Archive for April, 2008

Hawks Are Silencing Celtics Fans (and the critics)

April 29, 2008

I am at a loss. The Celtics should be gearing up for the next round of the playoffs right now. Instead, they are gearing up for at least two more games with the Atlanta Hawks.

Yesterday’s 4th quarter was terrible. The Celtics came in with a ten point lead, but that was quickly erased with 5 quick ones. I’m sorry, but if they play so well during the season only to lose in the first round, then the entire season was a joke.

This coming off of a sweep by the Rays. The Red Sox batters have been largely quiet the last week or so. Some phenomenal efforts by the pitching (excluding the bullpen), but crickets on the bats.

Well, I hope the Celtics can turn this around. I would love to see a Celtics vs. Lakers finals.

Reality Check

April 28, 2008

I was forced to go to the Doctor’s today.  This is something I try to avoid as much as possible.  Unfortunately, I stepped on something over the weekend while working on our community garden last Saturday.  Today I woke up with a stiff neck, so through my wife’s prying, I booked an appointment with the doctor to get the shot (it has been over 10 years since I was last stabbed for tetanus).

This was my first visit to her, so she went through all the preliminary checkup requirements.  Turns out my blood pressure is high.  The way to fix that?  Lose weight.  I’ve been married for 7 years now, and while my wife has maintained a fitness model’s figure, I have gained 40 or so pounds.  To begin with, I am a stocky/muscular person by nature, so I’ll never be a skinny dude.  But, when we first got married, I had a very low body fat percentage, with a six pack of abs.

Obesity and heart disease runs in my family.  Sure, some can be blamed on genetics, but I doubt it is coincidence that as my lifestyle became more sedentary, I also gained some weight.

A few years ago, I topped out at 60 lbs over my healthy weight range.  I began bicycling a lot and lost about 30 of those lbs, of which 10 or so have come back (as my bike now collects dust).

Basically, I have a long fight ahead of me, but if I want to do what I can to avoid heart complications, and other issues, I need to get back into shape.  Bad habits are hard to break.

A Cop’s Affinity For Cows

April 25, 2008

A Burlington County, N.J. police officer has been charged with animal cruelty. Robert Melia Jr., 38 was allegedly having sexual relations with cows from June through December of 2006. From 2003 to 2006 he had been sexually assaulting 3 young girls.

Sigh.  Moorestown, NJ was recently voted the best place in America.  Indeed, South Jersey is a different kind of place.  Check out the picture of this guy…not trying to stereotype, but…

The Perp.

He sure fits the part of what a redneck is.

Well, the press finally released photos of the victim:

The victim

Poor cow.  Hopefully she’ll move beyond this horrible incident and produce more of that wonderful milk we all like to drink.

Mike Bibby – Atlanta Hawks – Bandwagon Aficionado

April 23, 2008

Apparently Mike Bibby was feeling rather annoyed and called Celtic fans, Bandwagon Jumpers.  If that’s the case, they certainly never rooted for the Hawks.  Blahahahaha!

Fair weather?  I’ve been wearing the same Celtics long sleeve shirt for years now.  Yes, it probably needs to go in the washing machine.

Me?  I may be white, but I bleed green!

Go get em Celts!

In Honor of Earth Day…

April 22, 2008

…I’ll cut down an ancient tree and kill an eagle.

British Invasion – Metal?

April 21, 2008

Judas Priest or Iron Maiden.

I say Maiden.

Lunch Time Jam

April 16, 2008

Well…in the sense of a 1 person jam.

I went to a park during lunch and played my D-03 for about 40 minutes.  A few worship songs, an old Elton John tune, and some King’s X.  I love to get alone and just cower over the guitar once in awhile, singing my heart out.

I think I’ll take the night off from studying, and house work and just have some fun with my daughter.

Blood Has Been Shed – New Album

April 15, 2008

While I heard rumors of a new album for about a year or so, Corey has confirmed they are indeed working on putting together some new songs.

http://www.myspace.com/bloodhasbeenshed

Yes, he updated this on 3/20, but since I no longer check myspace, I was out of the loop. This finally confirms what my buddies up in CT have been saying.

About time. The metal scene has become so lame. Time for BHBS to straighten the lameos out.

Until next time: \ m /

Blanking the IRS

April 15, 2008

I’m going to be sending out a check tonight to the IRS.  Yay.

Please excuse me if I seem a little cranky.  It is never fun giving away my hard-earned money to money grubbing bums.

Yes.  Liberals.  You get what you vote for.  More taxes = less commerce.  Figure out the simple math logic.  Less taxes = more money to give to charities of worth.

On my way to drop off the check, I’ll also be voting NO on raising the town school budget.  No thank you.  The public school system has no concept of budgeting, and does not deserve 15 or 20 million more to go into.  My property taxes are already at astronomical levels, that I cannot afford the township to come around to reassess them at a higher rate.

Now, if Americans would get rid of the “gimme, gimme” attitude that they hold, we’d probably be a thousand times better off.  Instead of electing do-nothing politicians that sit around boasting about their yachts out on the cape, maybe we should abolish their salaries and elect people that actually want to serve this country for the betterment of it.

If most of us took the example of the government, we’d all be out on the streets.  You can’t live beyond your means accruing more debt.  On the same token, when you gain more debt, this does not give you the right to go and steal your neighbor’s hard earned cash.

I say start by ridding ourselves of the following programs and institutions:

Department of Agriculture
Department of Education
Drug Enforcement Agency
Homeland Security
War on Drugs
War on Terror
State College and University Funding
FEMA

And, we should move the capital to Indianapolis or some other mid-western state.  Washington D.C. is at a point of no return.

Tombstone

April 14, 2008

Just about the best Cowboy movie ever made.