Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
SENDING A MESSAGE!
During the second set, each and every game was very competitive... but I was just a little more consistent and hit a little sharper. I waxed him in the second set 6-0. The final score was 6-4, 6-0. Put that in your crawfish etouffee!
I either had everything to lose from playing this match or everything to gain. If I had lost, everyone where I work would have made fun of my tennis skills. I would have been the laughing stock at the whole company. I would have been declared a "fraud". Fortunately, the message is going to be heard LOUD and CLEAR that I whoop ass on the courts. Woohoo! Victory tastes oh so sweet.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
NO COACH - NO PROBLEM! FINAL FOUR BABY!
Our Coach resigned on the eve of the NCAA Tournament. Things looked bleak for the LSU Lady Tigers. But who needs a coach now?! How do you win a Championship? WITH SYLVIA FOWLES AND DEFENSE!!! LSU is making it's fourth Final Four appearance in a row. Our star player is junior Sylvia Fowles who is a monster on the court. The SEC is dominating the Women's NCAA Tournament because stellar speed + swarming intense defense = National Championship. All the Pac 10 teams, being the pacifists that they are, were muscled out the tournament. No big surprise there.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Armed Robbery in New Orleans
This is an all too common feeling for the people who live in New Orleans. They do not feel safe because there is no one here to protect them. How can you say there is a justice system in New Orleans if the bulk of the crimes are not prosecuted? In the local media, NOPD blames the DA's office for not prosecuting enough cases. The DA's office blames NOPD for not giving them cases that are good enough to prosecute. What's the truth here?
What the city of New Orleans needs for the French Quarter: more cameras covering every street from every angle, quick charges brought against the criminals, quick testimony from victims, and the quick prosecution of criminals. The victims need to be notified of the status of the prosecution of the criminal. If the criminal gets let loose back on the streets because of a technical error, foul up, or too much time passed before their case was heard... then the victim should be informed of this. This would serve the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of the justice system.
Effectiveness cannot happen when bureaucry eats away at time. Justice should have a sense of urgency and be immediate. Why can't victims be brought to the NOPD headquarters immediately to give their testimony? If the armed robber is caught, why can't the victims get to pick them out of a lineup that same day? Why can't there be some court system set up to quickly examine the evidence, interrogate the parties, prosecute and sentence someone for armed robbery?
Why is it so hard for New Orleans to conduct basic justice in an efficient manner? There is a balance of justice that must occur to make sure the innocent are not wrongly incarcerated, but I think most will agree with me that in New Orleans... the scales are tipped heavily in favor of criminals.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
The Price I Must Pay
But at what price? This sucks. I must endure the smells of fried food and pizza all day at the office from co-workers. They are the typical overweight Americans. They pig out and boy does it show! If you ask them, they say I am "scrawny". Lord knows they look like they are all carrying around baby elephants. In the gay world, I am a little on the pudgey side. I don't have a washboard stomach (never had that) or a six pack. I can pass as having a decent shape ONLY by expertly mastering the sucking-in-technique. Yeah, so if my face looks blue when I am wearing a tight t-shirt... you'll know why! But oh do I crave my Taco Bell #4: a Mexican Pizza and two taco supremes ready to explode sour cream in my mouth at every bite. (I am literally salivating as I am typing this.)
I must endure all this low calorie eating and exercise, because I can't stand looking at my side profile in the mirror. Boy do I look pregnant! I can mask this somewhat by skillfully sucking in. Of course, I am trying to minimize how much sucking in I need to do. Why? Because sometimes when you are visiting with friends and forget to suck in 100% of the time, those dickhead friends gleefully point out my pudge. Those are the embarrassing times I'd like to minimize. It is the price I must pay for having dickhead friends. Or is it the price I must pay for being a gay man?
Truth trickling out about Pokey on ESPN Message Boards?
"Common sense!! Those of us who live in Baton Rouge and have lived in BR all know who Pokey's lover is. It was no secret. Now it becomes a problem because once Pokey (senior at the time) graduated, her lover (freshman at the time) was still in school. After about two years, Pokey became an assistant, and that's where the "problem" came in! Pokey was first a teammate and then assistant coach, when her lover was only a Junior. "
The TRUTH about Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco's decision...
