Ok, so creativity is something I definitely don’t have much of right now, so this post will most likely be un-creative. (I definitely typed that an hour before the rest of this post because I lost all concentration and started looking at AppleScripts and plug-ins that I can add to my Adium… Yea, I’m a dork, I know)
Let’s see, this last weekend was Erin’s birthday, so Happy Birthday to Erin, again :). She’s 22 now and I still love her, even though she’s old.
Since it was her birthday, we celebrated starting with Happy Hour with the STC folks on Friday. Afterward, the party migrated to our house where we Hookah’d and watched TV. Erin passed out, but that didn’t stop the good times. Saturday afternoon, we went to Shelbyville to pick up a package that I had delivered to the wrong address because Kohl’s online ordering interface sucks balls. After dinner with the family, I took the shortest shower known to man and we headed to the Bluebird to watch 40% Steve to celebrate her birthday with the Kappa Kappa Psi folks who wanted to come with. Only Carrie, Lewis (even though he’s not in Psi), Krista, Cardrey and Steph showed up, which was good. Large groups of people I know scare me… hahahaha I think it’s just large groups in general.
Sunday we watched football and I’m happy to say that I was 2-2 with my predictions. I was glad to see the Colts lose, mostly because they had so many chances to win that game and they blew them all. Not to mention the fact that there were multiple pass interference calls that went uncalled on the Colts. Their offense was just not in a good rhythm, which was to be expected since their starters didn’t play a lot the last few weeks of the regular season. They finally started getting into rhythm about five minutes into the fourth quarter, which was too little too late for the horses.
As for the Bears game, their defense collapsed. For allowing only 60-ish points at home all season long, to give up 29 points in one game is unacceptable. And they also blew some opportunities, but whatever. I can rest happy knowing that they lasted a few hours longer than the Colts did in the playoffs.
My predictions for next weekend are:
–> Steelers over the Broncos — I think the Steelers have what it takes to make it to the Super Bowl this year. They played an extremely solid game against the Colts and I think that’ll give them enough momentum to get past Denver. They’ve already proved that they can sustain winning on the road in the playoffs, so I think they’ll do it again. Plus I enjoy watching their offense and defense more than I enjoy Denver’s.
–> Seahawks over the Panthers — The Panthers were impressive in their win against the Bears, but I don’t think they have what it takes to make it past the high-powered Seahawks offense. They’re not a solid enough team to win on the road in the playoffs again. As much as I don’t like watching offenses play for championships, I think the Seahawks will make easy work of the Panthers.
So I’m predicting a Super Bowl pitting the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Seattle Seahawks. I think out of the teams remaining, that will be the most interesting combination.
I acquired a copy of Flogging Molly’s newest album, Within a Mile from Home, from Billy this weekend. Oh, yea, Billy came down Friday night. I knew there was something else that happened, but I couldn’t remember what. It was good times, we hung out, drank some alcohol, he told us of his interesting day. We went to China on Saturday afternoon for lunch… it was good times as always.
Back to the album. It’s interesting, but in a good way. You can tell the band is starting to mature a bit. This album is more American-ized than Drunken Lullabies and Swagger and by American-ized I mean that it’s got more of a Rock feel — more guitar, a little less fiddle, less flute, more bass. It’s a good sound and it’s still a good listen. I would give it [rate 4].
That’s about all I want to write for now. Erin is here, and I want to hang out with her for a while, so enjoy the new Spam fighting mechanisms in the Comments section.
The End-of-the-Blog Rundown
Song of the Day — The Wrong Company — Flogging Molly — This song has been stuck in my head all freakin’ day. Not that that’s a bad thing, just sayin’.
Quote of the Day — “Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn’t perfect at predicting the future. Based on today’s stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. Steve.” — Steve Jobs after Apple surpassed Dell’s market capitalization ($72.13 billion to Dell’s value of $71.97 billion).
Joke of the Day — Neutron walks into a bar and orders a drink. He asks the barkeep, “How much?” Barkeep responds, “For you, no charge.” — Matt Calvert
Today’s Moment of Bliss — I really should start writing these things down. I had something happen to me, I just can’t remember what… Damn A.D.D.
Villain of the Day — This damn div problem on my page. I’m almost to the point that a redesign will be the easiest way to solve it. I’m also trying to figure out how much I care…
Hero of the Day — Billy for coming down to hang out this weekend.
Current Mood — — Happy
Until the next post…