Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Carnival awaits...

And luckily, especially if you are going to read it over the weekend, the hosts of theCarnival of the Mundane seemed to at least get a Mike Ditka impersonator, but that makes sense since they are based in Chicago. If your looking for a rousing speech, or some great writing, stop on by. (plus you can read my own addition to this month carnival, shhh im not bragging though)

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Puddle Dance

Great news, at least for me, ITS RAINING!!! I might get through a normal day tomorrow!!!-does a little jig-

On another front, what kind of deal with the Devil do you think Tommy Tuberville made? Luckiest man in the south. Ok, I realize 90% of you have no idea what im talking about, Im beat, I may not know what im saying either.

Some days you just dont want to watch the news

Again you see why all those sitcom reruns are so popular around dinner time...

This story, involving a horrible Car crash in Ocean City, NJ just got the newscast off to a great start. Followed by...

This terrible story about a Fire in Bensalem, though at least the kids were rescued and have a chance to survive. This one was scary because its like 10 minutes from here.

I have never been happier to see Cecily Tynan

And with news like this, and the Colorado shooting, and the high murder rate in Philadelphia, and the smoking ban, and the Phillies playoff drive, I can understand why we never hear about Iraq on our local news.

Allergy Perfect Storm

Today is not a good day for my sinuses. First, it is ragweed season, which is just a killer. Then the landscapers decided to come and cut the grass, causing that weed and seed of the grass to go flying into the air as well. All I need for it to just be a priceless day is a bag of pollen and 30 year old dust to be placed in the houses ventilation system and I will be absolutely peachy keen.

Good news is on the way though. There was a 3 hour rain delay in Pittsburg today. Why is that good news? Well Pittsburgh rain almost always finds us here in Philly, so things may die down for a day or two.

I cant take a nap, though I really do want too :<

Thursday Challenge

A counter point to the Thursday 13, at least until my imagination gets going again. Check out Photo Theme for Thursday for this weeks challenge word. Or you could just guess first in the comment page and then look, make it a game. Anyways

Thursday Thirteen #2

Thirteen Things about Sparky

This weeks list, 13 of my guilty pleasures, things that I would not exactly volunteer freely, though now I am admitting it arent I?

1.My vices:Camel Ultra Lights and Vodka Martinis with 3 olives. There is nothing like a smoke right after that first cup of coffee and nothing like a Martini after a stressful Friday.

2.The Dr. Phil Show: Yes, its an Oprah knockoff, though I think of it as a Donahue knockoff, but I still have the TiVo going when its got some sort of interesting guests on. And now, with the Dr. Phil House, there is even more of a chance of eruptions and Texan homespun wisdom.

3.This show drives Mrs. Duck crazy but, Judge Judy. Mrs. Duck thinks she's rude and shrill. Honestly, that probably what I love about the dang thing. Plus, it gives me a slight taste of the NY attitude I was used to growing up with, yet I can turn it off, something I didnt get to do growing up.

4.Books by Laurell K. Hamilton. I actually am leaning a bit more towards the Merry Gentry series, but Anita Blake has more books to read. Now this is a guilty pleasure because the main characters of both her books are usually hotter if there males as opposed to females. They are kind of like Romance novels with lotsa blood.

5.Mike and the Mad Dog on the Fan!. I grew up listening to these two characters, out of the first major Sports Talk radio station. They have lost a bit of there edge as they have gotten older, but they still can be hilarious and brillant sports wise all in the same show.

6.The Oregon Ducks especially Ducks football. I am a rabid fan of this team. I will still stay up until 1 am just to watch the West Coast games. And don't get in front of me during the fourth quarter of a close game.

7.Eeyore!! I love this little gloomy gus of a character, even though I am almost 34 years old. I think it might be because he reminds me of me a little bit, at least in my college years for sure. Plus, really, I think Eeyore might be the 1st Goth.

8.Stuffed Animals in general. I think there is a part of me that still thinks I am freeing them from there terrible existence in a Hallmark store. I know its strange, but thats why it would be a guilty pleasure right?

9.Clay Aiken. Yes, he is the new Barry Manilow. Yes, he is probably a bit wiggly. Yes, he looks like Howdy Doody in that new haircut. The boy can still sing!

10.Yes, all guys love Paris Hilton, or at least they would take a long look at her, or Halle Berry or even Uma Thurman, but I just love Tiffani Amber Thiessen. She was really good at being Bad on 90210, and that kissing of a girl scene on "Fastlane" was my first glimpse at girl on girl action.

11.WWE Smackdown vs Raw for the Playstation 2. I DONT watch wrestling, but the game is freaking awesome. And so easy to play. Its an electronic soap opera for guys!

12.Cloisonne Lapel Pins, another hobby that Mrs. Duck hates, because I have these suckers stacked all over the place, yet I havent filled my first shadow box yet. But, its the little collectable I can always find no matter where I go on a trip.

