Saturday, January 29, 2011

About To Get Crazy In DFW Area This Week

In case you haven't heard there is a Super Bowl going on next Sunday in Arlington (Not Dallas) Texas next week.  For those of you not familiar with the layout Arlington, TX is in between "Big D" (Dallas) and "Cowtown" (Fort Worth) so both cities will be partying down taking in the revenue from no price too much visitors.  Prices have already started to get ridiculous in the surrounding areas.  Parking from $100 up to $1000, people renting their homes for $6000 a week and Super Bowl parties every where all day long.  Nothing better for a cities economy than a Super Bowl.  Down side is traffic is already horrible with "Steeler Nation" and "Cheese Heads" arriving daily.  As a side note nothing looks more ridiculous than someone wearing a slab of cheese as a hat.  I am sure the fans sitting behind them also appreciate looking at the cheese head too.  No matter who you are pulling for the winners are the host cities and their economy.  I myself will be returning from Galveston that day and plan to watch the game in the comfort of my media room.  I like most people attending the game who have paid thousands for their tickets will be watching the game on a big screen.  Most people that attend a game at the "Death Star" Cowboys Stadium spend more time looking at the massive 60 yard long big screen than at the field.  The difference is I will not have to wait in line at the bathrooms and my food and beverages will be considerably less.  Guess its worth saying I was there even though the players looked like ants. For those attending, enjoy the experience and thanks for the boost in our economy.  

Friday, January 28, 2011

Kids Reenactment of Oscar Films

This is good stuff

"The Social Network"

"The King's Speech"

"The Fighter"

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Texas Education Code, Sections 56.011 and 56.012

For those of you with kids in college or getting ready to attend college you better read this information of these two sections. Apparently this has been going on for years and just this last year our great Texas House deemed it necessary to make it required that parents are informed of these charges.

What financial assistance set-asides were required in HB 3015?
While authorizing the increase in designated tuition, HB 3015 also added TEC Sections 56.011 and 56.012, which require universities to set-aside at least 15 percent of the amount of resident undergraduate and graduate designated tuition charges in excess of $46 per SCH. This set-aside is to be used to provide financial assistance for undergraduate or graduate students and is intended to lessen the impact of tuition deregulation. Universities are also required to set-aside an additional 5 percent of undergraduate resident designated tuition over $46 per SCH to fund the Texas B-on-Time Student Loan Program. The total financial aid set-asides (not including BOT) for fiscal years 2005-2008 was $248 million for undergraduates and $48 million for graduate students.

Article regarding tuition set asides by Shaw A. Johnson

School Districts Start Cracking Down

School Districts are tightening their belts across the nation as budgets get cut and expenses continue to rise. Dallas ISD is looking at more layoffs after a continuing cycle of layoff and rehire.  Fort Worth ISD is also looking at cuts to reduce cost. In Akron, Ohio Kelley Williams-Bolar, 40, was jailed for sending her two children to a better districts school.  She and her two children live in housing projects. in Akron, Ohio and only wanted a safe and better education for her kids. For the past two years she drove them to nearby Copley-Fairlawn district school, where her father lived.

Is this wrong? Well yes. Can you fault her? NO.  In Texas we had a plan called "Robin Hood Plan"  enacted in 1993. Based on the the tales of "Robin Hood"  Texas Educational Agency rated districts based on property valuation per student and sought to balance the tables of  the poor districts. TEA would  limit the school districts’ wealth and redistributing the excess money recovered from high-wealth districts, the state provides funding to school districts in inverse relation to their wealth. School districts with higher property wealth receive less state funding than low-wealth districts. State aid substantially equalizes overall school funding. Thus it was stealing (limiting) from the rich to help the poor.

Parents when seeking a place raise their children will always look at the school system.  For some it is not a choice as in the Ohio case.  In Dallas/Forth Worth ISD system there are schools with  10-15 students per teacher where others have 30 plus students per teacher ratio.  Some schools do not have enough desks for a student to sit at during class and teachers are told to have them sit on the floor.  In other scenario's the students are lacking the essentials such as books.  If there is true balance why are do these problems still exist? In several states we also have hundreds of thousand illegal aliens (hate those words, like they are space creatures) attending schools and getting medical needs all for free.  Who is paying these cost?  You and me I think!  So now how wrong is the parent in Ohio now? 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quick Hits

* Jack Lalanne, 96, pioneer of fitness passed away on Sunday from complications stemming from pneumonia. He opened his first fitness center in 1936 way before the 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness, Gold's Gym, Bally's Fitness and other.  He promoted healthy diets, exercising to alleviate stress and depression.  He was all for including women in fitness too and always practiced what he preached.

