Thursday, June 30, 2011

SOME LONG DAYS

Well the last few days at work have been very long days knowing I will be on vacation next week.  Now with 2 days left to work before vacation starts I am sure these 2 days are going to be even longer especially since it is a holiday weekend and we are to very busy with walk ins and grocery stores buying allot of stuff.  Well I have been trying a new allergy medicine the last few days with pretty much no relief for my sinuses, this morning my eyes are really itching and my head continues to be pretty stopped up.  Today is going to be a pretty nice day weather wise with temps in the 80's and low humidity's before both start heading up starting tomorrow and by the 4th you really will know that it will be a dog day of summer with temps heading into the mid to upper 90' with some high humidity as well.  MICKEY

Did you know in 1958, the U.S. Senate passed the Alaska statehood bill by a vote of 64-20.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Tony Musante is 75. Actress Nancy Dussault is 75. Singer Glenn Shorrock is 67. Jazz musician Stanley Clarke is 60. Actor David Garrison is 59. Rock musician Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) is 58. Actor-comedian David Alan Grier is 55. Actor Vincent D'Onofrio is 52. Actress Deirdre Lovejoy is 49. Actor Rupert Graves is 48. Boxer Mike Tyson is 45. Rock musician Tom Drummond (Better Than Ezra) is 42. Actor Brian Bloom is 41. Actor Brian Vincent is 41. Actress Monica Potter is 40. Actor Rick Gonzalez is 32. Actress Lizzy Caplan is 29. Rhythm-and-blues singer Fantasia ("American Idol") is 27. Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps is 26.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SOUTH CAROLINA WIN THE CWS AGAIN

The South Carolina Gamecocks won there 2nd consecutive CWS Championship last night beating the Florida Gators 5-2 and winning the best of 3 series 2-0.  The South Carolina pitching staff deserves allot credit for how they pitched in the CWS, they were pretty much lights out the whole while they were in Omaha.  With the new bats in college baseball this year pitching has become much more important and next year those same bats will be coming to high school baseball as well which will cut down on the offense at the school level as well.  It looks like you are going to have to back to playing small ball to be successful.  Well we got a pretty sever t-storm here in Colonial Heights last night, we needed the rain but we didn't need all that lightning though.  MICKEY

‎''Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.'' - Tony Robbins

Today's Birthdays: Movie producer Robert Evans is 81. Songwriter L. Russell Brown is 71. Actor Gary Busey is 67. Comedian Richard Lewis is 64. Actor-turned-politican-turned-radio personality Fred Grandy is 63. Rock musician Ian Paice (Deep Purple) is 63. Singer Don Dokken (Dokken) is 58. Rock singer Colin Hay (Men At Work) is 58. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is 54. Actress Sharon Lawrence is 50. Actress Amanda Donohoe is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Stedman Pearson (Five Star) is 47. Actress Kathleen Wilhoite is 47. Producer-writer Matthew Weiner (TV: "Mad Men") is 46. Musician Dale Baker is 45. Actress Melora Hardin is 44. Rap DJ Shadow is 39. Country musician Todd Sansom (Marshall Dyllon) is 33. Singer Nicole Scherzinger is 33.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

SOUTH CAROLINA TAKE GAME 1


The South Carolina Gamecocks took game 1 of the CWS last night beating the Florida Gators 2-1 in 11 innings.  The Gamecocks tied the game in the top of the 8th inning and won it in the 11th.  The Gamecocks are now 1 win away from winning the CWS for the 2nd straight year.  Also yesterday in the MLB the Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy, the Dodgers are reportedly in the red several million dollars and have been having trouble all year meeting there payroll.  The Dodgers franchise was once the franchise most owners tried to model themselves after, now they are just struggling to stay alive.  I sure I am ready ready to go on vacation.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Blues singer-musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards is 96. Comedian-movie director Mel Brooks is 85. Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., is 77. Comedian-impressionist John Byner is 74. CIA Director Leon Panetta is 73. Rock musician Dave Knights (Procul Harum) is 66. Actor Bruce Davison is 65. Actress Kathy Bates is 63. Actress Alice Krige is 57. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway is 51. Record company chief executive Tony Mercedes is 49. Actress Jessica Hecht is 46. Rock musician Saul Davies (James) is 46. Actress Mary Stuart Masterson is 45. Actor John Cusack is 45. Actor Gil Bellows is 44. Actress-singer Danielle Brisebois is 42. Jazz musician Jimmy Sommers is 42. Actress Tichina Arnold is 42. Actor Alessandro Nivola (nih-VOH'-luh) is 39. Actress Camille Guaty is 35. Rock musician Tim Nordwind (OK Go) is 35. Rock musician Mark Stoermer (The Killers) is 34. Country singer Kellie Pickler is 25.

Monday, June 27, 2011

KURT BUSCH WINS AT SONOMA, CWS FINALS START TONIGHT

Kurt Busch won yesterdays Nascar Sprint Cup race in Sonoma, California holding off Jeff Gordon for the win.  There were allot of drivers with some very short tempers towards the end of yesterdays race, it looked they had a bit of road rage.  Next weeks race is at Daytona on Saturday night.  The College Baseball World Series Finals start tonight with game 1 of the best of three series with Florida vs South Carolina, the Gamecocks will be looking to repeat as champs.  We got a pretty good rain shower during the night and it is quite a bit more humid this morning than it was the last two mornings, we can use all the rain we can get right now.  Well I am off to work, MICKEY

Watch More Sports (Really!)
Here’s the one you’ve been waiting for: A University of Chicago study shows that not only can playing a sport improve your learning and comprehension, but simply watching sports can do the same. "Your brain appears to treat any engagement with sports—either as a player or spectator—as somewhat similar activities," says researcher Sian Beilock, Ph.D. Dedicated players or fans score the most brain-boosting points—catching a game every few weeks won't cut it. It’s perfect excuse for telling your wife or girlfriend that you must spend a few hours a week watching sports.

Today's Birthdays: Business executive Ross Perot is 81. The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Army Gen. John Shalikashvili (shah-lee-kahsh-VEE'-lee), is 75. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is 73. Singer-musician Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) is 69. Actress Julia Duffy is 60. Actress Isabelle Adjani is 56. Country singer Lorrie Morgan is 52. Actor Brian Drillinger is 51. Writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams is 45. Olympic gold and bronze medal figure skater Viktor Petrenko is 42. TV personality Jo Frost (TV: "Supernanny") is 41. Actor Yancey Arias is 40. Actor Christian Kane is 37. Actor Tobey Maguire is 36. Gospel singer Leigh Nash is 35. Actor Drake Bell is 25. Actor Ed Westwick is 24. Actress Madylin Sweeten is 20.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I AM READY TO GO ON VACATION

Well it has almost been a year since I went on vacation and I have to say that I am ready to go again and that's exactly what I am going to do starting Friday night.  Looking at all the traffic cameras down on the OBX yesterday it looks like this week is going to be the busiest week of the summer so far down there but I am sure next week there will be even more people down there.  This year on the OBX there will be two place that they will be shooting fireworks from, they will be at the Nags Head Fishing Pier and the Manteo Waterfront.  A good place to watch both shows will be on the sand dunes at Jockey's Ridge.  Reed Sorenson won yesterdays Nationwide Race at Road America when Justin Allgaier ran out of gas on the last lap under caution, the Sprint Cup Series will race at Sears Point today.  MICKEY

Work out hard. Sleep hard. Intense workouts and lack of sleep do not make good partners because while you’re sleeping, your body works to repair muscle stress that occurred during exercise. The harder you train, the more sleep and rest you need to recover; otherwise, you will might suffer from injury and over-training.

