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:: May 04, 2004 ::
I realize that this blog has had a lot of hockey entries, but what can I say, it's my favorite sport...:: April 20, 2004 ::
Yesterday, I had the change to cut my own grass for the first time since I moved into the new house. I cannot say why I enjoyed it so much, but I had a sense of fulfillment after I was done. Go figure.
As I watch the Vancouver-Calgary game, waiting to see who the Red Wings will play in the next round, I am torn. Do I want Calgary to win, knowing the Wings would have an easier match-up with them rather than Colorado? Or do I want Vancouver to win, because Vancouver is my second favorite team in the NHL? Or would it be best to play Colorado in the second round, knowing that the Wings are realitively healthy right now, but how knows how healthy they would be after a physical series with the Flames? Ah, the nuances of the playoffs.:: April 13, 2004 ::
Is anyone looking for a mortgage with rates lower than a snake's ass in a wagon rut?:: April 09, 2004 ::
As I wait for my fiance to get ready, I started to read the latest edition from ESPN Page 2'sThe Sports Guy. VEGAS, BABY, VEGAS. I wish I was there.
For those of you who may come across this link, I am still in the process of getting back into blogging. I used to blog regularly, but because of other commitments, I have not had the time to do so. So, until I get used to blogging again, do not expect too much from this blog (not that I was trying to give substance to it). Besides, this was more a forum for my friends and I to discuss the stupid things that may come through my head. But, anyone out there is more than welcome to join in.:: April 08, 2004 ::
I got the change to be at the Red Wings game last night (my co-worker had extra tickets to my company's suite available), and it was awesome. Every year, even though it is the same pre-game festivities (more or less), I love seeing the team hit the ice for the first time to do their pre-game skate. And, the fact that the Wings were able to pull out the win made it that much better.:: April 06, 2004 ::
I am excited to see that the NHL playoffs start up again tomorrow night. I think Art Regner says it best when he says, "GO WINGS!!!"
Anyway, I can finally say that the kitchen and living rooms are finally complete (with some minor exceptions). And it only took me six months to complete them.
Hi, all.:: June 25, 2003 ::
I can understand wanting memorabilia of a celebrity, but how can anyone bid $99.9 million for Eminem's old home in Sterling Heights, Michigan? It's mind-boggling to think that anybody would even consider paying that much for a home, even as a joke. Don't get me wrong, I like Eminem, but $99.9 million??? I'm not even sure why I am getting so worked up about this. I guess it's because the bid was so outrageous, it just gets to me.:: June 12, 2003 ::
I got back from Atlanta late last night. Driving through downtown Atlanta sucks. There are 8 lanes over a 10 mile stretch, and the only one was moving moving faster than 25 miles per hour (that was the carpool lane, which nobody uses).:: June 09, 2003 ::
How much is my time worth? Well, that was answered by my boss late last week.:: May 15, 2003 ::
I am finding that I am increasingly impatient with stupid people on the roads these days. My biggest complaint today: People who do not understand the concept of turning lanes. Complaint of the day #2: People who not understand the concept that slower cars (i.e. cars that drive speed limit or slower) have no business being in the left two most lanes.
The worst feeling in the world of the goaltender: Losing 1-0 to the last-place team in the league (the goal-scorer was the best player on the ice, but I still believe that I could have made that save). I know exactly how and Marty Turco and Cujo both must feel.
This seems to be a pattern for me. Two stressful weeks of work, then one day to blog. Oh, well here are my new thoughts...:: April 29, 2003 ::
In potentially happy news, Patrick "Wah" Roy may be retiring. I wonder if he is really retiring, or if it is just a ploy so that he can buy a team, and un-retire so that he can play for them (like Michael Jordan and Mario Lemieux). Also, it makes me wonder if this means the Red Wings will never win a Stanly Cup again (a la Russ's theory on fighting Roy). I guess Cujo could always just find him on the street, or in a old-timer's game, etc.:: April 24, 2003 ::
And just when I thought I had a shot...
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One question about the episode of The West Wing last night: Why is Matthew Perry the next Ainsley Hayes?:: April 23, 2003 ::
When I went prom, I got was a champaign glass (two if you count both years I went). This year, a school gave prom-goers shot glasses and beer mugs. How cool what that be?
Stupid people on the road are beginning to annoy me. OK, so I was always annoyed by them, but lately it seems to more than normal. For instance, I was driving toward a traffic light (where I have the green light), when a car at the red light turns into the lane that I was in. I had plenty of light to react and slow down, so (I thought) there was no problem. When the guy proceeds to go 10 miles UNDER the speed limit. If you were in such a hurry to turn on a red light, why do not go the speed limit down the road???:: April 22, 2003 ::
My horoscope for the week: Do not push yourself if you do not have the drive.:: April 21, 2003 ::
If you have not noticed, I added a new blog to my list. It is the new blog of my younger brother (I withheld the name just in case he is trying to avoid using it on his site on purpose). In any case, his blog is http://dreistul.blogspot.com/:: April 17, 2003 ::
For the first time since graduation, I went back to watch a high school soccer game. It is good to see that old staples like Mr. Tabar in the announcing booth and Mr. Hidad in the stands were still around. Plus, the alma mater (Athens)beat Troy High, 2-0. The only problem was that it was soooooo cold. Anyhow, go Hawks!:: April 15, 2003 ::
So, anyway, I woke up this morning and turned on Sportcenter to find out how the Wings did last night. The sports ticker at the bottom of the screen had run through all the other NHL games from last night. Just as the Wings score was about to appear, the show cut to commercial, thus killing the sports ticker from the screen. So, I had to wait to cycle through the entire scores/news reel, only to find out that the Wings lost. Man, was I angry that I had to wait that long to find out bad news.
There's nothing like the smell of burnt popcorn permeating through the office.
I did not realize that it has been this long since I last blogged. But, for those of you who visit this site (all three of you), you should be used to it.:: March 27, 2003 ::
Blogging two days in a row, this is unprecedented for me in recent weeks.:: March 26, 2003 ::
As I read today's column of Bill Simmons, I am reminded of his brilliant humor. Plus, he made comments on Jennifer Garner ("Someone this hot should have been famous much sooner."). Look at the picture and you will understand.
I've decided, I need more sleep. Does anyone know where I can get some?
Here's my bi-monthly blog...:: March 11, 2003 ::
Over the weekend, I rented The Ring. I wouldn't rank it as the greatest suspense movie of all time, but it was not bad. I enjoyed it.
In the spirit of John's car accident story, here is one of my own. Last week, traffic was stopped on I-696. As I sat there, waiting for traffic to start moving again, I felt a tap from the car behind. It was a Mustang that tapped me. However, no damage was done to either of our cars. I was fairly surprised by this. I just that I need to stop calling my car an Es-scrap. (OK, so it's not much of a story, but at least I'm blogging again).
Welcome, Matthieu Schneider, to Detroit. You score a goal against the Wings, then get rewarded by being traded to the team you scored against. Talk about karma...Comments by: YACCS