Friday, May 29, 2009

You're Welcome.

Acceptible excuses to give your wife regarding this.

"No honey, I've always had an interest in the spectacle of dance."

"Sweetie, you know I'm a huge Tom Bergeron fan."

"Erin who? Please, I heard Emmitt Smith was on."

"I just want to see more Bruno vs. Carrie Ann."

"...okay you caught me, but if you let me watch until she gets kicked off I swear we'll finally rent Sex & the City and I'll watch it with you."

Hey, you wanna meet a rich guy?

If you are in the Marietta Square area Saturday June 6th, swing by BP Sports Collectibles for a chance to meet this guy...

You can find info from BP's website.

The most badass thing I could think of for Matthew Stafford to autograph?

...I'm sure Tom Condon will be cool with this, right?

I'd like him to sign it and then have my picture taken with him as he holds it over his head.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Completely Random

I recently heard they've renovated Monster Plantation at Six Flags...if you refer to it as a "mansion" I will disavow any knowledge of which you speak.

I stumbled upon this video someone made just riding through, if you can watch in high quality it helps through the darker sections. To this day, I remember loving the theme song to the ride but couldn't remember any of the words except "...humans are allowed today."

At some point when I was in high school I went and it was so crowded I got to ride 5 things over the course of a day and paid $3 for a Coke out of a machine. Seriously though I haven't been to Six Flags in close to 10 years. Even worse I remember when the Mindbender was painted brown. But I'm sure eventually I'll get over the bad experience and $3 Coke machine expenses (which I assume is close to $5 now).

Anyway, harken back to better days and enjoy your long weekend.

In what little Dawg news I have, I did tune into the baseball game in the top of the 9th when we let the Razorbacks tie it up. It would have been pretty killer to have doubled up the runner at second but if nothing else the moron dislocated a finger for his efforts. I missed the winning run but caught the replay after I flipped back from The Weather Channel...Go Dawgs!

Monday, May 18, 2009

If they move the game to Atlanta...

...our fans will be afraid of horses AND Gators.

h/t CollegeHumor

What's Going On...

So last night at softball The Goat called me out for not posting in a while. In fact, he went so low as to refer to my blog as Blogging Worthless. So here is an update for what has been happening in college football for the last two weeks.

-Lane Kiffin said something stupid, then denied saying it.

-Urban Meyer pointed and stared at someone.

-Gene Chizik bought spinning hubcaps for his limo.

-Steve Spurrier regretted leaving Florida for the Redskins.

-Dan Mullen regretted leaving Florida for Mississippi State.

-Bobby Johnson went ascot shopping, he also purchased a dashing new brandy sniffer.

-Mark Richt prayed for someone.

-Rich Brooks reminded someone of Coach Bud Kilmer from Varsity Blues.

-Nick Saban is trying to refi the second mortgage he took out on his soul.

-Les Miles attempted to draw up a play involving 3 QBs, 2 Punters, and 6 Wide Receivers.

-Bobby Petrino reminded someone he is still coaching not at Louisville...or Atlanta.

-Houston Nutt rubbed his hands together, gave a sly smile, and said "Yeeeees, yeeeeeeeeeeessssssss."

So there you have it, not much news but hey...


Monday, May 11, 2009

Life on the Beach

I'll readily admit something, I'm not a huge Jimmy Buffett fan. I like several of his songs, but I'm by no means a Parrot Head. There is something wrong with a grown-man wearing an unbuttoned Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops, drunkenly dancing around Lakewood listening to music about life on the sea...when you're at LAKEWOOD! Even worse are the women who readily lift their shirts to these goons. Chances are these women are hearkening back to life 20-30 years ago when their boobs didn't look like a tennis ball in a tube-sock.

Anyway, my point being I just got back from 4 days at Tybee Island and my radio was mostly glued to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville station on XM. That seems to be the only time I'm patient enough to listen to Jimmy's B-Sides and not mind. Chillaxin on the beach with beer in hand...nothing else like it.

I ate my weight in shellfish and ceremoniously downed my share of raw oysters at Uncle Bubba's.
Where else but at the beach would anyone feel perfectly comfortable eating something that looks like this?

It was tough to leave, but I take solace in knowing the only way to sustain that type of life would be to constantly deal with Hurricanes, Tourists, Sand Gnats (not the baseball team), D-Bag Spring Breakers, and the lack of a decent BBQ restaurant. Also, the wife and I noticed there never seems to be a shortage of glassy-eyed, sun-burned, rednecks (redundant?) drunkenly swearing up a storm and hollering at the women they rode in on. I'm used to this in the Gulf, but I expected a little less around the mistake.

Back to work and the daily grind, lots to catch-up with so light posting this week...but seriously would you expect anything else?!? It's May for Pete's sake!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Working in Milledgeville....SYKE!!!1

Alright so I'm halfway to Milledelphia and I get a call that all hell is breaking lose in South Caroline. Luckily that ain't my territory but I gotta go back to the office to cover that guys tail while he's gone. Long story short, I'll be in Milledgeville tomorrow and at the moment I've got 3 places I've gotta eat at for lunch. Thank you, readers!

On the Road

I'm about to head out for the day. I'm running a project in Milledgeville and it's a good 2 hour drive away. Anyone familiar with the area I would definitely love a good lunch suggestion. I love BBQ, hotdogs, and hamburgers so let me hear it!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mine That Bird

When I was running a project in Kentucky, a local guy I was working with informed me of the following statement:

"In Kentucky, when people work their whole lives to earn enough money to retire, they quit their job and take up horse breeding so they can lose it all and get back to work."

I don't know why I find that so humorous, but as the lights fade on another year of the Kentucky Derby you know someone in the Bluegrass State saw the 50:1 horse blow out the competition and is ready to lose all their liquid assets.

For those who missed it, here is the video:

For those who want to see a badass horse turn its amp up to 11, here is the path jockey Calvin Borel took to win.