I finally had a good week of picks. Only 3 bad picks (if the Steelers win tonight, which they will). Almost won the office poll, but I ranked Chicago too high (I'll blame it on Chicago fans *cough*Em Emalb*cough*)
Birthday was up and down (it was Saturday 10/19). I was told by the wife that I'd get to sleep in (first time in over 5 months), but Joey decided that his incoming teeth would start hurting friday night/saturday morning, so I was up 6 times that night, and ended up just staying up around 8am. Oh well. At least he was pleasant that day
The inlaws gave me a gift certificate to Electronics Boutique, which was surprising, because I haven't played games in a while (other than a little PSX and an occasional System Shock 2, maybe once a week). So I went out and almost bought Metal Gear Solid, but opted for Baldur's Gate 2 (the price -finally- came down to $30). I've been having a blast running around with my level 7 monk
My Mom and Dad got me a great new set of really expensive pans (stainless steel, copper bottom), now that I have been cooking like a madman. The only thing I'm missing out of my kitchen that I'd really like to have is a pasta machine. Rolling the dough, and cutting it with a knife makes making pasta a three hour ordeal instead of a 30 minute ordeal. I'll have to go pick one up this next weekend.
I'd like to give a shout out to the execs at hallmark. Kiss my #@$^&*@ you #*$@#&$*(@#'s! Why in -the- hell did you have to put sweetest day in the middle of october? You make a fortune on Christmas and Thanksgiving! Why not make up the day somewhere in a month that has nothing, like august?!?!? My wife and I couldn't go out to dinner, because everyone had reservations for sweetest day. So, again I say to you hallmark: #$&*(@$&@*(# #@&*(#@ &$*&(*&$#*@!!
We're going to go out next Saturday, now. I wish people wouldn't buy-into hallmark made up holidays....