It always amazing to me that no matter the sport if it is playoff's of the finial you might just end up watching it. Now I am a sports nerd which is understood but I think even the average person who casually watches sports get's into playoff games. Take me for instance, I am not a huge hockey fan but I do very much enjoy the NHL playoffs and anything that goes to a game seven is fun in my book. If your a basketball fan the NBA playoff's are going on right now. The NBA playoff's are a different breed as I am just happy to watch some team lose as opposed to watching for someone to win. Last night I watched some of the NBA playoff and I used to really like Birdman last night he acted like a punk. He took a cheap shot at a guy away from the ball when no one was watching and then got upset when the other player got in his face. If a guy start's something with you finish what they started but to start with the cheap shot again makes you the punk. Never start fights finish them, which is good advice on the field of play and in life. The other thing I really like about the NBA playoff's on TNT is inside the NBA. Charles Barkley is very honest and funny to me, has he offended me in the past yes but I like him as a commentator. Shaq is also on the crew and he is funny at time's but can get real annoying, I also like the main guy on the set Ernie since with all these ex players on the set and he has to keep them on point. So I hope you enjoy some playoff action this year and sometimes if your watching just pick a team and roll with them. Have a good weekend everyone
I recently went to San Francisco to visit a buddy and him family that live down there. I was a big fan of the town and thought it was a fun area so last night I saw there was a movie on called San Francisco and I watched it. Well to my surprise the movie was from 1936 and it starred Clark Gable who was a huge star back in the day, way back in the day when there were few movie stars. The movie had more singing than I would like but it was crazy watching a movie that old. It was also crazy that even though it was a long time ago the message is still the same as a lot of movies you see now a days. I love doing that old timer voice but I could not believe that the whole movie was like that. I am now thinking about adding some of that vocabulary to everyday speech but it might sound odd. I should mention that the movie was also set in San Francisco in 1906 right when the huge earthquake happened. The movie was one of the first if not the first to have special effects, like when the whole town is crumbling from the earthquake. Now that I have watched this movie maybe I should become old black and white movie guy, but then again I don't think to many chicks want to hang out with old school black and white movie guy.
I started watching this show on the Discovery channel called North America. Clearly it's about North America which is the continent we live on. Now I am sure you think you know about the part of the world you grew up in but you don't. So often I think as American's we forget how big our country is. There are vast amounts of land that just don't have people on them. You forget about the rocky mountain's and the plains that are just almost empty. I did not realize that tornado's were such and American thing. The wind just comes down shooting from up in Canada and then it merges with that tropical air from the gulf of Mexico and bam you get these horrible storms that hurt and destroy with a unreal amount of power and force. I also did not realize that a ton of the jungles in central America which is still part of the continent are just open and people don't go in them. The world overall is a beautiful place but man is own continent awesome. The animals are pretty cool as well, I feel like Africa and Asia are famous for the big cats they have but I kind of like that we have the scary dogs like wolves. Speaking of dogs I was watching about the prairie dog as well and those things are cute and awesome. Those hole they dig are for living and protection, also they stand up on the back legs like we do. It's a cool show and you might even learn something.
