Tuesday, September 30, 2008


CBS has picked up the Georgia - Tennessee game to be the game of the week NEXT weekend. Lets all hope that Phillip and his Vols stay all sucky, and that we can get our collective heads out of our post Bama Spanking!

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Man lets hope , for all of us, that 5769 is just a little bit less tense that 5768 was......


Once Harry, our host, got home, we watched the news...., well lets back up, Neil and I stopped and got wine and Lemonchello on the way back from our explorations, so, we were having a glass or nine of wine when Harry got home, he started to catch up. Hey, he didnt have to work today! So, after watching one economic expert after another tell us the exact opposite things, we went out for dinner. A very nice, VERY good priced , good food, Thai restaurant right in the Neighboorhood. I do love walking places. Then we hit the local Jenga bar. Then home to make smores on the grill! Its good to have a back yard!

What do New York and New Orleans have in common?

Why do I seemed to be the only one that finds it odd, that the Army is patrolling the streets of America with BIG ole guns.This is Wallstreet yesterday.

The Happiest Place on Earth....

So, on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge is lower Manhattan. What a fun day it was to be there. WALLSTREET! What a mad house, every tv crew in the area seemed to be set up down there, reporters everywhere , and hundreds of people just sort of milling around. LOTS of police, which I guess in a post 9-11 world they are always there, but I think they added some extra yesterday. We also went by Trinity Wall Street, which is one of , if not the oldest Episcopal Church in New York, if not America. George Washington pew and all. It is right next door, literally to Ground Zero, but just like how I did not like going into the 9th ward in New Orleans, I don't like going over to Ground Zero now. After we got out of that intense atmosphere that was all around the Stock Exchange, we just walked around the tip of Manhattan, the Battery and all... caught the 4 train back to good ole Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Bridge

Yesterday , after our interview, we had some lunch at a yummy little southern/Jamician place. Jerk Chicken, some damn good collard greens, dirty rice and the best stewed okra I've ever had, It is a tiny little place rigth around the corner from Harry's apartment. We needed to walk after that meal, so across the Brooklyn Bridge we go! Neither Neil, nor I had ever walked across it before. It's fun, full of people, and some great views.

Monday, September 29, 2008


That is our little NYU student, we could not love her any more than we do. She is coming to Mendon in a couple of weeks to see us being the good Christians that we are....................
OK, she is a most lovely young lady who is doing her senior film project/ thesis on the split in the Episcopal Church. She is doing her best to get the point of view of both sides, BUT there is NO question of her being on the side of the Angels. After chatting with her for a bit today, I told her that it was her life story that would be a much better movie than ours, she is from a hard core Pentecostal background, but has grown in her brief 23 years to except , well.. US, go figure. The future is so bright , I have to wear shades.

WE'RE # 1 ( just add another 1)

ELEVEN. I guess it could have been worse. We lose to the #8 NOW #2 team in the country and fall to #11. The pretty boys at USC lose to an unranked team , that is still unranked and they land at #9. Makes perfect sense. Also think that Vandy should have been a little bit higher than 19.... We should go up this week, by NOT playing. But NO more Black Shirts for a while.......

1. Oklahoma Sooners
2. Alabama Crimson Tide
3. L-S-U Tigers
4. Missouri Tigers
5. Texas Longhorns
6. Penn State Nittany Lions
7. Texas Tech Red Raiders
8. B-Y-U Cougars
9. U-S-C Trojans
10. South Florida Bulls
11. Georgia Bulldogs
12. Florida Gators
13. Auburn Tigers
14. Ohio State Buckeyes
15. Utah Utes
16. Kansas Jayhawks
17. Boise State Broncos
18. Wisconsin Badgers
19. Vanderbilt Commodores
20. Virginia Tech Hokies

Good Morning, Brooklyn!

The reason we are in NYC , other than to just hang out with friends and be in New York, is to be a part of this NYU film students project. I am a little fuzzy on the details, Neil has met with her. From the little bit I do think I know, she is a very fundamentalist Christian who is making a film about gay marriage, and has picked Neil and I to be the the poster boys ! She wants to interview us, and then film us doing normal ( wtf?) activities. I really thought about going into full June Cleaver drag , pearls and all. But you try buying a nice cotton house dress in a plus size these days on the cheap. She should be here soon, I will keep ya'll posted.
I am ready for my close up , Mr DeMille

The Hudson by train.....

