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Oh! When the Saints...

FLASHBACK

Approximately this time last year, or perhaps a day after the regular season ended, I told a few friends to watch out for the Arizona Cardinals. To them, this was a laughable notion. The Cardinals had just floundered during their last remaining games and were hardly looking like a playoff team. I was going to look like quite the fool when they lost handily in their first playoff game. Instead, we all know the end result, albeit it wasn't quite what I had hoped for. The Cardinals had the Steelers right where they wanted them, but just didn't quite have enough left on defense to complete their Super Bowl run.

Now here we are again, about ten days away from the Super Bowl. While I didn't have a non-trendy pick this year (Sorry Jets fans, I thought they'd lose in the first round), I am making a Super Bowl pick that most people are shying away from. I'm not telling you to take your money to Vegas or to your bookie (I know I won't. I haven't spo…

It has come to this...

There is nothing on television and I'm currently enjoying some sort of Opera singing show on PBS. That's right. It's like "American Idol" but for Opera singers. I've got my money (all $3.11) on the very polite African American gentleman. I would have taken those odds to Vegas, but my lovely girlfriend stopped me. No, really, you don't get it. She has physically held me back from leaving the house in order to go place this bet. "It's a sure thing," I told her. Unfortunately, she remembers the last time I told her that betting was a sure thing. I'd had too many jack and cokes and long story short, I ended up on bus in downtown Vegas wearing only my boxer shorts. So of course, in the end, she wins out.

Tonight's blog can simple be filed under the tagline: "Heidi Montag: Role Model to no one."

-The channel has been changed and we're now watching "The Real World: Washington, D.C.". This only reminds me of…

My own personal LOST finale...

February 2nd, 2010. After all of these excruciating, mind bending years, the first episode of the final season of "Lost" will finally air. This has been a long time in waiting. We all sat through Season 2 and endured the idea of flash forwards and time traveling. Well, some of us gave up, it was bound to happen, but that's besides the point. We have all arrived. Together. We lived through the seventies. And the fifties. We also survived polar bear attacks and black smoke monster. Oh wait, I'm confusing real life and the show I've been watching on television for the last few years. I'll try not to let it happen again.

In lieu of the final season, I have decided to give six different scenarios in which "Lost" ends its T.V. run. These are not scientific by any means, though I did take a Gallup Poll and the results have a +/- margin of 99 percent.

6.) Keeping it simple here. This one has been discussed many times over Bud Light and Rum and C…

Some free time...

Out of sorts with this distorted reality called life. Sleepwalking through the day with no direction except 5 P.M. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. The minutes move slower and slower with each passing moment. And people think that the Doomsday Clock moves slow.

Being a writer is a painful, slow career. The papers, notepads, and composition books sit piled in the corners of the living room. Boxes are filled with un-realized stories and incomplete thoughts. The dust on the rustic ink on the paper is now covered with cat hair and tears from shattered dreams. Paper crumbles in my hand and I think, "Did Shakespeare have to deal with this?"

Not that I'm comparing myself to Shakespeare by any means. Was he really that popular in his time? Did he even really write all of his own material? I don't ask these questions, but other people do. I'm just a writer. Besides, I'm pretty certain Shakespeare didn't have to deal with publishing houses, agents, talent ma…

Glory in the Desert

I'm going to start off very simply: BSU 17 TCU 10.

At this point, two days after the fact, I'm hoping that much didn't blow your mind. The 2010 Fiesta Bowl was once again a shocker to anyone that isn't a Boise State Bronco fan. In fact, I would say that even this year, even a few of the fans were caught off guard. With a team represented by only four seniors, this magical run was supposed to be a year away. Sure, we'd have a good team, but nothing like this, right? Well, it happened. And in true Boise State form, it just had to happen in dramatic fashion.

Today, I'm not here to necessarily talk about the game. I can't possibly add anything about the game that hasn't already been stated by thousands of professional writers and non-professional bloggers. Some columnists out of Texas are making excuses on as to why TCU lost. Mark May probably still thinks the victory was a fluke and would vote TCU higher than BSU in final poll. That's all be…

A New Year...

I want to hold 'em like they do in Texas please...Those are just a sampling of some new lyrics I've been on.
Okay, you got me. Those are lyrics as sung by Lady Gaga and written by, well, it looks like Lady Gaga. I could never come up with such a clever hook to an exciting song like that. Or the hit "Tic Toc" by Keisha for that matter. Just a great song that really makes me enjoy today's pop music more and more.
All of this is off topic, my friends. Today I'm simply here to give you a quick update on my writing. I will try not to talk about "Jersey Shore", for it seems every entertainment source cannot go a day without mentioning this deplorable show. It's like the new "Twilight".
December was a slow month for submission opportunities. I did receive my screenplay "Paranoid Gods" back from the Nevada Film Commission. Though it was not accepted as the grand prize winner for 2009, the feedback was fairly positive and I …