Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Certainly not, and yes the Williams sisters can play. The problem is this.... I had to sit through 5 years of Dominance in the sport that had me not watching Tennis the entire time... Sure I saw the sisters come to dominance... Problem was... I just wasn't interested in watching them play each other in every slam.
I only started watching tennis again, when they started losing. As Serina would blame it on injury or whatever, and show almost no class, disrespecting the game.
For some reason I figured I needed to defend myself... Yes they are Americans, and have a great chance to win.... But I'm more excited for Bethany Mattek, who has made it to the second week for the first time in her career.
So now it's mostly about other stories.
Will Safina continue her momentum from the french....
Will Safin keep stepping it up, to keep up with little sis.
Will Murray keep English hope alive
will Jancovich ever be anything but a brides maid.
Could Venus show up her sister in a Final?
Will Kudnesova take it all the way, with all that hunger in her Gut... and I'm not talking about Cheeseburgers.
Speaking of which... I saw some talk in the British press talking about all the "Heffalumps" in the Woman's draw..... I thought that was worth a little chuckle...
Friday, June 27, 2008
Matteck... took a whooping to Bartolli
I'm just going to suck my thumb and hide under the covers all day......
I'm thinking Ivan Drago or maybe it's Jancovic's time.... Seems like Drago is hungrier... wonder if that will offset that jancovich is probably the better player
Thursday, June 26, 2008
And I'd like to thank ESPN who messed up the Coverage of what is the "Championships of Tennis" and cutting the Roddick match off half way through.... I think Lawn bowling was on somewhere, and they just don't have enough stations to cover the Championships of tennis... I tell you, these days as they have started doing split coverage of tennis, with 3 different stations covering the event..... It is a Real disservice to the event.... but I understand Dog Walking, or Caber Tossing, monster truck racing... definitely worth dumping something as stupid as the Tennis Championships....
So to replace the Americans.... I threw up a few other people including the brother sister safin- safina... Ya, I don't get it either.
Umn.... Crack Pipe... Just figured I'd throw that in...
How about this. I'm watching Stranger than fiction, I think ... I am Harold Crick, I'd like to think I'm Harold Crick. I'm like Harold Crick, only less organized, I'm not really Harold Crick.
Oh... Just to Cheer you folks up.... Oil hit another new high $140, it's 2x as expensive as it was last summer.... It reflects 5-6 dollar gas, it reflects 25% inflation.... did you get a 25% raise last year?... That must suck....
Davenport went down...
Levine went down
the Americans are dwindling.
bobby Reynolds is still in....
and at this writing Roddick is still in....
Those are some slim American pickings....
I dig James... but seriously... when you realize someone is topped out, and seems to just stagnate.... you just have to let them go.... As with Roddick... Though Roddick over the past year has been trying to get his head out of his ass.... Maybe when he gets rid of that fucked up serve.
This is only the second round.. I understand Clay is hard to play on.... but WTF this is grass, and with no rain it's been fast...
GO Roddick, maybe you can make it to the third round Yippee... It's like we are British or something... or the French in Le Tour
Oh.... and sharapova went down..... That girl needs to have a little come to jesus, about her tennis focus....... that is a girl with her eye off the ball.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Ice Road Truckers... Hugh is driving down the ice road, and a light goes on in
his truck...... that is minute 30.... Minute 45 he decides to Call Someone on
the Radio.... Minute 55 Nobody answers, and he keeps on driving..... Minute
58... he reaches his destination....
Deadliest Catch... They are pulling up crab... Minute 40... Someone is
going to get hurt... Minute 45 Still Pulling up pots..... Minute 50... Edger
gets hit in the head with "something".... Minute 55 He was hit in the head with
a hook.... Minute 57... He has a bump on his head.
"if she can do it, so can I"... he was said to have commented as he left the court...
(I made up everything but that Saffin beat djocovich... and the wind oh and straight sets.. so I guess it was 70% true)
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
So ESPN has 6 stations running Wimbledon.
4 courts telivised
1 Roaming court Televised
1 espn2... with what they think is the best...
here is the catch.... several times, they are running say... Nadal on court station 2, then they run him on the Roaming Coverage, and on the regular ESPN... 6 stations, same thing on 3 of them..... What a waist of technology.....
it doesn't bode well for her run here.... But unlike the commentators, this isn't IMO a retirement Tour.... She loves to play, and wants to give it a go.... I will be tough on the 32 year old mother, she will hurt, there will be pain... but she loves the game... and I have some hope for some better results... Maybe not now... but in the future...
and Roddick may just make it through the first round(do I sound bitter). Blake is about to start, and Andy murry is on court... Which sucks because I can't watch 3 matches.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Robby Ginepri (USA) is OUT.
