How'd Valenine's Day treat the readers? Mine was the usual, more money in my pocket. Due to me rocking out the single life, there wasn't anyone that I had to spend on this year. I can handle that, less drama too. Now we have a big mix of nothing over the next month on the calendar. The rest of February surely doesn't have much. We're waiting around for March Madness and what else does March hold? Easter isn't until late March. We trek through the winter, with topics to pop up that we least expect.
Tuesday at work was interesting to say the least. By the time the day was over, my room was labeled the Hospital Ward. As a teacher, you're around sick little kids all the time. That's no biggie, right? You just deal with it and have a tolerance not to get sick from them in most cases. I don't have a lot of kids in my classes, but around my area, people are getting down with the sickness so to speak. First, I had this kid who had missed the past week for the flu and bronchitis. He shows up today and is a mess. He grinds through one subject and then has no energy left and starts to get sick again. The next is a kid that didn't look good as soon as he walked in. He was in a hurry and asked to go to the bathroom. A few minutes later, he's back and says he threw up all over the place. Then he runs back down there and it's out of both ends. Just what you wanted to know I'm sure, but it sets things up for our story.
The same kid is coughing, spitting up junk and waiting on a ride to come pick him up in an hour. So that means he'll hang in my room for an hour. He starts to lay down and then asks if he can borrow the garbage can. Great. So he goes into the corner and kind of hangs out, puking up his guts. Then he goes to the bathroom again and says a lot of it got on the floor, plus he needs a change of pants. You kidding me? Yep, that's where your tax dollars go to for the teachers. We dodge puke all day long. A third kid was medicated up fairly well and he was a zombie after a change of his usual pattern. So he was zonked for most of the day. I usually don't write many stories about work, but if I don't get sick from all of this, I'll be a machine.
Speaking of being a machine, it's time to revisit my sleeping schedule. I'll start from last week and lead up till earlier this week. Tuesday night, I roll to bed at 2:00 AM and wake up at 6:00 AM. Wednesday night, I go to bed at 2:00 and wake up at 6:00 again. Thursday night, I tap out at 2:30 and wake up at 6:00 again. So Friday I'd come home and get a big nap, right? Nope, for some reason I toughed it out. Due to that, I'd go to bed early, correct? Wrong again, I end up staying up all night and going to bed at 8:30 AM. The next day I sleep till 2:00, only 5½ hours, not what I wanted, but it happens. Saturday night, I roll to bed at 3:30 and wake up at 12:00 to play ball. Finally a decent night of sleep. Sunday night and I'm wanting to start the work week off with a normal bed time. What do I do? 3:00 AM and wake up at 6:00, doh. I come home and get a nap? No, I go workout and have a pretty good one. Monday night I go to bed at 12:30, not bad at all. Tuesday evening, I nap from 4:00-5:30. I'm ready to rock. You know the moral, I don't have to even say it.
I'm a big Idol fan, too big for most reading probably since most don't care. What I don't like is all of these 2 hour episodes. One a week may be ok, but not twice. Then on Thursday, we get an hour long results show. I can imagine how the average bum fans would tune out when the hardcores are thinking it's a bit much. With that, I may cut back on the Idol opinions for a few weeks and let the chopping block come to get rid of some of these bums of the Final 24. From last week, my boy Josiah, the kid who quit school and lives in his car, he gets cut. I thought that would've been a classic story to follow through the season, plus he had talent, but the judges didn't think he was good enough. After the first week that made the cuts to 24, at this point, who am I rooting for? This will change a zillion times, but on the guys side I'm pulling for the infamous Chikezie Eze. On the girls, I'm going with the hottie known as Asia'h. Now it's time for me to pick what 2 guys and 2 girls get booted on Thursday night: Jason Yeager, Luke Menard, Amy Davis, and Kady Malloy.
