’s about it, folks.

Fah Lah – that’s all I have for you, folks. Until tomorrow – when I will share it all with you……… After the Fact!

B

9/12, 9/13, and 9/14/2011

I’m writing this on the WordPress App on my iPhone, so no songs for my mood right now. I’ve been feeling sick, but today I’m feeling better.

Not much to write about for Monday through Wednesday the 12th, 13th, and 14th of September 2011. I worked from home on Mon and Tues as usual, and was still sick. My colon settled down to more or less normal output, but I was still having other flu symptoms (alternating hot and cold, congestion, runny nose, cough, aches, all that jazz) and felt like I had no energy at all. Work was kinda quiet on Mon but busier on Tues. I just chilled between calls and didn’t do much of anything else. Watched Monday Night Football, which is a sweet ass sweet bonus of working from home on Mondays. 🙂 I won my LXFFO game this week – The Time Lords defeated The ShelbyVillains by a score of 212 to 171. I am pleased.

I texted or IMd with Elisha, Lee Jay, Todd, and Mom. I played a bit of Mass Effect 2 each night then went to bed. That was the bulk of Mon and Tues.

On Wednesday I had to go into the office, which blew ass considering I still felt out of it. But I did it anyway and powered through the day. As the night went on I started feeling better – like my body was producing energy again for more than just breathing and other bodily functions. So that’s great news. But to illustrate how out of it I was when I first got up today, check this out. I went to the bathroom at the office and was checking my hair out in the mirror when I noticed something funky looking about the front of my shirt. The buttons looked backwards. Then I realized it: my shirt was on ***inside out***! Yes, dufas me wore my polo shirt to work, all MFn day long, inside out. It wasn’t until like 9:30p when I realized it. The dudes I work with said they didn’t even notice it. Anyway, I got a good laugh at myself over it. I hope you did too.

I IMd with Mom tonight, as usual, and texted a bit with Lee Jay about football stuff.

Heard on the news tonight about a woman who was here in an Atlanta public library with her baby, and the baby started crying loudly. The librarian asked her, of course, to try to keep the noise down. But instead of being polite and respectful of this quiet public place, she started an argument. The librarian had to call the cops. Then the woman started some kind of altercation with the cops that ended up with her being charged with some misdemeanor. But she took the case to court, LOL, and of course the jury found her guilty. She was on the tube tonight all defiant, talking about how she knows she was sticking up for what was “right”.

See – this is a perfect example of one of the major problems in the world today. People, like this woman, who for some reason feel like they are exempt from being respectful. Like they deserve respect while behaving disrespectful, and not even thinking of being respectful in return. You are in a PUBLIC library, or movie theatre, where there are OTHER PEOPLE, and your child is disrupting the atmosphere – get up and get the F out of the room. As if it’s shocking that everyone else expects you to be polite, responsible, and respectful. No one is hating on your child. All children are beautiful. But, come on, are you gonna want some rude person to bring their crying child into your bedroom when you are sleeping?! The general pubic deserves the same respect you would expect out of a moment in your private home. What is wrong with people?! I don’t understand it.

But I don’t feel bad for the woman. Hell, she’s just another typical fool in a collective of millions. It’s her baby that I pity. This is the example from which this child gets to observe and learn. Children deserve better, but far too many get this – or worse. We can only hope the mother somehow matures and finds wisdom, or the child otherwise manages to rise above it and become a better person of their own accord. It happens, so there is indeed hope.

Anyway – that’s all I have for you tonight. Until tomorrow – when I will share it all with you… After the Fact!

B

9/11/2011

Today was Sunday – 9/11/2011. Never forget 9/11/2001. <3

I’m still sick, so this will be short. Watched tons of opening Sunday football. It was awesome. Felt better for awhile today, but now feeling the same as yesterday. Blah. Elisha sent me an email clueing me in on matters, and otherwise catching up. That was awesome. During football viewing I kept wondering what it would be like if we could curl up on the couch and watch football together all day long. Lol maybe she wouldn’t enjoy that too much, but it was a sweet daydream nonetheless.

Texted with Todd – he’s my opponent this week. I’m currently winning, but we each have players going Monday night. Wish me and my Time Lords luck!

Texted with Lee Jay as well about football stuff. Glad these days are here again!

That is all. Going to bed. After the fact and all that jazz….

B

9/10/2011

Today was Saturday, 9/10/2011. Still feeling sick. Still no songs as I’m still not in a music listening mood.

Didn’t do much today. Slept a lot. I mean a lot – like 12 hours lol. Ate some. Had a little bit of the D shooting out of my ass, but not as much as yesterday.

I watched the US Open today, but Wozniacki lost. 🙁 Bummer. I texted with Lee Jay about tennis and football stuff. Tomorrow is the first NFL Sunday of the season woo hoo!

I watched tonight’s new episode of Doctor Who – which KICKED ASS! Man this series just keeps getting better and better.

I played a little Mass Effect 2 as well. Mom called to check up on me like she does when she knows I’m not feeling well, so I spoke with her for a bit. And that’s about all I did today.

