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So, I'm constantly wondering why it is that men can't just outright ask a girl something? They have this innate way of obviously hinting at it. We're not that dumb, guys. We can take a hint.See, it goes a little something like this... "You could text me if you want... just a suggestion." Or my favorite so far was when a friend of mine and I were sitting down in the lobby in our dorm. Two guys we know come down the stairs and this is the conversation we have... THEM: "Hey guys, what's up?" US: "Not much! Doing homework, what about you two?" THEM: "Oh... nothing really... just trying to figure out what to do for dinner tonight..." *awkward silence* US: "Well we were thinking about fixing spaghetti later..." THEM: "Oh wow. That sounds cool..." *More awkward silence* US: "Did you guys maybe want to come eat with us then?" THEM: "Oh that'd be SO great. We'll be back down in a half hour."
Okay. So yo…

NFL Week 16 Predictions

Enigma's Picks:

Carolina at Pittsburgh
Dallas at Arizona
Washington at Jacksonville
Detroit at Miami
San Francisco at St. Louis
Tennessee at Kansas City
NY Jets at Chicago
New England at Buffalo
Baltimore at Cleveland
Houston at Denver
San Diego at Cincinnati
Indianapolis at Oakland
NY Giants at Green Bay
Seattle at Tampa Bay
Minnesota at Philadelphia
New Orleans at Atlanta



Sean's Picks:

Carolina at Pittsburgh
Dallas at Arizona
Washington at Jacksonville
Detroit at Miami
San Francisco at St. Louis
Tennessee at Kansas City
NY Jets at Chicago
New England at Buffalo
Baltimore at Cleveland
Houston at Denver
San Diego at Cincinnati
Indianapolis at Oakland
NY Giants at Green Bay
Seattle at Tampa Bay
Minnesota at Philadelphia
New Orleans at Atlanta

Washington Redskins - My Address To The Fans

Any true football fan knows that rebuilding goes on for every team every year. Sure some teams might do less than others, sacrifice their draft picks for immediate talent, and in some cases that works. Then you’ve got teams like the Patriots, Colts, and Steelers (all perennial powerhouses so-to-speak) who trade talent for picks, cut the dead weight, and accumulate draft picks and stock up on potential future talent.
Redskins fans need look no further than the division for proof that you can start out sloppy while building younger. The Giants during their Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens weren’t a young team, and had many vets. They eventually grabbed their quarterback of the future in Eli Manning, and surrounded him with youth, cutting a lot of the older talent on the team. The defensive line was replaced by fast, physical players who had years and years ahead of them, and learned well under future Hall of Famer, Michael Strahan.
Then you’ve got the Eagles, whom boasted one of the o…

Washington Redskins - Afterthoughts From Loss to Tampa Bay

For years, I’ve wondered why this team refuses to win games it should, or why it gets so close to winning the games it shouldn’t, but loses anyways. The only answer I’ve been able to come up with is emotion, or lack thereof. Yesterday was a magnification of the problems surrounding this team for the past decade+ and it hurt more knowing that we’ve not changed the culture around here yet.
I said last week after the loss to the New York Giants that it was time to find players who wanted to play for this team next season, guys who would sacrifice it all for the team, and yesterday I believe we found what we wanted from some of these guys. There was emotion on the field, for the first time since the playoff loss to Seattle after Sean Taylor died. Sure we saw hints of emotion against Dallas earlier this year, but there was no carryover at all from that game.
Yesterday, there was emotion in Torain’s running in the first half. McNabb showed emotion when he knew an opportunity was lost, and San…

NFL Week 15 Predictions

Enigma's Picks:

San Francisco at San Diego
Cleveland at Cincinnati
Washington at Dallas
Houstonat Tennessee
Jacksonville at Indianapolis
Kansas City at St. Louis
Buffalo at Miami
Detroit at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
New Orleans at Baltimore
Philadelphia at NY Giants
Atlanta at Seattle
NY Jets at Pittsburgh
Denver at Oakland
Green Bay at New England
Chicago at Minnesota

