Monday, November 30, 2009

Yet another reason to end reality TV

I'm sure by now you've all heard of 3 stories in the past week. The whole Adam Lambert thing which was blown way out of proportion by people who can't handle someone different. Next would be this whole Tiger Woods thing, which is more of people wanting to know more information than they should know about a man's personal life.

Those two aside, I want to focus on the couple that crashed the White House dinner. First of all, someone dropped the ball and let them in. I heard this afternoon that the lady that normally lets people in or rejects them was let go by some lady in Obama's administration when he took over, stating that it wouldn't be worth keeping her because in these economic times there weren't going to be many big dinners. I paraphrased that whole thing, but you get the idea.

On top of this, there is the whole secret service/white house security issues. The fact that this couple slipped in is, quite honestly, disconcerting. I mean, sure they were harmless, but what if they had been some kind of terrorists or murderers or something. At this dinner were tons of dignitaries and other people of power. Had these two been the kind to cause some trouble, who knows what could have happened!

This brings me to my next point, why did they even bother crashing? The answer is that they wanted to get their own...wait for it...reality show. I think I read somewhere that they wanted to be on one of those real housewives show or something.

If you've read my blogs in the past, then you know that I am no fan of reality TV. As a matter of fact, I think it is the bane of our existence and embodies all that is wrong with our overinformed society.

If ever there was a reason to gather them all up and hit the cancel button, this was it. When folks are so delusional that they endanger National Security, even if they aren't a threat, it is a problem. The sad part about it is that these people just want some time in the spotlight, and they're getting it.

I don't want to say they should get away with this, but no matter what happens, they'll get some kind of publicity from this, which is quite ridiculous, if you ask me. Still, something needs to be done...I suggest tar and feathering, but considering how they want to be reality stars, that probably wouldn't work since they were ready to embarrass themselves on national TV.

What do you guys think?

Musical Monday

So, its back to the grind today after a nice long weekend (or week for some of us) of vaction. well, hopefully, this wil get you through the day. Enjoy Michael Buble's "Save the Last Dance for Me".

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Eye Candy 11/29

Female Hottie: Nikki Blonsky

Its been awhile since I've put a bigger girl on this list. Cutie Nikki Blonsky is no doubt best known as Tracy Turnblad from 2007's surprise hit, Hairspray. Unfortunately, she hasn't had much work since then, save for a Lifetime TV-move and a guest spot on Ugly Betty, but fear not, the totally unnecessary sequel to Hairspray will bring her back to the public eye.

Male Hottie: Jason Statham

Why does it seem that every guy I put in this spot comes from across the pond? Jason Statham has been described as this generation's Bruce Willis. Not exactly sure what that means, but whatever. I am becoming a bigger fan of this guy by the day, though, as long as he keeps making mindless action flicks that are just fun to watch like Crank, Death Race, Crank 2: High Voltage and "normal" movies like The Transporter trilogy, War, and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. This guy's career is on the upswing and showing no sings of slowing down.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Collette Wolfe

Observe and Report is responsible for introducing us to this week's random hottie. This blonde beauty has also appeared in Semi-Pro, 17 Again, Four Christmases, and the much missed CW show Reaper. From what I saw in Observe and Report, she has some talent, so hopefully she'll get some bigger roles in the future.

MILF: Paz Vega

Paz Vega bust onto the scene as the Mexican nanny in Spanglish. Since then, she has taken her place among the hottest Latina actresses such as Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz (whom she bears a slight resemblance to). She is the mother of two children. Can we say MILF?

Classic/Retro Hottie: Karyn Parsons

I remember watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air every week and being taken aback by Karyn Parsons' beauty. Sure Will Smith was the star, but I tuned in to see her. Since the show ended Karyn has starred in a few comedies, including Major Payne and The Ladies' Man. She also has been married twice and had a couple of children. She is retired from acting, but is currently producing an animated DVD film.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Quote of the Week

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.

I survived

Yesterday was Black Friday. I was watching on the news how people were camped out in front of stores since they finished their turkeys and dressing on Thursday afternoon. I've always found this a bit extreme and to this day the only time I've camped out in front of any place of business was for the release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.

This got me to wondering, what would happen if I actually did make an attempt to brave the crowds and traffic and do some shopping. Being the daredevil that I am, I took the chance. I swear it was like walking down Bourbon St. during Mardi Gras out there!

People were shoving, pushing, grabbing, yanking, and I bet somewhere there was a fight or two. All the best human nature has to offer. It was then that I realized what a big mistake this was, especially since I had to be at the school for 4:30 in order to head to the game.

