Monday, March 30, 2009


This afternoon I picked up Jozy from her boarding house that she spends time at when we are out of town, Woofs N' Whiskers. I don't think she used to enjoy it too much, but she has really come around and seems to enjoy going there. It helps with her socialization and best of all, it wears her out. When she comes up from WnW, she has what my wife and I call a Woofs N' Whiskers hangover. This is what it looks like.

I hope she gets her rest. There is a chance that Mocha is coming for a visit tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Rumors and whispers abound in our house that a second dog may be in the picture. My wife and I met a woman at the dog park this past weekend who has a rescue hound that she is looking to place in a home. We were not actively looking for a second dog at all but Jozy and Mocha seemed to hit it off really well. The current thought process is that since Jozy is so energetic, having a playmate would make her more balanced. Mocha's owners were looking for the same thing. So is it a match made in park?

You can read more about Mocha here.

Pearl Jam - Black

Spent the flight up to Baltimore last night listening to Pearl Jam and reading a Civil War historical fiction novel called Rebel, by Bernard Cornwell. The flight was made all the more pleasant with a free upgrade...a good change of pace from one of my more recent disasters.

Here's Black. Possibly one of my all time favorites from a time in my life when angst was so much more than delayed flights. I cannot even begin to count the number of nights I spent staying up late and screaming the last few lines of this song between the years of 1994-1998. I was almost as good as Eddie Vedder...

Monday, March 23, 2009


I send out a lot of text messages to my team in order to get them important information quickly. I usually try to throw some humor into the messages in an effort to keep things somewhat light and to help connect with them in some fashion. A typical message goes like this:

"Game is at 2 pm; Field 24; wear white, bring your blue. Bring the noise."

Unfortunately, no one got my Public Enemy reference on that one. With that as background, the following exchange happened this past weekend.

Player 1: Coach, what's a kasbah?
Player 2: Rock the Kasbah, it's a Clash song.
Player 1: Oh, I thought it was a typo.


We have some new guys on the team who are getting to know each other. So far, I think it is going really well. We had our first tournament this weekend and won two games and tied one. In the tie game we were down 2-0 to the defending state champions of the competitive level we promoted ourselves to. With 3 minutes left, we were down to 10 men due to a red card. In those 3 minutes, we scored 2 beautiful goals to tie it up and missed a third and final shot by about a foot to give us the go ahead. Exciting finish.

Here is a brief snippet from the bench that I thought was hilarious.

Player 1: Who is that guy in the stands over there?
Player 2: What guy?
Player 1: The one next to the two hot chicks.
Player 2: That's my sister and my girlfriend.
Player 1: Oh.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

There's a little Jesus in every one!

Storyville tshirts rock, and this one, coming off my recent king cake kick gave me a good laugh. Don't think I would wear it though.

I would wear this one.

In case you are not from here. Click this to get a definition of lagniappe.


Random fact: Blades of Blue is the number one hit on Google if you search for the following phrase.

The Happy Couple

This is a photo of me and one of my co-workers in Virginia. We were at our boss' house for dinner and had the opportunity to pose with his daughter for this photo. This picture just makes me laugh.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home

This is a random, mellow tune that I have been listening to as the hours tick past midnight and I still find myself up either working or recovering from work.

I've never heard of these guys before. They are from Britain and people classify them as Jazz and Electronic. You can check out their official website here.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Daft Punk - Technologic

I spent the weekend working. I think I mentioned this before but I listen to strange music when I am in hard core authoring mode on certain tasks. Some times it is Nine Inch Nails. This weekend, my wife was hating the sound of techno music coming from my head phones as I listened to Daft Punk, Cut Chemist and Prodigy. Here is another one of the Daft Punk songs that rotates over and over again on the "I have to work this weekend" play list.

Fair warning. The video is creepy. Don't judge me.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Headed Home (Again)

Another week of travel down and I am headed home tomorrow. I have trips planned out into April as of right now...but it is starting to taper off, which is good. Here is another weekend photo of some rooftops in Gulf Shores, AL. It would be nice if we could just go out there for the weekend again but alas, that is not in the cards.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fort Morgan

Not sure if I'll get sick of thrusting various beach scenes on BOB readers...I mean, we were only there for a day or so, but I haven't had a vacation in over a year so I need to play up this day and a half as much as possible. Well, actually, I just happened to take some cool photos so I figured I would post the ones I like as I find them. Scream loud if it gets too painful.

Loney, Dear - Airport Surroundings

Swedish singer-songwriter Emil Svanängen, who goes by the name Loney, Dear has a new album out and the lead single is pretty sweet. Enjoy.

If you are interested, you can check out tour dates at his website. Unfortunately, Lafayette, Louisiana has not made the cut yet.

Beach Reader

This is a photo of my wife reading her book during our short trip to the beach this past weekend. I got some good reading in myself and finished a book called The Worthing Saga by Orson Scott Card - a good science fiction beach read. My wife on the other hand, is reading Shakespeare.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Beach Sunset

Photo of a sunset at Gulf Shores from this past weekend. I really wish we could have stayed longer.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

To the beach!

Headed to the beach for the next couple days. Kind of out of the blue but it will be a nice way to spend the next day and a half. Looking forward to some good book time.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

shaking off the heavy

1. Make the Road by Walking v Menahan Street Band
2. Bullet and a Target v Citizen Cope
3. People C'mon v Delta Spirit
4. Gold for Bread v Blitzen Trapper
5. Italo v Anathallo
6. Preta Luxo v Marcio Local
7. Crack the Shutters v Snow Patrol
8. Curs In The Weeds v Horse Feathers
9. Beautiful Beat v Nada Surf
10. One Day Like This v Elbow
11. The Greatest Sum (acoustic) v The Avett Brothers
12. Angels Of Destruction v Marah
13. If I Were a Free Fallin' Boy (Beyonce vs. Tom Petty) v DJ Earworm
14. Colleen v The Heavy
15. Microphone v Coconut Records
16. Paint A Face v Neil Halstead
17. Great Expectations v The Gaslight Anthem
18. Black River Killer v Blitzen Trapper
19. Ghosts v Laura Marling
20. Down v Anthem In
21. People Got A Lotta Nerve v Neko Case
22. United State of Pop (2007) v DJ Earworm

First mix of 2009 is finally out. If you are not on the regular receiving list, feel free to let me know you would like a copy.

Stewart on Bobby Jindal's Republican Response

I've been in a funk for the last few days...dealing with some coaching issues. If there is one thing that can break me out of it every once in a while, it is Jon Stewart. I missed Jindal's response to the Obama speach last week but Jon will tell you everything you need to know.

"Who cares about lava? It's like a levee overtopping. It'll never happen!"