Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Real and Fantasy Football

I love Carolyn's new job. She just got free tickets to the pre-season Chiefs v. Rams game! It's tomorrow night and she's taking me with her because she's super nice like that. So, that's special for me - I get to see the Rams (Dad's favorite team) and the Raiders (Mom's favorite team) this year. Too bad the Chiefs don't play my favorite team, the Giants.

I like going to football games way more than baseball games, but don't usually go to that many since they're so much more expensive than popping in to see the Royals play. So, this is really awesome.

While we're on the subject of sports, I came in 2nd in my division in fantasy baseball, and fourth in overall points.

Meanwhile, I've just joined a fantasy football league. We had our draft on Saturday and here is my roster:

QB Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
QB David Garrad, Jacksonville Jaguars

WR Plaxico Burress, New York Giants
WR Larry Fitzgereld, Arizona Cardinals
WR Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers
WR Darrell Jackson, Denver Broncos
WR Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers

RB Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants
RB Clinton Portis, Washington Redskins
RB Willis McGahee, Baltimore Ravens

TE Alge Crumpler, Tennessee Titans
TE Owen Daniels, Houston Texans

Defense Minnesota Vikings
Defense Seattle Seahawks

K Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots

I ended up with one more wide reciever than I wanted. I was trying to keep the running backs and wide receivers in equal numbers, but setting stuff up for an auto draft is kinda hard. I didn't want any Dallas or New England players, simply because I hate both of those teams, but I did end up with the Patriots kicker. I suppose that's not so bad.

I'm pretty happy with my team, for all that I know about football. So, this should be fun. It's my first year. Considering I did relatively well in fantasy baseball even though I'd never done it before, I have high hopes. However, I am in a league where everyone has played before.

It's okay though. Since I know that all of football is based on how awesome your mascot is, I've decided to name my team the Fire Dragons. I'm sure I'll do well based on that fact alone.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Closing Ceremonies

The Star Men from the opening ceremonies rode bike-like vehicles during the closing ceremonies that I'm sure Dr. Seuss must have designed. Remember at the end of How the Grinch Stole Christmas where all the Whos in Whoville are riding around on things playing instruments and stuff? Well, they made them for the Olympics and the Star Men drove them around while the drummers just banged away.

Ripped from the pages of Dr. Seuss: The Closing Ceremonies. And you didn't believe me when I said it'd be awesome to be on something to watch these things...

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Google Score

Someone Googled "Super Nik". My blog was the second hit. I'm not exactly sure what they were looking for, but it's probably because my superhero alter ego is totally famous.

Google score: A+ for flattery!

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Vice Presidential Nominee Biden

When I heard the nominee for the democratic vice president, I asked, "Does anyone know anything about him?" No one did. So, I asked Wikipedia. It knew a whole bunch.

After reading about him, I decided that he's a good guy because he pays my salary. No, not because I'm a public servant. You see, most of my salary is paid for with grant money received from the Violence Against Women Act. Senator Joe Biden wrote the law that made the money that pays my salary possible.

I read about his political positions on wiki as well and turned out to be alright with Obama's choice. However, here are the things that I read that bothered me:

He plagiarized a speech in his first attempt at becoming president during his campaign in 1988. When that happened, it came out that he also plagiarized something in law school. This leads me to believe that he's either lazy or stupid, and his ethical character is called into question.

He also lied about graduating in the top half of law school (he was 76th in a class of 85), that he had attended on a full scholarship, and had received three degrees. He actually had two majors, (History and Political Science) and a single Bachelor's degree, as well as a half scholarship based on financial need. So, he's a liar. But, so are all politicians, right?

He's also recently quoted as saying "If I could wave a wand, and the Lord said I could solve one problem, I would solve the energy crisis." Now, I'm not a religious person, but... really? I think he just equated God to magic.

Regardless of these things, I still found myself not hating him. He's from Scranton, Pennsylvania. He's been involved with many federal crime laws over the years, increasing the number of capital crimes, and voted for heavier punishments for hate crimes. He drafted VAWA which helped investigation and prosecution of violent crimes perpetrated against women over 14, and gave me a job. He also introduced the Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act (RAVE), which was an effort to stop the spread the drugs used in sexual assaults such as GHB, rohypnol, ecstasy and ketamine. He's pro-education, Roe v. Wade, and stem cell research. All of these things are close to my heart. So, I can't hate him.

