keep your expectations low and i will rise to the occasion.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

do you do it?

a suggestive commercial that was too much for television but... its awesome.

and just to be clear... i used to do it with my roommates... i dont do it anymore but sometimes i do just watch them do it together...


Friday, April 9, 2010

"youre so money baby... and you dont even know it!"

so today is the big day. i have a job interview. obviously, im nervous. but im also confident...

in the fact that im nervous.

i woke up early and went to kinkos. i got very little done in the hour that i spent there but the fact that i can say i went to kinkos at 5am for an hour makes me feel like something was accomplished. i was going to go to the gym to work off some anxiety but then became anxious about feeling rushed and decided not to go and instead sit in bed and do some pre-interview cramming on the company and the industry. that, obviously, turned into losing focus and writing this blog. (the previous blog with the random music video was done while i was in kinkos... time management... check!)

back to the interview itself. i have a lot of experience and im actually, in all seriousness, feeling really good about it. they are looking for people who are bright and experienced and in my humble opinion, im fucking brilliant. not only that, but the suit im wearing is baller-status. i look good. no. scratch that. i look incredible. and my shoes are fresh from the dry cleaners and shine like shoes i wore at my first marching band competition in high school.

my resumes are printed (fresh from my early morning trip to kinkos) and on lovely 100% cotton, ivory resume paper. i have a leather-bound binder with fresh paper to take copious notes and two pens to go along with that copious note-taking. do i bring current business cards? not sure. do i have my references printed on resume paper with me in the interview just in case or do i just give names and numbers in the interview. again, not sure. i will find out all of these answers soon enough. some of you type a-ers out there might be freaking out on my behalf because "how can he walk into an interview and not know certain things!?!"

my response: "thats life. expect the unexpected. sure i could be completely prepared... but then i would be over-confident and thus not looking over my shoulder and on high-alert at all times. this way, im that much more observant about my surroundings. im taking in as much information as i can so that when its time make some decisions, im not relying on pre-existing information. on the contrary. im using, almost exclusively, my senses and environmental cues."

im obviously very interested in working at this new company and in the role itself. the good news is my current situation is not a bad one. im actually loving life right now and part of my nervousness is do i mess with a good thing...? the fact that this interview is not do or die also helps with the pressure to do well. i plan on doing well but in the event, that i dont get the job, i still get to eat dinner tonight (which is great because i have had an itch to get a nice sirloin... and you dont exactly find those bad boys on any dollar menus).

you know what also helps with being nervous about something?! instructional videos. you learn a lot and it feels like you are watching tv. perfect. so this morning, i went online to find the perfect instructional video about interviewing. it didnt take long before i found the diamond in the rough. this video lays out very clearly the do's and dont's of interviewing. maybe it will help you too!

so wish me luck. im going in looking like a million bucks and only asking for half of that for my annual salary. hey new company, thats a 50% discount. sounds like a great deal to me.

one more video... i know... you have spent 30 minutes already just getting through all the gratuitous ramblings and videos... but this video is classic. its from good will hunting... the interview scene.

"you're suspect! yeah, you! i don't know what your reputation is in this town, but after the shit you tried to pull today you can bet i'll be looking into you. now the business we have, heretofore, you can speak with my aforementioned attorney. good day, gentlemen; and until that day comes, keep your ear to the grindstone."


friday's random music video vol. XI

in honor of the classic crime's new album dropping this past tuesday and last night, we got much needed rain to wash away the thick film of pollen that had settled over the district. i dont think ive ever been so happy to be stuck in a down pour and have to walk 6 blocks to my car. my friends and i got soaked. it was lovely.

ps the lead singer's avatar looks exactly like my buddy chris... a little trippy.

the classic crime - "seattle"

Thursday, April 8, 2010

the new ipad does a lot of things... but does it blend?!?!

seriously though, who is going to pay for a $600 dollar smoothie!?

exclusive dc happy hour special today @ 6pm!!!

taken from the what's the deal dc website:

"Come join What's the Deal, the United Skeeball Association and Absolut Vodka week as we hang out with the cool folks at Old Dominion Brewhouse on Thursday, April 8th. From 6pm - 7pm, we'll be hosting a FREE OPEN BAR for Absolut's new Pomegranate vodka. After 7pm, Absolut drinks will still be an absurd $3 each!

In addition to the great open bar special, enjoy free skeeball courtesy of our friends at United Skeeball. It's going to be a great night so come out and enjoy yourself, get your drink and skeeball on, and relax!"

you want in! i know you do...

click to rsvp

Old Dominion Brewhouse
1219 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

a five year old with a lifetime of resentment towards the yankees

the kid slurs a little in the beginning... but you can definitely hear him articulate the "screw 'em" comment... well said kid(who probably cant spell "red" or "sox" let alone the word "yankee"), well said. screw the yankees.

**its not that i like the red sox, its that i strongly dislike the yankees**

oh yay... duke won... big deal.

so duke won. great. a number one seed won the tournament. shocker. dont get me wrong, i like duke. i like them over any of the other acc teams but come on... this would have been one of the biggest upsets in quite some time. to me, it just takes away from some of the special games and upsets that occurred in the tournament. northern iowa downing a heavily favored number one kansas or st. mary's pulling out a win over a once-ranked number one villanova. all those big upsets would have been made complete by a mid-major from indiana taking down, arguably, the best and most consistent basketball program across the last 15 years. there would have been movies about it. it would have been entitled "underdogs" with the caption "just when the going got ruff..." or "cant keep a good dog down" or "just in time for the dog days of summer" or "who let the dogs out..."

it would have made this tournament special. unique. they would have replayed the game and all the games leading up to it over and over. we could have all talked about where we were when david beat goliath... and tell our kids (in like, 30 years...) about the story of how the little guy once pulled through so they feel less bad that they are terrible at sports... this championship is just another notch on duke's belt. for butler, this would have been a battle cry for decades to come! and while im sure butler fans dont want to hear this... butler will most likely ride good recruiting for the next few years and be decent but will probably never reach the level they did tonight.

oh well. still a great tournament. i had a good time. i just wish duke had this kind of run the last few years when i had them winning the whole thing. the one year i have them getting upset in the 3rd round, they win it all. figures. another $15 wasted on another bracket.

actually, you know what i think? i think coach k should owe me $15. in all fairness to coach k, when i was in high school, i did pay $15 for one of his old coaching tapes to help me coach 8 year olds. it was really unnecessary. they were 8. drills for college players dont exactly translate all that well... lets just pretend like i returned the tape and we will call it even. thanks!

thoughts on a tape to help people learn how to spell your last name!? now that's a keeper.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

have a fantastical easter!

the andersons prove time and time again that they know the true meaning of easter...

a great opportunity to piss off grandma!