Thursday, December 31, 2009

So long, 2009...

Ok, the updates didn't come as "furiously" as I had anticipated.  Sorry about that, I have some quiet time now, so let me try to make this update worthy of your time. 

2009 is coming to a close.  That is truly amazing.  I think that I am ready to get the 2009 stink off of me.  Oh, this year wasn't as bad as I made that statement sound, but I am certainly ready to "start anew".  2009 was a year in which I let laziness and procrastination really set in.  I hope to change that in this new year.  I think that is the biggest thing that I look forward to changing, personally. 

2009 had some great moments, of course.  Another year of Raymond growing, the Twins' arrival, another year of the beach house, and countless get togethers with friends.  Moments to always cherish to be sure, but you always hope that the new year has many more and that things turn in your way more.  Will it?!?  You never really know, but it is always nice to think ahead and hope that things are improved for you.  Man, winning the lotto next will would make things better, right?!?!

I hope to have a little bit more free time next year as the girls continue to grow, but I don't count on it so much.  In any event things will continue to be interesting with all of the kiddos.  I can't wait to see what happens, you know!??! 

Well, as 2009 comes to a close, I hope that everyone can reflect back and either smile, or kiss the year goodbye, and hope for a better 2010 for everyone.  So kick back, drink your favorite drink with close family and/or friends and enjoy the moment, because that is what it is really all about, right?!? 

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I will never forget...

The first time I ever made Lylah laugh. A quiet moment in a noisey place. Sweet.


Holy crap, time flies, and you never have enough of it...I will explain later...

You guys must watch this trailer! Fuckin' cool and funny!

Here is a little background on the movie...

Based on the comic by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr., Kick-Ass tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name -- Kick-Ass -- assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There's only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.

His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Cage).

Should be fun to watch, if it is any good...

Well that is all for now! I plan on updating furiously over the next couple of days off for christmas!

Off to last minute shop!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's been a week since we have been home!

With the twins already! Things are going well. Probably a little easier for me to say though, or let me just speak for myself. The nights are still a little bit hard in the sense that you don't get straight sleep, but I think that we have had more good nights than bad nights. Again, I can only speak for myself!

The Girls are doing well. They were born a month early, but they seem to be adapting well to the outside world. I can see some change in their faces already, and like I said, we are just over a week with them. It's going to go by quickly, I know. I am going to end up with pretty much three weeks off of work when every thing is said and done. I don't know if that is good or bad. For me, it's probably a good thing! Being off of work is always great! Right now, or probably every night, I dread thinking about going back to work. I need to hit that lotto soon!

Raymond has been super fantastic with these girls! I don't know what to say about it. He is affectionate towards them, and just great. It's a little tough to try to explain to a three year old that you can't really handle premature newborns, but still we try. We really missed him while we were at the hospital for those four days. He did some growing on us too! He either hit a growth spurt, or he just looks huge now compared to the Girls, maybe a little of both.

Most of my time right now is trying to keep Raymond occupied. I think I am doing a good enough job, but then I feel a little bad that I am not spending some time with the girls either. I know that right now we are still trying to figure things out and that it probably will work out in the end, at least I hope so. For now, I will just keep on doing what I can, and doing my best to help out as much as I can in the early morning hours.

It's been cool so far, and I am sure that it will continue to be a learning process and more fun as time goes on! Man, it's just about October already?!?! Wow! It's almost christmas time! Watch, I am not joking!

Tomorrow I will chime in with quick hits and random crap!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tomorrow could be a big day...

...maybe...maybe not. Somehow I think that we will end up waiting yet another week or so which wouldn't be a bad thing for the babies, but part of me is a little eager for them to meet all of us.

I took the day off of work. We are going to be at doctor's appointments from like 1:00 until about 3:00...I am just guessing. I am going to have to get up and get ready bright and early. In case you didn't know, while Ruby went on the weekly doctor visit, her doctor told he to bring her bags, "just in case"! Yikes! Exciting to hear for sure, whether or not something actually happens still remains to be seen. Just the same, I am charging my iPod, my iPhone, and our digital camera....

I am sure to be busy tomorrow. I have the alarm set early even though I am not going to work. I have to pack my bag, get the car seats set in the Xterra, and then a lot of little cleaning to do. I am sure to update my facebook throughout the day, so be on the lookout! We will definitely see what tomorrow brings.