13.Degrassi: The Next Generation. A lovely little teen steam drama on the N imported from Canada. I should be a bit worried actually since I know its on The N. But, the writing is better then 90210 or Saved by the Bell, the acting a bit cheesy and I may be a dirty old man, but some of the chicks are hot.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

T.O. Soap Opera continues, sadly

Though, deep down I still do not totally believe that T.O. would attempt to commit suicide. Now I am not a medication expert or anything like that. But, from what limited knowledge I do have, I am sure pain killers can make you depressed in some way, especially if you are already a tad bit unstable, which no one can dispute. I hope its not true, because for all his faults, T.O. is still a great player, and deep down I still think he can be a very good teammate. I might be a bit polyanna though.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Gods and Monsters

What do you dream about?
Zodiac Sign:
Fav. Color Combo:
Your dreams generally include: Realistic conversations and other interactions
Approximate number of monthly nightmares: 42
The worst monster you've seen in a dream:
Your dreams are usually crystal clear
Percentage of dreams involving sex - 26%
Will your dreams ever come true? (8) - Yes. - (8)
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Monday, September 25, 2006

Quizzes of Disbelief

Or at least quizzes from Suspension of Disbelief

You Belong in Fall

Intelligent, introspective, and quite expressive at times...
You appreciate the changes in color, climate, and mood that fall brings
Whether you're carving wacky pumpkins or taking long drives, autumn is a favorite time of year for you

You Are 62% Passionate, 38% Compassionate

You are very passionate, especially when it comes to love.
In fact, it's sometimes difficult for you to tell between love and lust.
You jump in head first, and figure things out later... usually when it's all over!

and one I found myself..., though I hate the answer!!

You Are Most Like George H. W. Bush

You're considered boring by people that don't know you well. But like Bush senior, you do crazy things.
Maybe you'll end up banning broccoli in your house, or puking on the Prime Minster of Japan!

Old Friends

Its amazing how you can not see someone for such a long time and fall right back into the friendly barbs and nicknames like you see them everyday.

Mrs. Duck and I made the trip to NJ, a long trip it was actually. Though I did take the scenic tour to get there, showing her some of my old stomping grounds and haunts. Though things have changed some actually, alot less farmland then I remembered.

The occasion for the trip was some of my old roommates christening for there youngest daughter. Well, youngest daughter is kinda silly since its there only daughter. And, on a sidenote, the priest that ran the ceremony seemed to be on the express lane service, since there was no pomp, circumstance, or even emotional attachment to the ceremony itself.

But, undigressing, my friends were very happy to see us and meet Mrs. Duck. Our conversations flowed and fell back into it like it was 10 years ago. Overall a great time, except for the fact that it feels like a long long trip!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Books, Glorious Books

So, apparently I have been tagged by Neila of Blog that Mommy and since I have found most of her posts quite humurous, as well as the fact that I do read more then the sports pages and blogs, I would do the lovely little meme.

Though lord knows im getting old, the mind is slipping some...

1.One Book that Changed your life:Hardest question First- Good gravy, this is a hard one, but of course it is since the question warned me that it is the hardest one! I cant really recall a book that was Boom! my life is different, but Superfudge by Judy Blume was a life changer, because it made me want to read, and keep reading. Its one of the first books I remember ripping through and being interested in what would happen next book

2.One book that you have read more then once
- Well, I could cheat and say King Lear by Shakespeare since I had to read it once in High School for a class and once in College for a class, but that was not voluntarily. But, along those same lines was Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, which I never had to read for a class, yet read 3 times. I just love it, the wittiness, and also the fact that sometimes I need a translator to get every word. Plus, I even loved the movie.

3.One Book that you would want on a Deserted Island- Something huge, but not dry and boring, which takes Moby Dick out of the mix. Though Charles Dickens Four Complete Novels (Great Expectations, Hard Times, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities) by Charles Dickens would be a perfect book. You have something to celebrate the holidays with, and some other things that you could spend months on. Plus, I have never actually read Hard Times, so it would be something new.

4. One book that made you laugh outloud:-I have read plenty of books like this, alot of those so called "chick lit" books that Mrs Duck reads have made me chuckle, snort, smile, or have milk coming from my nose. But, for this list The Life of Reilly: The Best of Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly by (naturally) Rick Reilly was a hilarious book. Yes, it was alot of articles that I had probably read before, but I still couldnt help myself but laugh at some of this brillant witty musings on sports.

5.One book that made you cry-Well, you would think that this would be a hard question to answer, but actually, A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks popped into my head quite easily actually. I think because it was about people that werent that much younger then me when I read it, and that I could transport myself into the couples situation, thats why I cried.

6.One Book that you wished you had written-
Easy, Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand. It's right in my wheelhouse, its a historical book, which is perfect being a history graduate. And, its about horse racing!! which I adore. I love those beautiful creatures. But, I do not think I could have written anywhere near as well as Ms. Hillenbrand did.

7.One book that you wish was never written:. Again, I am going to take some of those horrible books that I was forced to read in college and high school and just include a book that I read voluntarily. (Drumroll) The Devil Wears Prada: A Novel by Lauren Weisberger. This is sacriledge to Mrs. Duck, who loved this book. And she says that the evil boss is like alot of people in real life. To which I say, if I wanted to read about awful people in Real life, I would read a biography!!

