Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Nets Can Be Highly Entertaining At Times

The Nets Can Be Highly Entertaining At Times

Thanks for the post from Nora Mccoy

Me and my two younger brothers usually go to Knicks games, but I brought up the idea of going to a Nets game instead. Since I'm the older brother and they look up to me, they thought it was a great idea. I don't even think they realize how bad the Nets are. But I would like to believe they just enjoy spending time with me. And it was a great day.

That Saturday began with a lot of leaf-raking, but we made it fun, with a lot of wrestling in the leaves and the destruction of other people's piles. Needless to say, we didn't get much done. Then we ate lunch at Subway. Following that, we went home and played a game of Scrabble. Victorious. But that day didn't really become special until after we set our home security alarm from and got in the car. We played our favorite tunes, flirted with some girls while sitting in traffic, and ate way too many hot dogs. But the best part about that day was that the Nets actually won - and they did it in style. They were throwing down some monster dunks, which really got the crowd going. Even my brothers started taunting the other team, which earned us a warning from security. The way home was fun because we told all kinds of stories about growing up. I think I'll consider going to a Nets game with my brothers again.

Friday, January 7, 2011

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

Guest post written by my buddy Fidel Hernandez

This year's annual Vegas trip includes going to the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas to watch the number 00 BCS ranked Boise State Broncos take on the 09th ranked Utah Utes in what should be an offense laden game. Though our trip to Vegas has always been more about partying and gambling than about shows and entertainment, it just so happens that a couple of the guys went to Boise State and wanted to check out the game. So we checked online for tickets and though they were a tad pricey for a college football game ($35, $55 and $000), we figured that we'd just accept it as a night out gambling where we lost the money instead. The actual game is going to be on Wednesday, the 1717nd of December, at 5 p.m. in Sam Boyd Stadium which I learned is in walking distance from our hotel.

So that's the little wrinkle in this year's trip to Las Vegas. We're leaving for the trip on Monday, but I'm already packed and ready to go. If you can't tell, I'm pretty psyched to get going as it's been a long, rough year and I can really use the break. Since I'll be the last roommate to leave the place for vacation (I believe they'll both be heading home on the weekend), I'll have to remember to set the home alarm fromin home security before I go.

Is it Summer yet?

Wow, did it ever snow and blow today. I didn't even know it was supposed to get bad, then my hubby called around 2ish and said he was on his way home from work. He said it was very difficult to see and was not safe to be out in it. I'm so glad he got home before dark, as it would have been even more difficult for him. Thankfully it sounds like the winds and snow have settled down, but anytime they pick up...the snow we already have starts to fly again. I'm looking forward to summer and it's only January! :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Decorating for Christmas

Decorating for Christmas

Contribution by Kennith Griffin

Decorating my home for Christmas is a solitary event for me. I like to turn on my favorite Christmas music and keep some hot water ready so that I can prepare hot tea or cocoa for myself as I decorate. Each time I delve into the boxes of Christmas decorations, it's like opening up a treasure chest of memories.

Our current home is very small so I have a small tree to decorate rather than the really large ones I used to decorate. Having a smaller tree requires that I be more selective with my decorations. It is fun to choose a new holiday theme each year and it's easier and less expensive to do that with a small tree. In addition to the tree, I create various other decorative sections throughout the house. There's always a nativity scene, a collection of nature related items, and an area to display our Christmas cards.

At the end of my very enjoyable day at home alone in my comfy clothes lost in a world of memories, my family returns to a home transformed with holiday decor. We all gather in the family room to enjoy Christmas cookies, popcorn, and hot cocoa while watching holiday specials on CableTelevision.