Approaching the Big Three-oh

Side-note: Boy, it is so frustrating to write a post in the Blogger window, try to select the text to copy it somewhere in case it gets lost, then the text vanishes and it's lost already before you can get your click-copy performed. Grrrrr! I'll try to reproduce my previous thoughts below anyway. I'm using Notepad first because I don't trust the IE/Blogger combo-whatzit anymore. Note to self: Never use the shift-left click function with this.

One of my good buddies is now a new father. Congratulations to the SMD.

A work colleague (and now also a teammate in the Flag Football League) is turning 30 this weekend. He and his wife have been married for a couple of years now I think, and have a baby boy (was born on my birthday, and how cool is that). They're a great couple and I admire them.

All of this has gotten me thinking again (I know, yet again) on my own aspirations. I'll hit that 'landmark' age in about a year and a half. I would like to start a family. And while I know that there may be a couple of avenues that I can take in pursuing this idea, it's primarily scary because it's an unknown frontier with no guarantees, it won't be inexpensive and difficult decisions would need to be made.

While I've been trying to plan for the future by saving as much as I can and hoping to invest in property, I should plan for the present as well, I think.

Check in with me a month from now, and I may not be as passionate on this as I am now. It varies from week to week. I do need to find some time where I can think solely about this, and perhaps plan for both the future
and the now accordingly. I'm not getting any younger.

In other news: summer is here. Getting quite warm, although not yet at the levels of Barbados in heat or humidity. I signed on with a team in the Flag Football league, which is good news. I play the CB/LB position which I'm best suited for I think. May see a couple of snaps on offense but I know for a fact I don't have the conditioning at this time to double-up anyway. Heh.


Dreaming of card games

For the first time that I can recall, I dreamt about Hearts.
Big A* Hearts.

Yep, the sensation of the nation, my favourite card game. In the last deal before I woke up, I was struggling to avoid the Hog as the other players at the table attempted to pile the counts in my hand, me barely avoiding the dreaded 119 but taking plenty of punishment.

Yep, I'm into that game. It also confirms what I want to add next to the site, a Big A* Hearts guidebook of sorts. More later.


New idea for making a little money on the side

Suffering from a heavier workload the past few days. It was inevitable, what with my direct manager and semi-manager both away, so memories of my May vacation are rapidly fading away. Heh.

Would you believe that I saw a repeat of last week's traffic-light dodging today? The rider of BB 477 peered around to see if traffic was coming, then took off. What can I say.

After passing an 'accident' site - a cop was talking with the teenage rider of a moped that apparently hit or was hit by a car - I reached Flatts where the rider of AW 421 darted his way into traffic just in front of me. I saw him all the way, but boy that was blatant.

I wonder if the Police would take me seriously if I applied for a part-time job of traffic warden at one of those spots. I could just stand there in uniform and see how those drivers and riders react, if they continue to knowingly break the law or actually pay attention to the rules of the road.

Finally, I love The Onion. It's a usually-funny satire and I visit there fairly often. And this article, is DAG Theory pumped up, in a way. Ah, the ol' "Friend Zone". Run away if it approaches!