Friday, March 20, 2009

March Madness!

It has finally begun! Day One is over and my bracket has already committed suicide or bracketcide if you will. I lost two of my Elite 8 teams today...perhaps the worst first day ever.

Go Gonzaga!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Battle of Cannae/I'm a Nerd

Yes, I'm fully aware I'm a nerd...with that said let's get going...

For some reason the past few days I've been looking up a lot of information on Hannibal, I guess because he is one of the few ancient warriors/leaders that I haven't really studied in-depth. The Battle of Cannae was the major battle of the Second Punic War occurring on August 2, 216 BC. Hannibal (leader of the Carthaginians) defeated the far larger Roman Army in one of the bloodiest battles of the ancient war. History approximates around 70,000 to 90,000 Romans fought around 30,000 Carthaginians (upset alert). Only 3,000 Romans survived. Hannibal won the battle with superior tactics (introducing/inventing the double-envelopment manuever...the first ever to do so) and inventing the idea of a "Battle of Annihilation."

You may ask yourself how long it takes to kill over 70,000 Romans in an area only about double the size of Central Park using only ancient weapons (i.e. fighting and killing each other one at a time)? The answer? Less than 6 hours.

Monday, March 16, 2009


So I'm about to leave for Little Rock for a real job interview. I'm a little nervous about it, because I really need to find a job so I'll have something to do after graduation. Wish me luck...

Oh and Fox and the Hound is one of the greatest Disney movies ever made.

Is it Spring Break yet? Kelsea...if you read this you are going camping with us; end of story.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


MonsterQuest is perhaps the greatest show to ever be aired on television as we know it. It only combines legendary, creepy monsters with incredibly real reenactments along with suspense and the finest drama. What more could one ask for? Oh and did I mention there are monsters!? After long deliberations with my friend Jonathon "J-Thunder" Spikes, we have decided to become "Monster Hunters" or "MonsterQuesters" if you will. Greatest job in the world? Check.

Our first quarry is the "Boggy Creek Monster" which was first sighted in the small town of Fouke, Arkansas (150 miles southwest of Little Rock). According to reports, it is a bipedal creature that weighs up to 300 pounds and can take strides of 12 to 14 feet. It is also know to prey on humans. Well my little monster, the hunter has become the hunted! Prepare to be captured J-Thunder and D-Lightning (that's me) and studied by Top Men. Who you might ask again? Top Men...

Tune in next week as Kelsea predicts the obvious endings to more movies...