Sunday, October 25, 2009

Talk about surviving

Wow....I think I almost peed my pants watching the last 3 minutes of the Alabama game. Phewww, we made it.
Okay, here's the deal. We have got to start picking up our offense again. At the beginning of the season, McElroy was doing so well. Now, he's disappeared. It's so frustrating to see our team get into the red zone, time and time again, and then settle for a field goal. If we want to build confidence in ourselves, we have got to pick it up.
Now for my time to disagree with a lot of the reports out there right now. The media is so fickle. One minute, they love us and hate florida. Now, it's all about Florida and Texas and we are the questionable one. Ughhh. Bottom line: we won.
Nick Saban described it best:
"You talk about how fragile a season is," "You're controlling a game, even though you may say it's winning ugly. We're still ahead 12-3 and totally controlling the game with 3 minutes, 29 seconds and the ball. That's how fragile a season can be. You make one mistake and you have to go overcome it. I hope that there's a lot of lessons our team can learn from this."

While the score was not high, and while it wasn't a blow out, if you watched the entire game, you'll remember that we were winning pretty easily. They only had 3 points as of the 4th quarter. We had stopped them from even getting a field goal on several long drives. Then, everything went wrong. Fumble-touchdown-onside kick.....every single thing that could go wrong, did. But we held on, and that's what matters.
So remember that AP people. They keep saying, "Alabama can't play like that if they want to beat Florida", after their Tennessee and Arkansas game the press were saying the exact same thing about Florida. Typical. Roll Tide.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

For Your Entertainment

I can't stop laughing about this video.

Self explanatory

"Don't scare a black man"

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Drag me to where?....

Recently we rented a movie from netflix called Drag me to Hell. ..calm down, it's not as bad as it sounds, it's even PG-13. It's a very cool horror movie. See, this movie came out in theaters this summer, and as usual, I dragged (wink) jess with me to see it. She made it halfway and then got too scared, so we left. When I found out it was being released on DVD I was thinking, cool, now I can finish it. I'm kind of rambling right now, but this will all make sense in a minute. So we start watching the movie while our friend Sarah was over. It's going along...the girls are kind of scared, but not as much as usual, b/c movies just aren't as scary at home.

At a certain point in this movie, it becomes apparent that the main girls cat is going to die. No need for me to go into details, but lets just say, you know the cat is gonna die. Right when this is revealed, Sarah looks at me and goes, "tell me that cat doesn't die...i hate it when animals die in movies." Having seen that part in the movie already in the theaters, I smile and say "don't worry, it's done very tastefully." The reason I said that is b/c the movie portrays it in a funny way, and you actually don't see the cat die.

So the scene comes where the girl is gonna kill the cat. (sorry if this is morbid...hopefully you'll see the humor in a minute) Sarah starts saying "oh no, oh no oh no"....again, I reassure her, "it's fine, it's tasteful". All of a sudden, the killing starts......okay, here's how it played out in the theater....

-The girl starts walking around the house with a knife saying, "here kitty kitty, here kitty kitty"...then, it cuts to a scene of her covering the cat with dirt in the backyard. Basically, you know she killed the cat, but you don't see anything else.-

Here is what happened on the DVD that we were watching. The girl begins stabbing the cat off screen. All you can see is her face and her arm with the knife, repeatedly stabbing. You begin to see tons of blood all over the knife, her face, etc. Sorry I'm being more graphic than I would normally here, but the level of violence is the reason this story is so funny. (also, it's hard to explain, but this scene was done in a funny, exaggerated kind of way, if that makes sense). But yes, there is blood everywhere, then you see her dumping the cat in a hole and covering it with dirt.
.....I'm gonna let you have a minute to take that whole scene in... :)

This all happened as if it were slow motion to me. Sarah covers her mouth and starts screaming and kind of laughing. I'm shocked and laughing, not knowing what to do, b/c I wasn't expecting it. She looks over, laughing, and goes "that was tasteful???!!" I felt soooo bad, but it was hilarious. Then I looked at the netflix package it came in....we were watching the directors cut version, not the theatrical version. yeah.....yikes. In the end, it was extremely funny and we all laughed. Again, I hope you get the humor out of this story and not the grossness. Although, it was gross, and it still was funny. So much for tasteful...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Vault Moment...

So, one of my good friends at work and I are always having fun at work. We both like to watch reality shows, and we're both obviously funny. We always say that our soils lab could be a reality show. Basically I still think my life could be one, but our lab would be great too. There are so many characters working in the lab, each with their own personalities. We would have episodes such as, who's talking about who, who never comes to work, who always messes things up around the lab, who annoys us all the time...etc. It would just be hilarious. You all know that reality shows usually have a "confessional". That's the place where the people on the show go and talk directly to the camera about what is going on. It's the place where the people get to tell you what they were thinking while things were going on. We decided that on our show, that place would be called "the vault".
Anytime something happens in the lab that is funny, annoying, crazy, etc., or anytime we say something that is dumb or embarrassing, my friend and I will say, "I just had a vault moment"....meaning: this would be a time that they would show me in the vault, talking about what was going on. You would be surprised how many vault moments you can have in a day. It's very entertaining. So try it. Try and count, in a single day, how many vault moments you have. That is all.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

SEC blog

Maybe I should be a writer for Why not, they have people like Lisa Horne over there, so I figure I'm just as qualified. Yesterday was a good day for us....and for the SEC in general. Now Florida is ranked #1, and Alabama is #2. Here's to not messing things up....

Our conference is doing really well this it does every year. Rankings are fun for bragging rights, but really, they don't show the real picture. There are now only 4 teams from the SEC in the top 25. Questionable. First off, everyone dogged Mississippi for being ranked #4 earlier in the season. They lost to South Carolina, which is actually a really good, ranked team right now. (and an SEC team). Then we have LSU. They were also ranked #4 as of last they've dropped down, once again, by an SEC team. (Florida by the way). Then we have Georgia. Now, Georgia hasn't been the best this year, I'll admit that, but it's wrong to say that they are terrible because they lost to Tennessee. This is the same Tennessee that Florida struggled against. They are a solid team.

This brings me to the same point that is made every year. This is why all SEC fans claim to have the toughest conference. No, all the teams don't deserve to be in the top 10, but they are all capable of beating the best teams on any given day. There isn't a week that goes by that I think Alabama is absolutely going to win. They have the talent to win, but you just never know. Auburn just lost to Arkansas, and Auburn has been great this whole season. You never know.

Last note: lots of sports writers are quick to call teams overrated simply because they lose one game. (Some are). However, you must look at their entire season so far before you can claim that. Mississippi is a good team, they just got beat by better teams. The same can go for many other teams this year.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Horsing around during the summer

Here are some really late pictures from this summer. Once a month we had a "career enhancement" day, where all of us from work went and did something fun. On this particular day we went to the Lavender Farm and rode horses, and then went to a local pond. Let me remind you, this was during the summer, and it was bloody HOT. We couldn't ride the horses for too long b/c it was so hot. Here you go...

Me on the rope swing

Pretending to fall off my horse
These horses are really big. Much bigger than most horses you would ride at any other place. (my co-workers wife worked at the farm so we got to ride the big horses) See the purple lavender fields in the background?

Victoria and I had to go get our horses and put the bridals on. We were extremely nervous b/c neither of us had ever done it. They just said, "go get your horses". It was one of the coolest moments of my life. We were laughing the whole time.

Here we are after we got our horses. These were 2 regular sized horses. I was switched to one of the bigger ones later one. (They needed the small ones for the shorter people)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fun pictures with Jess and Hunter

Here are some cool pictures of us taken by our friend, Sarah. Enjoy