Softball was fun this morning.

Softball was fun this morning. I decided to push as hard as I could on the shoulder and it turned out ok – in fact, if anything hurt it was the tendonitis in the elbow. The shoulder held up great. I swung hard, I threw overhand (albeit lightly), and in the end, felt fine. But boy was it hot this morning. Our late games go 10:45 until 12:00 and it was almost unbearable thanks to the fact the hot sun was right overhead and there was no wind to speak of. This kind of heat is always more tolerable when you’ve got a nice breeze to keep you cool. I hadn’t brought a drink with me either so all I could do was wait until it was over. One good thing came out of the day – I was running all over the outfield catching these hits and made one particular catch where I had run all out from right centre to catch one at the edge of the grass in the right fielder’s area (he was nowhere near it). I was informed “the weight loss is doing you good” – so I guess, finally, it’s starting to become noticeable. Thank God for that.

Aside from coding that PHP project I’ve been working on, most of my weekend was spent either shopping for Mar’s 33rd birthday this Wednesday or watching television. Has anyone caught Opening Soon on FoodTV here in Canada? A really interesting watch for someone like me that hopes to open a restaurant some day, but it also hammers through how much goes in to opening one. They’ve been highlighting people who are either already rich or already own successful restaurants, I’m hoping eventually they’ll show what po’folks like me do to get a place open.

Further on TV, I’m watching Law & Order: Criminal Intent again here. Mar loves this show, but I can’t be the only one that thinks the acting in this show is God awful. Especially the girl in it, the main cop. She is just a terrible actress, and the lines they write her don’t help matters. It’s almost intolerable, but these Law & Order series always have cool storylines. I just hope they kill off both cops at the end of this season and bring in a couple decent ones next year.

Oh, and one final TV note – for Michelle – the special Amy Wynn and Ty edition of A Makeover Story (titled Trading Faces.. haha..) will air July 13th at 10:00PM and July 14th at 2:00PM. More information available here.

Cheers,
Rick Jessup

i have a monster headache

i have a monster headache today, it’s stopped me from doing just about any work. this ticks me off because i’m behind in getting a business plan together for that project i’ve talked about before – the one that requires someone who can code php. of course, when i have a headache i type in all lower case.

mar and i were watching ‘trading spaces’ this weekend and they announced that they’re doing a version of that makeover story show with amy wynn pastor!!! my beloved carpenter! that ty goof is on there too but who cares about him. mind you, i’ve seen women getting made over before. half the time they end up looking like they’ve been shot in the face by homer simpson’s makeup gun. amy wynn looks fine now, they better not bust her up or i’m going to throw something at my tv. i got hit by mary one day when i noted that, if we were ever on the show, and they put me in the same room as genevieve, paige, and amy i’d probably just sit there giggling the whole time instead of, you know, painting my friend’s house hot pink and spaccling the ceiling with peanut shells or whatever stupid poop they’d come up with that day.

i figured out a way to make beer batter the other day and made some killer mushrooms – today, i’m going to try my hand at onion rings. here’s an interesting tidbit for anyone that likes fried food but hates the fat that goes along with it – the more oil you fry something in the less fat it adds. seriously. if you want to keep the fat levels to a minimum you want to deep fry. rickjessup.com – entertaining AND informative. wow, i found my shift key.

cheers,
rick jessup

ps.. they just aired that commercial again.. they’re calling it “trading faces”.. hahahahahaha..