Sean's Picks:

San Francisco at San Diego
Cleveland at Cincinnati
Washington at Dallas
Houston at Tennessee
Jacksonville at Indianapolis
Kansas City at St. Louis
Buffalo at Miami
Detroit at Tampa Bay
Arizona at Carolina
New Orleans at Baltimore
Philadelphia at NY Giants
Atlanta at Seattle
NY Jets at Pittsburgh
Denver at Oakland
Green Bay at New England
Chicago at Minnesota

NFL Week 14 Predictions

Enigma's Picks:

Indianapolis at Tennessee
Cleveland at Buffalo
Green Bay at Detroit
NY Giants at Minnesota
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay at Washington
Atlanta at Carolina
Oakland at Jacksonville
Seattle at San Francisco
St. Louis at New Orleans
Miami at NY Jets
Denver at Arizona
New England at Chicago
Kansas City at San Diego
Philadelphia at Dallas
Baltimore at Houston


Sean's Picks:

Indianapolis at Tennessee
Cleveland at Buffalo
Green Bay at Detroit
NY Giants at Minnesota
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay at Washington
Atlanta at Carolina
Oakland at Jacksonville
Seattle at San Francisco
St. Louis at New Orleans
Miami at NY Jets
Denver at Arizona
New England at Chicago
Kansas City at San Diego
Philadelphia at Dallas
Baltimore at Houston

Neon Trees!!

I don't know if you've had the honor of listening to the Neon Trees, but I tell you what: they are amazing.If you haven't listened to them yet, give them a second of your time! I hate to step on Enigma's territory of the music, here, but I just had to put them out there. They bring back an 80's feel but add a modern twist and rock undertones. I first heard their single "Animal" playing on the radio. It was just one of those songs that they played occasionally and I wished they played it more. It's so fun-sounding! So, after finally realizing just how much I loved this song, I finally looked it up on youtube (of course). And, typical me immediately fell for Tyler Glenn (the lead singer). I mean. C'mon. Dude's got an awesome mohawk thing going on and pretty awesome eyes. Just saying. Anyway. I'm off-topic. So I listened to more of their songs. "1983" is pretty great. Also very fun. I, personally, wasn't born in the 80's (I wish),…

A first-Hand Account from the Tundra

Can we just take a minute and talk about how my campus is officially a Tundra?It's been snowing since Friday. FRIDAY. As all of you well know, today is Monday. Currently the temperature is 13.8 degrees, Fahrenheit. Today, it barely broke 18. Our first snow came at the beginning of October. Insane. But it's been so windy here these past few days that if you open your mouth to speak, your teeth start to hurt from the cold. It's hard to walk around and actually see where you're going because it's cold on your eyes; that and they keep getting pelted with huge snowflakes. I love snow. I really do. But this is just insane. If it weren't for the wind, we'd be alright! I think the weather just needs to calm down a bit... I've already fallen once this week due to the snow (albeit melted...) I slipped in front of the elevators and landed on my left knee, ripping the knee of my sleep pants and bruising my knee. It even bled! I do not appreciate that at all... It makes me no…

Washington Redskins - Rebuilding With Broken Bricks

In the aftermath of another brutal division loss, one that all but finally put the nail in the coffin of the Redskins’ playoff hopes, Redskins fans, press, players, and coaches are left wondering what has happened to the spark that led this team to an opening week win against the Dallas Cowboys. We defeated the Eagles, and held position of 1st place in the NFC East, and looking like we could begin to improve bit by bit on our way through the season. Instead, commitment has been questioned by fans, by players, by coaches.
I should remind Redskins fans that whether it appeared that way or not, the Redskins were going to be rebuilding. If not for the additions on offense, then the additions on defense. Bringing in aging players leads more to teaching the future of this defense, as we do have some parts in place for sure. Shanahan’s also wise in knowing we could be competitive (somewhat) enough for some of the guys who are stable in these systems to really learn how to fight from their pos…