We drove from Albany down to Poughkeeosie and caught the the metro north train into Grand Central Station The train follows the Hudson River all the way down. Goes right behind the FDR home at Hyde Park. It is a very pretty train ride. The F train to Brooklyn.. not so much .

Sunday, September 28, 2008

U-G-L-Y , You ain't got no alibi...

Spanked, whipped, beat, embarrassed, trounced, flogged ,pummeled on and on! In past losses I have said that Coach Richt was giving those boys too much Jesus and not enough football. Not this time. Saban out coached us, that front four out weighted us and the whole darn Alabama team just out played us! It did not help that we CONTINUE to lead the SEC in BIG penalties.. That one roughing the pass-er that cost us that early turn over was a game changer. We could have been back in it then... but, and but and but. We got flat out old fashioned BEAT by Bama. The Bear is back and he is angry! ( and strong and fast and fired up...)
So , after a drumming like that , whats a boy to to , but go out to a Big Bear Dance Party to forget ones sorrows. We were waiting outside our Albany , New York hotel ( right across the road from the University of Albany campus.. I don't think the fighting GREAT DANES had a home game.. they may not even have a football team..yankees, and their odd ways of Education) So, anyway we are waiting for our cab, when a young guy walks out, sees my G shirt and says: " WE'LL THAT SUCKED". Turns out he is from Lawrenceville , up here to do some sort of job with Dick's Sporting Goods and an '04 UGA grad! The Bulldog Nation is vast! Our heads were bowed, but we are everywhere! I am sure if our taxi had not pulled up we would have found at least one cousin in common....
The Big Bear Dance Party was fun, lots of guys. We go out to this sort of thing so rarely that I forget there is no smoking anywhere in New York State. It is great to come home from a bar and not have to leave your cloths outside or wash them like you do in Atlanta. Saw some friends, hung out, did not dance, came home to finish off the tailgate Pizza.
Now off to NYC for a few days.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I believe, I believe, I believe....

.... we have always been a 4th quarter team......

you KNOW its bad.....

Did anyone else just hear Saint Richt say : ASS ?? (31- ZERO at the half.....)


I do not have enough alcohol to deal with this.

NOT making it work!

Judge Blocks Weinstein Co From Taking 'Project Runway' From Bravo To Lifetime

I FELL Asleep!

OLE MISS 31 - Florida 30
darn! Who would have ever seen this one coming! I wonder when the last time Ole Miss beat Florida IN Gainesville??? Big weekend for Ole Miss!!

life well lived.....

Black Out Bama!

Myers quad is rocking!
This backdrop looks fantastic! I am in the lobby of a hotel in Albany, all sorts of people walking around, .. what is up with them? Don't they know GAMEDAY is on? This is the biggest game of the day in College Football....I'll live blog it.. be there cyber-ly!
GO DAWGS! ( and again, some of those folks are NOT going to make a 7:45 kick off.... pace yourself!)
  • Those plucky little Vanderbilt Commodores are off this weekend, meaning, that come Monday, they should be in the top 20! ( then they play Auburn...)
  • Tennessee v Auburn.. A LOT of Orange,... playing for a little pride in this one, who ever loses is going to have a bad year. I'm rooting for AU. Once, in like 1998 my tickets to the game were literally right in front of the Marching Smokies or what ever they are called... to this day Rocky Top gives me shivers, well that , and the fact that they used to own us.
  • did anyone else see ESPN flash Michael on the screen verses Joe Namath? Nothing says GO DAWGS like the fey Mr Stipe..
  • CORSO SUCKS.....picking Bama, but how cute were UGA and Kirk?
  • Best sign at the game : LOW TIDE/7:45 , gO BAMA and Dawgs heart Zaxby's...... (?????)
  • Now watching the hatedgators v Ole Miss... I hate having to root for them.. but it is better for us if they win.. Glad to see St Tebow getting smacked around.

about last night.....

I could not get on line last night post debate.... so I am here this morning, with a great nights sleep and a cool head.
No ones mind was changed last night, but that is a loss for McCain, last night was a home game for him. All the foolishness of not being able to make it to Ole Miss just made him look .. well silly. I think they both got in some good points, but just on demeanor, I thought Obama won. McCain seemed petulant and just plain bothered to be there, " who the hell is this young whippersnapper"was my impression. Why wouldn't he even look at Senator Obama? Just odd. John McCain is the pinnacle of power and influence in America, outrageously rich, been a Senator for ever , knows everyone, so he was bothered by Senator Obama. He is not accustomed to being questioned. ALL the upstairs staff at the many mansions he owns ( well, SHE owns) know not to look him in the eye.. ( a Miss Ross moment!)
The post debate spin room crap is just so so tired, why do the networks even carry it, from both sides. All that pablum is written before the debate, just stop.
Who knows what is going to happen this week in Washington, I do think that the crisis is starting to come into the real world. WaMu going under was real, Wachovia would be even more so. People are starting to understand just how horrible Geroge Bush has been for this country, and how John McCain would be four more years.
CNN poll last night:
• Was more intelligent: Obama 55%, McCain 30%

