Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm not a smart man, but I know what voting is.

Texas has early voting going from 10/20 - 10/31 this year. James and I decided to go ahead and get it out of the way this past weekend. To my dismay they only had the electronic voting machines. I'm a paper ballot man, but what can you do?

Anyway, they had volunteers manning the area with the machines to make sure everyone was capable of reading a screen and pushing buttons. I guess I don't look very savvy because James had already cast his vote for hope or change before my helper had gotten past asking me if I wanted English or Spanish.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sweet Tea Vodka - Texas Style

As mentioned in John's liver story; he did try out his own brand of sweet tea and vodka since he was unable to partake at the Vandy game. I took a sip and I can't say it's as good as the Fire Fly, but after the 8 or 9 beers I had it was decent.

And you can see the Chicken Express logo on the tea. John tried to buy a t-shirt, but apparently you must be an employee to get that hot item.

John ate his liver

Yesterday, we had some Chicken Express for dinner.  Every time I see their logo it makes me think of Nunnrey.  The chicken tenders are great, but I would still prefer some Raising Cane's sauce over the white gravy.

Anyway, Shey for some reason has a liking for fried chicken livers.  I learned this on a trip to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles.  I'm not a huge fan of the livers as I think they are a little gritty, but since I saw them on the menu at Chicken Express I decided to pick some up (specifically for Shey) to go with our chicken and catfish dinner.

John claims he's never had liver so I told him he should try one.  He refused, but Shey called him a sissy so he gave it a whirl.  There were no fava beans or Chianti for John's Hannibal meal, but he did have some sweet tea with vodka (not to be confused with The Sweet Tea Vodka).  Once John got through the fried goodness and his teeth sunk into that liver he started whining like a little girl about how gross it was.  

I'm not sure if he actually swallowed it or not, but this one goes up there with his fear of roaches for how much of a little punk he is.  I assume this means you'll never see John on any survival shows in the future.

May I Borrow Your Paper?

Background:  From my backyard I have a view of another neighborhood.  Often times while outside I get to hear the joys of one of the residents of that neighborhood yelling at his kids and/or his dogs.  The dude is probably about 325-350 lbs and just about as wide as he is tall.  I don't think he's necessarily violent with the kids (don't think he could catch them if he tried)...he just likes to raise his voice a lot.

So this morning I'm out in my backyard putting up my sprinkler and water hose.  The fat dude and his two kids are outside as well.  It looks like he is working on a deer feeder as it is sitting in the driveway and slightly disassembled, but at the current moment he appears to be looking at a newspaper on the tailgate of his truck.  The older kid is standing by his dad waiting for orders.  The younger kid is running around in the yard whining about something.  The dad yells at the younger kid to stop whining.

Now, I see the fat dude putting the paper back in the plastic sleeve in which it was delivered.  He then hands it to the older kid who starts walking down the street.  The dad tells him to run so the kid starts jogging.  The kid jogs down to a house about 2 doors down and is about to put the paper in the driveway when the dad yells, "...not under the car!!"  So the kid drops the paper behind the car and then makes a mad dash back to his house.

Uh...WTF??  I'll mind my business as maybe they have some sort of agreement with the neighbors or something.  What kind of crap is that if there is no deal in place.  He's teaching his kids to steal newspapers?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pavlov's Dog

So I'm rolling thru Kentucky, listening to the radio and "Freebird" comes on. The first thought that pops into my head is a flashback to Suite 1 listening to Brandon and Jennifer screwing to this song 4 times a day.

So if that is the thoughts inspired by hearing that tune for me... Think Brandon pops wood like some perverted Pavlov's Dog? Lol

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bad Dawgs

One of the many joys of my college life was checking out the Bad Dawgs section of The Reflector.  I can remember some proud moments when fraternity brothers bragged about their drunken conquests being documented, and I can remember reading some of the more lame incidents as well.  I believe one of the more memorable incidents was a report of someone falling because of uneven pavement.

Here are a couple I wanted to share from today's edition of Bad Dawgs:
7:35 p.m. An employee reported seeing a bow and arrows on the back floorboard of a vehicle at the Hunter Henry Center. It was determined the vehicle was not on Mississippi State University campus.