“If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.”Win Borden

Today's Birthdays: Actress Eleanor Parker is 89. Jazz musician-film composer Dave Grusin is 77. Actor Josef Sommer is 77. Singer Billy Davis Jr. is 71. Rock singer Georgie Fame is 68. Actor Clive Francis is 65. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brenda Holloway is 65. Actor Michael Paul Chan is 61. Actor Robert Davi is 60. Singer-musician Mick Jones is 56. Actor Gedde Watanabe (GEH'-dee wah-tah-NAH'-bee) is 56. Rock singer Chris Isaak is 55. Rock singer Patty Smyth is 54. Singer Terri Nunn (Berlin) is 50. Rock singer Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays) is 48. Rock musician Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) is 42. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is 41. Actor Sean Hayes is 41. Actor Matt Letscher is 41. Actor Chris O'Donnell is 41. Actor Nick Offerman is 41. Actress Rebecca Budig is 38. MLB All-Star player Derek Jeter is 37. Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 37. Rock musician Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon) is 32. Pop-rock singer-musician Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) is 32. Actor-musician Jason Schwartzman is 31. Actress-singer Jennette McCurdy is 19.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

IT JUST WASN'T MEANT TO BE

What else can you say about Virginia's 3-2 loss to South Carolina in 13 innings last night bit it just wasn't meant to be for the Cavaliers.  The Cavs had numerous opportunities to win last nights game but just couldn't get the big hit when they needed it.  The Cavs pitchers did there job very well striking out 18 South Carolina batters but the Gamecocks pitchers pitched just as well getting several of the pitchers best friends the double play at key times shutting down Virginia rally's.  The Gamecocks will join Florida in a all SEC College World Series Final next week in Omaha, Florida eliminated Vandy yesterday with a 6-4 win.  Joey Logano captured the pole for tomorrows race at Sonoma edging Jamie McMurray for the top spot.  I did go over to Dunkin Donuts in Hopewell again this morning and I have to say the donuts this morning were the best they have been all year over there, they were just right.  MICKEY

~ Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets. ~American Proverb

Today's Birthdays: Actress June Lockhart is 86. Rhythm-and-blues singer Eddie Floyd is 74. Actress Barbara Montgomery is 72. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Willis Reed is 69. Writer-producer-director Gary David Goldberg is 67. Singer Carly Simon is 66. Rock musician Allen Lanier (Blue Oyster Cult) is 65. Rock musician Ian McDonald (Foreigner; King Crimson) is 65. Actor-comedian Jimmie Walker is 64. Actor-director Michael Lembeck is 63. TV personality Phyllis George is 62. Rock singer Tim Finn is 59. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is 57. Rock musician David Paich (Toto) is 57. Actor Michael Sabatino is 56. Actor-writer-director Ricky Gervais (jer-VAYZ') is 50. Actor John Benjamin Hickey is 48. Rock singer George Michael is 48. Actress Erica Gimpel is 47. Former NBA player Dikembe Mutombo (dih-KEHM'-bay moo-TAHM'-boh) is 45. Rapper-producer Richie Rich is 44. Rapper Candyman is 43. Contemporary Christian musician Sean Kelly (Sixpence None the Richer) is 40. Actress Angela Kinsey (TV: "The Office") is 40. Rock musician Mike Kroeger (Nickelback) is 39. Rock musician Mario Calire is 37. Actress Linda Cardellini is 36. Actress Busy Philipps is 32.

Friday, June 24, 2011

VIRGINIA STAYS ALIVE AT THE CWS

The Virginia Cavaliers baseball team stayed alive at the CWS last night with 8-1 win over California.  The Cavs got a very strong pitching performance from Tyler Wilson and the offense woke up a bit getting 11 hits last night.  The Cavs will now turn to there ace tonight Danny Hultzen when the face South Carolina at the CWS, the Cavs will have to beat South Carolina twice to make it to the CWS Finals.  Also today at the CWS the Vanderbilt Commodores will face the Florida Gators with Vandy having to do the same thing UVA has to do win twice to advance to the CWS Finals.  The Nascar Sprint Cup Series will be in California this weekend at the Infineon Speedway which is a road course so look for some drivers who don't always run up front to be up there with some of the regulars.  Well I sure I am glad that is Friday.  MICKEY

Break Your Routine, it helps your brain
Brush your teeth with your left hand (if you're a righty), jog backward, and pursue anything else that forces you to deviate from your daily patterns. "In doing so, you'll stimulate new parts of your brain, encouraging it to make new connections," says Daniel Amen, M.D., author of Magnificent Mind at Any Age.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Al Molinaro is 92. Comedian Jack Carter is 88. Actress Michele Lee is 69. Actor-director Georg Stanford Brown is 68. Rock musician Jeff Beck is 67. Singer Arthur Brown is 67. Rock singer Colin Blunstone (The Zombies) is 66. Musician Mick Fleetwood is 64. Actor Peter Weller is 64. Rock musician John Illsley (Dire Straits) is 62. Actress Nancy Allen is 61. Reggae singer Derrick Simpson (Black Uhuru) is 61. Actor Joe Penny is 55. Reggae singer Astro (UB40) is 54. Singer-musician Andy McCluskey (Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark) is 52. Rock singer Curt Smith is 50. Actress Danielle Spencer is 46. Actress Sherry Stringfield is 44. Singer Glenn Medeiros is 41. Actre

ss-producer Mindy Kaling is 32. Actress Minka Kelly (TV: "Friday Night Lights") is 31. Actress Kaitlin Cullum is 25. Singer Solange Knowles is 25.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

VIRGINIA MUST WIN TONIGHT

The Virginia baseball team must win tonight against California at the CWS or there season will come to an end.  The Cavs will need another strong pitching tonight and hopefully the offense will wake up tonight for they live play another day.  Last night at the CWS the Vanderbilt Commodores ended the the North Carolina Tar Heels season beating the Heels 5-1, Vandy must now beat Florida twice to get to the CWS Finals.  Not a whole lot else going on around besides it being hot here in the Heights but the countdown is below 10 days before vacation starts.  MICKEY

‎''Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.'' - George Washington Carver

Today's Birthdays: Singer Diana Trask is 71. Musical conductor James Levine (luh-VYN') is 68. Rhythm-and-blues singer Rosetta Hightower (The Orlons) is 67. Actor Ted Shackelford is 65. Actor Bryan Brown is 64. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 63. Actor Jim Metzler is 60. "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson is 55. Actress Frances McDormand is 54. Rock musician Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) is 49. Actor Paul La Greca is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chico DeBarge is 41. Actress Selma Blair is 39. Rock singer KT Tunstall is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer Virgo Williams (Ghostowns DJs) is 36. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 34. Rock singer Duffy is 27. Country singer Katie Armiger is 20.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SOUTH CAROLINA TO MUCH FOR VIRGINIA

