Monday, February 28, 2011


Well it had been 66 races since Jeff Gordon had one a race until yesterday when he passed Kyle Busch in the final 10 laps to come away with the victory, maybe Jr. can end his winless streak soon.  It looked like Kyle Busch was going to win all 3 races this weekend at Phoenix before Gordon made his late charge.  The Virginia baseball team suffered its first loss of the season yesterday falling to East Carolina 4-3, the Cavs are now 6-1 and will have a couple of mid week games with William & Mary and Niagara.  Well there could be some very bumpy weather with the warm temperatures expected today, this afternoon and early evening there is going to be a very good chance of t-storms.  We need to practice on the filed so I am hoping that it will wait until after 7pm but thats not looking good.  MICKEY

Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother. ~Voltaire

Today's Birthdays: Producer Saul Zaentz is 90. Actor Charles Durning is 88. Svetlana Alliluyeva (ah-lee-loo-YAY'-vah), daughter of Josef Stalin, is 85. Architect Frank Gehry is 82. Actor Gavin MacLeod is 80. Actor Don Francks is 79. Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 72. Hall of Fame auto racer Mario Andretti is 71. Singer Joe South is 71. Actor Frank Bonner is 69. Actress Kelly Bishop is 67. College Football Hall of Famer and retired NFL player Bubba Smith is 66. Actress Stephanie Beacham is 64. Writer-director Mike Figgis is 63. Actress Mercedes Ruehl is 63. Actress Bernadette Peters is 63. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is 63. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman is 58. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is 56. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Adrian Dantley is 55. Actor John Turturro is 54. Rock singer Cindy Wilson is 54. Actress Rae Dawn Chong is 50. Actor Robert Sean Leonard is 42. Rock singer Pat Monahan is 42. Author Daniel Handler (AKA "Lemony Snicket") is 41. Actress Maxine Bahns is 40. Actress Ali Larter is 35. Country singer Jason Aldean is 34. Actor Geoffrey Arend is 33. Actor Bobb'e J. Thompson is 15.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


The Virginia baseball team improved to 6-0 yesterday with a 4-3 win over the Pirates of East Carolina at Davenport Field.  The Cavs used good pitching and got a couple of clutch hits to come away with the win, the Cavs will look for the sweep of East Carolina this afternoon.  The Virginia basketball team didn't fair as well yesterday falling to Boston College 63-44, it looked like there was a lid on the Cavs basket all game the way they were shooting.  The VCU Rams skid continued yesterday falling to James Madison at home 72-69, I think the wheels are starting to fall off the Rams bus.  Carl Edwards will start form the pole for todays Sprint Cup Race at Phoenix, Carl edged Kurt Busch for the top spot.  Kyle Busch won yesterdays Nationwide Race holding off Carl Edwards for the win.  MICKEY

Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands. -Jewish proverb

Today's Birthdays: Actress Joanne Woodward is 81. Actress Elizabeth Taylor is 79. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is 77. Opera singer Mirella Freni is 76. Actress Barbara Babcock is 74. Actor Howard Hesseman is 71. Actress Debra Monk is 62. Rock singer-musician Neal Schon (Journey) is 57. Rock musician Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) is 54. Actor Timothy Spall is 54. Rock musician Paul Humphreys (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) is 51. Country singer Johnny Van Zant (Van Zant) is 51. Rock musician Leon Mobley (Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals) is 50. Basketball Hall-of-Famer James Worthy is 50. Actor Adam Baldwin is 49. Actor Grant Show is 49. Rock musician Mike Cross (Sponge) is 46. Actor Donal Logue (DOH'-nuhl LOHG) is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chilli (TLC) is 40. Rock musician Jeremy Dean (Nine Days) is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Roderick Clark is 38. Country-rock musician Shonna Tucker (Drive-By Truckers) is 33. Chelsea Clinton is 31. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bobby Valentino is 31. Singer Josh Groban is 30. Actress Kate Mara is 28.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


The situation that I am talking about is the use of Shepherd Stadium, for some reason there are a couple of individuals within the recreation department who think they own the place.  There is no reason that we couldn't practice up there yesterday, every other team in our district was practicing outdoors while we are in the gym or the cage.  For crying out large baseball field and what are you suppose to do on a baseball field play baseball, sure the place is nice play but if you can't use it it does us no good.  Then here in a few weeks they are going to rent the stadium out it non residents of the city for an AAU Tournament where they play about 10 games in 2 days on the filed like thats not going to tear up the field but we can't practice on it.  This has been an ongoing battle with the recreation department for the last 7 or 8 years and I have to say that it is getting bit old.  These individuals need realize if they need the school system for the use of there buildings as much as they need the facilities that they have to use, without the use of the gyms there would be no recreational basketball program in the city and probably wouldn't be any recreational football program either.  Maybe the school system should say if it rains there will be no recreational basketball programs that day as well and maybe they will get the message. Also if there will be times where the trash at the stadium where the trash isn't dumped for weeks and yet they don't want us to leave trash in the dugouts, well where are we going to put it if the trash cans are full.  We have had a toilet in locker room that has been leaking for years and half the time won't flush so you cant use it and the problem still hasn't been fixed.  I am not trying to offend anybody but I think something needs to be done about thats for sure.  Well I guess I will get off my rant now, the Virginia baseball team improved to 4-0 on the season yesterday with a 10-1 win over East Carolina.  Virginia pitcher Danny Hultzen was dominating in his performance yesterday pitching 7 innings striking out 15 and only allowing 3 hits in the victory.  The Cavs and Pirates will play game 2 of there series this afternoon.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Singer Fats Domino is 83. Country-rock musician Paul Cotton (Poco) is 68. Actor-director Bill Duke is 68. Singer Mitch Ryder is 66. Rock musician Jonathan Cain (Journey) is 61. Singer Michael Bolton is 58. Actor Greg Germann is 53. Democratic National Chairman Tim Kaine is 53. Bandleader John McDaniel is 50. Actress Jennifer Grant is 45. Rock musician Tim Commerford (Audioslave) is 43. Singer Erykah (EHR'-ih-kah) Badu is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rico Wade (Society of Soul) is 39. Olympic gold medal swimmer Jenny Thompson is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kyle Norman (Jagged Edge) is 36. Rock musician Chris Culos (O.A.R.) is 32. Rhythm-and-blues singer Corinne Bailey Rae is 32. Country singer Rodney Hayden is 31. Actress Taylor Dooley is 18.

