Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Results Are In

Samuel Alito won "one of the narrowest Senate confirmation votes in a century" to take the reigns over for Justice O'Connor. The vote was 58-42, not even close considering Thomas's vote was 52-48. I'm curious to see if Alito stands by what he said during the series of question's he encountered. Only time will tell. I wonder why the Dems didn't filibuster, but that doesn't matter much now.

I think we owe Warren a golf clap. He picked the winning day- the 31st. Warren wins the pool and the prize is not going to Disney World. Congrats!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Another "Dewey Defeats Truman" Episode

It's a good thing I didn't post the Palestinian election results last night as I would have to post a correction. I saw on the bottom line of MSNBC that the Fatah Party had won the Parlimentary election and that it was close, which is what other sources had said as well. I didn't find out until this morning that Hamas actually won the election.

Full Story by the AP:

I find a lyric by Tool so fitting right now do describe this situation:

"Some say the end is near. Some say we'll see armageddon soon."

Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Pool

On Tuesday (aka my birthday), the Senate will vote on Samuel Alito to take over Sandra Day O'Connor's spot on the Supreme Court.

Warren, we never picked our days. Time is running out!!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Warren, You Requested It

My life as a child (under 15) in 50 words or less:

I was born in Staten Island, and moved to NJ. My sisters were born when I was 4. My house was renovated a few years later. I was more social as a kid. I never did many stupid things.

Where were you a kid?

East Brunswick, NJ; it's not my hometown (it is close to here), but during renovations, I lived here for a few months.

Given the choice, were you barefoot or did you wear shoes?

Barefoot. My feet are tough as nails.

Were you a city kid or a country kid?

I live in suburbia, so a bit of both. I like having the open space to play sports. The green around me is always nice to have. Life here is more fast paced than true country though.

The stupidest thing you did before the age of 15:

I am with Warren, pyromania almost did a lot of damage to my friend's house. The two of us were curious. He took some gasoline and a lighter and we went to this little wooded area on the side of his house. He poured some gas on dried pine leaves then lit it. There was a slight wind and we luckily put it out before it spread too far.

Do you know how to play kick the can?


What else did you play in groups?

Hockey, football (tackle and two hand touch), basketball, capture the flag, manhunt, bike riding to the convenience store, video games, music.

Worst injury?

I tore ligaments in my ankle when I was 13. I told my mom I couldn't walk and she threatened to take me to the hospital (this was at 11 PM on a Sunday). I stayed home from school and on that Tuesday she took me to the orthopedist. I was using my goalie stick as a crutch- it was the perfect height. She didn't believe it when they said I tore ligaments. I needed a month or two of physical therapy afterwards.

To me though, my broken ring fingers (yes both and multiple times) were really bad. I am a guitarist and it disrupts playing time. They also happened the same way everytime- rebound in basketball.

Do you agree with Bob Seger's line in Against the Wind, (I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then)?

I honestly don't know.


P.S.- I have a question posted on Nicotine & Rock about theme songs. Go and answer!