NFL Week 13 Predictions

Enigma's Picks:

Houston at Philadelphia
New Orleans at Cincinnati
Chicago at Detroit
San Francisco at Green Bay
Jacksonville at Tennessee
Denver at Kansas City
Cleveland at Miami
Buffalo at Minnesota – It makes sense to pick the Vikings, but they’ve not been playing as great as the Vikings play, and if AP is still out, they’ve got a huge disadvantage.
Washington at NY Giants – Come on Redskins, pick up the pace!
Oakland at San Diego
Carolina at Seattle
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
St. Louis at Arizona – Let’s go Bradford!
Dallas at Indianapolis – I need the Peyton I know and love to be on form for this game.
Pittsburgh at Baltimore
NY Jets at New England




Sean's Picks:

Houston at Philadelphia
New Orleans at Cincinnati
Chicago at Detroit
San Francisco at Green Bay
Jacksonville at Tennessee
Denver at Kansas City
Cleveland at Miami
Buffalo at Minnesota
Washington at NY Giants
Oakland at San Diego
Carolina at Seattle
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
St. Louis at Arizona
Dallas at Indianapolis
Pittsburgh at Baltimore
NY Jets at New E…

Week 12 Prediction Results

Results prior to this week:

Enigma: 98-62
Sean: 95-65

New England > Detroit
New Orleans > Dallas
Cincinnati < NY Jets
Green Bay < Atlanta
Pittsburgh > Buffalo
Carolina < Cleveland
Jacksonville < NY Giants
Minnesota > Washington
Tennessee < Houston
Kansas City > Seattle
Miami > Oakland
St. Louis > Denver
Philadelphia < Chicago
Tampa Bay < Baltimore
San Diego > Indianapolis
San Francisco > Arizona



Enigma - 13/16
Sean - 9/16

That brings the total up to:

Enigma: 111-65
Sean: 104-72

Week 11 Prediction Results

Results prior to this week:

Enigma: 86-58
Sean: 81-63

Chicago > Miami
Buffalo > Cincinnati
Detroit < Dallas
Washington > Tennessee
Arizona < Kansas City
Green Bay > Minnesota
Houston < NY Jets
Oakland < Pittsburgh
Baltimore > Carolina
Cleveland < Jacksonville
Tampa Bay > San Francisco
Seattle < New Orleans
Atlanta > St. Louis
Indianapolis < New England
NY Giants < Philadelphia
Denver < San Diego


Enigma - 12/16
Sean - 14/16

That brings the total up to:

Enigma: 98-62
Sean: 95-65

Week 10 Prediction Results

Results prior to this week:

Enigma: 82-48
Sean: 77-53

Baltimore < Atlanta
Detroit < Buffalo
Minnesota < Chicago
NY Jets > Cleveland
Tennessee < Miami
Cincinnati < Indianapolis
Houston < Jacksonville
Carolina < Tampa Bay
Kansas City < Denver
Seattle > Arizona
Dallas > NY Giants
St. Louis > San Francisco
New England > Pittsburgh
Philadelphia > Washington


Enigma - 4/14
Sean - 4/14

That brings the total up to:

Enigma: 86-58
Sean: 81-63

RIP Sean Taylor

Three years ago today, Sean Taylor, All Pro Free Safety of the Washington Redskins, passed away from the result of a gunshot wound which occurred during a home invasion. The shot severed Taylor’s femoral artery, and he was unable to recover.
Three years later, Redskins fans, and fans of professional football in general, remember the fierce, competitive, aggressive nature with which “Meast” played the game. His mistakes were definitely noted, both on and off the field… but Sean Taylor probably knew better than anyone what the image being portrayed was. He began a silence with the media, ignoring them, wanting nothing to do with the badgering press and the snakes who work to find a soundbite which could criminalize him… but Sean became more vocal with fans, and played louder and louder every down.
While fans may overrate Taylor a bit (considering he only played 3½ seasons in the NFL), their passion and love for him comes from more than just connecting with a player on their favorite team.…

