Sunday, May 31, 2009


We spent the afternoon and evening at 3 Mile Lake in St Landry Parish, which based on cursory research tonight seems to also be named Mamsella Bayou. That may not be 100% right...and if someone knows otherwise, let me know. Here is where it is (where the small "A" is below):

And here...

One of the primary activities (besides the basics of a few cold ones and some bbq) was tubing. Here is my wife and our friend Ellen in action.

I've got a bunch of neat pictures of the gang out on the lake that I will upload tomorrow. It was a nice way to escape after a weekend where the soccer games didn't quite go as well as everyone hoped.

Semi-final Update

Well, we were unable to get the job done yesterday. I am not sure how to describe our 3-0 loss so I will let my wife do it:

"That was a weird game."

I don't believe that our opponent was three goals better than us, but sometimes the ball just doesn't bounce your way. That's how the game goes.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Today is the big semi-final match. We play the two time defending champions and intend to knock them off their pedestal. We have several players in question (either sick, traveling or some other mystery) so the odds may seem against us. However, my guys thrive on challenges like this. I believe they will rise to the occassion.
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Friday, May 29, 2009

MGMT - Kids

This may be my wife's favorite song off the latest mix. There is no official video for it so I grabbed this one with various photos of the band. The album is called Oracular Spectacular, and the band's name is MGMT (from Brooklyn). And yes, these guys are weird, but this song has got some sort of viral catchiness about it that I cannot ignore. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Player 1: (Running over to the sideline mid game) Hey coach, can you grab me my moleskin and scissors?
Coach: (Thinking that he is going to work on a blister or something) Right now?
Player 1: Nah. That's ok, I'll take care of it later.
Player 2: What did he ask?
Coach: He wanted moleskin and scissors...
Player 1: (Shouting across the field) My nipples are rubbing raw!

Monday, May 25, 2009

DJ Earworm - Heartless (In A Bottle)

I've been a fan of DJ Earworm ever since I stumbled on his United States of Pop masterpieces a few months ago. His latest mashup is comprised of the following artists and songs:
  • Fray - Heartless (Kanye West Cover)
  • Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
  • The Police - Message in a Bottle
  • 2Pac - Dear Mama
  • Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue (The flute sample from Kanye West's version of Heartless)
As I am a little out of touch with some of the latest work by Kanye or the Black Eyed Peas, I went to listen to the ingredients that make up this work below. I am continually impressed by DJ Earworm's ability to combine songs from a wide spectrum into something new. Even if you don't know all the originals, I think this is impressive.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Headed to the Semis

We won our third game today and are headed to the state cup semifinals next Saturday. We outscored our opponents 13-2 in 3 games and are firing on all cylinders. We play the defending state champions in the semifinals and have our sights set on taking them down.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

State Cup Update

Well we won our first two games today. Scored 9 goals and gave up 1. We looked pretty good in the first game (5-1) and a little flat for most of the second (4-0). All in all, a good day at the fields and I'm proud of the guys. We have one more game tomorrow.

Our results today mean we have advanced to the state semifinals next weekend. Our result tomorrow will dictate if we play the first or second place team from the other bracket.

Friday, May 22, 2009


The first round of the state cup is tomorrow. This is a BIG deal. My team has undergone major changes and bumped up to the highest competitive level in the state. However, we have come together this Spring and are ready to prove we are the best. Thought I would share this text message exchange I had this evening.

Coach: Guys, Field 8 tomorrow morning in BR. Get to bed early. Be there at 9 AM. Mandeville will be out for blood. We will give them hell.
Player 1: hells yes.
Player 2: Thanks leonitus


I have different miscellaneous "action item note taking" methods that evolve every week. The factor that drives their evolution is usually pretty simple: someone says something that I need to remember, so I find the closest pad. This week, that was a post it pad.

When I am working on client sites or on long projects, I use a bound notebook to make sure I don't lose things. I also have a note taking method that is more "organized" and electronic than this. That method utilizes "emails to self" combined with Outlook functions and word/text documents. This week's post-it method is strictly for those ad hoc phone calls that come out of the blue and result in action items that I was not forecasting...

I want to merge all of these methods, but I think I need a better mobile device to do so. Perhaps a Tablet PC would help.


