Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Sam (name is fictional): Coach, I want to run free, like a bird.
We finally had our first game of the season, 1 month late due to the storms. We tied a team from New Orleans 1-1. It was our first game in a new competitive level and the guys played well. We only had 3 subs, ended up with 2 injured, had driven 3 hours to make a morning game...so all in all, a tie on the road in those conditions is not a bad result.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
I take the exit row seriously and always check two things. If I have to open the exit door, do I throw it indoors or out? And when I exit on the wing, do I go towards the front or back. For some reason the information never sticks...so I always check.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
In daylight she looked desperate.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
“Failures are divided into two classes --those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.” - John Charles SalakLately I've been feeling that I lack the time to step back and let everything just be at peace. Having time to think and relax is really important to me. It recharges me mentally and spiritually as much as sleep does physically.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
"Want to come back to my planet?"
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
At the end of the road the is a weekend in NYC, tickets to Wicked, my brother's birthday, a Yankees game and the grand opening of my sister in law's museum. Should be an action packed trip!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
So three things I learned from this:
- How to correctly pronounce anathema
- The definition of anathema. I wanted to be sure I understood it completely: "to be formally set apart" with its roots taken from a Greek term (Ανάθεμα) which originally referred to lifting something up as an offering to the gods.
- Sarah Palin will not have the support of America's largest feminist organization.
Monday, September 15, 2008
It's just God hugging us closer.
I had to do some digging in order to find out a way to embed this video as NBC's website was not cooperating with me. So I did a quick search or two and found someone who succeeded where I could not (The Huffington Post).
In case you missed it, Tina Fey appeared as Sarah Palin on SNL this past weekend and the resemblance is uncanny. And if you are prepared to laugh at Palin's position on climate change, experience in foreign affairs, etc. then this is also really funny. If laughing at a bitter Hilary Clinton is more your speed, this clip does the damage. All around, it is a good way to start your Monday after learning that the stock market is in serious turmoil.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
1. Small boot shaped line: The state I live in.
2. Big red mark as big as the Gulf of Mexico: Hurricane Ike (former wave)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Most everyone is passing me a link to some sort of storm tracking website. Well, I now have one to pass back to them. Check out Umbrella Today? and never worry about being prepared again. Be sure to check it on Friday and Saturday to see if you should have evacuated or not. Or maybe someone should actually create that website: Evacuate Today?
Monday, September 08, 2008
The one below is Ike.
(Try to make it all the way through Retired. It should make you laugh at least once.)
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Back to football though. What a strange feeling to be rooting for the Jets and have Favre as the quarterback. And then find yourself rooting for Chad Pennington to make the come back but seeing him in a Dolphin uniform. Sunday afternoon football just seemed all out of whack as the season kicked off.
Of course, I had to go look up what the GU 63 patch is that everyone is wearing. It is a tribute to Gene Upshaw (former Oakland Raider and Executive Director of the NFL Players' Association). Upshaw passed away on 8/20 and the players will be wearing the patch for the entire 2008-2009 season.
Friday, September 05, 2008
Politics rarely makes an appearance on this site but last night's RNC speech by McCain was pretty interesting to me. I am not sure where my vote will fall in the upcoming election, but I think that McCain has a tougher road to climb in terms of winning my vote than Obama does.
John McCain's nomination acceptance speech did impress me though. And I fully admit that I did not expect to be impressed either. However, I like the theme of service that he embraced in the speech and think that it will work well for him in the campaign. Of course, there were a lot of apparent contradictions throughout the convention including the mockery of Obama's Community Organization work by other speakers that did not sit well. Also, I thought the introductory video prior to his speech alternated between being extremely effective to borderline offensive due to potential hubris (particularly when the narrative voice suggested that he was spared war time casualty because God has/had greater plans for McCain in mind). All in all though, it was an impressive performance.
The big surprise for me (and it probably should not have been) was the interruptions from various protesters during the speech. The most prominent was a man wearing the t-shirt Iraq Veterans Against the War. He was holding a sign up that read: You Can't Win an Occupation. McCain handled the interruptions relatively well. I thought the crowd looked intent on attacking them though. It takes a lot of guts (regardless of right or wrong) to stand up in front of that convention and interrupt it like that. Kind of like standing in the middle of a bunch of Red Sox fans and cheering for the Yankees.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
He probably would have had a tough time relating this guitar work to the music he was hearing though, so perhaps this performance on Letterman would have worked to some extent.
All that to say, I've been jamming to Phish today, working in a local coffee house since my house has no phone or internet. Enjoy.
Then there is the local turn of phrase that pops into the occasional story. Read this link and notice how people in this part of Louisiana do not buy groceries, they make them...
"She was in Adrien's Supermarket making groceries to restock her shelves after her power was off for 24 hours during Hurricane Gustav."
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008