What I’m listening to this week on my iPod…

Going through my iPod, the song that I have bee listening to the most is Diner by Martin Sexton. His song was in a Scrubs (one of the best shows) episode – “My Night to Remember“.

There is just something about the song that makes you want to dance. There are a lot of great songs from the Scrubs episodes and I’m glad I have them I on my iPod to listen to whenever I want to.

Martin Sexton

Links: Official Site | MySpace | Full live show at The Late Greats

Just what everyone (who thinks their funny) needs…

Instant Rimshot

Instant Rimshot

Instant Rimshot

This is yet another example of the wonders of the web. Take a look at this amazingly simple but fun website, that lets you press a red button and make rimshots as much as you want. Enjoy!!

The Color Purple

You would think after seeing The Color Purple; one or two or 12 times that I wouldn’t cry while I watch it. But I tell you what, it was on the other day and I still cried! It doesn’t even matter where I begin to watch the movie. If I am flipping through the channels and happen to find it on, I’ll watch it, even if it is almost over.

I remember when I first saw the movie. I went with several friends. We didn’t say anything during the movie, but I can remember us all looking at each other while we were walking out and our eyes were all puffy from all the crying we did.

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

The Color Purple is a 1985 drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the eighth film directed by Spielberg and is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. The film tells the story of a young African American girl named Celie and shows the problems faced by African American women during the early 1900s; including poverty, racism and sex discrimination. The character Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions.

Whoopi Goldberg as Celie Harris Johnson and Danny Glover as Mr. Albert Johnson and the rest of the cast did an outstanding job in the movie. And even though the film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Goldberg and Best Supporting Actress for both Margaret Avery and Oprah Winfrey, it did not win any. And for Spielberg not even getting a nomination for best director… how could that have happened? The 1986 Oscar or Best Picture went to Out of Africa.

Probably my favorite part of the movies is towards the end when Shug Avery is at Harpo’s bar and starts to sing “Maybe God Is Trying To Tell You Somethin'”. I love this song and I cry every time I see it.

20,000 Hits!!!

Well, it took almost a year, but I have 20,000 hits!

It is really amazing to me that there are people out there who read my blog. As I mentioned to you all before, I probably have a couple of hits, but no where near 20,000 of those hits. 8)

Thank you to all who’ve stopped by over the past year

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives – Tip Top Cafe

Have you ever seen that show on the Food Network, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives? There was an episode called: Comfort Food.

Guy Fieri uncovers some of America’s greatest comfort food including a Baltimore cafe with a variety of French Toast, a third-generation family place in San Antonio with comfort food Texas style, a bakery-turned-restaurant in south Florida and a Huntington, W.V. cafe with home made cornbread.

Tip Top Cafe

Tip Top Cafe

One of the diners showcased was Tip Top Cafe. The other day, I decided to find that diner and try it out. To say the least, it is a diner.

When they say that they have been around since 1938, I would ask if they have any intentions of updating before 2038. Make no mistake, the place is old and the the interior reflects that. Not so much in a bad way, but everything about Tip Top says, “Old diner”.

The place is really small and I only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table (I went around 4:00 p.m.) I didn’t know what to get, but I wanted to try the items that Guy Fieri had on the show. Plus I know I would be taking the leftovers home for later.

I ordered the small mountain of Onion Rings, Chicken Fried Steak and Enchiladas. These were all indicated as house favorites.

The onion rings were good. Not the best that I’ve ever had (Halo Burger’s onion rings are the BEST!) I had a couple of those and didn’t even make a dent in the portion that they served. The Chicken Fried Steak covered 2/3 of the plate. I was served with a salad and fries (fries were good). This was good too. Again, I had a couple of bites of that and took home enough to make two more servings. The enchilades were OK. I guess I am just use to my mom’s enclidades, so I have a mental block when it comes to anyone else’s version. I’m glad I ordered then, but I wouldn’t order them again.

Over all, I had a good time there. The service was good, people seemed nice and food was definitely what you would call Comfort Food.

So if you are driving through the San Antonio Express-News is calling the Deco District, you should stop by the De Wese’s Tip Top Cafe on Fredericksburg Road.

The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Da da…da da da….da da da da DA DA (“Jaws” theme song). Discovery Channel‘s Shark Week will run from July 27 to August 2, 2008.

The splendour and horror of a great white shark weighing two tons leaping 10ft from the water as it closes inevitably on its victim.

The splendour and horror of a great white shark weighing two tons leaping 10ft from the water as it closes inevitably on its victim.

As you can tell, I enjoy watching TV and I love the shows that are on The Discovery Channel. Shark Week is on of my favorite shows on that channel.

The week begins with MythBusters – Jaws Special with Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman. Then there is Dirty Jobs: Greenland Shark Quest with Mike Rowe and 10 Deadliest Sharks. Check out the lineup below and see the TV schedule for the full week of shark programming.

Plus there are so many things that you learn while watching the show like:

So I am looking forward to this year’s Shark Week. If it’s anything like the season’s before, it should be really good.

I have always had a fascination about sharks since I saw Jaws (like many other people too) at the Genesee Valley Theaters in Flint, Michigan with my mom, sister, brother and cousins. To this day, whenever I swim in a body of water, I have to do a double or triple take to make sure there are no sharks around. I don’t even care if I am swimming in Lake Huron or the Medina River, I still looked for sharks… you never know when they might decide to show up in fresh water!

Are you brave enough to go back in the water??

Brody: You’re gonna need a bigger boat.

Jaws

Jaws

I thought this was funny…

Happy Everything

Happy Everything

I wonder if Hallmark has a card like this?? 8)

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