* 2011 Oscar Nominees released for the February 27th ceremonies

KDW 001795 199x300 Troy Aikman Divorce: Troy Aikmans Wife Left Months Ago?
* Sad to say you can add Troy Aikman to the list celebrity divorces.  After 10 years of marriage Troy and wife Rhonda actually separated months ago and have now filed divorce papers. Troy has two daughters with Rhonda who also has a daughter from a previous marriage.

 The marijuana-laced Canna Cola soft drinks come in five flavours: the Dr. Pepper-inspired Doc Weed, the orange-flavoured Orange Kush, the grape-flavoured Grape Ape, the lemon-lime Sour Diesel and the original Canna Cola.
* Sodapot - Why smoke it when you can now drink it?  The soft drinks laced with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis is now available.  What's next Crack Gum or Heroin Creme?  By the way Coke with cocaine as an ingredient Coke have already been on the market years back.

* Super Bowl XLV is set for the Pittsburgh Steelers verse the Green Bay Packers in Arlington, Texas.  Yes Arlington not Dallas.  A big to do by local news was made that the national broadcaster keep saying the teams are on their way to Dallas for the big game.  Get over it we are the Metroplex and seemed to remember the "Dallas Cowboys" played in Irving, Texas for many years. They are still the Dallas Cowboy's not the Arlington Cowboy's. Brother called this weekend with tickets to a Bowl Party so I will be heading down to House of Blues for the party tonight.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Super Bowl Snacks and Random Recipe Blogs

all crafts 4 To Die For Cheesecake Recipes for Valentines Day

Good Blogs for some tasty recipes.  Nothing like the NY Cheesecake and my brother makes a great one but this one looks good too.

From "Sweet Pea's Kitchen" Blog

Various recipes are also available from
"Simply Recipes"

Teriyaki Chicken Breasts

Teriyaki Chicken Breast

Buffalo WingsGreat Super Bowl Snacks Too
Buffalo Wings

Simply Recipes for iPhone

Simply Recipes for iPhone

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Night Painting

Have some fun planned for tonight.  Daughter informed me while home on winter break of plans to go back to egg shell paint in her bedroom with aqua inner window trim.  First off the last color a few years back was hot pink and prior to that "Care Bear" blue which is always a chore covering with one coat .  Second don't think she will be involved in the painting since she is back at school now.  She would of helped though if she was home.  Good thing is I find painting relaxing and I am pretty fast with cut-in and roller on walls. Learned all the tricks from a paint contractor friend years back.  Once painted three bedrooms, hall, family room and living room all with wood floor and ceiling trim, in two days while BH was out of town.  Well paint is obtained and I hear a brush calling my name.

Movie Friday "No Strings Attached"

No Strings Attached PosterChoose " No Strings Attached" over "The Dilemma" based on "Moviephone" Apps which were both rated "Maybe".  "No Strings Attached stars Adam (Ashton Kutcher) and Oscar nominee Natalie Portman playing Emma and old summer camp acquaintance. Movie starts off with summer camp get together and proceeds in steps thru college Michigan (nice plug) to chance encounters up to current year. Emma is a Doctor who works at a local hospital and has her core group of close friends and roomates.  Adam is an aspiring writer looking for a break while working on a TV show.  Adam's father Alvin (Kevin Kline) is a twice divorced wealthy TV producer who now lives with Adam's ex-girl friend who is very flaky. By the way Kline is in great shape for being sixty three years old.  Both Adam and Emma have the hots for each other and agree to have a purely physical relationship until each find out that the attraction is turning in to more than expected.  Adam confides first to Emma and she gets scared and runs away from Adam.  The movie has some very funny scenes especially when Adam visits Emma and her roomates, two girls and a gay guy who are going through that time of the month together.  The crowd that viewed movie with me was 30-60 in age and were all laughing at several points throughout the movie. Beside the already mentioned scene another quite funny one was when Adam awoke after a drinking binge in an unfamiliar apartment naked on the couch wondering what happened.  Final note rapper Ludacris (Wallace) plays Adam's bar owner friend and he's not bad. The acting by Kutcher and Portman is decent but nothing special about this one. Still a good comedy movie to see for laughs with friends. Rated 3.0/5.0

