Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bonus Basketball

The Suns are headed to the playoffs !!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Earth Hour

What did you do to save the Earth?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

26 things I thought of at the Cubs' game...

Going to see the Chicago Cubs play is a lot of fun.

Everyone goes to the Cubs games. At least on this day.

Sitting on the grassy area behind right field are the best seats in the house.

Hooters girls do not look out of place at a ball game. Hello!

Although it is spring training, these guys can play.

It was 2-2 in the 8th. I couldn't bear to see them lose, so I left early.

They lost 5-2.

The pitchers warming up throw the ball reaaly, really fast.

I could still take those same pitchers down town.

There were two girls not so dressed advertising a bar. Even if I went to bars, I would pass.

Why, at a Cubs game, would the city choose to use small metal drums for the trash? Why not the full size 55 gallon drums? The one by us was overflowing by inning two.

Two years in a row now, the girls on my team (we were at the game for a team builder), spent more time shopping, eating, and walking around, than watching the game.

The players not playing are nice to the fans. One even posed when asked if the person could get his picture.

You expect to pay high prices for snack bar items.

How can that many people like Old Style. Horrible stuff.

My friend bought a 24 oz. beer for $10. Even if I drank beer, I couldn't get myself to spend that kind of money on a drink. The 12 oz. cans were $5. Ouch!

Do the math. $5 per beer= $30 for a 6 pack. How is it that Mesa can't afford to keep the Cubbies?

Kids are cool. Especially when they walk around wearing their baseball glove on their heads.

It is not ok to wear a long sleeve jacket to an outdoor baseball game when it is nearly 80 degrees out. Even if you just bought it at the gift store and left the tag on.

It is never ok to leave the tag on.

Chinese food at the Cubs game? Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Is the plastic glass you get when you buy an exotic drink from the snack bar worth taking home? Much alone carring around for the whole game?

The sun felt good. My face disagreed after the game.

In the third inning, the shortstop for the Cubbies was back pedaling to catch the ball that was easily catchable by the left fielder. Always let the outfielder catch it. If I know this, and have enough time to say it outloud three times before the shortstop dropped it, shouldn't the shortstop know this? I am sure he was demoted to the minors after the game.

Mesa should redesign the walkway that goes between the lawn seating and the field. If they redirected the path for the people, it would be a better experience for those that have lawn seating.

It is NOT ok to stand right next to a sign that says "No Standing".

That's how I see it !!!

Slow Dance...

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won'tlast.

Do you run through each day

On the fly?

When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed

With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?

You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?

And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die

Cause you never had time
To call and say,'Hi'

You'd better slow down.
Don't dances o fast.

Time is short.
The music won'tlast..

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift.... Thrownaway.

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower

Hear the music
Before the song is over.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

In a Typical MLB Season...

There are:

2,430 games

21,655 innings

709,419 pitches

32,193 strikeouts

207 ejections

5,056 Home Runs

13,966 Pitching Changes

22,850 Runs Scored

76,485,560 Tickets Sold

425 DL Stints

31 Rainouts

2 Snowouts

66 Trades

1,726 Hit Batters

730 Demotions

3 Managerial Changes

21,733,839 Hot Dogs Sold (lay them end to end, they stretch from Fenway to Coors)

1,200,000 Baseballs Used

50,000 Bats Used
Gotta Love Baseball Season !!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

So Much Snow

One winter morning, a husband and wife in Denver were listening to the radio during breakfast. They heard the announcer say, "We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of the street, so the snowplows can get through."

So the good wife went out and moved her car.

A week later while they are eating breakfast again, the radio announcer said, "We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd-numbered side of the street, so the snowplows can get through."

The good wife went out and moved her car again.

The next week they are again having breakfast, when the radio announcer says, "We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park...." Then the electricity went out. The wife was very upset, and with a worried look on her face she said, "Honey, I don't know what to do. Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snowplows can get through?"

With the love and understanding in his voice, the husband replied, "Why don't you just leave it in the garage this time?"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Suggestion Box

We have a new Suggestion box at work. our first suggestion is to be what we want to name it. Any ideas?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Name the Movie !

These are the ten most recognizable film quotes according to a 1998 survey of a group of "10 film critics and experts" who were asked by Guinness to draw up a list of the "ten most famous movie quotes ever." According to the publication's editors, "We were looking for quotations that were accessible and that had popular appeal on a global scale. We were also looking for wit and delivery.

1. "...Bond. James Bond."

2. "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."

3. "Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men."
4. "I'll be back."

5. "Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable?"

6. "My Mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.'"

7. "I could dance with you till the cows come home...On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows when you came home."

8. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"

9. "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Well, who the hell else are you talkin' to? You talkin' to me? Well, I'm the only one here. Who the f--k do you think you're talkin' to?"

10. "Gimme a whiskey, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Really? Salad?

A Valley school is putting more on the menu than just math and science.
Students in the Higley Unified School District took part in a program that could impact the rest of their lives.

The students recently went to the lunchroom and found a surprise waiting for them: an A to Z jumbo salad bar consisting of fruits and vegetables that begin with each letter of the alphabet.
"They absolutely loved it," Higley principal Kat Hughes said.

Hughes said it was not hard getting the kids, elementary and middle school aged, to try all kinds of new food. What was hard, however, was getting them to stop.

"Took their time, walked through the line, and we had to actually had to say 'take a few and try, we don't want you to waste', but we had more students actually eating lunch here at school than ever before," she said.
Papayas and yams were the big hit with one student, and with child obesity a nationwide epidemic Hughes believes if you can get to the youngsters with good food early, they have a long and healthy life ahead.

"Students don't get out and play much," she said. "Fast food has become more than a convenience, it's become a daily meal."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Only at a Waldorf School

When Kyra switched schools last year, it took an adjustment. Not only for Kyra with the change in school and friends, but for us parents as well. If you are not familiar with the Waldorf ways, let's just say a common word to define it is "crunchy". One of the biggest adjustments right off the bat was the dress code. Nothing too drastic, it is very moderate. No letters on the shirt unless it is a school shirt, no pictures on the shirt, unless it is a school shirt, tie dye, the wilder the better, is even encouraged. Bottom line, kids can not wear logo's. Got a shirt with a Nike swoosh? Leave it at home. This is what I find odd:

If you look closely, this picture on this shirt is allowed because this is a school shirt. You can not have a Nike branding or any other commercial driven shirt, but you can wear a shirt that depicts one man stabbing and killing another with a sword, bringing him to a certain, unfavorable, bloody death.

Or this shirt. No, nudity is not forbidden. Your shirt can not have letters on it that forms words, but you can proudly display a naked man on your school shirt! Really? Nudity and brutal violence? Just fine. Nike? Never. Not at Waldorf.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

No Saturday Delivery?

The U.S. Postal Service is increasing the pressure for dropping Saturday home delivery as it seeks to fend off massive financial losses.

Postmaster General John Potter is also expected to raise the possibility of higher rates Tuesday in a speech to postal-related businesses and officials.

The agency was $297 million in the red in period from October through December, usually its best season because of holiday mailings.

The Postal Service has previously proposed eliminating delivery six days a week, but got a cold reception in Congress. The renewed effort comes with a series of consultant reports supporting that idea, as well as other changes.
What do you think? Does this make a difference?