02.02.2010

Trivia Tuesday’s


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A very special Super Bowl edition!

Trivia is just another form of random shit, so you know I love it.  Useless knowledge can help you impress people, or win shots at a bar.  It’s win-win all around.  So try your hand at these questions… NO GOOGLING!!!  I’ll post the answers in the comments section later today…

1) Who holds the record for most passing yards in Super Bowl history?

2) What team has made the most appearances in a Super Bowl?

3) What team scored the least amount of points in any Super Bowl game? How many points did they score?

nfl_athu_foo4) Name the team that appeared in every Super Bowl from 1991 – 1994.

5) Who was the first black head coach to coach in a Super Bowl?

6) Who won the first Superbowl? When was it played?

7) The Moday after the Super Bowl is often referred to as what?

8 ) What team has won the most Super Bowls?

9) What active teams have never appeared in a Super Bowl?

10) How is a home versus an away team determined in the Super Bowl?

11) What stadium has hosted the most Super Bowls?

12) Bonus Question: What MVP from the Neighborhood Boy’s Club Bee’s has a birthday today??? (Hint: He is also the best brother in the world!)

Things I Live For: the Dollar Store; wearing glasses

Quote of the Day: “I’ve come to know the cold, I think of it as home – When there ain’t enough of me to go around, I’d rather be left alone – But if I call you out of habit, I’m out of love and I gotta have it – Would you give it to me
if I fit you needs – Like when we both knew we had it.” –Guns n’ Roses

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01.05.2010

Trivia Tuesday’s


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Trivia is just another form of random shit, so you know I love it.  Useless knowledge can help you impress people, or win shots at a bar.  It’s win-win all around.  So try your hand at these questions… NO GOOGLING!!!  I’ll post the answers in the comments section later today…

1) What disorder’s names is derived from the Greek word meaning “without appetite”?

2) What nationally observed day in the U.S.  marks winter’s midpoint?

3) Where is the lowest point of the Western Hemisphere?

4) Chicago based architect, Adrian Smith, who designed the recently finished and worlds tallest building, the Burj Dubai, graduated from what University?

5) What was installed in front of major league baseball fences in 1950?

Things I Live For: Flannel sheets; Helen Keller jokes

Quote of the Day: “Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to  marry.” –Gloria Steinem

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12.30.2009

Reflecting on 2009


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As 2009 (and the decade!) comes to an end, I thought it would be nice  to reflect on the past year considering I’m a huge fan of “end-of-the-year” lists! I’m not a fan of personal info on my blog but I think the following is pretty benign. Also, 2008 was such a horrible year, that I was determined to make 2009 awesome. I think I succeeded… Here are some month-by-month highlights (consider this my supremely annoying Christmas card!):

January

  • Quit my job
  • Turned 26 (sayonara quarter century!)
  • Went to Madrid with my BFF

February

  • Enjoyed living the unemployed dream before it got boring and tedious

March

  • Started my awesome blog!
  • Went to Arizona for Cubs Spring Training, baked in the sun for what I would later find out would be the last time I could do that. Thanks for the tan Arizona!

April

  • Another exciting Cubs season began…

May

  • As quick as the Cubs season began… it was already over.
  • I learned the value of couponing thanks to all the frugal blogs out there on the information super highway! Not sure how much I saved but if my CVS receipts are any indicator, my year-to-date savings there alone is over $800!

June

  • Went to Las Vegas for the first and last time
  • Went to my first Cubs-White Sox game on the scary southside

July

  • Can’t remember much about this… I can only assume this means that I went on the traditional midyear/midsummer bender

August

  • Started grad school!

September

  • Reunited with my long lost lover and became engaged!
  • Went to Seattle with my family for an awesome Bears-Seahawks game

October

  • Formed a legendary karaoke band, “Annette”

November

  • My long lost lover moved in and I said goodbye to my beloved single life forever

December

  • This  month flew by, I have no idea what happened in December besides Christmas and going to Pittsburgh with my Dad for an awesome Steelers game!

