Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Fairwell Mr. Nixon

It is so difficult to have a favorite player. While watching the Red Sox around 2002, I really enjoyed the way their right fielder played. Trot Nixon was awesome. He always played hard. He got hurt a lot, but tried to play through it so I know he was tough. He had the nastiest hat in the league. The sweat stains were disgusting. He also pulled off the cool foo man choo (did I spell that right) around 2005. His contract ran out this year and the Sox failed to re-sign him. I heard they hardly even made an offer. It was obvious they were heading in another direction. Now, they still haven't got a right fielder, and the guy there after doesn't have much better numbers. Trot signed with Cleveland last week for 3 million/year. I think its a shame. There are very few players left now from the 04 Champs. And now my favorite one is gone. I'll still pull for him, except when he is playing against the Sox. I hope he has a career year this year.

But now who do I pick as a favorite? I don't want to go with Manny or Papi, because thats who everybody picks. I like Schilling, but I'd rather pick an every day player. I think my pick would have been Loretta, but they let him go too. I looked at their current roster this morning and I can't believe I forgot about this guy. I'm going with the Greek God of Walks, Kevin YoUUUUUUUUUUUkulis. I like him because he's a little bit chunky, and I can relate to that. He's smart. He hustles. You never here about him whining. And he's the Greek God of Walks.

I miss baseball. April can't get here soon enough.

In other news, a lady told me congratulations yesterday on my team's championship, when she saw my gator hat. I had a big smile on my face when I asked her which one, football or basketball. It sure is great to be a Florida Gator.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Napoleon Dynamite and the Pats

My Patriots just beat LT and the Chargers. They get another chance to knock the Colts out of the playoffs. I'm feeling giddy.

In other news, Napoleon Dynamite is on comedy central. I already own the movie, yet still seeing it on TV, I can't turn away (other than to write this blog).

Saturday, January 13, 2007

President Bush's address to the nation

For those who don't like to sit through speeches like me (I even have a hard time sitting through church and I've got a great preacher), you can see a great summary of Bush's last speech on Justin Taylor's blog set in a Q&A format. Here's the link:

Any ideas for a Vacuum Cleaner?

Any ideas on a new vacuum cleaner? Chrissy has been asking for one for months. I finally broke down and started shopping with her for a vacuum cleaner. I was amazed that the preferred vacuum of every salesman/saleswoman we talked to was also the most expensive one; the Dyson. Anybody ever heard of this brand? Before I spent $300 for a vacuum cleaner, I wanted to do a little research; or at least have Chrissy do some research. According to the internet, there is not one vacuum with 100% approval. After hours of research and talking with others, we're more confused than ever.

I bought our vacuum cleaner 1-1/2 years ago from Walmart for just under $50. Before we went shopping again, I was going to do a little troubleshooting with the one we've already got. After 15-20 minutes of dismantling this thing (worried I'd forget how to put it back together), I got to the vacuum tube. No surprise, it was full of Maggie hair and dust balls. After cleaning it out, it works like a charm. I'm still planning on getting her a new one some day so I'd still like to here some other people's suggestions/experiences. Maybe I'll get her one for her birthday (just kidding).

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

God sure did smile on the Gators

What a year! 1st, the Gators win the National Championship in basketball, and then in football. I guess its just great to be a Florida Gator! When people asked me what I expected to happen, I always said it would be a close game, but we'd lose. Good thing I'm not a betting man. The defense only allowed one touchdown to the undefeated Buckeyes. Heisman trophy winner Troy Smith only went 4 for 14 with 35 yards passing, one interception. Running back Antonio Pittman was held to 61 yards (they should have used him more). The Gator defense was outstanding. I guess its true what they say; If you're not a gator....

I've watched Leak play for 4 years now and he has never played a game that well, except against cupcake teams. He managed the game like a cross between Montana and Brady. He really had the game of his life. I don't expect much from him in the Pro's but you never know.

I'm excited to see whats next for Coach Meyer and the Gators. I just hope he'll be around for a while.

Go Gators!