Monday Morning

I woke up today feeling good because I didn’t get black-out drunk on Saturday night. I pretty much slept a full 8 hours and didn’t wake up once which is pretty unusual. I decided to take 76 to work instead of Kelly because it’s MLK day and it really is a faster way in if there’s no traffic. I also woke up singing Naive by the Kooks for some reason and in crazy, someone has tapped into my brain fashion, I heard the song on the way to work. AltNation struck 3 in a row with that, Shake me Down by Cage and the Elephant and then Electrify by Mute Math. The Middle ended the streak. I’ve been really picky about the music I’ve been listening to lately. I had the Anberlin and Arcade Fire CD’s in my car, both really solid CD’s, but now I have nothing.

Our first Manayunk game was yesterday and it turned into a blowout. I asked Baker to drive from Hatboro even though he wasn’t really into playing and he did so I felt a little bad. Just to point out what a friend does for his friends. The game ended up being a complete romping. We were up 39 to 14 or so at halftime and that was that. The court is a lot smaller than we are used to which may be problematic against better teams but we acquired someone who is actually tall for this league so I think that will help. Y game on Tuesday and this will be the first time we are in 2 leagues simultaneously so I’m hoping to see some improvement.

Just a few random topics. Laura, I’m reading the Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest and I see where you are coming from it being somewhat confusing with all the characters they are introducing but I can’t say that the book isn’t good. I’ve found each book has taken a different path which is somewhat unusual for an author to have such diversity in their writing. For example, every John Grisham book I read has the same sort of feel to it. This 3rd book in the installment has been the least action but I’m also not finished yet so I may finish with a different opinion.

The Sunday night Showtime shows are a bit disappointing. Californication is missing the mark on its first two episodes. I think they sort of backed themselves into this storyline and it’s just not working. I just wish they could start over and start Hank fresh because it’s just really depressing. Episodes is what I would like to call “trying too hard to be funny.” It’s forced comedy and it’s just bad. I like how they have critics saying how good the show is but that must be because they haven’t watched it. I didn’t even bother with Shameless this week because I call this show “trying to be over the top funny” and it’s just not. Didn’t even tune in.

Onto some more random things. I’ve been sucked into Angry Birds: Season’s Greedings which is different then the original and have 3 starred about a 1/3 of the levels and have wasted way too much time on the game but I’ve come this far that I think I’ll finish it. There is a small feeling of accomplishment when you shoot a good bird and cause mass pig slaughter but it’s a fleeting feeling. I also have been playing some poker here or there and managed to final table a 12 dollar 180 man. I ended up getting 5th but I obviously think I should have won. I didn’t suck out at all to get to that point and then some key hands didn’t go my way. My Tens lost to a KQ in a hand that would have made me chip leader but instead pushed me to the bottom. Then after a nice double up with my AQ vs KJ, I made an awesome read and overpushed with KT against a somewhat shortstack and he showed up with K2 and he flopped trips. Then my send off hand was me pushing my sb of K8 into the same d-bag who snapped called with a T-9 from the bb and managed to flop trips on me again. Good playing, not great result. I’m going to to sign up for Blue Fire Poker again and start taking it a bit more serious. Once I put in the hours of training I’ll by myself a new 23″ monitor so I can 9 table again instead of 4 max.

That’s all that is really going on in my life. I watched a few Modern Family’s yesterday and this episode of Family Guy. Seriously this had me laughing so hard that I have to share. The “hey, there’s my little man” is easily the best part although the paramedic’s come on down followed by the dance is great too. Chris is on fire because he was wanking it and that was similar to Peter and the cow for all the nitwits.

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Those lists take me a while and I didn’t have time to do the next 20 so I just am going to give a quick life update.

We lost our second bball game of the year by 10. We played the first half tight, probably down about 5 at half. They opened up a lead to 18-20 with about 10 minutes to play. They just completely outworked us in the opening minutes of the 2nd half on fast break points. They had easy lay up after easy lay up and I think we were all pretty winded since we were playing with 6. We cut it to 4 or 5 at one point with just a couple minutes left and they pretty much finished us off at the end. There is a chance we go 0-8 in this league. If you read this and you know a basketball player who has height, let me know.

