Saturday, December 31, 2005

Auld Lang Syne


Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
And here's a hand, my trusty friend
And gie's a hand o' thine
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne



Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, December 30, 2005

It Must Be A Blonde Thing


This picture was taken at the Prefontaine Classic this year during the Women's 1500. Christin Worth stayed on her feet and went on to win the race. Don't tell me that "Blonde" jokes are not legit at times.

I am sorry, but that is funny.






(click picture to enlarge)

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Old Picture

I found this old picture today. This is one of my favorite pictures of me. This was taken at a Halloween party 3-4 years ago. I was living in Minneapolis, MN at the time. There were some great costumes at this party. My friend Boo came to this party as "Scuba Steve" from the movie Big Daddy. His costume should have won the contest hands down.

This was my attempt at being "The Ladies Man" from SNL. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Christmas Everyone



1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register.


4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."


13Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."


15When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."


16So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Luke 2:1-20 (NIV)

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+2:1-20

Friday, December 23, 2005

Office Christmas Party


Today is our office Christmas party. Christmas parties are funny things. I would like to hear about other Christmas party stories, so tell me yours. Go.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

TV Shows


I have a few TV shows that I really like to watch. My wife and I have our schedule through the week. Usually Monday night we watch Prison Break. That show has been very good, and we are eagerly awaiting the new season starting in March. We love Survivor, American Idol, Nip/Tuck, The Apprentice, and a few others.

Last night was the season finale of Nip/Tuck. We have been waiting all season to find out who "The Carver" is. It was a great ending with a lot of big twists. Here is the moment that "The Carver" was unmasked. http://myspace.com/thecarver He had just attacked Dr. Sean and was about to do damage. It was intense. Come to find out, there were 2 people involved in the whole "Carver" identity.

One of my favorite TV moments of the year though comes from the show The Apprentice. If you don't watch the show, you should know that if a team wins a challenge they are given a reward. The men's team had won a day in the recording studio with Wyclef. Here is the clip. It is classic. If you don't laugh, you are not human.
http://www.tvgasm.com/archives/the_apprentice/001329.php

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

More Cowbell

This is one of my favorite SNL skits of all time. Will Ferrell kills me and Christpher Walken was perfect for this role. http://gorillamask.net/morecowbell.shtml

Monday, December 19, 2005

Highlights From My Weekend

This weekend was filled with a lot of Christmas shopping. The malls were crazy, with people running everywhere. It is always funny to watch the men in the malls. They just look like zombies walking around. They have this blank stare that is like no other. It makes me laugh. The weekend went by too quickly, but there were a few highlights. Here they are.

1. As my wife and I were exiting one of the malls and entering the car garage I noticed that there was a huge fight going on between some of the cars. It was 8 girls fighting, and 4 girls were beating the crap out of 4 smaller girls. Two girls had a girl down on the cement and were stomping her head into the cement while the other girl was beating her with a high heel shoe. I noticed everyone was just standing there, so I ran over into the middle of complete chaos. I threw the 2 girls off of the one that was getting her head stomped. I then ran over to help a girl who was being pulled down the cement by her hair. The girl pulled the extensions straight out of the girls head. It was out of control. The girls kept just attacking these girls as I am trying to pull them apart. The fight continued down the garage. Three of the girls had been maced and were bleeding.
The girls that had beaten the poo out of the other girls ran to their car and started to get away. Just then a security guard came down and got in front of the car as it was leaving. The girl bumped the guys leg as she tried to get away. She then backed up and sped away. The other girls just lay there crying and bleeding. It was a wild time.

2. My fantasy football team the Prague Tologists won their playoff game. I am now on to the semifinals, where I will play my step brother Brian. We will see how that game goes.

3. Time for the newest baby update...We are in week 28 and 89 days to go until the due date. Here is the latest development with the baby.

The baby has grown 1/2 inch in just 7 days. The baby's muscle tone is gradually improving. Its hands can grip with some strength now. By now, the baby's body is composed of 2-3 percent body fat.
The baby's growing steadily as it prepares for its grand entrance. This week the baby weighs almost 2 pounds and measures about 14.4 inches from the top of its head to the bottom of its feet. The baby is acting more like a newborn now, opening and closing its eyes, sleeping and waking at regular intervals, and maybe sucking a finger. The baby may also be hiccupping, which you can notice as little rhythmic sensations in the belly.

89 days and counting...I am pumped.

Friday, December 16, 2005

This Just In!

I just wanted to update everyone on an emergency news flash. This morning I went and looked in the mirror and I noticed something horrible. I HAVE 2 FRICKIN GREY CHEST HAIRS. I am ruined. I am old.

