Thursday, July 31, 2008

MSU home game plans

JT mentioned it already, but things are beginning to firm up. We are planning a trip to Starkville to see Vandy @ MSU on October 11. So far we have verbal commitments from Michael and Nunnrey. JT and I are planning on being there as well. This trip will be wife/girlfriend/boyfriend friendly if you want to bring your significant other.

My current plans are to fly into Jackson on Friday morning and then drive to Starkville. Sounding like JT will be flying into Memphis Thursday night and then making the trip down on Friday.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Random thoughts while working on a Saturday......

*Thanks to all about Zeus. That S.O.B. was a great dog, survived college years and was a good friend while I moved around post college. I will always remember him and appreciate the companionship that a good dog can give.

*Life stinks when you have to work over the weekend, but if you make it a good drinking establishment with wifi, it makes it a little less sucky. Buffalo Wild Wings, Apple Valley has some of the best looking girls that I have every seen (at least on Saturdays). I have been working hard to make sure that I can watch those Raycom games this fall that normally won't be shown up here, but since I have become the Saturday Norm up here, I should get some big screen action. By the way, hot chicks from the Minnesota don't look like garden gnomes, they are pretty good looking. But, if she ain't hot, garden gnome is a good description.

*My work, right now, is dictated about wind providing energy for the work on in the future. To clarify, I do not believe that wind, and solar, is the answer to our energy problems. But, I do believe they play a part, just not at the level that our current polital leaders think they can. And, that should tell you something if a professional in the industry says beware of what your politcians are telling you. Here is the Al Gore Plan for renewable energy; not possible in his time frame and I highly doubt possilble in the our life times, if at all. I personally believe that a balanced plan between coal, nuclear, natural gas, wind, solar, etc. is achievable, but must be within limitations. We cannot achieve, from my current opinion, a carbon neutral world without severe techonological advancements that may or may not be achievable.

*However, we are in an energy crisis and plans like T. Boone Pickens proposals are a possibilty if domestic power energy supplies are considered. T. Boone says that we are the Saudi Arabia of wind, but we are also the Saudi Arabia of coal and if you don't completely trust in the global warming hype, then coal must be part of your energy solution in the future.

*OK, I have been thinking about energy needs of the eastern US long enough (I don't just test 9 Volts, you assholes) and to shift gears, but if you want to actually participate is the work that I am currently doing check out this and call in or come in person, we would love to have you (at least I would to have someone to talk to that I know). Either way, this is a public event and I would love to here some comments from folks that I know are friendly to me since most are hostile because of my work.

*Moving away from work, I must comment on Daniel's weight perceived weight problem. Brother, welcome to the world of the big boy and, GD, appreciate it. I am getting hassled by my doctor, fellows at work, and wife that I need to get healthier. The damned thing about it is that I am happy the way I am. I could lose a couple of lbs. but I have accepted that I will never be in Hollywood shape and that is OK. As long as I can wear the fat boy Hawaiian shirts and be confortable, I am good to go. Dieing early or late makes no difference to me, make your mark known now and all will remember.

*I got an email the other day from my former Choir teacher at BHS, Diane McCarty. I can't tell you how much I miss those days of which she reminded me. It was worry free, I spent a lot of time on the water on good ol' Fang III. Of course that occurred post high school, as well, and I am sure that most who read this would love to get back on the water and let the wind take us away. It is so hard to convince the people up here that letting the wind take you away is such a great feeling. They only understand ice fishing and north woods hunting. As a side note; to fit in I am looking for a northwoods cabin so I can participate in the local entertainment. Those that are interesgted are welcome to let me know so that they are included in seasonal costs or year round rentals.

*My thoughts on the Bulldogs this football season: I expect a bowl game, again, but not much better than 7-5 in the regular season. I will be at the Vandy game if anyone else wants to be there. I am trying to work on a trip to Knoxville for the TN game through work. We are working on a government contract with a company based in Knoxville and am trying my damndest to get a meeting down there the friday before that weekend.

*OK. I have had enough to Summit for the day. I must head over to Wisconsin for some in-law visiting.

*Drunk-blogging is from Buffalo Wild Wings is the best and I hope I wasn't too incoherent.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Neck Slappa

Well...not exactly the neck slappa, but still funny as hell. I can see this being JT and Daniel back when they were wee ones.

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Check out the SEC win/loss records.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Jo Jo's Got Some Competition

I am pretty sure that this guy could give Jo Jo a run for his money. I was in Nashville back in December and watched Jo Jo put on a drinking clinic, however I am not sure that even he could achieve this level of intoxication.

Please Take Me Back. To 225.

