Monday, October 31, 2005

Stop setting off the god damned fireworks!!! It's Halloween, not New Year's Eve... The girls do not like fireworks! And if you scare my girls, you piss me off big time. Assholes.

Stupid daylight savings time messes everything up... I went to bed late, so I couldn't get up when I wanted to this morning. And now it's 11:15, and I'm starving because my stomach thinks it's noon already. Can we please do away with Daylight Savings Time? It's more confusing than it's worth. Plus, how many farmers need the day light to last longer? Didn't we invent light bulbs over a hundred years ago? *sigh*

Does anyone else find it ironic that John Candy was born on Halloween?

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Pics of the new cage here (the latest are the highest in number):

The girls moved into their new hme tonight. They seem so small now that they have all this room to play in inside their cage. It's so fun to watch them exlore new things. =) Sonja seems hellbent on wearing out the saucer tonight with as much as she's running on it. I'm excited. I think they're going to be much happier in their new cage. I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

There's nothing more aggravating than bad officiating in a game. And so far, only 6 minutes into the game, this one of the worst officiated games I've ever watched. Missed calls, wrong calls, no calls, no reviews, incorrect reviews. It's just been ugly so far. It'll be a miracle if this game takes less than 5 hours at this point. Hey refs, just let the Jacket and Tigers work it out themselves...

What is up with Miami's uniforms?? I flipped on the game and I thought UNC was playing at Notre Dame... Green jerseys and gold helments do not belong in the Orange Bowl.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Preseason College Basketball Rankings are out. Duke's #1. Surprise surprise. That's what returning starters will do for you. How many returning starters does GT have now that Jarett's gone pro? None. Duke got 28 or the 31 first place votes. GT got 0 votes, first place or otherwise. Am I upset? Not in the least. With no returning starters, it's going to be a building year, but more importantly, a bonding year. Next year, we'll have practically the same lineup (minus Theo). If things go well this year, we'll be awesome next year. Do I expect us to roll over and die without seniors? *shrug* Yeah, kinda. Honestly, it's what we do best. Play well, collapse at the end. Blow clutch moments. On the other hand, it also means that if we pull off a few good wins, espeically on the road, I'll be easily satisfied. Low expectations, that's the key. Paul Hewitt is a great coach, and I expect us to compete well in the ACC, but I'm not expecting a season like 2 years ago, or even last year.

This is news? I thought it was common knowledge... Maybe only among those of us who have watched every episode of the original as research to prove that ST:TNG was a better show...

Thursday, October 27, 2005

I just saw Flutie's hail mary pass on VH1's "I love teh 80s yeah we're still making new ones." Is this an omen for tonight? Is BC going to put together some more last second heroics to win over VT? I kinda doubt it, VT's too good, but I do think they'll hang with them for a while, so it should be a pretty good game. Plus, I have nothing better to do, and if it gets boring, I'll just go to bed. Everyone wins!

I've been meaning to post about this for some time now. The Tag body spray commericals really piss me off. I mean, I know they're totally unrealistic anyway, and I can accept a 40 year old woman being attracted (in commercial-land) to a 22 year old who uses a certain cologne/soap/body wash/etc. I mean, even in the "real" world, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher and presumably still a thing, so it's at least got a shred of plausibility. But what bothers me the most out of any of it is the commercial with girls writhing around on what might as well be a stripper poll. Only you find out at the end of the commerical that it's really some guys shower drain. Who the fuck designed this building??? Revoke his license immediately! What else did he screw up? Routing the toilet flow horizontally through someone's living room? I know commericals (especially for beer, cars, & fragrances) are hardly rooted in reality, but if you want me to buy into your fantasy world, it's gotta be at least marginally believeable. There will NEVER be a shower drain running 3 stories straight down through other people's living spaces. And if there is, the entire construction crew, the foreman, the architect, the inspector, every single one of them would have lost their jobs. It's funny how the smallest things make me the angriest...

I am so ready to take a nap...

