Saturday, October 31, 2009

clear the roads!

Tie up your pets! Secure your mailboxes! The Mandachan has her permit!

Haha, I'm only kidding. Well, not about the me having my permit part. That's true. I'm talking about the me being a crazy driver, which I don't think I will be but since I've never sat in the driver's seat other than to turn the radio on, you never know. I'm actually quite terrified of it. I blame all those movies we had to watch in driver's ed about people having self confidence and then crashing and burning and dying. :P

And yes, I am awesome for getting it on Halloween :)

Speaking of Halloween, does anyone know if ninjas and secret agents can get along? 'Cause if not, then Houston, we have a problem ;)

Whatever. Happy Halloween! Happy Samhain! Happy Day of the Dead prep!

Friday, October 30, 2009

so yeah.

Sorry, nothing much to talk about today. Except that tomorrow is Halloween which is awesome. I shall be going as an agent from the USDKYA (for those of you who do not get the joke, look here). It should be easy. Black pants, black tanktop, black shoes, black trenchcoat borrowed from a friend, black fedora borrowed from same friend, sunglasses again borrowed from same friend...
A guy on my bus this morning had a costume of a pun so bad it was good, though. He came on the bus dressed in a suit and a Santa hat. His costume? A "business claus(e)."

Oh, and for probably your last bit of Defenders news ever, their move to Richmond has been complete with the finalization of their new name, the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Yes. The Flying Squirrels. What is this, little league? Apparently a bunch of T-ballers must've submitted the names, as the runners-up were the "Flatheads" (No. No naming teams after songs.), the "Rock Hoppers" (Penguins? Really?), the "Rhinos" (Great. Big, smelly, wrinkly things.) and the "Hush Puppies" (Shoes? Fried food? Either way, not cool.) But come on. The Flying Squirrels? Ooh, I'm really scared.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

i love this.

The 'Ropolitans is an awesome blog. And this awesome blog has an even awesomer poll on it about the World Series. Now, I don't know which team you're rooting for in the Series, but what I do know is that I'm not sure what I like more about the poll, the fact that "Meteor" is an option or that 50% of the votes on the poll are for said "Meteor". Because nothing says "I love baseball" more than wanting to blow up the Fall Classic.

Hooray for the concert tonight. And if I hear anyone else call it a chorus concert, I shall put them in a headlock along with the next person and smash their heads together. It is not a chorus concert. It is a combined concert, meaning chorus and band. Yeah. Band. You know, that thing with the instruments and the songs that you actually have to think about and have an imagination to understand the story? I realize no one really likes band, and that the tickets sell out only because of the choruses, but you can't ignore us. Especially when we're the opening act.

'Tis all. Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"i bought a window display..."

And now for that QC Music Tour. Enon was mentioned in comic 7, and I was awesome enough to have found the actual song in the background, "Window Display." The video is a little fuzzy, sorry. Hope you like it. Like I said, comments are welcome, and hopefully the reaction buttons are at the bottom.
EDIT: Ok, apparently not. I'll have to fix that at some point.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

now that the postseason is officially ruined...

i am going to show my disapproval by revolting from my ways and capitalizing.

Now that I have that off my face, now would be a good time to introduce my next big project. It's probably common knowledge on here that I read Questionable Content, and those of you that also read it know that there's a lot of bands mentioned that mainstream people like me have never even heard of. That being said, I am going to embark on a magical journey of indie rock music this offseason, accompanied by the awesome but occasionally annoying EGE from Amateur Geek fame. Or at least he told me he'd help by being the grand borrower of library CDs for the escapade. I had also planned to write a mini-review for each band mentioned, but by being in journalism class at school, I know that I suck at writing reviews, so instead you'll just get the video, the link to the comic it's mentioned in (if I remember) and maybe a few comments from the peanut gallery.
So. Whatcha think? Yes? No? Comments from readers/viewers are welcome. In fact, they're encouraged. Unless you're just gonna bust me up about actually capitalizing, in which case that's not cool. Or if you think the video sucks, in which case you'll have to suck it up. The videos posted will be approved by me and that's all that matters. :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

>:P

you would think that if i was rooting for 5 out of the 8 teams in the postseason that, oh, i don't know, AT LEAST ONE OF THEM WOULD BE IN THE WORLD SERIES. the baseball gods must not like me right now. as far as i'm concerned, the postseason is already over. poke me when lincecum and greinke win the cy youngs and then poke me again when spring training starts.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

ohmygawd

well for starters i probably should've clarified why i haven't posted since thursday but i had too much going through my mind to remember that. i was in upstateish new york visiting ithaca college 'cause they have sports media (journalism and stuff) as an actual major which is awesome. my whole trip was one big ohmygawd. omg i'm so excited. omg how long is this frickin' car ride. omg where are we. omg civilization. omg i'm tired. (next day) omg too early. omg this campus is beautiful. omg this place is cool. omg this sports media program is amazing (with a minor omg in this is really competitive). omg this food is good. omg this college is expensive. and finally omg i don't want to leave!

all i can say is that i'm torn.