Fountain Lady's 15 minutes Of Fame Not So Good

Apparently Cathy Cruz Marrero's has five felony counts and should have just let it go.
Texting fountain lady's problems bigger than YouTube fame

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Weird But True

* Wrong Person to Sell Fake Gold

Man arrested for trying to sell fake gold to police chief who's also a jeweler

* Monk nabbed with nun's skeleton at airport

* Maybe she needed to buy some smarts in bulk - lady gets her photo taking at Sam's while using a stolen credit card

* Keith Richards Wannabees
Burglars snort ashes of cremated man and 2 dogs, thinking they'd stolen coke or heroin

* Tennis Racket Snapped at Handled During Return

iPhone 5 and IPad 2 Coming Soon

With the Verizon iPhone 4 release only weeks away news of iPhone 5 and iPad 2 with SD slot have hit the Internet. Both will also be using a the new Qualcomm chipsets that Apple will now use. The iPad 2 will also be thinner with a new display similar to the iPhone 4. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Very Blessed

Yesterday the BH (better half) and I met my son for lunch at Salt Grass to celebrate his 22nd birthday.  While converting VHS tapes to DVDs I ran across one that we made when he was born consisting of the first weeks of his life from hospital, drive home, first diaper change, meeting the friends and relatives up to first Lamaze group get together two months later.  Received a call a few hours after returning home from lunch and he was laughing while viewing DVD calling BH and I crazy parents.  Boy does time fly by fast. He is finishing his last semester at college and will graduate with a Business Degree from a recognized business college.  I am very proud of him and consider it an honor to call him my son.  He is by every means a mini me in looks habits and mannerism as in being shy and reserved and now works out all the time.  Its a delight to see him mature and the eerie resemblance to myself down to breaking his arm the same age, day, time and place I did at his age. There are difference's though, my path out of high school was US Navy for four years then college for four year on GI Bill where he went direct to college. He is great at chess and I suck at it.  I am very mechanical minded and he could care less about tinkering with anything.  He will soon be entering the business world and starting his own mark on life.  I wish him the best and he will always be my son that I am very proud to love.

By the way I also have a beautiful almost 20 year old daughter who is in her second year at college on her way to being a teacher.  I am very proud of her, love her to death and the level headiness she possesses. I do pity the person she marries though.

The End is Near For Blockbuster

Only a matter of time now for Blockbuster to be no more.  Like the grocery store video section Blockbuster will soon close its doors and fade away. Blockbuster fell victim of technology as in high speed Internet and available download for movies and Netflix.  They have served the market and now find themselves no longer needed.

Other Retail closings as on 10-17-2010

2,415  Movie Gallery(Hollywood Video, Game Crazy)
1,000   Quizno’s
690    Blockbuster
200    Waldenbooks (Borders)
175    Ford Lincoln Dealerships
173    Jones Apparel
149    f.y.e.
145    Men’s Warehouse
120    Charming Shoppes
117    Foot Locker
117    The Walking Company
114    Payless
100    AFC (Popeye’s)
100    GameStop
90      Popeye’s
87      Liz Claiborne Outlets
80      Gap
79      Penn Traffic
72      Ann Taylor
60      Abercrombie & Fitch
58      Rite Aid
57      Genesco (Journeys, Underground Station, Hat World, Johnston & Murphy)
50      B. Dalton (Barnes & Noble)
50      Limited

Companies That Could Go Bankrupt in 2011 - Opinion
Jamba Juice, Borders, Rite Aid, Time Warner, Alcatel-Lucent, Blockbuster

Monday, January 17, 2011

Quick Hits

Under the header "What are they Teaching or Not Teaching?" Frayser High School in Memphis has logged 90 teen pregnancies this year from a class of 800 students. They also get federal funding for free or reduced lunches based on the students from low income families. All students attending this high qualify for this federal aid.

Golden Globe Awards host Ricky Gervais was a turn off throwing so called comedic insults to Charlie Sheen, Hugh Hefner, Robert Downey Jr. and even Hollywood Foreign Press Association President. Don't think he will be back.