Alright... its official I am a fat ass. You all have probably known this for sometime but the fat guy in the mirror finally looked up and saw himself.

Problem is Kim was pregnant and I gained all the weight, well most of it and mine didn't come off thru hours of pushing. All I got was a clogged toilet, a bad case of hemorrhoids and an additional 20 pounds.

Doesn't help any that I've quit all tobacco (except when JT is around to bum one from) which added another 15 pounds.

So today at a svelt 260lbs, I have resolved to finally do something about it and start eating better. Problem is I live on a corporate expense account and business meals. (My company's name is EMC which I have been told stands for Eat More Cow.)

Hard to be the quintessential salesman ordering salads, chicken wraps and water with lemon while you encourage your customer to go ahead order the Filet Mignon and another beer. I guess I could go ahead and get a fag makeover ala Michael and it may make better sense to them. However, sweater vests and faux hawks just don't match my F-250 with camo interior and lord knows with gas prices I can't afford a Miata.

Alas I am entering my mid-thirtys and with child need to do things right. So today marks the beginning and I figured I should blog to mark the special occaision. Alright talk to yall later, I need to get back to my cookies and milk.


Friday, July 18, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Two goldfish are in a tank... one looks at the other and asks, "Do you know how to drive this thing?"

So I was fishing last Friday afternoon at a little lake outside of Millington. It's about 157 degrees outside and a thunderstorm is blowing in so we figure we are not going to do any good, but whatever, I get off at noon on Friday so it sounds like a good time to take the boat out... So, as crazy as it might be we start catching fish... This lake has a 14-18 slot limit and you are only allowed to keep 1 fish over 18... so a couple hours into the afternoon we are culling 18+ inch fish... We end up keeping about 7 under 14" and two over 18". But the real kicker of the story was me pulling some Timmy Horton $h!t out of my @$$... I was reeling in my Bass Pro Shops XPS Professional Series Deep Diving Crankbait in a Olive Shad pattern, and boom... the line jumps, about pulls the rod out of my hand but I regain my grip and swing the tip to the side setting the hook. So I go about reeling in the fish, but something seems wrong, there is no fight, just a steady heavy weight on the other end so I get upset and figure I just have some more grass or something. So I get it close enough to be able to see and low and behold, I have a 4.5 pounder on the front hook of my plug and a 3.5 pounder on the back hook... craziest stuff I have ever seen not to mention the most weight, aside from a log or a spare tire or a drum or a catfish or anything else typically not found in a Tennessee impoundment, that I have ever gotten back to the boat. I have seen Timmy Horton, Bassmaster Elite Series competitor, do this three times on television in tournaments, but to see it in real life... amazing...

I am a hero...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bulldog Write-up

Here is an article about the Bulldogs from The Quad, The New York Times college sports blog.

Monday, July 14, 2008

SC is so Gay!

This is why I am moving...

I love the quote from Ventphis Stafford... could that have something to do with "the male makeover" that we have been hearing so much about?

Slim Jim

I guess I don't browse gas station merchandise enough. I was late finding out about Twang, and I had no idea there were so many flavors of Slim Jims until today.

  • Chili
  • Nacho
  • Pepperoni
  • Tobasco
  • Sweet 'N Spicy

Beef Jerky too.

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so James said I needed to provide a joke or something... so as I searched through the the rolodex of useless $h!t in my head trying to think of something that yall would be able to relate to, I remembered this little story... I know Charlie took part in some of these activities, but I have a funny feeling that he is not the only one... so here you go James...

Overview: I had to take my son's lizard to the vet. Here's what happened:

Just after dinner one night, my son came up to tell me there was
'something wrong' with one of the two lizards he holds prisoner in his

'He's just lying there looking sick,' he told me. 'I'm serious, Dad. Can
you help?'

I put my best lizard-healer expression on my face and followed him into
his bedroom. One of the little lizards was indeed lying on his back,
looking stressed. I immediately knew what to do.

'Honey,' I called, 'come look at the lizard!'

'Oh, my gosh!' my wife exclaimed. 'She's having babies.'

'What?' my son demanded. 'But their names are Bert and Ernie, Mom!'

I was equally outraged.

'Hey, how can that be? I thought we said we didn't want them to
reproduce,' I said accusingly to my wife.

'Well, what do you want me to do, post a sign in their cage?' she
inquired (I think she actually said this sarcastically!)

'No, but you were supposed to get two boys!' I reminded her, (in my most
loving, calm, sweet voice, while gritting my teeth).

'Yeah, Bert and Ernie!' my son agreed.

