Posts Tagged ‘packers’


Posted 01 Nov 2007 — by chad
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Packers are 6-1! We’re da bomb!

Packers Won

Posted 24 Sep 2007 — by chad
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Right, so if you didn’t know before, now you do: I am a Green Bay Packer fan. And we won. Against the Chargers. Despite everyone saying we wouldn’t.


And yet, despite my joyousness at leading the division and being 3-0…I have to admit that I am both surprised by this (yes, surprised) and cautiously optimistic about the future.

Plus, being surrounded by Colt fans who are so convinced that they are going to repeat their Super Bowl win (despite the awesomeness of the Patriots this year, but I digress) and that they will go 16-0 (Colts I mean), I walk into every game (ha, on TV of course) expecting the worse.

Does that make me a bad fan?


Real updates coming soon-ish.


A long awaited update, the Packers lost, and my random tagginess

Posted 11 Sep 2006 — by chad
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Alright, so it’s been roughly 17 years since I last made any type of significant update (I did say roughly). Why am I updating now? Why not? Can’t I update without you being suspicious of me? What did I do? Yeesh.

Oh, that and I met someone.

Wait, that didn’t come out right. Not right at all.

Let’s rewind. About 10 years ago (man, I feel old. I can say that and actually remember what happened 10 years ago), my family stumbled onto this little thing called the World Wide Web (or Internet for all you young’uns out there). After a year of feeling my way around I started chatting with this guy out in California who decided to start forwarding me crap that he found funny. Well, I found it funny too, but that’s not the point. He took it and ran with it and created a site called JokeMail (later called MyJokeMail) and I was lucky subscriber number 7.

But that’s not the point.

Along with this site came this wonderfully time consuming message board. Or forum. Or post site. Or big blog. Or Big Al’s harem. Whatever you want to call it. It quickly became my favorite hangout, and I was more than willing to sacrifice sleep, food, games, women, and grades to spend time on it.

Lo and behold, I met a girl on this message board and we became fast friends. It took us forever to meet in real life, and by then real life had caught up to us to stop us from doing anything besides being friends (le sigh). But we went through it all…from her locking herself inside a house, to me watching my roommate attack the toilet with a hammer. I don’t quite remember why a hammer was needed on the toilet, but that’s another story entirely.


So why the stroll down memory line? Because it’s my blog that’s why!! Oh, and because the other day I popped online into a chat program for the first time in a year or two, and wouldn’t you know it, there she was! The lovely xchantis vara who has grown up to become Tanga (I think of power rangers and space drinks when I say it out loud, but to each their own). We traded blogs, and went on our merry way. Well, now that she has my blog, I figured I should update.

And now I realized, what’s the point in updating if all I’m going to talk about is stuff she already knows? Ah, that is a wicked question. Wish I had an answer.

And that my friends, is a long, boring, useless blog update (though I’ve yet to see a useful blog update, after all, how are blogs useful in the long run?)

Why oh why did I watch the Packers Game? I wasn’t even drunk, which may have made it look better. Man, first the Cubs disappoint and now the Packers? There were a lot of questionable play calling going on, but still.

Yeesh. Well, there’s always nex—no dammit, this year. This year!!

Random Tag Update

An update on my random tags. counting this post, in my random effort to have useless tags, I have the following duplicates (and hey, you can tell what’s important to me by what repeats, right?):

high school
baby ziggieflu

I did it!

Posted 09 Jan 2006 — by chad
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For five years I’ve been trying to lose weight using a combination of not exercising and not dieting. Up until recently, this method has resulted in failure. But today, on a whim, I decided to weigh myself, and I’ve lost 8 pounds since the last time I weighed myself (a month ago I think). So now I’m going to write a book talking about the wonders of this non-dieting, non-exercising weight loss method, get rich, and pay someone to take off all the weight I don’t want. now that’s weight loss magic.

I bought a GameCube on Friday. A friend at work was selling his, and seeing as I wanted one for the new Zelda game, I figured buying his used would be cheaper in the long run than buying a new one. So now I have a used GameCube sitting in my entertainment center collecting dust, because I haven’t bought Zelda for it. Though I did play some Tiger Woods golf, and I discovered that I am not a golfer. I also played some baseball game, and discovered that I am not a baseball player. So here’s what I learned: I should stick to my Madden Football on the computer, and put aside the silly notion of a GameCube.

I watched a lot of football this weekend (well, three games I guess could be a lot). The Packers aren’t in the playoffs, so I thought I wouldn’t watch. But I enjoyed watching the Giants lose. I also enjoyed watching Pittsburgh and New England won. I’m sure there was another game being played out there, but I didn’t watch it. Without the Packers, I am not forced to root for someone other than the Packers. I am going to root for whoever beats the Bears. And if for some odd reason both the Colts and the Bears make it to the playoffs, I will have to boycott the game, because I won’t know who to root against!!

