Thursday, June 29, 2006 : 2006 All-Star Online Ballot

If you haven't, vote for your favourite Tiger today. In fact today is the last day you can vote for the members of the 2006 All-Star team. So click the link and vote for your favourite Tiger, in fact vote for any player that is a member of the Detroit Tiger team. The push is for Pudge to be the starting catcher.

Just vote.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Friday Afternoon Thoughts

Just a few thoughts about the week that was:

Tigers are still in first place, although only by half a game. Talk about exciting, not only are the Tigers in first but the division has a very nice power struggle going on. In any other division, the Tigers would be ahead by 10 games or, just a rough estimate, but when you're in the same division as the defending World Series Champions, Chicago White Sox, you had better bring your best to the park every night.

A couple of weeks ago I filled out one of those comment cards from the local Starbucks. Today I got a letter and a gift card for five dollars. Yes that will buy one drink, but hey its still a gift. So let that be a lesson to you, fill out the comment cards, you just never know. By the way, the Banana Coconut Frappuccino® Blended Coffee is definately worth it, as well as the Banana Creme. Go order yours today.

According to the iTunes Music store rating, Paris Hilton's new song "Stars are Blind" is at %2 on their top tunes list. We are still living in the age of Irony aren't we. You can if you're really interested watch the video that goes along with this dreck but let me save you the bother, it isn't worth the bandwidth. You know how we were told to eat out dinner because people in Africa are starving, well, don't download, don't play this song because people in Africa don't have the bandwidth, it's simply a waste of time. The song, the video is boring, it is vapid, it lasts 4 minutes and it will be the longest 4 minutes of your life. To the people who bought it off iTunes, what you had 4megs of space on your iPod you JUST had to fill. If you were that desperate to fill the time let me make some better suggestions, the white noise off the TV, the sound of a busy signal. In other words ANYTHING would be better.

Like I said this is the age of Irony and perhaps people are downloading it just to find people and say "you gotta listen to Paris Hilton, it is so ridiculous". I mean seriouly there are people who would actually enjoy it???

Look if you want to download music, check out Neko Case. Her newest CD is entitled Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. Neko is a true talent, her voice and her writing abilities are the highlight of this CD. Download some of the songs, each one of them is worth the 99 cents it will cost you. Just get her songs and thank me later.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

It seems we have a rabbit warren in the backyard. Yesterday I got a phone call from home saying there were some creatures in a nest on the ground. A quick call to "Wings" a local animal rescue place revealed these were baby bunnies. So, we have a nursery. The mother has been spotted yesterday and today feeding them, so things seem to be going well. Reading this article gives some interesting feedback.

Right now, we have to keep the cats away from the nest, that means either they will be inside, or someone has to watch them.

Some people may not like rabbits, but they are a part of life and have the right to exist.

I'll keep you posted.

Monday, June 19, 2006

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Sunday, June 11, 2006

If Christopher Eccleston is the best one season Doctor of all time, then Season Two of the revised series is going to rate as one of the BEST seasons of all time. Skip that, it is. I just watched "The Satan Pit" and it is brilliant!!!!

I'm not adding any spoilers but let me say, it will have you on the edge of your seat.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, —and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor ever eagle flew—
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

John Gillespie Magee Jr

Jo-Anne got her wish and flew in a single prop airplane yesterday. I hung out as a passenger to the whole thing. It was quite an experience and she did take the controls for the flight from Essex to Amherstburg. As you can see from the photos, it was quite the trip.
What is the World Doing?

This is interesting. You can type in what you're doing and add yourself to the list. You can also see what everyone else is doing as well.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Today I finally got to work on my little vegetable garden. The month of May was too busy, but today I got out the rake, shovel and started turning the soil again and adding some compost. if you are interested, the compost of choice is Sheep compost.

In my garden I have planted tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, swiss chard, cat nip, peppermint and pumpkins. Those are plants, I've also planted seeds for; sunflowers, carrots and zucchini.

Got the watering out and I'm hoping it will be a good season.


Friday, June 02, 2006

Bloggin' the Tigers

Okay, this is a blog about the Detroit Tigers, the team with Best Record in Baseball. Yes they had a bit of a slump, losing four games in a row and all that, but here's my take on all this. It was bound to happen. No team is going to win 162 games, or keep at a .700 pace, it's just not going to happen. But a detractor may say, they couldn't the Yankees/ Well, as a matter of fact, they did win 1 out of 4 against the Yankees. What was the problem, well, could be that it was just their time to put togather some bad games, or they remembered they were playing the Yankees and they thought about it. You have to understand that baseball is best played when you don't think, I believe that's a quote from Bull Durham or words to that effect.

Well, the Tigers won last night, a come from behind win in the bottom of the ninth, doesn't that sound good. Hey, the Tigers stay at a .500 clip the rest of the season, they will be 17 games above .500, or 99-63.

Go get 'em Tigers.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Big Bike for Heart and Stroke

As mentioned a number of blogs ago, I signed up with the Rotary Club of Essex to ride the Big Bike for Heart and Stroke. Today was the day and as you can see we had a blast. Here is how we started:

A good time was had by all. It was quite a work-out but we succeeded.

It's now time to start preparing for next year, by the way.

Speaking of things, I shall have a blog about the Detroit Tigers tomorrow.