Apparently the White Sox won the World Series. Good for them. Can I watch my regularly-scheduled Fox programming again now? Please? I kinda like this show called the Simpsons, maybe you've heard of it. Also, Family Guy and to a lesser extent, American Dad (say what you will about the show, but they had a joke about the Star Wars Kid!). They're all on Sunday nights. And then Arrested Development (which actually did the SWK joke first) on Mondays. It's won a handful of Emmys. How many Emmys has Major League Baseball won? 'Nuff said.

It was 34 degrees when I woke up this morning. Needless to say, I hit the snooze button a couple extra times. Brrr...

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

I got a straight flush at poker tonight. I eventually lost the game (finished 4th of 8). The hand I went out on, I had the A-8 of hearts. Manish had pocket 7s, John had pocket 3s. Flop is 3H, JS, 6H. John makes a set of 3s. Turn is JH. I make a flush! No!!! John makes a full house as well. I crossed my fingers and hoped for his luck to change if another J or a 7 came up to give Manish a better full house, but no such luck. It was a good game tonight. I broke even in the end, but, straight flush! =)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

When I left my office a few minutes ago, I swear it felt like it was going to snow... It's probably not (it's still just a little too warm), but it sure felt like it. I'm so not ready for winter yet. Fall, bring it on. Winter, not so much. *sigh* Oh well. I'll just start wearing my warmer clothes and be thankful I don't live in central Pennsylvania (like Ben in Meadville and Meg when she was in State College) where it snows pretty much from September through April. Suckers.

Next year in Jerusalem! Scratch that; this year in Jerusalem! Wait, no, this year in Tel Aviv! Or something. Anyway, my point is that Emily and I are booked for spending New Year's in Israel with my family! =) It's probably the only chance we'll ever have to go there, I figured that we needed to take advantage of it while we had the opportunity, the free accomodations, and a couple seasoned tour guides. ;) Also, I can't wait to meet Rosie (my parents' black lab/4th child)!

Also, I never took a nap yesterday and went to bed later than I meant to, so today I'm just really spaced out. Maybe tonight I'll let the girls out and then go lie down for an hour or something.

The weather is so crappy today. I mean, it was gross yesterday too, but today is so much worse. It's cold, wet, and windy. Current RealFeel temperature? 30 degrees Farenheit. Sweet. Good thing I busted out all my winter clothes last night.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Boy oh boy is today going to suck.... I'm already so tired and I just got up. This evening is going to be nap time.

Okay, I'm retarded, I just did some quick math, and it totally didn't work at all. I was trying to quantize the stats to a maximum of one. But dividing by games played is the completely wrong way to do it. That's already taken into account by the fact that you're dividing. A team that's played 5 games could have the same ratio as a team that's played 8 games. That ratio just needs divided by the current maximum ratio. I guess the alternative is to subtract the bad factor from the good, then divide by games played, then quantize. Maybe I'll try both and see which I prefer.

Update: I knew there was a reason I did a ratio instead of an average difference. Losing teams will likely have negative ratios for their stat components. That would mean you could have a scale from -1 to 1, which woudl mean adjusting everyhting to be positive, then re-quantizing. No thank you. I'm going with my first intent, the quantized ratio method.

