Sunday, November 29, 2009
Since Christmas time is now upon us (it has really been here for about 3 weeks now) I've been listening to the 24/7 Christmas music radio stations. There are a ton of wonderful Christmas songs out there, but it wasn't until yesterday that I realized that there are a ton of terrible Christmas songs as well. Because of this I decided to make a list of Christmas songs that I think are super annoying or just plain bad. Enjoy.
1) I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas - What are you going to do with a hippopotamus? Honestly, don't you realize that they are one of the most deadly animals in Africa? They are considered by some to be the most dangerous animals to humans, and are known to kill at least 8 humans a day. A South Park quote about global warming would fit nicely here so that this little girl will better understand her request, "Help yourself to a freakin science book because you're talking like a freakin retard right now!"
2) Dominick the Donkey - A Christmas donkey? Really? Have we really run out of ideas?
3) Santa Baby - The only thing Madonna needs for Christmas is another Valtrex prescription and a kick in the teeth.
4) So This is Christmas - John Lennon didn't believe in Jesus, but he made a Christmas song? Oh yea, it was really about protesting war, the only thing he was any good at. Get out of my holiday.
5) Do They Know It's Christmas? - No Bono, they probably don't know it's Christmas because they celebrate Kwanzaa.
6) Anything by Mannheim Steamroller - I don't even know where to begin with this one. If you've ever heard any of them then I'm sure you know what I mean. They're just extremely annoying.
7) Merry Christmas Darling - Okay, I realize I'm probably alone on this one, but this song just really gets on my nerves. Don't play it so much and it won't bother me as much.
8) Blue Christmas - Does anyone know what Elvis is saying? He's either saying, "I'll have a blue Christmas without you," or, "get me off of this toilet because I overdosed on pills!" I really can't tell.
9) Little Saint Nick - Thank you, Beach Boys, for recycling every song you've ever written and adding Christmas lyrics to it.
10) Snoopy's Christmas - This song wouldn't be so bad if the stupid chorus didn't get stuck in my head all of the time. I swear once I hear this song I can't get it out of my head!
Friday, November 27, 2009
I've been pretty busy the past few days. All of the families we tailgate with decided it would be a great idea to hold thanksgiving lunch on campus since the Iron Bowl was the next day. The food was great and we had a wonderful time. CBS actually came by and shot some footage of us before we finished, and we were also honored with this weeks Publix Tailgaters of the game (you may have seen us on the AU HD screen during the game).
That night, and the previous night as well, I was able to hang out with my good friend/cousin Brian. It was good to see him again (it was also good to see him wearing AU gear the next day too). Brian, Stephen, and I also made a pretty goofy video. If you're fortunate I might post it...if there's a high enough demand.
Sorry, I don't have any pictures from the game. I was too excited to take pictures. I think everyone that watched the game will agree that it was a great game. I'm heartbroken that our guys couldn't pull out the win, but it was a wonderful game. I was so glad to see our guys play with so much heart. I know there are no moral victories, but I am extremely proud of our team.
It has been a great past few days. There have been a couple of wrinkles here and there, but all in all the Iron Bowl and thanksgiving were a success. I'm going to take the next few days to recover, and to prepare for the end of the semester. I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving and War Eagle!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
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Monday, November 16, 2009
Since Auburn lost this weekend my friend Eric and I are continuing a tradition. I know most people have post-game traditions when they win (so do we), but ever since last season, Eric and I have started an implicit tradition that helps relieve frustration about the previous Saturday's game. We eat...a lot. We always choose something extremely unhealthy, and typically something we hope we will never gorge ourselves with again.
After the Arkansas game it was an entire pig, Kentucky was enough CiCi's pizza to put them out of business, LSU was enough Taco Bell to make someone blackout (which means I spent about $8 of food from the 89¢ menu), and this week it's fried cinnamon rolls. The way we see it is our health is dependent on our football team. We never look forward to this tradition, but it does help to somewhat ease the frustration.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Okay, so I saw the preview for this new miniseries, and after doing a little bit of research (google/wikipedia), I've decided this really might be worth checking out. It stars Jesus (Jim Caviezel) and Gandolf (Ian Mckellen). It's based off of a cult British television series (strike I) from the 1960's. It begins on November 15, Sunday nights 7:00 CST on AMC. I've copy and pasted the synopsis below.
A man, known as Six, finds himself inexplicably trapped in The Village with no memory of how he arrived. As he explores his environment, he discovers that his fellow inhabitants are identified by number instead of name, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. Not knowing whom to trust, Six is driven by the need to discover the truth behind The Village, the reason for his being there, and most importantly -- how he can escape.
The song is really good. The video is pretty cool too, but be sure to turn off the annotations because they're really stupid. I'm not sure where or what this video is, but it's a lot better than any other youtube posts of this song. The best line is in the chorus "we were the kings and queens of promise. We were the victims of ourselves."
This might sound dumb, but I kind of get excited when a big storm is coming. I'm not excited about the possibility that my house on wheels could get blown away, or the fact that I know my mother is going to call every 2 minutes telling me to get back to their house and crawl into their weather bunker. I get excited somewhat because something that doesn't typically happen is supposedly about to happen. I do get kind of bummed out though when it turns out to be somewhat of a disappointment. I know, that's dumb but it's the truth. I think everyone can agree that there's something even a little bit exciting about a storm coming. However, as soon as a tree goes through my house or car, then it's not so much fun anymore.
Having said all of that I must say that Ida has been a disappointment. There wasn't even really a threat of school being cancelled, and everyone knows you measure the level of awesome of a severe weather event by the number of days kids get out of school.
0 Days-it might as well have not even happened
1 Day-Hey, this is kinda cool
2 or more days-I'm going on vacation!!!
From what I've been told, the coast's version of the tale of Hurricane...Tropical Storm...Big Wet Rain Cloud That Won't Go Away Ida could've possibly cancelled school for some. However, we didn't get any of the fun part of the storm. If that's the case then Mobile/Mississippi area got Ida when she was in her crazy/trying-to-find-yourself phase(not really knowing if this chick was ever really exciting to begin with any), and all of us up here in Lee County got Ida after all of the kids have left and gone to college and she's just got nothing else really to offer. Except rain...and lot's of it. Anyway, having said all of that I'm not hoping that a category 4 or 5 monster blows in here anytime soon, or a massive monsoon floods Auburn. Maybe all in all I'm just looking for something a little exciting to go on around here. I mean hey, football season is over in a few weeks and then what will we have to look forward to? Lord know it's never going to snow down here.
Monday, November 9, 2009
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