NFL Week 12 Predictions

Enigma's Picks:

New England at Detroit
New Orleans at Dallas
Cincinnati at NY Jets
Green Bay at Atlanta - I wanna say GB, but ATL have a way of pulling magic out from nowhere so I'm giving them the edge.
Pittsburgh at Buffalo
Carolina at Cleveland
Jacksonville at NY Giants - Tricky, the Giants are, well, the Giants, sooo..
Minnesota at Washington
Tennessee at Houston - Without Young the Titans should struggle.
Kansas City at Seattle
Miami at Oakland - Campbell's not playing, Dolph's are a solid side.
St. Louis at Denver - Denver this season aren't the side I'm used to, going to put faith in Bradford. I think he's done well so far and shows promise. I hope I don't regret this!
Philadelphia at Chicago - I think Vick is overrated and I'd quite like the Eagles to lose, it may be wishful thinking but I reckon Cutler could pull it off.
Tampa Bay at Baltimore
San Diego at Indianapolis
San Francisco at Arizona

Taken a few risks this week, I just hope they pay off! Sean di…

NFL Week 11 Predictions

Enigma's Picks:

Chicago at Miami
Buffalo at Cincinnati
Detroit at Dallas (was VERY tempted to pick Lions)
Washington at Tennessee
Arizona at Kansas City
Green Bay at Minnesota
Houston at NY Jets (picked Texans, changed to Jets, whenever I pick Texans they let me down, when I don’t they show me up, we’ll see though)
Oakland at Pittsburgh (the logical side of me is saying: “Go for the Steelers, they’re the safe bet”, but my gut is saying: “Take a risk! Go for the Raiders!”)
Baltimore at Carolina
Cleveland at Jacksonville (it’s 50/50, my gut is saying Browns though)
Tampa Bay at San Francisco
Seattle at New Orleans
Atlanta at St. Louis
Indianapolis at New England (This will be an interesting one)
NY Giants at Philadelphia (I went for NYG, but changed my mind. This should be an interesting one)
Denver at San Diego


Sean's Picks:

Chicago at Miami
Buffalo at Cincinnati
Detroit at Dallas
Washington at Tennessee
Arizona at Kansas City
Green Bay at Minnesota
Houston at NY Jets
Oakland at Pittsburgh
Baltimore at…

(18-11) Soundtrack To My Day

Sorry to post another song from the same artist so soon, but she's just released her latest album "Loud". I love what I've heard from it so far. This is the perfect love song. I adore the lyrics and really feel that she nailed the vocals.

The soundtrack to my day is California King Bed - Rihanna, enjoy!


NFL 2010-11 Midseason Review

After 9 weeks, every team has played at least 8 games, a couple of teams have played 9… I’ll be breaking down every team through the first 8 games (focusing mainly on the past 4 or 5).

AFC East:
New York Jets (6-2) – New York sputtered coming off of their bye week in an ugly 9-0 loss to the Green Bay Packers, and struggled to beat the Lions in Detroit in overtime; but they still remain atop their division. LT has been playing outstanding football, and Santonio Holmes is becoming a very good target for Mark Sanchez.
New England Patriots (6-2) – What an ugly loss we just saw to the Cleveland Browns… losing Randy Moss but adding Deion Branch back into the mix… Tom Brady is still playing like he wants to win this thing. Defensively, they’ve still got a lot of holes to fill.
Miami Dolphins (4-4) – The Dolphins are coming off of their first road loss… but they’ve been horrid at home. They’ve found a way to keep games close and alive, but there’s nothing about this team that stands out as a poss…