Having realized this, I purchased what I actually got out for and headed home. Was it worth it?

Well, I looked on-line and found a cheaper price for just about everything on my list (including shipping + handling) than the "deals" the stores had, so I'd have to say no. Will I be shopping exclusively on-line from now on? No, businesses need business, but cheap is cheap.

All in all, I happened tp survive yesterday, though. How did you guys out there fare?

Friday, November 27, 2009

...and its over

Back in August, I was thinking that the team would have a decent season. For goodness sakes, this school puts almost every dime they have into the team, so they better get something out of it, right? Of course, it'd be nice if some of that football money went to repair/upgrade the bleachers so the drummers don't have to fear for their lives every time they walk across them.

So, the 3rd round of the playoffs was held tonight. Aside from being cold, and everyone still a bit lethargic from all the turkey they had the day before (and leftovers they had today), it was an exciting game that literally came down to the last second.

As I've been complaining about the last couple of weeks, there was no support from our fans. This week, I was all set to let is slide because of th holiday and this being an away game, then I see their stadium is almost standing room only!

I won't go into all that, but I can say that with a last second touchdown by the other team, we were eliminated from the playoffs and football season is over for me.

I'm a little torn on this. I kinda wanted it to keep going, but at the same time I'm ready to be able to come home on Friday nights and not have to be out there in the elements. I swear it rained every week this season. What made it worse, its that it seemed to wait until time to head to the stadium before it started coming down.

So, anyway, the season is over, now its on to --shudders-- Xmas music. Especially since the concert is on the 3rd! Gotta love it when they move stuff up on you!

Stay tuned, I'm sure I'll be going more into detail about my frustrations with that next week.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving music...where is it?

A friend of mine on facebook updated her status saying that "you can't enjoy Thanksgiving for all the Christmas stuff". A truer statement has never been As a matter of fact, in some places the Xmas stuff went up after the 4th of July decorations. I'm sure where you live this occurs, too.

What makes it worse is the music. Come November 1st, the radio station that I tend to listen to on my drive to and from work became all Xmas music, all the time. I am no fan of Christmas music. Part of it is because it all sounds the same to me. Not that they actually sound the same, but they sort of all meld together. I'm not sure if that makes any sense to anyone but me, but I hope you get the picture. I won't go into the torture I have to endure having to schedule and/or play Christmas music every year for concerts/parades, but that's a topic for another day.

Have you ever noticed that there are no Thanksgiving songs, though? Halloween doesn't have any "official" songs, but there are quite a few that fit the holiday spirit. Anything patriotic works for the 4th of July. Romantic stuff works for Valentines. I'm sure there are plenty of Irish stuff for St. Patrick's, and "Auld Lang Syne" in New Year's song du jour, but can you think of any song that is commonly associated with Thanksgiving?

Why is this holiday so shafted in the music department? Maybe I should sit down and write a Thanksgiving song. It's long overdue, that's for sure.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Musical Monday

Let's have some fun this Musical Monday. Enjoy Pink's "Funhouse". It's a very catchy tune...just don't go singing it at the top of your lungs while the boss is coming down the

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Eye Candy 11/22

Female Hottie: Sienna Miller

Model/actress Sienna Miller has been seaming up runways and movie screens for a few years now, but she really broke out in this summer's hit G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra as the Baroness. Personally, I think the dark hair suits her better. Someone please tell me what Jude Law was thinking when he cheated on this creature of perfection!

Male Hottie: Taylor Lautner

With the release of Twilight: New Moon this weekend (and the clamoring for some male skin in the spot), I figured who better to put here than the current top dog, if you will, than Taylor Lautner. He's come along way since his early roles in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (he was Sharkboy). He really buffed up for New Moon, though, something more than a few females have made it more than known that they like, even though they're not too crazy about the short hair.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Susan Ward

The movie Who's Your Caddy? brings us our random hottie fr this week, Susan Ward. Susan isn't that well known in Hollywood, appearing mostly in small parts, but as you can see, when she does appear, it definitely worth a look. Hopefully, she can get bigger and better roles in the future.

MILF: Idina Menzel

Idina Menzel is a bonafide star of Broadway, earning rave reviews for her roles in Rent (which she reprised on the big screen), Wicked (she's rumored to reprise this role if it comes to the big screen soon), as well as everything else she appears in. She also appeared in a few movies, most recently Enchanted. In September, she gave birth to her first son with husband Taye Diggs.

