Feeling Presidential

We took the girls to our church’s festival/carnival last night. While I did not indulge, I was reminded of why I’m glad I married a Catholic girl: drinking is encouraged at church fund raisers. That’s going to come in handy when the girls get a little older. For now, though, we had to concentrate on […]

End It Now

I was a little disappointed that baseball is being purged from the Olympics after this year. Not that anyone really cares about Olympic baseball, and I can usually name about one of the players on the U.S. squad. But <a href=”http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news?slug=ap-bbi-extrainningchange&amp;prov=ap&amp;type=lgns”>this news</a> makes me think it is a good idea to ditch it. Freaking Euros […]

Thought For The Day

Perhaps Brett Favre and Manny Ramirez should run off together. And then they could take a significant portion of the sports media with them. Every football off-season, it’s Favre’s retirement drama. And every July, it’s the Manny Wants Out Of Boston drama. Every summer Favre comes back to play another year. Every August, Manny wakes […]

The Move

We decided to bite the bullet, take the plunge, make the move, etc. and put the girls in the same room last night. My rough plan was to do it sometime in August, so we had a buffer A) before school started and B) well before the baby arrived. And so, if we had a […]

Four Years Old

We celebrated M.’s fourth birthday last night. As mentioned earlier, her actual birthday is today. We didn’t make a huge deal out of. Next year, no doubt, she’ll realize that she got to go to several cool birthday parties for friends and that she should start complaining about wanting farm animals to come to the […]

Alien Invasion

Our house has been taken over by small creatures I can only assume are aliens. Nearly every room has at least one piece of paper with these strange little being drawn on them. Surely this is some kind of message that there are E.T.’s living in our backyard, right? Either that or anytime you give […]

Writing To Reach You

Interesting that these two pieces hit the Internets today. First, Joe Posnanski <a href=”http://joeposnanski.com/JoeBlog/2008/07/17/autographs-and-mays/”>writes about autographs</a>, mentioning how he sent letters to players and teams as a kid. Then, former player Doug Glanville <a href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/opinion/17glanvillefans.html?hp”>writes in the New York Times</a> about cleaning out his closet of some fan mail left over from his playing days. […]

Funny Kid Talk

Some day I’d like to mic up the girls so I could record every funny thing they say. Although their behavior could often use improvement, about 90% of what they say makes us laugh. One day M. found a wallet-sized picture of her and C. on my desk. She looked at it and said, “Boy, […]

American League Pace

No way did I stay up and watch the end of the All-Star Game. I made it to midnight, which coincided with the end of the 10th inning and the AL wasting the bases loaded, no outs situation. If the All-Star Game is a big gimmick anyway, what with it determining home field for the […]

Reader’s Notebook

In between geeking out with the new iTunes software while waiting for the new iPhone software, I put together a little something about my two most recent books. 22 – <i>Three Bags Full</i> – Leonie Swann. I was searching for a book to take on my Kansas City trip and was torn between a international […]