Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

I would like to wish all of you who are usual suspects of this blog and not, a very Happy Valentine's Day......

However I find Valentine's day to be a day when people are told what to think and do. It is a great fiscal time for hallmark, floral businesses and restaurants to bring in some extra change but in all honesty, why do we need a day when to tell our significant other that we love them, that we care for them, or that we adore them...Why not tell the person, or persons (ie family and friends) that we appreciate them everyday? I find that romance is all too dead in the current world that we live in. It seems that if we aren't communicating electronically, that we are not communicating at all...

I was just eating breakfast and watching sex in the city (ridicule me for that later but i woke up late, had to eat something and it was on when I turned on the teli...) and the episode had Mikhail Baryshnikov (see White Nights if you already haven't) and he was talking to his on screen girlfriend Kerri (Sarah Jessica Parker) about how he wants to take her away to Paris with him and live life...

What does that mean? Live life? His definition was pretty clear...wake up in the morning next to her, he sees her, she sees him, they go to cafes, dinner, live...odd right, that he wanted to do these things with her everyday when we sit here and do these things on one specific day, a day that we are told we should do it...and I thought men and women alike were born of free will...



Moral: Do something purely out of love of life for someone you don't know...like buy the person behind you that cup of coffee and spread some love throughout the world...

Keep Dancin'

Friday, February 13, 2009

TGIF + Long Weekend+Valenties!

Happy Friday everyone, we have lots to celebrate this weekend.
Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate this weekend.

1. Your friend just had a baby girl..Congrats Lissa!
2. It's a Long Weekend
3. Valentines day.
4. Presidents Day Monday
and 5..... this classic jam by the Searchers, make sure you pick up your Love Potion this weekend.

Syncronized dancing....

Let's be honest...since weddings were weddings were weddings, people would jam to such classics as the chicken dance, the electric slide and who doesn't love doing Los Del Rio's classic hit Macarena (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlzwuFkn88U)...

Come one now, who doesn't enjoy making a fool of themselves when they are one shot from hittin the floor, commmmeeee onnnn...left hand palm down, right hand palm down, turn the left hand over...etc etc...you hear that song, you put down your drunk and head on out to the dance floor and start shaking it...it's an easy eight count to follow and fun for all ages...

Well a good friend of mine, who is a monster at quarters, Shout out to ESSO, holla at yo boy, bean-tizzle im taking you down in 09...sorry...so Esso drops this new jam, which is going to blow soldier boy's crank dat out of the water....this is the song I am going to be doing at the next wedding I attend...Trigonometry, you better polish your shoes cause "you can lean wit it, now you can drop wit it, you can switch to the other leg and stop wit it...."


Thank you youtube.com for the OFFICIAL STANKY LEG VIDEO!

Moral: In the immortal words of the G-spot Boyz..."Do the stanky leg, Do the stanky leg, do the, do the stanky leg...'

Keep Dancin'....or at least do the stanky leg

Thursday, February 12, 2009

High Bowls

I bet you are asking yourself, Spice what the hell is a high bowl? Well let me tell you, as I am sitting at my place of work, the main man Fonze comes over and tells us that Jimmy Rocket ran out of the bathroom yelling “high bowl ...high bowl" tripped and fell on to the ground and knocked himself out. When he finally came to... they asked him what he was talking about, to which he replied, “the bathroom toilet bowls are too high, my feet fell asleep and made me dizzy".

Please remember if you ever come across a really tall porcelain queen, never spend too much time conversing, she will cut off your blood supply.

A-fraud

JUNK!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah he puts up insane numbers, but he has had help (refer to raging bull post)! The man has been accused and has confessed to his use of steroids for a given time period. A GIVEN TIME PERIOD. YEAH LIKE HE JUST USED IT FOR 3 YEARS THAT'S ALL. I don't understand how this guy gets a slap on the wrist with his ticky tac on air confession and no dock in pay, when a college athlete found using steroids loses not only his spot on the roster, but the scholarship to pay for his education! Seems pretty unfair...

While Boras is out getting astronomical contracts for his players who use roids the people who actually love the sport of baseball have been pushed out onto their asses because they can't afford rising ticket costs and mediocre food for the arm and a leg Fenway and other ballparks are charging. I think Boras alone is to blame for this but cheaters like A-rod, Bonds, Clemens etc who are putting up huge numbers are able to ask for more money and the MLB corporation is willing to pay for it...

Yeah I said it, they are a corporation, it used to be blue collar, my uncle would tell me how bleacher seats a few beers and some Fenway franks cost him no more than 20 bucks as recent as 20 years ago...now you go there and you're looking at 26 dollar seats, 7 dollar beers, and 6 dollar franks...Say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos!


Thank you www.bostondirtdogs.com for this image.

Moral: Small vile of success here...get your small vile of success, just inject in your rear...........What ever happened to working hard for it...

