Friday, December 24, 2004




it snowed earlier today... nothing too impressive, but it did nonetheless.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Why showing off is a bad idea...

I was over at a friends house today in Houston before the Aeros game I went to... we were outside watching her six year old brother who is just sooooo cute... She decided to show off how she can kick and get her foot above her head... Me, in one of my dumber moments, decided to try it even though I KNOW I'm a klutz and will probably end up falling on my butt... well... I did it and fell, managing to scrape my ankle on the curb on the way down... I'm ok, just hurting a little bit from the fall...

I'll sure think twice before doing that again.

Wish I'd had a video camera though.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Monday, December 13, 2004

Finals are done

I did pretty good for the semester, got my grades on Friday.

I've got a 3.75 GPA, making A's in 3 of 4 classes.

Now I just gotta figure out why they have a hold on me tomorrow. ARGH!!!

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Well... this is different...

Sponsor makes plea to Beltran
Houston company to run ads in San Juan Star

I gotta say... it's corny, but it can't hurt... I don't think...

Finals are coming



They start next week.


Can you feel the excitement?


You should.

Monday's the last class day.

Tuesday's dead day, which is suppossed to be for studying.

But really, who does study all of dead day?

Oh, you do???

Dang, you're a dedicated nerd, aren't you?

Thought so.

Unlike you, I decided to do important stuff that day.

Like taking Bear to get his shots...

And Christmas shopping.

And... stuff.

So maybe I will have some time to study.

Of course, my first final isn't until Thursday, so I guess I could study on Wednesday.

Studying isn't just for dedicated nerds, It comes in handy for people seeking to get a CCNA certification too.

As soon as I get one of those, I can make tons of money.

And not come back to school after the spring.


I dunno.

I'm a moron.

Monday, November 29, 2004

Just giving out some dap

Ianiero Named ECHL Player of the Week

The first player in our team's short history to win the award.

And aint the sweater sweet too? :)

Yea, I decided to go and edit the contents of this thing to put the pic in... so sue me.

And the case of pucks mentioned went to the Aeros youth hockey league in Houston since there isn't a league in Beaumont.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

I haven't done this in a while...

Yep, you guessed it... random thoughts!!!

Why the heck does the Cisco curiculum include something I'll probably neverr do... router programming???
Hockey season is finally here, thank goodness
Can Steven A. Smith really be any more annoying
What's wrong with you???
Am I crazy, or is it just everybody else?
What's wrong with me???
22 days may be a short time, but it's amazing what can happen in that time
That's all I got for now, see y'all later

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

A little remodeling

I'm going to be doing a little work on the design of this place slowly over the next few weeks. I've already started by removing the Bush Banners since we really don't need them anymore, as the election has occoured and Kerry is due to concede in about an hour.

Monday, October 25, 2004

Oh Anna...

DOOM!! DOOM ON YOU!! And on your Cardinals, who are down 2-0 in the World Series that nobody outside of Boston or St. Louis cares about...

Friday, October 22, 2004

Thursday, October 21, 2004

I hate it when I'm right!!!

I had a feeling the 'Stros-Cards series would go 7, I was hoping I was wrong, but dang, I wasn't. It's not like we haven't had our backs against the wall before this season (36-10 to finish the regular season and 12-3 over the Braves in game 5). They're just trying to make it interesting.

Now, think about it, Games three and seven would be Pedro and Clemens... Think about it, Game 7 on Halloween with the BoSox having to beat not just the curse, but Roger Clemens... I LOVE IT!!!


Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Astros win!!!

I have four words for you...

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Sunday's game

Garner made some bonehead moves... One was pulling Clemens after 5... supposedly he was out of gas, but I have a hard time believing that after his performance in the 5th... The other one was implementing a double switch to move the pitcher in the one spot... you only move the pitcher back one spot in the order and take out one of your hottest hitters in Biggio... I just don't get it... The game was hard to watch at the end, but we'll get 'em tomorrow!!!

The first round...

ok, so I was wrong about the MIN-NYY series... I think it's the Sox's year to beat the evil empire though... The Astros are looking good, up 5-2 in the 4th of game 4 as I type... Is it possible that I nail the number of games for both NLDS series? It's starting to look like it... :)

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Wild Card = World Series?

Well... that's what I'm predicting...

