Friday, October 30, 2009

these teams better not suck

my interest in football, both real and fantasy never really took off much this year and has since become quite the afterthought for least compared to previous years. now the the nba season has begun, it has really squashed my football spirits, well, that combined with my fantasy teams sucking and no longer being a redskins fan. so the wizards are looking real promising, as long as everyone stays healthy. even though i no longer have comcast so i can't watch wiz games, i have been enjoying random games this first week on espn and tnt. i would even consider ordering the nba package, but i already watch too much tv. one of my favorite podcasts, the basketball jones is back.

Ep. 457: King and Captain? from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.

chris and i joined a random keeper league that looks like it could be fun. it is another crazy 16 teamer that made for us unprepared owners to have to scramble quite a bit in the later rounds. i ended up with what i think is a solid and promising team with holes, but i can work with it. some of players include deron williams, jason kidd, nene, trevor ariza, aaron brooks, marc gasol, and blake griffin (who is out for 6 weeks, ugh). i definitely have some regrets, but that's just the way it's gotta be sometimes. i enjoy fantasy basketball so much more than football, which i know makes me weird. i enjoy that there are games everyday so there's always a little something to follow or read about the next day. as opposed to the sunday overload that is football.

although i planned to just do one league, like i did last year, i couldn't pass up the chance to play with eskay's crew. this is gonna be totally different as it is an 8 team league, which really levels the playing field, and negates my experience as i think most of these guys have never played. it should be fun to be in a league with people i know since all of my friends decided they didn't like it.

i know you're gawking at my weird-ass doesn't matter, cause i'm on kevin's fantasy squad!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

whatever you do, avoid meadowbrook

so today some random instant message popped up from somebody i don't know. after steve and katie both seemed against it, i decided to go ahead and respond and here was our conversation:

[15:57] gullytodeworld: wam girl
[15:58] kingkevin91: who is this?
[15:59] gullytodeworld: your mother man
[15:59] kingkevin91: ah snap
[15:59] gullytodeworld: that fuck her last nite
[15:59] kingkevin91: nice
[15:59] gullytodeworld: who de fuck is u
[15:59] gullytodeworld: i dnt no u
[16:00] gullytodeworld: are ur call name fuck up\
[16:00] kingkevin91: what?
[16:00] kingkevin91: you started talking to me
[16:00] gullytodeworld: yes fuck face
[16:00] gullytodeworld: i did
[16:00] gullytodeworld: u have a prob with tht
[16:00] kingkevin91: nope
[16:00] kingkevin91: do you?
[16:00] gullytodeworld: becuz i can come up in meadow brook
[16:01] kingkevin91: ahh
[16:01] gullytodeworld: n we hcan fight it
[16:01] kingkevin91: not meadowbrook!!!
[16:01] kingkevin91: anywhere but there
[16:01] gullytodeworld: right there
[16:01] kingkevin91: anywhere else
[16:01] gullytodeworld: right there
[16:01] kingkevin91: somewhere else?
[16:01] gullytodeworld: i will fuck u up for my girl
[16:01] kingkevin91: i barely touched her
[16:01] kingkevin91: i apologize
[16:02] gullytodeworld: fuck u n ur apologize
[16:02] gullytodeworld: i dnt need tht
[16:02] kingkevin91: fine
[16:02] kingkevin91: i take it back
[16:02] gullytodeworld: becuz i fuck ur girl for 10,000$
[16:02] gullytodeworld: yesterday
[16:02] kingkevin91: that's a good deal
[16:02] gullytodeworld: yes
[16:02] gullytodeworld: she say u dnt fuck her gud
[16:02] kingkevin91: i know, that's messed up, right?
[16:03] gullytodeworld: yes fuck face
[16:03] gullytodeworld: look i comin there nw with my boy
[16:03] kingkevin91: ok
[16:04] gullytodeworld: so look out for we
[16:04] kingkevin91: i will
[16:04] gullytodeworld: i comin at lot 122
[16:04] kingkevin91: meadowbrook, right?
[16:04] gullytodeworld: yes
[16:04] kingkevin91: wait, what time?
[16:04] gullytodeworld: rite there
[16:04] gullytodeworld: nw
[16:04] gullytodeworld: we in a red car
[16:04] kingkevin91: how about in like 10 minutes
[16:04] gullytodeworld: no
[16:04] kingkevin91: ok 5
[16:04] gullytodeworld: we comin nw
[16:04] kingkevin91: 5 minutes it is
[16:05] gullytodeworld: so run for ur fat cuzin
[16:05] kingkevin91: he's sensitive about his weight
[16:05] gullytodeworld: ok
[16:05] gullytodeworld: kein is akeem dnt run for no one
[16:05] gullytodeworld: as yet
[16:05] gullytodeworld: lol
[16:06] gullytodeworld: kevin
[16:06] kingkevin91: noted
[16:06] gullytodeworld: lol
[16:06] kingkevin91: so red car
[16:06] kingkevin91: meadowbrook
[16:06] kingkevin91: in 15 to 25 minutes?
[16:06] gullytodeworld: na
[16:06] kingkevin91: 45 minute
[16:06] kingkevin91: maybe an hour
[16:06] gullytodeworld: in 298days
[16:07] gullytodeworld: lol
[16:07] gullytodeworld: u is a ass
[16:07] kingkevin91: haha
[16:07] gullytodeworld: wat goin on
[16:08] gullytodeworld: it ok
[16:09] kingkevin91: you got me mixed up with another kevin
[16:10] gullytodeworld: no g
[16:10] gullytodeworld: this is akeem
[16:11] kingkevin91: i don't think we know each other
[16:11] gullytodeworld: ok
[16:12] kingkevin91: but that was good times
[16:13] gullytodeworld: yes

