Sunday, March 23, 2008

Have you ever danced with the devil in a pale moon light?

The greatest movie ever made is Batman! Seriously, it is funny, it has drama, action, and Jack Nicholson at his best. Him and his lines are great. I hope the late Heath Ledger didn't try to do the same as Jack in The Dark Knight but from the previews it looks like Ledger is more psychotic. They did such an excellent job with Batman that the next four after it had to live up to such high expectations. Also, the new ones have to be totally different. Tim Burton, the director of the movie, did an excellent job! I am currently watching it right now and I can't get enough of it. Come on, you can't say that "This town needs an enema!" is not a great quote!
Anyway, I missed two days because of homework and other things, but my wife LEFT ME!! For only a week. She went to San Antonio to visit her family. But it's spring break and I have to work and work in my internship. Also, I have a lot of homework to do so I am getting that done as well. But I am missing Sharen. I never knew how boring my life was without her. But because it is so exciting it is hard to get homework done. So now with me being boring, I can concentrate and maybe get good grades on school work. Anyway, catch ya'll later!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Here we go!

Well here is the beginning of something crazy that I am doing! A running diary of the NCAA Tournament. Again, I am starting out here at work but I will work my way to my house and then to my sister's house and then again hit it up tomorrow.

10:20-Well they just started. It's Xavier vs. Georgia. And you got to love a name like the Xavier Musketeers. And this is annoying me, there is no audio. I can only hear the cheerleaders and the crowd. I like commentators, but maybe they suck so bad that they don't need them. Right now Xavier up 5-0.

10:24-This sucks. A Xavier player just got nailed in the face and I didn't know about it because there is no audio. I hope they fix this before we get to more important games.

10:28-I just changed it over the the Kansas-Portland State game. This is going to be ugly. Kansas was beating teams down all year. But we will see. Also, I am changing my browser from Firefox to Internet Explorer. Hopefully this will get me audio. And it sure did. Also, Sharen just called me to see her outside. So I missed some of the game. But Kansas is up on Portland State and Temple is up one on Michigan State. And Georgia and Xavier are tied..

10:42-I am watching or listening the Temple-Michigan State game I just heard something interesting. Temple's coach is a teacher at the Temple Business School. He has his master's degree and the commentators were saying that he is a bright guy. That is a first. I like the fact that a coach is a teacher. Also, I love the commentators in this game. Gus Johnson is the man. But I will get into that when I get home.

10:50-Well a lot of people's dark horse is down. Xavier is down 6 with 7 minutes left in the first half. This would be a big upset but Georgia is playing great basketball right now! But we will see what happens. There is still time.

11:06-Well I hope that these games start getting closer. Michigan State is starting to pull away from Temple, which is annoying because I just do. Also, Gus Johnson is calling the game and if it is an exciting game, he will call the game as if I was there. But Georgia is up 9 and Michigan State up 11 and Kansas is up 19!

11:23-Well, everyone is at the half and all three games have the leader winning by at least 10 points. But I did have a thought. I just filled out my timesheet online and I am watching the games online and my work is all done in the internet. What is great about all of this is that I get it done all online. But sometimes, the programs don't work which sucks. Like right now, the games are having some audio problems. That sucks, I mean I am not complaining that I get to watch them online, but I would like the full enjoyment. Also here at work, our program that we use to store the transcripts is not that great. But the idea is great. It just could and should be tweaked a little bit to get it done right!

11:49-Well, there is only one major story brewing here. Georgia is up 8 on Xavier. If Georgia wins, this would be a big upset. I personally thought that Xavier had a too high of a seed. They should have been in the tournament but Butler or Drake should have been that three seed. But in the time I am writing this, Xavier is only down 6. This is going to be good!

11:55-I just realized that I am not going to have the perfect bracket, but oh well. I chose Temple to upset Michigan State. But it's not going to happen. It's all good though. And if Xavier loses, well then I am in even worse trouble. But hopefully things go well for me!

12:01-OK, on TV at least this dude looks like he is 45 with 4 kids.

12:13-I went away to help at the front desk and all of a sudden Xavier is up 5. Well, maybe not all is lost!

12:35-Well, it looks like Xavier is going to pull it out. That's cool. A near upset but the top seeds have advanced thus far. Kentucky and Marquette are about to start and this is another game I hate a team. The team is Kentucky. Even though Ashley Judd cheers from them a ton, I hate them with all that I have. They are like a bad rash. It's just an annoying thing to have!

1:09-I just got home and I am doing some clothes folding right now. This is awesome. Watching games, doing housework and I will be getting some Mountain Dew here in a bit. Here locally, we are getting the Kentucky-Marquette game. I am routing for Marquette who is up by 4 right now. UNLV is up by 7 and Oral Roberts and Pittsburgh just started. I was just annoyed by a plug for a CBS show. This is what bugs me about CBS. They promote their shows and the only good thing they have on their channel is sports. They are lucky to have the NCAA Tournament, The Masters, and the Super Bowl once in a while. Well whatever, just as long as they keep Gus Johnson.

