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August 25, 2004

we got one d.w.g.

Took my mom to the Cubs game today. It was her first time in the bleachers. The picture above is the panoramic shot I took with my camera phone from where we were sitting. Pretty sweet. You take three shots and it merges them together. Any way it was a swell day for Corey Patterson. Got to watch him make a great catch early in the game and then of course the two-run homer in the ninth to win the game. Fantastic!

August 24, 2004

heading to wrigley tomorrow

Rick's desk has been molested"The city has conducted enough inspections of Wrigley Field by now that they should be satisfied we are not printing a newspaper here." -- Andy MacPhail, Chicago Cubs President and CEO

August 23, 2004

the cubs get it done tonight

Taco Bell from a last weekThat was just a great catch by Corey tonight. I can't wait to go to the game this Wednesday with my mom. This is going to be her first game in the bleachers. I also convinced her to take the early train in so we can watch batting practice. Schweeet.

The Olympics are fantastic. I was up early Sunday morning to take my sister to O'hare and I didn't go back to sleep. The Olympics were just too good. Oh man how about that women's marathon? Wow! Not only did I cry before the race when they were doing the story on the history of the women's marathon in the Olympics, but then I was also crying when Deena Castor was running the final straight-away in tears. Oh man I'm such a cry-baby. But good god damn that was amazing. Getting to watch her come up from 19th place and then finish the bronze. Just amazing.

Fruit punch from Taco BellI'm watching the men's high-bar event right now. Why so much controversy? Too bad Paul Hamm didn't in the gold, but I have to say that Igor Cassina's routine was more impressive, but then he didn't stick his landing as well as Paul. I'm torn on whether I think they should have given it to Paul or Igor. Really just some lameness with that whole changing of the score nonsense.

Speaking of lameness. I am very disappointed with NBC's HD coverage of the Olympics. Yeah yeah it's all beautiful, but why does it have to be delayed a day? And why do they pick just two events of the day and then loop it over and over again. So after four hours you've seen everything already, and of course if you watched on NBC SD the day before, then you saw it even before that. And fuck what is with the reject announcers? Why can't they just use the same announcers as the regular broadcast? I guess it's so that every five minutes one of them can say, "and you are watching the Olympics in high def on NBC." Fucking lame-ass. I want Bob Costas. That is the worst part of all. How can you have the Olympics without Bob Costas. New Taco Bell mascot, CharlotteThe only redeeming quality is the lack of commercials, well...unless you count the Sony Wega commercial that they play every single break, mixed in with commericials for NBC's two new shows. And don't forget the stunning fly-bys of Athens that are repeated over and over and over and over and over and over again. NBC, you can suck my fat one.

August 12, 2004

there is shit everywhere

Life sucks. It sucks hard. Why was there traffic at 9 o'clock on the way home tonight. So lame. Life sucks. It sucks hard. This is a picture of some of the geese that hang around the office shitting all over the place. It sucks. I chased them around and took pictures. I also got a little video of it as well. Life sucks. The only thing good in my life right now is that Seinfeld is on right now.

August 11, 2004

hot pepper noodle

Went to JK's for lunch and got the burger. It was just alright. The gyro there is better. This is the picture of our red baskets. I'm glad to say that none of them were accidentally thrown away, nor was my cell phone.

Cubs won tonight, so that is awesome. It's time for me to play some Xbox baseball. I haven't played since Monday.

Had hot pepper noodle with chicken from Penny's tonight for dinner. It was damn good as always. And last but not least I want to add, that the credits song at the end of S.W.A.T. is incredibly geigh.

August 09, 2004

but baseball ain't over

Went to Taco Bell for lunch today with Steve and Mike. Grabbed the handle on the door to open it and it felt kinda slimy so I decided I should wash my hands in the bathroom. As I was washing my hands I just so happened to look over to my left to see that somebody out there must be following that "...if it's yellow let it mellow" motto.

On the way home tonight I hit the big 60K on with my Eclipse. So you get two pictures today. As you can see from the picture, I wasn't going very fast. Mmm love that reverse-commute traffic.

When I did finally get home, I was pleasantly surprised to see that ABC has done a pretty decent job presenting Monday Night football in high def. I hope that Fox gets a clue watching this and be able to execute with HD for their football broadcasts this year. If the MLB All-Star game is any insight into what Fox's HD sports programming is going to be like, I won't be very excited to watch football on Fox. They completely dropped the ball for the All-Star game. True it was widescreen, but it was not high def. It was grainy and crappy and had the same crappy edgying that they have on regular baseball broadcasts. Just pathetic. ESPN had the Homerun Derby in HD. Why the fuck can't Fox broadcast the game in it? Just fucking retarded.

August 08, 2004

upgraded movable type

Well after spending an hour removing junk comments, I upgraded to MT 2.661. Let's see if that has any impact on comment spam.

sony ericsson K700i

So I bought a new phone on Friday. Anyone that knows me knows that I have been without a cell phone for over a month. The story of how I lost it is really quite lame. I'm pretty sure I lost it at Skippers which is this greasy place across from the Pita Inn by work. Anyway it was an otherwise pretty good day. I was enjoying a gyro. On the way out the door from the place I casually slide all the garbage off my tray into the trash bin. As I did this I went, "aww crap I just threw away my red basket!" You know those red baskets you always get at fast food places when you get a gyro or hot dogs or something. The red baskets where there is always a sign above the trash cans saying, "don't throw away baskets." Anyway I threw mine away by accident. Then later that evening I went to make a call on my cell phone and to my surprise I did not find it in my pocket. Ding dong! I never managed to find it any where I looked, which was everywhere. So the only conclusion is that the red basket took revenge by pulling my T68 in with it. I'm such a doodoohead.

Skip ahead a month and I finally got off my ass and stopped by the World of Wireless store on the corner of Lincoln and Altgeld which is like a block from my house. I took the day off from work to go golfing with my dad and sister, but that was in the morning so I had the whole afternoon free and it seemed like a good thing to do. Anyway, WoW has a little paper sign in the window saying they get all the best unlocked GSM phones in town so it seemed hopeful that I would be able to get the T637 I've had my eye on, but was only available from AT&T. So I stopped in asking for that and he said he was out but he was going to be picking some up later that night. We got to talking some more and he mentioned the K700i. He said he just got them in two weeks ago and I had to see it, as the screen was just amazing. And let me tell you it is! So I bought it. It does everything under the bloody sun. It's very 1337. And this also brings me up-to-date with the times as I now have a camera phone. Which brings us to the picture of the penguin you see here. This is the picture I took on my way home from the grocery today. I had the phone email it to me and it was in my inbox before I got to my door, which was only a block away from where I took the picture--OH SHIT! I just realized I forgot to put the hotdogs and O.J. in the fridge. Be right back!--Okay I'm back now. Anyway yeah...took a picture of this pigeon that tried to corner me by the mechanics on the corner. Alright I think I'm going to try to start taking a picture of something every day and then I'll blog about it. Sounds like a lot of phone. I mean fun. Whoa my brain is stupid.

P.S. Thanks to Liz for pointing out all the typos and grammatical errors in this post.