Wednesday, August 31, 2005

already the end of august

last day of august usually means the end of summer (although fall starts on the 22 of september. could be off by a day or two there). august seems like a blur. more like a dream. okay i was right the first time. it did go like a blur. or was it a fog? i dont know. my head is clouded at the moment. anyways what happened? my birthday for starters. 31 already. good grief. darren visited, then went home on the 11th. lots of baseball and cfl football. cbc is on strike. are they really? never noticed. apparantly the cbc televised the last couple of cfl saturday games with no announcers and such. i heard it was beeter than with announcers. i didnt see either game so i dont know. whats to come in september? the start of: 1. the nfl season. 2. the pennant drives in baseball. 3. the race for the championship in nascar. at least once the race in richmond is decided. 10 races to go after richmond is designated at the campoinship playoff. top ten in points go through. 4. kids go back to school tommorow. geez maybe the mall will get quiet. i think its a little quieter now with most of the tourists gone already. oh yeah planning on going to the cracker-cats game tonite. there MAY be pics later. i dont know yet. okay, thats it for now. herete. (thats good bye in greek).

Monday, August 29, 2005


found a website that has connections to the "peanuts" characters and the creator, charles m. shultz. its shultz has a museum named after him and theres a ice rink named after snoopy. if there are any "peanuts" fans out there (and i know darren is one) , check it out.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

sharpie 500

matt kenseth won this one going away. led abour 400 of 500 laps to win this race. made up alot of points to get to the top 10 "chase for championship." tony stewart, jimmie johnson, greg biffle and rusty wallace (okay so rusty has to start in california and hes in) are officialy in. heres a scary stat - the gap between 9th and 14th in the points, 98 pts. two races left for the 10 race "chase" being california on the 4th and richmond on the 10th (both night races). gonna get exciting.

Friday, August 26, 2005

one from the air farce

another something from the confused philosopher skit.

"if canadians didn't have weather, what would they complain about?"

i think theres some truth to the comment.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

almost baseball history.....?

last night between the new york mets and arizona diamondbacks, 3 mets players almost got a cycle (single, double, triple, and home run in the same game) in an 18-4 romp over arizona. david wright and mike jacobs needed a triple for the cycle and jose reyes needed a double. talk about accomplishing history. that would have been phenomenal. anyways theres your wild stat of the night.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

alberta the most comfortable place to live?

i guess someone or a group of people did a 30 year study based on the weather and alberta was named most comfortable place to live. my first though was "are you sure you got the right province?" i mean b.c. is the most obviuos choice. one of their points was " the little snow we get during the winters." whoever said that has never lived in this province long enough. maybe they were from some city where they had to call in the army just to get help with snow removal after a major snow storm. anyways when i first heard this, i laughed. i still think b.c. should have gotten the title.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

gfs marketplace 400

jeremy mayfield won this one. can you believe it? boy did gas mileage come into play with drivers coming in within the last 15 laps. yikes. tony stewart held the points lead with 3268. he finished 5th. jimmie johnson finished 10th and is 126 pts out in 2nd. next race (and i cant wait for this one) is saturday night in bristol. half mile mayhem at its best.
condolonces to benny parsons

bp's father passed away today. my condolonces go to him and his family. from which bill weber threw out an interesting stat. bp's only win at michigan came on june 15, 1980. june 15 1980 happened to be fathers day. im getting chills thinking of it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

something cool

okay, heres something cool on the oilers website ( morley scott has started his own audio blog. morley scott does color commentary on 630 ched. his first blog was on the accuisition of chris pronger. check it out.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

a long one in chicago

minnesota and chicago just finished a long one. minnesota scored 5 runs in the top of the 16th inning to win 9-4 over chicago. the white sox went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of 16. this game comes almost three weeks after toronto and anaheim went 18 in toronto. any more long ones left? probably. just dont know when.

Monday, August 15, 2005

before and after

yep. i finally dyed my hair. got it done after work today. im starting to like it. its a keeper.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

tony does it again

tony stewart wins in watkins glen. i think thats his 4th win in 6 races. he leads jimmie johnson by 105 pts. next race in michigan.
condolences to sterling marlin

condolonces to sterling marling and his family to the passing of his father "coo coo" marlin this morning. my thoughts are with sterling.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

gateway to "the room"

i show this for a simple reason. a year ago today was the opening ceremonies to the athens olympics. hence the greek flags (and canada of course). boy did greece put on a great show. ahhh the memories. i guess its time to start learning greek. (yes ive gone total greek).

Thursday, August 11, 2005

good one in ottawa

this was a great game in ottawa. the ottawa renegades beat the saskatchewan rough riders 22-17. both teams traded the lead all game. the difference - 6 turnovers by saskatchewan (sorry rider fans). the cool thing about the cfl - it isnt over until theres no time left in the game.

Monday, August 08, 2005

allstate 400 at the brickyard

tony stewart has won it at at his home track - the indianapolis motor speeday. jimmie johnson wreck. finished 37th. tony stewart is the new points leader 75 pts ahead. atta boy tony.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

cool lamp

this is my birthday present. took this pic with the lamp on only. looks cool with this on in the dark.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

jays vs white sox

can you believe it? the jays took 2 out of 3 against the top team in baseball - the chicago white sox. pretty damn good. 3 games this weekend against the yankees. go jays

got new digital camera

obviously i got myself a new digital camrea. these are the best ones i got. from the olympics to avril lavigne. im very happy so far. enjoy.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

oiler news

wow have the oilers been busy. last night they get chris pronger from st. louis an a trade (gave up eric brewer, doug lynch and jeff woywitka). just announced moments ago, the oilers got mike peca from the n.y. islanders in a trade (sent mike york to the islanders). details of this trade to follow. the oilers signed pronger to a five year deal. these deals would not have been possible if it werent for the very current cba, shich gives small market teams, like edmonton, to get big name players. i even heard today that the flames signed jarome iginla to a 3 year deal, which is good for them.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

fun birthday

had a great birthday - at least after work. darren and i went to a greek restaraunt (my pick), hung around the river valley (saw a canoe in the river), and hung around here. still hyper with the pop thats still in me.the restaraunt's name is "its all greek to me." and, boy, was the waitress cute. (sorry). its all good. i think i might want to go back to the restaraunt, just not now.

Monday, August 01, 2005

start of august

its august already. whoopee. *hint of sarcasm there* anyways one cfl game and toronto beat winnipeg 34-27, 4 basevall games (and a lot more afterwards lol), more car racing starting in indianapolis on the 7th and preseason nfl football. tonite is the finale of hells kitchen. michael vs ralph. winner gets his own restaraunt. gonna be a doozy. payday today too. well see how fast august goes.