The South Carolina Gamecocks were simple just the better team last night in beating Virginia 7-1 in the CWS.  The Gamecocks made the Cavs pay for some early miscues and never looked back in the win.  With the loss the Cavs really have there work cut out for them now because they are going to have to win 3 straight games in 3 days to get to the finals of the CWS.  With the loss yesterday Virginia falls into the losers bracket in will face California again Thursday night, the Bears eliminated Texas A&M yesterday with a 7-3 win.  Tonight at the CWS North Carolina will face Vanderbilt in a elimination game.  After watching most of the games in the CWS this year there is no doubt in my mind that the SEC is the best conference country for baseball just like they are for football.  Yes the smoke that has come into the area last night is from a fire burning in North Carolina, however it is not from a fire burning in Dare County but from a fire further south in the state.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Actor Ralph Waite is 83. Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson is 75. Movie director John Korty ("The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman") is 75. Actor Michael Lerner is 70. Broadcast journalist Brit Hume is 68. Singer Peter Asher (Peter and Gordon) is 67. Actor Andrew Rubin is 65. Actor David L. Lander is 64. Singer Howard "Eddie" Kaylan is 64. Singer-musician Todd Rundgren is 63. Actress Meryl Streep is 62. Actress Lindsay Wagner is 62. Singer Alan Osmond is 62. Actor Murphy Cross is 61. Actor Graham Greene is 59. Pop singer Cyndi Lauper is 58. Actor Chris Lemmon is 57. Rock musician Derek Forbes is 55. Actor Tim Russ is 55. Rock musician Garry Beers (INXS) is 54. Actor-producer-writer Bruce Campbell is 53. Rock musician Alan Anton (Cowboy Junkies) is 52. Actress Tracy Pollan is 51. Rock singer-musician Jimmy Somerville is 50. Author Dan Brown ("The Da Vinci Code") is 47. Rock singer-musician Mike Edwards (Jesus Jones) is 47. Rock singer Steven Page is 41. Actor Michael Trucco is 41. Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub (RYS'-kub) is 40. TV personality Carson Daly is 38. Rock musician Chris Traynor is 38. Country musician Jimmy Wallace is 38. Actor Donald Faison (FAY'-zahn) is 37. Actress Alicia Goranson is 37. TV personality/actor Jai Rodriguez is 32. Actress Lindsay Ridgeway is 26.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

VIRGINIA TO FACE SOUTH CAROLINA TONIGHT IN THE CWS

The Virginia Cavaliers will face the South Carolina Gamecocks tonight at 7pm in the winners bracket with the winner gaining a big advantage in moving to the CWS Finals.  Yesterday at the CWS the North Carolina TarHeels eliminated the Texas Longhorns with a 3-0 win the Heels will face the loser of the Florida vs Vanderbilt game which will finish up this morning because of severe weather which moved through Omaha.  The Florida Gators were leading the Vanderbilt Commodores 3-1 in the 6th inning when the stopped the game.  Also in the losers bracket game today Texas A&M will face California with the loser going home.  It really felt like a fall day yesterday here in the Heights with temps not getting out of the 70's and for most of the day it was in the uppers 60's but the rest of the week it looks like it is going to be in the 90's.  GO CAVS, MICKEY

‎''Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.'' - Isak Dinesen

Today's Birthdays: Actor Bernie Kopell is 78. Actor Monte Markham is 76. Songwriter Don Black is 73. Actress Mariette Hartley is 71. Comedian Joe Flaherty is 70. Rock singer-musician Ray Davies (The Kinks) is 67. Actress Meredith Baxter is 64. Actor Michael Gross is 64. Rock musician Joe Molland (Badfinger) is 64. Rock musician Don Airey (Deep Purple) is 63. Country singer Leon Everette is 63. Rock musician Joey Kramer (Aerosmith) is 61. Rock musician Nils Lofgren is 60. Actress Robyn Douglass is 58. Actor Leigh McCloskey is 56. Cartoonist Berke Breathed is 54. Country singer Kathy Mattea is 52. Actor Marc Copage is 49. Actress Sammi Davis is 47. Actor Doug Savant is 47. Country musician Porter Howell is 47. Actor Michael Dolan is 46. Writer-director Larry Wachowski is 46. Actress Paula Irvine is 43. Rapper/producer Pete Rock is 41. Country singer Allison Moorer is 39. Actress Juliette Lewis is 38. Musician Justin Cary is 36. Rock musician Mike Einziger (Incubus) is 35. Actor Chris Pratt is 32. Rock singer Brandon Flowers is 30. Britain's Prince William is 29. Pop singer Kris Allen ("American Idol") is 26. Actor Jascha Washington is 22.

Monday, June 20, 2011

VIRGINIA WINS IT'S 1ST GAME AT THE CWS

The Virginia Cavaliers broke open a scoreless game in the bottom of the 7th inning scoring 2 runs and then added 2 more runs in the bottom of the 8th en-route to beating the California 4-1 in there 1st game of the CWS.  The Cavs got a very strong pitching performance from Danny Hultzen but left allot of runners on base before they were able to score in the 7th.  The Cavs will now face the defending CWS champions South Carolina Gamecocks on Tuesday at 7pm, the Gamecocks beat Texas A&M 5-4 last night.  Today at the CWS in the winners bracket Florida will face Vanderbilt and North Carolina will face Texas with loser going home.  Denny Hamlin picked up his 1st win of the season at Michigan yesterday holding off Matt Kenseth for the win.  Well I am off to work.  MICKEY

Did you know whole grains have a low glycemic index, which is a measure of how high a food raises your blood sugar level. Foods with a low glycemic index have a clear health advantage, particularly in helping to prevent diabetes (a major risk factor for coronary heart disease). Next time you reach for that cereal bar for breakfast, maybe you should reconsider and make a bowl of oatmeal.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Olympia Dukakis is 80. Actor Martin Landau is 80. Actor James Tolkan is 80. Actor Danny Aiello is 78. Blues musician Lazy Lester is 78. Actor John Mahoney is 71. Movie director Stephen Frears is 70. Singer-songwriter Brian Wilson is 69. Actor John McCook is 67. Singer Anne Murray is 66. TV personality Bob Vila is 65. Musician Andre Watts is 65. Actress Candy Clark is 64. Producer Tina Sinatra is 63. Rhythm-and-blues singer Lionel Richie is 62. Actor John Goodman is 59. Rock musician Michael Anthony is 57. Pop musician John Taylor is 51. Rock musician Mark DeGliantoni (de-GLI'-an-toh-nee) is 49. Rock musician Murphy Karges (Sugar Ray) is 44. Actress Nicole Kidman is 44. Country/bluegrass singer-musician Dan Tyminski is 44. Movie director Robert Rodriguez is 43. Actor Peter Paige is 42. Actor Josh Lucas is 40. Rock musician Jeordie White (AKA Twiggy Ramirez) is 40. Rock singer Chino Moreno (Deftones) is 38. Country-folk singer-songwriter Amos Lee is 34. Country singer Chuck Wicks is 32. Christian rock musician Chris Dudley (Underoath) is 28. Actor Mark Saul is 26. Actor Chris Mintz-Plasse (plahs) is 22. Actress Maria Lark (TV: "Medium") is 14.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

