Prelude to a steak dinner. http://bit.ly/12Fq7j6
Picture perfect postcard day. http://bit.ly/1bLHM8o
LOBSTAH ROLL!! http://bit.ly/12qyEX4
Montana led the 1984 San Francisco 49ers to a 15 - 1 record. The 49ers were the first team in the NFL to win 15 regular season games.
Most people know this, but before I was a Steelers fan I was a 49ers fan. And I was a 49ers fan because the first football game I ever watched was Super Bowl XXIII. I was seven years old and didn’t have much of a grasp on what I was watching, but I knew that Joe Montana was a bad-ass. I immediately decided that he was my idol and that I was going to grow up and become a quarterback like him. Sure we can all have a laugh at my ridiculous youthful aspirations and the fact that I can’t even throw a spiral anymore, but I DID become the Joe Montana of third grade playground Nerf whistle football and you can’t take that away from me.
I never played actual pee wee football or anything remotely organized, but in sixth grade I made my private school’s basketball team, but just barely. I was literally at the end of the bench. I played only in garbage time and scored one basket all season (on two shots!). We were able to pick our numbers and even the names that went on the backs of our jerseys. So while most kids went with “Johnson” or “Jordan” or “Pippen”, I went outside the box. Way outside. I went with number 16 and “Montana”. I mean, I liked basketball and could have easily put the name and number of my favorite player on my back (although I couldn’t even tell you who my favorite player was at that time) but I wanted to pay homage to my idol, Joe Cool.
No one said anything to me about it until one game when one of the visiting team’s fans yelled, “hey, is your last name Montana?” and I said no, and he heckled back, “wrong sport, retard!” It never even crossed my mind that I’d get made fun of but kids are gonna be kids.
Anyway, happy birthday Joe! I get sad every time I see you hawking Sketchers but everyone’s gotta eat.
@daniel_ryder #hobobbq http://bit.ly/19b74jj
Puuuuuuuuuuig! I just caught the highlights. I wasn’t home. Vin Scully sounded more excited for his two home runs than I’ve heard him be in a long time. God damn, SOMETHING giving this team a spark is nice.
Haven’t been this excited about the team or a player since the days of Manny. Dude is absolutely electric. I know it’s just two games against the Padres and eventually pitchers will make their adjustments and he won’t be OPSing 2.250 forever (OR WILL HE?), but at least he’s giving us some hope that this disappointing season can be salvaged.
Guess this means it’s time to sell all my shares in Ethier. Oh well.
Tom Petty. Getting 7% stoned off everyone’s moms and dads contact highs. Party. Man. http://bit.ly/11ANX9m
Maybe,” Healy ponders, genuinely caught up in our debate, “it’s that journalism is a cerebral thing, and our music is an emotional thing. All the journalists I usually meet are thinkers. They’re less inclined to be emotional people. I think where Travis, or certain songs – not even us – can get, there’s an emotional part to it, and there’s also a little bit of something else. It’ll hit you, but the cerebral part has to be just a little dash of salt, because if it’s too wordy then it goes into this other place that’s not emotional. That’s interesting, but it’s cold. It’s dead. I can’t make that because it doesn’t move me. I want to be moved. I think going to church when I was a little kid - I don’t like religion at all - but the best part of it was all the hymns, and hearing everybody singing. I didn’t know the words, but it moved you. None of it was cerebral. —
I would read any interview with Fran Healy ‘cos he’s awesome, but this was a particularly great piece. A genuine, insightful conversation full of ideas on how music affects us and why we like what we like.
At one point he also calls Stuart Murdoch “this cardigan-over-the-hands guy who was slightly annoying” which, LOL.
[FULL DISCLOSURE: Our first dance was to “Flowers In the Window”, just so you know where I stand on things.]
in his favorite sundress.
Let’s LOL Dodgers. http://bit.ly/10s5dly
Charing Cross to infinity.
One year ago today, Lindz and I were spending our last day in London before taking the train to Edinburgh. Sigh.
Miss U LDN.
Good deal for you my friend original Moona Leesa, very good condition. #latergram http://bit.ly/18ckCs2
My flash accidentally went off so I hope the other dudes in the Love’s restroom don’t think I was trying to get pics of their wangs BUT LOOK AT THIS. #Florida #latergram http://bit.ly/16EKCPo