Okay, so here’s my new plan. Poke all the holes in it you want…
What determines the "best" football team? By nature, this is a subjective determination. However, in the interest of making the same subjective decision over and over again, many people turn to a computerized ranking system based on certain criteria. Obviously, their own biases go into the algorithm that orders the teams, but at the very least, this algorithm is objective given the input data. That is to say that given the same set of data, it will always make the same decision, without regard to conference or team favoritism or what games it could or couldn’t watch that day. That said, how does one determine an algorithm?
I decided to go back to the root of what makes a team the best team in football. It may seem obvious, but it has to the be the best at playing the game of football. To achieve that, a team must be, overall, the best team on all sides of the ball. It must win games; and it must beat good teams and do it convincingly. The best football team will have a strong offense, a strong defense, and to a lesser extent, (with apologies to Frank Beamer), good special teams.
A strong offense will be indicated by points scored, yards gained, and not committing turnovers. A strong defense will be indicated by not allowing points, not allowing yards, and forcing turnovers. Strong special teams will be indicated by scoring, and a negative turnover margin. These are easily quantifiable things, making this system easy to keep track up. It also directly relates game performance to rank, without a lot of intermediate ranking.
This system rewards teams who win, who out gain and outscore opponents, and hold onto the ball. The inherent problem is that a good team may elect to play poor teams to boost its points and yards margins. This must be accounted for with a strength of schedule component. I haven’t decided exactly how to do this yet, or how much of the equation it should be. I’m thinking the way they did it a few years back in the BCS was pretty good: your opponents’ records and your opponents’ opponents’ records. But I think a record alone does not indicate enough about an opponent. This is something that requires more thought.
Here is the preliminary method for determining ranking:
.5*(Wins/Games Played) + .35*(.37*(Offensive Yards Gained/Defensive Yards Surrendered) + .38*(Points Scored/Points Surrendered) + .25*(Turnovers Forced/Turnovers Committed))/Games Played + .15*(.667*Opponents’ Strength + .333*Opponents’ Opponents’ Strength)
The beauty of this method is that it is totally dependent on season performance and is not influenced by any pre-season mumbo jumbo. Every team starts out the season being equal. After week one, roughly half the teams will be equal because of the 50% weighting for winning a game, but because of the game stats component, the team that played the best will be team #1. Over the course of an entire season, I think this will all work out pretty nicely. It can break down to an individual week or which team was the best for that given week, or which team is the best up to a given point, depending what data is put in. I’m making it my goal for next weekend to code this up and see what happens.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

The two people who actually got all the way through my insane scheme to come up with a new ranking system for college football were right. It's too complicated. I tried to cobble it togther in Excel (what a mistake that was), and then I tried coding it, and apart from my sloppy coding skills, it's just too difficult to keep track of the way it is now. So I hatched a new plan whilst showering several hours ago and have been mulling it over. I have to go clean the girls's cage (for probably the second to last time since I think we're going to be getting them a bigger cage in the very near future from Tommy and Steph!), but after that I will try to set about explaining my new plan, which I think makes a lot more sense and distills the game down to it's simplest constituent parts. Stay tuned!

Since the world series is once again ruining my Sunday night, I decided to watch Van Helsing. It was on Encore Action! a while back, and I DVRed it, since I never saw it in the theater, a fact which I am now glad of. It's not that it was a bad movie, though I guess basically it was, it's more that I'm happy I didn't have to pay for it, at least not directly.
What makes a monster movie better? More monsters. All of them. Yeah! Dracula, vampires, werewolves, Frankenstein's monster, Dr. Jekyll. What better way to utilize an already bloated special effects budget on rather poor effects! Whatever. A while back (almost 2 years ago in fact), Emily and I watched a Dracula movie where they proposed that Dracula was in fact Judas Iscariot. Frankly, I liked Brahm Stoker's genesis story better, and it was substantially more believeable. But in this version, it seems to me like they were trying to portray Van Helsing as the angel Gabriel, which seems backwards until you remember that so many movie producers are Jewish. If I recall correctly, in the Jewish faith, Gabriel is regarded as the angel of judgement and Michael is the angel of mercy, whereas in Christianity, it is the reverse. I suppose because of the events in the New Testament. In any case, they never fully explain this in the movie, but just sort of gesture wildly at the idea the way a monkey might try to explain the concept of a banana to a fruitless tree as a method to explain his nightmares and vague memories of things centuries in the past. *shrug* Oh well. It beat watching two teams I don't care about in the world series at least. But I'm troubled by the amalgamation of classic monster movies, making Frankenstein's monster the catalyst to Dracula's plans that can only be stopped by an angle cursed with lycanthropy. In the words of John Bavier, recockulus.
As an aside though, has anyone else noticed that Frankenstein's monster is without a doubt the inspiration for the Marvel's Hank McCoy? I can't believe I never noticed it before. Especially after watching DeNiro's version of the cobbled-together human martyr himself for his beloved creator. It seems so obvious. Has Stan Lee ever been interviewed about this? Ben, I'm looking at you on this one.

