Monday, December 31, 2012

Music Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, I figured a little soft rock was in order to end the year. Good or bad, the coming year will be better if you "Don't Stop Believin'". (see what i did there? lol) Enjoy this signature hit by Journey!
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Quote of the week

"An alarm clock is a device that wakes you up just in time to go back to sleep."

Friday, December 28, 2012

Black Christmas

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joyfulness, but instead, it turns out that this year's are sure to be remembered for being that of sadness. The day itself, for me at least, went fine, but it is what happened before and after that has caused such grief.

First off, on Christmas Eve, one of my good friends lost her mother. She has been down sick for quite some time, but took a turn for the worst earlier this month. From my understanding, though, she went quietly. The night before she was even barking out orders for Christmas gumbo, whatever that is.

Another death really has shaken me up. The day after Christmas, I lost a classmate that I graduated with. She had no signs of sickness, but she was admitted to the hospital for abdominal pain. The doctors elected to admit her into emergency surgery, where they learned her baby was stuck in her Fallopian tube and couldn't stop the bleeding. So, really there two lives lost that day.

In my nearly three and a half decades on this planet, I have seen people come and go, mourning for relatives, friends of friends, and celebrities. Only once has someone I went to school with passed away, and she was actually younger than me, with a long history of medical problems.

Knowing that someone who is my age has now left this world really saddens me, especially since she and I were relatively close at one time. It was a love/hate relationship for quite some time (I was dating her sister). She will be missed, and I regret that we didn't keep in better contact, even with Myspace, Facebook, and e-mail that have all come about since we graduated, back in the dark ages.

Now, you all know me, I'm not one to dwell on sadness. Life is too short for that. Personally, when I die, I don't want a sad funeral of any type, but rather a celebration of my life, filled with upbeat music, lots of food, and good friends and family.

Apparently, I'm not the only one who thinks this is the better way to go, as both of these women will be having the same kind of ceremonies in lieu of actual funerals. Isn't that great? Not to mention, much better than sitting around in a stuffy old church or funeral home being depressed.

Well, that's all I have for now! Thanks for reading!!!

Do You Remember...


Retro Commercial Friday


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Music Monday

First of all, I want to say Happy Holidays to everyone, whatever your preference is. As I'm sure you more than tired of hearing holiday music, this week I'm bringing you some rock and roll!

Please enjoy "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes


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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Are we headed for a police state?

Last week, I had a post written up and ready to post about the tragedy in Connecticut, but decided not to post it as I'm sure everyone and their mama is sure to have said something about it, and would still be talking about it for the next few weeks, months, or until something else more tragic happens. I also wasn't going to go into how some people are already trying to turn this political. Between that and the fact someone went in and shot up a bunch of kids, it just makes me sick!!!

In response to the shooting, many schools tightened up security ad have considered taking further (drastic) steps to keep this from happening again. This has spurned the whole debate about guns, which I won't get into here, as I prefer to keep political opinions to myself.

With that said, this what my lovely employers are considering....

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (NBC33) — Schools in West Baton Rouge Parish are looking for ways to make sure their kids stay safe while they learn. That's why the district will hold a meeting in a few weeks with principals, sheriff's officials and a crisis management team. The goal is to find ways to help lessen the chances such as the one in Newtown, Connecticut. Superintendent David Latona says all options are on the table, including arming teachers and staff with guns. "Security now is an opportunity to buy some time until the authorities or someone can get there,” David Latona, WBR Superintendent, said. “The politically correct thing to say would be to rectify the matter. The real issue is to take that person out."
My first thought when I read this was at least they're doing something. This district is run entirely by coaches who do nothing unless it involves sports, while our academics are near the bottom of the state, but that's a topic for another time.

My second thought is, if this goes through, what happens if the wrong student gets on the wrong side of the wrong teacher on the wrong day? Out will come the gun and down will go the students, as well as the teacher's career.

Guess what will happen after that goes down? There will be another debate about guns and whether or not teachers should have guns. I'm sure someone will propose arming students as well. I think we know how that will turn out.

Some places have resorted to using police and military for protection. One school had an alumni who had recently returned from his deployment standing outside the school, unarmed, just as a deterrent. I fear this may give ideas to the military, though.

Maybe I've watched too many movies, but what happens when our schools are overrun by police and military? What's next?

All of this because one parent wasn't responsible enough to know what her child was doing. Is TV, movies, music, and video games to blame, the way the NRA (such a credible source of morality..note the sarcasm), and a population seem to believe? No, because truth be told, there are millions of kids who are exposed to the same, yet they don't go shooting up elementary schools, so that point is invalid.

Anyway, I'm eager to hear what you have to say about this matter. What do you think about us teachers carrying guns? Good idea or bad idea?

Thanks for reading!

