Monday, January 25, 2010


Immortal Beloved

I just saw Immortal Beloved last night with my girlfriend and I really enjoyed it.  I didn't know much about Beethoven except for his music.

When Beethoven dies a letter is found stating that he wants everything to go to his immortal beloved.  The problem is no one is really sure who Beethoven's Immortal Beloved is.  This movie shows Schindler's (Beethoven's secretary) quest to find out who this person is.

Friday, January 22, 2010

"I look so good sometimes I just want to kiss myself."

John Morrison is one cool dude.  Morrison is a wrestler for WWE.  He does all kinds of flips in the ring and he says a lot of funny things.  Watch the youtube vid.... lol.

"I predict....that HHH...will spit some water"

"We don't have loofas in the palace of wisdom."

"Hello, I'm John Morrison and I like to squeeze things."

"An update on Festus: Festus is still a bald, fat virgin."

"Rugs are oriental. People are Asian."

"Earlier today we found Kelly Kelly's cellphone laying in her purse in the women's locker room."

"Hello, I'm John Morrison, and you can bounce a quarter off my abs."

As CM Punk: "My mom dressed me like a girl 'til I was 18. To this day, I still pee sitting down."

"Hi, I'm John Morrison, and I once spent the night on a houseboat with Joan Rivers."

"Hi, I'm John Morrison and I drive a hybrid. Do you care about the environment, Miz? I do."

"Dreadlocks are so 1995."

"They tell me I'm a sexual jedi."

"My highschool's janitor's name was Joe. Joe was a dirty, dirty man."

"Hi, I'm John Morrison and if I had a nickle for everyone in Wrestlemania better looking than me... I would have no nickles."

After seeing Hawkins and Ryder: "...Give them both a roll of nickles."

JM: "Hi, I'm John Morrison, and this year I'm gonna be voting for both Clinton and Obama."

MM: "...You only can vote once."

JM: "...We'll see about that."

As Finlay's brother: (Singing) "We drink all day and we smell like pee-peeee!"

(Pounds his chest twice) "Go environment."

"Hi, I'm John Morrison, and last Thursday I went surfing naked. While most people would be arrested for indescent exposure, I was awarded the key to the city of Manhattan Beach."

"We can't smell what The Rock is cookin' at the palace of wisdom."

"Hi, I'm John Morrison, and I think so deep, I eat religion and cr@p out enlightenment."

About Evan Bourne: "It's amazing how he can defy gravity... and charisma."

"MR. FUJI!" (throws powder in person's face)

MM: "This week we look at Sunday's pay-per-view, Backlash."

JM: "Or as Lena Yada would say: Backrash."

"I'd first like to say it's very considerate of Edge to include Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder on his new t-shirt." (picture of Edge's shirt with two girls on it comes up)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Word count for today

Word Count for today: 1,706

Not bad...not bad at all.  I had a hard time trying to figure out what I was going to write about.  But I finally got into the groove of things. 

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chupacabra or Gopher?

A chupacabra sighting? Mysterious, hairless creature found on golf course 

A hairless creature shows up, dead, on a golf course in Wise County, Texas.  Why can't they find these lovable creatures alive?

Oh...they don't exist?  I see...then what is this bald animal that likes to play golf?

Has anyone seen Caddyshack?  I think Bill Murray finally won!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Monday, Monday...

I've been bad!  I haven't written anything in a week and I feel bad about it.  I have been busy scanning pictures for a project for my boss at work and I was packing and cleaning over the weekend.  Oh, and I have been playing Fight Night Round 4 for the Xbox 360.  Bad Geoff, bad Geoff!

It is probably good to take a little break from writing.  I've been coming up with some ideas for the Apolo Drakuvich book that have been bugging me for a while.  A more detailed outline should have been written from the start, but I guess this how we learn and grow.  There are a lot of hadwritten notes that I jotted down when I first had the idea for the book, but I have changed so many details that these notes are just not as useful as they were to me at first.

I watched Defiance with my girlfriend last night.  It is a good movie to watch.  I love movies that are based on true stories.  I picked up on some ideas for my sci-fi novel Ros Intelos AKA Female Space Nazis. 

I'm trying to think up some better titles for the novels and I probably should give a brief synopsis of the books here in the blog.  Eh, I'm not ready for that yet.  Ros Intelos, needs a lot of work still and it is on the back burner at the moment.  I'll probably release a little summary for the Apolo Drakuvich book maybe sometime this week.

