Saturday, February 18, 2006

Wingardium Leviosa

It’s really quite boring sitting around and doing nothing. At least this isn’t a big change from the norm. So I’ve just been sitting around thinking of things. Wondering what I can take to make me sleep the day away (that’s a good way to spend time when doing nothing), contemplating a DVD to watch (only problem is that I’ve seen them all too many times), go workout (oh yeah, can’t do that for two weeks), wash clothes (ok, nothing witty to say about this; I actually do need to wash clothes, or perhaps go out and buy some new, clean ones), etc…

Throughout all the excitement, I also thought a bit about work. My vacation is almost over; I make my reluctant triumphant return on Monday. I certainly don’t miss the job, but I do miss the people. They make the job worth everything. I’ll get to work with them for a couple more weeks before I’m shipped off to another store (the downside of my upcoming promotion.)

Anyway, through all of today’s exhilarating boredom (fine example of an oxymoron), I searched through really old files and crap on my computer… things that I haven’t seen in years! For example, here’s a pic from my family’s trip to Washington D.C. during the summer of 1998.


I also found a very rough draft of the white paper I had to submit to the Air Force Information Warfare Center when I worked at the Applied Research Laboratories. I can’t find the final draft to save my life… I think I have a hard copy of the final published work at my mom or dad’s house. There’s nothing of any secrecy on this one, so anyone’s free to read it; though I do have some published works (not saved on my pc though available for viewing) that require top secret clearance. I’m not even allowed to read them anymore now that my clearance has expired, and I wrote them! How dumb is that?!

Enough of that… it appears that poor Johnny Weir didn’t win a medal due to a bus scheduling problem. That sucks! I really feel bad for him. I hope he’s back in four years to give it another try though. Here’s a short interview (very cute) with him accompanied with his first Olympic performance.

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22 comments:

Ron said...

wow...you guys look THRILLED in that photo!

Rob Cas said...

Frank,
you have opened my eyes to an amazing performer...I htink Im in love with J Wier...waht an amazing skater...very fluid and artistic...wow...since I am still kinda drink form the partyI just wor....oh, thanks for the rde. hey, dud, seriously feel free to put a link ot my blog on your porfile...I really dont care that much and this is my honest sober opinion. Anway not only is JW hot, but he is outspoken and a hell of a good skater as well...nice choice in someone to admire..ttyl...Oh..you are hsipping off in a few wkeeks for another storee...that's sad...I will be sorry to seeyou go...anwya good luck and I will talk to youatler.

Frank said...

Ron - Well, we were in a cemetary (Arlington Cemetary to be precise.) Jennifer and Kristy were cranky because apparently they didn't get any sleep the night before... someone was snoring too loud! Hehe!

Bobby - WTF! Have you deviated into some new language of your own?! I'm relieved you made it home safely (considering the nasty weather and your level of intoxication.)

Troy said...

Dude he's a flamer LOL

Rob Cas said...

Frank,
I'll have to be honest...I probably shouldn't have driven but I wasn't as drunk as my post would make it seem. I like to overact sometimes for a good laugh...so most of that seemingly random language was on purpose. That and due to the wheter driving 15 miles per hour all the way home wasn't out of the ordinary, and there was no ice anyway...thanks for the concern.

Frank said...

Troy - Yes, very much so! I think it works well for him!

Bobby - Over act my ass... you were pretty wasted. Yes you could stand on your own, but you definitely didn't have a clear head! :-P

Rob Cas said...

HA...lol, yeah, you're right, I was pretty wasted.

Anonymous said...

I've only just gotten around to watching the video. His voice isn't half irritating is it?

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Frank said...

I think his voice is so cute! :-P

Anonymous said...

We obviously have different tastes when it comes to voices! I like mine a bit more husky!

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Frank said...

That's probably because you're British! :-P

Anonymous said...

Do you think that's it? Do we Brits have huskier voices.

Now they do say that you Yanks go absolutely doo-lally for British accents. Any truth in that?

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Frank said...

No, I don't think that you have a huskier voices because you're British... I think you like huskier voices because you're British! :-P

I personally love Scottish accents the best... English ones can be cute though.

Anonymous said...

Okay, that makes sense.

Have you been watching the bits of old GUST footage I occasionally link to from my LJ? If so, I hope my accent meets with your approval!

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Frank said...

LOL! You have a very sweet voice... not husky at all! :-P

Anonymous said...

Oh thanks. And there was me under the pretence that I sounded like Joanna Lumley with a Y chromosome!

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Frank said...

Nope... definitely with an X chromosome! :-P

Anonymous said...

So I have the voice of a woman then? A woman who smokes like a chimney and sings bass...

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Frank said...

Well, you do technically have one X chromosome!!! :-P

Anonymous said...

Heheh, yeah I do somewhere!

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Frank said...

What? You mean you've never seen it?

Anonymous said...

It's not like I can look at my chromosomes, they always seem to be in hard to reach places!

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