• Expressed his views more clearly: Obama 53%, McCain 36%

• Spent more time attacking his opponent: McCain 60%, Obama 23%

• Was more sincere and authentic: Obama 46%, McCain 38%

• Seemed to be the stronger leader: Obama 49%, McCain 43%

• Was more likeable: Obama 61%, McCain 26%

• Was more in touch with the needs and problems of people like you: Obama 62%, McCain 32%

Friday, September 26, 2008

Oxford in Albany!

Here I sit in my lovely Awe-benny New York hotel room getting ready to watch the debate. It is a very comfy bed and a nice wide screen tv! ( with a VERY fancy desk chair!) Bring on the debate! Turns out that Johnny boy is going to show up down in Oxford, looks like they are having a good time. LOOK how big the crowd is for the Obama-McCain show down, all the guys behind the MSNBC crowd, AND look how big the crowd will be tomorrow behind the GAMEDAY boys..... I am not judging, just making the point! There was already one broadcast from Athens on ESPN tonight, it looked great. I hope the weather holds...
One big ole gripe I have going right now is MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell all over the TV talking about the crisis, when LOTS of people ( also on the TV ) saying that Ms. Mitchell's husband,, Alan Greenspan, had a WHOLE lot to do with the current kerfuffle. I just think there should be some disclosure!
One hour to go......lets hope these are think walls in the Hilton Garden Inn....
( I can not upload any pictures ...)

E = Mc.... Cain is a dolt

Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.
This last night from CBS news:

KATIE COURIC: And, Bob, I understand that John McCain actually floated an alternative plan. What can you tell us about that?

BOB ORR: We're told at the White House Senator McCain offered an alternative plan that would include fewer regulations and more corporate tax breaks for businesses, kind of a private solution. But we're also told those ideas angered and surprised Democrats like banking chairman Chris Dodd who now says he thinks the White House summit was more of a political stunt for McCain.
Pretty much what got us all into this mess in the first place. Again, and yes, I know, I am sounding like some sort of drunk parrot : John McCain is not fit to become President. John McCain does not have a firm grip on reality. John McCain would be horrible for America.

WE'RE # 2 !!, WE'RE #2 !!

at least!
Those Giant Killing Beavers! NOW, lets see how far stupid USC drops!

1. U-S-C Trojans
2. Oklahoma Sooners
3. Georgia Bulldogs
4. Florida Gators
5. L-S-U Tigers
6. Missouri Tigers
7. Texas Longhorns
8. Alabama Crimson Tide
9. Wisconsin Badgers
10. Texas Tech Red Raiders
11. B-Y-U Cougars
12. Penn State Nittany Lions
13. South Florida Bulls

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wa Mu and Oregon State

Light blog day, just could not get up for it, the full outrage over the farce that is the McCain-Palin Candidacy is still there, but I feel like I am beating a dead horse. It is exhausting. McCain in his Superman undroos swooping into DC to save the American finical system. When from ALL reports he sat quitely at the photo op at the White House and introduced full blown partisan politics into the fold and oooops! There goes Washington Mutual! No, I so do not understand what is going on , I think very few do, BUT , we have to hope that those very few are , in fact, looking out for the rest of us. Zippy did not help things last night by coming on tv and screaming how bad the fire in the kitchen was.
SO! after all the news of the day , i spent the night watching Samatha Brown in the travel channel, it was the most my brain could handle, UNTIL, I came online and saw that #1 rated, the all high and mighty University of Southern California is DOWN 21 to NOTHING! I can not start watching now!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Henry is even older than John.....

" Why won't this stewardess bring me my drink, what time does this flight take off.... " ( with German accent)


This is getting close to beyond the pale. 
Takin' , Findin' , Makin'.... and " I'll try to find some and I'll bring them to YA "
Just watch it.... and in all honesty, be afraid..

Watch CBS Videos Online

Is Ashton Kutcher running the McCain campaign ?

