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Friday, June 22, 2007
“‘Wreck-less’ Abandon – Wreck Rambles to Wreck Yard”

Somewhere in GA – The “Rambling Wreck From Georgia Tech” may be a helluva engineer, but “driving” is not exactly his strong suit. On the way to an appearance, the Wreck actually became “wrecked” and joined the distinguished club of “things whose names are also verbs.” The only other member of this club until recently was talented vocal artist “Sting.”

Thankfully, no one was hurt. Above all, that is most important. However, now that we all agree everyone’s ok; Georgia fans have taken off the gloves and the demoralizing has begun.

The story goes that as the main vehicle was driving down the interstate, the gentleman driving saw a female on the side of the road with a broken down car. He turned his head (not out of chivalry…out of disparity) and thusly pulled the trailer to the side along with him. Things slowly went out of control and the pictures below tell the rest of the story…

The next picture is not related to this story in anyway, but is just funny in general:

Moving on...

Apparently there is no fund for repairs, and since the Wreck wasn’t being operated at the time, there was no insurance to cover it. Donations are being taken through Paypal, which proves that “Engineer” is not a synonym for “Mechanic.” Sources have confirmed that, much like any time Tech steps on the field with UGA, the Ramblin’ Wreck is a total loss.

When asked about the lack of funds for repairs on the symbol of the university, Athletic Director Dan Radakovich was quoted as saying “We minimized our profits last year with ticket packages that included shirts, concessions, seats, someone to clap for you when you didn’t feel like it, a Reggie Ball report card, and a pinch of Calvin Johnson’s finest ‘stash.’ There just wasn’t much leftover from that. We have to get people in this stadium on Thursday nights and it’s just not the easiest thing to do.”

Phone calls to Chan Gailey were not immediately returned. The press was told he was “hot on the recruiting trail snatching up as many 2-stars as he can.”

The first three images courtesy of PWD and the Georgia Sports Blog.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Well, I owed it to everyone to explain why I haven't been around blogging lately. A lot of people have asked, publicly and privately, if everything is ok and now I can finally say "I think so."

Be forewarned, this is not a sports-related blog, but more of a "where I have been lately" to catch you up before we get back to business. If you don't care to read on, then don't. No pressure on my end.

About a month and a half ago I was having some quasi-severe heart troubles that were coupled with extremely strong dizzy and lightheaded spells. They happened all the time, with no reason, and got so bad that I went to the doctor. Said doctor referred me to a cardialogist for an appointment 2 weeks later. On the Monday before the Thursday appointment, I had an "episode" of sorts that sent me to the emergency room. Everything was fine, as you can tell by my willingness to take a "Denny Action Shot." Please see below:

Yes, we have heart problems in common, but neither of us slept with Izzie as well.

After the emergency room visit, I was ordered three days off work before the heart appointment (and I was so sad about it). The three days came and went, the heart was poked and prodded in the ways that they can do that, and a stress test and heart monitor were ordered; along with a visit to an Endocrinologist.

The stress test went fine, the heart montitor was placed on me for 30 days (which I just finished today), and all signs point to a very healthy heart.

Good news.

The indifferent news is that no one knows what has caused these spells. The most common diagnosis is stress that causes anxiety/panic attacks. To me, it sounds like a pussy thing to have, but that's because I don't like being weak at any point in time in any form. To say that I've been frustrated this past month and a half would be a huge understatement. Also, the endocrinologist told me I am pre-disposed to type 2 diabetes, but not a diabetic yet.

However, I have drugs now that are supposedly going to make everything much much much better. Time will tell in regards to that, but for right now, I'm happy that my vital functions are...well, functioning...and that I can go to Athens tomorrow, have a Jack and Diet, and realize that I will wake up the next morning.

So, all is sorta well in the land of me and I'll be happy to start blogging again regularly. Thanks again for all the well wishes and the "where are you?"s. It's been nice to be thought of even if you didn't know what was going on.

Until next time kids.

Be safe.


Thursday, June 07, 2007
I quasi-felt like blogging today so I thought I'd throw down a quick hit or two before I neglect my corner of the internet for the next couple of weeks.

  • Saw "Pirates of the Caribbean 3." Don't waste your time or money.
  • The Dawgs have been pulling in recruits left and right. This year's class is shaping up to be a top 5 so far. Be sure to check out and GSP for all updates.
  • I'm still sober.

Alright there you have it. Of course any mention of "Pirates of the Caribbean" means I have to post a stunning photo of resident site girl Keira Knightley.

Image from The Cinema Source.

Until next time kids.

Be safe.

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