One thing Asia'h did did last week that I wasn't big on was her hair. This will be a separate topic all together. Rant time! I don't know much about hairstyles and what the actual terms are, but you'll know what I'm talking about. Let's take a chick with long hair first off (my #1 turn-on probably). Then she takes the front of her hair and just throws that junk up to the middle and she looks like a rooster. You take the bangs or all of the front and just shove it up into a pile of mess. I don't get it, you see TONS of chick rocking this horrible look out and you get the hair stuck up with all you see is an ugly forehead. But why? I'm a simple guy when it comes to chick hair, leave it down and preferably straight. That brings us to Corndog..
He brought up a good idea the other day while we were chatting around. He said I should interview random bums or people I know and just go with a new theme every now and then. I should probably try that when I'm out of ideas. Either way, since we're talking about hair, Corndog wants to give the world some of his wisdom and expertise: "If a a girl is gonna be annoying, she better be really good looking". That's pretty good words to live by if you ask me. That's all free of charge from Corndog himself, he's gonna have to start charging soon.
You want something quick and easy to kill time? Well, for sports fans anyways that have too much time on their hands online. That would be a site called Cyberdunk. This was brought to our attention from none other than Dom of #basketball fame, straight out of Germany. Who would've guessed that a dude in the middle of nowhere in Shinnston would have people in Germany reading this thing? Aside from Dom, I also get a lot of regular feedback from Kristen, a Florida transplant who is now in Germany. Small world out there. Ok, enough rambling. I'm not sure how long the craze can last, but it's going pretty strong with my crew. It is a MMORPG, a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. Basically, you create your own basketball player. You choose what country he's from, position, and then go into a draft. You are then drafted by a country's division. After that, there's a lot of things to do to build your player up. You set him up with contracts, gear, skills on the court, and go after being the man. Give it a try if you're a sports fan, it's strangely addicting even though it sounds simple.
I haven't done a CD update in here in a good while. I've been slacking in getting some new songs to the collection, but we have a small one to mention by having two new ones:
Raheem DeVaughn: Love Behind The Melody. If you're into pimpin' R&B, this guy from Newark, New Jersey is definitely worthy of checking out. The song he has out now that you've heard would be Woman. iTunes had it as their #1 single of the week at the end of January for whatever that's worth. I haven't heard the whole CD yet, but what I have, it's not too shabby at all. I know it's a week after Valentine's Day, but the ladies will appreciate it. Once again, this advice is free of charge. Raheem received a Grammy nomination for this year.
Lupe Fiasco: The Cool. Maybe you didn't get his first CD when it came around, but now is your chance to pick up this one. This Chicago cat features some smooth lyrics and stays away from going at people or being negative. I classify him as happy rap as me and my boys would say. He's real good though and creative, hopefully he starts to make a bigger name. His song last year, Kick Push, was nominated at most of the awards shows. As I type this, his current single Superstar is on TV now as the #1 song on BET's 106 & Park.
Bird's Dirty Thug Ho of the Week: http://www.myspace.com/larosered
Bird's Video Moment of the Week: I went back to the Lobstah archive to dig this up. It's from 2005 and credit goes to our video producer, Kasher: http://leenks.com/media432.htm
3 Quick Thangs:
1. Let's try some birthdays for Friday, February 22nd. We start out with a basketball legend, Dr. J. He turns 58 on this day. I would've guessed a bit older. Golfer Vijay Singh, he's now 45. He's one of the best out there, but I always cracked up at his comparisons with Tiger. Get out of here, nobody can hold Tiger's jock. Former tennis stud little guy, Michael Chang, 36. It seems like he's been away for ages. How short a tennis career ends. Actress Drew Barrymore, 33, but has probably been through enough to be 80. I think she still looks real nice though. We'd also like to send the birthday wishes out to Cousin Ozzie, he's doing it big on the 23rd! Have a good one man!
2. Feeling all stuffed up? Here's one you'll have to try. I've probably mentioned it before in here, but I'm half sick at the moment (guess I'm not a machine like I was writing above) and don't remember. What you need to do is throw one of these bad boys into the shower with ya. It's a big tablet and it helps you breathe. I know, it sounds stupid, but it works. Shower Soothers: http://www.pfizerch.com/product.aspx?id=531
3. It's time to brush up on your skills. This fact is a historical one. Australia accounts for 5.3% of the world's land mass. Who leads? Asia with a cool 30%.