So, the "old crusty white dude" (as Kathy Griffin put it) will probably bring more conservative voters to the polls because an african american dude and a woman on the same ticket would probably be suicide.

Although, Biden does have a reputation for saying really stupid things, so I guess Obama will just need to make sure he's kept under tight reign.

Can't wait to see what happens with McCain. And also, have you seen this? It's amazing - Hillary's in a campaign ad for the Republican as she tries to reunite her Democratic party.

Such drama. I wish they all had really awesomely edited reality shows.

End Blog.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Google Scores

I added a site counter awhile back because I was curious about two things - 1) how many people actually read this blog, and 2) how are they finding it in the first place?

Now, I didn't really research finding a super good counter with crazy statistics or anything; I was just looking for some general information. So, the counter I have will just give me the last ten people who have been on this site, telling me if it was a direct hit or if it came from a referring URL, what their operating system is, and what browser they use. With a few odd exceptions - like people who have links to my blog on their own blog - the referrals all come from Google. Not really a big surprise.

What is a big surprise is what these people have typed into Google. By clicking on the referring URL, it shows me exactly what the search parameters were.

For example:
kristen wiig tony the tiger

You may remember my blog about this, called Kristen Wiig = Favorite SNL Cast Member. My little blog comes up as the number one hit for that search, and I'm sure they found exactly what they were looking for. Sweet.
Score: A+

olympic drumming dildo

This search provides another link here - to my post Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Beijing. Now, while I used all those words, this was probably not what the Google searcher was looking for. Although, I still believe those are relatively good search words... depending on what they were trying to find.

Score: B

The next person, however, receives a failing grade for Google. They wrote:

madonna give it 2 me good except for get stupid part

While I am the fifth hit, how do they expect to find anything with that search? Did they want downloadable content like an edited MP3 or video file? Or did they just want to see how many other people think she was pretty dumb for putting that in the middle of her song? I don't even know why you would search that. Never the less... I agree with the statement, just not using it on a Google search.

Score: F

So, beware. If Google helped you to find me, I'll be grading your internet searching skills from now on, and should I find something worth mention, it'll be on here someday.

End Blog.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


A few years ago I was pretty broke and never really went out much because doing so cost a lot of money. While it still does cost money, I have a bit more of it to go around these days and I've found myself spending it on concerts and games and stuff that I've always wanted to do, but never really have. I went to several shows at the music hall this past year. (Mamma Mia, Rent, The Wedding Singer, 12 Angry Men, Avenue Q, and Wicked)

Here are tickets I currently have:

Tomorrow night, Starlight Theater, Kathy Griffin. So excited! Man, I hope she gets nominated for a Grammy next year. I bet she'll be hilarious at the awards ceremony. I don't even care if she doesn't win!

September 14th, home opener for the Kansas City Chiefs. They're playing the Raiders. I'm so happy football season is back! Rumor has it American Idol David Cook and his brother are singing the National Anthem at this game.

On November 15th I have tickets for a KU football game. They're playing Texas. Should be way fun, especially considering that the people I'm going with are insane fans. That always makes things better.

And then, to end the year, I have Madonna concert tickets in Atlantic City on November 22nd. Three of us from Missouri are going and have decided to take off work and take a grand road trip half way across the country. We are planning on making videos in the car. Remy will be coming along.

And, the best news of all - I paid off my credit card this week, so it's not like these events are bringing me down. I still don't have a fence for my back yard, and I'm pilfering parts from my spare toilet, but I think my priorities are pretty spot-on. The next few months are going to be really fun.

End Blog.

Win or Lose, It's How You Play

Misty and Kerri won their second gold medal in beach volleyball.

It was a great game. Thrilling until the end. And then they interviewed them and both said that they're going to put the volleyball thing on hold for a while to have some babies. Not really sure why they want it to look like they've swallowed a volleyball, but I'm okay with them making babies for the next best future volleyball team, because it's not like they would request my babysitting services.

Did you see them all giddy and thanking the President during their interview? They're pretty classy. Love him or hate him, they were pretty great about representing their country with pride and humility. They really are world class. And I guess the meet and greet with the President didn't jinx their game, after all.

