After you watch this, it will make you want to watch The Office every week! OH YEAH!!
Friday, July 27, 2007
After you watch this, it will make you want to watch The Office every week! OH YEAH!!
Posted by Memo Caldera at 3:45 PM
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I woke up this morning to Sharen turning on our TV that is in our room to the Today show and the first thing that was on was a story about all of the sports scandals that are going on now. Seriously, what is going on? Michael Vick is killing dogs and having them fight to the death. Tim Donaghy is fixing over/under for betting. Barry Bonds is about to break the home run record. The Tour de France has been in scandal ever since Lance Armstrong won his first one. Where did all of the sports stars and good guys go? Where is the reason I love sports? I still do love sports and there are still plenty of good people out there. In fact, that is why I wanted to write this blog.
I was watching Shaq's Big Challenge in which he picked a few obese children in Florida and have them get ready for the Presidential Challenge of Fitness in front of the Governer of Florida. Yes, seems lame. But the show showed a lot of things that have changed since I was in school and how pathetic things have gotten. It made me worry about my kids. Shaq had doctors tell him that if kids are physically active and such things that their grades will improve, which is what school administrators are worried about! But the school administrators, at first, didn't like the idea of having active programs for the kids. But at the end of the show they came up with a good idea. But it just went to show what kids are facing now. Their lunch was not that healthy. They had that chef on the Applebee's commercials to come in and help come up with better menus. True, it was hard, but possible and he figured it out. I know that not every school can do this, but they should try to figure things out. I would prefer to have my kid have a 3.3 GPA instead of a 4.0 and they were physically, emotionally, and spirtually fit. But Shaq is doing this. He is also an officer that could be called on in Florida if needed. He made sure to go back and finish his bachelor's degree. And easily, he is one of the most recognized people in the world! He is also hip, dresses nice, drives blinged out cars. Why can't people see that not only is he a good person and good athlete but athletes can look at him and say he lives a good life, not only an athletes life.
This is also a good story about sports and what one person can do. I read the first story about this Alaskan high school team last year and I read the new one yesterday. This is a great story and goes to show that people do care. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=tundrafolo&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab7pos1
I know that there are other great sports stories of giving back to the community. But those are just a few of them. I just wanted to shed some light on the good things with sports. Let us not stick with the bad.
PS: I am going to do a full blog of links another day. I really like doing those and I have a few I want to give out so wait for that. Till then, later!
Posted by Memo Caldera at 10:05 AM
Friday, July 20, 2007
OK! Well, I should be a little more excited for the NCAA Football 08 game for my Xbox, but a lot has happened in the last couple of days! On Monday night/Tuesday morning at midnight I got my new football game. I got to wal-mart at 11 and was the first in line! It was quite an experience. By 12 o'clock there were a lot of people there. I am happy I got there early. Anyway, got home and played the game. Well, I have been wanting to get a Nintendo Wii since last Saturday's experience in playing it for the first time. I call Software Etc. here in the Boise mall and sure enough they had received some and I was giddy! I hurried up and went down there and got one. It is pretty cool. Sharen has some pictures and some pictures of her brother and I playing it yesterday. He is in town for National Guard stuff. Sharen told me that just while make his little profile, called a Mii, he loved it. Sharen and I have been playing it a lot. I love it because it is so interactive and so fun to do. The only downfall is that there isn't enough games for it yet, but I know they are coming. I am pumped for Madden 08. The actions and the movements you have to do are going to be fun!
As for NCAA Football 08, well I have only played it once since buying it the night it came out. It was a lot harder than last year's version. But then again, these past 2 years have been like that. The game from the previous year is a lot harder than the new game. One of the reasons is because they switch the controls up on you. I don't know why they do this. It is kind of annoying. But hey, I guess I will have to learn it all and go from there.