8.One book you are reading at the moment: There are two, since I am currently between books and trying to decide which one to crack open. One is Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison. I love books about Vampires and Witches and occults and all that fun stuff. Yes, Im weird for a guy, but it is the perfect October book. The other option is Sunday Money: Speed! Lust! Madness! Death! A Hot Lap Around America with NASCAR by Jeff MacGregor a book about a year in Nascar. I have just been too lazy to go downstairs and find it.

9.One Book you have been meaning to read: Hmm, coincidentally I just did my Birthday list, so I have a few Ive been meaning to read. Though The Worst Person in the World: And 202 Strong Contenders by Keith Olbermann is the number one book on my list, so I would say its currently the book I have been meaning to read.

10.Five people you would like to see do this.
-I am going to be nice, since its the weekend, so I am not going to directly tag anyone, but if someone wants to join in out of my sporadic readers, just let me know and ill list ya.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Blue Ducks Week 2 Review, and a Quack of a Question

The Blue Ducks came back to earth last week, with a blow out loss to the Mood Swings. Warrick Dunn and Frank Gore again had very good games, but the 400 yards and multiple touchdowns put up by Archie's Older Son and the many kicks by Nate Kaeding (one of my draft day botches) was just too much to overcome. We lost by 32 I think.

This week is a huge divisonal showdown with the Ladyboys. And I am at a tough decison on who to start at QB. Rex Grossman ripped Detroit last week, so one would expect some great numbers from Brett Favre, but Hasselback is playing a Giants secondary that has looked hideous all year long. Any thoughts would be so welcomed.

Greys Double Standard

So, Mrs. Duck and I were discussing Greys Anatomy, or at least a moment during the show while taking a TiVo break to clean up from our High Class Mickey D's dinner. She was railing against McDreamy, saying that he was being really unfair and that Addison apologized. For whatever reason, my but she cheated 1st defense, was not getting through. However, what did get through was, but if the shoe was on the other foot, McDreamy would be a snake. All Mrs Duck could do is smirk!

So, in life as in TV, there are double standards. And when it comes down to it, us men are just wrong!

Fall's First Random Friday

While it has felt like fall pretty much the entire week, except for the weird almost 90 degrees on Monday, its now officially fall. Though honestly to me, as soon as Labor day passed and it became wall to wall football weekends, its been Fall. Anyways, on to the 10.

1.Love's Recovery-Indigo Girls-1200 Curfews Live CD

2.I will Buy You a New Life
-Everclear-So Much for the Afterlife

3.I Will Wait-Hootie and the Blowfish-Live Bootleg

4.Daily Feed 4/21/06-Preston and

5.Delicate-Damien Rice-O

6.Run-Snow Patrol-Final Straw

7.Until the End of the World-U2-Best of CD 1990-2000

8.Possession-Sarah McLachlan-Itunes Exclusive

9.Bitter Sweet Symphony
-Coldplay & Richard Ashcroft-Live 8 London

10.96.7-Itrip station

Seems to me its the live version list, since most of the songs are either live or acoustic versions, or people I have seen in person.

Favorite: I Will Wait by Hootie. This song is such a memory song for me, brings back college, plus a shoutout to the Buckeye, since he discovered this band for me.

Least Favorite:Until the End of the World, U2. Its still a good song, but I just cant wrap my head around some of the U2 songs that we would have seen on the Zoo Station tour.

Seen Live: Indigo Girls, Hootie and the Blowfish, U2, and Sarah. Though I would love to add Coldplay to the list sooner rather then later.

If you want to join in, leave a comment and Ill link ya. Heres the list ive found so far.

1.Friday Random Ten by Lauren and Co
2.Sam & Becky Boo know music
3.A Modest Construct » Friday Random Ten LXXXIII, songs Sparky's never heard of
4.Apartment 2024 » Blog Archive » Yea Marisa!-Random Friday–What You See (is what you get)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thursday 13-What does the weekend hold

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I love this idea, so I am borrowing it from Kailani. If you want to join in on the fun, feel free. If not, at least you can see how lame my days could be.

1.Watching Real Time with Bill Maher
2.Laundry, theres always Laundry
3.Getting into the Ryder Cup
4.Sleeping Late Saturday
5.Getting up early for a Sunday and heading to NJ
6.Going to an old college roomates childs baptism or is it christening
7.Polishing off the invitations for our Halloween bash
8.Fretting over my fantasy stats
9.Going out to Dinner at one of those semi chain restaurants. Applebees is like our local Cheers.
10.Going somewhere of Mrs. Duck's choosing for dinner Saturday
11.mmm more coffee
12.hearing complaints about the length of my birthday list
13.blogging as usual

Truer then you know

Sparky Duck --


Fuzzy to the touch

'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at

Thanks to the PalmTree Pundit for this nice waste of three minutes.

My Little Kerosene Heater

I have been up for almost 3 hours already, because I was freaking freezing. Ya see, I have to sleep with as little clothes as possible, though sorry not naked, because Mrs. Duck for whatever reason seems to get even more warmer as she sleeps. I mean, like steaming, sweating hot. So if I snuggle next to her, I would lose weight from sweating myself. Unfortunately, it causes me to lose my heat source when she gets out of bed to take a shower. So, freezing I was!! Plus little Miss Kittie had a hairball issues, causing the comforter to have Kittie um spit all over the place.

