Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What you missed if you did not pay attention to Twitter

Though I promise you, I never said I was brilliant.

1.Brilliant Wade Phillips quote-"we need to play better" 5:57 PM Dec 28th, 2008 from web

2.watching Emerald Bowl on ESPN 360 8:54 PM Dec 27th, 2008 from web

3.The Wisconsin Badgers seem to blow 6:47 PM Dec 27th, 2008 from web

4.I am out of my fantasy playoffs thanks to Amani Toomer 8:24 PM Dec 15th, 2008

5.I have 1 cigarette left, and I am trying so so desperately to not smoke it tonight 10:36 PM Dec 12th, 2008 from web

6.Thank you to Oklahoma for ruining my night 9:55 PM Dec 6th, 2008 from web

7.This would have been a blog post, but its so late, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS DUCK 7:54 PM Nov 24th, 2008 from web

8.Its over 4 McNabb in Philadelphia 9:16 PM Nov 23rd, 2008 from txt

9.A twitter for some one special, Ole Miss rules!!! 9:44 PM Nov 22nd, 2008

10.Troy 31, LSU 23-What the Hell??!!!?? 10:58 PM Nov 15th, 2008 from web

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sparky Duck's Bowl Game Contest

Sure, its Football, but it is also all about luck. Plus the winner will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card And the person that does the worst will also get a special prize from good ole Sparky Duck!

So, the rules. In comments, pick the winner of each of the 10 bowl games, and then the 2 tiebreaker questions. Pretty easy. As a special bonus, anyone that mentions the contest in there blog and gets on person to sign up will receive a bonus point. So, it means you can screw up one game! Deadline is 12/27 at 9 AM EST

The Games

1.December 27, Meineke Car Care Bowl

West Virginia
North Carolina

2.December 29, Papa Johns Bowl
NC State

3.December 30-Holiday Bowl
Oklahoma St

4.December 31-Insight Bowl


5.January 1-OutBack Bowl
South Carolina

6.January 1 Capital 1 Bowl

Michigan State

7.January 1-Rose Bowl

Penn State

8.January 2-Sugar Bowl


9.January 5-Tositos Fiesta Bowl

Ohio St

10.BCS Championship Bowl


Tie Breaker 1

International Bowl Jan 3


Tie Breaker 2

How Many Yards will Sam Bradford (Oklahoma) throw for against Florida?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas with Flickr Post 3

So now I am typsy typing, so I do not expect much in description.


Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas with Flickr-Post 2

Flickr is a great way for people to see some other talented people. It also can be a way to see some really funky stuff, but you have to look at that quickly, before the moderator gods strike it down.

But, back to the post, here is the 2nd of Christmas with Flickr, this time from Longwood Gardens.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas with Flickr, post 1

Flickr is a great resource for pictures, especially stuff you can borrow for your own screensaver, not that a Duck has done that.

But I figure with the holidays, lets give some talent credit. With a week to go to Christmas, the Duck Family shares some flickr finds.

To start off, lets go Philly style when Mayor Street was wasting gobs of money.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Reggie Bush kills the Blue Ducks

The playoffs started this weekend in my fantasy football league, and one mistake will mean that I am not advancing to the finals.

I personally blame work, because it kept me from making informative decisions, but that is just a cop out. I should have played Kevin Smith against the awful Colts defense, rather than Bush against the stoudt Bears.

Here I sit however, hoping that Amani Toomer fumbles twice and gains no yards. Chances of that? Slim and None

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2008 Blue Ducks Division Champs!

Yes, we have moved on. I am quite pleased with my fantasy choices over the last 3 years. I got in the playoffs year one as the wildcard, year 2 just missed out due to a tie (just like the Eagles will) and in year 3, I have won the division behind Drew Brees and DeAngelo Williams.

So, when you are watching your football tomorrow night, root for Brees to throw for 360 yards and 3 touchdowns and for Reggie Bush to get one TD on his own. Its for enterntainment purposes and all, but extra cabbage for enterntainment would be nice.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

What we Don't need is Florida/Oklahoma

I love bowl season. It is the chance for some of the little guys to play the big guys. And I have been all over the FBA Bowl Site to see what T-Shirts/Sweatshirts I really really need.

I am excited for every game but Oklahoma Florida in the BCS Championship game. When oh when are they going to have a tournament. It is good enough for my boys from Delaware, why not the Bigger Guys? Oh yea $$$$$!!

The reason I hate Oklahoma Florida is because I hate both teams. I hate Bob Stoops with a white hot passion and I think Florida plays every big game at home and are a gimmick team. Yet, they are the 2 teams representing the College Football Championship. Yet, Utah and Boise St went undefeated. Yep, alot of sense.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Super Fig Meal

That's what tonights meal is. Cooking can be so much fun, experimenting with things, so figs are the main ingredient tonight. Unfortunately, no fig newtons for dessert.

But, our appetizer comes from the Martha Stewart clone, Sandra Lee.

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

4 large whole figs (or 16 small mission figs), quartered
Goat cheese
1 (3-ounce) package prosciutto
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

Cut a small hole in the center of the flesh of each fig. Fill each hole with 1/4 teaspoon of goat cheese.

Take a prosciutto slice and tear in half. Use 1 half to diagonally wrap around the fig, starting from the top. Tuck underneath at the ends. Repeat until all figs are wrapped. (Secure with toothpicks if necessary.) Place wrapped figs on prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced.

In a small bowl, combine honey and pumpkin pie spice. Drizzle honey evenly over each fig.

Place in the oven on the top rack and roast for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.

And, the old favorite from Dragon's Kitchen, combined with Montalcino Gnocchi with Rachel Ray.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Into the Storm

It is simple, again, I can not talk about it because I could be out on my feathery butt, so that I not a good plan. So, If you want to hear the details, leave a comment with your email.

Anyway, the pressure grows at work due to forces beyond my control, and then a little wildfire sparks that turns into a full 4 alarm fire over night, adds to the stress. You know it is a problem when the Lexapro wears off at 3 AM.

But, I will get through it, I figure.