It been a while, I know...
Today was supposed to be a good day.
When I went to bed last night, the plan was for today to be a productive and meaningful day, as the last few have involved me feeling craptacular about my lack of employment and inability to earn a living doing what I love.
Everything started out aces; woke up feeling refreshed, found out I was going to interview rising MMA star Jon "Bones" Jones (not Jon Bon Jovi as Ashley thought I said on Facebook) and Sarah even called early into her to tell me she'd be home sooner than expected.
I should have known something would go wrong.
Got the call to pick Sarah up - my current job is that of a chauffeur (not complaining, just stating fact) - go to start the car and ... dead battery.
Even better, today was the day Sarah decided to leave her cell phone at home. Do you think she could possibly remember my new cell number? Of course not.
Knocked on the neighbor's door, ask him to gimme a boost... didn't work, though he did drive me to pick up Sarah.
What should have been a 20 minute excursion took the better part of two hours, nearly $200 courtesy of a new battery and sucked all the wind out of my sails to the point that going to drop off resumes went out the window in favor of a little time on the couch with three of my favorite people: Sarah, the dog and Ronald McDonald.
Judge me all you like - I haven't smoked a single dart in over a month and that far outweighs an afternoon pick me up courtesy of the Mickey D's pick-up window.
One extra value meal and two episodes of Criminal Minds later, I was feeling about average.
Then I got to call "Bones" Jones... back to good.
Without question, this kid is going places in this sport; he's confident, but still humble, immensely talented and surrounded by a great group of people.
Watch him do his thing next Saturday against Matt Hammil on Spike TV.
The day got back to great courtesy of a superb spaghetti dinner made by my lovely wife and now it's time for a little dessert.
From good to bad and back to good; it's been a weird day.
And no, there is no real reason for the use of Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes other than (a) I love ninjas and (2) I love G.I. Joe.
Besides, one is good, the other is bad... it fits.