*too cool....

*the last 20 seconds

*Mark loses faith

*every day-no problem

*what his career has become

*What happens

*Jenkins is The Man

*When did I drink the Kool-Aid?

*i no this is well in advance

*My mailman is

1. I ask you to do one effing thing
2. Did you?
3. The socks betray him
4. There will be none of that
5. Leave notes in his shirt pocket
6. Trained in the gentle art
7. Put me in coach
8. Our species may, in fact, survive
9.Swarm Swarm
10.During the wooing
11.BUT not private enough
12.The bottomless appetite
13.The first time we forget
14.This is a nice litmus test
15.To get the ball rolling
16.She invited you back to her place for coffee
17.Mary Magdalene or Eva Braun
18.It will only smell and make you queasy

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   Tuesday, March 06, 2007

too cool....

It might be too cool....

   Sunday, March 04, 2007

the last 20 seconds

Go ahead and ask me why I spent a whole post explaining my love for Dook.

...or you can read about the last 20 seconds of today's game.

Prick bastards. We kicked your asses twice anyway.


   Thursday, March 01, 2007

Mark loses faith

I was flooded with emails for more on Mark Roberts, the local traffic guy here in Raleigh. Your uncle Hof loves you so here you go....

I call this "Mark loses faith in Jamie"

   Wednesday, February 28, 2007

every day-no problem

I grew up in Syracuse NY. We use to travel Route 11 all the time near Oswego. A certain blogger who doesn't post enough sent me this picture from a few days ago.

Ask me if I miss that.

I'll take North Carolina.... all day, every day-no problem (thanks Kat Williams)

what his career has become

I don't claim to have the greatest job. I have a good job, though. Pays well, challenges me enough, allows me to exploit my creativity and talents.

My work also comes with a certain amount of respect. People respect you when you can stand in front of three thousand people and teach a seminar on how the stock market works.

Which brings me to Mark Roberts.

He is the "on time" traffic guy here in Raleigh. Many times between 6am and 7am he comes on, shows us shots from pole-mounted cameras and talks about the headlights and wrecks.

A* and I have become strangely fascinated by him. Its not his bizarre voice (sounds like an effeminate auctioneer with a permanent sinus infection). Its not his "off the cuff" comments like "that is the old golf course which use to be a golf course".


I think its the whole idea. He gets up every morning, goes to work and is on camera half a dozen times... to say nothing of value. No journalistic muscles flexed. The only pressure is to somehow say something different at 6:20am than he said at 6:10am when nothing has changed.

Does he get excited about going to work?

Does he obsess about making it interesting today vs. yesterday?

Does he have standards for himself?

...or does he hate what his life and what his career has become?

No matter, though. We love him.

   Monday, February 26, 2007

What happens

Here is what happens when my brothers drink.

Yes... the camera man and the slapped are my younger brothers.

...he claims he still does not have 100% hearing in his left ear.

   Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Jenkins is The Man

I am a geek. I play video games. I love multiplayer strategy games online.

I thought I was bad until I saw this...these boys are something else.

And Leroy Jenkins is The Man.

   Saturday, February 03, 2007

When did I drink the Kool-Aid?

I consider myself a thinker. I am rational. I am intellectual and not a slave to my emotions.

Of course, none of the above will be true this Wednesday.

Carolina plays Duke for the first time this season in a few days. At 7pm on Wednesday I will become an emotional wreck. I will scream. I will commiserate. I will stress the f*ck out... even if we are up twenty points.

How? How did it happen? When did it all change? I am a loving and open-hearted man but I harbor real hate for the Duke basketball team. Real hate. When we thought the Duke Lacrosse team were rapists with sticks I still hated the basketball team more.

Sometimes I can take a step back and look at it rationally. I can acknowledge that Couch K is a great coach. I can tip my hat to a small school that has become a Division One powerhouse. It does not last long, though. Soon afterwards I regress back to the dark place where I know, in my heart, that Couch K eats baby feet for his pre-game meal.

You see five kids hit the court in the dark blue. I see five bastard children of puppy-blood drinking whores. I see five kids hit the court in sky blue. I see five golden boys who read Socrates after working all day at the homeless shelter where they healed the lepers with a touch.

Mike Krzyzewski has something to do with the death of one of your loved ones. Roy Williams personally escorts our relatives to Heaven when they die. I know this.

Driving to get coffee this morning I asked myself when this all manifested itself in me. When did I drink the Kool-Aid? I didn't hate Duke when I was in High School. I didn't hate them after I got my acceptance letter. I don't think I hated them my freshmen year at Carolina.

I sure as hell hate them now. I mean hate... as in Hate. Hate.

   Wednesday, January 31, 2007

i no this is well in advance

I do not stand before you claiming to be a spelling and grammar ninja.

I do stand before you with a heavy heart.

I read several different forums for my many hobbies. I may have to give them up completely, though. The murder of the English language is going to happen. I'm not required to watch the public beheading, am I?

I read posts and comments on these boards and am astonished. I am not talking about common mistakes (There use of words is poor their and in other places_.

I am not talking about the VERY annoying laziness-inspired abuse of internet short hand (How R U 2day).

Nope. I am talking about the following (real examples, BTW)

"it gives a 5+ save in hth without restrikting you to one weapon"

If you've read one book you cannot think restricting looks right with a k.

" i'd like your opinion as to witch one would be most cost effective ?"

I find Warlocks far more cost effective.

"i tough it was pretty explicit but thanks for putting it better."

Kill me now.

...and my personal recent favorite:

"Iv had an idear for a diormer i would love to do for next years UK GD i no this is well in advance and if im honist it has to be."

That's the end... go archiving you blogging FOOL!



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