Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This next story should sound familiar to John and Earwood. A guy in Cincinatti broke into a home and apparently didn't steal anything, he just hung out. Nicholas Truesdell, broke in and watched T.V. and drove the families' car for a week.
The reason the story should sound familiar to John and Earwood, is because the same thing happened to us in 2005. While we were away on fall break, two guys broke into our house and fixed food but didn't eat any; emptied our first-aid kit; turned on the shower but didn't use it; and one of them took a nap on our couch until our other roommate, Charlie, found him. The only difference is they stole John's Xbox and boombox, :'( .
Monday, June 29, 2009
1986, the year of the tiger. Yeah, the year of the tiger.
Well on the first day of the year Spain and Portugal became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. In the same month the Chicago Bears beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX.
February was a slow month, although Pixar Studios officially opened on the third.
March was also a realtively slow month. A few highlights were Out of Africa won the Oscar for best picture, some other cool stuff happened and oh yeah, Dub P was birthed.
In April, a nuclear power-plant melted down in Chernoybl, Ukraine killing more than 50 people instantly. Roger Clemens, set a major league record with 20 strike outs in 9 innings pitched.
The month of May gave all of us hope with Hands Across America. Oh yeah, and the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup. I'm not putting a link bucause I don't know anything about hockey.
June was a sports-dominated month with the Boston Celtics winning the NBA championship and Argentina defeating West Germany in the FIFA World Cup.
July, 1986 was the month CSX Transportation was established. I'm sure more cool stuff happened and I bet it was hot too.
Most of the other stuff I found that happened in 1986 was bad and nothing to celebrate. Except the Boston Red Sox losing the world series to Mets. If you know of anything cool that happened I left out, post it in the comments and I'll add it.
And in case you missed it, I put in a link to Katy Perry's website, the hottest girl on the planet.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Since most of you who read this blog also log on to Volquest.com with my name, you've probably already heard about this story but I'll link it anyway. Apparently Marlon Brown, a big-time recruit from Memphis who signed with Georgia, wrote on his friend's wall about how he got paid during his recruitment. Justin Maclin, also from Memphis, is a senior in high school this year and also a top prospect. Maclin flew out to USC this week for their "Rising Stars" camp. Before he went, Brown had some advice for Maclin. Brown wrote on Maclin's wall to get all he could from the white people and that was why he(Brown) had so much money. This story most likely won't turn in to anything, but if it does, it could spell trouble for UGA.
That's it for now. Hopefully Fatty Freakbutt will enjoy this more than the other stuff on here.
I know it's cheesy, but it was the best way to put MJ videos up and make fun of Hamby and Earwood.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
It's not all bad on the financial front though. The Dow Jones rose over 150 points today, ending a four day slide.
Finally, with the 4th of July next weekend, I'm sure everyone will be going to some kind of cookout or party. With that said, for those of you on diets, one might be worried that they will eat unhealthy foods. Fear not! I found this list of food that is very filling, yet surprisingly healthy. Enjoy.
Hasta lavista, baby.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
In other news, a high school football coach was shot and killed today in the school's weight room. Ed Thomas was head football coach at Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, Iowa for thirty four years. Former player, Mark Becker, was arrested Wednesday morning on a first-degree murder charge.
South Carolina Governor, Mark Sanford, has admitted to cheating on his wife and subsequntly stepped down as chairman of the Republican Governor's Association. Sanford's aides reported the governor was hiking the Appalachain Trail, when he was actually in Argentina for the past week.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Image via CrunchBaseWe start off the day on a few sour notes. Seven people were killed yesterday in a subway crash in Washington D.C. The accident occured during rush hour last night when a train ran into the back of another one.
Unfortunatley in more bad news, Jim McMahon is dead at age 86. The former "Tonight Show" sidekick was a fan-favorite with his signature, "You are correct sir!" quote.
It appears North Korea is arming itself for something in the future. How soon is yet to be determined. It is suspected that a North Korean ship loaded with weapons passed through Shanghai, China earlier today.
That's about it for now, but I wanted to let everyone know I won't be having as many links from now on. Many of the links I have been providing hav been generated from Zemanta. I thought the links were going to stories and others useful things. I found out they only go to wikipedia pages and that sucks, so I'm going to stop doing that. From now on the links will go to the related stories I got the news from.
On a final note, I want to wish Jeff and Chelsie East a farewell and goodluck as they move to Greenville, South Carolina. Jeff got a good job offer and the move will also allow the couple to be closer to Chelsie's family. Based on the old saying, "A happy wife equals a happy life" I think Jeff did the right thing. Good luck and God bless to the East's.
So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, goodnight...
Monday, June 22, 2009
The rain-soaked U.S. Open has finally come to an end. Lucas Glover held on for only his second career win on the PGA Tour. Fan-favorite Phil Mickelson couldn't make up the shots needed to capture his first Open championship. With his runner-up finish, Mickelson becomes the first player in PGA Tour history to win second place five times. Tiger Woods finished tied for sixth after shooting even par for the tournament.
