Here are some things I have heard about on television and the internet today:
The God Particle ? Have you heard about this? Some dudes have a super collider and they are slamming atoms against each other and they are about to figure out how Mass got created. So Its kind of a misnomer as the scientist are basically about to prove that there is not a god. They are going to prove how the universe created mass, scientifically, and just to mock religion they are calling it the God Particle.
Also I have definitely tweeted, texted and updated facebook while driving my car but you should probably not try that at home. That is for excellent drivers like me, and maybe Rain Man. (I'm an Excellent driver)
Plus, what is up with that Best Buy Commercial? The one where these ladys shop at Best Buy and seem to think that makes them able to Kick Santa's ass? Who would want to do that? Even if You bought better presents then Santa? Think about it, Santa just does it to do it, you are doing it for some kind of one upmanship? Then that one lady kicked the Santa ornament off the roof? You are a mean bitch lady.
Also evidently there is this guy named Tim Tebow and turns out he is good? you would never have known that from reading my blog for the past year.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Here are some things I have heard about on television and the internet today:
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Another thing the professional analysts do, is criticize his ability to throw the football. Yet if you look at it objectively many of his incompletions are dropped passes. I counted 4 in the Jets game. That would have made him 13 for 20 instead of 9 for 20. I agree his accuracy is one of his weaker points in his game right now, but the emphasis the talking heads put on this weakness is exaggerated. I have seen improvement in just the five games he has played so far. (I have only actually seen him play in four of them, I missed the Kansas game because I went to the Bucs Game that day. )
Friday, November 18, 2011
Tebow and the Bronco's are 4 and 1 since they began giving 15 the starting role. They were 1 and 4 prior to that. Pretty sure that means something. -- So happy for the kid! - Demayrius Thomas was actually the number 1 pick of the Broncos the year Tebow came out and probably even rightly so, but Josh McDaniels Knew a football player when he sees one.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Doing the wash the other day, in the way that I do it. ( I wash Dirty clothes, and they are all dirty, so I don't have time to segregate between whites and colors) I probably had 3 full loads of clothes that needed washing, but I only wanted to mess with one load, so I rummaged through the dirty clothes pile and filled my basket up by choosing just the clothes I would most likely wear in the next few weeks. (favorite clothes status is kind of like favored nation status for countries if you as a person were a country)
When they were done and I was going to start the process of putting them in drawers and the closet, I just reached in and grabbed a mess load of hangers for my shirts. It just so happened I had grabbed the perfect amount of hangers. I had randomly thrown in 12 shirts without counting, and also randomly grabbed 12 hangers. -- Its not life shattering or anything because If I had not grabbed enough hangers I could have just gone back to the closet and got more, or if I had snagged too many hangers I could just put the remainder back. - One of those two scenarios is usually what always happens, but not that day. On that day, my hangers and my clothes washing was in perfect harmony. - It is a small thing for sure, but, it made me happy.
Its kind of like eating microwave popcorn, except with Microwave popcorn you usually hit on the perfect amount more than you find a shortage or an overage. Most of the time, when you are watching a movie or something and decide to have some popcorn, you pop it and then eat it, and when you are done with the bag, you are content. You ate all the popcorn in the bag and you don't want more. Sometimes though you eat the whole bag and you want more so you have to pop another bag. Other times you pop that bag and you only eat 3/4 of it or so when you are full, or if not full, tired of popcorn. Usually the one bag is perfect. Its like the people at Jiffy Pop know me.
A few days ago, I received a phone call from the ex-wife. Her agenda was basically that our daughter is about to get her Learners permit and we need to get her added on to an automobile policy. Primarily, My Automobile policy because you don't just add people on to a policy for free. She wouldn't necessarily mind if she was added to Her policy, but what did concern her was who was going to be paying for it.
So then I made a phone call, and found out that when you add someone that is not yet a fully licensed driver , as is the case in this situation, they were not going to charge anything, It's a year later when they get you.