This paragraph I’ll devote to both Californication and Dexter’s season finale. I really liked the climax in Californication. It wasn’t a happy ending and as I’m getting older I found the emotional sappy shit pretty entertaining. I liked the sex talk with Becca and Hank. I liked the fact that Mia, Hank and the bro were hiding the underage thing and then the drama that unfolded once it was brought to light. When Hank was walking in to his place to tell Karen about Mia, it just made me think that anything I ever encounter in my life would never come close to as bad as what Hank did. Nevertheless I still think his character is awesome. Runkle and Marcy splitting was fine. She is really, really short and I hope Runkle and Hank start next season as bachelors because it just makes for funny TV. I really think Showtime is hitting the nail on the head with these shows.

I don’t want to ruin Dexter for anyone who hasn’t watched it (you really have to), but I thought this season was particularly good. Arthur played a fun to watch bad guy. I love how they close seasons and don’t really leave you hanging. I’m going to miss the one character but honestly I felt they weren’t adding anything other than annoyance and binding Dexter. Now he’s free to do as he pleases which should make for better TV. Hate to see this character go.

A final thing that bothers the hell out of me. When you are shooting at a trashcan from either far away or from a weird angle and it bounces off the rim. This causes you to get up and waste time putting it in properly. There is a feeling of satisfaction from shooting trash in the trash can from all places. But missing is such a bothersome feeling to me. I honestly will give a “motherfucker” if I brick it because of the nuisance that follows. I think if someone had a shooting game and attached it to a trashcan you would have a huge seller. If someone steals this idea, just give me some credit of where it originated.

By |2010-01-12T14:45:20-05:00December 17th, 2009|My Brain|0 Comments

Won’t Waste Your Time

Here’s day two of what it looks like to burn off 50 beers in a couple days.

Day 2 stomach

Day 2 stomach

I would like to think that I wouldn’t be putting up pictures of my stomach if I didn’t think there would be any interest to it. Also something to note, yes this is the same pair of boxers I wore yesterday but I assure you I did my wash yesterday and it just so happened that this pair came out on top in the folding process. If I have them on again tomorrow, then you can call me out on being dirty.

This brings me to something I’ve been thinking about lately. I plan on putting a little bit more effort to this blog and actually hoping to use it as a constructive measure of myself. What I mean is hopefully this will keep me on track to being better. A better person, better with my money, better in all aspects of life. I’ve been thinking this because I’ve been doing the same thing with my life year after year and I’m not really ever clearing that life altering hurdle. What brought this about was the latest episode of Californication. Basically Hank and Runkle get held at gunpoint and afterwards Charlie says “It’s like my life flashed in front of my eyes, like it was being fast forwarded on Tivo, and I realized ‘it was pathetic.’ This isn’t stemming from my depression comment yesterday or that I think my life sucks, but it’s just the same routine year after year and I have to mix it up or at least try something different. I can’t stand the boredom of sobriety, but the gambling and the drinking lead to a road to nowhere. Here’s to forward progress.

By |2010-01-27T14:21:50-05:00December 1st, 2009|My Brain|0 Comments


I watched the Goonies because I thought it was a movie that I should just know about. There are all kinds of these movies that people talk about and if you’ve never seen them you just feel like a dope. I put the Goonies in this mix just because you hear about it from time to time. Basically this movie is horrendous. What a waste of an hour of a half. The bad guys weren’t. The kids were annoying and the plot was retarded. The fat kid Chunk loves Sloth? How does the Mom give birth to Sloth? Chunk you just met Sloth how can you possibly love him. The whole thing was dumb but most likely because I’m about 10 years older than the target age group.

Californication is nearly the best series on television. Hank acts like a dick and all the girls swoon. He’s got a 23 year old stripper, a beat looking TA and a 40 something milf. Runkle is owning the show and I’m just really entertained with each episode. If you don’t watch this show you really are missing out.

Evan and I bet the over in the Phils game last night which was set at 8.5. I know it’s really sad but I could care less about the Phillies and if I have money on the line I’m rooting for the bet. Rollins saved the bet and got the Phils a W so that was good all around. The thing about the Phillies is that I’m not going to be a bandwagon fa(n)g. I didn’t root for them during the season and I’m certainly not going to start going crazy because they are probably going to the World Series. I’ll enjoy watching the games but I have no rooting interest. People who jump on the Band Wagon are what Holden Caulfield would call phonies. These are the worst types of people and cannot be trusted. If you are behind your team when they blow, then this is your time to cherish. I personally don’t get emotionally attached to sports teams, but that’s just me. I actually find it hard to get emotionally attached to anything because the rollarcoaster to me is not worth it. Flat and boring for me.

By |2016-10-27T22:28:55-04:00October 20th, 2009|Tv|0 Comments

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