Well I am finally starting to pick up the pieces from 2009 and I am feverishly rebuilding my empire for the new year! Thursday I got my renter's insurance check in the mail so on Friday I went and picked up a new PS3, Blu-ray remote and HDMI cable to replace the ones that were stolen during the break-in last month.
After work that night I went to the Handlebar to catch NOXIOUS' return to the Upstate with special guests KELEN HELLER and DOGFIGHT. I ended up tuckering out rather early that night since I had to head up to NC first thing Saturday. P1 QuickKart31 had not only invited me up to catch another night of SWA (Southern Wrestling Association) but also to fix my Jeep Compass which had several war wounds from being both scraped and keyed in late '09.
When I got into town, he met me and led me to his dad's shop, 3D Kustoms and Restorations in Ellenboro, NC to drop my car off. QuickKart and I then ran to grab some lunch and went to the Forest City National Guard Armory where I 'helped' set up the ring for that night's wrestling event. By the time we got back to the shop, my car was done but still drying so I rode with QuickKart back to the armory so he could get ready for his THREE matches that night - ALL of which he won (under the name Kendall Slayer) with one of the matches being the main event cage match!
After the event was over, everyone gathered at the wrestler Wicked's house for some after party drinks and continued mayhem as I got fairly tanked (yes, that's me holding the belt and drinking pineapple juice and vodka out of a HUGE Mason jar)!
I ended up catching a ride with QuickKart's two brothers Mark and Justin and crashed at their place after making a much needed stop at Waffle House!
The next morning I caught a ride with their dad, Will who did most of the awesome work on my car and rode with him back to the shop to pick up my car and head back home to catch the last two playoff games of the weekend. I kept up with the first two by checking the scores on my BlackBerry and was pleased to see New Orleans venture on to the NFC Championship as they will be taking on Minnesota who slaughtered Dallas! I was disappointed that Baltimore got taken out by Indianapolis and that my Super Bowl pick San Diego lost to the New York Jets. This weekend should be great as I am torn between the Vikings and the Saints for the NFC title.
Monday morning I went to the dentist to have him look at what seemed to be a piece of tooth protruding from my gum where my last pulled wisdom tooth was. As it turns out, it was actually my jaw which had healed with an angular rough edge that was cutting through my gum so he grinded it down and smoothed it out a bit.
After leaving the dentist's office I went to the doctor to get a physical and have them look at my suspected herniated area. Indeed, I have a hernia so I will be making an appointment with a surgeon in the near future to get that taken car of (JOY!). Since I had breakfast that morning, the doctor told me to return the next morning after fasting for at least 12 hours so I could get some bloodwork done. She did, however, have me go ahead and get a Tetanus shot (I HATE those! My arm STILL hurts!).
After getting my physical, I treated myself to a movie and let my curiosity get the better of me as I broke down and went to go see Avatar and see what all the hype was about. And I've gotta say I was actually quite impressed! I admit the plot wasn't entirely original as our webmistress, Tracy pointed out, it's basically FernGulley: The Last Rainforest just live action and on another planet. And just like Aliens (which James Cameron also directed) this one features Sigourney Weaver as a strong-willed protagonist facing off against a greedy corporation and working with futuristic Marines one of whom is a badass Hispanic tomboy. But, despite the film's lack of originality, it's eye candy is spectacular and almost worth the hype if you go see it in 3D at a movie theater.
Avatar m/ m/ m/ m
Yesterday morning I got up early and went straight to the doctor to get my bloodwork done then came home and showered and got ready for work. At about one (my usual lunchtime) I had my replacement TV delievered to my apartment so I took a few minutes to get it set back up and hook my PS3 up to it and made sure everything worked fine.
Now my living room is at least functional as it once was before my apartment was broken into....and my car looks like it did the day I bought it (or it WILL after I give it a BATH)!