A Prize In Every Box

This is a place for the random musings and life experiences of one Fliven, who looks for life's fun little surprises, even when its in a giant box of stale, tasteless foodstuffs.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Pirate Paradise

Time for another amazing blog update! There will be thrills, secrets, sharks, giants, chases, escapes, true love...stay tuned!

The last month has been pretty good. Things are finally wrapping up here at work, and I'm actually getting to the vendor the projects that were started in November. Plus I have free time to help my fellow designers with their tasks, saving up favors for when things get crazy later this year and I need to call for assistance.

Spent Valentine's Day driving to GA. Yes, there was snow and ice everywhere. Yes, I took my freshly-washed car and drove through that mess. Yes, I could not see out of the windows by the time I hit Richmond because of the dirt and slush and salt. But I did it anyway. Why? Cause she's worth it! :) We had an excellent time. I gave her Heely's in red and white and flowers. In return, I got the collector's edition of Greatest American Hero. Was there a replica cape and instruction manual included? Oh yes there was! Awesomest Valentine's ever!

We have also had a "talk" about our living situation, because I have to tell you, driving 12 hours really bites. Especially when you're taking vacation days to do it. So within the next year, there will either be more Fliven in Atlanta, or more Behtia in the D.C. Its a big move for whomever ends up doing it, and we're trying to iron things out.

On Friday, I went to the firm-wide end of quarter meeting, which was held at Constitution Hall. Not only were the guards ridiculously serious, which is another story altogether, but one of them was pretty close to being the tallest human I have ever seen. He had to be over 7'. I felt almost midget-like in comparison, which is not a feeling I am used to.

Saturday was the company's end-of-year formal party. I didn't go. Mostly cause I was date-less, it was going to be boring, and the food didn't sound good.

My dopey sister got in a car accident yesterday. So she was driving over to my parents' house, in the snow and everything, on bald back tires. She turned a corner, and her car kept turning into a small tree. The front bumper shattered, but otherwise the car was fine. Me and Charles went and got her and I drove her car home. Her car's new name is "Fishtail Surprise". Felt kinda action-filmy swerving wildly around a corner, but still.

Today's link: Florida Castle Timeshare. Yes, its a castle in Florida with all manner of perks, but the best is the shark-filled moat. Let me repeat that. Shark. Filled. Moat. Dead serious. Totally awesome, but way out of my price range.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I am a brag

Good afternoon.

So today has been a red-letter day. I woke up and got to work on time, have gotten all my work done without having to rush around like a crazy person, went to a yummy lunch with guitar-friend Trinidad, and had a brief chat with St. Jude on AIM! Nice. And to boot, I got another of those cryptic, almost interesting spam e-mails; this time from my good friend "Dewey", with the subject line, "I am a brag". Please enjoy as follows:

Obtain  all of you're tablet needs  wants

www.bellisinom . c o m

What I once thought was mine
unseen in the frozen snow I stand where the water will part

the saints bright robes and my mothers A jar across the flowers goes
How insane is this?! Methinks all of Dewey's tablet needs/wants are being taken care of, that's for sure. This poem thing has got to be some kind of coded message. I think that the FBI needs to get their people on this. I'll mention a few trigger words to get their attention so they can read it...bombs...terrorist...explode...airplane...donuts...osama...cave...goat...there. That should do it. Here's the really scary part though...the link is to what appears to be a completely legitimate website from "U.S. Healthcare, Inc." So my thoughts are either that this is a very very good front for a terrorist operation, or U.S. Healthcare, Inc. needs to get better mass-email writers. And they can't be terrorists, because the logo says "we care about your health", and terrorists do not care about my health. That would be a lie.
Another oddity I notice about our caring friends at U.S. Healthcare, Inc. is that their logo is pretty lame. You would expect something that symbolizes health, well being, pharmaceuticals, care, medicine, something along those lines. You would not expect multi-hued spinning spermies. Which is what the logo is. Apparently, these drugs are so cutting-edge, that not only will it make men more virile, it will cause your sperm to perform synchronized swimming moves. Which drug is that, I wonder?

Today's interesting site: Mine and Behtia's Favorite Commercial This is a wonderful Arby's commercial. And it is hysterical. Check it out.