Wednesday, November 19, 2008

So Long, CoCo...

Boston Globe has just announced that Coco Crisp has been traded to the Royals for relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez.

I haz a sad.

But I'm glad that it was Crisp and not Ellsbury. So it's not too bad a sad that I haz.

I'm sure there will be more dealing soon.

TTFN, y'all.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cat and A Soda Box

Not much to talk about today, but I found this really cute video that my cousin forwarded to me.

Enjoy! And no cat-hating comments allowed. Cats rule.

TTFN, y'all (also made famous by a cat...except for the "y'all" part...I added that)!

Exit, stage left!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Wrath of the Stephen Lich King...wait...

I'm sure by now my daughter has her copy of the new WoW expansion, Wrath of the Lich King.

She probably already has it installed on her 'puter and has already created a...what are they called?? Bloodguards? Blood Knight??

Death Knight! That's it.


I can't get mine until 8am at Target this morning, after I drop the other one off at school. Then I'll get it installed, but probably won't be able to actually play until tonight, at which time, I won't be able to get within a hundred million parsecs of the server I actually plan on because of all the activity from the expansion.


Plus I find out that this person where I work (who also plays WoW) has THE NEXT TWO DAYS OFF!!! That is so unfair! Heheheh... I tried to bribe the guy at Target last night to give me one early. But he couldn't do that.

I'll probably buy the new Stephen King book while I'm there. He just released a new book of short stories, called Just After Sunset. He retired, you know. Heh.

About three books ago.


So, anyway, if I don't update for a few days, this time, you'll know why. I'll be glued to the computer with my new Death Knight.


TTFN, y'all!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dollhouse--Doomed Before It Starts


Anybody who knows me (or has known me for very long) knows that I am a huge fan of all things Joss Whedon. Especially Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly/Serenity.

Joss has been preparing a new television show (much to our delight) for a while now, called "Dollhouse," which will be starring Eliza Dushku, who played "Faith" on Buffy and Angel. I also just found out tonight, while reading my newest edition of SciFi Magazine, that Amy Acker will also be on "Dollhouse."


Amy played the beloved "Fred" on Angel, who was later transformed into the demonic "Iliria." I probably spelled that wrong. Anyway.

But I also found out something today that has made me just bit angry.

FOX has decided to move Dollhouse from its planned Monday night spot to Friday night.


Remember Firefly?

Of course you don't! Know why???

FOX put it on Friday night!! Nothing survives Friday night.

Ok, maybe Numb3rs does, but not much else.

I encourage all three of my readers to find a way to flood FOX's email box with letters begging them to move Dollhouse back to Monday.



Ok. Two readers, then.

TTFN, y'all!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Rangers and Red Sox Making Another Trade?

Rumors, rumors, rumors.

Word on the street is that the Sox are interested in Taylor Teagarden or Jarrod Saltalawhatzitshickiedoodle. (Stephanie can spell his name...longest name in baseball, too.) I dunno about this.

I realize that if the Sox can re-sign Tek, they probably should bring a youngster for him to mentor. But I don't think Salty is the answer. I could be wrong. With someone like Tek teaching him, he might turn out ok. But I saw some pretty horrible games with him behind the plate in Texas last season. (Is it late enough to call it "last season" yet?)

Teagarden, on the other hand is supposed to be on of the Rangers' top prospects.

And I wouldn't be unhappy at all to see Clay Buchholz in a Rangers uniform. But I don't know if the Sox are interested in dealing him. The word is that the Rangers are interested in Buchholz or Masterson or Bowden.

I actually enjoy this time of year, even though I miss the games. I like the anticipation of seeing who's going to deal who (whom??) and what kind of miserable deals Jon Daniels is going to make for the Rangers.

The Teixeira conundrum is still out there, as well. He pretty much has a wide-open field in front of him. Lyle Spencer, on the "Hot Stove Blog," has called Tex "the best all-round player in the game." Well, he said that the case can be made that he is. I don't want to be guilty of misquoting.

Personally, I would love to see Tex get to go to Baltimore. That's where he is from, and they would love him there. However, I don't know if the O's can afford him, and the chances of him coming out with a WS ring from Baltimore are slim to none. Unless, that is, the O's can pull what the Rays did last season and go from "worst to first." I don't see that happening.

I'll say again that Boston doesn't really need Mark Teixeira. I would love to see him in a Red Sox uniform, especially if there were a chance he might wear pin stripes. But if Mike Lowell comes back from this hip surgery, we don't need a first baseman.

Congratulations to two players that I like a lot!

Michael Young of the Rangers and Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox have both been awarded Golden Gloves!! Great for both of them. Young beat out Jeter and a host of other Shortstops. I'm really proud for him.

Oh, and TED!!! Get over and vote for Josh Hamilton in the TYIB awards. He's up for hitter and for whatever category they have his performance in the HR Derby. I voted for him about a kabillion times. I got his book, too. Came out a couple weeks ago. I'll let you know how it is as soon as Stephanie gets through with it. I'm hoping I can get him to sign it sometime. It's called Beyond Belief.

I guess that's it for this one.

Wait. One more thing. Sadly, we bid adieu to Michael Crichton this week. Author of many novels, the most famous probably being Jurassic Park, he lost his battle with cancer this week. I'll miss him.

TTFN, y'all!