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By theboz (Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 09:40:29 AM EST) al pastor, tornadoes, babies, TVs, alligators (all tags)
However, hulver forgot to apply the DST patch for Scoop.

Inside, what I expect to be a lengthy diary about stuff and things, and a little bit of whatnot.



Rather than use my normal categorization, I might try to write this diary in sequential order instead.

First, let's talk about getting paid. A few weeks ago, I got my bonus, which although pro-rated since I went full-time in May, was still pretty good. It was about 12% of my salary for the time I worked here last year. As a result, the credit card that I had loaded up with all sorts of things for the house was paid, and a new Samsung HD plasma TV was purchased. It looks really nice, and now I can actually watch TV without wearing glasses.

After that, a friend who took a really long honeymoon came back to work. For reasons I won't go into, his wife couldn't enter the U.S. for a few more months, so he was left with the option to quit his job and return to the country his wife was stuck in, or try to work out a deal with his boss to work from home every other week. His boss didn't accept that deal, so he quit. It was a bit depressing but life goes on. There are very few people I like to hang out with at work now, and I could tell when he was at his going away happy hour that he was pretty depressed about it. All the people I like to hang out with end up quitting.

We went out for drinks with another friend, whose provocatively-dressed Nigerian girlfriend ended up being a huge distraction for a recently dumped friend of mine. Crawfish is sort of in season here, so a lot of people ate those. I'm ok eating it, but I don't want to have to tear the little things apart on my own. I want my food prepared before I eat it.

On Friday, we picked up my sister-in-law and her husband at the airport. Since my brother-in-law is from Mexico City, we decided to try a Mexican restaurant we had never been to. It was good, and the food was authentic from Mexico City. I still want to find a good northern Mexican restaurant because there are no good tacos or burritos in Houston, but this helps us at least with tortas.

On Saturday, we got up and went to do the 3D ultrasound thing. We were very happy, although it seems that the results were not that good by the standards of most people. Neither my wife nor I care, we were happy to see the baby even if she did try to hide herself behind her arms. Here's a sample picture from the hundreds we got:

3D Ultrasound Photo
There's a whole 30 minute DVD too, but I know what it's like to be around someone who has a kid or has one on the way and can't shut up about it. I feel bad for posting even this much.

After the ultrasound, we went to eat Thai food, then went home and played the Wii. My brother-in-law and I got in a few really good boxing matches. All in all, I am the better of the two boxers, but not by much. I can easily destroy my wife and her sister though.

On Sunday we got up and went for dim sum and met up with a friend of mine, who is a chicken feet aficionado. I stuck with the more normal stuff like seafood. After that, we went to Brazos Bend because my sister-in-law and her husband had never seen live alligators before, and it's always a fun and cheap little trip. After that, we went back to the Mexican restaurant and then home to chill out for a while.

Last night there were tornadoes in our county, but they were weak and didn't hit too close to us. I think the footage I saw was like a stop sign got blown over or something equal to that. Having lived in Oklahoma City, it was just another day for me. The lightning did wake me up though, as I turned the blinds in the bedroom the wrong way. That will be resolved tonight so we get to sleep better.

Tonight I am looking forward to the next episode of 24. Now that I have HD, I want to see how great everything looks. The last episode kind of sucked, so I hope today's is better.

Also, you'll notice that other than the bonus, I haven't really talked about work. It is stressful, not because of the work, but because of the office politics. I don't even want to go into detail because it is at least a diary's worth and I feel it's not worth it.

I wrote the poll question because I have been busy and haven't had much of a chance to write a diary for quite a while. Additionally, I don't really keep in much contact with anyone here right now. I enjoy being a part of HuSi, but don't have a lot of time to write here lately. So, my poll is meant to be a question of if I should continue responding to comments and writing the occasional diary, or if it doesn't matter. Just let me know if you feel like reading my future content or not.

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Why just the other day slozo and I were talking by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 10:02:07 AM EST
about you.

Congrats on the ultrasound, and bonus!


I thought my ears were burning by theboz (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 11:18:50 AM EST
It wasn't just the sun, it seems. Also, thanks.
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n
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WIPO by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 10:14:33 AM EST
Well, duh, of course I do. But you shortchanged me on the whatnot content of this diary, and if you do that again, I'll have to reconsider.

Nice to hear the baby's going well.

Whatnot content contained within by theboz (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 11:21:39 AM EST
Enjoy. But not too much, or else you'd be weird.
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n
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What a silly bunt! by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #16 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 01:22:44 PM EST
I was thinking you'd provide British Standard whatnot, but of course when I saw you'd done ANSI standard, I felt so stupid.

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Feh, baby blog all you want by Gedvondur (4.00 / 2) #3 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 10:45:41 AM EST
It's okay.  Its a huge deal for you and your wife.  If a few close-minded people quit reading you or bitch, well then fuck'em.  You didn't need them anyway.

Gedvondur
"If that's not irony, I'll drink a kitten." --Fleece

Just for the record nobody has complained by theboz (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 10:54:27 AM EST
It's just a thing that I remember mocking when I was in a position of not even thinking about having children. E.g. ridiculing "teh st00pid breeders"
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n
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...and then you drank the kool-aid by greyrat (4.00 / 1) #6 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 11:04:57 AM EST
I hope you have the college fund started!

Cute kid BTW!

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Actually it wasn't kool-aid by theboz (4.00 / 1) #8 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 11:17:30 AM EST
My wife's milkshake brought me to the yard, and I was like, it's better than yours.

