I like presents

Christmas is fun…even when it rains on Christmas Day. Hard to believe Christmas has come and is mostly gone here…but it was a good one. I have enough iTunes cash to last me at least a month I would hope. haha…maybe longer than a month..

I have enough Seinfeld to watch to last me a couple months…oh yeah and a new iPod. Yeah, its cool…plays videos and all that good jazz.

Yeah, and each year I get a nutcracker to add to the collection. I have plenty of those too I must say. This year I got a soccer one for the first time. I loved it as you can see here.

SO again…Merry Christmas!

Things that change

I have only been home and I have already noticed a few changes in town. I knew about most of them so its not a huge deal, but with my great memory I forgot about them as I drove through town on my way in today. For one, who changes a Dunkin Donuts to a Donut Connection? Who does that really?

I completely forgot about the KFC in my front yard (okay down the road really) was changing into some KFC..mix bag with Taco Bell or something like that…good money that it will be a KFC/Pizza Hut…and they will close the one down the road to put it in there…but I’d rather see it be a KFC/A&W mix. But that’s just me, I don’t know about anyone else here. Yeah, I forgot all about KFC being torn down right now…it was all a huge dirt pile…totally didn’t see that coming today.

Other changes, like Kohls…again something I knew about…but at least its looking good there in the ol’ Cranberry Creek Shopping Complex (or Center…I’m working on that creative stuff here I think)…plus the other goodies that are going there in front of the ol’ Wally-World. Movie theaters, Chick-fil-a (something that will make loads of cash in this town) and some other junk that I totally forgot about going there. I used to know back in the summer when I worked at WVNS, and that was only because I was lucky enough to talk to people about it.

Well…my grades are in and I will probably not mention them all that much in detail. 3 C’s and one A. Two of the C’s were close I knew but hey, I am cool with that…the other is stupid and not really just but whatever…it is what it is…I tried arguing my grade but the professor was a spacy kind of guy that was a poor teacher. I will leave it at that really…enough excuses really.

Last nights game went very well I thought too…those who listened…I thank you lots for being that bored to want to listen to me call a women’s basketball game. I know…I know…but really thank you it really means a lot. But yeah, the ladies won the game easily 100-60. Yeah triple digits in a womens game…something I  didn’t expect to see in my first game.

Christmas Party tonight…I wonder what the under/over is on the grand ol’ questions like "do you have a girlfriend these days?" or "when is your brother getting married?"…or "where is your brother?" and the classic "hows school been going for you?"…you know I wonder which will get asked the most. Probably the school one followed by something about my career as a broadcaster so far…soccer is big with those folks that will be there so I am sure they will be curious about me calling like 20 games this past season. Then in a distant third will be something about my dating life or my brothers where abouts.

Couple More Days

Well, I am only a couple more days away from returning to Beckley for the first time since well like Labor Day or so. I never made it home once during the semester due to soccer and other things going on. I’d like to go sooner but there is still stuff to be done up here like plan for the Sugar Bowl and all. Not to mention one more women’s basketball game to do at the station. If you haven’t heard, I do a post game show for it and so far its getting pretty good. Last night’s was one of the best I believe.

Speaking of women’s basketball, tomorrow night I will be doing color commentary during the game. It will be my first basketball game on color. Most of you know I did color for the soccer games this past season. It shouldn’t be too hard of a transition to another quick sport like basketball for me. Its fun for the most part because you realize that you are basically just talking sports to one or two people. Yeah…

Ah, Christmas is only a few days away too, and I STILL have plenty to do as far as shopping. Kinda scary to think that really but hey it happens. That will be what I will do some of tomorrow while I am packing and doing laundry…go shopping.

Good news as well up here…I believe my brother and I have found a place for us and his girlfriend and her brother to live in next year. Okay…so we found two or three places but the one we really looked at yesterday was very nice. I am excited to move again, I just hope we can do it sooner rather than later.

WC Draw

I will probably write a decent post about this on my hooligans page but really…the World Cup draw today was horrible. Italy, the Czechs and the "Black Stars" of Ghana. Ouch…it won’t be easy like in 02 but I think it could be do-able. Call me crazy but things could bounce our way.

Ah, but on a lighter note…it’s Friday. Well, at this point it was Friday…its almost Saturday. I must say the weekend looks great.

I really don’t have much to say tonight…listen for me tomorrow on U-92 around 8ish for my post game show after the women’s basketball game. Should be a decent time.

Oh the Hump Day

Oh dead week is nothing like its advertised. Nothing dead about it except how I feel. Its only Wednesday and I am tired of this week already. haha I am looking more forward to Friday as the week goes along.