now the question is, should i maintain this new found friendship?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

i kicked ball

tomorrow marks the conclusion of my first season of kickball. it has been interesting. i am not sure what i was expecting (hot single girls all over me), but overall the experience was good. this was mainly due to the fact that it gave me something new to do and it led to a lot hanging out with eskay and chris but not so much the girl part.

our team was not good. i believe we are 1-4-1. i certainly had my share of mistakes and am not the greatest athlete, but i was one of the best players on the team if that gives you any indication of how bad our team was. we had the mercy rule called on us twice in one game. steve and i have collided twice while attempting to field fly balls. but whatever...that was not the point of kickball. i joined to have fun and meet some new people and to party. our first game seemed to indicate good things to come as almost every girl on the team was extremely hot. we lost that first game in what would be a preview of what was to come. postgame, chris, steve and i were ready to hit the is kind of the rule with kickball. guess who went to the bars that night? me, chris and steve. that shit was busted.

throughout the season, we managed to get various parts of the team to go out, but realized that they were all a tight group of friends and we were the strangers they were not really trying to include. some were friendlier than others, and a couple of people have actually been making efforts to include us more, which is nice. there has been a severe lack of flip cup which i experienced going out with steve's other team and was what i kind of thought was just the norm. not so much.

eskay and i kind of picked 2 girls who we thought were both hot and single to possibly focus our attention on. my girl who i will not name but refer to as the ice queen is hot (and to be honest, way out of my league), but she has never exactly warmed up to me. she has separated the boys from the girls twice now when we've gone out to the bars. last week i found out she had a boyfriend and met him. i was just telling queen's bf was normal and seemed like a nice enough guy....but seriously, fuck that dude. i should have serenaded her.

steve's girl is certainly more friendly, but she hasn't really been showing much interest. i guess at least they didn't string us along and make us think we might have had a chance. they've been very clear through their actions. again, the team has been nice, but sort of like, we're all stuck here together, so we'll be polite and sort of half-ass drinking and hanging out. one couple has invited us to a halloween party, but i think it's cause they kinda feel bad for us and not because they really want us to attend. so that doesn't seem like a good prospect. what this all means is that tomorrow we will say goodbye. i will make out with the ice queen and then never see any of them ever again. only to be left with memories and possibly material for a book about kickball.

for the spring season, steve and i have been discussing joining a saturday league, starting a new team on our current league, and possibly me joining his current thursday league. that's a lot of kickball. hopefully there will be more social, single and realistically hot girls to reject me. we'll see. as of now, i am ready for this to be over and get back to my regular schedule, going to the gym a little more frequently, not drinking in the middle of the week and getting more sleep. i have fallen way off the with my health and fitness. i'm sure, come march, i will be ready to give it another go or 3.

