the jeter effect…

The homie sdotkikko brought this interesting interwebs link to my attention last week. Apparently someone over at The Sporting News got the genius idea to create an article of various images showing the highlights of Derek Jeter’s past conquests (or at least the celebrity ones that we know of as I’m sure there have been a few dimey waitresses/bottle servers/strippers that went unnoticed)…

Following a careful perusal (and 7 minutes of some alone time), I was left hating Jeter. It is one thing to be an athlete and have all your heart’s desires at your fingertips. But Mr. 3000 hits isn’t satisfied with that and feels the need to bed the majority of Maxim’s Top 100 Women list. It almost feels like a personal attack. The only way it could be worse is if he did it to my family tree…

After my hating spree ended, I began to think about how we as a society were even subjected to this. Aren’t athletes supposed to offset their silver spoon fed lives by making ridiculously poor decisions and then suffer through some sort of consequences that leave us commenting on their ignorance? We can probably just call it the Tiger condition at this point as I don’t see an athlete taking that title any time soon. But evidently DJ has some sort of antibiotic that makes him immune to this…

So if his cure works for athletes, then it probably has some application for those of us sitting in front of a computer on this fine Monday. Let’s think about how he has been able to do his best teflon impersonation… Read more of this post

“good” guys gone bad…

we’ve been all over the news recently…and by we, i mean they…you know the cats that seem to have it all but are willing to throw it away for old school hispanny (hispanic nanny) booty…ahem gov. schrwarzenegger…or a chance to use the ‘where’s my wiener’ app on his not so smart phone…

what makes a man with so much to lose seem so eager to lose it…i believe that scientist would call it stupidity, however i feel there is more than just a malfunctioning noodle loaf at play here…

what further complicates things, is that it’s not all men of power…when you examine the love lives of derek jeter and tom brady whom have run through hollywood like the juggernaut through…well…pretty much anything…yet have somehow never ended up sitting behind the “i’m stupid” microphone at the “i’ve embarrassed my family and my organization” press conference…

so if it’s not stupidity, then what else could cause these societal icons to engage in such risky foolishness…i thought you’d never ask…oh you didn’t…well listen anyway… Read more of this post

before we get started…

Relationships are hard. That’s not what they tell you on the commercials or those sappy love stories in the movies (with the exception of Lifetime movies, which give the impression that most relationships will actually end in an untimely death for one or both of you). But I’m here to tell you the truth: While the good outweighs the bad, the combining of two lives does not happen without a few speed bumps.

I often tell my QB that if we were both 19 years old, this would be a heck of a lot easier. But we aren’t. We all grow’d up. There is no room for change- we are who we are. We will not “Grow together”. We will learn to put up with each other’s less desirable characteristics. That said, why must we wait until World War IV an argument ensues before trying to iron out some of the bigger issues. Wouldn’t it be easier if our mates, potential mates and future partners knew the things that pissed us off BEFORE we got….well pissed off?

I think so. In that spirit, I came up with a list of things that I absolutely hate in no particular order or correlation to share with my QB, just in case he’s interested ;) Read more of this post