So, I am up because we are at that weird weather stage here in the Delaware Valley where it is too warm still to be all garbed up in jeans and winter clothes, but it is too cold to be running around in shorts and a T-shirt. Plus, this condo is like an Ice House. Shocking, I know, since there is so much wrong with this place in the first place.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Let our Phillies go!

And here is the followup. Mrs. Duck can tell you I have been quietly whining because I cant watch the Phillies on there drive for the wild card. "But, why Sparky? Your in the Philadelphia Area?" Well, thanks for asking. It appears Comcast got a perfect little carrot that makes sure Satellite TV will not get local coverage of the sports teams that are on there airwaves, holding CSN Philadelphia hostage. And guess what, its a law that only is in effect HERE! Check out Let our Phillies go! and sign the petition to Senator Specter to try and get the bill rescinded, so I can watch Ryan Howard, and Mrs. Duck can get her Flyers Fix.

A great Philly Blog -Civil Defense - a weblog by Joshua Breitbart

This blog is being featured in the Philly Future blog competition or whatever it is. And for one of those rare times Civil Defense - a weblog by Joshua Breitbart is a blog that I was already reading.

Though in his latest post, he is actually trying to do a great thing that actually affects me. So more to come shortly, you all know though if it has to do with Sports Ill at least mention it.

6 weeks of Santorum left??

You know its beginning to become easy to tell who both political parties are worried about and who they think will win. Lynn Swann, still floundering I assume, is still running the same campaign ad that was running over the summer. And its not even that good an ad, everyone knows who Lynn Swann is. Ive seen ads for both Wheldon and his Opponent, as well as for Fitzpatrick and his opponent, so that right there says it must be at least a race. Heck, we even get the NJ Senate race down here, though really the two candidates are very very entrenched in North Jersey politics.
However things are getting fun when we get a new Santorum ad. They are getting slimier and slicker, which must mean he's either not as close as he would like, or not as out in front as he would like. But The Coffee House | TPMCafe has done some digging on the ad, and as usual, its just plain wrong. Yes I know, we are all shocked (insert your favorite sarcastic look here). Now, we will know things are going bad for Slick Rick when either we see a Shrub appearance, or an ad where Casey eats kittens.

Here he goes again

First words out of the Shrubs mouth at the UN, a reference to 9/11 and Islamic Extremists. So predictable is scary

Banned Books attempts at the year 2000

great and I was looking for things to add to my Birthday List anyway. How many have you read?

1. Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
2. Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite
3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
4. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
7. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
8. Forever by Judy Blume
9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
10. Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
11. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
12. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
13. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
14. The Giver by Lois Lowry
15. It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
16. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
17. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
18. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
19. Sex by Madonna
20. Earth's Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
21. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
22. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
23. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
24. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
25. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
26. The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard
27. The Witches by Roald Dahl
28. The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
29. Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry
30. The Goats by Brock Cole
31. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
32. Blubber by Judy Blume Oh My God, Blubber???
33. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
34. Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
35. We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
36. Final Exit by Derek Humphry
37. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
38. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
39. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
40. What's Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
41. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
42. Beloved by Toni Morrison
43. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
44. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
45. Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
46. Deenie by Judy Blume
47. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
48. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
49. The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
50. Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
51. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
52. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
53. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
54. Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole
55. Cujo by Stephen King
56. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
57. The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
58. Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
59. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
60. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
61. What's Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras
62. Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume Holy Cow
63. Crazy Lady by Jane Conly
64. Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
65. Fade by Robert Cormier
66. Guess What? by Mem Fox
67. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
68. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
69. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
70. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
71. Native Son by Richard Wright
72. Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's Fantasies by Nancy Friday
73. Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
74. Jack by A.M. Homes
75. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
76. Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
77. Carrie by Stephen King
78. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
79. On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
80. Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
81. Family Secrets by Norma Klein
82. Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole
83. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
84. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
85. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
86. Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
87. Private Parts by Howard Stern
88. Where's Waldo? by Martin Hanford This must be a joke
89. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
90. Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
91. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
92. Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
93. Sex Education by Jenny Davis
94. The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
95. Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
96. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
97. View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
98. The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
99. The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
100. Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

Dang, only 22, I guess I have more reading to do. I understand a couple on this list, at least being a little harder for kids to get there hands on, but Where's Waldo??

Well, Celebrate one and all,ALA | Banned Books Week is coming next week.

Another Reason to move to Hawaii

Beyond its beauty, which I am going to begin sharing here, I took so many pictures I should have posts forever. And then there is the sandy beaches, near perfect weather and excellent food. But, there is also only a few Snakes. And one of the snakes that they do have sounds actually like some sort of huge worm, not exactly a threat to humanity. I was watching this show about Hawaii on the Discovery Channel and it seems the only other snake, that is at least legally there is the green tree snake (sp?) which seemed to just be around to be sure that they can train the "Snake Beagles" to look out for on the importing ships. Oh, and its another reason I love beagles, they want to stop one of my biggest fears.

