Friday, March 30, 2007

no cares ...

I am in a piss poor mood today.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Some of my favorite things ...

This is where I entered Fenway Park for the very first time ...

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I really hope Manny uses a new picture ... I was not digging this one so much.

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Just a beautiful site ... that's it!

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I sat on here for about 90 minutes or so ... this is where I talked to Billy Crystal at the MFY series in August ...

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Let us NOT forget about Fanny the Fenway Cow ... who resides in Copley Place ...

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First Game of 2007 !

Holy Friggin Crap !

Can you believe that in 4 days (not including today of course) that the Red Sox have the first game of the 2007 Season ??

YAY !!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Faith in promises ...

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See ... If Mr. Joshy-Woshy can promise me a win ... they all can ... and I'll believe them too ... I have a good feeling about Sir Beckett this year ... a very good feeling indeed.

I lost my mind !

I was chatting with my dear mother on the phone last night - and somehow we got to talking about youtube ... which then led us to blogger ... which then in turn led us to MY BLOG !

FTLOG ! What on earth was I thinking ???

I am now going to have to edit things I put on here ... and watch my p's and q's ... and ... and ... and ... *sigh* oh heavens to betsy, I am so screwed ... but I love ya anyway Ma !

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Who are you ?

This was fun for me, since I LOVE Grey's Anatomy ...

Take THE QUIZ to see which Grey's personality you are most similar too ...

Share your answers !

Courtesy of my good buddy Eoyore !

MLB Roundtable - Eastern Division

I like this quote best of all ...

Dan Owen: Boston Red Sox - This is a two team race, and anybody who says otherwise obviously doesn't follow baseball. The Yankees and the Red Sox are going to go at it yet again, and this year I think the Bo Sox have the upper hand. They easily have the better starting pitching, and I'd say that Jon Papelbon is a better closer than Mariano Rivera. I know, gasp! But Rivera isn't invincible like he used to be, and I just don't see him being as good as the young gun. Thank god the Sox took their heads out of the ground to see that they really don't need Papelbon in the rotation. The Yankees are probably a slightly better offensive team, but pitching wins championships, so the Red Sox will win the division by a healthy 5 games. But here's to Toronto doing something awesome, since I'm pretty sure everyone is sick of this rivalry by now.

Monday, March 26, 2007

All I want for opening day is my ...

two front teeth?

LOL ! Thought this was wicked funny ...

Warm temps ...

Yesterday in Novyland we had 83 degrees ... what a beautiful day - I brought out the flip flops !

The DS had his end of season skating party at a roller rink ... I always have a good time with the kids, so we were busy playing the arcade games and winning lots of tickets to get prizes. The kids are so funny - they trusted me to hold all of their tickets ... and we cashed them in as a group - that way whatever tickets I won, they could split between them. They did pretty well too ... We had a blast spending them ...

I brought a picture of the team, and I had picked up a mat for it ... and all of kids that were there signed it ... It looks so cute in the frame - I told them that if they ever make it big in the NHL, I am the lucky one to have gotten their first autograph !

Another nice day today, I am wearing sandals ... then it may start to cool down. That's ok, I live with it ...

Have a great day !

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Day of rest ?

Not likely ...

I had to work a few hours today - and I have a whole big long list of stuff I want to accomplish today at home.

  • Clean out the laundry room
  • Clean out the garage
  • Do laundry
  • Wash Kitchen Floor
  • Dust Living Room
  • Clean out my closet
  • Clean out the DS's closet
  • Clean out "spare" kitchen closet - where I store the vaccuum & mop & ironing board amongst everything else ...

Well, the list is big enough - so I will stop there - even though I have more TO DO's on the brain !

Friday, March 23, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thank You Schill !

per Curt Schilling's blog Paps has been named closer ...

I am so relieved ... I mean, don't get me wrong, I wanted to see him strut his stuff in the starting rotation, but I have much more confidence in him closing those games ...


Lord, please don't tease me like this ...

So, I was doing my mid-day perusing of blogs ... and saw that Jere recently posted THIS about my beloved Paps ...


Please do NOT tease me in such an awful, tormenting way ...

This haunts me at night ... I swear to you ... I worry about who on Earth could possibly fill this man's shoes, and there is nobody ...

Also, please note that Reb of the wonderful REBSOX has made an appearance today ... NOW I feel like it's baseball season with her back ...