It's been an exhausting two weeks with a lot of things going on. Heavy hearts, minds, and long work weeks came crashing in a bit. Very weird week, but a week that makes you think about how things can change your life in a blink of an eye. For the good, and for the bad. Make sure to hug a loved one, tell someone that you care about them and just be glad to wake up in the morning and go through a normal day. Having said that, I am still hesitant to say that knowing that someone we now is laying in a hospital while their loved one just isn't the same person. Because of this, I choose to listen to Pearl Jam all day tomorrow as a sort of "tribute" to someone on all or our minds. Maybe you can too?!?!

Random Hits....

Well, the Texans came out flat on their face to start off the 2009 Football season. I hope that they can bounce back and not start 0-4 and ultimately 8-8 yet again. This town will turn on them very fast, if they haven't already. About the only bright spot was first round pick Brian Cushing. He played intense and was in on a couple of tackles! Let's all hope that the rest of the defense and team took notice and do the same.

The U of H Cougars are ranked number 21 after upsetting number 5 Oklahoma St in their own house! It was a great victory. They have a HUGE game in two weeks as they take on Texas Tech at Robertson Stadium on National, Primetime Television! If that place isn't sold out and absolutely insane, something is wrong! I wish I could go, but I might be a little busy and/or tired around then.

Raymond told me the other day, "My house is broken." It is indeed son, it is indeed.

Well, I think I will call it a night as I prepare for a long and maybe eventful day tomorrow! Be on the lookout for updates via the ol' facebook tomorrow!


Monday, August 17, 2009

The Home Stretch...

Well (I like to start of with well's, don't I?!?!), it is definitely time for this term, "the home stretch". As I told Ruby, it's crunch time, we are definitely in the home stretch now. We really are. Wow! At least, three weeks away? I can't believe it! Still, after all of this time, I still cannot believe it. We are about to enter the super ultimate life change. I mean, we went through one already, but this one (or two) is going to be just 100 times bigger than that. Right?!? It has to be. It's about that time that I start to savor and soak up anything that I can right now just because it is not ever going to be this way again.

It's never going to be just Ruby, Raymond, and I laying on the couch watching t.v. on a lazy Sunday morning. It's not ever going to be Ruby and I running to the movies in a blink of an eye and actually get there just in time anymore. It's never going to be me, sitting at home on a Sunday morning either surfing the internet and listening to music or trying to play the guitar to a song that I wouldn't normally try to play to (boy, do I love those moments). It's not going to be like that ever again.....and that's ok. Really, it is. It is just that I am trying to soak these moments in as we have them, because they are going to be gone. I hope that this doesn't seem like I am preparing for a death sentence or trying to be mean, because I am not. I am just trying to share that these times that I am having now are fairly precious to me. I know that these aren't going to be the only precious moments, because there are two reasons coming really soon that ensure that this is only the beginning, but it is just going to be different.

Life is changing. Man, it is changing. I am going to be a father of three. We are going to be a family of five. Wow, every time I think it, even now, typing it, it just seems weird. I never thought that it would actually happen. It seems like I have to finally grow up, or that I am finally grown up. For the first time, I have to think of my job as a career now and not just a paycheck. I feel like I have to think in ways that I really haven't, or might have even refused to. Oh, now...I isn't as grim as I am making it all out to be, it is just the way I am thinking. Don't worry, I am not slipping into depression, or regretting anything because I am not, and I don't. I am just simply thinking about how things are going to change.

It's going to be a really wild ride that is surely to make Ruby and I exhausted, but it is something that I am so looking forward to. I think I am getting more excited as it gets closer. Hell, I think that I even got a little nervous when I was talking to a coworker about the arrival of the twins last week, but it was a good nervous. It made me happy to feel that way. It's kind of hard to explain, but it was a goof feeling.

Now, we just cross out fingers and hope that everything stays on schedule and that everyone comes out happy and healthy. Each day draws us closer and closer in meeting the Twins! I can't wait!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Quick Twins Update

Went to our four week-ly ultra sound today and everything seems to be going as perfect as you can imagine....

The Twins doubled in size! One is 2.4, the other is like 2.3 (can't remember exactly).

Just everything is going so well. According to the doctor today, bed rest for Ruby seems very unlikely, only if she stays off her feet and doesn't try to save the world!!

The goal for Twins, as it turns out, is 37 weeks. We are 27 weeks today! 10 more weeks, if everything works out!! That is so close, if you think about it!!