Vincent Spadia is out.
Bobby Reynolds (USA) is still playing and I don't know who he is.
4 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Mauresmo should finish her quite swiftly... but Go Ashley... I think she is a challenger.
4 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Marion Bartoli (FRA)
Sabine Katharin Lisicki (GER)
Bartoli has yet to play, I'm still bitter because she beat my Henin last year...
2 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
Alize Cornet (FRA)
Wow I didnt' realize that my little french buttercup was now ranked 17, which is going to go down being beaten in the first round.... she did take both sets to the tiebreak.
2 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Bethanie Mattek (USA) def Severine Bremond (FRA)
Bethanie Mattek made it through the first round(we are tracking her in the Widget)
Who is the Ivan Drago of Women's Singles. Let me do away with tact for a moment, She isn't much to look at... I know tennis is about more than that.
What I do like..... and maybe this reflects a lot about me.... I'm starting to enjoy watching her "Crush, and dismantle" all the little Tennis ingenues .... The age of the Petite Tennis champion are over..... Good thing Ivanovic can chew nails
I added the Wimbledon Widget. I'm not sure who I want to track with it.....
figure it out later.
Currently we have some unknowns, or hardly knowns
Well As always Thanks for reading.... Wimbledon is on, and I have to convince myself to go run this morning or something.
Sometimes the thing with ... Blogs and Reality T.V. , Well sometimes you are just watching a Car Wreck.
I caught a few episodes of Gene Simmons Family Jewels, now that is great, it's a total put on. And makes me realize what a Genius Gene is.. Regardless of his poor performance in "RunAway"... But I will Grant a decent performance in "Wanted: dead or alive", a very unappreciated action movie.
But I digress... I figured 2 Correys was a put on too, but it's been escalated this season... Understand I grew up with them, Even had some respect for Haim back in the lucas days.. maybe even Murphy's romance, I was even learning to drive when "Licence to drive" came out(with Roller Girl BTW)... Sorry I don't want to go off on too many tangents.
Well 1990 hit as did my graduation from HighSchool, and effectively they both self destructed... and here I am Nearly 20 years later, watching the same car Wreck...
One can hope that Haim can get his shit back together, but sometimes you realize that someone was so fucked up for longer than they can remember anything else, there may not be another choice....
I guess that is the thing I hope, I hope I'm watching it to hope that the guy gets his shit together, as opposed to watching another disaster.... The guy does seem to have a desire to bang his head against the things that are holding him back..... That Is the thing about personal Daemons, You sort of have to Bang your head against them, or face them until they become manageable... worst thing is to run from them.... Cause they will get you for sure, if you run.
What a stupid thing to blog about..... And As distracted with other things, as I am... I know... it's fairly incoherent....
I guess my point is...... I hope I have the Strength to not waist my time watching this Crap.... Oh, and my liberal use of Capitalization... WTF is up with that... Hey, sorry it's all I have..
Tennis starts in 20 minutes.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
If they aren't Bruised, or have a bite out of them, wash them with a little bleach, or alcohol... and unless some crazy field hand is injecting them(you should be able to see needle damage), They should be fine.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Mailer is awesome, I have to share some quotes... These aren't for the faint hearted.
One of them I can't find but it went like this:
"any woman who dyes her hair, is a blond at heart"
"...., Ready to Capitalize on that carnal affinity toward black men which lives in the hearts of certain blonds like lightning and thunder."
Friday, June 20, 2008
and good luck High Uintas, for everyone else.
Funny Oil joke today. Someone asked with gas as expensive as it is, if we are willing to drill in other places...
Someone said "I think we should drill in a Panda's head if we need to".
The Charming thing is that Wall street is all about Drilling..... As long as it's not off the Jersey shore or Cape Cod....... I say We Start there.... Spread down the coast, as needed.
Actually I'm all about a Tax on Oil and coal, to fund Fusion research.
Get Ready to Carpool....
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I'm just going to be Mike.
Old mean old man, Mike.
These college kids out here are never going to get old or out of shape. Because new ones come along every year. And they're going to keep calling us Cutters. To them it's just a dirty word. To me it's just something else I never got a chance to be."
"there's your cloth, and there's your sponge, and there's your place. Don't forget to punch the clock, shorty"
Monday, June 16, 2008
I umn..... I Hate Golf...... I tried to like it...... I'm strung fairly tight, which explains why it's not something that appeals to me. It seems to be about relaxing... and I'm more likely to break my clubs..... and I refused to drop $400 on clubs.
What did Mark Twain say.... Perfectly good way to ruin a nice walk.