Los Angeles
St. Louis
St. Louis
NY Yankees

Monday, October 04, 2004


I was out of town this weekend attending the Astros series against the Rockies... all I have to say is WHAT A SERIES!!! It was a blast... :)

And, by the way, SSVM has a crush on Mandy and we all know it...

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

The FIRST caption contest...

Run in conjunction with The Official Message Board

I don't know what the prize is yet, but I'll think of something... leave your submissions under comments.

Monday, September 06, 2004

What? You want to email an entry to someone?


Just click the little icon by the comments thingy at the bottom of each entry...

A full entry may be posted tomorrow...

Friday, September 03, 2004

The weekend...

Tomorrow's going to be a long day. My dad's memorial service is tomorrow, and after that I get to drive to Houston and visit my mom's house...

I'm going to her house because I'm going to the Astros game Sunday and I don't wanna have to drive in that morning and meeting someone up there

See y'all Sunday night

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Thursday... or Friday?

I swear, the schedule at LIT is really messing me up. They only have classes Monday through Thursday so I keep thinking Thursday is Friday, Friday is Saturday, etc... It's really confusing...

Thursday, August 26, 2004

The first week of LIT is done...

I am glad to be back in school for the record

I'm NOT glad that the SIS was down all day yesterday, since i needed to make a change to my schedule. The schedule change worked out, though, since I no longer have a 5:30 to 9 class on thursday nights and have a more consistent schedule

All in all, I'm happy... now if I can just pass Cisco 1 & 2 :)

Saturday, August 21, 2004

40 questions with Kevin Gerty

As I posted on here yesterday, I'd be doing an interview with KG himself, Kevin Gerty. I decided not to do more since it's already pretty long. Here goes nothing:

Kevin Gerty: Who are you, and how did you find out about me?
Justin Yarbrough: I'm Justin and I found out about you through Mandy complaining about how annoying you were one day
KG: how intriguing...
JY: actually, it was your interview, i told her you couldn't handle interviewing me

KG: So tell me if you had three wishes what would they be and why?
JY: um... i gotta think about this
JY: 1. world peace, so all the miss america contestants stop saying that
JY: 2. waking up tomorrow with all the knowledge of a Computer Networking and Troubleshooting Technology major so I don't have to go to classes starting next week
JY: 3. i guess i could afford to lose a few pounds
KG: yo don't shout at me man
JY: what you gonna do, cry?
KG: No.. just might track you down
JY: creepy

KG: What do you say to a person who is being a jackass
JY: I usually will just not aknowledge their existence

KG: Your favorite food
JY: hm... so many choices... gotta be peperroni and mushroom pizza

KG: If you could escribe yourself in one word what would it be and why
JY: describe?
KG: yea
KG: you get it.. now just simply answer it
JY: weird, i've never been one to do normal things

KG: Name a feature that you like on yourself
JY: my enormous... oh, i probably shouldn't say that on my blog, not very good for the kiddos
KG: stop lying
JY: what, you saying you've seen me naked? you freak
KG: *rolls eyes* ew

KG: if you could live anywhere else then where you live now where would it be?
JY: Denver or Houston

KG: What's the most surprising thing someone would find out about you?
JY: that i'm really not anywhere near as crazy as i seem at first

KG: Got a girlfriend?
JY: maybe
JY: what's it to you?
KG: just askin dude..
KG: *rools eyes*
JY: oh, ok, thought you were gonna try to set me up with mandy or something
KG: do you want to be set up with mandy
JY: not really, considering i'm like five years older than her, that's just weird
KG: just remember you said that dude har har..

KG: Do you act like this all the time?
JY: more often than not

KG: Favorite sport(s)
JY: baseball and hockey

KG: Favorite teams of the sports you named
JY: Astros and Wildcatters (ECHL)

KG: Do you play any sports?
JY: yes. well? no, although i could probably be a decent hockey player if i ever learned how to play though

KG: Hot or Cold?
JY: cold. you experience a southeast texas summer and you'll understand

KG: Mariotti or Paige?
JY: paige, duh. I don't run the message board

KG: Outside or inside?
JY: depends on the time of year

KG: TV Guide or Channel surfing
JY: channel surfing. i've never looked at a tv guide in my life

KG: Do you cry at weddings?
JY: I've only been to one wedding in my life, it was my dad's second. They were divorced two years later. No.