I'm starting to get really fed up with travel websites, especially Orbitz and Travelocity. I don't particularly want to go into it any further, or this will end up as a huge rant, so let's just leave it at that.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Okay, quick weekend recap while I recover from my lunch at Arby's. Emily arrived, late, again, on Friday night via Delta. Her flight got cancelled and she had to be rebooked. To rehash an earlier post, Delta sucks. Though she did get home right on time on Tuesday this go 'round. Mostly we just played with the girls on Friday and then went to bed.
Saturday I made french toast (mmmmm) and we watched a few college games and listened to the GT@Duke game on 790thezone's internet broadcast. After some sloppiness and several Duke injuries in the first half, GT pulled it together. I'm still not that optimistic abotu the rest of the season, but we'll see what happens. Especially now that we close our season at UVA, at Miami, vs UGA. Yikes. Nothing like the threat of closing the season 0-3. On the flip side, winning either of the last 2 games would propel us into a huge bowl game victory again, just like the last 2 years. We'll see.
Saturday night we headed over to Steph's old neighborhood near Dupont Circle to meet up with Jennifer for dinner. We wandered aimlessly for a while and eventually happened upon a delicious mexican place that was all decked out for halloween.
Sunday we ran a couple errands including the pet store to get Zoey a birthday present. She and Sonja have completely devoured it already. So we'lll just save the other one for Sonja's birthday. Speaking on Sonja, she's turn into quick the little track star. I hear her running on the saucer almost every night now after I've gone to bed. Zoey still wants nothing to do with it of course. Then it was off to the mall to get Emily a dress for the GT homecoming semi-formal this weekend. She's going with one of her girlfriends, so I'm sure they'll have a good time, and she'll enjoy having someone else to dance with who won't care about how stupid they look/feel doing it. I feel like we did something else on Sunday, but I don't remember what. *shrug* We watched the back episodes of Commander in Chief and had the worst chinese food delivery experience ever. It took an hour to get there and they they forgot the sweet and sour sauce for the sweet and sour chicken. The delivery guy couldn't find the apartment and borrowed someone else's cell phone to call to find out where it was. I'm never ordering from them again.
Monday we got up "early" and went to the new Air and Space museum out near Dulles. I got up at 3 am when I remembered I needed to charge my camera batteries, and then what did I do? That's right, forgot my camera... =( No pictures of Adam drooling on the SR71. It's a pretty sweet collection of stuff out there, I just wish it didn't cost $12 to park for a free museum. I had free IMAX tickets through work, so we saw the video about the ISS that was a lot of fun. Most of it was shot by the astronauts/cosmonauts/etc on board. It's pretty amazing that anythign like that is even possible. It was also fun to look at some of the more radical flying machine designs and just say "how does that fly? it's impossible!" I saw Lockheed's JSF that Dave apparently wrote code for several years back (congrats, your work is already outdated and in a museum, sucker ;) ). The space shuttle is a lot bigger than I imagined too. But having the concorde, the Enola Gay, the space shuttle Enterprise, and the SR71 Blackbird all in one place, wow. Then add in a whole host of WWII - vietnam era fighter planes, a whole section of plane engines, an entire collection of US, german, and soviet rockets/missiles, then other space-related equipment (space suits, mercury, gemini, and apollo capsules, instrumentation, flight computers, satellites, etc), a ton of hang gliders, various early flight experiments, biplanes, and numerous experimental flight craft, and we were completely drained by the end of the day. But at $6 a piece to get in to a free museum, I felt like I had to try to take it all in at once becuase I'd probably never go back. After all that, we drove over to Arlington to have dinner with Laura and Greg, then back home to collapse.
Tuesday (which I also took off work) was very lazy. Then I had to take Emily back to the airport once again so she could head back to school. =( But the rest of the semester will go by quickly, and then it's on with our life! =)
So much for a quick update, but whatever. Like I was really going to make up a 16 hour deficit in 8 days anyway...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Looks like now I have no excuse for not goign to our Flag Football game this weekend. I was goign to complain thtat I wouldn't be home in time to watch teh GT@Miami game, but nwo that it's been moved, that's no longer an issue. When will we get to play this game? Nov 19 is our next off week. But Miami plays Wake on the 17th, so they're not going to host us 2 days later. And oh golly gosh, we both have games every other weekend through Thanksgiving. That leaves the next weekend, Dec 3. But wait, what's this you say? That's the day of the ACC championship? As logn as neither of us is playing in that game, I suppose that could work, and we're not likely to, but Miami might, if they win out. Congrats Hurricane Wilma - you've created a potentially very screwed up situation where Miami might need one more win to take the division, but can't get it because they haven't played us yet, so VT gets the bid, but then Miami beats us that day, or the next weekend, clinching themselves the division, nullifying VT's game against (probably) FSU for the championship. Sweet. I can't wait to see how this play out. As if the BCS wasn't enough of a football snafu, now through this into the mix.