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I watched the bus drive off as you faded from my perceptive vision. I felt heartache I’d never felt in all of my life… I knew you weren’t gone for good, but I wondered if I would ever lay my eyes on you in person again. Photographs – they’re beautiful but they absolutely don’t do you justice. As tears rolled down my face and chilled in the April breeze on that gorgeous, sunny day… everything felt all the more surreal.
I waited, and waited for my cab – but all that ran through my mind was holding you in my arms, brushing your hair away from your teary eyes, kissing your upset, quivering lips. I heard your “bye” repeat in my head as clear as when you really said it. I got into that cab, not because I wanted to, but because I had to; yet not one day passes where I feel as though I made the right choice. Nothing, not even doing what was right and eventually proved to be the best decision, can justify my leaving you.
I felt hollow in that cab, not looking forward to anything… I knew I was go…

(15/11) Daily Like And Dislike

I haven't actually done one of these in 3 weeks, so I guess this will be more of an overview of the last 3 weeks.

My likes for the past 3 weeks, actually I suppose, more the last week would be getting all my work in for university on time and being able to spend time with friends. It's been nice being on the phone, meeting up for lunches, going shopping, celebrating birthdays and chilling for no particular reason. I forgot how much fun it could be.

My likes for the 2 weeks prior would be getting work done and feeling productive. It's nice feeling like something you've done has paid off, like it's not been a wasted effort. I got a result today from a test I did last week, and I'm very happy with my results. 2 weeks ago I was sat there revising for it, because I didn't want to work on an assignment that was driving me crazy and needed to feel productive, thankfully it was!

3 weeks ago, it was a case of trying to get into a routine and organising everything aft…

(15-11) Soundtrack To My Day

I quite like this song, but I really love the video. It's all about the romance, the chemistry and the fantasy. It's weird seeing Drake playing the doting boyfriend, but I love it. It's all really cute!

The soundtrack to my day is What's My Name? - Rihanna ft. Drake, enjoy!



Update!

I apologize for my absence from the blog, I’ve just moved back to Maryland and have been focusing on trying to settle back in, relax a little bit for the first time in 2 years.
I do have a mid-season list I’ll be preparing here for the NFL, as well as some stories to regale you all with while playing Kumbayah at the campfire.
Now shut the hell up with your complaining! Bitches!

Lest We Forget

November 11th, today is Remembrance Day or Veterans Day. It marks the end of World War I in 1918. Previously known as Armistice Day, it is now a day for remembering, not just those of the two World Wars but all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Every year, I stand in awe and gratitude of those who were brave enough to defend the land I walk on. Brave enough to fight for freedom and liberty. This year was no different. Along with many others, I will never be able to comprehend the choice these courageous men made between 1914-1918 and again in 1939-1945.

There are people in more recent years who have taken to the battlefields when freedom and liberty has been threatened since 1945. People who have fought and lost their lives. There are people who are still out there, fighting for a better world. I have a great amount of respect for those people and their loved ones. I cannot begin to imagine the amount of strength and courage they must have.

It is important to remember them. Tho…

NFL Week 10 Predictions

Enigma's picks:

Baltimore at Atlanta
Detroit at Buffalo
Minnesota at Chicago
NY Jets at Cleveland
Tennessee at Miami
Cincinnati at Indianapolis
Houston at Jacksonville
Carolina at Tampa Bay
Kansas City at Denver
Seattle at Arizona
Dallas at NY Giants
St. Louis at San Francisco
New England at Pittsburgh
Philadelphia at Washington

3 games I'm unsure about: Bears, Texans, Chiefs.


Sean's Picks:

Baltimore at Atlanta
Detroit at Buffalo
Minnesota at Chicago
NY Jets at Cleveland
Tennessee at Miami
Cincinnati at Indianapolis
Houston at Jacksonville
Carolina at Tampa Bay
Kansas City at Denver
Seattle at Arizona
Dallas at NY Giants
St. Louis at San Francisco
New England at Pittsburgh
Philadelphia at Washington