Wednesday, June 28, 2006
My Tuesday in Albany:
After getting up and eating a hearty hotel breakfast (doughnuts , waffles, and OJ) I got ready to head out and begin the full day I had planned. First on the agenda was to go get fingerprinted for the background check the department requires. I just want to say Albany is big and confusing. So I had to go to Schnecidety to get said prints taken well made a wrong turn and in the process of said turn I some how got a flat tire. So I had to wait an hour for the AAA guy to come then I spent 30 minutes at the Goodyear shop getting a new tire...yeah it was that bad.
So after that I finally made it to the fingerprints place and got that taken care of I went to my office and met the people that I will be working with in less then a month. My work area is a 8' x 10' area...by the WINDOW....which is awesome. So after meeting everyone my quest for the Holy Grai....I mean apartment began . Looked at 3 places, one of which is a 3 bedroom bottom part of a house with a basement that has an actual "bar" down there. After looking at apartments I grabbed dinner at a local eatery and watched the Red Sox/Mets game on the tube then it was back to the hotel for the evening.
oh yeah...also got a city map from one of the ladies at the office ...very helpful...very
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
With less than a month before I move to Albany I still do not have an apartment. I thought I had one but after being told it was not in the best part of town I decided to pass on the place. So I decided to make a trip up to Albany so I could look at places in person and figure out where I want to live. Being that it is an 8 hours trip I knew I needed to leave early Monday morning so I could get up to Albany and make the most out of the trip. So being an almost spur of the moment trip I had little time to plan. So my plan was to get into Albany early afternoon and look at one or two apartments Monday evening. So that meant leaving Morgantown at 7am would put me in Albany roughly around 3ish. So after packing and making sure I had everything I needed I went to bed at 12:15, but didn't fall asleep until about 2am:
12:15 - crawl in bed and turn out light
12:25 - get up and use the bathroom
12:40 - think I should pack a flannel shirt
12:45 - get up and pack flannel shirt
1:00 - get up use the bathroom again
1:14 - The idiot dowstairs is snoring and I hear it in stereo
1:26 - hmm going to have to get coffee in the morning
1:35 - must...sleep...arghh!
1:40 - bathroom
1:50 - wonder if I can find something to knock myself out
2:00 - zzzz...
For some reason I never sleep well before I go on trips.
So I get on the road at 7 and making great time listening to DaVinci Code Revealed then moved on to Statler and Waldorf's movies.com podcasts. So as I said was making good time until I hit the PA/NJ boarder. I had to sit in traffic for 1.5 hours, no AC, and it was sporadically raining which was not really fun or comfortable. Once in NJ I got into NJ I was back to making good time until 20 miles outside of Albany when it just started pouring the rain and had to switch between defrost and tepid blowing air...not to mention I hit a traffic jam on the NY Thrueway. By the time I finally found the hotel I was miserable and smelling ripe.
Needless to say I did not make my apartment visit so I went out located where my office will be and explored the area before heading back to the hotel to order pizza and plan my day.
The renaming of the blog:
Decided to rename it after it was brought to my attention it was named after a movie with Angelia Jolie...never my intention...honestly.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Until the next post I am outta here...
Monday, June 19, 2006
So all in all I came out ahead...
Time to go check on MY PRECIOUS...
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
I also remember that on Saturdays he would work half a day at the office and sometimes I would go in with him. Not only did I get out of doing work around the house but we usually would get breakfast before we went to the office. Once at the office I would just hang out or “help” out doing stuff (which meant I drew pictures and made paper airplanes). I would also jump at the chance to go to
If I become a father someday I hope I can be half the dad that he was that I can take the things I learned from watching him and raise my kids the way he raised me and my brothers. Not a day or milestone in my life goes by that I don’t think of him, but I take comfort in the fact that he is looking down from heaven and one day I will get to see him again.
I miss you Dad...
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Woke up this morning not feeling great but I decided to go to church anyway. So I go in to take a quick shower and when I mean quick I mean quick in "there is something wrong with the water heater." Well this morning there was no water pressure (given there was little to begin with in the first place but I don't complain since my friend is letting me crash here until I move). So I do a quick sink bath and get dressed and head to church. When I get there I start feeling worse so I come home and rest and go to the 11 service samething happens so instead of coming back to the apt I go to Bob Evans with friends(a weekly thing after the early service).
After Bob Evans I was feeling a bit better so I drove up to Best Buy to use the gift certificate my friends got me for my birthday. I got the first season of Robot Chicken...Funny stuff if you haven't seen it before. So the plan was to come back home and then go rollerblading even though it was cloudy and looking like rain. As soon as I left Barnes and Noble after stopping at Best Buy it started to pour the rain down. So I came home and started reading Team of Rivals (the Emancipation Proclaimation has just been issued) I began to feel cooped up so I decided to go see Over the Hedge. It was a fun movie...predictable but fun on a rainy day.
After the movie it was still raining so I came back home and straightened up my stuff and watched some Robot Chicken and just spent the evening around here doing random things.
And I was so looking forward to going rollerblading this afternoon but I guess you make do. Usually I would just go rollerblading in the rain but not when it is pouring and there is lighting and thunder.
Hopefully will get to go tomorrow.