I won't talk about some of the runners I've seen who I think are incredibly cocky, but I would like to mention one other athlete who was amazing on camera during her interviews - Lolo Jones. Gracious and pleasant even though you knew she was completely devastated by her hurdles performance.

I certainly hope to see her again. She's the type of person who should represent the country for us all. She may not have won her race, but she's definitely a winner.

End Blog.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I bit the inside of my cheek tonight when I sneezed. It hurt really bad. That wasn't cool.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

By Land or By Sea

There's something really odd going on. Why is it that the United States has the world's best swimmers and Jamaica has the world's best runners? That doesn't make much sense.

I am about to use statistics to prove to you why this is true. Hold on to your waterwings! My statistics are way cooler than anything you've ever learned in school. Plus, I never took a class in it, so I know what I'm talking about. Your mind is probably filled with notions from books that are just not true. Here goes:

The land area of the United States is 3,537,436 square miles (or 9,161,923 square km for those of you metrically inclined). The total length of its coastline is 12,383 miles (19,928 km).

The land area of Jamaica is 4,181 square miles (10,830 square km) and the coastline is 635 miles (1,022 km).

Therefore, we apply these "new math" equations and find:

Jamaica = 4,181 sq miles / 635 miles = 6.58 land mass to coastline ratio

United States = 3,537,436 sq miles / 12,383 miles = 285.67 land mass to coastline ratio

Thus, 285.67/6.58 = The United States population is 43 times more likely to be better runners than swimmers. Let's face it, they have that much more land to run on! Alas, they are not better runners. Maybe this is why the coastlines are so much more populated than the middle of the country.

On the other hand, Jamaica is an island. And island! Somebody better start teaching them how to swim. They have to see that they're surrounded by water. I mean, they obviously have mastered running from one end of the island to the other.

It makes no sense. And while we're on it, it DOES makes sense that China is so good at gymnastics and diving. They have more acrobats per capita than every other nation, combined.

Also, 82% of statistics are made up 47% of the time.

End Blog.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ninja Gymnastics Saves the Day

We all know that the American women are getting screwed in their gymnastic events. But what can we do? All of gymnastics was retooled not too long ago to make the scoring more uniform and unbiased. But it's obviously not working. It seems the home team always has some sort of advantage, regardless of the fact that a judge never scores their own country's athlete.

Relax, everyone. I have a solution to this problem. You know me, always making the world a better place.

Here it is, a simple change in the rules: All athletes will have to wear the same exact style and color uniform that covers them from head to toe, including over their faces so that the judges can't figure out who they are. They will each have a unique number on their uniform which will be drawn randomly from those lottery-type machines just before the competition. Therefore, all the judges will be unbiased. I suggest black. It's slimming. The judges should all be the best in the world at judging their sport, regardless of home nation.

Problem solved. It'll be like ninja gymnastics, and that's so much cooler anyway.

Viva la ninja gymnastics!

End Blog.

Olympic Backyard Games

I love the Olympics. However, they are keeping me up past my bedtime and I have been really tired recently. Not only are they on television for slightly over four hours every night, but you can watch clips of things online any time you want, and stream some events live, as they happen. Not to mention newspapers and radio, but I try to stay away from them because they spoil you on events that haven't happened yet here in prime time because of the crazy China time difference.

That being said, I find myself watching the craziest things. Things I would not watch on tv if it weren't for the Olympics. Here is an example of things I would cruise past with my remote control:

Discus or shotput
Any sort of running in general
MEN'S field hockey (who knew this existed?)
Anything Equestrian (do they do anything other than make their horses walk in circles?)
Weightlifting (Ew, did you see that elbow?)
Table Tennis

I've also watched all sorts of gymnastics, swimming, diving, synchronized diving, rowing, beach volleyball, volleyball, softball, high jump (which I love, why is there not more of it?) and other more conventional things. I might watch some of these things even if it weren't for the Olympics.

But, out of all of these things, I think we need to focus a bit on the trampoline. Yes, trampoline is an Olympic sport, and in 2012 they are taking away softball. Men's field hockey is a sport! I can't even wrap my head around that. I hope they were kilts.

Anyway... I was talking about trampoline.

To be eligible to compete, you must be 18. I assume this is because you have to be of legal age to sign waivers in case you fall on your neck and become a paraplegic. There can't be any other explanations since 12 16 year olds can compete in gymnastics.