I just wanted to say my opinion on some things. First, there is an NBA referree that just got caught on fixing games that he had bet on. This is a dumb thing to do. But then again, reports say that he was also involved with the mob. If there is one thing that you don't want to do, that is the one. DON'T EVER GET INVOLVED WITH THE MOB! I don't know why people do it, but they do. Anyway, whatever. Hopefully he doesn't get into too much trouble. As for more legal troubles, Michael Vick is in a lot of trouble. Since him being at Viriginia Tech I have hated him. I have always said that he is the most overrated quarterback in the NFL since...Ryan Leaf! Now he is doing dog fighting. Seriously, I hate to say it, but I have been right since those days long ago. He just isn't a quarterback and he isn't worth the time and money. He is exactly like Kobe Bryant. Seems flashy, seems like the future, seems like the present, but just does not have it! That is exactly how to sum up those two. None of them have the potential to be big. Atheltic and exciting, maybe. Other than that, there is nothing to them. But lucky for us, when Vick goes to jail we won't have to hear from him again! That will be a great day not only for football but for America in general!
Anyway, that is all for now. Everyone can click on the right of my blog to go to Sharen's. She has done a little more than I have on mine. So enjoy both blogs and we will see ya'll later
Posted by Memo Caldera at 8:36 AM
Monday, July 16, 2007
I am here at my apartment counting down the minutes before I go to Wal-Mart to pick up the new NCAA Football game from EA Sports. This game is double special for me because not only do I love the college football video games but a Boise State Bronco is on the cover. Granted it is Jared Zabransky but he still was a bronco. I am excited. The only downfall is that Wal-Mart is going to have only 25 copies of the Xbox version. They are going to have more of the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions. So I am going at 11:00 and hopefully there is not a line. I am going to take our iPod and the book I am reading to pass the hour. By the way, I am reading "Hate Mail from Cheerleaders" by Rick Reilley. This is the only book that has made me laugh, feel proud, almost cry, and feel good about sports. I recommend it not only to sports lovers but to everyone else. I am also ready Bill Simmon's book "Now I Can Die in Peace." It is pretty good as well.
This past weekend Sharen and I got invited by my friends to go to their house to play the Nintendo Wii. Previously I had been contemplating on buying an Xbox 360 to keep up with the Jones'. Sharen was not happy with it but she almost was dropping the YES to it. But after this past weekend everything has changed. Playing the Wii was like an awakening. It is so fun and so interactive. Sharen loved it as did I. It gives you a work out and it is a lot cheaper than the Xbox 360. I recommend playing it and just seeing for yourself how great it is. Sharen and I did boxing and we tied. Then our tennis match was way fun. We had a long fight for one point and it was just a great time and it seems that it would be a thing that I could do with my family because it just makes more sense to do. We are going to try to get one. Hopefully this week!
We went and watched Ratatoille this weekend. And it was really good. The story was good and original and the graphics were just insane. I don't get how they do these great cartoons with such great graphics. Superb movie. I can't wait to watch the new Harry Potter. Which reminds me, I haven't read the 6th Harry Potter book. And I will wait a while until all of the hoopla of the 7th one goes down to read it.
This past weekend I realized how much fun I have with my wife. She is great. Usually she doesn't like to play video games but when she saw how to do the Wii and how much fun it turned out, her eyes were lit up like a christmas tree. She just looked so happy and so fun to be with. My friends had rented a baseball game for the system and Sharen and I did a home run derby. It was so fun how competitive we got. We were just enjoying the time together. I am enjoying every moment right now because I know that when we have kids these kinds of experiences are not going to be there. But thanks to Sharen and her childlike sense of wonder, I know that I will at least have that memory with me always!
I wanted to have some links this time around but I think that I will have them next time. See ya'll later!!