Guess we survived


Quote of the week

Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit. - Frank McKinney Hubbard

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Music Monday

Happy Music Monday, everyone! A couple of weeks ago, we lost a true jazz legend in Dave Brubeck. As a musician and fan of jazz, he has been a huge influence in my life, and I hope that you enjoy his opus, "Take Five"
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Quote of the week

Seven days without chocolate makes one weak.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Music Monday

Happy Music Monday, everyone! This week, how about another current tune, eh? This one is up for 6 Grammys, including Song of the Year! Please enjoy "We Are Young" by fun.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Quote of the week

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. - Alfred Hitchock

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, I figured I'd bring you a catchy little new tune I heard the other day. Who doesn't like bluesy folk music, right? Please enjoy "Bottom of the River" by Delta Rae!
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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Quote of the week

If I found a cure for a huge disease, while I was hobbling up onstage to accept the Nobel Prize they'd be playing the theme song from Three's Company. - John Ritter

Friday, November 30, 2012

Teacher frustrations

A friend of mine posted this as their status on facebook this afternoon. I'm curious as to your thoughts.

I think its great when a kid busts their ass on all region music for 3 months then can't go cuz mom tells kid she doesn't want to pick her up that late from school...10 pm. And when she starts crying you can't give a hug to console cuz clearly that would make me a pervert. Ahhhh....teaching
 
Isn't that just sad? Not only for the student, but for my friend who had to deal with it. He's a very emotional guy and I know it had to be tearing him up inside to not be able to show the little girl some compassion. What has this world come to?!?

Do you remember...


Retro Commercial Friday


Monday, November 26, 2012

Music Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! I trust you all had a great Thanksgiving. This week, how about we get back into the groove with a little hit from Michael Jackson. Please enjoy "Bad" btw...see if you find a very young Wesley Snipes
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Quote of the week

The referees have always been blind, it's our job to make them deaf - unknown cheerleader

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week is Thanksgiving, but there aren't any Thanksgiving songs that I know of. So, how about a little jam from Boyz II Men. Please enjoy "Thank You"
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Quote of the Week

The Internet has become a lot like ancient Egypt, people writing on walls and worshipping cats

Friday, November 16, 2012

Do you remember...


Retro Commercial Friday


Divided States of America

The past few days, I've been reading reports and seeing charts about how parts of the country want to secede. When I first heard it, I assumed it was the typical southern states, then I saw it was also places like Colorado, Alaska, the Dakotas, and even New York!

Each state has a different reason for wanting to do this, but I have two points to make about this, so bear with me, please.

First, it seems that all of this is because they aren't happy Obama won. It is like when you're a kid playing a game and all of a sudden you get beat, so you change the rules is what this seems like to me said in my last post, people need to get over it. The election is over, let's move on, please!

Second, last I checked this was the United States of America. So, why in tarnation are people trying to divide this country? If anything, you would think people would be more interested in working towards a common goal, i seems as if anything is going to be seen as a slight towards the opposition. If he scratches his head, they take offense. If he buttons his coat, they take offense. Heaven forbid he kiss Mrs. Obama, all hell is likely to break loose!


This is just more of the pettiness that is plaguing this country. In my opinion political stuff is nonsense. It is very junior high-ish. Seriously, my students (who are actually junior high) have better behavior than what these politicians and their friends have right now.

Do I even need to get started on Donald Trump?

There is one more point I wanted to hit on. After the election was over, some people were saying they were going to leave the country. Why on Earth would you want to do that? As one of my friends stationed overseas put it "we are better off than every other country in the world, regardless of who wins, so why would somewhere where someones your decisions for you?" The blatant stupidity and sore loserness of folks today, I swear!

This whole secession thins is ridiculous! Remember how well it worked out last time? On top of that, maybe one state could survive on its own, and that's Texas.

Granted, we went through this secession talk last election, it just wasn't as big of a deal and social media wasn't that prominent then, either.

AAAAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!!

--ahem--

So, what are your thoughts on all this, dear readers? I'd love to hear what some of you have to say!

Thanks for reading!



Enough already

Like many of you, during this whole election season, my facebook has been blowing up with political posts, some of which make me question my friendship with some. Not because of differing political views, but rather the stuff they have posted. I was telling my friend in the UK about how it, and she was dumbfounded so much, she stopped just short of saying she'd never come to the US again!

Now that the election is over, it has been scaling back bit by painful bit, but people can't seem to let go that one guy won and the other lost.

I won't reveal who I voted for, nor do I care who it is you voted for. That is something that, to me, is as personal as your social security number. That being said, I find it deplorable that people in this country seem to have lost respect for the office of President of the United States.

After the election was over, there were some tweets that went out using racial slurs against Obama, saying the country is doomed, etc, etc, etc. WTF?!?

It is ok to be disappointed that your candidate lost, but it is never ok to start making racial slurs. One of them even threatened to assassinate him. Needless to say, she lost her job and is now under investigation by the Secret Service.

