Tuesday, January 31, 2006

#26 - Duran Duran

I never really took these guys seriously until last year, when I did a project in my Computer Graphics class that involved making a music video for the song "Hungry Like the Wolf." Then, I heard the song "What Happens Tomorrow" on the radio, and they began to grow on me (figuratively speaking). Today, they're up to #26 on the Countdown, despite being a little strange.

Top 5 Duran Duran Songs
1) "What Happens Tomorrow"
2) "Rio"
3) "The Reflex"
4) "Hungry Like the Wolf"
5) "Relax Don't Do It"

#27 - Steve Miller

While I was initially drawn in with "The Joker", that is not my favorite Steve Miller/Steve Miller Band song, as you'll see. Also another cool note, when I was flying to Europe, one of the songs that they had on the plane was "Abracadabra," and that became one of my favorites by Steve Miller. But enough babbling.

Top 5 Steve Miller Songs
1) "Take the Money and Run"
2) "Abracadabra"
3) "The Joker"
4) "Rock'n Me"
5) "Fly Like an Eagle"

#28 - Guns N' Roses

I'm a big fan, and "Sweet Child of Mine" is one of my favorite songs ever, so that's a point in their favor. Also, I'm counting "Live and Let Die" and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" when I think of them, even though they didn't exactly write them. I like their guitar-playing, and I'm a fan of Axl Rose's singing.

Top 5 Guns N' Roses Song
1) "Sweet Child of Mine"
2) "Paradise City"
3) "Live and Let Die"
4) "Welcome to the Jungle"
5) "November Rain"

#29 - Blues Traveler

I didn't really hear much at all about them until about last year, but I like what I heard. They're sort of more of a blues-rock, and that sounds as good as anything. Anyway, I don't really have anything else to say about them.

Top 5 Blues Traveler Songs
1) "Hook"
2) "Run-Around"
3) "Crash Burn"
4) "But Anyway"
5) "100 Years"

#30 - Bon Jovi

AllMusic describes Bon Jovi as sort of a cross between Def Leppard and Bruce Springsteen, which I guess seems ok. Best known member is obviously Jon Bon Jovi, who I think still owns his own Arena Football team, which is cool. Formed in 1983, they are pretty much another hard rock group, much like #31 the Stone Temple Pilots.

Top 5 Bon Jovi Songs
1) "Livin' on a Prayer"
2) "You Give Love a Bad Name"
3) "Misunderstood"
4) "Runaway"
5) "It's My Life"

#31 - Stone Temple Pilots

Just barely making the list at #31 is the Stone Temple Pilots, a band I like. Their style is kind of a cross between alternative rock and hard rock, and they sound similar in many ways to Pearl Jam and Soundgarden (one of which we might be seeing later!) But nevertheless, I've always been a fan and liked their music.

Top 5 Stone Temple Pilots Songs
1) "Interstate Love Song"
2) "Creep"
3) "Sex Type Thing"
4) "Vasoline"
5) "Big Empty"

My 31 Favorite Bands

Well, as I mentioned earlier, I'm kind of a nerd, so I created a list here, a list of my 31 favorite bands, which I will go over in the coming weeks. I've been told my taste in music sucks, which I explored once upon a time, so this will either prove it or show that maybe it's ok. I guess we'll find out.

Why 31? Why not? Because I can. I'll also list my favorite 5 or so of each band's songs, and give a little explanation. Hope at least one person slightly enjoys this exercise!

Monday, January 30, 2006

I don't care if Monday's blue...

Mondays and Wednesdays are always the long day of the week for me. Here's how it goes:

9:01 - My alarm rings for the first time.
9:20 - I actually get out of bed. Then I shower and put my contacts in.
9:55 - Leave for my Microeconomics class that starts at 10.
11:00 - My Tech. and Business Writing class starts.
12:00 - My Applied Calculus class begins. And as you can guess, this class sucks, because math sucks.
12:50 - Eat lunch, which usually involves some sort of chicken, and of course, Mr. Pibb.
1:15 - Usually about the time I get done eating, and I go to the computer lab for a few minutes.
1:30 - I start up work at the Library. Work usually consists of things such as shelving a few books, maybe straightening some things, and then surfing the internet, usually checking out ESPN, SI, and Yahoo Finance, among other things.
4:30 - Get off work, and just mess around for a few minutes.
5:00 - Start my Criminology class, which today we watched a pretty interesting film on Enron. Very cool.
6:15 - Class ends, and I usually eat supper.
6:45 - Done with supper, I head back to my dorms for the night, where I usually watch TV, play nintendo, surf the internet, or take a nap.
1:00ish - Somewhere around this time I go to bed, because on Tuesdays I have to work at 9. :(

And this, friends, is a nutshell of my Mondays!