Holy shit!!!

I am excited!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Whew! Just got home (9:40). I have the most wonderful wife in the world. She bought me a six pack of Lone Star tall boys, even went so far as to put two in the freezer! Add an Antone's turkey and Swiss poboy and there you have it! The greatest wife in the world!

The night would have been better if Raymond had been awake when I got home....

....I really hate that part about getting home late...well, that and actually working late...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Once again, it's been too long...

...Ok, so it has been a good while since I had an update around here. I don't know what it has been. I guess I really haven't felt up to it, or "creative" enough to come up with anything to write up anything. It certainly hasn't been due to lack of events going on, that is for sure. We have had the beach house happen, my birthday, doctor's visits for the babies, preparations for the babies and so much more. I would say that all of that is way too much for me to try and back track and recap, wouldn't you agree?!?!

Everything has been moving along, you might even say a bit too fast, but there isn't a whole lot that one can do about that. Yes, the twins will be here before we all know it, and life as I know it, and everyone around us as well, will forever be different. For that, now is pretty much all about preparing for their arrival. Well, don't get me wrong, I am trying to soak in this remaining time that the "three of us" have left. This weekend I starting taking a lot more pictures of Raymond here at the house. I will probably upload the pictures on Raymond's blog before the night is over.

That being said, the arrival of the Twins got a lot more real after attending a "multiples breast feeding" class with Ruby. It just seemed a lot more real. I mean, you know they are moving around in there, but that class just kind of made it so much more real. During the hour and a half class, I keep thinking back to the first few days when Raymond was born just trying to recall how everything is going to be again, although, I am sure that it will be so much more different. Man, I can't even begin to imagine how the first night at home alone with them is going to be. Wow! You know!??! Man. We are going to have to learn to adjust all over again.

I am assuming that I am going to have to take my two weeks vacation once they are born. Mainly for the lack of sleep that there is going to be. In a lot of ways, I can't wait. I am sure that it is going to be a whole other learning experience, and I am almost certain that it is going to be frustrating all over again. If memory serves correctly, the first six weeks were really tough...well, maybe the first year...LOL!

Well, this should be the first in a series of updates. It might be more of a progress report on the preparing of the Twins. It get more and more real with each passing week. Ruby has a shower next week. That will be the first of a few. Not to mention that Raymond's third birthday is the weekend after that. Check back soon!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Well, I love the rainy nights...

Well, maybe not so much tonight. You see, when I watched the weather report this morning, there was only like a 20-30% chance of rain and it wasn't likely that we were going to get any rain at all. Well, they were wrong about that this time. We are getting to relive Ike a little bit too, seeing as we don't have any power. It's about 9:24 and it must have gone out around 7:50-ish. This night isn't going the way we wanted our weekend to get started. Did I mention that it took me about and hour and a half to get home due to an accidnet? See?! I told you!

To top that all off, I missing game three of the Rockets and Portland series. Man, missing the home opener kind of sucks. I wanted to see how the hometown crowd was going to react!

In any event, we always have Raymond as great entertainment. It's always a little bit nice to have the tv off and not be glued to it. We will do that some nights. Just turn off the tv and enjoys each others company. For now, I just stay updated with the Rockets score and update my blog via the ol' iPhone....

Well time to check up on the score...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Houston Texans 2009 Schedule

Hmmmmm....just when will the twins hit in this schedule?! Can't wait!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

(Happy) Easter - Random Hits and Random Thoughts

I hope everyone had a great easter! The day certainly turned out a lot better than the "weatherman" anticipated. I know that we could probably use the rain, but I am glad that we didn't get slammed.

Man, I told you this was going to happen...believe me now?! It's a bit of a slap in the face for some of us.

Well, I guess the football news will keep coming. I believe that the 2009 NFL football schedules are due out on April 14th or 15th, so be on the lookout for that!! You know I will post the Texans schedule here on that very day!

This is an actual "action figure" -'s a little freakin' creepy, but I think that I will probably be owning it at some point in the future. I mean, I think I was meant to own it, don't you think?

I have been watching the Astros play this season, and it could very well be a long season. They have been in most of the games so far, they just can't get over the hump and get in front, but at the same time, they have gotten "whupped" in other games. I will keep watching though...that is just the Houston in me. God, help me.....