She's right. Look how well the federal government has treated Mississippi and it's Republican Governor Haley Barbour. Mississippi has been treated a lot more favorably than Louisiana because, as good ol' boy Republicans, they have the President's ear. We all know how well this administration rewards loyalty. Our Governor was painted in the same light that they try to paint Senator Hillary Clinton or Senator Mary Landrieu. Just because they are women and Democrats, the good ol' boy network tries to run them through the mud.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
You've been a good Governor...
It has sickened me to no end to listen to Governor Blanco get bashed on conservative radio stations, the Walton and Johnson Show, and by career do-nothing Dubya-ass-kissing pocket-lined politicians like our Senator David Vitter (R). Senator Vitter does not have an original idea or thought. He only opens his mouth when Karl Rove and the Republican machine in Washington DC starts pulling the strings and talks through him. Sad huh?
The voters in Louisiana really suck. If we could just stop letting white men in Baton Rouge (except the Garden District and Government St area) and all of St. Tammany Parish vote, we would probably be a blue state. For some silly reason, Baton Rouge and St. Tammany Parish usually carry a large number of red votes for whatever slick-talking-money-lined career-politician that is running. All the flag waving, red voting, love-Dubya-until-it-makes-you-puke is the only thing that embarrasses me about Baton Rouge and St. Tammany Parish.
The rumor is that former Senator John Breaux is running to be our next Governor. I am personally hoping that our hard working Senator Mary Landrieu will run. Mary works hard. She tells it like it is. And Mary even threatened to punch Bush in the nose! How cool is that?
Monday, March 19, 2007
My "Heavenly Day"
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Are there any Bears in these woods?
Thursday, March 15, 2007
When I am not writing my Sci Fi novel, I am goofing off making this video:
Making Out With Brettcajun
In all seriousness, I do want to contribute something to the world. It's a shame people don't take the time to use their talents for the greater good of society. So, I am continuing along with the slow pace of writing my book. I even changed the premise of the book after it hit me suddenly while I was Austin last week. If I can write a book that is entertaining, then I have contributed something to the world. I'd rather be known for a brilliant Sci Fi masterpiece than "Making Out with Brettcajun".
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Intrigue, Backstabbing, and the "L" Word....
I have never before witnessed such a soap opera in women's NCAA hoops. If you go to the ESPN message boards for College Women's Basketball, there is a whole lot of drama swirling about the sudden exit of the very successful LSU Lady Tigers coach Pokey Chatman. The tale is so juicy because it deals with the "L" Word, possible inappropriate contact with a former player, and behind the scenes backstabbing from Pokey's own assistant coach Carla Berry. It's enough intrigue and drama to explode onto the scene like raging tabloid fodder.
I am personally angry with the LSU administration. LSU has severed ties with a very popular and nationally well respected coach. Pokey Chatman has brought the LSU Lady Tigers to the last three Final Fours in her short three year career. Games are regularly broadcast showing the LSU Lady Tigers against national powers such as: Tenneessee Lady Vols, UCONN Huskies, and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Besides the football coach, Les Miles, Pokey Chatman is the only other LSU coach that consistenly brings LSU national television exposure.
For the LSU administration to force you to be accompanied by a supervisor at all times when around players since February is jawdropping scandalous! What do they think? Do gays and lesbians need constant supervision because we are predatory? Is that what you straight people think?!?! Pokey should sue LSU for sheer S T U P I D I T Y!
I would be incensed if I were Pokey. Why? Just look at my gay dog Boudreaux. I love him to death. He is the toughest Dachshund you'll ever meet. He'll beat up your Lab. Boudreaux has an exclusive sexual preference for other male dogs. Does this make him a sexual deviant? Should I be so embarrassed and worry what my neighborhood thinks of my gay dog? Should I ship him away to Big Gay Al's sanctuary for gay animals? HELL NO! I love Boudreaux!
My point about my gay dog is... having a sexual preference should never be an employment issue. If Pokey had sex with a former player... so what?! Being gay or lesbian shouldn't force you to be supervised at all times. If I was Pokey, I would personally punch in the nose each and every LSU administrator who came up with that BRIGHT idea.
