Saturday, August 30, 2008

Stay on target

Almost there...College football starts today and the NFL starts on Thursday. Man I'm ready for the 1pm kickoff with the Steelers hosting the Texans. Just a week to go!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Yes it was that impressive

That even McCain is giving congratulations. Not exactly your typical political commerical.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Something Else

Now that speech was something else. Who cares about content, watching someone give a speech before 75,000 to 100,00 is quite impressive. Obama's popularity allowing the democrats to pull something like this off will be stark contrast to the republicans next week.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


It's official, the Democratic Nominee for President of the United States. The vote was today and he's now officially the candidate. Hopefully this is just another step in a journey to the White House.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Good times, bad times

You know I've had my share.

Good Times - the 5:50 (and beyond) mark in Stairway to Heaven
Bad Times - the 7:04 mark when my burnt CD started to skip

Guess I'll have to make another copy.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008


I like reading old articles to see how wrong the predictions people make be after a few years. This guy wrote an article about how DVD wasn't going to succeed. Obviously he was wrong.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tropic Thunder

Man I dislike me some Ben Stiller but he was okay in this movie. Robert Downey, Jr. and Tom Cruise, yes Tom Cruise, are incredible in this though. Typical movie like this, you'll be dumber after watching it but man is it funny.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Football Team #1

I'm not even going to post my first fantasy football team. My draft was just awful.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Five Super Bowls

It's been a week and I'm deep into playing Madden 09. My Steelers have had a few run ins but I'm still undefeated. I'm gradually pushing the difficulty level up and it's tougher each week. In addition I just hit the part of the schedule where in five weeks the Steelers play Indianapolis, San Diego, New England, and Dallas. Who the fuck thought that was a good idea. Anyway while the game is loading it gives you facts about the home team. One of the facts for the Steelers are that they've won five Super Bowls. It even goes on to list them.


Good job EA!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Too Much Rain

We came back from Myrtle Beach today and man was there a bunch of rain on the way back. It took us an extra 90 minutes to get home. I'm from south Florida so I know how to drive in the rain but it still much more time consuming and stressful. Still we're back and had a great time at the beach. The Little One had a lot of fun learning to boogie board.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Opening Night

The opening night for a Star Wars movie and I'm not going to go, it is very odd. I know I've rambled about this to friends and maybe even on this blog but it just seems odd. It isn't that Star Wars has changed for me as much as this doesn't look very good. That and we're going on vacation for the weekend. I'll probably catch it next week.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pretend Game #2

If the Steelers game was on live tonight I might actually watch it. I must really love the NFL if I'm willing to watch pretend games. Man I'm ready for the regular season.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


It was a great trifecta today on PTI. It was Tony and Wilbon (which during the summer is incredibly rare) and no Brett Favre headlines. Great show.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Olympic Viewing

The Little One has been watching some of the Olympics. She's a fan of the girls gymnastics and some of the shorter swimming events. It is fun to watch her get excited when someone from Team USA does well.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Tomorrow is the release of Madden. I don't buy a football game every year or at least I didn't used now. For the last five or six years I have which is doesn't quite make sense. I think some of the reason I buy them is that I trade the previous one in right around the Super Bowl while it still has trade in value. If I kept the older one then I probably wouldn't need to buy a new one. One thing is for sure though, I can't fathom a football season where I'm not playing a football video game.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Online Poker Returns

Poker Stars emailed me and said they gave me $5.00 of real money for free. Now I'm hooked again on online poker. I've turned the $5.00 into almost $25.00 in about two weeks playing mainly $1.00 sit and goes. I have no idea how I will get the money out but it is fun to play again.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Holy Shit!

There were blanks in the that gun. Man we love Hulu.

Friday, August 8, 2008


I think I might have to watch some of the Olympics tonight. Even with the Steelers opening the pre-season tonight I might take the time to watch some of them. The Steelers starters will only play for a drive or two so after that I'll probably turn back to watch the games from China. I'm usually a big Olympics fan and I was even before I went to the Olympics in 1996.

Half Day!

Finally a half day followed by a weekend. Working at a convention during the weekend sure makes the weeks much longer with no off days.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Drought is Over (almost)

Sure the pre-season games aren't the best. They're really bad for ticket holders because they must buy the two pre-season games at full regular price. Still tomorrow night I'm going to watch when the Steelers play the Eagles. Seeing the Black & Gold on the field will be great. Here we go Steelers...HERE WE GO!

Chopper To Chipper

RIP Skip Caray. Skip Caray long-time voice of the Braves died this past Sunday. As much or even more that Chipper Jones, John Smoltz, Greg Maddux, and Tom Glavine gave me great memories over the past 15 years so did Skip Caray. You will be missed Skip, enjoy a nice cold one with your dad.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


We both want an iPhone so bad. We both really don't want to switch to AT&T almost as bad. I think the desire to get an iPhone is eventually going to win but right now it is a stalemate. It isn't that we like Sprint any better, it's more the devil you know is better than the devil you don't.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Almost Two Months

It's been about six weeks since I've watched a complete Braves game. Since our trip to Vegas I just really haven't had the desire to find them on the TV. Of course having your best hitter, your entire starting rotation, 2/3 of your starting OF, your three best relievers all on the DL at one time or the other makes your team not so good. Hopefully next year will be better.

Work :(

Man I didn't want to go into work today. I always hate working through the weekend.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Less Windy

I'm finally home from the Windy City. It was a boring as hell show and took an extra 5 hours to get home. I'm glad to be back.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Some Good Videos

Blogger keeps giving me an error when I try to edit HTML so I'll just post the links.

The dumbest Wheel of Fortune player ever.

The greatest music video ever.

And last but not least, more of the Spike TV Star Wars commercials. Man they are quite funny.