Monday, October 30, 2006

Monday's Musings...

Rutgers is 12th in the BCS? The BCS is based on formulas and a huge component is the human polls where supposed "experts" list their top 25 teams... Do you really think that there are only 11 teams in the nation better than the boys in Jersey? That LSU, Wisconsin or Oklahoma, all of which are ranked behind Rutgers, would lose in a bowl game? That the game would even be close?? It's great that Rutgers is undefeated but beating a 3-5 UConn team by only 11 at home is not the same as the rough league schedules that other teams face. I'd rather have my team lose by 3 to a team like THE Ohio State University or Michigan than to win against the cupcakes that Rutgers (who used to be their own cupcake) has played this year... Give me a call in December when Rutgers has two losses courtesy of real teams like Louisville and West Virginia... Rutgers wouldn't be within two touchdowns in a bowl game to ANY team in the top 25!

F. Adu... he's still Mr. Future of Soccer because after yesterday's game, we know that he's not the present of soccer... Standing around, not going for the ball, terrible decision making and please, Freddie, go to your right for once!! And if he's such a "huge star" and a game-changing player, why was pulled when DC needed a goal most? When the game was on the line, where was F.A.?? On the bench! You wouldn't have Jordan/Ovechkin/Ruth/Elway on the bench during these critical moments, would you?!

The Caps practice facility in Arlington gets a name this week which shows that we are one step closer to actually opening the place. Two rinks and tons o' fun!!

After much debate and inner reflection, I have decided on one female to direct all of my attention and give her my heart. However, even though she has stated an interest in me and we've spent many evenings together out on the town, I am yet to secure that magical first kiss. Here's the dilemma: neither one of us are into PDA and since we've only ever spent time in public, it makes it very difficult to "make a move". Add to that the fact that I live over an hour away from D.C. and time out of the public eye is very limited. Any suggestions as to how I go about landing that first kiss??

Monday, October 23, 2006


Sorry to all (three) of my loyal readers... It's been a while since I've posted but between happy hours, work and oh yeah, knee surgery, I've been a little busy... If you see a gentleman hopping around 7th and F in downtown D.C., pay him no attention. He's on his way to or from work.

Despite the pain in my knee, I have decreased the pain in my heart... I've been trying to decide between three (un)lucky women: book girl, softball chick and flower woman. All are relatively new in my life, all pure of heart and beautiful. I've had amazing times in the simplest of settings with all three. But one has drawn my I see myself with, not in a short term capacity but potentially for more (which is a big step for me to even think).

On a different note, drunk drama is too much for me to handle anymore... Beers & Tears? Um, no thanks... I'll take my bars with friends, songs and fun...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

How cool is this??

White Sox thank heaven for 7-Eleven

711_2 The defending champion Chicago White Sox aren’t involved in the playoffs this year, so they have all the time in the world to dream up bizarre sponsorship deals. This morning comes word that they’ve struck an agreement with 7-Eleven to change the first pitch of all evening games, for the next three seasons, to 7:11 p.m., moving some back from 7:05 and some up from 7:35. In exchange, 7-Eleven will cough up a cool half-million dollars, which is one-twenty-eighth of Jim Thome’s 2006 salary (although $160,000 more than Bobby Jenks made this year). The AP quotes one observer who says, “Whether they like it or not, all the media outlets will have to say, ‘The game time is 7:11.’ And you’re not talking about a change that inconveniences anyone.” And that’s why they call it a convenience store. AM/PM would probably have no luck if it tried to have every other game played in the morning.

This is a great idea (Wish that I would have thought of it!)'s product placement that doesn't interfere with the actual game. Just the fact that this is a news story is worth the money that 7-11 is paying to the White Sox.

>FYI: There is no truth to the rumor that all Caps games will begin at 7:45 pm as a part of their new sponsorship deal with Colt 45!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Oh what a night!!

It's fun to go out, meet people, mingle, smile and have a grand ol' time...

But sometimes it's nice to have some quality alone time... like I had tonight.

Sitting out on the deck, underneath the stars, smoking a Cuban and listening to some great music. Very calming and relaxing... Relaxing is something that I haven't tried in a looooooooong time so it was great to do that this evening. Alone time to think, unwind and stare at the stars! They twinkle so far away yet I still try to reach for them.

