Shaken Not Stirred

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Beer For Football Fans

So after watching the last Mountaineer football game, my nerves are shot. I know they are doing the best that they can and that it's just the way the "cookie crumbles". And I'm still a completely loyal Mountaineer fan...always will be.

But I completely understand why beer or some sort of liquor is an absolute essential for any sporting event (especially for the fans...not so much for the players). I think if I hadn't had anything, my nerves would have been worn raw. The game was good, but I think would have been better had the Mountaineers won. It's always better when they win.

The next day, some of my friends were still a little edgy concerning the final outcome. Me? I'm looking forward to the next game.

Monday, September 08, 2008

The Spice Thief

I am not sure if I heard this right. I was reading something...but in the background CNN is on and they talked about a bizarre thief, who broke into someone's home armed with a sausage and a spice rack. The home owners woke up to the thief spicing them and then wacking them with the sausage before taking off with their money.

What? It sounds more like something from a bad SNL skit or from fetish porn. Maybe I was not listening correctly or zoning out. Did anyone else hear this? And what are the more bizarre clips of news you've heard lately.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Still Hungover

I think I had one of the best times I have had in a long time this weekend at my relative's wedding. This much conversation gives new meaning to the saying "diarrhea of the mouth". And we talked about everything from politics to topics that meant nothing to anyone but me and the other person involved.

And a key essential to all this laughing was the open bar both at the wedding and at the breakfast/brunch/dinner reception the next day.

One topic that came up several times was "who is this wedding gig actually for". I know my relatives spent tons of money on this gig. There was an amazing DJ--that was more entertaining than annoying. He kept a full dance floor for most of the night. The food from the appetizers (six tables of different appetizers) to the main course (your choice of three different entrees, or you could have all three if desired) was awesome. But really, when I looked up and saw the bride and groom, I don't think they had time to enjoy any of this. Between making sure that everyone was having a good time and greeting the more than 250 guests, they looked stressed. I don't think I saw them eat once. The groom did join us for some shots between smiling at the camera and going from table to table to say "thanks for coming". For the most part, he didn't really get to do much else. So mainly exuberant amounts of money was spent to make us have a good time.

Anyway congrats to my cousin and his new bride!!