I also found out I could be paying a little less than I currently am on my own deal, and it worked out to be a savings for me of $150 over 6 months! Thats 300 dollars for the year! So that worked out well. Out of curiosity though, I asked the what about in a little over a year from now? How much would it be then, once a 16 year old Girl is added? The answer ? around $1800.00.... Yikes! But, that is still more than a little over a year away, so until then I am just going to focus on the approximately $300 savings I will be getting!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This past summer, my daughter and I went to New York City for 4 days. I blogged about it back then. Shortly after we got back, she made a collage with the playbills, various tickets to stuff we went on and some postcards. Just recently I had it professionally framed and here is a picture of it:
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street protest is the most ridiculous thing. These people evidently believe that wall Street controls the government and that by hanging out in a park, they will change things? They apparently also want some kind of wealth re-distribution as well? Idiot Nut bags is what they are. Our political system is clearly a mess but the freedom to make a bunch of money if you have the smarts and know how is what built this country. The people who dominate Wall Street and then subsequently influence politicians, is just how the game is played. I can respect that the nut bags hanging out in Zuccoti Park don't like the game, even though I disagree with them, but their actions to change things is absolutely futile and misguided. It's like they are throwing wet spaghetti noodles at a tank. Sure it would kind of be a pain in the but for the tank commander but it really would have no effect. I just can't believe how long it has gone on.
Here it is the Ides of November and I have posted one time this month not counting this one. The month before that, I barely came to play either. I just have not been feeling it lately. I miss that feeling when you just have to write and it kind of just comes out on its own. I don't get that much at all anymore, and sometimes when I do, the material is not appropriate for this blog.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The Bucs picked up David Sims today - He is a Safety. Very disappointing to me because they have Ahmad Black (Gator) just sitting there on the practice squad. - Hope the dude can play though and hope Ahmad gets a shot, if not this year then next. Pretty sure the dude can play at the NFL level.
Monday, October 31, 2011
I bought some tootsie rolls to give out for Halloween but only had one doorbell ring. It was a big group of kids, maybe 9 or so of them but still, thats it. As I am writing this, I have a mouth full of about 5 of them and a half filled bowl as well. Probably finish them off by tomorrow if not tonight. To much candy is a bad thing for me.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Two people I know are in a dispute, there is probably some truth on both sides. There is probably exaggeration each way as well. All I hear are two different perspectives on basically the same issue. My job isn't to determine who is right and wrong, but rather to help both of them see the others perspective.
Problem is , each of them are so committed to their own side, neither will open up to the possibility of conciliation. I have been one of those people myself. I guess that experience should help me with the mediation but the fact I can see the errors of each of them, is no help to me in conveying the wisdom I believe I have to reach a peace, except it is enough, Its just the time frame is much to long.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Just bought the Visible Man, By Chuck Klosterman. Now I need to find some time to read it. I had intended to read two books a month this year, but have barely been able to get one a month. I love reading stuff Chuck Klosterman writes. He has a unique view on popular culture and his take comes in from out of nowhere.
Monday, October 10, 2011
How is it already October Tenth and I have not blogged in this month at all? Lots of silliness has gone on and I am still living the bifurcated life. Went to Louisiana this past weekend for the beat down those Tigers put on the Gators. Was up in Gainesville for the beatdown Alabama put on em. Went to the Buc's Monday Night game and at least the good guys won that little skirmish. Saw the Steve Miller Band last Tuesday. Staying out of trouble as best I can albeit with an assist from a friend of mine.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
You know what it is? It's about trying to do your best. Tonight's Monday Night Football Game was about that. - My Dad always tells me how unimportant sports are, but you know what, Sports are so fucking important in real life, and he, and those other people that think that shit is not important are just wrong.
The beauty of that game tonight was that people fought through adversity, people excelled when by all rights they should have been sitting on their couch. Watching that game is the same thing as looking at a Million dollar piece of art.
Sports are such a magnifying glass on the human spirit. Or, call it what you want, Sports is like art, it just makes your inner soul feel good when it is like this. Let me also tell you something about Rex Grossman. Dude is a football player and that loss hurt him. It is his job. No one watches me do my job. My job is probably not as important to the masses as his is. My job puts a roof over my kids heads and feeds me and puts a roof over my head etc. But Millions of people don't watch me when I fail.
I just know how awesome this past three hours was and what it means to me. It means I can still strive, It means I can "Play Hurt" I can suck it up, I can deal with failure, I can seriously appreciate how awessome that was.
Watch me falling in love with Tony Romo. I am doing it in the most non-Gay way that there is. Seriously, not that there is anything wrong with that. I am doing it on the Internet on my blog telling you about my love for the man. Okay, seriously I know its not love, but it is a High level of admiration. Dude is the type of QB that everyone wishes they could be.
