Sunday, January 22, 2006

Magrelo's Mind

Magrelo's Mind

Well started back to school thursday. Taking intro to Algebra. I thought my class would be full of misfit teens. Sort of like some bad movie from the early 90's. You know the one with the classroom with the smart nerdy kids in front and the rebelious kids in the back sporting three watches on one arm , big dangly earings ,Tom Cruise sunglasses ,and big curly mullets throwing paper wads that the teacher doesnt seem to notice because he is to busy being excited about teaching a math class. Anyway, it wasnt like that. Most of the people in there were just like me. They were mostly in their late 20's early 30's and we all had what the teacher called a math phobia. I never thought about it that way before but it really is a phobia. Math really scares me. I will overcome though.
*Did you know that a Siberian Tiger is the largest feline predator in the world weighing in at over 650 pounds.
*Learn something new everyday. You never know when you will have the chance to impress someone while watching Who Wants To Be a Millionaire re-runs.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Magrelo's Mind

Magrelo's Mind

Well hello again to everyone out there in blog land. I know it has been a long time since my last blog, but I was getting a little blogged out I think. The holidays didn't help much. Pretty busy. Well now I am back and ready to get down to business. I just finished sorting out some of the 1,000 boxes of girl scout cookies that are in our garage. I wonder if they have girl scout cookies in other countries or would they be stolen held for ransom? I gaurantee some American would pay. I was also learning how to count to ten in Norwegian. Sometimes I just get a hankering. What is 'to' times 'fire'? 'Otto'. Crazy. I bet it gets pretty tense when Norwegian people come over here to play golf and they hit the ball and its like "Fire" and everyone starts running around like crazy. Anyways its a lot funnier in person. Anyways just wanted to send a little shout out to my boys. Fer real.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


So there he was. His small frame stood staring out the window. His friends played basketball in the driveway, but he wasn't looking at them. He was looking at the 2 huge moving trucks parked in the street. The movers were busy carrying stuff out of the house and puttin it on the truck. He turned around to survey his now empty room. 'Hmm sure is a lot bigger without all my stuff in here', he thought to himself. Then it hit him. This was the last time he was ever going to stand in this spot. The last time this was going to be his room. It had been his room for 8 years, since he was practically a baby. Now in just a few hours he was going to be moving to a town 16 hours away. The tears started to well up in his eyes. He started to cry. He looked up and his dad was standing in the doorway.

Friday, October 21, 2005

15 minutes

I have this theory that you can get just about anywhere in this city from my house in 15 minutes. I live in off 119th and Blackbob. fFor some reason I've got it installed in my brain that I can make it to work downtown in just 15 min. Every morning I wake up at about 6:30. I get dressed, make a little something to eat,and brush my teeth. I look at the clock. Its about 6:47. Thats ok if I drive fast enough I'll make up for lost time. Supposed to be there by 7:00. I arrive there at 7:15. I do this every day. Same thing with church. Every Sunday we leave the house at 8:55 because it only 15 min to get there. We arrive at 9:20. I have always been this way.I wonder if its genetic or something. Maybe I'm just optomistic, always hoping for the best. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Am i insane. Notice its 7:00. I'll be there in 10 minutes!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Magrelo's Mind

Friday, October 07, 2005

Apology to office workers everywhere

I should apologize to any office workers I may have offended with my last blog. After reading over it again I realize I may have been somewhat harsch.

Home Sick

Today I am staying home because I woke up at 2 am wretching and puking. Yesterday I could feel it coming on. I was really tired all day and had a little pain in my stomach. My head was also a little dizzy. I think I did a good job selling the fact that I wasn't feeling well at work yesterday. You know the sighing and the working a little slower than usual. The grimacing and labored speech. I wasn't even feeling that bad. I think I may have convinced my body that I was really sick. I woke up at 2 am to go pee. I was standing there peeing and my stomach was doing this strange thing. I had really bad stomach ache when i got up and when I started peeing this wave of euphoria and peace started moving up my chest and I thought 'oh thats weird. I feel much better.' Then all of a sudden blaaahhhhhhh.
4 or 5 times of that and I really did feel a little bit better.
So today i slept in until 10am. Seminole brought me breakfast in bed. I couldn't eat it. Nice gesture though. Were normally not sappy breakfast in bed folks. She fixed the pillows for me so I could sit up and watch TV. She did her best to keep Frog from coming in and jumping on me. He's a fast little booger. Sam just came home from school and were playing with our happy meal toys. His toy's light is brighter than mine. I think mine's bulb is about to burn out. I drank half his chocolate milk while he wasn't looking.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

i need an office job

Ok I just have one question. Well maybe its not a question but an observation or comment. Ok. I have painted a lot of offices in my time. A lot of times I have to work while the place is occupied. I would just like to know where I can find the list of questions that everyone who works in an office setting is required to ask any contractor who is doing work in their vicinity. Questions such as:

Are you painting?(obviously painting)
So (chuckle,chuckle) when are you coming over to my house?
Is this wet? Can I touch it?
I saw a place downstairs last week that needs a little touch up. Can you put some paint on it?(totally wrong color)
Did you pick these colors? They are hideous.

That is just to name a few. If there are more on the list, please enlighten me.
And another thing. How in the world do all of you office people get any work done. I bet in any given day you probably spend about 1-2 hours of real work. The rest of the time is spent talking about what you had for dinner or wondering if there is a ghost following you to the bathroom.
Actual conversation:
(girl 1) "Oh, girl I was out partyin last nite wid my boo. I had way to much to drink, girl fer real. Thats ok,do, cuz I got a cure for hangovers."
(girl 2) "OOH, girl whats yo cure, cuz I got one to?"
(girl 1) "Well you gotta eat a whole bunch a bread and drink some water."
(girl 2) "Fer real?"
(girl 2) "Girrr, I always eat the greasiest piece of fried chicken I can find." "I be feelin all sick den that grease get all up in der and start mikin around wid da alcohol after a while, girrrrr, you feel a lot betta."
(girl 1) "Yo, I gotta try dat"

(actual conversation from a sales call center downtown)

So anyways I guess what Im trying to say is lets pull together and try to focus on our work and stop thinking about fried chicken.