All of this is to say that we just need to get back to normal. There was no need for this election to have been so dirty At least football this weekend cleared out some of the political stuff, except for something that I will talk about in my next post.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pondering

A friend and I were talking about how much coverage Hurricane Sandy has been getting.

You can't deny that this "Frankenstorm", and they've deemed it has been getting lots of coverage. However, both of us living in south La, have an issue with the aftermath.

Personally, the media coverage, telethons, etc. don't bother me, but for my friend, who lose everything in Katrina, he thinks it is a bit of a slap in the face.

One never wishes harm to anyone, but when Katrina, Rita, and other hurricanes hit down here, people up there seem to have been uncaring towards the plight down here, yet when they're hit, it seems they want the world to stop and help them.

My friend was quick to play the race card on this, but I disagree. My theory is that this hurricane hit a larger area, including more heavily populated places like NYC, and heaven forbid anything happen to New York, Sometimes I think people in this country think that is the capitol, instead of D.C.

Anyway, I just wanted to get some thoughts out. Just the way this hurricane thing is seen by someone who has been through a few (and his crazy friend).

Thanks for taking the time to read!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, let's do something a little different. How about some jazz, eh? Please enjoy "A Tisket A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald. (this is from ab Abbott & Costello movie, btw)
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Quote of the week

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen are defrocked, shouldn't it follow that cowboys would be deranged?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone!

This week, I thought we'd slow it down a bit. Please enjoy "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal


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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Quote of the Week

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user. - Theodore Roosevelt

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Heat

Saturday, the band had their 2nd marching contest. This is one we had to schedule at the last minute because the one we originally had scheduled was cancelled.

Of course, the temperature dropped and just threw everything out of whack. Kids didn't do as well as they could have, but still managed to place, which was good. One more to go, and its back up at my college!

For those of you that don't live in the south and/or warmer temperatures, the fact that in the stands everyone was bundled up like a blizzard was coming through is sure to seem comical to you. I wish I had thought to take a picture and show you. Thinking about it now, it is kinda funny.

I was thinking about this the other day. Contests up north tend to have to deal with this temps (I believe it got down to the mid to low 40s) or lower, but for us not so much.

A few of our more, shall we say rustic? parents brought an ingenious device to keep them warm, besides an entire collection of blankets, they had propane heaters under their legs.

I've never seen these things, but if I ever move to someplace like say, Colorado, I'll be sure to invest in one. While the rest of us looked like cartoon characters that had been placed in the freezer, those parents were all nice and toasty.

Anyway, thanks for reading!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, I figured we'd go back to the early 90s and dig up an little known hit. Please enjoy "P-A-S-S-I-O-N" by Rhythm Syndicate
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Quote of the week

Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints. - Alfred Hitchcock

Thursday, October 25, 2012

We all complained about lunches in school

I remember back when I was in school how I either took my lunch or just hit up the concession stands (mainly because of the cute cheerleader or ROTC chick I was crushing on at the time) so that I wouldn't have to eat that slop they served in the cafeteria.

My guess is that many of you had a similar opinion of your cafeteria's food in school. Well, it was brought to my attention yesterday that the cafeteria food up at the high school served maggots in their food this week.

I first thought this was just some kid attempting to play a Halloween prank on me, until one of the teachers up there told me that it was true. Not only was it true, but it was done on consecutive days!

Here's the thing...coaches run this school district...literally, almost every teacher, administrator, and school board member is a coach of some sort. I can imagine if one of their players got sick the uproar it would case, especially if was the football players.

We all know that football players are any school's pride and joy, especially during football season (at least when they're winning). Why is it when the other student's are nearly poisoned, nothing is done, even though parents and teachers complain?

I didn't even bother going to the school board. I used connection. hehehe It helps to have gone to high school with the health inspector. Needless to say, there will be an investigation.

I'm curious to know what you all think of this? Have you ever been anywhere where the school has served maggots? Isn't that like, totally gross, man?

Thanks for reading!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, let's go back to the old school with a little ditty from the 60s. Please enjoy "Happy Together" by the Turtles


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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

With all the negativity in the world...

Stories like this should really get more hype. Even someone as devoid of emotions as I have been rumored to be had to take a moment after reading
 
While the LSU football team and Tiger fans have been gearing up for this game all week, one little boy from Baton Rouge has been holding out all summer. Saturday, the Golden Band from Tigerland made one this kid's lifelong dream come true.
 

For most of his life, five year old Oliver Prats was a LSU band spectator.


"Oliver was born with Spina Bifida which causes paralysis below the waist," said Lacy Prats, Oliver's mother. "He uses a wheel chair to ambulate. So in therapy he can walk with braces and walker. So we always tell him to pretend that he's marching with LSU marching band."


But Saturday he did not have to pretend. After band director Roy King saw a picture of little Oliver in a miniature band uniform on Facebook this summer, he and his staff decided to bring Oliver in on the action.


