Monday, December 31, 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas vacation

It seems that I've taken a bit of an unannounced vacation from blogging.

Well, now I'm announcing it.

I shall return to normal blogging after the new year. I promise.

Don't want Jenny cutting off a cat's toes or something.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

The airing of grievances

All day today I'll be participating in the airing of grievances portion of everybody's favorite holiday, Festivus. I'll be doing it on Twitter and I'll post it here at the end of the day.

You can find my Twitter page here.

UPDATE: Here they are. Finally.

  • TV Writers. I WANT MY 24 DAMMIT!!!
  • People who lie through their teeth. Here's looking at you, Roger Clemens.
  • Travis Johnson. YOU FUCKING MORON! YOU DO NOT PILE ON AN ALREADY SACKED QUARTERBACK!!! (This was while watching the Texans game)
  • Wanda Sykes doing Applebee's commercialls. I CAN'T STAND THAT WOMAN'S VOICE!!!
  • The tools that stole baby Jesus Shame on you. Much shame.
  • People who can't park their big-ass vans properly, you suck.

Friday, December 21, 2007


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Just chillin'

No, we did not buy Taffy that bed. My uncle who we got her from bought it for her when he adopted her a little over two years ago and it made the move down with her. She had it when we stayed at his house after Rita, which was only about a week after she'd been adopted.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Moblogging: Kids day at the rink

UPDATED now that I'm home.

Just a few of the 2500 4th and 5th graders at Ford Arena for the Wildcatters Think at the Rink game.

Man that was a fun game. The kids were amazing, yelling and screaming and dancing. That's the loudest I think that building's been for a game in a long time. You had the kids chanting "Let's go 'Catters," ooohing and aaahing when there were hits. They even booed when Mississippi scored their lone goal.

Of course, they had to do some learning too while they were there, as the team did some stuff to help them prepare for the TAKS test (the state assessment) which comes up in April I think.

Great time.

And, oh yea, the 'Catters won 2-1. That kinda helped too.

The local paper liveblogged the game if you're interested.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Petey goes to the vet

Petey took a trip to the vet today.

He was just going for yearly shots, but that's not the point of this.

Petey's the only dog of our pack that doesn't like car trips. If you open the car door Taffy and Bruiser will hop right in. You have to pick Petey up and put him in the car to take him somewhere.

And then he gets to the mean vet's office where they poke and prod him and do all sorts of unmentionable things.

And then he got home.

By this time he wasn't in a very good mood. We tried to take off his collar and he tried to bite us. We got it off anyway.

After we added the tag, we tried to put it on and he tried to bite again, so we left him alone for a while. Jason eventually put his collar back on.

I swear, he's never been like that before.

I'm just going to assume it was the stress from the vet trip that made him like that and blow it off.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Raggedy Andy shoots up

I've got a bum elbow, can I get some HGH?

Former Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte today admitted he had used human growth hormone to overcome an elbow injury in 2002 as alleged in the Mitchell Report, which was released Thursday.

Pettitte, a Deer Park resident, admitted using human growth hormone on two occasions and said he did it to help him heal faster. Human growth hormone wasn't banned by baseball until 2005.

So, did God tell him to use HGH too?

I also thought I'd share my thoughts on the Mitchell Report while we're at it.

I'm disappointed by a few things. First that the Astros traded for Miguel Tejada a day before he appeared on the report. Yes, Uncle Drayton says he had no idea. Of course he didn't, the man's clueless.

In all seriousness, what needs to happen is that the recommendations in the report are implemented. And fast.

Don't hang asterisks. Don't scratch records. If the morons in MLB had kept their house in order from the beginning none of this would have ever happened.

The same goes for suspending people in the report. Any evidence cited in the report would be too weak to convict, so there's no point in handing out suspensions. They'll likely be appealed and tossed.

Simply put, the steroids/HGH era happened. Forget punishing those involved and fix it so it doesn't happen again.

Friday, December 14, 2007


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Put that camera away. I'm watching TV, you goof!

Sorry for disturbing you, "Prince Petey."

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mario is the man

Mario Nine sacks over the last five games. Three and a half tonight.

And now just half a sack behind the league lead. Yes, I know that he's got a game on them, but he'll be up there pretty high after the week's up.

I think it's safe to say that Mario Williams has shown that he was a better pick than Reggie Bush or Vince Young.

And the scary thing is that, as young as he is, he can only get better. A LOT better.

And while we're at it, how about those Texans beating the Broncos 31-13, reaching .500 the latest they ever have, and guaranteeing themselves at least a tie of their best record in team history.

Now they've got a few extra days to prepare for a Festivus meeting with the Colts in Indianapolis.

