The following are links to many interesting web
sites. They reflect some of my hobbies,
interests, etc. that you may wish to check out as well. I try to keep these
addresses as up-to-date as possible, however with all the changes ongoing
on the 'net, some of these sites may no longer be around or may have changed
addresses. If some of these links are inaccurate let me know via e-mail.
And if you know of some
sites that may be similar to some I have here or you think I might be interested
in them, feel free to send me e-mail. I
might add them to the list.
TRYING TO REASON WITH HURRICANE
It is important for those who live in hurricane-prone areas (like I
do here in Florida very near the Gulf of Mexico) to be aware of current weather conditions in regards
to tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes. I've been in too
many of them to not take them seriously. With this in mind, I have these
links to information centers crucial for up-to-date info that will help
you prepare well in advance in case bad weather is heading your way.
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
I currently support and was very active in the Boy Scouts
of America. The BSA gave me many wonderful experiences and many great memories.
I earned my Eagle rank in 1981 and was an assistant Scoutmaster for a troop in
Tallahassee from the late 80's to the mid 90's. I have devoted an area of my
homepage to Scouting
I am a sports nut. What can I say? In my
past I have gone as far as hosting and co-hosting several radio sportstalk shows.
Even though I may not be the biggest sports nut in the world, I am still a fan
of many sports including hockey, football, baseball and basketball. You'll
probably see me wearing a Saints jersey during the NFL football season or a
Rangers jersey (if it's cold enough around here in north Florida) during the NHL
hockey season. Maybe even a Mississippi State Bulldog, Florida State Seminole,
Florida A&M Rattler jersey. You never know.
I love them Dogs! I grew up rooting for
the `Dawgs and ringing that cow bell (a long standing MSU tradition). I
graduated from MSU in 1986.
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Go `Noles! Another university I attended
for a year. And now I live nearby.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
"Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints?!?
Who dat! Who dat!" For 10 years I lived within driving distance from New
Orleans and my Dad took my brother and me to many Saints games in the Superdome.
This was in the Archie Manning era and those were tough times to be rooting for
them. However I have never been a "fair weather fan" and rooted
solidly for the Saints. I still do.
Tommy Lasorda isn't the ONLY one who
bleeds Dodger blue. I do too! I seemed destined to root for the Dodgers at an
early age when I played baseball. I ended up on a team with either
"Dodgers" or "Yankees" as team names. Now to be totally
honest, when I was a kid I chose to root for the Dodgers over the Yankees
because my favorite color was blue.
When I was a kid in rural Mississippi, hockey was
a completely alien sport that was only mentioned in the local news when the
Stanley Cup champs were mentioned. It was not until a local minor league team
started up in Tallahassee that I began to get involved as a spectator. In that
time, I took a liking to the New York Rangers and my favorite NHL player Jeff
Beukeboom (now retired).
I'm a longtime Celtics fan. At least in
my lifetime. As I was growing up, I didn't get to see much basketball until the
Larry Bird era and then I got hooked on the Celtics.
I have had a passion for professional wrestling
ever since I was a little kid back in northwest Mississippi and watched
wrestling out of Memphis on WMC, Channel 5. I
grew up watching such stars as Jerry Jarrett, Jerry "The King" Lawler,
Bill "Superstar" Dundee, Troy "Dream Machine" Graham, and
many others both on TV and at live events. Also, due to cable TV coming early to
Cleveland, Mississippi, I also saw three other federations that had stars like
The Great Mephisto, Ted DiBiase, The Fabulous Freebirds, Cowboy Bill Watts, etc.
Plus, during summer vacations visiting relatives in Lynn Haven, Florida, I got
to see two more federations on TV (Southeastern Championship Wrestling out of
Dothan, AL, and Championship Wrestling from Florida out of Tampa, both shown on
TV stations in Panama City). It was there that I got to see stars like The
Mongolian Stomper, The Fullers, Jimmy Golden, Mr. Olympia/Jerry Stubbs,
"Exotic" Adrian Street & Miss Linda, Norvell Austin, Bob
Armstrong, Plowboy Frazier, Dr. Jerry Graham, Kevin Sullivan, Buzz Sawyer, Sir
Oliver Humperdink, and many, many others.
I have many fond memories of my Grandfather
taking me to the weekly shows in Panama City during summer vacations. The weekly
house shows for Southeastern Championship Wrestling in Panama City were held in
a building on U.S. Highway 98 next to a bowling alley (that building is now a
Anyway, my passion for pro-wrestling still
exists today. Early on, I got to see the backstage aspects of professional
wrestling but instead of it "bursting my bubble," so to speak, it gave
me a greater appreciation of the sacrifices the men and women who do this for a
living undertake. And remember, for every Ric Flair there are hundreds of wrestlers out there busting their butts to put on shows for fans in
gyms and buildings all across the country. It's a very tough way of making a
living and for that, as well as other reasons, I have a high respect for them
Some interesting professional wrestling links:
Pringle - My all-time favorite manager to
watch. His official website is entertaining, enlightening and informative.
Wrestling from Florida archives - This
site will bring back memories for all who ever watched this organization in the
Memories - Where the history of
professional wrestling lives.
Wrestling History - A great site devoted to Georgia wrestling.
Assassin - The official site of one
of my all time favorite masked wrestlers. I remember watching him on the old
Georgia Championship Wrestling show hosted by Gordon Solie.