"We're going to start off where the band steps off at the Greek Amphitheater. And Oliver's going to lead the band, literally, through the streets down the hill and into the P-MAC," said Trey Prats, Oliver's Dad.


Oliver, who was a little shy at first, absolutely transformed as he lead his heroes through a sea of purple and gold. After a long summer of waiting for this special day, that Oliver and his parents never dreamed of, this little boy's lifelong dream has come true


"These kids go through so much. All day yesterday, in fact, we were in New Orleans at doctor's appointments all day. He's got a tough life. He really does. And you know days like this just makes it all worth it, and it just brings a smile on his face," said Lacy Prats.


After all of the pre-game band fun, Oliver and his parents also got to spend the entire football game sitting in the stands with the band.
 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! I'm a little later than normal with this week's selection, but hey, it's still Monday. Here's another newer tune that was very big in the spring and summer. Please enjoy "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Quote of the week

I would not want to live in a world without fried pork chops. - Paula Deen

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! Apparently, everyone liked last week's modern selection, so this week I've decided to bring you another current tune. Please enjoy "Scream" by Usher.
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Quote of the week

Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne

Monday, October 1, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week's selection is the song that has taken the internet and now the country by storm, much in the same way "Party Rock Anthem" did last year. I'm sure some of you have never heard/seen this before, so please enjoy "Gangnam Style" by Psy. (i have no clue what he's saying...i don't speak korean...lol)
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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Water

Here is another example of how greedy society is today.

Last night, we had an away game. Obviously, when you go to a concession stand, you're going to pay for water, at least when you get it bottled, anyway.

This place turned off the water faucets just to make sure that people bought water. How sad is that!

I've come across some shady places in my time, but this takes the cake!

What do you think about them forcing people to buy water?

btw...we have our own water we gave the kids, but its still the principle of the thing

Quote of the week

In sports... you play from the time you're eight years old, and then you're done forever. - Joe Montana

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! Ever have one of those songs that just takes you back in time? That's what this week's selection does. Everytime I hear it, I'm taken back to Thursday nights in college when I would be getting ready to hit the clubs. Please enjoy "Hanging by a Moment" by Lifehouse!
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I can do nothing but shake my head in disgust

I think all of us can remember the joy of playing outside when we were growing up, right? I know that I pissed my mom off plenty of times either by being late, dirty, or both when I would come home.

Watch this...



I don't know about you, but I'd be pissed to if I had to go sit in a jail for 18 hrs just for letting my kids play outside...allegedly "unsupervised". My guess is that there is some friction between her and this neighbor who made the call, and she was just looking for any excuse to start some mess. That being said, this is a bit much.

As far as the arrest go, when did it become a crime to let your children play alone outside? From the looks of it, that is a pretty safe neighborhood! It isn't like she likes in a shack down in the ghetto riddled with bullets and surrounded by drug dealers. For goodness sakes, we seriously need to stop being so paranoid about everything.

As a native Texas, this offends me to no end to know it happened in my native state. I can only feel for this mother, and countless others out there who will now be afraid to let their kids out and play because they might get arrested, even if they are sitting out there with them.

We talk about how kids never get outside anymore all the time; how they are basically attached to their computers, cell phones, and video games. Yet, here we have a mother who actually lets her kids outside to play, and some bitch of an old hag neighbor as well "genius" police officers have her arrested.

Someone please tell me what sense this makes, because I would seriously like to know! Ugh! I'm so angry right now, I could sue for her.

Tell me dear readers, what say you? Is the lady in the right? What about the neighbor? I'm curious to know where you all stand.

As always, thanks for reading!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! Hmm...how about some 80s rock, this week, eh? Please enjoy "Say You Will" by Foreigner!
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Quote of the week

Trying to maintain order during a legalized gang brawl involving 80 toughs with a little whistle, a hanky and a ton of prayer. - Anonymous referee

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Blog update

So, I got an e-mail the other day wondering about the status of this blog. I'm not going to go into a long diatribe about what is going on, but in a nutshell here is what's going on.

I'm busier this year than I have been in previous year. For this reason, my blogging (with the exceptions of the weekly features) has become scarce to none. Truth be told, I may actually shut this down come year's end, but who knows. For those few of you left on entrecard and wondering if I'm still on there, I am not...just haven't taken that ad thingy off of here.

With all that said, keep checking in...you never know when i'll be posting something new and interesting. Also, don't forget to go over, subscribe, comment, and read my other blog...the link is in the sidebar. I've been focusing a little more on that one these days.

For those that can't find it click here

Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, how about some classic R &B? Please enjoy "Mowtownphilly" from Boyz II Men! (can you believe i heard this on an oldies station last week?!?)
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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Quote of the week

Mornings are best when they start after noon.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone!

This week, let's have a bit of movie music. If you've ever seen Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, then this week's selection needs no introduction.

Please enjoy Jessica Rabbit singing "Why Don't You Do Right?"


