Friday, June 5, 2009

Coming Attractions: Saturday June 6, 2009 (D-day)

Phish at Jones Beach
The Soup in Westbury
The Adventures of Lowes Graveyard Shift
The origin of the term "Saved by the Bell" and "Graveyard Shift"
The Rangers early exit from the playoffs

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My 15 minutes will come in 8 years...

I won the McLovin 'Choose the Next Cover' contest on youtube.

These kids will be famous.

I'm a dweeb.

Monday, December 22, 2008

From Hubcaps to Selling Raps

I wasn't the best salesmen, but I was far from the worst. In many respects, I was very successful. For a time, I was the number 1 Amalgam Separator salesmen on Long Island in late 2007.

My problem was: I wasn't willing to screw people over for my own gain. I gave too much when I should have been taking. I cared to much about other people instead of myself. A salesmen has to be ready to seek and destroy on command. Go for the jugular. I didn't have that killer instinct.

In 8 months, I got published in the Times of Smithtown, got a PT job at News 12 and Newsday part II, and today, December 22, I was published on my own page in Newsday (page B21). If you read it, it was a story about a 5th and 6th grade dance to raise money for the poor. It's not online yet, but I'll post it when the time comes.

I can't help but be proud of this and tell you guys how much it means to me. I hope 8 months from now, the life and times of Bob Doda will be even more exciting.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The McLovin's

I post (or sometimes lurk) the PT (Phantasy Tour) message boards pretty much every day just to see what the buzz is in music and pop culture. There are always interesting conversations and funny characters. Vets and newbs. Recently, a video was posted featuring a band called "The McLovin's." These are some 14-16 year old kids that are absolutely SICK. Rate and Comment. Phish - YEM Best cover ever. Cissy Strut- The Meters Funk. Under The Bridge- RHCP They need a legit front man but they sound great.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Most Important Questions You Will Ever Answer

I usually don't do these 'answer the question so everybody knows about you' jobbers but I'm trying to get into the holiday spirit early this year. Here are all of my Christmas dreams.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Like Vanilla Ice, I'm one of the worst wrappers of all-time. I'm a bag man.

2. Real tree or Artificial? The Doda household has a FAKE tree. Not a fan. Maybe I'll get my family fake presents this year.

3. When do you put up the tree? The end of November.

4.When do you take the tree down? March 12

5. Do you like eggnog? "....It's good....It's good...." -Clark Griswold

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Hockey equipment, Computer, Genesis, Rangers vs. Whalers in Hartford, first Row on the glass, 12/28/93. Rangers lost.

7. Hardest person to buy for? My grandmother would be happy if I got her pocket lint but she is still the hardest to shop for. What do grandmother's like? I've been buying candles and perfume for years.

8. Easiest person to buy for? Ron Joseph Doda Jr. We buy our gifts in front of each other days before Christmas. We just pick out what we want. It's ridiculous.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes. Funny Story. It's seriously a 30 year old Nativity Scene. Somewhere along the line, my pops lost Joseph. For as long as I have been alive, we have had a wise man fill Joseph's shoes. I always thought there was something wrong with having an impostor next to Mary and Jesus.

10. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards? Cards are overrated.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Costo Clothes

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? December 15th

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not a chance.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Is there anything better than Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies...

16. Lights on the tree? Colorful lights.

17. Favorite Christmas song? James Taylor 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Everyone knows the Doda household is the Christmas base.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Dancer, Prancer, Donner, Blitzen, Rudolph, Sneezy, Doc, Cupid.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel.

21. Presents on Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning before breakfast.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? It's freaking cold.

23. Favorite Ornament theme or color? Don't understand the question. But my favorite ornaments are the Peanuts gang ones...

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Christmas dinner is really like a Thanksgiving re-mix. I stick with turkey, gravy, apple sauce, and my Grandmother's unreal stuffing. She has skills.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? I don't really need much. Maybe some really expensive threads.

26. Who is most likely to respond to this? Cavy

27. Who is least likely to respond to this? The rest of Planet Earth's population.