Phil’s Birthday

Blog post number two, yay!

Yesterday I helped celebrate my friend Phil’s 26th birthday. It was also a celebration of Phil moving to the Grand Rapids area. Kind of weird that Phil moved to the Grand Rapids area, since I moved away from the Grand Rapids area a few years ago. I’ve been thinking about moving back, I do miss it.

We kicked off the night at HopCat, Rachel and Phil had the loft area reserved. I had two double tall Sailor Jerry’s and Coke. Sailor Jerry because HopCat doesn’t carry Captain Morgan, I think that’s a Barfly ventures thing because Stella’s doesn’t carry Captain Morgan either. I also had a delicious burger with pepper jack cheese on it.

Rachel also brought cake and cupcakes, the cupcakes were chocolate Guinness. I’m not sure what flavor the cake was. The cupcakes were amazing though.

After HopCat we headed across the street to Buffalo Wild Wings, and asked for a table for 20. They told us the wait was a half hour, so we decided to get a drink at the bar. Brian bought my drink at the bar, I definitely owe him one now.

We finally got seated and I ordered another drink plus two shots of goldschlager. One shot for me and another for the birthday boy. I love goldschlager, something about the heat just helps set off everything else you’ve drank. However, Buffalo Wild Wings doesn’t really know how to mix a drink so there wasn’t much to set off. I finished out the night by ordering a long island iced tea, I figure that’s all alcohol they can’t really mess that up.

After finishing up at Buffalo Wild Wings we went back across the street to Grand Rapids Brewing Company. I just ordered water since I had already told my ride to come pick me up. Partly because I was tired and partly because Rachel and Phil were the only ones left out that I knew. I don’t do well partying with people I don’t know. I’m always worried that I’m going to embarrass myself somehow. Even though I’ll probably never see these people again.

After I got home I played around on the Internet and passed out. I woke up this morning around 11am and grabbed some food. I watched a couple episodes of Fringe and then decided it was time to head home.

After getting home I decided it was time to finally clean my apartment. I stopped at Kroger to grab a couple of cleaning supplies. It took me a couple of hours, but I managed to clean every room except for my bedroom. I plan to clean the bedroom tomorrow, but that might not happen.

After cleaning, I realized I was starving. I didn’t really know what to eat so I just grabbed McDonald’s. The only thing I knew I really wanted was a fountain Coke. I love fountain soda it just tastes so much better than canned or bottled soda.

After finishing dinner I went back to watching Fringe and relaxing. Tomorrow is my first day back to work after having five days off. At this point I kind of don’t want to go back, at least it’s another short week.

New Blog

Every few months I decide I need to try this blog thing again. I decided on blogspot this time since it’s something I don’t need to actively maintain, or keep software updated.

I think the main reason I keep failing is because I cannot ever think what to write about. So once again I am going to try and make this a habit. This means blogging everyday, which means the posts may be random.

Lately I have been watching Fringe on Netflix, the first two seasons were pretty good but the third season is definitely lacking. I don’t want to say much more for fear of spoiling it. Even though the third season has been pretty mediocre I am still watching, hoping the fourth season is better.

I almost decided to buy a record player today. I’ve always like the idea of a record player and listening to music on vinyl. My interest was peaked even more today during my brief visit to Vertigo records. I’ve been to Vertigo previously, the familiar smell of the musty building and the friendly people brought back several fond memories.

I found a decent record player on Craiglist for a good price. However, I decided I need to get better sounding speakers before I do anything else.