Posted by Memo Caldera at 9:15 PM
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Hello everyone the reads this or the one person that reads this. Anyway, I just got back from my 4th of July camping trip up to Redfish Lake near Stanley. I never thought Idaho would have such a beautiful place. Seriously it was like a beach out in the mountains. Except on this beach you can be boating and you can be using jet-skis. It was awesome. The temperature was just perfect. The water was not that cold. And then there was sand to lay on and to chill on. And the background was the Sawtooth Mountains. Honestly, I have never seen anything so beautiful. Sharen was talking it up as if it was so great and I really didn't believe her. I was like it will be like any other place in Idaho that people say is beautiful. It usually means that A place you have to have a life jacket on to play in the water or you have to be boating. But when I saw it, I just fell in love. The only problem is actually getting there. From here in Boise, it is all windy and really crazy and slow to get there, but it was well worth the drive. We went for a family reunion and that was fun too. Sharen and I made these litttle necklaces with a rock that was broken into two so we both have a piece of it. We also watched a slideshow of pictures that the family had sent to Sharen's Aunt. I didn't know that Sharen had sent pictures but she sent some great ones! I am so lucky that she does a great job on those things.
But all did not go so smoothly. When camping there are always dangers. First, we took a wrong turn in Stanley and went the opposite direction to the lake. But that turned out OK because by the time we got to the lake, Sharen's family had just gotten there. But the one thing that did pester us through the whole time we were there was a bear. I have never gone camping while a bear was around, so it was bound to happen. They called it a yearling. Through the week we were there, it was in Sharen's Uncle and her Aunt's campground. The last day we were there it showed itself during the day and I finally saw it. It was a decent sized bear but nothing to big. We did get a picture but it's on Sharen's Mom's camera. So after I get it I will post it on the blog.
I really wanted to see Transformers before left last Monday but we didn't have time and we were leaving the next day after work. So that meant that I had to wait until the next Monday to watch it. But instead of just catching one movie, we decided to sneak into Licence to Wed. This was one of the smartest decisions we have ever made together. I was like a little kid again in Transformers. I had this huge grin on my face with all of the machines and the special effects going on. I had this sense in my body that I was 5 years old again and I was renting Transformer videos from the video store with my dad. It was awesome. The only thing was that there was some horrible acting in it. Shia LeBeouf did a good job with the girl Megan Fox. They had some good chemisty along with Shia's actor parents. But the rest of the characters were not that good of actors. But the action scenes made up for all of it and more. It was a great movie. I loved the movie and I want to watch it again and again and again...
I really wanted to see License to Wed because of John Krasinski. He is Jim from The Office, which by the way is the best show on television. If you don't watch it, watch it now! Anyway, I must say that it was a little disappointing. There were some funny parts, but Krasinski did not have the right cast around him. It did have Angela, Kevin, and Kelly from The Office and their parts were funny but Mandy Moore is not that great of an actress and Robin Williams needs a new gig. It was probably the most disappointing movie of the summer. That is how bad it was compared to how funny it could have or should have been. But since we snuck into it and only paid 3 dollars in parking. It came out to a pretty cheap 2 movies. And no, I don't feel bad. One time we got a small package of candy for 3 or 4 dollars. 3 or 4 DOLLARS!! Seriously, movie theaters are gouging. Paying 10 bucks for a medium popcorn and a medium drink that you can't get a refill for. That is too much! So I don't feel bad.
Just one quick link. I got this at work today. Extreme Makeover does not just go to the East Coast. Here is proof:
Anyway, remember if you missed the other blogs on myspace, check them out at http://blog.myspace.com/memo1217
Remember, post comments and hope to see ya'll soon!
