Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Morning Ramblings ....

Got a lot to do today ....

Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Sunday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time.

Actually have not a lot to do today and am loving every minute of it.  Onto the Ramblings ...

  • Really am not rooting for either team today.  Just would like to see a good game.  It would be nice to see Drew Brees and the Saints win since they have been one of the bottom feeders of the NFL since their inception.  And it would be good for the city...

  • Congrats to the Carrot!  As of last week it has hosted over 30,000 individual visitors.  Now I really have no idea if that is a lot of visitors or not but I do know that it is like 2 times as many people that usually go to a Pittsburgh Pirates home game!  So I have that going for me ...

  • Movie Reviews:  Movie #1:  ZOMBIELAND was very entertaining!  One of the more enjoyable rentals we have seen in a while.  Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg were hysterical and Annie and I laughed through the entire flick.  Bill Murray cameo was awesome.  Movie #212 Rounds was a decent action movie starring some wrestler dude named John Cena.  He is a cop whose wife is kidnapped by an Irish terrorist and is sent on a bunch of "tasks" to get her back safe.  Think Die Hard 3.  Not going to win any awards but enough action to keep you engaged while on the indoor trainer.  Movie #3Twilight was crap!  Plot sucked. Acting was awful.  Directing was amateurish.  Really have no idea why all the chickadees in the world go crazy over this movie? ...

  • Today's food is going to be very bad.  Back when I was a fatty I used to make deep fried chicken wings with a bunch of different sauces pretty much every Sunday during football season.  Well, Annie has talked me into preparing this crap fest of unhealthy goodness for today's game.  It has been over 2 years since we have ate this and it probably won't kill me but I just do not like eating like this anymore...

  • Wanted to give a shout out to a few of my fellow Triathlete bloggers out there who help inspire and motivate each and every day: 
    • First is KC over at the 140 Point 6 Miles.  KC not only logs some crazy training volumes but she is always extremely positive and seems to find the silver lining in every situation.
    • Next are two Tri Geeks, Jason at Tri-Tech Blog and Mike at 26.2 is my Cooldown!  these guys always have the latest and greatest in Tri gear and are directly responsible for some of my own Tri Geek purchases.
    • The next blog is by Tri Daddy Diesel over at TRI DIESEL.  He always seems to motivate while making me laugh at the same time.
    • And finally another blog I enjoy is The Road by Patrick Mahoney.  Patrick is a pretty good writer and storyteller.  He also has a pic in his header that looks like the Gopher from CaddyShack so it cracks me up every time I see it!

  • If you have a blog or know of others blogs that I might enjoy please post the URL up in the comments below...
I hope everyone has a happy Super Bowl Sunday and that at least the commercials are good!

Thanks for Reading,



  1. Too bad the Super Bowl isn't in New Orleans. Now THAT would be good for New Orleans, wouldn't it?

    I don't have a dog in this fight, but it would be cool for New Orleans to win. However, Peyton Manning is turning into (already is?) a Hall of Famer, and he's in his prime. Great guy. Plus, the Colts haven't dumbed down their uniforms for licensing purposes. No black. Still royal and white. Same horseshoe on the helmet that Johnny Unitas wore back in the day. I like that.

  2. ..oh yeah, Jeff...congrats on 30,000 visitors! Your comment about that being more than a Pirates home game was great!

  3. Steve -- Unfortunately it is true about my poor Buccos ... They are going to be better this year and possibly a contender next year.

    When you going to start your own blog? I know you were kicking it around?

  4. Hi Jeff,

    I have been following you for a few weeks now. I enjoy the different perspectives everyone takes to triathlons. I am an avid runner gone triathlete so I know I view things a lot different than others haha. I have been chronicling my workouts this year on my blog see if its anything of interest to you. I stole your gmail calendar view :) Keep up the hard work in all of your training!!!

  5. Thanks for the props Jeff! I enjoy reading your blog everday too. Very entertaining and motivating. Love all the product reviews as well. Hope you have a killer training week ahead!

  6. I am rooting for the Saints. Not that I hate the Colts. I am a big fan of Manning. I just think it would be refreshing to see Brees and the Saints win the big one.

  7. KC - Thanks for the kind words and I hope you tear up the volume this week in training!

  8. Boomer, Yeah, I am with you. Really I just want to see a competitive game but a part of me likes to pull for the underdog Saints!

  9. Thanks Matty O! That was not my calendar, Google should get all the credit ... I might have to put that sucker back up, but I use the one so it would just be double data entry!

    I will link your blog up and good luck with Triathlon and let me know if I can help you with any questions.

  10. I forgot to tell you about a really good movie i saw last night that would be a good one to watch on the trainer. It's called Death Sentence with Kevin Bacon. I can't believe I never saw it before last night or heard about it. It was EXCELLENT. So if you haven't already seen it, put it in your netflix queue.
    I have a recommended blog for you to follow. He follow me, I follow him and he is a great motivator. Lots of positive vibes. Here's his url:
    Tell him I sent you!

  11. Thats for the shout out, i appreciate it!!

  12. Thanks for the shout!...but I think it is your blog that get everyone else going.... Every time I see a training update I think man I gotta get training and stop being lazy! Keeps me motivated so keep it up for our sake!