Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pssst.... Guess who's coming back?

So, I'm just giving a little bit of a head's up but the blog will be back next month. I'll be moving out at the end of the month and will no longer be able to go home for lunch so I might as well start the blog again. We'll see what happens people. Spread the word.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The End is the Beginning is the End

So it's been 364 days since I've started this blog and there have been some very good chats that we've had over the time. I'm really surprised that it lasted this long because of how lazy I am but I'm pretty proud of how much I've written. We had some good discussions along the way that were a lot of fun and I've enjoyed hearing everyone's oppinion. I also like being right about A-rod, even with what's going on now with him, he he.

But, with all good things, they must come to an end. I am sad to say that I will be ending this blog for the time being. It's not that I don't want to write it it's just that I find myself with less and less time and instead of this blog being something fun that I enjoy writing in I find it more of a chore that I'm trying to fit into my life. I don't really think this would be fair to it so that is why I am ending it. It was a fun time chatting with everyone about our lives, most about sports, and reading what you guys think and making fun of each other. When I first started this my job was boring and I had internet access at my desk. When I changed jobs I had an hour long lunch that still enabled me to write as much as I was before. But, unfortunately things changed and I only had a half hour lunch which surprisingly kept me away from writing at work, which seemed to lower my production in writing over the past few months.

Now, I'm not saying that the blog is over for good because, well I am looking for a new job but I'm also applying for another position at work that may allow me to have more time to write more here and put better effort into this here blog. And believe me, if that day comes along I will definitely let everyone know. So, until then I guess we will have to catch up via other means, like the phone or more likely, facebook, ha ha. I do have some good ideas for things that I would like to write about but I will wait until the time that I start writing again.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Yup, here we go

So, I guess we were all wrong about the Super Bowl. It definitely started out as a crap fest and it seemed that the Steelers were going to run away with it but then the Cardinals turned it around and made it seem like they could pull it off. I was really hoping that the Cardinals would have won and it would have been amazing but whatever. The ending was very similar to the Giants win only I was happy that the Giants won, ha ha. I still think Larry Fitzgerald should have been the mvp but oh well.

Well, I'm happy that the Mets were able to sign Oliver Perez. I was a little worried about what was going to happen but they finally put everything together. I do like our starting rotation of Santana, Maine, Pelfrey, Perez and whoever gets the fifth spot. I wonder if the Mets will go after Ben Sheets? Can't hurt, could it? I definitely wouldn't give him a 4 year deal like we did for Pedro but a 2 year deal wouldn't be bad. I thought I read on espn that the Mets had expressed interest in Abreau, which wouldn't be a bad signing. It would be a pretty good lineup of Reyes, Abreau, Beltran, Wright, Delgado, Church/Tatis, Castillo, Schneidder, Pitcher. I'd be pretty happy with that line up and that could put us as the favorite to win the NL East. We'll see what happens.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Super Bowl Stuff

Yeah, so I lied and I'm a little late on this but hey, better late than never, right? Just a couple things real quick before some super bowl stuff. Well, I have another interview for Monday. I don't know too much about this company but they pay more and I'd love to get out of Dish. Actually, I just don't want to do the tech stuff anymore, ha ha. I'm actually applying to another position at Dish that would get me off the phones too and if I get that I think I'll stay. But only time will tell. If the interview goes well and I take the job I'm going to tell them I need 2 weeks(partially because I'm going to the US-Mexico game on Feb 11th and a friend's coming into town and I took that day and the day after off) so that I'll have some time to interview to see if I can get that job. We'll see what happens.

I'm thinking that Torre's burned his bridges with the Yankees now. I don't understand the move, it really makes no sense unless he's really really pissed off. It'll be interesting to see what happens in the future but I don't think he'll be invited back to Yankee stadium after he retires. Well, it may take him a long, long time.

Now, onto Super stuff. I think the Cardinals are going to win and in fact this is a completely biased opinion because I really really hate the Steelers. They're in the top 5 teams I hate in the NFL(really quickly, #1. Patriots, #2. Cowboys, #3. Eagles, #4. Steelers, #5. Redskins). But, I also like the Cardinals offense and I think it'll give the Steelers a lot of problems. It really doesn't matter if the Steelers can stop the run with the Cardinals because they're a pass first team. I think Larry Fitzgerald is going to have a HUGE game like he's done all postseason long and the Cardinals will use him and Warner all day long. Plus, I think people underrate the Cardinals Defense. It's really not that bad in a warm weather environment, which alas, they are. I think they'll shut down the Steelers offense and will pull away in the end. I think they win 24-6 with either Fitzgerald or Warner winning MVP.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wednesday Night

