Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Juggling JuJu / Avoiding Eggshells

As I mentioned in the previous post, everyday I'm confronted with a new quasi relationship issue that I would not have had to deal with in the previous 27.75 years of my life. I'm not sure what to call this section yet, but since writing that post, I decided to see if I actually did have a quasi quandary every day. Turns out, I do.

Avoiding Eggshells - Saturday:
Ok, So I have 2 tickets for the Jets / Eagles game on Sunday. I took JuJu to the game 2 weeks ago, and we had a blast, but I'm kinda feeling like I'd rather take someone else this time. The game is a great time to talk to hang out with a friend you haven't seen in a while, b/c A) you can talk the whole time, and B) there are no awkward silences b/c there's a game going on. Anyway, the few people I'd had in mind couldn't make it, and I couldn't really take someone I hadn't seen in 6 months, especially if they weren't really a Jets / Eagles fan, because JuJu would want to go, and frankly, I would enjoy going w/her too. However, if I was going to spend the afternoon w/JuJu at the game, then frankly, I'd actually rather spend it with her at a bar watching football or at her/my apartment.

Thus Saturday's dilemma: I'd rather go to the game w/JuJu than most other people, but if I'm going to be w/JuJu, I'd almost rather not schlep to Giants stadium in NJ, and would rather spend the day w/her in NYC.

Selfish Sunday - Sunday:
I haven't really been home in 5 days:
Wednesday night I had volleyball until 11pm.
Thursday night I had drinks with coworkers then had plans to watch Thursday TV shows.
Friday night I had a happy hour, dinner, b-day drinks and then went to a gay bar.
Saturday I went up to the UWS for lunch w/my rents and sisters family and then went home for an hour before heading back out to JuJu's house warming party.
Sunday I spent the day at a bar with JuJu, watching football, and then hung out with my friend Dan until around 7pm. At this point, JuJu made dinner plans with her friend in my area expecting that she'd see me afterwards. She said she would just be studying, but that it was easier than taking a cab back home at that time of night.

Thus Sunday's dilemma: How do you tell someone that you want to relax, and relaxing might mean w/o them?

Relationship Question of the Day - Monday:
Today's the big day. Today a year ago, is the day I started calling JuJu mine. Apparently, it’s also the day I'm supposed to buy presents and plan something. Now I understand how girls love celebrations and getting taken care of and all that stuff, esp. on birthdays on holidays, but isn’t this technically my anniversary too?

Thus Monday’s dilemma: If today is OUR anniversary, why do I have to plan it?

Juggling JuJu - Tuesday:
So, I sent the above to JuJu for approval, since I’m not really allowed to post about her without her approval. Unlike me, she doesn’t understand the point of this whole online experience at all. She doesn’t understand how its fun to write, fun to read, and why I would want anyone (especially strangers) to know my business. Lastly, and likely most importantly, she definitely wouldn’t want anyone she doesn’t know judging her, and commenting, b/c they don’t know her.

Thus Tuesday’s dilemma: How do I convince JuJu to let me post “Avoiding Eggshells” #1, #2 and #3 without totally editing her out of them?

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Oct 13th Again..

Every year, for some reason, I post on October 13th. It's weird, because obviously this isn't on purpose, but last night I was looking for something I wrote in 2003 (which it turns out I never wrote) and decided to relive a little of what I've posted.

Here's 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. 2006 is almost worthless, considering none of the links really work anymore.

I really don't have much to talk about besides relationship crap, which has been filling my thoughts for the last few weeks. Eventually I'm going to have to let it out, so beware or be ready. I'm thinking of starting a section on here called "relationship quandry of the day." Maybe I could call it "Jugglin Juju" or "Avoiding Eggshells."

I think its time to post the relationship rules.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Arizona Week

Arizona Week:

I spent most of last week in Arizona – ½ the time for a conference, half for leisure. I don’t want to write a full post about it, but here’s the idea. The conference was boring, meeting executives of big companies is not that awesome. The conference entertainment was great (Al Gore, Barenaked Ladies, David Bonderman), and the weekend after the conference was awesome.

As always, here are some pictures.

Anyway, here are some things I think about my trip:

I think my pilot was hilarious when he said “In a few moments, the flight attendants will give you a demonstration as to how to put on your seatbelt. The FAA still considers this very useful information for everyone, and especially those of you who have not been in a car since the 1955.”

I think I really enjoy meeting with executives in a 1 on 1 scenario and picking their brains about strategy, financials and whatnot

I think that the Barenaked Ladies are still one of my favorite bands. Best to watch live. I think they are just a bunch of smart, talented, dorky guys who joke and improve w/the best of them. Here's a video of the show.

I don’t think I could ever live in Arizona.

I think I needed a day at the pool, doing nothing besides mini golf and the watching an act of g-d doom Yankees.

I think I’m not going to cut my hair (or just the top of my hair) until next spring/summer.

I think Al Gore spent too much time talking about the environment and how its investor savvy to be environmentally savvy instead of talking about anything else. Despite that, I think Al Gore should run and I think I would vote for him.

I think David Bonderman’s major point was that investing in the US is no longer smart and we should move our money elsewhere.

I think I’m silly. I think I’m never serious. I don’t think I ever want to be serious.

I think getting to Newark Airport for a flight is really easy and getting home is not so much at all.