Thursday, July 23, 2009

Could Paper-hanging be in my future?

This morning around 5:45 I woke up in a panic. Where was my arm? I was laying on my stomach and as I pulled up to look for it, it dragged out from under the pillow. Seriously, not where I thought it was. You know that feeling.

Now my arms and legs fall asleep a good bit, especially in my sleep. However, I thought Ole' Righty was a goner. What was I going to do? I am right-handed! I pitch right-handed...wait, nevermind. I had no feeling in it whatsoever.

So I used the trusty one, Lefty, to shake the dead one back to life. It took a good minute of shaking before it was back to "normal" and even then it wanted to return to its lifeless state multiple times during the day.

So could I become the next great One Armed Paper-Hanger? I hope not.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I love puppets and Coldplay.

This video has been out a while, but I was just reminded of it. Makes me want to go be a Muppeteer. (Yes, I know these aren't puppets, but they sort of are.)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Big Jumps - Emiliana Torrini
Battlefield - Jordin Sparks
Make Me Believe - Angel Taylor
Run - Amy MacDonald
Skeleton Boy - Friendly Fires
That's Not My Name - the Ting Tings
GO ON - Jack Johnson
Hometown Glory - ADELE
Belief (live) 0 Gavin DeGraw
Last Request - Paolo Nutini
Hotblack - Oceanship
Circles - the Enemy Lovers
Fine China - Andy Davis
Believable Doubt - Andy Davis
Let the Woman - Andy Davis
Stay - SafetySuit
I Love You (I Always Have) - Mikky Ekko
Charmed Life (Olaj Remix) - Joy Williams
Kids - MGMT
We Could Run Away - Needtobreathe

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Is that a monster under my bed?

So I have never really been a scardy-cat (sp?) except for the times I watched Silence of the Lambs and The Exorcism of Emily Rose...I could not sleep for days.

But I'm starting to wonder if I should be afraid when I go to sleep...You may be asking me the same question after you read the two experiences I've had.

1. When I moved out of my first 1 bedroom in Birmingham in October of 2004, Kinsley and I took my mattresses off my bed frame to take it apart. What did we find? A Holy Bible with satanic symbols and curse words written on it. I had not been able to sleep well for the two months I had been back from camp. Coincidence? I think not.

See, I had sub-let my apartment to a guy over the summer while I was on the road at camp. He was a Christian speaker and come to find out he had found this Bible and used it in an illustration during his sermons. When he moved out, he forgot to take it with him. Instead, he put a curse on my sleep. In return, I cursed him out. (not really...only in my head.)

2. This weekend I was back in Birmingham to help celebrate Ben and Erin Moon's upcoming baby and subsequent parenthood. Liza so kindly offered me a bed at her house to sleep in during my visit. This morning I was stripping the bed so Liza could wash the sheets (I'm a good houseguest) and as I'm taking off the fitted sheet, guess what sticks out between the mattress and box springs...No really, guess. A STEAK KNIFE!!!! I'm assuming that it was put there by someone who was possibly house sitting and maybe got scared. But really? A steak knife?!? How about a butcher knife? I've got news for you...gun beats knife, everytime.

I'm starting to think that monsters might be my better option.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fire your Ad Agent.

Creepy Old Ads...Really? Who thought these were a good idea?

Here's a taste of what you'll see...pun intended.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Keeping up with the McDonnells

Forget the Joneses, the new people to keep up with are the McDonnells. Specifically I'm talking Kay. While visiting this past weekend she mentioned getting an iPhone numerous times and then by Sunday decided she was going to get an iMac. For years she talked about how stupid Apples were all the while Facebooking on Bob's MacBook. After being confronted with her hypocrisy she shrugged and said she didn't care.

Kay and Bob travelled to the Apple Store today and she informed me that she will be getting these two items very soon. So cool. I predict there will be many phone calls to tell her what something on the iPhone screen means.

So there's that.

One other moment of hilarity happened while discussing older women wearing younger clothes. When her cousin Charlotte said that her sisters told her she needed to wear clothes more her age, Kay replied "They are just trying to protect you. They don't want someone jumping your bones."

Greg and I looked at each other and I informed Kay that that phrase better never come out of her mouth again.

She was shocked and said, "You must mean something different than what I mean."

When we told her what we meant, she said, "No, that's what I thought it meant."

Meet the new Joneses

Bob & Kay

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tennis doesn't get much better than this...unless Nadal is involved.

What a Final Four!

Roger Federer: If Roger wins, he will have 15 Grand Slam Titles, beating Pete Sampras.

Andy Murray: If Andy Murray wins, all of the UK will go hysterical. He's their best hope of a title since Tim Henman and he is only getting better.

Tommy Haas: My favorite player, Tommy, is 31 which is considered ancient in tennis years. If he wins the title he will have fought back from so much to win his first Grand Slam title.

Andy Roddick: Andy was the last American male to win a Grand Slam title in 2004 at the US Open. If he wins Wimbledon, he might put a spark back in American tennis.

Tickets for Sunday's Wimbledon final are going for a reported 20,000 pounds. THAT'S ALMOST $40,000!!!!

And I'd like to introduce you to Devin Britton, from the great state of Mississippi whose future looks great in professional tennis. He signed with an agent today and hopes to win the Junior Wimbledon tournament. He'll also be traveling with Blake, Roddick and the Bryan brothers on the US Davis Cup team as a practice partner. If Devin is the future of tennis, I'm liking it.