Keep dancin'

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Killer instinct

Throwing around some of the best video games of all time with a good friend of mine had me thinking pretty hard. There are so many games out there that I wanted to become the master of that it was fairly difficult. There was NBA Jam, Mario Brothers, Alter Beast, Mortal Kombat (one of many influences that got me involved in kung fu in the first place), Tekken, Street fighter, etc etc...and then there was Killer Instinct.

For those of you who don't know the game (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_Instinct), yeah someone made a wiki page for it, this game was IT! It had everything, 62 hit combo's by Jago, morphing into beasts, beasts who could fight, and there were moves after moves....this game revolutionized 3rd person fighting games! So this one time, me Sam Haigar and Uncle were out in town at VENU (pronounced by us as whenyouuuu deal with it) bugging out to classic hard house. I am on the speakers with some of the dancers doing my thing and all of a sudden one of the dancers introduces me to her friend, cat. long and short of it cat invites us back to her place to party so Uncle, Sam, and I head on over, its around 3am, and we're all pretty banged up...

We walk into her place at the Northeastern Greenrooms (stupidly upscale dorm rooms) only to see a bunch of people around a 50 inch tv playing KI! So i hang back and start watching these people play and finally someone invites me to take the controller. I asked if they were sure and they said yeah...so i front, act like I am not good, and suggest that they pick my player for me cause it doesn't matter...they pick my girl orchird (relatively weak but her combo's are insanely long)...I just start pounding the daylight out of everyone, needless to say they figured me for a ringer after, to which i confirmed and told them how I took lunch money all the time from kids at the arcade....




Moral: Supreme victories only come to those who practice hard...

Keep Dancin'

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Why do we fall?

The other night I was watching Batman and a line from Alfred has been resonating through my head since. "Why do we fall Mr. Wayne?" to which Mr. Wayne responded with "So we can learn to pick ourselves up, Alfred." Powerful. Children, adolescents and adults all fall at some point or another and how they pick themselves up is a testament of their character.

A lot of people have fallen lately as the economy has been spiraling downwards. Every day you hear more people were laid off, more businesses shut down, and the government is working on ways to stimulate it. Driving home from work I pick up my mother from her work, not only to cut costs but also to be green, and it's our Q.T. with each other since we always get caught up in traffic, she speaks of imminent layoffs by her company, and darker times ahead, it takes a lot out of her to stay positive and keep us positive as well...

So we finally get out of traffic, get home and sit a moment in front of the TV when our President gets up to speak. He stands in front of our nation with poise, speaks with grace and gives his heart and soul to bettering this nation. As down as I was driving home, just hearing him speak refreshes the hope and prosperity that I feel he will bring to this nation during his time in office. Let's be honest here, to get a 56 year old woman smiling, clapping and jumping in her seat after a 12 hour day at work, seeing her hope rejuvenated, that's something special...



Moral: In the words of Oscar Wilde - "What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise"

Keep dancin'

Monday, February 9, 2009

Franklin Park Zoo

As you may have heard the economic conditions have effected everyone, most recently Zoos, and specifically Franklin Park Zoo. It has become increasingly difficult to raise funds and keep the facilities in good shape at this establishment...

I remember taking a field trip in the 8th grade to the zoo. It was a class trip that was arranged for the kids that didn't go to Washington D.C. at the time to visit the capital. There were a bunch of really cool things to do if you didn't go and really this was one of those that I couldn't forget. From the minute you walked into the zoo it had that earthy jungle smell to it. Right as you walk in you come up on a tropical forest where the Mandrills (Looks like Rafiki from the Lion King *insert awwws here*) happen to call their humble abode

So as we walk in I am overcome with excitement only to hear one of these Mandrills yell and launch a steaming pile of junk hitting my teacher in the head. Guess that's how they got their name in the first place, shouldn't have been too surprised by that...



Moral: Donate to the zoo if you can (http://www.franklinparkzoo.org/index.cfm?nodeID=2&stopRedirect=1) because monkeys that throw poop are definitely greasy!

Keep dancin'...and mind the poop...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Aces....

Remember i got banged up friday night into saturday morning, had the miso soup, got ahead of that hangover, sold some cigars, smoked some cigars, etc etc...so come time to close up shop i get invited to a home game...and since none of us wanted to make an hour and a half drive to take peoples money, we decided to stay at the chesterfield south and take eachothers...

The game, Texas No-Limit Holdem...known as the cadilac of poker, even though real professionals prefer omaha 8's or better and stud any day of the week...so we sit down, really friendly game, talking about what's been goin on with the economy, some religious, how our fantastic new president is handling things when all of a sudden comes the flop...2, 2, and 2....in the pot was was a few dollars, a decent bet was made by the man under the gun only to be pushed all in by the button...how scary does three dueces look when you are staring down the barrel looking at American Airlines (pocket Aces)...honestly not very scary until the button decides to push all in...you gotta be thinking there is one card in the deck that can beat you, the 4th duece, the odds of flopping quads are 0.01%....the man under the gun calls only to see the button turn over the quads....makes you feel kinda like this....



Moral: Can't get greasier than Aces....they always seem to let your money slip away...

Keep dancin'