What happened to October? I know I'm not the first person to post something like this, but I woke up this morning and it was the 19th already. We're 2/3 of the way through the month and I'd barely realized the month had started! On the plus side, that means it's almost November, which means it's almost Thanksgiving, which means it's almost time for Emily's graduation! I know, I know, it's still 2 months away, but it's creeping up pretty fast. Lots of things to get done and plan out before then of course, but I'm excited. That and sleepy. Despite going to bed at midnight last night, getting up at 8:30 was entirely too difficult. After my 4-day weekend, I need to get back into work mode for the remainder of today and for the next 2 days. Anyway, lots of fun stuff this weekend, but I'll post about it later. For now there's lots of work to catch up on.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Dear Delta,

No wonder you had to file for Chapter 11. Remember how once upon a time airlines set timetables for flights that actually meant something? Remember when you coudl more or less count on going to the airport an hour before your flight, boarding the plane 30 minutes before hand, and then taking off and arriving at the prescribed times? Those days are looooong gone apparently. After the events of the last 10 days, I'm reasonably certain I will never fly on your airline again.

Sincerely, Adam Bever (and probably Emily Taylor)

*sniffle sniffle* Grrr... Stupid damp cool weather. If I could get sick right ow, that would be straight up awesome.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

, where f(x) is Adam's work output, x is Adam's sleepiness, and a is infinity. Can anyone guess what the limit is? It doesn't take a math genius to figure out the inverse relationship of work output to sleepiness... Especially after a big lunch.

Zoey decided to start celebrating her birthday early last night... They were both cranky that I had to put them back in their cage after only 45 minutes of play time, but I was so tired last night. Well, about 2 am I start hearing all this cage rattling and bells jingling. I have made it a habit to ignore them when they want attention at inconvienient times, so I rolled over and went back to sleep. At 4:30, I swear I thought it shounded like they were trying to shake their cage apart. I finally got up to investigate and found Zoey sitting on their food dish with her teeth wrapped around the bars pulling as hard as she could back and forth, shaking the entire cage frame in teh process and making a hell of a raquet. Sonja was of course dozing peacefully in her house... So I bopped Zoey on the nose and slammed my bedroom door and that seemed to stop it for a little while. But of course, chinchillas don't respond to punishment, so a little while later, I heard more cage rattling. But once I was satisfied that they weren't fighting and the cage wasn't going to all come apart, I stopped caring and tried to get some sleep. *sigh* Now I'm so very tired. At least this is only the second time since we got them over 3 months ago that they've kept me up at night. And it's not like I can be mad at Zoe or deprive her of a treat today since it is her birthday. Oh well.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

About time, dirty-ass UVA...

Monday, October 10, 2005

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Stupid baseball... First it ruins my Sunday night, now my Monday. No Simpsons/Family Guy last night, no Arrested Development tonight. Damn Yankees...

