Not working on anything

March 31st, 2005

So I am still in a holding patter at work. Just waiting for stuff to come down the pipeline. I spent most of the day just doing stuff on the Nadirs’ website.

Softball Season is GAME ON!!!

March 27th, 2005

What excitement is hovering over me. Today is the first softball games of the season. It has been raining all weekend and I am slightly concerned that they will be cancelled, but the IM’s hardly ever get cancelled.

We had a practice at noon at the Valley Road Playfields. Everyone except Mark showed up. We practiced for about one hour. I gave everyone some BP. I watched the new guy do some pitching. Some of the new guys look good.

After practice Ryan and I went to Cougar Country for dinner. Then I decided to go to Moscow to get some new plastic spikes for my cleats. But the mall was closed. I went to Tri-State. They did not have any, but I got some batting gloves for the cold weather. It stings my hands when it is cold. I also got a new thirty dollar bat to use for cold weather. I figured I would not mind if it got ruined. It is a twenty-six ounce thirty-four inch bat.

I went to my office and went to sleep for a while. I was really tired. I did not get a lot of sleep. When it was getting closer to game time I got ready and headed to the Valley Road Playfields. I waited until some other people got there. I met up with other players on the team and we headed to our field. We played our first game. It was so wet it was crazy.

Phil was not going to be there for the whole game so I volunteered to sit on the bench and replace Phil when he had to leave. We were playing Below Me. They are a good team. They only had eight guys. We beat them sixteen to nine. I have the stats from the game on the website I got in and played catcher when Phil left. I had one at bat and it was a single. So I am batting a thousand for the season so far. The second game was a FFT by the other team. We we are two and oh. With one more win we go to the playoffs for the first time in about two seasons.

Following the games I went to Cougar Country. I got some hamburgers and went home. I watched some TV before going to bed. I had to get up and travel to Seattle tomorrow so I need to get some rest.

Jello Shots

March 18th, 2005

When I got to work Terry and Shawn were having a smoke out back. We were talking about my ride along. Terry asked what I had going for the day. I told him I was done with my bug, so he told me to take off early. So I stuck around until around one pm and then left for lunch.

I hit the highway and I was on my way to Whatcom county. I was about twenty miles from Bellingham when Joe called and said he was sick and would not be going on patrol. So I turned around and headed home. I had planned on helping out my softball team at the bar on Saturday, but I would be going with Joe on Saturday, so I called Eric and he said I could come over tonight to help out in making the Jello Shots.

I got home and my parents were planning on going to the Eagles for dinner and invited me. I went down and I was not feeling all that hungry so I ate what I could and then I left to go to Seattle to Eric’s condo. My job was to pour the liquefied jello mix into the shot cups. Other put the lids on them and then Mark put them in boxes. After we were done I drove them to the bar. Mark and Gerry took them into the bar.

I was planning on meeting Dave at Billies Casino. I pulled out some money from the cash machine and started to play. The Four-card poker table was full. I played some PaiGow to start out. I was doing well, then the dealers changed and I started to lose. So I went to a blackjack table. I got a couple blackjacks in a row then the shoe changed and I went down hill.

I moved to four-card poker because the table had some spaces on it. I played for a while and was doing well. Then I got a straight-flush. That was a forty-to-one odds on my five dollar bet. Plus another twenty-to-one odds on a second five dollar bet. So I won more than three hundred dollars in the one hand, because I also got paid fifteen buck on the final bet. Dave and I were given another comp for a meal. So we decided to quit after a little while. I cashed in and I was up three-sixty. We got dinner. Then as I figured we would be going Dave suggested we play some more.

We went over to the four-card poker table again. I sat in the first position and I sat at an angle because there were two ten-six-seven’s playing pool. I keep watching the ten-six-seven’s and I was unable to concentrate on the cards. Finally they left and I got to playing. I was doing well for a while and then I could not get a hand. So finally I told Dave I was done. I walked out with another forty bucks for a total winnings of four hundred bucks on the night.