two more wins for the angels and they'll be facing the phillies. game 6 tonight at the land of crappy foundations.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

fair enough

i'm still a little bummed that i even have to be dragged down to the point where i have to root for the phillies.
and for some reason, this whole thing with the angels reminds me of the movie angels in the outfield. that's a little weird since i've never seen the movie. but the parts of the ads i've seen involve the angels winning the pennant and getting a little divine help.



come on guys! rally monkey!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

please.

i never thought i'd have to say this, but *gulp* please win tonight, phillies, and please make a red sox-like comeback this weekend, angels. please. i really don't want to see the dodgers go to the world series, and i REALLY don't want to see the yankees there either. i realize that i don't really like either of you, especially the angels because you swept the red sox, but i really need this series to go in the not suckiest way possible. besides, if the angels win, it'll be even more of a comeback, having lost an amazing pitcher just a few days into the season.



come on! let's do this for nick!

(and happy birthday to zack greinke)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

that's just cold.

apparently ticket big-wig stubhub has something against mets fans. or maybe it's just their computer. emails were sent out offering tickets to games so fans could "be there alongside their new york mets as they chase baseball immortality." yeah, it was just a glitch in the computer system, but the 2009 season was not one for fans to remember and they were eliminated from the playoffs back in july. that's just not right.

and now i shall be off to listen to random music and work on my two spanish projects. 5 months and 16 days 'til opening day.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

another lame title

seeing as i just woke up and i am tired and trying to procrastinate on history homework.

so for your CS baseball recap. yankees ahead 2 and 0, phillies/dodgers tied at 1 apiece. i honestly don't care anymore but i figure that someone who will read this likes any of those 4 teams.

eh, homecoming was alright. we had to have a huge photo shoot beforehand and i loathe getting my picture taken, there was at least one other girl there wearing my dress which isn't a shocker for a $35 kohls dress, the yankees/angels game was sorta making me mad, i'm a complete dancing failure and the best part was me and a few friends skipping through the hallways towards the end doing the hokey pokey but other than that...

exciting stuff coming this week. maybe.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

lovely.

just a few weird things today i feel i should write about since the postseason is no longer interesting and i don't feel like bombarding you with more videos right now.

first off, this week is spirit week. and it is probably one of the easiest spirit weeks i have seen. i mean, the days were pirate day (which was the hardest), pajama day (which actually took a step out of most people's routines), tie-dye day (which most people own 'cause of sports) and class color day (which is just wearing the primary color that represents your class).
exactly. mad easy, right? but someone who shall remain nameless (*coughcough*) refuses to participate in what is the easiest thing ever on the principle that they have "no emotional connection to the school and dressing up and looking crazy is stupid." hello! that's what halloween is about: dressing up and looking stupid and having fun while doing it. besides, school has more sentimental value than most people think. and to think that two semi-civilized people could have a fight over a tie-dye shirt. *sigh*

on a sorta lighter note, today was also marked by another one of our school's classic "epic fails". i was in spanish class, about 15 minutes til school got out and the fire alarm went off. no big deal, we went outside... in the cold... and rain... and were held out there until like 2 minutes before the end of school. at this point, we were all freezing and wet and had figured something was wrong, we had heard that it was either an actual fire (i wouldn't've been surprised, food caught on fire in home ec freshman year and we had to evacuate) or a gas leak down in the shops area.
yeah. about that. i got home and received a message from the school saying the fire alarm went off 'cause the sensor in that hallway was being stupid and went off out of the blue. i mean, they spend enough time fixing the gosh darn things, you'd think they would work properly.

and finally, we had to fumigate the house today for a carpet treatment thing so i got the pleasure of coming home to a house that was a balmy 46 degrees. i'm surprised i can even type.

4:23pm: and now it's snowing. SNOWING. IN OCTOBER. what the heck.

blarg. this weekend will be busy with homecoming game/dance and PSATs and that sorta crap. you know, the usual routine.

and PS: for anyone that reads my webcomic, i swear i posted the strip of darkness before xkcd posted its all-black strip. i'm just psychic and awesome like that :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

sorry.

i know, homework, school, busy, blah blah blah. i swear i have more coming but it won't be til after this weekend

in the meantime, enjoy:

Monday, October 12, 2009

dammit.

'cause heaven forbid the postseason go the way i wanted it to. come on! i was rooting for two teams! chances should've been good that at least one of them would've gotten into the ALCS! oh well. *gag* go angels in the ALCS. wake me up when the offseason ends.

and ironically enough, this came up on itunes this morning:

Saturday, October 10, 2009

:P

grr. both the teams i'm rooting for are now down 0 and 2 in the ALDSs. once again, i realize the sox have gotten themselves out of sticky situations like this but i really don't want to have to watch an angels/yankees ALCS!

and this is completely off topic but anyone who ever has to go to DMV for anything (which i feel bad for you 'cause it sucks), don't go on a holiday weekend. they will be closed. even if the holiday is on a monday which they have off anyway. i got up at practically the crack of dawn so we could get there early and get my permit but they were closed. now i gotta either skip school or wait until next month to get it 'cause saturdays are too busy this month (between PSATs, homecoming, college visits, etc.)

and i got 4 shots yesterday which is normally no big deal but that tetanus one really hurt and now it hurts to lift my arm past my shoulder. it's a darn good thing i'm not a lefty.

and i also had an epic fail yesterday 'cause i ran into the whiteboard in spanish class during a game and i knocked it off the clips. yes. i completely broke the clips and knocked down the whiteboard. luckily my spanish teacher was more concerned about me than the board (i'm fine, just a bruise/scratch on my hip where i ran into the tray), and she said the board had to come down anyway to install the smartboard. phew. but omg was it funny. we couldn't breathe 'cause we were all laughing so hard.

