Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

They're Back . . .

Hooray!  The Sox are back in town (and being broadcast on NESN), and Jerry Remy is back announcing after a bout of pneumonia; so no more of me hating Fox or ESPN for their pro-Yankees slant.  I suppose i should be more understanding of those (subconsciously) wishing they could live in Red Sox Nation but are (for whatever reasons) unable to make the border-crossing — of course they're going to be hostile and preoccupied with the hapless Yankees.

Yesterday i watched 'Fever Pitch' for the first time, and it brought a real smile to my face.  Made me think of my ex- and her ex- (who was a major Red Sox fanatic).

Enjoy the rain, peeps.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Don't Get A Fox Network Lobotomy — Just Turn The Volume To Zero

Wow, i could not have underestimated how monumentally bad the Fox Network coverage would be of tonight's Red Sox at Yankees game.  The announcers are two duds whose names don't even appear on the Fox website (which is too bad, because i gladly would have named them).  They just go on and on about nothing; it's like they forget that there's actually a game going on.  And then to make matters worse, they have Sarah Silverman make a cameo as a supposedly famous Red Sox fan; only she has even less to say about the Red Sox than the dud announcers (and apparently knows nothing about anything, except how to appear mentally deficient; maybe they drugged her).

And since the Fox Network headquarters is in New York City, it's no surprise that their coverage of the game would be pro-Yankees.  But what makes their announcers seem so severely obtunded?  Perhaps it's the continuous low grade gamma radiation present in the city combined with the repeated inbreeding of Fox employees that leads to neural degradation.  Or perhaps it's that their health insurance offers radical frontal lobotomies with a zero co-pay — New Yorkers are loathe to pass up a bargain.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Do Your Bit for the US Postal Service!

We all get junk mail, right?  Of course.  But instead of tossing it in the trash (or recycling it), take out those postage-paid return envelopes and send them back — the Post Office will appreciate the business!

Either send them back empty (boring) or enclose some interesting paper tidbit of your own.  After all, the junk mail company went to the trouble of providing you with a little surprise in the mail; why not surprise them back?

Keep the Post Office in business.  If junk mailers want to pay for prepaid return envelopes, they must want you to send them back no matter what the contents; let them sponsor some re-investment in our Postal Services.


Friday, May 6, 2011

happy birthday to me!

C2H5OH at Not Your Average Joe's — Blue Moon (Belgian-style) weiss beer — plus Rosemary Skewered Scallops:  happy birthday to me!  whoo!

(plus plus peanut butter thing joe’s claim to fame – peanut butter and chocolate chunks folded into vanilla ice cream and rolled in oreo cookie crumbs, topped with fresh whipped cream and drizzled with hot chocolate and caramel sauces tableside — YUM!)

now the Sox game; Minnesota at Boston.  very mellow.

35 (base 12) years old.