An action filled weekend here to mention that recently went down. I’ll try to fit it all in this space without boring everyone to death and me rambling on and on. Again, I'm typing the first part of this at "work", so I'm accomplishing something and getting paid for it at the same time. Off we go with my random topics that went down in the mean streets..
Saturday I wake up at 11:00 to hit up the Tally Rally (Italian Heritage Festival) with Cork. We got there around 12:30 or so and I was surprised the parking situation and crowds weren't bad. Then again, we stayed away from the night crowd when it's just a mess up there. Two reasons to go to the Tally Rally and that is the food obviously and the chicks. Both met my standards that day. It doesn’t get any better than an Italian chick for me, nothing compares. For the locals, I got a sausage sandwich with hot peppers and cheese from Marino Brothers. They put it on a huge bun and it was good. After that, I went to stand in the fritti line, but it was taking forever, so I bailed out to the funnel cake area. Dumb move, but oh well. I told this woman I wanted a funnel cake and a large lemonade. She tells me my total is $9. What?! OK! What?! Anyways, after paying, I come to find out that the lemonade was a whopping $5 and the funnel cake for $4. A $4 funnel cake? What does that thing do? Give me a massage and drive me to work?
After the Tally Rally, we hit up a 2:15 movie. It's been a long time since I've seen a day movie. We hit up The Transporter 2 and it's a good one. The first one is great and this one lived up to my expectations. The daytime theater crowd is interesting. We had old ladies in there well over 70 and then you have little kids. We thought we walked into the wrong theater at first. Anyways, go see the movie. Within 5 minutes, heads are being busted.
The day didn't end there. At 8:00, I geared myself to watch the Notre Dame game as they faced Pitt. They were going into the game as 3 point underdogs. They straight whipped the Panthers to the tune of 42-21. Sweet Chin Music! I hope our offense keeps looking like this, I was impressed. This weekend will be a huge test though as we go on the road to The Big House and play Michigan. Michigan is probably my most hated sports team. I'm not the world's biggest West Virginia football fan either, but I'd more than likely root for them over Michigan. The rivalry between Notre Dame and Michigan is legendary though, so I hope it's a good game. It won't come easy.
More money to be spent after the game. It's still Saturday night and Cork gets home from work and is starving. He asks if I'm bored for a Denny's trip. I don't pass this one up, even if I'm not that hungry. We first roll to Wal-Mart and I load up on blank CDs. We go through these like it's our job. At Denny’s, I get the wild buffalo chicken strips, yum. Not as good as Dairy Queen’s, but still worth the purchase. Speaking of blank CDs, I got a bunch of new CDs in the past couple of days. Here's the rundown:
AZ: A.W.O.L. If you're into true New York hip hop, this album is for you. AZ doesn't get a lot of credit, but he can flow it lyrically. Nas, Ghostface, and Raekwon The Chef are on this.
Eminem: Rap Attack. This one isn't released in stores, but it's a nice mix of rare things. You get some older Em rap battles that he tears the house down against Royce Da 5'9" and others, some live performances with Dre and Snoop on SNL, the MTV Music Awards of old, and a few other things.
JT The Bigga Figga: Neighborhood Superstarz. Want your Bay Area rap fix? Here you go. This one is loaded up with stars. Juvenile, The Game, Young Buck, E-40, Dat Nigga Daz, San Quinn, and more. It seems that JT puts out a new album each month. He probably doesn't leave the studio.
Thug Chuc: In Remembrance Of Thug Chuc. This is one of the albums I find randomly and have no clue about the person. I figure some of those are worth checking out, so I do it. A little background that I found. Thug Chuc is a laid back rapper from Kansas City who raps in a fast way. Laid back and fast? I know, seems weird, but that's the best way I can describe it. Very good CD here. Also, Thug Chuc isn't dead, he's just saying his ways and character of old is dead.
Vanilla Ice: Platinum Underground. A 2005 release here that I'm not big on at all. I was curious since I read a few good reviews. I never was one that is a fan of a rapper trying to add metal type lyrics and guitar riffs to the scene. You do get a new version of Ice Ice Baby on this one, but I don't think it's worth the buy for ya.
Tony Yayo: Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon. Awesome CD and one you need to get. Yayo has a nice selection of his boys on this piece and one girl. Who all is featured? 50 Cent, Eminem, Obie Trice, Lloyd Banks, Olivia, Jagged Edge, and Joe. Not Fat Joe as he bashes on him, but the R&B pimpin' guy.
RAW last night? Not too bad of a show. Unforgiven is shaping up to be a pretty nice Pay Per View on September 18th. Carlito trashed new diva Ashley during Carlito’s Cabana. Her mic work was horrible, but she looked good at least. Then Flair comes down to save her and as usual, he put on a show. He ran Carlito out of the ring after some brutal chops and then started dropping elbows on Carlito’s apples and doing knee drops. Benjamin facing Rob Conway and that’s two wrestlers who are very good in the ring. Kerwin White (Chavo) interferes and we should have a Benjamin/White feud. Interesting. Could be some good wrestling for a change. Main event was The Masterlock Challenge with HBK going against Masters. HBK gets out of it by busting Masters in the nads. Masters comes back and blasts HBK with a chair to bloody him up as the show ended.
A quick DVD mention. On Friday, I wanted to get a new wrestling DVD to treat myself after the first week of work. I ended up going to Suncoast and buying Before They Were Famous. This has a ton of old school matches on it with guys such as Lance Storm, Chris Jericho, Jerry Lynn, Taz, Cactus Jack, etc. 2 hours worth of matches on this thing. I’ve seen a bit of it so far and it’s been worth it.
3 Quick Thangs:
1. Birthday time. Jeff Foxworthy is 47. Michael Winslow of Police Academy fame is 45. Rosie Perez turns 41. Not a strong showing today, but that’s what you get.
2. 5 days till Chicago Bears season opens, sweet.
3. A pen you need to get? Bic Cristal Gel Roller. A pack of 10 for like under $3. Some quality writing there. I’m hooked. Yep, spelled cristal. I feel like it’s the thug drink.