Saturday, November 29, 2008

Who do we get now?

Croom has resigned. After yesterday's game, I was willing for one more year but would have had to see something come out of that offense that has been nothing for his tenure. I am sad to see him go, personally. I think there were some good things to come out of his time a State and wish him the best.

So, the big question is: Who the hell, now?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thankful even after Thanksgiving

I haven't posted in a while but hopefully I can get back in the groove. Following previous posts from James and MSUJameson, I'd like to post things that I am thankful for this year:

*I'm thankful I was not out shopping today amongst all of the crazies. As you probably have heard by now, there was a shooting today at my local Toys 'R' Us store. Thank God I bought my Wii months ago. This also provides me with ammo (no pun intended) the next time my girlfriend complains about me shopping online too much.

*Like MSUJameson, my 401k is down 49%.....I'm thankful it's not 100%!

*I'm thankful that I live far enough away from the South that no one is likely to give me shit about our shitty football team!

*I'm thankful for slot machines. On Wednesday night, I walked into a local casino who had sent me some free slot play in the mail. That evening, I inserted $0 into the slot machine yet walked away with $400. Happy Thanksgiving to me!!!!!

On a closing regards to James' question about his ass!!!!

Interesting Association

Apparently, there there is such a thing as a Lap Dancing Association according to this article.  I wonder if there are any spots available on their board?

Holy crap MSU sucks at football.  Today was painful.  Anybody have any thoughts on what will happen with Croom (if anything)?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thankful continued....

There are plenty of things to be thankful for this year:

  • I am thankful for the Smokey Hollow Electric Smoker that will allow me to cook the Turkey with little effort.
  • I am thankful that my 401k is not zero (although 40% down makes me sad)
  • I am thankful for Hooters passports. Gotta love 250 free wings.

I am sure there are plenty of other things for which to be thankful, but i just didn't want James to be lonely out here.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

'Twas the night before Thanksgiving

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I wanted to share some things we should all be thankful for:
  • First and foremost...thick skin and a sense of humor.  Even after Luke and Mike C. broke into the Little Brown Crack House and turned everything upside down I finally caved after a few days of boredom and invited them back over to drink.
  • Flo & Eddie's - It's a shame it burned down.  Here is The Reflector article from 2001 about the fire which happened in the early morning hours on Thanksgiving Day while Luke and I watched from across the street.  Most of us had some great times there while in school.  Tonight make sure you tip your drink in tribute to Flo's.
  • That hot, crazy, naked chick (aka the pre-Cruise Katie Holmes look-alike) that lived across the street from the LBC.  The first time I met her was in the front yard while we were drinking and grilling.  She came over to chat and bummed a beer and a dip.  Two words come to mind: HOT and AWESOME!  You stay classy crazy, naked chick.
  • Nunnrey and Deebo are kind enough to offer assistance and a jacket to the crazy, naked chick while she sits in the middle of Maxwell Street screaming about her pills that her boyfriend just ran off with.  My guess is that it was in the low 40s that evening and hopefully she is thankful for the assistance she received.
  • Nunnrey heard the baby crying and decided to recruit Deebo to check it out to make sure everything was okay at the crazy, naked chick's apartment.
  • Deebo touched her butt.
  • That it really wasn't an earthquake that shook the Cotton District seven years ago.  It was just Nunnrey falling backwards down the stairs and taking all of the hanging pictures with him while Deebo was touching the crazy, naked chick's butt after they heard a baby crying and decided to invite themselves in to the apartment.
I know I'm thankful.  Feel free to share your list as well so I'll at least know John's not the only other person reading this.

Pig Butchering Guide

Nunnrey is too busy (maybe eating or testing out bathrooms) to post this for you guys, but I thought I'd share.  I know I know...why would the chicken lover be interested in this?  My guess is that while chicken is #1 in his heart, it's probably wrapped in bacon.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's on

James and I went up to Spec's to grab some Firefly. Well guess what? There's some sweet tea vodka competition. Sweet Carolina. James mixed me up a pretty stiff Firefly tonight. Sweet C. is next.

Afternoon Snack

The turbaconducken looks promising.  I'm wondering if this is what Nunnrey will be cooking up on Thanksgiving to go with his Luther Burgers.  Would be even better if they could figure out a way to chicken fry it.

Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka in Texas

John broke the news to me earlier so I'll share the good news.  According to the Firefly website:
Products are currently available in South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Colorado, Nevada, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Arizona, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and New York.

I'm sure we'll be enjoying some with our Thanksgiving feast which should be a step up from John's bobo version.

Monday, November 24, 2008

John Loves Work...My Work That Is

You guys all know how much John loves dealing with customers...and people in general for that matter.  On Friday I had some repetitive work to be done taking one list and cross referencing it with some large log files to extract some information for our marketing firm.  Manually this probably would have taken a couple of days and would have made me cross-eyed.

My alternatives were to do it myself or to let our marketing firm do it and bill us hourly.  I thought the task could easily be automated...just not by me.  So I decided to test John's brotherly love.  I wrote up some requirements and emailed them to him late Friday.  Saturday morning he called me from Biloxi to confirm some of the details and in about an hour he emailed me a script to do what I needed.

First, I got the Roomba to vacuum my house.  Now I've got John doing my work for me.  If I can convince someone to exercise for me I'll have a bunch more time to do what I excel at...drinking beer and holding the couch in place.  Mad props to John for taking care of me.

Carl's Jr coming to Austin

We don't have Hardee's, but it does look like we're getting Carl's Jr. next month.

