I took a look back at the recent pics on my Twitter feed and found that the majority of them were either pictures of food, or Bible scriptures. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I just found that to be amusingly interesting and wonder if people might think that this is what’s most important to me. (more…)
November 5, 2012
July 16, 2012
July 14, 2012
It’s been a while since I’ve done a “lifestyle” post and I almost didn’t write the one you’re reading now. Everything I wrote sounded dismal and depressing to me, going against my philosophy for what “indoob” represents which is being positive. Except when it comes to a bad movie, all bets are off.
But in short, I’ve added to my career plate. More meat rather than veggies. If it’s one thing this foodie can tell you, it’s that too much meat with put you in a food coma faster than the itis (see picture above, food prepared by my sister). To me, they aren’t the same, but very similar. I once had a prime rib that was 3 inches thick and I could wear it as a mask if I wanted to disrespect glorious food like that, but do you think I could have finished it in one sitting? (more…)
February 24, 2011
June 2, 2009
May 27, 2009
I won’t lie. I’m not even going to try to pretend I’ve been super busy these past few days. I am on vacation. It’s not what I’d consider a “real vacation” like the one I planned a few months ago, but I’m not at work and I’m getting paid for the time off… so that’s a decent definition of a vacation.
Besides, it’s not like I haven’t been doing anything.
Monday I was at the Basketball Hall of Fame. I went with the Kitten and her siblings to pass the Memorial Day. I found out that back in the day, the players used to wear knee pads. Also, their jerseys looked more like sweaters without sleeves. And some of these jerseys were actually onesies (I’m not sure how it would be spelled, but it’s the one piece undershirt normally worn by babies). It was definitely interesting. I learned that I could get a rebound ball at 8’10”. And later I lost to a young punk in a game of Horse that I didn’t even want to play. I even broke a sweat! I didn’t go there for that! Later, we all went to the park and kinda forgot that Memorial Day is also National Get Out The Grill and Cook Some Food Day. But we managed to find a spot on the grass and even found some ducks that weren’t too full to eat our moldy bread.
Tuesday I went into the office. My job had set up a mandatory department meeting that required everyone to come into the office (instead of calling up on the phone). They tried to entice us with food before, but that wasn’t enough. So they put the hammer down and demanded our presence. I hadn’t been to the office since… hmm… last year? I can’t say… but it’s been a long time. So long, in fact, that one of my co-workers that I got hired with thought I had been fired. Actually, he thought 75% of the people who currently work at home had been fired. In my opinion, he’s not quite the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I’m not prepared to be his sharpening stone.
It was nice to see all these people together. Unfortunately, I hadn’t really known many of them long enough and I still felt like a new kid on the block. Plus, all my other friends either moved to another department or no longer work there. I spoke to those I knew (and a few of those are fellow Indoobians), and even talked to a few I never talked to before. This was due to the video game room they set up. Oh yeah, they added some perks besides catered food, like a video game room, card games, and a story board of some kind where you add one line at a time to an ongoing story. I never made it to that story area, shame on me and my writer skills. I was too busy playing Mario Kart and eventually some Wii Sports like golf and tennis.
And there was actually a meeting too, which was why we were there in the first place. That was set up differently too. Not one person spoke much more than five minutes until they turned the meeting into a Family Feud game show. Seriously. After the meeting, we took a group photo that I know I wasn’t in (the photographer show much effort to get us all in the shot). Then after the games and raffle prizes, we all got a good bag, stocked up on desserts, and went home. I was already mentally turned off from work, so when I returned home, I went back to bed before being rudely interrupted by a very dirty text message. (If curiosity is getting the best of you, ask me what it was.)
Later, the macaroni & cheese torch was passed to me and I made my special brand of a dish most people in my family know how to make very well. And now, so do I. It was so cheesy and delicious.
Wednesday Kitten and I roamed the mall for a much longer period of time than we normally do. You see, we aren’t rolling in dough, so we can’t afford to just do or go anywhere. So we window shopped for a couple hours in stores that we normally spend about 10-15 minutes in. And it was fun! After that, we went to my favorite diner in Middletown before realizing we could’ve made the same exact sandwiches we ordered at home for free. Then, we counted and rolled coins. That’s right; on our days of vacation we poor folk wrapped quarters, nickels and dimes. We didn’t have any penny papers, so those are stacked in the middle of her floor.
‘Twas also our last Spanish class. Kitten couldn’t make it due to a karate test (she chose the violence over langauge… I jest). There’s no final exam or anything like that. This was only just to better ourselves and further our educations and possibly even our future employments. Like I may have mentioned, I personally felt bad for flunking out in high school (Spanish class only) and I wanted to relearn the beautiful language without having to worry about grades. Now if I did take it in college, I’d have a much better understanding. I just need to watch more Telemundo and then I can talk to those sexy latinas in both languages. Anyway, kudos to an awesome Spanish teacher that was ten times better than the teachers I had in high school.
But the best part of my week is yet to come… Hopefully pictures will be involved and maybe even posted. But I’ve made empty promises before, so believe it when you see it. Sorry.
April 27, 2009
April 1, 2009
Good morning/afternoon/evening everybody. Welcome to the next generation of Indoobation!
To make a long story short, the Indoob is all about positively nothing. I jest. It’s about me, my life, and my work. What do I do? I’m a writer of creative trades. Unfortunately, at this time in my life, it’s not a paying job. So during the day, four days a week for 10 hours straight(ish), I work at an insurance company. What do I do there? Well, if you must be so nosy, I first thank God I’m not selling anything. It’s not the easiest to explain, but I’ll save that for another post OR just browse my older posts from my Blogger days.
Speaking of Blogger, why am I on WordPress now? Change of scenery for one thing. I hear it’s just all around better. For all you or I know, I could move up another level in just a few weeks to a few months. But we’ll take it one day at a time. I do miss the things on my sidebar from the Blogger site. I’m aware about the whole poll issue, another one will be set up here at some point.
I’m a big movie fan. I keep a pretty good eye on most things entertainment related. Not necessarily Hollywood gossip, more of the Hollywood buzz. The moving pictures biz is where I’d like to work full time at some point in my life.
Lastly, I’m also a fan of food. You wouldn’t know it if you saw me (I’m on the slenderer side of life). I was just given the idea to write about my foodening experiences at some of my favorite chain restaurants. If you haven’t noticed from the heading, I like breakfast foods and Mr. Breakfast Face was made from an IHOP meal before being devoured moments later.
Other characters to look out for: Sam the car, iSaac the iPod, Silver the Toshiba laptop, Tree the (dying?) money tree and Sally my phone (specifically the voice of the GPS in my phone). As for real life people, there are my family members and my best friends Kitten, Dearest just to name a couple. Special shout out to my favorite Peruvian girl and my little CCF Bolivian boy. They have names, I just haven’t given then names yet.
So again, welcome. Stay tuned. Fridays around here are known as friDay where iSaac an I discuss something we picked to feature on what we call friPodding. In the meantime, follow me on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.