It's time to welcome everyone to 2007 with our first post of the year. We're nearing a few months away from this place going strong for 3 years, not bad if I must say so myself. I got some different topics to hit this time of course, so I'll see if my jumping around style will get anyone's attention. Any resolutions for the new year? I didn't set any this year if you were wondering, I never set too many goals with that sort of thing. The question is, where do we begin our blog at this time around? I'll start it off with the annual #Balls Celebrity Deathpool 2007..
What is that you ask? For those who haven't heard me talk about this, it's a sick, yet addicting concept that I do with my boys. The creator of this madness is the creative Kasher. He gets props in the blog a good bit, so you all should know him by now, he's a quality dude. Anyways, the rules are simple. We each pick 10 people who we think has a chance of dying in the year. We turn our picks in before January of the new year. Yes, I told you that it's sick and twisted, but you're crazy if you don't think it's interesting. Now I have you wanting to play. In the past years, I've taken too many gambles of younger dudes or people that would be a shock for them to die. This year? I went a different route and went with 9 people who are 80 years or older. If you have a person on your list who dies, you take their age and subtract it from 100. That's how many points you get. This year, Kasher added a twist. You put a "lock" pick to which one you think is your best bet to die. If they go down, you get extra points. After studying it up and putting some research into this madness, here is who I have for 2007 if you want to keep track:
1. Jimmy Carter: Former US President (82)
2. Kirk Douglas: Actor (90)
3. Bob Feller: Baseballer (88)
4. Lady Bird Johnson: Widow of former US President Lyndon B. Johnson (94) [Walz's LOCCCKKKKKKKK!]
5. BB King: Blues artist (81)
6. Barbara Billingsley: Leave It To Beaver's Mom (84)
7. Charlton Heston: Actor (83)
8. Raven: Wrestler (44)
9. Zsa Zsa Gabor: Actress (87)
10. Nancy Reagan: Widow of former US President Ronald Reagan (85)
I like bouncing all over on days, so it's time to go to New Year's Eve. I didn't feel like doing much that night, but I got a call from my crew to battle in Monopoly and Wii, so of course I was in. We rolled to Alicia's new place in Bridgeport, it's a pimpin setup. The crew that night was me, Spank, Alicia, Posey, Scherri, Allison Toth, and her dude. I didn't do so hot in Monopoly, I've struggled the last few times I've played, but we got a long game in and that's all that matters to me is that I have fun. The first five I mentioned were part of that game and I finished 4th out of 5th. Posey was able to take down Spank, so props to him on that since Spank rarely gets beat in Monopoly. Then the rest of the night we got some Wii bowling in on a 50-inch TV similar to what Posey has, you can't go wrong with those. I joked that I was playing wingman that night since everyone else had a chick, so no midnight kiss for me, no biggie.
This Saturday is a big b-ball trip for the crew. I've probably wrote about it before, but maybe not. About 12 or so of us are rolling out of town and heading to Huntington to see the #3 high school basketball team in the nation against the #5. That is Huntington High against DeMatha Catholic from Maryland. The reason to go is to see OJ Mayo from Huntington High, the best b-ball player in the nation this season. Imagine that and playing in WV, you don't see that often. Road trips rock and I'm sure I'll have some nice stories from that day. It's also my birthday, so that goes hand in hand as a double dose of fun.
The locals will appreciate my anger on this next paragraph. On Friday, we were feeling a trip to Fairmont to Yann's world famous hot dogs. Ozzie and Posey were in for the festivites. We get down there around 2:00 and the place is closed, doh. The thing is, if he sells all of his dogs out early, he doesn't stock up and just goes with what he has and heads home. This is the hot dog nazi and you can't go in there with a specific order. You just basically tell him how many hot dogs you want. And one rule he has, you can't order ketchup on them. He'll literally flip out on ya and has all these classic old school signs up about how to order. The experience is great to see the old man do his thing. On top of that, the dogs rule and you can't beat it as ya wash it down with an orange pop. I'm always in for a Yann's trip.
