Yesterday was our first softball practice. It was excellent. My favorite moment: hitting a slap-shot liner at Tuuk‘s nuts.
I finally broke down and bought the monitor Thursday.. Well, here’s what happened. Joel mentioned wanting to get a flat panel monitor, so we went to Best Buy to look at them. There was one left, on sale for $350, so I grabbed it, thinking “I should just buy it, it’s lovely, and cheap, and I need it.” I’ve again grown dissatisfied with my current room set up, so I’d like to rearrange everything, and make it look a bit classier, and thus, I need a snazzy black flat panel to help out that look. Whatever… I wanted it, so I bought it. Way to go me!
I also purchased the first two seasons of Family Guy. We watched a few episodes last night, and I had kinda forgotten that this shows was (and still is) one of the funniest creations man has made. I got to talk to Deedre on the phone for a while, which was excellent, as always. I like it when someone can know exactly what gestures, mannerisms, and facial expressions I’m making when all they have to go on is my voice. There’s just something nice and comforting about that. Hrm… You know, sometimes I wonder if I’m not so much a unique person, and more just a jumbled conglomeration of other people’s phrases and mannerisms. I guess there’s really not all the much that’s new under the sun anyway, may as well copy the good stuff… Anyway. Later on, I started watching the Stars vs. Ducks, as Christa is a Dallas fan… and that game went into a 5th overtime before the Ducks scored. Now, I’m not a huge hockey fan, but I will say that 5 periods worth of “any second could be the end of the game” is pretty entertaining. Now, if only there was less ice skating and pucks, and more base running and pitching involved, it might be a wonderful sport.
I was looking at sites the other night, and ran across some random guys blog that had a few interesting questions on it, so I blatantly ripped them off, and will answer them now:
If you had the chance to meet someone you’ve never met, from the past or present, who would it be?
I’m supposed to say Jesus, right? That’d be interesting. I’d like to meet Tom Cavanagh or Conan O’Brien, as both seem like they’d be a ton of fun to hang out with. Hrm… wait a minute. Why not Julie Bowen, Julia Stiles, or Ashley Williams? Come to think of it, I’d like to meet Christa face to face at some point, with the hopes that such an encounter wouldn’t permanently scar her.
I couldn’t really think of that many people from history that I’d care to meet. Either I don’t think they’d be fun to hang out with, I wouldn’t have anything to say, or I fear that my vision of them could only be tainted/destroyed by witnessing the true person. Like there’s no way Abraham Lincoln can be as Christ-like in real life as he seem to be touted as being in the classroom. Douglas Adams might be a good one. I guess if I’m going to spend time with someone, I’d want to be sure I was going to have a good time. I can learn about events and people by reading a book or watching the History Channel. Some time with Michael Stipe, Eddie Vedder, or Trent Reznor would be pretty slick too…
Final answer: Conan O’Brien.
If you had to live in a different century, past or future, which would it be?
If I knew then what I know now, it’s have to be the future, cause I wouldn’t be able to deal with some of the comforts of present day life. (like sanitation, good medicine, and Zelda.) I’d probably shoot for a bit into the future, assuming mankind isn’t conquered by a evil alien race, or it’s some sort of post-apocalyptic Waterworld type reality. (We would have also accepted : 12 Monkeys, Planet of the Apes, Terminator, Mad Max, The Matrix,and Star Trek: First Contact). Put me right around Season 4 or 5 of Star Trek The Next Generation, and I’d be good with that.
Final answer : 2368 (and yes, that is Season 5 of TNG..)
If you had to move anywhere else on Earth, where would it be?
Assuming it were for only a year or so, I’d say a big city like New York or Chicago. If it were for a longer period of time, maybe somewhere near Chicago, but not actually in the city itself. If it were for 6-9 months or so, then something like Australia would be spiffy.. too much longer than that, and I’d get sick of it, I think. Kangaroos and koalas are only kewl for so long, I’m guessing.
Final answer: Chicago
If you had to be a fictional character, who would it be?
Final answer: Ed
If you could be employed (and good at) any job, what would it be?
Professional baseball player. Shortstop, for the Cubs. No question.
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