Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Just another Tuesday

Things are finally starting to settle down after this weekend. It's amazing how many people need to talk to you when they find out you are engaged. Unfortunately, I have been swamped and I haven't been able to talk to everyone. I'm sorry if I've been hard to get ahold of. I'm working on catching up with everybody that called me as soon as possible.

Colorado Rockies (10-9, 2nd place in NL West, 1.0 games out of first)

Minnesota Twins (7-11, 4th place in AL Central, 5.5 games out of first)

Monday, April 24, 2006

Big News

Well, the big news of the weekend. . . Sarah and I are now engaged. It happened Saturday morning. Here's how it went down. I had arranged for a private tour of INVESCO Field at Mile High. I told Sarah that because HDR had season tickets, they got a private tour every year. I then told her that my boss had raffled off the tour to anyone in the office who was interested. Amazingly, I won the tour!! So we went to the tour and were shown around the stadium. We went into both the visiting and the Broncos locker rooms, the Monday Night Football booth, Pat Bowlen's suite (I don't think we were supposed to go in there, but the security guard let us!), on the field, and all over the stadium. We ended the tour on the east side of the south stands. It was the exact spot that Sarah and I had met almost four years ago at the CSU/CU game. I proposed there and she said yes! The best part is that she had no idea that it was coming and she was floored. Hoo-wah!

Colorado Rockies (10-8, 1st place in the NL West)
The Rockies just won a weekend series with the Giants. Although I was at the game in which Barry Bonds hit a home run (I almost puked) and the Rockies lost, they came out of the weekend with a series victory and some steam heading into their next road trip.

Minnesota Twins (7-11, 4th place in the AL Central, 6 games out of first place)
The Twins just got swept by the White Sox. What a weekend for them. They need to stop the bleeding!

Thursday, April 20, 2006


So I may have been a little high on the Rockies early this year. Right now, they have been playing SO bad. I have never said this before, but I can now. . . I can't wait for a road trip!!! Apparently, the Rockies are refusing to hit at home until attendance drops to an all time low. Good plan, guys!! Meanwhile, Jeff Francis and Zach Day are making a run at being the most worthless person on the Rockies' roster. They basically guarantee a victory for the opposing team. When you lose at least 2 out of 5 games every time through your rotation, it really puts pressure on the three guys that can win games. Does not make for a fun season.

Meanwhile, the Twins are making me go crazy. The last several years, they have provided some of the best pitching in the league while producing a maximum of 2 runs a game. This year, the Twins pitching staff has the worst ERA in all of baseball. That's right. Worse than the Royals, Tigers, Marlins, Devil Rays, and my lowly Rockies. Worst!!! It is making me sick. However, their bats have come alive a few times. Seven times, to be exact. All seven victories have been come from behind wins. This baseball season might just push me over the edge. Hopefully a few people come and visit me when I am in my padded room at Fort Logan.

Colorado Rockies (8-7, 2nd in the NL West, 0.5 games out)

Minnesota Twins (7-7, 4th in the AL Central, 2.5 games out)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

French Fried Potatoes

So this weekend was a bit of a sweet and sour weekend.

The Sweet:
  • Getting off of work early on Friday
  • Sarah came home Saturday night
  • Easter Sunday (aka lots of eating)
  • Twins almost sweep the Yankees

The Sour:

  • The Rockies lost another home series, this time to the Phillies

So there you have it. Short and sweet. Now onto Monday. Monday was a great day. Despite the fact that I had to work, it turned out fine. Mostly because I got to play some old man softball. Man, I love the old man softball. It was a pretty crazy game because the wind was blowing the whole game. And it was blowing hard. Straight in from left-center. It was really holding balls up. It did make for some interesting plays, though. For instance, I was playing right-center. This guy belts this fly ball straight to left center. The wind held the ball up, so the guy playing left center came charging in. By the time he tracked down the ball and caught it, he was laying in front of me. I had charged straight in and probably should have caught the ball, if not for the huge collision that would have transpired. It was crazy. The wind also did not play into my strengths. My typical bloop singles and gap line drives were hanging up in the wind. 1-3 with a single and 2 flyouts. Did have a few RBI's though.

As of right now:

Colorado Rockies (7-6, 2nd in the NL West, 1.5 games back)

Minnesota Twins (6-6, 4th in the AL Central, 1.5 games back)

Friday, April 14, 2006

Finally Friday

Well, it is finally Friday and I cannot be happier that the weekend is upon us. This is going to be a pretty busy weekend. Tonight, my brother is in a "living" stations of the cross, so I will be attending that. Then, Sarah comes home Saturday night. This time, she won't be leaving any time soon! Of course it is Easter weekend too, so I will have plenty to do on Sunday. Sarah and I are going to go to church in the morning followed by brunch at my parents' house and then finishing it off with dinner at her grandparents'. Lots of eating, I would imagine. Thankfully, NASCAR takes a week off for Easter, so I don't have to worry about catching the race during all the craziness.

Colorado Rockies (6-3, 1st in the NL West)
Rockies retook sole ownership of the first spot in the West with a rubber match win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Minnesota Twins (4-5, 4th in the AL Central)
The Twins completed a three game sweep of the Athletics. The Yankees come to the Metrodome this afternoon.

Finally - Grant sucks.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

April 13, 2006

Colorado Rockies (5-3, 1st in the NL West)
The Rockies dropped a close game to the Diamondbacks to end their win streak at 4. Ray King took the loss and earned the first Rockies' blown save of the year.

