Sunday, July 31, 2005

5 more coasters have been added to my collection. Here is the full list, for your viewing pleasure:

Blue Streak at Cedar Point
Cedar Creek Mine Ride at Cedar Point
Corkscrew at Cedar Point
Disaster Transport at Cedar Point
Gemini (Blue) at Cedar Point
Gemini (Red) at Cedar Point
Iron Dragon at Cedar Point
Jr. Gemini at Cedar Point
Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point
Mantis at Cedar Point
Mean Streak at Cedar Point
Millennium Force at Cedar Point
Raptor at Cedar Point
Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point
Wicked Twister at Cedar Point
Wildcat at Cedar Point
Woodstock Express at Cedar Point
Beaver Land Mine Ride at Geauga Lake Park
Big Dipper at Geauga Lake Park
Corkscrew at Geauga Lake Park
Dominator at Geauga Lake Park
Double Loop at Geauga Lake Park
Head Spin at Geauga Lake Park
Raging Wolf Bobs at Geauga Lake Park
Steel Venom at Geauga Lake Park
The Villain at Geauga Lake Park
Thunderhawk at Geauga Lake Park
X-Flight at Geauga Lake Park
The Legend at Holiday World
The Raven at Holiday World
Cornball Express at Indiana Beach
Galaxi at Indiana Beach
Hoosier Hurricane at Indiana Beach
Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain at Indiana Beach
Tig'rr Coaster at Indiana Beach
Carolina Goldrusher at Paramount's Carowinds
Fairly Odd Coaster at Paramount's Carowinds
Flying Super Saturator at Paramount's Carowinds
Hurler at Paramount's Carowinds
Rugrats Runaway Reptar at Paramount's Carowinds
Thunder Road (Forwards) at Paramount's Carowinds
Top Gun - The Jet Coaster at Paramount's Carowinds
Racer (Forwards) at Paramount's Kings Island
Batman The Ride at Six Flags Over Georgia
Dahlonega Mine Train at Six Flags Over Georgia
Déjà Vu at Six Flags Over Georgia
Mindbender at Six Flags Over Georgia
Superman Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Over Georgia
The Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags Over Georgia
The Georgia Scorcher at Six Flags Over Georgia
The Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags Over Georgia
Wile E. Coyote Canyon Blaster at Six Flags Over Georgia
Revenge of The Mummy at Universal Studios Florida
Dueling Dragons (Fire) at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
Dueling Dragons (Ice) at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
Flying Unicorn at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
The Incredible Hulk at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Walt Disney World - Disney-MGM Studios
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Space Mountain - Alpha at Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Space Mountain - Omega at Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Manny Ramirez wants more privacy? That's why he wants to be traded? Let me tell you something Manny... you'd probably get more privacy if you didn't live at the Ritz Carlton. Since I know you live there, I'm guessing everyone in Boston does too... try moving into a house somewhere. I'm guessing you might even be able to afford a guard or 800. Walls and guards with guns tend to keep people away. The goal of a hotel is to get lots of people to stay there.

Just a word of advice for Man-Ram.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Here's the panoramic of Busch Stadium in St Louis.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Here are two panoramics of Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

I'm going to Kansas City. Kansas City here I come.

I believe this is year 6 of the baseball excursions. We're seeing the Royals versus the Blue Jays on Friday, the Cardinals versus the Cubs on Saturday, and the Reds versus the Brewers on Sunday.

I'll post the new panoramics as soon as I get back, and I'll have my updated stadium rankings also.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Little League update:

Willoughby Kiwanis - 30
The Other Team - 12

They are playing in the Round Robin tournament and (I think) if they win 3 more games they are the RR Champs.

They play Ridge Acres tonight.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Holiday World is building a new wooden coaster that will be ready next year. It's called the Voyage. I personally think it's going to be too tall... it will be 176 feet tall and will be the 3rd longest wooden coaster in the world. The only saving grace is that it will have a steel structure, so hopefully it will be somewhat immune to warping and the like. I've actually met one of the designers for it (at a wiffle ball party of all things) and he seems to be very good at what he does. The company designing it used to work for the company behind the Raven and the Legend, so I guess I shouldn't doubt them until I try it.

Monday, July 18, 2005

The house hunt continues.

I've found a house that is virtually identical to the house I bid on two weeks ago. The only differences (without looking on the inside yet) are that this new house is cheaper, has a bigger yard, and is brick with white "trim" instead of brick of brown "trim."

Saturday, July 16, 2005

My brother's little league team had a chance to go to the city championship today. They were tied with the 2nd place team, but did not carry the tie breaker. They both played today, and in order to advance they needed to win and the other team needed to lose.

They played at 1:00 and won their game. The other team played at 3:00 and happened to be playing the #1 seed and only undefeated team in the league. Things were looking up for Willoughby Kiwanis (my brother's team.) The undefeated team was up by 5 with 1 out in the bottom of the 6th (they only play 6 innings). Then the unthinkable happened. 3 walks, 2 errors, 3 hits, and 2 blown calls at home plate later and Kiwanis is out of the championship game.

What a load of crap. A team that is 18-0 is not supposed to blow a 5 run lead in the bottom of the 6th.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

As quickly as plans come together they can fall apart.

Buying the house I wanted was contingent on the seller buying the house they wanted.

Unfortunately, when they went to sign the purchase agreement for the house they wanted they learned that the person selling that house had sold it from underneath them. A new buyer came in and offered a higher amount for cash and the person took it.

It sucks, but everything happens for a reason.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Yahoo Fantasy Football
League ID : 192357
Password: waffle

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Signing papers has been delayed a few days, but another major hurdle has been passed. It won't be long before my name is on the papers and I officially am in the largest debt of my life.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Bobby Abreu put on a terrific show tonight in the Home Run Derby. In fact, after I finished watching his first round I didn't really feel like watching anyone else, so I basically skipped to the finals.

Saturday, July 9, 2005

I have agreed in principal to buy a house. I believe we'll be doing the paperwork on Monday.

Friday, July 8, 2005

The bid was countered and we found out that the minimum that they would accept was appreciably more than my maximum amount. So basically we're putting that on the back burner. They are moving at the end of this month, so they may end up coming down.

Thursday, July 7, 2005

Why did Michael Redd sign with Milwaukee? Could it be because LeBron wouldn't commit to staying in Cleveland? I think so.
I put in a bid today. Hopefully I'll hear something soon. As soon as I do, I will be sure to not post anything about it.

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

I'm having a roofer examine the roofs of two houses tonight. If either one of them is fine then I will place a bid. I've been expecting to place a bid for a long time now, but every time I think I'm ready we find something new that we need to look into.

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

'Midwest' Discovered Between East And West Coasts

NEW YORK—A U.S. Geological Survey expeditionary force announced Tuesday that it has discovered a previously unknown and unexplored land mass between the New York and California coasts known as the "Midwest."

The Geological Survey team discovered the vast region while searching for the fabled Midwest Passage, the mythical overland route passing through the uncharted area between Ithaca, NY, and Bakersfield, CA.

"I long suspected something was there," said Franklin Eldred, a Manhattan native and leader of the 200-man exploratory force. "I'd flown between New York and L.A. on business many times, and the unusually long duration of my flights seemed to indicate that some sort of large area was being traversed, an area of unknown composition."

Friday, July 1, 2005

Jennifer Garner got married today. To a duck.

What do you think, I got that insurance?

What insurance?

The one you really need to have. If you don't have it, that's why you need it....If you get hurt and miss work, it won't hurt to miss work.


Stupid duck.