Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Random Notes - 4/7

- I managed to finish second in my March Madness pool even though the team I picked to win it all (Louisville) lost in the Elite Eight and I only had two Final Four teams. Instead of "2nd Place Winner" I should be called, "2nd Least Amount of Suckitude". I feel like I was in a boxing match and won because the other guy tripped over his own feet and knocked himself out.

- I changed my Garmin's settings to have an Australian accent but I've seen enough Crocodile Dundee movies to know it isn't even close. It sounds more like a deaf girl trying to give me directions. While not ideal, it is still better than directions from a blind girl.

- It is snowing again in Cleveland which wouldn't be that big of a deal but now I have to listen to everyone talk about the fact that it is snowing. Can we put a tax on talking about the weather? Unless you are a meteorologist because that wouldn't be fair. Hot weather girls should be above the law, anyways.

- It took me three innings to remember just how boring it is to watch baseball. All-star baseball players get a hit 1/3 of the time. Imagine if I only did my job right 1/3 of the time - I'd be doing 50% better than I am now!

- If the best way to get over someone is to get under someone new - what should you do when told to "get over yourself"?


lacochran said...

Garmin sounds sort of Austrian to me. Give it an Ahhhnold accent.

And for a short guy? Dundee was cute.

moooooog35 said...

I changed my Garmin vehicle to a monster truck.

On a related note: I have a problem separating fantasy from reality.

My insurance is really expensive now.

Hex said...

I only had one correct team in the final four and ended up finishing second in my pool. Yahoo's scoring system is screwed up.

There used to be this thing (it might have been a joke) where they had celebrities doing recordings for Garmin/GPS devices. Guys like Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper, and Nick Nolte.

Could you imagine folliwng Nick Nolte ANYWHERE?

Soda and Candy said...

Hahahahaha, Americans are terrible at Aussie accents.

Someone should pay ME to record directions for a satnav.

: )

surviving myself said...

You still got second after that?? Man, were the other people in the pool actually alive?

Fizzgig said...

hmmm, i think this means you should reinvent yourself. but good point....

hey, i dont know if you know this but it snowed last night! In april. not like thats ever happened before.

yea, im over all the snow talk.

Matt said...

Winning by default is kind of how I squeak through life.

I've learned to enjoy it.

Kellie said...

I love all the accents on Garmin. Almost none of them are right. They are all off in some weird way.

I got 6th in my office bracket and I did horrible too. I picked Pittsburgh to win. What a let down they gave me!

fiona said...

what should you do when told to "get over yourself"?

Even if you knew what it meant betcha you ain't "flexible" enough! lol

rs27 said...

It's snowing in LA too.

Wait, no.

It's 80.

Dolce said...

I won my NCAA pool last year. This year? Umm...I don't even want to comment on how early I was out of the running.

At least Mizzou made it to the Elite 8. My dreams are almost fulfilled.

dmb5_libra said...

that last random note made my head explode.

Chocobo said...


alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

when people tell me to get over myself i usually just flick them off.

same thing

TishTash said...

Was that a math joke?

Angela said...

To answer your question, I'm gonna go with what Chocobo said. It was my first thought.

And you can't tell me that YOU'RE not talking about the weather, too.