Laptop for writing needed

Hello!

Today is Thursday morning and I am surfing online trying to find a reasonably cheap but long term writing computer. No gaming, just something to plug away with to type up my stories (in Microsoft Word) and maybe have a browser window open in the background if I need to research something quickly. Continue reading

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Tattoo Day After           

Hi to you. I am assuming you found my site and are starting to scroll through it with the intention of reading something of mine or at least to look for a post with funny pictures. On that last, I’m sure I can accommodate you somehow. But for now let me state the reason for this post. Continue reading

Cleveland Indians 2018 Preview

Good day one and all! This post is about my Cleveland Indians. Spring training is still about a month away and Spring Training games after that. But as of the middle of January 2018 I am looking at my team…and I am concerned. Continue reading

NFL Predictions – AFC/NFC Championship Weekend

Hello!

For giggles I have been making ‘picks’ based on the betting odds for the NFL for the last two weekends (Wildcard and Divisional rounds). Here are my results for the last weekend and my predictions that should equate to the two teams who will appear in the Superbowl (with Justin Timberlake at the halftime show). Continue reading

NFL Divisional Round – Weekend 1-13 & 1-14-2018

After having a decent weekend ‘picking’ the NFL Wildcard Weekend games, I thought I would press my luck and do it again this week for the Divisional Round. Below are the lines and my predictions that I posted yesterday on Twitter. I you decide to use my information for betting purposes, I must insist that you not.  🙂

 

Peace.

<<01-11-2018>>

Podcast Thursday

1-11. How about 1-11-111? What is this some sort of code? Oh 01-11-2018. I’m with ya now.

Today is podcast Thursday! So far today I have been listening to a few different podcasts including my own. Some of you may be asking: why do I listen to my own podcast? Well for a couple of reasons. First off I want to make sure the audio levels are decent and there isn’t too much secondary noise or whatnot that is detracting from the listening quality of the show. Second, I want to see if the show has flow and decent content. Yes I tend to map out topics beforehand and obviously I am the only one talking about them but you are never sure how external stimuli affect the logical flow and delivery of the material. And lastly, I am trying to make sure each show is a little bit different and not just a rehash of the same old thing from show to show. Being able to introduce new topics or adequately explain point of views is necessary; otherwise what is the point of putting out a podcast show? If it’s boring and senseless I might just as well make a show recording all the times I brush my teeth during the week.

So for all those people who have checked out my podcast: The Freak Show on the Podbean app – gracias!

Happy Thursday ~~ Peace.

<<01-11-2018>>

NFL Playoff Weekend – January 6th & 7th

Good afternoon!

From time to time I do some sports flavored pieces. As I do not really gamble (because I am not good at it or lucky), I do not bet on games (yes, I’m looking at you Pete Rose!). But I do like to guess what I think will happen. So with that nugget of useless info dispensed, listed below is my Tweet to a fellow sports friend of The Go Show Podcast and my opinion of the outcomes of the four games listed. Feel free to review, comment, laugh, poke fun or be amazed! Continue reading

Lotto Mania 2018!!!

Holy moly! Have you checked out the Mega Millions and Powerball Lotto’s? One is $440,000,000 and the other one is ‘only’ $343,000,000! I could probably take the summer off and find myself with that kind of moolah. Incidentally, I am invested in both lotto jackpots. As part of the workplace group and also I have purchased tickets as a solo person. Let’s take a quick look to see how these jackpots would break down in the group setting, as an individual based on the lump sum payouts and also with the 25 year annuity plan. Up first in this tale of the tape is Mega Millions. Continue reading

Customer Service…or not

Hello and Merry one week until Christmas (Monday to Monday).

Today I have had two encounters with two different companies for issues that required engaging these companies’ customer service departments. The first one, after a 23 day wait and second impatient Tweet, resulted in the desired outcome to replace my damaged iPad from last month’s flight to Atlanta. The second interaction was not as successful, even though this bout of customer service is on its sixth e-mail response on top of a verbal call that came while standing in the TV room of a tire replacement business. Continue reading

Grumpy Old Men – Respawned!

The countdown relentlessly rolls on. Only two more weeks until the Christmas! (panic and chaos ensues)

Are we good now? Alright, let’s talk about something of a pop culture nature. Back in the mid-1990’s (Yes I know that’s soooo long ago), there were a couple of movies starring Jack Lemon and Walter Matthau. The first one in 1993 was titled Grumpy Old Men. The sequel came out in 1995 titled Grumpier Old Men. The first title is available on Hulu or Netflix, I forget which, and is a great lazy day (or sick day or snow day) watch. It’s got that 80-90’s feel with the cars and the TV’s and I recommend both. Continue reading

If I was NFL Commissioner

Hello and welcome to the What-If portion of my mind!

Helmet

That’s like totally most of it most days but whatever! From last year into this year, there seems to be an unusual amount of unrest associated with the NFL. Many longtime fans (Vin Scully included) have said they plan to stop watching the games, TV ratings are down and more people seem to talk about the people associated with the league as opposed to the product on the field. So let me take this chance to throw my hat in the ring to be the next NFL commissioner…unless that Tweet from earlier nets me the University of Tennessee head football coaching job. Continue reading

Lonzo Ball / Lavar Ball

Good morning! A piece of advice to the extremely outspoken Lavar Ball: Leave Lonzo alone.

As most of you know, I am not the avid fan of the NBA like I was during the years of Julius Erving (Dr. J),  subsequently Michael Jordan (MJ)  and a little bit for Kevin Garnett (KG). But my friend Mike is a Los Angeles Lakers fan. Personally I think he liked Kobe and the Lakers glory years and then just happened to hang around for the aftermath. Anywho, since I do a sports themed podcast with my friend Jeremy (Sports Stalkers on the Podbean app), we occasionally cross over into talking some NBA. Mostly these discussions center around the Jordan vs Lebron debates but sometimes there are farther reaching topics. Continue reading