Sunday, March 31, 2013


Decided to just stay home today - cheaper that way.  We had soup for lunch and BLTs for dinner.  We did laundry, watched a little tv, including a new show called Orphan Black on BBC, something to do with clones.  Don't have all the details yet - it just started.

I played some DDO in the morning, and LOTRO on and off throughout the day.  I also started watching a show called Wicked Tuna, about tuna fisherman.  Like Deadliest Catch, but with tuna. :)

Tomorrow's Monday.  Cold, blustery, Monday.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Game Day, for the most part

Played DDO in the morning, after I (finally bought our concert tickets to P!nk).  We went shopping after she got home from work, and then sat on the couch, had a little dinner and watched most of the Wizard of Oz.

After that, she watched Ghost Adventurers and I played LOTRO and watched a marathon of Storage Wars: Texas.

We're talking about going to a casino tomorrow.  We'll see.  After spending a bunch on those tickets, I'm not so sure we should spend more at the casino.

Friday, March 29, 2013


After work was done, we visited the comic book store and Barnes & Noble.  Then we went to Famous Dave's BBQ for dinner.

When we got home, we just kind of plopped down.  Started some laundry, surfed Facebook for a little bit then I came back in the study and played LOTRO till bedtime, and watched a marathon of Triple-D episodes.  Most were older ones I hadn't seen before.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Work was busy but not stressful for a change.

We had chicken with gorgonzola from trader joe's tonight, with some boiled potatoes.  We watched Bitchin Kitchen and Lost Girl as well, as well as bits and pieces of Princess Bride (it was on tv, but sadly edited).

After that, I played LOTRO for a while, and watched Restaurant Stakeout and an episode of Property Brothers.  Tomorrow is Friday, yay.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Just another day

dealing with the continued fallout of yesterday at work, but I also got to work on other things for a change.  Things that actually ARE part of my job.

Anyway, we had chili for dinner, watched the Duggars and Hawaii 5-0 before her bedtime.  I spent some more time re-rendering the video I messed up last night, and reading a book while it was running.  I don't have a powerful enough computer to
1) render a video
2) watch tv, and
3) play an online video game

all at the same time.  So I just chose option 1 :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Stressful day at work.  Let's just leave it at that.

After work, we had ham and cheese sandwiches for dinner, watched Golden Boy and Bones.  Then I worked with After Effects some, trying to render a new video.  It finally finished, and I found a typo.

So, I have to start over.  Tomorrow.  I ended the day finishing Restaurant Impossible, and then went to bed.

Monday, March 25, 2013


At least it wasn't a terrible Monday.  Things went well - everything except my stomach.  Still feeling 'ucky'.

Didn't have any dinner tonight, except for some Ritz crackers.

Watched a couple of Storage Wars, Triple - D, and started to watch Restaurant Impossible before I just decided it was time to lie down.  I did play LOTRO while watching TV.

The weather is finally cooperating - above freezing, and the ice on the sidewalks is finally melting away.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Spent a little time playing AC2 this morning, then we ran our errands:

Comic Book Store
Barnes & Noble
Lunch at Perkins (well, I had breakfast, but you get the idea).
Trader Joe's

About in the middle of our Trader Joe's visit, I started to feel not well.  It persisted all the way home, so after we put away some of the groceries, I laid on the couch and we watched Chef Wanted and a couple other shows.

After about 830 or so, I started to feel somewhat better so I went back to the computer and played LOTRO a bit, and caught up on Storage Wars Texas.

Tomorrow should be a quiet day at work.  I have a plan of things to get done, so here's hoping things go according to plan!

Saturday, March 23, 2013


We decided to stay home today.  I played LOTRO on and off throughout the day, and worked on the dvd movie a bit.

We had homemade chili again for dinner, and watched CSI while we had it.

Tomorrow we have chores and errands to run.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Finally Friday

Finally.  Work was ok.  We had a team activity this afternoon that broke up the flow a bit - we watched a movie as a group.

After work, we just kind of vegged on the couch.  We watched the Duggers, Hawaii 5-0, and Lost Girl.  After she went to bed, I played LOTRO and watched Restaurant Stakeout and one episode of Property Brothers before heading to bed myself.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

More of the same day

Work was more of the same, although this high intensity, high profile project is just about done.  Thank goodness.

