Brian's Adventures in Findlay, Ohio

This is my blog web site where I will talk about stuff that I do (these are my "adventures" that I am talking about in the title of my blog web site) here in my hometown of Findlay, Ohio which is a pretty good place although maybe it is not like Dayton or New York or a big city like that. Also maybe I will talk about TV or something, I haven't decided.

Friday, December 22, 2006

“Christmas time is here, something something cheer” (I can not remember all the words from that cartoon song about the bald kid)

That is a good Christmas song I guess, although it kind of sounds sad too, some Christmas songs are kind of sad which is kind of weird, I thought Christmas songs were supposed to be happy! So they need to do something about that, I guess a law probably. But still I like that song anyway.

Okay people, you know what today is, it is the last day I am going to be on here writing on my blog web site for about 1 week or whatever because I am taking “time off” to relax and so on and spend time with my girl friend, yes it is time for a break. But first I will tell you what I got for my girl friend Samantha for Christmas (Samantha if you are reading this, like I know you said you would not read my blog web site but if you are here by “accident” you have to go away now, I will see you later). Oh man, this is so exciting, I think you will “agree” these are pretty good presents:

  • First of all the 1st gift is a special “lady smell” shampoo I got from that place at the mall that always has a lot of ladies at it and it has many smells (mostly the kind of smells a lady would “enjoy”, like for example a flower), it is called “coconut lime verbena” (and I have to say I know what a coconut is, also what is a lime, but what the heck is a “verbena”? That is a mystery I guess but it is not a mystery that it smells really good, I hope she will like it because her hair will smell so good with it so it is kind of a present for me too
  • Okay the 2nd gift is a thing I saw on TV, it is so cool, I had to look all around to try to find a thing like it, it is a little machine that puts little shiny things on a clothes? It is called a “be dazzled machine” or something like that, you kind of punch the little shiny “dazzle” things onto a clothes and it makes them look “classy”, I am pretty sure she will “enjoy” it
  • Then there is a 3rd one, it is a pair of “sweating” pants I think they are called? They are kind of soft? Anyway they were at a store with a lot of “sports” things like for a college, and it says “buck eyes” across them, I guess the “buck eyes” is across the butt so it is kind of weird but maybe her shirt will cover up the “buck eye butt”, still it is pretty good right?
  • Okay and this 4th one is kind of crazy but there is this really cool store at the mall where they have all kinds of crazy things, like for example coffee mugs that say a funny thing on them, also there are like posters that glow in the dark and some kind of “dirty” things with “beautiful” people not wearing a lot of clothes, anyway I think it is called “spencer gift”? Anyway I got her a funny little statue of a guy, and you squeeze him and he makes a “passing gas” sound, oh man it is so funny
  • Also I got her a candy, it is some kind of chocolate something, I don’t know what the deal is, it is in a special box and you do not even know what is in there so it is kind of a mystery probably

Okay that is all, maybe I will try to get one more thing this weekend before I give her all her presents on Christmas or maybe Christmas Eve (that is the night right before Christmas), I know that I am going with Samantha and her parents to a church because that is a thing they do every Christmas Eve, so yes it is a good thing Samantha helped me to get some nice church clothes (remember they are for that wedding we are going to in Cincinnati in January sometime, I have to remember to ask off for that), also she said I have to be sure to get a hair cut and also to shave so I look nice for church, Samantha always is saying I have to be sure to shave and so on because sometimes I get kind of lazy and so forth and it is just easier to not shave, right? Anyway so yes I will do that, I will look all “nice” for the church and so on. I think I have a “bible” somewhere at the house, I think you have to have one of those to get in so I better try to find it.

Okay anyway I will not be on the blog web site until like January or whatever so Merry Christmas to all and god bless every one (that is a thing that cripple kid said on the black and white movie about the hum bug guy). So yes, good bye and so on. Oh yeah and also happy new year because I will not be writing on here before then probably.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Maybe it is time for a “vacation” for me (do not worry, I am not going to an island or something, like for example that one on TV)