Friday, February 25, 2011


The Virginia Cavaliers baseball team welcomes the Pirates of East Carolina to town for a 3 game series which begins tonight in Charlottesville weather permitting.  It should be a good series as both teams enter the series with undefeated records, the Cavs are 4-0 while the Pirates are 3-0.  Yesterday because of the afternoon rain we had to practice in the gym and then head over to the cage at the Vo Tech Center, it sure hasn't been a good week for practicing outside with the rain and the cold temperatures.  The Nascar Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series will be in Phoenix this weekend for race 2 of the season and there are already some drivers who need a good run on Sunday.  There could be some bumpy weather here in the Heights this afternoon with some very high winds and a chance of a T-storm as well, there might even be some wind gusts over 45 mph.  Well I am off to work.  MICKEY

Happiness is a quality of mind. It is something we possess within...If we do not have it within, nothing outside can give it to us. Paramananda

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ralph Stanley is 84. Actor Tom Courtenay is 74. CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 74. Actress Diane Baker is 73. Actress Karen Grassle is 67. Humorist Jack Handey is 62. Movie director Neil Jordan is 61. Rock musician Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) is 54. Rock singer-musician Mike Peters (The Alarm) is 52. Actress Veronica Webb is 46. Actor Alexis Denisof is 45. Actress Tea (TAY'-ah) Leoni is 45. Comedian Carrot Top is 44. Actress Lesley Boone is 43. Actor Sean Astin is 40. Singer Daniel Powter is 40. Latin singer Julio Iglesias Jr. is 38. Rhythm-and-blues singer Justin Jeffre is 38. Rock musician Richard Liles is 38. Actor Anson Mount is 38. Comedian Chelsea Handler is 36. Actress Rashida Jones is 35. Actor Justin Berfield is 25. Actors James and Oliver Phelps ("Harry Potter" movies) are 25. Rock musician Erik Haager (Carolina Liar) is 24.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Although it wasn't pretty the Virginia Cavaliers baseball team improved to 4-0 yesterday with a 4-3 win over the Keydets of VMI.  The Cavs actually trailed 3-1 in the middle of the game before rallying for the win, the Cavs will remain at home this weekend with a 3 game series with East Carolina.  The Virginia basketball team picked up another ACC win on the road last night at Georgia Tech  knocking of the Yellow Jackets 62-56, next up for the Cavs are the Eagles of Boston College.  The VCU Rams suffered a devastating loss on the road at Drexel last night where the Dragons upset the Rams 64-60 which may have ended any chances of Rams getting an at large bid in this years NCAA basketball Tournament, it has been a very tough couple of weeks for the Rams.  I didn't have to throw to much yesterday our pitches did most of the work however after hitting the fungo the last couple of days my shoulders are very sore.  MICKEY

Toast. Carbohydrate-rich foods trigger insulin production, which induces sleep by speeding up the release of tryptophan and serotonin, two brain chemicals that relax you and send you to sleep..

Today's Birthdays: Actor Abe Vigoda is 90. Actor Steven Hill is 89. Actor-singer Dominic Chianese (kee-uh-NAY'-see) is 80. Movie composer Michel Legrand is 79. Actor James Farentino is 73. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., is 69. Actor Barry Bostwick is 66. Actor Edward James Olmos is 64. Singer-writer-producer Rupert Holmes is 64. Rock singer-musician George Thorogood is 61. Actress Debra Jo Rupp is 60. Actress Helen Shaver is 60. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is 56. News anchor Paula Zahn is 55. Country singer Sammy Kershaw is 53. Singer Michelle Shocked is 49. Movie director Todd Field is 47. Actor Billy Zane is 45. Actress Bonnie Somerville is 37. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brandon Brown (Mista) is 28. Rock musician Matt McGinley (Gym Class Heroes) is 28.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


It was a very cold day yesterday for baseball practice that was for sure however it was very nice to be able to hit inside last night at the high school.  We did all of our field work at the stadium before moving to the high school for bp.  It looks like today is going to be about 10 degrees warmer but we are going start an hour later though.  The Virginia Cavaliers baseball team looks to continue there winning ways today when they have there home opener against VMI, the Cavs are anywhere form 12th to 15th in most national polls.  The VCU Rams will be back in action tonight at Drexel against the Dragons.  Well I am off to work.  MICKEY

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”~ Sigmund Frued

Today's Birthdays: Actor Peter Fonda is 71. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff is 68. Author John Sandford is 67. Singer-musician Johnny Winter is 67. Country-rock musician Rusty Young is 65. Actress Patricia Richardson is 60. Rock musician Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) is 59. Singer Howard Jones is 56. Rock musician Michael Wilton (Queensryche) is 49. Country singer Dusty Drake is 47. Actress Kristin Davis is 46. Tennis player Helena Sukova is 46. Actor Marc Price is 43. Actress Niecy Nash is 41. Rock musician Jeff Beres (Sister Hazel) is 40. Country singer Steve Holy is 39. Rock musician Lasse (loss) Johansson (The Cardigans) is 38. Actress Emily Blunt is 28. Actor Aziz Ansari is 28. Actress Dakota Fanning is 17.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


The Colonial Heights girls basketball team had a very tough night in the Central Regional Playoffs falling last night to Highland Springs 78-27, the Colonials did however have a good year finishing 14-13 on the season.  It is going to be a very cold day at baseball practice today with highs only predicted to reach 43 this afternoon and thats probably before we start are 4pm practice today, after 4pm it will probably be dropping into the upper 30's.  The temps will moderate a bit over the next few days into the 50's before moderating into the 60's on Friday but it is suppose to rain.  I think I threw about another 400 pitches yesterday in the cage and my arm felt us good as it has all year but my arm is a bit sore this morning, with todays cold temps it is going to very tough to loosen the arm up today.  Where has everybody been at the last week or so here on the blog, participation has been very bad lately.  MICKEY

Bananas. Potassium and magnesium are natural muscle relaxants, and bananas are a good source of both. They also contain the amino acid L-tryptophan, which gets converted to 5-HTP in the brain. The 5-HTP in turn is converted to serotonin (a relaxing neurotransmitter) and melatonin.

The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm. ~Fred Dehner

Today's Birthdays: Announcer Don Pardo is 93. Actor Paul Dooley is 83. Hollywood "ghost singer" Marni Nixon is 81. Movie director Jonathan Demme (DEH'-mee) is 67. Actor John Ashton is 63. Actress Miou-Miou is 61. Actress Julie Walters is 61. Basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving is 61. Actress Ellen Greene is 60. Former Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., is 59. White House adviser David Axelrod is 56. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 52. World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh is 48. Actress-comedian Rachel Dratch is 45. Actor Paul Lieberstein (TV: "The Office") is 44. Actress Jeri Ryan is 43. Actor Thomas Jane is 42. Actress Tamara Mello is 41. Actress-singer Lea Salonga (LAY'-uh suh-LONG'-guh) is 40. Actor Jose Solano is 40. International Tennis Hall-of-Famer Michael Chang is 39. Rock musician Scott Phillips is 38. Actress Drew Barrymore is 36. Actress Liza Huber is 36. Singer James Blunt is 34. Rock singer Tom Higgenson (Plain White T's) is 32. Actor Zach Roerig (TV: "The Vampire Diaries") is 26. Actor Daniel E. Smith is 21.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Well my prediction of a Hendrick car winning sure went wrong yesterday, I think everyone of them wrecked out of the 500.  I don't think anyone would have predicted that 20 year old Trevor Bayne from Knoxville, TN and driving for the famed Wood Brothers would win it either.  I have to say this kid seems to have his act together and I have if Jr. didn't win it I have no problem with him winning it and he doesn't even have full time ride in Sprint Cup Series.  However he does have a full time with Roush Racing in the Nationwide Series.  The Virginia baseball team improved to 3-0 on the season yesterday with 8-2 win over Arkansas Sate, the Cavs will have there home opener Wednesday afternoon at 3pm against VMI.  Well today is the 1st day that we can officially practice baseball but since school is out for the holiday we cannot have a mandatory practice but I think everybody will be there anyway, we do have week more of practice this year than we did last year.  Well since baseball practice is starting today I am going to work 30 minutes earlier so I can leave early they days we have games.  The Colonial Heights girls basketball team will be in action tonight in the Central Regional Playoffs at Highland Springs a very tough match up for the Colonials.   MICKEY

Cherries. Fresh and dried cherries are one of the only natural food sources of melatonin, the chemical that controls the body's internal clock to regulate sleep. Researchers who tested tart cherries and found high levels of melatonin recommend eating them an hour before bedtime or before a trip when you want to sleep on the plane.

