So many things have happened since my last blog post..
January 2011, lost my mother in law to COPD related problems.. If you smoke, I sincerely hope you can find it in yourself to quit.. Watching my mother in law suffer from COPD is what convinced Emmy and I to quit.
November 2011, we jumped out of an airplane again! It was awesome! We flipped out of the plane, and because we had done it before, we got to drive the chute longer and everything! It was great!
We went to Bern’s Steakhouse finally! It was great! Love that aged beef! Mouth watering good!
Emmy Proposed to me on Valentines Day! After 18 years of being together, she decided she wanted to be married! So now we are planning a big wedding. I am both thrilled, and ….confused. A lot of extra expenses, but she is the woman I know I want to be with for the rest of my life, and she deserves to be married if that is what she wants. It is just one more expense, and one more thing we have to plan. Scary, but exciting.. More so then the skydiving in some ways.
We got a new car. I love it! A Toyota Prius C Model 2. It is awesome! 50.6 MPG average since we bought the car. I have gotten as high as 72.5 MPG.. So with a bit of effort, you can save a lot of money with it.
Was a good card! We decided to goto Ker’s WingHouse to see it. Was a fun night! Although, it is much cheaper to stay home to watch it on Pay per view. The fights mostly went how I expected, if not how I hoped. I was VERY surprised just how easy Anderson Silva made it look with Forrest Griffin. Was an awesome display of skill. I look forward to his future fights.
So we ordered UFC 100, because well, we are fans, and it is THE CARD. Seriously, every one of these matches could have been a Main event. Well, maybe not as much with Belcher and Yoshihiro Akiyama. Just not popular enough for main event yet. That being said, I think Belcher was robbed. It sure felt like he was in the lead all the way through. I will have to watch it again tomorrow, but it sure seemed like Belcher should have won to me.
Henderson vs Bisping was was all I could hope for. I liked Bisping in the Ultimate Fighter Series. However, he just talks to much trash, so it was fun to see him get quieted. I am glad he is ok though don’t get me wrong. I just think fighters improve a lot more with a defeat then with a win, and Bisping needed this loss to wake him up. (in a put you to sleep type of way. )
GSP vs Alves went about how everyone expected. It was amazing to see GSP dominate that much though, especially when he pulled his groin in the 3rd round. It was a great match! I would have loved to see GSP actually finish him, as that makes more of a statement. GSP has not been as much of a finisher as I would like to see.
Brock vs Mir bums me out. I really wanted to see Mir win. Just because it would have been nice to see Brock get knocked back a little. He is a dominate force though. He just man handled Mir, and Mir was in the best shape I ever seen. Who knows, maybe Frank will get another shot eventually, and they can do the rubber match? Frank needs to get a better plan though.
All in all, a great show! I loved it and think it was very worthwhile!
Starting to look forward to our visit to Tucson and Emmy’s family! Will be the first time in several years I been back there and I look forward to getting to know all of them again. I also enjoy seeing Tucson. I think it is very pretty landscape. Emmy of course feels it is pretty to visit, but she would not want to live there. Which is ok, but I enjoy the barren landscape and beautiful sunsets framed by the mountains surrounding it. I will have to try and get a picture to post while we are out there.
We are also planning a trip down to Mexico while we are there. We have went down to Mexico everytime we been there and always have a good time.
We will also try to go horse back riding in the desert and check out some of the sights. Emmy has seen them all, and I have seen a lot of them several times, but Bleys is going for the first time. Should be a lot of fun!
I am in total disbelief. One of the first women that ever made me stop and go “Woah!” as a child for her stunning good looks has died. Farrah Fawcett. It is a sad day. I grew up watching her in Charlie’s Angel’s and always watched for her in any movies that she was in just because of that initial impression she made on me as a child. I was disappointed when her and Lee Majors got divorced. I mean, come on, an Angel and the Six Million Dollar Man belong together! Today, I am even more disappointed. More for the loss of a childhood memory then who she might have been today, as I did not know her. Regardless of who she was, it is a sad day when we lose one of the Angels.
To have Michael Jackson die the same day was that much more of a shock! The King of Pop and the Queen of the 70′s Pinup going in the same day.. Kinda a rough 1-2 combo to my generation..
Ok, so I know Valentines Day is normally for the women in our lives. However, for any of you ladies interested in getting something for the man in your life, I thought I would link to this article I found. It is not going to be perfect all the way around for all men, but it at least gives some good clues for most of us. Of course, many guys would just as soon you forget us on Valentines Day and just remember us on March 14th! But to each their own.
So I was very surprised recently when we received a phone call from my Grandma and Aunt Susie. They asked Emmy if we could run down on the 24th to get my Uncle Roy. Emmy quickly asked,”So how long is he visiting for?” Which was answered with,”He is not visiting, he is coming to take us back to Michigan.” I was completely shocked. How could anyone go back to -3 degree weather when it is 70 degrees plus here? This just does not make any sense to me. Ah well. I am surprised, and disappointed, but I guess it is what my grandmother wants.
I hope for Forrest to win, but with the way Rashad has been improving by leaps and bounds, it would not surprise me to see him win. The cockiness of him annoys me, and has since The Ultimate Fighter Season 2, so would really enjoy seeing Forrest beat his cocky butt.
265 lbs.: UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira (246) vs. Frank Mir (251)
Big Nog is pretty impressive. I kinda expect to see him win, but would love to see Mir win. After watching The Ultimate Fighter Season 8, Mir come off as kinda a jerk, but I think he deserves the chance to win the belt so he can actually legitimately lose it. I always kinda felt bad with the way he won it, was doing so well, had an accident and ended up unable to defend the belt.
205 lbs.: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (206) vs. Wanderlei Silva (203)
After the way Silva took Jackson in Pride, I think this will be an awesome fight. However, with the difference in rules, I expect that things will favor Rampage much more here. So I expect Rampage to win, but would not be surprised to see the Axe Murder take him. That is the joy of MMA. Anything can happen on any given night. Considering that Silva won the last two matches, by all rights, you would expect him to win.. but nobody seems to. The Axe Murderer is a puncher and has some mean knees.. so he can always pull off the upset.
265 lbs.: Cheick Kongo (233) vs. Mustafa Al-Turk (237)
I completely expect Kongo to win this. Being that Al-Turk has some good knockouts though, one punch can change that result.
185 lbs.: C.B. Dollaway (186) vs. Mike Massenzio (184)
This could go either way. They actually wrestled in 2003, and CB won.. A lot has happened since then, but I think CB wants to prove himself. So I would not be surprised to see him pull off another victory.