Thursday, December 4, 2008

Detention's finally over.....

It's been so long R squared readers. I promise to never let my job stand in the way of frequent blog postings ever again. So much to say, let's shoot from the hip.

An upstanding member of society decided to tear the passenger side mirror off my car over the Thanksgiving holiday. I'm pretty thankful that I get to spend $75 dollars to replace a perfectly good mirror on my 10 year old car.

I had my first sober Wii experience over the holiday, and it was everything I thought it would be and more. My wife vehemently opposes my desire to own one, but if anyone decides they no longer have a need for theirs, well, I'm your guy.

Anyone pick up a copy of Chinese Democracy? I'm not a huge G 'n R fan, but any album that took the amount of time and money that Chinese Democracy took to make is worth owning. I don't own a copy yet, but I'm sure Santa Claus will deem me a good enough boy to slip one in my stocking.

Jen felt the need to put that picture of me over there up. Go ahead, laugh and make your joke. Yes, I'm wearing a woman's sweater. And a turtleneck with holly on it. Know anywhere to get a painfully tacky Men's Christmas sweater? Because I obviously don't.....

To TV for a moment. I know Jen already hit on this, but I couldn't resist. Grey's Anatomy is now officially the MOST IGNORANT show on TV. Izzy can have sex with ghosts now? Stooo-Pidddd. I hate my life a little more each time my wife makes me watch that show.

How about my main man, B.O., already making plans and doing work to get the U S and A back on track? Pretty puh-leeze do not bail out the US automakers. The handouts have to stop somewhere. Speaking of handouts, how about CitiGroup getting some govt chedduh and laying off thousand of workers all the while continuing with plans to pay millions of $$ each year for naming rights to the New York Mets new ballpark? Insane.

Anyone want to go to the Bengals vs. Chiefs game on 12/28? I have two tickets for sale, and will accept WELL BELOW face value for them. Carson might be playing by then and the Chiefs are one of a few teams the 'gals could actually beat.....

BABY MANGINO. Ladies and Gentlemen, your newest internet sensation.
Tell me you can't look at that picture and laugh uncontrollably, every single time. If you don't get the joke, google Mark Mangino.
With Christmas soon approaching, and that new Lexus commercial to steal the idea from, I got to wondering about the best, and worst, x-mas gifts I've ever received. It's a pretty daunting task. I mean, for all the 'awesome' toys and terrible articles of clothing you've received over the years, can you really narrow it down to a best and worst gift? My worst was probably a remote controlled hummer. Mind you, I was post college and the thing was over $100 bucks. It now collects dust in my basement. Good purchase, Dad. I don't know that I can put my finger on the best. Maybe it was the Sega Genesis and NBA Jam Tournament Edition combo from back in the day. What about you?
I leave you with a little Jimmy Valvano. I saw his ESPY speech again last night, and hot damn, is it moving. If you haven't seen it, pull it up on Youtube.
"To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. Number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special".
And some more: "Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever."
Thank you for your continued support of Random Ramblings.


Anonymous said...

Well thanks for that great update! I was waiting and waiting, it made my night here in the ED!

Bates said...

Well Himes I'm in love with my wii. Worst gift ever had to be my grandma Bates giving me a bunny sweater when I was 16, sadly I think your sweater in that picture tops mine. My best gift ever may have been the GI Joe big wheel I got when I was 5.