Tuesday, December 30, 2008

what. the. heck.

i think we need to do some more swappage with the royals. not because they have people we want (aside from the obvious :D), but because i just realized we have a buttload of pitchers, which is what they so very badly need. let's see, our offseason arrivals: junichi tazawa (pitcher from japan), billy traber (minor league pitcher from the yankees), ramon ramirez (pitcher from the royals), miguel gonzalez (pitcher from rule 5 draft), and now brad penny (pitcher from the dodgers). the only non-pitcher we got so far is padres catcher josh bard.

so yeah, it'd be kinda dumb to give the royals back the reliever they gave us, but they seriously need a bullpen. and you know i want alex here, aside from the fact that it would cause a major CF (and i do not mean center field) 'cause we already have lowell (and youk and casey in a pinch). and i'm glad that we temporarily fixed our catching dilemma but once again, you know that i want salty here.

for other randomness:

Monday, December 29, 2008

now, about christmas....

since i lied and didn't post on friday and saturday's post obviously wasn't about christmas presents (although i'm sure the giants were happy)

anyway, i've spent the past few days trying to get all of my music from my computer and creative zen micro (it's like an iPod only not) onto my new iPod (the 4th generation nano, it's blue), and call me blasphemous but i kinda like my creative just a little bit better. it's easier to operate (well, i've had it since... 2005ish), the play mode is a lot easier to access, and it has radio and a little recording thing. i like that my iPod plays video (too bad i couldn't upload the straight no chaser video), and they're a lot easier to buy accessories for.

oh well. they're both awesome :)

and i can't wait for next monday 'cause i get to wear my new black and red plaid converses and my lincecum shirt (i finally found the right size and it fits great width-wise but it's so long that i could wear short shorts underneath and no one would see them. not that i would do that, but i'm just saying.)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

hot stove news

randy johnson just agreed to a 1-year deal with the giants, which is cool 'cause #1: he's really good and even though he's... let's say 'experienced' ('cause he is), he can help the giants so they don't end up in almost last in the NL west again, and #2: he gets to play with lincecum and it would really suck for the opposing team if they were next to each other in the rotation.
(and i know, ellie, the whole 'playing with so-and-so' thing...)

in sox news, we still need a catcher! we need a catcher, not a... uh... body... snatcher...? (hey, that's what rhymezone.com came up with)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

*phew*

i'm pooped. 4 houses. 3 christmases. too tired to do a real post. more tomorrow, folks.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

GAH! i hate the yankees

well, that goes without saying.

train of events: they see sabathia, they take him. they see burnett, they take him. they see teixeira, they're all like "oh, no, we're not gonna take him", they take him anyway. and now they took our backup catcher. i hope they pull a 'kansas city' 'cause both the chiefs and the royals kinda stink 'cause of the shuttlecock curse, so now the yankees are gonna suck 'cause one of their contractors almost succeeded in hiding a big papi jersey in the foundation (and the awesomeness of the #34 is still there :D) and they're gonna be all disfunctional and i'm gonna laugh.
(and we really need to start that 'i want salty' chant now that we're down to 1 catcher!)

on a lighter note, i probably won't post tomorrow (i mean, i'll be at 4 houses tomorrow), so happy christmahanukwanzaa to everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

jknpoinwe kmfosnet!

since 'woo' is already a title.

woo #1: YAY NO MORE SCHOOL until the 5th. finally i get to sleep in!

woo #2: i got a 90 on my thesis paper so yay me (i know, just barely squeaking in with an A-, but i was ecstatic that i got an A 'cause last year's english paper got me an 84). and stop complaining david that you got a 92 'cause you can't always get a 98 (what he got last year) and you got higher than me so shut up.

woo #3: i got an awesome alex-themed picture frame from mr. i'm-mad-i-"only"-got-a-92. that's the 'minor awesomeness' part. the 'major awesomeness' part hasn't come in yet and with all luck, it's somewhere between here and nebraska. (take a wild guess. and it sorta has to do with said frame.)

(isn't it beautious? :D)

3:56pm- and all those woos got counteracted by THIS
my woo post is ruined now. and i'm siding with ellie on that this is the worst offseason ever. i hope cc, burnett and teixeira all suck next season and that a-rod breaks his face.