HAPPY FATHERS DAY

HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL AND GO CAVS.  MICKEY

Saturday, June 18, 2011

WELL I AM BACK AT THE BEACH, CWS STARTS TODAY

Well I am back on the OBX for a couple of days and I was very surprised that there really wasn't much traffic coming into the OBX last night.  With CHHS graduating last night I am sure that there will be quite a few of the graduates and underclassmen heading down today for beach week.  There is a bit of haze down here from forest fire burning on the mainland and you can really smell the smoke from the fire this morning.  The fire has been burning for about a month now and it looks like it may burn all summer unless they get some significant rain.  The CWS starts today with North Carolina facing Vanderbilt and Florida facing Texas, the Virginia Cavaliers will face Cal tomorrow at 2pm.  The will qualify today for tomorrows Sprint Cup race at Michigan, I am predicting that a Ford will win this week.  I did make it down to the Dunkin Donuts here at the beach and I think they one down here is better than the one at home, there donuts seem to be much more consistent.  Well I am going to run down to Wal-Mart now before it gets to crowded down there.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Columnist Tom Wicker is 85. Rock singer-composer-musician Sir Paul McCartney is 69. Movie critic Roger Ebert is 69. Actress Constance McCashin is 64. Actress Linda Thorson is 64. Rock musician John Evans (The Box Tops) is 63. Actress Isabella Rossellini is 59. Actress Carol Kane is 59. Actor Brian Benben is 55. Actress Andrea Evans is 54. Rock singer Alison Moyet is 50. Country singer-musician Tim Hunt is 44. Rock singer-musician Sice (The Boo Radleys) is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men) is 40. Actress Mara Hobel is 40. Rapper Silkk the Shocker is 36. Actress Alana de la Garza is 35. Country singer Blake Shelton is 35. Actress Renee Olstead is 22.

Friday, June 17, 2011

HEADING TO THE BEACH

Well I think I am going to head back to the beach tonight for a few days however I will be back in town by 2pm Sunday to watch the Virginia vs California baseball game.  This will be the last time head down before I go down when I am on vacation in July.  The Nascar Sprint Cup Series will be at Michigan this weekend and they will qualify tomorrow and race on Sunday and over the years Michigan has been a track where allot of races have been decided by gas mileage.  There usually no a whole lot cautions flags at Michigan because of how wide the track is.  Well there is not much else going on so I am heading to work.  MICKEY

~ If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade. ~Thomas J. Peters

Today's Birthdays: Actor Peter Lupus is 79. Actor William Lucking is 70. Singer Barry Manilow is 68. Comedian Joe Piscopo is 60. Actor Mark Linn-Baker is 57. Musician Philip Chevron (The Pogues) is 54. Actor Jon Gries (gryz) is 54. Movie producer-director-writer Bobby Farrelly is 53. Actor Thomas Haden Church is 50. Actor Greg Kinnear is 48. Actress Kami Cotler (TV: "The Waltons") is 46. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Dan Jansen is 46. Actor Jason Patric is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kevin Thornton is 42. Actor-comedian Will Forte is 41. Latin pop singer Paulina Rubio is 40. Tennis player Venus Williams is 31. Actor-rapper Herculeez (AKA Jamal Mixon) is 28. Actor Damani Roberts is 15.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

BOSTON WINS THE STANLEY CUP

The Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks last night 4-0 in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to win Lord Stanley's Cup.  The Bruins had 3-0 lead entering the 3rd period and got a late empty net goal to capture there 1st Stanley Cup since 1972 proving just how hard it is to win the Stanley Cup.  Well dad, Keith and Andrew are heading up to Washington tonight to watch the Nationals face the St. Louis Cardinals if it doesn't get rained out.  There is a pretty good chance of rain so hopefully it will hold off.  I don't know whats in the air this morning but my eyes are watering and itching as well and I didn't even run outside yesterday but something is irritating them that's for sure.  By the way the way I forgot to mention that the Dallas Mavericks won this years NBA Finals, I didn't watch a single NBA game this year.  MICKEY

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.- Oscar Wilde

Today's Birthdays: Actor Bill Cobbs is 76. Author Joyce Carol Oates is 73. Country singer Billy "Crash" Craddock is 72. Songwriter Lamont Dozier is 70. Rhythm-and-blues singer Eddie Levert is 69. Actress Joan Van Ark is 68. Actor Geoff Pierson is 62. Rhythm-and-blues singer James Smith (The Stylistics) is 61. Boxing Hall of Famer Roberto Duran is 60. Pop singer Gino Vannelli is 59. Actress Laurie Metcalf is 56. Model-actress Jenny Shimizu is 44. Actor James Patrick Stuart is 43. Actor Clifton Collins Jr. is 41. Actor John Cho is 39. Actor Eddie Cibrian is 38. Actress China (chee-nah) Shavers is 34. Actress Missy Peregrym (PEH'-rih-grihm) is 29. Actress Olivia Hack is 28. Singer Diana DeGarmo ("American Idol") is 24.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

STANLEY CUP FINALS GAME 7 TONIGHT

Well they will play game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight in Vancouver and the winner will come away with the Stanley Cup.  If the Bruins want to win the Stanley Cup they will have to do something they haven't done in the finals and that's to win a game in Vancouver, so far through the 1st six games the home team has won every game.  Well we are going to have two more days of fairly cool temps before the heat and humidity returns for the weekend, the last 2 days have pretty much been Chamber of Commerce days.  Speaking of the weekend I have been thinking of heading down to the OBX but I have decided for sure if I am going yet.  MICKEY

“A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.” - Charles M. Schwab

Today's Birthdays: Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is 79. Rock musician Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly) is 69. Rock singer-actor Johnny Hallyday is 68. Singer Russell Hitchcock (Air Supply) is 62. Rock singer Steve Walsh (Kansas) is 60. Comedian-actor Jim Belushi is 57. Country singer Terri Gibbs is 57. Actress Julie Hagerty is 56. Rock musician Brad Gillis (Night Ranger) is 54. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Wade Boggs is 53. Actress Eileen Davidson is 52. Bluegrass musician Terry Smith is 51. Actress Helen Hunt is 48. Rock musician Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche) is 48. Actress Courteney Cox is 47. Country musician Tony Ardoin is 47. Country musician Michael Britt (Lonestar) is 45. Contemporary Christian musician Rob Mitchell is 45. Rock musician Jimmy McD is 43. Actor-rapper Ice Cube is 42. Actress Leah Remini is 41. Actor Jake Busey is 40. Bluegrass singer-musician Jamie Johnson is 39. Rock musician T-Bone Willy (Save Ferris) is 39. Actor Neil Patrick Harris is 38. Actor Greg Vaughan is 38. Actress Elizabeth Reaser is 36. Rock singer Dryden Mitchell (Alien Ant Farm) is 35. Rock musician Billy Martin (Good Charlotte) is 30. Actor Denzel Whitaker is 21.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