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Saturday Night's All Right for Fighting

Good, fun weekend for me. Let's go over it:

- Friday night I got done with work at about the time a couple of guys I knew were coming into town. We ate supper, then went to a hockey game, which was a fun time.

- After that, we went and ate again, and then stopped by some strange party at an apartment over a store called L.A. Suits, which was kinda creepy.

- Saturday morning my sisters and a couple of cousins came into town, and we just sort of hung out, ate, went shopping(!), etc. all day, which was good. Then they were staying at a hotel with 5 hot tubs, so that was a good time.

- Sleeping on an air mattress in a cold hotel room = not very fun. For future reference.

- We went out to eat this morning, and then they skipped town. I basically sat around all day, ate at Sbarro's for supper, and now here I am.

A pretty good weekend, I must say!

Too bad classes start again tomorrow. :(

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Am I a nerd?

I think I am. But that's ok.

I mean, sure I think I'm a fairly cool guy, I can get a few people to chuckle occassionally, and gosh darnit, people like me! But now I find more and more of my characteristics would classify me as a nerd. For example:

- Unlike about 95% of the people that go to college with me, I don't drink. I mean, I could easily, but I just don't want to.
- I actually go to all of my classes. Foreign concept, I know.
- I don't mind a day sitting around and doing nothing.
- I make lists such as this one.
- I wear coke-bottle glasses.

Ok, I made the last one up. But really, I seem to be displaying more and more 'nerdy' characteristics. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Want to play a little poker?

The deal is, I've kind of wanted to play poker online for real money for a while now, but there were a couple things that held me back.

1) I'm cheap, or as I like to say, frugal.
2) I didn't know if I was any good.

To make a long story short, I found this site, which was really good. After a few days, I received my $75, and once I got to 500 hands, I got another $25.

And well, this confirmed my suspicious that I'm not very good at poker. I cashed out today with about $70.50, so while I "lost" a decent amount, it didn't cost me anything, so I win overall. And I could use a little extra cash to pay off student loans!

So anyway, you should sign up, and tell them reedos1 referred you!

Monday, January 23, 2006

What I've been up to lately...

Well, I find myself to be more interested in financial things lately, such as:

- Started up an account at ING
- My IRA is going now, so I'm following that (probably more closely than I should!)
- I've signed up for a couple of Paid Survey sites, which hopefully will eventually net a couple of bucks
- I have pretty much decided I will major in Financial Management in addition to Marketing
- I'm reading the book "Bogle on Mutual Funds..."
- I'm thinking of starting up an account on T. Rowe Price with a little change
- I pretty much spend a lot of my time at work reading up on investing and other financial stuff
- When I get bored, I tend to read a few financial blogs

Among other things. Some might call me a nerd, and it's hard to disagree!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Cobra Kai... never die!

Got to be the coolest slogan ever.

If you haven't seen Karate Kid 1, 2, or 3 (don't get the next Karate Kid!) do yourself a favor and go rent them, and watch them.

Until then, wax on, wax off.

RIP Pat Morita.

Monday, January 16, 2006

What should I be when I grow up?

This is a question I've asked myself a lot, and still don't really have an answer. I mean, I have a general idea of what I want to do, but I don't know anything specific. But I've been told this is typical.

Coming out of high school, I had absolutely no clue what I wanted to do. Completely undecided. Fortunately, I have now begun to get an idea of what to major in at least. Originally, I was thinking I wanted to major in Marketing and Criminal Justice and minor in Spanish... but now, I'm not sure. I like Criminal Justice and I find all of the subject matter interesting, but I don't think I'd make a career out of it.

Hence, my plan right now is to major in Marketing and Finance, with a minor in Economics and maybe Criminal Justice. Why Finance instead of Criminal Justice? Well, I think I'd have a better shot at a good career with Finance, and plus I've been really interested in it for a while. It started up when I started a Roth IRA, and since then I've done a lot more reading and research, and am currently reading Bogle on Mutual Funds, and am thinking of investing some in mutual funds in the near future. So that's exciting.

Of course, I have no idea what I would like to do after getting an Undergrad degree... maybe try for an MBA, maybe go work. I really have no clue about that. Luckily, I've got about 3 1/2 years before I have to decide.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

What would you do with a drunken sailor?

early in the morning?