So what's the first thing I do now that I'm relaxed?? I write my blog, of course! Thanks to DCSC and Buggie for getting me hooked on this!

Down with FedEx

Forget for a minute that FedEx has partnered with the Evil Empire (a.k.a. the Washington Redskins)...
It cost me $50 to send a package to Las Vegas in two days even though a $150 flight would get ME there in a couple of hours... Then, when THEY got the zip code wrong, they charged me another $10!! The zip code was still in town, actually just off of the Strip a bit but apparently it was too much work to look at the hotel's address and think, "Hey, maybe the zip code is incorrect but I still have enough information to deliver this package containing sunshine!" Also, instead of arriving at its destination today, it won't be delievered until TOMORROW...A DAY LATE!! As my mom would say, "That's life in the big city."

Saturday, October 07, 2006

There's an ouch-ie on my pee pee!!

(The title is from an infamous quote made tonight! Another line taken out of context! What a crowd!)

Just got back from celebrating a friend's birthday... It was great to see so many smiling faces and so many nekkid cows (Loooong story!). Time again to reflect on the past year and to plan for the upcoming year. Even though it's not my birthday, I'm facing a time of reflection. The past year was good but the upcoming year has so much potential to be a truly great, GREAT year. It's one of those times that can define a lifetime. So much uncertainty but I thrive on the unknown; I can develop the uncertainty into my own fate.

Random thoughts:
Congrats to my sister on not only snagging the top grade in her class but also getting the new job she wanted. Movin' on up in the world!!

I haven't been to Vegas in a little over a year...that's too long of a time! It's time to go back, soon!

...Michael Jackson - good music, scary guy!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Kill the Golfers? Oh, the gophers! That makes more sense!

This just in...

Those of you who have seen the photo of Alex Ovechkin practicing his golf swing will probably be surprised to hear this, but Ovechkin just hit a hole in one during the Caps Care Classic at the Springfield Golf and Country Club in Springfield, Va.

Ovechkin took a shot on the par-3, 160-yard fourth hole that landed short of the green and rolled in.

In fairness, Ovechkin had been practicing at that hole for some time, meeting each group as it came through. But a hole in one is a hole in one …

Seriously, he has a TERRIBLE golf swing... But without a goal in the preseason, it's nice to see him "putting the biscuit in the basket"! Hopefully this trend will continue this weekend at Verizon Center!!

Fantasy life?

Despite being toward the bottom in points in my fantasy football league, my team, The Thunder Thighs, are going to be 3-1 on the year! I still think 14 teams is too big of a league; it restricts free agency and every trade is a lopsided one. But fantasy football got me to thinking...
What if we fantasy other things? Like you could win cash or prizes based on your team's performance in random measuring points, like:

- Coworkers' consumption of alcohol (big bonuses for shots)
- Friends failed relationships (points for who breaks up with whom)
- Your commute to work (you'd drive faster if you knew it affected your fantasy team)
- The amount of work actually completed in the office (versus spending time surfing the net or writing in a blog!)

I'd actually spend the time ranking my coworkers and friends based on how many fantasy points they were worth to me! What would happen if their fantasy based value was more important than their credit score or other measuring stick already established in our society??

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Clutch goals, Happy returns and.... Polka Music??

Seriously, you meet someone and hit it off...they are having a good time, you are having a good time, everyone is laughing and full of sunshine... Great evening of free tickets, good food and great company. So how would you end the evening?? With a coworker shoving his hand down some girl's shirt and bra!! Not the typical end of the evening! The evening started with a nice happy hour and drinking with the Caps' enforcer. Some fun stories and a bar later, "the incident" happened. Hopefully, all parties have resolved the issue and we can move in a positive direction. Plus, I have more free tickets.

Glad to have "Little Newb" back in the U.S. after a very successful tour of Iraq. Regardless of your view of whether we should be there or not, we need to support our troops. I'm very proud of everything "Little" did and I'm glad that he was welcomed back with open arms (and a great picnic).

Nothing against polka music or flute instrumentals, but they don't belong at a hockey game. No wonder the players looked so uninterested in the game!! Nothing gets you fired up like some polka before a face-off. Attendance was surprisingly strong especially considering there were home games for the Ravens, Redskins and the Nationals. Less than a week until the regular season home opener!!

Sorry, nothing too juicy or exciting today; the Seahawks lack of an offense is bringing me down! :(