Thursday, September 21, 2006

In A Coma, But I'm Back

Yes, I know. I've been in a coma. I haven't posted in a long time and people are starting to get on me. With that in mind, I better see what I can do for the readers out there.

What's happening people? It's been over a week since we last chatted, so I'm due to bring the goodies in this post hopefully. First thing, everyone is wanting to know my thoughts on the Notre Dame loss to hated Michigan. I'm typing this up a few hours after the game ended and things aren't pretty. That's the one game each year that I want to win more than any other in college football and my boys fell short in a major way. Props to Fortney, Barney, and the boys who are Michigan supporters. Sure, I could talk trash, but what's that going to prove? I don't like going that route anyways. My guys got burnt on passes and our secondary needs work. We dropped passes since we were afraid that Michigan was going to mangle us on a tackle, the line didn't hold up, and we had way too many penalties. Not a lot I can say. I'll just have to hear crap from WVU fans over it for a long time. I haven't hung myself yet, so that's the good news. I'll hold off on my WVU criticism right now, but you know where I stand on that anyways.. Onto other things..

When I say this week has been noneventful, I mean it. So I might have to reach all over the place for stories this time. Still, this post is being requested by some to get out as soon as possible. That means me and my staff are hard at work typing away for your enjoyment.

I was getting my shave on earlier and it made me think. I was bored a month or so ago and figured I'd buy some old school shaving "cream" instead of the gel. One thing I noticed is that I can buy that stuff for half the price of the gel and it lasts three times longer. And you can't go wrong with the fun factor. Something about how that works and you get the stuff going, some entertainment. Then again, weird things like that interest me. There's your shopping tip of the day, buy the old school stuff and you get to use it much longer. Don't say I didn't give you some advice today. Free of charge, as usual.

Speaking of cheap little things at the store. One of the best inventions ever is the hand sanitizer germ soap. It's nothing new, but if you're a neat freak like me, you need some of this stuff at your desk at all times. Quick and easy and you don't even have to wipe your hands off. Yeah, like I said, dumb things like that I get excited about. Right now I'm going with some classic Germ-X.

I got to play gym teacher the other day. The kids were having volleyball tourneys all week, so that was interesting. I had 6th, 7th, and 8th grades throughout the day. Anyways, the 8th graders have a little talent and they don't embarrass themselves too much. The younger kids are entertainment. The 6th graders are so bad that they have to play a game called "towelball". Heard of that one? It was new to me anyways. How this concept works is you get a buddy and a towel. One holds one side of the towel, the other on the opposite end. You serve out of the towel and the other team tries to catch it in their towel instead of to volley it. So just think of like 12 or so kids on a team with these towels running around like Cornholio. They even can let it bounce on the ground once before it is played and it's still brutal. Funny though for sure. Meanwhile, as a part of the day, I got to shoot basketball and get paid for it. That my friends, is about as good as it gets.

Another easy one at my old high school today. I was supposed to be the driver education teacher, but since that guy was scheduled to drive with the kids today, I just got to hang out. So here's what I did. From 7:45-8:15, I had about 15 homeroom kids and we watched an assembly on the Homecoming Court and then they voted. After that, I had until 1:20 until my actual class. Yep, that's right, I had one class today. It wasn't much of a "class" though as it's one called Team Sports, so what my guys did was play some ball in the gym. I have it rough. Not many of this crew had talent, but still it was fun to watch the battles.

Anyone been keeping up with UFC's Ultimate Fighter as of late on Spike TV? Great season so far, but mainly for one reason. That is Shonie Carter. He absolutely makes that show. He's a punk, but he's entertaining at least. To me, he's one funny cat. This weekend we get a pretty good pay per view showdown. It's Matt Hughes and his 170lb title taking on BJ Penn who has beaten him before. I'm going with Hughes in this one though. Georges St. Pierre was supposed to fight Hughes at this show, but he got hurt, so Penn is the man in his place. Hughes is a bad man, but I look for Diego Sanchez to take him out in due time in that division.

It's time for the latest batch of CDs to add to my collection..

Clipse: The Hustler's Manual (Best Of). As I've said before, Clipse is the best live rap act I've seen in person. I've always been a fan of their stuff, so I had to get this one. Great music here for those who haven't heard much Clipse action.

Daz: So So Gangsta. Daz is back with this bad boy. As he's with JD now, the beats are excellent, but that doesn't take away from him still doing gangsta rap. I was worried about that at first when he joined So So Def, but no worries anymore. A short CD, but one that is very good.

Dem Hoodstarz: Band Aide & Scoot. This is a Bay Area group that I don't know much about to be honest. That's how I am with some of these CDs. Just try it out and see what happens. Plus, it's Bay Area rap, so of course I'm interested. I haven't listened yet to give this any kind of grade though.

Lupe Fiasco: Food & Liquor. This kid is the real deal. A Chicago rapper who is real smooth with his raps and he tells a story. You don't get many storyteller rappers these days as it's mostly watered down junk. Not Lupe though, be on the lookout.

Hillside Stranglaz: Celly Cel Presents Bad Influence. I got this one just based on Celly Cel being involved. He's a legend in the Bay, so it shouldn't be bad at all if the CD has his blessing on it.

JT The Bigga Figga: Drop Your Thangs (Just Box). Guess what, another guy from the Bay. It seems like JT has a new CD every month, he's not messing around in the studio.

Bird's Dirty Thug Ho of the Week:

3 Quick Thangs:

1. Getting poison ivy isn't one of the coolest things there is. Hopefully it doesn't spread on me. So far it hasn't, but I usually get it bad. I'll keep everyone updated. I know you're on the edge of your seats waiting on that.

2. I typed a lot of this up early in the week, so I'll just keep Monday's days up here.. Birthdays for Monday, September 18th: Pimp music singer Frankie Avalon is 66. Rocker Lita Ford goes for 48, dang. Baseballer Ryne Sandberg hits 47. Tony Soprano is 45. Actress Holly Robinson is celebrating her 42nd. I'm feeling old. Ricky Bell of Bell Biv Devoe fame, Happy 39th to you. Recently retired NBA baller Toni Kukoc is partying for his 38th. Lance Armstrong and his drug infested body is 35. Jada Pinkett Smith is also 35. That's a big list.

3. The snack as I type this up? Cheez-Its, green olives, and provolone cheese to go with peach tea. Now you're crazy if you think that doesn't rock.


c-note said...

Oh, Barnes & Fortney get shout outs and I live & work Michigan and get the snub ... That's fair. I hate the Bears, Celtics, Notre Dame, & the Yankees.

Bird33 said...

Clark, still a tear to my heart that you went from Chapel Hill to Ann Arbor. I know you work up there and all, but hopefully in b-ball at least if UNC battles Michigan, you're not supporting the hated Michigan even though they're cashing your checks, hah. Fine that you hate ND, I can respect that, but if I have to buy some baby clothes, I'm sending UNC stuff up there, not Michigan. :)

Walz said...

I watch the Ultimate Fighter every week. Shonie Carter is the man! I hate Matt Serra, I hope he gets mangled and soon.

Stop the WVU hatin though, we cant have that in an otherwise solid blog!

P.S. You know how I feel about the Yankees!

Kristen said...

That teacher stuff cracks me up. You get PAID for that?? Sounds like a plan to me. Sounding like my kids getting all excited about shaving cream and hand sanitizer. Small things in life...:)