Friday, January 30, 2009

Love of Traveling

As you probably know, I love traveling. I realized the other day one of the things I love most about traveling is the smells of the place I am visiting. Each place has its unique smells, whether it is the food, the trees/flowers, traffic, or stores. Noticing those differences makes traveling, for me, a very fun experience.

I think this also stems from the fact that smell is so closely linked with memory in our brains, so anytime I smell something that I experienced in another part of the world, I am quickly transported back to that location and I almost get to relive those fun times again.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I am currently in the beautiful city of San Diego, CA. My parents were going to be down here this week and I was fortunate to get 5 days off so I could spend some time with them.

I have been to San Diego before but not since moving to California. We are getting to check out a lot of different areas of the city. Plus I am enjoying this time off after a busy holiday season at Target.

Stay up to date with my trip by following my Twitter feed.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Pizza and Wine

Really interesting blog post about pairing wine with pizza over at Dr. Vino. Apparently Italians don't drink wine with pizza.

It says that Pizza and Beer is a much more common and sacred pairing, which is understandable, but I don't necessarily understand the aversion to matching a good wine with pizza. A lot of popular Italian foods (and other foods from around the world) contain a mixture of three basic ingredients, pasta/bread, cheese/dairy, tomato. This also happens to be one of my justifications for eating my mac 'n cheese with ketchup. But if you look at everything from nachos with salsa to spaghetti with parmesan cheese they all contain these ingredients.

Therefore, if you drink wine with your favorite Italian pasta dish, it shouldn't be that far of a stretch to drink wine with a pizza.

Nothing Good Happens After 2AM

One of my favorite Shows, How I Met Your Mother has an episode in Season 1 that is entitled "Nothing Good Happens After 2AM". I was watching part of it last night (well before 2AM) and it got me thinking.

Assuming this rule is true, when during the late night/early morning does this rule cease to apply?

Is it for the rest of the day, allowing only 2 hours of a day that good things can happen?
Is there another hour of the morning that ends to time period?
Does the time vary throughout the year, based on the rising of the sun?
Is it based on when you go to bed and then wake up?

I think this rule needs a little tweaking to accommodate an end time where good things can start happening again.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

A Mistake

So, I made a mistake last night. Now don't get the wrong idea, I make them all the time, but I think this one will stick out for a while.

I was closing my store last night, and letting all my team members out. Everything was normal, I waited around for a couple minutes to make sure my team members left alright. I headed over to a friend's house where there was a small New Year's party going on. About 5 minutes before midnight I got a phone call from someone in security at my store. Apparently I had locked the doors and left the store with one of my team members still inside all alone.

I obviously waited till after the ball dropped, but I headed back to my store to lock the store back up and reset the alarm (as he had left through one of the fire exits).