GMIM #14: Patriots and Falcons are on to Houston

Welcome to another installment of Good mourning, it’s Monday! This weekly blog looks to cover various topics in the news, along with personal stories or encounters from the past week at home and work to help you through your first day back at work (unless you don’t work). Hopefully my seven followers like this and share this to make it eight. Enjoy…

Super Bowl LI is set, and it should be a good one


My scores may have been off, but my picks were correct for who would be playing in two weeks. It’ll be Patriots and Falcons in Houston for the 51st Super Bowl. I didn’t get to watch much of the Falcons game since I was at the Patriots (no big deal), but after watching the recap, they made the Packers look silly. Just plain domination for 60 minutes.

Heading into last night’s game, there was a feeling of concern or nervousness within the crowd, or in my case the suite (again, no big deal). Everyone thought it would be a closely contested game. Despite the Patriots settling for a field goal on the opening drive, it never felt like the Steelers were going to have a chance after the first two minutes. Now the injury to Le’Veon Bell was obviously a major factor, but even when he was playing, it wasn’t like he was tearing up the Patriots defense. Overall, awesome game, great experience, and I don’t regret the crater I put in my wallet.

I’ll have my stupid useless prediction next week.

I broke my clock


I get home late night and as I always do, I grabbed myself a cup of water to bring to bed. What I don’t usually do is spill the entire cup on my digital alarm clock. After the spill, my clock was buzzing like crazy while the time read o:Eh o’clock.

I’ve had this clock since 2002 and it did a fine job of telling time. It’s radio was great at producing low audio quality and also featured a loud and annoying alarm. Since smartphones took over as alarm clocks, do I even need to buy a clock? Part of me thinks it would be useless since all my devices and the television tell the time. On the other hand (no pun intended), a clock is a staple piece to any home or bedroom.

For now, I’m team no clock because I simply don’t feel like buying one. But I’ll let the people decide…

Ranking the big 3 breakfast breads

My mother is kind enough to be cooking me breakfast this morning, specifically pancakes. If you’re ever eating out at a diner, the choice is usually one of three items: pancakes, waffles, or french toast. Yes, I know omelette exist, but we’re talking about the bread items here. There hasn’t been a clear-cut leader in this category, until now. Zach is here to rank the three…

3) Pancakes
The most plain selection of the three, pancakes are the staple of a classic American breakfast. They are yummy when prepared right, especially with the powdered sugar and all. But at the end of the day, it’s a round, boring looking slab of bread.

2) French Toast
A true powerhouse in the breakfast game, french toast can either be part of the complete diner breakfast or a stand-alone with toppings in the morning. It takes a half-way decent cook to make a good stack of Frenchies. I typically screw it up and end up with a chunk of egg whites on the side of the toast, hence why this sits at number two.

1) Waffles
The Larry Bird of breakfast bread foods. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. Another food that can stand alone with fruit and whipped cream, but it can also be a dessert with ice cream. Most importantly, waffles perfectly hold maple syrup, essentially built to be the perfect breakfast dish.

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