Monday, September 18, 2006

TiVo is going to be smoking

Oh yes, I know this is not exactly the biggest problem to have, especially since we have just survived a long hot summer of reruns. Thank goodness for the Closer. Anyway, tonight starts the new fall season and the Tivo is going to be in overdrive.

First we have Two and a Half Men. Yes, not groundbreaking TV, far from it actually, but some of there throw away lines are very funny, and Charlie always does seem to find some hot chicks.

Mrs. Duck and I have been hooked in toVanished, which is a show that is really going nowhere, yet its like a really bad book your 200 pages into, you want to see the outcome, even if you dont care who lives or dies.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is the next choice for the night. Aaron Sorkin is a terrific writer, I would watch a TV show that he has written thats based off the Dominos Pizza menus, because he would find 18 ways to say the word pizza. Plus Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet and Bradley Whitford, perfection.

Oh, and theres another crazy DR Phil on UPN 57 oh wait CW 57, and also Deal or No Deal finding some way to drive you nuts by giving away 6 million dollars to some really greedy people.

So what are you watching?

Kleenex for Sooner Fans

OK, yes, maybe Pasinger jumped the onside kick a bit. But, it was darn close. And dont give me this they never recovered the ball nonsense, the whistle blows, the plays dead, no matter how much the ball rolls. Sooner fans, lets also remember one thing, your defense did NOTHING to stop the Ducks, which would have made this discussion mute.

Friday, September 15, 2006

A Hottie 2fer, Including one for the Ladies

Well, its seems that I have fallen behind on the hottie of the week, so I am going to give you a two for one. And, it certainly is a deviation from my normal category of chicks, since one is a dude. Yes, Ladies, one for you as well. And all with a philadelphia flavor.

Our 1st is AJ Feeley. Back with the Eagles this year, I remember him from Oregon back when Joey was at QB. Mrs Duck remembers him because she used to stop in front of the TV set when he was playing, apparently he is still cute. When I told her he was back with the Eagles, she stopped and gave an mmmmm noise. I just think he's better looking then Koy. But, I am better looking then Koy...

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And then there was Heather. Our second hottie is Heather Mitts who makes Sporty Spice look like a German Shepherd. Blonde and Fit, now living, or at least last I heard living in San Diego, coincidently, her and AJ are a couple. Imagine the kids these two will have.

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so you see I can be an equal opportunity lover of the flesh. Ya love me dont ya?

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Philly Photo by Alankin

Got this from the Metroblogging Philadelphia site, and really I think it does a great job of capturing Philadelphia probably because I think Philadelphia, for all it problems, is still alot like those old time cities, where you can turn the corner and still run into a person you know.

Its not a Friday unless its a Random Friday

And its a tandem Random Friday, as Miss Kittie

has decided to curl up next to the laptop.

And away we go

1.Daily Feed 7/18/06-Preston &

2.Want to Be Free (Live)-Goo Goo Dolls-Live in Buffalo

3.Beautiful Day-U2-Best of U2 1990 to 2000

4.Drunk Show, Part II
-Preston & Steve Daily

5.Fairytale of New York(Christmas in the Drunk Tank)-The Pogues-???

6.The Sound of Silence-Simon & Garfunkel-The Essential Simon & Garfunkel

7.We Are the Champions-Kanye West-Paid in Full Compilation CD

8.Shut Em Down-Public Enemy-Def Jams Greatest Hits

9.Where are you Christmas-Faith Hill-How the Grinch Stole Christmas

10.Hey Jealousy-Gin Blossoms-New Miserable Experience

Favorite Song-Beautiful Day by U2:surprise surprise I know, but how can you not adore U2?

Favorite Xmas Song-Fairytale of New York by the Pogues. The Pogues are one of those underapreciated Irish bands. They had some great songs over the 80s and the 90s. This is one of those Christmas songs that you can listen to year round. Well maybe not in Mid-July.

Least Favorite-I like em all, but if I had to chose, I would say We Are the Champions. The song has a great sample, but it seems like Kanye might have missed the mark a bit.

Seen Live-U2 & The Gin Blossoms, who I actually just saw last year, and they still sound good. I just dont think they can write anything good anymore.

Blue Ducks Recap Week 1

Blue Ducks 53, FNG 48

spurred on by a big game from Heath Miller (and by the way a thank you to Nick Saban for having a girly arm when it comes to throwing the replay flag), a solid effort from Warrick Dunn, and the Giants defense actually stopping the Colts running game, the Blue Ducks got off to a fine 1-0 start to our year.

Fantasy Stud-Heath Miller-100 yards of receptions plus a touchdown, equals 12 very important points

Fantasy Dud-Kevin Jones. Though really thats my mistake, the Lions havent been able to run since Barry Sanders retired.

Fantasy Mistake
Frank Gore on the Bench. 17 points!! I knew the Arizona defense had not improved.

Happy to be 1-0 going into week 2.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Captain Wilderness

Ok, I have a slight confession to make. I dont actually live in Philadelphia. We are actually within walking distance of the Northeast Philadelphia border. So, Im not in the "City" itself, but Philly Transplant, a) sounds so much better and b) when I started this thing we were in Philadelphia.