Tim Cook Apple Coo Profile PhotosApple CEO Steve Jobs will taking medical leave for health reasons.  Apple stock dropped 7% when press release was announced. His last medical leave in 2008 was for a liver transplant.  He is also one of the rare recovering pancreatic cancer patients.

Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz, 52, the trainer for Presidential Dog Bo passed away Wednesday of respiratory failure at a Virginia hospital. 

Last night Golden Globe presenters Sandra Bullock and Eva Longoria. Jury still out on Sandra Bullock's bangs.  My daughter opted for this look recently too and in both cases thumbs down.  Eva Longoria made a good recovery almost tripping on he dress while walking to present an award. Never understood why the starts where the dresses with long trains at these ceremonies.  Seems they opened the door for tripping, for others to step on or possibly just to dust the floor.   They look good but don't look too comfortable.  Note: Did pretty good on my predictions missing Foreign-Language Film: In a Better World and Actor, Comedy/Musical:  Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version. Think they have something against Johnny Depp.

Legos - Paul Janssen from Dublin, Ohio built a replica of the Ohio State stadium in his basement using about a million legos

NFL Playoffs
Last week the Jets took care of the Colts and Peyton Manning and this week the Patriots and Tom Brady.  Guess they are for real beating both on the road. On the NFC side it will be "Da Bears" of Chicago against the "Cheese Heads" of Green Bay.  Think the playoffs are continuing to prove defense wins championships. 

Ala Boise State's famous red football turf a Texas High School is now on that list.  Canyon High School in New Braunfels, TX added the red turf for next years season.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Who'll Win a Golden Globe?


Motion Pictures  (My picks are in red)

Drama: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The King’s Speech, The Social Network

Musical or Comedy: Alice in Wonderland, Burlesque, The Kids Are All Right, Red, The Tourist

Actor, Drama: Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network; Colin Firth, The King’s Speech; James Franco, 127 Hours; Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine; Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

Actress, Drama: Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice; Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole; Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone; Natalie Portman, Black Swan; Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Director: Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan; David Fincher, The Social Network; Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech; Christopher Nolan, Inception; David O Russell, The Fighter

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland; Johnny Depp, The Tourist; Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version; Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs; Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right; Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right; Anne Hathaway, Love & Other Drugs; Angelina Jolie, The Tourist; Emma Stone, Easy A

Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter; Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; Andrew Garfield, The Social Network; Jeremy Renner, The Town; Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter; Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech; Mila Kunis, Black Swan; Amy Adams, The Fighter; Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Foreign Language: Biutiful, The Concert, The Edge, I Am Love, In a Better World

Animated Film: Toy Story 3, The Illusionist, How to Train Your Dragon, Despicable Me, Tangled

Screenplay: Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours; Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right; Christopher Nolan, Inception; David Seidler, The King’s Speech; Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The King’s Speech; Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland; A.R. Rahman, 127 Hours; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, The Social Network; Hans Zimmer, Inception

Original Song: “Bound to You” (written by Samuel Dixon, Christina Aguilera, Sia Furler), from Burlesque
“Coming Home” (written by Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges), from Country Strong
“I See the Light” (written by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater), from Tangled
“There’s a Place for Us” (written by Carrie Underwood, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” (written by Diane Warren), from Burlesque

Try your hand at the Golden Globe Trivia Quiz
Other Predictions

Caution: Host Ricky Gervais may ruin your viewing with his off the cuff humor so beware

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bring on the Warm Weather

Snow pelted the region during the season's second big storm

Born and spent my school years on Long Island in NY.  Have been an import of Texas for a few decades now and have not missed that cold air and large amounts of that white stuff (think it starts with an "S") that falls from the sky.  Past few days I have been staying indoors occasionally running outside and quickly back indoors like a squirrel scurrying across the yard from tree to tree. Today was not bad so I ventured outdoors for a ground breaking and joint meeting.  Glad to see it will be warming up some and not too soon for my Texas blood. 

Watching the news today I heard there was another case of possible suicide involving a helicopter pilot .  The pilot identified as Mr. Stice, 42 and from Weatherford, TX  landed in the middle of nowhere and was found dead in the helicopter with no signs of trauma.  Think it could have been worse if he decided to kill himself like the airplane pilot in Austin a few years back. Hate to see someone get so down that they resolve to take their own life and leaving family and friends with an unanswered question as to why it happened.  Seems like reports of suicide is becoming daily news.

Still converting family VHS collection to DVDs and its becoming very time consuming.