Monday, October 26, 2009

first time seems like a success, but i'd still rather put noodles in me

this weekend, dan and laura had a get-together at their place and we drank a lot of pumpkin beer, played poker (2nd place) and hung out. the real interesting highlight was my first foray into the world of acupuncture. after exclaiming that massages "don't do shit", allison was generous enough to offer to stick me with needles to help alleviate some relatively serious shoulder/trap/neck pain i was experiencing from lifting. i completely disagree with her stance on massage and soft tissue work. i have found they help speed recovery, increase mobility and just improve your overall well-being. that said, i kept my mouth shut in order to give acupuncture a try. i am pretty ignorant on acupuncture and other forms of eastern medicine, but i am in no way a skeptic.

as with any new experience that involves needles and potential pain, i was a little anxious, but i didn't show it, cause i am tough stough like that. i realized quickly that the needles that were piercing my hand did not hurt, except for the one in my palm (that later bled)...that one was kind of a bitch, but nothing too bad. she also moved them around, which seemed like an awful idea, but i suppose that's part of the deal.

while i sat their defenseless with needles stuck in my hands, people made it a point to mess with me, pretending to flick the needles, slap me in the face and make fun of me. this led to a recurring theme for the night of everyone busting on me for no real reason, but i shall save that for a future therapy session.

i did not experience the pronounced tingle or sensations that allison reported many people having. i did notice that my shoulder/trap/neck area that was previously hurting when i made an overhead press motion (raising the roof), was now feeling pretty good. i wouldn't say it was 100%, but significantly better. doubters said i was experiencing a placebo effect, which i suppose is possible as well, but either way, i felt better and was glad i gave it a try. the real test will be when i go to the gym in a few hours and try some heavy clean and presses.

here's a video of me clean and pressing 365 a few weeks ago:

Friday, October 16, 2009

short of murdering dan snyder, this had to happen

after years of threatening....i think i am finally at that point. mark it down, i am no longer a redskins fan. i enjoyed the 80's and some of the 90's. my dad is a skins fan, so i followed suit. and when i think about it, it's his conviction to remain a fan that i was both impressed with as well as what had me barely holding on as a fan for the last 5 or so years. i know die-hards like steve will shake their heads disspointingly, but hey, that's just the way it's gotta be sometimes.

now i am going to be making some poorly thought out points, throwing out questionable statistics and possibly fabricated quotes, but my main argument is the redskins are no good and the reason for this is one man, dan snyder. fuck that guy! seriously...what a fucking tool. as you might be able to tell, i have a lot of anger and extreme hatred directed towards this ass. i'm sad that becuase of this baby murderer, i will no longer get to enjoy sundays with my dad like i used to.

look, as a former redskins fan, i know the issues. besides the very obvious racial slur of a team name, protected under the guise of it being historical or tradition or whatever, this team has had a constant ceiling of mediocre and floor of awful. being bad is ok. i am ok with that. it's how you deal with it that makes a difference. see how good teams build through the draft? well how about we say screw that and trade away our draft picks for over-rated or past-their-prime "star" players? i admittedly fell for this throw money around to win plan and boy was i wrong. i realized this, how come wonder boy couldn't? and when we do somehow have draft picks, we don't use them wisely. we had 3 second round picks 2 years ago. any normal gm would address the biggest need which is/was an aging o-line with no depth. what do we do? draft 2 wr's and a tight end that have done jack shit. this team continues to pull stupid move after stupid move and that is why we gave the lions their first win in almost 2 calendar years. we don't have a gm. just an incompetent team president that is basically danny's yes man.'s so irritiating...glad i'm done with them.

snyder loves the attention of the flashy signing. his love of big names continues with coaches. and when he went on to sign a nobody, he hired him first as offensive coordinator and then promoted him head coach when nobody else would touch that job. cause people have come to realize what a dysfunctional organization this is. now zorn is now on the hotseat and while he hasn't been a great coach, it's hardly all his fault, but snyder probably doesn't see it that way. he apparently wanted mike shanahan, but when shananan said he would only do it if he had control over player personel, snyder balked. because he and vinny have had such a great track record building teams. i was being real sarcastic in that last sentence.

another bad aspect is that this isn't a bad coach or qb or gm, where you just have to deal with it for a little bit, but you know they will soon be out of a job. this is the owner. and even worse, he's like 40 years old! also, the redskins are like the most profitable team in the nfl! so he's never gonna sell and he'll probably own then for the next 40 years. at least with other shitty owners (al davis) they will be dead soon. there is light at the end of the tunnel for those fans. not so much for those poor redskins fans. maybe one day i will come back, but it would have to take something drastic....not just a good redskins team.
so that leaves me a man without a team....unlike dan, my fellow ex-redskin fan, i cannot just jump on the ravens. something about that doesn't feel right. i can't pick another nfc east team either. i also would not want to pick one of the best teams in the league as i am no fair-weather fan nor do i want a team with a huge national following. and i hate the patriots. so what does that leave me with? i don't mind picking a bad team as long as they are learning from their mistakes and building for a better future.

