Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sugar Free

Some of you may think that this is about Diabetes. Well it's not. It is about my man "Sugar Free" getting on me to update my blog. When I started this I expected to have something new everyday. However, I have realized that I lead a pretty boring life. That being said. I have some new material. So, I have been at Monmouth for a little under a month and I have gotten a look at this years team and I think that we will be competitive. We just have to mix the new with the old effectively and we will be fine.

I think I may be headed to the Final Four this year (probably not with the team). It will be interesting because the games will be played in Detroit (shout out to my man Gino Gambino), but the majority of the coaches (myself included) will be staying in Windsor, Canada. Not a good showing for the city of Detroit. I assume the Final Four will never again be in Detroit.

So, I unexpectedly got down to Homecoming last weekend. What a time. I got to catch up with some people that I haven't seen in years. Got drenched at the game. Changed, and had a great time at the C'Stone (shout out to T-O Double, JPerk, Jessi, Shiri, Joe "The Commercial Realtor", Mike 'T', and everyone else that I did not mention). For those of you that didn't make it should be ashamed, it was a blast.

So, my friend and I have entered into a friendly wager. We want to see who can lose the most weight between now and the Wednesday before the Final Four (April 1). Now this is imperative not only because I need to lose weight, but because I haven't lost to this man in anything in 10 years. And I have only known him for 10 years. So, I will need you words of encouragement so that I may continue my winning ways. However, due to the nature of this wager we will both be the winners.

Last, but probably most importantly, GO VOTE NEXT TUESDAY. If you are eligible to vote than it is your civic duty to do so. I know who I would like you to vote for, but if you vote for the other guy I don't care. Just get out there and vote. The system works much better when everyone is involved.

That's all for now. Peace, and much love to you.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Week 1

SO my first week is almost over. I am getting settled in quite nicely. I have already had two visitors. One, my AAU coaches son, who is now a freshman in college. Man I am getting old. The other being my old high school chemistry teacher. He told me some troubling things about my former high school. I may look into it and see what the hell is going on over there. Previously I told you that I may be posting some of my friends writings that he calls, "The Daily Gem". I will have to get him actually blogging instead of sending out emails. Here is what he wrote. Enjoy.

When choosing a president one of the most important criteria is judgment, and one of the first moves made by a presidential candidate is their choice of a running mate. There are many different reasons one chooses a running mate, anywhere from winning a state to electrifying the base to finding a person to help govern. This decision is one that should be analyzed carefully, and I would like to give out some reading that may help everyone come to a decision on the judgment and the priorities, as well as what each of the candidates decisions says about who they are and the campaigns they are running. I hope to get past a lot of the hyperbole and falsehoods that one may encounter when trying to find out about our choices for president.

First here is a longer look inside the decision making process that led Barack Obama to select Joe Biden, straight from The New Yorker:

Here are a few different looks at Sarah Palin:,8599,1848420,00.html

I will be continuing to send out more articles related to everything Election 08, if you are undecided or you know someone who is please do them and your country a service and make sure they are making an educated decision, not one based strictly on emotion or hearsay, but one based on facts and what really will serve our country in the next four years.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I'm Back

So, I have been away for a while and I know you have all missed me. I have been away for so long because I moved back to NJ. This included packing up 90% of the household, having a going a way party, driving cross country with the wife and dog to her parents house in SC, and then up to NJ. After I got here, I had to go shopping for real world clothes. Apparently, jeans and polo's don't cut it in the real world. Yesterday was my first day as the Director of Basketball Operations at Monmouth U. and it went well. Mostly paperwork, but I did get to go out to dinner with the coaches and a recruit. If you are in the Jersey Shore area and in need of some good Italian food, I highly recommend La Nonna Piancone’s in Bradley Beach, NJ. That's it for now. Gotta get ready for day 2.