Why is some nosey employee looking in the back of vehicles on the floorboard.  And better yet why is that employee trying to snitch?  Maybe they should watch some of those prison shows so they can see what happens to snitches.
1:31 a.m. A student was reported to have fallen off of a bicycle on Stone Boulevard.

Did it happen or not?  And regardless, was it that slow of a news day that this was the only thing worthy of documenting?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Vandy Trip Wrap-Up

We had a really good trip down to Starkville over the weekend.  Here are some of my notes:
  • Ran up a ~$500 tab at The Grill Friday night.  Even better than that...JT picked it up.  What a guy!
  • Sweet Tea Vodka is it's awesome.  Thanks Lukey and Vanessa for bringing down your stash.  Shay, next time you mix one up remember to use half water.  And thanks to this drink we actually ran out of bottled water before we ran out of beer at the tailgate.
  • Had a nice setup in The Junction for tailgating.  Big shout out to Devin for taking care of the cooking duties.  Although we didn't get any Luther Burgers, Devin did hook us up with some of his Deebo's Delight burgers.
  • Potato salad from Bulldog Deli is still like ambrosia.
  • Pool + JT + Nunnrey = lots o' water displacement
  • Devin really is a dirty Mexican.  After digging around in the mud to try and find Vanessa's shoes (walking back to get truck after tailgate), he bathed in the water fountain in front of the Comfort Suites.
  • Pork chop and gravy biscuit from Hardee's hits the spot pretty well in the morning while you're hungover.
  • JT and I took a tour of the Little Brown Crackhouse.  It's still pretty much the same, but the flooring in the kitchen has been replaced and they have a dishwashing machine now (that's BS).  Oh yeah, and it smelled like hippies lived there.  And I was a little disappointed that there was nobody over there drinking on a Friday night of a home game.
  • That's what Deebo loves about college girls, man.  He gets older, they stay the same age.
Definitely had a great time and I always enjoy getting back together with the crew.  We should try to make it a yearly thing to make it out to at least one home game.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Money Well Spent

I'll attribute State's victory today to my GamePlan purchase and Luke's 5 bottles of Sweet Tea Vodka in Starkville.

ESPN GamePlan

Since all the high rollers went to the game I decided to treat myself. I picked up GamePlan for the day, and am enjoying all the Mich Ultra Lime Cacti I can drink. GamePlan is $21.95! How much do they need to charge before they'll do it in HD???

Wow, that was a nice 4 yd punt. We're still winning though (8:32 left in 2Q), and that's all that matters.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Get to Work

Day by day I have the joy of showing up to work so I can hear my co-workers discuss politics.  On this great day (day after the VP nominee debate) my co-workers have now been going on for an hour discussing the debate, economy, war, etc.  Each week the discussions get slightly more heated and run on longer and longer.

I can't wait for all of this to be over so maybe some of these jokers can get back to doing the work we are paying them to do.  Unfortunately, my guess is that it probably won't end there.  If McCain wins I'll get to hear about how we are just getting 4 more years of the same.  If Obama wins I'll get to hear about how all of his wonderful change.

In my personal opinion, most of the people in my office are unqualified and should not be debating the topics they are discussing.  How about rather than arguing our energy get to working on some of the bugs in our product so we can keep our jobs?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Word Swap

Check out this article about KFC over at  

Make a couple word changes:
her = him
Jackson = Nunnrey

Now re-read the story...much funnier.  Nunnrey loves his chicken.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Vandy Game Plans

As mentioned back in July some of us are headed to the Vandy game at MSU on October 11. If you haven't already made your plans you've still got time.
  • Shey and I should get to Starkville sometime mid-Friday afternoon (coming from Jackson).

  • JT, Lisa, Nunnrey, Kaci are flying into Memphis with a pitstop in Tunica Thursday night, and they will get up to Starkville on Friday.

  • I now have confirmation that Luke and Vanessa will be West Bound and Down with some of Lukey's sweet tea vodka arriving sometime Friday.

  • Deebo should be headed out as well.

  • I've got reports that Crunk Craig and wife are gonna come hang out as well.

We will be working out some tailgating details in the coming days. I'm hoping Nunnrey will cook us up some of his Luther Burgers.

Biloxi Cold Case

Was checking out the Sun Herald online tonight and saw a Murder arrest made in case of missing teen. Thought there may be a few of you Biloxi boys that might be interested. I didn't personally know either of them, but I do remember seeing that girl around at school.