Saturday, December 31, 2011

All in all I'd have to say it's been a good year.

Work's been good and the blog has had it's biggest year yet! With a record number of over 600 posts, I doubt I'll be able to pull anything like this off ever again! Plus traffic on the blog is at an all time high!


Also for some unexplained reason people keep subscribing to my YouTube posts even though I rarely make them anymore. (maybe that's something to work on for next year)

Anyway, I hope you all have an excellent final day of 2011!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to the Blonde One

Her birthday wish list:

1) CJ Wilson back to the Rangers
2) CJ Wilson
3) Anything over $500 in price
4) A $1000 gift card (one month's supply) to Starbucks
5) A $1000 gift card to Old Navy (one day supply)
6) CJ Wilson
7) Ranger's season tickets
8) The Rangers franchise
9) A written letter of apology from Rangers General Manager John Daniels about not keeping CJ on the team
10) Anything pink


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Show off

Something tells me she wasn't impressed

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Little Jerry and the Monotones Mad

Before Bray sang Opera, he'd lip sync to this.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I'm Batman WalMart Commercial (Batman Arkham City)

For anyone who missed it, here's Wal-Marts hilarious Batman: Arkham City Commercial.

Monday, December 26, 2011

My Xmas haul

So what'd all I get this year? Well besides the regular clothes I got:

1) Ewoks cartoon on DVD
2) Crochet Set
3) Scream 4
4) A terrible cold

Besides the last one, it was a good Xmas overall. Now if I can just kick this blasted cold I'll be having an awesome holidays. (an Auburn win over Virginia this week would be nice too)

Sunday, December 25, 2011 - Christmas Glitter Graphics

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011 - Christmas Glitter Graphics

Twas the Night before Christmas
and all through the room
the kitchen was messy
so I picked up a broom
then in the corner what did I discover?
it seemed like a moron who looked like my brother

Caleb? I said, "What are you doing here?"
He was wearing pink undies, which looked awful queer
"Oh man" he replied as he was scratching his head
"Santa robbed me blind and left me for dead!
He broke in our house and was stealing our stuff
and when I saw him I'd had quite enough!"

So I tried to tackle him like I did in the game!"
(He meant the Santa Bowl which was extremely lame)
"But he lifted his fist and hit me so fast
I fell to the floor and busted my ass
Then he looked at me with a smile and said
I think I'll just rob this kid instead!

So he took all my clothes and he took all my cash
and before I could yell, he was gone in a flash!"
I looked at my brother with moderate doubt
then knew what happened, I figured it out.
"Wait a minute" I said, "You're jobless and broke
You don't have any money, this is some kind of joke!

You sold your clothes to buy Christmas presents
now you have nothing and look like a peasant!"
"You're right" Caleb said, looking so sad,
"Can you give me a lift back home to Dad's?"
I starred at Caleb and asked "How's your health"
He said "Very good", so I made him walk home himself.

Happy X-mas Eve everyone!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Damage control

Ok, I made the mistake of showing Megan old photos of me tonight and now they're already on Facebook. (I hate social media)

So let me explain this picture before anyone gets any ideas...

You see... this is what I really am. Yep. You should have known it this whole time. Wings and all... I appear on your shoulder and give you good advice when you can't make up your mind.

Ok seriously, this was a Holloween costume I had a few years back. I even made a video (posted on the blog earlier this year) about it too.

Ok, that's all!

In the Army (4)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

TV Show countdown

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

This season...the shows are a little better (which isn't saying much considering last season) but it has been an improvement. Still, this show has gone on 2 seasons too many and is starting to wear thin.

It has Star Wars in the title so of course I'm going to watch it but I won't miss it when they take it off the air that's for sure.


By now you should know this is my favorite show. Season 6 didn't disappoint either. This is still one of the best shows out there in my opinion! This season they raised the stakes in the finale this past Sunday and came away with another amazing season!

Walking Dead

If you aren't watching this, you're missing one of the best shows on TV. I thought this show would be enjoyable, but I never imagined it would rival Dexter in being my favorite show?!

Holy Crow! I've read the comics but never thought it would be just as good!! What makes it better is that it doesn't necessarily follow the comic books so everyone episode differs. It's just GOOD.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Survivor Review


So this is how it ends. Sophia wins?! Possibly the lamest player in Survivor history (2nd only to Versepia from Survivor: Marquesas)

Face it folks, she was hardly ever shown on camera (obviously was not interesting to the producers) and it's the first time in history I've ever seen Jeff Probst spend only 1 minute on the winner!!

