Friday, January 30, 2009

You know what really grinds my gears?

The morning commute, especially during the winter, can be a big old bitch sometimes. Take this morning for example. The typical morning commute takes us about 35 minutes. Today took us a smidge over an hour. Why does this happen? This morning there was a small fender bender involving 3 cars, all of which were pulled off to the side, in nobody's way, and traffic never went faster than 22 mph, and that was for all of half a second. Again, I remind you that nobody was actually obstructing traffic. No debris, no copper in the road merging traffic into one lane, just a bunch of douche bags rubbernecking, hoping to see some carnage. Listen up people, rent a damn movie to see some blood, don't ruin my commute with your inability to use your gas peddle properly with the hope that you see someone getting removed from their wrecked car via the jaws of life. I'm on the road because I have somewhere to go.

On a funny note (at least in my head), we did see a woman pulled over to the side of the road and walking through the woods back to her car. I can only assume she was pooping, right?! Her coffee and fiber-filled oatmeal ran through her like a hot knife through butter and with all that slow moving traffic she just couldn't hold it any more. I understand, who hasn't dropped their pants on the side of the road before?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Musical interests of choice...

Lately I have been finding myself listening to some things that are a little off the beaten path of my typical musical choices. Michael Jackson (The Number Ones) has been played the most lately, with a new love for old school George Clinton and Stevie Wonder and Ray LaMontagne. Something about old school funk that makes your head bob a little. Can't get enough of it lately! These selections, however, are still not in my top 10 of all time. That list looks like this (in no particular order)...

1. Jane Says - Jane's Addiction
2. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies
3. Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam
4. Regulate - Warren G
5. Cumbersome - Seven Mary Three
6. Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
7. Shakedown Street - Grateful Dead
8. Two Step - Dave Matthews Band
9. Crazy Game of Poker - O.A.R.
10. Super Bowl Sundae - Ozomatli

These songs will never get old for me. I have a few others that could be swapped in and out from time to time, depending on my mood, but this is pretty solid for me.

What about you?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just to clear things up...

Contrary to popular belief (or at least that of Mr. Cyr), I was actually born in the County. I did, so I'm told, spend a year in Iceland. I was a Navy brat, so we lived in a few places outside the tall walls of the AC (Aroostook County). Spent about a year in Virginia Beach learning as much as possible about car jackings and rap music, a year in Iceland entertaining at parties for my parents, some time in the Brunswick area pretending to be Bo Duke with my buddy Matt (miss ya buddy), then settled back in up in the thriving metropolis of Fort Fairfield.

I did read that the country of Iceland has filed for bankruptcy. You read that right, the COUNTRY has filed for bankruptcy. This, of course, can only mean one thing... Best time to visit! Their dollar is worthless, and they have some very cool spots, such as the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal pool and Gullfoss, a sweet waterfall. On the other hand you have Fort Fairfield. There isn't a whole lot to go see in the old FF these days. Then again, was there ever?! The best thing to check out there now is the FFHS boys and girls hoops teams, both of which are still undefeated! Looking good for a high seed in Bangor -

Friday, January 23, 2009

So here is the deal...

Over the coming days, weeks and months I will be giving you something to talk about. It may be stories of days gone by. It might be about sports (there will be a lot about sports, trust me!). I may even touch on politics, video games, booze or high school mascots, the possibilities are endless. That being said, I look forward to making you laugh out loud, want to punch your computer monitor, or throw up in your mouth a little bit. Most of all, I want to hear from you, my readers. I want to hear your thoughts and ideas. I want to hear your reactions, positive or negative. I really just want to know you are reading to be honest!