The beach house is fast, it could be surreal this time around. Just think about just might be the last one ever!!! If not, then they just won't be the same from this year on. I mean, there is an outside shot that they will continue, but there are no guarentees there, you know?! I mean...HELLO! TWINS IN THE NEAR FUTURE!!! Get it now!?!?

*****April 5th was the 15th year anniversary of Kurt Cobain being murdered.....errrrrr...killing himself. Man, 15 years already!??! Holy shit, time passes by so quickly. I hope everyone will honor him by listening to some Nirvana this week. I know that I will be. In any event, this is probably one of my favorite Nirvana moments...Here my little tribute, weep for him, won't you?!?

Just a little background, this Nirvana clip is taken from one of the most wanted and desired concerts off all time, and only Courtney has access to it!! Oh, please Courtney...will you ever release it!?! (and maybe on bluray!??!)

Well, I guess I will end it on that note....till next time!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Some Important Dates

Just in case you don't know....

We are about 13 weeks along in the pregnancy.

Our next doctor's visit is April 9, 2009. It's just a checkup.

The big date is May 14, 2009. We will find out the sex of the babies in this ultra sound!

The original due date is October 15, 2009.

The doctor's office did say that the due date will more than likely be much eariler. Their goal for us, is to go at least 34-35 weeks. That would put us at a due date around September 3rd at the earliest.

So far, that is all about the news that I have on the twins. If anything new comes up, I sure will update everyone. For now, here is another picture of the twins taken a few weeks ago....

oh yeah! I believe that The Buck's have a very important date tomorrow (April 7th) as well!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

and just like that.... allergies are, I can almost pinpoint the exact moment that it happened. It was like someone flipped a horrible, horrible switch. Why would you do that to me? Arrgh!! Miserable times again! I don't know what the hell is wrong with me.

To top that off, today was one of the worse days that I have had at work in a long time. It's been stressful for a while now, but today sucked. It's no fun being the only one in your department on what used to be the slowest day of the week. I am pretty run down right now. This is definitely not the way I wanted to start off the week. Oh man, I hope it gets better from here....although, I doubt it.

Tonight, Ruby, Laura, Bernadette, and Alisson are at the Toyota Center watching Britney Spears. I hope that they have fun. I am sure that it is a spectacle, just like Britney's life, right!? It's only me and Raymond tonight here at the house, it's a shame that this sinus/allergy/head cold crap is messing with me. We played a little, but now I put the Upside Down Show on for him. He is all good now! It's almost time for me to get some temporary relief from a home remedy that seems to do just that. Two table spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with warm water. It seems to clear you up. It was a little awkward to drink at first, but I think that I am getting used to it. Man, I need to just get better once and for all. Somebody help me!!

We've been keeping busy lately. The weekends have been booked the last two or three weekends. It's been fun too. I guess we need to take advantage of that while we can. Who knows what it is going to be like in a couple of months. Wow!! Am I right though? I think that the trend is going to keep on going for the next month too. He is a picture of me dressed up.

Well, that's my shoes. I like those shoes. I have had them for a long time, but I still like them. I don't really like to dress up too much. I don't really have a reason. I mean, why do we have to dress up? I don't know. Maybe if my clothes fit me a little better than I would like it more? I don't know...maybe not.

Anyhow, time for me to drink my home remedy stuff and chill with Raymond a little bit more. I have a lot of little things that I want to write about, so I will save those for another day....

Oh yeah! Tomorrow (3/31/09) Polly Jean (or simply, PJ) Harvey comes out with a new album. I am looking forward to it. I like her music, she is great. Here is the first single off of said album, I will be picking it up!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I can't wait....

for just screams "childhood" when I think of this...

I hope it is good. I think with Spike Jonez at the helm, it definitely has a shot. Who the hell knows though?!? In any case, I will see this at the movies...well, I is due in October, which I think something else is too....hmmmmm....

Not too much going on, but here are a couple of other things..

I took the following from a random website (

it makes perfect sense
For years Hollywood has tried to make a "Three Stooges" movie, but could never to find three actors good enough at physical comedy to recreate such recognizable characters. So now they’re just gonna just stop trying and make the movie anyway. Variety says...
MGM and the Farrelly brothers are closing in on their cast for "The Three Stooges."
Sean Penn will play Larry, and negotiations are underway with Jim Carrey to play Curly, with the actor already making plans to gain 40 pounds to approximate the physical dimensions of Jerome "Curly" Howard.
The studio is zeroing in on Benicio Del Toro to play Moe.
The film is not a biopic, but rather a comedy built around the antics of the three characters.
I just hope they have some kind of disclaimer so I can tell between the new version and the old one. If they don’t, I’ll just have to remember that in the old version, it was Larry who was Puerto Rican and mumbled incoherently, and Moe was the middle-aged one who was super angry and took human growth hormones. In the movie version, it’s the opposite.

i don't know how in the hell they are going to pull that one off....sounds almost like a joke to me...