After work we went and saw Oz, the Great and Powerful.  It was a great movie, both in terms of story and in terms of effects.

2 hours long, tho, so plan bathroom breaks accordingly :)

When we got home I surfed the web a little.  Tomorrow is Friday.  Finally.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rough Day

My stomach bothered me when I got up, and it slowly got better throughout the day.  Had lunch with some of the upper management - a 2 hour lunch with a lot of talkity talk.  A couple hours later my stomach was bothering me again.

So no dinner tonight, except a few crackers.  I played LOTRO and watched an episode of Restaurant Impossible and Good Eats.

Called it an early night.  Hopefully rest will make my stomach feel better.  I certainly hope so.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Still cold

It was 9 when I started out for work today.  It was 21 when I came home.  Work was semi productive for a change.

We decided to have pizza for dinner.  We watched the next episode of Vikings and yesterday's Bones.  After that, I played LOTRO and watched a Triple D and two episodes of Storage Wars.

Looking forward to the weekend still.  Might even reach 30.

Monday, March 18, 2013


Enough with the snow and cold already!  We got about 3 inches this morning, and it made for a long drive into work.  I got a breather on the tax issue today, as I got to pass it off to someone else to work for a day.  I get it back tomorrow, tho.

When I got home, I shoveled.  That pretty much took all the energy out of me.  I had a bowl of soup, then played LOTRO and watched several episodes of Enterprise at the same time.

It's supposed to remain cold for the next few days.  I'm ready for spring.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stay at home day

She didn't get much sleep last night, so she spent part of the day sleeping on the couch.  I tried getting my new webcam to work - not sure if it is actually working or not.  I got tired of messing around with it after a couple hours, so I played LOTRO and SimCity.

 I started feeling 'blech' in the afternoon, so I didn't have dinner.  We watched the season finale of America Unearthed, and a little of random tv, before she went and laid down.  I played some more LOTRO and then a little Eve.

It's supposed to snow tomorrow morning.  Not precisely looking forward to that.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


Played Eve in the morning and watched a couple more episodes of Enterprise.  We did our shopping, stopped by Popeye's for dinner, then I played DDO and SimCity until bed.

Quiet day relatively speaking.

Friday, March 15, 2013


going to be a short update as I'm tired and don't feel well.  work was more of the same, although I did leave early because of not feeling well.

We caught up on Elementary and Person of Interest during dinner, and after dinner I played LOTRO.  Hoping to go to the movies tomorrow if I feel better and if it's not snowing.  again.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Started the day with snow, which fouled up traffic somewhat fierce.  You'd think people would know how to drive in snow in Minnesota.

Work was uneventful - more of the same over and over.  After work, we had home made burritos for dinner, watched Golden Boy and Chef Wanted.

I moved into my office and played LOTRO again, and watched Restaurant Impossible.  Tomorrow's Friday.  Can't wait!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Halfway through the week.  At least there's that.

Work was hectic, but I managed to slide a few things in that needed to get done amidst all the other stuff going on.

We had leftovers for dinner, and watched the next episode of Vikings, and Lost Girl.  After that, I played LOTRO for a little bit, watched Restaurant Impossible, and then played a little Eve before calling it a night.  At least I don't have a meeting as soon as I walk in the door tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


started the day with another one of those painful neckaches.  Made me late for work.  Fortunately, they got along without me for an hour.

The day was a little rough because of that though.  I survived.

We had chinese delivered because we didn't want to cook.  We watched the Duggers' visit to Asia, the first of three specials.  I thought it kind of funny that these two families from Arkansas had never had sushi.  Their reaction to it was pretty funny.

After that, I played LOTRO and watched a couple more episodes of Enterprise.

Monday, March 11, 2013


Today went pretty fast, considering I didn't sleep very well last night.  After work, we had leftovers, and watched most of Forrest Gump.

After that I played LOTRO for a little while and watched Triple D and another episode of Enterprise.

I also looked at my dvd project, and I'm going to have to start a bunch of it over.  When you letterbox a letterboxed becomes a postage stamp.

