Wednesday, December 30, 2009

we interrupt this broadcast...

... to give you an out-of-place and otherwise girly post.

Is it bad that I get excited over post-Christmas shopping? I mean, yeah, I'm a tomboy but that shouldn't mean I'm not allowed to like perusing around the mall. It's not like I go hog-wild anyway, I usually hit Borders, FYE, and maybe stores like Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe if I'm feeling extra girly or ambitious (side note: CR has the best jeans ever, even though they are $30 a pair. Hence why I wait for the sales. Those jeans are worth waiting for.)
But back to post-Christmas shopping. Since I'm such a hard-to-buy-for person, I get a lot of gift certificates to these places so then I get to pick out what I want. It's kinda lame, but if someone goes out and buys me something, it's usually not something I'd like or it might be the wrong size. Besides, gift cards are a little easier than taking me to the store and being all like "Here, pick out what you want for Christmas/birthday/whatever" since that ruins the surprise and if I get thrown into a store and told to pick stuff out, I get all sheepish and stuff and pick out like one thing 'cause I don't want to run anyone dry. Either that, or I spend all day in that store trying to decide what to pick out 'cause I have a bad habit of regretting my purchases so instead I spend the day contemplating what to buy so I don't have to suffer through regretting it later.

I should probably stop rambling now, seeing as I still have to finish breakfast, brush my teeth, etc. etc. and the EGE and his sister are picking me up in a half hour. Shopping trips with the EGE don't happen very often if at all and I am taking this opportunity and running with it; if it weren't for the fact that my awesome camera is big and clunky and not pocket-sized, I would so totally document the expedition and possibly put it on Facebook. Mwahahahahaha >:)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

no more j-bay

The Mets and Jason Bay finally came to an agreement of 4 years and $66mil. You all probably know that already but I couldn't post it as soon as it happened seeing as I was at work yesterday and today and did not have internet access until I got home.
It's not a bad gig, actually. I just have to go through a buttload of files for a local dentist office and throw away all the old ones (which is pretty much all of them). The only drawbacks are that my hands get a little dry from the paper and my cuticles are shredded from stuffing my hands into envelopes to find out the date. Nothing a little lotion and tape can't solve.

Still no word on any of my boys. Methinks they're staying where they are.
And of course now that I say that, I'll probably just jinx myself and send them flying in all directions, or worse, to New York. And I ain't talkin' 'bout Citi Field. Seriously, I would cry if any of my boys got sent to the Bronx, even if that does mean seeing them more often.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

random birthdays

I have nothing to write about.

Weirdly enough, today produced a lot of 80's-born pitchers. I mean, you've got David Aardsma (ex-Sock), Cole Hamels and Rick Porcello. This is kinda like the Triple David Birthday Awesomeness Day back on the 20th.

I think I'll go back to bio essay Qs and listening to the Wicked soundtrack I got for Christmas. Have fun.

Friday, December 25, 2009

nollaig chridheil huibh!

(please don't make me pronounce that, I have no idea)

Merry Christmas everyone! :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

like it or not, it's the way it's gotta be

"you gotta love yourself if you can ever love me"

Anyway. Nothing interesting to post about. And this week(end) will be crazy and hectic as I need to go through 4 Christmases before it ends (haha just like the movie), so I apologize but posting will be sparse unless something important happens. Like if one of my boys gets traded.

Sowwy. This is why I hate the offseason.

If I don't get on again this week, merry whatever, everyone! :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

sorryyy

I was kinda really swamped this week. Thursday... well I don't really remember what kept me from posting on Thursday but it was probably lack of content, I didn't get home on Friday til midnight, and I had to sell concessions and do other stuff yesterday so sorry I didn't get to posting til now.

Baseball news! The Lowell/Ramirez deal is dead. Dearest Mike needs thumb surgery. My mom is glad he's not getting sent to Texas.

It's a good thing today is Sunday, otherwise everyone having to go to work would've been screwed. Snow here is up to my dog's neck, or as my mom described it before she got out the yardstick, "a beer bottle plus 3 inches." The official measurement was 16 inches. Yikes.

And as a parting note, Happy Triple David Birthday Awesomeness Day! I would get pictures of Davids DeJesus, Cook and Wright but I don't really feel like applying the effort and stealing them from Ellie's posts would be mean.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

you people are dumb.