I heard some where today that the Titans will be wearing OILER THROWBACK jerseys up to three times this coming NFL season. Man, that really sucks....It's not Bud Adams fault; the NFL will be honoring the 50th Anniversary of the old AFL. Speaking of, the NFL 2009 schedules are due out sometime in April, so it's fast approaching!

The Beach House is just about 7 weeks away!

That's about all of the random crap that I can think about for now....check back sometime this weekend for another update! (I hope)!

Monday, March 16, 2009

It's been a while....

...but I have been sick. Seriously...sick....I was just browsing over the last blog entry, and that was indeed the start of my run of being sick. It all started around the Super Bowl, and with the sinus was all down hill from there. For those who don't know, I have been off and on sick for almost the entire month of February and some of March. I almost can't remember what it is like to be well again. I can't wait to feel normal for more than a week or two in a row....

Because of me being sick, February was a weird month. It was good, yes, but being sick really killed it for me. I don't know if I can ever top February for seeing good live music. It was almost an amazing run for me. I mean, how can you top seeing Broken Social Scene, Johnny Goudie and the Little Champions, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Arthur Yoria, and Tody Castillo, all in one month? To me, all of the shows that I saw were pretty much great. I would have a very hard time having to pick one show over another. I wish that I could elaborate on all of them, but I guess too much time has past for me to back track and try to remember, and then try to write it up. Either way, they were memorable shows, and shows that are going to be hard to top, and only in the second month of 2009. I do want to try and make at least a local show a month, but we will see how that works out.

It has been a fun month and a half though, despite me being sick. A lot has gone down and good times have indeed been had, but I have to say that the highlight would have to be the news that we are going to have twins. I mean, let's be serious, how could that not the to top headline in my life? Hands down, right!??! Of course!! It's definitely something I, or Ruby, was ever expecting. It's so hard to try and express how I feel. I never in a million years pictured being a father of three children. It's a bit weird in a way. It's going to be fun....well, I know it's going to be pretty tough at first. I mean, the first year and change might the toughest part. Well, I don't know, maybe not. I guess only time will dictate that and all I can do is try my best.

I have gotten so use to it being the three of us right now, that it is a little sad (just a little) in some way to know that it is going to change. I guess, the close of one chapter and the start of a new one, right?! Man, if I thought with Raymond's arrival was a life changer, the twins' arrival is going to be 100 times more life changing than that. As I had said a few times before, this should be interesting.

I can only assume that the rest of the year is going to be preparing for the new arrivals, so with that, I can assume as well that this blog will only help in chronicling the progress of the pregnancy. I mean, that's gotta be a safe assumption, wouldn't you agree? Well, for now I will just leave it at that. I think that this was a huge step for me just trying to update this blog. Hopefully it gets the ball rolling. Here are a picture of two from the live shows that I attended (I hope they come out alright, and I hope you enjoy!). (the Broken Social Scene photo was taken from

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Sunday

Super Sunday is finally upon us! It's kind of like my holiday, or just a holiday in general for sport fanatics! Or is it just another excuse to pig out and get drunk? Well....that too, right!? Nothing wrong with that in my book.

I don't know what to make of this Super Bowl. The Steelers or the Cardinals? Man, this one could really go either way. I guess what I always tell everyone is that I hope that is a good game. It will be hard to top last year's game though. I guess it is a good sign that we have had competitive games over the last couple years. I hope that this one is too!

Well, it is the second day of my four day weekend...and my sinuses are freaking killing me. the left side of my nose and head are giving me problems. It started Friday afternoon too! Argh, it is so frustrating!! I held up ok on Saturday, but the evening and then this morning have been a bit bad. I am not worried about tonight though because I am going to drink myself numb, or at least I am going to try my best to. Man, this is like the second time that I am "sick" for the Super Bowl...what is up with that. At least I have two days of recovery after this...

