Monday, June 30, 2008

Home

I've been searching for a home for a while now. I've tried looking everywhere I can. I've lived in many places. Next month, I'll be moving to the other side of the world.

As I do with each new place I've moved to, I'll find a nice area that I want to be, a nice place to stay. I'll think about how I'm going to be using each room, how I will furnish and decorate each area. I'll think about how to entertain, throw parties and hopefully accomodate my vistors that stays over. I have no doubt I'll find another great place.

Everywhere I go, it's always just going to be a great place. I have no doubt of that.

Until you’re here though, it’ll never be a home.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Public Announcment

Adults and especially parents. Take note. Please DO NOT take an inappropriately young child to a movie they shouldn't be seeing.

If you want to take a child to the movie, take them to see 'Wall-E'. DO NOT take them to see 'Wanted' where people keeps getting shot in the head. Also, if your child is screaming because they are scared of all the heads being blown off, do not just sit there. Take your child away. Don't just sit there and tell them to shut up.

It is NOT ok for the children to be watching these movies. That's why they're R. Even if you don't care for the MPAA, you should at least have some damn common sense. What kind of movie did you think 'Wanted' would be like that would be appropriate for children? I remember when I went to see 'The history of violence' and there were several kids in the theater. I really wanted to ask those parents. What the hell do you think this movie is about and what do you think your children can get out of this?

Parents should be fined for crap like that.

If you can't afford or find a babysitter, don't go out. You made a choice when you had that child. You don't get to go out and see adult movies wherenever you want to. That's the price of your decision. Be a damn grown up and take responsibility for your actions.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Just released

Post-production photo / First movie poster

Coming Soon...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Coming Soon.....

To a computer screen near you.

Get ready to laugh. Get ready to scream!
Get ready for.....


Zombie Vacation


The most terrifying summer blockbuster of the year!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Red Snapper…. Very Deliciousssss..

During college, a friend of mine and I used to drive down to Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans once every couple of months. It’s not that far and perfect for a weekend trip. We had a whole routine to go with these trips. It was my days where I really like gambling. It was fun and exciting. It’s a bit different now, but I still enjoy the trips.

Since I’m about to leave for a while, we decided to make one more trip for old time sakes as we haven’t done this in about 4 years. It was fun going on a road trip. In recent years, I’ve mostly only flown around the country. Haven’t really driven anywhere far. This trip brought back some good memories.

One of our traditions is to get corn nuts when we stopped for gas. I almost never get corn nuts otherwise, but they sure are good. I remember back in elementary school, all the cool kids had bags of corn nuts. Being all broke, I always had to bum some off my friends. Eventually, Brook would just bring me an extra bag. I’d save it and eat it all week so it’d seem like I always have corn nuts. Oh, I miss Brook. Ok, that’s neither here nor there. Moving on.

The one thing we most look forward to on this drives is when we would get to Mobile, Alabama. For there awaits Dreamland BBQ. This is one of my favorite joints in the country. They’ve opened Dreamland here in Atlanta, but it’s just not the same. The ones here are just too clean and doesn’t have that shack feel to it like the one in Mobile has. We generally time our trip so we get there around dinner time. Dreamland never disappoints and it didn’t disappoint this time.





This is the best slap of meat you'll ever have. It's ok to drool. It doesn't mind if you make sweet love to it or call it a dirty dirty slab o' meat.



We were thinking back to the old days while we were at Dreamland. We used to order 1 and ½ racks of ribs for the 2 of us to share. Once we ordered a rack each and finished it all. This time we ordered ½ rack and didn’t come close to finishing. We were hungry too. Being old sure sucks or maybe that's a good thing.

From Dreamland it was about an hour to our destination. I think the gambling story is almost always the same. You go down a lot when you first get there, then you slowly try to work yourself back. All the while convincing yourself you’ve drank enough to make up for your losses. Ha. Ever had a $200 Jack and Coke? Yea, I have.

