Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Alright, today, we're going to try some audio.

Here are a couple of mp3s from the horse race. Let me know what you think.

The first one is the actual bit we did on the air, from the horse race, with my professional rider, Marcus Miller.

The second is the raw audio from inside the cab as we were racing. Notice, no swearing.

Let me know what you think! Leave a comment.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Interesting note today.....

I added statcounter, to see how many people are visiting the site, and where they come from. From 9AM-2PM, 10 people came and visited the site. 5 of those visitors were doing google image searches for Jenn Sterger, who is the woman with large breasts and a Cubs hat.

I don't know exactly what that means.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Horse Racing Update

I finished in a dead heat for first. I think, and my jockey friend Marcus Miller believed, that we actually finished second, so we'll take it.
Hopefully, a video and audio to follow.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Rock the Bells, and other things.....

Alright, so on Saturday, I got to go, with Glenn, of course, to the Rock the Bells festival at Tinley Park. To the left, you see Method Man up in the stands. To the right, Phife and Q-tip, from Tribe.

I think I learned never to have expectations for a show like that. I turned to Glenn as we were walking in, and said, Lord, this is going to be a freaking sausage fest. It was far from that. I also thought, with no way of putting this delicately, that it was going to be a bunch of 30 year old white guys. It was far from that, too.

I felt Method Man and Redman got it best, in terms of working a show on that type of level, with that many people. Completely incorporating the crowd at every point. Mos Def didn't fit. He's like a jazz show, in that you're supposed to relax, maybe have a drink, chill out, and think. A crowd at a festival like that has no interest in thinking. Tribe....well.....Phife Dog is looking old as shit. Still doing his thing, and doing it well, but lord, he was looking old. And they did some tracks I was just not expecting, like Skypager.

All in all, it was a lot of fun. I was still sore from standing and nodding my head for 9 hours. But I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Other notes:
-Tomorrow, Tuesday night, I'm participating in a celebrity horse race at the Champaign County Fair. I think post time is around 8:15 or so. Its harness racing, with a jockey next to me. Man, am I nervous. I have a feeling I'm going to fall out of the cart or something horrendous.
-Tonight, I bought a bottle of gluten free soy sauce. Now I can have some good sushi.
-CrackMonkeys won again.....just keep finding the right things at the right time.
-I'm going to have to spend a lot of time this weekend writing up the Zook Zone. Not exactly looking forward to it, but its part of the job.
-As for many of you know, he had major, emergency surgery on Wednesday of last week. It was very difficult to see him the first few days, with tubes everywhere. But he's doing so much better, and was in better spirits this morning when I saw him. And by better spirits, I mean complaining about everything, which is exactly what I would hope.
-My friend Ted moves to Jamaica next week. Bizarre, man.
-I forgot to mention the Pharcyde. I love the Pharcyde. Love them.
-I was inspired today by my friend Brittany to post my weight here, as I've got a goal to get to by Leigh's wedding in September. So, I'm at 172. I want to get below 165, and close to 160.
So there you go.

Monday, July 14, 2008

We had a bit on the air today.....

about Kevin's wife making him go to a party for someone he didn't know, instead of the Batman premiere, which he'd been planning on going to for several months.

I love Angela (I really do), but man....I think I'd be upset if someone forced something on me if I really wanted to see that movie. For example, (Hi Glenn!) when the Star Wars movies were rereleased, I totally had to see that opening night. HAD to. To be a part of that experience. I feel bad that Kevin really wanted that, but isn't going to get it.
I think some women didn't like me saying that, and then made comments about that's why I don't have a girlfriend/wife, but still....I think that it's important to have experiences like that from time to time.
So I'm insensitive.
I'd like to echo my friend Glenn's call for a salute to the softball team.....the Crackmonkeys finished the regular season 7-2, and in a tie for first in the league. Pretty cool. Never had that happen before.
Ted's in town this week.
Haven't seen him tonight, though. That's cool. Maybe tomorrow.
I wish to God I could stop watching Girls Next Door. But I just can't. It's fascinatingly bad. Kendra drives me nuts. Completely crazy.
My grandmother apparently has what's called "Broken Heart Syndrome" where part of her heart stops working for a period of time, like a few weeks. She sounded great on the phone though, and we find out about the treatment later tomorrow.
Also of note, I haven't made a big deal of this, but I'm not drinking pop anymore (other than mixed drinks), and I haven't had any chocolate (outside of my little gluten free granola bars) for a while (outside of that one treat in Madison). I'm hoping to drop about 10 pounds by Leigh's wedding. That would be the goal. Hard to do without running.....
That's all for now.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Who's been bad about updates???


I guess I have to put together a solid update at some point soon. I will make the effort to do that tomorrow. But I do want to say that this past week has been one of the most enjoyable I've ever had. 2,583 miles, too many states to count right now (and I will tomorrow), and sadly, one dead rabbit. That little booger just hopped out in front of me Friday night.
That was the one negative of the trip. Outside of that, it was amazing. This is the first time I think that I've ever done a good job of living in the moment as I vacationed, and didn't think for one second about wanting to get back to work. I needed that.
Many, many thanks to Leigh and Louis for making it a fun few days, to Glenn for always putting up me on a travel trip, and to Scot for being, once again, the n00b, this time, as a vacationing CrackMonkey.
Until tomorrow.