A Better Version of Me
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
To My Homies in the Blogosphere
I'd like to propose an official blogger hand sign.

This would be an excellent way to proclaim true blogger status at various social gatherings. After all, if gangsters can flash their gang signs all around town, why can't bloggers do the same? It's time for bloggers to unite and show their true colors! :)

This sign takes a little practice, but you'll get the hang of it after awhile.

Sunday, April 24, 2005
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
This is my house.

This is my neighbors' house across the street.

Yes, that's a washing machine, and a Camaro that doesn't run. Everyone else in the neighborhood keeps their houses looking great. I can't say that much for these jokers. Ugh! I guess every group of roses has a thorn somewhere.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
"I don't do dope, but I'm dope; not a dope, but I'm doper than anybody who's tryin' to cope, with the rhyme I'm displayin', and the beat that's playin'."

Now there's an Eazy-E quote to live by.

Saturday, April 16, 2005
Call Me Latrell, 'Cause I Spree Well
Candy Sprees? Yummy. Shopping sprees? Only in electronics stores. Honda Spree? Now you're talkin'! I love to ride my Honda Spree in the spring time. I may be weighing at slightly over its posted 180 lb limit, but it hasn't seemed to mind thus far. Maybe someday I'll get to uprade to a Vespa. That would be sweet!

Friday, April 15, 2005
He Gets the Rebound and Passes to the Man! And...BOOM Goes the Dynamite!!
Wow, this is one heck of a news clip. This Ball State student certainly needs a bit more practice in front of the camera, but I'll give him props for his catch phrase. I'm sure it will be in my head for quite some time!

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Best Bumper Sticker of the Day
My Give A Damn's Broken

Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Phone Is Ringin', Oh My God
I recently called Sprint PCS and threatened to cancel my service (major bluff on my part) if I didn't get a better deal on my wireless plan since my 2-year agreement had expired. Once I said the magic word, 'cancel', I was transferred to a retention representative. She promptly offered me 750 anytime minutes, free PCS-to-PCS and unlimited nights & weekends starting at 7 p.m. for the same price that I was paying for 500 AT and 9 p.m. NW, $45. Not a bad deal, I thought, so I stayed on board. So, if you've been a loyal customer of Sprint, or any other company, don't be afraid to go after a better deal. It's not that hard and you'll save some serious $$$.

Oh, I also got a 10% monthly discount for being a credit union member. Here's a handy list of businesses whose employees are eligible for discounts through Sprint. Some of these deals are pretty sweet. I'll have to keep this list in mind next time I'm looking for a job. A 25% discount through my employer would be a nice little perk.

Okay, that's enough money-saving dorkiness for today. I'll post some more of my favorite secrets to frugality every now and again.

How we'll due ewe spell?
I only got 12/15 correct. See what score you can muster!

Monday, April 11, 2005
This article is not about me. This dude does, however, live in the same state. I assure you, we look absolutely nothing alike!

On the other hand, these hands do belong to me, and that's my wife giving me an extra hand. Boy howdy, that's a lot of hands! There's nothing quite like a large-bore reciprocating engine to spark a steaming romance.

Saturday, April 09, 2005
Pelicula Excelente
I saw 'Fever Pitch' last night. It's a good, funny movie. Jimmy Fallon's and Drew Barrymore's characters reminded me a lot of myself and my wife, respectively. Maybe that's why we enjoyed it so much. If you like to laugh and you're a baseball aficionado, you'll enjoy this movie. Yankee fans might not like watching an entire movie about the Red Sox 2004 season, but that's about the only negative aspect I can think of at the moment. Oh, and Jimmy does take a little pot shot at the Royals, but I forgive him.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Run, Elvis! Run!
Runelvys Hernandez had an excellent first start back from Tommy John surgery. The Royals currently lead the Tigers 7-1 in the 9th. They'd better not blow this lead; Hernandez pitched a heck of a game. Maybe there's some hope for a less-than-100-loss-season after all.

Lose Your Load, Leave Your Mind Behind, Baby Mike
Ronnnn, Mexico!

Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Meooow, Meoow, Meow Meow Meow Meoow...MEOOOOOOW!
Kitty on my foot and I want to...TOUCH IT!

So Much for 'Lima Time'
The Royals got their arses kicked on opening day. Watching the highlights of the Mets/Reds game didn't help sooth the pain, either. Carlos Beltran hit a homerun along with, like, 3 ribbies and Joe Randa hit a walk-off homer to win the game. Dammit! I hate rooting for a small-market team that can't afford to keep good talent. Oh Carlos Beltran, Joe Randa, Johnny Damon, Jermaine Dye, where art thou? Here's to Zack Greinke becoming the next Greg Maddox. I hope the transformation happens soon!

Monday, April 04, 2005
Ol' Roy, Dad Gommit
Do you care who wins tonight's NCAA championship game between Illinois and North Carolina? I'd like to see Illinois win, since I have them beating the Tarheels in my tournament bracket and Illinois also has an extensive actuarial science program. Go actuaries! However, I seriously doubt any of Illinois' players have chosen to major in said course of study. On the other hand, I would enjoy seeing Roy Williams finally win the big one, because I know that would tick off most of the Kansas fans in my area. Heh heh heh. So, I guess I'll just sit back and hope that the game is close and exciting.

Sunday, April 03, 2005
I Don't Drink Brass Monkey, Like the Beat Funky. Nickname Jason T., Your Baseball Junkie.
Looks like I won't be participating in any fantasy baseball leagues this year. Bummer. I enjoy fantasy sports and I usually do fairly well at them. If anybody out there ever needs any advice this year, I'll share some of my tips and tricks with you.

On a real baseball note, I think the Royals' are, once again, gonna suck this year. It's hard to believe that this October will be the 20th anniversary of their lone World Series championship. I wonder if they'll ever make it to the Series again?

If anybody out there manages to get their hands on some extra Mets tickets this year, I'd be more than happy to use them for ya. I'd love to make a trip back to NYC to watch Carlos Beltran and the Mets play a game at Shea.

Friday, April 01, 2005
Michael Bolton
I can totally identify with Michael Bolton from Office Space. I think I put on one of my best rap performances of all time in my car this morning during my commute. I had some classic Eazy-E turned up full blast while cruising down the highway. However, I do tend to turn it down when I reach slower traffic and/or stoplights. I don't want to blow my cover.

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