Happy new year!!!! I realize I am about 9 hours or so early.....but HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I do hope you have an outstanding and happy new year.....celebrate and have a great time tonight.....and not to sound like I am lecturing but please by all means hand your keys to a sober driver....I do hope to see you out and about very soon and happy 2014!
...The NFL playoffs are set to begin and this year is shaping up to be extremely interesting to say the least.....every year around this time I make my picks...and this year is no different!...I have to say I do like Seattle in the NFC....that defense is stifling and they are next to impossible to beat at home....AFC I have to lean towards New England......for sleeper picks I like Cincinatti in the AFC and Carolina in the NFC....hey I could be totally out in left field lol....if I knew everything I would own islands!
DId you know Lars Ulrich (of Metallica fame of course) is a HUGE fan of the game of ...Tennis?...Did you know he turns 50 today?.....it is true!! Happy B day Lars!!! Click to find out everything and then some about Lars!
...Ok here we go....doing my absolute best to not leave anyone out....just in case you are wondering how to say Merry Christmas any where in the world....here you go!!www.santas.net/howmerrychristmasissaid.htm
EVERYONE has their personal favorite egg nog coctail recipe for the holidays right?...what would you say is your personal favorite?....click here for a list of 20 excellent egg nog/cocktail concoctions....and please.....use them responsibly!! Rick
...Have been on vacation for the last several days and you would like to think I would at least use part of that time to finish up some Christmas shopping......but why would I do that when doing everything last second is sooooo much more fun!!!...as of this very second I have.....none....Zero... nil......Zilch done....hey why break tradition right?...I do hope you have been having a great week and I will be back very soon!! Rick
...Friday the 13th.....December 13th...which just happens to be Ted Nugent's birthday!! Happy Birthday Ted!! Click here for the what when where how and why of Sweaty Teddy!! www.biography.com/people/ted-nugent-9542396
...Just saw an article about a Dutch company who is planning to actually begin the Mars colonization process!!...as a matter of fact they have already received thousands of applications from potential astronauts! would you be willing to relocate to another planet?. click here to check it out!..www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1312/11marsone/
...am sitting in my office as I type this listening to the new Seether track (Weak)....and it is OUTSTANDING!....I do realize I am a Seether freak so to say the least I am a tad biased....but it really is good!!!...They are just one of those bands that seems to never disappoint....had the day off yesterday and am planning on taking some of next week off as well...it is that time of year lol....I do hope you are having a great Tuesday and I hope to see you out and about very soon! Rick
...Nelson Mandela passed away today at the age of 95....and the world will most certainly miss him....Nelson Mandela was more than a leader of men....he was a living breathing representation of what one person...one soul...can accomplish given the drive and determination....he represented the good in humankind....he refused to abandon his principles regardless of the oh so expensive price tag they came with....He refused to abandon hope when absolutely no one would have blamed him for doing so...he refused to accept anything less than the change he would have such a huge part in inspiring.....he provided a voice for those who in the past had never had one....he stood tall in the presence of darkness and wickedness...and not only prevailed but fueled the fire of positive change for an ENTIRE country.....think about that for a second or two....an ENTIRE nation... and any way you slice all of that it simply comes up amazing.....rest in peace Nelson Mandela.
...According to a recent CNN poll...the three most corrupt countries in the world as of this very second are....Afghanistan....North Korea....and Somalia....on a 1 to 100 scale, with 100 being the least corrupt and 0 being the most corrupt...these three countries scored a whopping 8.....Denmark and New Zealand landed best scores with 91....the United States, in case you are wondering, scored a 73....which isn't bad...could be better but not bad....they base the index on public perception of corruption in public institutiions such as political parties, police, and the justice system...only a couple days till Not So SIlent Night at the Cotillion!!!! get tix while you can at the Cotillion box office and by calling 316 722 4201....hope to see you out and about soon!! Rick
...had yesterday off and was nice to catch up with some old friends as well as catch up with everything else lol....caught some great football over the weekend including the Auburn Alabama matchup....what a barnburner that was...and to think it would end on a field goal returned for a td!..I would not have guessed that outcome in a million years....the Holidays are officially here...had a great Thanksgiving and I do hope you did as well....Xmas right around the corner and we are so close to Not So Silent Night!!!! Saw some good movies over the weekend as well including World War Z....finally saw the "zombie" flick everyone has been talking about lol....anyways I do hope you are having a great Tuesday.....Rick
...Every year around Thanksgiving I always have a tendency to simply pause and take notice of things that I am truly thankful for....and to be honest as much as I try not to I find that I do take things for granted on occasion....I don't intend to do so...and I certainly realize that I shouldn't...but I am human and therefore sometimes do so....which is why I take a moment this time of year to recognize that fact and to point out to myself things I need to be thankful for....if any of that makes any sense....I am thankful I live in a country that honors and protects individual freedom....and on that note I am thankful for those who have protected my freedoms in the past and those who are doing so this very second....I am thankful for the friends that I do have...and am thankful to have the ability to make new friends....I am thankful also for having the ability to change things for the better when given a chance to do so....I realize I need to utilize those chances more but I am extremely thankful to have that ability and am greatful to be able to improve someone's life or situation in any way I can....I am thankful for new episodes of Pawn Stars....I am thankful for Summer afternoons at the ballpark watching America's national past time....I am so thankful for my family....I am thankful for the ability to be able to listen to music....I am thankful for the wisdom to exercise patience and understanding...the ability to understand that people are diverse and blueprints are simply different.....I am thankful for people in my life who have exercised the same patience with me...I am thankful for campfires at the lake....I am thankful for simply being here...what are you thankful for?
...hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here.......where does the time go??.....seems like 2013 had just gotten underway and next thing you know it's Thanksgiving!!....what is your favorite part of the turkey?.....or perhaps you are more into .....thanksgiving ham.....are you a big fan of the stuffing?.....you just can't go wrong with a good thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings....a total of no less than 3 NFL games on Thursday.....we are also getting so close to Not So Silent Night so by all means be listening to T95 for your chance to win some of those tix!!......hope to see you out and about soon....Rick
...What a great game last night!!!....I seriously thought Denver had it in the bag....and I think most everyone else did too....just goes to show you can NEVER count Brady out...especially when it's a clutch game....Kansas City losing a heartbreaker....definitely a different defense without a couple of key players....hopefully they will be at least close to full force this Sunday when Denver comes into town...Jackyl put on a great show as they usually do!!....got a chance to hang out with Jesse some and that was a blast as always....I do hope to see you out and about very soon.....Rick
Jackyl live tonight at the Cotillion and they ALWAYS put on a great show!!!...It is Friday night so you have no excuses to NOT come party with us tonight at the Cotillion!!....I of course will be at Tom's Liquor this afternoon from 5 to 7....and yes there is a good chance Jesse will come kick it with us while we are there!! Jackyl is in DA HOUSE!!!....hope to see you out and about soon.....Rick
...Honestly I can't complain about our weather much in the past couple of months....I mean for November we have gotten off fairly easily.....today however it appears as though old man Winter may finally have come out of his slumber!!....Jackyl tomorrow night at the cotillion and that will be a good show as always!...have been working out with the Genesis boot camp and that has been alot of fun actually....am looking forward to more!....Not So Silent Night getting closer and closer and that will be fun as well.....hope to see you out and about soon.....Rick