Classic/Retro Hottie: Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder is best known as Lois Lane from the Superman movies. While those movies were the climax of her career, she has appeared in a few other things, such as The Amityville horror, Halloween II, voiced Gaia in Captain Planet and the Planeteers, and various bit parts. She returned to the Superman universe in a couple of Smallville episodes. In '75, she posed for Playboy. These days she is still acting in bit parts here and there and recently became a US citizen in 2005 (she's originally from Canada).

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Green Robotics

Yeah, so, I haven't blogged much this week. Been a bit on the busy side with playoff activities, gearing up for Xmas concert, and just trying to make it through this week that seemed it would never end. gotta love the week before break, especially when a payday comes with it

first of all, I have to say that I want to blow up the middle school math department. Why, you may ask? Well,apparently, they got a grant of some sort and will start a robotics class. That's all fine and dandy, but they basically told the 7th grade director she was going to lose a few students, who coincidentally are her best and the ones that would likely stay in up through high school and beyond.

No, they didn't ask, she was told, and in a not so nice way. Not to mention, there was this whole thing about how they don't need to rehearse and can teach themselves, and that band directors don't do anything but collect a paycheck.

You can guess that myself and the orchestra director took offense to that statement. So, we're thinking of taking an instrument and the Xmas music to these people and tell them to teach themselves and to be ready for Xmas concert, and see if they can do what they're asking my associate to do.

On a lighter note, the high school had another game. Same as last week, they won, and there wasn't much fan support on the home side. At least this time, there was even less on the visitor side. I think the spirit squad and band may have made up most of their crowd.

Speaking of their band...they apparently can't have their own ideas for uniforms because they had an exact copy of the uniform I wore in college, except instead of purple they had green and instead of an N on the back, they had an E. I'm also sure they didn't have the 3 columns and NSU on the left chest, but something to do with EHS. They also had the shiny stuff underneath. WTF?!?

I guess I shouldn't complain, but rather it would be a compliment and honor. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

I despise the color green, and both teams were green, so I was not happy. So, my break is cut short by a day because the team decides to win, on top of that, its an away game that's like out there in the boondocks of the bayous. Not going not be a fun trip on a crowded bus...but that opens up issues that can be saved for discussion at another time.

Too beautiful to not share

A friend sent me this video this morning, and I had to share the beauty. As a trumpetp layer, I'm a little jealous, though.

Quote of the Week

There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva. - Josh Groban

More down time

Last weekend, I took the weekend off from dropping and totally enjoyed it, so I'm going to do it again this weekend. At least for today, I may do some dropping tomorrow, though. Only time will tell.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

That was nice

So, I took a couple of days this weekend to totally break off from EC, and *GASP* it wasn't the end of the world!!!

Seriously, it was nice to actually have a break from dropping. I actually got to bed at a decent time and actually read blogs without feeling pressured to hurry up and move on to the next one. Of course, when I got back to dropping Sunday night, my price had dropped and there were a ton of new blogs in my inbox, but that's ok.

I may take more breaks in the future, especially with the holidays coming up, but I'll give you some warning before I leave.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Musical Monday

Journey has received a sudden resurgence in popularity in the past few years, so I figured more than a few of you would enjoy "Separate Ways".

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Eye Candy 11/15

Female Hottie: Elisha Cuthbert

Sexy cutie Elisha Cuthbert may best be known as Keifer Sutherland's daughter on 24, but she has also done a few movies, including House of Wax, Old School, and her feature film Girl Next Door. With a face and body like that, I'm sure we'll be seeing more of her in due time.

Male Hottie: Patrick Dempsey

Women call this guy "McDreamy", and I honestly have no idea why. Currently he stars on Grey's Anatomy and has appeared in a few movies over his career, most notably Can't Buy Me Love, Made of Honor and Enchanted. As long as Grey's is on, I'm sure this guy will still be a hot commodity.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: June Raphael

The movie Year One is responsible for bringing us this week's random hottie, June Raphael. Normally, June is behind the camera as a writer, but she has had bit roles in a few films. With a face like that, why is she depriving us of her hotness?

MILF: Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein is best known for her stint on MadTV, where she played a variety of characters, including Ms. Swan and a slew of celebrity impersonations, but she may best be known as the voice of Lois Griffin (and a few others) from Family Guy. She is the mother of one, who she joked about naming Stewie when she was pregnant.