Today's Birthdays: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is 87. Movie director Bob Rafelson is 78. Actor Gary Lockwood is 74. Actor-director Richard Beymer is 72. Actor Peter McEnery is 71. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is 71. Film/music company executive David Geffen is 68. Actor Alan Rickman is 65. Actress Tyne Daly is 65. Actor Anthony Daniels is 65. Tricia Nixon Cox is 65. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, is 64. Rock musician Jerry Harrison (The Heads) is 62. Actress Christine Ebersole is 58. Actor William Petersen is 58. Actor Kelsey Grammer is 56. Country singer Mary Chapin Carpenter is 53. Actor Jack Coleman is 53. Actor Christopher Atkins is 50. Rock singer Ranking Roger is 50. Actor William Baldwin is 48. Rock musician Michael Ward is 44. Actress Aunjanue Ellis is 42. Blues musician Corey Harris is 42. Country singer Eric Heatherly is 41. Rock musician Eric Wilson is 41. Rock musician Tad Kinchla (Blues Traveler) is 38. Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is 32. Singer Charlotte Church is 25. Actress Ellen Page is 24. Actor Corbin Bleu is 22.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Well they will run the Great American Race today at Daytona as the 2011 Nascar officially starts the afternoon at 1pm.  I am predicting that 1 of the Hendrick cars in the race will win it, I don't who but one will win it.  In yesterdays Nationwide race at Daytona Tony Stewart edged Clint Bowyer for the win and it was a photo finish. All the drivers in todays race will be looking to avoid the big 1 and I think they will be ok until late in the race when they start taking allot of chances.  The Virginia basketball team has had a pretty rough time as of late but yesterday the knocked off Virginia Tech for the 2nd time this season at the JPJ Arena 61-54, the Cavs lead by 15 with 11 minutes to go in the game before Virginia Tech cut the lead to 3 points before the Cavs were able to pull out the win.  The Virginia baseball team is now 2-0 after beating Auburn yesterday 13-2, the Cavs had 17 hits in the game.  The Cavs will finish out the Auburn Invitational today with a game at Noon against Arkansas State.  It was a very bad day yesterday for local firefighters with the very high winds and very low humidity, there were several major fires in the area yesterday taxing the resources of the big 3 localities in the area Chesterfield, Henrico and Richmond.  Well I have allot to do before the race starts so let me run.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt is 87. Author-screenwriter Richard Matheson is 85. Actor Sidney Poitier is 84. Racing Hall of Famer Bobby Unser is 77. Actress Marj Dusay is 75. Jazz-soul singer Nancy Wilson is 74. Racing Hall of Famer Roger Penske is 74. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 70. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Phil Esposito is 69. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is 69. Movie director Mike Leigh is 68. Actress Brenda Blethyn is 65. Actress Sandy Duncan is 65. Rock musician J. Geils is 65. Actor Peter Strauss is 64. Rock singer-musician-producer Walter Becker (Steely Dan) is 61. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is 60. Country singer Kathie Baillie is 60. Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is 57. Actor Anthony Stewart Head is 57. Country singer Leland Martin is 54. Actor James Wilby is 53. Rock musician Sebastian Steinberg is 52. Comedian Joel Hodgson (HAHD'-suhn) is 51. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley is 48. Rock musician Ian Brown (Stone Roses) is 48. Actor Willie Garson is 47. Actor French Stewart is 47. Actor Ron Eldard is 46. Model Cindy Crawford is 45. Actor Andrew Shue is 44. Actress Lili Taylor is 44. Singer Brian Littrell is 36. Actress Lauren Ambrose is 33. Actor Jay Hernandez is 33. Country musician Coy Bowles is 32. Actress Majandra Delfino is 30. Singer-musician Chris Thile (THEE'-lee) is 30. Actor Jake Richardson is 26. Singer Rihanna is 23.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


The Virginia baseball season opened the 2011 season with 6-4 win over the UAB Blazers yesterday in the Auburn Invitational.  The Cavs jumped out to a 6-0 lead and held on for the 6-4 win, the Cavs will face Invitational host Auburn today.  The VCU Rams picked up a much needed victory on the road last night at Wichita State knocking of the Shockers 68-67, the Rams will return to ACC action on Wednesday night against Drexel.  The Virginia basketball team will be at home today against Virginia Tech, the Cavs will be looking for the season sweep of the Hokies.  Down in Georgia yesterday Scottie went 1-1 on the state wrestling tournament yesterday ending his high school wrestling career, Scottie hopes to do some wrestling next year in college.  At Daytona last night Michael Waltrip won the Nascar Truck race, there were several big wrecks in this one.  Well I threw about 300 more pitches last night getting ready for the start baseball practice which begins on Monday, my arm is actually starting to feel better now.  MICKEY

Ear Infections
Ear infections can become quite serious and cause permanent damage, so please see a doctor if your ear ache has become severe.

But if you feel like your infection is mild and at the beginning stages, put a few drops of garlic oil or white vinegar into your ear canal and lay down on the opposite side to let those drops do their work. Garlic and vinegar create an environment that won’t support the bacteria causing the infection. Repeat a few times a day until the symptoms disappear. (If your symptoms last longer than a few days, you should definitely see a doctor!)

