Saturday, April 16, 2005
Go Big Or Go Home
Today’s topic is brought to you by none other than The_Freak. He pulls this quote from the legendary Steve Sanders of 90210 fame. Ian Ziering for those keeping track at home.
It’s finally weekend time and I’m due for a break. All kinds of action over the past day or so for me and now I’m sitting here in a coma in need of sleep. Will I get it? Of course not. I’m sure I’ll roll to bed around daylight like an idiot and pull the same schedule I’m always on. But it’s fun, so I might as well just keep my schedule going for as long as I can.
I just got in from playing tennis for the first time this year. Even if you’re not any good, you get some crazy exercise from this game. I was happy with my first outing taking on Cork. My serve is getting better and better I think and probably my best thing is my speed. My backhand is absolutely awful though, but that’s ok. It’s so bad that I even switch to my left hand on backhand hits every now and then. I’m able to hit my shots where I want for the most part, so that’s also helpful. Around here, nobody truly dominates, at least out of our crew, so I’ll be able to get by since we’re all even. On the hotness scale, a tennis chick that looks good ranks way up there. That does it for me totally. You have no idea. So even if you can’t play tennis and you’re a halfway decent looking chick, get all up in tennis gear and hit the courts just for eye candy if nothing else. I’d be hooked.
Saturday night it’s UFC 52 and as far as I know, I’ll be getting this one. The main event features the rematch of The Natural Randy Couture facing The Iceman Chuck Liddell. Couture is the Light Heavyweight Champion and the belt will be on the line. This is an 8-match card, so that should be well worth the money. I just want some hard fought action and a few guys getting tapped out. Couture brings his wrestling background against Liddell’s kickboxing style. These are also the two trainers from The Ultimate Fighter, something I can’t wait till it comes out on DVD. It’s been a while since our crew has ordered a UFC Pay Per View, so we should be all kinds of pumped up to watch the blood and guts flow.
I went to hear the wise words from my barber on Friday. Nothing too exciting from this trip, but it’s always worth the price of admission. There was nobody in there for my barber to cuss, so that cuts back on the drama ensued. And the amount of f-bombs thrown were at a minimum. He must’ve been sick or something is all I can figure. Today’s chats focused around baseball and fishing, two of America’s pastimes. Always a good trip.
Not that anyone cares, but since this is my little space to talk about whatever, I switched up my lifting routine a few weeks ago and it’s going pretty good. I’m on a 3-day plan now if that makes sense. If not, I have my workouts broken down into 3 days, but the way I’m doing it is that I workout 2 days in a row, take a day off, then go for 2 more, and that pattern continues. Day 1 I do Chest, Triceps, and Abs. Day 2 I have Legs, Biceps, and Abs. Day 3 I finish up with Shoulders, Back, and Abs. I could break my exercises down into detail, but nobody is bored enough to hear that right now, so I’ll just stop. I am getting more intense workouts in though, so hopefully it transforms me into Triple H in no time.
I loaded up on some new CDs over the past couple of days. 5 new ones to the bunch and here is what goodies I ended up getting:
Big L: Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous (1995). This is my second Big L CD and I had to get some older New York stuff out of respect to the late Big L. If it’s anything like his other CD I have, it should be pretty good, but no ratings on this one yet.
Mike Jones: Who Is Mike Jones? (2005). I’ve waited way too long on this one and it’s finally arrived. This is a Double CD, but I deleted the second disc since it’s the crappy chopped and screwed garbage. I like this one though. You can’t get enough Mike Jones I don’t think, even if he says Mike Jones and his phone number about 7549 times through this album. He has a song called Scandalous Hoes that brings back memories of the 2Pac and Nate Dogg collabo.
Nas: The Lost Tapes (2002). This one has received a lot of great reviews that I’ve checked out, so I wanted to get this. Arguably the best lyricist out there, Nas gets it done on these previously unreleased tracks that he had built up for a while. Nas gets it done in concert too, one of my favorites I’ve seen. My area is due for another rap concert, but unfortunately they’re few and far between.
Raekwon: Immobilarity (1999). I’ve listened to about half of this one so far and it’s rock solid. Anything Wu-Tang I’m interested in and my goal is to one day have all of their albums. There’s a crazy amount, but I’m doing a pretty good job so far with the collection. This includes their solo albums, not just the group stuff that most people already have.
Sheek Louch: Walk Witt Me (2003). Mighty Mighty D-Block. This one has been a hard one to get for some reason. I’ve tried to get Sheek’s stuff before, but just didn’t have much luck. With the tandem of Jadakiss and Styles P on several of these tracks, that’s straight fire. Nas and Jada downloads this week? If Nas is the #1 man as far as lyrics go, Jada would be next in line. Not that I’m comparing Jada to Nas, because nobody can hold Nas’ jock when it comes to his usage of words. And nobody wants a piece of Nas when it comes to rap battles either. He showed Jay-Z who is boss in the legendary one we all know, Ether.
I’ve been bored a lot (imagine that) and have been playing a lot of Yahoo Games. One I’m big on is Pop And Drop. The rules of this one is that you have a gun shooting colored balls out. You have to line up 3 balls of the same color to knock it out of the box. The box is slowly closing in on you too, so you have to be on your toes. I know, it doesn’t sound like much, but it’s a good one. I also recommend Super Bounce Out and Super Collapse.
3 Quick Thangs
1. Who? Mike Jones.
2. I always crack up at people who have a stereo system in their car worth more than their actual car. Another thing I don’t understand, I never was a huge bass guy. If I’m blasting something, I want to hear the actual song, not feel like my car is rattling apart.
3. One thing that sucks about the weather being warm is that I have to mow grass every week. I don’t even have a big yard, but that’s how much I hate it.