Look at the game stats and tell me why we lost. Go ahead. Try. Everything about the stats indicates that we not only were the better team on Thursday, but that we should have won the game by 10-14 points or better. We outrushed NC State, we outpassed NC State, we had a 1/3 as many pentalty yards, and all other stats were roughly equivalent. Why did we lose you might ask? Was it the dumb double-covered Johnson endzone pass turned interception to end the game instead of a Daniels run up the middle, with time left to spike the ball a kick a field goal to go to overtime in case it failed call? Basically, yes. Now, I criticized Gailey for this call. But now that I've thought about it more about it, do you really want to take another chance on Travis Bell in that game? 6'4" Johnson, even double covered by 5'10" backs, is probably still a better percentage play than letting Mr. 0-for-2-in-the-game-and-0-for-5-over-the-last-3-games try to kick another one, even in the middle of the field at extra point range. So again, why did we lose? Because we had to settle for attempting to kick field goals earlier in the game. We couldn't cap off drives with touchdowns. And then of course the last play interception indended for Johnson that woudl ahve won the game. But you can't ever nail it down to a single play. It's a team sport. But looking at the statistics, as a team, we played great. It's just irritating to lose a winnable game, especially at home, in front of a national audience, to a team we'd beaten the last 4 years straight. At 1-2, goodbye ACC championship, hello again mediocrity. With Miami, UVA, Duke, Clemson, and Wake on the conference schedule, We're looking at probably somewhere in the 5-3 to 3-5 ballpark. Let's assume wins over Duke and Wake and a loss at Miami. That's 3-3. Then UVA and Clemson are the make or break games. UVA is away and Clemson is homecoming. Let's give the home team the benefit of the doubt and call us 4-4 in conference. That's 6-4 going into Thanksgiving, until UGA comes knocking. Maybe maybe maybe we win this year, going 7-4, but more likely we'll be 6-5 again. Whoo. Just like our 6-5 regular season in 2004, our 6-6 regular season in 2003, our 7-5 regular season in 2002 and 2001. You have to go back to the year after Joe Hamilton left, when we went 9-2 in 2000 before getting beaten by LSU in the Peach Bowl. Improvement improvement improvement. That's all I ask for. Show me a 7-4 season this year and a bowl game win, and I'll be placated. Not happy, but placated. But then I want an 8 win season next year. This is Gailey's 4th year. He's got his own recruits in here and is working within his own system now. Let's see some results please. I don't think an 8 win season is too much to ask after 4 years.

All kinds of stuff to post about sicne last week. Emily arrived Thursday night (depsite Delta's weather delays) and was excited to see the girls again. Apparently, I'm spoiling them, but otherwise doing a good job taking care of our chinchillas. Friday I took off work and slept until noon. I knew I had been wearing myself pretty thin with work recently, so it was nice to have a day off and just sleep in. It was kind of a blah rainy day anyway. Emily and I walked to the mall in search of hair clips and got an inadvertent shower on the way home. I haven't gone walking in the rain in a long time, so it was kind of fun. Then it was shower time and getting pretty time for Kristin and Rich's wedding. I would not personally have chose rush hour on a Friday, but I think it worked out in the end, and I know I had a good time, and it looked to me like Mr. and Mrs. Wiley had a good time too. Kristin Wiley... That's going to take some getting used to. Unfortunately, it rained all evening and the underground parking at the reception hall was vastly inadequate, so we got a little damp. But the gluten-free dinner was good as was the wedding cake (we stole 2 extra pieces to take home!), and it was fun to have an "adult" conversation at dinner, about people's babies and jobs and so forth. Not the high school drama that alwasy used to come up the last time all those people were in a room together. Finally got to meet Bickley's husband, who seems really nice, so I'm happy for them. And I "met" Chris and Tyne's baby boy in person, he's absolutely adorable, and, for the short time I saw him, very well-behaved. All my friends' parents think Emily is just the best thing to ever happen to me (well duh!), which makes me happy that everyone I know sees what I see. =) Saturday was more rainyness, which made for a lazy day indeed. We ran a couple errands, and then just kind of vegged out and watched some college football (you'll note I neglected to mention the GT game on Thursday. I'm still quite annoyed over it). I'm so stoked for JoePa that PSU is kicking butt this year. After the UVA attrocity, I was happy BC won their game as well. Al Groh needs to issue an apology ASAP. He already lost a lot of my respect for not pulling Butler immediately after the replay was shown on the screen at the stadium. He claims not to have seen the video until 24 hours after the game. Bullshit. I'm just glad BC came back to win that one in convincing fashion. Then we headed over to Tysons for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. Mmmm... That was Emily's lunch on Sunday and my dinner on Sunday as well. Not much happened on Sunday, just some putzing around, then taking Emily to the airport. Her flight was horribly delayed again (no wonder Delta filed for Chapter 11), but she made it home safe and sound. It's always hard to say goodbye, but way easier when I know it's only 5 days until she's back! =) Anyway, lunch is over, back to work now. I'm sure I missed a few things that I'll remember later to post.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Patrick Nix, Chan Gailey, your collective ass is mine. Who calls the obvious pass play on a double covered Johnson when you could have run a 2 yard up the gut with Daniels on first and goal for the win?? Once again, horrible play calling and dumb mistakes on the field cost us a winnable game. I'm outraged. I shouldn't be. I should be used to this kind of thing by now. But I'm outraged nonetheless.