Anyway, thanks for the compliment. No college fund is started yet, but that will not take long to get set up.
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n

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stupid breeder by MillMan (4.00 / 1) #15 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 12:18:25 PM EST

When I'm imprisoned as an enemy combatant, will you blog about it?

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Ah, but... by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #18 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 03:39:45 PM EST
You never said it to my face when I would talk about it on K5.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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You didn't count by theboz (2.00 / 0) #22 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 06:14:12 PM EST
You always seemed to be a cool person anyway. I'm referencing people who have not been on K5 and HuSi really, but AOL-types instead.
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n
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That's okay by iGrrrl (4.00 / 1) #23 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 06:23:59 PM EST
I remember my reaction to CBBs trimester reports. I was pregnant with my second, and here comes this guy who comes off like the first person to have a baby, ever. I was grumpy in response.

A colleague of mine is close to her due date, and I find myself nostalgic for the feeling of the little tumbly and the incredible smile of the infant. Then I remember diapers and 2:00 AM nursing.

It's all good, even the stuff that doesn't feel good at the time.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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what restaurant? by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #4 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 10:54:14 AM EST
share!

nice ultrasound!

clock was just saying the other day how disappointed he is in you.  he's been here a year, and never met you.  tsk tsk tsk

Mexico's Deli by theboz (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 11:13:26 AM EST
I found it via a review on the Houston Press. However, be warned that it isn't for most American palates. In fact, I probably would have found it bland and boring a few years ago before my wife introduced me to some of the tastes.

As far as the never meeting up with clock and such, it is a shame, but I know lots has been going on in both of our houses. We have to get together and hang out some time, but with all the baby stuff going on it is a little more difficult. However, now that you are feeling better, and the weather is nice, we should get together. My personal preferences always involve a patio at a restaurant/bar and alcohol, but neither you nor my wife can drink so it may not be as fun.

Also, read your private messages here. I'm just about to send one to you.
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n

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2 drinkers and 2 non-drinkers by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #11 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 11:47:16 AM EST
evens things out a bit.  it's no fun when you're the only one not drinking.  plus, patio restaurants make it all good.

we'll work on putting something together in the near future.

oh, and clock and i enjoy venturing outside of the standard american palates as much as possible. food is fun!

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A restaurant that I like by theboz (2.00 / 0) #14 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 12:05:57 PM EST
Mary'z is a Lebanese place off of Richmond. I like their food, it's ok, but even more I like their patio. Since it appears to be run by Lebanese Christians, they do serve alcohol in addition to having hookah pipes. The smoke may not be the best for a pregnant person right now so I try to avoid taking my wife there much. The other places that have patios we go to sometimes are the Sam's Boat off of Richmond, as well as El Pueblito, which has the nicest patio I've seen in a restaurant in Houston (but again, merely ok food.)

You are the person who has lived in Houston the longest though, so I'm sure you have good suggestions too.
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n

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Patio places by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #24 Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 04:09:56 AM EST
Sam's boat?  ew.

Barnaby's (both locations) over in the Montrose area have good patios.  The hole-in-the-wall Berryhill over on Westheimer (just east of Kirby) is pretty much all patio.  The Mucky Duck has some pretty good food (or used to - haven't been in a long time), and has a great patio area in the back.  Farrago's in midtown has a patio area in the courtyard that's not too bad (doesn't get a lot of direct sun, so it can be cooler than other places).

There are also a bunch of places in the Woodlands, but that's too far for y'all to go.

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well by alprazolam (4.00 / 1) #12 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 11:51:03 AM EST
i've been reading your stuff since way back at k5. doesn't matter how often you post or whether your stuff is interesting even, i will probably always keep reading it, and just skim the baby stuff unless it's amusing.

i do like reading about good restaurants, not that i have any reason to go to houston anytime this year.

Houston is changing by theboz (2.00 / 0) #13 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 12:00:26 PM EST
not that i have any reason to go to houston anytime this year.
You mentioned The Mens Club before as well, which I didn't find to be as good as Treasures. However, Treasures was raided because many of the girls were apparently providing "extras" to customers. This is no surprise, however, upon seeing the mug shots of some of these girls, I had to question why anyone would want to go there. Take note in particular of a few that appear to have active outbreaks of herpes. Additionally, there was another stripper from Treasures who went home with a guy, then left his house unlocked so her friends could rob him.

So, other than that, we have some decent restaurants. Oh, and alligators.
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n

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huh. by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #25 Tue Mar 13, 2007 at 04:13:06 AM EST
I know quite a few people who hit Treasures for lunch.

Houston has always had some pretty good food, once you leave the chains.

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OMG! by me0w (4.00 / 1) #17 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 01:53:15 PM EST
That baby looks like mr.goat too!


"the only reason we PMS is because our uterus is screaming at our brain to go out, get fucked, and have a baby ... and it makes us angry."

Of course by theboz (4.00 / 1) #21 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 06:13:15 PM EST
I actually have family members that look like Mr. Goat, so it's no surprise.
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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n
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Awwwwwwwwwww! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #19 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 04:43:13 PM EST

Dude, I never figured I'd be busting an "Awwwwww" in a theboz diary. Good work! YUO TROOLED ME!


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Wow by theboz (4.00 / 1) #20 Mon Mar 12, 2007 at 06:12:42 PM EST
It's not even a puppies picture, so I am impressed. Thanks!
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