KG: If you could be a woman for one day what would you do and why?
JY: am i a really hot one?
JY: that does matter
KG: 20. Who's gonna be in the MLB World Series
JY: answer my question first
KG: oh..
KG: uhhhh whatever you want to me Ma'am I mean sir har har
JY: ok, i am a really hott one
JY: i'm gonna find some really fat, ugly, horny guy and make him think he's gonna get some
KG: lol... thats twisted but good man
JY: i'm a very twisted person

KG: Who's gonna be in the MLB World Series
JY: realistically: cardinals and yankees. who I wanna see: astros and rangers

KG: Your favorite sleeping position
JY: on my right side

KG: DO you travel alot?
JY: besides to houston? no

KG: Your favorite holiday
JY: christmas. it's like thanksgiving but with presents

KG: What's the worst habit you have?
JY: probably my brutal honesty

KG: The best habit you have?
JY: putting people in their place when they need to be

KG: Bedtime or Party animal?
JY: i need my don't get any uglier sleep

KG: School or party?
JY: school, i like college
JY: parties are full of drunk people, i hate some drunk people
JY: just the ones that are assholes though
JY: happy drunks are ok
KG: lol cools

KG: Bush or Kerry?
JY: i gotta stick with my fellow texan there

KG: Phone or IM
JY: im

KG: What type of music do you prefer to listen to
JY: rock or country

KG: What would you rather a show with mariotti or listen to elevator music
JY: host a show with mary, she needs to be put in her place
KG: haha

KG: People have said you favor?
JY: the female of the species
JY: or do you mean something else?
JY: cuz i don't go for guys
KG: Favor as in looks
JY: oh, ok
KG: like Mandy favors Diana taursi
JY: yes, i see the resemblance
JY: oh, the question... um... homer simpson, just thinner and more hair

KG: Whats in your CD player now?
JY: nothing, but the last thing that was in it was trapt

KG: Describe your perfect friend (just a good best friend) as in perosnality etc
JY: someone reliable, that i can trust, that'll be there for me in the hard times (as I have been experiencing lately, feel free to ask) and can laugh when I make fun of them for something stupid they do

KG: What's been going on in your life in hard times then?
JY: My dad died and my little brother was hurt in a motorcycle accident 2 1/2 weeks ago
KG: oh.. I'm truely sorry about that...and this is sincere...
JY: thanks
KG: my condolenses to you and your family.. and good recovery for your little bro...
JY: he's doing a lot better
KG: thats goo
JY: goo?
KG: *good
JY: ok

KG: Favorite TV show
JY: I don't really have a favorite tv show

KG: favorite type of clothing
JY: wind pants

KG: Something to do while waiting in car in traffic
JY: sing along with the radio
JY: if i'm not on my bike that is
JY: then i'm just cussing a lot at the traffic

KG: CD or cassette

KG: Name one thing you can never live without
JY: music

Well, there you have it. You know more than you have ever cared to know about me. If you understood it all, there are good things in store for your future.

Friday, August 20, 2004

Soon to come..

An interview with Kevin Gerty

KG is the same guy that did Mandy's interview. Part of it has already been done, I'll post it when the interview is completed sometime within the next few days.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Blogs I like to read

ATHGirl's blog v1.0
Even though the damn thing takes forever to load, not recommended for people with dial-up

Chaggy's Blog
The guy's nickname is Chaggy, what else needs to be said?

Misadventures of Another Drunken Loser
This is some of the funniest stuff I've seen in a while :)

1458 Journal
Some interesting stuff from Mandy

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Getting back to normal

Well... It's been a week and a half since the accident. Jason's gonna be back in school on Monday, I'm gonna hop on my motorcycle for the first time since tomorrow, and maybe even go for a nice cruise up towards the lakes if I see Terry at church tomorrow.

I guess I ought to say thanks to everybody for their prayers and support, I can feel it.

I'm getting back to watching the Astros and complaining about the bullpen inhaling profusely and having a really bad odor coming from it.

Well, that's all I got to say for now, leave some.

EDIT: I didn't go for that ride, allergies have kept me home all day :(

Thursday, August 05, 2004

PLEASE keep my family in your prayers

Last night my dad and my brother were involved in a motorcycle accident. My brother is doing ok, he is home from the hospital after a visit to the ER really beat up but he'll be back to normal in a few months, no serious injuries. Unfortunately, my dad wasn't so lucky and died at the scene. This is really hard for my whole family, so please keep me, my brother, and my family in your prayers.

