Thursday, October 27, 2005

The World Series is Over

Thankfully. The Sox won with a sweep. Congrats. I have no feelings about a Sox championship. I root for the Cubs and as a Cub fan, I'm pissed. They were 5 outs away from getting there in 2003 and lost. They blew a chance to make the playoffs in '04 and never had a chance in '05.

2006? Who knows? I'm too embittered right now to think they have a shot, but fortunes can change year to year. I have to think happy thoughts. Wisconsin is 7-1 with 4 games to play and the Redskins are 4-2 and are starting to look like they could make a run.

I'd love to see the Redskins make the playoffs. They haven't been there since 1991 when they went to the Superbowl. I can't believe that they have been this bad for so long. Does every team that I root for stink this badly?

I've got 20 days to go. I should start packing at least most shorts can go in my bag already. I don't think that I'll be seeing warm weather any time soon around here.

Till tomorrow. Maybe I'll post a photo or something.

Friday, October 21, 2005

No World Series Tickets

Chicago, IL

And no chance of me going either. I'm not paying a minimum of $900 (for one seat) to sit in the nose bleed seats at US Comiscular. I have a strange feeling that I would pay that to see a Cub World Series game. Fat chance of that happening though.

Its Friday and I can't type for anything today. 26 days left until I get out of here for a month. A month, I can't even believe that I could pull it off. I'm excited to get out of here since the weather is starting to turn and there is talk of snow making an appearance during Game 1 of the WS tomorrow. Yup, I'm ready for temps in the 90's again.

I think I might have my Vietnam trip planned a little more now. Talked with a friend that has previously visited and was told that Hoi An is a must see. Hoi An is in the middle of Vietnam on the South China Sea near Hue (pronounced Whey) and Da Nang. I'm only worried about how long to go for. My thinking is to fly from BKK to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) or Saigon as its still called. Stay a couple days and see the sights and then take the train to Hue and work my way back to Hoi An and then Saigon and a flight back to BKK.

I really want to see Hanoi and Halong Bay also, but I'm not sure how to work it all in even with a month. Flying can get real expensive and the train in going to be slow, real slow.

Thankfully, for this trip I don't have a lot of additional purchases to make. I have my camera, memory cards, rechargeable batteries and charger. I need to look into extended battery life for my iPod so I have something to listen to on the plane, but will probably do that just before I go. All I really have to do this time out is pack and write out checks for bills before I leave. If I forget something, I'll get it there, or go without.

I'm still amazed at how fast the time is going. When will it ever slow down?

Monday, October 17, 2005

After Such a Great Weekend...

Chicago, IL

30 days to go.

The Badgers beat the golden goofers of Minnesota with 35 seconds to go in the game and USC beats Notre Dame. Just a great weekend of college football. The ALCS ended last night with the Southside American League ballclub going to the World Series and the NLCS should end this evening with a Houston win (hopefully).

A great weekend of sports all around, but Monday has reared its ugly head again. I'm not going to rag on my job, everyone hates their jobs to some degree. I just really need to do some severe soul searching to see if I want to come back to it.

I once again sent out the resume to a couple job prospects in the hope of getting an interview when I get to Thailand. I just hope to hear something.

Congratulations to the White Sox and their fans. Its nice to see a team actually take advantage of a 3-1 lead in a championship series and close it out. Am I jealous as a Cub fan? Somewhat. I'm more pissed at the ineptness of the Chicago Cubs management and the Tribune Company for taking the fan's money for 25 years and not producing anything. If I'm lucky enough, I'm going to try to get World Series tickets tomorrow. Its the World Series, need to go to one when its in the city.

Friday, October 14, 2005

33 days, time to get to it

Chicago, IL

33 Days to go. I've been walking in the dream state for the past 126 days. Not sure where to go, what to do, just trying to figure it all out before I leave.

I've been asked if I'm coming back after a month in Southeast Asia. Answer is, I don't know. I suspect I will be going back to the States after this trip, but there's too much unknown right now.

I've made my savings goal, well, I'll be off by $60 dollars, but will deposit that at the end of the month.

I'll have a few more thoughts later this weekend and probably a slight semblance of where I'm going to go in Southeast Asia for 30 days while avoiding kissing chickens and ducks. Shouldn't be that difficult.