Tuesday, July 19, 2005
  Toad. Frog. Lobster. They're all the same...
Well, I got a nice night's sleep, and this tanned and ready individual is less testy (see post called "Angry"). So let's go!
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So the Red Sox (check!) aren't in first place, Johnny Damon lost his hit streak at 29, and ... what? Do you want me to kick my dog? Unlikely, plus I don't have one. Like Trot Nixon said, postgame, "Do we get an award for being in first tomorrow?" No.

But it'd be nice to hit the fucking ball. That's it. Give Casey "Blade" Fossum whiplash tonight.
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Bob Halloran of Channel 5 and bostonsportsreview.com tells Red Sox Nation that it's ok to be frustrated, but don't think just because you slept in an un-air conditioned basement apartment or a Holiday Inn Express last night, that you're smarter than the boys at Yawkey Way.
Nice. Perspective.
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Jude Law admitted cheating...on Sienna Miller? You know, maybe women are right, maybe us men ARE fucking idiots.

I wouldn't cheat at monopoly or scrabble against Sienna Miller. Well, maybe I'd try to sneak a common name by her, or something in french...maybe if I pull a fourth "E," I'd do a tile swap when she wasn't looking, but that's about it.

And Jude, don't you find that Sienna Miller is, apologies to Patrick Marber, disarming?

So if you're at a club tonight or tomorrow, and you happen to see Sienna, what makes me think she's after some "revenge."
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Day one of Operation Stress Fracture was this morning, as I walked to work. I love these nice sticky, humid days. It was like walking through a two-mile car wash.

It was modus transportus from Australia (check!) where I walked everywhere with my trusty iPod. And with the iPod on shuffle play - and by shuffle, this morning, I mean two Oasis songs followed by something random, followed by two more Oasis songs. Not really a shuffle play, if you ask me.

And later today, I'm hitting the roads for a jog and the weightroom for some lifting. Eight weeks to go.
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Good on ya, Cablevision. Last year, when Ii ordered the MLB extra innings package for $169, they billed me twice. Take it from me, it's hard not to poop ones pants when your monthly cable bill is almost as much as your rent.

So they rectified it, after about three months of calling customer service.

This year, same drill. I asked that they bill me in four easy installments. They billed me in one expensive installment, one again causing gurgling in my upper G.I.

I called customer service again and the woman said to just split it up into four payments myself. Only problem with that is the balance of over 80 bucks that I currently have on my bill prompted Cablevision to threaten to shut my service off - because of a mistake THEY made.

Well, calling to argue that point, the very friendly and super helpful customer service agent not only rectified my shutoff threat, but also knocked off the final two payments. so I got MLB E.I. for 80 bucks. Woo-hoo!
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Hewlett-Packard is firing enough people to fill the Worcester Centrum.

And sadly, they'll reap a profit and call it success. Meanwhile, they can't figure out how to make a laser printer that doesn't burn through $150 toner cartridges in a month.
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By all accounts, the 4-2 record that the Boston Celtics posted in the Reebok Vegas Summer League made for a successful venture.

And out of those games, second round pick Ryan Gomes (12.2 points, 6.2 rebounds per game in the RVSL), the All-American forward from Providence earned himself a guaranteed two-year deal, worth close to one million dollars.

But not to be lost in the mix was the play of All-American (TLBR voted for him, so he's an All-American) forward Taylor Coppenrath - averaging 7.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, while shooting close to 60.0% from the floor in just about 16 minutes of play.

The big fella doesn't need to prove that he is a smart ballplayer and can score. He's done plenty of that in his collegiate career. But he did need to show athleticism that is absolutely compulsory at "the next level." Many say he did. Here's hoping T-Copp can join Ryan Gomes in the C's frontcourt. If so, I'm watching the NBA again.
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Reports out of Minnesota have the Twins and Sox actively talking a JC Romero for Bill Mueller swap. JC Romero? Isn't he a member of N*Sync?

Oh, that's JC Chasez? Never mind.

(p.s. - don't make that trade unless it's Millar in lieu of Mueller.)
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Have a good Tuesday! One.
 
Comments:
You said Worcester Centrum.

Which brings to mind an interesting chicken or egg type question. Was Centrum an arena first or a vitamin?
 
You made Jen Deak cry.
 
Not intentionally.

Women.
 
I googled Kim Zebick today.
 
Google closed at just under $310 yesterday. Insane.
 
Is Sarah Devine really an alias for Bill James?
 
You know, I recently realized that you and Ope and I could have matriculated through two full four-year cycles since we graduated. I feel old. All these names of people I haven't seen in eight years makes me feel old. Which way to the Levee?
 
With the amount of class that I did not attend as an undergrad, methinks an audit of my transcript, class-by-class, makes me a second semester sophomore.
 
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