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So I’m heading out to Boston on Friday.  Not for fun this time, but for work.  Weird thing is that in 34 years on this Earth, I had never been to Boston, but this will mark the 3rd time this year I go there.  Weird, huh?

Anyway, it sucks that I am going now because it is during the World Cup.  And I would much rather spend time watching Team USA in the World Cup with my friends in San Antonio than at a Boston bar with random strangers.  Oh well.

So if anyone out there knows where to go check out World Cup action and enjoy an adult beverage at the same time, please let me know!  Of course, I won’t be asking anyone to change the channel if the Sox are playing.  I don’t want to die up there.

-Dave Q.

The 2010 World Cup kicks off today!  Ha!  See how I included the word “kick” in there?  Anyway, I know it is a long shot (and by long shot I mean a snowballs chance in hell), but I am hoping for Team USA to win the whole damn thing!

I admit that many years ago I was one of those that didn’t care too much for soccer, or futbol, depending on where you’re from.  But over the years it has really grown on me.  The World Cup is the single greatest sporting event in the world.  How can anyone not get pumped for this?  The day I have kids, I will be putting them in for soccer, like it or not.  :)

So I wish Team USA the best.  Bring home the trophy!  And since Costa Rica didn’t qualify this time, I guess I will pull for…  hmm.  I don’t know.  Not sure who to pull for if Team USA gets bounced.  I guess we’ll see who plays with the most heart.  But I do have a soft spot in my heart for Cameroon.  But that’s a different story.

-Dave Q. has a ton of cool, super slow motion videos.  From guns being fired, to explosions, to boxers connecting on punches. All really cool to see.  But they also have a section for water balloons, and the slow motion video of what happens when the balloon is popped.  All amazing videos.  But for whatever reason, I see this water balloon video as the greatest ever.  I’m sure you will agree.

What’s strange is after about the 8th or 9th time you view it, you don’t even see the water balloon anymore.  Odd.

-Dave Q.

It’s June.  And so far it’s been an okay year for me.  Nothing to complain about, but nothing to go crazy for, yet.  Just an “OK” year.  But if I compare my year to the year my little sister is having, then it becomes significantly less impressive.  My little sister is on a roll!  Allow me to elaborate…

For the last couple of years, my little sister, Olga, has been working hard to finishing her degree.  Well, late last month she received her masters degree in some field that I feel sould be kept quiet since it sounds like she will be working for the feds in the near future.  Nice!  But before that happened, Olga and her husband Neal moved to North Carolina, and recently bought their first house.  Again, nice…

As if that wasn’t enough, the week before her graduation, Olga announces to my family that she is pregnant!  Outstanding!  And to close out the month of May, my brother-in-law Neal, who is in the military, gets promoted.  Damn!  For God’s sake, buy a lottery ticket!!

Come to think of it, all that happened in the last 60 days.  Jeez.  I think 2010 is going to continue to be a great year for them.  If anyone deserves good things to come her way, it’s my little sister.  And I know if she decides to buy a winning lottery ticket that she will forget all those times I terrorized her when we were kids.  Right, Olga?….  Right? … (crickets)…

-Dave Q.

I just heard that the Miss USA pageant was this past Sunday. That’s cool. I had no interest in it. That is, until I saw all this! Yowza!

Apparently someone had the truly awesome idea to make the 50+ participants of Miss USA sexy with this photo shoot. The theme here is “Waking up in Vegas”. Always a good place to wake up at. I don’t recall a beauty pageant ever achieving this level of sexy… ever! And wait until you see the pics! Especially Miss Virginia and Miss Wisconsin. Damn! I know a few people who will be getting new desktop wallpaper because of this. Anyway, the sad thing is of course that women all over the world are going to start pulling the sexism card… again. Also sad, they probably weren’t actually be dressed like this for the actual pageant. Oh well.

Despite all that, I applaud you, whoever it is that runs Miss USA (Trump?). Your move, Miss Universe.

-Dave Q.

I’m just going to come right out and say it. The Swedes love me! Don’t act like you’re not impressed.

The video takes a few seconds to load, so be patient. Trust me when I say it’s worth it. Oh, so worth it…

-Dave Q.

I was recently reminded of a chat I had with my co-worker, Bonnie.  This “chat” actually took place in cyberspace.  My company has an internal instant messaging program that we use for quick communications.  Anyway, last fall I had the embarrassing experience of getting stuck in a revolving door in the cafeteria at work.  A bone-head move on my part.  Co-workers had a good laugh at my expense and I couldn’t help but laugh too.  If you could picture it, I was basically encased in space the half the size of a phone booth.  And revolving doors are made of glass so everyone got a good look at me and I got a good look at them laughing and pointing.  Eh, who could blame them?  I would have done the same thing.  Anyway, it took a couple of minutes for security to get there and free me from my captivity.

Of course, when something embarrassing at work happens to you, it spreads like wildfire.  And spread it did.  I got emailed about it.  Some calls.  A couple of texts.  All giving me a good ribbing.  It was about the time I got the last text when Bonnie instant messaged me.  So I decided to have some fun with it…  ;)

Bonnie is sharp.  But she is also very trusting.  So, yes, I did feel bad about it afterwards.  But not bad enough to not take a screenshot of the chat and share it with all of you.

On a side note, Bonnie is going to be performing at The Cove off of Cypress & Main on Friday night.  I really wish I could be there to support her on her big night, but I will be out of town.  I hope someone takes some video of the event.  I know she will do great!

Good luck tomorrow night, Bonnie.  And I hope you forgive me someday for posting this.  :)

-Dave Q.

Let’s see.  You’re stranded 10 hours over night at Pittsburgh International airport.  You’re pretty much alone there.  And you have a video camera.  What do you do?  You kill time.  And you get it all on tape!  Hey, it fights the boredom, right?


With all the traveling I have on tap over the next month, I can easily see myself being put in a similar situation.  Would I do some of this stuff?  Probably. Would I take video of it?  Don’t think so.  In fact I would avoid video all together.  Other than of course the video from the security cameras that would probably get me on some kind of “no fly” list.  :(

-Dave Q.

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  • My parents used to abandon me a lot as a child. In the morning, they'd take me to my school and then abandon me there, until school got out. Then at night, after they tucked me in bed, they'd abandon me and go to sleep in their own bedroom. Sometimes they'd let me sleep with them in their room, but if I started playing my guitar they'd take me back to my bedroom and abandon me again. Once, they abandoned me for a whole week, at my grandparents' house.