Archive for September, 2013
I’m about to be busier than I can really comprehend. My sister’s wedding is now a week away and I have a billion things to do first. Plus the Breaking Bad finale is Sunday nite and the NLDS starts next week as well, and I really like the Cardinals chances to win the World Series this year. So I going to be signing off for a while till I get caught back up, but before I go I wanted to post a couple of pictures from the show I went to tonite. Despite my busy schedule my college roommate Eric talked me into going to Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Pageant. And I’m glad he did!
As you may recall, last time BRMC came to the Pageant in 2010 Eric and I single-handedly made the band play our favorite song. This time we were not so lucky, but we did actually get the band to acknowledge us. We yelled “Play Rifles!” during a lull in the set, and the lead singer actually responded with ” Sorry, but good effort.” Ha! It was a fun night and a great show. And thanks to Dan and Cece for buying me a shot.
And with that, I will see you again sometime in the near future. Hopefully before the end of the year…
This is perfect.
This week on #2ForTuesday is a couple of sure fire hits. First up is Wings by Haerts.
And here’s Hare Tarot Lies by No Joy.
No joy? Quite the opposite, amirite?
I am the Champion! I won first place in my Fantasy Baseball League! Wild Turkeys win again!
All of the hours spent tinkering with my team paid off for the second time in three years. While I’m positive that I’m the only person that is excited by this win, please bear with me while I bask in the glory. Because my win was anything but certain a few weeks ago.
When the regular season for Fantasy Baseball ended, I squeaked into the Playoffs as the #4 seed. Which meant that I would be facing the #1 seed in the semi-finals. This looked to be a tall task, as Black & Blue were absolutely dominant in the regular season. But for some reason my hitters went on a tear that week and I clobbered the #1 seed for a decisive win in the semi-finals.
Going into the finals, I was matched against a #3 seed that looked very beatable on paper. Thanks to a strong performance by my pitching staff, I dominated the early part of the finals. But midway through finals my hitters collapsed and I was tied with SS Big Blocks at 6-6. It stayed tied up until the last day, Sunday. By the time yesterday evening rolled around, I was still tied with only the Cardinals-Brewers late game to give me hope. But a solid performance from Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams put me over the top, and I finished out the finals with a decisive victory.
And now Wild Turkeys stand alone as Champions! It may not be a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but I’m still riding high from the win. And as an added bonus, I think the win bodes well for other baseball too. For the last time I won at Fantasy Baseball in 2011, the Cardinals won the World Series too. Is this an omen of good things to come? Let’s hope so!