Okay here is the “deal”, I was looking at my blog web site the other day and I say that the first time I wrote on here about a thing, I mean the first “post”, it was in June! That is a long time ago, it is 6 months about! That means I have been writing stuff on my blog web site for about one half of a year. You have to admit it is a long time, and I am doing this thing every day just about, I think maybe I need to take a little vacation from writing on my blog web site. Not a long time, do not worry I am not going away for like a year, I mean maybe just like a week or something? I am talking about all of this stuff because the other day I was talking to Zach (he is one of my managers, not the “main” one, that is Randy) and he told me I still had a bunch of days off and I had better “use them or they are lost” before the end of the year, I had like 4 days left still. So I decided I would “use them” next week, of course it would not be enough for the whole week so I thought I would come in on Monday and then take the rest of the week off, but of course then Zach laughed and said “okay Brian you come in on Monday but you will be the only one here”. You can see what I am talking about, I forgot about Christmas (it is Monday I mean). So anyway you are thinking “well just because you are not at work does not mean you can not write on your blog web site Brian” and you are right, but if I am going to take a “vacation” I need to take a vacation from everything (except of course my girl friend Samantha, I will probably just hang out with her all the time, maybe we will do something or whatever) and anyway mostly I will just sleep late every day probably.

So you know what that means, it means this: tomorrow (it is Friday tomorrow), it will be the last day of things on my blog web site until the next year (2007). And yes I promise tomorrow it will be the big day when I “reveal” what are the things (yes things, I did not just get one thing, it has to be a big “occasion” of course when we are talking about Christmas) anyway I am talking about the things I got Samantha for Christmas. So before I go on my “time away” it will not be a surprise any more, you will see how I took your “suggestings” and then went so crazy to get stuff for my girl friend. So crazy! (yes you can tell I am excited a little bit?)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

I am not saying “bah hum bug” anymore, here is why: A Christmas Miracle

You are not going to believe it, you know how all the time at Christmas “holidays” there are these movies on TV about how like an angel comes from heaven to show a lady that it is okay to fall in love with some guy, or like an angel comes from heaven to help a little boy find a person who will be his mom or dad or whatever (basically they are all about angels that come from heaven for a reason), anyway they always talk about a Christmas miracle (they mean the angel probably) I guess when something happens that is all great or whatever. Well like I said, you are not going to believe it, there was a Christmas miracle right here (not at the library, I mean at my place), anyway here is what happened: last night I was watching some show about “history” and I was eating some “peta chips” (these are a new thing I have tried lately, I had some over at Samantha’s house one time and oh man, they were so good, I mean I still like the “potato” kind and the other kind too, but these “peta” kind are really good too and I have heard they are “healthy”, I guess I could stand to be more healthy, I mean it is not like I am sick or anything but maybe I eat too much junk?) but I dropped some on the floor right in front of the couch and when I got down on the floor to get them I saw something “familiar” under the couch: it was my green shirt (it is my favorite one of course) that I lost back whenever that was! It was under my couch this whole time! I am not sure how it got there, unless it was because I was “sorting” my laundry in here on the floor in front of the couch maybe, that is “usually” what I do, and it got kicked under there or something, who knows? But it is a miracle anyway, my favorite shirt is back and I am so happy you can guess. I think I will take Samantha (remember she is my girl friend) somewhere this weekend, a Christmas date like you guys were saying maybe I could go look at Christmas lights or whatever, and I guess she would have to drive because remember I do not have a driver license, but anyway I will wear that shirt.

So anyway I have got to get back to work, I am on break remember because it is Laundry Day (Wednesday) so I could not come before work, but here is what was kind of weird, Samantha came with me to the laundry place today to help me do my laundry. Normally she does not do that because she had a “schedule” at the community college on Wednesdays but of course she is out for Christmas. So it was fine, do not “miss understand” me, but I am just really used to doing my laundry by my self and I guess I felt a little “self conscience” when Samantha is beside me at the table and my underwear is right there. But I guess it was kind of nice to have someone to listen to instead of just the TV or that one lady who is always crying. Plus it is all good because I washed my green shirt with the stripes and I am going to wear it tomorrow, I am just so glad to have it back, I guess I mentioned that already probably?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

This is going to be a short “post” on my blog web site today, read the part after the title and you will see why

