Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Al Franken Expected To Announce Senate Run

From (click to read story)

Wasn't Jesse Ventura enough? I could care less that he is liberal (or if he was a conservative for that matter). I could do without another 'celebrity' running for office. I thought I wouldn't have to deal with that anymore after leaving California and the 'Governator.' (All right, I admit it, I voted for Ahhhnold-Its not a TUMOR!-Schwarzenegger) If a celebrity is going to run, couldn't we at least get Carl Weathers to run for govenor somewhere? Then the PREDATOR trifecta would be complete.

Wake me up after 2008......(takes really strong sedative)


I think we'll be staying home this weekend to watch the SuperBowl.

(WC = wind chill)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Da Do Do Do De Da Da Da (The Police to Reunite?)

That is, in my opinion, one of the best song titles ever. Anyway, I just read some potentially exciting news. From The Province newspaper in Vancouver:

Yesterday morning, Rock 101 FM's Bro' Jake Show reported that the '80s rockers were rehearsing in town at North Vancouver's Lions Gate Studios, preparing for a highly-anticipated 30-year reunion tour.

Oh Yeah! The Police were (and still are) one of my favorite bands. However, I was too young to see them in concert on their last tour way back in '83. Sting is a songwriting genius (however, his output of the last few years haven't been up to par), Stewart Copeland is one of the best drummers (just listen to his intricate rhythmic work on Regatta de Blanc or Message in a Bottle), and Andy Summers could do a lot with a guitar to create wonderful sonic landscapes (a precursor to U2's The Edge). I would love to finally see them live and take the Mrs. We have been to a number of Sting concerts and have enjoyed them all. As much as I love Sting, the last time I saw him he was drifting into the adult contemporary blandness that tends to happen to some older artists. I'd love to see Sting back in form and rocking out with his former mates. I just hope I can get tickets and that they don't bypass the Twin Cities.



Just saw this comment on the previous post and I had to post it here:

I have always enjoyed your input to your blog and realize that you are busy with the new job, the new home and the new kids, wait, they've been around a while. But, hey, when you have people panting with rapt anticipation to read your blog why punish us, including Julie. Let's see what you can do. Thanks in advance!

Well, thank you Mr. (or Ms.) Anonymous for that comment. I needed yet another prod to get blogging again. But, you know, (turns excuse machine on) I have been pretty busy. We just got back from a week and a 1/2 trip to California (which I plan on blogging about) and at work, a three year project (which I have only been around 6 months for) has reached its apex this last week.

But really, how hard is it to write a post? Even to just jot something quick down for all you you to read. The problem is that I am a bit of a perfectionist (or would a better word be 'procrastinist'?) Its hard for me to just write down something and not analyze it to death. I want you all to love each and every word I put down and commit it to memory. I need to get past this and practice writing quick posts. Maybe, it will help me write better.

I do have to admit that my ego was boosted by the comment. Panting with rapt anticipation? Yeah baby! I guess I'll stop punishing you all....... you have learned your lesson.

Friday, January 05, 2007


I can't say it any better than the Mrs., so I'll just copy what she sent me in an e-mail.....

You need to blog, man - it's been over a month now you crazy fool!
What are you waiting for? :-)