Because I am coming off a hectic weekend, and 2 relaxing days off, I gave my brain a day off.
My new found Canadian Buddy, Will tagged me in a game of lists. 9 lists of 8. They are predetermined lists. But I need a break for now. At the end, you get a chance to play along.
8 TV Shows I watch:
Law & Order: SVU-This is where I get all my knowledge on crime.
Myth Busters- I love how nerdy Adam and Jamie are to get to the bottom of Urban Legend
Glenn Beck- I know I know. But like I have tweeted before, part thinks he is full of shit, the other thinks he might be right. I hope he is full of shit, but something tells me he isn't.
Local News on WKYC-TV-When it comes to the news in Cleveland, I turn to our NBC affiliate. The weather reports are pretty accurate, but they don't scare me with their 8 million Doppler Radars.
Top Chef-I am not what you would call a foodie, and frankly I hate the word. I am a guy who likes to cook and likes to eat. I don't criticize restaurants, I don't tell you to stop going there. If I write about it; it was good. If I am quiet, then I think it sucked, but I am not so entrenched in my opinions of a place to tell you that it sucked. Top Chef really let's me spend time with Audrey and show her food is something to get excited about.
ESPN First Take-Although I am not your typical guy, I am still a guy. I like to see what they are saying about my Browns
Iron Chef America-Michael Symon is from Cleveland. I always watch when he is on.
Diners, Drive In's, and Dives-This season is featuring 7 or 8 Cleveland area restaurants. Check that show out.
8 Favorite Places to Eat & Drink
Bar Symon-Goes without saying I like Symon. He's a Cleveland dude. The fact he opened a restaurant in my home town, I think it goes without saying I love the place and will support it in anyway I can.
The Greenhouse Tavern-Although I have only been there once, I loved the wings, beef tartar, and wine. It may be a 'green' restaurant, but political buzzwords aside, it's fantastic. It's run by two great people Jonathon Sawyer, and Chef's Widow.
B-Spot-Symon's new burger joint. I love burgers. I love Symon. Enough said.
Swenson's-See B-Spot but strike the word Symon and just plug in burgers.
Fiesta Jalapeno- The Mexican joint across the street. Love it.
Melt-Coming up on Diners, Drive-In's, and Dives on February 8th. Grilled Cheese and Beer.
My Kitchen-I have made plenty of great meals at home, but I love it when Wifey and I are in the kitchen together, but it doesn't happen too often.
My Mom's house-Who doesn't love their mom's cooking?
8 Things I look forward to:
Sexy time with the Wifey-Do I really need to explain that?
Eventually a 'by' line in a published book, article, magazine and then getting a check made to my name as a result.-C'Mon, I've been published 3 times, but never got paid for it!
Comments on my blog posts-A bloggers wet dream is getting a shit ton of comments. Don't make me beg.
The end of my work days-Work has been tough recently and I usually like the overtime, but as of late, I love going home to the family as fast as possible
Getting my car fixed-Hopefully it will be fixed by the end of the week
Addison being potty trained-Changing diapers is shitty, and yes, that pun was intended.
Change-for the good. It may include, but is not limted to, becoming independently wealthy, getting a full time gig that will pay me to write, having smart kids that will take care of me when they get rich.
A visit from a certain blogger who started this whole list thing-Vodka Logic is coming to town!
8 Things that happened yesterday:
Baby woke up a million times, thus trumping something I was looking forward to-2 guesses as to what that was.
I called to see how much it was going to cost to fix my car-I really wish I was more mechanical to know when I was getting raped up my ass. At least the inmates in prison can see it coming.
Watched a ton of news-I love the news.
I forgot to put out the garbage for the garbage truck for the 2nd week in a row-I have a feeling it is going to get stinky.
I did the dishes-I am domesticated.
I read a lot of blogs-But only commented on a few.
Laughed- I seem to do this a lot when I am not at work
Watched the Wifey sleep- And I tried to figure out what she sees in me. She is so much cooler than me.
8 Things I love about Winter:
The Cold-The Wifey gets closer when it is cold. That's why the house is kept at 52 during the summer.
