Touring the Burbs by Train

If you know me, you know I not only like trains, I have a sick fascination bordering on obsessive behavior when it comes to trains. It would be an understatement to say I was excited moving to Dallas to be in close proximity to a robust and usable mass transit system with multiple light rail lines crisscrossing the metroplex. So when C had a meeting in the far north burbs yesterday that would require her to take the train back, I excitedly offered to ride up to meet her and chauffeur her back downtown. This also provided an opportunity for a break from the Downtown routine, so on the ride back made a stop at Mockingbird Station for dinner and drinks at an Irish pub.



Today is our 2nd anniversary. I can’t believe how time flies, yet I feel like we’ve been together forever (in a good way). I am so thankful for Christa, and so thankful that she is my wife.

/.obnoxiously sentimental mode off.\



fat_american_walking_dog_from_carNote to self:

When returning from a walk with your wife and dog, it’s probably not a good idea to tell her it was nice to take her for a walk.

Acura vs Accent 1

Christa got a new car. I’ll just put that out there since the cat is out of the bag
So hows about a little friendly comparison fun!

         2005 Acura TSX 2002 Hyundai Accent GS
Milage: 34,000 94,000
Power: 4cyl 205hp 4cyl 105hp
Trans: Automatic w/ Tiptronic 5 speed Manual
Wheels: 17″ Sport Low Profile 14″ Racing-inspired bald
Other Features: 6 CD changer, in dash Navigation, XM, heated seats, dual climate zone, dual front/side/rear curtain airbaigs, anti-lock disc brakes, power moonroof, power windows/locks/mirrors/seats Dual Front Airbags, CD, 3 cup holders, busted suspension, dome light, matching floor mats
Thoughts: Safe, reliable, something a VP of internal-sales-marketing-promotional-something-or-other should drive. Just screams HEY COMPUTER DUDE.

And for those of you who I know are going to ask, Matt, where’s your new car?

Holidaze 1

I was going to write about the intricacies of dealing with the holidays now that our first official married Christmas is here, but, alas I don’t think it’s all that different from the 8 other years we dated… 😉

Regardless, Christa and I (and Monty & Bailey too!) wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Now go celebrate however you see fit, I’ll see you at the bar.


Because nothing clears a hangover better than sweating it out

I know I’ve been complaining the past few weeks about how we have gotten screwed out of a good winter storm at least 3 times already this year, so let me just say “you were right” to all those people telling me to STFU. After getting up at 10am and spending a good couple hours outside in the snow clearing 9″ from the drive & sidewalks as well as helping the neighbors, I was officially cured of the gin hangover I woke up with care of Justin and his Feliz Navidad party (which we left from at 4:30am).

When I finally came inside, C was watching the beginning of The Fellowship Of The Ring on tv. Not being one for edits, commercials, and crappy formatting-for-tv when I have the complete set of super special widescreen extended edition (uber geeky abbreviation alert) LotR movies, I threw the first DVD in. Ten hours later we completed the entire trilogy.


It was worth every minute.

Home Alone 4

Home Alone!My wife (yes, it’s still weird saying that) is gone for the weekend, and the first things I think of are YES I CAN PARK IN THE DRIVE WAY ALL WEEKEND and SEAFOOD FOR DINNER EVERY NIGHT.

What a party.