Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Another one of us for y'all to deal wit

Well my newest nephew arrived on Monday March 27 at 1:44 pm (CST) and here he is. Cody Lee Douglas weighed 9 lbs and he brings my total number of nieces and nephews to 6. The funny thing that number has tripled in the past 16 months. Before that Kyle and Kullen were it, then Cody's sister Cassie arrived in November 2004 and I got married last April and became an uncle to Shasta's nephews so I should be getting pretty good at this whole uncle deal. Welcome to the family Cody!!!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Don't hate cuz it's dangerous

Buster, c'mon now I have all the respect in the world for Joe Gibbs but don't come to me saying he "refused to entertain" thoughts of signing T.O. This IS the man who hired and still has that paragon of class and sportsmanship Tony Stewart driving for his NASCAR team. I suspect it had more to do with the Redskins not having enough cap room to afford T.O. than Gibbs taking any kind of moral stance.

Kameron, Although it would have been fun to see T.O. on a Cowher coached ; my brother's right abiyt the fact that the Steelers just don't spend money on free agents. Which is fine cause they seem to do well season in and season out with what they have so more power to 'em.

And Dana my heart does break for WVU, but honestly they played their hearts out and that's the way it goes some times.

Now let's talk politics. I make no secret about the fact that I'm a conservative and yes I voted for Bush both times. And I've sat back and listened to his detractors whine about how there were no weapons of mass destruction and that we attacked based on faulty intelligence. Well now it seems that a tapes of Saddam, Tariq Azeez and other members of Hussein's cabinet pretty much laughing about their weapons of mass destruction and the fact that they are able to conceal them from UN inspectors. So the maybe that intelligence wasn't so faulty after all.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

T.O. in Big D

Well, well, well my boy Jerry Jones went and did it. He signed the biggest ego in the league to a contract. As a Cowboys fan I'd have to say I'm cautiously optimistic about having T.O. on the team. For one thing the great Cowboy teams have always had someone who helped bring some attitude and swagger to the team. From Duane Thomas and Hollywood Henderson in the 70's to Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders in the 90's they always had a guy that you loved if you were a Cowboys fan and absolutely hated if you weren't. So we'll see how it goes. Either way I bleed silver and blue.

Friday, March 17, 2006


Long time, No Post eh?

I apologize to my tens of loyal readers out there for the delay between posts but hopefully this will make up for it.

Well my stupid plumbing decided to act up again and Tav saved the day again. So it looks like I'm gonna have to complain to the sewer department because the blockage seems to be occuring in pipes the are on the other side of my property line. That's gonna be real fun I think (note the sarcasm).

So WW is actually going well. I've lost 11.5 have pounds in just over 4 weeks and I'm getting to the gym at least 5 days a week. So YAY D!!!

Not much to say about American Idol this week other than Chris Daughtry is the absolute class of the field, he's almost to a point where he'll have to try and lose.

So baseball season is right around and for those who don't know I am fan of the "Evil Empire" New York Yankees. I watched a bit of the world baseball classic and well I'm just not sold on it, and that I think makes me pretty much the average American. This thing is a big deal in Mexico, the Dominican, Cuba, Korea, etc. But I think most Americans rate it just a slightly higher than soccer's World Cup. Major League Baseball I think really wanted this to be there version of the world cup, but to be honest they should probably concentrate more on keeping their place as this nations past time. Right now you could make the argument that football has passed them as the most popular sport in the states and NASCAR's not too far behind either. And then there's whole steroid thing that they keep sticking their collective head in the sand to ignore. C'mon how much more proof do you guys need that Bonds, Giambi, McGwire, etc. are or were using? And don't give me the "well it wasn't against MLB policy at the time they did it" argument. That's a cop out if I've ever heard one. Right now the integrity of the game is taking a standing 8 count on very wobbly legs and you idiots are "waiting for all the facts to come in." Whatever.

Anyway that's it for tonight, I hope to get by again this weekend. Got a few other things brewin in my noggin that I wanna throw out here.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Gone, gone, gone

Ok so the 4 folks I thought would get booted from Idol did. No losses there. The guys really brought it this week, but I still think Chris Daughtry is the class of the entire field. Was nice to see Carrie Underwood back. Of all the winners I think she may prove the most marketable. But then I am partial to those Oklahoma girls :D The more interesting thing was Paula's behavior; she appeared to be high or intoxicated or something. And she apparently got her little butt in trouble with Homeland Security at the Las Vegas airport. I can only hope the producers will get fed and send her perky, airheaded, never give a bad critique self packing.

Feeling a bit on edge today for some reason. The week seemed to drag on and I didn't think Friday would ever get here, but for some reason I feel like I'm on pins and needles and I'm not sure why. The verse for my devotion yesterday (For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline 2 timothy 1:7) actually comes to mind and I probably need to heed it a bit more. Not just today but every day. I tend to let what might happen, what someone might say or think, etc govern my actions rather than worrying about whether it's God's will for my life.

Oh I lost a pound this week, which makes a total of 8 down since I started. And the gym is going well; I missed about a week because of some physical things that we shan't discuss here but I've been back and feeling good about it.

Still working on Showdown

In the CD/MP3 Player:
The Violet Burning - drop-dead
The Violet Burning - I Am A Stranger In This Place