Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thou Doth Protest Too Much

John Denver once said,
"Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same."
I used to believe that as well. Music brings us together. Last Sunday, however, I began to have my doubts. This time last Sunday Twitter was a buzz with Grammy Fever-from who was wearing what to what artists were winning and why, and who had the best performance or not. Then came the Best New Artist Moment. This is when I think I truly realized today music often separates us.

As I pondered this notion, I realized that it was not so much the music. It is ignorance and musical prejudice. First off, it is ignorance about what the Grammys really are. The Grammys are not predictors of longevity. They are not about popularity. Many music "fans" do not understand this concept.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Why I'm Not Married....

Yesterday, while I was at work, one of the ladies I follow on Twitter tweeted a link to Tracy McMillan's article for Huffington Post entitled "Why You're Not Married." I decided to read it, because, well, I'm 36, and my family is a little confused as to why I'm not married. They are also a little concerned about why I've only had one meaningful relationship in my entire life. They were also curious as to why I have only been on about a dozen actual dates (most of which were during that meaningful realtionship). One uncle even hypothosized that I was a lesbian. I'm not. So, I decided to read the article to see what my problem was. Ms. McMillian presented her top six reasons for women my age aren't married.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's Time to Name the Champ...Super Bowl XLV

Welcome back, everybody!!! This is the most bittersweet day on my yearly calendar...Super Bowl Sunday. Every year, along with everybody else, I partake in the gluttony of wings, dips, chips, etc. as we all watch to see who will wear the crown. The last time one of my teams actually made the Super Bowl was 1994 in Super Bowl XXIX when the San Francisco 49ers won the Super Bowl. My Chiefs haven't been to the big game since their win at Super Bowl IV in 1969. So, every year I throw myself on some random bandwagon just to have a rooting interest. Last year, I rooted for the Saints. I just wanted them to win so badly, and they did.

To be honest, I'm not a big fan of either of these teams. I don't actually hate either team. (I don't like Ben Roethlisberger or Hines Ward, but I try not to hold it against the whole team. Then again, I don't really like Aaron Rodgers, either.)

The Pack haven't been to the big game since 1997 (jeez, that was the year I graduated from college). Bet Lord Favre is still smarting that Desmond Howard won the Super Bowl MVP that year. The Steelers are going for their 3rd ring in 6 years (2005, 2008).

On the Green Bay Packers, I love Clay Matthews, A.J. Hawk, Greg Jennings, and Charles Woodson, not to mention Donald Driver is a Alcornite. I carried the Packers as my fantasy defense most of the year. Plus, they have Kevin Greene as an assistant coach. I love Kevin Greene. The guy was a pro wrestler! How can you not love these guys.

With the Pittsburgh Steelers, I love Troy Polamalu (the hair, the reckless abandon, the hair), James "I'm gonna mess up your quarterback" Harrison, James Farrior.

Btw, do you guys realize that if the Steelers win, Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich will have more Super Bowl rings than Peyton Manning. Charlie Batch will have the same number as Tom Brady. tee-hee...

Packers or Steelers...Packers or Steelers...Statistically, they are practically the same team. That said, I'm going with the...The Green Bay Packers. I know...I know...I'm still going with the Pack.

So, I'm off to watch the last game of the 2010 season with most of America. We are all hoping that the NFL and NFLPA will come up with a new CBA without depriving us of football. Enjoy the game while you can boys and girls...It might be the last for a while.

Until next time, “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”~Vince Lombardi