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OK what an awesome weekend…huge thanks to my homie Tony over at Tony’s Tried & True Tattoo in Port Orchard (check em out tonystriedandtrue.com) as we spent yesterday laying more ink on my arm...the sleeve is almost done!
The weekend was awesome as well because my team, The New Jersey Devils won on Saturday 2-1 vs. the LA Kings…forcing a game 6…all of a sudden we have a series, and the fair weather band wagon Kings fans are no longer talking smack. Tonight is game 6…lets go Devils! I love that rookie Adam Henrique, who has been a beast in the playoffs, is not rocking a playoff beard…but a playoff ‘stache…check it out!
Also on Saturday was the Manny Pacquiao / Timothy Bradly fight…if you watched this fight, you are probably like me and most people that thought Pac-Man easily won this bout by decision…many saying 11 rounds to 1…so when the announce declared Bradley the winner by split decision…all of our jaws dropped…hell I think even Bradley was shocked. What a joke. Seriously…what were the judges watching…highlights from the Heat/Celtics game? It’s sad when the WWE is more legitimate with their endings than boxing. Dana White from the UFC must be loving this…only adds to the argument that MMA is better than boxing.
David McCullough Junior is an English teacher at a High School in Boston. A few days ago at his school's graduation David spoke at the graduation and told them that they aren’t special! Here are a few of his best quotes:
--“You've conquered high school . . . here we all have gathered for you. But do not get the idea you're anything special. Because you're not.
--"Across the country no fewer than 3.2 million seniors are graduating about now from 37,000 high schools. That's 37,000 valedictorians, 37,000 class presidents, 340,000 swaggering jocks.
--"You see, if everyone is special, then no one is. If everyone gets a trophy, trophies become meaningless . . . we Americans have of late come to love accolades more than genuine achievement. We have come to see them as the point.
--"No longer is it how you play the game, or even whether you win or lose, or learn or grow, or enjoy yourself doing it . . . now it's 'So what does this get me?'
--"The fulfilling life, the distinctive life, the relevant life, is an achievement, not something that will fall into your lap because you're a nice person or mommy ordered it from the caterer.
--"Then you too will discover the great and curious truth of the human experience is that selflessness is the best thing you can do for yourself. The sweetest joys of life, then, come only with the recognition that you're not special. Because everyone is."
Based on this story of a teacher telling his students that they aren’t special…Looking back on your life…what is something that the adult version of you wishes you could have told the high school version of you?? Here are the texts we received:
Wrap it up
Have more fun, those few girls are bad news ignore them, don't let the other one slip away. Actually study
I would tell my high school self to kiss my girlfriend Cate first because i will never hear the last of it that she kissed me first.
I would tell myself "if you fight the law, it WILL win. Save your money"
Take care of your body, develop a strong work ethic, and don't end friendships over b.s.. You don't have to agree with someone on every topic in order to be friends
That bitch that u r dating now will cause u yrs and yrs of grief.
Get into a trade. College is crap. Complete waste of money, unless you want to be a doctor.
Dont spend all your money of fast cars booze and women. Save it buy a nice house then those will all fall in place
I wish I could have told myself to exercise and keep slim. I struggled with being heavy for years before finally getting it under control and losing over 80 lbs. Bjorn
Don't see star wars episode 1 it will ruin it for you –dubba
Study harder dumb ass! Also, you're a lesbian.
Advice: Drop that fat bitch and run away, there are a ton of other girls out there, much much thinner and better looking girls.... *shudders*
I would tell myself to stop smoking weed and trying to impress everyone and get better grades so i could have had a different career path. Im a very successful welder these days. But at 35 yrs old i have the joint and all the pains of a 70 yr old from head to toe. That told to me by my Doc. Mike from puyallup!
I would tell the high school me to drop that doughnut and never touch them again. My metabolism has never recovered. Ted.
When half the girls soccer team asks for it, say yes.
don't hump your best friend's mom is not worth it
Last week, a 69-year-old man in Manchester, England put a metal ring around his manhood as a sex aid. We're not sure if he was with someone or solo, but he put on the ring and did something sexual. Here is the problem…once he was done; he couldn't get the ring off! He tried waiting, he tried getting it off when he wasn't excited, and nothing worked. Finally, he went to the hospital. His doctors called the fire department, and they ended up using a tool that they normally use to cut open cars (OW!!!) during rescues. The procedure took an hour, but it was successful. The man spent the night in the hospital and is now recovering.
Based on the story of a man that needed a fire crew to cut him out of the ring he put around his genitalia…Looking back on your life…when have you thought to yourself…”I can’t believe I got myself in THAT situation”? Here are the texts we got:
Once put a firemen sticker, you know the gold shield they give out at parades, on my boys when I was 9. Took both my parents, some vasoline, and a bit of yanking to get it off. Not my finest moment. -"That guy"
My dad stood 2 close 2 a tree that was bein cut down & it twistd around(widow-maker)! & pind his legs. They had 2 cut both off with a chainsaw!
I previuosly worked with troubled kids,and was asked to check on one at a home in N.Snohomish county. It resulted in a 30 min Dukes of Hazard car chase/demolition derby. When the chase was over I was up against 5 men 2 with knives....I pulled out the Taurus .380 handgun I carried and changed a few minds....ended up facedown at gunpoint,until the police sorted it out.....turns out it was a meth-house, and I took em down all by myself....it took me almost a week to wrap my head around that fiasco.
when the senior citizen living in the apartment above me, took me hostage at gunpoint and the s.w.a.t. team had to come break me out of his apartment.
When i was five i was at the neighbors house riding around on one of those toy motorized quads. They had a rope hanging from a tree with a loop at the end. I accidently rode by it and my head went through the loop and the quad kept going. So as i was hanging from a noose the grandma ran out grabbed me down and said, don't tell your mom!
When i was 9 my friend got his member stuck in a beer bottle. He had to break it to get it out, surprisingly no cuts
Today's Video Blog features Jeetz On The Streets...The Bachelor auditions were in town, and Jeetz was there to cover it!