Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving - blessings and blunders

It was a memorable Turkey Day to say the least. Things started off great:
I scored the game winning touchdown in my annual Delta Chi Turkey Bowl football game at Cal State Hayward. Picked up some cold beer on the way home and watched a little football before heading off to two dinners with my family. As the day progressed, my body just felt worse and worse with a tweaked ankle, banged up shoulder and a badly swollen thumb.

I was starving and probably ate way too much at dinner. For good measure, I went out at midnight to take advantage of Black Friday deals at GameStop for some videogames. The line wasn't that long, but it moved really slow and I didn't get back home 'till 2 am.

And then came the stomach flu. I woke up Friday feeling like a truck hit me ... and then I hit the toilet - hard. Puking. Fever. Cold Shivers. Shaking. Diarreah. And gas. Lots and lots of gas ... all ... weekend ... long. It sucked, bad! I kept telling myself the sore body was worth the football glory. The Black Friday line was worth the great deals on Nintendo games. But why did I deserve a horrible stomach flu? Whatever I ate, it was definitely NOT worth it.

Things got better with Michigan beating Ohio State for the first time in 8 years for its 10th win and a chance at a BCS bowl. My Raiders also took care of biz against the Monsters of Midway yesterday and they look like they're on their way to the playoffs for the first time in 9 years. However, it's Monday and I'm STILL not 100% over this stomach bug and it's starting to get old.

All of this illness has given me time to sit around and do nothing but reflect, so all in all I am very thankful for the blessings I have in life and I gladly take the good with the bad (and the painfully smelly and crappy).

#Thanksgiving #TurkeyBowl #BlackFriday #GameStop

Monday, November 21, 2011

New HUNGER GAMES Movie Trailer

Pretty impressive. I think they've captured the essence of the book, from what I can tell. The only thing I'd say is it's a little too colorful, it should look a little bit more drab and muted like so many post-apocalyptic movies are.

I'm eager to see this come March 2012.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

CP3 + Denarius + Bush = Raiders Win

Wow. Can't say enough about what studs Carson Palmer, Denarius Moore and Michael Bush are. Palmer was nearly perfect, and would've had 3 TDs on 15-20 passing were he not hit from behind on an interception that wobbled out of his hands. Moore has supplanted Darius Heyward-Bey as the #1 receiver - and he earned it - with 2 TDs and 123 yards in this game. Bush has always been good and I've always known it. All Bush did Thursday night was carry us to a win with over 240 yards from scrimmage over 150 on the ground and nearly 100 receiving.

Just win, baby! 'Nuff said.

Friday, November 04, 2011

This is Halloween


"Beavis and Butthead shall return, brothers!"

The glorious return of Beavis & Butthead, true believers! I still get a laugh out of these guys. Perhaps it's because they remind me soooo much of my brother's best friend and one of my cousins when they were teenagers. Mike Judge is a comedic genius.

My favorite commercial break bumper was the one where a guy with a preacher's voice would exclaim "Beavis and Butthead shall return, brothers!" Thank you for their return, MTV!