So much for predictions. Of course, by simply reading profiles, you can't expect too much. However, since fantasy football is over, I felt I would take a stab at fantasy Apprentice. Todd was actually one I picked to make it all the way to the final 2, but reading his profile didn't clue me in on his non-existent leadership abilities. Alex did make a mistake by suggesting only 2 cashiers, but ultimately, it is Todd's responsibility to recognize the undercapacity at the point-of-sale and correct Alex's misjudgment. When Trump got excited over finding out about Alex's mistake, I really thought he was going to snap and fire him immediately. He's made these emotional mistakes before, so I was pleasantly surprised to see George save Alex and point out that Todd is the one who actually failed. I think Trump, George, and Carolyn nailed this one on the head. At best, Danny is difficult to manage, and Alex can be led, but Todd is not a leader, and therefore not the Apprentice. Good call Trump, you actually made the right decision. As I predicted though, Danny is a little too artsy fartsy and he won't last much longer, thankfully, because so far he is the most annoying candidate in the history of The Apprentice. I was very impressed with John, and I like Brian too. I'm questioning my sleeper pick, Erin, because she's a little too noticable. The winners so far have been guys who have stayed under the radar for most of the game, and I don't see Erin controlling her emotions or mouth. Another I predicted to do well, Angie, didn't impress me too much, so maybe I should just nix my whole prediction. So far I'm as good at fantasy Apprentice as I am fantasy football! HA! Overall though, I think this is going to be a great season. I really like that one team is educated and one is streetsmart, and I find it pretty amazing that the streetsmarts earn 3 times as much money as the booksmarts!! Makes me wonder if I wasted 6 years of my life!
Jenn and I have had this bad habit (but oh so good) the last month or so. About 2-3 times per week, I go up to El Chico's for some carry-out queso and chips! I'm sure we've gained...uh, I mean...I've gained probably 20 pounds in the last month. But the funny thing is, the bartenders are getting to know me. Tuesday night, the blonde girl said "Hello again!" and tonight it was the same girl and she said "The usual?" HA! The bad thing is, we normally don't finish an entire bowl of it, but tonight we did, and there was still 20 minutes left of The Apprentice!! Oh well. See, I know I NEED to drop about 30 pounds, but I just don't want to, and I can't make myself exercise, stop drinking sodas, or watch what I eat. The last time I ran at night, it was cold, and I got sick for 2 weeks. Which reminds me...maybe someone out there knows the answer to this: some people say the cold can't make you sick, but it's no secret that if you stay outside in the cold for any length of time without a coat on, you're probably going to get sick. So can someone who believes the cold can't make you sick please explain this to me? Well, I'm going to bed now. I think my next blog will be about George Dubya's plan to partially privatize social security. I realize it may be a boring topic to some (I won't mention names Alyssa), but I'm sure others of you have some great opinions on the issue. By the way, this has become extremely addicting, and has started to get in the way of my job searching! It is common for me to devote an excessive amount of time to something new for a short period of time, and then I back off. This being the case, I would expect in a week or so that my comments and blogs will begin to decrease significantly. Did I just hear a sigh of relief from someone??
HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY
I think I will actually share a "Disappointment of the Day" today. Representatives from the NHL and the NHL Players' Association met today for the second day in a row to discuss the NHL lockout. I couldn't help but be hopeful that some progress would be achieved through their discussions, but Bill Daly's (NHL Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer) statement shattered any last hope I had for a partial season this year. Here's his statement in case you haven't heard: "We had two good days of discussion. We continue to have some strong philosophical differences. The lines of communication are open, and we're going to continue to work on it. We don't have anything scheduled." Without hockey to watch, I might have to start watching another show. My interest has been sparked by Alias. I have never seen it, but it seems like a lot of people watch it regularly.