Anyway, I just wanted to post some of my random thoughts that I have written on people's Facebook walls in the past few weeks. Most of these have come late at night, when I am tired, bored, and not really thinking straight. As you will be able to tell.

sorry jenny, you got me all riled up now. and when i get riled up, i can't help but talk about some of the shortcomings of the late, great, saved by the bell. namely, the fact that zack and ac are such good friends with screech. c'mon, screech is a big nerd, zack and ac are the most popular guys in school. this is not realistic. and then, there's the saved by the bell episodes when they're in college. and i'll be honest, i'm jealous of them. not only did they go to high school with kelly kapowski, but they are all three living in the same dorm room, and across the living room (a living room in the dorm? i wish i was lying) are three girls. not only are they in a huge room that has a living room outside of it, they share that living room with three girls. where do the creators of the show get this stuff? how do they have the audacity to put this on the air and expect me to keep quiet about it. i will not, i cannot hold it in any longer. saved by the bell was the greatest show ever created, but these inconsistencies are very inconsistent. or something like that. and do not even get me started on saved by the bell the new class. i have just decided to pretend that never existed. what an awful, awful show. and while we're talking about awful things, how about the play romeo and juliet. great play, but awful in the sense that it is a heartbreaking story that all stems from the fact that the capulets and montagues could not get along. a rose by any other name would indeed smell as sweet, which is what is so infuriating about these two "families." put this through your thick skulls capulets and montagues, you killed your kids. yes, they acted very immaturely and irrationally, but it all stemmed from the actions of the families, so yes, capulets and montagues, i do bite my thumb at you. in fact, i bite both thumbs at you, because this cannot go on. the families have gotten a free ride for far too long, and it is time for that to change. as bob marley said, i can see clearly now, as no longer are my eyes blurred from the tears of romeo and juliet's death, which did not need to happen. but soft, what light through yonder window breaks? for it is the east and juliet is the sun. RIP romeo and juliet.

you know what else is precious? porcelain china. but not so much the country china. i'll be honest, i've never been there, and i probably never will be there. it just doesn't appeal to me. neither does poetry. i just don't get it. you got something to say, say it. don't write it out in rhymes. same thing for the opera. again, if they have something to say, they should just say it instead of singing it in high voices. some might say i'm just not cultured enough to appreciate poetry or the opera, but i think i just like being forthcoming, something that prose and regular conversation offers. and speaking of offers, spam sucks. i'm a much bigger fan of turkey or bologna. the sandwich was a good invention. whoever thought of putting a soup and sanwich together in one meal, well, that's just genius. genius that is not so dissimilar to the head nod. i like the head nod. i like what it stands for. "i don't want to talk to you, you don't want to talk to me, but well, i'll at least acknoledge you." it's really the polite way to be impolite, and i like that. of course, the head nod is not overly forthcoming, which would seem to directly contradict what i said earlier. and maybe it does. and maybe that's why the head nod is so much like poetry. they both have a deeper meaning. the opera, however, i don't believe really has a deeper meaning. or maybe it does and i'm just not seeing it. your thoughts? what could be the deeper meaning about guys running around in tight pants and singing alto? or do they not wear tight pants? now i'm confused. sorry for rambling, it's late. please forgive me. but just remember, the head nod is like poetry, but not like the opera.

(ps look at my new interests. well, they've always been my interests, but now i just put them down. after all, i can't put all my interests down in that space, just a select few. think of if i did put every single interest i have into that space. there would be mayhem or possibly even carnage. well, maybe not. i'm probably exaggerating. or using hyperbole. which is a strange word, when you think about it. now that i've got you thinking, how did jonah get swalled by a whale? has this ever happened to anyone else in the history of the world? i doubt it. that'd be a nice feat. you know what else would be a nice feat? discovering an element. you really have to be on the top of your scientific game to discover an element. but you know what's not cool? discovering an element and then naming it something stupid like californium. what an awful name. if you discovered an element, what would you name it? if you were a hot dog, would you eat yourself? i know i would, and i'd wash it down with a cold budweiser. you know what happens to ross when he drinks too much? well, yes you do, no need for me to go over it here. you ever been in a turkish prison? do you like movies with gladiators? and speaking of gladiators, what a strange life they had to live. i imagine that if you were a gladiator, it would be hard to have emotional security. you'd always be fighting for your life. literally. now THAT'S a tough life. and that's all i have to say about that)

i like to take the bull by the horns, so to speak. to use a cliche, i like to look at the bright side of life. try new things. the grass is indeed greener on the other side. in my book, laughter is the best medicine. live and learn, i say, because if not you're between a rock and a hard place. and if you get confused, remember, there is harmony is disharmony. i'm not a big fan of cliches, but just know that every rose has its thorn, and there is light at the end of the tunnel. because time will tell, that when your ship comes sailing in, and when God gives you lemons, you make lemonade. after all, such is life, and it's getting sucher and sucher. to use a bad cliche, i used to think i had it bad because i had no shoes, then i met a man with no feet. because at the end of the day, life sucks, and then we die. because well, when it rains it pours, and when the pony dies, the ride is over. c'est la vie. i'll close with a cliche. no pain, no gain. just remember that george.

