Tuesday, February 24, 2009

take me out w/ the crowd

best quote ever 

what do gay bears and the world series have in common?

no cubs.

41 days til opening day.

Friday, February 20, 2009

takin' care of bizzzness

this article details what the arizona diamondbacks (baseball organization, ami) are doing to cope with the recession.  basically, they are going back to basics with increased customer service.  while this seems refreshing in today's times, i think customer service is the hallmark of any business.

some of the establishments which i love are the ones that make me feel important for spending the benjamins there.  it seems so novel that a business would actually go out of its way to figure out what its customers want.

here are my top 4 things to keep my business:
  1. don't charge too much for drinks -- alch or otherwise
  2. have staff on tap just to answer questions on the floor
  4. access ease (if i have to go to hamburg, i will probably be in a bad mood when i get there)
what are your rules to keep your business?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

as seen on tv


this is the funniest thing i have ever seen.

it looks like gumby.

how have i never heard of this before?

this is your [electorate]...

can you name this affable politician from his yearbook photo?
visit this site for more youngish pics of those in charge of the nation.
some of these people are unrecognizable!

ps-it's the current veep.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

the era*

as many sports nuts and non-fans alike know, this weekend brought about one of the most surprising disclosures of the era*.  a. rodriguez, formerly of t-ball players' dreams, of latino players' fandom, and of the general savior label, admitted to steroid usage.  for at least three years.  

now, i am a baseball nut.  i watched the congres
sional hearings 4 years ago.  i read buster olney, peter gammons, and howard bryant on a regular basis.  (anyone else?  no?  just me...)

but this one caught me by surprise.  this one was a doozy.

here is my PED (performance-enhancing drug) manifesto:
  • you are a cheater
  • you are a liar
  • ALL of your records deserve to be wiped out
  • hank aaron should chew you out
  • you should be embarrassed of yourself because you hurt your family and you make every one else** look bad
  • you should NEVER ever get into the hall of fame
  • you are worse than corey patterson (yes, yes, i said it)
  • ALL names of positive tests should be released.  if not, it would be like the police searching random homes, having a list of drug dens, saying to the public "hey, we have this list of really crappy people", and then not releasing it.  as dave ramsey says, if you have a wound, don't let it fester.  don't do things to make it bigger.  take off the bandage, look at it, and start helping yourself feel better.
the worst part about a. rodriguez is that he stood idly by while people labeled him baseball's "savior" and was OKAY with deceiving everyone.  get a life, seriously.  what would your kindergarten teacher think?!

i will NOT call you a-fraud, a-roid, or a-rod.  as i tell my students at school, it's not cute OR funny.  so stop it.

you deserve small balls, a high voice, and a completely tarnished name forever.  cheat.

*you do not even deserve an asterisk
**i love you sean casey and all other clean people***
***please let griffey be clean.  i don't know it i could take it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


i am a grammar, spelling, and punctuation stickler.  i cannot stand it when people use your & you're wrong...or its & it's.  

one of my favorite blogs is the "The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks" because the blogger highlights how important proper procedure is.  if you are a stickler, another great  (grate?) find is the book Eats, Shoots, and Leaves.

I stumbled upon the online test linked below.  Suffice it to say, I was branded an "English Genius."

How about you?
How important are spelling, grammar, and punctuation to you?