So that, in a nutshell, has been my year. I look forward to making 2010 even more awesome, if that’s possible. Thank you also to all of you, my readers, for making my blog and my year worthwhile! Have a fabulous New Years, be safe, and I’ll see you again in 2010!

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09.16.2009

I’ll Be Back


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Ok, so my confuser is still with the Geek Squad.  The computer I got TWO months ago had a bunk hard-drive so I need a new one installed and all my data transferred over etc etc and it’s just annoy2k.  Obviously I have found a temporary solution thanks to the IT guy at my dad’s firm, but it’s not the same blogging from this one.  Plus I had all my truly awesome shit stored on my old comp.  So hopefully I will be getting it back soon.  In the meantime check out this legendary cartoon I have been trying to locate for years.  (Thank you Biggie!)  Also, if you know who Jais is, you will probably recognize this as he played it before almost every movie:

Things I Live For: Jukeboxes; Shooting stars

Quote of the Day: “Real love is a man’s salvation – the weak ones fall – the strong carry on.”  –Tom Petty

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I love baseball and I love going to baseball games.  When I go, I always keep score (unless I’m sitting in the bleachers, because that’s more of a straight up boozing time).  Keeping score keeps me involved in the game, and I like looking back on what has happened throughout the game.  For instance I will say, this guy is 0-3 so he’s due for a hit; or wow, the Cubs suck because the Pirates pitcher who is hitting .109 just hit a home run off Carlos Zambrano.  Stuff like that.  On the scorecard I list the players name, number, and batting average.  My mom taught me how to keep score and she always added the batting average so I got that from her.  This is not a common practice and I don’t know why not– it’s vital information! 

I always keep every score card, and my dad and I joke that we will send them to Cooperstown one day.  At the end of a season, I usually have around 30 – 40 scorecards.  I like to look back through them, it’s like looking at a picture book– it helps you remember some things you may have forgotten.  Sometimes it’s a great game, a horrible game, or a funny quote you wrote down that you forgot about.  It’s just another slice of my personal history that I like to hang on to.

When I think of all the scorecards I have kept in the past 10+ years, 2 immediately come to mind.  I was at Game 6 in 2003 (if you’re a Cubs fan you need no further explanation, if you’re not, it’s the “Bartman” game), and I kept score.  I was still living with my parents then so the card is somewhere in their house.  I have not seen it in years and it is my sole mission to locate this 013(although if you could see all the crap in their basement you would know this is not an easy task).  I can picture the top of the 8th inning on my scorecard, all those little diamonds filled in…  dreadful.  I think I want to find this card because I still don’t believe that really happened.

The second card is more recent– one I kept last summer which now hangs framed on my wall (see pic).  It was Rich Harden’s first game pitching as a Chicago Cub.  I was there with Biggie and Harden pitched a great game, but our bullpen blew it.  The game went in to extras and Biggie and I, irate,  left to go to the bar.  Later after the game, we were walking by Wrigley and a group of people were congregated by the players parking lot.  Biggie said it was Rich Harden they were getting autographs from.  I’m not big on autographs but I dashed over there and shoved my way to the front of the crowd.  I thrust my scorecard in front of everybody elses baseballs and scraps of paper.  I said “Rich, you pitched an awesome game, you should have gotten the win.”  He grabbed my scorecard, signed it, smiled, said thanks, then walked away leaving many fans disappointed, and angry with me!  A shining example of how it pays to be awesome!  So I have a scorecard of Rich Harden’s Cub debut signed by Rich Harden.  In baseball memorabilia, I think this could be a pretty important thing.  So if I ever need some money, I could throw it on eBay.  But who am I kidding, I would never do that. 

Keeping score is fairly easy, but at the beginning of each season I am usually a little rusty.  It’s kind of like riding a bike I guess.  A really fucking sweet bike with a basket, bell, the works.  Americana if you will.  I urge you to try and keep score at the next game you go to.  Or, invite me and I’ll personally help you learn! 

Pet Peeve of the Day: People who don’t let others off the bus/train first.  Did I already do this one?  Whatever, it’s worthy of duplication.

Quote of the Day: “City girls just seem to find out early, how to open doors with just a smile.” –The Eagles

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