Classic/Retro Hottie: Connie Stevens

Connie Stevens was the object of many male's dreams in her younger days. During her career she appeared in both television and film, including Grease 2, Hawaiian Eye, Maverick, and a few others. She also had a bit of success as a recording artist, with her biggest hit being "Sixteen Reasons" Today, at 71 years young, she is awaiting the release of a film she wrote and directed, Saving Grace, and watching the careers of her daughters Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Where is the support?

When I was in high school and we made the playoffs, even though it was an annual thing, the stands were still packed. So much so, that the band had to sit in homemade bleachers in the end zone!

Fast forward to the playoff game at the school where I work and the student/home side was fairly empty. I think all the people there were parents and teachers. Most of the parents were there because it was senior night, I would wager.

Looking across the field and the team we played literally brought the entire town with them. Apparently, this is the first time in the entire 60+ years of the school's existence that they've had a winning season, let alone a playoff appearance, so its a big deal for them.

Initially, I didn't think much of it, until I saw tome of the highlights on TV last night, and our side looked barren, whereas the visitor/press box side was standing room only. Not exactly a good impression to show.

Making things worse, the few people that were there just seemed to be there. There was no excitement or anything. Maybe I'm just a bit old fashioned, but seems to me if you're going to pay money to come to a game, especially a playoff game, then you need to at least show some kind of enthusiasm, not sit on your hands, regardless of how cold it may be (54 degrees by the end of the game).

I know that you may be saying, "what about the cheerleaders?" Well, honestly, they seem to have 2 or 3 cheers that they do the whole game, and don't really interact too much with the fans. If you've ever seen those cheerleading movies where they're stuck up and self absorbed, that's what these girls are, except they have no reason to be. They aren't that good and don't go to any national competitions...or any, for that matter.

I'm not the only one that noticed. One of the band parents, who is growing more and more frustrated with the school in general, was very vocal (including a expletive laden rant at the crowd using boss lady's megaphone) in her attempt to wake them up, but to no avail. Luckily, the team still won, despite the dead, almost non-existent crowd. They're talking dome (championship is held in the Superdome), but if no one shows up to home game, how cane they be expected to show up at the championship (if they make it)?

Hopefully, next week will have a bigger, more enthusiastic turnout, and I'm sure the principal and the coaches will have a few words to say about the lack of fans at the game.

The good, the bad, and the ugly

Good: Your wife is pregnant.
Bad: It's triplets.
Ugly: You had a vasectomy five years ago.

Good: Your wife's not talking to you.
Bad: She wants a divorce.
Ugly: She's a lawyer.

Good: Your son is finally maturing.
Bad: He's involved with the Woman next door.
Ugly: So are you.

Good: Your son studies a lot in his room..
Bad: You find several porn movies hidden there.
Ugly: You're in them.

Good: Your hubby and you agree, no more kids.
Bad: You can't find your birth control pills.
Ugly: Your 13 year old daughter borrowed them.

Good: Your husband understands fashion.
Bad: He's a cross-dresser.
Ugly: He looks better than you.

Good: You give the "birds & bees" talk to your daughter.
Bad: She keeps interrupting.
Ugly: With corrections.

Good: The postman's early.
Bad: He's wearing fatigues and carrying a shotgun.
Ugly: You gave him nothing for Christmas.

Good: Your son is dating someone new.
Bad: It's another man.
Ugly: He's your best friend.

Good: Your daughter got a new job.
Bad: As a hooker.
Ugly: Your co-workers are her best clients.
Way ugly: She makes more money than you do.

Give me a break

Every now and then, there comes a time when yo need a break from things. for me, though, this comes in the form of a 48 hr break from EC.

No worries, though, I'll be back dropping Monday, and on the meantime will be working on catching up on my blogs.

Hope you all have a good weekend!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy about socks?

Remember back in the day when you'd get new clothes before school. There was that certain feeling you got when you put them on and headed off to school. Maybe it was just me, though.

Well, I got a little bot of the feeling back today. Strangely enough, it was over some new socks. That's right..SOCKS!!!!

Such a shame that I get so excited about socks, but it is what it is. Come to think of it, last pair of socks I bought was a pair I had to buy for my band uniform in college. Yes, we had to have special socks. They had a design on them. --rolls eyes--

Anyway, I'm sure some of you have something that has surprisingly made you happy, right?

Worn out

I swear it seems as if I've been going nonstop since Thursday morning. With the game last week, waiting by the TV to find out where we would be going or who would be playing in the playoffs, parents coming in over the weekend, getting Xmas music picked out, and then Veteran's Day programs today.

