Brum's Blog
Tuesday, April 19, 2005

This is a picture from our seats at the recent Dodgers/Giants game. Oh and the Dodgers won 4-1!!! Giants suck....yea I said it....YEEAAHHHH Posted by Hello
Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Is it over for Barry?
I don't know how many of you heard about Barry Bonds but he may be ending his career. I watched an interview with him last night on ESPN and it was pathetic. I've never heard so much whining. They needed to place someone with a violin behind Bonds as he spoke. He has had two knee surgeries and could be out for part or all of this next season. But he wasn't whining about that, he was whining about how the media has ruined his life, family and how he is tired of it all. Well quit then. If you are a superstar, expect to get hounded by the media. It's part of life. Bonds sounded like his world was collasping around him and he just has the worst life ever. He's got millions...that's gotta be tough. All I know is, if Barry decides to quit, I won't miss him at all. He was a good player, but still does not rank up with the greats. So good riddance Barry...have a nice life.
Sunday, March 20, 2005

Doing good things in Iraq
I received the following in an email...why didn't we hear about this from our media?? I'll let you speculate why....


Did you know that 47 countries have re-established their embassies in Iraq?

Did you know that the Iraqi government employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?

Did you know that 3100 schools have been renovated, 364 schools are underrehabilitation, 263 schools are now under construction and 38 new schools havebeen built in Iraq?

Did you know that Iraq's higher educational structure consists of 20Universities, 46 Institutes or colleges and 4 research centers?

Did you know that 25 Iraq students departed for the United States in January2004 for the re-established Fulbright program?

Did you know that the Iraqi Navy is operational? They have 5- 100-foot patrolcraft, 34 smaller vessels and a navel infantry regiment.

Did you know that Iraq's Air Force consists of three operation squadrons, 9 reconnaissance and 3 US C-130 transport aircraft which operate day and night,and will soon add 16 UH-1 helicopters and 4 bell jet rangers?

Did you know that Iraq has a counter-terrorist unit and a Commando Battalion?

Did you know that the Iraqi Police Service has over 55,000 fully trained andequipped police officers?

Did you know that there are 5 Police Academies in Iraq that produce over 3500new officers each 8 weeks?

Did you know there are more than 1100 building projects going on in Iraq? They include 364 schools, 67 public clinics, 15 hospitals, 83 railroad stations, 22oil facilities, 93 water facilities and 69 electrical facilities.

Did you know that 96% of Iraqi children under the age of 5 have received the first 2 series of polio vaccinations?

Did you know that 4.3 million Iraqi children were enrolled in primary schoolby mid October?

Did you know that there are 1,192,000 cell phone subscribers in Iraq and phone use has gone up 158%?

Did you know that Iraq has an independent media that consist of 75 radiostations, 180 newspapers and 10 television stations?

Did you know that the Baghdad Stock Exchange opened in June of 2004?

Did you know that 2 candidates in the Iraqi presidential election had a recent televised debate recently?

---- This is verifiable on the Department of Defense website.
Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Spring Break
It's that time of year again folks...almost Spring Break! I cannot wait. I am so sick of school. Why is it that we are so excited to leave home and go out on our own, yet now we want to go back? We long for home cooked food, playing all afternoon, pretty much no responsibilities. I wish I could be a kid again, they have it made...if only they knew that now. I think going home gives me a little glimpse of what used to be...and its fun to step out of the reality of school, work, life as a college student, and enjoy spending time with my family. For those of you who don't know, I will be commissioned as a 2LT in the United States Army right after I graduate from good ol' APU. So I cherish these last few times I will get to spend with my family. I have no idea yet where I will be this summer, but for starters I have to go to Virginia for Officers Basic Course which will be about a semester long. I don't know when I'm leaving but it could be soon after graduation...so I guess what I'm trying to say is savor this time you get to spend with your family, you can always go to Hawaii, Cabo, Mexico...but time with your family is priceless..so that is where I will be this spring break-home. Also I am visiting my beautiful girlfriends family and spending a few days with them. Should be fun! Hang in there everyone, only a week and a half until we are free for a few days!!!
Thursday, March 03, 2005

Presentation Week
This week I had two presentations in two different classes. They went well and our group received an A on the first one. The second one was today and I have no idea what grade we will get. Get this..our professor decided that only one group would receive an A on their presentation...the rest will receive a B or C..etc. The prof claims that this is an incentive and we will strive to do better on the presentation. Shouldn't we be doing that anyway?? I don't know about the rest of you but I strive to do my best and win at everything no matter what the situation..this can be a good and bad thing, as I have experienced. We also have to vote on the presentations and from this our professor is going to determine the A. Well that's gonna be biased because students will vote for their friends or if they don't like the group, vote against them. I don't mind voting but it shouldn't weigh so heavily on a grade. There were several groups who deserved an A and several that did not (it was painful at times to watch). So I want the masses opinion..is this an accurate way to grade? Only one A? Your thoughts....
Saturday, February 26, 2005

Dancing Machine
Check out this guy...pure comedy!

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Me and the roomates! Posted by Hello

Sick and Tired
Well I'm sick. I always think that I'm invincible when it comes to getting sick, but every once in a while God decides to remind me that I'm not. I hate being sick. I woke up this morning with a headache. You know its gonna be a long day when that happens. So I went to PT (that's physical training for you non-military minded individuals) then chapel, which was the best chapel ever! I tried going to work but then left after about 30 minutes cause I thought I was gonna pass out. I came home and took a four hour nap...those are the best. Now I'm feeling better and will hopefully stay this way for the rest of the day/night. I am going to a play this evening for my intro to literature class at the Hollywood Presbyterian Church. I'm looking forward to it and I get 5 points of extra credit....YEEAAAHHH. It's funny because that class is probably my favorite out of all of my classes. I am a Senior and this is basically a class that I should have taken as a Freshman, but I really don't like literature so I waited until my last semester to take it. And now its my best class. On the other side of the spectrum, I can't stand my Strategic Management class...it makes me not want to be a business major but its a little late to change..I am so glad that I am going into the Army as a 2LT when I graduate instead of corporate America. I want to make a difference and actively be involved in people's lives. I know there is probably some of that in the corporate world, but not to the same degree as the military. They are your family. You are part of a team that is really close. I can't wait....God is so good!!