possible new teams going from west to east
  • 49ers
  • texans
  • lions
  • dolphins
what do you think?

i can do this....

in the past i would kill this super mutant with i will steal his wallet
fallout 3 was one of my favorite video games i played this year and probably the first game since gears of war 1 that i had any interest in replaying once i completed the story. i let nam borrow it for a while and i just got it back a little while ago. i decided to restart the game and play it differently, as i simply ran straight through the story without dealing with any side quests.

the first time i played through i of course was extremely good and made choices and decisions in the game that match my natural bleeding heart tendencies. i was always giving water to thirsty people, helping children, always using the polite choice in the conversation path and never stealing or pickpocketing. i was basically the angel that i am in real life.

now i have put in a few hours into my new character that kinda looks like me with a beard and i am again decidedly good. i did not detonate the bomb in the middle of megaton and have not been stealing. i have made my new character less soldiery and more sciency. but i am wondering what i am missing being a goodie-2 shoes. i wanna be bad, but, and this is gonna seem real lame, i feel bad for the npc's. i get wrapped up in the game and don't want to shatter lives. my empathy is powerful and far reaching.

i ran into this same issue when i played mass effect. i would start acting like an ass and people would start crying and responding like, "how could you say that? all of those innocent people's lives are at stake..." then i start crying (me, not my character) and restart the game before i acted cruelly.

so i am gonna give being bad another try. i figure...i am so good and moral in real life and video games are meant to be an escape and to essentially live another life. i am excited about the prospect of being evil and all that goes along with it. i just need to man up and not be affected by the suffering i will cause, cause many will suffer and suffer badly...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

yeah, yeah...i know

it has been quite a break but i cannot quit this blog. life has been a little eventful since august....i guess. not really, but for my own personal record when i reread this things years from now, i will be like oh yeah, i remember when i said i that that movie was ok. here are some quick hits as best i can recall:

  • went to the beach with dave, chris, michele, jill and dan and we all stayed in a one econolodge room...good work on that dave.
  • went back to the dragon's tail. stayed in a sweet house. saw anders pass out in a crouching/praying position. went to my first indian casino. traveled the underground lake with a tour guide with some sweet jokes.
  • joined a kickball team with steve and chris. our team is no good (currently 1-3-1). the single girls on the team are hot as balls, yet cold as ice.
  • still doing special olympics and am starting to take more of a leadership role. the big competition is on mt st. mary's 7am...ugh.
  • jessie loves brodie.
  • i changed my oil for the first time ever.
  • fell down the outside stairs at brewer's art. the bouncer said it was a "graceful fall".
  • beach hawk/the fruity boys
  • still nowhere near where i want to be in-shape wise.
  • been enjoying hanging out a lot with steve, froilan and jevon like we're back in towson.
  • became pretty good friends with katie.
  • i have 2 money fantasy football teams, one in 1st place, one in last, they both suck.
  • nickie is moving out. who will move in?
  • still don't know how to talk to girls.
  • had a better time at renfest than last year. drank and ate a ton.
  • saw jim gaffigan with louise and her parents.
  • a trainer at my gym said i had freakish leg strength, while another gigantic man was impressed with my 395 lb dead lift.
  • we no longer get fx and i now have to watch it's always sunny in philadelphia on hulu on an 8 day delay.
  • got the trx.
so that's what i can remember. here's potential stuff coming up:
  • dan's birthday party
  • no plans and no potential costume.
  • zip lining
  • trying to go on a trip soon...a real trip
  • reconsidering learning some mma...but it's so expensive, although the physical challenge is appealing, plus it would be nice to know how to fight
  • work on getting out of rut
  • planning on joining more social sports, hoping we have a more inclusive team
  • ravens-broncos
  • need to explore my creative outlets more....write some songs, stories, paint, beatlab, etc.
  • dave's gonna
  • need to pick a new football team to follow...may blog about the awfulness of snyder.
  • wizards' season is about to start...cautiously optimistic.
  • learn how to drive stick that's enough for now and it covers what i've missed blogging about in a very glossed over way. i am more or less caught up and can start blogging again in excruciating detail and with a cringe worthy whiny tone about thoughts or occurrences.