Saturday, July 30, 2005

Talk about anti-climatic

There's a softball team out there that owes me 3 dollars. I've waited all week to avenge our painful lost, went home to round up the wife the kids because we have the late 8:20 game again, only to find a half softball team waiting for us...Bam, forfeit, we win 7-0 (don't ask me why we get seven runs in a forfeit). We lent them a player and played a few innings for the heck of it, schoolyard style (the ump was a little TOO eager to go home and left us). Talk about unsatisfying. I fought traffic twice to not play. To top it off, I got to play third base, and STILL had no balls hit to me. What a rip...

Friday, July 29, 2005

TV pick

Here's my Tivo nugget of the week. Why was The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas on the Sci-Fi channel? I think Zach said it best..."That's like The Jetsons being on the History Channel."

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Pillow Talk

My wife said I needed to buy new pillows. Aside from not supporting the neck like it used to, it was definitely yellower than I remember it once was. (it reminded me of 5824's hand towel, really) So with a sale at my local Target, I picked up two extra firm pillows...I didn't really realize there was an adjustment period to pillows, but I haven't slept a whole night straight since I got those things. Sure my head stays cleaner, but boy am I tired....

Friday, July 22, 2005

The A's We Ain't

Playing in a coed softball league, one should go in with low expectations. Maybe it was the 4-0 start we jumped out to, but I was feeling pretty good about my team's chances. Now we are 4-2 and I am spending too many hours at work wondering how we can tweak the defensive alignments. I still think I am ok with losing, if it was normal losing. We have lost leads of 11-0 and 10-1, and I don't think I have to tell you -- it sucks. The streak ends Friday, because either we win one, or I will become so unproductive at work I will be fired.

On a related note, Britt played the whole game at catcher because we were short one girl. It works out in a funny way. My wife gets more playing time than I do on my company team. Go figure.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Tivo Phone Home

I've had Tivo for about two weeks now, and it is great. We got a reconditioned box in exchange for paying for one year's service (A deal that has since expired. I'll try and alert you of deals while they are still good next time). Of course, I am watching a lot more tv, which I haven't decided if it is a good thing yet. I at least don't have to fight with the girls as much over the tv. Now I can watch Family Guy and Good Eats at my own convenience, but the best part is finding the gems that come on when no one should be watching tv. I mean really, who knew Bosom Buddies come on the weekends at 6AM on TBS?

(Incidentally, is a site full of informative breastfeeding info. Just thought you should know)

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Alan at bat...

Our softball league hit the tough part of the schedule today with a double header against the other undefeated team in the league. (I guess an update would be needed. After the first freezing game, it was the Brayton vs. Brayton match in a 100mph dust storm while staring into the sun. That was followed by the first pleasant weather game where I finally got comfortable and got a hit on my fifth at bat of the year...ok, you're all caught up) So the elements at Indian Valley College continue to insist on being a part of our league as the 11th team. It must've been at least a hundred degrees out there with not a lick of shade out to be found. We tried to save our strength by enacting the 12 run rule on the other team. But two games in the heat was rough. We were up 11-0 in the second game when the wheels came off. We lost in the last at bat 12-11. I think I would have been more shocked if I wasn't suffering from heat exhaustion. With more boys than girls I only got four at bats in two games, but I got a hit on all of them. Still in first place and our team is really settling in with contributions from everyone (oh, and Britt is getting playing time too filling in when we are short girls), I think we will challenge for the crown this year.

Good TV

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I think currently, my favorite show on TV is family. I LOVE the left field humor. I can certainly understand how it might be too weird for some, but I love how edgey they are without resorting to potty humor all the time (unlike a show like South Park). Stewie rocks!