2:20-Sharen needed some clothes washed before her trip and she asked me to do it. So since I wasn't going to class today and since I wasn't doing anything besides watching TV, I am here washing. In fact, Sharen and I go to a laundrymat where they have a TV so I am watching the game that is on TV. They also have wireless internet access so I can watch the other games but for some strange reason, the program isn't working. There is like 12000 people in line waiting to get in to watch the games and nothing. My number does not go down. Maybe the system is down or something. Anyway, this Kentucky Marquette game is interesting. Marquette is only winning by 6. Fortunately, the other games are mostly blowouts. Also, it gave me time to see the story about the lady who was stuck on the toilet for two years. Her body grew onto the toilet. Pretty gross, anyway, her BOYFRIEND was charged with not taking care of an adult. She had a boyfriend. So, how did she not get off the toilet? Weird. Here is the story:

2:39-HOLY COW! Kentucky was down 6 and then made a three. After fouling, Marquette made 2 free throws to get ahead by 5. Kentucky just went down and shot another 3, now they are only down 2. But Marquette just made both free throws. Kentucky just lost the ball. And that was ball game. Go Marquette. The world is a better place with Kentucky out of the tournament. UNLV impressed me today. It may have been the 17 turnovers by Kent State, but they could upset Kansas. Let's hope!

3:03-Well, I am out for now, but I will be back. The games are blowouts and unless Stanford gets beat, I won't be back until later today when the second set of games start up again. I will also report from my sister's house. Later

5:10-Well its time to start the second half of the tournament. Here on my TV I am getting BYU vs. Texas A&M. But we are starting with USC and Kansas State, and this is the game I want to watch. This is gong to be the most exciting game thsu far of the tournament. And so far, Kansas State is up. Duke is starting out with Belmont. I think this will be a roll over of Belmont but we will see what happens.

6:13-BYU is down to Texas A&M and they are down 6 right now. But they didn't make a shot in the first couple of minutes but I am sure it will be alright. Anyway, what I have been wanting to talk about for a while is the wonderful HD signal that CBS gives out. Yes their programming sucks, but at least they are doing something right. Not only that, how great is high definition. I love my HDTV and my Wii looks awesome on it. Also, HD channels are sweet. Seriously, once you see the difference, you cannot go back! The only thing I have to complain about is that I have Dish Network and they gave me a free HD DVR but they don't have as many HD channels now as DirecTV. They had more but DirecTV got more. But I am sure that I will have all the channels I want in the future. I am glad for DVR as well. Well, I only like it to rewind what I am watching. But Sharen uses it more than I do. Anywho, if you don't have an HDTV get one as soon as possible with an HD provider!

6:23-I just remembered something. In last years tournament, Bill Simmons said that the BYU cheerleaders looked into the camera and looked like they were trying to say that "I am Mormon and I am hot and you can't have me so you have to stay in that cage!" or something like that. It was pretty funny. Anyway, I laughed right now that at the half they had the BYU cheerleaders again looking into the camera. I laughed. I wonder if that is what they really think?

Running Diary

I know that whoever reads this, all 2 of you probably want to know what is going to happen to me today during the NCAA Tournament. Well, guess what, I am going to write a running diary. I will start at work only being able to watch three of the four games that are on. I will finish today after the first session of games because I am taking Sharen to Twin Falls. This is why I wanted to write this as well.

Sharen is leaving me! Well, only for a week, but still its going to feel like an eternity. I know we have cell phones and we can call each other at anytime, but still, its going to be hard. But I am glad that she is going so she can spend time with her family in San Antonio. The only problem is that she went 2 weeks too early. If she went in two weeks, she could catch the Final Four. But anyway, I will be alone at my house doing homework so its not like I won't have anything to do. I seriously have so much homework and I better get it all done. Anyway, I will mis Sharen. I am going to miss her mischief that she causes around my house. She also has cooked great meals recently and I am going to miss the food she makes me. But I am going to make myself pizza that she made for me first. Well I am going to try at least. She got me Mountain Dew and candy for Easter and the tournament. So I will be all jacked up for my running diary. I am going to try to do one tomorrow as well. I will miss Sharen a ton. I am especially going to miss her Sunday when I have to teach our primary kids. I am going to do my best but my best doesn't even compare to her half best, if that makes sense. Anyway, look for the updated diary here at the blog. Later!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