In other sports news, Wimbledon started today and Roger Federer is the odds on favorite to win, especially with Rafael Nadal pulling out of the tournament last week. Also the College World Series final series starts tonight pitting LSU vs. Texas. Between the two teams there are a combined eleven CWS championships.
Finally, my beloved St. Louis Cardinals are back in National League play tonight against the New York Mets. Hopefully Albert Pujols can continue to swing the bat like he did yesterday, when he hit two homeruns, one a grandslam, and drove in six runs.
Until next time. Same blog time, same blog channel.
In more of a feel good story, eight-year-old Jaylen Arnold, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrom, is doing something about the constant harrassment. Jaylen started a website to inform others about Tourette's and to form somewhat of a community for others who suffer from it. Here's a link to the CNN story: Jaylen's Story.
More good news! Gas prices could be falling soon, which is what everyone likes to hear. Hopefully, the decrease will within the week.
For all of you who follow the lives of eight kids and their parents, the wait for the "big announcement" will come to an end tonight. John and Kate Gosselin will make the announcement tonight on their hit show, "John and Kate plus Eight".
That's about all the news I have right now, but I will be updating throughout the day. Also I will start a new segment entitled "Connie's Corner" per request from Ms. Constance Richardson. The segment will look at politics around the country and globe.
Also, I noticed a few more followers to the blog. I'd like to say welcome and feel free to invite anyone else you think might be interested. Powering down.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
As for other things in the world. For all of you hard of sight folks, you might want to check this link out about new contacts. It seems pretty interesting.
Also, as reported on cnn.com, some estimates have death rates as high as 150 in Tehran after the voting conspiracy. It seems like a situation people should follow closely because it could be the next place the U.S. sends troops to.
This next link has absolutely nothing to do with world or current affairs, I just thought it was pretty cool. This guy made an entire city with toothpicks.
For right now, that's all I have. Sorry I only looked at cnn.com today. I'll try to find more interesting topics next time. Also, if there is anything you'd like me to follow daily, just let me know.
Peace Out Homies
I've had my GF for 5 years now (practically lives with me) - small white, petite thang, cooks for me, always been good to me.I go away on vacation for a week, come back and something just doesn't seem right. I asked my Father if he had seen anything happen with my GF and he acts clueless.So fast forward to 3 weeks later... I'm coming home from work when BAM clear as day, right in my Kitchen I catch my Father red handed with his meat in my GF.I was pissed, told him to get his meat out of GF and GTFO, needless to say my GF got turned off. I just couldn't get over it and that night kicked my GF to the curb.Now it's been 2 weeks since the incident and that I've been without my GF and about 10 minutes ago my Father had the audacity to ask my how my GF has been, when he's the damn reason we ain't together no more.Should I get off the computer and start swinging at him?ORPack my stuff and be on my way.Here's pics of my GF for you guys as I know you'll ask.
Friday, June 19, 2009
In other news, Apple released it's new iphone today. The release is sure have people waiting in long, humid lines all over the world for a phone that will be obsolete in 6 months. Everyone should just get a Blackberry and then we can all BBM chat.
In more important news, I played flag football last night and as a result can barley walk today. After a long weekend full of music and non-healthy habits, flag football is not a good idea. A 23-year-old whiner isn't a good either so I'll shut up.
Lastly, everyone remember that Sunday is Father's Day. Don't forget to call pops and wish him a good day or something nice.
To anyone who reads this, I hope you have a great weekend and stay safe. I'm out.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
There is an assortment of differnet things to do there. Obviously live music is the main pull, but there are vendors who sell everything from clothes to coffee to collector's memorabilia.
Tickets can be purchased on Bonnaroo's official website, bonnaroo.com, but I bought mine from a scalper and saved close to $80. The line-up is awesome every year and never lets anyone down. Bands of every kind were there including Phish, MGMT, Bruce Springsteen, Moe, David Byrne (from Talking Heads), Public Enemy and Snoop Dogg. Oh yeah, the Beastie Boys were there who brought Nas out and it was a great show. They also have a comedy tent where top acts perform. Some of this year's headliners were Jimmy Fallon, Michael Ian Black and Aziz Ansari.
One of the highlights of the trip, besides all of the great music, was a group of people who dressed up in crazy costumes and made a parade through the festival. These people weren't part of the festival, but had everything a carnival would including stilts and a bicycle riding fish.
All in all, it was a great time and highly encourage anyone who is on the fence about going to take a deep breath and jump off the mythical cliff in to Bonnaroo 2010.
Since I last posted a lot has happened. The biggest events that are important to me are as follows:
1. Obama wins and is the first black president of the United States
2. University of Tennessee hires a new football coach; Lane Kiffin (come on, I'm a graduate).
3. My sister just finished her first year of college at UT.
4. Lauren Stephenson, one of my best friends, got married (now Ms. Lauren Richards).
5. I got a job. Unfortuantely though, I decided it wasn't for me and decided to look for something else.
6. I just got back from Bonnaroo, which was awesome.
7. Oh yeah, I graduated from UT.
Well obviously a lot more has gone on in my life and the world since November, but that's all I can think of as major events in my life at the moment. Anyway, hope whoever (if anyone), reads this they enjoy it and feel free to leave commentary or anything else you feel necessary.