Thursday, November 29, 2007

What is this again?



On November 2nd I already had two blogs posted this month.

Today is the 29th. This will be the third. Oops.

Sometimes when I don't blog for a while, you should worry about me. It could be a sign that I'm getting down and depressed. This time, that's not the case. I've just been busy. With Thanksgiving, and seeing three of four parents, and work, and Rachel's parties, and fraternity stuff, it's just been a hectic month.

But I'm good. Just busy. And it's not like things are gonna clear up anytime soon. Not with Christmas around the corner, more work, more parties for Rachel, maintaining programming for the fraternity, and trying to see three of four parents again this month (different three, though), I don't see it letting up.

Although, I do have a declaration. Since, oh, about 2nd grade, I've been overweight and noticeably so. Well, I'm tired of that. So, I'm starting a diet and exercise program, along with Rachel, to lose sixty pounds. I'm hoping that by the time the last political campaign ad for the 2008 elections is aired (and God, how I can't wait for that to happen) my goal will be met.

So, if you see me on a regular basis, keep me accountable. And if you come to a table with me to break bread, keep me accountable. Please.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Bumper Stickers

Normally, I don't like bumper stickers. I really detest having to try to see how many words I can read in as small a font as possible from the back of a car in front of me. I really find things like "In case of Rapture, this car will be unmanned" to be unfunny and not very witty. I'm not big on political bumper stickers, either for causes or candidates. I really don't get the point of the "Calvin peeing on something" decals, either. I can kind of see sports teams and former schools you attended being on there, but that's still not for me.

However, I may have found a bumper sticker that might make me rethink it:

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Even In My Dreams

Sometimes, things just don't go well. For you, the people and sports teams you support, and so on.

But I think it's gotten out of hand. Even in my dreams my favorite teams don't do well.

Case in point, I had a dream last night about the 2008 ALCS. Indians-Boston. Game seven was in Cleveland. I was watching the game with R.C. Foshizzle, though I'm not sure where, becaase I didn't recognize the house we were in. Anyway, the dream starts in the bottom of the 8th inning, the Indians batting, and down 4-2. There is one out, and Andy Marte, batting ninth, steps to the plate. He smacks a double down the left field line that barely stays fair, bringing Grady Sizemore to the plate.

The Jake is going crazy, Ryan and I are going crazy, and it looks like things might turn around. Grady Sizemore steps to the plate and hits the first pitch he sees back up the middle, but it takes a high bounce over the center fielder's head, and gets into the corner. Grady puts on all the jets and scores on an inside-the-park-homerun, tying the game up at four. Ryan and I are going crazier, and the Jake is going crazier, and Fox zooms to show Indians closer Rafael Betancourt getting lose in the pen, just in case the Indians take the lead here.

Asdrubal Cabrera works a walk, and then Travis Hafner gets plunked on the arm, and then another walk is issued to Victor Martinez.

So here's the scenario: Bases loaded, one out, tied game. Bottom of the 8th inning, game seven of the ALCS. A deep fly ball will put the Indians three outs away from meeting the Pirates in the World Series (who had apparently swept the Mets in the NLCS). Ryan Garko steps into the batters box, and swings at a first pitch fastball and ...

come one now, you all can guess what happens, right?

Give it a guess ...

go on ...

go on ...

go on ...

And get yourself a cookie if you predicted GIDP, inning over, Boston coming to bat.

And of course, I wake up at this point in time. But, I just knew that they blew the game and lost it.

Even in my dreams, the Indians can't win. That's how bad it's gotten.

Oh well ... at least it was a break from what's been the theme of my dreams for the last few weeks, but I'll have to blog about that later.