Today's Birthdays: Singer Smokey Robinson is 71. Singer Bobby Rogers (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) is 71. Actress Carlin Glynn is 71. Sony Chairman, CEO and President Howard Stringer is 69. Singer Lou Christie is 68. Actor Michael Nader is 66. Rock musician Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell) is 63. Author Amy Tan is 59. Actor Jeff Daniels is 56. Rock singer-musician Dave Wakeling is 55. Talk show host Lorianne Crook is 54. Actor Ray Winstone is 54. Actor Leslie David Baker (TV: "The Office") is 53. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is 52. Britain's Prince Andrew is 51. Tennis Hall-of-Famer Hana Mandlikova is 49. Singer Seal is 48. Actress Jessica Tuck is 48. Country musician Ralph McCauley (Wild Horses) is 47. Rock musician Jon Fishman (Phish) is 46. Actress Justine Bateman is 45. Actor Benicio Del Toro is 44. Rock musician Daniel Adair is 36. Pop singer-actress Haylie Duff is 26.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Well the Virginia Cavalier baseball will open up there season today on the road against the Blazers of UAB in the Auburn Baseball Invitational.  The Cavs will be looking to head back to Omaha again this year after coming up 1 game short last year.  The Cavs will face Auburn tomorrow and Arkansas State on Sunday before heading home next week.  In college basketball action the VCU Rams will be on the road needing a win at Wichita State in a bad way, another loss really could do the Rams in.  Down in Georgia Scottie lost a very tough match last night falling 8-7 in the Georgia State High School Wrestling Championships, Scottie will be back in action this this morning.  At Daytona Kurt Busch and Jeff Burton won there respective qualifying races setting the rest of the field for the Daytona 500.  Well the crick in the side of my neck is now gone but I now have a pain in the right side of my rib cage which is pretty bad, if feels like a pulled something in my rib cage.  It looks like it is going to make it into the upper 70's today here in the Heights, don't get to use to it just yet some much cooler air will return next week just in time for the start of baseball practice.  MICKEY

Current Birthdays
Actor John Travolta turns 57 years old today.
Actor Matt Dillon turns 47 years old today.
1922 Helen Gurley Brown, Author, editor, turns 89
1925 George Kennedy, Actor, turns 86
1927 John Warner, Former U.S. senator, R-Va., turns 84
1931 Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winning author, turns 80
1933 Yoko Ono, Artist, singer, turns 78
1932 Milos Forman, Director, turns 79
1941 Herman Santiago, Singer (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers), turns 70
1941 Irma Thomas, Soul singer, turns 70
1947 Dennis DeYoung, Rock singer (Styx), turns 64
1948 Sinead Cusack, Actress, turns 63
1950 Cybill Shepherd, Actress, turns 61
1952 Juice Newton, Singer, turns 59
1957 Vanna White, Game show host ("Wheel of Fortune"), turns 54
1960 Greta Scacchi, Actress, turns 51
1965 Dr. Dre, Rapper, turns 46
1968 Molly Ringwald, Actress ("Pretty in Pink, "The Breakfast Club"), turns 43

Thursday, February 17, 2011


The Duke Blue Devils beat the Virginia Cavaliers last night the JPJ Arena 56-41, the Cavs just never really had an answer for the Duke offense.  The Colonial Heights girls basketball team put up a pretty good fight last night falling to Meadowrook 33-30, I am sure it wasn't an exciting game for fans to watch but slowing the game down was the only chance the Colonials had at victory.  The Colonials still qualify for the Central Regional Playoffs which began next week.  In high school wrestling action today Scottie will be wrestling in the Georgia High School State Wrestling Championships, good luck Scottie.  They will run the twin 125 mile qualifying races at Daytona today setting the rest of the filed for the Daytona 500, pole winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. crashed his car in practice yesterday and now will have to start from the rear instead of the front row on Sunday.  It doesn't look like Jr. luck has changed in the off season.  MICKEY

Athlete’s Foot
It’s a foot fungus, and it stinks. Air those piggies, then soak them in salty water, wash them with garlic juice, or soak them with diluted white or apple cider vinegar. All of these things will help kill the fungus.

But you have to be persistent, consistent, and diligent: No matter what treatment you use, do it a few times a day and stick with it until at least a week after you think the symptoms are gone! Fungus excels at hiding out and coming back when you least expect it.

Current Birthdays
Rock musician Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) turns 39 years old today.
Heiress Paris Hilton turns 30 years old today.
1925 Hal Holbrook, Actor, turns 86
1934 Dame Edna, Comedian, turns 77
1935 Johnny Bush, Country singer, turns 76
1936 Jim Brown, Football Hall of Famer, turns 75
1939 Mary Ann Mobley, Actress, turns 72
1954 Rene Russo, Actress, turns 57
1962 Lou Diamond Phillips, Actor, turns 49
1963 Michael Jordan, Basketball Hall of Famer, turns 48
1963 Larry the Cable Guy, Actor, comedian ("Blue Collar TV"), turns 48
1965 Michael Bay, Director, turns 46
1971 Denise Richards, Actress, turns 40
1974 Jerry O'Connell, Actor, turns 37
1981 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Actor ("3rd Rock From the Sun"), turns 30

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


The George Mason Patriots showed everybody last night who was the best team in the CAA crushing the VCU Rams 71-51 in there own building.  I have to say after watching the Rams play there last two games that they may end up in the CBI instead of the NCAA Tournament.  The Virginia Cavaliers basketball team returns home tonight to face the Duke Blue Devils and I think the Cavs could be in for pretty tough night, I just don't see them keeping this game close at all.  The Colonial Heights girls basketball team beat Petersburg in the Central District Tournament 45-34 advancing to the 2nd round where I think they will play Meadowbrook next.  Well the crick in my neck is continuing to to improve, I think by Friday it will be completely gone.  MICKEY

There’s nothing so bad as the shooting pain of a toothache. You don’t want to ignore a tooth problem, because an infection that close to your brain can be extremely dangerous if it spreads. But in order to reduce swelling and pain while you wait for a dentist appointment, try putting a few drops of clove oil on your tooth and gums, and bite down on a smashed piece of garlic (which has excellent antibacterial properties). This should help relieve the pain.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Patty Andrews is 93. Kim Jong Il, the president of North Korea, is 69. Actor Jeremy Bulloch is 65. Actor William Katt is 60. Rhythm-and-blues singer James Ingram is 59. Actor LeVar Burton is 54. Actor-rapper Ice-T is 53. Actress Lisa Loring is 53. International Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe is 52. Rock musician Andy Taylor is 50. Rock musician Dave Lombardo (Slayer) is 46. Rock musician Taylor Hawkins (Foofighters) is 39. Olympic gold medal runner Cathy Freeman is 38. Singer Sam Salter is 36. Rapper Lupe Fiasco is 29. Actor Mike Weinberg is 18.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


The VCU Rams will be looking too bounce back from Saturdays loss tonight when the George Mason Patriots visit the Seigel Center tonight.  If the Rams win they will be in 1st place tie atop the CAA if they lose they will be ties with ODU, the Rams really have allot more to play for thats for sure.  The Colonial Heights girls basketball team will be in action tonight in the Central District Tournament, the Colonials will be facing the Petersburg Crimson Wave.  It sure was a very nice day here in the Heights yesterday with temps going over the 70 degree mark, it is going to be in the low 50's today before returning to the 60's and even another 70 degree day later in the week.  Well I still have a bit of crick in my neck this morning but it is not quite as bad as it was yesterday thought, my right arm is a bit tight after throwing about 225 pitches last night.  I did get some help throwing last night so I cut back on my number of pitches.  Also we are looking for 2 more baseball games since Petersburg is not going to field a varsity baseball team.  MICKEY

