Actually, this happened last Sunday but I forgot to celebrate and party like a rockstar for it. May 21st, 2004 was my first post in this very space. And you get all of this information for free..
Yeah yeah, I haven’t posted in about a week. I was out of town for most of that time, so at least I have somewhat of an excuse. But I’m here to put all of that aside and get back to my regular programming. I’m almost done with work for the summer, so that’s never a bad thing. I’m a bum enough the way it is, but I’m sure it’ll be more so over the next few months.
It was nice to get away from town for 3 or 4 days just to have nothing on my mind. Not that I do when I’m here anyways, but it let me just not have to answer any phones or have to go anywhere certain. We got to stay at this pimped out house of a buddy of ours for free, so you can’t go wrong there. I took along my PlayStation 2, did a lot of fishing, and whatever else. I’ll talk about San Andreas in a bit, but for now I’ll mention American Idol.
This is a show I’ve never watched outside of a few minutes early on this season to watch the bums makes fools of theirselves. Wednesday night we had some of our cousins from up there stop by and hang. They were American Idol freaks, so I figured I’d check it out to see what the madness was about. Then Thursday was when they picked the winner. A winnar is you! I know all the girls that read this are in love with this show, but this is my first time. Carrie looked good, but I wasn’t going to root for her on that alone. She’s a country singer, so I was rooting for Bo instead. At least he had a character on stage. I thought both have talent singing though. I can’t see me getting hooked on this show next time it starts, but you never know. Too much crap in between things. They tried to be funny with the hosts and segments with them to kill time, but it just didn’t get me laughing, even though watching Paula Abdul bounce around half naked is a plus in my book.
One thing I am hooked on is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. This game is a straight up killing spree. I’m talking uzis to the face from 5 feet away and whatever else you want to do. One of my favorite missions so far (well two) dealt with the National Guard and low rider cars. One mission we had to raid the National Guard base with just two guys. We roll in there with a big van to load up boxes of weapons and have to shoot down the crew at the same time while sneaking around. Another one was a street race where I had to steal a low rider car in order to enter the race. Traffic blazing past you and wrecking into each other, it’s good times.
I forgot to mention a quick story on the way home from my fishing trip. For the local guys, we came home on the back roads this time just out of boredom. We were about 10 minutes away from Quiet Dell and out of nowhere.. a baby goat is standing on the side of the road. We barely missed wiping him out big time. That would’ve been something. Still though, only in West Virginia. Hey Goat! I’m gonna beat your head in with the hickory stick!
I got a few new CDs since I’ve been home. Cork has a few to load me up with too once he burns them, so that’ll be good times. Only two this time, but always adding to the collection. The first is a new one from Goodie Mob called Nuttin’ But Dat G. This may even be a mixtape. I’ve only heard 3 or 4 songs from this one so far, and while Goodie Mob is definitely different in their style (Cee-Lo himself is enough to warrant that), it seems like a good listen. The other I ended up getting is the latest from the Young Gunz. Their past few CDs were awesome I thought, but this one pales in comparison, at least on first listen. Not that it’s a bad CD, but it’s not up to their standards. Chris and Neef! Where the heck is Freeway at on this CD? For shame. Anyways, this one is called Brother From Another and is only 43 minutes long, doh!
Memorial Day is cool and all, but I’ve never really done anything out of the ordinary for the day. We’ll grill out and stuff, but we do that enough the way it is. Still, it gives people a day off and gets the cemetery all packed with visitors. Speaking of the cemetery, I think it’s time for me to start my running schedule. I’ve been playing basketball a few times a week and doing a decent bit of cardio in the gym when I’m working out, but none of that is as steady as consistent running. As dedicated as I am to working out, I’ve never really been able to keep on a strong running schedule outside of a few months at a time. And I know you’re still wondering why I mentioned the cemetery with this? It’s my favorite place to run in my town. There’s a huge hill that I start up running and an entire lap at mine is 0.9 miles, so close enough to a mile to mark off once I get going and easy to keep track of how far you’ve went. Running on a track to me gets boring since you see the same exact stuff, but I hit that up every now and then.
3 Quick Thangs:
1. I didn’t do a RAW recap this week, but one thing alone made it worth it for me to mark out like crazy. God himself came on and they gave him the mic in the ring and did it like no other. Yep, Paul Heyman. And the early announced matches for the ECW One Night Stand show has me drooling.
2. Thanks to my girls Susie, That’s Me, and Jodi for keeping the comments alive in here.
3. A good site to kill a lot of time for you if you get bored was one sent to me by my boy The_Freak. Curious about the real heights of certain celebrities? Most of them are in here, so hit it up at http://www.celebheights.com/