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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Quote of the week

We can put laser-equipped robots on Mars, but wrinkled dollar bills still don’t work in vending machines?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! I'm actually at a loss for this week's song. So, since the I heard this on some random movie I was flipping through a few minutes ago, I figure it would work. Please enjoy "House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Quote of the week

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. - John Lennon

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! I'm in the mood for some New Wave 80s. What about you? Please enjoy "Whip It" by Devo
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Quote of the week

Whoever coined the phrase “you don’t know what you got till its gone” HAD to be talking about toilet paper

Friday, August 17, 2012

Shouldn't we be proud?

The Summer Olympics have come and gone. I'm not really big on the games, but I try to at least watch a few things, if I can. Due to my extremely busy schedule this summer, though, I didn't really get to see anything, but boy howdy did I ever hear about what went on.

First, we have basketball. On the women's side of things, these proud females won yet another gold, but for some reason they're received less press than someone stepping swatting a fly. Why is that, I wonder? Could it be because these women are squeaky clean and not controversial? Perhaps it is because the US isn't really fond of women's basketball, but the same can be said for swimming and gymnastics. A real head scratcher, if you ask me.

On the men's side of things, they won another gold medal *YAWN*. Yes, I'm proud they did that, but is it really fair anymore? At this point, we're just sending pros to do overkill. I think it is time we get back to letting amateurs play. When the Dream Team was formed in 1992, they were made to ensure we got gold. Now, I think we've just gotten greedy. Oh, and did I mention that this year's team thinks they can beat the Dream Team! I don't think anyone can beat a team with the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, etc.

Next, there was swimming. Michael Phelps won another bunch of medals, but it was young up and comer named Lochte who has emerged as a rival or the heir apparent. Of course, in this day and age, no one can just be quiet. He made a sad attempt to discredit Phelps by bringing up his drug history and claiming he was out of shape. Pathetic!

Gymnastics is where the American media really shined. Here we have Gabby Douglas, the first African-American gymnast to make the top 16 (or whatever it is they call it) and rather than focusing on that, what do they decide to write stories about? Her hair! Yes, respectable newspapers were more focused on saying that her hair, which was in a ponytail, was unkept. From the pictures I saw, there wasn't anything wrong with it, other than they just needed something to criticize. Heaven forbid someone who is doing athletic stuff have her hair in a ponytail. For goodness sakes, what was she supposed to do, have her hair in some fancy prom-type style?

The final thing that was brought to my attention was camaraderie. There was a photo that was going around facebook that showed US athlete embracing Saudi Arabian athletes with a caption saying something along the lines of if only our countries could get along as well as we do. It was quite a powerful photo.

Anyway, I just wanted to get a quick Olympic rant out of the way! Thanks for reading!

Do you remember?

Retro Commercial Friday

Coach speak

So, at the end of the day today, the first week of school will be in the books (with way too many left to go!) That in itself isn't the real accomplishment, as much as the fact that it would appear that in this school district, there are 7...count 'em 7...teachers that aren't coaches or former coaches. Of those 7, I believe that 2 have some kind of relation to the powers that be, or they're just older than God, so they're not going anywhere.

This is a small town and a small school district, but the fact that coaches seem to run everything around here...and get more and more powerful and numerous by the year, is quite disturbing. Wouldn't you agree?

Just yesterday, the choir teacher quit. I don't know what her reasons were, but I know that she had some trouble with a couple of the coaches at the other school and was looking for a job elsewhere. Maybe she got it, or maybe she just got fed up with the b.s. around here.

I don't know if I mentioned this before, but the coaches don't even get along with each other. The high school powerlifting team is 3 time state champs. The football team loses in the playoffs, albeit further then they've ever gone, and you'd think they'd have gone undefeated and won the state championship.

The poor powerlifters, though, got a small cake and streamers in the teachers lounge. No big celebration or anything. You'd think they were us band people! Geesh!

Is it any wonder that bossman and I are probably leaving after this year?

Anyway, I suppose I should wrap this up and head to work. Thanks for listening/reading!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, we're coming back to the present with one of the biggest hits (and slightly annoying songs) of the summer. Please enjoy Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" (don't forget to watch the ending of the video...it's kind of a funny twist)
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Quote of the week

If human girls make duck faces on facebook, does that mean duck girls make human faces on their facebook pics?

Monday, August 6, 2012

The return

So, for the handful of you that actually read this lil ol' blog of mine, you may have noticed that I didn't post anything for the past week or so, not even my weekly stuff. Well, aside from being too busy to know whether to scratch my watch or wind my butt thanks to band camp.

It is good to take some time away from the internet, though. This day and age we are a bit too connected. Hell, when was the last time you had a real phone conversation with someone, and I'm not talking about texting. I'm speaking of having an actual human to human conversation?

I actually have a post about this planned for later this week, so be on the lookout.

In the meantime, it is good to be back. Now, I have a few days of vacation left before school starts Friday. Ugh!