Stop Bleeding
You’d think it would burn, but a sprinkle of cayenne pepper on a cut will quickly stop the bleeding and actually relieve the pain.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Allan Arbus is 93. Former Illinois Congressman John Anderson is 89. Former Defense and Energy Secretary James Schlesinger is 82. Actress Claire Bloom is 80. Author Susan Brownmiller is 76. Songwriter Brian Holland is 70. Rock musician Mick Avory (The Kinks) is 67. Jazz musician Henry Threadgill is 67. Actress Jane Seymour is 60. Singer Melissa Manchester is 60. Actress Lynn Whitfield is 58. "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening (GREE'-ning) is 57. Model Janice Dickinson is 56. Actor Christopher McDonald is 56. Reggae singer Ali Campbell is 52. Actor Joseph R. Gannascoli is 52. Musician Mikey Craig (Culture Club) is 51. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green is 51. Country singer Michael Reynolds (Pinmonkey) is 47. Actor Michael Easton is 44. Rock musician Stevie Benton (Drowning Pool) is 40. Actress Renee O'Connor is 40. Actress Sarah Wynter is 38. Rock singer Brandon Boyd (Incubus) is 35. Rock musician Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers) is 35. Actress Ashley Lyn Cafagna is 28. Actress Amber Riley (TV: "Glee") is 25.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Not that it really means a whole lot but Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified his #88 National Guard Chevy on the pole for next Sunday afternoons Daytona 500 and his teammate Jeff Gordon will join him on the front row.  Nascar put a couple of more rules in place yesterday morning trying to slow the cars down a bit more as well.  I have a had crick in my neck Saturday afternoon and it hasn't got any better, it feels like something needs to be popped back into place.  It look like it is going to be very dry weather week through Friday but it's going to be very windy today with very low humidity which will increase the fire danger, today is high is expected to be in the upper 60's.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: TV personality Hugh Downs is 90. Actress-singer Florence Henderson is 77. Actor Andrew Prine is 75. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 72. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 69. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 68. Movie director Alan Parker is 67. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 67. Former Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) is 64. TV personality Pat O'Brien is 63. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 63. Cajun singer-musician Michael Doucet (doo-SAY') (Beausoleil) is 60. Actor Ken Wahl is 54. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 52. Actress Meg Tilly is 51. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 51. Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 50. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 48. Actor Zach Galligan is 47. Actor Valente Rodriguez is 47. Rock musician Ricky Wolking (The Nixons) is 45. Tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 44. Actor Simon Pegg is 41. Rock musician Kevin Baldes (Lit) is 39. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 39. Actor Matt Barr is 27. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 25. Actor Freddie Highmore is 19.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


The Virginia Cavaliers put up a good fight but just as they have done in numerous games this season came up a bit short on the road at Florida State falling to the Seminoles 63-56, the Cavs just cant get over the edge.  The VCU Rams came out flat yesterday and were never able to recover falling to the Old Dominion Monarchs 70-59, the Rams simply were not ready to p;lay yesterday and now are in 2nd place 1 game behind George Mason.  Speaking of George Mason the Patriots will visit VCU on Tuesday night where a win will put them back in a 1st place tie with George Mason but a Mason win would pretty much give them the CAA regular season championship.  Down in Georgia yesterday Scottie finished 4th and qualified for the state wrestling tournament next weekend  in Gwinnett, Georgia.  Kurt Busch won last nights Bud Shootout on the last lap when Denny Hamlin was disqualified for going below the yellow line.  After watching last nights race I am quite sure that there is going to be at least one big wreck next weekend if not more because of the way they have to race now.  If you watched the race last night everybody had to pair up with somebody and if the didn't they were in big trouble thats for sure.  Also Jr. was running pretty good when he got caught up in a wreck.  Qualifying for the front row of the Daytona  500 will be later today.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Former test pilot Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager is 88. Actress Kim Novak is 78. Actor George Segal is 77. Actress Carol Lynley is 69. Singer-musician Peter Tork (The Monkees) is 69. Actress Stockard Channing is 67. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 67. Actor Bo Svenson is 67. Singer Peter Gabriel is 61. Actor David Naughton is 60. Rock musician Peter Hook is 55. Actor Matt Salinger is 51. Singer Henry Rollins is 50. Actor Neal McDonough is 45. Singer Freedom Williams is 45. Actress Kelly Hu is 43. Rock musician Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down) is 39. Singer Robbie Williams is 37. Rhythm-and-blues performer Natalie Stewart is 32. Actress Mena Suvari (MEE'-nuh soo-VAHR'-ee) is 32.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


The Virginia Cavaliers will be on the road today looking for an upset at Florida State, this will be tough task for the Cavaliers.  Speaking of the Cavaliers I forgot to mention yesterday that the Cavalier baseball team will open up there season a week from yesterday against the Blazers of UAB in the Auburn baseball tournament.  The VCU Rams have big game at home today against the ODU Monarchs, the Rams are currently in a 1st place tie with George Mason who they will play at home next week.  The will run the Bud Shootout tonight at Daytona will Dale Earnhardt Jr. drawing the pole for tonights race, next Sunday they will run the Daytona 500.  It looks like it is going to feel like Spring by Thursday and Friday of next week with temps in the low 70's, to bad baseball practice doesn't start next week.  MICKEY

Lifting Weights. Regular weight training may reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, colon and breast cancer, depression and diabetes.

Today's Birthdays: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 88. Actor Louis Zorich is 87. Baseball Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Joe Garagiola is 85. Former Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., is 81. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Bill Russell is 77. Actor Joe Don Baker is 75. Author Judy Blume is 73. Rock musician Ray Manzarek (The Doors) is 72. Country singer Moe Bandy is 67. Actress Maud Adams is 66. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 65. Actor Michael Ironside is 61. Rock musician Steve Hackett is 61. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 59. Actress Joanna Kerns is 58. Actor-former talk show host Arsenio Hall is 56. Actor John Michael Higgins is 48. Actress Christine Elise is 46. Actor Josh Brolin is 43. Singer Chynna Phillips is 43. Rock musician Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies) is 41. Rhythm-and-blues musician Keri Lewis is 40. Actor Jesse Spencer ("House, M.D.") is 32. Actress Sarah Lancaster is 31. Actress Christina Ricci is 31. Actress Jennifer Stone ("Wizards of Waverly Place") is 18.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Well today is Andrew Goulder's 13th birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW and he is going to celebrate his birthday bu heading to school today.  It looks like some much milder temps are on the way to Colonial Heights over the next several days with highs around 60 by Sunday and temps will not drop to freezing Sunday through Wednesday night which is good news an it is going to be be dry over that period as well.  The Nascar Sprint Cup Series will have its 1st test of the season tomorrow night with the running of the Bud Shootout at Daytona which is a non points race and then they began qualifying for the Daytona 500 on Sunday and then they will set the rest of the field for the 500 with the 2 qualifying races next Thursday.  I sure am glad that it is Friday.  MICKEY