Tomorrow is a bit of a respite, if you can call it that. Still have rehearsal and a full day. Not to mention I have to go downtown and play at some sort of ceremony, but hey, it's a quick few bucks, so I really shouldn't complain, right?

Thanksgiving break can't get here soon enough. I need a break. Still not happy we didn't get to have today off, while it seems like the rest of the country did, but that's a whole different story.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Musical Monday

On this week's Musical Monday menu, I'm serving you a helping of early 90s R &B courtesy of the late Aaliyah (may she R.I.P.) I hope you enjoy "Back and Forth"

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Eye Candy 11/8

Female Hottie: Shakira

Those hips don't lie! This hottie from Colombia has been steaming up men's hearts and the music scene since her first US record. Aside from her singing, she is also known for her belly dancing, a custom of sorts in her native Colombia, and how she keeps those wonderful abs.

Male Hottie: Common

Sure seems like this is turning out to be a musicians with one name version of Eye Candy, doesn't it? For those that don't know, Common is a rapper, poet, and actor. He was most recently seen in Wanted and Terminator: Salvation. For some reason women go crazy over this guy. I don't see why, but then again, I'm a guy. Nothing against him, but maybe my female readers can clue me in.

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: Lindsay Price

The new show Eastwick bring us our random hottie for this week, Lindsay Price. Lindsay has also starred or guest starred in a number of hit shows such as The Wonder Years, Beverly Hills 90210 (the original), CSI, NCIS, and most recently How I Met Your Mother. She was starring in the now canceled Lipstick Jungle. Looking at her resume, no matter what happens to Eastwick, we're sure to see more of her somewhere or other.

MILF: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Best known as Elaine on Seinfeld, Julia seems to be the only one that has successfully broken the "Seinfeld curse" with the success of her show Watching Ellie and now The New Adventures of Old Christine. Believe it or not she has done more than those 3 shows though. For instance she was the youngest female cast member on Saturday Night Live and has produced 2 sons, all while still looking great.

Classic/Retro Hottie: Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole had such promise when her career started. A plus sized model for Guess jeans that got a shot at Hollywood. Somewhere along the road, though, her life went from glamorous to tragic, just like her idol, Marilyn Monroe. All that aside, the woman wasn't half bad looking, especially in the early part of career before she went all cuckoo. It such a shame she didn't have a better career, either acting or modeling, and left us so soon, but hey, she's perfectly preserved in pictures, right?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Stella Awards

friend sent me this today ad I figures I'd share it woth you for a good laugh at how utterly stupid people are these days

It's time again for the annual 'Stella Awards'!

For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald's in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right? That's right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. You know, the kinds of cases that make you scratch your head. So keep your head scratcher handy.

Here are the Stellas for the past year:


Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son.

Start scratching!


Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles, California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.

Scratch some more....


Terrence Dickson, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, who was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner's insurance company claiming undue mental Anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish. We should all have this kind of anguish.

Keep scratching. There are more.......

Double hand scratching after this one...


Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th Place in the Stella's when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard.

Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun.

Pick a new spot to scratch, you're getting a bald spot..


Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.

What ever happened to people being responsible for their own actions?

Only two more so ease up on the scratching....


Kara Walton, of Claymont, Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her
$12,000....oh, yeah, plus dental expenses.

Go figure.

Ok. Here we go!!


This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was:
Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , who purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave the driver's seat while the cruise control was set... The Oklahoma jury awarded her….

……Are you sitting down?

$1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home.

Are we, as a society, getting more stupid....or are more members of Congress serving on juries these days?

Friday, November 6, 2009

...and THIS is why you don't have early morning pep rallies

So, on top of that devilish Thursday game, which went WAY longer than expected, including being stopped because of a player's finger being severed. I'm not joking. The stopped the game to look for it!

So, after going through the season undefeated, they team lost last night, but if you'd watched them in the previous 8 games, you wouldn't have recognized them last night. They were undisciplined, unfocused, and seemed extremely lethargic. Not the kind of thing you expect from a team that has stormed through the season unscathed and is playing their biggest rival.

I'm not the only person that has said this in the last 24 hours, but many believe that the erratic play was due to the early morning pep rally. Waking up for a 5:30 am pep rally, which was that early for the sole purpose of television and nothing else, just took everything out of everyone, and apparently took a bigger toll on the team than they care to admit.

Still, they only lost 1 game the entire season, so playoffs are guaranteed. Its just a matter of who we play and where we play them. That all depends on tonight's games around the state.

