Monday, November 28, 2005

Hey 33's a good number

Hey, 33’s a good number…

OK, so today’s my 33rd birthday. Not bad…

Just getting started on my life, right? I guess…

Well, here’s to another 33 years of productive living and good times.


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

A New Type of Blog

A New Type of Blog…

So, I was speaking to my buddy, Jeff, about my “Gooch blog”, and we decided that just random posting wasn’t enough. We felt that to give the “Gooch blog” its due credit I had to do something over the top with it. We came up with a true-events-inspired blog that defies logic and is also quite entertaining.

“What,” you may be asking yourself, “the heck does that mean?”

Allow me to explain… What I will basically be doing is telling you an exaggerated story of real-life events and then afterward (format not yet determined) I will explain which parts are exaggerated and which parts are real. Now, this may create some extra burden on my mind, as I’ll have to practically make up a story to go along with the real events, but I think I’m up to the challenge. So, starting… errrrr, tomorrow, I’ll post something, at least once a week, to entertain whomever may happen by my “Gooch blog”.

Please, feel free to drop me a line or comment as you see fit… If you don’t want to sign up for a blogger account, then just e-mail your comment to me and I may just post it.


Sunday, November 13, 2005

Ikea rocks other disinteresting news...

Ikea rocks! & other disinteresting news…

OK, so I went to Ikea yesterday, with my daughter. It was so funny watching her get all excited about the furniture, accessories, and potential combinations that could be thrown together for our basement, which she is planning on using as an entertainment room. If that ever pans out, it’ll be an awesome room and we’ll probably spend more time there than upstairs, despite the outlandish color-scheme she has in mind (think tie-dye). What did I end up getting there? Well, a little rack for the upstairs bathroom, a mini wine rack for my small wine collection, another set of drawers so that I can sort mail and hold other “stuff”, and some goods for the kitchen along with wrapping paper for the various gifts I plan on buying sometime soon. I remember my first trip to Ikea and thinking how much I was going to hate going there, but now I look forward to the once a month or every other month that I go there.

Other than that, what else is new with me? I have a chipped tooth! Aaargh! I noticed a few days ago that one of my molars felt a little sharp and upon further tongue-searching can feel a jagged outcropping where it was once smooth. Man, so now I have to make an appointment to get that smoothed off. It’s not so bad a thing, but it is a little uncomfortable and time-consuming. But I guess it’s better than having a mini-knife in my mouth, albeit in the back. Besides, left unchecked it might develop into a cavity… Gotta make that appointment on Monday! Don’t wanna be a yuckmouth! Remember that little skit? I sing that one to my son all the time, since he routinely forgets to brush his teeth. ;)

Friday, November 11, 2005

Music this week

Music this week

OK, so finally my first worthwhile post. Well, maybe not so worthwhile, but a post. ;)

This week I bought a few CDs. I wasn’t really looking to buy them, but I felt the need to buy something, and music is something worthwhile to me. Now, I have a rather assorted collection of music, and my taste ranges from classical to heavy metal, from jazz to pop. I have CD’s of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Portishead, Depeche Mode, Def Leppard, Metallica, Weezer, and Marilyn Manson, to name a few.

So, what did I buy this week? Let me tell you, I picked up an early Weezer CD, entitled “Weezer”, the Marilyn Manson, “Lest We Forget, The Best Of” CD, and a Limp Bizkit CD, “The Best Of”. I tend to pick up the ‘best of’ CDs these days, so that I can bypass having to sort through all the other CDs that I’d have to spend $12 or so one apiece. For instance, Alanis Morissette has a best of that’s out now. I’m going to pick that up next week so that I can have all her songs that I like on one album. I have no other album of hers and have to desire to purchase the others, but like so many of her songs that I’m willing to pick up her ‘best of’.

The funy thing about this is that now I’m constantly looking for “best of’s” and am startled by how many are out there from groups that I’ve never heard of. Funny. One CD I’m looking for, however, is the Best of Animotion. This group is famous for a few songs, I suppose, though I’m only familiar with one, “Obsession”. I’ve been looking for it, locally, for an entire week, and have only found this song on one compilation Cd and it was an extended version. So, I’ll either have to order it from the web or wait forever before I can find it… Or perhaps I’ll just buy the mp3 online… grrrr… patience….

Well, that’s my update for today. Any new good music out there that you’d care to talk about? Let me know…

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

A quick update...

I seriously need to post more here. This is supposed to be my main site, ya know? Instead, I spend most of my time on MySpace or MSN Spaces. What can I say, it’s more fun there. Well, I’ll try to post here on a regular basis, let’s call it once a week. I’ll make it something like a recap of what’s happened, if anything, in my life. Sound good? OK. Hope to hear from you, if you’re reading this, whoever you are…


Friday, November 04, 2005

Final test

Final test….

Just a quick shout-out to Help Pages… LOL… I had to look up the various entries in the Yahoo! Help pages to see what the heck was going on with the blog… Now it’s posting correctly and I can freely post my thoughts. Lucky you? Lucky me?

Not really, I’m just glad this thing works right now…

Another test

Another test…

OK, will this post… Let’s see….

Bloggin it

Bloggin’ it!

OK, so now I have this blogger plug-in at home and at the office, so now, whenever I have the time, I can just pound-out my thoughts and then post them to my website… like now. :-) Many thanks to my web-mentor, Brandy, who’s been kind enough to help me get this started and sparking an interest in blogging, web-design, and graphics. It’s not too often that you meet a chick (that’s right, I said chick, and she’s not even offended by that!) that’s as cool as she is! Well, off to do some of that ever-present house cleaning and thinking up blog entries…