Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Apparently, thousands of people are trying to find out what a Portuguese Water Dog looks like and this page has been a landing spot for a lot of them. 2,082 visits. Pretty crazy outlier in my statistics.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Here's a photo of my wife in action. She gets better every year and got to try a stint at center midfield in this game. Not sure if she liked that position or not...
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Coach: I go out a lot. This past weekend I went on a date with my wife.
Player: That's not a date. That's like me visiting my grand ma.
Coach: I think there is a difference between my wife and your grand ma.
This video is set to their song Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. It is made by an amateur but it fascinating. In case you haven't seen it before (I believe it may have gone viral a while back), let me warn you about this 3 minute 44 second video:
1. If you make it 52 seconds in, you will think you have wasted 1 minute of your life and that I have sent you down a rabbit trail for no reason.
2. At 1:40 you will wonder who has this kind of time on their hands (no pun intended) and be fairly interested in continuing for the next 2 minutes.
3. At 2:25, if you happen to like electronic music, you will still be listening and damn impressed by the effort put into this silly video by its creator.
4. 1 minute later you will probably decide that I may have wasted your time and may or may decide you like Daft Punk. At that point, you may just stick around for the last 20 seconds.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
They read as follows:
1. 1-0 lhs. ... scored 5 minutes in
2. 1-1. At 26 minute
3. Still 1-1. We've had 2 off the crossbar
4. 16 minutes left
5. 2-1 lhs. ... scored 15th minute
6. 3-1 acadiana red card
What an awesome way to end a flight. I wish I had been at the game but I am content knowing I will see us battle again in the semis.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
My wife is trying to keep the economy going all by herself. We can stimulate the economy easily by sending my wife and other's like her a check. She will run right out and buy clothes, jewelry, shoes for herself and our children. To be fair, we do need a few of these things. Since this money will be spent immediately, it will have an immediate impact to our economy. I'd probably just buy my kid a college education since he will be working this debt off for his entire life.
If you are asking me if you think one day I will return to Chelsea, I tell you 'yes, I think so', although I'm not saying when.In particular, I like the phrasing of "I belong to their story and they belong to my story." Watch the brief interview here.
I belong to their story and they belong to my story. I hope they get back to what they were, because the club has changed.
Many more pictures here. Check them out if you want to see more.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Nice guy: Man, you should get some sleep. You look dead. I mean, nothing personal, I don't want to offend you but you should really catch up on your sleep.
Me: I was faking.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
There were some major close calls in the US vs Mexico game tonight, the latest World Cup qualifier for our boys in the stars and stripes. Despite those close calls though, we came out on top 2-0! Gotta love Bradley with the two goals and his effort all around. Great game by him. And I may be out voted on this, but Hejduk looked good! And let's put it this way, I would rather he be on my squad then theirs and he sure as hell didn't spear the other team's keeper with his cleats.
Poor Sven...his career might just be over, or at least his career at the helm of the Mexican national team.
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Me: What's that?
Cashier: Stuffed pork chop.
Me: Oh. What's it stuffed with?
Cashier: Don't know.
Me: I'll take it.
I will probably never know what that chop was stuffed with but it was spicy, with rice, and smothered in gravy. It was awesome. Time for a nap on the flight to Houston.
Friday, February 06, 2009
One month of portraits came to a close yesterday. I have a feeling that occasional portraits (self or other) will appear on this site over time, but the daily portrait project has officially closed up shop with this last item. Thanks for watching.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
If you're in the mood for a more upbeat Ryan Adams tune, here is one of my favorites, New York, New York performed on Letterman. The official video (shot 4 days prior to September 11th) can be viewed here. Happy Thursday.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
This truck is actually employed by a local joint called Raising Cane's, a chicken tender fast food joint. They are closely affiliated with UL, whose mascot is the Rajin' Cajun. Geaux Cajuns!
Raising Cane's actually started in Baton Rouge and was the result of a business class project at LSU. I can only assume that their local roots and their focus on community involvement is why they are so into UL here. At this point, they have over 50 locations, many in areas with universities. Their revenue i m 200 was $97.3M. Not bad or a C- project in college...
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Other Coach: Hey, do you have any shin guards?
Coach: Sure...you wear shin guards when we play indoors?
Other Coach: Of course! You don't?
Coach: Well, I just play light and don't go into any challenges hard because I don't want to hurt our players.
Other Coach: Me too! I never go in hard.
Coach: Dude, you were slide tackling in the gym last time we played.
Monday, February 02, 2009
For the record, my job does not fall into any of the rules noted in this commercial...thankfully.
I asked my wife today if she was happy that I was only 3 days away from ending the project and she said: "I don't know. You've actually kept it pretty interesting."
That said, I think I am going to stick with the 1 month duration and February 5th will be the last one of the set. For today, a view from the sink.
Coach: Did I just hear you say you enjoy practice? I'm going to keep that in my back pocket!
Player: I mean...I don't really like practice that much.
It is not often that you hear some players to admitting liking practice, especially 18 year old players who are in the latter part of a high school season that puts them through daily sessions for 4 months. It felt good to hear it as I continue to determine my roster situation for the spring season.