If you saw the live show you know what I mean. He knew Sophia was boring to the viewers as well. She did no strategic moves in the game and played the tole of your basic "coat tail rider" that was it.

But what about next season? 2 tribes, living as one but competing against themselves? Gotta admit, I kinda like it.

But for now I'll have to sit back and wait till February to find out how it goes!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

My new look

For folks who don't see me every day, this is my new look, taken for a practical joke we did for work. (long story)

Anyway, it's kind of a slow weekend. Nothing really much to post about and I had this pic and thought, "Eh, why not!"

Saturday, December 17, 2011

X-mas Shopping

Got all my shopping done for the year. This has to be a record for me. I'm never done this early. But this year all the presents came from Amazon. Quick and easy! Now all I have to do is sit back and let the packages come to me!

Ahhh... X-mas shopping made easy, now THAT'S CHRISTMAS!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Star Wars vs Star Trek

So if you haven't heard Carrie Fisher and William Shatner have been been "hee-hawing" each other about which sci-fi genre is the best. I'm sure this battle has waged on for years but honestly I've never talked about it much to anyone, but I thought today I could put in my 2 cents.

Of course I love Star Wars the most, but I do enjoy Star Trek as well. If we combined it on paper I actually think it's pretty even...

1) Best TV series. We have Clone Wars which sadly, makes Star Trek Voyager look genius in comparison! (point Trek)

2) Original movies. Star Wars, Empire and Jedi going up against movies like Star Trek 1,3 & 5... hands down Wars gets a point!

3) Newest movies. I loved the new Star Trek film (who didn't) putting it up against the Prequels (or Clone Wars the movie) Trekkies gain another point.

4) Lead Actors. Shatner vs Hamill. I love you Mark but c'mon! It's Shatner we're talking about here!

5) Leading Actress. Carrie Fisher in a metal bikini vs.... I'm sorry where were we? I just lost my train of thought. (point Wars)

We could go on and on, but the point that hits home to me the most is continuity. Star Wars has it. From their books to their comics, the movies and that step above the Holiday Special called Clone Wars, Star Wars has it.

Star Trek continuity? Forget it. They don't even have it in their tv to movie series, not in their books either. It's like someone just kept writing "what if" stories and Trekkies didn't care.

I hate Lucas, but his death grip he has over the story has been impressive. Knowing that some stories get cut and even authors get booted off a project *cough cough Karen Traviss* Lucas has kept the story line pretty linear and complete.

I also love Star Wars because it doesn't deal with Time Travel like Star Trek does. How many times have they tirelessly used the same "go back in time" story line in their books, movie and series? Too many to number.

Star Wars doesn't deal with all that mess and that's what makes it better. Shatner said in a YouTube video to Fisher recently that Star Wars only had special effects but Trek had the story. For the prequels he'd be right, but overall well... I love you Mr Shatner but at least our stories have continuity.

C-ya tomorrow folks!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bye Gus!

Well, it finally happened. We lost Gus Malzahn.....TO ARKANSAS STATE!?!?

This is the man who could have just about any Head Coach job in the nation and he's going to the Sun Belt? THE SUN BELT!!!

They even reported that he'll be the highest paid Sun Belt coach just beating out Willie Taggart's $40,000 salary by $62 bucks!!

Ok, I kid there, but Arkansas State????

I know he's from the area and I know he's always wanted to go back. Arkansas' fans should be happy because they now know who they will have as their next head coach after Petrino leaves.

Now here's the kicker. That means Gus will actually be in Monroe next year when they play the Warhawks. This will be the equivalent of watching Cam Newton retiring to teach preschooler's how to color.

I'm at a loss for words here. But at least he's happy and NO ONE will criticize his game play ever again!

Good luck in oblivion Gus!

In the Army (3)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Oh Mets....

Well, what can I say...We couldn't keep Reyes, I saw that coming. Expected it even. But now we've traded Angel Pagan for a couple of no names???

It's like they don't even want to hide the fact that the Mets have NO money to spend and won't for a very long time.

I don't hate the Sandy Alderman (the Mets GM) He wasn't the one that got us in this situation in the first place, but it is disheartening to see the Mets taking one step backwards every year.

No doubt about it, the way the Marlins have gotten aggressive this off season has made my realize we will be the last place team in our division next year.

Our minor league are in shambles, we're broke and there's nothing we can do but sit back and watch every other team in major league baseball outplay us like we're a girls softball team.

It's sad.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The agony of defeat

So now that I've had more time to think about what went wrong, I'd like to break down yesterday's game for you in more detail and point out the keys to success and the reasons for defeat at the Santa Bowl this year.

