Saturday, August 30, 2008

Summer of Bores

All in all the last few months have been a bit on the lame side. Things have been so lame that I can actually laugh at this modeling pose by our friend Strongbad. Yes, I had nothing else to do but play his PC game and I had to get a snapshot of it.

Don't take me for being overly depressed. I just wish I could catch a break once in a while. Well, it's out of my hands. Bring on the fall/winter/spring. See ya round the block kids...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

a letter to me from my Subconscious

Dear Sir,

Lately it has come to my attention that your present condition is something of a dispirited one. These are simply my observations of current circumstances and their overall effects on your well-being. I should like to assert my authority and expertise in evaluating your state of mind.

First things first - we never give up! No matter what, we keep going, keep moving, never letting go, not quitting, or even losing faith. Ever. The one thing you can always do is hope. Do not stop believing in the cause. You have a role to play in this cosmic theater. You have to continue trying your best.

Sure things can get a little crazy, a bit complicated, and downright not cool. But that’s what we have to deal with on a regular basis. You can do it. You will do it. Despite what you have to cope with at any given time, you know that there is always a person or group of people who are worse off than you are. Things can always get better. That is the truth.

I hope that you take this to heart. Do everything you can that’s good, and avoid all that seems to be negative and unprofitable. You are not alone. Remember that. I’m not talking about me, either. Family, friends, and others are on your side; they root and pull for you constantly. One day it will all pay off, and we can look back and learn from this chaotic fiasco.

That’s about the extent of what I meant to convey to you…make it count. Good luck!

Yours (obviously),inner self

Saturday, August 23, 2008

30 seconds of me

* generic version
* rough draft

I am fairly reserved. I believe in the 3 P's - punctuality, practicality, and patience. I prefer moderation. My favorite thing to do is figure things out. I use my wits wisely. I like to help people out when they need it. I believe that God is our Father and we are His children. I also believe He has a plan for all of us. I think that Washington was our greatest President. Why? Because his Congress was the smallest. I don't favor war, but it is necessary at times to keep peace. I wish I had more money. Who doesn't? I'd rather have my own family, but still love the one I'm part of. When I was young, I wanted to be a Herpetologist (reptile expert). Now I think it would be cool to be a U.S. Marshall.

*possibly more than 30 seconds
*sorry, not perfect ya know

Thursday, August 21, 2008

sweetJ speaketh

Seeing as how this is my blog, and I can put any old thing into it I so wish, what should it be?

Pictures? Done.
Poetry? Did it.
Video? Check.
Quotes? Uhuh.
Trivia? Yessir.
Games? You bet.
Opinions? Of course.
Secrets of the universe? Hmmm...
Shout-outs? Holla!
Tributes? Gotcha.
Personal info? Let's not get too crazy now-

I guess I am so boring that nothing cool enough can cut it on the blog board for me.
And no comments have been made yet either.
B u m m e r

8 l

Monday, August 18, 2008


Ok haters, stop right now!
This post honors our man Michael Fred Phelps.
You got to give it up for a guy to do what he did. Yes, he is a freak in the water. An unbeatable freak at that.
Make no mistake-Spitz was awesome. WAS. It is time for the world to check themselves (swimmers at least). This was an unbelievable feat. Any and all witnesses will agree.
No, he probably couldn't have done it without a little help and a bit of luck. But he did it. No one else has even tried. My hats off to him. The training alone would have killed me. He managed to pull it off with the whole world watching. No pressure there. Would I race him on land? Maybe. In water? Not a chance.
You go Mike! See you in London, 2012...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

WHOA! nellie!!

O.K., so what in the name of all things could prompt 2 posts in 1 day from yours truly?


I was surprised at the move the studio thought was the right thing to do. Move a HIGHLY anticipated film back 9 months - just so it can make more money in an opening weekend! So what that tells me is that #'s are more important than entertaining a loyal world-wide fan base.


I know, it's just business. But the movie is already done. It will probably leak out somehow before the new release date anyway. That's like a Dr. not giving out the perfect prescription for you until you get worse, so he can be more thanked and appreciated for saving your life instead of just making you feel better. I think a global petition is in order.

