Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Water Volcano


We are on day 3 of the water volcano that is outside my window at work. There have been a couple people from city maintenance come by to look at it, but nothing has been done to fix it. Since Monday, it has gotten quite a bit worse. Instead of 1 stream of water shooting up, there are about 4 or 5.

With as hot as it has gotten down here, it is slightly tempting to run outside and jump through it a couple times. No one would notice, I'm sure.


In this photo, you can't really tell just how high the water is reaching.

This is a better angle. As you can see, the water is reaching the 2nd floor.

For your viewing pleasure, here is a clip that I took from inside my office.

video

I can't wait to see how it looks tomorrow!

It's Getting Hot In Here!

The official first day of summer is Sunday June 21st, which is also Father's Day. I think that summer has already started, especially with this weekend forecast.

I don't think I will be doing any yard work this weekend.

Anyone have a pool I can play in?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

There Is A Blow Hole Outside My Window

And I am pretty sure it shouldn't be there.
Yesterday when I came into work, I heard a noise outside my window. So I go to take a peep outside, and there is a stream of water jetting out of the ground. At first I figured it was just a broken sprinkler, until I remembered that there aren't any sprinklers here.

We are going on the 2nd day of having this "water fountain" outside, and it seems to have gotten bigger overnight. The stream of water shoots up about 12 feet in the air right now, high enough to touch the 2nd floor windows. I am pretty sure that I am going to come into work later this week, and there will either be a sinkhole next to my office, or there will be a large construction crew working on it. Either way, it should be exciting.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I Bet You 10 Cents That I Will Whoop Your Ass!

That's right, I am going to raise you 10 cents. That's how confident I am about my hand.

So this weekend was much fun. It included lots of beer, someone getting tattooed, and a poker game. I started off my weekend right for once. I met up with Jess and Krystal at the Wild Wing Cafe for some yummy wings and beer. After getting my fix of some very delicious wings, we walked around downtown for a bit. They took me to The Rail, which is a bar that is supposed to be super haunted, but it is very cool. They even allow dogs!

Her name was Molly.



While we were having another beer and snacking on peanuts, I bet Jess that she couldn't hold a peanut in her knee. She proved me wrong. (See the other things she can hold in her knee here.)




While we were at The Rail, Jess pointed out that they have Helium Karaoke! Now why the hell didn't we think of this sooner! I can't think of any other 2 words that go so naturally together. We plan on attending in a couple weeks, so there will be an exciting blog post to look forward to then.



We left that bar to go to the tattoo shop where Krystal is getting her new ink. It is quite a masterpiece. Here she is before, looking at the drawing of the tattoo.


Lines



Lines + Shading




Around 5:00, I had to leave my ladies and drive out to Rincon for a high stakes poker game. And by high stakes, I mean there was a $5 buy in. This was my first poker game. I have watched several of the World Series Poker Tours, but playing it is totally different. But I am happy to report that out of 6 people I came in 3rd. Not bad for my first try, right?
Things to look forward to in the weeks to come...
- Helium Karaoke
- Turning a quarter of a century old
- 311 Concert
- Tool Concert