LMAO Every Time I See This One

Yet Another one from "Portland Equine Gurl"

Hot Blonde Gets Rid of One Night Stand - Watch more Funny Videos

iPad Origin

Sent to me from a friend

Man Has Camera Screwed Into Head

Check out this great MSN video: Man Has Camera Screwed Into Head
This guy gave new meaning to rear view camera.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Good Customer Service... Priceless!

Took in some lunch at Brio's today and usual bartender was tending tables but stopped to chat a minute which was nice. Working bartender took my usual order Chicken Limone. Have a tendency of ordering same meal over and over at restaurants once I find a good plate. Was set up with drink and crackers and continued on last week book selection "People are IDIOTS and I can Prove it!" by Larry Winget.  Somehow the wrong order was placed and I told waiter what I actually order and he was very polite and apologized and took it back.  A minute later the manager came by and offer a salad or some lobster bisque that I responded that the bisque would be fine. This was followed by sincere apologies by bartender and manager several times over and follow ups about how food was and so on.  Long story short the service at Brio's is excellent on each visit there and they went above and beyond the norm on customer service in correcting an honest mistake. 
Excerpt for book
"A rant. Businesses exist for one reason and only one reason: to make a profit. The most profitable companies serve their customer well. They assure their profitability by employing people who are worth more than they cost. If your business isn't doing well , it's because you aren't doing these things."   Brio's is doing this

Using Both Lanes To Bowl

Amazing Young Dribbler?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

When Will It Stop?

Obviously these same people out to censure old novels have never listened to some of the rappers and comics like Chris Rock and others use the "N" word over and over. Lets start with the current situation and not what is in the past. History cannot be changed but the future has promise.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More Birds Found Dead in California

Sweden Dead BirdsNew bird deaths have now been reported in California. First reports came in with dead birds falling from the sky in Arkansas. Now we hear about more birds, fish crabs and other species turning up dead in large groups.  Scientist and environmentalist are seeking answers as to why this is occurring. No answers yet but have heard fireworks tied to Arkansas birds and high wires for Louisiana bird deaths.  I am sure there's a good reason for all of these odd scenarios.  Aliens!!!

More related stories
Dead Birds in Sweden, Italy and Brazil
10 Reasons for recent deaths
Dead birds, dead fish, dead crabs turn up all over the world: Signs of the Aflockalypse?

What's in a number

Count Von Count from Sesame Street helps celebrate 1/11/11
Everyone knows 9/11 and the horror and tragedy associated with that date.  Last year on August 9th, a little past noon we had 12:34:56.7 8/9/10. Today we have 1/11/11 and later this year we will see 11/11/11 11:11:11. We will have to wait 11 more years to see 2/22/22 for these common numbers to come up again.  Is this related to something biblical, mysterious or dealing with the end of the world. Don't think so something just another day so enjoy.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Just Plain Weird??

Grown Man Gets Bieber Tattoo

Did You know that....?

Little Known Facts

  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos!
  • There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo!
  • The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!
  • It is estimated that 4 million "junk" telephone calls, phone solicitations by persons or programmed machine are made every day in the United States!
  • Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!
  • A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!
  • A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day!
  • More money is spent on gardening than on any other hobby!
  • Rice paper does not have any rice in it!
  • Most Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed... or is that paws?
  • Dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!
  • A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!
  • The most used letter in the English alphabet is 'E', and 'Q' is the least used!
  • Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!
  • You'll eat about 35,000 cookies in a lifetime! Wow!
  • The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!
  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!
  • Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
  • Cat urine glows under a black-light!
  • In space, astronauts cannot cry properly, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow down their faces!
  • In Texas, it's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.
  • In Texas, it is still a "hanging offense" to steal cattle.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Beautiful Day with Cold Weather Coming Sunday

Spent this morning and early afternoon planting bulbs I have had in the freezer prior to the cold front.  Had to get them in this week per Neil Sperry, LOL. Young off spring headed back to college in South Texas, always worry about her on long drives.  Good news she arrived and all went well. This afternoon was spent converting a new found box of old VHS tapes to DVD.  Yes still have some old VHS tapes.  Also have some cassettes tapes I need to trash.  My vinyl collection will go to my grave with me especially my full Beatles collection.

Sorry Aggie fans its not looking good for ya!

