Friday, January 28, 2011

The World is going to End

I don't think the world is going to end however I think I am slowly going insane. Two weeks ago, my car bit the dust and I was told that I need a new engine in there. Which is weird because I have not had the car but for so long. For two weeks and one of the longest weekends that I've been through, I have been without a car and depending on people to take people places. I am not the type of person that likes depending on people for rides because they might have other things to do and I just don't want to be getting in the middle of that.

A couple of days ago my laptop just stopped working. I don't know what was going on with it. The screen just went black and has stayed black. I still don't know the cause of it as of now.

So now I don't have a car and a laptop. Two important parts of my current life. Need a car to get around and go to work and I just need my laptop because I love having it around. I don't know how else I am going to manage without it.

It could not get worse or could it??

I know I am making extreme statements and most people don't have a laptop or a car or even a house. So I am not necessarily concerned about these mishaps. It is a part of life that happens to everyone. I just need to roll up my sleeves and get over what is going on. Life moves on and I move forward. So I am going to stay on the move.

Everyone have a wonderful weekend and cherish the important things in life and not material things.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Marshawn Lynch: The True Meaning of Determination.

This guy that did the Greg Jennings, "Put the Team on my back." and Ryan Grant's "Determination" video. I got to say one thing, if I ever had to play Madden against this fool. I would put some earphones on and tell this guy to Shut the Eff Up! at every moment.

But listen to him do his color commentary on Madden and even on real games are funny as anything. This video was from the Saints and Seahawks wild card match up a couple of weeks ago. When Marshawn Lynch broke through about eight tackles. So you know yo ole boy demetryjames86 had to chime in on the proceedings.

"Darren Sharper, Hold my Dick."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ronaldinho: For the Love of the Game or Money or Partying??

"(Ronaldinho) is not going to play because he likes his chosen team, because he loves them, because he wants to show the Brazilian public that he can still play - he will play for whoever gives him the most, and I think that is wrong.'" -Pele

This is after Ronaldinho shunned his old and hometown club, Gremio. The quote is pretty self-explanatory. Pele is disappointed in Ronaldinho for taking more money and going to Flamengo.

Ronaldinho says that his motivation is to regain his spot in the Brazilian National Team for the 2014 World Cup. Sounds like a decent reason to play to come back to play in Brazil but if that is fully the case he would be playing with his old club. Financial motivations come into play also. We do not know how much he stands to be paid by Flamengo and their chief sponsors. However it just does not smell right.

Dinho and his brother have been parading around trying to see who would be the highest bidder rather than letting it come to the heart. He makes it sounds as if he has been playing magical football lately. He has his moments but any footballing eye knows that this isn't the same footballer whose won World Player of the Year awards.

His World Cup aspirations? R10s out-going lifestyle is well-known. He isn't the best conditioned athlete anymore. Everyone understands that players should be able to cut-loose especially after games in which they've put their heart and souls. I don't blame anyone for relaxing for a night. However when partying exceeds training then that is where the problems arises. (I know *hits tummy*) He has been known to be late to training sessions and miss them altogether. For someone who wants to regain his national team spot, he has to show the motivation to be on the training pitch and actually play for his team. There are many young Brazilians who are ready and willing to stamp their claims on A Seleção.

Also being back in his homeland, he will be much more inclined to party and enjoy his life. Like I said, I don't have a problem with that. I also don't have a problem with him taking more money either. He knows that he has about four or five more good years left (if he stays in Brazil). He might as well make the most of that and if someone is willing to pay the man. Then show him the money....

The link above deals with the economics of Brazilian Football and why clubs are able to pay big money for star attractions. Also why it is highly unlikely that David Beckham could be drawn into playing in Brazil.

My Ice Adventure

I wake up in the morning at around 8:55am. I haven't gotten the call that the building was closed or anything I have to rush now since I pretty much have to leave for the post office at 9am. So I brush my teeth, get my clothes on, and I head out to my car.