The only game that I really play anymore is Craps. It’s a good game. The action is fast, and there’s a lot of random yelling and you get to throw things. The random yelling really does it for me. Basically, when the dice is thrown, any number of things will be heard yelled around the table. The better the table is doing, the more yelling there will be. The later in the night, the more random the things that are yelled.

There has been a variety of things that's been yelled in previous trips. Everything from former Ameican Idols to Smurfs. For this trip, we decided on varieties of fishes. For example, if we wanted to roll a 4, we would yell out Swordfish. Come on Swordfish or What’s on the menu tonight? Swordfish!

It was quite comical for us, but I’m pretty sure other people thought we were a bit off. Of course no one really cares as long as you’re rolling numbers. I’m pretty sure if you rolled a good number, you can yell ‘I’m going to stab your mama in the eye’ and people wouldn’t care.

We had Swordfish, Large Mouth Bass, Tuna (yellow fin or fatty ok), Chilean Sea Bass, Trout, and Halibut. Pretty early into the game, we were getting too drunk to remember the fishes and the numbers. We decided on Red Snapper as the catch all for the point number. Red Snapper… very delicious!! Was our cry.

For those of you that knows where that’s from… You’re probably old.

I could tell you about the really drunk mom and her 2 daughters that came and saved the table while being amazing fun, or how my friend made this dude $7000 dollars in 6 rolls, but you have to be there for those.

Good times was had by all.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Our issue this Sunday.

These were the 4 words that excited me every Sunday. These four words meant that it was the beginning of Meet the Press.

For the last few years, I’ve had a very set Sunday routine. There was very little that would take me away from this routine. This was something I did, and one of the few things that I truly looked forward to every week.

On Sunday mornings, I would get up and clean around the house. Once 10am came around, I would watch Meet the Press and read the Sunday paper and cut some coupons. Afterwards, I would either go grab lunch or go to the grocery store. This might not seem that big of a deal, but this was my Sunday routine and I simply loved my Sunday routine.

I have often said that everyone in the US should have to watch Meet the Press. Unlike all the loud mouth talk radio and cable news ass clowns, Tim Russert brought the values of what a true journalist should be like. He had by far the best political show on television. I built my Sunday around Meet the Press.

Tim asked tough questions, but never in a combative way. He gave his guests a chance to explain their position and their thoughts so that they can let the public know beyond just the sound bits that other news channels seems to be obsessed with. Tim asked the questions that an everyday person would want to ask. He was not interested in making friends with the politicians, he was interesting in making the politicians accountable.

Tim asked important questions, questions of substance, not frivolous questions of the week that other news channels would ask. Along those lines, Tim made the show about the guest and the issues. He was interested in getting as much information as could from politicans. Holding them accountable for what they've said and done. He did not make his show as a way of self promotion as so many talk show hosts seems to do.

I watched Meet the Press because of Tim Russert. Tim Russert was Meet the Press as I know it.

I received a text from a friend on Friday. It seemed so surreal to me. I didn’t want to believe what I read. I was hoping it would be some other Tim Russert. I ran to a television as quickly as I can where I saw the news. It was still unbelievable to me. I could not believe what I was seeing.

I know I’ve never met him. Besides inviting him into my home every Sunday for an hour, I have no real links to Tim, but he was someone that I knew I could trust. Someone that I thought was on my side and would ask the questions to the politicians that I would ask. I could just be over blowing this, but I know how I felt when I saw the news and how I feel as I type this. The feeling is numbing. I’m still in disbelief.

I’m going to miss watching Meet the Press with Tim Russert. More than I can say here. We lost a really good one. If you’ve never watched Meet the Press with Tim Russert, I’m sorry for you. You’ve never watched how it should be done. Tim Russert was the standard.

I'm going to miss my Sunday. Sundays will never be the same.

Go Bills.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My current favorite song

This might just hit a bit close to home.

Especially after the Cher thing a bit ago and my insistence on going to see Mama Mia when it comes out.