On the menu for the game is going to be, a personal favorite of mine, fried turkey! Man, that bird always comes out so freaking flavorful. It is supposed to rain though, so us without any carport or cover at all, it will make for an interesting time to go outside and try to cook the bird, you know?! I think (errr, hope) that it will be fine. We also have some great potatoes that Laura is going to whip up too. Man, it is going to be good!

As for the Super Bowl spots, I guess that a lot of people look as forward to them as many look towards the game itself. I like a good ad I guess. Although, this Super Bowl is going to be chalk full of movie spots, to which I have seen four already via the internet. I have seen the G.I. Joe spot, the Transformers 2 spot, the Star Trek spot and the Land of the Lost spot. Yeah, I said it...the Land of the Lost, starring Will Ferrell. It made me laugh, a little. I don't know how this G.I. Joe movie is going to play out, but the spot looked half way decent. I mean, it looked to have plenty of action, but my gut feeling for this movie isn't good. Now, the Transformers 2 spot was sick. It was a teaser in every sense of the word. It was quick and made you want more. Looks like it could be a darker film than the first. I can't wait to see it in HD.

Well, I guess that is all for now. Depending how I feel tomorrow, I might chime in with some post Super Bowl thoughts....


Friday, January 23, 2009


Wow! I can't believe that it is Friday night already! The week flew by super fast. What happened? I can't even remember! Well, I am not complaining. I always look forward to the weekend, even if I just sit on my ass. I will take it, although, I will try to not do that too much!

This week was pretty much a blur. I had a dentist appointment and then three straight evenings of practice time. Mix in about 40 hours of work and some family time and you have an exhausted me! Man, January is pretty much done already too! It's crazy! Time is just moving too fast for my taste. I might have my hands full this weekend, if I actually get up to actually do stuff that is. Man, I really need to get out of this lazy rut I am stuck in. My goal is to finally get some crap done around the house....again, we will see about that...

I am feeling like I am going to finally get out of this lazy rut that I keep mentioning that I am in. There have just been little things that I am trying to be aware of. I am right at that edge, you know!? For one, I have Ruby's old bodybugg thing (that tracks your calories burned all day) and once we work out the activation bugs (no pun intended there) I will be on my way to making some changes on that end. I need to lose some weight. I have never weighed so much as I do now, and no, I am not sharing my weight with you right now. Maybe later....when I start dropping some pounds. I think that is a big key and a nice first step to get out of this rut. Maybe it is the weight that is making me lazy. Hey, it could be....

Another thing is that I am starting to read a little bit more. Maybe that is inspiration from all of the girls' Twilight obsession. I think it is, which is fine by me. I used to like to read. It keeps your mind active. These are two big things that are going to help me get off my ass.... off of that subject. Johnny Goudie and I have been emailing each other throughout the week, which is always a treat for me. I guess the anticipation of his upcoming album is in the air. He is such a great guy and a talented artist. I wish him all of the success. I can't wait for his cd release show. It's going to be great fun! I just know it. (it's on 2/7/09 at Fitzgerald's in case you missed the memo)....

With January just about done, February looks to be a busy month with lots of going's on. Super Bowl, a couple of live shows here and there, another dentist appointment and Valentine's Day, and then March will pretty much be upon us (and gone too!). Man, where is 2009 going!?!? Crazy, I tells ya!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

It's going to be pretty cold outside tonight....

Well, what is going on? Nothing much over here.

It's been a tough day for me. Work was pretty busy. It just seemed to take something out of me. I almost can't believe that tomorrow is Friday, but I am glad. I look forward to finally opening up some of the Shiner 100 and watching 24. You guessed it, I still haven't done either of the two.

Have you ever gotten sick of all the music you own? It happens to me from time to time, but right now it is pretty bad. Nothing is grabbing my attention right now, and I definitely can't seem to find anything new out that either. It just happens to me every so often. I will live. It just sucks. I makes like boring to me. I just have to make sure that I don't delete my music off the computer from frustration. Something's gotta save me soon...I hope....

Ruby's recent "Twilight" obsession hasn't subsided yet. In fact, not at all. I thought that after finishing the entire series...four big ass books in about five days, that it would be over. I was wrong. I was able to download a bootleg of it and we watched it on Saturday. It wasn't all that bad. I mean, it was decent. A little cheese at time, but then it moved on. We plan on going Saturday to catch it on the big screen. I knew that was coming. I was just surprised that the bootleg came first. I know that I would have rather caught a movie that I really wanted to see at the movies first...but that is just me. Now she has gotten access to the complete audio series of the books. I wasn't expecting that one. It's all good though. It's just weird to see Ruby going through what I might, or have gone through at various times on various movies over the years.......although, I don't recall ever depriving myself of sleep over least, I don't think I have....

