Tuesday, March 22, 2005

I Don't Like Some KU Fans...

Yeah, I know, KU lost in the first round of the NCAA tournament. I understand that. I've grieved and now I am over it. The thing that pisses me off, more than Roy Williams sitting there and watching that amazing team of his play basketball, is that KU fans are already calling for the head of Bill Self on a platter. The guy has been at KU for two years. He left a team that he loved and came to a school for his dream job. Roy Williams did the same thing. No one can blame them for that. Every one of us would have done the same thing. He is going through his paces to get this team to be what he wants. It just happens that he happened to take over a team of players that had originally bought into another type of team. It's not their fault that the coach left and it's not Bill Self's fault that he got players that would never really buy into his system. I am so sick of hearing people rip on Bill Self about how he was the worst coach in the NCAA tournament or that they might as well fire him now because he won't ever do well here. Let the guy do his thing. He's an amazing basketball coach at an amazing basketball school. The team will be back and Bill will eventually be a hero. You just wait...

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Wireless Internet In Class...

Is there anything better? I am taking these 8 week classes and they are 4 hours per night. I don't think that anyone in their right mind can handle 4 hours of paying attention to someone talking. I just think that using your laptop in class to kinda..."get you through things" is just too sweet. I'm posting from 'Principles of Marketing' right now. How great...

Only Three Days...

Yeah, that's right, three days until the tourney starts. I am already a little antsy. I don't know that I think KU will do all that well this year but ya never know right? I think if they stay healthy they can play with anyone. I know that most people don't think that they will even get past the sweet sixteen. I say screw 'em. I'm in two pools so if anyone isn't in one and they would like to be...let me know. I'm actually in more than two now that I think about it. You can never have too many though. I just wish I was going to be off work for the start on Thursday. Damnit...I can't wait. Who do you think is going to go all the way?

Monday, March 14, 2005

There's A Traitor Among Us...

Okay, maybe that's a little over the top. Something tells me there is someone from the University of Kentucky reading this blog...leave a comment or send me an email if you get a chance. Ya know...if you want to...I'm curious. nctrnl@gmail.com Oh...and I will post about last weekend when I get a chance. I just haven't had the time yet.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Sounds Like Jimmy Is Feeling Better...

I talked to Jimmy for a little while last night and he said that he is feeling better now than he did after his last treatment. This is definitely good news. He said he is going to work soon so that is good news. As I said earlier, Kaitlyn and I are going to go visit him on Friday. I was really happy to hear that he was feeling well so we would actually be able to see him for a while. On another note...it's cold as shit here. It snowed lightly all night. It was just 75 this weekend. Thank the lord I am going to Texas this weekend. Screw this snow stuff...it's March for the love of God. It's supposed to start warming up here damnit...

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

It Could Be An Interesting Weekend...

Some of you may know that I am on my way to Dallas and Austin this weekend. I am going to be seeing Kaitlyn and we are going to go see Jimmy and Kate. It will be great to see them. I haven't seen them since January when I was there for New Year's. Since then, Jimmy has been diagnosed with cancer and he has begun his treatment. This will be our first chance to see Jimmy since then. I can't wait to see all of them. I did make a small error in judgment though. The Big 12 Tournament is in KC this weekend and I am not going to be here. I had planned on going down there to get some tickets from Iowa State fans when they lose. Now I won't be in town at all during the tourney. That makes me sad because this is probably the last time that Kemper Arena will host it. Hopefully I will be able to see some of the tourney but it won't be the same. Either way it's going to be a tough weekend for KU, I can just tell. I hope we get Langford back soon or else it's going to be a quick March too and then we'll have to worry about the Royals...

Friday, March 04, 2005

I've Been Waiting For This Day Ever Since I Started Watching Dawson's Creek...

Finally, Katie Holmes and Chris Klein have split up. I am just broken up inside. Okay, I am finished with that. Now is my chance to swoop in and make all her dreams come true. She's been dating that weird guy from American Pie for five years. She finally realized that he is just as weird as he seems in those movies where he's all ripped but he talks with that voice...you know what I'm talking about...that soft...weird...creepy voice he has. I'm sure she just finally got sick of him whining and crying in that voice. Well, at least that is how I envision it. But she's back on the market...and now it's time to pounce... Story and pics can be found on The Superficial.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

It's Going to Be Hard to See Them Go...

Next year is going to be a tough year for KU basketball but this year we got to watch 4 great seniors all year. Last night was senior night at Allen Fieldhouse and it was beautiful...and sad. It was a little hard to watch but it had to happen. Let's just sit back and watch and see how the tournament goes this year...

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

What Are Parents Thinking?

Do parents these days think that sheltering their children and keeping them from seeing the real world will help them in the long run? The reason I say this is that there is a city in New York that is throwing a fit about an ad for the show "The L Word" in a bus station. It's the ad that shows all 12 of the characters all tangled up but nude. It doesn't show "anything" but I guess it implies enough to make these people throw a fit about it. The article is in the New York Daily News. Here is the quote that really got me: “I’m offended, and other people are, too,” she said. “We are a close-knit community. These are things we try to keep our children from being exposed to.” Now how is sheltering your children from this ad going to benefit anyone? Do they want them to be afraid of their own bodies. Are they supposed to think that it is not okay to be naked or for someone else to be naked? I guess I just don't believe that sexuality should be treated this way. These kids are going to be having sex with each other at 13 and if they haven't ever talked to their parents about sex before, then they won't know about things like protection and respect. I guess it's their loss. Here is the ad if you haven't seen it (I would say this is NWS and you'll need to cut and paste the link): http://www.thelwordonline.com/images/Promo%20Pictures/S2_naked.gif This story was found on Gawker.

A Breakthrough...

One of my top 5 favorite movies is Almost Famous. I love the movie itself but I love all of the little secrets and hints about the real musicians that were around when Camerown Crowe was actually living those moments in his real life. I love that there are so many hidden little things in there that you can watch and research to find out what the real meaning was. Well, to the point of this post, when they are in the Hyatt and Penny Lane and William are walking through the hallways with the Led Zeppelin fan, they walk past a room and there is a man playing an acoustic guitar across from a woman and they sing the lyrics, "Please, stay, I wanna hear you play". For the longest time I could not figure out who sang that song. To me, it looked and sounded like Neil Young and I couldn't find one of his songs that had those lyrics. I had searched high and low until I found a blog entry by someone much smarter than me. They had the explanation of this part of the movie. Here is the text in its entirety:
Apart from Almost Famous being a great movie, it also has a number of tracks that are played for a few seconds, are not credited, or are not on the soundtrack. An example being when Penny is taking William through the Hyatt with the Zepplin fan and he stops to hear a couple singing "Please stay, I wanna hear you play.." and if you can hear it, the words that follow are "..small time blues". The song is Small Time Blues by Pete Droge, and according to a thread on SongFacts is a tribute to Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. The track features in full as an extra on the Almost Famous - The Bootleg Cut (Director's Edition) 2000 DVD.
This is from a blog by Paul Maddox. You can find it at this link: http://paulm.firebug.com/

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