Note to self: Get more sleep...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Days like these

It is days like these where I have to have faith in what I am doing and in myself.  Some days are easier than others.  I must be persistent and have patience. 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"I'm crap at Rock Band."

Do you suck at playing the drums on Rock Band Beatles?  That's ok!  Ringo Starr sucks at it too.

"I'm crap at Rock Band."

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Conan O'Brien Says He Won't Move

This is the statement from Conan O'Brien released today:


People of Earth:

In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly lucky. That said, I've been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn't the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn't matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it's always been that way.



City goals for 2010...

It's good to set goals.  Instead of spending millions on a high school stadium, spend that money towards improving the education of the students.  Ah, yes, what kind of goals do we have for the city? "The primary goal is to improve the quality of life."  I have a feeling Lara was interviewed on the spot without much time to think about what he was saying.

City, school district officials set goals for 2010


Managing Editor

The City of San Benito and San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD) have opened the new year in much the same manner that 2009 ended: in a forward-moving fashion.

According to city and school district officials, projects and objectives initiated in years past will continue to see progress made with some perhaps being completed in 2010; moreover, a number of new initiatives will also unfold in the coming months.

Manuel Lara, city manager for the City of San Benito, said that street repairs, as it has been the case in the past, remains the priority. But there's also a significant movement within the city to establish more entertainment-minded projects, starting simply with park improvements and the repairing of the Newman Building at the municipal airport property, where commissioners hope to someday soon house a multi-use civic center.

“The primary goal is to improve the quality of life for the citizens of San Benito. As far as major projects, we're going to improve streets as we've gotten several of those projects going,” Lara said. “We're also going to improve entertainment at our family parks. We're interviewing for a new parks director, and we're going to spur up the Resaca so families can enjoy that site as well as visitors and tourists. Not to mention we're looking at the fairgrounds and doing a master plan for the project there.”

He added, “This, again, will give us additional family-quality facilities for entertainment and gatherings of all variations. It could be quinceañeras, dances or weddings. We just want to have a variety of options for the citizens of San Benito.”

Concerning infrastructure, the city manager said the city may partner with other entities in alleviating San Benito's damaged drainage system, which has experienced a number of problems since Hurricane Dolly swept through the area in 2008.

“We're having some major drainage issues, and we'll be looking at addressing those issues. We will also be looking at partnering with other agencies, including the county and drainage district, to build good communication with our taxing entities and those who have a major impact in San Benito,” Lara said, furthering noting, “Along with that, we want to be actively involved in economic development, working with the county and neighboring communities to attract business to the Valley. We see 2010 being an exciting year for the City of San Benito.”

SBCISD Superintendent of Schools Antonio G. Limón said the fight rages on in the district's goal to be considered recognized or exemplary by the state. In the past, principal reassignments, the incorporation of curriculum-based initiatives, and the improvement of facilities (such as new science labs and the use of MacBooks in elementary campuses) are just some of the efforts district officials have implemented toward that goal.

According to Limón, TAKS scores in Math and Science, particularly the latter, continue to hold the district back from a recognized or exemplary rating. Still, Limón said progress continues to be made and has confidence that the 2009-2010 school year may be the year. After all, the superintendent said the district has been a few points shy of its goal in the past.

“Our goals for the new year are what we said early in September when we started school: We continue to intend to be a recognized district if not an exemplary district, and to have our TAKS scores in the 90s,” Limón said, adding that, for the first time in years, no SBCISD campus is listed on the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) lowest performing schools list.

“We have some good news as we continue forward with the new year, providing the best education for our students as possible,” Limón said.

Two quotes from Jack London

"Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well."


"The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."

- Jack London

Monday, January 11, 2010

Quote of the day

“The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” - Hunter S. Thompson

Friday, January 8, 2010

Municipal Judge Booked into County Jail

Municipal Judge Booked into County Jail

Elsa, TX Municipal Judge Hilda Caceres allegedly forged a name on loan applications.
A 25-page indictment against Caceres was unsealed today. It states Caceres knowingly used the name Norma Delgado on a property deed. She was charged with forgery and tampering with government documents.

I'm thinking of a number...

Mind-reading systems could change air security

Nobody is going to want to fly anymore at this rate.  Why isn't anybody talking more about privacy issues.  I don't want anyone poking at my brain or looking through my clothes and it isn't because I'm hiding something.  It just isn't any of your business!

