Joe Rogan vs. Carlos Mencia (Ned Holness)

Well, this is ALL OVER the internet already, but for those readers of mine that might not have seen this, it’s a clip of Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia. Screaming.


Let me tell you, I LOVE Joe Rogan. Seriously. We saw him here in Austin at Cap City Comedy Club, and he was incredible. The stuff you might know him from is on the side for him – hosting Fear Factor and UFC, the show NewsRadio, and all that crap…but that’s not all he’s good at. (here’s his wikipedia page for more info)

He is certainly one of the best stand up comedians I’ve ever seen. He transfers his jokes effortlessly, his timing is flawless, and he brings his shows full circle, stuff I think is key to being a great comedian. We have never laughed so hard. He was taking shots, egging on the crowd, having a good time, making people think, and telling great jokes.

Well, so he sometimes has called people out on their “joke stealing”. I understand he’s made claims about Dennis Leary, Dane Cook, and others, so this isn’t his first attempt. He’s not just out to get Mencia. The way I see it, Mencia just makes it too easy.

Mike has been on my case since the guy got the TV show Mind of Mencia. It was on after Chapelle Show so we’d watch it occasionally. Mike HATED it. For many reasons. (Mencia’s wikipedia is currently locked from editing and under dispute…) Everyone talks not only about the joke ripping but that he doesn’t speak Spanish or isn’t from Latin America (Germany or something?), uses the name to trick people, etc, etc.

So it’s a big dispute receiving a lot of publicity lately, as The Comedy Store, Pauly Shore’s mom’s place, kicked Rogan out after this in favor of Mencia, AND Rogan’s agent, also Mencia’s, dropped him. All of which is discussed on Rogan’s site (click here if you haven’t checked it already).

What do YOU think???



It Wrote Itself

Midnight. This is when I’m at my best. I’ll be at home, readying myself for bed time, when something will come to me. Something brilliant. Then I think some more, and some more. Then I realize I need a pen. Then I scribble furiously, which I’ve been told is unreadable to anyone but me (clearly a secret plan so no one can get famous but me). Then I rest. Inevitably, more comes. This is followed by getting up to write, back down to bed, for as long as it takes, amidst cursing and lights flipping on and off.

It’s all worth it. I’m able to admit that my prose was slightly (baby steps here) droning and worthless in my poor little dream of a novel. Today? WHOLE NEW FIRST CHAPTER. Whole new concept. Fresh ideas. Invigorated spirit, which until now, thought about symbolically printing and burning the entire book (very dramatic, no?). Well, anyway, there you have it. It might not be the worst thing ever any more. No fires.

Who knows? Maybe this gym and eating good and being good and going to church life is pointing me in the write right (writer’s humor for you) direction.

If you’re anything like Mr. MK, you’re thinking, it’s about time. I’ll take that. But come on, I just needed to be INSPIRED.


My Apologies

There have been reports of a variety of illnesses. Sore throats, temperatures, road rage, insomnia, blacking out, binge drinking, ingrown toenails, and other issues arising out of otherwise normally healthy friends.

I hate to admit this, but the Earth apparently has titled off it’s axis slightly, in a direct answer to the dilemma it was trying to resolve, The “SGS getting up early (while it’s still dark out) to work out plague”. As a result, many have been stricken with a wide variety of issues. I completely understand what a silly idea that was. My sincerest apologies, I had no idea that getting up at 4:30 would ruin so many lives. In order to stop the insanity, I will be returning to my normal schedule tomorrow, of staying up late and sleeping until my husband calls me lazy and asks for lunch.

Everything should return to normal. Until then, keep your masks on.

fancy sars mask

Body Combat, Phase Two

Listen, folks, Body Combat is the most popular search on the site for, well, eternity, and I feel I owe you a little more.

Not only for that reason, but most likely because I have demonic, crazy friends, I went to Body Combat. This morning.

At 5:30.

morning person

That requires getting up at 4:30 and getting dressed and putting in the pigtails and eating and getting water and getting in the car and driving and it’s still dark out.

I’m pretty sure Body Combat is that much more intense, there is a direct correlation between the workout and how ridiculously early you get sucked into doing it. It was a great class because, well, for obvious reasons (it’s still dark out) it’s pretty empty, which really helps, as opposed to the after 5pm class where you’re trying not to roundhouse any lady in front of you. The only little problem that I encountered was that where I’d had the tooth pulled is still a little achy, exacerbated by the jumping. So I had to tone it down a little. But, I think I still get extra points for the early workout.

