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Action between punctuation - saturday, october 21, 2006 - 11:11
::Melts a little::
If It's in the Game... It's in the Game. - wednesday, october 04, 2006 - 01:40
A recap of tonight's game of NCAA Football 2007 on XBox 360 with Erik H.
Both Erik and I played as USC to prevent the inevitable argument over who got to play as our beloved alma mater. My Trojans in the Road Whites, hosted by Erik's Trojans in the Home Cardinal Jerseys. After taking a 28-14 lead into Half time Erik went on a rampage as my offense stalled out and I found myself down 49-14 at the beginning of the 4th Quarter. I finally hold Erik to a 3 and out and mount a drive to score my first TD since the first half. With a mere 3:30 minutes left I decided to go ahead and try for the onside kick, commenting on how I'm unclear how you're supposed to do it in the game. I aim low on the ball and kick it as softly as I can and wince as the ball seems to only travel 8 yards. I Somehow don't get called for the illegal procedure penalty and March down the field and score again(49-28 Erik). After nailing the Field Goal I try for the onside kick again, and much to Erik's Dismay I recover, march down the field and score (49-35 Erik). I miss the next chance to recover the kick, and Erik's Trojan Offense decimates my Trojan Defense to put another seven on the board and make it 56-35. I would take the final kickoff of the game with only about 4 seconds left, 85 yards for a touchdown to make the final score (56-42) a respectable outcome and one of the craziest games of football I've ever played.
that neighbor. - thursday, september 07, 2006 - 18:34
Do you have that older neighbor who comes to talk to you with an air of friendliness matched only by his air of condescension? That is how all of my interactions with Mr. Diameter feel(name fictionalized, it turns out this neighbor is only half the man Mr Diameter is). While I was out front struggling with the tensioner pully for the alternator belt in the jetta he saunters over and says \"This looks like a major breakdown... I didn\'t take you to be the car mechanic type\". to which I responded that my \"my knowledge of cars is limited, but my engineering background helps me to understand what\'s wrong when things in the car break\" somewhat rebuffed he makes small talk eventually asking me \"what are you doing with your engineering background\" in just the right tone to suggest that I should feel insulted because I\'m at home on a weekday. I politely explain my self employment and he politely heads back towards his house feeling he has connected with a neighbor.
knuckleheads - sunday, september 03, 2006 - 03:01
for a few weeks I keep recalling a quote I heard jim brown say about not wanting to have to "teach no knucklehead how to be a man", and now It has been requested that I serve as a direct role model and confidant to my 11 year old cousin.
bleh - tuesday, august 29, 2006 - 23:29
Stuck in the house all day talking to the chatty carpenter. I couldn't even get any work done. I am rotting at my desk.
Conflagration - thursday, august 24, 2006 - 02:25
I've lost my footing.
(but this just feels like Spinning Plates)
I need a distraction
(and it's doing me in, doing me in, doing me in)
I need to be talked out of relapsing
(kiss and kill me sweetly)
The Deer on Keller - wednesday, august 23, 2006 - 02:31
are either getting smarter or sneakier.
but she probably would eat her grandbabies - monday, august 21, 2006 - 00:42
if they were 49er fans. I'd like to point anyone who questions the family atmosphere at raiders gamesto the older lady who leads our sections in cheers for every first down. our preseason test drive of our new seats seems promising.
P.S. Saturday was my 4th Oaklogiversary.
Cha Siu Bao - thursday, august 17, 2006 - 02:06
Cha Siu Bao is seriously one of my favorite foods, and an excellent example of how my visiting family won't try anything "exotic".
Re; Lawrence Fishburnes filmography - friday, august 04, 2006 - 03:43
"I mean examine them thematically... which is more real Pee Wee's Playhouse or the Matrix?" - Me.
New Word - tuesday, august 01, 2006 - 18:23
Man who speaks as the voice of a fellow communist.
Cause and Effect. (ep 5x18) - saturday, july 29, 2006 - 20:34
I keep impulsively checking the current date and expecting it to be Februrary 2nd. though it is not in fact groundhog day, it may be the saddest day of this week.
(The Roots of) Complexity - saturday, july 29, 2006 - 02:48
I've been wondering about the complexity / Of what we have it shouldn't / be / More / Just can't see / More
Faster than dripping glass. - thursday, july 27, 2006 - 02:39
I've lived in the same house for 21 years and despite countless complaints about the hideous wallpaper in the main bathroom, and the ugly lineoleum and counter tops in the kitchen, we are just now getting it all ripped out and replaced. it's almost like having a whole new house.
Eye Spy... - thursday, july 13, 2006 - 18:59
Two older ladies sitting outside of the temescal cafe with a bottle of wine to split between them.
Trade Secret - monday, july 10, 2006 - 15:16
I do enjoy taking business calls in only my towel.
All in the Timing - tuesday, july 04, 2006 - 12:00
just as I was starting to get my hopes up. is there an emoticon for punched in the face?