Sep 17, 2013

Like, Love and Don't Like

This week, I like The Bible: The Epic Miniseries. Since we're saving mucho money by doing the "no cable/no dish" thing, Julie and I missed seeing "The Bible: The Epic Miniseries" when it originally aired on the History Channel earlier this year. The entire series is now available on DVD through Netflix and I've enjoyed watching it. Now, the series skims over Creation and packs a lot of information into each episode so by no means should it serve as your main study guide. But it is really cool to see these stories being told in a popular format. Sidenote: I thought it was very odd that this series is not associated with the History Channel in its Netflix description or on the actual DVDs.

BONUS: The casting in this series is unbelievably good:

This week, I love Julie’s deep dish pizza. I don't know how to meet your "medium rare" request when grilling your steak. I don't smoke my own BBQ. I feel that chili should be cooked at certain, cooler parts of the year. On the rare occasion that I can enjoy a beer, I don't care about its hops or if it's home brewed. I don't drink coffee so I'm clueless about your cappufrappu. In summary: I am not a foodie........except when it comes to pizza. I like trying all makes and shapes of pizza but I will shamefully admit that my sampling experiences have been limited to large chain restaurants and small mom-and-pop eateries. I recently expressed my desire to try a Chicago style deep dish pizza and my sweet wife went above and beyond in her efforts to surprise me. Unfortunately, I could not resist eating the pizza long enough to take a photo. Julie has made it a couple of times now and it gets better each time. She tells me that it isn't very difficult to make so maybe she’ll share a step-by-step recipe on the blog soon. SO GOOD!

This week, I don’t like listening to Auburn games on the radio. College football season is here and as I've already mentioned in this post, we have elected to be sans cable for the 2013 campaign. We're still able to watch lots of games every Saturday but we've had to rely on the radio play-by-play for two of Auburn’s three games up to this point (we were very fortunate to see the Arkansas State game in person with Julie's wonderful parents). I’m sure Rod Bramblett and Stan White are nice enough fellas but they aren't quite up to speed with Gus Malzahn's hurry up no huddle offense. I've been spoiled with HD television coverage of Auburn's football games - we all have. The radio experience is a big step backwards. Announcers, like the players, defensive coaches and referees, are going to have to step up their games in order to keep up with today's fast-paced offenses.

This video highlight from Auburn's most recent game against Mississippi State has been paired with the audio from the radio broadcast. It was edited heavily in Rod's favor.