Sunday, January 17, 2010

Monday Moaning

"Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I say to you today my friends - so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression,will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today."

In case people forgot why they have today off...That's why...To honor a the man who had the courage to say those words, and many more, back in 1963 when thoughts and ideas like these weren't popular, and weren't spoken publicly...

That said, I'll be at work, cooking for all you lucky folks who have the day off...

So I must get on with the Moaning, and get to bed...And see what happens tonight...
http://thebeezewax.blogspot.com/2010/01/what-hell-happened-here-last-night.html

First I want to talk about the NFL's Defensive player of the year...Charles Woodson won the award...And he had a great season...Although if I was going to go with a corner back, I would have gone with Derrelle Revis...Dude knuckled up again today, as the Jets...The JETS, beat the Chargers 17-14...Boy, I'd hate to be Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding right now...Missed 3 field goals in a playoff game...Some one put him on suicide watch...

But in my opinion The Defensive Player of the Year should have been, Jared Allen of the Vikings...50 tackles...42 solo...14.5 sacks...4 passes defended...5 forced fumbles...1 interception...
Not bad considering most of the time he's getting double teamed...Oh, and there's this...


The Jets will face the Colts, as they beat the Ravens 20-3...In the NFC, the Vikings, lead by their defense, beat the Cowboys 34-3...They'll face the Saints, who beat the Cardinals 45-14...How about that Arizona defense!

I'll make my picks now...I'll go with the Saints and the Jets...Why not the Jets...I never thought they'd get this far, so what the hell!

So before I sat down to watch the second half of the Jets, Chargers game...I served up dinner...We had stuffed peppers...I was inspired by a dolt I work with...He made Stuffed Pepper soup last week...Except it didn't taste like stuffed peppers...Maybe because he didn't use any peppers...It tasted like sausage and tomatoes...It was good if you like that Chef Boyardee taste...So I had to make some old school Stuffed Peppers...I'll be punching him in the face with one tomorrow!


After dinner I flipped on the Rangers and Canadiens game...My boys in blue have been struggling to score goals lately...And it didn't look good when they went to the first intermission down 2-0...But they showed some serious fight tonight...They played with an energy they've been lacking...An they played a full team game, in both ends...Final score, Rangers 6, Habs 2...It was nice to see Lunqvist get some help for change...I hope they can keep it up...

Sticking with Hockey...NBC has to be happy with their first two games this season...First the Winter Classic...Then today, Red Wings and Blackhawks...

It was a hard-nosed, back and forth game that couldn't be settled in regulation...The action in OT was non-stop...Both team with great chance...Both goalies with great saves...That still wasn't enough...time for a shootout...This game is turning into the NHL's wet dream...3 shooters aside wasn't enough either...After Daniel Cleary, Detroit's 4th shooter was stopped...Chicago's Patrick Sharp put in the game winner...

At the start of the year, I half-heartedly mentioned a Rangers vs Blackhawks Stanley Cup final...Well, maybe if the Rangers can keep their heads out of their asses, they could have a fighting chance...The 'Hawks...They've got a real good shot...Tons of talent...Lots of firepower...Strong on the blue line...Solid goaltending...they can play in both ends, and they aren't afraid to mix it up...We'll see if and how the Olympic break screws things up...

Yeah, I'm one of those guys that don't like the pro's in the Olympics...we'll get to that in the next week or so...

I've got nothing new with the kids this week...The girl has been well behaved, as usual...The boy...Well, he's just been a royal pain in the ass...To hell with the terrible two's...He's a bigger pain at 5...Everything is a battle...He's trying to find some independence...But he just can't be trusted...Considering the brand new, $47 tube of cream for his eczema is empty, and there's a huge creamy stain on the carpet in is room..."I didn't do it!"

Yeah, and I'm not about to make my own big stain on the carpet, next to the computer!

Have a great week...

Later, The Beeze.

2 comments:

aking said...

Working today. Stuffed peppers look good. I also had those last night. I just read Friday's post and I have to ask. are you taking ambien? Did you eat the contents of the fridge too? I guess we will never know.

afrankangle said...

I'm with you hoping for the Jets and Saints. Good change of pace.

Agree, winter classic was a good one and also wish Olympic hockey didn't include the pros.

Great job with MLK!