I was on Facebook and saw that the Royals MLBlog posted pix from a holiday party, and all the comments were poking fun at Alex. Grrr. But what makes me more mad is that whenever I see that MLBlog post stuff, people only say crap, like how the trades all suck and the players suck and the managers suck and the team sucks. If they "suck" so bad, why do you root for them? Why are you their fan on Facebook? And you would think they would know how to spell their team players' names right, but apparently not. Before and after Teahen got traded, I kept seeing everyone spell it "Teahan." Know your team! Or at least sound it out! Even if you pronounce it "tea-in", as in without the H, there's still no second A!

K. That's my rant for the day. I'll be busy doing homework (half day) and being a percussion geek and selling food at the basketball game tonight.

Oh, and PS: I have decided that all the world's problems are caused by people being stupid. They are not caused by cows. They are caused by people being stupid.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

announcements!

(that reminds me of my summer camp 'cause the director dude had an announcements jingle)

Anyway.

The Lackey deal is official. $87.5 million, 5 years. Yay us. Also, we picked up Brewers' outfielder Mike Cameron for 2 years, $15.5mil.

In non-Sox news, Roy Halladay is no longer our problem in the AL East. He got sent to the Phillies in a 3-way deal that sent Cliff Lee to Seattle and a few other players in various directions.

Obviously, not stellar trades but I don't see any of my boys ever making it to the Sox (other than Ellsbury of course 'cause he's already here) so I guess I should get my head out of the clouds.

And for parting thoughts, Cheez-its taste quite good in ranch dressing. Just thought you should know. :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

i am bored.

My friends are all at SOS practice, I don't feel like doing my homework and I have various parts of Potter Puppet Pal scenes running through my head so I'm in a bit of a weird mood.

Anyway. Baseball.
  • the Rangers are holding off finalizing the Lowell-Ramirez deal on the premise of Lowell's thumb injuries in the past, and they want a physical first. They might be a little hesitant as well seeing as Ramirez is a catcher and the whole deal with Salty's arm not being in great shape and they don't want to throw Teagarden in there full time.
  • Unfortunately, the Rangers couldn't sign Royals free-agent John Buck 'cause the Jays picked him up for a year. You snooze, you lose.
  • A bit of good news: the Sox are apparently really close to signing Angels pitcher John Lackey 'cause he's getting a physical for them, but we all know how quickly trades can fall through so I won't swear by it until I see it officially.
Off to do a history section outline and study for my bio test and write an article for the school newspaper about blogging.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

good time wasters

Hooray for procrastination! I have band homework and a buttload of AP bio homework so this is how I'm delaying that. Here are a few sites that are good timewasters:
  • Facebook. Obviously. Especially those stupid quizzes.
  • Blogthings. Again, because it is a site of all quizzes.
  • Any webcomic's archives. My personal favorites are Questionable Content, xkcd and Girls with Slingshots.
  • MLIA. They're mad entertaining to read.
  • MLB.com blooper reels. Watching players fail epically never gets old.
  • YouTube. You can find anything on there.
  • Various blogs. But only if you have a blog and something to blog about, or if you have a list of blogs you like to visit.
  • Google/Facebook chat. But only if someone else is on. I prefer Google chat (it's through Gmail)
  • Potter Puppet Pals. My friend showed me this a few years ago and I just revisited it. They are immature and hilarious.

Friday, December 11, 2009

accomplishment of the week

I feel special. A story of mine made MLIA. You can read it here. Just ignore the idiot comments. And unlike the idiot comments like to think, this did actually happen.

8:43pm- I guess I should give the EGE some credit for pointing out my accomplishment of the week 'cause otherwise I never would've seen it. Thanks, dude. That's what you're here for ;)

Nothing much on the baseball front. Yesterday was your big news day. More to come. Eventually.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

here we go!

The Hot Stove League is finally heating up! This is what pulls me through the offseason.

Red Sox news:
  • Mike Lowell got the boot. He got sent to Texas for catcher Max Ramirez. Oh well. Sayonara, Lowell. It was fun while it lasted. Now we need a third baseman! Anyone know the number to the Royals' front office? ;)
  • The Sox also got 2 pitchers, DFA'd Twins pitcher Boof Bonser (his name makes me laugh), and DFA'd Rays' minor league pitcher Ramon Ramirez. Yes, now that makes 2 Sox pitchers with that name. Let's all hope they aren't both relief pitchers or they have different haircuts or middle names or initials or something.
And in Royals news, Mike Jacobs and John Bale (Mr. Door Puncher) got released.

