Sunday, April 29, 2007

Feelin' a Bit Drafty

I don't understand what is so great about the NFL draft. I love football. I love the Pro's, college, high school, and even arena league; but I don't understand the hoopla surrounding Selection Saturday. My friend Jim said he would be in front of the TV all day watching it. I on the other hand, had better things to do. We even had a list of things we were going to get done. Nothing better than a productive Saturday right?

Well, then the draft started. We figured we'd wait around to see who the first pick would be, then take off to do our errands. LSU's Russell got picked first. Then I thought I'd like to see what happens when Calvin gets picked. He seems like such a good guy. Then, I wanted to know where Brady Quinn would end up. 4-1/2 hours later, we quit watching; not because we wanted to, but because we had promised another couple we'd babysit for them. Do I understand why I enjoyed it? No. Was I completely entertained the entire afternoon? Yes. Will I watch it again next year? Nah, I'll probably just see who gets picked first then go run some errands.

In other news:

A-rod just grounded into a double play with the tying run on first in the bottom of the eighth. Hee Hee Hee

The entire defensive line of Florida got drafted. Even the guy that got kicked off the team half way through the season for drugs.

The Patriots just picked up Randy Moss for a 4th round pick. I'm worried. I think it was a great deal, but I'm still worried. I'm afraid Moss is a time bomb, but I'm continually amazed by Belichick's ability to take trouble makers and make them model citizens.

My 2 favorite teams (Sox and Braves) are in first place in their respective divisions.

Papelbon just got another save. The empire has lost 7 of their last 8. I'm giggling inside.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sick of Being Sick

I'm tired of being sick. I woke up yesterday puking and doing other things. After not being able to keep any food or drink down for over 24 hours, I went to the emergency room. The doc gave me an IV and did some blood work. Turns out, I've got a virus called gastro-something-or-other (thats the medical terminology). I'm not allowed to eat until Thursday. I'm drinking liquids now. I feel much better, but I sure would like to eat something.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Saturday, April 21, 2007

A Tree and an Awkward Date

Last night, Chrissy went to a scrap booking party with her friends. Me and one of the other husbands (Mike) decided to go to a movie to kill time while they were doing their thing. We went to see the movie Number 23 (great movie, highly recommend it, but not good for kids). The theatre has a combo called the couples combo which consists of 2 tickets, 2 cokes, and a large popcorn. I felt a little funny asking for the couples combo standing there with a guy, but being masculine, hetero looking guys, I figured nobody would say anything. I figured wrong. The girl at the food counter sure didn't mind giving us a hard time. When I handed her our receipt, she said "awe, what a cute couple". I got a diet coke and Mike got a regular. When she handed us our drinks she said "here's a diet for the one watching his figure, and here's a regular for the one who appreciates it". I don't think my face has ever been more red. That is the last couples combos for me and Mike. I think we might even walk in at different times. We can still talk from a couple aisles away right?

Here's a picture of the Japanes Maple in our back yard. I can't wait for it to get a little bigger. It makes me feel old though, caring about things like yard maintenance and trees.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter 07

Had a great Easter today. Went to church, went to lunch with friends, Columbus Catfish game, and played games with our homegroup tonight. Something happened at the Catfish game that struck me funny. When the organ played the little tune that makes everybody says CHAAAARGE!!!, nobody said charge. Its sad that in Columbus, Georgia the hockey game draws more of a crowd than a baseball game.

A few things have happened since the last update. When we were leaving Wilmington, we stopped by the U. S. North Carolina on the way out of town. I found out it would cost $15 a piece. We decided we'd get a nice enough view from the shore. My niece Knucklehead a.k.a. Olivia came to visit us and joined us at the Easter Egg hunt. Chrissy kicked butt on the egg-in-a-spoon race. Knucklehead found the golden egg. By the way.... does anybody know the story behind the Easter Bunny or the eggs?
On to the picks:

Be VEWY Quiet. I'm hunting wabbit eggs.

The battleship North Carolina
One of Chrissy's many Teacher Appreciation Week presents. When's Project Engineer Appreciation Week?
Maggie enjoying her new fence