Lesson learned I guess!

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Spent the bulk of the day working on the wedding DVD.  Got a lot of it done.  Got it almost done, actually, except that when I was building the final dvd, I found that some of the changes I made early in the day weren't saved, so I have to back up quite a few steps and redo them.  ugh...

Other than that, it was a quiet day, even with the stupid time change.  I played LOTRO after dinner, rather than going back to the dvd.  I'll hit it again next weekend.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Rainy Day

It rained nearly all day today, so we stayed inside.  I played LOTRO most of the day, and she napped.  After lunch we caught up on a lot of TV shows, including 3 episodes of Golden Boy, a new cop show.  Pretty interesting.

I was so tired yesterday after work, and after shopping, that I just went right to bed.  Tomorrow it's supposed to snow some, so we'll probably stay in again, unless I need to step out to shovel.

Thursday, March 7, 2013


As soon as you think you're out, they pull you back in.  Looks like I'm going to be putting aside some of my work to get back on the second part of this project.

After work, we got gas and then stopped by Culvers for dinner.  After we got home, I played LOTRO for a while, and watched the rest of the special features from Season One and the first few episodes of Season Two of Enterprise.

Tomorrow is Friday, but it's going to feel like Thursday.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Although it was a day full of meetings, they were actually productive meetings.  I got some stuff done, we got some decisions made.

We had leftovers for dinner, and I played LOTRO.  I watched the last three episodes of Season One of Enterprise, and some of the special features on the last dvd.

Tomorrow will be more of the same (except the leftovers - there aren't any more) :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Snow Day

Spent the day at home - called in to several meetings, and spent a big 2 hour chunk taking care of the snow.  We got at least 7 inches.

During the day, I downloaded a trial version of Adobe After Effects.  Want to see if it's going to work for this little project I'm working on for my niece-in-law.

After the wife got home, we had a simple pasta dish and watched a Property Brothers and Lost Girl.  Afterwards, I played LOTRO for a while and watched a couple episodes of Enterprise.

Tomorrow, I have meetings from 9 to 3.  Non-stop.  Not really looking forward to not getting a break.

Monday, March 4, 2013


Not much snow today - supposed to get the bulk of it tonight, so I'm working from home tomorrow to shovel between conference calls.

Work was weird - a huge chunk of my day wasn't focused on that tax issue.  I got a little bit of backlogged work done.

Had leftovers for dinner, and we watched Bones and Iron Chef America.  After that I was going to play LOTRO but the game was having problems, so I played Eve and watched Triple D and an old Iron Chef America.

Hopefully the snow isn't going to be heavy.  Depending on how long it falls, I might end up shoveling twice.  Definitely getting some exercise!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Back to Normal (I hope!)

Slept in a little today, then played DDO until she was ready to go.  We ran a lot of errands - Pharmacy, Menards, MOA (still busy, but at least we found a parking space!), and Target.  We also ate supper at MOA, at Long John Silvers.

After we got home and put everything away, we watched some tv - the last two episodes of Mankind Decoded, and Gator Boys.  After she went to bed, I watched Clone Wars and last week's Iron Chef America.

I played a little bit of LOTRO, but not much.  We're supposed to get a storm here starting tomorrow through Tuesday, and I want to be rested up for the snow removal stuff...on top of work.

Saturday, March 2, 2013


Played LOTRO for a little bit in the morning, then we went to the comic book store, and drove to mall of america....and came back because there was no place to park.

We did a couple errands, then came back home.  We watched America Unearthed and Chef Wanted.  After that, I played LOTRO some more and watched a few episodes of Enterprise before going to bed.

We might try the mall again tomorrow.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Finally Friday

After leaving work at 130 this morning, I went straight to bed.  It was a long day.  Today was a short day.  I went in at 11, and left at 430.  I got the one task done that I needed to do, so I was happy with that.  And happy to end the day.

I vegetated on the couch a bit when I got home, then we had some dinner and watched Mankind Decoded and CSI.  After that, I played LOTRO and watched a few episodes of Enterprise before I went back to bed.  I imagine I'll finally catch up on my sleep tonight into tomorrow.

And not thinking about work until Monday.