Keys to Success: With all their practicing the youth didn't stand a chance in the first half. The Adult's were clearly in control 12-0. But in the 2nd half everything changed.

The Youth had the run and that's the ONLY thing they had. But they used their speed well and won the game with it, because hey! If it works every time why stop it right? The Youth now have a plan to do the same thing year after year until the Adults show they can stop it.

Reasons for defeat: Albert Einstein defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result." This was exactly what the Adults did. Defenses in the past 2 years have been able to shut down the run. The Youth aren't stupid. They didn't just figure out the power of running the ball after 11 years! They've never run it successfully. The defense in the past was able to shut it down every year by bringing the secondary in and boxing the the run.

This year for some reason our secondary stayed way out in no man's land to "catch the run" when it came their way. Did it work? Sometimes, after the Youth gained 30 more yards! It was the worst defense we've ever had. They knew the run was coming but made no effort to try and stop it, lining up he same way every play.

The other reason for our demise is the play calling. Our final play ended up being a fake punt (that no one fell for) where are receiver was double covered and even if he'd caught the ball he was a full 10 yards away from the goal line and would have been down ending the game anyway.

I can only wonder what would've happened if we'd kicked the field goal. The Youth had only 5 on the line. Like I said NOBODY bought the fake kick.

But I'm glad the Youth won. They deserved it this year. They played tough and exposed our weaknesses we refused to correct. I believe our failings are linked to one need.

A coach.

Plain and simple that's what we needed. We needed someone who everyone on the team would listen to and follow on the field. Someone who would've told the Adults how to run a defense and what plays to call at critical times.

Finding a coach won't be easy. They'd have to dedicate their time to the team, running plays and analyzing the opponent. It'll also be hard getting someone everyone will listen too. It seems as though we have too many cooks in the kitchen and each one is cooking a recipe for disaster. This has to stop.

We could've won that game. We SHOULD have won that game, but we didn't due to ignorance on the field in offense and defense.

Something we'll have to work on next year....

Saturday, December 10, 2011



Youth win for the 2nd time ever, 19-18

Adults dominated the 1st half of the game and made it 12-0 at the half. Youth scored in the 3rd and the Adults answered 18-6.

But then darkness covered the field as the Youth decided to run the ball and the Adults terrible defense couldn't figure out a way to stop them. They score with 34 seconds left and the game ends 19-18.

Friday, December 09, 2011


That's right boys and girls! Once again it's time for the annual Santa Bowl, the Youth vs the Adults.

In our decade of dominance I don't see much hope for our Youthful warriors. They've lost all but one of these meetings (and to be honest that one win was a fluke) so I don't see them winning this year either.

The Adults strength comes from the fact that we now have so many folks on our team we have them divided into Offense and Defense, so that way no one tires out and we can come out the Youth 100% fresh every time!

But if I know the Youth they have some "secret" plan of taking us down this year. I don't see that happening but then again it is the Santa Bowl, crazier things have been done.

C-ya tomorrow with the update!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Monday, December 05, 2011

The Me update

So what's been new with me? Been a while sine I've done an update so I decided today would be a great opportunity to do one!

I'm done traveling to Dallas (at least for now) No word on how much travel I'll have for next year though. Could be a little, could be a lot, depending on how much they decide to let that department grow, but overall work is great.

What I'm getting ready for now is my HR Certification test. Usually people study 3 to 6 months for these but I only have 1!! So I've been hitting the books pretty hard. I don't know if I'll be able to pass it on the first time but I'm really hoping I do. (these test are expensive) If I don't pass, I'm doubtful if I'll take it again. I guess it all depends how I do. The test isn't for another few weeks but still it nerve-wrecking!

This is why I never miss my old days back at school. Sure we look back on them with fond memories because we tend to forget the headache of test and papers due, but not me! I loathed every study time I had! That's why I'm never going to pine over the "good ole days" when I was in school.

Anyway, besides that, life is good and I have no complaints.

Have a great week everybody!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Let's try this again shall we? VoteWhat's your favorite thing about the Holidays?
Holiday music
Holiday decorations
Holiday movies and specials

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Saturday, December 03, 2011

McRib Count

29 and counting...

Friday, December 02, 2011

BCS Blessed

Since the Holiday Poll turned out to be a bust let me m=make a comment about the upcoming BCS Championship Game.

Won't it make Kirk Herbstreit glad to know that an SEC team will finally LOSE a Championship this year?

Hmmm...maybe not.

Holiday poll!

Thursday, December 01, 2011