Thursday, September 28, 2006

Better Thank I Guessed

The University of South Carolina Gamecocks lose to Auburn... Go figure... but at least Carolina showed up, played some REAL good ball, even took it to the wire for a possible overtime bid. Didn't make it, but I am surprised they played as well as they did. My prediction before the game was USC would look like the skid mark in the drawers of Auburn. I'm glad I was wrong. A loss is a loss, but for a team very much in the building process, I'm impressed. Go Cocks.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Hump Day

Tomorrow is Wednesday and I am no where CLOSE to being ready for it. WOW. Can we add another day to the week? I'll regret it later. Tomorrow is going to be BUSY!

Friday, September 22, 2006

E.R. Bombs In My Book

I love premier weeks. The only problem I anticipated was not having enough DVR's to save them all. I've dropped off the ER band wagon over the last few years, but last night I thought I'd rejoin it while I DVRed the other two new shows I really wanted to save. I remember why I stopped watching it. The band wagon crashed. This is another attempt of screen writers to bring the reality of life's worst into the forefront of every one's mind. What happened to happy endings? What happened to escapism? I guess if I really want that, I need to stick with the sitcoms. At the end of the show I was actually angry. I'm trying to get out of life's drama for a while. If your life is INCREDIBLE and you have a WONDERFUL life with NO PROBLEMS and a bed of roses and puppy dog breath to go home to, then catch up with reality by watching how real the world is in the depressing medical drama ER. If your life is already saturated with real drama, ER ain't for us. related posts Million Dollar Baby Review

Photo Friday

Photo Friday Girl. I call this small group extreme.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Kim went to the Dr. today. He told us she would have more surgeries as time went along. Not really what we wanted to here. On the way out of the Dr.'s office we found out a good griend of Kim's was killed in a car accident yesterday in Florence. I had to leave her to come to work because everyone else is off today. I don't feel like doing anything. All this is hitting me harder than I thought. Pray for Kim and the family of our friend.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

New Look

Kevin told me I need to update my blog so I did. I don't know if I like the new look, but we'll try it a while. That's All.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Senseo Review

I tried out my new Senseo one cup coffee maker. After a very easy setup I powered up double pods for a frothy mug of medium blend. I'd love to say I was impressed, but I wasn't. After several combinations and about $11 in different flavored "pods" I was a little dissapointed. I tried to make my own blend with a filter and my favorite Krispy Kreme Smooth blend. Wow, did that make a mess. I think I'm going to box this bad boy back up and dump it off as a Christmas present. For now I'll stick to my Brookstone one cupper for my evening bean juice. I get to use regular coffee. It's a little slower than the Keurig, about the same as the Senseo, and a little more messy, but it sure does make a great cup of coffee.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Extreme Makeover Part 2

It's been 2 weeks since I had to mount the cattle scales and tipped them @ 305. I haven't gained any weight. Hadn't lost either. I did go to the Dr. about the A.D.D. I think I'll try some Adderall. I want to be like Ty Pennington. He's the poster child for Adult A.D.D. We'll see what happens.

Photo Friday

Photo Friday: BRIGHT

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A different perspective

I got a comment from Patrick on my last post about 9/11. He's always been great at showing different angles and perspectives. His tribute is very moving. I needed that. Kim had knee surgery yesterday so I'm playing nurse over the next 2 days. I could never match her skills or take care of her like she does me. She's doing well, able to walk already, just experiencing a good bit of soreness and pain. Thanks for all the prayers and phone calls.

Monday, September 11, 2006

My 9/11 Tribute?

Is it wrong for me not to want to see anything else today about 9/11? It's a rhetorical question so don't answer. I know it's the 5th anniversary of the event, but I don't want to hear about it today. This is nothing negative against those who have suffered more than I can imagine. I guess my problem is all of the media seeking to make a buck off of everyone's sorry. How much sad music can we play behind Matt Lauer? How many movies, shows, documentaries, and interest stories can we put on the tube to exploit people's sorrows? How many times can we re-live the grueling video and pictures of the crashes? How many more times do I have to look at those photo shopped satan faces in the smoke? My heart is with those who hurt as a result of 9/11. My prayers are with soldiers all over the world and their families. My time will be better spent staying away from the reminder that our love and compassion for a broken nation has gone beyond tribute to over-kill and exploitation. Have a nice day.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


I was diagnosed off the scale with Attention Deficit Disorder in 1998. I've been on and off medication since then. About a month ago I decided to stop taking the medication because I needed to learn to cope and make life work drug free. HOW STUPID AM I????!!!!! I've been going crazy. The problem with ADDer's is NOT that they can't pay attention. They just pay attention to EVERYTHING. Focus is NOT in my mental dictionary. Today was a prime example. I completely forgot about 2 meetings. These were not meetings I was suppose to attend, they were ones I was suppose to LEAD. I got caught off guard and if it weren't for great helpers, I would have been in deep poopy. I didn't just forget them. I forgot to put them in my calendar, outlook, and palm treo 650. I got pretty torn out of the frame. I later spoke to my leaders about the need to get back on my meds. I don't know if I'd remember more, but I just wouldn't care as much when I screw up. Needless to say, I'm scheduling Dr. appointment to get back on some medicine.

Monday, September 4, 2006

Labor Day pt. 2

Well, I went to Mom and Dad's, went by the church, picked up a lawn mower from a friend, took my lawn mower deck apart, took my wife and the dog out for a romantic handspun milkshake @ Chick-fil-A, and finished up the evening by pondering the evils of child stardom through the eyes of Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges. Ahhh, what a day off. Tomorrow its back to the grind. Thank God I LOVE my job. I hope your holiday was restful and blessed.

Labor Day

What can I do today? I don't have to go to work, I don't have any money to spend. I have some work around the yard and the house, but that's no fun. I CANNOT sit here all day. I can excersize, but only so much. I wear out after 20 minutes. No movies out, NO DVD's out. I have an entire 4 week series to work on for students, but that's considered work so I can't do that. Last night I spent an hour and a half walking around walmart just to walk out with grapes and toilet paper. So I can't do that again. WOW. I must be a boring person. I don't hunt so I can't go shoot something. All my fishing buddies are hunting. My wife isn't feeling well, so she'll probably not feel like getting out. SO WHAT AM I TO DO? Catch up on reading, re-watch my favorite movies, cut some grass and haul some trash, who knows. I'm really just posting to pass some time.

Saturday, September 2, 2006

Extreme Makeover

I'm in need of an extreme makeover. Hours of sitting on my carcass and intense junkfood cravings have lead me to a realization. If I keep going on this route, I'll be in extremem trouble by the age of 40. I don't need plastic surgery. I'm a good looking bald headed man. I just need to drop about 50 lbs or more. Right now, I maintain a busy but at times inactive lifestyle. I'm active in spurts. I use to excersize, lift weights religiously, 7 days a week @ 5AM. I think I'll stay away from the weights. It all turns to flab if you don't keep it up. It's getting cooler, i have a lot to keep me busy, I'm up early enough to get in a mile of walking to start off. I'm to the point that any change has to be a positive one. I'm determined. THEN WHY AM I SITTING HERE BLOGGING? It's a lot earsier to talk about change than to be a part of it. Life Lesson that hits home in a lot of areas. I'm going walking! Later That Morning... So I walked a mile, ate a piece of p-nut butter toast, drank another cup of coffee and weighed. The scales it is...first time ever published... 305!! My goal is 250. Got a long way to go Porky! I've got to quit watching Celebrity Fit Club.