Friday, April 25, 2008

Ooze Select Blogger

So I have been selected as an "Ooze Select Blogger" and I am going to be getting books and other things from some publishers to review on this blog. Here is part of the email that I got a while back:

For the past 18 months, and I have been piloting a program with select publishers where we send you (at no cost to you) new and even upcoming releases—some before anyone else sees them. We ask that you read these when you can and blog about them within six weeks. Whenever possible, I also get you unprecedented access to the authors of these titles, so you can host a blog interview, if you're inclined. This platform has been a delight to participants so far and we're happy to open it up to additional bloggers. You are part of a core group of 50 bloggers who will be receiving select books from us.

So I got my first book and I am going to read it as soon as I get done with all of my coursework that is already past due... be on the lookout!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Cowboys go down

You heard it here first! The Dallas Cowboys will crash and burn this year! With T.O., Tank Johnson, and now Pacman Jones the team is going to implode. The straw that will break the camels back is that Wade Phillips has no backbone. He coached the Bills for several years and I know his style well. Dallas could have seriously made a dent last year, and they didn't because of Coach Phillips. He lets anything go and he neglects to hold his players accountable for anything. It could work ok on some teams but with this group of troublemakers, this is going to be a disaster.

Maybe this is just wishful thinking, but I hope not!

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: "No farmer ever plowed a field by turning it over in his mind."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Enterprise Rent a Car Sucks! (at least in this story)

My boy, Carlos from Atlanta, had a very bad experience with "Enterprise Rent a Car." In order to help get his experience on the first page of Google when you search for the company, I am going to link it here to give it one more link. So if you would at least click on the link so that Google will put the link higher on the search pages. This kind of thing helps everyone get better service when companies know that there is going to be some attention for bad service. Here is the experience:

Power to the People!

Monday, April 21, 2008

new look

I decided to do something different. I only know how to use the preset templates for this blog and none of them really seem to fit me. I'll try this look out for a while, let me know what you think...

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Image is Everything

Carlos at "Ragamuffin Soul" posted here to put something creative that we've done recently. So here we go:

Recently my band, Next 2 the Tracks has been working on our image. We are going for a desert rock kind of southwestern image. Image is more than what we look like, so we have been tweaking our sound. We have been throwing some acoustic stuff in and using a lot of different percussion stuff. The cool thing is that we can just set up our amps early and the stage looks very empty. We can just come in and go right up and start playing, like we just came out of the desert. It's pretty cool and is fitting our image and sound together!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Emergency Room Fun!

I spent 8 hours in the emergency room on Friday night. I was really stupid and there was a spider bite or something on my finger so I poked at it... it got really infected. I was on my way to band practice on Friday and I decided just to run by urgent care and get a prescription for some antibiotics. To make a long story short the Dr. sent me to the emergency room immediately and I was there for 8 hours while they have me antibiotic shots, a tetanus shot, and 4 shots into my knuckle to numb my finger while they cut it open and dug out all of the poison and infection in my finger. Needless to say, the whole numbing thing didn't work so well and I definitely felt them cutting me open and digging around. All in all, it was a very long and painful night. It has been healing pretty well, but is still very sore. They gave me some Vicodin if that is any indication of the pain. I am hoping that it keeps getting better very quickly, because my band has a show on Saturday and I am playing on my djembe cuz this is an acoustic show. It will be very painful if it's not better... I wonder how Vicodin affects your rhythm?