Well uh, I was meaning to write more, but I've been busy and have had some computer problems. But since I'm here, I have to tell you that I think E.L. Fudge is probably the most underrated cookie, with Oreo being the most overrated. Yes, Oreo's are good, but they are not the cookie to end all cookies. E.L. Fudge doesn't get enough press. And speaking of cool things, the gorilla is the coolest animal, bar none. And Art Vandelay is the coolest fake name ever, with a latex salesman as the coolest fake job ever. (George Costanza) How much wood could Chuck Woolery cut if Chuck Woolery could chuck wood? That's what I want to know. You know what else I want to know? Who had the idea for Saved by the Bell The New Class? I will not rest until that man is fired. Big money big money no whammy no whammy! Did you know Woodrow Wilson's first name was Thomas? I bet not, not enough people do. And that's an injustice that's needs to be rectified.

Heh, that is humorous, and you can take that to the bank. And speaking of banks, I agree with Bob Hope when he said, "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it." I thought that was clever, and not ignorant at all. But speaking of ignorant, here's what the former Utah Jazz President Frank Layden said about one of his players, "I told him, 'Son, what is it with you. Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.' " But at the end of the day George, I just want to be treated with respect, much like Torrin Polk, a former University of Houston WR was by his coach. He said, ""He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."

And while we're on the subject, how long do you think it was before Rip Van Winkle slept again. I mean, after you sleep for 20 straight years, do you just go to bed the next night like nothing happened? Wouldn't sleeping for 20 straight years throw your circadian rhythm way off? Wouldn't you always be a little leery about taking a nap after your last nap resulted in a 20 year hibernation? Would he set his alarm like 5 times to make sure he wakes up? Would he just have someone else make sure to wake him up? How hungry would you be after sleeping for 20 straight years? Anyway, I could go on for hours with Rip Van Winkle questions, but I'll stop here.

how you doing? better than the ozone layer, i hope. take it easy. or hard. whichever you prefer. it's all about your convenience. just like convenience stores. why do they put locks on 24 convenience stores? why is the sky blue? we may never know. well, some people probably will. you might know. i probably won't. and i'm ok with that. ignorance is bliss.

Please don't think less of me.

Friday, January 13, 2006

"Roll that beautiful bean footage"

My favorite non-Sportscenter commercial of all-time has to be the old commerical for Bush's Baked Beans.

It's basically the creator of Bush's Baked Beans talking about how he created a secret recipe for his beans, and "I've only told one other soul and he's not telling."

Then they cut to the dog who says, "Roll that beautiful bean footage."

It doesn't sound funny at all, but it''s great. Something about a dog talking about rolling about some footage of a bean recipe. Great hilarity.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Words/Phrases I Like/Use

I find myself repeating things sometimes, which is sometimes not such a bad thing. In this case, it's not a bad thing. And better yet, I've whittled the list down to the coolest words/phrases that I use or like. So without further ado:

"That's pretty specific" - When I ask someone about the time they are doing something, the time something is happening, etc. and they respond with something like "7:30/8". It makes sense when you verbalize it.

"While you're thinking about that think about this" - This was said by Lt. Bookman (pictured) on the Seinfeld episode The Library. Really, I thought every single line of his was pretty funny, so I'll just give the highlights.

"Yeah, '71. That was my first year on the job.. Bad year for libraries. Bad year for America. Hippies burning library cards, Abby Hoffman telling everybody to steal books. I don't judge a man by the length of his hair or the kind of music he listens to. Rock was never my bag. But you put on a pair of shoes when you walk into the New York Public Library, fella."

