Heidi a Hero!!!

I saw a news article last week that caught my attention.  The Doctor that performed the 10 different plastic surgery procedures on Heidi Montag is saying that she is a hero.  If you don’t believe me, here is the link. 

So let me pull out my handy little dictionary here….

hero-1 a : a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability b : an illustrious warrior c : a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities d : one that shows great courage

Sorry but I don’t think she qualifies. 

My definition of a hero is someone is willing to sacrifice selflessly for others. 

I don’t think she qualifies for that either.  No, I think this was all done in a selfish way.  If you have paid any attention to her “career” you could tell she and her husband are extremely selfish.  Heidi is doing the same thing my 3 yr old does on almost a daily basis…”Look at me!”  although Jake is a lot cuter when he does it.  Look at all the media attention it has gotten her.  She’s been on the cover many gossip magazine’s (including people twice), and the fake news (celeb gossip shows) as well as the real news has covered her “traumatic” experience even if it was self inflected. 

So no I don’t think she’s a hero at all.  Superhero’s are hero’s.  Our veterans and those fighting in our military are hero’s.  Heidi is not even close to a hero, but now she does have the same nose as Batman.

There’s A Wookie in my Tree!

For those of you have been unlucky enough to have seen me at the pool, beach, or out running (before I put on the baby weight) you would know that I’m a bit on the furry side.  It’s sad to say that some where way back, there must have been a wookie in my family tree.  My Dad’s a furry man as well as my Grandfather.

Not that that’s nessarily a bad thing.  I was after all the only one that could grow facial hair when I was in 9th grade.  (I could in 8th it was just a little patchy).  Heck if I went a few days without shaving and I could by beer in some places.  Not bad for a 14 yr old (I hope Dad’s not reading this).

After highschool it started to have some disadvatages.  Namely with the women folk.  Especally while I was out I SoCal.  They wanted a guy to have that “clean” look.  I’m sorry but there is no way I’m going to shave or wax my chest.  I won’t even get into the 100’s of reason’s why, and just give the 2 biggest.  I have better things to do with my time, and I just don’t want to.

Lucky for me this is one of things my wife is willing to accept.  She doesn’t like it but she’s not like “gross, you have chest hair!”  (Yes, I have gotten that reaction before.)  She accepts me for who I am and it makes me love her more. 

The part that disturbs her is when she was getting Jake (who is now 3) out of the bath tub and noticed thick peach fuzz on his back and legs.  She then started looking more closely at him and noticed a (what I thought was cute) little peach fuzz mustache.  She let out a gasp of horror, as if our child had just become an abomination in her eyes.  “Honey, its just peach fuzz.” I said trying to comfort her.  I guess she thought this was one of the genes that Little man was going to get from her.  What makes it even better is for his birthday last in Dec he got a little toy shaving kit.

Weezer

Jake and Emma love to dance to this. Its so cute!

The Poor Poor Cowboys

I live in Texas and for the past 2 days people have asked me if I watched the game Sunday.  Personally THE game was the Jets and Chargers.  That was a game.  We didn’t know who was going to win until it was over. 

That is not the game my co-workers are talking about.  They want to discuss the Cowboys attempt at playing football.  All morning…”I can’t believe they lost!” and other such phrases.  It’s gotten old real fast. 

First I’d like to point out that I’m a Chiefs fan…you’re not going to get any sympathy from me.  They won 4 games this year.  Many of those loses weren’t even close.  The Chiefs haven’t had a winning season in the last 3 years and haven’t won a playoff game since the early 90’s. 

The Cowboys have a least been a little bit more consistent over the years.  I think that’s why so many people like them.  They win a lot of games.  You’re not going to find a lot of people now a days (out side of KC) that will admit to being a Chiefs fan. Lets see if that changes if/when they start winning like they did back in the 90’s.

Anyway, back to my point.  The Cowboys season is over.  Accept it.  Did you really think it was going to end any different?  There is always that hope, and maybe they’d get lucky. 

Unfortunately they’ve been getting lucky all season, it was bound to run out eventually. 

Now I just have to comment on the whole yelling and whineing about that late touchdown.  Whats-his face yelling at the Vikes bench that’s just unsportsman like.  You’re a professional athlete in the NFL.  It’s good that you have that much passion, but if you didn’t want them to score, you and the 10 other guys on the field should have done something about it.  Favre is one of the oldest QB’s in the league.  That late in the game he was probably tired and didn’t want to take to many more snaps.  They launched it into the end zone.  It maybe was a little uncalled for, but with all the media coverage about how Dallas was going to win, it doesn’t really surprise me. 

So my advice for all you Cowboy fans.  Get over it!  There’s always next year when you’ll play the Chiefs in the Superbowl!

Brett Favre!?!?

So unless things change drastically in the next 5 min (that’s football mins so….30 min) Brett Favre is once again heading to the NFC championship where he and the Vikes will face the Saints. 

Now I’m not a sports analyst or anything, but I believe they have a pretty good chance of winning next week.  The Saints don’t have a defense that is stong enough to slow down Minnesota’s offense.  They just have to many weapons.  The Minn defense is just too much.  It took 3 people on Dallas O-line just to slow down Allen.  So I’d bet on them going all the way.

Now my question is…When is it going to be the end for Mr. Favre?  Even if they lose next week, look at the amazing season he’s had.  Would that be a high enough note to end a career on?  Would he still be left wanting more because he wanted to win the Superbowl one more time?  If they do win next week and go to the big bowl what then?  Win or lose it’s still a high note to end a season/career on.  especially when you’re 40 in the NFL.  Would he want to try to come back for a very rare repeat?  Its alway difficult for a team to go all the way 2 years in a row. 

Bottom line, I think this following offseason we are all going to be in for some more Favre drama.  Personally I’m kind of tired of seeing him cry.

Break’s Over!

I’m back.  I took the holidays off (and a little extra time).  I’ve got a lot to write about.  It’s going to be fun.  So I’ll see you all around!

What a World

According to this study (that you can read here) 70% of American’s between the age of 17 and 24 can’t enlist in the military!

Kind of shocking huh. 

It’s because of people are to stupid.  That’s right, some people are too stupid to join the military.  They dropped out of high school, didn’t get a diploma or GED, or just can’t pass the IQ portion of testing.  It’s think it doesn’t require a lot of smarts to run into enemy fire, but you’d be wrong.

Or because they have a criminal record.  Now for some things you can get a waver for and still be allowed in, like a lot of speeding tickets or something like that.  Felony’s though…it’s not going to happen.  When I was enlisting they didn’t allow anyone with a DUI.  I think that has already changed.

And the last is medical problems.  The most common of which is being extremely over weight. 1/3 of PLT at boot camp was over weight.  When we graduated they were under, and not just by a little. 

I know the Military isn’t exactly trying to recruit the best a brightest (those people go to places like Harvard and MIT) but it’s kind of interesting when you think about it.