No news on any of my 5 yet.

Random PS: I hate winter. I realize that everyone has problems with the air being so dry but I have had 3 bloody noses today, one of which woke me up at the delightful hour of 3 this morning. I do not appreciate being woken up at 3am for anything, especially a bloody nose. Ugh.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

holiday spirit

I'm glad I found these posts yesterday, 'cause I've had a bad week, between friend drama and the Nasty Horrible Society. (there's two links there, btw)



And you people wonder why I like this guy! He's just so smiley and adorable! And he looks like he's contemplating taking that bike in the last one...

Monday, December 7, 2009

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(that's s'posed to be an unamused face)

Again with the friend drama! I'm sick of this! Make it stop!

Anyway, nothing much to report on in the Hot Stove League since winter meetings just started.

The only other thing I can think of to talk about is the lovely thesis paper I handed in today. Glad that's over with. I wrote this one on the women's and Negro Leagues in baseball. Yes, that makes 3 papers now that have been on something baseball-related. And the other two both got a 90 so if this one follows suit, it should also get a 90.

Stats monkeying for my paper:
- 10,548 characters in 2,066 words
- 71 sentences in 6 paragraphs
- 6 pages... and 2 lines (that bothered me a lot)
and no offense to the EGE but a topic that is a lot easier on the eyes and brain.

Guess that's it. More when it comes.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

more offseason fun

This will be an actual bits-and-pieces post since I have more than one thing to talk about.

The Braves strike again: First they sign Wagner, now they sign Saito. I guess it's a good thing we had an excess of pitchers last year, 'cause now they're all getting signed or traded elsewhere.

Houston, we have a shortstop: The Sox signed Toronto SS Marco Scutaro for 2 years and somewhere around $12.5mil. Scutaro apparently signed with the Sox 'cause he wanted a better chance to win a World Series, and he was willing to accept a slightly smaller salary to get that.

Not again: Poor Salty. Now he's been stopped from doing anything baseball-related until after the new year 'cause of his shoulder. His doctor said that his pain is typical of post-surgery whateverness, but the team isn't sure if he'll be 100% for Spring Training. Let's hope that he's ok for spring or Teagarden will get the starting spot since Pudge is unlikely to come back.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

"things i need to know" for 100?

So. Salty's been playing in the Dominican Winter League. How 'bout that? I didn't know that. No one told me. But whatever. What worries me is that apparently he got taken out of a game yesterday after taking too hard of a swing and numbing up his arm again. Sigh. I thought the TOS surgery was s'posed to fix/prevent this. Hope your arm feels better soon, Salty.

I actually have a doctor's visit of my own today 'cause my foot has been killing me the past week or so, so I finally broke down and had an appointment scheduled. I'm sick of walking on the side of my foot (it hurts on the ball of my foot).

7:34pm- Oh for crying out loud. Now he got sent home because of his arm. Come on, Salty! Get better now!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

another one bites the dust

Except not really, since Billy Wagner didn't get the boot, he just signed with the Braves.

Otherwise, I'm just waiting for the trades and contract discussions to really start. I'm getting bored.

Guess that's it. Off to work on bio essay Qs for my test tomorrow, and my history thesis paper and a few other bio things for Monday.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

bits and pieces

Le gasp! I have gone two straight posts without mentioning any baseball! What has come over me? I like to call it "the offseason".

Anyway, this will be a bit of a mishmash post. And I'll try to keep it brief unlike the last two.

Since it appears that the Sox are headed full-force into the winter without a definite shortstop, a bit of speculation has come up about Pedroia possibly switching from 2B to SS. I guess I'd be cool with it (not that my opinion matters in big-wig baseball decisions) 'cause the two positions are similar, just as long as they have someone at 2B. It's still early in the Hot Stove League, so I can't really make any forecasts until I see some more trades. Besides, we still have Green and Lowrie, and who knows what the minor leagues will look like?

...aaand I just now realize that that's just about all I have to say. So much for a "bits and pieces" post.

Oh, and happy December, btw.