Friday, July 29, 2011

Turn the Page

Well, Captain Awesome is turning a major page in his life. I'll start with the simple thing. I'm moving away from my apartment in downtown Fort Worth. It's sad, and I'm going to miss it.

The move is necessary, as my rent was going to be raised another $124/month, and that's something a third year law student just can't afford. The apartment isn't even that great. It's small, awkwardly shaped, and lacks a balcony. That's a huge issue when an apartment complex wants you paying $1020/month. I will say though that the location is immaculate. Walking distance to the law school, walking distance to Sundance Square, which means walking distance to the Flying Saucer.

I'll miss being here, but I'll also love Richardson. It'll be a house, centrally located off of central expressway, close to family and friends, and close to where I'm a legal intern.

Anyway, on to my second big news. I am soon to be not a bachelor. I have been living with my girlfriend for about 18 months now (see picture). I have made the decision to propose, and well she said yes. So we will get to plan a wedding around law school. The date has been decided. It will be Saturday, March 17, 2012. Yes, we are going to get married on St. Patrick's Day. You know how much I love the holiday. I love the drinking and the leprechauns. It will be the party of all parties. A cherished holiday and a time honored traditional celebration. It will be a good time, and there will be several posts along the way (such as Captain Awesome's bachelor party), so stay tuned!

So until next time, stay awesome.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Flying Saucer Take Two

Well as some readers may remember, back in 2010, Negro Willie got his plate up at Flying Saucer in Addison. I also briefly mentioned that I received my first plate at the Saucer in Fort Worth back in December 2009. Well it's time to make mention of Flying Saucer in Fort Worth again, as plate number two is now up, and we had my "Plate Party" last night.

It didn't get too crazy, although the hangover I'm currently recovering from would beg to differ. So there is not a whole lot of story. Lots of beer at Flying Saucer, some more at the Fox and Hound, and then some late night pizza as a snack (and it was awesome).

My first plate said "My student loans bought beer, not books." (Pictured Above) And this plate now says, "Two years of law school, two plates. Coincidence?" (Pictured Left) You can see them pictured above and below. My goal is to get my third plate up around the same time I graduate from law school. Three plates and a J.D. Not a bad way to go.

Anyway, I thought sharing my awesome news may encourage others to go out and be awesome, so go ahead, go out and be awesome!

Tell them Captain Awesome sent you...

Monday, July 18, 2011

What's Wrong with Baseball in the Summer? Part 3

This one is going to be short. The price of beer. I mean for anywhere from $7-$14 depending on the stadium you are at, or the style of beer you are drinking, the beers at the ballpark will cost you. And even if you work as a safety inspector at a nuclear power plant, the cost of beer at a ballgame will still shock you and eat at your wallet (see picture)...

What sucks about this is that it ends up costing you the price of a case to keep your tailgating buzz going during the game. I mean $7 bucks for a Budweiser at the ballgame to quench your thirst, is just an insane mark-up. And it's not like your other options of drinks on a hot summer day are much better. $4-$7 for a water or a soft drink is equally insane. And don't even get me started on the cost of food...

Either way, problem number 3 of summertime baseball is the insane price gouging on food and beverages while you enjoy three hours of sweltering heat under the sun.