These men and women are thrust nearly 30 feet into the air as they jump and complete 10 elements in their routine. This sport is basically platform diving without water. ...Except sometimes, on purpose, they land on the bed of the trampoline flat on their backs or stomachs. And they have to stop with like, one jump and not fall over. I think.

You see, the only way I've managed to watch this sport is online. And when you watch those feeds, there are no commentators. It's like they just put some cameras there and you're spying on what's going on in the venues sometimes. Other times, there seems to be a real camera person, there just isn't anyone telling you want's going on.

Mostly, I just sit here wishing that they'll jump from one trampoline to the other. I'm sure the Olympic official judges would frown upon that and disqualify the athlete, but I think it would be pretty damn cool.

Also, this whole stromotion thing is ridiculous. Stop it! There's only one person up there jumping around! Stop fucking with my pea-sized brain. It's weird and unnecessary. I hate stromotion, and I hate it's dumb name.

Televise the men's trampoline finals in prime time!

End Blog.

PS - Holy crap, they're televising the women's finals tonight. And I already watched it online without commentary. I wonder if it was better or worse that way...

I know who wins!

Fact: Everything You'll Ever Need is Already in Your Basement

Good thing I have a basement.

Sadly, my "fix" for my toilet did not last all that long. This really isn't all that surprising. I was hopeful, but didn't expect much. Although, the last flood did catch me off guard... again. But, as it turns out, I am a genius for the way I finally came about the part to fix it properly.

The toilet overflowed late at night. Late enough for all the hardware stores to be closed. I was angry. Mostly because I didn't want to buy the whole replacement part, but also in conjunction with the fact that my solution to the problem didn't work. The best part about this story is that the parts I "fixed" the toilet with went missing. I think they may have somehow gotten flushed down the toilet, or were stolen by toilet gnomes.

So, I'm sitting on my couch, being angry, when I have an epiphany and realize that I really am a super genius. You see, I have a toilet in my basement that is fully functional, but is never used because it's in an unfinished basement... and, who would want to go down there and drop their drawers? (I have used it twice before in dire circumstances. Don't judge me.)

Therefore, said toilet was eligible to become a spare parts superstore that late at night. And, as luck would have it, basement toilet and bathroom toilet are the same kind. They share the same types of parts! I have a basement full of replacement parts!

So, I pilfered the thing I needed and my toilet has been fixed ever since. If only I had thought of that in the first place! It would have been free.

So, anyway, on the off chance that you were entertaining the notion of using my basement bathroom... good luck.

End Blog.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

They Don't Sell Magic

What a surprise. The part I need for my toilet tank mechanics isn't something that's sold by itself. And wouldn't you know it, all the major parts that I can buy are not similar to my own toilet, so I can't just buy the whole flush valve and only use the cap for the overflow tube because most of them don't have one. That's right, the part that seems to be so vital in my toilet isn't so vital in any other toilet because the part doesn't even really exist. Probably why mine committed suicide. It felt alone in the world.

I thought that I could just get a longer refill tube and stick it down into the overflow tube and all would be well. I mean, that's how all normal toilets seem to work. But, alas, no. I don't have one of those float ball type of toilets. No, mine has a different mechanism for stopping the water, and it broke. It's part of the flush valve. That is why the back of my toilet tank overfloweth, flooding the floor of my bathroom, and causing a super special leak into my basement.

So, I did what anyone would do in this situation. I made my own solution to the problem. I have fashioned something that seems to work, and work well. The troubling question is - how long is it going to work? I know I'll panic every time I have to flush in the next few days, but if it works, I'll forget about this mishap and then when I least expect it, my toilet will explode again.

I wish you could have seen my bathroom. Water sprayed all over the walls from the refill tube. It was like a cartoon hose flipping all about under pressure. Everything got wet, including me. It was pretty awesome.

Man, where is Hermione Granger when you need her? At least it's working now, albeit, not through magic.

My own ingenuity saves the day!

End Blog.

PS - The propane tank on my gas grill leaks. I'm afraid to fix it because it really MIGHT blow up, but I think all it needs is a new valve thing-a-ma-jig or some rubber gaskets or something. Did I think to look for anything to repair my grill? No. Of course not.

I wonder if I could hire a handyman who would also be a maid. That would be a splendid service.

