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Posted on: February 7, 2008 10:10 am
Edited on: February 7, 2008 3:20 pm
 

Best Sports-Related Childhood Memories

Okay, so today's my birthday. . .how did I know, cause I come into work and my office is trashed with streamers, banners and birthday confetti.  I'm getting old, and I know that because all I can think of is how big of a damn mess this is and how long it will take me to clean it up  :)

Anyway, since I'm offically 33 today I think I've earned the right to be a little introspective and think about my bests sports-related childhood memories.  I'd like to hear yours too.  Then tomorrow, its back to being totally ridiculous and juveline, cause it keeps me feeling young. . . 

My One Football Helmet:  For my 8th birtday, I got a Dallas Cowboys football uniform.  I remember the helmet that came with it was almost like a real helmet, not like the crappy plastic ones that kids get today.  You could definitely do some damage to your buddies with those old ones.  I remember that when I wanted a new uniform my dad decided I could just get another jersey and he would paint  a new logo on the helmet for me.  I kept naming team helmets that I wanted but he kept making me pick a different one because the logo was too hard to paint.  Finally he limited my choices to the Bears or the Browns, so I went with the Bears.  Then the next year I was a Brown. . .

Baseball Cards:  I used to have tons of these, I'm sure everyone else did two, but my dad found some deal on boxes of  Donruss cards so I had tons and tons of those cards.  I loved the Rated Rookies.  In ten years I'm selling all my B.J. Surhoff and Greg Jefferies rookie cards and retiring.  It's gonna be sweet. . .

Wrestling:  Man, did I love to watch the WWF.  We used to go over to my friend's house. . .you know the rich one with the HUGE satellite dish in his back yard, and watch all of the pay-per-view events.  I loved all the old guys like Hulk Hogan (before he was a dad), the Macho Man, the Junk Yard Dog, the Iron Sheik, CoCo Beware, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and of course Andre the Giant.  After the events we all went outside and tried out all the moves. . .this was of course before lawsuits.  When we got in trouble and had to come in, we would go to his room and crank Living on a Prayer on his record player and all rock out.  And in case you are wondering. . .no. . .we're all married to women now. . .

Little League:  I loved spending the summer at the ball field.  The ball games were fun, but it was also like my first social event. . .we would stay and play cupball (baseball with a paper cup) and chase girls around.  I met my first girlfriend at the ball field.  We were together for about two days, then she broke up with me at the skating rink to be with this mysterious guy from another middle school. . .I was pretty upset until mom bought me some nachos. . .then it was all good :)

The Dr. J vs. Bird/Double Dribble Debate:  I had one, my cousin had the other.  I liked Dr. J vs. Bird just because they were two of my favorite players AND you could break the backboard when you dunked the ball.  It was cool to see the glass break and to see the little janitor come out and clean up the glass.  Plus, Larry Bird could actually dunk on the video game, so it was awesome.  My cousin, who was younger, liked Double Dribble because it was for this new thing called a Nintendo and had better graphics. . .I guess I was just old school even back then. . .

Okay, that's my day spent looking back on some cool moments from my childhood.  I'd like to hear about some of yours. . .

 

 

 

Posted on: February 1, 2008 10:08 am
 

A guy kinda like me. . .

Does anyone else have that dude in your office that you can't figure out what the heck he does and why he earns a paycheck?

You know, you always see him walking around talking to other people or in the breakroom reading the sports page.  Even when you see him sitting at his desk he's always on the internet looking at weather.com or foxnews or sportsline. . .or maybe he's working one of those damn Sudoku puzzles.  And even when he's on the phone, you can tell he's not having a work related conversation cause he's laughing way too much. 

Well, I'm here to tell you that as far as I know, there's not a guy like that where I work. . .now excuse me, I've got a sports page to read. . .

Category: General
Posted on: January 31, 2008 9:35 am
 

I like to market myself. . .

Here's an actual cover letter I sent for a Marketing job in Chi-town. . .I never heard back. . .why?!?!

Dear Specific Person(s) who is/are/might be Reading this Letter: I have reviewed your website and I see that you are looking for employees who are highly creative, intelligent individuals who are willing to take on any task assigned to them.  I am forwarding you my resume on the off chance that none of those people have or will apply. As you review my resume, it may appear that my marketing experience is limited, but you should know that my real marketing expereince has been forged in the School of Life, or SoL as I call it.  For example, back in my college days I became quite proficient at marketing myself to members of the opposite sex.  Sure I floundered at first, but over time I became skilled at drawing in new clientele, though I did struggle to gain any repeat business.  I have also successfully mastered the art of persuasion.  During the last two Presidental elections, I was able to convice my wife to vote for Bush while I secretly voted for Gore and Kerry, just so I could have 8 years of "I told you so"s to use in arguments.  Currently, I am in intense negotiations with my 2 year old to convince her to use the potty so that I can be relieved of diaper duty.  Thus far, she has proved to be a shrewd negotiator. As for my work attitude, I believe it can be best described by comparing myself to a character from one of my favorite shows, "The Office."  If you watch the show, I am just like the guy who sat in the back of the office next to Creed who got fired by Michael in the Halloween episode, I think his name was Devon.  By that I mean I am content to work behind the scenes, to be a minor character if you will, but I will probably get really pi$$ed if I get fired for no reason. Thank you in advance for taking the time to review my resume.  I am too old and too settled to be an intern, but I hope to someday be qualified to submit work on a freelance basis.  Also, I enjoy my current job and who really wants to move to Chicago anyway.  At the very least, I hope you have enjoyed reading my letter as much as I have enjoyed writing it.  I am glad I have done my small part to contribute to your company's recycling goals. Truly Affectionate and Sincerely Yours,
 
 
 
 
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