That’s all I have for you. Until next time when I will share it all with you – After the Fact!

9/8 and 9/9/2011

These days were Thursday and Friday – 9/08 and /9/09/2011. No songs of the day today – not in a music mood. Check out my tumblr page for a pic that reflects my mood – commonterry.tumblr.com.

This is going to be short – I started feeling sick on Thursday night, and that continued into Friday and indeed right now. Work was normal – nothing really to say. I texted and IMd with those I usually do. I still miss Elisha. I wish she were here nursing me. Well…she’s a nurse, you see. Yes, I do indeed often think of her rack in that manner, but I’m actually thinking of her nursing me back to health. Get your mind out of the gutter! Although, I have to say, I imagine that would make me feel a lot better….. Ah – stop it! Anyway – yes, normal day outside of the fact that I don’t feel well at all.

Feels like the flu. Coughing. Scratchy throat. Sniffling. Runny Nose. Minor chest congestion. Sneezing. Aches. Pains. I went to bed early for me last night – around 3am. I woke up today and was getting ready for work when I suddenly realized the more I was walking around, or sitting up, the more I wanted to vomit. So I ate some crackers and laid down. Then I realized I needed to poo really bad, which ended up being nothing but streams of brown liquid shooting out of my ass. It wasn’t even chunky liquid, for the most part, just straight up brown, smelly liquid. Unpleasant stuff, you know? So then I realized – “I’m not going to make it to work today.”

I let work know I’m ill, and went back to sleep. I woke up periodically to shift around in bed, but for the most part I slept for another 6 hours until frakking 8pm! I got up, went to Publix for food and meds, and got back to make some chicken soup. So here I am. I’ve eaten, after which about 15 minutes later I had to release yet more brown liquid from my ass. So I’m scarfing down water to keep hydrated. Feeling not well at all. And that’s been my last day and a half. I hope yours have been better.

Elisha emailed me today. We’re thinking of setting up video chats while we watch episodes of our favorite shows together. We’re trying to work out the logistics of doing this. Hopefully we’ll figure it out at some point.

Well – that’s all I have for you for now. Until next time when I will share it all with you – After the Fact! I’ll try to leave out the liquid coming out of my ass parts, but, hey, if it happened then I really should write about it, ok?

B

9/6 and 9/7/2011

These days were Tuesday and Wednesday – 9/06 and /9/07/2011. Songs that most closely matches my mood = “Breathe”  – Michelle Branch; and “Come Back” – Pearl Jam. I’m feeling “Breathe” right now because the song makes me smile and want to dance, which is weird because it’s a song about breaking up. Maybe it’s an empowering break up song? I just enjoy the groove and it makes me smile. But I’m also still really bummed that Elisha isn’t here – two days wasn’t enough time. Blah – forever wouldn’t be long enough. Check out my tumblr page for a funny pic that reflects my mood – commonterry.tumblr.com.

Work on Tuesday wasn’t as busy as  normal Tuesday coming out of a holiday usually is, but it was still a little busy. However, that wasn’t why I wasn’t able to write last night. I didn’t write because the NFL season is around the corner. The players and owner taking their sweet ass time over the most recent collective bargaining agreement caused the offseason to be drastically shortened, which really made the Fantasy Football offseason a rushed nightmare. We’re just now getting finished with our free agency period in the Fantasy Football League I run, which is something that we should have been able to finish a month ago – at least. Kickoff is 14 hours from now lol! So me and my friend Scott were busy fixing and updating the rosters of all 10 teams in our league until around 4am last night. I was just too tired to write, so I didn’t.

I had a few texts sent and received with Elisha. She’s busy post-vacation, and I’m busy with all the above. Sometimes life is just this gigantic distraction that keeps you from everyone you care about. That’s what it feels like to me right now, anyway. The US Open has been rained out the past couple of days, so Lee Jay and I haven’t texted about it. But we have had plenty to talk about football wise, and that’s cool. I usually go up there for the first weekend of football, but I’m not this year. Mom is going down for the 23rd – 25th, so I am going then as well. Mom and I talked about that on AIM on Tuesday, as well as other things. Mom says she is SO happy that Elisha and I are “together again”. As if we were a couple who broke up and now have reconciled. Maybe, in a way, that is what’s happened. All I know is that it’s almost like all the good things that happened in the past two years were less special, because I couldn’t share them with her. And all the bad things hit harder because she wasn’t there to deflect the blows – as she always was. Things still aren’t back to 100%. It’s like watching a movie in perfect focus, and then the focus is pulled and everything becomes this blurry mess. And now the focus is slowly returning to normal. I can see again, but everything still has that soft tinge of being out of focus. If you look at it took long it gives you a headache. Sometimes – I have to rest my eyes.

