Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Blue Sky Frequency 'and then she smiled...'

I do stupid things. I do stupid things all the time. And believe it or not, I’m a smart guy. But a lot of times I just don’t think before doing stupid things. We’re all guilty of that… Aren’t we?

Lets take for example last Friday…

I was all geared up to play some Battletech later that night and I spent most of that morning trying to find anything about the Baja 1000. I couldn’t find any network that was covering the race so I decided to look around on the Internet. There were plenty of sites giving “constant” updates, but I would have gotten better service with carrier pigeons.

I could only find one update on Robby Gordon’s site. I don’t know how accurate it was, because it was taken down faster than Jack Bauer can save Toledo. The update said that Gordon broke a wheel hub and their race was cut short.

The only update now is dated November 19th and says everything is fine and dandy.

I still have no idea how my favorite driver did in the event. Oh well… If you can’t drink the water in Mexico, then I can’t expect timely news or updates.

Here’s a video taste of what Robby Gordon does when the NASCAR season is over and most drivers head out to vacation destinations.

--I gave up looking for updates around 1pm and started craving some coffee. The high temperature for the day was going to remain under 50, so I made a 10 cup pot of coffee and planned on watching some movies on the DVR.

I have a rule about coffee… I love coffee, but I don’t want to become addicted to it like my grandparents who drink it from wakey-wakey to nighty-night. They drink the stuff 18 hours a day in all kinds of weather. Even during heat waves! So I don’t drink it unless the high temperature of the day will be below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Making the coffee and drinking it was not a good idea.

I drank the whole pot and got majorly wired. I didn’t eat breakfast or lunch and every muscle in my body felt like there was a Norelco shaver buzzing around inside it. If that’s the way speed makes someone feel, I cannot see the appeal of amphetamines. I didn’t like it one bit.

I got angry quickly and most everything seemed to aggravate me. I couldn’t even sit still. When I was walking around house… I was moving from room to room like Ahmet Zappa jamming with John Tesh.

I ate lunch and that still didn’t take the edge off, so I ate a second helping. Still no good.

I stopped by BoJangle’s on the way to Sean’s to get another meal in my system. I was hungry and felt like throwing more food into the bloodstream would kill off the caffeine.

Nope. Wrong. I was still an insufferable prick. I was snapping at Sean and my Battletech teammates. But the coffee managed to keep my mind sharp until 3am or so… We started the only round we played at 6pm Friday and wrapped it up around 4am Saturday.

Drinking a pot of coffee is something that I don’t think I will ever do again… Unless it’s decaffeinated.

Here are some of the latest Battletech pictures. The poker chips represent rubble from destroyed mechs. We're starting to lose a few here and there because Jonathan and Justin have finally realized that you have to get hit to hit. They play with "retreat" always in their minds.

We'll be playing again on Friday AND I'll be making an update on Turkey Day! I'll be bored and I've got something brewing about Black Friday.

Have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!


  1. Anonymous3:30 PM

    Woo Hoo! I further get to mock your geekdom! That equals good times.

    Also for Autoweek.com:

    " A riotous start saw Robby Gordon flip at race mile eight while challenging early leader Brian Collins's Mopar-sponsored Dodge. Gordon continued but retired later with engine failure". Too bad Robby.

    Finally, I would like to know who your favorite comic book character is, so I may either praise or mock his play style in my geeky world of VS. That is all for now. I may mock more later in the week.

  2. Charles,

    I've always been a Batman kinda guy. He's got no superpowers and he's messed up in the head. He's like almost every woman I've ever dated.

    Lobo would come in a close second. He's pretty fraggin' cool.

    So start mocking, cream puff.