Thursday, September 28, 2006

Obnoxious Things I Said Last Night at the Sox Game took me to the Sox game last night as his date. I was expected to put out at the end of the night, but since they were standing room seats, I figured it would be ok if I didn't go all the way.

We couldn't quite find the standing room section, so we sat down in some sweet seats just behind and to the right of first base, which was a beautiful angle, and no one came to claim their seats, so we were there the whole game, which put me in a great position to say a lot of obnoxious things that wouldn't have been possible in the standing room section (where I would have had to concentrate on standing up).

(after people in the row in front of us are booted out by the rightful ticket holders)


"No one seems to be coming to claim these seats -- who do you think is going to last longer, us or Josh Beckett?" (it was us)

(shortly before Willy Mo strikes out for the second or third time)

"He's worked the count to 0-2. This is right where he wants to be."

(after Willy Mo whiffs for the second or third time)

"Well Dan, we're getting the authentic Red Sox 2006 experience -- Beckett giving up home runs, and Willy Mo striking out)

Dan pointed out the Wally the Green Monster could be Lenny Dinardo, though he conceded it might be Rudy Seanez. This raised the question with me whether Wally would throw the souvenior t-shirts too hard at the people in the stands, or end up missing the little kids he was aiming for by 10 feet.

All in all, a beautiful night at the ballpark. Despite seeing them lose 11-0, probably the worst played Sox game I have ever seen, it's hard to beat a night a Fenway with a good friend, especially with those seats Dan got us!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Three MBTA Bus Drivers Are Taking a Smoke Break

And arguing about Tom Brady's performance in last weeks' Patriots' loss to the Denver Broncos.

Kind of sounds like a set up to a joke, doesn't it?

First guy (younger, tallish) to his colleague (older, smallish)

"I'm tellin' ya, Krasno, I'm putting this glove on (puts glove on), and if you keep yellin' at me, someone here is going to look like a raccoon. And it's not me, it's not him (points to third driver) and it's not this guy right here (me)."

Stay tuned for an upcoming post where I outline my Phd thesis on Southie gangster literature.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Things I don't like

Every time I watch a Major League Soccer game on tv these days, I get all bummed out seeing people play soccer on a field covered with NFL logos, sidelines, etc. It just doesn't look right. I've tried to compile a list of other things that I don't like lately to go along with it, but I keep forgetting the ones that are more interesting, and only seem to remember that I hate the word "hella." But that's kind of weak...sort of like making fun of Courtney Love for being crazy or Britney Spears and K-Fed for being white trash (or people who still do the anothing first initial-part of last name thing). So sorry that this post wasn't all that it should have been, but if I didn't make it now, you wouldn't know how much it upsets me to see MLS teams playing on market up NFL fields. It's even worse than when you see the baseball/football mixture. I can't stand watching it at all.

Oh, ok, here's a decent #2 -- I hate when you go on iTunes and you only want one song from the album (in this case, the Sparklehorse cover of "Wish You Were Here" from the Lords of Dogtown soundtrack but also recently some of the Hendrix covers that were bonus tracks on Red Hot Chili Peppers' re-releases) but can't download it without buying the whole album. I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE WHOLE FUCKING POINT OF ITUNES!!!!!!