Dear Mr. Braine...

No, I'm going to wait until I'm less angry to write that letter and can make a better case for requesting Gailey's resignation.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Since when did we have nets behind the goalposts?? They weren't there 2.5 weeks ago for the UConn game, or for any of the games I've seen on TV. What gives?

Also, for my mother's birthday, Ben and I both sent her the same card! What are the chances of that? Seriously, someone tell me, I'm no good with statistics. Other than my high school science project where I did something with the probability of two people sharing a birthday. In a room of 23 people, it's about a 50/50 shot if I recall correctly. Once you reach 50 people, it's better than a 95% chance. And in a group of 100 people, it's a virtual guarantee that two people will share a birthday. I don't really understand why it works out that way, I could just do the math. ;)

So very sleepy... Too much work, not enough sleep. If only I didn't have to clean up my apartment tonight before I go pick up Emily, I would be going home to take a nap. *sigh* Oh well. Naps can wait until tomorrow since I'm taking the day off.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

I feel like I've mentioned this before, but I'm too lazy to dig through my archives to find out: If I could have placed a bet when Predator came out in 1987 that two of the actors would go on to become state governors, I would be a very wealthy man right now. I was thining about this last night when I saw the first few minutes of the movie before going to bed. And of the actors to choose from, who would ever have thought it would be Arnold and Jesse? *shrug* If only I had a time-traveling Delorean like in Back to the Future...

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

See?! That's what I'm saying! (Read the comments)

I know it's only 10:45 but I am sooo ready for a nap... :-\

Monday, October 03, 2005

Is it possible for your back to have a heart attack? Cause that's what it feels like. My own heart, consequently, along with the rest of my musicles, feels fine. Just my back, which feels like what I imagine a heart attack must feel like. Time to go let the girls out and then do some stretches. Hopefully I just slept on it weird last night. I did carry a server all over the place today, but that was after my back started hurting. I'm sure that didn't help, but it certainly wasn't the cause. Oh well.

Less than 100 hours until Kristin and Rich's wedding! And that means less than 80 hours until Emily gets here!! =)

Sunday, October 02, 2005

I don't care what anyone says, I still think Tecmo Super Bowl is one of the best football games ever created. I know it's NFL, but it's just so perfect. Yes, the graphics suck. Yes, you only get a choice of 8 plays per team per game. Yes, there's no penalties. But name a great football player - they're in this game. It's from the 1991 NFL season, so you've got Joe Montana, Barry Sanders, Bo Jackson, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Daryll Green, etc. I played the first 8 weeks of the season last night, and today I'll probably play the last 8 weeks. The awesome news is that, despite its usual finicky self, my NES still works!

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