Pun'k-ing us all??
"McCain surrogate Sen. Lindsey Graham tells CNN the McCain campaign is proposing to the Presidential Debate Commission and the Obama camp that if there's no bailout deal by Friday, the first presidential debate should take the place of the VP debate, currently scheduled for next Thursday, October 2 in St. Louis.
In this scenario, the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin would be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined, and take place in Oxford, Mississippi, currently slated to be the site of the first presidential faceoff this Friday."
Give McCain more time to get ready or nap, and don't let Governor Palin debate at all. CAN THEY BE SERIOUS??


Are you ready?
Hell yes!
Damn Right!
Hotty Toddy, Gosh almighty
Who the hell are we?
Flim Flam, Bim Bam
Ole Miss, By Damn!
Its one thing to mess around with the Columbia and Harvard grad, it's another thing all together to start messing with ANY of our S.E.C. brothers and sisters!
 Andrew Mullins, Special assistant to the University Chancellor Robert Khayat, told ABC news that postponing the Presidential debate would be "devastating for the university which has already invested millions in preparation for the debate." Mr. Mullins also noted that " if the Commission of Presidential Debates asks the campus to hold the debate at a later date, he is not sure that Ole Miss would be able to accommodate them" 
Maybe Mrs. McCain can just write a check...

Agnes Scott, Oglethorpe and S.C.A.D.

In an unprecedented move, the University of Georgia has decided today to NOT play Alabama, L.S.U. and Florida, and instead pick up games with Agnes Scott, Oglethorpe and Savannah College of Art and Design. Just seems like in these troubled times, when we have slipped in the polls down to number three, that they do not need to risk playing any real teams and just stick to the easy stuff.. it is for the betterment of all of football....

McCain Seeks to Delay First Debate Amid Financial Crisis, REALLY ??
The McCain campaign has tanked in the last few weeks. The country is realizing that Governor Palin is a joke and that he and his de-regulation buddies are the reason we are in this mess. Naturally wants to run and hide. This sort of makes me insane. I JUST this second got a poll from the local tv station on this. I can not , to the best of my knowledge, think of anything like this every happening before. It is an outrage and a blatant political ploy from a desperate campaign. 
"The Fundamentals of our economy are strong"
"Republican presidential candidate John McCain announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign to return to Washington and focus on the "historic" crisis facing the U.S. economy." He is running scared. He thinks he can hide Sarah Palin from any press and now he thinks he can hide himself. He says he is suspending his campaign to work on the bill?? wtf? The man has not been in the Senate for a vote since APRIL 8th?  He has missed 109 of the last 110 votes. He admitted yesterday that he had not even read the Presidents proposal
This has to wake people up, this has to shake up any poor soul that is undecided. The man is in no way fit to lead this country, and is coming unhinged. 
Senator Obama has said that he will be in Oxford on Friday, I hope it is him for two hours on stage alone. No matter who wins in November ( please God....) the American People NEED TO HEAR from these two men what they will be doing about this CRISIS ( and on the crisis note... why haven't things gone to hell in a hand basket yet?)
UPDATE:   1) "The debate should take place as scheduled," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview with NPR to be broadcast this afternoon. "We have to be able to do a couple of things at once. That's what leadership requires."
2) per Harry Reid: "It would not be helpful at this time to have them come back during these negotiations and risk injecting presidential politics into this process or distract important talks about the future of our nation's economy. If that changes, we will call upon them. We need leadership; not a campaign photo op.

Econ 101

"While Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson worked on a bailout plan over the weekend to help the teetering U.S. economy, Georgia coach Mark Richt uttered the word Sunday evening that set in motion a frenzy of commerce locally : Blackout.
There has been a little mini boom all over N.E. Georgia as everyone goes out and buys their new black shirts for the game this weekend!

So, a national PINK out day for the country???

sky is falling..... sort of.

I love c-span.
This morning Congressman Brad Sherman from Los Angeles was on Washington Journal. A little bit of an eye opener, and raised an interesting question. Zippy the wonder President ( who is now polling at a 19% approval rating) is still up on the roof hollering at folks as they walk down Pennsylvania Ave. " Give me the money!"
BUT! Rep. Sherman said that the President has said that he will VETO the bill that gives him the money IF there is any thing put in the bill that in any way limits executive compensation. (Nancy Pelosi called the amount of money that some people on Wall Street earn : Obscene, and I agree. ) We are in this run-panic-run- Dick Cheney in the bunker crisis, but if the grossly rich are not allowed to get grossly richer, then its a no go?
Just asking the question!