Happy Halloween

October 31, 2007

It was a good Halloween. We had perfect weather for trick or treating.

Danielle was Ariel the Mermaid (but when she has legs, because it’s hard to trick or treat with a tail).

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And Victoria was a pumpkin (yes, a hand me down costume).

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Random Sports Thought

October 30, 2007

I’ve been busy lately so I haven’t blogged in a while.

Packers are 6-1

I have no idea how a team can be 6-1 with virtually no running game, but Favre is having a great year. Last night’s finish was another classic to add to the list.

Red Sox sweep

It’s hard for a Yankee fan to say this, but that’s a good Red Sox team. Beckett is Mr. October.

A-Rod gone

A-Rod is getting slammed for the way he exercised his opt-out clause. It’s a business and he has every right to try to get as much money as possible. But if you are asking for a 10 year deal you can’t say that the reason you opted out is because you aren’t sure if Posada, Rivera and Pettitte are coming back. They are all likely to be retired four years from now.

If you want a ten year deal and you want to win, you have to look at the teams that are most likely to remain competitive for the next ten years. That’s a short list. Yankees and Red Sox are clearly at the top of the list. If you want a ten year deal and you want the most money, that’s another matter.

And don’t have your agent announce the opt-out during the World Series. Show some class…


Random Sports Thought

October 30, 2007

I’ve been busy lately so I haven’t blogged in a while.

Packers are 6-1

I have no idea how a team can be 6-1 with virtually no running game, but Favre is having a great year. Last night’s finish was another classic to add to the list.

Red Sox sweep

It’s hard for a Yankee fan to say this, but that’s a good Red Sox team. Beckett is Mr. October.

A-Rod gone

A-Rod is getting slammed for the way he exercised his opt-out clause. It’s a business and he has every right to try to get as much money as possible. But if you are asking for a 10 year deal you can’t say that the reason you opted out is because you aren’t sure if Posada, Rivera and Pettitte are coming back. They are all likely to be retired four years from now.

If you want a ten year deal and you want to win, you have to look at the teams that are most likely to remain competitive for the next ten years. That’s a short list. Yankees and Red Sox are clearly at the top of the list. If you want a ten year deal and you want the most money, that’s another matter.

And don’t have your agent announce the opt-out during the World Series. Show some class…


I can’t vote for Rudy

October 23, 2007

Rudy Giuliani recently announced that he is rooting for the Red Sox.

For a Yankee’s fan, that’s just wrong…


Still a Yankee fan

October 10, 2007

OK, so she doesn’t even know they lost in the first round. But my daughter is still a Yankee fan…

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Quantum Physics Humor

October 9, 2007

Three words you don’t typically see together…

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Excellent Atlantic Antic

October 1, 2007

The Atlantic Antic has come and gone and it was fantastic. With two kids, we had a clear strategy. Skip breakfast so we’re nice and hungry (my wife and I, not the kids). Go to the Antic early and have an early lunch. The food tends to be somewhat ethnic and not always four year old friendly, so after we eat we’d split up. My wife would take Victoria home to eat and I’d take Danielle somewhere to eat and then go to the park. Then later in the day we’d reconvene for more.

The plan worked to perfection. We were at the Antic by 11:00 am. The fact that it was out our front door helped. Going early is good because the crowds are much smaller. With two kids and a stroller that helps a lot. Plus the lines for food are short. By 12:30 I had eaten:

  • Beef Empenada
  • Bratwurst
  • Corn on the cob
  • Popcorn
  • Chorizo

And perhaps a beer.

We found Danielle a hot dog (and the popcorn) so she was in decent shape. She watched a juggler, a band, and joined in with a Spanish group playing in front of the Spanish church. She got a gigantic balloon with the Disney princesses on it.

After all of that, Danielle and I went to her favorite park nearby (a block away) while my wife took Victoria home to feed her lunch. After playing for a while we went home via the Antic. Danielle watched a Middle Eastern belly dancer, a Caribbean drum group and a jazz band on the way home. In asking to watch the belly dancer, she said to me, “I want to watch the beautiful woman dancing”. When you mention belly dancing, some people think of Shakira. In this case it was more like Shakira’s mom.

We chilled out at home for a while and then went out for round two, and early dinner. This consisted of:

  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken (the best food of the day)
  • Italian Sausage and Peppers.

Plus some sangria.

That’s what I call a good day.

And to top it off, the Packers won to go 4-0…