Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween!

Be good to those trick-or-treaters! Lord knows I was a bad bad person to those that gave out bad treats! No "Nickers", "Butterthumbs", "Two Musketeers", or "Gravy Way" bars, please!






In response to Emily's request:
2 names you go by
1. Joel
2. Whooter

2 parts of your heritage
1. German
2. Dutch

2 things that scare you
1. Kansas City drivers
2. New York Yankees

2 of your everyday essentials
1. MavPuck
2. Cold cereal

2 things you are wearing right now
1. 2000 CWS Stanford baseball t-shirt
2. Glasses

2 of your favorite bands or musical artists (at the moment)
1. Nine Inch Nails
2. Sarah Brightman

2 of your favorite songs (at the moment)
1. We Used To Be Friends (Dandy Warhols)
2. Only (Nine Inch Nails)

2 things you want in a relationship (other than real love)
1. sense of humor
2. kick my ass at "Metal Slug 3"

2 truths
1. I have never been to Fenway Park
2. I intend to fix that next season

2 physical things that appeal to you (in the opposite sex)
1. smile
2. booty (I'm an ass man. Or is it "I'm an ass, man"?)

2 of your favorite hobbies
1. videogames
2. reading

2 things you want really badly
1. to be independently wealthy
2. a pony

2 places you want to go on vacation
1. Japan
2. Russia

2 things you want to do before you die
1. Visit every baseball stadium in the Major Leagues
2. Sleep in the Lincoln bedroom

2 ways that you are stereotypically a dude.
1. If I'm not looking at you, I'm not listening to you. Maybe not even then.
2. Won't ask for directions.

2 things you are thinking about now
1. I'm out of milk.
2. It's almost Wednesday, and my annual trek to D.C. to visit friends.

2 stores you shop at
1. Best Buy
2. Super Target

2 people i would like to see take this quiz
1. Lisa
2. AJ

Friday, October 28, 2005

Careful what you wish for...

Jean Van de Velde wants to play in the Women's British Open. Van de Velde, you'll recall, is the no-name that blew a 3-shot lead on the final hole of the 1999 British Open and lost in a playoff. He's done absolutely nothing of note, since. Jean should be careful, if they accept his application and he's lucky enough to qualify, he'd likely get his ass kicked by most of the women on the LPGA tour. You know 16-year-old Michelle Wie can probably out-drive you, right, Frenchie?

Then again, maybe that would be some good TV...

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Oops...I did it again...

Yes, I've been extremely lax in updating my blog again.

Random Thoughts:

UNO played good for about 20 minutes last night: The first 10 and the last 10, the 40 minutes in between were not so hot. Mavs lose to Miami (OH) 5-3. Hopefully they get their feces consolidated and earn a split tonight.

Guess I underestimated the depths to which Omaha's apathy for professional sporting events ran. The Knights are doing miserably at the box office, and aren't much better on the ice. Calgary has deep pockets, though, so hopefully the team will be given time to find a niche, unlike the assholes that ran the Kansas City Outlaws last year without more than a one-year plan.

Huge game for the Bengals tomorrow. The first time in 15 years both Cincinnati and Pittsburgh have met with both teams sporting winning records. The Bengals hold a game-and-a-half lead over Pittsburgh for the AFC North lead, and should be able to stretch it to 2.5.

Darn that POOGA for keeping me from going 3-0 in trivia at BW3's last night. Of course that New Zealand question sucked, too...

Huskers at Mizzou today. I'm not expecting them to win, but if they do, it'll be hysterical.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Snif. I didn't know you cared...

Sorry about not updating sooner. It's been a busy week, despite what SAM says...

Random Thoughts:

After being impressed with the crowd at last Friday's Knights game, I was severely disappointed in Wednesday's turnout. I wasn't expecting a lot, but I was expecting more than a 1,000. WTG, Omaha.

I heard second- or third-hand that the Lancers fired their marketing team, and have elected not to re-hire anyone because "they don't want to put any more money into the team". Sounds like the U-Hauls may be warming up. This makes me sad.