LaRussa is ASleepa ...

Well, falling asleep at the wheel is a dangerous thing, but it is even worse when you are asleep at the wheel and drunk like LaRussa was found to be ...

Bummah ...

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Anyone need a grill ?

If you do, ask Manny about the one he has for sale ...

LOL ! I LOVE what The Dugout has to say today

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007

David Wells ...

I read this ... today about David Wells. I can't say I am surprised ... but it's something he'll have to work on.

Whenever I think of him, I always think of seeing him last August at Fenway - after the game - everyone is driving around in these fancy-schmancy vehicles ... and away drives Wells in a beat up red truck ... I waved, he waved - then he yelled at some prick on the street cause the guy was being, well, a prick ... LOL !

good memories ...

Friday, March 16, 2007


Good article on the Red Sox site today ...

A little love for Eric Hinske from Tito. I saw him play last year ... I was impressed ... I was also impressed with is GRAND SLAM in spring training this year.

Also, my sweet, dear, hunky Beckett ... my love, you have got to work on this ... you are making me nervous for the regular season ... I want to keep the faith in you, and baby, I don't want to have to yell at the damn TV when you are on ... Um-Kay? great ... thanks ...

Any-who ... I'm outtie for now ... Me gots a headache ...

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Top 9 moments in Red Sox History ...

You gots to vote ... so go HERE to vote for your top 3 choices ...

Oh ... and I was looking at some pictures, and came across this fabric ... this is the fabric that I have for my Tie-Blanket that I got 2 Christmas's ago from a co-worker ...

On this date in baseball ...

I love this stinkin calendar ...

March 15, 2000:

In spring training action, Red Sox star Pedro Martinez and five relievers combined on a perfect exhibition game beating the Blue Jays 5-0.

Quote from Mark Lemke:
"What really catches your eye is how small Pedro is. you go up against Roger Clemens, even if you've never seen him before, and you say, 'This guy looks overpowering.' You wouldn't say that about Pedro Martinez."

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Niffer-ella ...

oh ... yeah ... we are back to the hijinx again ...

So ... Miss Niffer ... she's raggin on me today ... I'm gonna punch her in the face ...

*giggle, giggle*

I told her I was going to write a little something about her ... but ... it might make her cry, so I am opting to be like Missouri, and I choose to not participate.

~ ~ ~ sorry ~ ~ ~ LMAO ~ ~ ~

this post means nothing to anyone other than Niffer ...

More on the pathetic A-Rah drama ...

I just love calling him that ... thanks to a DUGOUT favorite ...

oh ... but I digress ... this is the pathetic drama I was referring to ...

A-Rah on "mission not complete with MFY's ..."

Gag Me With A Spoon ... just ... just ... read this ...

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

My Papel-hon ...

From MLB Mailbag found here

I especially like this question ...

How well do you think Jonathon Papelbon will adapt to starting? Do you expect him to take the entire season to adjust?
-- Morag M., United Kingdom

This is definitely one of the most interesting issues surrounding this year's team. Papelbon was so electric in the closer role last year that you can only wonder if he will have the same type of dominance as a starter. The Red Sox are also very mindful of Papelbon's health after his right shoulder scare of a year ago. The last time the Red Sox made such a significant closer-starter transition with one of their starters was with Derek Lowe in 2002. Lowe responded by going 21-8 that year and throwing a no-hitter. The jury is still out on Papelbon.

As Spring Training moves on ... I keep thinking that I want my Papel-baby to hold off on starting, and concentrate on closing ... I want to have confidence that when we need a STRONG closer, we can count on Jonathon being the GO-TO-MAN !!!

Monday, March 12, 2007

On this date ...


The New York Highlander franchise (to be remaned MFY's in 1913) is approved as a member of the American League.

Quote from Bill Veeck:

"Baseball is the only thing beside the paper clip that hasn't changed."

I sure love my daily baseball calendar ... speaking of calendars ... on my 2007 Red Sox calendar, we have ... Papi ... awwwww ...

Have You Ever ...

Things you have done ...

My "have-you-ever's" are in Pink

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said "I love you" and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales

45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs /DVDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers

61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand
90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
97. Raised children
98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds (45.5 kilograms)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someones heart
111. Ridden a bike
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had surgery

120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someones mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someones life

This was fun ! I hope that my friends will do the same ... I always love to learn something new about you ... ~ Novy

2nd Place ...

