Tuesday, June 7, 2011

well that game was fun to watch

i've said before i'm not a big hockey guy.  and i've followed this NHL post-season with a mild interest.  i feel like it's kind of disrespectful to the real fans to suddenly act like i love the bruins.  and the fact that the whole city is jumping on the bandwagon has only made me more hesitant to really get into it.  but i will say this, brad marchand has come into my restaurant a bunch of times, and he seems like a pretty good dude.  when he scored that ridiculous pass to himself off the boards short handed goal, i jumped up and yelled at the tv for the first time this whole playoffs.  and now i'm all in.  i can't wait for game 4. 

i kind of wish they hadn't piled on all those goals at the end though, that usually has a way of coming back to haunt you.

Monday, June 6, 2011

reverse wave?!? also gonzalez is a beast.

i went to the game at fenway yesterday.  about halfway through a wave started up in the bleachers, no big deal.  except that it went counterclockwise.  i've been to a lot of games, and seen a lot of waves, but i have never before seen it start in the bleachers and go left.

my seat was by the foul pole in right, pretty close to where adrian gonzalez's 4th inning home run landed.  when i saw it leave the bat it looked like a lazy opposite field pop up on a defensive swing.  and then it carried and carried and the next thing i knew it dropped down over the monster.  in most parks it's probably a routine fly out to left.  he may be the absolute perfect hitter for fenway.  look at how he's holding the bat, it just looks so effortless.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

what kind of shirt do i wear with my sweet linen pants?

every summer i see people in linen pants; on the vineyard, at weddings, on vacation in costa rica, etc.  and i always think to myself "man, they must be having an awesome time in those."  so yesterday i finally bought myself some.  but my question is, what shirt do i wear with them?  obviously it can't be white.  i do NOT want to look like every dumbass at miami heat games.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

nadal vs federer, again. really?

i don't follow pro tennis like i used to, back when i played all the time and taught it for a living.  but i still have a casual interest and pay it a little bit of attention.  having said that, i thought the days of federer/nadal grand slam finals were over.  the last time they played each other in a slam final was in australia over 2 years ago.  the first final they played in was exactly 5 years ago at the 2006 french open (also the first time dallas and miami played in the NBA finals.  totally irrelevant, but i think mildly interesting).  they then made the next 3 and a half years of men's tennis pretty boring by playing each other in 7 grand slam finals from '06-'09.  and now here they are, back again in the french open final.

Friday, June 3, 2011

i did not see that coming.

i don't want to jinx anything.  so even though i'd love to, i will not rip on miami today.  in all likelihood they still probably win in 6.  i'm trying to plan my summer around the total avoidance of all nba news, because there is no way i am going to be able to handle the media crush that will go along with a heat championship.  but at least for now, this thing isn't over.  for dallas to win, dirk will probably need a legendary performance that will make people start thinking of him as an all-time great.  but, from what he's done so far this playoffs, that doesn't seem impossible.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

dice K is having tommy john surgery. what?!

there's tornadoes flying through the state, the bruins are playing for the stanley cup, and shaq retired. so well timed daisuke.  way to sneak this in under the radar.  it's the 8th lead story on espn/boston right now.  not espn, espn BOSTON.  i guess it's not official yet, he's planning to tell the sox today that he is going to have the surgery.  and i know he hasn't been that great, but this is a pretty big deal.  at least now wakefield may get his shot to stay in the rotation till he's 50.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Public Service Announcement about "Skinny Girl" drinks

i work in a bar that serves a LOT of tequila.  and more and more often i've been getting orders for "skinny girl" margaritas.  it's the same thing, just with lime juice and soda water instead of sour mix.  a few weeks ago a girl told me that the reason for this is because of some lady named bethenny frankel who was on "the real housewives of new york city."  apparently she's become famous for "inventing" a number of lower calorie alcoholic drinks.  now here's the point of this blog: 

there are calories in alcohol.  a lot of calories.  just a straight shot of vodka or any average liquor has about 100 of them.  the thing that makes light beer light is that it has less alcohol.  regular bud is 5% alcohol.  bud light is only 4.2%.  mich ultra is 4.1%.  mgd 64 is 2.8%.  and bud select 55 is only 2.4% alcohol. 

so sorry "skinny girl" drink drinkers, the only way to actually avoid the calories is to take out the booze.

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