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Saturday, October 20, 2012

LCS Chatter: Off-Day

Well, the LCS round takes an off-day today, since the ALCS is done and the the NL teams are travelling. Still, if any news comes up, maybe we can put it here or something.

Gamingboy Posted: October 20, 2012 at 12:30 AM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Guapo Posted: October 20, 2012 at 08:45 AM (#4277303)
Today's checklist:


You go to Home Depot [ ]
You go to the Supermarket [ ]
You go to Bed Bath and Beyond [ ]
You go for a run [ ]
You go for a walk [ ]
You never leave your couch [ ]
You go out to brunch [ ]
You go out for coffee [ ]
You start the NYT crossword [ ]
You finish the NYT crossword [ ]
You think about cleaning out your car/shed/basement, but don't actually do it [ ]
You go into work for a while [ ]
While at work, all you do is check email and surf the internet [ ]
You ignore your kids [ ]
Your kids ignore you [ ]
You talk to someone of the opposite sex [ ]
Who isn't your wife [ ]
Or your mom [ ]
You think about doing some garden work, but don't actually do it [ ]
You watch some college football [ ]
You watch an entire college football game [ ]
You watch part of a crappy movie on cable [ ]
You watch "SNL" [ ]
You fall asleep watching "SNL" [ ]

Feel free to add others.
   2. dr. scott Posted: October 20, 2012 at 10:53 AM (#4277346)
You sit on the crapper for 30 minutes reading BBTF on a tablet [X]
   3. Gamingboy Posted: October 20, 2012 at 11:34 AM (#4277378)
You sit on the crapper for 30 minutes reading BBTF on a tablet [X]


Does a laptop count?
   4. Guapo Posted: October 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM (#4277380)
You need more fiber in your diet [x]
   5. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 20, 2012 at 12:01 PM (#4277392)
Watch an EPL game [ ]

Celebrate my birthday [ ]
   6. Gamingboy Posted: October 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM (#4277409)
Happy birthday, Vortex.
   7. dr. scott Posted: October 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM (#4277411)
Laptops are so 2000's... Half a point.

Beer has fiber right?
   8. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 20, 2012 at 12:38 PM (#4277412)
You go to Home Depot [ ]
You go to the Supermarket [ ]
You go to Bed Bath and Beyond [ ]
You go for a run [X]
You go for a walk [ ]
You never leave your couch [ ]
You go out to brunch [ ]
You go out for coffee [ ]
You start the NYT crossword [ ]
You finish the NYT crossword [ ]
You think about cleaning out your car/shed/basement, but don't actually do it [ ]
You go into work for a while [ ]
While at work, all you do is check email and surf the internet [ ]
You ignore your kids [ ]
Your kids ignore you [ ]
You talk to someone of the opposite sex [X] (Does a text count?)
Who isn't your wife [X]
Or your mom [X]
You think about doing some garden work, but don't actually do it [ ]
You watch some college football [ ]
You watch an entire college football game [ ]
You watch an EPL Game [X]
You watch part of a crappy movie on cable [X]
You watch "SNL" [ ]
You fall asleep watching "SNL" [ ]

My suggestion:
You clear out most of your DVR [X]
   9. dr. scott Posted: October 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM (#4277429)
I'm working real hard on

You get you're ass off the couch and go for a bike ride while your wife washes her hair [ ].

Seriously, she just informed me this could take upwards of 2.5 hours. There are lots of chemicals involved....

Ok, one more

You check that you're fire extinguisher is within reach and full [ ].
   10. gef the talking mongoose Posted: October 20, 2012 at 01:07 PM (#4277439)
You finish watching Chained (the newish Jennifer Lynch movie, not the 2-or-so-year-old Australian movie of the same name that you mistakenly put atop your queue the first time, though it turned out to be pretty darned solid, gratifyingly enough) from Netflix & then go on to Iron Sky from Blockuster. [X]
   11. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 20, 2012 at 01:20 PM (#4277444)
Best time of the year for a free weekend in San Francisco: Trolley Dances and Open Studios and gourd-based cooking.
It's super foggy, but considering all the walking I'm fine with the cool weather.
The whole city seems hunkered down between baseball games - of the few people out, seems like half are wearing some kind of Gigantes gear.
Tomorrow will probably be bonkers.
   12. Gamingboy Posted: October 20, 2012 at 01:27 PM (#4277451)
   13. Bowling Baseball Fan Posted: October 20, 2012 at 01:36 PM (#4277460)
Watch a supposedly good college football team stink it up.
   14. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: October 20, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4277497)
You go to the Supermarket [X]

You go for a walk [X]

Conradian Error [X] (Walked to the supermarket. On way home decided to take direct route by descending a muddy hill instead of taking the indirect but paved route. Slipped and fell ass-first into the mud, which got on my grocery bags, jacket, shirt, jeans, belt, shoes, and (most distressingly) up the headphone jack of my iPod. (it appears to be working fine post-reboot.) Spill was witnessed by two young women who were walking on the paved route and asked if I was alright. E-4, 2 unearned runs allowed.)
   15. dr. scott Posted: October 20, 2012 at 03:10 PM (#4277513)
Whew...