I was watching the deadliest catch this morning, the latest one from Tuesday. I was kind of surprised that Sig let Edger actually drive the Northwestern and be the captain for the blue crab season. Now this was a big step as Edger has been trying to get to be the captain for a while and the boat is a family boat so I agree that both Hansen boy's should get a shot at being the captain. The issue is that another guy on the boat has been working hard as well to get a chance to run that boat and that guy is Jake Anderson. So on this episode Jake got upset and punched another guy on the boat when the real issue to me is just he needs to talk with Edger and realize that the guys with the family name are going to get first dibs. I think Jake has put in the work to get to be a captain of another boat but then again does he want to leave the Northwestern and TV. Those are my thoughts on the drama on the show but something else has happened over the years and that if you watch this show enough you start to care what happens to the guys. Now up here watching the show is a little different as a lot of the guys live around here but people all over the world love that show and care about those dudes. The other crazy thing is always that when I watch that show and even though they are still alive when being caught, I want to eat Crabs after watching the show. I really like crabs as if and grew up on smaller Maryland Blue crabs but I like them all and want a huge pile of them watching the show. I would and have mixed both my Maryland crab pride with Alaskan crab as I eat the crabs out here with Old Bay and apple cider vinegar
I like sports and watch them often, I what you could call a sports junkie. I like to talk about sports and when it comes to things like the NCAA I am against a lot of the crap they pull but I love watching college football. Sports also is a very bonding thing with my family and I. My dad and brother still tailgate Maryland games in the fall with our cousins and my uncle. Hell my buddy Bernie still shows up sometimes and I have not even lived there in eight years. When I started watching soccer one of the best things about watching soccer is it a language you can talk with everyone from anywhere in the world. Sports are also great to me because you learn about people and what they are like in a competitive environment. You know them from work but I bet you would have a different impression of the person if you played a sport with them. Sports also teach discipline in kids and how to work for things they want and the feeling of accomplishments when they preform well. Do sports have down sides? Yes of cores they do but I think for me in my life the good has out weight the bad. I also have done a ton of different sports in my life. Growing up I was all about baseball, high school I played football for a couple years and also enjoyed shooting hoops. I trained in boxing for a period and a little BJJ, hell I even played indoor soccer for a couple years. There are tons of sports from golf to kickball as well, so with summer around the corner get out there and get playing
Ok Seattle we have had some fun and now is the tough part, June. See every year since I have lived here which is eight years now it seems June is the toughest month to deal with. I think that during the fall and winter we expect so bad weather and don't bitch too much. Now June on the other hand is a different story since most of the country will be out enjoying warm weather and we are still sporting hoodies. June is the only month that gets to me a little bit but I could be wrong and June could bust out into this crazy awesome month of sun and warmth but I am not expecting that at all. So why am I writing this to bring you down? No not at all I am writing this to remind you when it's July 4th and still chilly just remember that July 6th will turn this city back into the most beautiful place to live in the world. Once the summer does break it will all come back to you, the outdoor patio's and lakes. Boat rides and road trips, if you know someone with a boat I assume you know someone with a car. Grilling with buddies and playing sports. Maybe you want to throw the football around or maybe have a kick about, hell maybe your a Frisbee guy. My point is don't let June get you down because the summer is going to be here soon.
Tonight is the last show of the Office. Now I am sure plenty of you are fans of the Office as it was one of the biggest show's on TV ever. It is also funny to think about the show ending because the show started in 2005 and is now ending in 2013. So that is eight years ago the show started, so my question is what were you doing eight years ago yourself? When a show like the Office ends it run to me it's big deal in culture just because I can think of how many different times I have talked about the Office over the years. Now I will not lie I stopped watching the Office a few years ago but was always a fan of the show just kind of stopped watching it during a tough time and never got back to it. I can think back to the time asking my brother if he had even heard of the show after someone introduced me to it. Back then he had two small kids and now my niece is 10 and my nephew is 8. Hell I have moved three times to different parts of the city since this show has been on. When the show started my favorite music at the time was Mike Jones WHO Mike Jones, now I am not even sure what Mr.Jones is up to but I am sure people are still hittin up his cell. So tonight if you are a Office fan enjoy the show and if your not maybe just watch and see all the funny things you missed over the years. As I said I am not the biggest fan but on the same token it is rare that I watch the Office and don't laugh.