Anyway, since we are right outside Philly, it is almost like we are in the wilds of the wilderness. I am not exactly the outdoorsy type. Ive never gone camping, even in my back yard. If I wanted to sleep under the stars, I would get some of those glow in the dark stars. You won't find any granola in our cupboard.

So, as the woods in our town continues to shrink, I am noticing more and more of our furry friends getting closer to my front door. So there I am visiting with Joe Camel, when I see a little snake, no big deal, but still a snake. Then next night, its 3 not so blind mice who have decided to build a home in the dirt of our garden. I just know as things get colder those little ba*&*%ds are going to try to get into the house. And the feline takes after her dad, shes not much of a hunter.

Now here is the icing on the cake. Outside this morning and the bushes start to shake and rumble not two feet away from me. Hey, there goes Mr. Groundhog. He or she is bigger then my cat, heck he may be bigger then Mrs. Duck!! Next time I see him, I think I am going to chase him down and ask him for my Lottery Tickets

So, all of the sudden, I feel like a country boy, I hate feeling like a country boy.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Keith Olbermann's 9/11 Commentary on President Bush. Comment

Julie reminded me of this, though I did see it live and I was so stunned at how accurate Keith was.This is a better copy volume wise then you can find on Julie's blog.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Blind Path to 9/11

I am so glad that I was one of the millions of people who watched the Giants and the Colts instead of this garbage. ABC 9/11 Docudrama's Right-Wing Roots - Yahoo! News

Family Guy Funnie

Lois Griffin after having a dream about taking Stewie and running him through the washing machine.

"My god, Im just like that woman in Texas who gave her son brain damage by holding him under water. Oh my God!! Im Barbara Bush!!"


15 years in Uniondale??

Now, Lord knows I am not a hockey guy. I watch the playoffs, and usually when its game 5 thru 7. But, I would think it is a bad idea to sign anyone to a 15 year contract!!! 15 years? In one place? And the place is not even Los Angeles or Phoenix where the weather is beautiful. No, its Long Island. Unless your living in the Hamptons, Long Island isn't that special is it.

On the company side of things. What in the world does that do to your salary cap??

Monday, September 11, 2006

Still Remember

I have been racking my brain to figure out what I can put down here for today. I hope these work.

The Rising

Cant see nothin in front of me
Cant see nothin coming up behind
I make my way through this darkness
I cant feel nothing but this chain that binds me
Lost track of how far Ive gone
How far Ive gone, how high Ive climbed
On my backs a sixty pound stone
On my shoulder a half mile of line

Come on up for the rising
Come on up, lay your hands in mine
Come on up for the rising
Come on up for the rising tonight

Left the house this morning
Bells ringing filled the air
Wearin the cross of my calling
On wheels of fire I come rollin down here

Come on up for the rising
Come on up, lay your hands in mine
Come on up for the rising
Come on up for the rising tonight

Li,li, li,li,li,li, li,li,li

Theres spirits above and behind me
Faces gone black, eyes burnin bright
May their precious blood bind me
Lord, as I stand before your fiery light

Li,li, li,li,li,li, li,li,li

I see you mary in the garden
In the garden of a thousand sighs
Theres holy pictures of our children
Dancin in a sky filled with light
May I feel your arms around me
May I feel your blood mix with mine
A dream of life comes to me
Like a catfish dancin on the end of my line

Sky of blackness and sorrow ( a dream of life)
Sky of love, sky of tears (a dream of life)
Sky of glory and sadness ( a dream of life)
Sky of mercy, sky of fear ( a dream of life)
Sky of memory and shadow ( a dream of life)
Your burnin wind fills my arms tonight
Sky of longing and emptiness (a dream of life)
Sky of fullness, sky of blessed life

Come on up for the rising
Come on up, lay your hands in mine
Come on up for the rising
Come on up for the rising tonight


Into the Fire

The sky was falling and streaked with blood
I heard you calling me, then you disappeared into the dust
Up the stairs, into the fire
Up the stairs, into the fire
I need your kiss, but love and duty called you someplace higher
Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

You gave your love to see, in fields of red and autumn brown
You gave your love to me and lay your young body down
Up the stairs, into the fire
Up the stairs, into the fire
I need you near, but love and duty called you someplace higher
Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

It was dark, too dark to see, you held me in the light you gave
You lay your hand on me
Then walked into the darkness of your smoky grave
Up the stairs, into the fire
Up the stairs, into the fire
I need your kiss, but love and duty called you someplace higher
Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love give us love

May your love bring us love

Saturday, September 09, 2006

CFB post-Alabama 13, Vandy 10

I would hope to say that Vanderbilt has improved as a program, but, last year was one of the best years they have had in 30 years, so you would think they might have a downturn this year. So this score with only a minute to go just says that Alabama sucks!

CFB Post-Iowa vs Syracuse

How desperate for sports do you have to be to watch Iowa vs Syracuse?? Thank you DirecTV

Think NCST wants there Money Back?

