I think for this blog, I will share some of my most heart-felt, deepest feelings with you guys. I think it's important to take time out and really spill your heart out with the things you're thankful for, how much you love the important people in your life, what makes you feel loved, and things you deeply care about the most. Actually I'm not going to do that, I just wanted to get your attention! HA! This has been quite an interesting day in the world of sports. If you don't care about sports, this will once again be another boring ol' blog from Kirk. First of all, it was reported that Emmitt Smith is expected to announce his retirement on Thursday, as well as his intentions of retiring as a Dallas Cowboy. Not sure exactly how that will be manifested, but I like the idea. Then, a few hours later, it was reported that Smith DENIED that report, and he has NO intentions of retiring...he simply said he would like to retire as a Dallas Cowboy, but he gave no time frame. This is why I don't like the salary cap. He should have never left Dallas in the first place, in my opinion. Anyway, once he retires, he and his investment group will purchase the Minnesota Vikings...or that's the buzz anyway. Second of all, Terrell Owens, probably the most hated (besides Randy Moss and Warren Sapp of course) NFL player, has NOT received medical clearance from his doctor to play in the Super Bowl, but has made the decision to go ahead and play anyway. Gee, I sure hope he doesn't injure his leg even worse (wink, wink). Third, Edgerrin James has made it known that he'd like to discard LOYALTY, become a TRAITOR, and move to Miami simply because it's close to home. Since the Colts recently signed huge contracts with Manning and Harrison, they might have to let James go unless they can franchise him. This is another example of why I don't like the salary cap. Fourth, the NHL and NHL Player's Association met today to try and negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement, and have decided to meet again tomorrow. No details of today's meeting has been released - they're being real hush hush right now. However, there still seems to be no indication that any groundwork has been made. I honestly don't know what I will do after the Super Bowl since I'm strictly an NFL and NHL fan. I guess I'll just have to start following AC Milan (my Italian soccer team) more closely in the Champions League and National Cup tournaments coming up.
I had a great conversation with the HR lady at Guaranty Bank today. Health insurance is aboat (that's "about" influenced by Hockey Lockout Syndrome) $280 cheaper per month than what I had anticipated, so that makes up for aboat $3300 of the $5-7k annual salary that this job was below my "targeted" minimum salary requirement. Good news! I think I can negotiate another $2-3k on top of their stated salary for this position. After talking further with her aboat the opportunities there, I decided to go ahead with the interview, AND I was able to schedule it for Monday morning. My hope is that Barbnet Investment Co will call Thur or Fri, wanting to schedule a 2nd interview, which hopefully can be scheduled for Monday afternoon! Then I can get two quality interviews in one day! Pray hard for me!! Thanks!!
We ate at Pinocchio's tonight. I have a "free drinks" card, so we fed the entire family for 14 bucks! The only problem is, 90% of the time, the buffet pizza has been sitting out for 2-3 days and is dry and cold. So, this time I requested a fresh one to be delivered to our table, which is within the "rules" of buffeting at Pinocchio's. Anyway, a good FIFTEEN minutes later, they bring a pizza to our table that looks like it was pieced together from pizzas on the buffet, and one piece is missing!! ARGH! Oh well, I just rolled my eyes and ate it anyway. We are also big fanbs of the Little Caesar's $5 ready to go pizzas. It's beautiful because you don't even have to call ahead, you just show up and they're hot and ready to go immediately! I'm starting to get a little tired of it though...we do it maybe once per week. Their pizza isn't bad if it's hot and fresh, but as soon as it starts getting room temperature, it turns into cardboard. So, this has sparked me to make a LIST of favorite pizza joints, in the order of my preference...
1-Pizza Hut (I love supreme lovers and pepperoni)
2-Sbarro's (I still mourn the loss of Sbarro's in our mall)
3-Chuck E. Cheese
(Yes Kelly, it is 1:08am and I am posting this now. :-P )