I was watching a show called Taboo on National Geographic Channel about taboo loves. Now one guy loved cars and not like a gear head I mean he physically loved cars. He would rub them and get turned on and another lady loved wall's. Yes wall's she just loved them. The last couple they had on was about age difference and I thought that's not really taboo as I see it all the time. The taboo was that she was 32 years older than him. See I had never really thought about it but it is much more taboo for the age difference to be between a older woman and younger man. It makes sense that some younger girls would want a older guy who can provide for her family but with the older woman the kids are done. I will tell you the truth that when I saw them kiss it was not that odd but they kissed and then she cleaned up his face like a mom would and that creped me out. Now as someone who is single it is not my place to say where or when you can find love but the mommy look to that relationship was a little odd. The other funny thing is the guy's wife is ten years older than his parents. Taboo's are funny because they also are very personal, something you deem taboo I may not. It kind of reminds me of Facebook and how some pictures I think are fine you might be ok with at your job. Taboo's are only as strong as the community that supports them
So yesterday on the show we announced the line-up for Pain in the Grass 2013. Fist off the line-up is awesome if your a rock fan which I am guessing you are since your reading this blog. Alice in Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, Jane's Addiction, Volbeat just to name a few. Even my boys from Airborne are back to do Pain this year. The other crazy thing about Pain this year is it is at the Gorge over in eastern Washington so that means a giant campout. The show is two days in September on the 6th and 7th. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am for this show, it's one thing to just be going to this show but to be out there in the campground with all the rockohalics will be awesome. This is a event that is going to kick ass. Right now I am calling for good weather and cool nights, now by cool nights I do mean weather wise but I also mean party wise. Once you are out there and in the campground you don't really have to worry about anything and just have fun. Another great thing is that if you wake up hungover in your tent it is no big deal because day two is just starting so you can just start parting again. I just can't wait to get out there and party with everyone. I really do hope to see you out there in September
What is the world about these days is my big question? I ask this because last night was the May Day march on immigration then later in the day some people had a unscheduled protest that ended in some broken glass and 18 people arrested. I ask what is the world about because the May Day march is some very important thing in our country but no one seems to care. I went down last year and marched along side my brothers and sisters in a sign of solidarity for immigration reform. The others are a very small group of people looking to cause trouble and gain attention. Now I could on and on about how the local news was horrible all last night and almost giddy that something had happened between the cop's and the bad protesters. The cop's by the way were looking for that fight as much as the protesters were. Last night I watched as the mayor of Seattle brought up the actual planned march about immigration but the news and the cop's just wanted to show the little violence there was. The really sad thing to me was Facebook last night. Everyone was posting about how they should beat people up and get jobs etc. In turn what happened is every single one of you who felt the need to pop up on your soapbox and give attention to these bad protesters just made it so these people will be back every year. Also for crying out loud can we stop calling it a riot, it was at best a disturbance. Ask someone who has lived through a riot if that's what it looks like. I am just upset because it was a huge day for immigration in the USA and again we got nothing done, nobody even seemed to care. We have real problems right now in this country but we seem happier just to bitch about stuff and make fun of "hippies". Violence is never the answer in these types of things and that's why you saw none at the real march and protest. Protesting on the other hand is about as American as you can be in my mind. That's what the Boston tea party was a protest and no one has to get hurt. Stay strong people and remember with social networking the way it is, you set the tone so think about what your posting. If it's just a drunken post about your ex no worries
So this week Jason Collins who is a NBA player came out as gay. Now one of the big deal's is that he is still a active player but is he really, he is a unsigned free agent. I only ask this because I think it would be great for a active player in one of the major four pro sports in the USA to come out. I worry that he will not a get a deal now and we will never know if the locker room was really ready for a gay player in there with them. I for one am 100% on the side of equality in all things including sports and marriage. I grew up in the Catholic Church and once had some pretty bad thoughts about gay people because I did know any of them. Fear is a powerful tool and it made me say comments that I am not happy about now. To me the biggest threat to marriage is divorce and if someone is not getting married in your church they why do you care. I also do not in any way think being gay is a choice, I can't tell you why that girl makes me nervous she just does, so why should gay men have to explain why they like another man. The other thing to look at is gay's are made fun and ridiculed unfortunately throughout time and the world so why would someone choose that? The gay issue just bugs me to no end because guys like Larry Craig who vote down every pro gay thing they can and turn out to be gay. It seems wild to me in a day in age when everyone is making less money, constantly at war but people still want to yell and scream about gay people getting married. Let them get married and have rights just like you do. There is nothing about me that makes me any more entitled to get married than any gay person. Love is a hard thing to find and if two people find it, whoever they are I am for it.