Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Thanksgiving in the Noke

I went home to good ole Roanoke this weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was a good to catch up with the fam and eat good food for once. Unfortunately, the sorry ass Cowboys beat my pathetic Bears. What better way to drown your sorrows and full stomach by boozing it up with old buddies. We started off at Joe the jew's house then proceeded downtown to hit up the bars. I get hammered and we go for some late night Texas Tavern. If you are ever in Noke you have to try it. I highly recommend a cheesey and a bowl. Though you may regret it the next day, as most do.

The rest of the weekend was rather boring with going out downtown both nights followed up with more TT late night Saturday. A weekend of sleeping on couches, floors, and my old bed make me feel glad to be back home.

Saldy my beloved Wahoos lost to the Chokies in Blacksburg based upon some bad officiating and big plays by Tech. On a high note, JMU won in its opening round playoff game against Lehigh. The Dukes play Furman this weekend and hopefully our team will take the next step towards a national championship.

You tricked me like the others
And now I don't belong
The simple smiles and good times seem all wrong

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

9:30 Love

So I just saw G. Love & Special Sauce in a 2 night stand at the 9:30 Club downtown. Tristan Prettyman and Slightly Stoopid opened with acoustic sets. Tristan was solid and looking hot as usual. I talked to her and told her how awesome her music is. Her performance with G both nights were a nice touch. Slightly Stoopid's performance was pretty cool both nights with their mixing of reggae, ska, and acoustic rock blues tunes.

Night one was a very upbeat show and had a lot of crowd favorites along with tunes from the new album. It was rather unfortunate the crowd wasn't as attentive and quite talkative during the slower blues jams. I did enjoy some I-76 and the Rock & Roll (Shout Outs Back to the Rappers) as a tribute to the ODB.

The 2nd night would have to be my favorite though because he kicked it back to older jams along with throwing in some new tunes. The crowd was great and smaller, thus making the performance a lot more intimate. My favorite tunes of the evening were the Fishing Song, Shooting Hoops, and Parasite. I was a bit disappointed with the Pussy Song not getting played, but overall I have to say this was one of the best 2 night runs I've been to at the club.

On another music note the Nirvana Box Set came out today which I'm stoked about picking up.

Turkey day is right around the corner and I'm heading down to good ole BC for some good homecooking that I have been longing for many months. It's going to be great being able to eat all the turkey, mashed potatos, homemade rolls, green beans, mac & cheese throughout the day. I will definitely be taking the traditional nap while watching football.

On another note, I'm glad to see that somebody is reading this and Jill was kind enough to post a comment, though she did have to create a Blog herself. Apparently, I had the comments part only available for people who are registered bloggers. I changed the setting, so feel free to comment the shit out of it.

Love myself better than you,
Knowing it's wrong but what should I do

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

What a weekend...

So the weekend boozefest started off at Sweet Water. After 3 pale ales, I moved on to Manassas to meet Marcus. We make it back to his house somehow (I don't really recall how). I raid his fridge and drunk dial a few of his friends (for reasons unknown).

I wake up on the couch and feel like I got hit by a bus. I stumble into Damon's to meet Owens and Stephen for lunch. Needless to say I looked rough. I ordered a tall glass of water and suck it down like cheap tequila in a dirty bar in Tijuana. I drive home, plant myself on the couch where I reside the rest of the day.

Owens and Stephen show up with some beers later that evening. We have drink a few then Owens bails because he has to work the next day. We head to this party and upon arrival they are out of beer. We bail and head to Ned's and proceed to booze the night away. We check out the band thats playing downstairs, they are horrible to say the least. They play bad covers of Phish, G. Love, and their original tunes.

Sunday arrives and I head out to go to the Skins game with my friend Sarah and her roommate Jess. Jess drives and just as we are about 3 miles from the exit, the car starts acting up. Luckily we make it to the parking lot. Jess turns the car off and it never regains life. We are stranded at FedEx field. At least we can look forward to the game and drinking some beers. We get in and the game starts in typical skins fashion; one debacle right after another on offense. What better time to make a beer run. Skins loose (what's new) and we decide to metro back to Arlington since the car is no use. I finally make it back home and I'm exhausted.

Monday morning arrives way too soon (as always) and its back to work. Unfortunately, I get to start the week sick (sore throat) and tired from lack of real sleep. All and all, not a bad weekend.

With this resigned,
The letter I sign

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Might as well...

Since everyone else on the planet appears to be doing it, I might as well follow. More to come later.

Bound to be some change in my pocket,
Bound to be some change in my soul,
Bound to be some good things coming to me,
This time around