What a fine way to finish up the ds's hockey season.

We had an out of town tournament this weekend, we played 3 games on Saturday, we took 2 and lost 1. We then won our game on Sunday to clinch 2nd place. We are moving up in the world, the kids were pleased previously with their 3rd place trophy, so you can only imagine how happy they were yesterday.

It was an emotional day as a hockey mom. I love this sport. I love watching my son skate. I love all the kids on the team, they are all so great. Let's not forget the little friends I have made, being the siblings of the ds's teammates. I will see them all again at the end of season banquet and the kids skating party.

These great kids presented each of the parents with a beautiful rose yesterday after their win, and thanked us, the parents, for being there for all their games & practices, cheering loud and often, and just being a great support system for them. I was teary eyed.

Our 3 coaches all gave a post-game speech yesterday - congratulating the kids with how far they had come this season, and how proud they were of each and every one of them. They went on to say the same of us ... I am so proud of the coaches we had this year ... they taught the kids good sportsmanship, helped them excel in their skills, and showed them you can have fun out there ...

*sigh* Until next season ... it's only 6 1/2 months away !

Boston - vs - MFY

Tonight the beloved Sox meet up with the MFY's ... but I have to wonder why the Three Amigo's won't make the trip to Fort Myers ...

Friday, March 09, 2007

Happy Weekend !

Well, I am outta here for the weekend ... the DS has one final hockey tournament this weekend ... so we will be busy to say the least ...

Wishing everyone a joyous weekend ...

and to my Enclavian Sistahs: Jebus does things for a reason ... remember that !

Hansen is # 9 on Hot List ...

Craig Hansen of my beloved RED SOX is # 9 on Top 10 Breakout Performers for MLB 2007 !!!!

9. Craig Hansen, RP, Red Sox
Age: 23

Hansen showed solid command in the minors, notched a 1.82 ERA in 59.2 innings and coughed up not a single home run. To indulge in understatement for a moment, things did not go so swimmingly after his promotion to Boston. In '07, however, Hansen figures to make strides, and, should Joel Pineiro flop in his new role, he might he even wind up with some save opportunities. Long-term, he remains a highly promising young reliever.

Good Luck, make RSN proud ...

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Brady's Ladies = Fertile ????

Tom Brady - to be a daddy twice ... it's like having twins ... only they have different moms ...

however ... it's not confirmed ...

Price of Fame ...

Word out of Brookline is that the Red Sox $52 million mound man Daisuke Matsuzaka is moving into the haute ’hood. The Japanese pitchman, with wife Tomoyo Shibata and their 1-year-old daughter, will join team brass John Henry, Larry Lucchino and Terry Francona in the official suburb of the Boston Red Sox prior to opening day. It’s supposed to be a big secret, but we do know that Dice-K is renting a luxe crib - that just got a kitchen makeover - in a gated community with 24-hour security. The rent, we’re told, is around $10,000 per month. Which seems like a bargain in Brookline! But don’t put the coffee cake in the oven just yet. Word is that Dice-K and T., a former Nippon TV personality dubbed “Rockets” by the Japanese press, plan to stay on the DL in Boston. The Matsuzakas, who are the celebrity equivalent of Brad and Angelina in Japan, will be camera-shy outside of the park - especially if they are with their daughter. “They are adamant that the baby never be photographed or made available to the public,” a Red Sox insider told the Track. “Tomoyo was a member of the Japanese media and she knows the score.”

Posted March 08, by Ben Maller

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Pitch, Pitch, Pitch ...

This guy is just amazing ... I LOVE having him on "my" team ... WOW ...

I am feeling so confident going into the 2007 MLB season with the pitching rotation the RS have ... amazing !

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Magazine - ESPN

OOOOHHHHH ! I was SOOOO excited yesterday when I got the mail ... cause my ESPN magazine came ... with Dice-K on da covah !!!

OOOOHHH-LA-LA !!! Red Sox boy on da covah ... lovin it !

However, I didn't have time to read it all ... there is a TON of MLB crap-ola in there ... and I mean crap-ola in the FINEST sense of the term ...


Stress ...

