A Very Bad Year In Sports

So, basically all the sports teams that I like are sucking.

1. Seattle Seahawks –

Loudest Fans in the NFL

Now, I am from the Seattle area and I am FOR SURE the 12th Man, but holy fuck, guys. You may be starting to warm up in the season but it took you quite a while. TOO LONG. We basically got a complete MAKEOVER of players and coaches. This is good and also bad. We lost Matt Hasselbeck. People always complained that he was a bad Quarterback and was always out with injuries. Well I call bullshit. I do believe that the Titans are kicking some ass. Well, last I heard they were doing well, so OBVIOUSLY we were just spoiled with Hasselbeck.

2. Everett Silvertips –

We ❤ Lincoln!

This is a hockey team in the WHL consisting of guys like 16 years old and up. I was so excited for this season because we have Mitch Love, a LEGEN – wait for it – DARY Silvertips veteran as Assistant Coach. So you can see why I’m just A WE BIT PISSED OFF that they’re totally sucking. I expected more out of them, and out of Mitch Love.

3. Team Lowe’s in NASCAR –

Hendrick Motorsports

Ohh, how I adore Jimmie Johnson. He’s such a fun personality. Some people argue that NASCAR is not a sport, well I have three reputable sources to back me up that racing is in fact a sport:

  • Wikipedia refers to “Motorized racing” under the Sport page.
  • Google dictionary describes the word sport to be “An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others”. Notice that I’ve underlined the part that connects with racing. Don’t tell me racing doesn’t take skill, you don’t only turn left. If you say that, you just sound like an asshole. You have a lot to worry about. Acceleration, breaking, curves in the road, when to refill on gas, when to pit, where rubber or debris is on the road, other drivers and their positions, tire pressure, etc. (By the way, you can get any definition from Google by simply typing in “define: [your word here]”.)
  • Dictionary.com states that a sport is “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.”. Now, I’m not sure if they meant racing on foot or what, but it works both ways (LOL).
Well, anyways. Jimmie didn’t win the Sprint Cup this year (that little bitch Tony Stewart did), but that’s fine since he won the 5 previous Cups all consecutively. That’s my boy!

 

4. Jason “Mayhem” Miller –

I'm a Mayhem Monkey!

Mayhem is a professional MMA fighter. He was once a very lovable and quirky host on MTV2’s Bully Beatdown. He was recently on The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 as a coach. As the season ended, the coaches of the two teams ( the other coach being fucktard Michael Bisping) would fight. Now, keep in mind that Mayhem hasn’t seriously fought for about 6 years, but he got his ass handed to him by the limey bastard. But the thing was, he was such an honorable loser. Even though every fucking person surrounding the octagon was booing at Bisping (because EVERYONE in the UFC hates his ass), Mayhem said something along the lines of  “Now, let’s just stop booing him for a second and give him a round of applause, he beat me in a fair fight.” So even though he lost, I like him even more now. He’s a cool guy. Check out his blog here.

The only upside was that Eastlake High School’s football team made it far into the playoffs and while the Wolves didn’t come out victorious from the Championships, all is well. At least I had one team doing great this year!

Onward Eastlake into the fray...

FYI, that splatter represents the spilled blood from our rival teams when we are victorious.

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Phone UPGRADE

So, for the past year I’ve had the HTC HD7 Windows Phone from T-Mobile.

Teh suck.

Now, I’ll admit that the little kickstand thing it pretty tight, but I didn’t use it. Like ever. All that kickstand ever did for me was that it was something for my fingers to open and close in my pocket when I was super bored. Not to mention when the phone was leaning on it, the phone wasn’t even that balanced. It was just a waste. Most people with Windows Phones will tell you that the phone itself blows. They’re pretty cool at first but then it slowly starts to dawn on you that it is actually terrible. It doesn’t DO anything, and while the marketplace is allegedly expanding, do you really want to wait around for a phone to get apps or get a phone that already has thousands?

So for Christmas, I asked for a better phone. My favorite phone. It just recently came to the US.

So choice.

DAYUMMM! Look at that. Behold the Samsung Galaxy S II. You might notice that it has an 8 MP camera, the best that phones have these days. Maybe you are thinking that I’m spoiled for getting two new phones in the same year, and you know, you’d be right. The only thing I can say to make it perhaps a little more reasonable is that I got the HTC HD7 for free. Because I have connections. Well…my PARENTS have connections, so that means that I have connections, too. But whatever.

I love my new phone. It’s Android and GORGEOUS. The screen is spectacular and it is really very simple if you take a little bit of time exploring around on it. I don’t know about you, but that’s my favorite part. I just love finding the cool little things it does that nobody told you about. I have this cool LIVE wallpaper (which pretty much means your wallpaper is less like a photo and more like a constant…video?) that’s Matrix themed. It’s the raddest thing ever. I would recommend it in a heartbeat, for real. I am definitely on Team Android rather than Team iPhone.

SAMSUNG GALAXY S II > HTC HD7 WINDOWS PHONE

(and all other phones)

I’m Such A Hipster

I feel super lame even saying this, but I’m confessing to the undeniable fact that I am a hipster.

A few months ago in June on the 22nd, my friends Travis & Krystine and I went to a Panic! At The Disco concert in Seattle. The group that came on immediately before P!ATD was a band I’d never heard of before called fun. After the first song ended, I began to REALLY like them. Both of my friends agreed that they were actually pretty rad. When I got home, I did a little bit of research and I LOVE THEM WITH THE PASSION OF A THOUSAND SUNS. I immediately bought all their songs from iTunes and listened to it over and over and over and over again. So fun. has been a regular (and one of my most played) on my iPod ever since.