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone!!! In honor of the greatest musician/entertainer to ever grace the earth, Louis Armstrong (who would be 111 this past Saturday), I give you this live gem which showcases his singing and playing abilities. Please enjoy "Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans"
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Aren't they going a bit far?

You may recall back in November a story broke about a coach molesting boys in the shower at Penn State University many years ago. Since that time, this thing has snowballed into insane proportions.


Everytime you turn on the television, and it doesn’t have to necessarily be ESPN or something sports related, you hear about this. For those that live up in that part of the country, I can only imagine that it is 100x worse, especially if you’re around Happy Valley.

This thing has cost many people their jobs and, in my opinion, the life of one legendary coach, Joe Paterno. I say that because, at nearly 90 yrs old, he was still as spry and wiry as ever, not to mention the fact that the man can coach. To my knowledge, the only health problems he had were when he broke his hip. The guy is an octogenarian, what do you expect?

Upon his abrupt departure from the school and football amidst this scandal, he was the winningest coach in college football.

Penn St. decided to fund their own private investigation into the matter of this child sex scandal, and what they found out was even more hard-hitting than what we knew already.

That thing is 700 pages, so obviously I won’t go into it, but the main thing that was discovered is that Coach Paterno covered up the fact that he knew about what going on. Somehow, this has people all up in arms.

The guy lied. It is as simple as that, yet people are making it out to be as if what he did was rape those boys. That was not Joe; it was that douche bag, Jerry Sandusky.

I’m not going to sit here and say that lying and covering this up was right, because it wasn’t, but I will say that it isn’t half as bad as what actually happened to those boys.

Moving on…outside of Beaver Stadium, there was a statue of Joe Paterno leading the team out of the tunnel. As soon as this information was made public, though, people started calling for it to be torn down. On top of that, anything that has Paterno’s name on it, such as the school library and a street, is being renamed.

Making matters worse, the NCAA handed down punishment for this crime to the school. The most notable is that the winningest coach in all of college football has to expunge all wins from 1997-2011!

Let’s talk about that statue first, shall we. I don’t understand why people are so hell bent on having it removed. Like I said, it isn’t like Joe did the raping. On top of that, whatever they may think about him, Penn St. football would not and will not be the same without him. So, for them to remove the statue because of what he didn’t do seems a bit much to me.

I don’t know. I guess I’m just on the other side of the fence with this one, but I really see no reason to have such outrage against a statue.

Now, onto the wins. If you’re a fan of college football, then you are we aware that whenever the powers that be feel the desire to punish a school, usually for something like a player taking benefits from an agent, illegal practices, etc. When wins are taken away, it is because there was something or someone on the field who basically shouldn’t have been, causing those games to be forfeit.

So, with that in mind, how does a coach (and his teams) lose all of their wins for the past 14 seasons because of one little cover-up? I mean, those wins are linked to more than just the coach. There are all the players who actually went out there and beat themselves (and the other teams) up, the assistant coaches, and the school (whose legacy is mostly football, whether they want to admit it or not).

Again, I may be alone on this, but I just don’t think these wins should be taken away from him. There is no reason to so do. No matter what we may think of him now, Coach Paterno was a really good coach. You don’t win that many games (and at the same school for some 60 or so years) by accident
If you want to punish the school for this, then do it, but do it so that the whole school isn’t made to suffer for one man’s crime.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone!

Who's ready to rock it out this week? Please enjoy "Roundabout" by Yes.


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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Quote of the week

The United States is probably the only country in the world where people need energy drinks to sit in front of a computer all day

Friday, July 20, 2012

For those we have lost...

Such a tragedy. Hope nothing like this happens when I go see this tomorrow.

Do you remember...

Retro Commercial Friday

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, how about checking out a little bit of Madonna. Please enjoy "Express Yourself". Yes, I know this isn't the radio version that everyone knows


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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quote of the Week

Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don't have to be anything else. - Orson Welles

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Shouldn't you be a star?

Helen Mirren, Ron Howard, Javier Bardem, Usher, the late Luther Vandross, Jennifer Hudson, and a few others have all been selected as part of the 2013 Hollywood Walk of Fame class.

Wait..Jennifer Hudson? What has she done? Sure you can say she was on American Idol, but so have what 11 other seasons full of people, and she didn't even win. I believe she came in 5th or something.

How about that Oscar she won for Dreamgirls! Well, don't those kind of accolades lead to bigger and better things? Last movies that I know she was in was an overhyped small part in Sex & the City and then she was just in  that horrid Three Stooges movie.

Basically, when push comes to shove, all she's been able to do is schill Weight Watchers and shove it in everyone's face how much weight she's lost at every turn. All that lost weight hasn't helped her career, though.

What is it that she's done to warrant getting a star, especially one in the music category, when she hasn't even had a hit?!?