Thank you, and you'll probably not hear from me again for a while.

Monday, August 02, 2004

more random thoughts


These are easy to write
How immature can people be? I mean, I go telling a group of people off, now they seem to think that they can run around and make me look bad. At least one of them rescended their remarks after I informed him that my lawyer would be contacting him about my libel suit (yes, it was that bad). Tragically, they do it to themselves too. Oh well, their loss, I really don't give a flip what they think.
I gotta call LIT tomorrow and inform them that I have taken the THEA test, required for admission into schools in the state of Texas. The odd thing is that I'm a transfer student from a Texas school ACROSS THE STREET and all schools have access to the results.
What? Hockey season STILL aint here?
Rumor is that my team, the Wildcatters, are working on an affiliation with an NHL team. If so, news should drop soon. I don't know if it's a good idea, these things can kill a playoff run if the team above you is a contender.
I'm really tired, why aint I going to bed?
What is the purpose of procrastonation?
What is the meaning of Life?*
What's up?
Did Felix Mendehlsson really not have any dates because he was busy writing music?
What's the point of having Wi-Fi at a ballpark? Who brings their laptop to a baseball game?

*Life = the cereal :)

Saturday, July 31, 2004

Putting my HTML skills to good use

As you may have noticed, I used my knowledge of HTML to insert banners for MY presidential candidate. If anybody else who sees this wants my help in doing so, drop me an email, but you're on your own if you want a Kerry banner...

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Deep in the Heart of Texas

At the next Astros game I go to (next Sunday), I'm considering doing like Carlos Delgato (a Yankee player that has chosen to sit in the dugout for God Bless America) and sitting for the playing of "Deep in the Heart of Texas" as a protest of our current governor, Rick Perry. I'll still do the clap, and probably sing along (although people around me asways request that I don't), just not stand. Will it do any good? No. Will I feel better? Probably not. Will I even be able to? I kinda doubt it, I think Andy (see my last post) will make me.

I just wanted to say that, I don't know why :)

Monday, July 26, 2004

Random thoughts

For some reason, people expect me to update this thing once in a while, so I guess I'll try to make them happy...
My grandma leaves for Seattle on Wednesday, so I'm gonna be home alone until sometimenext Monday. Oh what trouble I could get into :)
The twins are down this week from North Carolina. I don't think I've seen them in like two years, $10 says they still look good :)
The Democratic National Convention is this week, just what do they accomplish at these conventions?
Is hockey season here yet?
My motorcycle is due up for inspection this week and I need to get my hair cut, two things I'll probably end up putting off until Friday because I'm lazy like that.
I bought tickets to an Astros game next weekend thinking that they might be able to beat the Expos. I'll be meeting a girl up there, I just hope she don't end up hating me
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Should I really plug my blog shamelessly? People start to complain about me not updating it if I do.
I was told by Anna that I could:
write about how wonderful and awesome [she is]
Is this a harsh response?
no offense, but if i'm gonna write about how wonderful and awesome some chick is, it won't be you.

Well... That's all I got, leave some.

Monday, July 19, 2004


I just wanna congratulate my boy Bri-Bri for 1. getting the guts to pop the question to his girlfriend Christen last night, and 2. her saying yes, and wish them the best down the road together.

Now this just makes me feel bad for being single.

Friday, July 16, 2004

$ It's all about the Benjamins, baby!!! $

Offbeat, yet on the issues affecting today's world.
A brief commentary by Justin L. Yarbrough

WARNING: If you can't handle someone calling it exactly like they see it, don't read on.

What am I talking about, you ask? I’m referring to what seems to be the hot-button topic right now, same-sex marriage. Proponents for legalizing it say it's all about love. Well, aint that sweet, they want to get married all of a sudden, but why now? Why didn't they push for this before now? It's not like people just started being gay five years ago or something, or did I not get that memo (like usual)?

Don't get me wrong; I have nothing at all against people who choose to live their lives differently than I do. What people do with their lives is nobody's business unless it makes life difficult for others. Do I agree with it? No, it goes against my morals. Do I hold that against them? No, I judge someone based on his or her character.

With that out of the way, I'll tell you why we have the push for it now. Money. In a society that won't hold back from suing you for looking at you funny because they see financial opportunities abound, these couples have seen a window, an opportunity, to get in on the action. That's it. I wish it was deeper than that, but it really isn't. If it were about love, they'd have pushed for this a long time before now, and it’s quite possible that it would be a normal part of life now.

