"If you can't go to war, don't start one..." -Marcel Luske-
"Looking at you, holding my breath, for once in my life, I'm scared to death, I'm taking a chance, letting you inside..." -Lifehouse- (First Time)
"Dear IRS, I would like to cancel my subscription. Please remove my name from your mailing list..." -via Scott Marshall-
"We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day..." -Gayle Forman-
(via Training Truths: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - facebook page)
Good evening everyone. So I took a long nap and I'm posting a little later than usual tonight (than I usually INTEND TO POST that is). In related news (you guessed it), you will probably being seeing my entry on Saturday no earlier than early evening. It seems that the Texas (yeah, that would be Longhorns) spring football game (orange/white scrimmage) is taking place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, and will be preceded by a free 'Fan Fest' at 11:00 a.m. Since there are rumors that someone is going to be moving back to Las Vegas before the end of the summer, someone decided that they should attend these events. I'm apologizing to you in advance (yes..., because I'm going to be subjecting you to another blog post)... Y'all are so mean... :)
Speaking of university-related happenings, our good friend Gabby has some graduation photos that could easily end up on a Texas State University brochure...
Well..., if I WAS IN CHARGE of putting Bobcats on the brochures, Gabby would be on them... :) What an incredible collegiate career she's had (I've documented a significant portion of Gabby's senior year achievements here in the blog)... And just when you think that your opinion of Gabby couldn't be any higher, the caption that she included with her nine photos (yes, nine - see, I only pilfered a third of them) was, "Bye Texas State! You have been so good to me!" Gabby..., I think that you've been pretty good to Texas State as well... :D Just like the photo of Paige, Brooke, and Caitlin that I posted here recently, Gabby's snapshots are here to serve as a reminder that the school year and another round of graduations is now SERIOUSLY CLOSE to being upon us. The next round of ceremonies down in San Marcos will begin three weeks from Thursday at my alma mater (yes, the same day that the NFL Draft begins - you WERE paying attention!). As I was preparing to begin this blog entry tonight, I actually noticed that Brooke was seeking help in solving some sort of Candy Crush Saga dilemma - oh..., the stress that these Bobcats have to deal with these days... :P To all of you out there who are preparing to take your final exams, I wish you the best of luck, and to all of you who are about to graduate, CONGRATULATIONS! :)
Back to Gabby (and really, to all of my friends who have appeared here), I truly appreciate how they take being featured in my little blog in stride. When I sought Gabby's permission to post her photos and brag about her some more, she replied, "I mean if you insist!!" :) Our friend Brittany (who you've seen once or twice here recently) responded, "No problem! I'm getting used to these weekly features..." when I asked about using her photo for a facebook blog "ad." Interestingly enough, when I notify my facebook friends of new blog entries, facebook allows me to choose from 1 of 3 random photos that has appeared here to include with my link. About once a month, I get to choose from 1 of 7 photos (yeah, it's pretty weird). And again, I REALLY DO appreciate all of you who have let me share pieces of your life here...
Speaking of sharing and stealing, let's see what else I've got for you tonight... My friend and fellow blogger Lightning recently made a comment that I haven't been posting much about poker lately, so I specifically included the quote above from Marcel Luske just for him (yeah, Luske was referring to poker in that quote, but I think that it can be taken as a "life quote" also)... Also (just for you Lightning), I decided to share this specific Las Vegas photo tonight (note the lightning)...
Hopefully this gets me off the hook for the lack of poker content for a little while. This is probably one of my favorite Vegas photos that I've come across recently, as I mull over the days til I return to the desert... Speaking of fellow bloggers, this cartoon shared on facebook by my friend Timi actually got an "LOL" from Memphis Mojo, so I thought that I'd share it tonight...
And speaking of animals (just SO MANY nice segues tonight), my friend Valerie put this photo up recently...
The caption that accompanied Valerie's photo was, "Bacon wrapped stuffed with cream cheese and jalapeno! It was delicious!" I was honestly stumped as to what this was originally (although I've eaten it before), but the comments section (as always - and hey, let somebody else ask, right?) cleared things up...
Friend: "Is that a frog? lol"
Valerie: "Ha. No, it's a bird..."
When I jumped in, admitting that I had been confused also (I think the photo makes them look smaller than they actually are), Valerie told me that these are (do you know already?...) quail. Yeah, should have known... And yes, anytime that I see a sentence that starts with the words, "Bacon wrapped stuffed with cream cheese," you've got my undivided attention... ;)
Okay, now it's time to revisit my highly unsuccessful golf experiment, and to talk about happier (hopefully) sports betting ventures... If you read my last entry, you know that I wasted eight dollars by betting against Bubba Watson to win the Masters. But guess what?! TOMORROW NIGHT the NHL playoffs begin!!! For those of you who have been reading my drivel here for quite some time now, you know that I LOVE the NHL playoffs, and ESPECIALLY the multiple overtime games. Well, I visited Bovada last night, and decided on a new futures sports betting experiment. First, for $1.00 each, I took each of the following teams to win the Stanley Cup, at the odds specified...
Red Wings 20/1
Blue Jackets 50/1
You will notice that I took the underdogs in most of the first round series to win it all - this is my thinking... If these teams get through, I'm going to be in line to make a nice profit. However, if one of these teams is on the brink of elimination, I can go back to that hedging, betting the favorite in their series to win the final game, where I'll either win that bet, or my underdog will still be alive. I'll let you know how this goes, as usual. By the way, I am a Montreal Canadiens fan, due to their success when I was very young (yes, 100 years ago). However, I don't get to see them play very much, because they're located a million miles from Texas and don't receive much t.v. coverage here. However, I will be rooting for them, and my other prop teams, and my double and triple and quadruple overtime games... ;)
I think that's enough for one night, but I will be back on Saturday (or Sunday..., you know me) to bother you again. Have a great week and I'll see you then!