Cold showers. A small body of scientific literature indicates exposure to cold water may increase the body’s natural antioxidants which may keep the flu away.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Conrad Janis is 83. Actress Tina Louise is 77. Actor Burt Reynolds is 75. Songwriter Gerry Goffin is 72. Actor Sonny Landham is 70. Bandleader Sergio Mendes is 70. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Clay is 69. Actor Philip Anglim is 59. Actress Catherine Hickland is 55. Rock musician David Uosikkinen (aw-SIK'-ken-ihn) (The Hooters) is 55. Actress Carey Lowell is 50. Singer Sheryl Crow is 49. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is 47. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 42. Actor Damian Lewis is 40. Actress Marisa Petroro is 39. Singer D'Angelo is 37. Actor Brice Beckham is 35. Rock M-C/vocalist Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) is 34. Singer-actress Brandy is 32. Actor Matthew Lawrence is 31. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelly Rowland is 30. Actress Q'orianka (kohr-ee-AHN'-kuh) Kilcher is 21. Actor Taylor Lautner is 19.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


The VCU Rams needed 2 extra sessions last night to beat the Delaware Blue Hens last night at Delaware.  The Rams actually trailed in this game with 10 minutes to go by 8 points before rallying to win.  The Rams will now return for a big game with ODU on Saturday.  Well I threw about 300 or so pitches last night in the cage and my arm actually felt much better than it did on Monday, its still sore but not to bad.  Well we got a dusting of snow here in the Heights last night and I have to say thats the kind of snow I like now, once the sun comes up it will be all gone and the weather folks are calling for temps in the 60's next week.  Speaking of snow the Outer Banks is under a Winter Storm Warning today with 2-4 inches of snow expected.  Have a good day Mickey.  MICKEY

Friends. You might not think having a social network would count a much as diet and exercise when it comes to good health. But studies have found good buddies can protect against everything from memory loss to heart attacks to infectious diseases. Sydney Kling, a former nurse and teacher, can’t remember being ill in all her 75 years, and she credits this to the fact that she is constantly seeking out new friends. Sociability, she claims, increases self-esteem, which in turn, supports the immune system.

We all have a few failures under our belt. It's what makes us ready for the successes. Randy K. Milholland

Today's Birthdays: Opera singer Leontyne Price is 84. Actor Robert Wagner is 81. Rock musician Don Wilson (The Ventures) is 78. Singer Roberta Flack is 74. Singer Jimmy Merchant (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers) is 71. Rock musician Bob Spalding (The Ventures) is 64. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Spitz is 61. Walt Disney Co. president and chief executive Robert Iger is 60. World Golf Hall of Famer Greg Norman is 56. Country singer Lionel Cartwright is 51. Movie director Alexander Payne is 50. ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos is 50. Political commentator Glenn Beck is 47. Actress Laura Dern is 44. Country singer Dude Mowrey is 39. Actress Elizabeth Banks is 37. Pop singer Rosanna Taverez (Eden's Crush) is 34. Country musician Jeremy Baxter (Carolina Rain) is 31. Rock singer Eric Dill is 29. Rock musician Ben Romans (The Click Five) is 29. Actress Emma Roberts is 20. Actress Makenzie Vega is 17. Actress Chloe Moretz is 14.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011


The Colonials fell behind early last night and just were never able to catch up falling to the Petersburg Crimson Wave 92-80, the loss ended the season for the Colonials.  The Colonials girls basketball team beat Petersburg 37-29 and will play in the Central District Tournament next week, they will be either a #3 or #4 seed.  The VCU Rams will be on the road tonight at Delaware, the Rams had come ready to play because the Blue Hens have already knocked off ODU at home this season.  Well I went back to the Dr. yesterday and he said I need to come back in about 3 months to check the size of my kidney stones.  He said I still had 1 in each kidney and the 1 on my left side was the 1 he was worried about the most.  My arm is still a bit sore but I think it will be ready to go tonight.  MICKEY

Napping. It’s been shown that lack of sleep causes weight gain, leads to a compromised immune system and increases the production of cortisol, a hormone that triggers stress. But Sarnoff Mednick, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Southern California, doesn’t worry about such things. The 82-year-old has taken an afternoon nap for most of his adult life and never suffers from colds or flu. The fact is, until about the 13th century and the invention of mechanical clocks, humans napped daily, and we’d do well to follow our ancestors’ example. The best time for a short snooze: Between the hours of one and three in the afternoon.

Today's Birthdays: Television journalist Roger Mudd is 83. Actress Janet Suzman is 72. Actress-politician Sheila James Kuehl (kyool) ("The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis") is 70. Singer-songwriter Carole King is 69. Actor Joe Pesci is 68. Singer Barbara Lewis is 68. Author Alice Walker is 67. Actress Mia Farrow is 66. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) is 65. Singer Joe Ely is 64. Actress Judith Light is 62. Rhythm-and-blues musician Dennis "DT" Thomas (Kool & the Gang) is 60. Actor Charles Shaughnessy is 56. Former Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe is 54. Jazz musician Steve Wilson is 50. Country singer Travis Tritt is 48. Actress Julie Warner is 46. Country singer Danni Leigh is 41. Actor Jason George is 39. Actor-producer Charlie Day is 35. Rock singer Chad Wolf (Carolina Liar) is 35. Actor A.J. Buckley (TV: "CSI: NY") is 34. Rock musician Richard On (O.A.R.) is 32. Actress Ziyi Zhang is 32. Actor David Gallagher is 26. Actress Marina Malota is 23. Actress Camille Winbush ("The Bernie Mac Show") is 21. Actor Jimmy Bennett is 15.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


Well last night I went up to the high school and threw batting practice for the first time in out new indoor batting cage and I have to say that it was pretty nice.  I think I threw about 550 pitches though and my arm is very sore this morning and I also have a blisters on my right middle finger and my right big toe.  Today I have to go back to the Urologist to get an ultrasound on my kidneys and I cant eat or drink anything this morning so I will be very thirsty and hungry by the time I leave the Urologist after 11am this morning.  Hopefully they won't find anything on the ultrasound and I won't have go back for a while.  Tonight both the Colonial Heights boys and girls basketball teams have there final regular season basketball games of there seasons against Petersburg, the boys team will be at home while the girls will be on the road.  Also on my phone I now have unlimited texting, it is much easier text on this phone than my old one thats for sure.  MICKEY

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

Today's Birthdays: Composer-conductor John Williams is 79. Former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel is 71. Actor Nick Nolte is 70. Comedian Robert Klein is 69. Actor-rock musician Creed Bratton is 68. Singer Ron Tyson is 63. Actress Brooke Adams is 62. Actress Mary Steenburgen is 58. Author John Grisham is 56. Actor Henry Czerny is 52. Rock singer Vince Neil (Motley Crue) is 50. Rock singer-musician Sammy Llanas (YAH'-nus) (The BoDeans) is 50. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa P. Jackson is 49. Actress Mary McCormack is 42. Rock musician Keith Nelson (Buckcherry) is 42. Retired NBA player Alonzo Mourning is 41. Actor Seth Green is 37. Actor Josh Morrow is 37. Rock musician Phoenix (Linkin Park) is 34. Rock musician Jeremy Davis (Paramore) is 26. Rock musician Max Grahn (Carolina Liar) is 23. Actor Ryan Pinkston is 23. Actress Karle Warren ("Judging Amy") is 19.