They may not be going 10-6 but I'll take this!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Nine years?

The Astros picked some random dude up off of waivers today:

Ryan Houston, a 6-foot-4 righthander who's won 34 games in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system in nine seasons, was claimed off waivers by the Astros today.

Houston, 28, has spent his entire career in the Blue Jays minor leagues, going 2-2 with a 4.30 ERA in in 50 appearances out of the bullpen last season. He was recently released by the Blue Jays and accepted his assignment to the Astros, who have placed him on their 40-man roster.

Houston is 34-30 with a 3.86 ERA in 279 career minor league appearances since 1999, mostly in relief.

Yes, that's right folks. He's spent nine seasons in the minors.

I'll be the first to admit that I don't know shit about player development in baseball but it seems that if a guy spends nine years in the minor leagues without being called up to the big show there's a reason for it?

You know, something like him not being all that good.

Who knows, maybe Round Rock needed some bullpen help, because I'd be willing to bet that's where he'll spend next season.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

What's wrong with this picture?

Earlier this season you'll remember that we were forced to have the Texans and Raiders instead of Colts-Patriots because the Texans were on the road.

Shouldn't the same rule apply to home games?

Well it doesn't. Today's Texans game is a FOX game and our FOX affiliate's showing the Cowboys game.

Seriously, what idiot dreamed up these SERIOUSLY FUCKED UP rules? Sheesh.

As of this writing, the Texans are winning and the Cowboys are losing.

At least there's the radio.


Saturday, December 08, 2007

Christmas presents

We were just talking about Christmas gifts for people.

We discussed my grandfather. This one's not in my good graces because he went around spouting off about how my dad wasn't his kid.

Nevermind the son that he has from his second wife that was born just eight months after my dad, but that's neither here nor there.

Anyways, I suggested something for him for next year.

A DNA test.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Reach for it, reach for it

Welcome to Friday Photo, a new feature where I share photos that I've taken with the world.

A Wildcatters goalie reaches up in an attempt to stop a puck (the black thing right above his glove) during warmups before a game.

I'd guess that that's our occasional emergency backup goalie Matt Savich getting some practice in before a game but it's hard to know for sure since there's no name on the back of the jersey. Savich is a local dump truck driver who played hockey in college that we'll bring in as a backup when we only have one "normal" goalie due to another one being called up.

We've got a game tonight and I plan on bringing the camera.

Yea, I know they're missing

I'm aware that some of the images in posts are missing. It's all the images I uploaded to blogger using Windows Live Writer. They're still on the server but they're not showing up for some reason.

I'm pretty sure it's a problem with Blogger's handling of image uploads in WLW which is different than uploading the images through the compose post pages that Blogger has. I'm assuming that between that and the custom domains setup I'm using (which still seems to be somewhat buggy from what I'm reading).

Anywho, I guess I'll be uploading images to TinyPic for the time being until this gets resolved.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

New domain stuff

Hey y'all.

I know, I was showing a "parked page" earlier.

Anyway, I bought a domain for the blog. It's As soon as DNS has some time to get things worked out (just takes time) I'll set up blogger to handle it.

All the stuff involved in setting this up is way over my head. Thank goodness for google, huh? :)

UPDATE: It's working here, so I've changed it. Thankfully, all the old links will redirect to the new URL thanks to Blogger's custom domain feature.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

It's time to damn another team by making a prediction

This time, it's the Patriots.

After watching them more or less pull that win out of their asses last night, I'm now convinced that they'll run the table.

Let's face it, the Ravens had them beat until, as Tony Kornheiser called it, "tragic inevitability" set in and the Ravens melted down faster than a snowball during a Texas summer.

The football gods seem to have the Patriots' backs this season.

The only way I can see them losing any games is if they rest some of their guys the last week or two of the season.

Or next week, since my predictions tend to be a kiss of death.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Making good

The Texans lost today, meaning that there'll be no way they go 10-6.

Now I have to make good on what I said, so here goes. Don't worry, I THINK it's safe for work.


Hey, it was cold!!!

So... uh... does this satisfy the requirements of the final meme? If so, then I tag Jenny because she's the only person I can think of that might actually be crazy enough to do it.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Being looked at like I'm stupid

Welcome to Friday Saturday Photo, a new feature where I share photos that I've taken with the world.

Yea, I know, I forgot to do this yesterday. Well I'm doing it now so quityerbitchin.

The other day I was discussing the principles of quantum physics with someone when Petey came in. His look is just priceless:

071201 petey huh

Don't worry Petey, most people feel that way about it.

Including me, considering I had to type quantum physics into Wikipedia just to see what it is and that was all I could think after reading the first paragraph.