Masked Superstar - The official
site of one of my all time favorite masked wrestlers. I remember him also from
Georgia Championship Wrestling shows on WTCG/WTBS.
Original Spoiler - The official
site of one of my all time favorite masked wrestlers. I remember seeing him on
TV and I seem to remember him appearing on Mid-South Wrestling shows.
- The Russian Bear. Master of the chain match.
"The King" Lawler - He's
the first pro-wrestler I ever saw live and the first wrestler I was ever
introduced to. I was a little kid at the time visiting my grandparents in
Roddy Piper - I always enjoyed
watching Piper's rants and his in-ring psychology. And in my humble opinion,
he's still got "it."
"Plowboy" Frazier - I remember him most fondly during his
time with Southeastern Championship Wrestling in Alabama because they would hold
a weekly show in Panama City, Florida so during my summers nearby visiting my
grandparents, my Granddaddy and I would go to the matches.
I have discovered a great place to order your
favorite hockey team's jerseys at an affordable price and even get them
customized any way you want. I have ordered from
them and know of others who have as well and we have all be very pleased
with our jerseys from River City
HOT SAUCE LINKS
I am a major pepperhead and have
several links to various links of interest to pepperheads.
I enjoy an eclectic selection of music
links. I also enjoy playing guitar as well. Although I am not a very good
guitarist (yet), I still enjoy practicing. I have an area of my website
Below are links to some of my favorite places, plus
some links to specific things related to those areas.
Tallahassee is the city in which I live.
It is located in Leon County which is in the Florida panhandle region.
I've had relatives in Bay County for
many, many years and every summer, we'd take part of our summer vacation
in Panama City, Florida. Panama City is a very special place for me. Here are some links to that area.
A family tradition that existed until 1998 was
a mini-vacation in this quaint, out-of-the-way coastal community. Mexico Beach is an extremely
relaxed and laid-back town located east of Panama City, Florida. I thoroughly
loved spending time there in the quiet off-season. The beaches are beautiful and
the atmosphere rejuvenating.
In the late 70's, this community was
started in a small way with only a couple of houses built in the style
of the early part of this century. I was fortunate to have "discovered"
this area between Destin and Panama City, Florida on county road 30-A when visiting my grandparents
in Lynn Haven. Over the years, I witnessed Seaside grow from only a few
quaint houses into an almost magical community with a style all its own.
Seaside was officially incorporated in 1981 and is an example of what is
called "neo-urbanism." I strongly urge anyone vacationing in the Florida
panhandle to visit or stay in Seaside. Shop at the Modica Market and grab
a bite to eat at Bud & Ally's right on the beach (see if you can get a table
on the gazebo that overlooks the beach). Incidentally, this
is where the movie, "The Truman Show" was filmed.
Just some odds and ends of interest
to me. An eclectic mix of sites that are fun and interesting to visit.
James - An outstanding guitarist in Tallahassee who I am happy to say is
also my guitar teacher. If you live in the Tallahassee area, contact him at email@example.com
for information about lessons.
Zoo - North Florida's own Zydeco band. And incidentally my favorite guitar
tutor extrordinaire, Missippy James performs with them.
- Chris is a friend and we used to work together at WCTV.
He is not only an excellent
engineer, but also a very talented and accomplished musician as well as a gifted
Wheat Radio - Whole Wheat Radio is an all-volunteer, grassroots,
labor-of-love webcasting radio station. It broadcasts on the Internet 24 hours a
day, 365 days each year from a cramped 12 x 12 plywood cabin in Talkeetna,
Alaska. Unlike most other webcasts, Whole Wheat Radio is interactive.
Foglio - The official website of one of my favorite artists and raconteur
SanRoc Cay -
In Orange Beach, Alabama, there is a very unusual shopping center that resembles
a Carribean village. It has several unique shops, restaurants and other
businesses. Definitely worth a visit.
Cafe - Home of the "throwed rolls." My wife and I were on vacation
October of 2002 and visited Lambert's location in Foley, Alabama. It is a unique
restaurant with very good country cookin'.
NOLA - A very
comprehensive site about New Orleans, my favorite city to visit.
- Remember these icy drinks that are so good in the hot summer months?
Inc. - Home of the world-wide stereogram craze of the 90's.
Wilson's Web Site - Forget about Emeril Lagasse! Forget about
Martha Stewart! This is the
guy you wanna listen to about cooking! I guarontee!
Prudhomme's Web Site - And if you can't find good ol' Justin, go see Paul!
Coast - A link to a site about Florida's Emerald Coast. My favorite part of
the United States.
Yo-Yo's - I loved playing with these as a kid. Never could do fancy
Oyster House - A really neat seafood restaurant in Mobile, Alabama. My
parents used to take my brother and me there often especially when we went to
see the parades during Carnival season. Visit it sometime at 605 Dauphin Street.
- The premiere auction site on the web.
Beach - A really neat online store for Buffett fans.
Gateway - A nice site created by Jon Reddick.
- Most likely some of the most unusual gifts you can find.
Science & Surplus - Neat stuff for sale....CHEAP!
Products - The key ingredient in authentic Key Lime pies...here's a place to
get stuff made from Key limes.
Publishing - A very small yet nice publishing company featuring "Famous
Florida" series of books.