VIRGINIA STUNS UC IRVINE 3-2 AND ARE HEADING BACK TO THE CWS

The Virginia baseball team was down to it's final out and for that matter its final strike with nobody on base before rallying for a 3-2 win in the bottom of the 9th inning.  After UC Irvine took a 2-1 lead in the top of the 9th inning the 1st two batters for the Cavs went 2 up and down before the Cavs got a pair of singles a walk and then a game winning single by Chris Taylor which scored 2 runs and sent the Cavs back to the College Baseball World Series.  The Cavs will now face California on Sunday at 2pm on ESPN in there 1st game of the CWS.  The Boston Bruins forced a game 7 on Wednesday night beating the Canucks last night 5-2, the Bruins scored 3 goals in the 1st seven minutes of the game and never looked back.  The Bruins will have to find a way to win in Vancouver where they have lost 3 straight games in the finals.  I have yesterday was a very pleasant day with temps in the low 80's and very low humidity's as well, it almost felt like a fall day.  MICKEY

~ I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win. ~Arnold Palmer

Today's Birthdays: Actress Marla Gibbs is 80. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., is 72. Writer Peter Mayle is 72. Actor Jack Bannon is 71. Country-rock musician Spooner Oldham is 68. Rock singer Rod Argent (The Zombies; Argent) is 66. Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump is 65. Singer Janet Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 65. Rock musician Barry Melton is 64. Rock musician Alan White (Yes) is 62. Actor Eddie Mekka is 59. Actor Will Patton is 57. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Eric Heiden (HY'-dun) is 53. Singer Boy George is 50. Rock musician Chris DeGarmo is 48. Actress Traylor Howard is 45. Actress Yasmine Bleeth is 43. Actor Faizon Love is 43. Tennis player Steffi Graf is 42. Screenwriter Diablo Cody (Film: "Juno") is 33. Actor-singer Kevin McHale (TV: "Glee") is 23. Actress Lucy Hale is 22. Actor Daryl Sabara is 19.

Monday, June 13, 2011

UC IRVINE FORCE A GAME 3 TODAY

The UC Irvine Anteaters battled back from a 3-0 deficit to upend the Virginia Cavaliers 6-4.  The Cavs actually lead 3-0 yesterday before about a 4 hour rain delay before Irvine got solo HR, walk, a hit batter and costly Cavaliers error which propelled them to the win.  Today's deciding game 3 is set for 4pm and will be on ESPN2 and a win today will still put the Cavaliers where they want to be back in the College Baseball World Series.  The Cavs just have to put yesterdays game behind them because there is nothing can do about yesterday today. Florida, South Carolina, Texas and California punched there tickets yesterday to the CWS and the only other series still going is the Florida State vs Texas A&M series.  Jeff Gordon won yesterdays race at Pocono holding of Kurt and Kyle Busch for the win, however 3rd place finisher Kyle Busch's car failed post race inspection for being to low.  I am sure there will be a large fine and probably a crew chief suspension handed down from this.  The will play game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Boston with Canucks leading there series 3-2 so the Bruins must win  tonight to force the deciding game 7, GO BRUINS.  It is going to be a much cooler week here in the Heights this week high temps in the low 80's all week.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Actor Bob McGrath is 79. Artist Christo is 76. Magician Siegfried (Siegfried & Roy) is 72. Singer Bobby Freeman is 71. Actor Malcolm McDowell is 68. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is 67. Singer Dennis Locorriere is 62. Actor Richard Thomas is 60. Actor Jonathan Hogan is 60. Actor Stellan Skarsgard is 60. Comedian Tim Allen is 58. Actress Ally Sheedy is 49. TV anchor Hannah Storm is 49. Rock musician Paul deLisle (Smash Mouth) is 48. Actress Lisa Vidal is 46. Singer David Gray is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Deniece Pearson (Five Star) is 43. Rock musician Soren Rasted (Aqua) is 42. Actor Jamie Walters is 42. Singer-musician Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) is 41. Country singer Susan Haynes is 39. Actor Steve-O ("Jackass") is 37. Country singer Jason Michael Carroll is 33. Actor Ethan Embry is 33. Actor Chris Evans is 30. Actress Sarah Schaub is 28. Singer Raz B is 26. Actress Kat Dennings is 25. Actress Mary-Kate Olsen is 25. Actress Ashley Olsen is 25.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

VIRGINIA TAKES GAME 1 AGAINST UC IRVINE

The Virginia baseball team picked up 6-0 win over UC Irvine in game 1 of there best of 3 series yesterday to take a 1-0 series lead heading into this afternoons game.  Even though Danny Hultzen didn't have his best stuff he was good enough to keep the Anteaters bats offense off balance before the rain delay before getting into some trouble in the 6th before having Cody Winiarski come in a get a pitchers best friend a double play to get out of trouble.  Winiarski come in and pitched the final 3.2 innings allowing just 1 hit, the big blow offensively for the Cavaliers was a Jared King 3 run HR.  In other NCAA baseball action yesterday both North Carolina and Vanderbilt punched there ticket to this years College World Series.  The other winners yesterday were Texas A&M, California, South Carolina, Mississippi State, and Texas.  Kurt Busch captured his 2nd pole in as many weeks at Pocono edging Paul Menard for the top spot, I think today's race is going to be another fuel mileage run and I think Dale Jr. will be in the mix again. We got a pretty good gully washer here in Colonial Heights along with a pretty good lightning storm as well, the two rain-gauges that I saw online both registered over 1.25 inches. MICKEY

“Well that was a really really good team playing really really well and it wasn╩╝t much of a contest. They were as advertised and I think our best chance was if lightning were to blow up the stadium.” UC Irvine Coach Mike Gillespie

Today's Birthdays: Banker/philanthropist David Rockefeller is 96. Former President George H.W. Bush is 87. Singer Vic Damone is 83. Songwriter Richard Sherman is 83. Actor-singer Jim Nabors is 81. Jazz musician Chick Corea is 70. Sportscaster Marv Albert is 70. Singer Roy Harper is 70. Rock singer Reg Presley (The Troggs) is 70. Pop singer Len Barry is 69. Rock singer-musician John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson) is 62. Rock musician Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) is 60. Country singer-musician Junior Brown is 59. Singer-songwriter Rocky Burnette is 58. Actor Timothy Busfield is 54. Singer Meredith Brooks is 53. Actress Jenilee Harrison is 53. Rock musician John Linnell (They Might Be Giants) is 52. Rapper Grandmaster Dee (Whodini) is 49. Actress Paula Marshall is 47. Actress Frances O'Connor is 44. Actor Jason Mewes is 37. Blues musician Kenny Wayne Shepherd is 34. Actor Wil Horneff is 32. Singer Robyn is 32. Country singer Chris Young is 26. Actor Ryan Malgarini is 19.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

VIRGINIA VS UC IRVINE TODAY AT 1PM, VANCOUVER WINS GAME 5

The Virginia Cavaliers quest to get back to the College Baseball World Series resumes today in Charlottesville at 1pm today when the Cavs face the Anteaters of UC Irvine.  The Cavs will be throwing there ace today #2 overall in MLB Draft Danny Hultzen against the Anteaters and today's can be seen on ESPNU or ESPN3.COM.  In the Stanley Cup Finals last night the Vancouver Canucks bounced back from 2 blowouts in Boston to beat the Bruins last night 1-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the battle for Lord Stanley's Cup, game 6 is set for Boston on Monday night.  They will qualify at Pocono this morning for tomorrows race, in yesterdays final practice Denny Hamlin was the fastest followed by Brian Vickers.  In the last few weeks viewership on the blog has been declining and participation has been about zero which may force me to end daily posting and just to it when I feel like it.  MICKEY

“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.” Bob Feller

Today's Birthdays: Opera singer Rise (REE'-suh) Stevens is 98. Actor Gene Wilder is 78. Actor Chad Everett is 74. Comedian Johnny Brown is 74. International Motorsports Hall of Famer Jackie Stewart is 72. Singer Joey Dee is 71. Actress Adrienne Barbeau is 66. Rock musician Frank Beard (ZZ Top) is 62. Animal rights activist Ingrid Newkirk is 62. Rock singer Donnie Van Zant is 59. Actor Peter Bergman is 58. Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana is 55. Actor Hugh Laurie is 52. Singer Gioia (JOY'-ah) Bruno (Expose) is 48. Rock musician Dan Lavery (Tonic) is 45. Country singer-songwriter Bruce Robison is 45. Actor Peter Dinklage is 42. Country musician Smilin' Jay McDowell is 42. Rock musician Tai Anderson (Third Day) is 35. Actor Joshua Jackson is 33. Christian rock musician Ryan Shrout is 31. Actor Shia LaBeouf (SHY'-uh luh-BUF') is 25.

