Tuesday, October 30, 2001

I got my second test back in statistics. Someone got a 5 on it. Someone else got a 6 on it. I don't understand why these people are even in college. Of course, I used to be the same way (back when I was easily distracted by going to Taco Bell all the time). Anyway, I am ranked number 5 in stat and number 2 in econ. The dean of the school of economics actually sent me a letter asking me to major in economics based on my performance in the econ classes I've taken so far. I couldn't help but laugh at the mere thought of that.

Monday, October 29, 2001

I watched Alias again last night. It's a good show. It's interesting (as compared to Dark Angel for example) and at least somewhat plausible (again as compared to Dark Angel).

Monday, October 22, 2001

test again

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

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Monday, September 10, 2001

There is an interesting discussion going on about a chess grand master (Short) who thinks that he has played Bobby Fischer anonymously over the internet. I think that would would be pretty cool. Fischer hasn't been seen or heard from since 1972, with the one exception of a match in 1992. If you're interested, you can check out this link.
Well, Rubiks Cube continues to display it's mastery over me to this point. I'm coming on strong though.

Friday, September 7, 2001

If it can be "un-solved" then it can also be "re-solved." Thus, I will beat you yet Rubiks Cube! You and your little dog Toto too!
Rocker pitched very well again last night. Hopefully he is getting his head back on straight. I also hope that they just gave Wickman the day off and not because he is hurt now. Finley pitched great, so maybe this year will be like 1997, only they win the World Series this year... you never know, stranger things have happened (like a baseball brawl over an earring for example).

Thursday, September 6, 2001

If you are reading this then I think you should donate money to my fund for privileged adults. I am privileged to receive money from the fund.

Wednesday, September 5, 2001

Rocker just pitched a 1-2-3 inning for the first time in 9 games. Maybe this is the beginning of him getting his head on straight. Maybe not. Maybe his arm will fall off now. Wickman had some kind of problem with his side last night, and Colon hurt his elbow and groin last night, so it's only fitting.
Afroman - not talented.
Because I got high - not a good song.
That class last night was one of the most boring events I've been to in a long time. The only consolation was that there were some good looking women in it. One sitting right next to me, and one a few seats in front. Word of advice however.... if you're wearing a thong then don't wear pants that come down when you sit down.

Tuesday, September 4, 2001

I'm back to school tonight. I have classes on Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 PM - 8:50 PM. I hate college classes, but I love the college life. Isn't there a way that I can live in a dorm and still make money without working? No. That's why it's called life I guess.
Some of my friends that I went to college with were at Cedar Point on Friday and gave me a call. They wanted to stop by, but I had other people in for the weekend so they didn't come over. We had tried to set up something for Cedar Point for Labor Day weekend, but then plans fell through. They couldn't go that weekend, so we made other plans. Then they changed it around and could only go on Labor Day weekend. By that time we couldn't change our plans, so they went by themselves. Hopefully in the next week or two I'll be going to Cedar Point also, but I'm still not sure when.
I went to the air show on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. I would have watched the Blue Angels practice on Friday, but it was raining so they didn't fly. The show was pretty good. I sat in 2 different locations on the three days, the first and last day were near a bridge by East 55th, and the second day was at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The best parts of the show were the B1 Lancer fly by's and the Blue Angels. Sound was better at the Rock Hall, but at the bridge we were right across from center point, so the visuals were better there. My legs got toasted on Saturday, so I had to wear pants the next two days. Other than that, I managed to come out ok.

Friday, August 31, 2001

I'm going to the air show on Saturday. I'm going to the air show on Sunday. I'm going to the air show on Monday. I'm a fanatic.

Thursday, August 30, 2001

Day 2: Milwaukee Wisconsin. We drove up there from Cleveland on Monday morning. We left at 9:00 and got there at about 4:45. We walked around most of the stadium and took a lot of pictures. After that, we went to the TGI Friday's that they have inside the stadium. We sat at a window seat and watched batting practice. It was cool because they were hitting balls against the plexiglass right next to us, and into the open air section of TGIF that was right next to us. I imagine that sitting there during games would provide the best seat in the house. We were sitting in right field, in the second level of the first deck. They were good seats, and provided a good view of Bernie's Dugout (where Bernie Brewer slides down the slide when the Brewers hit a home run). The game was definately more exciting than in Pittsburgh. Richie Sexson hit 2 home runs, and the Brewers beat up on the Pirates. After the game most people stay there because they play music and close the roof. It's pretty cool to watch the roof close, and when it finally does the fans their applaud. I wonder how long that will last before the novelty wears off though. After that we left, and I bought a Sausage Race t-shirt. By the time we got outside they had already opened the roof again. I'm not sure why they close it and then re-open it, but it gives the fans some entertainment I guess. Next stop: hotel, and then on to Detroit.
First stop: Pittsburgh, to see the brand new home of the Pirates; PNC Park. Getting to the stadium wasn't too much of a problem (except for the fact that none of the street names in Pittsburgh are labeled). We parked on the 7th floor of a parking garage right across the river from the stadium. We were able to get some good pictures of it from there, before proceeding to the bridge that leads across the river. Walking across the bridge you are looking at right / center field, and you can see the large PNC Park logo displayed outside of the left field wall, facing the river. It's a great looking park from the outside. We entered in center field and walked around the stadium on the inside for a bit. They have a nice art gallery inside that is mostly sports related. They have a lot of great looking paintings, as well as some other items. We checked out the team shop also, but it was pretty small and didn't have a wide selection of stuff. From there we walked around the inside of the park on the way to our seats by the visitors dugout. The walkways were pretty wide, but still congested from the people who have no common sense and want to stop and talk to people right in the middle of it. Finally we got to our section and headed for our seats.

We were sitting 5 rows from the field in the club seats, right next to the camera bay and the visitors (Astro's on this day) dugout. A lot of players were warming up and we were able to see them all coming and going pretty easily. There is a nice view of the bridge and downtown area over the right field / center field wall. We had a day game, so I couldn't see how it looked at night, but it'd probably be a great view. The stadium has dark blue seats and a beige brick exterior / interior. It has some unique characteristics to it, including the river shots counter that shows how many home runs have landed in the river. At this point it still reads 000. They also have a multi tiered walkway in left field from the lower concourse to the upper. A lot of people stand there throughout the game to get a good view of the action. The game itself was boring, especially because the Pirates have such a poor hitting club. On this day they had 4 players in the starting lineup that were hitting above .230. That's just terrible. The Astro's didn't play much better on that day, but still easily won.

After the game we walked around the outside by the river and took some more pictures, before heading back across the river and eventually back to Cleveland to get ready for our next stop: Milwaukee on Monday.
I just got back from a vacation this year that included my second baseball road trip. We went to 4 cities, 4 parks, 7 teams, 1340 miles in 4 days. Pittsburgh / PNC Park on Sunday. Milwaukee / Miller Park on Monday. Detroit / Comerica Park on Tuesday. Cleveland / Jacobs Field on Wednesday. Stay tuned for my impressions of each!