Monday, September 29, 2008

Blackout = Funeral

The Goodyear Blimp is floating around outside of the building I work in, which I find pretty random. There aren't any special events going on today that it would be making an appearance at that I know of. Maybe it is just passing through.

I don't have much to report other than the fact that I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two Saturdays of Alabama Football. I was unable to make it to either game, but winning is just fine with me either way. The trouncing of Arkansas was expected, but Saturday's much hyped match up with Georgia had me nervous all week long. I knew we had a chance, but agreed with most of the Vegas predictions that UGA would beat us by a touchdown. I was wrong as hell and glad to be. The first half was so incredible that I almost didn't believe it. We looked the way we should. The second half, however, was just ugly. I'll echo Saban's post game comments and say that we lost a good amount of our intensity, and should not have let up for one second. Despite that, I am still very proud of my team. Keep it up. I'll be in attendance next week for our game against the Kentucky Wildcats. Hopefully we'll put another W on the board and I won't forget my camera this time.

At some point I will post some pictures from the last few weeks. I have a good bit of resizing to do.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Last weekend and this week have flown by. Saturday was great. I had a few close friends over to grill and watch the early games, and then headed over to campus to meet my Dad for the Bama vs. Western Kentucky game. The Tide played very well, as was expected. We had a great time. I also attended my friend Stephen's wedding on Sunday. It was a very nice ceremony, and there was ample food....two thumbs up.

Work has been pretty stressful this week. I wish I was going to Fayetteville tomorrow, but it's supposedly a hell of a drive. A day of football on the couch sounds great right about now. My office is a ghost town and I am more than ready to begin another weekend. Hopefully The Tide will come out strong against Arkansas. A win at an early game always makes Saturday much, much more enjoyable.

I somehow forgot to bring my camera with me at any point last weekend, so if photos pop up from friends, I'll post them here. I'm sure some of you are wondering what I look like in a tie. Ha.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Keeping with my personal tradition of being late to the game in terms of all types of technology, I just set up an iGoogle homepage this week. It is seriously great to have my e-mail, calendar, sports and news updates, weather, blog subscriptions, etc. all on one page. I can't believe none of you pointed this out to me earlier! Now if I can just get one of these high tech super phones everyone uses these days....

Alabama played Tulane on Saturday. Aside from the Special Teams, it was a weak effort. The team definitely let the Clemson win go to their heads, which is the exact opposite of what they needed to do with SEC play coming up in just a couple of weeks. I'll take a win despite all that. I did have a good time biking to campus and soaking up the pre-game scene, and had some (always) excellent BBQ from Big Bad Wolves. Here are some photos:

I'll be going to a wedding, the Alabama vs. Western Kentucky game, and a party or two this weekend. Hopefully good times will ensue.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Minor Threat Family Tree.

I just saw this detailed Minor Threat "family tree" while browsing the Bridge 9 board and wanted to preserve it for later viewing. Apparently it's from the parking lot of a venue called "Call The Office" in Canada. This is one of the coolest HC History related things I've come across in a while.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Yesterday I blew up this photo of Chan Marshall and tacked it up in my room. Jess helped me tape the individual sheets together and hang it up. I think it looks nice. I'd like to do a Bob Dylan one sometime as well. I have so many posters and prints that I need to get in frames and hang up. I feel like they are just going to sit there until I eventually move.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Atlanta Weekend

Here are some photos from my trip to the Alabama vs. Clemson game in Atlanta.

My dad suggested I try and sell my extra ticket on the road. It almost worked a couple of times, but the flow of traffic ruined my luck.

We were stuck in this for a solid hour.

This is a photo from the karaoke bar we went to Friday night. Their quesadillas were pretty filling and decent in terms of flavor. The College Football and Dragon Con crowd mixed well here. The highlight was a guy dressed as Luke Skywalker singing "Run To The Hills" by Iron Maiden.

Erin and Felicia, BFF's and karaoke superstars.

Jason being drunk and funny.

One of the happy couples.

This is me sitting in a booth at Little Five Pizza. Food was bad, decor was good.

These are kittens a woman was giving away in Little Five. Jess wanted to take one, but since that would not have gone over well at the hotel, she took this picture instead. I figured I would post this for all you cat people out there.

Some views from the Marta station.

View of the Dome as I was walking to the game.

I had a great seat.

The Million Dollar Band along with Clemson's Marching Band.

This was a picture I didn't mean to take, but I think it looks cool.

Chick-Fil-A Mini Blimp cruising the stadium on the Clemson side.

A couple of shots from the game.

Bama Nation celebrating. the Clemson side cleared out.

Final score was 34-10 Bama.

Giving the remaining Tigers a round of Rammer Jammers.

My first time going to The Varsity. I've been to ATL quite a few times in my life and had somehow never hit it up until last night...

...and I loved it, but could have eaten two of these plates.

While in Little Five, I purchased the following LPs: Roberta Flack - "Chapter Two", Rick Nelson - "Garden Party", Jackson Browne - "For Everyman", Bob Dylan - "New Morning" 180 gram reissue, and a Summer Records Anthology Double LP. Other than the bar food, Little Five Pizza (I'll be sticking to Fellini's from now on when I'm in Atlanta) and The Varsity, I also hit up The Vortex. There, I devoured an excellent Jamaican Jerk burger.

This was also my first experience riding the Marta train system. It was fun, and I would like to go back and explore more of the stops next time. The only downside was the major line to the station at the Dome post game. I could have walked back to my hotel two or three times in the amount of time I waited. All of the Clemson fans I ran into were very nice, friendly people both pre and post game. It was a great experience and a sweet victory to start out the season. I hope the Tide continues to play that well and improve the rough spots.

There may be more photos later when I see what ended up on my friends' cameras.