Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009

It's Halloween night 2009. I'm wearing a costume for the first time in who knows how long. That's right, I don't normally look this handsome. To celebrate my wife and I have come out to the Walburg Restaurant Biergarten. We'll spend some time eating, listening to the live music and drinking some good beer.

I'm having a great time. I have my sexy wife by my side. Really, she is. See for yourself

So, it's time to quit writing and time to drink, eat and enjoy the music. Happy Halloween all.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Is it because I'm busy or lazy?

I always think that I can be posting more often. I even installed an app on my iPhone to help make it easier to post here. It seems that I only think of posting an entry at the wrong times. Either I'm just getting ready for bed, or I'm at work or just at the grocery store. I always think "I need to post on my blog". It doesn't happen. I think sometimes, when I'm home, I get distracted by t.v., surfing the net, whatever. I don't know how people post blogs everyday. I have a hard time coming up with material for the infrequent posts I make. Like now for example, I can think of absolutely nothing to post about that would be interesting or captivating. If I were to post an entry about what I did today it would go something like this:

Got up this morning, got dressed and headed to work. At work today I spent some time this morning processing some items recovered from a stolen vehicle. I was attempting to develop latent fingerprints using black fingerprint powder. I processed about 50 items today with very little luck. It's not like CSI on t.v., no perfect latent prints, no pretty women in blouses exposing their over ample bosoms. Nope, you dust the crap outta stuff, wind up looking like you haven't showered your forearms for a week because they are covered with black powder. But let's get back to the day. I also did some comparisons today. Comparing known fingerprints to fingerprints that were recovered from crime scenes. This is one of my least favorite parts of the job. But then again I didn't ask to be moved into crime scene, I was happiest (and loved) being in the evidence room. If I ever quit my job it will be because I am so unhappy with where I'm at now. Not going to think about it right now because it just pisses me off. So anyway, after looking at fingerprints I wrote reports for the items I processed earlier.

That, in a nutshell, is my day so far today. The highlight of the next hour and 45 minutes will be break time at 3:30. Since I don't smoke any longer I have started having a healthy snack. Once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Lately the snack has been apples. Fuji apples. In my opinion those are the best type of apple to eat. I just really like the taste of them. In addition to apples I have mixed in other fruit and some veggies too. I'm just trying to eat healthier and lose some of the lingering fat on my mid section. It's frustrating, I can contract my abdominal muscles and feel a small 'six pack' but it's not visible because of that little bit of fat that just doesn't want to go away. So I'll keep eating healthy snacks, watching that I don't stray at home and hope that eventually it will go away one day. Oh, and I do exercise, 5 times a week for 30 minutes. I alternate what type of exercise I do between core, legs, upper body and cardio. That's how I'm getting the 'six pack'. I just have to stick with it, that's all.

Look at that, it's 3:30. Going to wrap this up so I can have my apple. Have a good weekend, and take care until next time.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I've been pretty busy this week with the annual conference. I thought I'd be able to give more updates, but the Doubletree only has free wi-fi in the lobby. Needless to say it's a pain if I want to use my netbook. This is a higher end hotel and here you pay (actually overpay) for things that are free at a motel 6. Wi-fi in the room? $9.95 a day. Parking? $5.00 breakfast at the hotel restaurant? $18.00. And what do you pay for those things at a motel 6? $0.00. Next time I'll stay at the cheap hotel a block away.

We have 250 people from law enforcement agencies throughout TX. I had to teach yesterday an have just done the running for stuff today. Day 2 is almost over. It's going to be time to decide on where to eat, I think we might go to Chesdars. I've never been there and am looking forward to it.

Will try to post more later, and maybe a picture or two if I can do it

with the iPhone.

p.s. I guess I figures it out.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009


Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit, der gemiitlichkeit
Ein Prosit, Ein Prosit, der gemiitlichkeit
Eins, zwei, Drei g'suffa!
Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke, hoi, hoi, hoi,
Zicke, zacke, zicke, zacke, hoi, hoi, hoi,

Walburg Biergarten during October. Good food, good beer and great music!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Live Music

Spending a coue hours tonight listening to Pete pick and sing at Down the Alley Bistro on the square here in Georgetown.

It's too bad that I can't post video or I'd give you a snippet of the performance. This is a nice place, they serve some really nice sandwiches. Wine, beer, soft drinks and coffee round out the drink selections.

In a world separate from this one Pete and I work together. Well, he's actually my boss. But we've worked together for 14 years and I've known him before he got his title (Lt.) and still see him as just Pete, but with the ability to point and tell me 'do that'. Thankfully he doesn't abuse that ability. By the way, he's the one on the right in the picture.

I downloaded the blogpress app for my iPhone. Maybe it will help me to post more often. That doesn't mean I'll post anything insightful, just that I'll post more often.

This picture has nothing to do with this post. It's one I took in Corpus 2 years ago from the 7th floor balcony of the hotel I was staying in. I just happened to be outside when the sun was about to rise and got my camera and snapped a few photos. This is the best of them. I have this one as my wall paper on my phone.

That's enough for now, I'm missing all the music.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

An apple (or two) a day

Just a short note. I'm still trying to lose some weight. Actually not lose weight so much as try to get rid of the belly fat that just doesn't seem to want to go away. I've lost a lot of mid-section bulk and replaced it with muscle. I know it's muscles cuz I can feel them under that "hanging in there" fat that just won't go away.

I've decided to try something. I'll try to remember to post results here to let you all know if it works. I'm going to eat two apples a day. The first in the morning. I'll have the apple and one breakfast taco instead of two breakfast tacos. The second taco will be at about 3:30 or 4:00 in the afternoon. I'll eat that one to tide me over to supper. It's better than eating something from the vending machine here in the office.

Now, since I'm replacing 'bad' calories with 'good' calories perhaps my body will burn the stubborn fat. Maybe the apples in combination with my exercise will finally do it. It's frustrating to have abs but not be able to see them for the layer of fat covering them.

The whole point is that I want to look good for my wife. I'll post results, no not pictures, in a month.