Marc’s GChat Status Expanded

Random Thoughts: As I work from home

Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok,

I’ll update.


I “finally” watched Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer over the weekend. I put finally in quotes because its not as though this was something I had been desperately trying to find time to do. Quite honestly, it was one of the worst piece of garbage movies I have ever seen. Visually it looks fine, but no different than any other high budget sci fi movie that has come out in the last 5 years. The movie had to have been made using one of the worst written scripts of all time because the dialogue is horrendous. It is laughably bad. Whoever wrote the move should have their hands sewn together to prevent them from writing anything else ever in their life. The story is remarkably bad. Nothing about this movie is good.

Even Jessica Alba is unbearable to watch. How bad does a movie have to be for me to not even enjoy watching Jessica Alba in HD? Really, really bad.


I don’t think I’ve mentioned this on the blog yet, but I am running a triathlon in 5 or 6 months. I started training for it a few weeks ago. I haven’t decided which one yet. When I was browsing websites a month or so ago looking for local triathlons I wasn’t able to find any sprints that were in the DC area.

Since then and by talking to people who have run triathlons in the past, I was probably looking a little early for a triathlon in August or September. I’m going to look again in a week or so. That being said, if anyone has suggestions about good sprint triathlons in the area, let me know.


This weather is destroying my soul. Literally. I am normally a very healthy person. However, in the “transition periods” of the year, when going from winter to spring or fall to winter, my body reacts like I’m allergic to life. The constant boomeranging back and forth from sunny and 60 to overcast and 30, with rain, and then snow, is really killing me. I basically have a three week block in February/March and September/October where I sound like a yeti and can’t breathe out of my nose. Lots of fun.

So this little soiree we had with spring last week combined with today’s blizzard makes me want to curl up in a ball and die. I suppose my decision to go out on Saturday without a coat (thinking it was going to be nice like it was during the day, silly me) only to be snowed on while wearing a t shirt and sweater could have had something to do with it. Either way, the weather needs to lock it the hell up and decide what it wants to do with itself.


Fantasy basketball is winding down. I’m in a little bit of trouble. Three weeks out of fifteen are the reason why I currently find myself in a statistical tie for the last playoff spot with only a week or two left in the season. In those three weeks I lost 8-0, 7-2, and 7-2. Ugh. My entire team laid collective goose eggs. Now all of the hard work in assembling a decent team is slowly but surely going down the drain. Fortunately I’ve got one of the bottle barrel teams this week before going up against the 3rd place team two weeks from now.

The reason why its pissing me off. I have a great team. Granted I sacrifice two categories a week (turn overs and free throw percentage), but there is no reason why I shouldn’t have 6-3 or 7-2 victories every week. And I have been getting those. Except for those three stupid weeks. Dammit. Let’s just move on.


Coolest blog-related comment I’ve had in a long time comes courtesy of my friend Melissa on my Facebook wall:

Fun fact: While in the middle of Cambodia, I was actually checking your blog for news back home instead of CNN or NYT or any other mainstream news source. Thought you’d appreciate that.

And I definitely do. Cambodia! We are global!


For some reason the polls don’t have a “end on date and time” feature, so it’s possible you were able to vote on Moron of the Week over the weekend. I checked the blog on Saturday morning and I know who won. I’ll be writing that post up later today.


That’s all for now, be back later.


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