Not the best day but not the worst. It started by not being able to sleep last night and waking up not feeling well. I had recurrent training so I had to go to work but just sit there and learn. I was upset because the Ravens game started at 1pm mountain time and we didn’t get out of class until 3. I finally go back to the hotel around 3:30. It was just in time for some nerve-racking football. Every play was exciting and my blood pressure was not good. We lost and that sucked but what an awesome game. Congrats to the Patriots. Now I have more studying to do for the next 2 days of recurrent simulator training and have to watch the next game.
Beautiful Morning in Yuma
Good Luck today for Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens.
Saturday was awesome. My friend Danny and I went to Sunrise Ski Resort. It started off with a stop in Payson,AZ at McDonalds. Let me tell you that the prices there are out of control. I ordered a Sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit meal with a small OJ and it cost $8.50. Are they crazy! This is McDonalds. After that stop we proceeded to Show Low where google maps instructed us to go 50 miles out of our way.
So after that we made our way to Sunrise and had a wonderful Day of Skiing. We had some great runs, great yard sales, and sore legs.
Yesterday we went looking for some new Coral for our reef tanks. Didn’t get anything. There is a place called The Ocean Floor in Phoenix. STAY AWAY. They put a coupon out for 50% off coral and didn’t even bother to clean the tanks. WTF. If you put out a coupon you are trying to bring in a large number of customers and your tank better look damn good. I will never go back. We then headed over to a great store Aquatouch where I looked for things to buy after Christmas. This store is clean and the people are friendly. It is pricey but you will get high quality items.
I was very disappointed last night with the Baltimore Ravens performance. It was not even a game. It was a good thing that I had bread pudding, ice cream and a White Russian to balance out my anger toward the poor performance.
P.S. SO NICE GETTING A WEEKEND OFF FROM WORK!
I just saw a piece on the NBC news in Arizona about the Baltimore Ravens’ wide receiver Torrey Smith. It’s the holiday season and here is a story about “the perfect man.” Torrey’s mother was a teen popping out babies left and right. He was the oldest of 7 children. From the age of 4 he would put out cereal for his siblings and put them to bed to try and help out his mother. He was the father figure for his brothers and sisters. Torrey found his break with football. He got a full ride to the University of Maryland. His coach as well as his siblings say Torrey is a modest giving person that puts others first. Now Torrey is a Baltimore Raven and still makes sure that his family has money before he spends it on himself.
Torrey is what professional sports lack. Sports players have an obligation to be good role models and that is what part of their huge salaries go to. We seldom see great role models now and players still demand higher pay. I believe that all contract should have a clause where they loss a significant amount of money when they do not act like role models or professionals.