So, we have these little stress cards at our desks ... if you place your thumb on it, it will change color, and the color will tell you your stress level.

Mine is BLACK ... HIGH STRESS ...

why ? what is the deal ?


is there going to be a light at the end of my work load tunneL ?

Monday, March 05, 2007

Is that a hint of a smile ?

Johnny actually appears to be smiling in his team photo this year ... much better than last years picture, where it was depressing.

Lester pitches in great in first ST appearance ... I love this guy ... I wish him so much luck this year ... he deserves it !

Wow ... I love baseball season ...

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Dinner ...

The ds was a VERY GOOD LITTLE MAN today ... so I am taking him out to dinner ... he picked a VERY NICE restaurant ... my mouth is watering already.


Now, I just need to decide what to order for dinner ...

Any suggestions?

Friday, March 02, 2007

Ohio Baseball Team ...

This is always sad ... thoughts and prayers are with the members of the team and their families ...

Let it snow, let it snow ...


JEBUS ! FTLOG ! Make the snow stop !

Snow, Snow, go away, come again another day ...

Seriously ... you can hardly see my house as the loader was over yesterday clearing out all the snow from around town and dumping it by the river ... the ds is going to go snowboarding on it tonight if the weather isn't to bad ... they did cancel school today for the impending storm ...

My parents are driving up to our fish house again this weekend in search of another monster walleye ... my uncle just caught a 15 pounder there last weekend ... good luck !

*sigh* just another day I guess ...

Paps ... is da man !

The Hunt for the Red Sox Closer is still in hot pursuit ... so sports writers wonder Will Papelbon ever close again?

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Get to know me ...

You know those chain e-mails, where you need to answer the questions and forward to your friends ... well, I thought it was fun ... and my Enclavian Sistah's and I all did this ... along with my friend Niffer ...

1. What is your occupation? Business Support- sounds fancy eh?
2. What color are your socks right now? Nude - I'm wearing pantyhose !
3. What are you listening to right now? Annoying People that I want to smack upside the head - Niffer agrees with me on this one !
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich ... was really good
5. Can you drive a stick? SORTA !
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Blue
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Jason in MO
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Do I have to answer this ???? Just Kidding ... yes ... it was from my Niffer
9. How old are you today? 28
10. Favorite drink? Today? Water ...
11. What is your favorite sport to watch? HOCKEY !!!!!!!!!!!!! BASEBALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12. Have you ever dyed your hair? Uh ... Yeah ...
13. Pet? Currently none ... unless you count the ds ...
14. Favorite food? Hamburger with Ketchup & Sour Cream ... garlic dip ... fried walleye.
15. What was the last movie you watched? The Departed
16. Favorite day of the year? DS's Birthday
17. What do you do to vent anger? Bitch & Moan ...
18. What was your favorite toy as a child? Barbie's
19. What is your favorite fall or spring? Fall- love the smells and all the colors
20. Hugs or kisses? Either.
21. Cherries or Blueberry? Uh ... none of the above ...
22. Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes of course !
23. Who is most likely to respond? don't know
24. Who is least likely to respond? Niffer ... cause she sent it to me first !
25. Living arrangements? What does this mean exactly ? Me and the ds live in a white townhouse on the river ...
26. When was the last time you cried? Sunday ... I was so happy with ds's hockey team winning a trophy I cried.
27. What is on the floor of your closet? lots and lots of stuff
28. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? Tough one ...Kristi / Brook ...
29. What did you do last night? Puked, watched TV, drank water
30. Favorite smells? Fresh Rain ... Fall in the woods walking with a freshly shot gun ...
31. Who inspires you? My Mom
32. What are you afraid of? Lots of stuff ... Snakes ... being a failure ...
33. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? PLAIN !!!!!!!
34. Favorite dog breed? Springer Spaniel / Golden Retriever
35. How many years at your current job? almost 5 years
36. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
37. How many states have you lived in? 2
38. Favorite holiday? Christmas
39. Ever driven a Motorcycle or heavy machinery? uh ... don't think so ...
40. Who's your favorite NFL team? Patriots ...
41. Do you have a house phone that is NOT cordless? YES ! I keep one in the buffet in case of emergencies ...
42. 10 inches of snow or 100 degree weather? 10 inches of snow, I am from Minnesota after all

Baseball's Back !

If this isn't exciting, I don't know what is ...