I will have something else to post soon, but I just needed to get that off of my chest. LITERALLY.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Who Will Be The Next Apprentice?

Rebecca
OR
Randal


That is the question?
What do you think?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

He's No Costas or Cosell















You've got to see this. This is hilarious. I am sure this guy had aspirations of being on ESPN someday or FOX Sports, but I don't know if he is going to make it. This is horrible. It actually hurts.

Sports Announcer

(Make sure you wait for the commercial to end)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Jim Rome


Jim Rome is one of my favorite talk show hosts. He knows a lot about sports and is super funny. I think he would be a great guy to hang out with and have a beer with. I have not been able to listen to his show for some time now because we can't pick it up out at our office. It really bums me out.

You either hate Jim Rome or you love him, but if you give him time he will grow on you. He is in your face, has some hilarious takes, and takes some abuse for his So. Cal flavor. For instance check this out...

http://www.frankcaliendo.com/foxsports/index.php?loadclip=week2
(wait for the clip, it is after the commercial)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Who Is The Carver?


Who is the Carver? This question has been bugging me for some time now, and I am growing impatient. For those of you that watch Nip/Tuck, you know exactly what I am talking about. For months now we have all been trying to figure out who this slasher is. Is it Christian? Is it Sean? Matt? Quentin?


I used to think it was Quentin, but I am not sold on that anymore. I think The Carver is Matt. Matt has been getting a little scary, and I think he has some severe anger built up. I could be wrong, but that is who my money is on.

Who do you think The Carver is? Why?

If you don't watch Nip/Tuck, you really should.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Can I Help You?

On August 27th of this year my great friend Chris got married. It was a great day. He and Amanda had a lovely wedding. Amanda looked beautiful and Chris looked smooth as usual. It was a great time of seeing old friends, telling and hearing great stories, having good beer and cigars, but most of all celebrating Chris and Amanda's wedding day. There were many great moments, but one really stands out.

On the day of the wedding a few of the groomsmen(Ben, Dan, and I) took Chris to get a few products we thought he may need for the evening. As we strolled the aisles trying not to draw a lot of attention to ourselves, we neared the needed products. Ben and Sife were kind of hanging back a few rows for some reason, but I was sticking by Hags at this important time. I mean, he was just about to invest in some fun products for his evening ahead. Just as we are entering the aisle we needed, the pharmacy clerk says, "Can I help you?" At the top of his lungs Chris responded, "Yeah, I am looking for some KY Jelly."

I swear that at that moment Target must have been dead silent, because Chris's voice literally echoed through the store. You could hear Sife and Ben start laughing. It was a great moment. Chris stood there looking at all of the enticing products just thinking about the fun he would have only hours from that moment. He looked like a kid in a candy shop. He gathered his products, we headed to the checkout, and we headed out.

It is a story that will be told for years to come.

Fellas, I know you are out there. Any additions to this story would be welcomed. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Baby Countdown

Today is a big day. Today marks 100 days until our baby's due date. Brittany and I are expecting a baby on March 18, 2006. We are very excited and can hardly wait for that day to come.

I feel as though I should have been writing about how my baby is developing. There are amazing changes that are occurring every day. So I have decided to start a countdown giving brief descriptions of the baby's development. So here is a run down of what has gone on in the last couple days.

Over the next four days, brain activity will begin in the baby's visual and auditory systems. The sensory systems are developing the kind of connections with the brain that will be useful for interpreting input after birth. While the presence of brain wave activity indicates that the baby has encountered a light source or that the baby's ears have intercepted a sound message, no comprehension is possible yet. This system needs practice just like all of the others.
By this time, eyebrows and eyelashes are usually present. Over the next couple days, the baby's fingernails will become noticeable.

This is all too cool. I will keep everyone updated. It is 100 days and counting, and it could be earlier. I am pumped.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Christmas Music

Every year around this time my wife and I purchase a new Christmas album. We have not purchased an album this year and I am looking for some advice as to what album to get.

Right now at work I am listening to the Beach Boys Ultimate Christmas. The Beach Boys can always brighten your day.I would like to hear from everyone as to what Christmas album they suggest.Talk to me.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

It Is Cold Outside

Today I woke up and there was snow on the ground. This is the first time for St. Louis this year. I am not a big fan of snow, and I really don't like the cold. Right now I wish I was on the beach in St. Martin. Oh, how nice that would be.

Sometimes when life is really stressing me out, I close my eyes and go to the places that Brittany and I went on our honeymoon in St. Martin. The beaches, the restaurants, and the sunsets.

Calgon take me away.