Sunday, May 27, 2007

Rampage Wins!

The most charismatic athlete in the world today now has gold around his waist! I hated to see Chuck Liddell lose, but I love Jackson too much for that to really matter. Once again, if you're not watching MMA and the UFC right now you're missing out on the best sport going today.
Here are some quotes so you can understand my enthusiasm for Mr. Jackson;
"Interviewer: Rampage, what do you see in the future outcome of this fight?
Rampage: Man I ain't got no crystal ball, I just got two balls, know what I'm sayin?"
"That money would look GOOD in my pocket. I want the money, you know what I could do that with money. You dont know what i could do with that money, I could do some THANGS with that money"
"Quadros: where do you see yourself in 2 years?
Jackson: Lets see right now im 23, so in 2 years I see myself at 25"
Rampage describing his fighting style: "I fight whupdatass style"
Rampage describing how he got into MMA: "My friends from college took me to a show, and these wrestlers up their kicking ass. I was like damn, you could get paid for kicking ass, and you don't go to jail? Sign me up! 2 months later I was fighting dawg!"

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Random Thoughts and Observations While in Philly Part 2:

-First observation is never...EVER.... pull money out of your wallet the morning after you've had as tiring a day as I did yesterday. Have cash in your pocket and pull it from there with your wallet safely stored in your bag. If you don't follow this advice you might end up in my position, roaming downtown Philly with little money and no identification.
- I can offer a life tip from this experience: no matter what your state government tells you to do, do not cut up or discard your expired driver's licenses if you have them. Same thing with school IDs. I know that those in power will say that this could lead to Identity theft problems, but I'll tell you that they come in handy in my situation. I was fortunate enough to find my expired license and expired school ID in my bag. Hopefully this will be enough to get me back home (at least Southwest seems to say so). So, I might be dumb enough to lose my wallet at the MOST inopportune time ever, but at least I'm smart enough, or enough of a pack rat, to keep items which just became very valuable.
- I don't think a person can judge a city in only a couple of days, unless you're stranded in said city barely any money and no ID. In fact, I think a person in this situation can probably judge a city best. My opinion of Philly, love it even more today, every person I've interacted with so far has been really helpful and courteous. I'd have to say that Philly is beginning to challenge Miami for the title of "Adam's Favorite City in the Universe." They might pull into a tie by the end of summer.
- My new apartment has a pool on the roof with a view of the skyline. Also, it has an awesome gym. I don't think I'll be ready to leave in 10 weeks.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Random Thoughts and Observations While in Philly Part 1:

- I got about 15 minutes of relationship advice by eavesdropping on a woman's conversation on the way in to Center City. Apparently if you or your partner do 66% or more of the talking in a relationship your relationship has issues. She also said that to be a leader in a group you need to talk %10 more than the other people (by proportion) in your group (I didn't say that very clearly. Example: if you're in a group of 3 you need to do 43% of the talking). Glad to know I don't have to ready any self help books for a while thanks to that woman, she admitted to having read them all.

- Philly's public transit seems awesome so far. I love it. Now if only they could work on the airport...
- If you ever come to Philly do yourself a favor and take the public rail into downtown and then find a place to rent a car. I know it's adding extra steps, but if you go into Center City this way the town looks amazing. If you rent a car at the airport and drive north into the city your view will be tainted by the refineries and stuff.
- I owe much of my success in life to modern technology. After hearing some people on the airplane talking about the old days of having to type out term papers on typewriters I realized I never would have even gone to college if I had to do that.

- Lastly, if you're looking for entertainment this Saturday night then find a place in your area to watch UFC 71. I'm hoping for Rampage Jackson in an upset. He's probably the most charismatic athleat around today. He's a walking sound bite. If he were in any sport other than MMA you'd see him everywhere.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

Hey, I realize this is a little late (there are only 5 minutes left in Mother's Day), but I finally found the right way to express to all the mom's out there how much we appreciate all you do. Thanks Mom, and take it away Mr. T.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Cure for the Brady Quin Blues.

A lot of fellow Dolphins fans are angry that the team didn't choose Brady Quinn with the ninth pick last Saturday. If you're one of those angry masses then this should cheer you up. It's a video of Reagan Mauia, the 300 pound fullback we drafted in the 6th round. I'll let the video speak for itself.

credit to the Dan Le Batard for alerting me to this.