"Well, let me tell you something, funny boy. Y'know that little stamp, the one that says "New York Public Library"? Well that may not mean anything to you, but that means a lot to me. One whole hell of a lot. Sure, go ahead, laugh if you want to. I've seen your type before: Flashy, making the scene, flaunting convention. Yeah, I know what you're thinking, 'What's this guy making such a big stink about old library books?' Well, let me give you a hint, junior. Maybe we can live without libraries, people like you and me. Maybe. Sure, we're too old to change the world, but what about that kid, sitting down, opening a book, right now, in a branch at the local library and finding drawings of pee-pees and wee-wees on the Cat in the Hat and the Five Chinese Brothers? Doesn't HE deserve better? Look. If you think this is about overdue fines and missing books, you'd better think again. This is about that kid's right to read a book without getting his mind warped! (Pauses) Or, maybe that turns you on, Seinfeld; maybe that's how y'get your kicks. You and your good-time buddies.. Well I got a flash for ya, joy-boy: Party time is over. Y'got seven days, Seinfeld. That is one week!"

"I remember when the librarian was a much older woman: Kindly, discreet, unattractive. We didn't know anything about her private life.. We didn't want to know anything about her private life. She didn't have a private life. While you're thinking about that, think about this: The library closes at five o'clock, no exceptions. This is your final warning. Got that, kewpie-doll?"

Juxtaposition - I think I've only really been able to use it once, but it's just a cool word.

"Big money big money no whammy no whammy!" - Popularized by the gameshow Press Your Luck. Usage should be obvious.

"I can neither confirm nor deny" - When someone asks me a simple question where the answer is obviously yes, but it would incriminate me or make me look bad, I usually go with this. It's basically a yes, but it sounds cooler.

"Choir Boy" or "Nancy Boy" - I call people these names on occasion. Part of it stems from the soundbite of Ahnold saying, "You're a ****** choir boy to me, a choir boy!" But it sounds way funnier when he says than when I say it.

"You can take it to the proverbial bank"/"You can bet the proverbial house" - because we know you're not really taking anything to the bank.

"I heard it through the grapevine" - If you are saying something that may or may not be true, but you don't want to reveal where you heard it, well, you heard it through the grapevine.

"I really doubt the sincerity of that" - If someone does something, and then says "sorry" when they are obviously not, this quote works well to get the upper hand.

So there you have it, some cool phrases that I give you full permission to use. If you have any to contribute, just drop off a comment, and I'll see if it's good or not.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Second Semester Classes

My first day of my second semester of college started yesterday, and with 18 credits and a part-time job, it promises to be a busy one. Hopefully, it shouldn't be too difficult. Let's take a look at my classes.

Criminology - This one seems like an interesting class, and the teacher seems pretty cool too. The tests are mutliple choice and True/Flase, and I'm not overly confident with T/F questions, so that worries me a bit. But still, it should be a fun class.

Juvenile Delinquency - About the same as Criminology, it seems interesting. Only difference is that there are essays on the test, and that can be a good or bad thing depending on how hard they are graded. Along with Criminology, I think this will be my other class that I like and find to be interesting.

U.S. Government - Eh. This shouldn't be a terrible class, but I'm not totally interested in politics, which it seems like this course will have a lot to do with. Hopefully it shouldn't be too hard and fairly interesting, but I'm not super optimistic at this point.

Microeconomics - I haven't had this class yet, so I don't know exactly what to expect. But I have heard that this class is not too bad, and while it doesn't exactly sound stimulating, this shouldn't be awful.

Technical and Business Writing - Haven't had this class either, but it just sounds incredibly boring. I think it will be pretty easy, but very boring. Not looking forward to this.

Applied Calculus - I've heard some people say it is really easy, and I've heard some people say it was really hard. Either way, it's Math, and Math sucks.

So anyway, these classes, combined with my job, will about be my life for the next 4-5 months. Though I doubt you feel any sympathy.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Financial Stuff & Other Things

Ok now, as I mentioned somewhere before, I started up a Roth IRA last week.

This is good, I think. Even though I wasn't really able to put a lot in, over the long haul (read: a lot of years), I think this is a good start as long as I am able to put some more money in on a fairly consistent basis. Also, this has kind of got me interested in this business and money stuff. I'm not ready to do anything yet, but I think sometime in the future I might try my hand at investing in the stock market a little. I'm not nearly knowledgeable about any of this as of right now, but I hope I will be eventually.

Now, I also want to inform you about a cool new blog I started, called Complete Sports. Since I'm a college guy and I stay up late, I have some free time before I go to bed, which should help me able to keep up with that blog and this blog. That one will obviously be all about sports topics, while this will be more about me and non-related stuff, as well as a little sports. So you get the best of both worlds! So check it out: Complete Sports.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Out with the old, in with the new!

