This past weekend my lovely wife was out of town. Naturally, I did what most men left home alone for a weekend would do. I ate many more peanut butter sandwiches than I should have, watched about 15 episodes of 30 Rock, and bought beer I knew she would never let me buy otherwise. And it all was great.
I also deep cleaned the house and had dinner ready for her when she got back home. If you are a man and want to get in good with the lady in your life, do those two things. You will instantly become the man she fell in love with again, instead of just being the guy she shares a house with.
But this isn’t about me touting what a good husband I am. Read more
Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that I announce a return of the Netflix Streaming Suggestions series. The quasi popular demand was just overwhelming and I felt like I still just had so much to give. I’m just going to do three this week because I feel like they are three solid options. Read more
Well ladies and fellars, IT’S FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE! Please allow me to introduce myself as I understand that I am by far the oldest guest writer The Wise Guise has had. My name is Jerry Bobby and I am a proud native of Pidgeon Forge, TN. I was born on December 25, 1944, on a cold snowy night right outside of the barn on number seven at the old Gatlinburg Goonie Golf Course. My parents, Wilburn and Sissy, raised me as one of six children in God’s Country. I am blessed to have a beautiful wife named Betsy and I LOVE the Big Orange. When I’m not watching my Vols play, you can usually catch me up at Hardee’s eatin’ some of Ms. Brenda’s warm biscuits. Me and the boys are always there if you’re ever passing through! Read more
I plan on being in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium this Saturday 45 minutes before the kick-off of the Ole Miss game against Central Arkansas. Those moments before the first game are some of the most fun moments, not just football moments, but any moments, of the year for me. At this point there is still that chance, albeit miniscule, that something miraculous could happen and our season could be a success. There is still hope before the season opener begins. Read more
Once the first night of the 2012 Republican National Convention was canceled, the large majority of the speakers I looked forward to landed on Tuesday night, Night #1. As I recapped the speeches of Mia Love, Ted Cruz, Artur Davis, Ann Romney, and Chris Christie in my RNC Night 1 Recap, I realized there were only a handful of speeches left that I was looking forward to. Night 1 was all about the GOP’s rising stars, young political leaders around our country who are the Republican Party of tomorrow. Statesmen and stateswomen of all colors and creeds. Night 1 was about the future of our party.
Night 2 brought us a lot of reflection from past standard-bearers and leaders in our party. But the night belonged to the two people that created the most buzz as potential Vice-Presidential picks.
If you missed Part 1 of our 2012 College Football Preview Roundtable, check it out before reading our conclusion, which includes quite the UT vs. Vandy fans battle AND our first week’s college pick ‘em. Read more
Have you seen tons of Facebook posts, Tweets, and news headlines about RNC 2012? Wondering who all these people are that are speaking? Wonder where they’ve been, what office they hold/are running for, and what their potential is on the national stage? Confused as to why people like me treat the Republican National Convention as one of THE GREAT every-four-year events right up there with the Olympics and the World Cup?
Odds are, unlike me, you didn’t block off your Tuesday night to watch PBS’s full, four-hour coverage of the first night of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Odds are, you don’t read political news all day, every day to learn who the rising stars on the political scene are. So that’s why I’m bringing you everything you need to know about last night’s speeches and speakers at the first night of the Republican National Convention. Sit back, relax, get your American flag out, and dwell on freedom and opportunity. Here are the highlights… brought to you by the son of a public school teacher and FedEx employee! (If you watch many convention speeches, you’ll find everyone has to say who their parents are and what they did. If you want more details about mine, ask me about them sometime. They’re pretty great!)
Given the success of our first couple round table discussions here at The Wise Guise (The Emmys Nominations discussion & the debate about The Olympics), we thought it’d be fun to get the regular contributors together, along with some of our newest contributors to the blog, to preview the college football season. At various stages in the e-mail thread, other friends of The Wise Guise were added. Chaos, hilarity, and occasional insight ensued. Enjoy!
The Ramblings of a Bleeding Heart Conservative
Welcome to a new semi-regular blog post series of mine. I’m not sure where it will go or what all it will discuss, but I do feel as if I should write about what I’m thinking, debating, discussing, wrestling with, and praying about the most. If I’m blogging about presidential elections, baseball, football, and Survivor, then I should probably also blog about what I profess to be the most important things in my life.
One of the greatest Americans, in my opinion, passed away today. As Neil Armstrong himself reiterated on multiple occasions, it is not that he was an extraordinary man himself. Always humble, he realized his place in history was one he was blessed to have.
Nevertheless, what he represents and stands for in our hearts and minds is so much of what is great about the United States of America.