Friday, June 10, 2011

SUPER REGIONALS START TODAY, GAME 5 TONIGHT

Although the Virginia baseball team does not play until tomorrow half of the 8 Super Regional match ups began today.  The Cavs will play game 1 tomorrow at 1pm against Cal Irvine on ESPNU.  The will play game 5 tonight in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals in Vancouver with the series tied at 2-2, I think the winner of tonight's game will win the Stanley Cup.  The Nascar Sprint Cup Series is at Pocono this weekend and yes this race could come down to fuel mileage just like the last 2 races, also this is a place where Jr. has run well in the past and could end his winless streak.  Well I went to the dentist yesterday and surprisingly he didn't find anymore problems with my teeth that I didn't already know about, he did see again what he would like me to get my wisdom teeth taken out but he has been telling me that for a few years.  I may have to reevaluate that with my oral surgeon and see what he thinks about it.  TGIF, MICKEY

HANDS SORE FROM TYPING
Make fists with both hands, and then relax. This maneuver improves blood flow to hand muscles and can relieve pain caused by typing.

Today's Birthdays: Britain's Prince Philip is 90. Columnist Nat Hentoff is 86. Author Maurice Sendak is 83. Attorney F. Lee Bailey is 78. Actress Alexandra Stewart is 72. Singer Shirley Alston Reeves (The Shirelles) is 70. Actor Jurgen Prochnow is 70. Media commentator Jeff Greenfield is 68. Country singer-songwriter Thom Schuyler is 59. Former Sen. John Edwards is 58. Actor Andrew Stevens is 56. Singer Barrington Henderson is 55. Former New York Governor-turned-media commentator Eliot Spitzer is 52. Rock musician Kim Deal is 50. Singer Maxi Priest is 50. Actress Gina Gershon is 49. Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn is 48. Rock musician Jimmy Chamberlin is 47. Actress Kate Flannery is 47. Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley is 46. Rock musician Joey Santiago is 46. Actor Doug McKeon is 45. Rock musician Emma Anderson is 44. Country musician Brian Hofeldt (The Derailers) is 44. Rapper The D.O.C. is 43. Rock singer Mike Doughty is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer JoJo is 40. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Faith Evans is 38. Actor Hugh Dancy is 36. Rhythm-and-blues singer Lemisha Grinstead (702) is 33. Actor DJ Qualls is 33. Actor Shane West is 33. Country singer Lee Brice is 32. Singer Hoku is 30. Actress Leelee Sobieski is 29. Olympic gold medal figure skater Tara Lipinski is 29. Presidential daughter Sasha Obama is 10.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

BOSTON EVENS UP THE SERIES AT 2 GAMES A PIECE, DENTIST TODAY

The Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 last night to even up the Stanley Cup Finals at 2 games a piece.  I watched the first 2 periods of the game and I have to say the Bruins got a couple of soft goals but if you don't score in Vancouver's case you cant win.  Well I have to go to everybody's favorite place today the dentist just for a checkup but I still don't like going there for anything.  My sinuses/ allergies continue to bother me, I wish they would just go away.  Its going to be hot again today so try to stay cool.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Actress Mona Freeman is 85. Media analyst Marvin Kalb is 81. Sports commentator Dick Vitale is 72. Author Letty Cottin Pogrebin is 72. Rock musician Jon Lord is 70. Mystery author Patricia Cornwell is 55. Actor Michael J. Fox is 50. Writer-producer Aaron Sorkin is 50. Actor Johnny Depp is 48. Actress Gloria Reuben is 47. Rock musician Dean Felber (Hootie & the Blowfish) is 44. Rock musician Dean Dinning is 44. Musician Ed Simons is 41. Country musician Shade Deggs (Cole Deggs and the Lonesome) is 37. Bluegrass singer-musician Jamie Dailey (Dailey & Vincent) is 36. Actress Michaela Conlin (TV: "Bones") is 33. Actress Natalie Portman ("Black Swan") is 30. Actress Mae Whitman is 23.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

GAME 4 TONIGHT IN BOSTON

The Boston Bruins will be looking to even up the battle for the Stanley Cup tonight in Boston at 2 games a piece tonight when the host the Vancouver Canucks.  The Canucks will be looking to bounce back from Monday nights 8-1 thumping at the hands of the Bruins.  The Virginia vs Cal Irvine NCAA Super Regional Baseball Series will begin on Saturday at 1pm and the game can be seen on ESPNU.  Its going to continue to be rather warm the next three days but the chance of rain does return for the weekend which isn't good for the baseball regional's.  Where in the world has everybody been at here on Mickey's Place the blog sure has been very quiet lately.  MICKEY

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's. Billy Wilder

Today's Birthdays: Former First Lady Barbara Bush is 86. Actor-comedian Jerry Stiller is 84. Comedian Joan Rivers is 78. Actress Millicent Martin is 77. Actor James Darren is 75. Actor Bernie Casey is 72. Singer Nancy Sinatra is 71. Singer Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) is 69. Musician Boz Scaggs is 67. Actor Don Grady is 67. Rock musician Mick Box (Uriah Heep) is 64. Author Sara Paretsky is 64. Actress Sonia Braga is 61. Actress Kathy Baker is 61. Country musician Tony Rice is 60. Actor Griffin Dunne is 56. "Dilbert" creator Scott Adams is 54. Actor-director Keenen Ivory Wayans is 53. Singer Mick Hucknall (Simply Red) is 51. Musician Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Doris Pearson (Five Star) is 45. Actress Julianna Margulies is 44. Actor Dan Futterman is 44. Actor David Sutcliffe is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nicci Gilbert is 41. Actress Kelli Williams is 41. Actor Mark Feuerstein is 40. Contemporary Christian musician Mike Scheuchzer (MercyMe) is 36. Rapper Kanye (KAHN'-yay) West is 34. Blues-rock musician Derek Trucks (The Derek Trucks Band) is 32. Folk-bluegrass singer-musician Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) is 30. Actress Torrey DeVitto (TV: "Pretty Little Liars") is 27.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

