As the nights go, this was an excellent one. I went to a Bolts game. Sat on the second row and when dudes would get checked into the glass, I was counting teeth. The tickets came with free Beer, and free food. I texted my kids that I intended to take them to an NHL game. Bottom line, it is a fast game with plexiglass barriers, and it was quite awesome. I would write more, but honestly, I could break it all down this way: Hockey on T.V. = kind of sucks. Hockey right next to you on the glass? Awesome!!! Beer Excellent = Free Beer even more so.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Leadership is not the same as Management. You can be a Manager and also not much of a leader. You can be part of the rank and file and yet your leadership will make you stand out.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Not to be an alarmist or anything but maybe some rich alumni dude from Florida should begin thinking about buying out Urban Meyer's contract.
My goodness, I was just over on this websight http://rivals100.rivals.com/teamrank.asp and the defending National Champions have already gone soft according to them: The Gators are Ranked 9th in recruiting right now, and worse then that little tidbit of information is that LSU is number 1, and Alabama is number 5.
At least the Gators have a small chance at possibly winning the SEC East and hoping for some kind of luck in the championship game against whichever of these two teams wins the Western Division next year. -- Also, I guess since we are being thankful for being an Eastern Division team, we should be gratefull for Brandon Spikes decision to come back for his Senior Season so that our ENTIRE DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STARTING DEFENSE will come back next year.
Not that they were dominant or anything I mean goodness, they gave up TWO touchdowns to Oklahoma. Sure Oklahoma only set the all time record for points scored in a College Football Season but facts are facts and they did score 2 touchdowns against the Gators what a Bunch of FREAKING SLACKERS that defense ended up being.
Spikes was the only starting Junior, and when I say that, I mean that EVERYONE else on that Starting Defense was some kind of Sophomore or Freshman. Either a true or a redshirt. just to Clarify, He was not the only starting Junior projected to go in the first round of the NFL draft on that team. HE WAS THE ONLY STARTING JUNIOR and only guy eligible for the draft from the starting defense.
This whole thing just pisses me off. Urban wins TWO out of the last THREE national championships and thinks its okay to be NUMBER 9 in recruiting during January, according to Rivals.com -- I hope Urban reads my blog and wakes up soon before we begin to be afraid of scheduling Syracuse or something.
A friend of mine, who thinks he is Mark Cuban with the way he sports his Guest Towells, sent this You tube video to me and It is AWESOME. I particularly liked Chris Chambers audition, who, by the way was one of my guys.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The "Extra" weekend.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Coach Dixon used to be the wide receivers coach for Florida. Before practices he used to shout words of encouragement, and one of his lines while the Gators were stretching and getting ready for practice was to yell out the following: "Its a great day to get better" : He was loud and exuberant when he uttered this phrase.
A day came though, when this phrase got mocked. .... Zach Pillar and the rest of the team were stretching, and before Coach Dixon could utter his phrase, .....Zach yelled out: "Its a great day to eat butter"--
So here it is, words to live by, No matter what else is going on, it is ALWAYS a great day to eat butter. .
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Its not news that Tim Tebow is coming back, he announced it on Sunday. BUT... I was talking to a guy, who knows a guy who evidently was privy to some info about Tim Tebow's decision process in choosing to come back for his Senior Season.
Apparently Urban told Tim they would let him take about 50 percent of the offensive snaps from under center next year. (This is something the NFL wants to see) I believe it will work well. --- Not saying that he wouldn't have come back had this not been offered and honestly I don't know if it is even true. We will find out though, next season if we see him under center more.
Monday, January 12, 2009
One of the cool side deals about moving to Tampa is more access to my children . This weekend My X has a thing with her boyfriend (dude lives down in this area somewhere) So even though its not "my" weekend she is bringing them down on Saturday afternoon and will pick them up on Sunday to take them back... Extra is what I call that ...
Someone once called me a "Worker Bee" It was said in a mocking sense ... The kind of criticism that somehow I am not cut out to be my own boss. Might be true ... who knows.
The last 18 months or so I was working for someone, but it was a straight up commission type of deal in that if I did not get it done, then baby doesnt get a new pair of shoes. It was set up kind of like I was working for myself. My bosses lived in far away cities with giant mice that owned dogs. They would just send me the work, and I would send it back in a little bow tie. Rarely did I ever have any problems with them, nor did they with the final product. I did okay with it, however as soon as someone offered me a job I took it.
Today was my first day back on the job. One with a salary and bosses, that dont live in far away mice towns. These are the types of bosses that have offices just down the hall. I did get one of those cool ass phones though that someone else pays for. Thats cool.
Also in my last gig I could set my own hours and often chose not to have those hours be early in the morning. This job not so much, I actually had to get up and you know, GO to work.
Its all good, made it through the first day not really accomplishing much but I did get a sense of what is expected out of me and I dont think I will have any problems exceeding those expectations.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I don't know if anyone has noticed, but this years college football season is going to end tonight.
I hope it will be done in the best way possible with a Gator Victory. Either way though, it was an awesome year.
I hope Tebow comes back for his Senior Season, but if he doesn't, I will enjoy watching him in the NFL. I believe he will prove all the doubters wrong and will be a star in the NFL as well. Time will tell though and no matter what happens in the Pro's, in my opinion he will go down as the greatest College Football player EVER, no offense to Herschel Walker ....
Urban, I hope you come back as well. The NFL is a lot different then College and although I believe you could do well in the Pro's, I also think you could go down as an all time legend if you stay at Florida another 15 years or so....
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Just to revisit, all three of those bars that I wrote about in my previous post are within walking distance, and to get there I had to walk by some other bars. One of them is this total dive ass looking thing that claims it is world famous. The sign says it is : " The World Famous, Tiny Tap Tavern.
Here is a rule to live by. Any time you walk by a bar and the sign says it is world famous, then at some time you need to drink a beer there. It doesnt matter that it is just a cinder block looking thing that I had never heard of until I walked by it. That is not relavent. the fact is that they claim they are world famous, and what if I walked by that bar every day to go to some other bars that look nicer and had less cinder block, but never had a beer at the Tiny Tap, and then I found out I was the only person in the world that never heard about the world famousness that is this bar?? How silly would I be? That would just be a damn shame.
Thats the kind of neighborhood I live in. I live in a neighborhood in which you could justifiably walk by a world famous tavern to go to some other bars that dont claim that they are wold famous and still feel okay about yourself --- Plus there are "Three" beyond awesome steak houses also within walking distance. ... Its like I live in a steak eating, beer drinking world of wonder.
Alas, I have not come across the first hotdog stand so I certainly miss that about Miami... Plus, although you can walk to the grocery store, its a long ass walk ...
I will just drive to the grocery store most of the time ...And I will soon have a beer at the WORLD FAMOUS TINY TAP TAVERN
Reading in the Tampa Tribune today about a six year old who missed his bus to go to school. What did he do about it? He went in the house, found his parents Keys and drove himself to school, except he didnt quite make it, He wrecked. He wasnt hurt and the police later took him to school after getting him checked out at the hospital. He told them he learned to drive by playing video games.
1) Lots of initiative for this kid, He probably really likes school.
2) How did he reach the pedals?
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Whew.... Moving is a bitch. Basically I am done with it now. I am a resident of Tampa. The new Job starts in 11 days.
Moving to a new city is stressful, Starting a new job is as well. I am kind of in between jobs, except I still have a few things to do for my last one. I have a bad case of the lazies though, and it is spreading.