Marriage, Honeymoon, NBA Draft and Transformers
7/1/2009 11:54:00 AM
Hey all! This is my first ever blog post. I've never been into this whole thing but I figured I would give it a whirl since I am now a certified UL VIP! :) Had a lot going on in my life recently. Let's get started...
I just got back to work this week after 11 days off to get married and go to Jamaica on our honeymoon. The wedding went great, but it was WAY hot outside, even for the 7pm sunset wedding we had. Still, we had a good turnout and all went well.
Then it was off to Sandals Whitehouse in Jamaica for 6 days. I don't know how many of you have ever been to Jamaica but it's definitely a different culture than here in the states. They drive on the LEFT side of the road, going 60mph on curvy mountainside pothole filled roads, in buses carrying 10-30 passengers at a time back and forth from the major cities to the resorts. It's pretty scary at times, but fun and adventurous if you like that sort of thing. We almost were in a few wrecks, and almost witnessed a few others. But, as they say in Jamaica... "we don't have accidents, we have situation." That is definitely true. The people there are as nice and laid back as you can get. It's completely different from the "I want it now" culture of the USA.
While in Jamaica on my honeymoon the NBA draft took place, so I missed it all. I got caught up when I got back home and here are a few random thoughts. What the heck are the Memphis Grizzlies doing? Why take Hasheem Thabeet?!? The guy is horrible! I think Sam Young will end up being the Grizzlies best pick in the long run. Also, I have to give props to my Memphis boys... Tyreke Evans to Sacramento at #4, and Robert Dozier just getting in the draft as the final 60th pick to the Miami Heat. I wish the two of them the best of luck. Along with Shawn Taggart and Antonio Anderson who didn't get drafted, but are talented enough to walk on for any team, or play overseas. I wish them all the best of luck. I also noticed that UT Martin guard Lester Hudson was drafted 58th overall to the Boston Celtics, making him the first player EVER drafted from UT Martin (my alma mater) to the NBA. Congrats Lester! I hope it works out for you.
And finally, Transformers. My wife had never seen the first Transformers movie, so we watched it Monday night, then went to see the new one at the theater Tuesday night. I loved it! It had a lot more story than the first movie, a lot more action, and much more interaction between the Transformers. They pushed the PG-13 rating to the max, using the minimum amount of sex, drugs, language they could to keep it at that rating. All of those situations could have been left out and it still would have been a great movie. I don't get why movies add stuff as "filler" like that now days but its happening more and more all the time it seems. Either way, if you haven't either of the first two Transformers movies, I would highly recommend them.
And that about does it for my first blog post. I'm looking forward to NCAA Football 10 and Madden 10 leagues starting up this summer. Hopefully we can get some full 32 team Madden franchises going from the UL site somehow. Take care all!