Archive for February, 2009

The Good Ol’ Hockey Game

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

First of all, please watch the video below.

I’ll wait…

I just love that song.

The other day I was having an argument with a friend who shall not be named (to save him from embarrassment) over whether or not Hockey is the most boring sport to watch.  I, being right-minded and sane, argued that Hockey is by far the most exciting sport to watch, while my misguided friend compared it to Soccer.  I would like to delve into this argument some more on this forum because it really touched a nerve with me.


Summer of Scott Invades UNC

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Last night I was a guest on the acclaimed UNC Student Television show, Bluelite District.  Here are two clips, for your enjoyment.  As you will see, things got progressivly weirder and weirder and no, I do not have a wife or a two year old child.  Enjoy!


Thursday, February 19th, 2009

I was the victim of either a terrorist attack or an alien attack Tuesday night.

Please let me explain…

Apparently, this is an actual photo of the worlds first UFO sighting

Apparently, this is an actual photo of the world's first UFO sighting


King of the Road

Monday, February 16th, 2009

I apologize for not having an update in the past week, but I have been traveling up the East Coast on my third of four major trips during my retirement.  Last week I drove up to University of Virginia to see my friend Vikas before driving up to NOVA (Northern Virginia, for those of you who aren’t down with the lingo) to do some expedited apartment shopping with my Dad before I head off to University of North Carolina at the end of the week.  Since I don’t have much to say, nor do I have any of my breathtaking photography handy, I will keep this post short and use bullet points…

  • Starting Now
  • The drive up to UVA from Atlanta sucked.  I took I-85 up through North Carolina, as is my normal drive, but then I got on to Highway 29 for the trip though Virginia.  I’ve never been on 29 before, outside of Lee Hwy in NOVA, which I learned after the fact is the same road.  That shouldn’t have surprised me.  Highway 29 is apparently the road that takes you through every single hillbilly town in Virginia, while making your drive basically as slow as reasonably possible, given the fact that it is a highway.  No kidding, I drove that road for 150 miles, going through such towns as Martinsville, Dansville, Reidsville, Scottsville (and no, this is not a joke, these are the towns I drove through) and Lynchburg, home of Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University.  Every city had a 35 mph speed limit and a number of stoplights.  That drive sucked and I will not be doing it again.
  • UVA has a very nice campus, possibly the nicest college campus I have ever visited.  I hadn’t been to the school since I was in 5th grade and went to Pete Gillan Basketball Camp, so my memories of the place were few.  Despite getting to meet either Tiki or Ronde Barber at the camp (I don’t remember which one, it was when they were in college), I had more fun this visit.
  • Apartment shopping in DC sucks.  Everything is really expensive and old.  The only place that we found that was what we were looking for just so happened to be in the ghetto.  I shall hopefully have more luck tomorrow.  I’m sure there will be more to this story later.
  • Finally, the Daytona 500 was a disappointment.  Any sporting event cut short by rain is going to be a disappointment for sure, but you’ll never see the Super Bowl or Stanley Cup cut short due to weather (notice how I didn’t mention the World Series).  The giant crash caused by Dale Jr. was exciting, though the wreck eliminated my three fantasy drivers from the race 🙁
  • Bullet Points Ending

More soon

A Vegetarian No More – A Photo Blog

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
Jean eats meat

Jean purchases a Ribeye Steak at the Dekalb Farmers Market in preparation of her first taste of meat since she was 12


Boogity Boogity Boogity

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Anyone who watches Nascar knows what those three words mean.  Uttered at the start of every race (well, every race that is broadcast on FOX) by former Winston Cup Champion Darrell Waltrip, “Boogity Boogity Boogity…Let’s Go Racing Boys” gets the blood pumping of any good ol’ southern boy, like myself, who is in love with racing.  Yes I, a Jew from Northern Virginia, am a Nascar fan.  Hell, I would take it even further.  I am obsessed with Nascar.  Being that last night was the start of Daytona Week, I thought now would be as good of a time as ever to discuss my love for the sport of Stock Car Racing.

Me and Mark at Lowes Motor Speedway, October 2007

Me and Mark at Lowes Motor Speedway, October 2007


I (don’t) Love New York

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Do not get me wrong – I love going to New York to visit my friends and family, and I visit a few times every year, but man, I cannot stand that city.  Please let me explain.

My New T-Shirt

My New T-Shirt

I was in New York City the past four days visiting friends from college after spending the night on Long Island Saturday with my Grandma.  I was sleeping on the sleep sofa of my friend’s, Dave and Dave (easily distinguishable for this post as DK and Ddubs), sofa.  Their apartment, which is actually surprisingly nice for a (relatively) cheap New York apartment, is on the sixth floor of a building that is next door to the Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown.  With a location like that, you would think that the normal New York “quirks” (you know, towers of trash bags on the sidewalks at night, trucks and buses honking at all hours of the night, etc.) wouldn’t be as prevalent.  I was wrong.