Oh well….nothing real exciting to talk about here tonight. I found a new song that I keep on repeat and love to death right now. Its called "Rock and Roll Queen" by The Subways. Its a nice little rock song…very British. And when I say that I mean veeerrrrryyyy British. haha

So they are saying we are going to get a lot of snow here this weekend or at the end of this week. Yippie. Bring it on I say, its already cold enough so let’s just add to it why don’t we.

Yeah, tonight was the last class for my broadcasting class. Thank God that class is over, sure it was very easy but the teacher made it horrible. I made sure to let her know that in my evaluations tonight. Classes like that you should be able to joke around and be able to talk to your teachers, she had no people skills and it showed. No wonder she works for NPR. I know my teacher next spring has some personality to her and will be fine to deal with for the most part.

Mondays

Oh my name it is nothin’
My age it means less
The country I come from
Is called the Midwest
I’s taught and brought up there
The laws to abide
And that land that I live in
Has God on its side.

Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged
The Indians fell
The cavalries charged
The Indians died
Oh the country was young
With God on its side.

Oh the Spanish-American
War had its day
And the Civil War too
Was soon laid away
And the names of the heroes
I’s made to memorize
With guns in their hands
And God on their side.

Oh the First World War, boys
It closed out its fate
The reason for fighting
I never got straight
But I learned to accept it
Accept it with pride
For you don’t count the dead
When God’s on your side.

When the Second World War
Came to an end
We forgave the Germans
And we were friends
Though they murdered six million
In the ovens they fried
The Germans now too
Have God on their side.

I’ve learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war starts
It’s them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side.

But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them we’re forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When God’s on your side.

In a many dark hour
I’ve been thinkin’ about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can’t think for you
You’ll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side.

So now as I’m leavin’
I’m weary as Hell
The confusion I’m feelin’
Ain’t no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If God’s on our side
He’ll stop the next war.

Just a little Bobby Dylan for ya…I heard Straylight Run redo this song and I like it. It just fits this cold December mood here going on.

Sunday Stew

Finally got some photos here. I’m only gonna post a couple here today since I am working with a new program for photos on my web site here. Enjoy.

 

Standing beside the Joe Pa. statue in Penn State. This was during my little trip to State College, PA with the women’s soccer team  for their two NCAA tournament games against Hofstra and Penn State. Sadly the ladies lost against Penn State in the second round. At least they lost to a team that made it to the final four.  

 

Nothing like sneaking a camera on the field for a game. This was during the Pitt-WVU game on  Turkey Day. A good time was had by all even though it was 5 degrees out! Yeah, it was real cold…and that field was like ice.

 

 

Yes, this is what you have to do when no one is in Morgantown. Hang out with other people that don’t leave Morgantown during breaks. Ah, this is me, Tommy Bane, and Sean "Big Daddy" Merinar at Amanda McCall’s apartment during Thanksgiving break. Yes, those are Amanda’s hats, and yes Tommy is very drunk. Some how he thought he was drinking scotch when it turned out it was Canadian Wiskey. Yuck.

Me and Merinar wore the hats around for a while once we got there that night. The hat doesn’t work for me but for Merinar it just fit. He is good like that I guess…but yeah it was a fun night with a few friends that didn’t go home like me for Thanksgiving.

 

Okay that’s all I will give ya for now. Hope you can wait for more, whenever that will be! haha Those who know me I don’t get in front of the camera too much these days, this was a rear thing having a camera for once on me. I will thank Michael Minnich for that one, he talked me into the camera when we were in Penn State.

long week

One thing about being a journalism student is all the work for the semester is pilled on at the end on the week before dead week than on dead week itself. Thankfully I only have two final exams in class I need all the points I can get in. I won’t go into that yet but I am ready for this semester to end.

Tomorrow is Friday and I don’t need to say any more than that. I am hoping to see a movie or something. A nice way to end the week. But there is still a bunch of work to do be done with school and stuff at the radio station. It is all good though for the most part.

Again, hopefully new photos will come soon. I haven’t had the time to make it to a photo place to get the camera developed. That is on the list for the weekend I promise.

Yeah….

Rainy Tuesday

I don’t have to say that I like rain. Most people know I am a sucker for when it rains, mostly at night too. Last night I told a friend online that I wish it would rain, needless to say I woke up to it pouring the rain. Yes, and I mean pouring. But going to class in the rain is never fun so its almost turning into a win-loss situation here this morning. Not to mention I want to go back to sleep because of the rain.

Okay, enough rain talk. I went to the grocery store yesterday, and I must say, if you have the chance of buying the fudge covered Oreos…DO IT. Regular fudge or the mint fudge. They are wonderful, I mean they almost turned into my dinner last night they were so good. haha

Well its time for class…thankfully inside and not in the rain.