Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Tomorrow... 9 days in South America. Never thought I'd be going there, no idea what to expect.

As long as it doesn't involve typhoid or hepititis (I didn't get my vaccinations), I'll be happy. Many pictures to come...

Go George Mason while I'm gone!

Monday, March 27, 2006

The Madness that is March

HA! I won my office pool by managing to correctly pick two of the Final Four teams... It doesn't matter what happens from here, apparently I've already clinched it.

Hooray for Peru spending money, and go GMU!

(No, I didn't pick them, but since no one else did, go me!)

Sunday, March 26, 2006

First Love

In my room, I have several pictures of the girl I was first truly in love with in high school. This isn't particularly remarkable, as I have pictures of a lot of people up, and she and I went to both her junior and senior proms together. She and I lost touch late in college, she never truly reciprocated the depth of my feelings towards her.

A year or two ago, I got bored at work one day, googled her name, found her in grad school in Cleveland getting her PhD. We exchanged a few emails, I found out she's married, quite happily, we discussed seeing each other, but it never happened.

Haven't been in touch with her in the past year, haven't really even thought about her, yet for some reason last night, in my dreams, there she was. Looking radiant, just as smart and perfect as I remembered. Obviously she's moved on, (so have I actually) but I just wonder, will I spend the next 50 years periodically waking up after dreams that she appeared in? Not that it would be a bad thing, but it is a little disconcerting.

Anyway, back to reality and being awake... there are plenty of lovely, intelligent, accessible here in DC for me to date, so continue to bring them on!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Glory days are here again...

It's about mother-f*cking time!

Question of the Day

It's only 10am, and I've already read this...

"How can there be a Lobsterfest at Red Lobster? They don't have a Chickenfest at KFC. It's like...every day is Chickenfest."

I heart TWOP!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Salukis, Panthers, and Seahawks, oh my...

So its that time once again... the greatest four sports days of the year have finally come back, and as usual I'm counting down the hours. I've subscribed to the CBS Sportsline March Madness on Demand so I watch games tomorrow from my desk; I've kept my work schedule meeting free so as not to be distracted from following the score tickers, and I already took Friday off in a nod to my Irish heritage (yes, I'm a Jew, but we all pretend on 3/17) and I'll be watching games while drinking my Guinness.

I take great pride in my entries in the office NCAA pool. I won the whole thing 2 years ago, and have correctly picked the champion 4 of the last 5 years. This year however, I'm left with a problem. I know who I think will win, but other than that, I really have very little idea who to pull for. I usually have brackets full of early round upsets, but this year, I don't see a single 12 seed poised to knock off a 5, and even the 6/11 games don't inspire me. How can you win the pool if you pick all the chalk?

Maybe I should listen to the typing heads on, Winthrop can really make the Sweet 16. GO WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE!

P.S. Its easy to get behind a team that comes from the only U.S. city that has had 3 socialist mayors. Wayne's World was educational!