At my place there are a couple of steps going down to my driveway. For some dumb reason, I have a brain freeze and try to rush down the steps. At this point, I slip down to the first step, trying to grab the railings but they are frozen in ice. I luckily catch my footing before I fall and basically ruin my day.

Now, I am in my car with the windows frozen so I can't see out of my car. I'm already late getting out the house. So now I have to wait 15 to 20 minutes for my windows to be seeable. I just pass time at this point. I listened to ESPN Radio and impatiently waited til at least my windows were partially clear.

30 minutes later, I am driving to the post office, looking like a hunchback while doing it because I can at least see the bottom part of the windshield. So everything goes without a hitch. I get the mail and drive towards work.

I get to my exit and this car in front of me begins to swerve around. I don't know what he was thinking about. I wasn't driving fast enough or in any danger of getting in a wreck. I was just casually spectating until he just basically drove onto the grass. Luckily he had a big pick-up truck so he didn't suffer any damage but then I saw him driving off the other way, he was driving very slowly. He must have learned his lesson.

So I get to work. I get on the elevator with my tub of mail. I get to the mailroom and no one could be seen. If I would have said anything, there would have been an echo. Instead of just dropping my mail and running off back to home which I still don't know if I can actually do. I stamped the mail, put it in the correct boxes, and slumped down on this computer chair and begin talking to my loyal three in a half readers (don't know where I got three in a half from).

I mean for all it is worth, I am getting paid for this and something tells me that I don't really feel like going back out there in that nastiness for a while...

Andre: 1 Ice: 0

Thursday, January 6, 2011


It is something about myself that I need to start getting over. I hate being rejected. It is a difference than just losing as in I can handle losing if me or my team didn't play well enough to win but just being rejected by people is a pet peeve that I can't get over.

For example, when I am trying to talk to somebody or dance with someone. They immediately dash off to the "bathroom" and hang out with a douchebag that they will eventually call a jerk later on. It pisses me off like none other. It makes me think: what exactly did I do wrong? What do I need to do differently? Do I need to bother? All those questions come to mind when I think about these things.

Also, when I get rejected I rarely get back up on the saddle and try again with somebody else. I kind of shut down and just sit or stand by myself. I know that needs to stop but it is kind of difficult especially when you feel inadequate. So I kinda stew in my rejection for a little while until later on I'm kicking a burrito into a bush.

I don't know what I can do about it. Counseling? Nah I'm not doing that. Lowering my standards? That definitely isn't happening. Maybe I just need to get over myself. I told myself that one of my resolutions would be not to get angry sometimes when I hang out. So maybe I shouldn't get angry when I get rejected. It happens to everybody.

Even Kobe gets rejected from time to time....

(With him, it is basketball though. I don't want to get it twisted)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Mission Statement

As you noticed my blog posting has decreased in each of the years that I've been doing this. I don't know how that is possible. In '08, I only had from August to December to get to 100 post. I decided that the mission for this year is get back to 100 posts.

This is going to be a difficult mission because I haven't had anything to stimulate my mind longer than for about 5 to 10 minutes (umm Pause just in case?). So now I am going to try and get back to reading the news, listening to people's garbage around the way and get out more (like going to the mall or to the park, etc.) so I can have some more motivation.

The reason that I decided to do this because I've been stuck at this house either lying on the couch, playing video games, or updating my twitter. I really need to get out of this place more often and see what is around me. That is what made my blogs much more interesting in the past years, I can see one person do something small and go in on it (definite pause x3) for a couple of pages on my blog.

So that is what I'm going to TRY to do. Let's say that this is another one of my resolutions. Even though I didn't plan on it being one of them.

Well just enjoy a picture with me and these ridiculous glasses...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wreck! Wreck! Wreck

(As you can tell with my profile pic on facebook that I enjoying watching people wreck. Well if it is an even fight that is. I don't want to see a midget fight someone who is huge. That isn't fair.)

The last couple of weeks Manchester City players have been involved with bust-ups in training. Notably Boateng and Balotelli, most recently Kolo Toure putting Adebayor in a headlock, these occurrences have been happening too much in this side.