I, personally, am undecided on the issue of whether or not gay couples should be able to marry; I am simply questioning the motivations. On one hand, my religious convictions tell me that it’s wrong and shouldn’t be allowed, the other telling me that they do, in fact, deserve the same rights as straight couples, and I’ll probably remain on the fence for some time about the issue.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

The All-Star game

It stunk. There is no excuse for what happened in the top of the first. That should have been a 1-2-3 inning. That's all I have to say.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Blogger being dumb

I refuse to update this thing again until they get their server thing strainghtened out.

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Goin on vacation

Leaving tomorrow morning, won't be back until Monday. I'll be catchin' a few 'Stros games and who knows what. See ya'll l8r!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Last night's ZZ Top - Hank Williams Jr. concert

  • ZZ Top - for putting on an awesome conclusion.
  • All the people who came out despite the weather and behaving fairly well for the most part.
  • All the employees like myself who did a kick-@$$ job.
  • The weather. Four inches of rain in less than an hour can really create problems. Thankfully, it cleared up and the sun came out by the time the show started.
  • Hank Williams Jr. for being a total ass, cussing the whole time, spitting in the crowd, and putting on an overall piss-poor performance
  • The few drunk people that caused problems

Thursday, June 24, 2004

The Beltran Trade

I'm not sure yet if it was the greatest move. Giving up Buck might have been a mistake, but I hope it works out. BTW - Gerry the Hun is a frickin' genius!!! This deal was dead earlier today.

I didn't know movies could be so bad

I think I've just seen two of the worst movies in the history of movie making. Following are brief comments on each.

I Accuse My Parents(1944) IMDb listing
In the movie, Jimmy Wilson (Robert Lowell), who is neglected by his alcoholic parents, enters into a life of crime in order to impress his girlfriend, a singer at an area nightclub. The cast in the movie was forgettable for the most part. The only one who really sticks in my mind was Mary Beth Hughes, who played Jimmy's girlfriend Kitty Reed. She had an awesome singing voice. If you wanna know more about the plot, read the summary that can be found by following the IMDb link. The movie was one of the last filmed in an era where movies always taught morals, and soon after, the focus in Hollywood switched over to real life. Thank goodness that era ended. I'll give it a 2/10 simply because I didn't ever roll my eyes while watching the movie (maybe because I was too tired).
Eegah (1962) IMDb listing
Ranked 5th on the IMDb Bottom 100 I thought that the modern horror movies like Scream (II, III), and I Know What You Did Last Summer were the worst of horror movies. Boy was I in for a surprise. Eegah (Richard Kiel), a giant caveman, basically falls in love with this teenage chick and all hell breaks loose. Kiel (who also was in the movies Moonraker and The Spy Who Loved Me as Jaws, and Happy Gilmore as Mr. Larson) was the only redeeming quality the movie had, as I like him. The movie gets a 1/10 because of Kiel, and only because of Kiel.
What was I thinking when I sat down to watch these???
That's easy. My dad got these two movies from Netflix as part of the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" series, which basically makes really bad movies tolerable by cracking jokes throughout. It's the only way possible to watch some movies. Too bad the series was cancelled in 1999, after 197 episodes, as Gigli would have been a perfect candidate for the show. I'll give the series an 8/10 because although there are some stupid parts, it makes really bad movies bearable.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

not much to say

well... i got the tire on right. Thankfully I aint got too much to do this week, so I can take it easy before I'm working a ZZ Top - Hank Williams Jr. concert on Saturday. That should be interesting, 15,000+ people, many of 'em wasted. *rolls eyes* But it pays AND I'm getting to hear them free, so it's all good :).

Saturday, June 19, 2004

mass frustration

Well... I finally did it. I finally put a new rear tire on my motorcycle. But I had a problem. It looks like there's a hole in the inner tube, so it's leaking really bad. Tomorrow I'm gonna have to take it back off my bike, take the tire back off the rim, and see if i can patch the tube. I swear that Ruby (my bike) is more trouble than she's worth, but what do you expect from a sixteen year old (she's an '88)? ARGH!!!

Friday, June 18, 2004

I swear I'm not hitting on you

For some reason, it always seems like people get the impression that I'm hitting on gals on message boards. I don't get it. Not at all. I'm really not... I swear.