'Well, it's just a little hard to tell on some guys, you know,' she
informed me (Again with the sarcasm!).

By now the rest of the family had gathered to see what was going on. I
shrugged, deciding to make the best of it.

'Kids, this is going to be a wondrous experience,' I announced. 'We're
about to witness the miracle of birth.'

'Oh, gross!' they shrieked

'Well, isn't THAT just great? What are we going to do with a litter of
tiny little lizard babies?' my wife wanted to know.

We peered at the patient. After much struggling, what looked like a tiny
foot would appear briefly, vanishing a scant second later.

'We don't appear to be making much progress,' I noted..

'It's breech,' my wife whispered, horrified.

'Do something, Dad!' my son urged.

'Okay, okay.' Squeamishly, I reached in and grabbed the foot when it
next appeared, giving it a gentle tug. It disappeared. I tried several
more times with the same results.

'Should I call 911?' my eldest daughter wanted to know. 'Maybe they
could talk us through the trauma.' (You see a pattern here with the
females in my house?)

'Let's get Ernie to the vet,' I said grimly.. We drove to the vet with
my son holding the cage in his lap.

'Breathe, Ernie, breathe,' he urged.

'I don't think lizards do Lamaze,' his mother noted to him. (Women can
be so cruel to their own young. I mean what she does to me is one thing,
but this boy is of her womb, for heaven¢s sake.).

The vet took Ernie back to the examining room and peered at the little
animal through a magnifying glass.

'What do you think, Doc, a C-section?' I suggested scientifically.

'Oh, very interesting,' he murmured. 'Mr. and Mrs. Cameron, may I speak
to you privately for a moment?'

I gulped, nodding for my son to step outside.

'Is Ernie going to be okay?' my wife asked.

'Oh, perfectly,' the vet assured us. 'This lizard is not in labor. In
fact, that isn't EVER going to happen. Ernie is a boy. You see, Ernie is
a young male. And occasionally, as they come into maturity, like most
male species, they um . . um . . . masturbate. Just the way he did,
lying on his back.' He blushed, glancing at my wife.

We were silent, absorbing this.

'So, Ernie's just, just . . . excited,' my wife offered.

'Exactly,' the vet replied , relieved that we understood.

More silence. Then my vicious, cruel wife started to giggle. And giggle.
And then even laugh loudly.

'What's so funny?' I demanded, knowing, but not believing that the woman
I married would commit the upcoming affront to my flawless manliness.

Tears were now running down her face. 'It's just that I'm picturing you
pulling on its . . . its. . . teeny little ' She gasped for more air to
bellow in laughter once

'That's enough,' I warned.. We thanked the vet and hurriedly bundled the
lizard and our son back into the car.. He was glad everything was going
to be okay.

'I know Ernie's really thankful for what you did, Dad,' he told me.

'Oh, you have NO idea,' my wife agreed, collapsing with laughter..

Two lizards: $140.
One cage: $50.
Trip to the vet: $30.

Memory of your husband pulling on a lizard's winkie: Priceless!

Moral of the story: Pay attention in biology class. Lizards lay eggs!

Friday, July 11, 2008

JT's Twin

As I'm sitting here watching Beerfest (again) I just realized why this movie is such a favorite for me. It's like comfort food because one of my best friends favors one of the main characters so much. Have you guys ever noticed that JT looks very much like Landfill?

Obviously Landfill has a little more hair that JT, but still...I definitely see a resemblance.

Also, while I don't see a resemblance in looks...I do see a bit of a similarity in personality with Lukey Love and Barry Badrinath. What do you think?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Matt Jones = Dummy

So your career hasn't panned out like you thought it would. Why you wanna get caught with 6 grams of cocaine? Read about it here.

Couldn't he have just went to the topless haircut place and had a good time legally?

Unanswered Questions

If you haven't been keeping up with Michael's makeover be sure to catch up by reading the blog postings about his progress:
Unlike the other posts his conclusion hasn't drawn much chatter. I'm thinking there are still a few unanswered questions, but we're scared to say something and accidentally start the downward spiral again. However, we need the skinny so I will go ahead and throw out some questions we need answered:

Question #1
What does the new haircut look like? Are we talking you got an extra half inch cut off or you are letting it grow out a little longer? Or are we talking blond (again), a fauxhawk, something with egg yolk in it, or just working on a new mullet? Can we see a picture or at least be pointed at an example?

Question #2
What does the new wardrobe look like? Any particular style of neck we should be aware of?

Question #3
Any new particularly douche-like tattoos we should know about?

