Monday, March 26, 2007

For all those that missed me

I'm writing both of you to say the wife and I just returned from a trip to Humboldt County. It was a twelve hour drive, but we visited family and the weather was great. I even got a little sunburn, something that doesn't happen all that often in Seattle. Now, I am sick and have to go to work. Here's to good times.

Based on listening to the Mariners spring training, here is the latest baseball quiz:

Will Richie Sexson again prove himself to be an overrated and useless waste of money?

We stayed at the historic Benbow Inn while in California

A hike took us along the bluffs overlooking the Eel River

Friday, March 16, 2007

While I come up with new quiz topics


All baseball fans need to read Three Nights in August by Buzz Bissinger. It is awesome. Now, I grew up a Giants fan which means, to a certain degree, I'm not supposed to like Tony LaRussa. He was the manager of the Oakland A's during some of their great years of late including 1989 and the World Series victory over a team we won't mention right now. But none of that matters after reading this book. LaRussa is the antithesis to Billy Beane and the recently fired Dodgers GM, Paul De Podesta's Moneyball theory that is slowly taking over the American League. But above anything else, Three Nights in August is one of most enlightening and well written baseball books you'll ever read.

And the answer to the previous quiz is: Willie Mays

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Answer to baseball quiz

My mother's boyfriend (manfriend?) got this:

Dusty Baker.

Last Baseball Quiz:

Bobby Thompson hit a walk-off home run off Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers on October 3, 1951, the Giants won the pennant, the Giants won the pennant, the Giants won the pennant.* Who was on-deck?

*The Giants went on to lose the World Series in six games to the New York Yankees. The Giants recently tried to organize a "turn back the clock" day with the Dodgers based on the "shot heard 'round the world" wherein both teams would wear uniforms from 1951. The Dodgers turned down the offer.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Baseball Quiz

Hank Aaron hit home run number 715 on April 8, 1974 in the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers breaking the record for all-time home runs that Babe Ruth held for nearly forty years. Who was on deck?

Sunday, March 04, 2007


For all those who have not progressed beyond 7th grade name-calling, I present this:

For all those who make it a policy to simply think, I present this:

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Oh yea, the fence is finished.

This is how the fence looked a month ago.


I recently finished it due to a break in the typical Washington winter


This is where the vegetable garden will be


Well, things are changing

Yep, the wife started her new job with a new firm today. Really all this means is that I have to switch the bars I go to when waiting for her to get off work.

I used to go here

Now, I go here