Sunday, December 31, 2006

Jake the "Tommy Boy Maddox" Plummer

Ok, before I begin let me first say that I saw absolutely none of the game. Well, let me restate that. I saw approximately the final 2 minutes of the game. The only reason why I saw what I saw was because I happened to check the score and saw the headline "Cutler knocked out of game with head injury" and the score tied at 23 all in OT.

I turn on the game and Cutler is playing. I said to myself, self, if Cutler is playing that means 1 of 2 things. Either the head injury wasn't that serious, or Plummer really screwed up. Screwed up so much that he was willing to put in a guy with a head injury (who's a rookie and doesn't know any better).

After the game I check the stats. Plummer: 0-2; 1 INT.

So if someone saw the game could they please explain something to me? Did he actually complete 50% of his passes (which would be pretty high) or just 33%?

All I could think of when I saw that stat line was when Tommy Maddox took over a game for the Steelers last season because Roethlisberger got hurt. He ended up fumbling on a snap and losing the game..

I'm going white

On my dad's side of the family there is a recessive gene. This gene states that every other generation's hair will go gray, while the other generation will go white. Don't ask me why it does this, I have no idea. The best I could come up with is that it like variety.

So my dad is going gray, which means I will go white. My grandfather had white hair so I guess the gene is doing it's job.

Today I spotted my first white hair in my goatee. I have mixed feelings regarding this. On the one hand it means I'm getting older (28 in 2 weeks! YIKES!), on the other it gives me, and this might come out wrong, a sense of happiness.

I know it seems weird that a hair can give you happiness. It's true though. It means my gene is working. It gives me a sense of pride that I belong to my family. I'm blessed to have this hair.

While going to church in Fredericksburg, there was a guy there who always smiled. His name, appropriately enough, was Guy Smiley (true story). He had cloud-white hair and a constant smile on his face. I didn't know him very well, just that he always had a smile.

That's how I want people to remember me. The guy with the cloud-white hair and a constant smile on his face.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A Team Willis Joint

Yesterday was a long day. It started around 6:45 in the morning as Shayna and I got up to make the trek to F-burg from P-burgh via F-fax. The weather report called for 1-3 inches of snow up in the Pitt so Shayna was going to get the first leg. It ended up being rain so I got to drive.

The drive was uneventful. Hardly any traffic on the way back to DC (I thought there would be a lot). As we got to the DC area though, we turned on WTOP and the traffic report wasn't good. 95 South bound was a parking lot except between 123 and Dumfries.

Shayna and I stopped at our apt, freshened up, feds the cats, etc hoping things would clear up, but the traffic report stayed the same. Northbound looked good though, so we called up my mom and asked her to come to fairfax as that would be easier.

By the time she gets to 95 traffic is bad north bound as well. They call me up and tell me they would like to postpone the day. I was pretty distraught about it because I wasn't sure when I was going to get to spend a day with my family. My mom and brother don't have schedules like mine where they get weekends off and we all took this day off to spend together.

I got the call while in the car. Shayna was driving and saw that I got really sad, so she decided to kidnap me and forced me to get through the traffic and see my family. She drove the entire way.

On the way down we stopped at the cemetery in Quantico to see my grandmother. She was a wonderful woman, and I miss her. As a cried, Shayna held me tight.

The point of this post I guess is to shine some light on Shayna. We all have times when we are weak or low and we need someone to lean on. I'm proud that she's got my back.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Use Google to keep on top of your blogs

I've blogged a couple times about RSS readers and how they make things easier when you look at a lot of blogs. One of the neat things is that you can use the google personalized home page to keep on top of them as well.

To do it, go to and click on sign in (top left). If you don't have a google account you'll need to make one (if you are on the new blogger you already have a google account). Log in to the account and then click on personalized home (again top left).

The personalized home allows you to put in different modules on the search page. You also have the option of adding tabs to have personalized pages.

To add a module go to Here you can search for all the different modules they have. To create you own, click on "add by url" next to the search button. Then just put in the RSS feed and click add. When you go to the personalized home page you'll see the latest headlines for that blog. Clicking on a headline will take you directly to that post!

You can also try out Google Reader at I'm checking this out as wii speak..
Google reader is the bomb digity. I'm stopping usage of the rss reader program. Use the google reader STAT!

Friday, December 22, 2006

"I love Me some Mii"

Thanks for the quote T.O.

So one of the features of the Wii is the Mii parade. Your characters wonder off onto other people's Wii's and vice versa. The rather unfortunate thing is that Mii's can only travel to other Wii's who are in your address book. So while I have parade enabled, I don't really know anyone else who has a Wii.

I'll post my Wii code a little later and maybe some random people will have some Mii's for Me.

The measure you give is measure you want to receive

This holiday season I've stumbled upon a very fascinating phenomenon. This is extraordinary. Mostly for the reason that I don't tend to think about such things. I think Solomon said it best: "For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief"

Anyways the totally fascinating thing that I've discovered is that people tend to give gifts that they want. At a recent gift exchange with a co-worker, he gave me a box set of the first 4 seasons of 24. He loves 24 and probably would have loved to have received this gift (maybe even from me) I gave him iTunes gift cards, mostly because I know he owns an iPod, but also because there are some albums that I would buy if I had received some iTunes gift cards.

I found myself doing the same thing when shopping for door prizes for an office party. Shayna and I went to the 5 below store (really cool store by the way). She was helping me pick out door prizes. She found a label maker key chain that she felt would be perfect. I thought it was stupid, but I did find an AM/FM radio pen that I thought was pretty cool.

Needless to say that since it was my door prize we got the pen. Since most of the office is organizational freaks, the key chain would probably have been better.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Funny Quote

"I felt like my mom was chasing me with a belt.'' --Tennessee quarterback Vince Young to owner Bud Adams, who asked him what he was thinking as he ran for the winning 39-yard touchdown in overtime over his hometown Texans.

--Taken from's MMQB

My only thought is, where's Cutler's mom when you need her?

Monday, December 04, 2006

My Shoulder Wiilly hurts

Shayna and I spent a couple hours playing the Wii yesterday. We'll probably spend more time playing tonight. Wii Sports is definitely a fun game.

2 hazards of play so far. 1) I've come close to getting knocked out from Shayna's forehand playing Tennis. 2) My shoulder hurts from baseball. I was never good at hitting the ball, and now it's even more glaring.

Overall though, it's a highly entertaining game system.

Friday, December 01, 2006


While in PA this past weekend McDonalds ran tons of ads featuring that the McRib is back (for a limited time of course).

Unfortunately the marketing geniuses at McDonalds things that only people in Pittsburgh like the McRib. Well, maybe I'm only 1 of 5 people in the DC area that do like it and I want one.

This isn't the first time I've seen geographic marketing like this. In Richmond one McDonalds had a "bucket" of fries. It was basically the largest drink container filled with fries. 2 "buckets" = 1 fry basket. True story.

On my way to Harrisonburg one time I stopped and had a pulled pork bbq sandwich from McDonalds. It was actually quite tasty.

I guess I'll just have to move some place where McRibs can be enjoyed by all..otherwise it's just McWrong.