Friday, January 26, 2007

I'm cold, soo cold...

It stands to reason that no more than a week after I was bragging about the unbelievable winter weather down here in Florida that we would experience our worst cold snap of the winter thus far. It’s been in the 40s each of the past two nights and there doesn’t seem to be much relief on the horizon as the temperature will dip back into the low 40s/high 30s early next week after a slight warming (50s/60s) this coming weekend. Now, I’m sure that some of you out there would gladly give their right arm for temperatures in the upper 40s (Duper comes to mind here) and want to punch me in the face (Join the line, its gonna be a loooong wait) for even beginning to bitch about the weather at this time of year, but all I can say to that is this: I live in Florida and I expect to be able to go to the beach at all times.

Yeah, no shit bitch.

Is this realistic? Of course not. However, that doesn’t preclude me from whining like Mark Cuban every time the thermometer dips below 60 degrees. Honestly, its not all that bad. Now that it isn’t raining when the temperature drops (like all of December), its actually quite beautiful. The sun is out, there’s nary a cloud in the sky and, on top of all that, I got to use the heated seats in my car for the third time in three years this morning. All in all, I guess it could be much, much worse considering it’s the middle of January. But still, I'm fricking freezing down here! Do you have any idea how much whiskey I'm gonna have to drink to keep warm this weekend? Shouldn't I get free cab fare or something?

I don’t have much today but I didn’t want to go too much longer without some kind of post to keep things going.

We all know that MTV is the new ESPN, its basically a few live events lumped into a mass of reality TV shows. Most of which are about as intellectually stimulating as listening to Sean Salibury discuss his “little QB”. Which is precisely the reason I occasionally get sucked into these shows: Because I hate to have to think about anything other than alcohol, porn, sports and porn (Did I mention porn?). With that said, even I was a little shocked to see my hometown (or pretty dam close to it) featured on one of the new MTV reality shows, Engaged & Underaged. My girlfriend was watching the show and Tivoed it so she could show me some of the highlights. The premise of the show is exactly as it sounds: Young people who barely know their multiplication tables decide to get married despite being unable to legally purchase alcohol, cigarettes or even a damned lottery ticket. Anyway, when I heard of this show I was expecting a bunch of couples from Utah, Mississippi and the rest of the ass backward states in our beloved Union. Of course, the first damn show is based in Melbourne, FL. If you’re bored and want further proof that Florida is a special kind of scary (the kind that comes from mixing rednecks, immigrants and self important northerners with a touch of 90% humidity), well, watch the damn show. You’ll be severely disappointed…in humanity.
As sad as it was to watch these young people throw their lives away (Divorced at 22: Feel the Excitement!), it has warmed my heart to see the University of Florida make the most of their recent victory in the National Title game in order to further advance the recruiting assault that Urban Meyer has been waging on college football for the past two years. In the past week alone, the Gators have secured commitments from two 5-star defensive ends, Carlos Dunlap and Justin Trattou. With those two recent commitments and two weeks left until NSD, the Gators’ recruiting class currently resides at the #1 ranking. Finally, if you want to be amazed take a look at Dunlap’s recruiting video here. Pay special attention the the first clip on the video labeled "Scouting Video 2" that's located on the bottom of this page.

The way things are going, pencil him in for 2008...

Thats all I've got. I know it's light today, but what do you want from me? My people are a tropical people.

Kane: Well then why don't you get your Salakem Salaam ass off the cooler and pass me a muthafuckin' brew?

Jeez, I've got to stop hanging out in the hood so much.


CFunk28 said...

It was 22 this morning and 18 yesterday morning when I left for work. And its not like I leave for work at 6. I miss Florida.

On another note, my dog is getting huge. He weighed in at 27 lbs Saturday at the vet. He's 3 months and that doubled his weight when he went in at the end of December. His paws are as big as my palms.

And my 7-8 year old b-ball team won. Last night. We're 1-5, but I coach fundamentals so I can see it starting to pay off.

Mark said...

Wow, your dog is getting large. I can't wait till he's pushing 80 lbs.

You're the only person I've ever met who coaches youth league sports teams that DOESN't have a kid. Pervert.

CFunk28 said...

Its all about karma