In the meantime, today was like walking into a zombie factory. Everyone was so dead and listless. Another product of the pep rally, not to mention the late game and the loss. Things should be back to normal on Monday, though. Unless they have some other kid of freak something or other that needs to be held before the chickens wake up!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

5:30 am pep rally? WTF?!?

The title says it all folks. As if its not bad enough that we have a game tonight, and you know how I feel about Thursday games, but I had to get up here before the butt crack of dawn for a pep rally. A freakin' pep rally!

Before you get the wrong idea that pep rallies are held at obscenely early hours, let me inform you that this is a huge game. We're undefeated and play our biggest rival who only has 1 loss. The winner will no doubt hold their cards when it comes to the road to the state championship. Both teams are rankes #2 and #3. Scouts from as far away as Miami and Southern Cal will be at this game. Folks are already out there setting up tailgates. Yes, tailgating at a high school game!

At least through this I got some free IHOP and get to go home at 12, but have to be back up here at 3:30. Quicker this day is over, the better.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A little nostalgia

This afternoon, instead of doing an hour on the treadmill, I decided to take advantage of the nice afternoon and take a walk around the neighborhood. For some reason, I'd never noticed that the neighborhood is similar to those that I grew up in, minus the sounds of an Air Force base, of course.

As I was walking down the sidewalks, I got the yearning for some Cookie Crisp (a favorite of mine in my single digits). I also wanted to take a bike ride and felt the need to be home by 5 for dinner (more things from my childhood).

Yes, I grew up in the days before cell phones. Heck, that was before cordless phones, I think. There was no internet. Home computers were just getting big. There was cable TV and satellite, but nowhere near what it is today. Networks that were made for one thing actually showed programming that they should. Best of all, THERE WAS NO REALITY TV.

Ahh...the good old 80s. Shame I can't go back there and become a kid again, but in the meantime, I can always been nostalgic.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Musical Monday

This week's Musical Monday has me at a blank, so since I was just listening to this on my winamp player, I bring you the theme to the hit show True Blood. Hope you all enjoy it!

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Eye Candy 11/1

Female Hottie: Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu is an exotic beauty from the island of Hawaii where she held the titles of Miss Tenn USA 1985 and Miss Hawaii 1993. She may best be known for her roles in The Scorpion King, as Cassandra, or X2 as Lady Deathstrike. She can currently be seen on NCIS: Los Angeles. Personally, I could care less for those cop dramas, but I'll tune in to see her!

Male Hottie: Mario Lopez

On Saved By the Bell, Mario took a back seat to just about every other character on there with the exception of a few episodes that actually features him, but these days, since nearly winning Dancing With the Stars, he is all over the place. You can see him on one of those news magazine shows, can't think of which one, and appears to have become a major character on the current season of Nip/Tuck (not sure if that's permanent or not, though). Girls I grew up with drooled over him then, and still do today. amazing how some things never change. He STILL can't keep his shirt

Random Hottie from a movie or TV show seen this week: April Scott

The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning is where I cast my gaze on this week's random hottie. April Scott, as you can see, has quite the pair of legs on her, as well as not being an eyesore, so her being cast as Daisy Duke (on looks alone...we won't go into her acting) wasn't a bad choice. Before that movie she was one of the original briefcase girls on Deal or No Deal, but left after the first season. With an up and coming modeling career and some better career choices, we could be seeing more of April in the near future.

MILF: Lauren London

Lauren London is an up and coming actress in Hollywood. In the past year she has appeared on TV in 90210 and on the big screen in I Love You Beth Cooper and Next Day Air. In September she gave birth to her son, fathered by Lil Wayne. I'm sure she'll be back on the screen soon. Keep an eye out for this MILF!

Classic/Retro Hottie: Yvonne De Carlo

Personally, I'm more of a Carolyn Jones (Morticia Addams) man myself, but Yvonne De Carlo (Lilly Munster) wasn't half bad, either. Aside from starring on The Munsters, Yvonne starred in a slew of movies during her time, but perhaps her most successful big screen role was in The Ten Commandments where she played Sephora. She passed away in 2007 of natural causes, but will not be forgotten.

Top Droppers for October

Time changes tonight, so we get an extra hour of sleep, so before I get ready to go hit the sack, I figured I give credit where credit is due and honor my top droppers for the month of October.

PJ's Prose
Everyday Living
Winesworld's Blog
The Modern Historian
Laane on the World
body health information
share free tutorial
The Junk Drawer
Funky Town Disco Music
The Way I See It

A special thanks goes out to all these people and everyone else who comes by and reads my inane rambling! You all are very much appreciated!