Saturday, June 11, 2005


I googled the name of this blog for the first time today and found this.

Just for the record, the name is not unintentional. It's my nickname. Most of my really close friends who don't call me "T" or "TT" call me "Tbag." There's a reason for it, but if you don't already know it, you're not gonna find out here.

Now off to a party in the Hills. (just wanted to say that)

In-N-Out Burger 

Just spent 20-30 minutes in line for their drive thru.

I was wondering how they earned their name.

Then I got home and ate the burger...

Is It a Sign? 

American Cities That Best Fit You:

65% Los Angeles

60% Atlanta

60% Chicago

60% Honolulu

60% Las Vegas

Which American Cities Best Fit You?

New Camera 

Here's the first picture I took with it. That's my temporary home in L.A. in the background. As you can see, one of the walls is just a big ass mirror.

Now if I can learn how to keep my hand still while taking photos, I'll be in good shape...

End of this week was funny. Partied a bit too hard on Thursday night and ended up being a zombie at work on Friday...so of course I was approached by more people than normal to do things. I think I survived without pissing off too many people with my sluggishness and generally out-of-it behavior.

Hard partying is now formally relegated to Fridays and Saturdays. I slept all night last night (like 9pm - 10am) because I was so tired. What a waste. Jess has left to go to Dali for a while with a friend. Sounds like fun...wish I could be there with her.

And just because I miss her like crazy, here's a pic of Jess and I grubbing at the Standard right before she left.

Expect more pictures from here on out...if it starts to get to crazy and it's talking forever to load lemme know and I'll do something about it.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Quitting Smoking... 

...is fucking hard. Today is day 5 with no cigarettes. Day 6 if you don't count that one I had on Friday.

But today I didn't even have a piece of nicotine gum, and I didn't wear the patch. Lots of toothpicks, but that's it. I think I might be over that initial phase of physical addiction. That's a good start, but the real challenge is just beginning. I've gotta stick with this thing.

Send me some good vibes.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

And It Don't Stop 

On Thursday, I talked to my mom and decided to book a flight to Houston leaving Friday afternoon. My brother was flying in from Knoxville and my uncle and his girlfriend-type-person were headed over from Florida. I was to be the only missing link, so I used up a free flight on Southwest and jetted out for the weekend.

I got there about bedtime on Friday night after leaving the office about four. It's amazing how a 2-hour time change can really throw you for a loop sometimes. Saturday I got up and hung out with my mom for a while as the rest of the crew went shopping. We ate lunch and headed out to the ballpark to watch the Astros lose to the Cardinals. But the bats were hot, so at least the game was a good one to watch. I've seen more baseball games live in the last week than in the last 4 years combined. Crazy.

Saturday night after the game, my brother and I hit the town for a little while. It's always good to see him, and it doesn't happen enough anymore. He's doing well, which is good to see. He got to drive the Bristol track in a real NASCAR. That's a big deal, but I wouldn't know it except that he told me so.

Sunday I got up and basically just chilled until I split for the airport mid afternoon.

Yesterday, a big group from the firm went to the Fox Studios to see an advance screening of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." I had the bar set really low, and the movie cleared it and then some. It was like a cross between "The Borne Identity" - by the same director and you can tell - and "Grosse Point Blank" - one of my all-time favorite movies. The action scenes are great, and with the lead actor and actress there's enough hotness to go around. It's good hollywood tripe - entertaining if you enter it with the proper combination of suspension of disbelief and a little slack for bad writing. There were only a few groaners, though, and most of the writing was fairly witty. The script was such that Jolie and Pitt didn't have to act so much that it became obvious that they really can't, but allowed them just the right amount of wiggle room to show off the fact that neither is completely incompetent. Spend a few bucks and go see it on the big screen - it's actually worth the time and money.

Today was a long day at work, and I've spent the time since burning CDs and reading about music. I'm about to hit the sack early so I can get to work early tomorrow so I can leave early tomorrow afternoon so I can go buy a digital camera...whew.

Still Here 

Took a rather spur-of-the-moment trip to Houston this past weekend and I've been busy since then. I'm still here, though, and plan on posting when I get more time.

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