UNO Hockey: Alex Nikiforuk for Hobey. The kid is seriously en fuego. 5 goals and an assist in two games. If there'd been a couple more seconds on the clock last night he'd have been Alex Niki4uk...

Thursday night a couple of stupid kids zooming up Q Street rolled their Camaro through the fence and into the backyard of the house across the street from my parents. Fortunately no one was hurt seriously, but it'll definitely surprise the people who own the place (they haven't moved in yet). It'd also give me pause as to whether I'd ever let my children play in the backyard.

TV Show notes: "Alias" is improving. I liked Rachel Nichols a lot on the short-lived "The Inside", so I'm glad to see her again here. "Invasion" still isn't capturing my interest. I'm two episodes behind, and keep coming up with excuses not to watch them...

The Red Sox lost the ALDS, but it's okay since the Yankees did, too. So there. Phblt.

Monday, October 03, 2005

The New TV Season

New Shows
Winners
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* Threshold - Carla Gugino, Data, Roc, and crew fight alien invasion. The best of the "Aliens are coming to get us" theme that seems to have cropped up this season.
* Everybody Hates Chris - Chris Rock's life as a 13-year-old growing up in NY. Just side-splittingly funny.
* Supernatural - Brothers investigate all those myths (or are they?) you told each other around the campfire when you were kids. Spooky!
* My Name is Earl - Jason Lee discovers Karma (via Carson Daly) and sets out to make right with all those he's wronged.
* Prison Break - Requires a healthy suspension of disbelief, but totally engaging action-drama about a brother who gets himself sent to prison in order to break his wrongfully imprisoned-on-death-row brother out.
* How I Met Your Mother - Don't know how I originally forgot this one. Thanks to Jon and Adam for the reminder. Funny stuff. Neil Patrick Harris is stealing the show, but I loves me some Alyson Hannigan, too.

Losers
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* E-Ring - People in a office in the Pentagon watch others do their dirty work. Dull.
* Surface - Why do people keep giving Lake Bell jobs?
* Ghost Whisperer - Jennifer Love Hewitt has nice boobs. Otherwise, this show wishes it was Medium.


So-So
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* Bones - Started out pretty bad, but has been improving.
* Commander in Chief - Interesting premise, this also has room for improvement.
* Invasion - currently the second-best "Aliens are coming to get us" show. Pilot was a major snooze, but the second episode was much better. Hopefully it'll continue that trend.

Returning Shows
Winners
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* Veronica Mars - With Battlestar Galactica on hiatus until January, this is the best show on television. Smart, funny, and unpredictable. Don't miss it.
* House - Hugh Laurie as snarky Dr. Gregory House is great fun to watch.
* Lost - Has managed to pick up right where it left off without missing a beat.
* NCIS - Survived loss of one major castmember. Remains to be seen if it survives addition of two new ones. So far I'm okay with Lauren Holly as the new director, but I'm so-so on the Mossad chick.
* CSI:NY - The newest CSI is now the best CSI. Gary Sinise was a major casting coup, and I could stare at Melina Kanakaredes all damn day.
* Las Vegas - I like the new Montecito. The old one looked like a bastardization of the Bellagio and Venetian. Ugly. Sorry to see Nessa gone; I wish it had been Delinda. I'm liking Lara Flynn Boyle as the new casino owner, though.
* Medium - The show surprised me because I didn't think it looked that great from the previews last season. Glad to be wrong, as this is pretty interesting stuff.
* Desperate Housewives - This is a show I was prepared to hate last year because it kept Alias off the air until January. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the show. It doesn't hurt that all these Housewives are fabulous babes, either. Eva, if you get tired of rich basketball players, call me.

Losers
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Not sure. I didn't watch them last year, so this year won't be any different.

So-so
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* Joey - I like Drea DeMatteo, but otherwise the show isn't really holding my attention.
* Alias - Disappointing start to it's final season. Hopefully it improves with the addition of new cast members to cover for Jen Garner's pregnancy. Hard to say, though, since the show has been about Sydney since the beginning.