Pokey... we love you! I am praying that you come out of this with your own can of whoopass! GIVE CARLA BERRY AND LSU HELL!!!
Monday, March 12, 2007
Now for TMI... In the afternoon, I had a bad stomach bug that left me bed ridden for 14 hours. I couldn't drink anything because I couldn't keep anything down. I had a bad headache and I was constantly having to rush to the toilet to expel everything for the upteenth time. Perhaps I got food poisoning or maybe the 7 red bulls I drank in two days didn't help. E.Shrew was with me the whole time and thankfully he helped me feel better. He's a good partner.
We just ate at Denny's, and I feel so much better. I'll catch a few tennis games (rooting for Brian D. and Kevin), then we'll fly out of Austin this evening back to New Orleans. It'll be good to see my dogs again.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
E.Shrew and I advance to second round (in Singles)
Tonight, we are going to Kel's (Who Threw That Ham?) birthday party in Austin. Should be fun!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Austin Tennis Tournament
If you are a fan of Brettcajun, you'll be rooting for me. If you are
The action starts Saturday morning. We play our first singles match at 10:00am and our doubles match later at 4:00pm. Sunday is the day where most of the action will take place and we'll surely meet our fates. The tournament concludes on Monday.
If we lose a first round game in the tournament in either singles or doubles on Saturday, we move to a consolation bracket. We will surely get our asses beat in doubles, so you can check here on Sunday to see if we can claw back for the Consolation Queen title.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
WHY IS POKEY CHATMAN RESIGNING AS LSU LADY TIGER BASKETBALL COACH?
I could NOT believe what I have been reading all over the local news and ESPN message boards about LSU's Lady Tiger Coach Pokey Chatman. At first I was angry because I believed this was a Nick Saban run for the mega millions move. I immediately expected Pokey was leaving for either the dreadful Florida Gators or the so so Texas Lady Longhorns. It all made sense. Florida has been TERRIBLE for years. Texas has been an also ran for the last five years under Jody Conrad. But now there are rumors that it may be improper conduct with a female athlete at LSU. How horrible for Pokey! Damn... I wish her the best of luck with whatever is going on. This is a sad day for LSU Athletics.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
Be Tough or Go Home...
If I am going to do well in this weekend's tennis tournament in Austin, Tx, I need some of this same high intensity. I have been ramping up my cardio and practicing LOTS in preparation for this tournament. My physical toughness is right where I want it to be. From all the OCDing, I have dropped 6 pounds in ten days and I am in pretty good shape.
What about my mental toughness though? When I am on the tennis court and simply going through the motions feeling happy to be playing a game of tennis, I lose. When my confidence is high and I am angry at my opponent like Pat Summit surely gets when her Lady Vols are down, I win. It is simple as that.
How do I bottle up this intensity for an entire match? Besides thinking my opponent looking over at me from across the court is SATAN, what other motivational tools can I use? What kind of mindset or strategy do I need to follow for a big tennis tournament with 32 players in my bracket?
That is what I am mulling over right now.
Saturday, March 03, 2007
"The Beard Movie"
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This is yet another stupid and pointless video I have posted here on my blog. It's really silly. You probably shouldn't watch on an empty stomach or while you are drinking soda. Hell, you probably should just skip the video all together. I don't know how you guys put up with my silly ass.
Friday, March 02, 2007
OCD: Good for you and me!
This is what I have done in the past week:
Saturday: Doubles Tennis Match 2 hours
Intense Tennis Training 2 hours
Sunday: Singles Tennis Match 1 hour
Intense Tennis Training 2 hours
Monday: Spinning Class with Nazi Female Instructor 45 mins
Tuesday: Upper Body Workout 45 mins
Singles Tennis Match 2 hours
Wednesday: Leg Workout 35 mins
Spinning Class with BATSHIT CRAZY Female Instructor 45 mins
Thursday: No exercise or cardio -- worked an 11 hour day and did household chores
Friday: Upper Body Workout 45 mins
I should be playing plenty of tennis on Saturday with E.Shrew. The best part of this exercise/cardio OCD is that I am feeling GREAT! It is amazing how great you feel when your body is always pumped up on endorphins.