Or in this case, goodbye Mike Tice, hello Brad Childress!

Now I'll be the first to admit, from purely a looks standpoint, Mike Tice looks like the better head coach. He looks tougher, and he looks like a football guy. From a looks standpoint, Brad Childress looks like a real estate guy. (no offense to real estate guys!)

However, I'm very much excited by this. For one, as much as I believe that Mike Tice is a very nice guy, he was an awful coach in my opionion (more on that later). And from everything I have heard, Brad Childress is a smart guy, players like him (T.O. notwithstanding), and did I mention he's smart and pays attention to detail?

But first, let's look at Mike Tice's underachieving tenure.

1) Annoucing the "Randy Ratio", which basically said the Vikings would trow 40% of their passes to Randy Moss. While I think Moss is the best talent in the NFL, announcing your plans and putting extra pressure on the QB in not so good, I think.

2) Countless boneheaded 4th down calls as well as bad clock management.

3) More boneheaded moves, such as when to challenge plays and when not to. And then incorrectly interpretting the referee's decisions.

4) The RB Roulette. I think Tice used a pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey game to decide the week's starting RB. Mewelde Moore's been the most consistent RB over the past two years. But he can make one mental mistake and Tice will put him (this applies to other RB as well) in the doghouse for weeks, where he will barely if at all play them. I've seen it happen. I've also seen Mewelde Moore be healthy enough to return punts, but not healthy enough to get at least 1 carry. I wish I was lying.

5) His seeming insistence on not improving the Special Teams before this year. Gary Anderson to Aaron Elling to Morten Anderson. With Darren Bennett as the Punter, and awful coverage. Special Teams was painful to watch. This year, there's actually a decent punter and kicker, two great return men, and some solid coverage, and it has helped win ballgames, especially the NY Giant game.

6) Other stuff, especially dealing with the O-Line, and some off-the-field incidents. But they're pretty obvious.

Don't get me wrong, from everything I have seen and heard, Tice is a great guy. In time, I think he might be a decent head coach. But he was hired by Red McCombs specifically because he was cheap, and he was just not ready to be a head coach. In my opinion.

Now on to Childress, who I am very excited about. He sounds like he is very meticulous, reportedly taking lots and lots of notes about everything and keeping all of them for reference. I haven't heard a bad word from any Eagle about him (although granted it's rare for someone to actually say a bunch of bad things about a departing coach). From reading interviews, he seems to have a good idea of where to go for the staff, how to fit the personnel into his offensive scheme and adapt when necessary, and this gets me very excited. Heck, the Vikings season has only been over for a week, and I'm pumped for next year!

I predict Division Title!!

In the end, I also want to thank this man, who has been great for the Vikings.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

My Christmas Break...

Well it's been a long, nice one. 3 weeks of laying around, staying up late, sleeping in late, living the good life. I went to some basketball games, hung out with some friends, and hung out with family. And that was my break.

I had a nice Christmas. I got some Seinfeld DVD's, a pre-order for OOTP 2006, and some money, which was nice, and will come in handy when I buy my books for next semester (which I'm not looking forward to!)

Sadly though, it's all about to come to an end. I start back with school on Monday, taking 18 credits, working part-time, and having decidedly less time to be lazy. I'll be going back to town on Sunday or Monday, and I think I have a class Monday night, I have to take a Spanish test sometime, and I have to go talk to my boss about work. So I'm not looking foward to this. But I do look forward to what should hopefully be another good semester!

Until next time, bye!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Well the south side of chicago
Is the baddest part of town
And if you go down there
You better just beware
Of a man named leroy brown

Now leroy more than trouble
You see he stand ’bout six foot four
All the downtown ladies call him treetop lover
All the mens just call him sir

And it’s bad, bad leroy brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old king kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Now leroy he a gambler
And he like his fancy clothes
And he like to wave his diamond rings
In front of everybody’s nose
He got a custom continental
He got an eldorado too
He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun
He got a razor in his shoe

And it’s bad, bad leroy brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old king kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Well friday bout a week ago
Leroy shootin’ dice
And at the edge of the bar
Sat a girl named doris
And ooh that girl looked nice
Well he cast his eyes upon her
And the trouble soon began
And leroy brown learned a lesson
’bout messin’ with the wife of a jealous man

And it’s bad, bad leroy brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old king kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog,

Well the two men took to fightin’
And when they pulled them from the floor
Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle
With a couple of pieces gone

And it’s bad, bad leroy brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old king kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Still on Christmas break for a few more days!!