Question #4
Have any of your pics made it on to Hot Chicks with Douchebags?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Case in Point

Last night I read a blog article titled 3 Reasons Why Bama Sucks. Well, I made the mistake of sending it to a co-worker that is a die hard Bama fan. Here is part of the reply I got back:

This blogger obviously knows little about college football, past or present.

Alabama football put the SEC on the map. The last few years might have been lean, but things are cyclical, especially in competitive conferences.

During this blogger’s life (when he was 15) Bama defeated Miami in the 1993 Sugar Bowl (34-13) for the undisputed national championship. That Miami team was undefeated, ranked # 1, and the defending national champs. Oh, and they had the Heisman winner at QB. Bama finished the year undefeated even after a grueling SEC schedule which included beating Florida twice.

Not only did I get a good laugh from this, but when I walked by his desk this morning he was watching highlights from the 1993 Sugar Bowl because he was still so angered by the "ignorance" of the blogger.

I think the blogger makes a good point.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Dogs for Adoption

If you or anyone you know is looking to adopt a dog there are some good ones in this article on

TULSA — When Tulsa County sheriff's officials last week found dozens of copies of homemade movies of a woman performing sex acts with dogs, two things were clear to them — someone had to go to jail, and those dogs had to be put down.

The tapes, along with three dogs — a Labrador, a blue heeler and a mixed breed — were taken into custody, and sheriff's office Capt. John Bowman said his office is recommending the dogs be taken from their owners and euthanized.

Donald Roy Seigfried, 55, and Diane Whalen, 54, face felony charges of committing crimes against nature. The dogs remain in the Tulsa Animal Shelter.
JT, was this some of your peeps from Tulsa? Did Zeus make any cameo appearances?

August Vegas Trip

Sounds like a small Vegas trip is brewing for late in August. I'm looking specifically at Wednesday, August 27 through Saturday, August 30. College football starts that Thursday. If you are interested let me know.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Simple Man

As I'm sitting here drinking beer and watching the festivities on TV we stop on the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert from Louisville, Kentucky on HDNet. They were just starting to play Simple Man and I was commenting on this band being one of the best live concerts I've been too. I can remember wearing my Goldberg t-shirt while Luke was sporting his Stone Cold shirt and overalls while at the concert in Memphis on Halloween back in college.

During Freebird everyone had their lighter in the air and afterwards one of you jacka$$es stuck your hot lighter on my arm. I forgive you for that. Anyway, I was commenting on liking Simple Man and my wife asked, "...wasn't that the song playing in the background of Luke's wedding?"

The best part...Shey wasn't at that wedding, but obviously she hasn't been drinking as much as I have today. But yes, the song did play in the background from a nearby festival during Luke's wedding vows. That weekend was a great time. Most memorable stories: bridal fight at the local bar after the wedding (while in wedding dresses); Devin's bartender hookup; Michael's wedding coordinator hookup. I'll let the guilty parties write about their own stories, but it makes me laugh to think about it.

Have a great 4th of July and be safe!

Interesting Job Opportunity

Otis Spunkmeyer Muffin Tester

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Really? This guy is really worried about his truck being stolen? You gotta love The Club.

Auburn Bling

Check out this link about the '04 National Champs (sort of).

We need some championship rings for MSU. I think ours should have spinners on them. Or maybe they could look like a snow globe with a player making it rain.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

New Stadium Bling

MSU is getting a new HD video board according to

The $6.1 million true HD board, will span the roof of the Leo Seal M-Club Centre in the south end zone at Scott Field, and will be operational by October, 2008. When completed, the new board will measure 152 feet wide by 135 feet, 6 inches tall, with a main HD screen 111 feet wide by 47 feet high. It will be the largest true high definition board in the Southeastern Conference. The board will also contain two vertical HD displays and one horizontal scoreboard display.
We go to one bowl and now we can throw millions around like drunken sailors? I hope they are letting our recruits make it rain some too.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

That Blueberry Yum Yum

So the other day I found myself rollin through my hood on my way to Panda Express to grab some Chinese fast food or what I like to refer to as some "delicious goodness". While cruisin along I'm listening to "Bluberry Yum Yum" on the iPod and as I pull into the shopping center whose parking lot is temporarily cluttered with makeshift fireworks stands, I see one of the local gangsters drivin his hoopty through the parking lot. About the time that I get right up on his car, he hit the switch and the three wheel motion and begins driving in circles showing off his cars ability to defy gravity (lol, sort of). Across his back window was something written in Spanish that I was not able to make sense of....most likely because I speak English 100% of the time. Anyways, this whole story is going no where, but the point that I wanted to make is that this gangster in his tricked out car reminded me of "James The Mexican". Keep up the good work James!