My treat was some tea at Starbucks, the only thing that wouldn’t negate the workout (no calories…) but it was funny that my friend knew everyone in a tri-county area so we had to be all cheery and awake when I just wanted to whine about her waking me up so early. Therefore, it appears that since I handled the morning so well, I’ll be at Body Pump tomorrow, at 5:45.

Dare me to survive the day without a nap???

Suggestions For Success

An old friend gave me this, thought I’d share:

  1. Marry the right person. This will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
  2. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent.
  3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
  5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.
  6. Be generous.
  7. Have a grateful heart.
  8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.
  9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
  10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
  11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.
  12. Commit yourself to quality.
  13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people that you love and respect.
  14. Be loyal.
  15. Be honest.
  16. Be a self starter.
  17. Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong.
  18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
  19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
  20. Take good care of those you love.
  21. Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.

from H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Oh What A Night

Friends, let me tell you, I never win anything. Not the lottery, not random awards, not contests, not at all. Last night, at the

Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake(you can still donate…)

my team

(mentioned here) Nabowlian Dynamite

not only had a blast, hung out with old and new friends, but we also screamed and cheered for every granny bowl and gutter ball out there, even more so than the people next to us cheered for each and every strike that they all got over and over…(I’m not bitter…) 🙂


This is not just any trophy friends. It is a bowling ball bobble head trophy. It was the most hilarious thing ever. We went a little crazy with happiness. I hate to say it, especially since I know how it feels to be the loser, but man, winning is fun. Made the whole thing worthwhile. Never mind all the money we raised and fun we had, we achieved greatness. In shouting. I’ll take it!

I mean, really, I understand that you had to be there, but there really was an energy from everyone, for doing something good and having fun doing it!

Barack Obama

Before you go and get all excited about the thought of me venturing in to the world of political commentary, this is slightly anecdotal and also mostly a linguistic issue. I do not even remotely posses an educated opinion in the world of politics, which is a prerequisite to their discussion.

That disclamier being set forth, last night I saw a sound bite of this fellow (and I’m paraphrasing but you will understand) that aroused my concern. It went something like this:

“I know I haven’t been in Washington long enough to see what is wrong, but I know what is wrong needs to be changed”

To me, this is what that really says:

“”I know I haven’t been in Washington long enough to see what

is wrong, but I know what is wrong

needs to be changed”

I’m fairly certain that’s the way this type of phrasing works out. Yes?

That has me a little worried.

New Features

There is a page dedicated to the books that I’ve read, to make it easier to browse, there are even amazon links…CLICK HERE if you can’t find it…My thoughts are that rather than review every book I read as an entry, which would put half of you to sleep, you can just ask me about it if you’re interested in something in particular. I ‘read up’ on every book I read, and think I have a pretty defined preference, so most of the books you’ll see there I’d recommend.

I also posted my “amazon wish list” so you can see what I’m planning on reading next…

or for when you’re wondering what to get me for a belated President’s Day Gift.


My Wish List

Quotations For Today

Hey, can you blame me? I’m on my way back to the dentist…

Elie Wiesel:
Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.

Sharon O’Brien:
Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say.

Sholem Asch:
Writing comes more easily if you have something to say.

Jules Renard:
Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.

Stephen Leacock:
Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself – it is the occurring which is difficult.

Jack London:
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

F. Scott Fitzgerald:
You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you’ve got something to say.

pen and writing

I Am From

You should do this, every one I’ve seen is amazing, in realization and alive.

My favorite so far: LitLove

I am from the water, the land, and the sea salt air where the two meet. I am from lobsters and beach houses, running on sand and eating clam chowda. I am from light in my life, from stresses, from the tender hugs of ‘cuddling’ with mom during Lifetime movies. I am from pretending to swim in my toy-box.

I am from fearlessness, determination, and Pleasant View Drive. I am from a room with a slanted ceiling that dad strung with nets for teddy bears. I am from glasses, and braces, and hair down to my knees. I am from my student loans and my books and my loves and my memories.

I am from these keys I type on, their movement recording my insides, making something permanent. I am from the ink of every pen in my collection that moves across every page of every journal, every notebook, every word I write. I am from making stuff up. I am from tea and from wine, from songs and from lyrics, from all of my travels and all of what there is to come. I am from my poor French to my perfect teeth.

I am from yelling and being passionate and from being told to settle down and not settling. I am from embracing all that is wrong with me and all that is wrong with you, from changing and from staying the same, persevering and smiling.

I am from “sucking the marrow out of life” and from Emerson and from Hawthorne. I am from every page that I have read, every book that I have highlighted, every quote that I have remembered. I am from the morning I awake and from the praise I give God with my day.

Where are you from?