One reason could be due to their high pay-wages that they think they are above everyone. They feel it is a privilege for them to be at training. Egos run high during training sessions and one mistimed tackle that could be innocent turns into a problem. No one probably wants to get hurt because if they are injured for a certain amount of time then it is possible that they could lose their spot on the squad. So anything that looks bad the victim will confront the tackler and ask him why he did that. Then the wrecking commences (Yesss!!!!)

People want to say that there is much disharmony on this team especially, I want to be a devil's advocate and say that this is how squads, groups, teammates, or employees are. Think about it, I know there are a few people at your job or your school that you want to fight in occasions. It is a part of seeing each other everyday. People know each others habits and how they act around each other. Someone will more than likely take offense with it and you have a conflict. We get irritated and lash out even at our friends during those times.

It doesn't mean that they dislike each other personally. Maybe they just have different personalities that clashed at a time. There have been times where fights have been started on teams I've been on. In fact I've been on a team where brothers had a fist fight and they still lived in the same house for the time being. It doesn't necessarily mean that they absolutely hate each other, maybe they just had a disagreement that went to fisticuffs. And each of those times they've made up and got on with their business.

I tend to think that these fights had to deal with ego more than just being a part of a team but it is something to think about. It doesn't affect their title hopes as I was telling one of my friends that this team has huge amounts of talent and their egos will ignore what is going on behind closed doors or in the training pitch and just get on with their business. Their pride won't allow them to needlessly lose games when they feel as if they can see the title ahead. Now will they be perennial title contenders? I don't think so. It will eventually crumble because it has a pretty flimsy foundation.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Scattered Thoughts of an Alien

Alright, I've sat here for about two hours trying to free-write about things in my head. I decided to put on some music while I do this.

I went into work today. To say the least I wasn't feeling too well so I would try to "Do Less" for most of the day. It really didn't work too well as I was doing more than I thought. Fortunately everything went without a hitch. I did my copy jobs, print jobs, picked up the mail and dropped off that junk. I felt better as the day went along, I had to stop what I was doing at times just to keep me from feeling badly.

We have this motto for the new year since we are basically customer service reps (in disguise). I will try not complain about the small things that people can do for themselves but make us do. It is hard and you think that people are lazy however we all have to get on with our business because guess what? if they did everything themselves then what would we need to be used for?

My brain hasn't been working as I use to like it. It is not as if I haven't thought of anything. Everything has been random and scrambled thoughts. I cannot piece things together. I feel as my IQ is getting smaller and smaller as the days go by while I do my mindless work that I've been accustomed to. So I made one resolution to go back to school this year. I do not know which graduate courses I will take, hopefully that comes to me in the near future.

Second Resolution is something that I've been trying to do for a while now. Trying not to be upset that I am alone. Most if not all of my friends are in some relationship or another and I am usually the oddball in the group. There is no jealously on my part, I just think sometimes what is wrong with me? And of course with Alcohol involved, one gets angry. So I'm going to try to avoid needlessly getting angry.

Third Resolution: Just playing more soccer whenever I get the chance. It doesn't matter what it is. I have pretty much conceded the fact that I won't be playing professional soccer ever. That is cool with me and I am satisfied with what I have done. I went to New Zealand and almost won a national championship. I wish things would have worked out more over there but things happen for a reason and I am back here because I was brought back here for some reason or another. Alright that isn't the point, I just want to keep on playing because it has been the only thing that has ever brought me joy. Since I was a little kid playing, it has brought me. It has been the only constant in my life. Whenever I am not happy about something, I play the game that I love and my happiness comes back to me. It'll never go away.

Other resolutions that I have, I won't tell anybody because it is a bit embarrassing and too personal for this posting even though I am a personal guy myself.

I am not changing though. I will wear my pride on my shoulders and I will say what I am feeling if that is needed. So Happy New Years to everybody and I hope you stick to your resolutions. I will just continue in my mission of becoming a Martian. (I am looking to build a spaceship)

A bit of randomness never hurts.

Those darn imaginary readers