Yet another quick Wii story. On that same night as Yann's (Friday), we head off to Posey's to do battle. It was me, Spank, Alicia, Posey, Scherri, and their little girl Kierstyn which I'm sure I mangled that spelling bad. I was high man of the night with a 213 in bowling, so I was proud of myself for that one. It's pretty wild how addicting this system is and I'm not just saying that since I'm a Nintendo homer. Speaking of that, I can't put Final Fantasy III down on my Nintendo DS. It's one awesome game. The good thing about the DS is that I can take it to work and play it on my breaks. Getting paid to play video games? Quality. Between Final Fantasy, Zelda, and Wii Sports, I don't have time to get in all of the game play I'm after, but I make the best of it.
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We need to talk about the last two weeks of Real World. Only two small things to mention on the December 27th episode. First, we had Colie getting the dreaded mono. She's in the hospital bed crying for her mom. Come on now. Then for the second half of the episode, we have Brooke going all emotional and flipping out. It didn't take me long to be on her bad side. Going in, I was huge into her, now she's just a regular dirty. I don't like any of the chicks on this season. On January 3rd's episode, we had a special one hour deal. The first half is basically them learning about their job, which will be some kind of rock climbing/touring type thing. They also get not one, but two Jeep type things to drive around in. Then Jenn goes off on Alex for not giving her any respect and thinking she's just a filthy (she is) by pretty much laughing at how easy she is. At least Alex can make fun of the fact that he sleeps around. Jenn does it with everyone, then cries like a little girl when everyone calls her out on it. Get out of here. The second part of this week had the crew camping out for 5 days with no running water, TV, or anything like that. Brooke goes psycho and is bawling her eyes out (I've rambled on and on on this topic in here before, but are there no tough chicks out there anymore? The girls that post comments in here, I know they're not whining like babies, but most get all crazy dramatized.) since she isn't used to doing athletic stuff and is afraid of heights, etc. Next week Brooke gets in trouble for wearing her panties out to do her daily work by saying they look like little shorts. Then the boss man gets on her for taking a dump near the tent they stay in and wiping it there. It's funny though, but she went over the top and now is on our bad side.
Here's an interesting thing to me. I know Americans are fat and lazy bums for the most part with zero motivation. It's true, you know it. Not everyone, but when you take our entire population, that's pretty much what it boils down to. Anyways, I was subbing around today and was at a school that seems to get a lot of foreign exchange students. The Asian kids don't mess around. First off, they go 100 miles an hour no matter what they do. When the bell rings, they take care of business and get their books and are NEVER late for classes. This one chick had to throw a piece of paper away. She zooms to the garbage and runs back to her seat, it's great. No wonder most of them are in shape looking and we're sitting here with Big Macs oozing out of our veins. Also, a few were telling me how easy the education system is over here compared to back home for them. I can see that being true as well. This type of analysis, you just don't get in your average blog, admit it.
Bird's Video Moment of the Week: Maybe I'm weird, but this is worth spending 2 minutes and watching. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVn0uxVUsNM
Bird's Dirty Thug Ho of the Week: http://www.myspace.com/astratt (The_Freak gets credit for finding this one, not too shabby at all.)
3 Quick Thangs:
1. Want to try some birthdays for Friday, January 5th? Actor Robert Duvall is 75. Former Steelers coach Chuck Noll is 74. Former NFL coach Sam Wyche goes for 61. Actress Diane Keaton, she turns 60. Marilyn Manson celebrates his 37th. NFL baller Warrick Dunn, have a good 31st. That's all we have. And mine is on Saturday. I gotta get a cheap plug in there.
2. NBA trip on January 24th to Cleveland thanks to my cousin Ozzie! I'm getting pumped up big for that.
3. Right now I'm tearing up some Triple Threat Bubble Tape that features 6 feet of strawberry, blueberry, and watermelon. Now if that's not good, I just don't know what is in your mind.