Author Archive: konakenny

Reposted Blog: Out of it…for the last couple days.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Out of it…for the last couple days.
Current mood: crappy
Category: Life

I think I may have the monkey flu.

Not really – but the last couple of weeks have been a strange time. I’ll admit that I’m not my usual “happy go lucky” self – and things have been a little on the intense side. At work, I’m a bit more of an ass than usual, my temper has been shorter than usual.

My sleeping habits have been off, and I’ve been taking more and more naps if and when I get some time off.

You can call it the seasonal-light-ultraviolet dysfunctional bullshit if you like – but I feel like I’m in hibernation mode. And this sucks. My energy levels have been a little on the low side.

My best friend right now is Papa John and the wonderful cheese sticks he brings me.

If any of my friends and family reads this – I’m sorry.

I’ll try and get back to “normal” (or whatever variation that is for me) ASAP.

Reposted Blog: Mr.Beer

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Mr.Beer
Category: Parties and Nightlife

At work this week, we put our Mr.Beer kits on sale. So, I picked one up and since I has some free time after church while the laundry was getting done and with football in the background, I decided to make a batch of beer.

Since I’ve done this a few times prior, I remembered the basics – sanitation, bring to boil, sugar, add yeast and wait.

Pale Ale this time around. I have 7 days to wait for fermentation to finish and then another 7-10 for conditioning.

Beer….

Reposted Blog: Halloween

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween
Current mood: apathetic
Category: Parties and Nightlife

Halloween

I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween. Today, everyone at work is all concerned about dressing up in costumes. I don’t see the big deal. I had to make the “big boy decision” as to whether they could or not – and I was pretty indifferent to the whole thing. I’m working an overnight tonight, so I get to miss the entire debacle (lucky me).

In years past, with the parties and such – there was always a big TO DO with this holiday. My family would spend a good amount of time to get ready.

Obviously we’ve hit a Houston moment.

Currently watching:
Nacho Libre
Release date: 24 October, 2006

Reposted Blog: New found Drive

Monday, October 30, 2006

New found Drive
Category: Life

Taking the last couple days off of work and away from it all helped to “wake” up my drive for life. Getting back to what is important to me (family) really helped to put into perspective the stress of everyday life.

Going home and seeing my niece Abby (now improved with “open eyes”) made everything OK.

I have a meeting tonight at work. Things are going relatively well there – sales are increasing, the crew is working a little better together (still infighting, but I’m working on that), and the sales floor is getting more and more packed with merchandise to sell. I took pictures last week before I left. I’m curious to see how things pro/re-gressed this weekend.

I have time on my drive back home – a little over 2 hours to talk to myself, to sing, to try and stay awake. I work out a lot of issues on that drive – think a lot about decisions I’ve made and decisions that I need to make. I weigh out the pros and cons, the plus and minuses, and the woulda coulda shouldas.

No major announcements today.

Then again – the day’s not over yet.

More later….

Currently listening:
Dungeon Master of Ceremonies
By MC Chris
Release date: 19 September, 2006

Reposted Blog: Finding Religion

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Finding Religion
Category: Religion and Philosophy
Today was a good day.

I made a decision that’s probably going to affect the remainder of my time here on the planet. With all the craziness that’s been going on – I need a little structure to help me place things in perspective. Also, I need to meet some more people. Dealing with the people at work (both staff and customer) after a bit made my “social skills” a bit “rusty”.

When I would go out in everyday life to places like the supermarket or the electronics store I would approach the workers and other shoppers the same way I would in my store – and a lot of times, I got weird looks and awkward responses. Now, I didn’t think I acted this way – but on my recent trip away from home, I realized just how small my fishbowl was.

So – this morning I registered to become a member of a church. Yeah, I’m going to give religion a try. Being Catholic in the last couple years hasn’t exactly been easy. Heck, I think that with everything happening in the church and world if you can still consider yourself “Catholic” you either have faith OR you might be a couple sandwiches short of a picnic lunch. I don’t know where I sit on that debate. Hopefully things will get better.

So the first Mass on my return trip is this Saturday.

Looking at the church I signed up with – they have a softball league in the spring. It’s been a while since I’ve injured myself doing some sort of sport – it’s something I might consider.

Reposted Blog: It's time for some cider

Monday, October 09, 2006

It’s time for some cider
Category: Food and Restaurants

It’s been a while since I’ve done the whole “hard cider” thing.  Not since I moved out to Toledo.  I missed it.

So this weekend, I am heading out to the local orchard, picking up my 5 gallons of pure, fresh, cider and making some “nectar of the gods” – it will be ready for bottling sometime in the spring.

wish me luck.

Reposted Blog: What Kind Of Converse Are You?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

What Kind Of Converse Are You?

black
You are yourself and don’t try to be like anyone else. Chances are you enjoy skate boarding,rock music and stuff like that. You have a lot of friends that like you for who you are. You are the original black converse.

Reposted Blog: What does your birth month reveal about you?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

What does your birth month reveal about you?

June
Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having lots of ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Abiding. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

Reposted Blog: Am I becoming responsible?

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Am I becoming responsible?
Current mood:  geeky
Category: Goals, Plans, Hopes

I received my bonus check this week.  In years past I’ve taken that money, hit Best Buy and Circuit City and went nuts on electronics that I didn’t need.

This year – the check showed up in my bank account and I did nothing.  For a couple days, I thought about what I should do – run out and get an XBOX 360, some DVDs to add to my collection, some gadgets from Bed Bath and Beyond?  Well, this morning, I went out and started to “work” on that money.

I paid off some credit cards, paid a little extra in the car payments – and hit HOME DEPOT – what did I get?  A programable thermostat.  Because I wanted to save on my heating costs this winter.  Then I hit Target – and got a new vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.

I spent the afternoon re-caulking my shower and looking at some new sheet sets online…  maybe tomorrow I’ll head back out to the HD and pick up some new bi-fold doors for my hallway.

I’m turning into “Frank the Tank” from OLD SCHOOL….

rrgh.

Currently watching:
Stick It

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