Just saying, I have man love in a Non Gay way for the man. Holy cow. Dude had his lung punctured last week along with some cracked ribs and he came back through all that to beat the 49ers while coming from behind (again, in a non gay way)
A week and a day later, supposedly, his lung puncture has healed and he is, allegedly, only dealing with cracked ribs. So this is what the Dallas Cowboys decide to do; They get him a Kevlar flax jacket. ---- Okay, ---------here is my thought process on that: wouldn't that have been better last week? Seriously, why don't dudes playing QB in the league ALL wear that stuff? okay, that's fine, maybe it hurts mobility, maybe it has some negatives I am not aware of, so the second thing they do, is they Shoot him up with pain killers. Nice. That happens all the time in the NFL, when you are talking about making millions of dollars a year to play you need to play even if you have cracked ribs and a punctured lung.
Seriously, tell me this? does a puncture in a lung really just heal itself in 8 days? Pretty much I am sure that shit doesn't work that way. So, I think the dude had a little hole in his lung when he was balling tonight. Dude is a star though and dude just plays football. I love that about him. Truth be told, I don't really love him I just love how he is.
You want to know what was cool? after they won 18 to 16 and they do the little interview his quote was basically this: Its Football season, that's when you play football.
Truly, Seriously, HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE THAT? IS THAT NOT THE MOST MANLIEST QUOTE EVER SPOKEN BY A DUDE WEARING A FLAX JACKET AND WHO GOT SHOT UP WITH PAIN MEDICINE and then on top of that dealt with inept team-mates?
Dude inspires me.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
From Seth Godin's blog:
No one ever gets talker's block. No one wakes up in the morning, discovers he has nothing to say and sits quietly, for days or weeks, until the muse hits, until the moment is right, until all the craziness in his life has died down.
Why then, is writer's block endemic?
The reason we don't get talker's block is that we're in the habit of talking without a lot of concern for whether or not our inane blather will come back to haunt us. Talk is cheap. Talk is ephemeral. Talk can be easily denied.
We talk poorly and then, eventually (or sometimes), we talk smart. We get better at talking precisely because we talk. We see what works and what doesn't, and if we're insightful, do more of what works. How can one get talker's block after all this practice?
Writer's block isn't hard to cure.
Just write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.
I believe that everyone should write in public. Get a blog. Or use Squidoo or Tumblr or a microblogging site. Use an alias if you like. Turn off comments, certainly--you don't need more criticism, you need more writing.
Do it every day. Every single day. Not a diary, not fiction, but analysis. Clear, crisp, honest writing about what you see in the world. Or want to see. Or teach (in writing). Tell us how to do something.
If you know you have to write something every single day, even a paragraph, you will improve your writing. If you're concerned with quality, of course, then not writing is not a problem, because zero is perfect and without defects. Shipping nothing is safe.
The second best thing to zero is something better than bad. So if you know you have write tomorrow, your brain will start working on something better than bad. And then you'll inevitably redefine bad and tomorrow will be better than that. And on and on.
Write like you talk. Often.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Color me impressed with Tony Romo. Dude had two cracked ribs and a PUNCTURED LUNG and was out of the game against the 49ers, but to hell with that, He sucked it up and went back in and brought the Cowboys back with 13 points in the second half, including a 77 yard touchdown to a T.V. Reality star. I am bringing the admiration for the man right here on my blog. Not a Cowboy fan but definitely an admirer of their starting QB.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Looking forward to watching Monday Night Football and also grateful for My D.V.R. How I Met Your Mother is on tonight and I am recording it for my future entertainment.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
My eyes hurt from watching that 10:15 Monday Night game yesterday. The Raiders and the Broncos are clearly two of the most poorly coached football teams ever to play in the National Football League.
Funny is funny. Even when you think, Hey maybe I shouldn't be laughing at this because its just not right, if it's funny, well, then it's funny.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Nice opening game, missed most of it because of a prior commitment. Not to say I was out digging ditches instead of watching football, no, I was out living my life, watching comedy. It was some top of the line comedy as well. Tommy Johnagin. Dude was just funny and my friend kept texting me throughout the night letting me know how Jermichael Finley was doing.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Peyton Manning is not going to play football this Sunday. Neither am I. We are pretty much the same guy, except He has Peyton Manning Face and I don't.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Football is finally back. This weekend there will be tailgating, some grilling and college women walking around in those sundresses. Life will be good.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
White Mike Vick:
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Little preseason football tonight which fires me up.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Bronco's need to get a grip. First they are going to trade Orton to Miami, then they are going to Start him, now they are talking about putting Tebow up on the trading block.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Recently, Wells Fargo took over Wachovia. My daughter's Joke on that takeover is: Well I guess Wells Fargo is going to wachovia money. (read and pronounce wachovia like this: watch ovia)
Took my kids to an Italian Restaurant tonight. My Daughter had Fettucine Alfredo, and My son and I ordered a pizza. My boy ate two pieces and I wanted to make sure he had enough to eat, so I encouraged him to have a third slice. He was adamant that he was full, but I pushed it again. "come on, have another piece of pizza " I said.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Probably wrong to let this day go by without noting that the NFL Strike is finally over and just in time too. The Bucs will be huddling up soon. The Game will be back.
