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(no subject) [Apr. 19th, 2009|01:18 pm]
Fri 4/17 Work - monotonous, boring, soul-crushing, tedious work. Poker at Chuck and Nicole's house.

Sat 4/18 Busy day. Went to The Fox for breakfast. Then went to Riverside Art Market, Kristina's parent's house, the credit union, Target, and finally Burlington Coat Factory before returning home. Around 3 we went downtown and met Chuck and Nicole for a wing festival. After that we went back to Chuck and Nicole's house and organized another poker game. After the poker game wrapped up we went to Fast Boy's Wings and watched the UFC fight.

Sun 4/19 Taking it a bit easier. Breakfast at Panera, chores and cleaning around the house. We're supposed to be meeting Miles and his family at Sonny's this evening to celebrate his birthday.
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(no subject) [Mar. 23rd, 2009|09:24 am]
3/17 Tue - Lauren was in town for her dad's retirement party. Lauren, Kristina, and I went to dinner at Biscotti's.

3/20 Fri - Went to Mellow Mushroom after work for drinks to celebrate Melanie's 30th birthday. Later that evening watched series finale to Battlestar Galactica. It was good, although Kristina and I were both disappointed with the decision to abandon all technology and go native. Not the most satisfying of endings. I never got into the show, mainly because of the Friday night timeslot. However, I might go back and watch it at some point.

3/21 Sat - Had a yardsale at my parents' house. We did okay and made $50 or $60. Managed to get rid of a bunch of junk we don't need lying around. Plans for poker fell through. Saturday evening went to Southside Alehouse with Nathan and Nicole for drinks.

3/22 Sun - Went to Cool Moose on Park Street for breakfast. First time eating there. Food was decent, service was subpar. I'd eat there again if I lived nearby, but I don't plan on making a special trip from Mandarin to eat there. The Fox Restaurant still reigns supreme for breakfast diners. Kristina and I went to the Town Center in an attempt to find her some maternity clothes. No luck.
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(no subject) [Mar. 8th, 2009|08:19 pm]
We went to Chuck's and Nicole's house Friday night to play poker. Franco showed up. I haven't seen him in a long time. Kristina won the second game. I placed 2nd.

Kristina's birthday was Saturday. We had breakfast at The Fox with my parents. I put the crib together during the day. In the evening, we went to see Watchmen and then went to The Melting Pot for dinner.

Kristina's parents came over to our house for lunch today. We picked up pizza from Cannalli's. I played WoW with Nathan this afternoon.

Tomorrow it's back to the never-ending grind of configuring HTC Fuzes for Acosta employees. I think I've done somewhere between 1/5th and 1/4th of the total number for the deployment. Sigh...
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(no subject) [Dec. 23rd, 2008|06:56 pm]
12/23 Tue I had to go to a workshop as a requirement to continue receiving unemployment benefits. It was at Worksource right next to the Gateway Mall on the Northside. Long drive to a crappy area of town to waste my time telling me stuff I already know. The guy giving the class was nice enough, but I already know how to go about looking for work. Tonight Kristina and I are going to a party at Lauren's parents' house.
12/22 Mon I found out I didn't get the job at Merrill Lynch. I think I was more relieved than disappointed. I need a job, but there were several aspects of the position that I found unappealing. I would've been doing a lot of phone support, which I hate, and I would've had to stay until 6 PM everyday. Monday evening Kristina and I went to Patrick and Brooke's house for dinner. We had spaghetti and meatballs.
12/21 Sun Kristina and I did some Christmas shopping.
12/20 Sat Hosted poker at my house. Kristina came in 2nd the first game. We did a "Yankee Swap" gift exchange and I grilled some hamburgers and hotdogs.
12/19 Fri Had lunch with Nathan at Tijuana Flats. Went to Starbucks afterwards and we sat and talked with his mom. That evening I went to Steve's house to play poker with him, Donald, and Mike P. Rob was also there but didn't play poker.
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(no subject) [Dec. 19th, 2008|08:23 am]
12/18 Thu Had a job interview at Merrill Lynch. The interview was short and included a 20 item questionnaire about general technical knowledge. I think it went well. I should hear something Monday. Kristina and I went to Patrick and Brooke's for dinner and to watch the Jaguars game. We had pizza from Papa John's. We left at half-time. I came home and watched most of the remainder of the game. I fell asleep late in the 4th quarter. Just as well because the Jags lost to the Colts. Despite the loss, the Jags played better than they have for most of the season.