For Horse Lovers

Blue Hors Matine-A True Legend in Dressage Remembered - Died 1-25-10

Tribute to Blue Hors Matine

Thursday, January 6, 2011

People's Choice Awards - Flop or Not?

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner joke onstage as they accept the award for favorite movie for 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' at the People's Choice Awards.

After landing on Paula Abdul's new show "Live to Dance" I was already disgusted with last nights viewing.  Boy I cannot not stand Abdul.  After flipping channels to avoid that train wreck I came back to watch "People's Choice Awards"  that was just as disappointing if not more.  Queen Latifah was the host and former host Neil Patrick Harris slammed her when asked how am I doing by saying B+ only to suck up and change it to an A+ later.  Twilight star Kristen Stewart was just awkward by frequently rubbing her lips and not all together. The "Queen" also had her awkward moments with her failing microphone and doing a heavy duty suck up act with the three cast members of the Twilight series sitting front and center.  In addition to poor hosting of this show I questioned the actual award presentation with Conan over Ellen, Adam Sandler Comedic Actor, Jane Lynch (Glee) over Tina Fey, and Neil Patrick Harris best TV comedy actor over anyone. Mark it down this will not be viewed in future years and seems to be just a slot filler prior to the Grammy and Oscar presentations. Side Note regarding the Kardashian sisters; No way Khloe (Amazon girl) has the same genes as Kim and Kourtney.

Great Way To Start the Day

Started the day of right this morning with a visit to Massage Envy and lunch at Brio's while thumbing through new pick up "People are IDIOTS and I can Prove It!", So far its pretty funny. 

Yesterday was a viewing of "Meet The Parents: Little Fockers " and I found it to be much of the same in law humor as the second. The cast is basically the same with Stiller, De Niro, Wilson, Streisand, Danner and Polo returning.  The Fockers now have twins that are total opposites blamed on Byrnes genes for the intelligent girl and Focker genes for injury prone boy. Jessica Alba plays the pharmaceutical rep Andie Garcia and is rather entertaining as she is hitting on Ben Stiller. Same as first two Jack (De Niro) still does not trust his son-in law Greg(Ben).  Still same old story in comparing him to Kevin (Owen W). Streisand and Hoffman parts were limited bu funny at times.  Andie(Jessica A) was lackluster.  The movie is semi entertaining but compare to first two very disappointing. Rated 2.5/5.0

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Ohio State Buckeyes Next Up for the "Big 10" Bowl Games

Think Big
Tonight the Ohio State Buckeyes will play the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Sugar Bowl.  They will try and improve on the already dismal record for the "Big 10" Bowl record.  On January 1st the "Big 10" was 0-5 with Michigan and Michigan State getting their butts kicked.  The conference in Bowl games has been outscored 204-102.  The Buckeyes also have the media distraction of five players pertaining to NCAA violations and five game suspensions starting next season. This capped with the Buckeyes track record in Bowl games will make it tough to overcome a tough Razorback team. Even when all the odds are against them I will still be pulling for the Buckeyes in tonight's Sugar Bowl.  Maybe its Coach Tressel's dress attire or BH is a graduate., Just don't count them out when they are down.   Go Bucks!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Relaxing New Years Eve

Ryan Seacrest, left, and Dick Clark host "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2011" on ABC at 10.

Some family and friends dropped by the home front and we played games and watched the NYE celebration on TV. Was disappointed that local ABC station elected to delay the "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2011" until after the WFAA "Big D NYE".  Music was so-so but fireworks and background piece at midnight was fabulous.  Surfed through celebrations and stumble upon MTV show with "Jersey Shore" cast and almost put a gun to my head.  When will this group of wasted lives fifteen minutes of fame be over?  They had "Snooki" that's the short dumpy dumb one get in a simulated ball for the midnight drop. 

Perhaps the just should of dropped her without being in the ball.  Also caught some of the Vegas celebration and it was 29 degrees (brrr cold for Vegas).  New York post blizzard temperature was only 40 degrees. Carson Daly's NYE celebration show was pretty good with some good music.  What I call the real celebration at Times Square finally aired at 1:00 AM CST with Dick Clark. Dick made some short appearances but mostly it was Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy. Music was good except when "New Kids on the Block"  (who are actually grown adults) and "Backstreet Boys (more grown adults) performed together.  Guess their teen earnings did not last so long.  Finally shut it down at 3:30 AM and all was well. Hope 2011 is healthy and well for all!