But this is a great play off.
I guess I do wish I could enjoy golf... seems like that would be nice. The last 2 games I played, One I took a solid beating from a guy I can't stand. The other I played with my brother, gave him a solid beating, and was miserable the whole time. I couldn't wait to get off the course. Some of that could be be because my brother picks the worst courses... Golf is like exercise, without an increased heart rate...
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Me, " Sure, I'm locked in a never ending spiral of 24/7 Homage to Tim Russet Tributes."
"I'd hate to pull you away from that."
"well, I suspect that we have a few more days of it.... so, I'm guessing I still have a chance to hear how much he loved Politics and Kids."
After lunch, we decide to go see a movie.
Him, "what do you want to go see?"
Me, "I'm on a streak of loosers, so You don't want me to pick it or else we will end up spending 2.5 hours watching the boring life of some lunatic kid who decides to commit suicide by Alaska"
" How about iron man."
"sure what the hell." I whip out my handy phone, "Iron man 2:30"
"that is too late, what else... How about 'The Happening'."
Snap forward to us standing to get tickets.
Him, "I'm not sure about this movie, M Night Shymalan movies can be fairly hit or miss"
Me, "ya, Every time I go I think I'm going to see '6th sense', and I end up at some kind of 'passion of the christ/The Crucible/die hard.... Hybrid."
"we should see the Hulk"
and when did Edward Norton Sell out? Red Dragon? He can be a great actor, and that is a great book, and he phoned it in.....
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I found someone talking about how this article was a strike against the "buy Local" movement. and that though local produce was taistier, they didn't buy the environmental aspect.
And for many people, "food miles", the distance food travels from farm
to plate, are a simple way to gauge food's impact on climate
Weber and colleague Scott Matthews, also of Carnegie Mellon, conducted
a life-cycle assessment of greenhouse gases emitted during all stages of growing
and transporting food consumed in the U.S. They found that transportation
creates only 11% of the 8.1 metric tons (t) of greenhouse gases (in CO2
equivalents) that an average U.S. household generates annually as a result of
food consumption. The agricultural and industrial practices that go into growing
and harvesting food are responsible for most (83%) of its greenhouse gas
A relatively small dietary shift can accomplish about the same greenhouse gas reduction as eating locally, Weber adds. Replacing red meat and dairy with chicken, fish, or eggs for one day per week reduces emissions equal to 760 miles per year of driving. And switching to vegetables one day per week cuts the equivalent of driving 1160 miles per year.
This was my Comment.
Local Produce isn't picked green, like the stuff from mexico is. Though Produce "Ripens" on the trucks. Once picked, the flavor of a tomato never changes, Just it's color. Also, some Genetic modifications to food, are to make them Ship better and look "Cute", and those modifications have detracted from the Flavor.
That's why during the winter Tomato's taste more like Cardboard, than tomatoes.
I always thought the reason to buy local, was to help the local economy. Economists suggest that .75 of every dollar of your food, Goes to petroleum(this does include gas for tractors, and fertilizer) Not only does that detract from the local economy, it actually increases the trade deficit.
I think the point of the Article is that it's better to be a vegetarian than to buy local...though both help. Since the Thesis is that Eating less Cow Products, is better for the environment than eating local.
I bet it was written by a vegan.
I bet I could pose a much better argument that Canabalisum would pose a greater bennifit to the environment, than either Veganisum, or eating local.
If your trying to reduce your family Carbon footprint... Children are delicious.....
For the record... since you are so interested Oil is swinging $3 back and fourth again.
Monday, June 09, 2008
That .20 gas spike hit the pumps over the weekend in the form of a .04 cent jump...
well gas sold off .11
Regardless of my thesis that oil is coming backa(IE... getting cheeper) don't expect much out of the gas price. since gas prices never quite reflected the doubling oil has done over the past year.
That and last time I looked at how fast the refineries were working, they weren't excited to get you any gas at a cheaper price, they should be refining at 95% and last time I checked refining capacity was at 85%.....
See how much fun I am......
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Well... My little buttercup won yesterday. dinara Safina is a solid player.... I heard some mention of it not being competitive, but Safina was very impressive and had Ivonavich on the ropes a few times..
Well federer is going after a Career grand slam today, He really does deserve a straight grand slam...
there are 3 types of grand slams
Career, consecutive, and in a single year.
Federer really is the finest player in recent history. It would be nice to see him win a consecutive grand slam...
But that damn Nadal is always in the way at the French...
not to mention that pesky Djocavich.
Friday, June 06, 2008
Surprise. Welcome to Armageddon.
