February 12th, 2005


The early dragon gets the shirt.

After not following through on my usual Saturday morning gas-up last week (and then having to constantly go put in $5 at a time at the more expensive places) I made a point of getting up early (6:45 AM) this morning and schlepping out through the rain (again) to Sam's (they have the cheapest gas in the city) and filling up the tank for this weeks's adventures in construction.

Since I was there, I decided to pop in an buy some dog food and look around. About 5 minutes in I struck gold. $2 long sleeve, button down, solid color, work shirts. Now, I'm not usually much of a clothes horse, but damn, $2.00? That's crazy, and to make the deal even sweeter, they only had my size and they had tons of good, dark colors. So I went a little nuts and bought 13 of them for less than $30 (a couple were priced slightly higher at $3.00). As you can imagine, I'm pretty much set as far as semi-dressy professional looking work shirts go, for a while at least :)

After that I dropped off my loot at home and headed over to class. The class was ok, we had a guest speaker and it was interesting to hear his take on things from more of a client's perspective (I've always grown up seeing things from the general contractor's/subcontractor's side of things). I have some thoughts on the matter, but I have to run now and vacuum and steam clean the carpets at the duplex today (while there's still power out there). Fun fun fun.
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da vinci dragon

Almost there...

Cool, Dave is going to help me remove some sheets or sheetrock from the duplex. My dad over-estimated when he told me to go buy some for the repairs that the bathroom in the duplex needed. It was in really bad shape, but I managed to get it all done with exactly 2 sheets, leaving 2 extra sheets that I now need to get out of there so I can declare the work done.

The steam cleaner worked wonderfully. I was really impressed with how well it worked. It was a bit tedious because the carpet was so dirty that it took several tank fulls of water and soap to get it cleaned, but the results are amazing (despite the fact that I was using cold water so it wasn't getting heated as much). I'm really curious to see how this thing would work with actual hot water in it (it has a heater so it bumps the temp up a bit as you clean, but you still need to put in hot water, despite what the guy in the store told me).

Oh, and Hitch was good. Not the most progressive movie out there, but definitely a nice romantic comedy type thing and I really enjoyed all the physical humor and jokes in it. It reminded me of an old MGM type movie (there were no musical numbers, but I thought it had that kind of sweet/funny vibe). The casting was spot on and I really enjoyed all the major characters (which is really rare in this kind of movie). The supporting cast really delivered and they made the movie so much better than it might have been otherwise.

Overall, it was definitely a fun movie to watch as a matinee.

Anyways, I'm going to veg for a bit while he gets here.
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