What is going on with television? What has my world come to? I mentioned this in my previous blog on Myspace. I hate what is on TV right now. Of course you have your consistents like The Office and Grey's Anatomy and Heroes and other newer shows like Pushing Daisies. But honestly, who allows so much crap on TV. Sharen watches this show called "The Bad Girls Club" where like 12 or 15 disgruntled ladies live together. They all have one common attribute, they are all psychotic! Then she watches "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and that is just another to allow these already narcissistic people be even more full of themselves. American Idol is another show that just bugs me. I watch it because it is one of the only things Sharen really enjoys that I can watch with her. We watch other shows like Law and Order and Medium together that are good but I can't watch those other shows. And there are other shows that I just can't believe exist. "Survivor" is one show that I can't believe is still on. But then again whatever is on CBS besides sports is worthless. Thanks to the writer's strike, there all of a sudden came up more reality shows because networks needed to have programming and they had the reality kick again. But hopefully these shows go away. They were starting to and now with the writers being back, maybe, just maybe they will go away. TMZ also got its own show. Why? They don't need their own show. TMZ is just one of those things that should never exist. I hate how the paparazzi is just out of control and seriously having PART, not blamed for, part in the celebrities going into rehab. And even there they are followed!

Of course there are good reality shows. I mean, have you seen Dirty Jobs. That dude gets down and dirty with the real jobs that are out there. That is a good show because it makes you grateful for what you have. Man vs. Wild, even though he does stay in hotels, Bear still eats and drinks random stuff to keep himself alive. And of course there is still The Office. I hope there TV executives get their heads on straight and go back to more shows that are better, wittier, and great. But for now, enjoy what was good with TV a while back!

And click this link and enjoy:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mexican History

Right now I am in my history class that is named Modern Latin America. We have been talking about the independence of most of the Latin American countries. We are about to start a movie called "Viva Zapata!" It is a 1950's film with the great Marlon Brando. I am excited to watch it. My only problem is that I have to write a paper about the movie and a book we had to read about Emiliano Zapata and well I haven't read the book. But I am sure that I will be alright. Also, before I continue, if you haven't see "The Godfather," I highly recommend it. It is on once in a while on A&E edited and still well done. You can record it and watch it bit by bit. Marlon Brando is awesome in that flick. He was nominated for an Academy Award for "Viva Zapata!" and he is a great actor. Anyway, the point I am trying make here is that one reason I was looking forward to this class was because I wanted to know more about Mexican history. But our teacher has concentrated more on Argentina and still will later when we talk about Eva Peron. But this little bit is pretty fun. I want to know where I came from.

I am proud of my parents. I am proud to be a Mexican. My parents have taught me how to live like a true Mexican. A person that is trying to keep growing and to establish myself as successful person. My mom once told me that I had a relative that was in Pancho Villa's army. In fact he was a higher up in his army. I am proud of that. I am very grateful to my parents for their guidance and their influence on me. I am proud that my wife has Mexican roots as well.

Monday, March 17, 2008

It's been even longer

I told Sharen yesterday that I needed to write a blog and I was wanting to write one everyday. And she mocked me saying that I should make more realistic goals like once every month or even once every two weeks, but that was if I was lucky! Anyway, I am going to try to put somethin in everyday this week and we will see how it goes. As you can tell, I put on a music player of some songs I like right now. If you don't like it, just hit pause, but I recommend that you don't. Anyway, a lot has gone on in the last little while. I am doing an internship at the office I work at on campus here at Boise State. I am helping to start the school to start international recruitment efforts. Up until now they have never actually gone out to recruitment internationally. So I am having fun and the things I am doing have a lot to do with what I am actually studying. And hopefully I will graduate in December. That will be the best thing so I can just get out of school!

Sharen and I are coming up on 2 years of being married and it has gone by so fast. I am happy that we have been married for that long and I can't wait for what is in store for the future. No kids yet. We are just enjoying each other and enjoying the time we have together. She has been so creative recently. Just click over to the right after you are done here and see her crafts. She impresses me everyday! I love her very much.

This week is the beginning of one of the most important events in the world! The NCAA tournament is going to start on Thursday and Boise State made it this year! They will be playing on Friday at around 7:30 PM. I am pretty pumped. But this is what is great about sports. This tournament is one of my favorite things that happens all year because it is awesome! Just watch for a second and some of the greatest miracles happen. Just look at this clip from last year with the greatest college basketball announcer, Gus Johnson.

I just hope he is in Birmingham to call the Boise State game when we upset Louisville. But I think there will be more on the tournament later this week.

Just some quick links for everyone to hit up. Remember most of these are not because of me and my findings. Most of them are from other people. But here we go:

Here is a great video site that just opened up to the general public:
The Office is on here for free which is the main reason to look at it. Also, Arrested Development. The most underrated show of all time! Again, I think there will be more of this later. But for now enjoy this.

Go to the website, and sit on front of your computer and watch every episode free even with those annoying 15 second commercials, it is well worth it. You will not stop laughing.

This is awesome:
The same clip done over:

Anyway, there isn't that many. But waste your time watching Arrested Development. Seriously, this funniest show I have seen besides The Office.

Well hopefully you will see a blog from me tomorrow! Catch ya'll later.