Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Top 10 Sports Moments of 2008

Tonight for their Top Ten plays, Sports Center showed the top ten sports moments of 2009. 
Here is my list in no particular order. 

  1. Tiger Woods forcing a playoff and winning the US Open with a torn ACL.
  2. Eli Manning breaking free and completing a circus catch to David Tyree to eventually beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots.
  3. Henry Cejudo becomes the youngest freestyle wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal.
  4. Stephen Curry taking Davidson to an elite 8 and almost knocking off the eventual NCAA Champs, The Kansas Jayhawks.
  5. Michael Phelps winning 8 swimming gold medals in the 08 Summer Olympics.
  6. Mark Perry of the University of Iowa winning his second strait NCAA championship on a torn ACL, also guiding the Iowa Hawk-eyes to their first team championship since 2000.
  7. Michael Crabtree's game winning touchdown catch to beat Texas and knock the Horns out of the national championship game.
  8. Usain Bolt winning the 100m and 200m dashes, breaking the world records in both events.
  9. The whole Brett Favre saga. As much as I hate to admit it I was glued to the TV to find out where he was going to play or if he was going to play.
  10. The Dream (Redeem) Team winning gold in Beijing, making up for their disappointing 2004 Olympic turnout. 

Going Out With A Bang!

I wanted my last post of 2008 to be something memorable. Something that would leave a mark on the year past. Something that would motivate us to be better in 2009. 
That's I'm posting this. I'm sure it will be a hit and win many awards by the time this coming year is over. 
So my friends without further adieu I present FAST AND FURIOUS . . .

Vin is back with vengeance!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

You will Be missed

Thank you for the last 14 years, Coach Shanahan.
Record: 146-89
Super Bowl Champs: XXXII, XXXIII

Sunday, December 28, 2008

It's Late

I've been home for a while now, like two weeks or something and I've come to conclusion that I'm perfectly content with doing nothing(by doing nothing I mean not having a job and not going to school). I'm not lazy when I'm home. I try to help out where I can. I helped my mom with dinner tonight. I play with Anna. Last week I helped my grandma take care of some stuff. I kinda stay busy, but nothing strenuous. Honestly if I could get by without working or schooling I think I would. In fact after much pondering and reflection I think those are the two things that make me the least happy in my life. I hate my job and I hate school. The only reason I'm working and schooling is so I can have money. That's it. I need money now so I work at Little Caesars'. I want a steady income someday so I'm trying to get my degree.

Wouldn't life be so much easier if we didn't have to worry about money. Think of all the cool things we could do instead. I would just leave and travel for a while. I wouldn't have to worry about the cost of my plane ticket or food or boarding. I would just load up and go. 
I don't think I would just sit at home and do nothing. I don't want to be lazy but I don't to work either. 

I know that this isn't possible. I'm not saying I'm not a happy person. I even find a little happiness at the two killers of happiness, work and school. It's just a thought.

I wrote song about it and even made this fine music video for my song that I wrote.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Blog a di Blog da Blog Blog Blog

I haven't blogged in a couple of weeks. Why is this you ask? Well good question. I've been rather busy. Although this is Christmas 'break' It seems like I haven't had much time to just relax, but just because I've been busy doesn't mean that I'm not having a good time. 
Like today for example. Today my grandmother and I went Christmas shopping. We haven't had a Grandma-Grandson date since I was a little kid. She even took me to Olive Garden after we were done. What a good grandma. 
I've also really enjoyed Mom and Dad. I miss hearing such phrases as, "Hey, hey son. . . Have you ever seen a grown man naked?", or just hearing my mom yell at me to get me up for church(its great I've never ever needed an alarm clock growing up, but the downside is you can't push snooze on your mom). 
Home is good. I hope my friends are having a good relaxing break as well. 
Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Go Turn Their Heads, Go Knock 'em Dead, Go Break Their Hearts

Friday We(Tom, Quinn, Nadia, K8lyn, Jenna) went to see Limbeck at Kilby Court. It was an all acoustic set. The First cd I heard of Limbecks' was a live acoustic album, which is my favorite album of theirs, so I was really excited to see this show. 
The marrieds met us there along with Andrew. It was an excellent show. I've seen Limbeck twice before. Both times were really good but this show was my favorite. It was just Rob and Patrick telling jokes and playing songs. They pretty much took requests from the audience the whole time. 
All of this was great but the highlight was when the guys from Limbeck brought up their karaoke machine and Thome, Quinn and I all sung Sweet Caroline on stage at Kilby. . . Good times.