Monday, December 22, 2008

1 more day!

i think i can handle it. only 1 more day of school, and we have shortened classes 'cause of the in-school concert. only drawback is that we get our thesis papers back and i'm REALLY scared! it's like the one thing that could ruin my break, getting a crappy grade on this, and it ends up being 8% of our final grade (which isn't much BUT STILL!!!!)
david, that cookie bet is still on. and it is fair because it's expected that you'll get a better grade than me so you don't get a cookie for that, but if i magically get a higher grade, that's awesome and i deserve a cookie. and if we get the same grade (psssht, like that would ever happen), i'll give you a half of a cookie. but i get the other half.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

darn. it.

mini-christmas #1 is cancelled. |:(
oh well, it's not that great out and i'll still get the presents at a later date but i like having it spread out! and the food that i'm missing out on!

whatever. let's hope the sox sign teixeira. and salty. and if the yankees get anyone else that isn't already theirs, i'm gonna be mad.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

omg this is so weird!

(and no i'm not talking about how embarrassing my mom sounded on the radio when she won $210 of free groceries yesterday. although that was weird. good thing i was paying attention.)

anyway, i was on wikipedia yesterday and looked at today's birthdays 'cause i was bored, and i found out that it is:

david dejesus' 29th birthday (go royals),


david cook's 26th birthday (go david cook),


and david wright's 26th birthday (go mets).

what is it, like 'national awesome david birthday day?' (sorry sindel, guess you missed out :D)

Friday, December 19, 2008

um...

...where's the snow...? it's s'posed to be blizzarding right now! but hey, a snowday with no snow? i'm game. :)

(2:45pm- k, forget i said that :D)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

confused!

i'm not sure whether to want a snow day tomorrow or not. if we do, then yay no school but then we'll have to make it up, so i'm all over the early dismissal plan. and it's supposed to be crappy on sunday which i don't want 'cause that'll screw up mini christmas #1 and i'm all about the presents. and food :)

yay it's on the radio again :)
so here's some random lyrics for you to enjoy

Never really said too much
Afraid it wouldn’t be enough
Just try to keep my spirits up
When there’s no point in grieving
Doesn’t matter anyway
Words could never make me stay
Words will never take my place
When you know I’m leaving

Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Something I rely on to get home
One I can feel at night
A naked light, a fire to keep me warm
Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Even in the daylight, shine on
And when it’s late at night you can look inside
You won’t feel so alone

You know we’ve been down that road
What seems a thousand times before
My back to a closing door and my eyes to the seasons
That roll out underneath my heels
And you don’t know how bad it feels
To leave the only one that I have ever believed in

Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Something I rely on to get home
One I can feel at night
A naked light, a fire to keep me warm
Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Even in the daylight, shine on
And when it’s late at night you can look inside
You won’t feel so alone

Sometimes it feels like we’ve run out of luck
When the signal keeps on breaking up
When the wires cross in my brain
You’ll start my heart again
When I come along

Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Something I rely on to get home
One I can feel at night
A naked light, a fire to keep me warm
Try to leave a light on when I’m gone
Even in the daylight, shine on
And when it’s late at night you can look inside
You won’t feel so alone

(and notice how it's in blue for the royals 'cause he sang at one of their games and they won and alex hit a homerun :D)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

... yeah...

nothing much since the anti-yankees rant. speaking of which, i was bored yesterday and found this really funny bumper sticker on facebook:

(well, it's TRUE! :D)

i kinda want it to snow. not on tuesday, 'cause i need to hand out cookies (and that apology note to dan/tori...). monday would be nice, 'cause mondays suck anyway and i have a chem test, a us history project and i have to play my scale in band (no biggie, but that's just to emphasize the suckage of this coming monday).

and i can't wait til sunday (mini-christmas #1 with mike's family) and wednesday (christmas eve, probably sleeping over at my dad's house) and thursday (mini-christmas #2-4, dad and my stepmom rachel, mom's family, then finally back home)

and happy birthday to duff goldman, the awesome chef from ace of cakes

omg i heart david cook! :D ("light on" came on the radio)
my favorite part (aside from the whole thing): "and you don't know how bad it feels to leave the only one that i have ever believed in"

Saturday, December 13, 2008

*another pouty face!*

this time that darn team signed aj burnett. WOULD YOU PEOPLE PLEASE STOP SIGNING EVERYONE?!?! just because you have more moolah than everyone else doesn't mean you have to be all like 'haha we have more money than you do so we can buy everyone else out!' and people wonder why i'm a red sox fan.

aside from that, i went to my friend eric's christmas party and it was EPIC!!!! my sides still hurt from laughing so hard.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