Before the modern convenience of extended wear contact, folks used to always have to take their contacts out every night. Which is a nightmare for a klutz like me. Well, I’m less of a klutz now than I was when I was in my teens and early 20s. Back then I often would tear one contact, or lose one. And I’d have no glasses to fall back on. So in order to be able to see when going to class, I would have to go around with one contact in one eye, and the other eye without. So I’d have half blurry vision and half normal vision. Talk about headaches – if you’ve ever had to do that, then you get where I’m coming from.

Not that I’m complaining, really. Healing – it takes time. I’m impatient, and often frustrated with our human limitations. I want the fact that we love each other to supersede everything. “I’ve been wishing out the day – oh, oh, oh – come back.”

That’s about all that I have to say about Tuesday.

Wednesday was really a joyous and pleasant day of work. There were fewer calls than normal, and of course fewer tickets to work. Which was great because there was still a lot to think about in regards to Fantasy Football League. Our league is called the League of Extraordinary Fantasy Football Owners (LXFFO). From now on, I’m just going to refer to it at the LXFFO. So I have one computer loggged into one mail account with a chat window up about LXFFO stuff. Another computer logged into a different mail account with another chat window up about LXFFO stuff. Forum posts to make on the website I run for the league. Stuff to do on our CBS Sportsline page. More chats to have. It’s a busy time for football as the kickoff for the season is happening soon! It’s exciting, and I’m stoked yes, but I’ll be glad when it’s over and we’re finally into the season proper.

I texted very briefly with Elisha again tonight. Our lives are busy, but it’s good we take these few moments to reach out when we have a few moments. It helps. These reminders that she’s there, and thinking of me. These confirmations that I felt you were there thinking of me, like I’m here thinking of you. They help a lot.

So chatting and texting about LXFFO, a few texts with Elisha, chatting with my Mom on AIM as usual, chatting with Todd briefly as he gets defensive about neglecting his team because of a new girlfriend in his life. LOL – as if I’m not happy for him. Still, women, they can often make us neglect the other responsibilities we have to ourselves and others. I am not immune – it’s just an unfortunate reality.

So anyway, that was Wednesday. Not much to report. Work keeps me busy. The LXFFO keep me busy. I played a little bit of Mass Effect 2 tonight – more than I have in a while. I miss Elisha.

Anyway…….Thursday will be a big day. The NFL kicks off – SO looking forward to that! Of course I will be at work, but I’ll be able to turn the game on the IPTV system on one of the computers at my desk. It will be sweet. Not as sweet as watching it here on my huge TV with my awesome sound system, but that’s what Sunday and the NFL Sunday Ticket are for – can’t wait!

Well, until next time when I share it all with you……… After the Fact!

B

9/5/2011

Today was Monday – 9/05/2011 (Labor Day). Songs that most closely matches my mood = “Come Back”  – Pearl Jam; and “Vale Decem” – Murray Gold (From “Doctor Who – The End of Time Part 2”). Check out my tumblr page for a youtube link to “Come Back” – it’s such an awesome song. commonterry.tumblr.com.  I’m feeling bummed that Elisha is gone. I didn’t see her today, and I won’t see her tomorrow. And who knows when I will?

Anyway I woke up to Elisha telling me that they went ahead and left. I was hoping they’d swing by and I could give Elisha my Doctor Who DVDs to take home and watch, instead of her having to stream them on Netflix. The quality of the video and sound would be better that way. Plus I think it might give her a kick in the pants to hurry and watch them, and therefore get caught up, so she could give them back to me. Hopefully I can arrange the exchange at some point in the future.

They know a dude who owns a skybox at Bank of America stadium (Carolina Panthers), and the dude lets them join him in his box periodically to go to games. So they are talking about us meeting up in Charlotte, since my brother lives there, and going to a Panthers game at some point. That would kick all the ass in the universe, so I’m looking forward to that possibility.

Anyway, I went ahead and got up, got ready, got my stuff together for work, and prepared to head down to the Con for an hour and a half or so. I have to go into the office on holidays, which means I lose my work from home on every single frakking Monday holiday…of which there are tons! Which sucks a mountain sized ass, by the way. So I went and did a little more shopping. I bought a Doctor Who hoodie, with the DW letters on it in the shape of the Tardis. I love hoodies! And I also bought a grey Tardis Tshirt to replace my white “Did I mention it also travels in time” shirt as that is falling apart already. I just got that dang thing last fall to be my “Time Lords” away “jersey”. Anyway, I got this new Tshirt to replace it as my away jersey for this upcoming fantasy football season. The NFL kicks off the 2011 season this Thursday! Can’t wait!

Well Elisha and I texted periodically over the course of the day as they were on their way back to Princeton. We texted for a bit after they got back home safe. Lots of bad weather around everywhere today – my Mom said her power went out – so I made sure Elisha got home okay. Other than that, not much went on today.

It was super quiet at work, which is normal for a holiday. I think I took maybe 10 calls all day – if that. It was a relaxing day in that aspect, but usually the Tuesday after a holiday is insane, so I’m not looking forward to that. At least I do get my work from home day tomorrow, so that’s one good thing.

Well I need to hit the hay, folks. Goodnight one and all, and until next time when I will share it all with you………….after the fact!

B