10 February 2011


Best Jimmer thread ever: http://dreamcatchermedia.com/jimmered

09 December 2010

Giga Pudding

What happens when flan meets Japan? Just a little thing called Giga Pudding. Enjoy!

16 September 2010

"Drastic times require what? DRASTIC MEASURES, YES!"

I'll be honest, I've been going back and forth for weeks trying to decide who I'm going to vote for in the County Treasurer election. Granted, I don't live in Stark County, Ohio. But I take this election very seriously and I want to make my vote count. No longer will I be swayed by the silver tongue and easy speech of blowhards like Tim Calhoun. No, it's time for a change. Won't you join me in rising up to elect Phil Davison as Stark County Treasurer?

19 August 2010

Good Sugar Logic

Hard to argue with that logic.

18 May 2010

Survivor: Family Edition. Who ya got?

Cali and I were driving home from our weekend getaway and, as is my custom, I started to get a little drowsy in the heat of the midday sun. To keep me awake, Cali suggested that we pretend we are going to play a real-life Survivor game in the jungle and we have to pick teams from amongst our family members. The Survivor game would be just like the TV show - a gruelling combination of physical challenges, survival skills, and social-strategic play.

We drafted two sets of teams - an EMIG set and an EARL set. After seeing the results, I feel like my teams are clearly superior and would definitely win against her tribe in Survivor. Time to weigh in - what are your thoughts?

*Note: Teams are listed below in order of age, NOT in the order they were drafted, except I don't really know the ages of the in-laws so it's my best guess. Also, Cali got the first pick in each draft.


Joey's Team


Cali's Team



Joey's Team

Michael's wife

Cali's Team


My teams would dominate. No brainer, right?

17 April 2010

Filthy as usual

Lincecum was filthy against the Dodgers today, just like usual. Last week when Timmy was pitching in some rainy weather, I hit rewind to have a second look at a shot of Timmy's flowing locks blowing in the wind between pitches. Cali howled with laughter and threatened to tell everyone we know. No need - I'm not ashamed of my man crush. It should be a federal holiday every time Tim Lincecum pitches. Bottom line is that big league hitters look silly every time Timmy is on the bump. Can he win a third consecutive Cy Young Award this year? You better believe it.

Speaking of silly, here are a couple lighter moments from America's pastime:

- On August 22, 2007 the Rangers beat the Orioles 30-3. In one of the better quotes you'll ever hear, Orioles' third baseman Kevin Millar was asked about the record-breaking beatdown and he replied, "I mean, what do you say? Do you say, 'OK, guys, let's hit four grand slams -- and we'll only be losing by 11?'"

- On Opening Night of the season this year, the Yankees' Chan Ho Park came into the game and got tattooed by the Red Sox, giving up 3 runs in less than an inning to lose the game for the Yanks. When he was asked afterwards about the poor outing, he had a pretty good explanation.

23 March 2010

Snippets and Quotes from March Madness 2010

Tonight is my fantasy baseball draft so obviously I have very little time for this post. However, here are a few gems from the recently-completed March Madness 2010 trip to Las Vegas:

- In keeping with his custom, Dave parked his roll-away bed (the Wynn roll-aways are super comfy) in front of the TV and remained in that bed for an average of 18.5 hours per day throughout the trip.

- We enjoyed ridiculous meals at the Country Club and Okada, my two favorite restaurants at the Wynn. We ate at the Country Club on my birthday and I had the rib chop, which is by far the most delicious steak I've ever had. I order it every time.

- The NCAA games were incredible this year. The best times of the trip are when a game comes down to the final minute and half of our guys are rooting for one team and half for the other. With all of the overtime games and buzzer-beaters on Thursday and Friday, it was definitely March Madness in our suite.

- I held the lead in our bracket pool for most of the weekend and I'm currently sitting pretty in 3rd place (both guys ahead of me have Kansas winning it all. Suckers.) Could this be the year that I finally win the pool?

- When Michigan St. hit a three-pointer to beat Maryland, Dave (a notorious Big Ten homer) leapt from his bed, gave a deafening yell of approval, and offered all onlookers an emphatic hip-thrusting move complete with six shooters in both hands.

- Quote from Shane as we were driving on Center Street only 2 minutes into our trip: "OK, do you guys want me to read you some exercise myths?"

- Quote from Shane after breakfast on Sunday morning: "Whew, that was a lot of lobster."

- Quote from Shane after a heated debate in the car about the fairness of the Trivia Game categories (keeping in mind that it was Dave's turn to answer next): "THE CATEGORIES ARE FAIR! Ok, the next category is 'Computers'."

- Quote from me following Scott's botched answer to a super-easy NBA question: "How would 'the Suns Arena' be the correct answer to ANY question?"

So it's another successful March Madness trip in the books. Good times. Good times.