Monday, February 07, 2011


The Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl Champions and are bringing the Lombardi Trophy back where it belongs in Green Bay.  The Packers beat the Steelers last night 31-25 in a game that was a little to close for comfort for me.  After jumping out to quick 14-0 lead the Steelers and the leading 21-3 the Steelers made a big run before the Packers offense was able to to get back on track and the defense were able to stop the Steelers on there final drive in the last 2 minutes to preserve the win.  The Packers just like they had done all year lost 2 defensive starters and 1 offensive starter in the 1st half to injury and we still able to pull it out.  Well baseball practice starts 2 weeks from today and yesterday I loosened up my arm a little more throwing about 100 pitches with dad, my arm felt a little better than after I threw last week.  Also Scottie qualified sectionals in wrestling this past weekend, he finished 3rd and got a bit banged up, he has a black eye, sore back and also got a bloody nose on Saturday.  Well I am off to work.  MICKEY

~ If you can accept losing, you can't win. ~ Vince Lombardi

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Wilma Lee Cooper is 90. Author Gay Talese is 79. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) is 76. Actor Miguel Ferrer is 56. Reggae musician Brian Travers (UB40) is 52. Comedy writer Robert Smigel (SMY'-guhl) is 51. Actor James Spader is 51. Country singer Garth Brooks is 49. Rock musician David Bryan (Bon Jovi) is 49. Actor-comedian Eddie Izzard is 49. Actor-comedian Chris Rock is 46. Actor Jason Gedrick is 44. Actress Essence Atkins is 39. Rock singer-musician Wes Borland is 36. Actor Ashton Kutcher is 33. Actress Tina Majorino is 26.

Sunday, February 06, 2011


Well today is Super Bowl Sunday and today game between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers is scheduled to kick off at 6:29pm Eastern Time.  The game will be played in Dallas, Texas at the home of the Cowboys where there is plenty of snow on the ground but the game will be in doors so that won't matter.  The Packers have won 3 Super Bowls and the Steelers have won 6 Super Bowls.  The Virginia Cavaliers basketball team fell apart yesterday down at Miami falling to the Hurricanes 70-68 in OT, the Cavs were actually leading by 5 points in the final minute of the game but missed several free throws which allowed Miami to tie game in regulation and win it in OT.  The VCU Rams picked another road win the CAA knocking off James Madison 70-66, the Rams remain in a 1st place tie in the CAA with George Mason who beat Old Dominion yesterday.  Well 1 week from today the qualify for the front row of the Daytona 500, also this Saturday night thew will run the Bud Shootout.  I am hoping that it will warm up enough by 10:15 this morning so I can run outside, it has to be at least 50 degrees for me to run outside.  MICKEY

“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” Vince Lombardi

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Vince Lombardi

"Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile." Vince Lombardi

Today's Birthdays: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is 94. Actor Patrick Macnee is 89. Actor Rip Torn is 80. Actress Mamie Van Doren is 80. Actor Mike Farrell is 72. Former NBC News anchorman Tom Brokaw is 71. Singer Fabian is 68. Actress Gayle Hunnicutt is 68. Actor Michael Tucker is 67. Producer-director-writer Jim Sheridan is 62. Singer Natalie Cole is 61. Actor Jon Walmsley is 55. Actress Kathy Najimy is 54. Rock musician Simon Phillips (Toto) is 54. Actor-director Robert Townsend is 54. Actor Barry Miller is 53. Actress Megan Gallagher is 51. Rock singer Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) is 49. Country singer Richie McDonald is 49. Singer Rick Astley is 45. Rock musician Tim Brown (Boo Radleys) is 42. Actor Brandon Hammond is 27.

Saturday, February 05, 2011


The Virginia Cavaliers will be on the road today at Miami looking to knock of the Hurricanes and pick up there 2nd win in a row in the ACC.  The Cavs are 12-10 on the season 3-5 in the ACC, Miami enters the game with a 2-6 record in the ACC.  The VCU Rams will be looking to bounce back from there loss at Northeastern today at James Madison, its a game the Rams should win but its a big rivalry game so anything can happen.  The Colonial Heights Colonials boys basketball team fell at Thomas Dale last night 75-57, the Colonials will finish out there season at home on Tuesday night against Petersburg.  Down in Georgia today Scottie will be wrestling in the Regionals, I think Scott said they start this morning at 9am.  Well I went down to Wal-Mart this morning and it took bit longer than normal because they only had 1 register running and it had somebody at it who was bringing some items back for return and believe they were in no hurry to finish the transaction.  If a store is going to stay open 24 hours of day it needs to have proper personal there working when it is open, if not they should not stay open 24 hours.  MICKEY

Pick fruit, vegetables, fish and other whole foods.
In a recent study of close to 3,500 men and women published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, those who reported eating a diet rich in whole foods in the previous year were less likely to report feeling depressed than those who ate lots of desserts, fried foods, processed meats, refined grains and high-fat dairy products. Previous studies have shown that antioxidants in fruits and vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids in fish are associated with lower risk of depression. Folate, a B vitamin found in dark green vegetables like spinach, beans and citrus, affects neurotransmitters that impact mood. It’s possible that the protective effect of the whole-food diet comes from a cumulative effect of these nutrients, says lead study author Tasnime N. Akbaraly, Ph.D.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Claude King is 88. The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley is 83. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is 77. Actor Stuart Damon is 74. Tony-winning playwright John Guare is 73. Financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn is 72. Actor David Selby is 70. Singer-songwriter Barrett Strong is 70. Football Hall-of-Famer Roger Staubach is 69. Singer Cory Wells (Three Dog Night) is 69. Movie director Michael Mann is 68. Rock singer Al Kooper is 67. Actress Charlotte Rampling is 65. Racing Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip is 64. Actress Barbara Hershey is 63. Actor Christopher Guest is 63. Actor Tom Wilkinson is 63. Actor-comedian Tim Meadows is 50. Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is 49. Actress Laura Linney is 47. Rock musician Duff McKagan (Velvet Revolver) is 47. World Golf Hall-of-Famer Jose Maria Olazabal is 45. Actor-comedian Chris Parnell is 44. Rock singer Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) is 43. Singer Bobby Brown is 42. Actor Michael Sheen is 42. Country singer Sara Evans is 40. Actor Jeremy Sumpter is 22.

Friday, February 04, 2011


Well the Super Bowl is right around the corner now and they expecting over 120,000 fans to attend the game on Sunday in Dallas.  The stadium doesn't seat that much inside but they have an area in the stadium were people can watch the game on a big screen TV as well.  It's still hard for me to believe that the Packers are still favored by 2.5 to 3 points, I really though the Steelers would be the favorite in this game.  The Colonial Heights girls basketball team lost to Thomas Dale last night 53-32, the CH boys team will be at Thomas Dale tonight.  My back is bothering me a bit this morning, it was feeling better the last few days but I must have tweaked  it yesterday at work.  It looks like some more rain will move into the area tonight and tomorrow, it doesn't look like nothing real heavy bu enough to ruin your day.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Actor William Phipps is 89. Actor Conrad Bain is 88. Former Argentinian President Isabel Peron is 80. Actor Gary Conway is 75. Movie director George A. Romero is 71. Rock musician John Steel (The Animals) is 70. Singer Florence LaRue (The Fifth Dimension) is 67. Former Vice President Dan Quayle is 64. Rock singer Alice Cooper is 63. Actor Michael Beck is 62. Actress Lisa Eichhorn is 59. Football Hall-of-Famer Lawrence Taylor is 52. Rock singer Tim Booth is 51. Rock musician Henry Bogdan is 50. Country singer Clint Black is 49. Rock musician Noodles (The Offspring) is 48. Country musician Dave Buchanan (Yankee Grey) is 45. Actress Gabrielle Anwar is 41. Actor Rob Corddry is 40. Singer David (dah-VEED') Garza is 40. Actor Michael Goorjian is 40. Boxer Oscar De La Hoya is 38. Rock musician Rick Burch (Jimmy Eat World) is 36. Singer Natalie Imbruglia (em-BROO'-lee-ah) is 36. Rapper Cam'ron is 35. Rock singer Gavin DeGraw is 34. Olympic gold medal gymnast-turned-singer Carly Patterson is 23.