I don't think the Mets will go after Manny because we're worried about pitching. We definitely need to sign Perez. I read something on ESPN that the Mets have upped their offer but it won't be the 4 year $60 mil that D-Lowe got, and I think that's okay with me. I think he'll get something like 3 year $35 mil or 4 year $50 mil. But I could be wrong, ha ha. I also read that we're thinking of Ben Sheets as an alternate but we'll see. Maybe after the Mets have gotten the pitching under wraps they'll go after Manny but I don't think it'll be anytime soon. I think Manny might actually be signed by the end of the week.

I'm not sure who I think will win the Super Bowl yet. I'm leaning towards the Cardinals but I haven't made up my mind yet. Of course I'm completely biased and I really can't think that the Steelers will win. Don't worry I'll get some more Super Bowl stuff this week, before Friday so we can talk about it.

Well I got an email for a second interview for the dispatcher position but I decided not to do the second interview. It just didn't seem right and the benefits were bad so I didn't call them on Monday to set up a second interview. The funny thing is I got an email today saying that they were going with someone else. It made me laugh.

So, I feel bad for not saying anything about this yet but what does everyone think about Torre's book? Do you think he's stab the Yankees in the back for talking about things or do you think it's okay with what he's doing? I really have no problem with it and I don't think I'd find anything shocking with what he'll right. I don't think anyone's surprised about what he's written about A-rod. I think maybe later I'll read the book but it won't be anytime soon.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weekend Update

I like the competition that's set up. It's seems interesting and I don't know who would win. I think they should also be set at one site, or at least if you have to switch sites do it after the noon break. Can this be filmed so those of us(me) who won't be there can watch afterwards? That would be nice and funny.

As for the updates on me. The job interview was blah. It was a group interview and I got to take the wonderlic test to see how my problem solving skills are. For those of you not familiar this is the test that college football guys take at the combine to see how their problem solving skills are. You have 50 questions to solve in 12 minutes. I got to question 38. Fun stuff. The job isn't that bad but they didn't say how much it would pay plus the benefits basically blow. I'm wondering if there is internet access so I could also update the blog more often. I got an email back on Friday to call on Monday to setup a second interview. I'm not sure if I will or not. They didn't say how much it would pay but I might do it just so I could take a half day this week, ha ha. I'll keep you updated.

My shoulder is feeling better. It was weird because my shoulder was really hurting me all week until I went to the dr to get it checked out. The dr said I was getting better and said I could stop taking medicine. My should still hurt on Thursday but it basically stopped bothering me on Friday. I thought that was strange.

I was upset that Buconn beat ND at home last night. ND I think has the hardest 5 games by any team this season. All big east teams and all team are ranked in the top 12. Yeah, not hard at all. Ugghhhh. I'm not a huge ND basketball fan but I do watch them and hope they can win. I was happy to see Charlie welcoming some junior football recruits to the game. I can't wait for the ND-Uconn rivalry to start this upcoming season. Should be easy wins for the Irish, ha ha.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Midweek Update

So, I guess it's Wednesday. Well, I can never tell what day it is. Every day feel like the same except for Sunday so I just tend to forget what day it is. Oh well. I go back to the dr tomorrow to get my shoulder re-evaluated. I'm pretty sure I'm headed for the 15 day dl retroactive to last wednesday, but we'll see. I may need to go onto the 60 day dl. My shoulder still hurts when I'm at work no matter how many meds I take which makes me feel wonderful! I do have an interview for another job tomorrow so I might be changing jobs if the offer is good enough. Basically I'd be happy with making around as much as I do now plus getting the holidays off. Is that too much to ask? Is it? I don't think so. I'd be happy if I got some of them off, unlike where I'm at and I get no holidays off. I'll keep you posted. I'm thinking I'll probably have to keep searching, though. I just have a bad feeling.

I read on deadspin that this year's superbowl ticket prices are going to the be the lowest in a while. I laughed when I read that. I'm not surprised though being as it's the Cardinals and the Steelers. I still think it'll be a good superbowl though and I'm hoping the Cardinals win. How is the ticketnetwork football club going? Do you guys win games or still lose most of them?

I must say that I'm happy that we're keeping the fantasy baseball league going. I think we should still do the home run league because I won it this past year and finished second the year before. Hopefully I'll run away with it again this up coming year. I think I will, ha ha.