Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Digging Ditches

Tuesday and we’re back again for the madness. The weekend didn’t feature anything crazy go down. I basically spent it watching a lot of wrestling and hanging out online. Wait, that’s what I do everyday, so I guess nothing has changed with that. But as usual, I’m due for another post, so I better get my thinking cap on to figure out something to chat about.

You know what is rough? Digging ditches. 96 degrees today and I had to dig a ditch at our place so we can put in new water lines. I was doing it in the middle of the day too like an idiot. I almost threw up I drank so much Gatorade. The company that is putting the pipes in was going to charge us $600 just to dig the line, forget that. We have to dig it 2 feet deep and roughly 15 feet long. I appreciate that I don’t do manual labor everyday, that wouldn’t be for me at all. I’m sunburnt, the back is hurting, but I’ll be back out there tomorrow to finish up. I did that on 4 hours sleep too, not too shabby.

Here’s a thing that always cracks me up. I can get along with anybody and if someone wants an opinion from me, I’ll tell them what I honestly think. That’s the way it should be right? Anyways, I’m no expert on relationships, but I always get asked opinions on that stuff. If you remember a few months ago in here, my little things on me being the Love Doctor. Was a joke, but it was catchy, so I used it. I guess some people didn’t like my opinion on what is asked. Hey, I was asked and I answered. I’m not going to just tell you what you want to hear so it’ll sound nice. I’m not even doing it in a confrontational manner either, just telling the facts. So there’s my opinion on that type of thing.

The past few days I’ve been treated to some of the best from #basketball. Some of my buddies were on trips and we like to send postcards to each other out of tradition. I’m a sucker for sending out Christmas cards. Anyways, Wilbur made a journey from Washington state across the country to I believe as far East as Michigan in his RV. 4953 total miles, 10 states visited, $1600 on gas, and from what Wilbur says, it took 20-25 years off his life due to stress, hah. 6500 miles total when you count in the time he drove the rental Jeep. To make a long story short, I got a card from Wilbur when he was in Michigan, good to see. Also, my boy Dominik from Germany came to the States recently too. He sent me a postcard from Miami Beach and tells stories about how he got to spend time in Turner Field (Braves place) being in the dugouts and locker room. Then he mentions how some thug took him on a tour of the ghetto of the ATL.

Also dealing with #basketball, DerekHood sent me a package the other day too. In the package was a 3-page hand written letter. He does it big when he sends CDs and stuff out here. He sent me and Cork some local Arkansas music to check out. Only one of these I will listen to. The other was for Cork. First we have a group called Rafael Colmore. This is a thug and whitey duo. The whitey jams on a guitar and the black dude does the rapping. I never was big into mixing rock and rap, but I’ll give it a try. This CD is called Rock-Hop Volume 1. The other CD he sent is whitey music and it’s from a guy called Barrett Baber and the title is Fratbar Superstar. Derek describes him as “sort of whitey stuff like John Mayer of Howie Day or something, but better. Just for a little history, he’s a preacher’s kid who used to sing in a private college choir before coming here, and he once pulled people out of a plane after it crashed.”

And then there are the CDs that I got this week, which are three new ones to the collection. First, we have the latest from Capone called Pain, Time, & Glory. This one is pretty good I thought. C-Murder, Bun-B, Devin The Dude, Butch Cassidy, Akon, and Raekwon are on this joint. The next I got was Soulife from Anthony Hamilton. For those into pimpin’ music, this is about as good as it gets. No huge names on this one, but you don’t need that with this guy. Lastly, we get a mixtape from D12’s Proof. I love the name of this album as it is Grown Man Shit Mixtape. It’s what you get from a mixtape. You can listen to it, but it’s nothing mind blowing.

I spared the non-wrestling fans space in this one. I’m putting my wrestling stuff at the end of this post, so here we go. Sunday night was the Great American Bash. Simply one of the worst Pay Per Views I’ve seen in a good while. Only two matches were good. That was Eddie Guerrero getting beat by Rey Mysterio and Orlando Jordan defeating Benoit. No epic matches though. Nothing else was worth talking about. Batista is still a bum, I don’t care what kind of reaction he gets. He has to prove something to me in the ring. He can’t wrestle and he can’t talk on the mic. My favorite sign of the night was “Batista Fears The Mic”. I couldn’t say it better myself.

Then we have RAW action. Not an awesome show here either, but anything was better than Sunday’s show. HBK cut one of the best in-ring promos in quite some time. Yes fans, the old HBK is back in action. He trashed Hogan during this interview and the crowd still didn’t boo him. He was saying how he wants to go down as the best in-ring performer in WWE history. Probably a very good chance of that. Flair didn’t do his top of the line work in the WWE, so I won’t consider him as part of the argument. Bret Hart? Chris Benoit? Randy Savage? Nothing else to say about RAW that was great.

Third wrestling paragraph? Say it ain’t so! It is so! DVD time now. Sunday night after the Pay Per View I watched Shawn Michaels Boyhood Dream. This is a past production, but they recently put it on DVD. It showcases his first win of the title against Bret Hart at WrestleMania XII during the infamous Ironman Match. The rest of the DVD shows his big title defenses of 1996. It’s worth the get. On Monday, I got what I’ve been waiting for. It’s the June 10th Hardcore Homecoming show at the ECW Arena that I still hate myself for not making the trip for. This video was so hot on the internet that it was on a 2-week backorder, so I had to wait. It’s a 2-disc setup and I’ve seen the first 15 minutes just to get a feel. I got some crazy goosebumps so far. This one also features the No Rope Barbwire Original 3-Way Dance between Sabu, Shane Douglas, and Terry Funk. As you know, I can talk about ECW stuff forever, but I’ll stop right now.

There you have it. Wrestling talk, relationship advice happenings, CDs, #basketball, digging ditches, and whatever else went down in this issue. Can you feel it? Of course you can.

3 Quick Thangs:

1. “Can youuuuu diggggg itttt?”- Shaq (It’s not as good in text, but oh well.)

2. Birthdays today? Mick Jagger is 60, Kevin Spacey 44, Sandra Bullock 39, Wayne Wonder 37, and Kate Beckinsale 32

3. The Big Unit with 11 Ks tonight and 2 hits in 8 innings. Not too shabby.


Kristen said...

Internet junkies + physical labor in the middle of the day = bad things! Haha. Cant' believe Mick Jagger is 60, that's sad. Well, have fun up there, see ya around.

That's Me said...

wow~!~ going on only 4 hours of sleep :=) need to get off the internet a lil earlier :) better be careful out there in this heat workin like that... not safe work practice~!~ got caught up on the blogs.. talk to ya soon!