Other than that, Championship Sunday is approaching us. I don't have any preference on who really wins, but I personally think that a Pittsburgh/Philly Super Bowl has potential to me very entertaining. I wouldn't mind seeing Arizona shock the world and get in the big game. So, see?!? I told you I didn't have any preferences...we will see how the games play out...

Beach House grumblings have slowly started. Looks like all of the prices on the houses have gone up, some significantly, which should make things interesting....more on that later...

One last thing.....Raymond is learning the way of the force. (More on that later, or on another blog, on a different site - hint, hint...)

Monday, January 12, 2009

In case you missed it...

very well deserved....(and very well put by Mr. Nolan).....

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Here I am again...

Well, just thought I would chime in really quickly again...

I didn't get to do yard work today. I had every intention, and actually went outside to try it, but it was a bit too windy and the temperature was dropping throughout the day. I mean seriously, it's pretty difficult to either rake or use a blower on leaves when the wind is blowing the leaves almost right back at you. This is what caused me to stop. Understandable, right!?

The two playoff games today were pretty great. Baltimore beat the Titans! How does that taste Titan fans? A Rookie quarterback got you guys at home. Awesome! It's not like the Titans didn't have the chances, they totally did. They just didn't capitalize. Then again, that it Ravens football. They stay close to you and jump all over your mistakes.

And the Cardinals? Are you serious? Holy crap! I can't believe I witnessed the Cardinals winning two playoff games in one season...and one of those games was on the road. Man, that was odd to see. They handled Carolina too. It wasn't really even a closely matched game.

These games went the way that I wanted them to go, but I had no idea it was going to play out like that, which is why I kept my opinion about them to myself. Hopefully tomorrows game are good.

Well, in case you didn't know tonight was the closest that the Moon was going to be to the Earth for the year 2009. I actually went outside to see it a couple of times. It wasn't anything spectacular really. I mean, it did look a little bit bigger than normal, but nothing that really stuck out if you didn't know, you know!? Still, it was nice to know and see it. I can be a little weird about stuff like this. I am the kind of person that likes to get stuck in the moment and just soak things in. I don't know. I liked looking up a the Moon tonight....

I did get the 100 year Shiner beer, but I have not broken into them yet. At this point (12:22 a.m.) I don't think that I will. Tonight I am drinking Longboad Island Ale, which is pretty good to me. So I am good for the night....

Well, off to another beer and channel surfing...unless...The Dark Knight happens to find it's way into the PS3...we will see...

Friday, January 9, 2009


Well, the holidays have come and gone and 2009 is here. The holidays were nice....different, but nice. New Year's Eve was a bit more mellow than in the past. Still, it is nice to get 2008 out of the way. It was just a different year.

I don't have a whole lot of news on a personal front, I guess that is why the blog updates have been very few and far between. I have had a couple of things swirling around that might make me update a bit more here in the coming days. For now, I just have a couple of quick hits about 2008....

First, the Texans had a disappointing season. They kind of salvaged it there towards the end though. Hopefully 2009 will be more like the 2008 season we all thought it was going to turn out to be.

I was trying to reflect back on top shows that I saw last year. It was hard for me to figure that out. The Russian Circles, The Burning Brides seem to stick out. I am sure there were other shows, but I have a hard time trying to remember exactly.

2008 had to be, without a doubt, one of the laziest years for me personally. I don't know what it was about it, but it just turned out that way. I am going to try and change that, and get off of my ass this year. I really am. I need to.

On another note, I didn't follow too much tv shows last year. I only say that now because I am glad to see Scrubs get some attention by ABC. It can be a funny show, one that I actually like. I need to catch the first two episodes this weekend. Having said that, I only have one thing to say about TV shows....."24"!! I hope that it is better that the last season. It seemed a little weak to me, which is one of the reasons that I skipped it....I am looking forward to it starting up this weekend....

Anyhow, I hope that this entry didn't seem too forced. I mean, it was a little bit (maybe it sounds all over the place?), but hopefully I can knock the rust off and have a better next entry!

Well, tomorrow is yard work and the quest to pick up the new Shiner 100 year anniversary beer that is rumored to be out! Yay!