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September 29, 2014

Geek humor via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

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Post Antic

September 28, 2014

The 40th Atlantic Antic was fantastic. Perfect weather and a perfect day. And yes, I am very full.

Food I ate today (some portions shared):

  • Roast Corn
  • Honey Bacon on a stick (sooo good)
  • Alcapurrias (definitely plural)
  • Empanada
  • Slider
  • Popcorn
  • Chicken Wings
  • Fried Shrimp
  • Sausage
  • Meatball Sandwich

It wasn’t all food, the Transit Museum brings out some old buses and does some crafts for the kids.

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And of course, face painting

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Another great Atlantic Antic.


I Don’t Hate the Red Sox

September 28, 2014

I’m sure if both the Yankees and the Red Sox get good again, I’ll hate them again. That’s what Yankee fans do. But they put on the classiest farewell for Derek Jeter imaginable.

Former Red Sox players Jim Rice, Luis Tiant, Tim Wakefield, Rico Petrocelli,Jason Varitek and Fred Lynn were also involved in the ceremony, followed by appearances from Bruins legend Bobby Orr, former Patriots captain Troy Brown and former Celtics captain Paul Pierce.

Red Sox third-base coach Brian Butterfield, who helped mold Jeter’s defense in a crucial boot camp in the mid-1990s, presented Jeter with a pair of commemorative L.L. Bean Yankees boots.

The entire 2014 Red Sox team, led by David Ortiz, walked onto the field to exchange greetings with Jeter, with Joe Kelly stopping to take a cell phone “selfie.”

It kept going after that. Honestly, they’re making it hard to hate Boston…


I will be full

September 27, 2014

Tomorrow is the 40th annual Atlantic Antic, the biggest street fair in NYC. It’s right outside our front door.

Two miles of food, fun, and music.

I will eat well…


More Jeter

September 26, 2014

Amusingly, being an Apply fanboy and hating the Yankees must be tough. Because your best blogger is a huge Yankees fan.

And he’s a much better writer than I am…

It felt like fall, not summer, last night in the northeast. Chilly and damp, dark already by the time the ballgame started just after seven o’clock. Yankee Stadium was sold out. Full house. Electric with anticipation.

And then…

Winning run on second base. One out. Everyone in The Stadium is standing. I’m standing watching at home. My son, 10, is standing on the couch next to me. The tension is excruciating. First pitch, Jeter jumps on it with his signature inside-out swing. Single to right! Richardson beats the throw to the plate. Yankees win. Yankees win. Pandemonium. My boy jumps off the couch into my arms and we run around the house, hugging, screaming, laughing like the maniacs that we are.

Things like this just aren’t supposed to happen. Real-life endings aren’t like scripted storybook endings. Except with Jeter they so often were. That broken-bat RBI grounder in the 7th was a realistic ending. A spectacular walk-off game-winning single in the bottom of the 9th was not. It felt like the World Series. It felt like the old days.

Yes it did.


Storybook

September 26, 2014

Even the weather behaves for Derek Jeter. The forecast was for rain all night. The papers were saying that ticket brokers could lose a million dollars if the game got rained out. But no, the weather changed and Jeter got another story book night.

If you wrote this in a story it wouldn’t be believable. Of course the Yankees blow a three run lead in the ninth so that Jeter can come up in the bottom of the ninth with a chance to win his last game at Yankee Stadium.

And of course he does it.

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The Genie Question

September 25, 2014

I discovered Wait But Why through the blog post on the Fermi Paradox (yes, I’m a geek). The author then decided to let his readers pick a bunch of random countries for him to visit. And I do mean random.

  1. Russia
  2. Japan
  3. Nigeria
  4. Iraq
  5. Greenland

At the beginning, he said,

Finally, I’m going to ask 50 random people in each country the following question: If you had a magical Aladdin genie who granted you any three wishes, what would you wish for? I’m not totally sure what will come out of it, but I think it’ll be interesting to see how the answers differ from country to country.

Here’s the results of The Genie Question