My Toilet Runneth Over

Some magical thing that usually lives peacefully inside my toilet tank has committed suicide. And apparently, it was the glue that made all the other toilet parts love each other and work together in blissful harmony. Without it, a great flood has taken place in my bathroom. I am now on a quest to find a suitable replacement for magic. I'm thinking about calling Hermione Granger.


End Blog.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

President Pervert

I just saw these pictures on They pretty much speak for themselves.

Whatcha lookin' at there, George?

"Come give daddy a hug!"

No, really. What are you doing to Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh? If they don't win women's beach volleyball now, I'm blaming you for ruining their 101 game/18 tournament winning streak. Get away from them! You're being creepy.

End Blog.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Beijing

First off, today has a really cool date.

Secondly - I'll be "live blogging" about the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, because I still think that they would be the coolest experience EVER, should you take mushrooms or LSD or acid or something, as they are the most ridiculous thing in the entire world. That being said, this isn't really "live" because I mowed my lawn and gave Remy a bath tonight, so it was DVRed. But I AM blogging as I watch. The only other time I've ever done this was for the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.

The buildings are really cool. I think the stadium looks like a toilet bowl, but they are telling me it's a bird's nest... so, I guess we'll go with that. Also, the blue building, which I assume is the aquatics building, is way awesome.

Okay, so they started out with this really cool drum thing. Here's my problem with it: all of these drummers are dudes who look exactly the same. The uniformity might be cool to some people, but I find it irritating. Women can bang drums, too.

President Bush and Vladimir Putin are in the audience talking, instead of paying attention to the ceremony. They are like little school girls who can't stop talking and disrespect their teacher because they think the universe revolves around them... oh, wait...

The scroll painting... is blowing my mind. They're standing on the world's largest LED screen. So, it looks like giant paper that's glowing with different designs and... they are somehow drawing as well. And it can change colors. I want to make my house out of this material and have fun at Christmastime!

Now there are a hundred thousand feather dusters on the stage. Well, they are people but I am sure they dressed up as feather dusters.

So, I finally figured out the theme, which is going through the history of China. They invented paper. And printing. So, there are printing tiles moving about. I really wish I was on acid. Or weed. Or something. Obviously, I know nothing about drugs. By the way, the symbol for harmony is Chinese looks like this: *0

These tiles are moving like waves. Like drops of water on a pond. It's so amazing. I want to be one of the people in these boxes/tiles. I wonder if they can see anything or if they just know they have to stand at a certain time. Maybe they have earphones in like the drummers did and it just beeps at them when they're supposed to move. I'd like to be a part of the opening ceremonies before I die. That would be cool and I'd find out all their secrets. I could totally do it. I mean, I wouldn't want to be an athlete, but being in the opening ceremonies would be awesome. I'd totally drop some acid beforehand, too.

Oh, also, I'd just like to mention that the people in the audience watching this thing are waving around different color things that light up. It looks neat from far away, but when you see the audience up close, it looks like they're waving about glowing dildos. I'm sure China is not pleased with that thought. I bet my blog gets banded in China now.

There's something going on with oars and boats. The music is really great, but I'm not overly impressed. There's a lot of people. That's all I'm really taking away from this. China has a ton of people.

Hehe... Matt Lauer just said, "This is China's coming out party." Heh.

Oh great, now there are lots of women who all look exactly the same representing the dynasty and elegance of this country. They're in costume. Blech. I'm bored.

FIREWORKS! Oh man... commercial. You know, I'm just waiting for some really awesome fireworks. I think they forgot to show that part of China's history. And now they just skipped forward in time a couple hundred years. Shouldn't they just have a really impressive fireworks show? That could be the whole opening. I'd be happy. Speaking of, they did this thing at the beginning with fireworks that showed 29 footprints walking toward the stadium. That was neat. I'd like more of that.

People are dressed in green unitards with lights on them. I want to be one of these people for Halloween this year. Matt Lauer called them "Star Men". Someone get me a star man costume for Halloween.

PS: China invented the kite. I just learned that.

Okay, the screens that people are holding up now are super cool. You can see through them and project something onto them at the same time. People are doing Tai Chi and the energy they control is being depicted by projecting colors on the screens. And the screens on the top of the stadium have a waterfall, which looks real. I really like it. Totally cool.