The speed of life is just freaking frenetic. I want it to slow down. Its like facing Randy Johnson. Dude is throwing Heat and I am taking my cuts, but mostly striking out, plus hoping he doesn't get wild and throw one in my ear. I just want some batting practice Speed so I can hit a few line drives. I am tired of Randy Johnson Gas getting blown by me.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Just a few weeks ago I heard about an app you can get on your phone that allows you to use it as a remote control. After researching it I found out it was something that you had to sync with your T.V. - I already have a remote control for my T.V. so it lost its charm for me, but now this new phone, I have to have this
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Rays game today with the little Werthers plus my Daughter's friend. Baseball and Hotdogs, that is some living right there.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Took My oldest kid to NYC this past weekend. She said it was the best 4 days of her life. It was pretty awesome seeing it with her, and through her eyes.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Felt kind of happy earlier this evening. Still had all the same problems I have had recently, but for some reason it did not seem to matter as much today. I don't know if the fact some good news came out of the NFL Owners meetings in Chicago today, but that certainly didn't hurt any either.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday Night, our softball team had a double header. We lost both of them, and fell to zero and three on the season. (we got drilled last week)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Someone I follow on twitter, tweeted that her Husband found an App for his phone that allows the phone to turn into a remote control for the T.V. She went on to say that he passed out because he got such a boner that all the blood rushed out from his head into his Johnson.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Just pretty much exhausted right now. I want a month off or so from work, but am so buried that it would be impossible. It would be impossible even if I wasn't buried- work is just hard right now, and it doesn't look like it is letting up any. just lots of fail .
Monday, June 6, 2011
Read a story today about a guy who was arguing with his girlfriend, and when it started to get physical, another guy stepped in to break it up. - The guy who started it, bit off part of the good samaritan's ear, and then swallowed it. --- Technically that dude is a cannibal.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Here is me being political. Ron Paul. Vote for the dude. - I can tell you why, but research him for yourself instead. - Short version, He will be harsh economically like we need, Even kind of like a grown up, but he will be liberal socially. Probably to weird for anyone to vote for him in numbers, but I think he is the best man for the job.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Today, an appellate court in St Louis upheld the NFL 's right to continue the lockout on the players.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
My Kids negotiating with the police right by the left field line . Derek Lee had thrown Hunter a ball during the game and he was trying to play catch with it after the game during the Darius Rucker Concert. The police were concerned about an errant throw hitting someone else so they told him to quit. This negotiation resulted in them being able to throw the ball, under-hand.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Okay, I am in no way thinking about killing myself. Seriously, In fact it would be the opposite. Hope that is clear, because earlier, when I was thinking about killing myself, it was in a context that had nothing to do with actually killing myself.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Great day today. Got some good solid work done, (for now, maybe later that work will turn out to be a mistake, but at this point in time, I am counting it in the win column.)
Monday, May 2, 2011
I was at work in my cubicle on 9/11/01 when I heard the news about the towers, they announced it over the intercom system. A little while later, we were sent home. This morning I was brushing my teeth listening to my shower radio and Mike and Mike reported it.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Watching the Draft-- Love it being on Thursday in Prime Time.
Excellent night tonight.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Went to Game 6 of the Lightning vs. Penguins Playoff game tonight. The Penguins Management/ownership, was in the suite right next to the one we were in, and I was able to sneak this Picture of Mario Lemieux.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Today is 4/20
Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Tax day today. (technically they don't have to be post marked till the 18th this year though) -
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Louis Murphy was arrested in Gainesville the other day, Mostly for just being a jerk. The Gainesville Sun reported that he was in his Escalade with the music playing extremely loud, so Johnny Law pulled him over, except he didn't comply , he just continued on and went into a parking lot, then got out of the vehicle and basically just ignored the cop. This is always a bad ideal. They arrested him for resisting arrest, and then they searched his car, and found a bottle of Viagra. Evidently he did not have a subscription.