*pouty face*

the *gag!* yankees signed cc sabathia (and just so you know, there aren't any dots between the c's 'cause i read an article on sabathia in ESPN mag and he said that there's no dots). crap. let's hope he has a crappy season, or at least bombs in the red sox (and maybe royals) games.

no other interesting news, otherwise. the offseason is really boring.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

so.

the mets signed k-rod, $37million, 3 years. that's cool.

and no word yet on what varitek is doing, but he isn't going to the mets for schneider. i deem it necessary now to start banging fists on the table and start a 'trade for salty' chant. DO IT! DO IT NOW! :)

oh, and you'll appreciate this, ellie: i was on chat with david earlier this afternoon and he said he was talking to mike jacobs and i was like 'mike jacobs as in the royals first baseman mike jacobs?!?!' and i got all excited but it wasn't him, it was some dude at our school.
and i also read the headline that one of the royals' former managers got inducted into the hall of fame and because the dude's last name was gordon (no relation to alex), i kept thinking it was alex 'cause i kept putting 'royals' and 'gordon' together. whoops, wrong one :D.

Monday, December 8, 2008

*shrugs*

oh well. we lost the championship, 16-14. i'm not that concerned (i mean, it's not like we were like that other school in the 43-0 game), and at least we made it to states. and for new management, i thought that the team did really good.

apparently the mets are considering swapping their catcher brian schneider (aka mr. boo-boo thumb) for some pitcherage. that'd be cool. i'm still all over the pitcher-for-salty deal, but the rangers shipped laird to detroit, so there's a smaller chance of us getting salty. i just hope we can keep varitek 'cause he declined arbitration (so did byrd).

Friday, December 5, 2008

woo!

and that is a real woo because i don't have to worry about my thesis paper! (until it comes back and then is the time to panic)

the state championship is tomorrow, so good luck to our football team and kick some... other team... butt! go colonels!

and on the varitek saga, epstein seems to think that it'd be a good idea to keep varitek and also trade out for a catcher, probably giving the rangers a AAA pitcher for salty. once again, i'm game for this trade. varitek is awesome and he's kinda like the team dad, being the captain and all, and i'd like to see him come back, and if the rangers trade goes through, varitek can help salty out 'cause he has a lot of potential.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

woo. sortof. not really.

that woo is about 1/3 real and 2/3 sarcastic.
the actual 'woo' is because we (as in the school football team which i'm not really part of but it's our school, so...) made it to the state finals which is this weekend. we beat... some school not in our county 43-0. it was a nice quick game and not nearly as cold as the last game.
the sarcastic part of the 'woo' is because i have my black sox scandal thesis report due tomorrow AND i have a chemistry test tomorrow and i'm really nervous 'cause i don't want to get bad grades on either (well, duh). wish me luck! (i'll need it)

and the sox gave pedroia a 6-year, $40.5 million extension with an $11 million option for year 7. not including the option, that's almost $7 million a year. that is an insane amount of money. and the deal with tazawa is officially official. (...and i just totally repeated myself...)

and gruddy is almost 100% sure that he's not resigning with the royals, so i can see some infield musical chairs going on this offseason, since he was their main 2B before he screwed up his ankle. i wouldn't mind seeing aviles take over, but he's probably gonna stay at SS.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

bah!

2 things.
  1. just when i thought football season was over, nope, we made it to the state semi-finals. what does this have to do with me? marching band has to play tonight. good thing is that we don't have to wear those tacky uniforms and freeze our butts off (instead we get to wear civilian clothes and freeze our butts off!)
  2. the royals gave gruddy arbitration, but there's a very high chance that he's gonna look elsewhere. “I’m going to be a little spoiled,” he said, “and try to go to somebody with a better (chance) to reach the World Series.” ('cause no offense or anything, but the royals haven't been doing so hot lately. must be that shuttlecock curse.)
that's it. i'm gonna go eat dinner now. and work on homework. but mostly eat pizza.

Monday, December 1, 2008

ew.

ew, it's december already. i mean, yay 'cause winter break is in... 22 days, but still! december = cold = ew!
although, one more month and it's been a year since you people have had to put up with my nonsense! now don't you feel special.

so. the red sox signed tazawa. that's cool. and the royals have to decide what to do with gruddy (grudzielanek) by tonight. i feel kinda bad 'cause he's one of their better players but had a lot of ankle problems; it seemed like once it was healed, he twisted it again. and twisting ankles is not fun.