They've also decided to put 2008 of everything out there to perform. 2008 star men. 2008 Tai Chi masters. Probably 2008 of whomever they stick out there next. That's a lot of people. I'm really impressed with the Tai Chi masters. They are making perfect circles and perfect lines. Any marching band I'm ever seen could probably learn something from them. Except for maybe the Cavaliers...

Okay, so, if I understand this presentation correctly, if we all do a lot of Tai Chi, then we will fix all the environmental problems we have in the world and reach harmony and prosperity. So, get on that, people. Tai Chi it up. China said so.

Three astronauts! They are showing three because China has put three astronauts in space to date. "China has a plan to put people on the moon by 2024." WHAT? We did it in 1969. That's 55 years, China. You think a lot has changed on the moon since then? What are you doing on the moon? But most importantly, can I come?

OH MY GOD, IT'S THE DEATH STAR! Oh, man, the death star turned into the Earth, and then the sun. It would have been cooler if it shot off some laser beams or something.

There are some famous Chinese pop stars or singers or something on top of the Death Star singing. It's... boring. Boo. Maybe the Death Star will blow them up. I don't like it when I have no idea what they're saying. And this chick sings REALLY high. Not a fan. Snooze. Everyone go get a snack now.

Yay! Fireworks!

Overall, pretty great opening ceremonies. Lots of color and lots of light. Totally would have been awesome on drugs. Too bad I don't do those.

End Blog (but not the last of the Olympics blogs, by far).

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Mini-Physical Time

It's that time of year again where I get the results from my mandatory blood chemistry screening. I still haven't contracted HIV or Hepatitis B or Tuberculosis. Yay!

My cholesterol is 185 (HDL is 69, LDL is 98, and triglycerides are 90). And those pesky chloride numbers are fine now. I tell you this because they were high last year, even though I have no idea what that means. So, I fixed it by gaining a bunch of weight because that's the only thing I've done recently to explain it. That and buy new pants, but I don't think pants have a bearing on chloride levels.

On a more interesting note, my carbon dioxide levels are low, confirming what I've thought ever since freshman biology class: I am a plant. (We were doing some study on respiration, and my carbon dioxide curve was almost backwards compared to the other students in class.) So, cool. I should spend some more time in the sun. Maybe I'll grow and distribute my weight more evenly...

My glucose was at 82, so that's the best news by far - I don't have diabetes... yet. Considering my family history, I feel like it's only a matter of time. Of course, with cholesterol at 185 while I'm only 27, I suppose that could be a ticking time bomb as well. It'd be neat if they actually had the doctor talk to you about your results so that you knew what it was all about.

Regardless, I don't think I'm going to die tomorrow.

End Blog.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Marquez Case Closes

Back in May I wrote about a case I've been working about two teens who killed one of their moms. Both of the guys were to be tried separately and I testified in Eddie George's trial in May. This month I was supposed to testify in the second trial - that of Taylor Marquez. But, I didn't have to. He plead guilty. Turns out screaming, "Plea Guilty! Plea Guilty!" at the television when a news story comes on about a trial you have to testify at totally works.

Teen Charged In Mom's Slaying Pleads Guilty

He got life in prison with the possibility of parole in 25 years. His buddy wasn't so lucky. You may recall that he got life without the possibility of parole. It doesn't quite seem fair since Taylor was the mastermind behind the plot to kill his mother, but I suppose the lawyers know what they're doing. And the bonus was that I didn't have to go on the witness stand. And the even bigger bonus is that Taylor's stepfather didn't have to testify again, either.

So, my testimony count is still at three and right now I have no trials scheduled for the near future.

End Blog.


I've heard Handlebars by the Flobots before, but it's been relatively sporadic so that I never knew who sang it, and yet it made me happy every time I heard it. It's a really great song and because of it I've downloaded the rest of their album. I can only hope that the rest of it is as good as this song, but really, it HAS to be - here's why: They're unusual. It's alternative rock/rap music featuring two emcees, violist, jazz/funk trumpet player, guitarist, bassist, and drummer, who play politically and socially charged music.

For your consideration, Handlebars.

This song rocks! Can't wait to listen to the rest of the album.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, I can ride a bike with no handlebars, too. And take apart the remote control and almost put it back together. And tie a knot in a cherry stem. And I know all the words to I'm Proud to be an American.

And I can keep rhythm with no metronome.
No metronome.
No metronome.

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