Monday, October 31, 2005

Yuse Make Fun of Roe'Dyelin Yuse Be Wearing S'Ment Shoos.
Onnis't'God, I'll Do the onna myself.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

OCTOBER 28, 2005
City of Blinding Lights
I Will Follow
The Electric Co.
The Ocean
I Still Haven’t Found
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
The Blue Sky
Miss Sarajevo
Pride in the Name of Love
Where the Streets Have no Name
First Encore
The First Time
Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
With or Without You
Second Encore
All Because of You
Fast Cars

Thursday, October 27, 2005

From A Great and Glorious Game: Baseball Writings of A. Bartlett Giamattiby A. Bartlett Giamatti, et al"The Green Fields of the Mind "

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops... and summer...
Major League Baseball 2005 Season
April 2005- October 26, 2005
And in the end, fans somewhere are saying
"Wait till next year"

Saturday, October 22, 2005

For What It's Worth

  • The Astros have never been to a World Series, the White Sox haven't won one since 1917. Not bad theatre if you ask me.
  • For the first time in history two native Rhode Islanders will play in the same World Series, can you name them? (answer at the bottom of this entry)
  • Memo to the Pats: Bruschi is an inside linebacker not a safety
  • However, raise your ales and toast to the's been a long road back.
  • Who would have thunk it in 1995 when Danny Duquette released an "over the hill" pitcher, that Roger Clemens would start game 1 of the 2005 World Series coming off a year of domination, note his 1.83 ERA this year.
  • Memo to Coach Fran: Be prepared for the shootout in Lubbock
  • Memo to Tektards: Beat t.u. this weekend.
  • Notre Dame is a damn good football team
  • USC therefore must be the "real" Houston Texans
  • The Bonnie Bishop Band is coming back to Aggieland....I am waiting on my advance copy of the new album.
  • Speaking of the lovely BB, the new single rocks. I hear it every time I turn the radio. Seriously, it's freaky. It's happened 4 straight days, multiple times a day.
  • He is in his 70's, but Willie Nelson can still put on a great show.
  • Garth Brooks has a new song on the radio, a great tribute to the late, great Chris LeDoux.
  • I'm seeing U2 next week in favorite band is also in Houston that night at the same time across town...sigh.
  • Halloween is coming up, parent's it's not evil or satanic so take the sticks out of your arses and let the kids dress up and get candy from the neighbors.
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer will keep you turning the pages, a great read.
  • Fall is in the air finally in Texas.
  • I am addicted to Star Bucks, hot chocolate and caramel apple cider, ask my co-workers.
  • I can't get interested in the Chase for the Cup this year, none of my drivers are involved.
  • Boys who can't skate should not show off in front of girls, they end up out of control and causing a danger to the other skater, namely me. Seriously, next guy who des something dumb and puts me at risk, I'm throwing a hip check and sending him to his rear.
  • I can't name anyone on the Celtics besides Paul Pierce, gang-green is setting in again.
  • RPI 3 Boston University 2, How do like them apples?!
  • Answer to trivia question: Dan Wheeler and Paul Konerko, Wheeler is also the first Interscholastic League player to appear since Davey Lopes, many moons ago.
  • You know you're getting older when you find it fun to start looking at and considering land/property investment opportunities. Another month or two and I should be able to have a good down payment saved up.
  • Sometimes the best cure, is something that the Dr. didn't order.
  • BCS Aggie Club Happy Hours are quite fun.
  • If the Angels in Heaven don't sound anything like Emmy Lou Harris, Alison Kraus and Bonnie Bishop, I'm going to demand a refund.
  • And until next time, some folks out there owe me a big thank you for saving their lives last week. I killed a shit eating dog. :-)

Friday, October 21, 2005

Well, other than a few random sports posts, I've been pretty quiet this month here on the blogosphere. For good reason, I haven't really felt like writing anything. It's been a long few weeks for me. The month began with an unexpected trip home when news reached me that my Grandma McDonald had passed away on October 1. I left College Station on the 4th and arrived back in my home town with 2 hours to spare before the wake. Sadly, it was under these circumstances that all 20 grandchildren were together for the first time. Turns out one of my cousins lives in Austin, TX. In typical Irish/Scot/Polish fashion many toasts were made that week. Also in grand tradition, the youngest cousins got the upside down hanging long over due to them. I flew back to Texas last Monday, worked three days and then took Friday off as my mother and brother were flying in for the Okie St. game. I've just been busy, busy, busy. Work's was busy but has slowed down to a crawl this week, which is nice. I've got a wine party to go to Saturday at some friend's new home in south College Station Saturday. Then next week, it's U2 on the 28th.

Then in November...well, Lord willing, if all goes well I will immerse my ears to the sounds of the Bonnie Bishop Band at least three times, and also enjoy the new album due out on Nov. 8th. I'd actually been in contact with some of the folks with the band and was in line to hang posters and work the merchandise table if needed, but they worked it out on their end. As many readers know, I am love with Miss Bishop's's just phenomenal. Of course, the red blooded male in me will also honestly admit, that she's easy on the eye's herself.

Anyway, that's what I've been up to in a nutshell. I'm going to go read, then I'm going to bed. Ciao!

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Dateline Foxboro: Teddy Bruschi (BREW-SKI)is returning to practice next week with the 2-time defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. This news ends months of speculation that the heart and soul of the Patriots defense, sidelined after suffering a stroke at his home in February after the Pro Bowl, may be back this season. The Bruschi has been on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list since July. Once he starts practicing the team has 21 days to decide what to do with him, activation or injured reserve. After Sunday's game with Denver is the Bye week followed by games at home with Buffalo and the Indianapolis Colts.
Dear Mr. P. may wet yourself, begin crying, and commence running like a scalded may be about to get drunk on some Patriots home Brew.
  • Pilgrim High School Class of 1995
  • Aldrich Jr High Class of 1991
  • Warwick PAL Babe Ruth League All Star
  • Warwick West Side Little League Alum
  • Owner of the nastiest curve I ever saw
  • The top man for Johnson's Post
  • The man-child
  • He has personally hit me in the head with a fastball...and it hurt then

Pilgrim High Class of 1996 supporting the howmetown "Kid"

Friday, October 07, 2005

The defense of the 2004 World Championship ended tonight in Boston. The Boston Red Sox, a slugging team with a lack of pitching fell to the White Sox from the southside of Chicago and were swept out of the playoffs. As much as it pains me to see it, the White Sox have not won a World Series title since 1917 and though their fans are not the brightest crayons in the box (I've seens signs calling them the "Dividsion" champs and stating "I'ts our time now") they need redemption from the Black Sox/Shoeless Joe curse.

So pack it in and start waiting for spring training to open in Ft Myers. In the meantime, to quote the actor better known as "Squiggy" on "Laverne & Shirley" from the movie "A League of Their Own"... "Take me home momma, I have seen enough to know that I have seen too much."