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Everyday A Memory. RIP Brent

Posted: August 2, 2010 by Adam Day in Other
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The year 2002 has some memories of mine that I have pushed back to the farthest part of my mind, trying to forget them, trying to hide them forever. I did a search for the year 2002 and for the most part, this was a tragic year. A wall street journal reporter is murdered in Pakistan, a woman is found guilty of drowning her 5 children (from the previous year), numerous car bombs kill hundreds all over the world, Snipers go on a tirade killing several from Alabama to DC. These are just a few of the hundreds of tragic headlines from that year. One of the only happy headlines I found was about the Pennsylvania Miners who were rescued after spending 77 hours in a flooded mine shaft. But of all the headlines I found, one sticks out to me the most, only one can make my stomach turn knots, only one can ruin my whole day.
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Antoine Dodson. Antoine the hero. A name to remember. Someone you should be paying homage to. Don’t cross Antoine. Antoine does the impossible. Antoine goes viral. These are just a few of the about 1,480,000 titles you will have pop up on your screen in a result of searching for “Antoine Dodson” on Google. Unless you have been living under a rock, or just got your internet hooked up today and haven’t signed up for Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Yahoo, or any other Social Media, you know who Antoine Dodson is. You especially know who he is if you are from the North Alabama area, thanks to our wonderful local news. (more…)

What Is Your Attitude Problem?

Posted: July 29, 2010 by Adam Day in Other
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“Here is a little song I wrote,
You might want to sing it note for note,
Don’t worry, be happy.
In every life we have some trouble,
When you worry you make it double,
Don’t worry, be happy…….

Cause when you worry
Your face will frown,
And that will bring everybody down
So don’t worry, be happy.”
-Bobby McFerrin

What kind of attitude did you wake up with today? Were you in a bad mood from the start? Did you wake up happy that you were alive? Or, did you just wake up and not really think about it, getting ready for another busy day of the same old routine? (more…)


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“My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.”

-Rascal Flatts “My Wish”

As I sit down on the couch, snacks in hand, getting ready to get caught up on the latest sports action, I flip the TV channel to ESPN. Top plays of the week are coming on, one of my favorite parts of the show. After I get my daily dose of “Man Medicine” I decide it’s time to hit the hay, been a long day. When I start to turn off the TV something catches my attention, so I decide to stick around through the commercial break and see what this is all about. Now ESPN is supposed to make you happy, excited, and even mad sometimes, it isn’t supposed to make you sad. It isn’t supposed to make a tear run down your cheek. (more…)

Friendship

Posted: July 19, 2010 by Adam Day in Other
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Friendship. What is friendship? Today I asked myself this question. According to the dictionary there are several definitions of a friend. Here are just a few:
1. A friend is a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard
2. A person who gives assistance; patron; supporter
3. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.

Everyone needs a friend. A close friend you can talk to about the problems you are facing. Someone who will be there for you when you feel you have hit rock bottom. If you don’t have someone you can call a friend, that is there for you in times like these, I’m sorry. I don’t know the correct method for “picking” a friend, but you should definitely do what it takes to have one. Isocrates said, “Be gracious to all men, but choose the best to be your friends.”
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So how many times has your favorite team won a championship? The most recent that I remember is this past college football season where the Alabama Crimson Tide won the National Championship (Roll Tide!). Now when the final seconds ticked off the clock, when the game clock showed nothing but zeroes, when the players were celebrating, trying on their new shirts and hats, I can honestly say that the first thing I did not think about was, “Hey, lets go burn something”. “Lets go flip a car over and catch it on fire” did not come out of my mouth. It never crossed my mind. So WHY does it happen all the time!? Someone out there has to know the answer. Why is it that when a team wins a championship riots break out and people start destroying everything in sight. Isn’t this supposed to be a happy time? I know I was happy when my beloved Crimson Tide won the Championship, but “so happy” to destroy and burn everything in sight? Nope. That’s not how I roll I guess. I guess I enjoy the simple things in life. Like being happy after a victory. Maybe I’m just weird.
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The Major League All-Star Game

Does it get any better than this? You have a lineup full of the best hitters in the world, and what happens? Whiff! Pitchers duel! After all was said and done there were 18 total strikeouts. The pitching matchups were some of the best. Jiminez, Johnson, Halladay, Bell, and Wainwright for the National League matched up against Price, Petite, Lee, Verlander, and Hughes with the American League, just to name a few. These over powering pitchers put down some of the biggest names in baseball with three strikes; Pujols, Howard, Jeter, Ortiz, Swisher, and Konerko just to name a few.
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So Long, Boss.

Today is a sad day for all baseball fans alike. George Michael “The Boss” Steinbrenner III (July 4, 1930 – July13, 2010) has lost his life to a massive heart attack in Tampa, FL at the age of 80.

Steinbrenner led a group of investors to buy the New York Yankees in 1973. He owned the Yankees until his death, which was the longest length of time in club history. During his ownership, he led the Yankees to 11 pennants and 7 World Series titles.

My whole life I have been a huge Atlanta Braves fan. So as you know, I have always had a certain dislike for the Yankees. But, as much as you can dislike someone you have to respect them. Mr. Steinbrenner and the Yankees are due respect. Thank you Mr. Steinbrenner for all these years of wonderful baseball!

So today, on the day of the MLB All-Star Game, let us put away the National and American Leagues, let us lay down the tomahawks and pin stripes, today let us be baseball fans and mourn the loss of one of the most powerful and respected men in sports.

RIP Mr. Steinbrenner.

A True Bit of Road Rage

Posted: July 13, 2010 by Adam Day in Rants and Raves
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So I’ve been trying this new thing out. Instead of getting mad at someone and screaming at the top of my lungs while riding down the road in my confined vehicle where obviously no one can hear me, I’ve decided to write about these encounters to try and clear the mind from thinking of bad things to do to these people. Hence the making of “Road Rage with A & A”. Anyhow, instead of picturing myself ramming someone’s bumper, side swiping them while driving over a mountain and watching them tumble down the rocks, or clipping them while spinning them sideways and ramming them in the side over and over and over, I figured that it would be much safer to share my experience with you all. It’s safer for everyone on the road, and I get to vent a little.
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Interesting Blogs

Posted: July 9, 2010 by Adam Day in Rants and Raves
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So I was doing a little blog reading today and came across a blog that caught my interest. This blog just so happened to be written by one of my friends, Joe. The link to his blog is over there to the left. Anyways, after reading this blog I thought I would share it with all of you fine readers, and I’m just too lazy to write anything today. Been a long night at work and I’m just too tired (ha). Enjoy the read and be sure to read his other blogs. There is also a poll in reference to this article on his page so make sure you visit and contribute.

Click Here —> Joe’s Place

Adam
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HERE ILLEGALLY? STAY OUT OF ARIZONA!

So the state of Arizona recently passed a law that makes it a state-level crime (i.e., enforceable by local and state police) to be in this country illegally. This has stirred up a lot of controversy, and made a lot of people pretty upset. I don’t normally get involved in political discussions, but this is something I have a pretty strong opinion about, so I thought I’d throw my 2 cents in there.

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