Wednesday, August 31, 2005

What's the deal with the Price of Gas???

It's funny that when you take a don't really take a vacation. I feel just as busy as I usually am. Guess I should leave the house when taking a vacation..oh well, guess you gotta clean sometime. With the increase in gas prices, I'd rather stay at home. It blew me away when I noticed that gas prices rose by 40 cents within 24 hours. I bought gas at $2.49 yesterday afternoon and passed a gas station this afternoon and it was up to $2.89...that's f**'n nuts. It doesn't help when the media analysts say that things are gonna get worse before they get better.

Well, the wife's 10 yr. high school reunion was canceled today in Jackson, MS, because of Hurricane Katrina. Supposedly, over half of Jackson is still without power. Luckily my mother-in-law is staying with us instead of sweating to death. My wife's father is back up in NYC for the week. With the stress of this week, luckily we have the first week of college football season starting this is good.

As a part of this blog, I'm going to start listing some of the new music that I'm digging right now. Hopefully this will help keep some of my friends up to date with the old and new releases they should check out (either buy or download). Here we go:
1. Death Cab for Cutie: Plans (not as good as Transatlanticism, but still good laid back emo stuff. whatever emo is these days)
2. Kanye West: Late Registration (just getting into this. I like this better than College Dropout. Find it interesting that Jon Brion produced the album considering he is more power pop and Kanye is a rapper. Never thought I'd hear Jamie Foxx singing on this..pretty good stuff.).
3. Super Furry Animals-Love Kraft (this is the wildest thing the SFA's have done. It's much better than the last album, but I'm not sure if it's as good as Rings Around the World. This album is the Beach Boys on crack...melodic but all over the place with experimentation).
4. Supergrass-Road to Rouen (this album is so much different than the pop of the last 4 albums. This album is so laid back..almost reminds me of some Pink Floyd stuff. I think alot of Brits are being hard on the group with this album, but I think you gotta change your sound as you grow older. It's not like they're doing this for the money anymore...)

Well, I think I've wrote enough tonight. Keep the people in New Orleans, Mississippi, and Alabama in your prayers. Makes me sick to my stomach when I see all the destruction down there. Things can only get better...I sure hope so.

Monday, August 29, 2005

It's terrible when you plan to start something and then life just keeps delaying you. I tried to start this blog about a week ago, but this stupid website gave an error telling me that I couldn't save it. So I guess this blog should start...'It was a dark, stormy night.' I'm sitting inside listening to the storms brought by Hurricane Katrina which hit the gulf today. My wife and I had to pick up her mother in Memphis because of the bad weather in Jackson, MS. Her father's flight was canceled in Jackson, MS, and he had to fly out of Memphis to reach NYC. It's a good thing that her mom got up here because it wouldn't be good for her to be stuck in Jackson, MS, all by herself. I hope this weather passes over because we have to go back to Jackson, MS, this weekend to attend the wife's 10th high school, time flies once high school is over. My parents always told me that time flies once you start to work...they weren't lying.

Well I guess I should give an introduction of myself considering I just started this blog. The name is Bryan..aka B-Diddy. Currently going into my 3rd year working for a big 4 accounting firm doing IT systems auditing....or the dreaded hell known as Sarbanes Oxley 404 (SOX 404). Can't really complain considering the work allows me to travel all over the country (and world) and I get to meet lotsa new people. Oh well..enough about work...I deal with that 60 hrs. a week or more.

Thought I'd end today's blog with a word of encouragement to a friend from college. I found out today that her life has been really difficult over the past year and a half. Life's not fair, but even when that happens, there is definitely a silver lining. Faith in God is an awesome may hide from you at times, but it will be there waiting when you most need it. It hid from my friend for a time, but came back and pulled her right back in. I wish this friend all the best. The light will continue to shine for you.

Well, the storm is still raging outside..