In a balanced organization, working towards a common objective, there is success. ~Arthur Helps

Thursday, February 03, 2011


The Virginia Cavaliers blew a 12 point lead with with less than 10 minutes to go in the game when Clemson tied the game up in the final minutes but recovered to pick up a 49-47 win over the Tigers, the Cavs will travel down to Miami on Saturday.  The VCU Rams didn't fair as well on the road at Northeastern last night falling to the Huskies 91-80, with the loss the Rams are now tied with George Mason for the top spot in the CAA.  In high school basketball action last night both the CH girls & boys team picked up wins over the Maggie Walker Governors School.  The CH girls team won 49-41 while the boys team won 89-43, the girls team will be at home tonight against Thomas Dale and boys will be at Thomas Dale tomorrow night.  Well after having a very mild day in the upper 60's it's going to be cold again for the foreseeable future.  MICKEY

Carbs keep you satisfied
Carbs keep you satisfied longer than other foods. Here's why: Your brain acts like a computerized fuel gauge that directs you to fill up whenever it notices that its gas tank (stomach) is empty

Foods high in Resistant Starch flip on every single fullness trigger in the body. They release fullness hormones in the intestine and make your cells more sensitive to insulin.

By increasing your consumption of filling foods and releasing satiety hormones, you'll minimize your hunger and cravings.

Today's Birthdays: Comedian Shelley Berman is 85. Former Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-Md.) is 78. Football Hall-of-Famer Fran Tarkenton is 71. Actress Bridget Hanley is 70. Actress Blythe Danner is 68. Singer Dennis Edwards is 68. Football Hall-of-Famer Bob Griese is 66. Singer-guitarist Dave Davies (The Kinks) is 64. Singer Melanie is 64. Actress Morgan Fairchild is 61. Actor Nathan Lane is 55. Rock musician Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) is 55. Actor Thomas Calabro is 52. Actor-director Keith Gordon is 50. Actress Michele Greene is 49. Country singer Matraca (muh-TRAY'-suh) Berg is 47. Actress Maura Tierney is 46. Actor Warwick Davis is 41. Reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee is 35. Musician Grant Barry is 34. Singer-songwriter Jessica Harp is 29. Rapper Sean Kingston is 21.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


Well the big question today is will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow or not, if he does it means we are going to have 6 more weeks of winter and if he doesn't we will likely have an early Spring which is fine with me.  I think we had about 4 weeks of winter before Winter officially started back in late November and December.  The Colonial Heights boys basketball team fell to Meadowbrook last night  77-55, the Monarchs were just had to much height for the Colonials.  The CH girls fell to Meadowbrook on the 40-28, the Colonials tried to slow the game down a bit and slow down the Monarchs.  Next up for both the CH team are the Knights of Thomas Dale.  The VCU Rams will be on the road tonight at Northeastern for tough CAA match up.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Actress Elaine Stritch is 86. Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing (val-eh-REE' ZHEES'-kahr deh-STANG') is 85. Actor Robert Mandan is 79. Comedian Tom Smothers is 74. Rock singer-guitarist Graham Nash is 69. Actor Bo Hopkins is 69. Television executive Barry Diller is 69. Country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 65. Actor Jack McGee is 62. Actor Brent Spiner (SPY'-nur) is 62. Rock musician Ross Valory (Journey) is 62. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is 59. Model Christie Brinkley is 57. Actor Michael Talbott is 56. Actress Kim Zimmer is 56. Rock musician Robert DeLeo (Army of Anyone; Stone Temple Pilots) is 45. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is 41. Rock musician Ben Mize is 40. Rapper T-Mo is 39. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 38. Actress Lori Beth Denberg is 35. Singer Shakira is 34. Country singer Blaine Larsen is 25.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


Well today todays is Joy & Scott's wedding anniversary so the blog-master though he would wish them a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.  Well I pulled something in my back yesterday at work and I didn't help it out any last night when I helped dad move a chair to the new room.  All I know is it started hurting yesterday afternoon and this morning my back is very stiff and sore, I am hoping that it is going to loosen up a bit as the day goes on. The Colonial Heights boys basketball team will be at home against Meadowbrook while the girls team will travel over to Meadowbrook.  We did get a little bit of freezing rain last night here in the Heights so watch your step when you go out the door.  MICKEY

Eat B6 foods: bananas, chicken breast, garlic, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, sunflower seeds, broccoli, red bell peppers, watermelon, avocados, and potatoes

Why? Vitamin B6 plays a role in red blood cell metabolism, protein metabolism, and synthesis of neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. It also helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and increases the amount of oxygen carried to your tissues. Low levels can lead to an increase of homocysteine, anemia, headaches, and depression. The RDA for adults from age 19 to 50 is 1.3 mg/day and approximately 1.6 mg for individuals over 50. The next time you’re feeling down, grab a banana and munch your blues away!

Today's Birthdays: America's last surviving World War I veteran, Frank Buckles, is 110. Gospel singer George Beverly Shea is 102. Actor Stuart Whitman is 83. Singer Don Everly is 74. Actor Garrett Morris is 74. Singer Ray Sawyer (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) is 74. Actor Sherman Hemsley is 73. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 72. Jazz musician Joe Sample is 72. TV personality-singer Joy Philbin is 70. Comedian Terry Jones is 69. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) is 67. Opera singer Carol Neblett is 65. Rock musician Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 61. Blues singer-musician Sonny Landreth is 60. Actor-writer-producer Bill Mumy (MOO'-mee) is 57. Rock singer Exene Cervenka is 55. Actor Linus Roache is 47. Princess Stephanie of Monaco is 46. Country musician Dwayne Dupuy (Ricochet) is 46. Actress Sherilyn Fenn is 46. Lisa Marie Presley is 43. Comedian-actor Pauly Shore is 43. Actor Brian Krause is 42. Jazz musician Joshua Redman is 42. Rock musician Patrick Wilson (Weezer) is 42. Actor Michael C. Hall is 40. Rock musician Ron Welty is 40. Rapper Big Boi (Outkast) is 36. Country singer Julie Roberts is 32. Actor Jarrett Lennon is 29. TV personality Lauren Conrad is 25.