Saturday, February 22, 2014

Are People Alive This Early?

"Stop making stupid people famous..." -Jessica Johnson-

"I'm a secondhand vegetarian - cows eat grass, I eat cows..." -via Francesca Welsh-

"Every time my Jai see a motorcycle, he says, "look Momma, Sons of Anarchy..."  Oops!  #badparenting" -Belyne Gonzalez-

"Yoga this morning, a great CrossFit workout this afternoon, and now softball practice on this gorgeous day!!  -Domonique Gilbert-

"I know one day I'll be great because I won't let myself stop until I am successful..."
-Jessica Johnson-

Good morning everyone, and WHY am I up so early on a Saturday?!  Oh yeah, the U.S./Finland Olympic ice hockey game for the bronze medal started about an hour ago (0-0 at the end of the 1st period, and there's more on this game in my bets below).  I actually woke up at 6:00 a.m. today (about the time that I wake up for work), and I couldn't go back to sleep, so I got a headstart on this anyway.

Let's start with Domonique, and then we'll go on to food.  To give you an indication of where I currently see myself as far as being in shape, when I read Dominique's facebook status (above) earlier in the week, I thought to myself, "WOW, that's a pretty busy month..."  ;)  You see people, I consider myself to be a secondhand vegetarian (see Francesca's facebook status above).  SPEAKING OF FRANCESCA, the following facebook status also made its way across my computer monitor earlier in the week...

"Tuna fish and sauerkraut sandwiches for dinner!  Yum!"

So yeah, of course you know what I'm thinking:  "Oh my God, is someone TORTURING Francesca?!  Are they really making her EAT THESE, and say this?!  ;)  You know me, this is like somebody put one up on a tee for me, so I teased (I mean asked) Francesca about this, at which point, she messaged me this...

YUUUCK...  :P  I showed this to a friend of mine at work, and he's like, "I don't like sauerkraut, I don't like tuna fish, I don't like mustard..., I don't like ANY OF THAT!"  :D  I actually like all of those things (except if that's wheat bread), but together Francesca???  Now I could go on all day, but this is Francesca...

I'm not saying that I'm afraid of Francesca (in reality, there's very little that I fear), but this girl and our mutual friend Leanne are in training to be the next Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann, so as far as that sandwich goes, all I have to say is..., "looks GREAT Francesca!"  ;)  OH, and if any of you out there have any horrible creations of your own, feel free to send them here to my food blog...  :P

Okay, who else can I pick on this morning???  Ahhhh, first I have more of a shoutout to make here.  My friend Ana, who manages a Supercuts and is a 'master stylist' (I don't know what that means exactly, except that I bet she'd do a REALLY GOOD JOB of doing your hair) was tagged in the following facebook status a few days ago...

"Who gets their hair done at 11:38 p.m.?  This girl right here.  Thanks Ana Marie..."

Goodness Gracious!  11:38 p.m..., AT NIGHT Ana?!  :)  Now I wonder if she makes house calls - I mean, you only live like a HALF HOUR AWAY Ana...  :P  My friends never cease to amaze me...  Very nice Ana!  ;)

Alright, who else made me laugh this week?  Who else can I pick on???  Oh yeah...  :)  Now my friend Jennifer is a lot like myself.  Picks on herself CONSTANTLY...  I'm not saying that I pick on JENNIFER constantly, but I've been known to take a shot or two at myself (read my last 400-plus blog entries if you need any proof).  A few night ago, Jenn and I got into a conversation where I mentioned that she should be a comedian (comedienne, whatever)...  Anyway, when I mentioned this possibility, Jenn had this to say...

"I would step up on stage and immediately flash back to when I was four...  Thrown up on stage after weeks of practicing the folklorico dance, all excited, and then get stage fright, start crying, and leave my partner with the little drawn on mustache just standing there...  Never gonna get over that.  Lol"

You see how Jenn did that part with the little drawn on mustache Linda Lou?  She has potential, doesn't she?  ;)  Linda Lou is a professional comedienne (among other things) for those of you who don't know...

As for little old me, I just have a full weekend of sports watching and life planning in store for myself.  As I told a friend of mine last night regarding my pending move to Las Vegas, during the week I'm like, "I can't believe I have to work 115 more days before I move," while on the weekends I'm all, "I only have 23 more weekends to prepare before I move..."

Okay, now on to sports.  Stop for a minute and imagine how early it must be in Las Vegas right now...  But still, coming to you live from the Palace Station Sportsbook, here's Joey...

Joey's College Hoops Parlay Card (Last weekend 5-4/Overall record of 41-35-1 on the 13-14 season)

I've been on vacation this last week and I just got home, so I'm just gonna give you scores...

Louisville 83  Cincinnati 70
Iowa 80  Wisconsin 74
Syracuse 71  Duke 70
Michigan State 71  Michigan 62
San Diego State 76  New Mexico 72

Good luck and may all your parlay cards cash!

Louisville (-3 1/2) @ Cincinnati - (Over 129 1/2)
Iowa (-5 1/2) vs. Wisconsin - (Over 144 1/2)
Syracuse (+5 1/2) @ Duke - (Over 134)
Michigan State (+1 1/2) @ Michigan - (Under 137 1/2)
San Diego State (+3 1/2) @ New Mexico - (Over 132)

Okay, okay, stop begging...  I'll give you five best bets of my own this week...  ;)

Coach's Five Best Bets (0-0 in 2014)

USA/Finland - Olympic Men's Hockey (Under 4 1/2)
Duke (-5 1/2) vs. Syracuse
Florida (-6 1/2) @ Mississippi
North Carolina (-13 1/2) vs. Wake Forest
Cincinnati (+3 1/2) vs. Louisville

An added bet that I made (and actually for 2 bucks, due to its value), was Finland (-1 1/2) vs. U.S. for (+550).  That means that I'd win $11.00 is Finland wins by at least 2 goals.  If you'll recall, I'll win $1.70 if Finland medals (wins by at least 1).  This is from a prop bet that I made before the Olympics started.  So either the U.S. medals, or I win my prop bet for $1.70, or I win $12.70 in prop bets...  ;)  For those of you who are shocked that I'm betting against my team, I won three bets in a row in this little Bovada sports betting experiment of mine by wagering against the Spurs (who had SEVERAL players sitting out, yet the odds didn't accurately reflect this)...

Okay boys and girls, that's all that I've got for you this time.  Have a great weekend and I'll see you again on Tuesday!


  1. The sammich looked good to me. I like all three ingredients. In fact, I am about to make lunch. If I have some leftover sauerkraut in the fridge ...

  2. Leave it to you to stir the pot (or spread the sauerkraut, as the case may be)...