Posted by Memo Caldera at 11:50 AM
Monday, July 2, 2007
Well, I am here in the laundrymat getting ready to go up to Redfish Lake for a family reunion. It is Sharen's side of the family who is having it and we are leaving tommorow. I figured while I have sometime to waste that I should post another blog. It has been a while. Anyway, my summer is going OK. We floated the Boise River last Saturday. It was pretty fun. I have been working everyday and I have been really tired at the end of the day. Last year, though, was even worse. I was working two jobs and my other job was being outside all day. We needed more money because we had just gotten married. Luckily, the job payed 15 bucks an hour and I worked like 8 hours a day. But the only problem was that it was from 1:30ish to about 9:30ish. Sometimes I would get home around 10 o'clock. It was pretty hard on Sharen and me because she would want to do something when I got home but I was so beat from work that all I wanted to do was chill at my house. Anyway, the only thing I miss from that job is the money. But I think I am enjoying my summer a little more than last year.
What has been an interesting story thus far this summer has been the murder/suicide of Chris Benoit, the pro wrestler. It has been pretty horrible to hear what he did to his wife and child. Today I heard that he had done his famous move, the Crippler, to sufficate his son. What kind of idiot does this. But he did have roid rage. And it has been interesting to hear from ESPN Radio's Colin Cowherd who absolutley hates wrestling. He had some people call in and try to defend Benoit. It is ridiculous. I loved wrestling when I was little. In fact, I loved it while I was a teenager. But that changed with growing other interests. It is sad to hear the gory details of what transpired. But it does not surprise me at all. Honestly, since they don't drug test the people and they encourage the use of steroids, I am starting to hate the sport. There have been many deaths of people who wrestled that are under the age of 40. But that is their thing. Until they clean up the sport, I will try not to watch. It used to be cool, but now isn't.
This subject brings me to another catastrophe of the summer. Idiot baseball fans somehow voted that Barry Bonds be a starter on the All-Star team. What are people thinking? Seriously, voting that no good piece of crap onto what is supposed to be the best major leaguers right now. Barry Bonds drives me crazy and I am tired of his whole chase of Hank Aaron. Seriously, you guys Google images of Barry Bonds from when he was younger and when he was older. Don't tell me that he didn't use steroids! But look at how skinny Hank Aaron was. He will always be the greatest home run hitter until A-Rod passes him. As for Bonds, I am going to act as if he never exsisted. He never is going to be worth all the hoopla he is given. So enough with him, let's just get rid of him. He should be kicked out of the game.
Has anyone watched that stupid show America's Got Talent? Seriously, it is the dumbest show on television right now. I am tired of reality shows like this. American Idol is stupid and thanks to the show, we now have all of these dumb shows that have 3 judges that are equally as dumb. The only show that is worth watching and that is because it has been great this season is Last Comic Standing. There has been some great comedy in watching that. Watch the show. It is great stuff. I started watching it last year with Sharen and we loved it. And I am going to keep watching it.
For those that haven't heard this song please watch the video. I know that there are many of you that don't like rap or Hip-hop but this is my song right now. Actuallly I just remember, these two songs.
T.I. has become my favorite artist right now. If you haven't seen ATL, go rent it. It is actually pretty good. Him and Kanye West are starting to become Jay-Z status for me.
Also, I have some links. Not that many, but hey it's worth taking a look at.
If you want to catch up on some of your favorite shows, check this site out. Just know that not all of the links work all the time. Just make sure you mark them as dead. This helps to get recent versions of the videos up. http://tv-links.co.uk/
My little sister-in-law showed me this cool skeleton thing. It is easy to waste your time on it.
You have to watch this whole thing. It is awesome! Just so you know everyone survives. Also it has only been on youtube for 2 months and has 6 million views.
And lastly, if you are not excited for Transformers, then you have no heartbeat! SERIOUSLY! I am so pumped. The only unfortunate thing is that I won't be able to watch it next Monday. So after I watch it I will give a review. Anyway, I think that is all for now. For those of you that read this thanks. Remember, comment. I made it possible for anyone to comment. Even if you don't have a blogger account. Thanks for your time and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
PS: There are some of you that haven't read my other blogs on Myspace so here is the link to read it. http://blog.myspace.com/memo1217
Thanks again. And hope to hear your comments soon!
Posted by Memo Caldera at 6:22 PM