So yesterday after I got to work Samantha was there already, that is a weird enough thing because it is “usual” that Samantha is not there because she has a certain “schedule” at the community college where she goes, basically because she has some certain classes or whatever on Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays then on the other days (I mean Tuesdays and Thursdays which you guessed on your own probably anyway) they are different classes, anyway on Mondays she would come in later after I was already at work but she was already there yesterday is what I was saying. It is because school is “out” at the community college for Christmas, she does not have to be back to school until January sometime, it is basically just like regular schools do all the time, can you imagine if you had to go to school at Christmas time, that would stink so bad, you would get up and your dad would say “okay here is your present or whatever” then you would eat a cereal and then ride the bus to school, worst Christmas ever you can bet. Anyway so Samantha was there already yesterday, she talked to Randy I guess (remember he is the main manager at work) and so her schedule (I mean her work schedule) changed so she can work at a different time now, anyway she is like “what have you been doing all morning Brian” and I said of course “I had to work on my blog web site of course” (I think I said of course two many times) and she said that maybe we could have had breakfast this morning together since she did not have class and it is not like she was mad at me (maybe a little) but basically she thinks we should spend more time together now that she has a little more free time, how can you “dis-agree” with something like that when your girl friend wants to spend more time with you for a reason? So anyway today we had some breakfast at my place (yes she cooked most of it and she had to bring a pan from home to help, like I have said before I am not a great cook like the “bam” man on TV) and we talked and other stuff I will not talk about here on my blog web site (if you could see me I am making my eyebrows go up and down like you see on TV and so on). So you can guess I am not complaining about a short blog web site today. I hope it is okay with all my fans out there on the internet, you can put a “complaint” on the comments but please be nice to remember it is the holiday season so do not use a swear please.

Monday, December 18, 2006

I do not know what the heck I was thinking when I decided I was going to cook a special dinner by my self

Here is why: it is because I am an idiot. Okay remember last time I was talking about how I was going to take it “easy” on the weekend and just maybe hang out a little with Samantha (remember she is my girl friend), also remember I was talking about how I had a big plan to try to make like a big nice “gourmet” (yes I had to look up that word on the food internet web sites so I would know how to spell it because as you can see it is “obvious” you can not tell how to spell just to say it, it is weird to me because why do you not say the “t”? I guess it is the same kind of word where like on those certain words there is a “P” at the beginning but still you do not say it, those do not make sense either, why do you put letters in a word if you do not even say them? But you can guess I would not be a good “english” teacher probably), okay anyway I kind of got “off a track” there, I was talking about how I was going to make a kind of nice dinner for Samantha and we were just going to hang out and then maybe bake cookies or whatever (it seems to me that is the kind of thing you should do for “holiday” occasions, I am basically just guessing on that, I mean my “holiday” occasions are not probably like most people’s, it is not like dad and I would sit around and bake cookies and wear Christmas aprons with a picture on them of a snowman holding a spoon and he is smiling with the little dots on his face (coal) making a smile picture. What I am saying is dad was not a big “baking” fan, of course a lot of times at the Christmas holidays occasions he would get those round can things of “buttery danish cookies”, do you know what I am talking about, and those were pretty good, but anyway what I am saying is I do not really know how real people do Christmas. But my idea sounded like a pretty good idea I thought, so I recorded on my VCR a show with that lady on the food channel who is kind of short and cute (like I said do not say any thing to Samantha that I think the cook lady is cute) and she talks very fast and giggles all the time, she says “yum yum” all the time or something like that, do you know who I am talking about? Well when she cooks it looks pretty easy so I thought I could do that too so I was going to write the “recipe” for her cooking creations, but here is the part where you can see that I am an idiot: there is no way I can cook like the cute lady, here is a list of reasons (with dots of course):

  • She has a bunch of pots and stuff, I only have the one pot and the “not stick” stuff inside it is all torn up
  • She uses some food thing called a “pro shooto”? it kind of looked like ham a little probably? I do not know where you would even find that stuff
  • This lady also was always using some yellow clear stuff from a bottle called “EBOO” (she spelled it every time so you would know) but I do not have any of that stuff, I do not even know what that is either
  • She used olives and I do not like those things at all, I mean they look like they would be so tasty, they look kind of juicy and shiny and so on, and you think “oh man I want to eat a whole bowl of those things” and then you put one in your mouth and it is not like what they say “there are parties in my mouth and every one got an invitation”, no instead it is like “there is a party in my mouth but everybody there hates you so do not even bother coming, you should just eat pizza at home”, I would rather drink a glass of fat man sweat than eat an olive, so anyway I basically do not like olives

So I watched the whole show and at the end I was thinking there was no way I was going to be able to make all that stuff, I would probably burn the whole place down or Samantha would eat it and would “breakup” with me right there, she would say “Brian you must hate me with this horrible dinner so I am going to date another guy, maybe Mark or something” (he is at work, I do not think Samantha wants to go out with him, it is just an example).

Anyway it did not matter because Samantha called me and said she wanted to go to the mall to get a candle so we just did that and then we ate some hamburgers. Anyway there were not any olives at the hamburger place so that was okay I guess.