I'm sorry if it seems like I'm a "hater", but it seems to be that one should be an actual star before one gets a star. Hell, the other musicians getting a star, Luther Vandross, Janis Joplin, Jane's Addiction, Usher, Thalia (she's a big Mexican singer, apparently)...even New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys all have many hits under their belt.

Jennifer, on the other hand, has moderate success on the R & B charts, and has been all but invisible in the other charts, but I guess when you marry a WWE wrestler (a Harvard Law grad who searched for love with famed reality whore, New York), have your family brutally murdered, and shove your weight loss and mediocre career down our throats at every turn, you're deserving of a star.

Personally, I think there are far more deserving artists who should be getting this star, and not her. By giving Jennifer a star, all Hollywood is doing is opening up the door for the likes of the untalented media whores such as the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, the cast of Jersey Shore or any of those Desperate Housewives of ____ to get one.

Last I checked you had to actually be a bonafide star to get a star, and Jennifer Hudson is not, especially in the music world!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Legends die...but will there be new ones to take their place?

Last week we lost a true legend in Andy Griffith. When The Andy Griffith Show originally aired wasn't even a glint in my parents' eyes. As a matter of fact, I think they may have still been kids at that time. Either way, the point is that this is one the most iconic shows ever. I've moved around a visited many places, but I don't think I've ever been anywhere that doesn't air this at some point in time. Not to mention it is in regular rotation on TV Land.

He also starred in a few movies, (No Time for Sergeants is my favorite), as well as another show, Matlock, which I'm not too familiar with, but from what I hear, it could have very well been more of Andy playing himself.

What I'm getting at with this pseudo-eulogy is that we lost a great TV icon last week. Then, on Sunday, we lost another great star from this era, Ernest Borgnine, who is best known for his time on McHale's Navy, I believe.

This got me to thinking, with all the icons and actors who were in shows from the Golden Age of television dying off (ironically, Larry Hagman seems to have taken that foot out of the grave and returned to the screen in the new version of Dallas), will future generations say the same thing about today's "stars".

Think about it for a minute. Icons of yesteryear, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Dick van Dyke, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Barbara Eden, Elizabeth Montgomery, Art Carney, Jackie Gleason, etc.

Then we have those that became icons in the 80s and 90s, Bill Cosby, Jerry Seinfeld, the cast of Friends, David Hasslehoff, etc.

However, when it comes to today we have the Kardashians and the cast of Jersey Shore leading the pack!

Seriously, are we really going to consider them icons in the next 20-30 yrs? Will there be the same amount of love and respect shown upon their deaths as seen with Andy Griffith's? Or will they continue to be nothing but a media circus, even from beyond the grave?

Speaking of grave, Andy was buried within hours of his passing. I wonder if that was done to keep the media leeches from turning his death and funeral into a circus. Other than a marathon of The Andy Griffith Show, there hasn't been much else said about it past this weekend. Maybe more celebrity families should take note and bury their loved ones ASAP, since that seems to be the only way to get any respect from paparazzi.

With social media and internet ruling the world nowadays, TV in nearly a thing of the past, so the fact that there aren't as many icons is no surprise, but seriously, there has to be someone who isn't a polarizing figure, right?

The thing about those actors from the 50s and 60s, and this may just be because they weren't shoved down people's throats 24-7, is the fact we didn't know everything about them. That bit of mystery, coupled with actual talent made them what they are today.

Can you imagine if they were around today? I can see some website having a field day because Andy Griffith crossed the Mason Dixon line, Jackie Gleason ate a salad, or Lucille Ball's roots were showing.

Man, society sure has devolved, hasn't it?

While there may not be any icons to take the place of a true good guy like Andy Griffith, we can rest assured that he will live on forever in reruns.

R.I.P. Sheriff Taylor

Pleasant..but it won't last

With band camp inching ever so close to being here, I've decided it is time to get out of the A/C and out in the heat, so that I'm used to it and not complaining as much as the kids. The problem with that, though, is that this morning I walked out to a windy and rainy day. What was more remarkable, though, is the fact that the temperature was downright pleasant! When was the last time you could say pleasant and July in the same sentence?

This is south Louisiana in the dead of summer. By all accounts I should nearly pass out from heat exhaustion as soon as I walk out the door. For all the heat wave accounts that I've been hearing the past couple of weeks, it really hasn't been that much different than normal down here *knock on wood*

Back to the pleasantness, though...am I wrong in wishing this is a sign that we'll actually have seasons again, rather than the week of winter we had? I believe altogether, we had maybe 6 days of winter type weather, a couple of those occurred in the spring, on top of that!

I guess I should just enjoy it while its around. Thank goodness for that cold front that came through, because I'm sure that by this time next week, things will be back to sweltering.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! Let's get funky!!! First, please enjoy a small hit by the Jacksons (during their reunion tour), "Torture" Next, who's funkier than the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, right? Please fest your ears upon "Get Up Off That Thang"
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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Quote of the week

The United States is probably the only country in the world where people need energy drinks to sit in front of a computer all day

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone!

