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Showing posts from April, 2011

Soundtrack To My Month Of April - Track 11

Another of my mum's favourites and mine too if I'm honest! I give you, The Human League - Don't You Want Me , enjoy!

Soundtrack To My Month Of April - Track 10

My own mother would be upset with me if I didn't include this song! I give you, Culture Club - Do You Really Want To Hurt Me , enjoy!

Soundtrack To My Month Of April - Track 9

I'm quite a fan of this song! I give you, Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen , enjoy!

Soundtrack To My Month Of April - Track 8

Nothing more, nothing less, love is the best! I give you, Madness - It Must Be Love , enjoy!

Soundtrack To My Month Of April - Track 7

My collection wouldn't be complete without this song! I give you, Status Quo - Whatever You Want , enjoy!

Soundtrack To My Month Of April - Track 6

I mentioned Sean's outrage if I didn't include a band in my last post.. well his Mom would kill me if I didn't include this artist in my "Proud To Be British" selection. This song is one of my favourites. You just can't help but move to it! I give you, Paul McCartney & Wings - Live And Let Die , enjoy!

Soundtrack To My Month Of April - Track 5

It wouldn't be a "Proud To Be British" dedication if I didn't include this band.. In fact Sean would have words with me if I didn't! I give you, Black Sabbath - Paranoid , enjoy!

Soundtrack To My Month Of April - Track 4

The music makes me want to get up and sing and dance. I give you, Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl , enjoy!

Soundtrack To My Month Of April - Track 3

This song speaks for itself. I give you, The Who - My Generation , enjoy!

Soundtrack To My Month Of April - Track 2

The month of the Royal Wedding, so I've been listening to British music lately, which I'm going to post up in the next few posts! I give you, Queen - Somebody To Love , enjoy!

Mock 2011 NFL Draft (Round 1)

Okay, so I’ve received requests to do a mock draft, so I’ll do one for the 1 st round, though I’d prefer to only do one up until the Redskins selection. I’ve hesitated doing one this year mainly because of the uncertainties with the NFL Lockout. Today there was some progression that could allow teams to trade players for the draft, though I’m unsure if teams are allowed to resign any possible Free Agents or if they can even have a day of free agency before the draft. Barring any trades of players (like Washington potentially sending McNabb and/or Haynesworth away for mid-round picks), and also barring the possibility that a deal is in place which requires teams to retain every possible FA they would have lost this year, here is my Mock 2011 NFL Draft. Carolina Panthers select Cam Newton, QB – Auburn; Newton’s athleticism and media magnetism are a sure-pick. Denver Broncos select Marcell Dareus, DT – Alabama; It doesn’t get much better in terms of a 4-3 DT to a

ESPN Abuses Phil Jackson's Legacy

Last night, I was tuned in to the NBA Playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Hornets on ESPN. Sometime in the third quarter, the network displayed a stat graphic which compared the playoff careers of head coaches Phil Jackson (LAL) and Monty Williams (NOH). The games played and win column was absurdly one-sided for Jackson… but one stat on this box stood out above all. When it said “NBA Titles Won” on the left, under Williams’ name, it said “0” and it said “10” under Phil Jackson’s name. Without even having to think about it, I immediately took to Twitter as I’d missed my opportunity to snap a photograph of it. Apparently I wasn’t the only to see this as numerous people had retweeted my comments… but I still don’t have a picture to back me up for substantial proof. So if anyone recorded the game last night, I’d appreciate you being able to supply a photograph for me. First of all, even the simplest math and the most average NBA fan can reel o


Well, well, well… it’s April 22, 2011 and I just posted the first blog post on my site in 17 days. Anyways, today is Good Friday, and I didn’t give anything up for Lent, except blogging (cue comedic drums). I know someone out there is judging me for not sacrificing in honor of Jesus, and perhaps they’re correct. Who am I to assume that any of the sacrifice I’ve made over the past couple years constitutes a break from sacrificing? No, not really… I don’t believe that. I didn’t give anything up for Lent this year because, well, I don’t know why exactly. I feel as though I should feel bad about it, but I also feel good (not in a Satanic way) about it. The reason I feel good about it is because I believe we all need to truly experience being selfish a bit to understand why it isn’t exactly a great thing. I wear my cross every single day to serve as a reminder that I’m just a man and that Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice. If my act of not giving anything up for Lent call

Government? What Are They Governing?

I came across the following on yahoo earlier in an article about Obama being "heckled" by a table of (clearly) non-professional singers (which, if this were 1966, I believe they would be called "hippies"): The 26th amendment(granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure. Copy and forward this to a minimum of twenty people in your address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. Congressional Reform Act of 2011 1. Term Limits. 12 years only, one of the possible options below.. A. Two Six-year Senate terms B. Six Two-year House terms C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms 2. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while

Just Me Again..

Want another life update? If you said yes, good! You're going to get one. If you said no, well.. sorry for your luck. Had a bit of a manic two weeks. Two practical write ups due, one assignment, one class test, two practicals and finally a practical test. That was all over on Friday. Busy and very stressful. Finally able to enjoy my Easter holidays now. Spent this weekend working and will spend the next two weeks revising because I have two more class tests after the holidays, a week "break", then end of module exams.. The fun times just keep on rolling! Hopefully I'll get organised and try and set up some placements, been meaning to do that since January as I'm sure you're aware. We'll see though. Today was a good day, nice and sunny. A few members of my family dropped by today which was nice. My aunt, her husband, her daughter and her daughters boyfriend then that same Aunts brother, so my uncle, his wife and his youngest daughter, all packed into o

Tattoos And The Idiots Who Have Them

More and more in recent weeks, I’ve found myself entirely too devoted to bashing tattoos. I’ve got no problems with people getting tattoos, so long as they actually have some kind of meaning to the person other than “I paid for it” or “it’s on me now so that’s what it means to me” or “it looked awesome”. More and more I see people tattooing the most random things to their body, most people covering their body with the nonsense… and more and more, I’ve found myself entirely too devoted to bashing tattoos. Thank a friend via Twitter recently for showing me a picture of some idiot tattooing stars up and down the side of his face. This began my rant against face tattoos. If you’re in a profession or religion where it’s deemed appropriate, fine… tribal tattoos don’t necessarily cause this reaction for me. I also would never have the balls to call Mike Tyson a fool for tattooing his face. But if you’re just a run-of-the-mill Joe… you shouldn’t be tattooing your face with anything.

Soundtrack To My Month Of April - Track 1

Just started listening to her new album today. Really like this song so I thought I'd post this up mid-revision while I'm having a lil dance in my seat. I give you, Nicole Scherzinger - Right There , enjoy!