Monday, May 31, 2010

Full Grown and Cussin'

Latest Monthly Mix (Full Grown and Cussin') has songs from some local bands (both cajun and mainstream), Iceland and even one tune that is World Cup related. We have about 10 days until we leave for the World Cup. Getting pretty excited about our trip...

1. Daisy ~ Fang Island
2. The Ghost Inside ~ Broken Bells
3. Up, Up, Up ~ Givers
4. Sleepyhead ~ Passion Pit
5. Kill Me Carolyne ~ The Whigs
6. Burn The Honey Suckle ~ The Gourds
7. Coulee Rodair ~ The Bluerunners
8. Lasso ~ Phoenix
9. October ~ Broken Bells
10. Boy Lilikoi ~ Jónsi
11. Remains ~ Matt Pond PA
12. Country Lo ~ The Gourds
13. 73 Special ~ Bonsoir Catin
14. Burning the Bowery ~ Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social
15. The High Road ~ Broken Bells
16. Cochon de Lait ~ Cedric Watson
17. Again ~ Trampled By Turtles
18. Tighten Up ~ The Black Keys
19. I Can Talk ~ Two Door Cinema Club
20. Seems Like Home To Me ~ Two Gallants
21. Hurricane J ~ The Hold Steady
22. Wavin' Flag (Celebration Mix) ~ K'naan

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cajun Signs: Alligator Heads

Stopped at a great seafood place on our way out of New Orleans and got some killer boiled shrimp (2 lbs, head on, and just the right amount of spice). Took this photo as we were waiting for the rain to let up.

Breaking Bracket

This weekend was the preliminary round of the state cup for the U-16 boys that I have been coaching this year. Prelims are in bracket play format and the only thing you focus on is advancing to the next round, which in our case meant punching a ticket to the state semifinals. This weekend we did that and did so in style, winning our first game 2-1 and then defeating the defending state champions 3-1. I'm super proud of my team. Last year they lost both games in the preliminary round. Making the semifinals with a statement like this is a big accomplishment. Now we'll take this momentum into the week ahead and get ready for the big game on Saturday.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Testing Picture Upload

Got a new phone (Blackberry Tour) yesterday and I'm posting this to test out posting pictures. This is from a direct email attempt.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Deepwater Horizon/Louisiana Coast Photos

The Big Picture has some incredible photos of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on the coast that are sure to make you frustrated and depressed. I don't think I can even comprehend the extent of this tragedy...and it has yet to stop.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Just got upgraded (and was able to get my wife an upgrade as well) on our flight from Newark to Houston and the seats recline to a bed/sleeping position at the touch of a button. I think this makes up for me not doing the laundry.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Daily Show: Glenn Beck's Nazi Tourette's

In the midst of a long day, this made me laugh both times that I watched it, so I figured I would share. Found on an old fellow co-worker's site: Enjoy a good laugh regardless of your political leanings (I think).

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Back in Black - Glenn Beck's Nazi Tourette's
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Sunday, May 09, 2010


This weekend my team spent some time at the local food kitchen doing some volunteer work. In addition to meal prep, we helped pack up some supply rooms to help prepare for the move of the facility to a new location.

Player: Hey coach, we're packing the boxes with stuff and there are these pumpkins back there.
Coach: Ok.
Player: Well I picked one up and it was rotten. Underneath it was covered in larva. Should I put all that in the boxes?
Coach: No.