Monday, August 18, 2008

Wow! That's pretty good!

Today is my third anniversary being married to Deidra - a beautiful, wonderful, and amazing woman.

When I started this summer internship and some of the other interns found out I was married, one of the girls asked how long I had been married. I replied, "Almost three years."

Her eyes widened a little bit and she nodded, seemingly in disbelief, "Wow! That's pretty good!"

It made me chuckle that she was impressed that we had made it for three years. I guess with the breaking down of the family in our society, all the entertainment break-up news, etc., she thought three years was a really long time.

But I do have to agree with her on one point - it is pretty good! And it's only getting better!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Stop whining!

Ah, the Olympic Games! Where nations compete with each other in the spirit of international harmony and brotherhood - or something like that.

While I have enjoyed cheering on the feel-good stories of record-breaking Michael Phelps, age-defying Dara Torres, the USA basketball Redeem Team, and the seemingly infalterable Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor, I have kind of gotten a bad taste in my mouth for how much the American athletes, former athletes, and coaches have been reported as whining and making excuses when things haven't panned out like they had hoped.

From boxing, to gymnastics, to swimming, to tennis, there seem to be a lot of finger pointing and excuses. Do these Americans really have such a sense of entitlement that when they don't get what they want, they have to find someone to blame?

Maybe that's why the rest of the world looks at us as a nation of spoiled, whiny brats.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

It's that time of year again!

With the Brett Favre drama finally over (hopefully) and preseason football in full swing, I am throwing out one final invitation if anyone wants to join my fantasy football league. We have 12 teams already, but have room for a few more if anyone is interested. Click here or on the picture above and enter the follwing information:

League ID#: 102044
Password: roxor

Leave me a comment here or send me an email if you have any issues.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Washington Nationals are undefeated!

At least they are in my book! They may be the absolute worst team in baseball, but Deidra and I went to their game on Saturday and they won! That was the first game I've been to this year, and counting the five or so games I went to during their inaugural season in 2005, I have never been to a game where the Nationals have lost. I was thinking of going to another game this season, but I'm not sure if I should press my luck.