Akron 20
NC State 17

After an 80 yard drive put together by the Wolfpack, the Zips promptly drive 70 yards the other way to score on a goal line dive with no time left. The Wolfpack fans react with the typical class of hillbillies and promptly begin flinging things on the field. Its your AD's fault, if your gonna pay for a patsy to come and play you, make sure its William and Mary, or Illinois and not an up and comer like Akron.

CFB Post-NCST 10, Akron 14

This game is going to be one of those games that whoever scores last will win, though I would think if I had to win a game, I would go with the Akron QB over the Wolfpack one.

And if you were wondering whatever happened to BRIAN KINCHEN, TE from LSU in the 90's, he's working for ESPNU now. Though apparently he has also found god as well as Raleigh, NC.

OOps another bad snap. Maybe Stone should take time on the sideline to introuduce himself to Leroy Harris, his CENTER.

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Off football sort of

Another fun meme. I came across it twice actually, so I figured that might be a sign. Thanks to Kailani of who originally I found because its a good hawaiian name, and now I will continue it onward. If you want to join in, just leave me a link, once i give ya the words of course, duh!


ahh heres my addition to this mess


CFB Post-NCST 10, Akron 7

Good God finally, the wolfpack comes through and gets the go ahead score, 5 minutes into the fourth quarter!! The best recovery was after the center snapped the ball over the Pack's QB's head, RB saved the drive with quick thinking. Though I still cant get why ESPNU's cameras actually make it feel like your watching the game from the parking lot.

CFB Post-Akron 7, NCST 0

You can tell its a bad weekend for football, when out of the 1st set of games, the Akron vs NC State game is the only one that is watchable. How quickly will Chuck Amato get fired if they end up losing this game??? 3rd Quarter, by the way.

CFB Post-Louisville 42, Temple 0

I am so happy I saved myself the $18.00 by not going down to this game at the Linc. More beer for me!

CFB Post-Mizzou 10 Ole Miss 0

How scary is it that your a kicker, so your already low on the football team totem pole, and you came to the school on a DIVING Scholarship. And we are not talking about a Florida or California school, but Missouri. Meet Jeff Wolfert

CFB Post-Rutgers 27, Illnois 0

Ray Rice is more the man of this Scarlet Knights offense then Brian Leonard is. Its amazing how a teams fortune can change because a coach gets fired, so as a High School senior you sign someplace else. Greg Schiano should be sending gift baskets to Syracuse once a month. This game is over, Illnois has a freshman QB in now, and has not won on the road since 2002.

CFB Post-Louisville 7, Temple 0 1st Q

The good news, the station covering the game out of Louisville has lost its sound, so you can not really hear how empty Lincoln Financial field is.

The bad news, I can count the number of fans in the stadium with some simple arithmetic. How far has Temple fallen, sheesh!

CFB Post 1-Rutgers 14, IIllnois 0

Watching the game on ESPN2 and right now what I can say is that I have no idea how good the Rutgers offense really is. I can say Illnois has absolutely no offensive line, since the QB has had happy feet all 1st quarter and Rutgers 2 scores were off a blocked punt and an interception. Ron Zook eh??

Friday, September 08, 2006

Randomness is beautiful or I am not a Canadian!

or, at least its some good fodder for a blog post, so here we go...

1.I will Remember You-Sara McLachlan-Glimmerball
2.Solisbury Hill-Sara McLachlan-bootleg
3.Classic Drumline Battle-Drumline Soundtrack
4.Into the Feeling-Bobby Peru-Ultra 80's vs Electro
5.91.7-Itrip Station
6.The Gambler-Kenny Rogers-Kenny Rogers Greatest Hits
7.Yesterday-The Beatles-No Clue what album
8.Preston and Steve Podcast (8/10/06)-Preston & Steve-WMMR
9.Canadian National Anthem-Sara McLachlan
10.Don't Lie-Black Eyed Peas-Monkey Business

Favorite Song-Yesterday by the Beatles. One of the most perfectly, beautifully written songs, by of course a classic band. No matter how many times he gets into bed with a one legged woman, Paul can still sing when he has to

Least Favorite Song
-Into the Feeling. Honestly, I do not even know how this song ended up on the Ipod. I think Mrs. Duck was practicing before she got her lovely pink one. I dont even know what this song sounds like.

Saw Live-Sara McLachlan. We saw the Glimmerball tour in Atlantic City, at a lovely small venue of only about 8000 people or so. She closed with this version of Solisbury Hill, which I found some days later and it still brings a smile to my face.

Odd Notes-1.The Ipod must have been on some sort of Maple Leaf/Lilith Fair kick, with all the Sara McLachlan stuff

2.The song from Drumline really gets you in the mood for football

3.If you dont know who Preston and Steve are, check them out at WMMR you may not miss Howard Stern anymore.