Friday, October 9, 2009

shoutout!

twins @ yankees, sox @ angels, blah blah blah. i found an awesome blog yesterday!
Life and Baseball is run by the ever-awesome Grayce, and i say that because she got extra bonus points automatically for having a picture of grady sizemore on her blog. she's rooting for the yankees in the postseason so that'll give us some interesting banter fodder... :)

'tis all. enjoy.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

shake it off

even though one game in a best-of-5 series could mean the difference, the first one really doesn't. the twins can still pull it off. i mean, the red sox have gotten themselves out of a 3 and 0 hole before.

speaking of the red sox, the sox and the angels face off in anaheim at 9:40something tonight, which means i probably won't catch the game but i'll get the score tomorrow so it's not a big deal.

i'm hoping for a twins/sox ALCS showdown sometime late next week :)

and for a general question for anyone that reads this, does anyone have any good blogs or webcomics i can read? i have a pretty decent lineup but i'm looking for more. any suggestions are welcome. muchas gracias.

in the mean time, enjoy this video of miscellaneous bloopers from the first half.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

aaugh.

too much homework. i don't even really have much to write about aside from the tigers/twins deathmatch tonight.

oh, and that there's another comic up on drowning in turtles.... well it's not a comic 'cause i didn't have time to do one this week but it's funny and awkward and i sorta made it. it really should be on here but since i have more pictures to tweak, that won't be the end.

'tis all. postseason coverage coming soon.

Monday, October 5, 2009

one game play-off

*clap clap clapclapclap*

come on, didn't everyone see this coming? and now i'm in a toss-up to whether i want to see joe mauer in the playoffs or rick porcello. hmmm...

and because only one of my 5 will actually be playing in october, i might as well do a little stats monkeying for you right now.
ellsbury finished the season at .301 with 27 doubles, 10 triples, 8 homers and 70 stolen bases in 150 games . gotta love when stolen bases outnumber RBIs :)
alex finished with an average of .232, which isn't bad seeing as he only played 49 games. he had 6 each of doubles and home runs (2 of those homers being in the last two games).
salty ended up playing 89 games behind the plate with an average of .233, 12 doubles and 9 home runs.
lincecum went 15 and 7 with an ERA of 2.48 and 261 strikeouts, which is good for 2nd in the majors behind verlander (that one missed start killed him)
and finally, dan haren finished at 14 and 10 with a 3.14 ERA and 223 strikeouts.

and with that, on with the postseason!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

...aaand i am drawing a blank

(not the book, even though that was one of the better books i've read in a while)

i apologize for the lack of interestingness, though the postseason will start sometime next week, pending the tigers and twins don't have a big AL central tiebreaking deathmatch that takes up a lot of time. i'll keep you posted with hopefully some baby recaps of how the sox do against the angels, but i start drivers ed next week plus i have to work on thesis paper stuff so the posting might be a bit sparse.

ugh i am so tired right now. we had a quasi-movie night last night with the cast of "drowning in turtles" (you know, all 3 of us) which really didn't even involve watching any movies. we played a few games, realized there was nothing of importance on the tv aside from the red sox winning and the rays beating the living daylights out of cc sabathia, stargazed a while even though it was cloudy and almost fell asleep while listening to the who. unfortunately, i am not one to function well late at night, and being with friends in a really relaxing setting doesn't really help.
and then this morning i had to go dress-shopping for homecoming, which actually wasn't all that bad. i just felt weird for showing up to kohls dressed like a bum in a crappy pair of jeans and my royals shirt and walking around carrying a decent-looking dress. and remind me again why girls have to wear sucky shoes to things like dances?

so yeah. postseason, miscellaneous school crap, lack of sleep. yippee. and a shoutout to a certain friend for a "happy 6 <3" (this person knows who they are)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

best matchup ever!

all i have to say is look at today's MLB schedule. specifically the d-backs/giants game this afternoon. i've been waiting all season for a timmy/danny matchup and it's finally here. this is gonna be great. mostly because i won't know who to root for since i don't like the d-backs or the giants, just my boys. too bad the game isn't on ESPN so i could see both of them, especially when they go to bat against each other. guess the gamecast will have to suffice.

and while looking at yesterday's picture post, i realized that those pics lend themselves particularly well to funny speech bubbles. i'll have to do that at some point, add funny paint things to them.