If you can't laugh at yourself.... well.. other people surely will so go ahead and do it first :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Worse Uncle Ever.

Yup, that's me. Worse uncle ever. I totally forgot my niece's 3 yr birthday yesterday. I was even in the area, and I was at Toys R Us on Sunday. I had no real reason to go to Toys R Us either. For some reason, I thought I had to go, but I couldn't remember why.

Instead, I went to an ultimate practice yesterday and hurt myself pretty bad landing on someone's foot. Now I can't really walk or put any weight on my leg so I'm probably not going to be able to play a game today.

Serves me right.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Completely absurd

I don’t claim to understand people that much, and the more I see how people behave, the less I feel I understand. Here are some things I find completely absurd.

After seeing the disaster of the last 8 years, how can anyone even slightly consider voting republican and for McCain. Can you not learn? Do you not understand that the last 8 years have been disastrous? Do you not understand McCain is just going to be more of the same.

What is McCain’s big credential for being president? That he’s a war veteran? What does that have to do with being a president? A war veteran would be good to have for a general yes, for a president, no. You know why? Although it seems like it, war is NOT suppose to be main activity this country is involved in. Being that’s the only thing he knows (he admits he knows nothing of the economy), don’t you think all he’s going to do is be focused on wars? Is that what you want? More wars?

Here’s something else I don’t understand. People keep saying how great McCain is for being a POW. You know what, being a POW is not a good thing. They break you when you’re POW, physically and mentally. People are broken after being a POW and you don’t come back from that. No one leaves unscathed. Is that really a positive trait you’re looking for in a president? Someone that has every reason to be broken and may very well have been. Perhaps he may not show it now, but who knows when he will and what he will do?

Another thing I don’t understand is your obsession with experience. You know what? No ONE has the experience of being a president except for 43 guys. The presidency is a very unique position. There are very few ways to prepare for it. Everyone will have on the job training. Unless you’ve been the president of another country, you’ll need on the job training. There’s just no way around it.

By the way, in case you didn’t know. Past experience in one job has almost 0 predictive powers to how the person will do in a future job. Look it up, it’s true. I know what I’m talking about. It’s kinda what I do for a living. A better predictor is the person’s learning agility, and his/her willingness to be open to things. Many people say McCain’s unwielding beliefs are a strong point for him, I say that’s a fatal flaw. Think back to the current president’s unwielding beliefs and where that’s taken us.

This leads to another thing that I don’t understand. McCain insists that talking to our enemies is na├»ve and against our national interest and security. Really? Not talking is the way to go? Would threatening them with war be a better way to go in your eyes? This is middle school bully behavior. Is that what you’re going to teach the kids? Don’t talk about your problems with each other, just fight. Great example for the kids McCain.

We really need to stop this arrogance that we’re better than everyone else. We need to join the nations of the world instead of thinking we’re above them. These last 8 years has seriously hurt us, and compared to the world, we’re dropping like a rock in most categories. For example, the US has one of the lower education rates for industrialized nations. We don’t have enough well educated and skilled people to do all the jobs. The US has one of the highest costs for health care and a very high rate of infant mortality when compared to some other countries. The US is second to last in happiness for all industrialized nations. I won’t even start with the economy.

McCain will not care or know what to do about any of those things that I just mentioned. The only thing he will do is to continue a war that will make us drop further on every list out there. That is the only thing McCain knows how to do and that’s is NOT who we need as president.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Wouldn't it?

The amount of people taking mass transit is up almost 30%. People are carpooling and thinking of alternative ways of transportation other than to just take their car.

People are rethinking their large unnecessary SUVs and thinking instead at hybrid cars. Finally people realize that hummers are just plain ridiculous.

Wouldn't it be nice if it didn't take 4 dollar gas to make people realize this?

Wouldn't it be nice if people didn't go back to their wasteful ways if the price of gas ever comes down?

Yea, I wouldn't bet on it either.