This week, I have a couple of 80s hits that are sure to get your blood puming! First up, enjoy the Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited"

Next up, get in touch with your inner rocker with Pat Benatar and "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Quote of the week

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it - Danny Kaye

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, I have a couple of up-tempo tunes that are sure to get you through the week. First up, we have a little tune from Beyonce. Please enjoy "Love on Top" Next, we go back to the 80s from the one-hit wonders ABC (like most 80s groups, they went on to huge careers everywhere but here in the US) Please enjoy "The Look of Love"
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Quote of the week

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. - Stephen Hawking

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, what say we slow it down with some smooth soul/R & B from Lenny Kravitz. Please enjoy his his first hit (I think) "It Ain't Over Till It's Over"


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Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day Pictures, Images and Photos

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Quote of the week

Limits only exist in our minds.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Something you never thought of

Like any and everyone that has an e-mail account, I get bombarded with random bouts of spam. Once in a while it somehow manages to sneak into my inbox, but for the most part, the spam filter takes care of it all, which is awesome.

However, periodically, I do check my spam folders in the case someone sends me a mail from another account or something else that isn't spam finds its way in there.

While doing this, I am astounded by the audacity of some of the things that  I get. Stuff from male enhancement, credit score changes, insurance, medicine, breast implants, yeast infection medicine, motor oil, etc.

Isn't amazing how much useless crap is sent that we don't even read. Just think, someone actually spent the time to write it, or at least write the program that sends this mess out.

Anyway, just wanted to get that off my chest. Thanks for reading!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week how about two totally different songs to get you through the week, eh?
First up is a somewhat forgotten gem from the 80s. Please enjoy Lisa Stansfield's "All Around the World"



Next up, how's some rock from the mid 90s. Please enjoy "Semi Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind


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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Quote of the week

I have come to the conclusion that dryer lint is the cremated remains of all my missing socks.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Quote of the day

There are no two words in the English language darker in combination than "Twilight Marathon.".

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, how about a two-fer, eh?

First up, we have a some from a little film you may have heard of...Ghostbusters! Enjoy Ray Parker, Jr. singing "Ghostbusters"



Next up, one of my favorite songs from Hall & Oates. Please enjoy "Out of Touch"


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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Quote of the week

Its kinda ironic how when you fold a heart in half it makes a tear drop

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Quote of the day

The teenage brain is 80% song lyrics.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What is this summer you speak of?

You know, when you're a teacher, the one thing you look forward to is having your summers off. Some even use it as a justification for the absurdly low pay for doing a job that is such a service while professional athletes and their ilk get paid multi million dollar contracts...and some of them don't do anything but sit on the bench the entire season!!!

Anyway, here I am all ready for my summer, and then I get the e-mail that we are going to be having weekly meeting throughout June. Ugh!

You may say what about July and August, right? Well, we start band camp after the 4th (every tue/thur until the 23rd when it actually starts. Camp ends Aug 4, the following week is teacher in-service week, with school starting on the 13th (what a birthday present, huh?). So, yeah, there is no summer break for me. Oh well, such is life.

At least I'll be making some money during some of these extra days...not the band camp, but that's a topic for another post.

Anyway, thanks for reading!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, how about some old school, 70s funk from The Whispers. Please enjoy "And the Beat Goes On"


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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Quote of the week

In the future, I’ll tell my grandchildren that I’m older than the internet, blowing their minds forever.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Do you remember...

Retro Commercial Friday

Freedom...it's just around the corner

The last day of school and, man, am I so ready for it. The quicker 1 o'clock gets here, the better.

I don't really know why, though. My plans for the summer involve a lot of getting ready for next year and maybe a trip to Houston or San Antonio (hopefully the return trip won't result in bad news like the last time...lol)

Is it 1, yet?!?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week, I'm bringing you a couple of more modern selections by a couple of supremely talented women.

First, we have the big hit by Florence + the Machine. Please enjoy "Dog Days Are Over" (ironic, since summer is about to start) Next, we have a hit by the first (and arguably best) American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. Please enjoy "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)"
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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Quote of the week

All the Auto-Tune in the world will never ever sound as cool as talking into a desk fan

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Challenge completed

*WHEW*

Well, I made it through my self imposed 30 day blog challenge. Think I did pretty well, too. It definitely jump started my blogging habits. While I more than likely won't be posting something every single day, I will definitely be posting on more of regular basis.

Now, if I can only get back to reading and commenting on everyone else's blogs...lol

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Quote of the day

I hate it when I buy a bag of air and there's chips in it - random lady in the office

Monday, May 14, 2012

Musical Monday

Happy Musical Monday, everyone! This week's selection is a cover of Tammy Wynette's theme by the Blues Brothers. Please enjoy "Stand By Your Man"
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