Player 1: It's a good thing dogs aren't like racoons.
Player 2: True that.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sad Lonely Spires

1. Is It Any Wonder? * Keane
2. Trouble With Dreams * Eels
3. Get Down, River * The Bottle Rockets
4. Pass It On * The Coral
5. Little Pieces * Gomez
6. Turn On Tune In Drop Out With Me * Cracker
7. Tall Buildings * The Jones Street Boys
8. Sunday Morning * The Belleville Outfit
9. Flyover State * Jones Street Station
10. Furr * Blitzen Trapper
11. Mykonos * Fleet Foxes
12. Kids * MGMT
13. Blood Bank * Bon Iver
14. Bend & Break * Keane
15. Airstream Driver * Gomez
16. Take Me To the Riot * Stars
17. Diggin a Grave * Micah P Hinson
18. Medicine Hat * Son Volt
19. Love Vigilante * Iron & Wine
20. In the Morning The Coral
21. Atlantic City * The Band

Long overdue, but finally complete. Here's the latest. I will be making copies throughout the next few days so if you want to be newly added to the BOB mix list, just say the word.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cracker - Turn On Tune In Drop Out

I've been enjoying this latest song from Cracker which is definitely on the playlist for the monthly mix that is about 2-3 days from completion. Just working on the cover at this point...

Monday, May 18, 2009

My Wife and The Cruyff

My wife pulled this move in a co-ed game the other week and I couldn't have been more proud.

For you non-soocer fans, the last name Cruyff actually rhymes with wife. This move is called the Cruyff and was named after the player you see in this video, a famous Dutch football player.

Found Jozy

Killing time last night and found this photo of Jozy on my laptop that I thought I would share. It was taken in Arkansas in July 2008.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Throw an anvil...

"When your opponent is drowning,
throw the son of a bitch an anvil."

Meat Counter

Things you would rather your meat counter guy not say:

Meat Counter Guy: Man, this just looks gross right?
Me: Excuse me?
Meat Counter Guy: I mean, it looks like the stuff under my lawn mower when I mow on a really wet day.
Me: Right.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Well, just one part of it. The other dish is a chimichurri marinated flank steak.


It was a pain in the ass when I had it, it's an even bigger pain in the ass when you have to coach through it. I am praying for patience.

To be fair, they're a really good group of guys...but man...sometimes they just need a wake up call.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Death Cab for Cutie - Grapevine Fires

This was found on Stranger to Blue. Stumbled on the video the other night and liked it a lot. I am 50% of the way through the long overdue "monthly" mix. Looks like I need to change that label for the mix cd initiative in 2009. So be it...

Friday, May 08, 2009

Ze Frank: Hard Times

Man I miss the show with Ze Frank. Here's a recent piece that he just created. Just the thing I needed to break through my Friday morning stupor from the concussion I received at our soccer game last night.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I am not a man... I am Cantona.

Here is the aforementioned trailer for the film Looking for Eric. In order to understand the legend, see all BOB Eric Cantona posts here. The official film website can be found here.

At the end of this trailer is the great exchange:
Eric the Postman: Sometimes I forget you are just a man.
Eric Cantona: I am not a man...I am Cantona.

The Coral - Pass It On

Found this song through a round about way. Pele1410 sent me a link to a trailer for a new movie coming out related to Eric Cantona and this was playing in that trailer. Tracked it down as a result. Good Wednesday to you.


Text message broadcast to my team yesterday:
Game today at 7 pm, be there at 6. Bring all jerseys. I am watching the Champion's League game after our game (on tape delay). If you ruin the game for me, your playing time will be adversely impacted for the foreseeable future.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Cajun Signs: Pop's Black Pot

I went to lunch at a local place called Pop's Black Pot this afternoon - Good 'ol Cajun Cooking. The Tuesday lunch special is smothered chicken with your choice of sides. It was fall off the bone good. Monday is meatloaf day. You might find me there next week. Check out Pop's website here.

Not sure what this is called...

Flower in our front yard. No idea what kind of plant this is. I am sure someone will weigh in eventually and fill me in on the details.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


Me: Are you kidding me?!?!?!?!? He clearly got the ball on that tackle!
Referee: It doesn't matter. It was a dangerous tackle.
Me: What made it dangerous?!?!
Referee: It was from behind.
Me: It was from the side.
Referee: No.
Me: Am I going to change your mind if we keep talking?
Referee: No.

The Belleville Outfit - Caroline

Here is a cool band out of Austin for you to check out, The Belleville Outfit, with music classified as "gypsy swing, big band jazz and cross-genre Americana music." Official website can be found here.


This makes me want to bust out my old BMX bike...but then I remember being too afraid to try a simple jump in my backyard. This is some seriously amazing footage of a biker named Danny MacAskill. Definitely worth watching from front to back.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Pádraig Harrington + Happy Gilmore

Do you like golf but have never seen Happy Gilmore? Watch what happens when you combine one of the best golfers in the world with a golf swing invented in a comedy movie.