Sunday, October 25, 2009

Watching Sports Delayed

Thursday night I set the DVR to record the rest of the ALCS game, and I left for ultimate. I got home and watched most of the 7th inning. The epic 45-minute inning included a 3-2 pitch on the inside corner at the knees from John Lackey that if called a strike would have ended the inning with the Angles still on top 4-0. The walk was followed by a 6-run Yankee rally. With two outs in the bottom of the 7th the Angels tied the game, and I decided I was too tired and I went to bed.

With the game still tied I managed to go 2 days without hearing anything about what happened. Saturday morning I turned it on and finally finished the 7th inning. Another two-out knock gave the Angels a 7-6 lead. Despite threatening again in the 8th they carried just the one run lead into the ninth.

Brian Fuentes quickly retired the first two hitters in the 9th. With 2-out and nobody on Scioscia again elected to walk Alex Rodriguez. A walk and a hit batsman later Nick Swisher came up with the bases loaded. After two foul balls, he worked the count even.

Then with the bases loaded in the 9th. Down by one run. 2-2 pitch to Nick Swisher... my DVR recording stopped.

Are you kidding me?

I guess this is why you should watch big games live. This postseason has certainly not lacked for the dramatic. Nor did this game disappoint. Although I didn't see it apparently the count went full. Unbelievable.

Fortunately, I found the final pitch on-line. The 3-2 pitch to Swisher...

I set my DVR to record an hour after the scheduled time too, but I guess next time I need to set it to record an hour and five minutes of extended time.

Thought of the Week

Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Best Protest Sign

"I think I'll use this again next weekend."


Go ahead and be specific next time.

Next Time

Mini Mall

Finally. I hate to have to stop 3 different places when I'm taking Jonny to school.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Good Date

Last night I went on a great date. First we took a walk on the beach. Then we went to dinner, and saw a comedy show. I think this is a formula I should use more often.

And it was good too see Jon King again.

Thought of the Week

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
--Rita Mae Brown

Fail Blog of the Week

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Asthma: You Have Choices

I just saw a television advertisement during the Red Sox game.

"... Symbicort should not be taken more than twice a day. It contains formoterol. Medicines like formoterol may increase the chance of asthma related death. So it is not for people who's asthma is well-controlled on other asthma medicines."

Ahh, what's the worse thing that could happen?

Ultimate Frisbee

I joined a new ultimate league on Thursday nights. Often on a new team the players will stand in a circle for introductions and share their strengths as a player. The idea is to have some clue of their capability when you get out there with them.

Our captain started us off and said, “Let’s go around this time and share what we’re not good at.”

The first guy started us off, “My name is Ben, and I’m not good at calligraphy.”

I think this is going to be a good season.

Thought of the Week

Why is it that the amount of clutter in my car is directly proportional to the amount of chaos in my life?

Fails of the week

Oops. Sorry. I didn't notice.

Taking your 10th grade history project too far.

Damn. They never let us have any fun.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Jamba Juice

Lately I’ve been going to Jamba Juice frequently, because it is such a healthy meal. I know it’s healthy because it says so right on the side of the cup. I decided to stray from my usual, the Strawberrry Surfrider.

I asked the guy at the register what he gets. He said he makes his own concoction. He described it and I said, “I’ll take one of those.” We had such a connection because I ordered his drink he even hooked me up with his employee discount. Good thing too, because after all the extra fruit additions this drink cost $6.80.

This is what my receipt says:

White Gummi Orig

No Peach Blend
No Soy Milk
No Mango.
Sub New 1 +1 Lemonade
Sub Raspberries
Sub Raspberry Sherbert
Sub Sorbet
Extra Strawberries
Extra Blueberries
Extra Raspberries
Extra Blueberries
(2) Light New 1 +1 Lemonade

I don't know why he chose the white gummi original to start with, because it appears my drink and that drink do not share any components. The drink was good, but I decided not to order it again unless he's working.

Shift in Clientele

Parenting Fails

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Making it to the Big Time

Last month I hit the double digits in "blog followers." I already thought my blog was big, because the followers don't just include my family and close friends. No, that's not all. One of my followers is God. You can check for yourself (at the bottom of the page-- God is third from the left). Yep. God likes my blog too.

Now just this week I have a new follower that deserves a special salute. Not only did he create a blog for himself and never post again after his first entry (yes, that is one more entry than Stephanie--also a follower), he has another blog for his wedding business. No, that's not all.

My brother-in-law, Craig, didn't just become a blog follower of mine. He also under his Activities "joined I Seen That on I Seen That." I don't really know what this means or how someone could join activites that I never set up and didn't know existed. But Craig did it. Coors Lite salutes you Craig, activity-joiner-super-blog-follower person.

*Click here to view Craig's business website.