4. for more beautiful Randomness, join us at Apartment 2024

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Mindless Meme

Ok, maybe not mindless, since mindless would be, do you like A or B better as a letter. Anyway, thanks to Kapgar who has to thank Christine. And I thank my mom for me being me everyday :)

# Bought everyone in the bar a drink
# Swam with wild dolphins
# Climbed a mountain
# Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
# Been inside the Great Pyramid
# Held a tarantula
# Taken a candlelit bath with someone
# Said "I love you" and meant it
# Hugged a tree
# Bungee jumped
# Visited Paris
# Watched a lightning storm at sea
# Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
# Seen the Northern Lights
# Gone to a huge sports game what I consider huge may differ, but, nevermind
# Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
# Grown and eaten your own vegetables
# Touched an iceberg
# Slept under the stars
# Changed a baby's diaper
# Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
# Watched a meteor shower
# Gotten drunk on champagne
# Given more than you can afford to charity
# Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
# Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
# Had a food fight
# Bet on a winning horse
# Asked out a stranger
# Had a snowball fight
# Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
# Held a lamb
# Seen a total eclipse
# Ridden a roller coaster
# Hit a home run
# Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
# Adopted an accent for an entire day
# Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
# Had two hard drives for your computer
# Visited all 50 states
# Taken care of someone who was shit faced
# Had amazing friends
# Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
# Watched wild whales
# Stolen a sign I drove the getaway car
# Backpacked in Europe
# Taken a road-trip
# Gone rock climbing
# Midnight walk on the beach
# Gone sky diving
# Visited Ireland
# Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
# In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
# Visited Japan
# Milked a cow
# Alphabetized your CDs
# Pretended to be a superhero
# Sung karaoke
# Lounged around in bed all day
# Posed nude in front of strangers
# Gone scuba diving
# Kissed in the rain
# Played in the mud
# Played in the rain
# Gone to a drive-in theater
# Visited the Great Wall of China
# Started a business
# Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
# Toured ancient sites
# Taken a martial arts class
# Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
# Gotten married X's 2
# Been in a movie
# Crashed a party
# Gotten divorced
# Gone without food for 5 days
# Made cookies from scratch
# Won first prize in a costume contest
# Ridden a gondola in Venice
# Gotten a tattoo
# Rafted the Snake River - or was it the Colorado River?
# Been on television news programs as an expert
# Got flowers for no reason
# Performed on stage
# Been to Las Vegas
# Recorded music
# Eaten shark
# Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
# Had a one-night stand
# Gone to Thailand
# Bought a house
# Been in a combat zone
# Buried one/both of your parents
# Been on a cruise ship
# Spoken more than one language fluently
# Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
# Raised children
# Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
# Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
# Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
# Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
# Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
# Had plastic surgery
# Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
# Wrote articles for a large publication
# Lost over 100 pounds
# Held someone while they were having a flashback
# Piloted an airplane
# Petted a stingray
# Broken someone's heart
# Helped an animal give birth
# Won money on a T.V. game show
# Broken a bone
# Gone on an African photo safari
# Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
# Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
# Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
# Ridden a horse
# Had major surgery
# Had a snake as a pet
# Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
# Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
# Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
# Visited all 7 continents
# Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
# Eaten kangaroo meat
# Eaten sushi
# Had your picture in the newspaper
# Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
# Gone back to school
# Parasailed
# Petted a cockroach
# Eaten fried green tomatoes-heck ive made them too
# Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
# Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read something of theirs
# Killed and prepared an animal for eating
# Skipped all your school reunions
# Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
# Been elected to public office
# Written your own computer language
# Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
# Had to put someone you love into hospice care
# Built your own PC from parts
# Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
# Had a booth at a street fair
# Dyed your hair
# Been a DJ
# Shaved your head
# Caused a car accident
# Saved someone's life

46 out of 150, dang im lame

Your 2006-2007 Blue Ducks

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Playing in the Jeans & T-Shirt division of the Woodstock league, please give a warm welcome to your starting lineup!!! (insert fake crowd noise here)

At QB from Seattle and Boston College-Matt Hasselbeck

at RB's, a New Orleans Favorite Son, from Atlanta, Warrick Dunn & out of Virginia Tech and playing under a new offensive coordinator, Kevin Jones.

At wideouts, still suffering from a slight hamstring pull, from Pittsburgh, Hines Ward. His running mate, also an ex-quarterback, Anquan Boldin.Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Your Tight End, Heath Miller

And possibly the most important player, you know him, you love him, Josh Scobee at kicker.

The defense is The NY Giants

Possibly starting for Hines Ward is Ernie Wilford. The rest of the reserves are Marc Bulger, sentimental pick Brett Favre, RB of SF, Frank Gore, the banged up rookie Lawrence Maroney, return specialist, DeAngelo Williams, Wideout Mark Clayton, of Baltimore, not the old Mark Clayton who was catching passes from Dan Marino. Last but not least, Braylon Edwards, still rehabbing from a knee injury.

There you have it, your 2006-2007 Blue Ducks! If anyone has an opinions on who I should start, let me know, since I am still in a quandry at WR.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Agassi pulling a Connors??

Ok, I hardly ever comment on Tennis, mostly because I do not care. Ok, I care about what Maria Sharapova is wearing, and when Kournikova's new calendaris coming out,Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting but last night I was again up until 1 AM transfixed by a man as old as Mrs. Duck running another youngster off. Its like a live soap opera, where you know eventually the hero is going to die, but you love watching him jump off cliffs until he does.Agassi outlasts Baghdatis in 5-set thriller

Life after Aaron Spelling

She's a doll, she's a fox, butAlyssa Milano certainly is not a clothes designer.