Friday, June 26, 2009

RIP, Michael Jackson

When I first started receiving texts last night about Michael Jackson's death, I wrote them off as one of those internet rumors that spread like wildfire (i.e. Urkel died, Screech died, etc.), but then when I heard people on the radio confirming it during my drive home from work, I was simply stunned.

I never got to see him live, and now I never will, which I deeply regret. I just hope his children are placed in a home where they receive the love and support they need right now.

There's not much else to say. I was trying to think of my favorite Michael song, but there's just too many. This one seems appropriate, given the media insanity surrounding his family right now.


Saturday, June 13, 2009


Congrats to the 2009 Stanley Cup Champions: The Pittsburgh Penguins!

I think it was all of those lucky Qdoba meals I ate. Or at least I'd like to think so.

Victory parade's on Monday. Of course I'll be missing work to attend!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

This is my new desktop background

At work, nonetheless. Is anyone surprised?

I like this new, salt and pepper Rob. It's distinguished.

I need a life.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Self-Inflicted Groundhog Day

Tonight is a pivotal game in the Stanley Cup finals between the reigning (and lame) champions Detriot Red Wings, and Sooperserial's beloved hometown Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins are down 2-1 in a best-of-seven series, and tonight's game at home is essentially a must-win situation.

In addition to praying for at least 5 minutes before the game (not kidding), I had the idea of basically Groundhog Day-ing (yes, it's a verb now) myself and trying to do exactly everything that I did on Tuesday, when we won game #3 at home. So, what do I need to do in order to repeat Tuesday?

-Go to work: Check
-Write TPS-esque reports for 8 hours: Check
-Drive to school after work: Check
-Park in the same spot in the same parking garage: Check
-Go to class for 2.5 hours: Check
-Stop at Qdoba for dinner............. RECORD SCRATCH

Hold the phone. Qdoba?! The SAME place where Penguins coach Dan Bylsma eats a lucky burrito before every game? My stop on Tuesday was completely random. This was seriously my train of thought: "I have 25 minutes left in the garage before my parking fee goes up. I might as well stop somewhere for dinner, because I hate all of the food I have at home." I was going to go to McDonald's (classy, I know), until I saw a line almost out the door, so Qdoba it was. Little did I know that I was contributing to some serious Stanley Cup magic.

So you'd better believe, that even if I don't have time left in the garage today, I will be stopping at that exact Qdoba and ordering the exact same meal as Tuesday. And when I get home tonight, I will sit in the exact same spot on the couch and wear the exact same outfit I wore while watching Tuesday's game.

And since it can't hurt, here is a tribute to the all-around awesome Evgeni Malkin. Russian dance breakdown!

Let's Go Pens,