July 1, 2005
SHOUT OUT! Friday
And here we go with the eighth edition of SHOUT OUT! Friday. Let me know if you liked SHOUT OUT! Friday by leaving a Commment at the end of this entry. And if you didn't, you can still leave one! Or if you'd like to give someone a personal SHOUT OUT! just e-mail me and I'll consider it for the following week.
This week's first SHOUT OUT! goes to Cris "All He Does is Score TDs" Carter. CC shared first-person accounts of failure, excessive partying and bad decisions at the NFL Rookie Symposium June 26th. He had a lot to say and had a very attentive audience.
A Cold War SHOUT OUT! to Ruskie President Vladimir Putin who recently walked off with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's diamond-encrusted 2005 Super Bowl ring.
A growling SHOUT OUT! to the Cincinnati Bengals who will introduce a new Bengals-themed Ohio license plate to its fans. A fantastic idea. I'll be calling my close, personal friend Zygi this morning.
A I Wish I'd Thought of That SHOUT OUT! to Glarkware for developing some unique notification cards. These will come in handy when I visit the State Capitol next week. Also when the Packers come to town.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled SHOUT OUT! Friday to bring you this important announcement, “Oh No! You sank my battleship!!!”
A SHOUT OUT! to the NFL for fining our guy, Mafia Mike, for scalping Super Bowl tickets. Oh, and a secondary SHOUT OUT! to my very goods friends at the IRS who just may be interested in Mafia Mike's taxes.
A Nooooooooooo! SHOUT OUT! to plastic surgeon Dr. George Khoury who has just ruined beach volleyball for me.
A Beat the Friggin' Frenchies SHOUT OUT! to my hero Lance Armstrong who begins his quest for a seventh Tour de France title. It was back in 1989 when a seventeen year old Armstrong kicked my ass by 34 minutes in the Waco Striders Triathlon down in the big state. I recovered to eventually win the Texas State Triathlon Championship but even then we all knew something special was brewing with Lance.
Finally, a warning SHOUT OUT! for all you fellow bloggers from MSN.com. Be careful what you write or you could be standing in the soup line.
If Any One Cares
My iPod (where Petty rules and Pink Floyd drools) favorite tunes for this rockin' Fourth of July weekend are:
1) Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz
2) Perfect Situation by Weezer
3) I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down by Elvis Costello
4) Slow Burn by David Bowie
5) Let's Go For A Ride by Cracker
6) Knock on Wood by Amii Stewart
7) Funky Broadway by Wilson Pickett
8) Italian Leather Sofa by Cake
9) Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground by Willie Nelson
10) The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
For All You Summer Book Readers
The Wife® has posted her summer reading list for anyone interested over at her garden blog.
Have a wonderful Fourth everyone!
Posted by maasx003 at July 1, 2005 7:37 AM
I don't care for Tom Petty. I appreciate and recognize all that he has done for music, but I just don't like stuff.
OK, here's the deal (as Ross Perot would say). I posted that to bust Shane's chops. I do like Petty a lot but to be honest, it's not so much the music but the association of thr music to a certain time or event in my life. Petty's classic stuff takes place during my senior year in highshool and college years. All fun. Whenever I hear a Petty song I can vividly recall starry nights hanging with friends and my main squeeze at the time. The Golden Years.
Maybe we (SBG, Shane, yourself) should do an entry sometime on those songs we love simply because of association with a moment in our life.
Yeah, and I'm just busting your chops COD. Although I don't much care for Petty (and vastly prefer Pink Floyd) I certainly don't think he is as bad as I've let on. But bad enough. I'll never buy any of his stuff, that is for sure.
Great idea to write about "associative songs." Van Halen I comes to mind for me. Or even Michael Jackson's Thriller. Good memories.
That's a good idea. And I agree with you COD on the association thing. Music was so important to me when I was in high school and college. I've really lost interest in it now, it was a rite of passage thing. But, when I hear some of those what are now oldies (gack!) I am, for a brief fleeting second, 19 years old again.
Or the really, really bad songs that served as your prom theme!?!? AAAAGGGGGGGG, please no more Captain and Tenille! I think proms even killed good association with "Stairway to Heaven" for most.
Or the song that was playing when you broke up with your first girlfriend...you know, when she reached down your throat, pulled out your heart, sliced it up and put it on toast and served it to you kinda moment?
That's a week's worth of material right there
Mafia Mike?? What's up with that -- because the guy is from the East Coast - he is in the Mafia??
I love having a coach who is as big and tall as his players. He is certainly no phoney. I love the fact that he has that New York Attitude, and speaks his mind. As for the Superbowl Tickets --
everybody knows that Everybody and their mother in the NFL sells their Superbowl Tickets on the side - how do you think all those online ticket agencies get all their Superbowl Tickets and packages?? - and sells them for 5 grand and up a piece?? Mike Tice is as real as they come - especially refresing compared to the "Sheriff" Dennis "everyone on earth is against me" Green. As someone who grew up in North Jersey --
I am Irish and Italian (no it is not pronounced
"Eye-talian" I resent all these Mafia references. BTW I grew up in Tony Soprano's neighborhood and I know all those sites in the introduction to the Soprano's. So please no more Mafia mentions -- especially since I can probably guess your shoe size ( I am kidding of course). Fuggetaboutit!! :)
and remember Zyggi is from the Garden State also.
He is gonna make the Vikings ROCK!!