26 December 2005

A long December

So the year 2005 is winding down to a powerful close. It's been a good year. A year of changes and a year of growth. And to kind of finish out the year I decided I would make a list of observations I've made during the last 12 months. Here goes:

1) When did full on mountain beards become the new scene thing to do?
2) Despite it's bad reviews, Coldplay's "X&Y" record is really good.
3) Tom Cruise has lost his head. And so has Katie Holmes.
4) This was a year when rappers ended rivalries and white, upper-class news anchors started rivalries.
5) Fiona Apple, Mew, and My Morning Jacket released some of the greatest albums of the year.
6) The St. Louis Cardinals had a heck of a year. Let's see what the red birds can do in '06
7) Who really cares about the NBA? Seriously?
8) NHL made a comeback. Who really cares about the NHL? Seriously?
9) Movies were lacking in '05. Summer blockbusters weren't all that hot. But the winter flicks did ok.
10)A tsunami, an earthquake and hurricanes made a comeback in a big way in '05.
11)Does Tony Danza have a daytime talk show?
12)24 and Lost (in my opinion) are the two best shows on TV
13)Google Earth is the coolest thing ever. Trust me and go download it.
14)Reality TV was at it's worst this year with shows such as The Surreal Life, My Fair Brady, My Super Sweet 16 (incldue everything VH1 and MTV have done)
15)Music videos were absolute crap this year.
16)Did anyone see the lineup for SXSW???? Amazing

This will (probably) be it till 2006. Happy New Year

23 December 2005

Go for it

It's the day before Christmas Eve. Known to some as Fetivus. Let's all take a minute and remember the Costanza family.


15 December 2005

When you panic tonight

Finally someone has stepped up and made a reasonable statement about Black History Month. In an interview for 60 Minutes Morgan Freeman stated that he was tired of the idea of a month dedicated to Black History. He believes (as do I) that there should not simply be one month devoted to it, rather that it should be a part of American History in general. The episode of 60 Minutes will air Sunday night and you can read the article here.

I'm glad to see a black man step forward and say these things, because they're the same things I've thought for a while, but had to keep under wraps at the risk of sounding like a racist.

13 December 2005

I heard the bells

This is straight from the AP:

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - Shayna Richardson was making her first solo skydiving jump when she had trouble with her parachutes and, while falling at about 50 mph, hit face first in a parking lot.

Although badly hurt, she survived — and doctors treating her injuries discovered she was pregnant. Four surgeries and two months later, Richardson said she and the fetus are doing fine.

"Just this last week we went and saw the doctor and we've got arms, we've got legs. We've got a full face. The baby is moving around just fine. The heart rate looks good. So not only did God save me but he spared this baby," she said.

WOW! I sure don't want to hit a parking lot face first at 50mph.

08 December 2005

Silver Bells

Santa Claus has a secret. He told me not to tell, but I figured I would. Apparently some of the elves dipped into the eggnog a little too much and decided to ruin Christmas. Instead of spreading joy to the world they decided to spread a nasty case of gingivitis. I've been lucky enough to avoid it but everyone else may be in danger. But mum's the word. You didn't hear that from me.

07 December 2005

Big place??? Alpine Drive??

If you want to get really excited about something I suggest that you click HERE.

You may also think this is going to be amazing

And if you would like to laugh, you can check this out. Thanks robbie for that.

06 December 2005

...at the penny arcade

Well, Saddam Hussein is on the chopping block. He and a handfull of others, if convicted, could face EXECUTION!!!! Apparently he is scared or pissed off or something because he shouted in the court that he would never return to an unjust court and then shouted "Go to Hell!" He's a crazy little devil.

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide will be heading to Texas to play in this year's Cotton Bowl. Curses to LSU and Auburn for keeping us out of the BCS.

Lost is getting really good. It was in a bit of a lull for a few episodes, but it's picking up and making the possiblities of what is really going on almost endless.

Oatmeal is so good for you. And so cheap. Why do I not eat this three meals a day?Everyday?? I think I'll start.

02 December 2005

Always be a good boy

I was fortunate enough to get to see Walk the Line on Thanksgiving night. It was a great movie I thought and a great portrayal of Johnny Cash's life in music and in relationships. I think Phoenix was an excellent choice to play Cash and Witherspoon did a good job acting as June Carter, but I just couldn't get over that she just looked like herself and not ther person she was protraying. All in all it is an excellent film with one of the most epic marriage proposals in history.

I've been listening to Explosions in the Sky's "The Earth is not a Cold Dead Place" a ton lately. It's a pretty amazing record. I need to see those guys play live one day soon.