Some other articles on the topic:
U.S. to push foreign governments to use full-body scanners at airports

Full-Body Scanners 101: How Naked Is Full-Body Scan Naked?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

This is why I like Fox News

Watch and listen...LOL...This is from the late night Fox News show Red Eye.  Yes, the Fox NEWS network.  While this is entertaining, I'm not sure why it is on a news network.

Random news articles

Some interesting news articles on the web.

United Airlines pilot 3x over the alcohol limit

This guy wears womens clothing to try and outsmart the cops...

Don't spit in China or you could be evicted

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

stab a kid in the heart and get eight years (eight years of what, the title does not state)

Just for the record, I do not believe anything the San Benito News writes.

This is just wrong...Some young adults got into a fight and one gets stabbed in the heart and dies...

Herrera gets eight years

There is no direct link to the article so you will have to scroll down to read it.

My new favorite site (website)

My favorite paper (newspaper) "San Benito News" has a site (website)  I love the piss poor writing and the little ( ) filled with information best left out in most of the articles.  I guess these guys don't know how to paraphrase.

Here are some highlights from an article on the SBnews website.  I don't know when this article was published because there is no date posted with the article.  There are no dates posted with any of the articles on the website.  That's ok, dates aren't really important anyway.  Read on if you like...The actual article is online.

SBCISD accountability rating released


Managing Editor

The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD) was rated “Academically Acceptable” by the TEA

SBCISD Superintendent Antonio G. Limón states the San Benito school district missed being recognized by two percentage points in Science.

“We have three exemplary campuses, nine recognized and four acceptable. We would have been recognized as a district if it wasn't for Science, because we had 73 (percent passing) and we needed to have 75,” Limón explained.

That damn science...(ok I added would have made the article a tad better).

These are the increase percentages on scores from the TAKS test given in the article.
Writing - 65% to 70%
Social Studies - 65% to 70%
Mathematics - 50% to 55%
Science - 45% to 50%

Which means the students don't excel at anything.  I dunno, last time I was in school a 70% was a passing.

Then there is also a long quote from the Region One Education Service Center of which I am assuming is just filler to make SBCISD look better.

But if you scroll down on the website you can see a nice little article titled: Greyhound season tickets to go on sale

Our edumacation may suck but greyhounds football rocks!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Total Word Count

I am currently working on two novels and I started working on them back in 2009.  I have been working on Apolo Drakuvich longer and I started Ros Intelos towards the end of the year.  The total word counts will be updated from time to time.

The titles are going to change...
Ros Intelos (aka Female Space Nazis) - 6,155 total words as of today

Apolo Drakuvich (aka San Burrito) - 11,991 total words as of today

Which book will I finish first? Not sure...

Can you tell us more about the books?  Yes, but later...

Why are you writing two books at the same time? Because I want to.  When I run out of ideas for one book I switch to the second book.  My brain can rest on one book while I work on the other.  :)

Isn't that a bit much? I don't think so...

The P.E. Sting

This is a poem that I wrote back in high school.  I was having issues with P.E. at the time.  I hate running.

The P.E. Sting

We run and tumble everyday
I wish we could go out and play
Powerful and forceful is their threat
Sun and work causes beads of sweat

Hatred and fear rises among us
But they don’t care about the fuss
How can anyone enjoy the workout?
Everybody just starts to pout

Run a lap then another
Keep it going man, Oh brother
Sickness and faintness among some grow
So hot outside you’d wish it would snow

Exercise, exercise till we collapse
I wish we could go in and relax
Trouble, trouble runs even more
Your muscles are so sore

“Take it in!” is what we like to hear
Everybody stops, and builds up a tear
P.E. is over for the day
But watch out, because tomorrow you’ll pay

From: The Wind Changed as I Lay Dying

Monday, January 4, 2010

Word up, YO!

Daily Word Count:

Saturday: 900 (I should have written more on Saturday but I spent most of the day napping.  I did finish the chapter I was working on so I am pleased with that.)

Sunday: None
Sunday was kind of a weird day but I did think up some new chapter ideas.

Monday (Today) - Nothing yet...plan to write late morning or in the afternoon.  (Update - 700 words and did some research)

Note to self: Geoff, need to start increasing your daily word count.  Please, can you do that for me?  Great, thanks!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday writing

After a full recovery from new years celebrations, I am ready to start writing again. I wrote about 1200 words on the 30th and 31st. Work was busy on Thursday because I had to close out the month. Anyway, I should be able to get a good amount of writing done today.

I am also reading Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. I am really enjoying it. The style of the book is quite simple and effective. I like it!