BRUINS TAKE GAME 3, ATHLETIC BANQUET TONIGHT

The Boston Bruins left no doubt that they still want Lord Stanley's Cup beating the Vancouver Canucks in Boston last night 8-1.  The Bruins got some very big saves early in the game which seemed to spark the offense in the win., game 4 is set for tomorrow night in Boston.  The spring sports banquet will be held tonight at the high school honoring all those who participated in spring sports, I hear they may be having pizza this year.  Nascar has fined Richard Childress $150,000 and placed him on probation for the rest of the year for his altercation with Kyle Busch on Saturday at Kansas.  I guess since nobody else would retaliate against Kyle he thought he would take care of business himself, maybe he got his point across but I doubt it.  MICKEY

~ The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it ~Mack R. Douglas

Today's Birthdays: Movie director James Ivory is 83. Actress Virginia McKenna is 80. Singer Tom Jones is 71. Poet Nikki Giovanni is 68. Actor Ken Osmond ("Leave It to Beaver") is 68. Former talk show host Jenny Jones is 65. Actress Anne Twomey is 60. Actor Liam Neeson is 59. Actress Colleen Camp is 58. Singer-songwriter Johnny Clegg is 58. Author Louise Erdrich (UR'-drihk) is 57. Actor William Forsythe is 56. Record producer L.A. Reid is 55. Latin pop singer Juan Luis Guerra is 54. Singer-songwriter Prince is 53. Rock singer-musician Gordon Gano (The Violent Femmes) is 48. Rapper Ecstasy (Whodini) is 47. Rock musician Eric Kretz (Stone Temple Pilots) is 45. Rock musician Dave Navarro is 44. Actress Helen Baxendale is 41. Actor Karl Urban is 39. Rock musician Eric Johnson (The Shins) is 35. Actor-comedian Bill Hader is 33. Actress Anna Torv (TV: "Fringe") is 32. Actress Larisa Oleynik (oh-LAY'-nihk) is 30. Tennis player Anna Kournikova is 30. Actor Michael Cera is 23. Actress Shelley Buckner is 22.

Monday, June 06, 2011

VIRGINIA WINS REGIONAL, KESELOWSKI WINS AT KANSAS

The Virginia baseball team beat the East Carolina Pirates yesterday 13-1 to advance to the Super Rgional next weekend where they will face the Anteaters of Cal-Irvine who beat UCLA last night.  The Cavs jumped out to a 9-0 lead last night before East Carolina was able to push a run across the plate and with another good pitching performance pulled away from the Pirates.  The Cavs racked up 17 hits in the win.  Brad Keslelowski won yesterdays Nascar race at Kansas edging Dale Earnhardt Jr. in fuel mileage run to the finish, I have to say Jr. is getting close to winning but so far just hasn't been able to get over the hump.  They will play game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Boston tonight and its a must win game for the Boston Bruins if they don't want to go down 3-0, if the Bruins lose tonight they are pretty much done.  Well is looks like it is going to be another hot week so stay cool.  MICKEY

~ Who has never tasted what is bitter does not know what is sweet. ~German Proverb

Today's Birthdays: Actress Billie Whitelaw is 79. Civil rights activist Roy Innis is 77. Singer-songwriter Gary "U.S." Bonds is 72. Country singer Joe Stampley is 68. Actor Robert Englund is 64. Folk singer Holly Near is 62. Singer Dwight Twilley is 60. Playwright-actor Harvey Fierstein (FY'-ur-steen) is 59. Comedian Sandra Bernhard is 56. International Tennis Hall of Famer Bjorn Borg is 55. Actress Amanda Pays is 52. Comedian Colin Quinn is 52. Record producer Jimmy Jam is 52. Rock musician Steve Vai is 51. Rock singer-musician Tom Araya (Slayer) is 50. Actor Jason Isaacs is 48. Rock musician Sean Yseult (White Zombie) is 45. Actor Max Casella is 44. Actor Paul Giamatti is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Damion Hall (Guy) is 43. Rock musician Bardi Martin is 42. Rock musician James "Munky" Shaffer (Korn) is 41. TV correspondent Natalie Morales is 39. Country singer Lisa Brokop is 38. Rapper-rocker Uncle Kracker is 37. Actress Sonya Walger is 37. Actress Staci Keanan is 36. Actress Amber Borycki is 28.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

VIRGINIA BEATS ST. JOHNS 10-2, CANUCKS WIN, RICHARD CHILDRESS & KYLE BUSCH SQUARE OFF

The Virginia baseball team is one win away from moving on to next weekends NCAA Baseball Super Regionals after beating St. Johns 10-2 last night.  The Cavs jumped on St. Johns early and never looked back.  The Cavs will face the winner of this afternoons East Carolina vs St. Johns game which will be played at 1pm, the Pirates eliminated Navy yesterday with a 6-1 win.  The Vancouver Canucks beat the Boston Bruins in OT last night 3-2 and with the win now lead the battle for Lord Stanley's Cup 2-0, the Canucks are looking pretty good right now but don't count the Bruins out just yet.  Kurt Busch captured the pole for today Sprint Cup race at the Kansas Speedway edging Juan Pablo Montoya for the top spot but thats not what everybody is talking about at the Kansas Speedway.  What everybody is talking about is a fist fight between Kyle Busch and Richard Childress which took place after yesterdays truck race in the garage area of the Kansas Speedway and after Busch roughed up one the RCR'S drivers on the track after the checked flag.  From all the reports that are coming out from Kansas is that Childress definitely got the best of Kyle Busch after he go him in a headlock and struck him several times in the face.  Also for all the reports that I have seen is that Richard Childress initiated the altercation and I am sure there will be some fines and suspensions handed down from this incident.  Well you can smell the smoke from the forest fire on the Dare County mainland again this morning here in Kill Devil Hills, the fire spread yesterday afternoon when the winds picked back up.  The new scanner is now running pretty good at least for the time being, there were some reception problems at times yesterday which I hope I have corrected.  I think I will be be heading back home about 11am.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Actor-singer Bill Hayes is 86. Broadcast journalist Bill Moyers is 77. Author Margaret Drabble is 72. Country singer Don Reid (The Statler Brothers) is 66. Rock musician Fred Stone (AKA Fred Stewart) (Sly and the Family Stone) is 65. Rock singer Laurie Anderson is 64. Country singer Gail Davies is 63. Author Ken Follett is 62. Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is 60. Rock musician Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) is 59. Jazz musician Kenny G is 55. Rock singer Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs) is 55. Actor Jeff Garlin is 49. Actress Karen Sillas is 48. Actor Ron Livingston is 44. Singer Brian McKnight is 42. Rock musician Claus Norreen (Aqua) is 41. Actor Mark Wahlberg is 40. Actor Chad Allen is 37. Rock musician P-Nut (311) is 37. Actress Navi Rawat (RO'-waht) is 34. Actress Liza Weil is 34. Rock musician Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) is 32. Rock musician Seb Lefebvre (Simple Plan) is 30. Actress Amanda Crew is 25.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