My Family Away From My Family

Friday, December 5, 2008

2008: My favorite year of music

I've been working in this for a while. I wanted it to be MY list. Just remeber I'm no music critic, so here it is: My favorite albums of 2008

  1. Eels: Useless Trinkets –There are over 50 rare or never released songs on this album. I don’t think I need to write anything else
  2. Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes – I had a chance to see them live in October, amazing experience. There’s not a bad song on the album
  3. Okkervil River: The Stand-Ins –What a great album. I think that Will Sheff is one of the best song writers around.
  4. Sigur Ros: Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust- I had a chance to see them live this year and didn't go. It was a huge mistake. This album is very differnt from their pervious albums, in a good way.
  5. She & Him: Volume One – This was my favorite surprise of 2008.
  6. Lightspeed Champion: Falling Off The Lavender Bridge– One of my most listened to albums of the year.
  7. Drew Danburry: This Could Mean Trouble, You Don't Speak For The Club- I’d been waiting a really long time for this one and it did not disappoint
  8. Connor Oberst: Connor Oberst – Good bye Bright Eyes. Some of his best song writing
  9. Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago- Skinny Love isn't the only good song. I love its stripped down sound.
  10. Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend - Some of my friends will not agree with me on this one, but I really don’t care. It’s a really fun album from start to finish. It was new and fresh.
  11. Nada Surf: Lucky – A really good and catchy pop album
  12. Little Joy: Litte Joy- I actually just found this album a few days ago. I really love the old time sound.
  13. Jolie Holland: The Living and The Dead –When I heard ‘Springtime Can Kill You’ I fell in love. In my opinion this album is a lot stronger.
  14. Jenny Lewis: Acid Tongue – I’ve talked to people that love this album and people that hate it. I personally really like it. Every song is a well told story.
  15. Blind Pilot: 3 Rounds and a Sound- One of tracks on the album was the free download of the week on iTunes. i listened to it and loved. The whole album is great.
  16. Apollo Sunshine: Shall Upon Noise – This album is crazy. It’s really diverse; every song is completely different from the other
  17. Tilly and The Wall: o- I was really excited for this album, becuas I didn't know what they could do different with their music. They did change their sound for most of this album. Their are some really angry songs on here especially the last track. Don't F around with Tilly.
  18. Ryan Adams and The Cardinals: Cardinology – It’s Ryan Adams, so of coarse I like it. It’s not as solid as some of his previous albums but nonetheless a good album. The more I listen the more I get it. He’s always going to be my favorite.
  19. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Perishing- It was a good soundtrack to the summer.
  20. Weezer: Red Album- The first six songs are really solid. The Greatest Man That Ever Lived is such a good song. Many will disagree that I even put this on the list, but common it's most definitly their best work since Pinkerton.
  21. Deathcab for Cutie: Narrow Stairs- I really like this album. It's didn't have songs like 'I'll follow you into the dark' or 'Lack of Color', but it was still a good album. There are some really good songs.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

"We're Going to Be Friends"

I've made really good friends this semester. Some of you are going home for the winter semester. I'm going to miss you friends that are leaving. It was good to get to know you and I hope that this summer when you return we can continue our friendship.
Tuesday(Wednesday) Fest was great tonight. In my opinion one of the best of the semester. Thanks. 

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Wrestler

I want to see this movie. Maybe you will too after you watch the trailer.