My Juice projects are moving along slowly. Part of it is lack of motivation. I haven’t set deadlines for myself, and since it’s all generally working, I kind of have a “if it ain’t broke, don’t mess with it” mentality. But….if I ever want help, I’m going to need to get more organized, which is going to require me to get these projects at least started.

Right, I’m at work, I should really focus on that now for a while.

Happy New Calendar Rotation!

Posted 04 Jan 2006 — by chad
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So lately I’ve been thinking of high school. I’m not sure why, as high school really wasn’t that enjoyable a time for me. I suppose at the time it was, but only because I didn’t know nearly how much fun college would be.

I was thinking about the friends I had, who I don’t talk to or even know where they’re at anymore. I was musing that my 10 year reunion is coming up (2008!) and I realized…I feel old. But I haven’t done anything.

Mostly I’ve just been bored. Having a 2 year old at home is not the way to spice up your life. In fact, it’s surprisingly dull. Don’t get me wrong, he’s adorable, and every day is a new adventure for him, and it’s great to watch him learn and explore and discover the world around him. But he goes to bed at 8. From 8 until I crawl into bed, there’s nothing to do. Can’t go out…no place to go even if I could…I need a hobby.

Any suggestions?

Ok, so that was wholly depressing.

On a lighter note, I get paid on Thursday. That will help. There’s already a line of people waiting for this money.

Le sigh.

It seems like I’m destined never to get ahead. Everytime seems thing to remotely be going right, and I feel like I’m getting back on top of things, and finances are working themselves out, or whatever, things go terribly, horribly wrong. And it results in me being in a worse position than I was before.

At one point, my wife had three jobs. Well, two jobs and a third starting soon. So she declined the third job, quit one job, and was planning to focus on her favorite. And once it was too late to undo everything else, she got fired. “Focus issues” they said. But again, this is life telling me I’m destined to never get ahead.

Wow this is depressing.

I hardly know anyone in Fort Wayne anymore. I feel like I’m losing all my friends to family, which I suppose is normal, but I miss the days of being able to just drop in on someone and we’d go party the night away. Or even see a movie. Or or or or or…

OK, I’m going to end this on a happy note.

Baby Ziggie is talking up a storm lately. Everyday he is learning new words and I’m just waiting for him to open his mouth and have English come pouring out of it (currently it’s a mix of words I can understand and words only he knows). He’s really growing into a gentleman. Somehow we instilled manners in him. He says please and thank you (sometimes it takes some prompting, but otherwise he does it on his own).

Work has started on Baby Ziggie’s sibling (who I’ll have to call Baby Ziggie2 or something I guess), but there is nothing in the oven as yet.

Sorry to all those who are scratching their eyes out screaming “I didn’t need to know that!!”

The Packers finished 4-12 on the season. In response, The Packers fired Mike Sherman (why?? one bad season in 5 isn’t that terrible, esp when you remove 80% of the Packers best players). So now, I think, Favre will be leaving too, since he said he’d only stay if Sherman stayed (could it be the Green Bay higher ups are silently telling Favre to leave?). Le sigh. Which means, most likely, no good season next year either while Aaron Rodgers (who I’m sure is very talented) gets his bearings.

It’s the end of the world as we know it.

We won!

Posted 12 Dec 2005 — by chad
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All I can say is “Samkon, oh my Gado!”

And so what that we’re 3-10. The Packers would never have found Mr. Gado had this season not gone like this. This kid rocks! And for reasons I can’t understand…everyone seems to be real supportive of him.


Go Packers! Another Monday night game next week! (Woot!)

72 years later, a bottle of vodka, and a hippy

Posted 23 Nov 2005 — by chad
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So…after 27 years and some whiskey, I finally get around to making another post.

Why did I start this journal? I dunno. What did I hope to gain from it? I dunno. Why do I still have it? I dunno. But I still do, and I still read it, and for some strange reason I still enjoy it.

So I’m working at my new job now. I started on Monday, and haven’t really had any training, but the good news is that I’m doing alright. I’ve had the wonderful privledge of fixing our backup software. The ironic thing is that it wasn’t really broken, it just had no tapes in it for backup. All the tapes were full and marked to not be overwritten. ~sigh~

And I’ve been given my first programming assignment. I need some programming books. Can anyone recommend some good books for linux, php, sql, and java? And maybe some Mac training? I support two macs and 10 pcs. As well as three linux servers, two windows servers and a firewall I have yet to find (Sarah, I found server ‘crash’, remind me to tell you about it.)

Otherwise…same old boring nothings to talk about. I guess that’s all I had to say.

I’m pathetic, eh?