A Better Version of Me
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Woop Woop, That's The Sound Of The Police!
Who knew it was also a brand of wine? I saw some at the liquor store today while picking up a couple (or ten) bottles of wine for Bree. The name really hit home with me, so I just had to add a bottle of the shiraz to my cart. I hope she enjoys it. They should make a commercial with a little song by KRS-One as the seem song. Freakin' awesome that would be.

Sweet'n the Ride, Black Sunshine, Sweet'n the Ride, Yeah!
Gripping the wheel bars his knuckles went white with desire
The wheels of his mustang bicycle exploding on the highway like a slug from a .45
True death: 400 horsepower watts of maximum performance piercing the night
This is black sunshine.

This beautiful 70 degree weather allowed me to dust the winter cobwebs off my ol' brilliant orange Trek 1000 and get myself reacquainted with the pedals and the wind in my face. My new iPod made the workout even more enjoyable as I could listen to some White Zombie and really get the adrenaline pumping (one earpiece only, gotta be safe). You can't beat that with a bat!

Finally nothing moves. High noon.
Black top rolling below the asphalt drive ride
A concrete fascination scraping the edge of nothing
This is black sunshine.

Sunday, February 26, 2006
Can I Get A 'Sale Yeah?'
Like to pinch pennies on major purchases? If so, here's an excellent site from which to begin your due dilligence. It's an information lover's dream come true! A complete database of your area's weekly retail advertisements broken down into specific categories (ie laptops, portable dvd players, vacuums, you name it). There's even a 'free after rebate' category. All the best deals in one place for super-simple comparison. I'm lovin' it!

Saturday, February 25, 2006
It Burns, Burns, Burns, The Ring Of Fire, The Ring Of Fire
One of the best times to drive through the Flint Hills of Kansas has to be during the spring burning season, especially during the evening hours. If you're lucky, you'll catch some spectacular glimpses of fields ablaze as the ranchers burn off the dead stuff to make way for some fresh, green grass to come up.

One caveat, you may want to plug your nose. The smell of the burning fields ain't exactly the best.

Friday, February 17, 2006
Welcome Down With The Warrior Sound, UH!
The following list comprises the next 25 songs due to be played on my iPod, according to the latest shuffle.

Nothing New by The Waifs
Little Acorns by The White Stripes
High Powered by Dr. Dre
I Believe In Love by Dixie Chicks
I'm The Man by Gang Starr
I Think I Smell A Rat by The White Stripes
Hazy Shade of Criminal by Public Enemy
911 Is A Joke by Public Enemy
Rhymin' & Stealin' by The Beastie Boys
The One On The Right Is On by Johnny Cash
Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
She's Crafty by The Beastie Boys
Tourniquet by Evanescence
O' Sailor by Fiona Apple
Rollin' Wit You by Ol' Dirty Bastard
Don't Tread On Me by Metallica
Tymps (The Sick In The Head Song) by Fiona Apple
The Unforgiven by Metallica
Fell On Black Days by Soundgarden
Good Morning Heartache by Ol' Dirty Bastard
Come As You Are by Nirvana
Goodbye Earl by Dixie Chicks
Bullet In The Head by Rage Against The Machine
She's Like Heroin by System Of A Down
Bound by Disturbed

That's not a bad list. However, I'm not sure I can make it that long without hearing any Chubb Rock, Eric B. & Rakim, Ultramagnetic MCs or A Tribe Called Quest. Oh, and White Zombie. Where's my White Zombie?! Sampling sizes be damned!

It's Not Just The Snow That's White At The Winter Olympics
Bryant Gumbel made an interesting statement about these winter games recently on his HBO Real Sports show:

"Count me among those who don't care about them and won't watch them. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world's greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention."

Good one, Bryant. We all know what happened to Rush Limbaugh when he made some racial remarks about Donovan McNabb a few years ago. That became a huge deal in the media. I have a feeling Mr. Gumbel's brilliant take on the Winter Olympics will get widely ignored. Too bad. He deserves to get booted from his post like everyone else who has made stupid remarks in the past. I don't think I'll be adding HBO to my cable package anytime soon--so there!

Monday, February 13, 2006
Billy Zane and Gary Busey must be really desperate for a paycheck these days. Both of them star in the most expensive Turkish movie ever made ($10 million!), "Valley of the Wolves: Iraq." In this anti-American film, Billy plays a rebel American soldier of sorts and the great Gary Busey takes on the role of an evil, organ-stealing, Jewish-American doctor. Rrrrriiight. I think I'll pass on this one. I knew Busey was washed up, but this is ridiculous.

Sunday, February 12, 2006
This Would Be A Handy Little Pill

Thursday, February 09, 2006
It's All In The Sauce

How to make a Bree

3 parts competetiveness

3 parts brilliance

3 parts leadership
Add to a cocktail shaker and mix vigorously. Add a little cocktail umbrella and a dash of curiosity

How to make a Jason

5 parts friendliness

5 parts silliness

3 parts ego
Blend at a low speed for 30 seconds. Add a little wisdom if desired!

These recipes help explain why my wife is a huge corporate success story and I'm a fantasy football champion.


Personality cocktail
From Go-Quiz.com

Via Dawn Summers

Friday, February 03, 2006
Detroit Iraq City
Jerome Bettis recently received the key to his hometown of Detroit. Looks like he's in some very select company now, as only three others have received such a key. Too bad one of them is an infamous former dictator from the middle east.

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