Friday, June 18, 2010

I'm back. Kind of..

It's been a good while since I wrote something on my blog site, I think I just haven't been inspired to write something. I have had a lot going on recently. Also I know that only about five or six people are probably reading this if that . Ultimately I don't think that even matters. Even if i'm the only one reading what I wrote thats fine. I can always go back and look at what was happening at a point in my life, and that makes all this worth it. Now that I've gotten that bit of rambling out of my system, it's time for some more rambling!

There's a few thing s that I really want to write about but I don't know if i'm completely ready to right now. Things regarding family friends and relationships. I think i'll just finish this and then write some more in a little bit.


Random I know

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I got my VehiCross!!!!

You heard correctly I just got my brand new (used) VehiCross! I picked it up from Dyson-Motors in Azuza Cali last friday. Let me just say that I was very happy last friday.

If you're unfamiliar with the 2000 Izuzu VehiCross as most people i've talked to seem to be, i'll tell you a few things about it. The Izuzu VehiCross is one of the frist crossover SUV's, its kind of a SUV/sports car. It was designed as a "halo" vehicle for Izuzu. Basically that means that this vehicle is designed to get people into the show rooms and then they end up buying cheaper cars. I think it worked for Izuzu.
Some people love the way it looks and some don't. I think you know instantly which camp you're in. I remember seeing this car when they first debuted it and wishing I could own it. I was in my last couple of years of high school and there was no chance that me or my parents were gonna be getting this thing. Flash to 2010 and now I can afford one. (I think thats kind of a joke).

Getting the VehiCross was almost as if the stars had aligned themselves and then some stars fell out of orbit and I had to get a loan and then the stars got realigned. Seriously tho since they only made these vehicles for 3 years in the U.S. they're pretty rare. In fact the one I have they only made about 146 of them. So finding one that is in good condition and is not too expensive is a task in of itself. I read on a VehiCross tribute site that one guy traveled 1500 miles to get his. I only had to go about 30miles (which in L.A. can be like traveling 1500 miles).

When I say that it was kept in good condition, I mean really good condition. It was as if the previous owner (by the way there was only one owner which is great) had bought this car 10 years ago because I couldn't afford it and kept it safe for me. I opened the glove box after I got it and all of the documentation was in an envelope in the same condition it would have been in when it was purchased. I think the previous owner was female, which can is probably why it was so clean and hadn't really gone off road ever.

I like to find connections to things in life that normally don't connect. Like the fact that I've always wanted the VehiCross and finally got it... and there are many other things that I want in life, with regard to relationships or career goals, if I keep those goals in mind at all times they will happen for me I have no doubt.

I knew that once I got a new vehicle I would change me for the better, because I would previously avoid driving because my shitty focus didn't run well or just wasn't very comfortable to ride in. Now I want to drive everywhere. If you know of some cool driving destinations or scenic routes in SoCal please let me know.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Don't look now Curlings on!!

Thats right Curling, that sport during the winter Olympics you never watch. Which used to be my approach to Curling, I just didn't watch. I think my reasoning behind it was it looked weird and seemed boring...actually i'm sure thats was it.

If you're not sure what Curling is (i'm not sure if i'm gonna keep capitalizing the "C" on curling) don't worry most people don't know what it is. Basically you slide a stone with a handle on it down an ice track into a circle that looks like a giant bulls-eye. Each team has a certain number of stones they slide them down and try to either block or knock the other teams stone out of the circle and at the end you want to have your stone closest to the bulls-eye. you also have these brooms which are used to sweep along the ice to guide it and keep it gliding. Ok so thats enough of explaining it.

I never watched it cause there was most likely another Olympic event on that was more interesting. However one day during the Olympics when it was raining I believe, or not that just makes the story better tho. Anyways I'm sitting on my couch my roommate Kim was on the other couch and we're watching tv and trying to find something to watch. Since the Olympics that seemed like a good idea. We had a choice between the biathlon which sounds cool (There's a guy on skis with a gun) and curling. The Biathlon is not cool. So I decided to give curling a chance. I think Kim was asleep at this point. Now I know I said I liked curling at the beginning of all of this but I will warn you it can be long, very long. Having said that I slept through parts of it. But the parts I didn't sleep through I was actually interested in. These men or women are very skilled and precise at what they're doing.

Another thing I found interesting was that Vernon Davis 49ers ProBowl Tight End is an honorary captain for the mens curling team. He was asked by a beat writer if he was willing to try it and being competitive he did. He quickly picked up the sport and has been a fan of it ever since. Thats both hilarious to me and cool.

If you are watching the Olympics which you should be because well its awesome, check out curling. If you like it cool if not at least you opened your eyes to something new. Which is not a bad way to go about life.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

MMM Jack Daniel's

I love JD! I love everything about it. When I was on the National Players Tour 57 we were near Lynchburg Tennessee. Me and a few other guys from the tour decided to take advantage of a little early morning free time and went on tour of the distillery. It was one of the best experiences of my life! During the entire tour you smelled Jack Daniel's in the air. They have a life sized picture statue of him. he was a very tiny man.

I recently made a Jack Daniel's skinless fried chicken which was very delicious. I am currently perfecting the recipe. Once I figured it out I'll post it online. Until then I have a few favorite recipes from the Jack Daniel's website. I will periodically post some of the recipes on here. This is the next recipe I plan on trying out. With any of these recipes I like to put a little twist on them. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get it just right.

Jack Hot Wings


¾ cup all-purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoons salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

2 pounds chicken drumettes

Vegetable oil


½ cup (1 stick) butter

½ cup Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Whiskey

¼ cup ketchup

1/3 cup hot pepper sauce, or to taste

Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. Coat the wings with the flour mixture. Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a fryer or heavy pot to 365°F. Fry wings, a few at a time, until golden brown on all sides and cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Combine all the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Dip cooked wings in the sauce. Serve with blue cheese dressing and fresh celery and carrot sticks. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

To bake the wings, place them in a roasting pan. Brush wings with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in a 450°F oven until lightly browned and cooked through, about 30 minutes. Don't forget you can grill the wings over medium heat for about 30 minutes, turning frequently.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I hope this works!

I would say that I'm glad that things are changing with the Redskins. As a Life long fan I have seen a lot of change mostly during Dan Snyders reign as Owner and guy who runs his franchise like a guy whose played too much madden... This is probably the one time during all this change that I actually feel like good things might be happening.

The reason for this really has nothing to do with adding Bruce Allen or Mike Shanahan. That would be to simple. To just say hey we got some new guys, they've got experience they've won before. Most people that we bring in have won something before or they wouldn't be in the NFL. The reason I believe that things actually my change is Daniel M. Snyder did something this year I have never seen him do... He apologized!

If you're a true redskins fan...shit If you're a sports fan of anything you know that owners rarely if ever apologize. They usually place the blame on so many people besides themselves. So when Dan Snyder apologized I was shocked! I watched the video several times. He took blame for basically the fact that the Redskins have sucked for so long.

This is why now I believe in the change that is taking place. How can you truly change anything when in your mind you don't see anything wrong? Don't Fucking let us down guys!