VIRGINIA WINS, I AM AT THE BEACH

The Virginia Cavaliers baseball team opened up there run for the National Championship yesterday with a 6-0 win over Navy yesterday and will face St. Johns tonight who beat East Carolina yesterday 2-0.  The Cavs will face St. Johns tonight at 6pm and you can watch the game on NCAA.COM.  They will play game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight in Vancouver with the Canucks leading the series 1-0.  I am at the beach trying to get the new scanner up and running to pick up the new radio system they have on the OBX, I have tried programming with not much luck so I am going to take it down to Radio Shack to see if they can clone it for me to the local system.  This scanner is a whole lot more complicated than the other digital scanner.  Well I am going to head down to Wal-Mart then up to Radio Shack.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Actor Bruce Dern is 75. Musician Roger Ball is 67. Actress-singer Michelle Phillips is 67. Jazz musician Anthony Braxton is 66. Rock musician Danny Brown (The Fixx) is 60. Actor Parker Stevenson is 59. Actor Keith David is 55. Actress Julie Gholson is 53. Actor Eddie Velez is 53. Singer-musician El DeBarge is 50. Actress Julie White is 50. Actress Lindsay Frost is 49. Tennis player Andrea Jaeger is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Al B. Sure! is 43. Actor Scott Wolf is 43. Comedian Horatio Sanz is 42. Actor Noah Wyle is 40. Rock musician Stefan Lessard (The Dave Matthews Band) is 37. Actor-comedian Russell Brand is 36. Actress Angelina Jolie is 36. Actor Theo Rossi is 36. Alt-country singer Kasey Chambers is 35. Rock musician JoJo Garza (Los Lonely Boys) is 31. Model Bar Refaeli (ruh-FEHL'-lee) is 26. Rock musician Zac Farro is 21.

Friday, June 03, 2011

NCAA BASEBALL TOURNAMENT, TO THE BEACH TONIGHT

The NCAA Baseball Tournament gets underway today with the entire field of 64 playing.  The Virginia Cavaliers will face Navy today at 1pm and other 2 teams in there regional East Carolina and St. Johns will play at 6pm.  The Cavs enter the tournament as the #1 seed which looks good on paper but now they have to back it up on the field.  The Nascar Sprint Cup Series will be at the Kansas Speedway this weekend.  I am going to head down to the beach tonight for the weekend to see if I can get the new scanner up and running correctly, I made some more progress with it last night and I am hoping i got everything programmed correctly now and it picks up good down there.  At work I went up to Fredricksburg again yesterday to deliver to couple of Chinese Restaurants, after going up there about 5 or 6 times the last few weeks I think I am finally getting use to the area.  Well today looks like it is going to be a very nice day with highs only in the low 80's.  MICKEY

~ Flexibility -- In all aspects of life, the person with the most varied responses "wins." ~Kelly Perdew

Today's Birthdays: TV producer Chuck Barris is 82. Actress Irma P. Hall is 76. Author Larry McMurtry is 75. Rock singer Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople) is 72. Singer Eddie Holman is 65. Actor Tristan Rogers is 65. Musician Too Slim (Riders in the Sky) is 63. Rock musician Richard Moore is 62. Singer Suzi Quatro is 61. Singer Deneice Williams is 60. Singer Dan Hill is 57. Actress Suzie Plakson is 53. Actor Scott Valentine is 53. Rock musician Kerry King (Slayer) is 47. Rock singer-musician Mike Gordon is 46. CNN host Anderson Cooper is 44. Country singer Jamie O'Neal is 43. Singers Ariel and Gabriel Hernandez (No Mercy) are 40. Actress Nikki M. James is 30. Tennis player Rafael Nadal is 25. Actress-singer Lalaine is 24.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

VANCOUVER TAKES GAME 1, I HAVE A SORE LEFT KNEE

The Vancouver Canucks got a late 3rd period goal in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals to beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 and take a 1-0 series lead.  It sounded like it was a great game 1 but I didn't see it because I was trying to program my new scanner for the beach which is going a little bit slower than I like.  This scanner is more complicated than the one I have here at the house so its taking a bit longer to figure everything out.  I wish I was making better progress because I am starting to get a little frustrated with it.  I never that I could injure myself while setting at my desk but yesterday at work I was getting up to go check on something and banged by left knee of a post beside my desk and is quite sore this morning, the is the 2nd time I have hit this post but the 1st time was just glancing blow but this time was direct hit to my left knee.  The temp still may make it to 90 today but the humidity will be lower which will make it feel a bit cooler.  MICKEY

Today's Birthdays: Actor Milo O'Shea is 86. Actress-singer Sally Kellerman is 74. Actor Ron Ely is 73. Actor Stacy Keach is 70. Rock musician Charlie Watts is 70. Singer William Guest (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 70. Actor Charles Haid is 68. Composer Marvin Hamlisch is 67. Movie director Lasse (LAH'-suh) Hallstrom is 65. Actor Jerry Mathers is 63. Actress Joanna Gleason is 61. Actor Dennis Haysbert is 57. Comedian Dana Carvey is 56. Actor Gary Grimes is 56. Pop musician Michael Steele is 56. Rock singer Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) is 51. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 43. Rapper B-Real (Cypress Hill) is 41. Actress Paula Cale is 41. Actor Anthony Montgomery is 40. Actor-comedian Wayne Brady is 39. Actor Wentworth Miller is 39. Rock musician Tim Rice-Oxley (Keane) is 35. Actor Zachary Quinto is 34. Actor Dominic Cooper is 33. Actress Nikki Cox is 33. Actor Justin Long is 33. Actor Deon Richmond is 33. Actress Morena Baccarin is 32. Rhythm-and-blues singer Irish Grinstead (702) is 31. Rock musician Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes) is 31. Country singer Dan Cahoon (Marshall Dyllon) is 28. Actress Brittany Curran is 21.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

JUNE IS HERE

Its hard to believe that today is the 1st day of June, the 1st 5 months of 2011 have really flown by.  It is going to be pretty warm again today here in Heights before cooling off a bit the next several days and there will be a noticeable drop in humidity as well which will make it feel pleasant for a few days.  Well we got a new police scanner for the beach last night and I am still trying figure the thing out, the new scanner is a bit more complicated than the old one but I think I am getting the hang of it.  I tried to program by the instructions that came with it with not to much luck before finding a manual somebody had posted online which was much more helpful than the one that came with the product.  I just don't know why companies cant make things simpler for the consumer.  I hope everybody stays cool today.  MICKEY

~ The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources. ~Vauvenargues, Marquis de

Today's Birthdays: Actor Richard Erdman is 86. Actor Andy Griffith is 85. Singer Pat Boone is 77. Actor-writer-director Peter Masterson is 77. Actor Morgan Freeman is 74. Actor Rene Auberjonois is 71. Opera singer Frederica von Stade is 66. Actor Brian Cox is 65. Rock musician Ronnie Wood is 64. Actor Jonathan Pryce is 64. Actor Powers Boothe is 63. Actress Gemma Craven is 61. Blues-rock musician Tom Principato is 59. Country singer Ronnie Dunn is 58. Actress Lisa Hartman Black is 55. Singer-musician Alan Wilder is 52. Rock musician Simon Gallup (The Cure) is 51. Country musician Richard Comeaux (River Road) is 50. Actor-comedian Mark Curry is 50. Actor-singer Jason Donovan is 43. Actress Teri Polo is 42. Basketball player-turned-coach Tony Bennett is 42. Actor Rick Gomez is 39. Model-actress Heidi Klum is 38. Singer Alanis Morissette is 37. TV personality Damien Fahey is 31. Pop singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is 30. Tennis player Justine Henin is 29. Actor Taylor Handley is 27.