As Oil has run $15 in 28 hours, and has a chance of going Limit up at $20.... Heating oil already hit it's limit. Commodities have trading limits, to stop trading, and slow down market panics. BTW this won't mean you can buy oil at $147, or the possible $167 it could hit on Monday. Which it could, since what has to happen is that the market has to match sellers with buyers, and will have to find a point where there are some sellers of oil.... Maybe we can just skip ahead to $200
None of this means your oil stock is going to the moon, since Just like if the financial system in the United States Collapses, Guess what... not only will your stock portfolio be worth nothing, but your dollars will be more useful to burn to heat your home.
Gas prices right now are +.20... If I were you I'd fill every car you have right now, if gas goes limit up for a few days, by sometime next week or even Monday you will see $4 at the pump.
Let me just tell you that Though I see a charming "Mad Max" scenario right now, the best part is that demand destruction will pull the price down. Because, I'm so sorry, but you can't afford this, and will start having to chose to feed the kids Mac and Cheese so that you can afford to drive to work... I think that is going to stop any "Extra" trips you take every day.
There are many reasons for this, but the catalyst is most likely the Charming Israelis, who are saying they are going to bomb Iran. Sweet! you have no idea how much I hate israelis, it's not a Semitic thing.... It's like they are the little brother that we have, and they talk this big game, mostly because they have us standing behind them. The truth is we as the big brother would be better to let them take their beating, and take the tough love they need, so they can learn to play well with others, and act like an adult. Either that or they can take over the middle east, I don't care I just want out of it.
Oh good, President Hoover is about to speak.... I'm not about to get into Dem Rep stuff, but wasn't it obvious that when you elect a guy who couldn't run his own oil company or a baseball team... to run the country, that he would run it into the ground.....
There is a lot of work to do.
If you don't know this, Your Dollars are worth 40% less than they were 4 years ago.....
Are you making 40% more?
are your assets worth 40% more?
Nope, you are just 40% poorer.
Welcome to 1970's Redux..... We never learn.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
who was I bad mouthing as a random russian... Dirina Safina?
Djokovich Nadal should be amazing tomorrow..
I'm not going to say what happened.... Watch it..
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
I mentioned my niece Learning to swim, Just a warning/cautionary tale, After 2 years of child trauma/drama. Let me mention that my parents have a pool and and she did, and could go over weekly for 3 years. After all that time, and tons of effort to get her to swim, My niece needed private lessons to learn how to swim. Private "One on One" Lessons. Finally she learned how.
Good news was she joined the local recreational Swim Team. Then Bad news, refused to race for fear of failure.
Me, I was always a quick learner, and loved the pool. Even when I couldn't touch the bottom. But Like I said, we didn't have air conditioning, so being in the cool water was great in summer.
Kuznetsova Vs some random (kanepi)
Monfis Vs Ferrer... this should be a good match
federer vs Gonzalaz
yesterday we saw a great upstart Carla Suarez Navarro who was a challenger... Should see some good stuff out of her in the future.
There is an american Jr. Melanie Oudin from georgia but she has made it to the Quarter finals. Hopefully she is a hope for the future.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
But.... Regardless of how the election turns out, It's Great to see that this country will Finally nominate an African American.
Sad we won't be nominating a Woman, but.... I'm not saying she wouldn't do us proud.... i just suspect sometimes it's more about her.... she just lacks a certain ....Humility.
Still, it's a good day to be a Citizen......
and Once again... Refusing to go to a polling place and do what you can... Regardless of how corrupt the system is, or how screwed up things are.... or the myriad of excuses. If you really wanted to post a protest vote, you can at lest go cast a blank ballot, or vote libertarian or something..... other than that you are just lazy.
Monday, June 02, 2008
I do remember having a tough time when my feet wouldn't touch the bottom of the pool, and had to hang out on the sidelines. or stairs.
My niece had a miserable time learning to swim, she couldn't figure out that you weren't supposed to put your head back. Of course she is the child of the woman who when hiking thinks you hold your breath.
Her, "But I think I'm hyperventilating"
Me, "What? I don't think that is possible! I think it's the opposite and your body needs oxygen."
Taken to the woodshed by some random russian, AKA Dinara Safina.
Ending Maria for her first French open.
Oh, and Ginepri did not make it through his match this morning... but you have to give him credit for making the 4th round. Probably the only american to make the second week in 5 years...
But he may be spared that humiliation, because he has already been broken
and Dementiava is playing on the other court.....
oop.... Ginepri broke back
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Truth is: even if they're wrong, even if that one thing is going to be the ruin of them, if you can beat that last bad out of them... they ain't fighters at all.
some wounds are too deep or too close to the bone, and no matter how hard you work at it you just can't stop the bleeding.