I don't buy into the whole "well, pushing it back will make it so the wait for the following films won't be as long"... I'm sorry...but is that black crap on a white page or what?! Maybe the filming should have been going on for the last movie before these "kids" hit retirement age. I sort of remember the last book having a minute (my-noot) portion where the whole gang is a lot older, but both parts of the 7th movie are gonna have stand-ins for the main stars for age purposes. I don't know if even the hollywood make-up greats can pull that off.

Let me bring it up right now. I'm not a die-hard Harry Potter fan, but I know ridiculous-ness when I see it. If you agree then let me hear you say it. Don't let me be the only one flappin my yappers for no reason...

respect to opinions!


No title today, but a post I can do.

Some out there have it in them to prefer that blogs be decorated with various images.

So I shall display...
To the side of this text is a pose by Heidi. She is a German Shepherd, obviously. She is the best dog in the world. Yes, that would be biased. In the pic she is probably getting ready to play ball. You can see it in her eyes. I did not ask permission to show her on my site. Why do I put this shot of canus familiaris up here just now? Think-
Summer is winding down. Another reference to the months of June, July, and August are "the dog days of summer". This mug of man's best friend is a reminder. The reminder is to enjoy it, baby!

Friday, August 8, 2008

2 VENTure

Is it that time again?! Yes, that's right. Medals, here we come. World, get ready.

Now for the latest:

The summer is winding down. Football is starting up. Kids are back in school. I'm moving again. Russia is in another nasty conflict. The "Dark Knight" is available online already. Brett Favre might actually take a few more snaps in a real game. John Edwards cheated on his wife. Those D-backs are hangin' in there at 1st place. Jesus loves you. The Little League World Series is in full swing. That earthquake which recently hit the L.A. area ... just a taste. Gas has gone down a bit. Rain is good for washing cars. Last, but not least, I ran 3 miles today!

* just try to get more random than that

Saturday, August 2, 2008


School's getting ready to start back up and I remembered this thing I did once.
While I was student teaching I created this "Favorites" list for my students (icebreaker).
I have filled in the blanks according to my mood. You know how we always change our minds.

1. song/singer- Marvin Gaye singing the Star Spangled Banner
2. color/flavor- chocolate marshmallows are the best!
3. movie/actor(actress)- Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta, Will Smith in I am Legend
4. athlete/sport- those AND1 mix tape tour street ballers are fun to watch
5. cereal- either corn pops, frosted flakes, or frosted mini wheats
6. TV show- used to be CSI, it was a great show for awhile
7. candy bar- charleston chew (hands down)
8. game- scrabble and boggle I guess
9. book/author- Rowling is the new Tolkien? Dr. Seuss rules
10. soft drink- just Hawaiian Punch
11. ice cream- DQ blizzards of course
12. video game- all time? maybe Final Fantasy X
13. gum/candy- mike and ikes rock my mouth
14. activity/hobby- shootin' hoops/shootin' pool
15. cartoon character/comic- I'm into Marvel mostly
16. school subject- social studies for everybody
17. store/brand- hate to say this, but Nike takes it (outlet)
18. restaurant- for grease-Rally's…for spice-Popeye's
19. smell- has to be fresh cotton candy
20. excuse- "there's always tomorrow"

*feel free to submit yours at your leisure

Friday, August 1, 2008

Ju$ diddlee poo

Yesssss...the Harry Potter teaser is now online (
so check it out if you havent yet.

It's for kids though right? Really?
Im gonna throw out a number right now - how about 4,453,611,881
What number is that? Try the approximate amount, in dollars, that the first five HP films have grossed worldwide. But it's for kids though. I guess that's why almost 400 million copies of the books have sold worldwide so far. By the way, the average length for those books - 599 pages. Kids stuff huh?
What's really crazy is that J.K. Rowling is now the wealthiest female author on the planet (or so I'm told). Pretty good for a lady with only a couple kids, and young ones at that.

But the latest movie version promises to be quite a spectacle...and that's my point for the day!