Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oh No He Didn't!!

We have lunch time intramural sports at the high school I work at.  I am part of the staff basketball team, and today was our first game.  It was my first time playing basketball in MONTHS.  Needless to say, I was a tad rusty.

The nice part about the games are that they are half court and 8 minutes long (running clock).  This allows me to avoid keeling over and dying.

The highlight for me today was when I made the crowd go "OOOOOOOOOOOOHH!!!"  Here's how it went.

I got the ball and took a few dribbles towards the hoop, while a defender was racing towards me.  I could see it in his eyes as I got ready to shoot.  He was thinking, "I'm going to block this fool's shot!"

So I pulled a Maverick (-What are you doing? -I'm slowing down. -You're going to do what??!! -I'll hit the breaks, he'll fly right by.)

I did a pump fake (pretended to shoot), and the guy jumped, flew by me...I paused, looking at him (for dramatic effect), then calmly nailed the shot. (I put him in the "Popcorn Machine" -RIP Chick)

I won't lie, it was great.

We ended up winning the game.  Not a bad way to start off the "season".  Here's to more wins than pulled groins or hamstrings.

Where's the Tylenol?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Name That Slogan

These are actual slogan, some from the past, some from the present.  Good luck.

1. "Enjoy the ride."

2. "Reach out and touch someone."

3. "Connecting people."

4. "Get N or get out."

5. "No battery is stronger longer."

6. "Let your fingers do the walking."

7. "Do more."

8. "Flick my bic."

9. "Pleasing people the world over."

10. "Take it all off."

Give up?  Some of them are found here and here

Name That Tune

Name the artist from the lyrics:

1.  "Bass from the back of my car feels soothing, Eight bazookas is what I'm using, I'm Mike D and it's been proven, I love it when I see the party people just movin."

2. "Oh my gosh, Becky, look at that butt."

3. "No I'll stand my ground, Won't be turned around, And I'll keep this world from dragging me down, Gonna stand my ground, And I won't back down."

4. "Strangers waiting, Up and down the boulevard, Their shadows searching in the night."

5. "I get knocked down, But I get up again, You're never goin to keep me down."

6. "Your best friend Harry has a brother Larry, In five days from now he's gonna marry, He's hopin' you can make it there if you can, 'Cause in the ceremony you'll be the best man."

7. "No love for the haters, the haters mad cause I got floor seats at the Lakers, see me on the fifty yard line with the Raiders, met Ali he told me I'm the greatest."

8. "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm, Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm."

9. " Black bandana, sweet Louisiana, Robbin' on a bank in the state of Indiana, She's a runner, rebel and a stunner, On her merry way saying baby what you gonna, Lookin' down the barrel of a hot metal .45, Just another way to survive."

10. "When we returned to the pad to unload everything, It dawned on me that I need new home furnishings, So once again we filled the van until it was full, Since that day my living room's been much more comfortable."

Black Friday

I had my first Black Friday experience this morning, and it wasn't as bad as I thought.  I had thoughts of long lines, outside in the 20 degree weather, like the one I saw when I drove by Best Buy.  Luckily Walmart was open all night, so the line I had to wait in was indoors. 

While in line, I overheard the guy in front of me say he got in line at midnight, then got a wristband at 2am.  Meanwhile I got in line around 4:45 (the electronic sale started at 5am).  I did have to wait until around 5:30 before the laptop was in my hands.

So to all those who waited outside in the elements, hope it was worth it.  I think you are crazy, but hopefully you enjoy your crazy discounts.

Just to add a little spice to this post, here's a very strong chair (look how little the chair leg is):

"I can't feel my legs."

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bad Joke of the Day

Best bad joke I've heard from a student:

"What do you get when you put an elephant and a rhino together?"

Elephino (say it out loud EL IF I NO, now say it again a little faster)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Of all the days I decide to go make some copies during my lunch period, it just happens to be the day that we have a lockdown at work.  For about one hour and 45 minutes!  

Luckily the lockdown did not happen while I was teaching ("Mr. Street, I need to go to the bathroom!").  Luckily I wasn't in a gym or caf with hundreds of students.  Although I was not in the best place (in my own room), I settled in the staff lounge with three other teachers, a dozen or so students, and a dozen or so adults.  

Here's where you can find the article.
Go Drillers!!