You get you're ass off the couch and go for a bike ride while your wife washes her hair [x].

Nice ride in the fog over the GG bridge. Fred is correct.. Seems oddly deserted out there except for all the young women in North Beach getting early morning cabs.
   16. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 20, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4277573)
You go into work for a while [X]

To be fair, I work Saturdays and have Mondays off.

You talk to someone of the opposite sex [X]
Who isn't your wife [X]
Or your mom [X]


Or a female coworker [ ]

You take advantage of the first non-baseball day in three months by... entering a bunch of baseball data in a spreadsheet [ ]

To be updated later, of course.
   17. phredbird Posted: October 20, 2012 at 07:32 PM (#4277650)
i did a surprising number of things on that list ...
   18. bobm Posted: October 20, 2012 at 07:47 PM (#4277659)
Slipped and fell ass-first into the mud, which got on my grocery bags, jacket, shirt, jeans, belt, shoes, and (most distressingly) up the headphone jack of my iPod. 

Now we know why the headphone jack on the iPhone 5 is on the bottom (Boom!) :-)
   19. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 20, 2012 at 07:51 PM (#4277661)
See that horrible DirecTV shower ad [X]
   20. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 20, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4277681)
Seems oddly deserted out there except for all the young women in North Beach getting early morning cabs.

Which reminds me - gotta get up & get out early next weekend... the Halloween Party Walk of Shame Day is one of my favorite mornings of the year.
   21. AJMcCringleberry Posted: October 20, 2012 at 08:45 PM (#4277694)
I'm working real hard on

Me too...wait, what?
   22. altavista Posted: October 20, 2012 at 09:33 PM (#4277714)
You go to Home Depot [X]
You go to the Supermarket [X]
You go to Bed Bath and Beyond [ ]
You go for a run [ ]
You go for a walk [X]
You never leave your couch [ ]
You go out to brunch [X]
You go out for coffee [X]
You start the NYT crossword [ ]
You finish the NYT crossword [ ]
You think about cleaning out your car/shed/basement, but don't actually do it [X]
You go into work for a while [X]
While at work, all you do is check email and surf the internet [X]
You ignore your kids [ ]
Your kids ignore you [ ]
You talk to someone of the opposite sex [X] (Does a text count?)
Who isn't your wife [X]
Or your mom [X]
You think about doing some garden work, but don't actually do it [X]
You watch some college football [X]
You watch an entire college football game [ ]
You watch an EPL Game [X]
You watch part of a crappy movie on cable [X]
You watch "SNL" [ ]
You fall asleep watching "SNL" [ ]


Color me impressed. That list pretty well nails my Saturday.
   23. gef the talking mongoose Posted: October 20, 2012 at 09:44 PM (#4277718)
Seems oddly deserted out there except for all the young women in North Beach getting early morning cabs.


I trust that none of them were taken to the cabbie's home & killed. There was a lot of that in Chained.
   24. base ball chick Posted: October 20, 2012 at 11:49 PM (#4277776)
tell kidz to clean their rooms NOW [x]
tell kidz you mean RIGHT NOW OR ELSE [x]
tell kidz they would not LIKE me when i'm angry [x]
hear kidz whine over cleaning up [X]
telling kidz that their using the washing machine will NOT turn them into homosexuals, or worse, GRRRRLS [X]

go to the kroger [x]
spend all day cooking [x]
spend all day telling males that NO they can NOT have it right now it's going into the freezer [x]
spend all day telling males that NO they can NOT "have just a taste" [X]

get up set when i remember that there are no baseball games, or even DH games on the tv today [X]
get even more up set when i remember that there are no astros in the playoffs [X]
try to get un-up set reminding myself that i am no longer an astros fan [X]
checking blood pressure [X]
   25. dr. scott Posted: October 21, 2012 at 12:03 AM (#4277783)
No baseball.

Watching reruns of this years Tour de France [x].

The Brits did quite well this year. Not so much for certain Americans.
   26. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 21, 2012 at 09:04 AM (#4277866)
You take advantage of the first non-baseball day in three months by... entering a bunch of baseball data in a spreadsheet [ ]

This now gets a [X], at least depending on the definition of "a bunch;" do all the postseason gamelogs of almost every non-pitcher who played in a World Series game between 1905-1912 count?

Results: Home Run Baker, Eddie Collins, and Tris Speaker - really good. Art Fletcher - shockingly awful (in the Series, anyway, he was perfectly decent in the regular season).

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