I could go for a six dollar burger.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

JT Rocks

Nice wrap up to the weekend:
  • Our Dawgs were able land a W and break the mind control Arkansas has had over us.
  • While going through my mail yesterday I had a nice surprise package from Minnesota.  It contained our Passports.  Now I'm waiting on JT to update his map.  I had some Hooters last night to celebrate.  Those Daytona wings are pretty damn good.
  • Had an unexpected visit from Mark B. Thursday night.  He was in Houston for some work stuff and he swung up to Austin for the night.  He's got all kinds of exciting news to share...maybe he'll share on the blog so I don't have to steal his thunder.
  • Now I guess off to the grocery store to pick-up some items for the feast later this week.
Anybody have any good or bad info about that AT&T U-verse?  Was thinking about switching over to save a few bucks.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wheel of Fortune

As some of you are aware, the Wheel of Fortune slots are an all time favorite of our Vegas crew.  Some chick won $2.4 million on one during her first trip to Vegas this week while celebrating the "remembrance of her grandmother's birthday."  You can read about it at

I guess that's a decent enough excuse to get to Vegas.  I wonder if she was using any of the Winning Slot Moves?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Breakfast Club

On my way in to work this morining I heard that The Breakfast Club was playing here in New Bern this weekend... It's good to know that they still get around and help people drink and make bad decisions.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mmmmm... Bacon

While watching TV last night I came across a show counting down the best places to eat fried food... what really started to make my mouth water was the chicken-fried bacon served up at "The Steak House" in Snook, TX. Being a fat ass I have alway dreamed of eating fried bacon becasue as with Old Mil, "it don't get no better than that." I was hoping that a couple of my Phi Alpha Tau brothers there in Texas would make the trip so that I may live vicariously though them. I am not sure where Snook, TX is at but I am pretty sure no matter how far, the drive would be worth it. As an added bonus, the chicken-fried bacon is served with a side of gravy, I can feel the heartattack now.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Food Safety Advisory

We went down to Nunnrey's over the weekend to enjoy some San Antonio hospitality and bet on the ponies at Retama Park. Nunnrey, being a gracious host, puts out a spread of snacks after we finished up at Retama; candy, chips, Julio's Salsa, etc.

So I'm enjoying some plain corn chips and salsa, but notice after a while that some of these chips taste like Doritos. I asked Nunnrey about it, and was told, "Yeah, I had a bag of Doritos that was almost empty, and dumped the crumbs in there."

Now I have to be wary about the sanctity of the free food over there.

Orange juice almost empty? Dump it in the milk jug.
Didn't finish that can of tuna? Better put the rest in the peanut butter.

To top it off:

We went by our favorite S. A. burrito place on the way out of town. Last year I spotted that they had a bug problem. I told one of the kids working there, and I guess it wasn't that big a deal to him (I guess he's used to them). Well guess what? They still have that bug problem.

Bottom Line:

Watch out when you're eating in S. A., Esé.

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Large Disturbance?

From the latest Bad Dawgs from The Reflector:
10:17 p.m. MSU Police responded to the area around Rice Hall for a call about a large disturbance.

Too bad they didn't provide a little more information.  By large to they mean like a big girl?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Helpful Tips

Last night I learned some valuable lessons about Bentley cars and I want to share just in case this happens to you:
  • In case of a dead battery don't bother trying to get under the hood. The battery is in the trunk in a side compartment.
  • In case of a dead battery don't bother trying to get into the trunk because it has an electric opener only. There is no keyhole to manually open the trunk.
  • In case of a dead battery don't bother with calling the Bentley Roadside Assistance since all they will do is tell you that they will dispatch a tow truck for you.
  • In case of a dead battery don't bother calling your friend that has a similar Bentley because chances are they won't know what to do either.
  • Here is what you can do in case of a dead battery. The car has an auxiliary battery that you can activate by inserting the key into the ignition, turning it all the way counter-clockwise, and then attempting to crank the car.

And no I don't own a Bentley (they cost more than my house), but one of my company's investors does have one and I learned these valuable tips in our parking lot last night.  So next time you find yourself in a similar situation, or you get the call from one of your makin' it rain buddies you can now save the day with this knowledge.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hypermiling in my new ride

I bought a Chevy 1500 a couple weeks ago. If I can figure out how to keep it closer to 90 MPG than 2 on a consistent basis I'll be set.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hotty Toddy

This morning I'm on my way to work just minding my business and trying to find some music on the radio (as opposed to the hooray for our new Pres chatter). This Toyota pick-up truck comes flying up beside me and the dude is waving and honking to get my attention. He points back and then speeds up so I can see his Ole Miss sticker and car tag. Gotta love the SEC.

All I need now is a kick to the nads to have a perfect morning started.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mirror Mirror...

Shrek, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were all having lunch together.
Shrek said, 'I have always thought that I'm the strongest man in
the world, but how can I be sure?'

Angelina Jolie agreed. 'I'm told I'm the most gorgeous of them
all, but sometimes I wonder.'

Brad Pitt said, 'I'm pretty sure I'm the sexiest man alive but
I've never had it confirmed.'

They all decided that the best way to find out if their beliefs were
true was to ask the famed talking 'mirror, mirror on the wall' to
confirm for them whether Shrek was the strongest, Angelina Jolie was the
most gorgeous and Brad Pitt was the sexiest.

They agreed to meet again the next day for lunch to discuss their findings.

The next day Shrek walked up with a smile. 'Well, it's true. The
mirror told me that I am the strongest man in the world.'

Angelina Jolie perked up and said: 'And I know for sure that I'm the most
gorgeous woman in the world.'

But Brad Pitt just sat there, lifted his emotionless face and said...'Who the
heck is this Ryder guy???

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The people have spoken

And they don't like my shot. Apparently I made it a little too heavy on the praline liqueur...

Wii bowling clinic

James got his comeuppance last night. He's considered himself the king of Wii bowling since we've been playing. I put him in his place though. 3-0 (that's me on the left).