Then today completely out of the blue Travis, the same friend that came to the concert with me, started talking about the music video for a particular song of theirs. I searched it up and it was an excellent song! The music video (which isn’t the official music video, just an audio stream) was bizarre but after reading some comments I found it to be extremely creative. But then: HORROR.

While reading the comments to figure out what the hell was going on in the video, I concluded that Glee had covered it in a recent episode. And right there my heart shattered. I really love this band and I absolutely want people to know of their excellence and for the word to spread. But these people crossed the line for me. Don’t you fucking DARE say Glee’s version is better than fun.’s.

And now I’m sad. Because people will talk about how great Glee is and how much better their cover is and this band STILL won’t get the recognition they deserve. But I figured that I can TOTALLY be a hipster now. “I liked fun. before Glee covered them”. As annoying as that can get, I kind of respect it. I totally know how it feels, it’s happened to me far too many times. I suppose you could call me a Hipster Veteran.

So I guess all I’m trying to say is this: FUCK GLEE. Especially that bitch Rachel. She needs to go fucking die in a pit of fire.

fun. is better and always will be.

fun. ❤

Disease Paper

In school, we’ve been working on a project for about a week. It’s called, “The Disease Paper”. Basically we pick a country in a region that was assigned to us, and then we find an outbreak of a disease that happened there in the past or currently. I got North/Central America. So I chose Haiti. Not to be rude, but I just figured with the earthquake earlier this year and the whole extreme poverty thing, it would be an easy one. And I was totally right. I found everything I needed in like half an hour of research and didn’t have to open ONE book. I love reading, but not “school reading”, where you get assigned some reading and it’s a fucking terrible story anyway. So I was pretty psyched about that.

I chose the disease cholera. There was a pretty recent outbreak of it so all the information would be fresh. I usually don’t try to pick the easy way out of school projects. In fact, EVERY school project I’ve ever done was about people and places no one even knew really existed. Who the HELL has ever heard of Bjorn Hrolffson? Fucking NOBODY, that’s who. And neither does the internet, apparently, because there were like TWO websites with any information about him, And those were limited anyway. So I guess only m 5th grade class will ever know who that dude was.

I wanted a break from these projects always stressing me out so I chose an easy one. And guess what? I didn’t hate it. I thought it was enthralling. And even more, I turned every single one of my assignments in a day early. And that’s just not me. This is really exciting to me, maybe I’ll actually like schoolwork now. I sure hope so. That would be most excellent.

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.

Now, here’s my problem about this project, though. The whole point of it is to write an essay. And I suck at writing essays. I’ve never gotten an A on one in my entire life. Not from lack of trying and hard work, I assure you I did both. I just CANNOT for the life of me structure it. I don’t know what my issue is, I’ve been writing these essays my whole life. I just can’t seem to get it.

UPDATE: I had to remove the document from this post. I wouldn’t really mind if people wanted to use the information that I found but that would just get somebody in trouble, I think. Sorry. 😦

Such a Stud! – Part 4

Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3.

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Well hello!

It’s been a while. Actually it’s been less than a week so I guess it hasn’t been that long since the last entry. But it’s felt like an ETERNITY! And I’ve felt like I needed to write something here for a few days. So we’ll start with this.

This is a progress update on my quest to acquire a nose stud (DORKY!). And I DO have some news.

It was odd. I talked to my dad on the phone I think a day or two after posting the last entry. I guess I expected him to mention something about the whole conversation we’d had. But it was sort of a surprise to me when he didn’t mention it. I thought maybe he forgot about it, which is a silly thought considering this is the man that kept insisting I had a whole pack of socks that he bought me. 6 years ago. So I figure if he can remember a pack of socks that long ago, he can remember a nose piercing just shy of 48 hours prior. Nevertheless, he did not bring it up.

I realized if we weren’t going to discuss it via cell phone we’d surely get this conversation running when I saw him on Friday when he picked me up. All ride home, I anticipated the moment that he’d start talking about it. But it never came.

Bizarre. Maybe he DID forget about it.

Saturday morning, we (my father, stepmother, baby brother, and myself) went to breakfast at this local restaurant Bob’s Burgers and Brew. We sat down and 5 short minutes later out waitress comes to our table and by the powers of the universe and just plain old luck, she herself HAD. A. NOSE. STUD. When I saw it, I knew my dad did, too. I was positive, for real this time, that we would discuss it that day. THAT HOUR. Frankly, I was pumped. I wanted to know what he thought. I’d been waiting to know. I didn’t bring it up myself because I honestly don’t believe pestering and nagging your parents for something really makes them want to do something for you.

At the end of the meal, he started telling my stepmother about what I’d asked him for. At first she thought he was joking but she soon realized it was anything but a trick. He asked her opinion on the situation, and her response was:

“To be honest, I think that I have nothing to do with this. That’s something between you, Callahan, and (my mom). I appreciate you considering me but it’s not my place to say.”

Astounding. She was actually mature for once and did the right thing. YAY! Score 1 for moi.

My father said, “Well, if it was anybody else, what would you think of it?”

-_-

She said, ” The only thing I have to say is you must keep it clean.”

DAMN, GIRL! You’re, like, totally on my side! 😀 (I knew she would be, considering she has her bellybutton pierced and two tattoos, but I didn’t expect THIS much support.)

So I think I MIGHT actually be able to make this happen! Basically if my stepmother says something’s good my dad will agree with whatever it is and do it. Sooo, I’d say I’m pretty much in the clear.

This makes me a Happy Panda!

Weee! Happy!

UPDATE: Basically the only people my dad can attribute nose rings to are “emo losers” or “hookers”. So I’m not sure which one he’s saying I am. I sincerely hope the former, if any. -_- And I thought I was making progress! (12/20/2011)