Snow!-Although I haven't skied in years, I always watch the ski forcasts.
Cozy fires-I need a fire place
Emergency Snow Warnings-It means it's going to be a fun day behind the wheel.
It's when Addi was conceived-We did it a lot that winter.
The hush on the street when the snow falls-The snow on the ground just mutes all the noise cars make
The last day of cold before it turns into spring-I like it when it ends.
That first snow fall-It's always amazing
8 Things on my wish list:
A portable mixing board-It would really help with the podcast
A night without the kids-I want to take the lady out to a good dinner at one of the 8 places we love to eat, maybe a movie, and then maybe do it like teenagers after words without worry the kids will hear/walk in.
A new car-More specifically a Ford Taurus SHO. Sexy car. I want it loaded.
A new laptop-More specifically a 15" Mac Book Pro
A happy and prosperous life and family- Like anyone else.
A new house-Need a bigger house with a yard.
A Superbowl win for the Cleveland Browns-Need I say more?
My own airplane-So I could have breakfast in San Fransisco and dinner in NYC. Lunch on board.
8 Things I am passionate about:
My wife and children-They are the most amazing people in my life
Sales-Sales is not about hitting a number, it is about forming and cultivating relationships.
Writing-I like to write, and I think I am ok at it. Sometimes I think I suck, but sometimes I really do think I am awesome. Average it out, and I am just ok.
Reading-Read to escape and learn.
Music-Especially not the shit you hear on the radio. Local, grassroots shit. The demo tape made in a garage is my favorite. Gritty, honest, and usually awesome!
Food-I hate boxed dinners
Coffee-Local coffee houses are awesome, but few and far between thanks to Starbucks.
Learning-Whether it be about myself, or anyone else, I am a fan of the human being.
8 Words I often use:
[in no particular order]
8 Things I learned from the past:
That the freedom America has wasn't exactly fought for, but negotiated.-Read Zinn's book; A People's History of the United States of America then follow it with McCullough's biography on John Adams.
That it could be worse-A childhood story that my Grandpa read to me. It's a philosophy to live by.
Abstinence only programs do not work- I was in a school district that taught us what a condom was, and also what spermicidal lubricant was, and also how to put on a condom, by demo-ing it on a banana. I look back on that day in health class in 9th grade as the information I use most often. They also said that the only form of birth control that was 100% effective was abstinence. As a result of this class I abstained until I was nearly 21, although I almost had sex when I was 18, but stopped short. I have only had 2 partners. Knowledge is power.
Prohibition created NASCAR-Google that.
The 60's looked scary as hell-I watched a documentary on 1968, and it was fucked up.
History repeats itself-I am working hard on not repeating my mistakes.
Humans will eventually be extinct-And it doesn't matter how many windmills we put up. Eventually we are all going to die.
Gravity is awesome-Sir Isaac Newton. Thanks for discovering it!
8 Things I want/need:
To be idolized by my children-Really, my kids need to think I am awesome
Money-It's tight right now.
Clarification on how we are NOT helping Haiti-I have seen interview after interview of American's telling the government get involved in the recovery effort. We have Marines, War Ships, and a TON of American Aide on the ground. We cannot just wave a magic wand.
I need the celebs to raise money for things in their own country-For instance. When disaster strikes, Hollywood, the fashionable cause monger they are, gets involved. I have not seen 1 PSA from then helping out the people of this country since Katrina. Why can't Clooney raise money to help average guys like me pay off their debt?! I don't care what you think, but if you want to use your celebrity for something, help us out, don't tell us what you think.
Motivation-Seems I am lacking some motivation as of late. I don't know what it is.
A new couch-Anyone who has sat down on this thing has had a hard time getting out of it. It sucks you in.
A new TV-The one I have is sweet, but it is also 300 pounds.
A new car-For either my wife or for me. Just want a new one
I am supposed to tag 8 people. I say eff that. I like breaking rules. If you want to play along, let me know in the comments section. I will come check it out and comment on it.
Yarn and... teeth.
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