12/14 Sun Went to Kyle and Dana's house to eat lunch and watch the Jaguars game. I hadn't seen them or Scarlett in quite a while. The Jags managed to beat Green Bay. Kristina and I went to my parents' house afterwards to show them the sonogram pictures and video.

12/13 Sat Went shopping with Kristina, mainly for the purpose of looking a baby stuff. Played poker at Chuck and Nicole's house. I came in second place in the second game.

12/12 Fri Went to Kristina's work Christmas party. It was at the same place as last year, a place off of Baymeadows east of 9A. This year many of Kristina's coworkers' husbands stayed home, so I was bored most of the time. We were also outdoors most of the time and it was cold.

12/11 Thu Kristina had her ultrasound and we found out that we're having a baby girl. Although we're still having some discussion, we'll probably name her Lena, after Kristina's great-grandmother. That evening we went to Patrick and Brooke's house for dinner. We had takeout from the Loop.

12/10 Wed I worked a contract job at Wachovia on Phillips Hwy for a company called CompuCom, although I was technically employed by a staffing agency called NetView, Inc. I spent the day with three other guys swapping out hard drives and imaging computers in a training room. Apparently it was a one day gig, although originally I was told it would last until the end of the month. Huge waste of time.
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(no subject) [Dec. 9th, 2008|09:22 pm]
Thu 12/4 Went to Patrick's and Brooke's house for dinner.
Fri 12/5
Sat 12/6 Went to Alison's birthday party, then went to Andrea's birthday party, then visited Miles and Dawn.
Sun 12/7 Had lunch at Chili's with Christine and Sam. Watched the Jaguars suck again.
Mon 12/8
Tue 12/9 I got a call about a contract job that lasts through the end of the month. I start tomorrow.
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(no subject) [Dec. 2nd, 2008|02:34 pm]
12/1 Mon Jags lost to the Texans. Kristina and I decorated the Christmas tree.
11/30 Sun
11/29 Sat I went to help Mike and Chelsea again while Kristina went shopping with her mom. In the evening, Kristina and I went to Chuck's and Nicole's house to play poker. I played three games, coming in second twice and first place once.
11/28 Fri Kristina and I helped Mike and Chelsea paint and remodel her dog grooming business in the World Golf Village shopping center. Went to dinner at Chili's with them afterwards.
11/27 Thu Thanksgiving. We went to my dad's mother's house and then visited Kristina's parents later in the day.
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(no subject) [Nov. 25th, 2008|09:04 am]
Mon 11/24 Tyler came over, I fixed his laptop by soldering the DC jack back on to the MB. Mike and Chelsea also stopped by.
Sun 11/23 Watched the Jags lose. Horrible, mistake-ridden game. My parents came over for dinner and we watched Cars.
Sat 11/22 Had lunch at Chipotle's with Nathan and Nicole. Played poker at Cort's.
Fri 11/21 Went to the zoo with Kristina on a field trip with her class. Went to see Quantum of Solace at the San Macro Theatre.

Sun 11/16 Jags lost to the Titans.
Sat 11/15 Played poker at Chuck and Nicole's. Kristina came in 2nd the first round, I won the second round.
Fri 11/14
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(no subject) [Nov. 12th, 2008|04:38 pm]
Fri 11/7 Budget night. Bought Arby's sandwiches and rented Lucky Number Slevin.
Sat 11/8 Went out to eat at Outback with Joy and her boyfriend
Sun 11/9 Watched the Jaguars-Lions game. The Jags won by an impressive margin for the first time this season.
Tue 11/11 Went to dinner at Chili's with Patrick and Brooke.
Wed 11/12 My job hunt continues. Today Nathan emailed me about a lead, but turns out I'd already applied for the job. A woman from a staffing agency called me this afternoon and we set up a meeting for Tuesday.
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Halloween weekend. [Nov. 3rd, 2008|11:19 pm]
Fri: Handed out candy to the kids who came by. We were planning on hosting poker, but it didn't work out.
Sat: Had lunch at Chipolte's with Patrick and Brooke. Went shopping at the St. John's Towncenter with them afterwards. Watched the FL-GA game. FL won. Christy came over and had dinner with us. We watched The Corpse Bride.
Sun: Watched the Jags - Bengals game. The Jaguars lost. Went to Ryan's and Randi's for dinner.
Mon: Scoured Craigslist for job postings. Applied to four of them. My parents came over for dinner. Lauren called.
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