Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Blog Post Idea

I always have blog subject ideas coming to me and I've decided to try this one out for a bit.  What I'll do is take a look at the last 5 pictures I've taken with my T-Mobile G1 (I should get paid for that mention), and pick one to write a quick post on. 

Realistically it will probably happen once a month since I only whip out my camera phone about once per week.  Let's get really crazy and include cell phone videos in this too!  I won't count any pics I take of Cameron since that kid has his own blog.

So this picture was taken at our great buddies Matt and Kelly's house this past Saturday.  Allison's 30th birthday was on Sunday and the Cakies were nice enough to surprise her with a cake.  Best part about my wife's birthday? I finally get to make out with a 30 year old! Thanks for making my dreams come true honey!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sleeping Pug

I'm staying home from work today, taking care of our sick little boy.  As I was sitting on the couch, I looked over and saw Dempsey's sweet little sleeping face and thought I would share.  Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Leftovers at Work

In this day and age, it's important to find ways to stretch that dollar as far as possible. Something we all have to spend money on is food. I'd even go as far to say most of us eat food every day!

As my wife will tell you, I hate wasting food and I try to be frugal whenever I can. Sometimes I'll eat leftover Chinese food a good 10 days after it's born-on date. With fish-related leftovers I'll usually give it 5 or 6 days and then really make sure I microwave it to make sure all the "baddies" are eradicated. "Oh today is the 25th and the milk 'expired' on the 13th? Hey it still smells ok, bring on the cereal bowl!"

I follow these guidelines at work and all my coworkers know it. When I first started my current job a few years ago, I made sure to get it all out on the table. For example, I noticed a couple of my female coworkers had gone out to lunch at Chili's and came back empty-handed. I asked them how their lunch was and -- knowing out of 2 females one of them should have leftovers -- what they did with their leftovers. They told me they each left half of a chicken sandwich since they knew they would not eat them later. I looked at them in disbelief and said "PLEASE don't ever leave your leftovers from lunch at the restaurant again. I will gladly take them off your hands as long as they weren't molested too badly."

Ever since that day I get offers from all my coworkers to take their leftovers off their hands. Hey I'm not saying you should try this out or anything, I'm just saying it works for me and I've probably saved somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.3 million by just letting it be known to my coworkers that I'll eat any leftovers they don't want.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Beautiful Day at the Beach

I'm sitting up in Allison's parent's condo in Indian Rocks Beach, FL (maybe Indian Shores, I can never remember) while Cameron is napping in one of the bedrooms.  The water isn't normally this turquoise, hopefully the colors I'm seeing come through in the pic from my phone.  Reminds me a little of Cancun.

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Love Bug Infestation

We're not big fans of this whole love bug thing.

EDIT: Lovebugs are these flying insects that grace us with their presence in two "flights" per year, usually late spring and then again in late summer. They're referred to as "lovebugs" because there's almost always two of them attached to each other, in the process of mating.

You seriously can't walk around our house without having some land on you. Luckily they don't but or anything, they're just really annoying. Ahhh, just one of the joys of Florida I guess.

Guess What's Coming in 4 Months?!?!

Here we are the the Dog Days of Summer (yes, it's already considered the Dog Days here in Florida, we're hitting 90 almost every day already), and a great thought entered my mind yesterday while at home with my wife. In just a hair over 4 months we'll have the regular season of NFL upon us!!!

The Chicago Bears signed a great talent in Jay Cutler (another frequent reader of this blog), and made a few other moves that have us Bears fans very excited. I was reading one of the Bears Blogs I frequent and stumbled upon a link to some pictures of Jay Cutler in a Bears uniform!!! It's really real!!!

Looking forward to getting past this NFL Offseason (baseball) and getting into more Chicago Bears talk.