Minnesota Twins (3-5, 4th in the AL Central)
The Twins got a big day from Justin Morneau, who blasted a 3-run shot in the 3rd inning. This was the Twins' second straight win over the Oakland A's.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Daily Baseball Update

Because baseball is the best sport around, I figured I would start doing daily updates as to the status of the two most important teams in the Majors - the Minnesota Twins and the Colorado Rockies. So far, this season is going exactly as I expected. The Rockies are showing everyone that last year's second half of the season was not a fluke. And the Twins' offensive "upgrades" (if you can call them that) are really not that much of an upgrade. So here is the status:

(5-2, First in the NL West)

The Rockies won a 6-5 game against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix. Aaron Cook pitched fairly well, allowing 4 runs over 6 innings. The bullpen allowed 1 run over 3 innings, the lone run being a home run in the bottom of the ninth against Brian Fuentes. Brad Hawpe had an incredible game, falling a single shy of the cycle. Todd Helton also had his first home run of the year.

(2-5, Fifth in the AL Central)

The Twins won their first home game of the year against the A's by the score of 7-6. The Twins exploded for 6 runs in the third inning. The last three runs of the inning came off of the three run home run by Tony Batista. Brad Radke earned his second win of the year. As anybody can figure out, with a 2-5 record and with Radke having two of the Twins' victories, no other Twins pitcher has earned a victory. Chalk that up to lack of run support. Welcome to Twins baseball.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

New Flava

I was sick of the old layout of my blog, so I changed it up a little bit. Added a little color. Hopefully somebody actually reads this once in a while. . .

Friday, April 07, 2006


Why do my bullets on my last post look like flowers? I am pretty sure I just added regular bullets!! I guess that blogspot.com is trying to tell my that I am gay.

Holy Crap!

Jesus poop! Allah turd! Where the hell did the phrase "Holy Crap" come from? I was just typing in the title of this latest posting, which was going to be "Holy crap, it has been a long time", when I found myself asking that question. Where is the connection between fecal matter and the greater good? Usually, there is some sort of connection that can be loosely made, but this one has me stumped. So I head to the easiest source of quick information - Wikipedia. I searched for "Holy Crap" and it came back with the episode of Family Guy called "Holy Crap". Awesome. And that is why I love Wikipedia. Straight shooters, those guys!

I'm not really sure what all has happened since my last post. February 20th. Damn. That has been a while. I won't tell you everything, but I've done some stuff. To make it short and sweet:
  • Went to Phoenix on February 23rd. Hung out with Sarah (as she studied) that night. I was supposed to play golf with my uncle who lives down there on Friday, but he had to work at the last minute. Sarah had testing all Friday, so I was on my own for the day. Luckily I had her car, so I was able to leave her apartment. Since I couldn't golf, I did the next best (or maybe even better) thing - SPRING TRAINING!!
  • I drove to the Brewer's camp, watched some players hit off the tee and in the cages for a while, saw how short Prince Fielder truly is, talked to Corey Koskie (who is a badass), watched drills for a while, called my roommate and my sister who were working, called my grandparents who are Brewers fans, and then called it a day. On the way home, I stopped at In-N-Out Burger. A most delicious treat. Double-double animal style with animal fries. You can't beat it. Since Sarah doesn't really like In-N-Out (how do I date her?), I had that for lunch before she was out of her tests. That afternoon when she finished up, we packed up the car and headed for Denver. Stopped in Albuquerque for the night and finished the drive on Saturday.
  • The next week, I was in Wyoming for most of the week for work. Tuesday morning, we drove up to Gillette (go Deppe!) for a public meeting that evening. After the public meeting, we took a few WYDOT employees out to dinner. Then my two most direct bosses and I went out on the town. What a crap town that is. Did meet my bosses future, toothless wife, though! Stayed there that night. Drove the next day to Douglas (few hours south). Had a meeting there in the morning and then drove back up to Wright (one hour north of Douglas). Had a public meeting there that night. Then we drove back to Douglas to stay the night. Next morning, we headed back to Denver, dropped off a couple people, picked up a guy and headed to Pueblo. We had a meeting with a client down there that afternoon. I didn't get back to the office until late (9:00) that night. Let's just say I was sick of driving after that week.
  • March 24th (I think?) - I went up to Fort Collins after work and spent the evening hanging out with MyHouse, G-Spot, Bitch, Liz, the Papantonakipiece and others. It was a good time.
  • April 1st, 2006 - UCLA wins their Final Four game to advance to the championship game. I lose all interest in the tournament because I had already been guaranteed victory in my office pool ($90) and the Robinson family pool (undisclosed amount).
  • I went to the Denver Auto Show on 4-2-06 with John, Robert, Jamie, and my brother Matthew. It was awesome, as usual. They had a Dodge Challenger there, so that made my day. Plus some Russian guys took a picture of Jamie getting out of a trunk. We think they were Russian mafia and they were researching trunk/human interaction. Totally frickin' sweet.
  • The next day was Opening Day. Guess who didn't work that day. This guy. I was at the Sports Column (greatest bar ever) by 10:30, feeling good by 12:00, in Coors Field by 1:45, first pitch at 2:05, Rockie Dog at 3:00, Rockies' victory in the 11th at 5:30. Great day. Far better than working - I would recommend it.
  • Took Sarah to the airport the morning of the 5th. She had to go to Phoenix for a week and a half. They have their final, end of the year tests starting on the 6th and going until the 14th. She comes back the 15th. The good news is that this is the last trip she has to make to Phoenix for testing.
  • Planning on going skiing both days this weekend. Should be warm weather, spring skiing all weekend! Plus it is snowing there right now, so it will be warm with fresh snow! Can't beat it!
  • Not much else new. I'm trying to find a place to live after all my roommates get married. I'm also trying to watch as much baseball and car racing as possible.