Friday, September 28, 2007

Today we're off to Maryland for the third to last time of the year. We have the last wedding of a crazy wedding year on Saturday. It's at 3:30.

My goal is to watch enough of the Purdue game to see them be up by 30 on Notre Dame before I have to leave for the wedding. Bring your A game Boilers!

Official prediction: Purdue 37, Notre Dame 20.

Crazy prediction: Purdue 66, Notre Dame 20.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Four days left in the season and I'm up by 2.5 points in fantasy baseball. It shouldn't even be this close, but it is. I'm nervous because even at this point, there's a point or two fluctuation every day. Not to give away my strategy, but I will anyway... I need two holds and Matt needs 0. That would secure me a two point swing (since he is one hold ahead of me), virtually guaranteeing me the win.

I'm close in saves too, only up by two, but I believe I can hold on. I think that four more saves in the next four days would keep me ahead for sure.

It's a nail biter now, which is annoying since I was up by 20 points for most of the year.

Also, Matt's team just isn't good.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Nothing to see here. Move along, move along.

The Raiders were victims of a stupid rule last week and they in turn stuck it to the Browns this week. It's idiotic to me that a coach can tell the ref he wants to call a timeout, but then wants to ref to wait until basically the ball is snapped before blowing the whistle in order to wait the longest amount of time possible.

Once a team is at the line of scrimmage for more than 5 seconds on a field goal try, the coach shouldn't be able to call a timeout. Plain and simple. Icing the kicker doesn't work. It's just stupid.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

We participated in a chili cook off today. We had an entry in the mild category, but didn't finish 1st or 2nd. I blame myself -- too much garlic.

We sold out of it though. We had 20 bowls, and 20 bowls were purchased. All the proceeds went to charity, CROP - Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

We figured it would be for a good cause and we're doing pretty well, so this was an easy way to give something back.

Friday, September 21, 2007

I finally managed to sleep for more than 25 consecutive minutes last night! It was really great.

Here's what we did that lead to that.

9:00 AM - Take 2 Prednisone steroid pills, 3 Advil, 1 Amoxicillin, 1 multi-vitamin
12:00 PM - Take 1 Tylenol
1:00 PM - Take 1 Prednisone steroid pill
2:00 PM - Take 1 Amoxicillin
3:00 PM - Take 3 Advil
6:00 PM - Take 1 Prednisone steroid pill, 1 Tylenol
9:00 PM - Take 3 Advil
10:00 PM - Take 2 Prednisone steroid pills, 1 Amoxicillin

Then we turned on the humidifier because we thought it might help with my congestion and swollen throat.

It worked! All it took was 20 pills, a humdifier, 3 hot chocolates, and 2 hot teas.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Lindsay's done a really nice painting the upstairs bathroom. She's using some cross-weave technique in a gold color. Some glazing technique or something. I don't know. All I know is that it looks good.

The end.

Also, go Indians.

Also, I hate school.

Monday, September 17, 2007

I thought this was funny, so you had better too... or else!

This was on the ESPN Top 100 Most Hated Players list.

21. Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
: Sure, they love him now. But just wait until he goes 49-for-50 with 49 homers and 150 RBIs in the playoffs, only to make the final out of Game 7 of the World Series. Then we'll know that A-Rod the Choker never left us.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Purdue looked like the number 1 team in the country. In the first quarter. Then they fell back to Earth, but still managed a victory. 3-0 feels good.

Notre Dame is awesomely awful. I love it. It's splendiferous.

The Browns offense was off the charts. Their defense is allowing 40 points per game however, so the offense NEEDS to be off the charts. Week 1 of Derek Anderson QB, pretty good. Charlie Frye? Who?

The Indians remain in first place, and we'll be at the game on Friday versus the A's. It's fireworks night! Yay for us.

All in all a good weekend.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Purdue looked untouchable in the first quarter against Central Michigan today. Their offense was carving up CMU's defense like a chainsaw through a turkey. It was ridiculous.

Then they inevitably came back to Earth and allowed the Chippewas to put a little scare into some fans, but not apparently ESPN, who decided that they would stop showing the game at all so that we could watch Temple versus Connecticut. I kid you not.

Just so you know, Temple got jobbed in that game. It essentially ended with a referee replay, which they completely managed to screw up. The Temple player caught a ricochet pass in bounds with a foot down. Didn't matter. The refs screwed it up twice. Oh well. I guess that's what happens when you only win 1 out of your last 27 games.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Busy, busy, busy.

I've got two group projects in school and lots to do around the house. As such, I haven't been updating this like I should be.

I'll try to put up some insightful junk soon. Or not. We'll see.

If I get around to it.


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Browns have traded Charlie Frye to the Seattle Seahawks for a sixth round draft pick. They gave him 37 seconds of play time in the first half of the first game before deciding he clearly wasn't the answer. Well done, coaching staff! That's the way to emulate Super Bowl contenders! Yank your starting quarterback as soon as you can and then trade him. Don't bother to improve your offensive line first. I still think the Browns would be better off if they just had a center, a QB, and 9 wide receivers. Really spread that field.

The defensive pass rush wouldn't be that much improved against the center as they are against the whole offensive line. The strategy of Cleveland offensive linemen has typically been to fall down and play possum as soon as the ball is snapped.

Hopefully they can follow the Tim Couch model and throw rookie quarterbacks under to bus to the point where they need repeated surgeries to repair their arms after the massive beatings they've been subjected to.

I have an idea Romeo... just hit Brady Quinn with a tire jack before the next game, tie his legs together, and then put him in the game. The idiots in the stands will surely cheer. After 15 games and 98 sacks, Quinn will be well on his way.

Here's another idea. DRAFT. OFFENSIVE. LINEMEN.

With every pick.

For the next 10 years.
It was 6 years ago, at just about this time. I don't think I'll ever forget what I was doing. I was told to check my pager because it gets news info. It said that a small plane had flown into the World Trade Center in NYC. Since I was communicating with Justin about fantasy football, I just threw in a comment about that to see if he had heard anything.

Little did I know what had actually happened. It was a surreal day that I hope will never be repeated, but sadly, I feel like it will be.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Cold sweats? Check.
Back pain? Check.
School sucks? Check check.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

This just in... I have infectious mononucleosis. Mono for short.

I guess that explains why I'm so exhausted.

Friday, September 7, 2007

I have the flu. My body let me know that at just about 6:00 PM last night. Class was fun after that.

I didn't go to work today. I didn't do ANYTHING today. I didn't even get out of bed until 4:30 PM. I finally showered around 8:00 PM. Now I'm ready for bedtime.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

This is taken from an AP news article...
The makeover of "CBS Evening News" has been spiked and executive producer Rome Hartman reassigned in favor of veteran Rick Kaplan, who has made the newscast much more harder-edged and newsy.
Newsy? Much more harder-edged?

One of those isn't even a word and the other is just terrible grammar.

Me caveman. Me start job as reporter for AP.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

School. Freaking. Blows.

Tons of work already. Is it December yet?