Thursday, July 30, 2009

How Would Tiger Play This Hole?

I have never been a big video game player. I mean, it's not like I even own a PS3 or anything. I'd like to, but I don't think the wifey would allow it. For awhile, I did enjoy playing Tigers Woods Golf on a Playstation I owned back around 2001. I was amazed at how accurate and realistic the graphics were. Video games have sure some a long way since the days of Pong. Today, they're almost like flight simulators, with their amazing graphics, ligthning fast action and great sound effects. The golf courses in Tigers Woods Golf are incredible, too. When I first went to Pebble Beach, I knew exactly how it looked, because I had seen it on the video game. It could not have been more accurate! I remember the first Pac Man, and now I see where this industry is today. Where will it be tomorrow or next year. Stay tuned, because you know it's going to be EXCITING!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mesothelioma Took the Great McQueen...Don't Let it Take You or Someone You May Know!

A lot of famous people have been removed from the planet prematurely as a result of the killer called mesothelioma, a disease that attacks the lungs due to exposure to asbestos. The symptoms of the disease are a persistent cough, constant dredging, hoarseness and problems breathing. Steve McQueen is probably the most well-known person to have succumbed to this awful condition. If you think you have it, you should go to a doctor immediately, so that you can start receiving treatments for Mesothelioma right away.

Friday, July 24, 2009

FREE Online Auctions

The Internet is so amazing! It's gotten so that you can buy just about anything online today. It has almost gotten to the point where you can purchase everything online--from food to clothing to toys to land to houses and cars, even! The other day I actually bid on a baby rhino (just kidding!) Anyway, the world of free online auctions is exploding at an incredible rate, and now is THE time to get in line and start feeling fine about going online to bid on things and save $$ and time. And the best thing is that it's all FREE! Do it now and thank me later. Or thank me now and do it later...but don't wait too long!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I'm Not Horsing Around Here!

Do you have a horse? Lucky you. All I get to have is two dogs. One day, I would love to have a horse. I love horses, event though many of them have cost me a ton of money, back in the day when I was single and went to the track quite a bit. I have always admired the great racehorses of out time--my 2 absolute favorites are Sea biscuit (pictured) and Secretariat. They were amazing animals and incredible champions! Horses and horse racing are both things that interest me greatly. I found a great place for horse owners to get their horse supplies. It's called and I suggest you check it out! Check it out!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Schmidt Happens!

After a two-year medical ordeal and a blooper-reel first inning that prolonged the agony, Jason Schmidt pitched the Dodgers to victory Monday night.
And who thought that would ever happen again? Surely not I. I figured Schmidt was finished a long time ago, but evidently there’s still a little something left in the tank. He will undoubtedly never be the dominant hurler he once was, but if he can win a few games down the stretch for the Dodgers as their fifth starter, we’ll take it!
If Schmidt can step up, it means the Dodgers may not have to trade for another starting pitcher prior to the trade deadline. Which, in my opinion is a good thing—why should they have to give away the farm for Ray Hallady, when he can then demand a trade after this season? Toronto is trying to rape some poor contender for Hallady, and it’s a joke, I believe. Hasn’t anyone learned from the Barry Zito debacle that pitchers’ are like milk—they can go sour in a millisecond!
Schmidt's first Major League start since June 16, 2007, turned into a 7-5 Dodgers comeback win over the Reds, matching his previous total of Dodgers victories. This one included Manny Ramirez's 537th career home run, moving him past Mickey Mantle and into sole possession of 15th place on the all-time list, and a solo shot by Andre Ethier, his club-high 19th.
In five innings, Schmidt struck out two but was wild enough to walk three and hit one. All three runs were scored in the first inning and he allowed only one batter as far as second base after that.
Manager Joe Torre reiterated after the game what he said before the game, that Schmidt figures to remain in the rotation at least for another start.
"The consideration is to send him back out there again," said Torre.
Schmidt made 91 pitches against the Reds, none faster than 89 mph, most of his fastballs hovering around 87 according to's pitch tracker (the readings on the Dodger Stadium radar gun were erratic all night).
Yet, Schmidt said the decreased velocity is only partly the result of two operations on a 36-year-old shoulder, but also his intentional adjustment to the mysterious workings of his body.
"If I aired it out from pitch one to 100, I could get to 91 or 92, but when I try to throw harder even a little bit, I can't control it," Schmidt said. "So, I have to pitch like it's an easy bullpen [session]. I don't like doing it that way, but it's the only way that works and I've been getting people out during the rehab like that and I'm living with it.
"Winning tonight is very exciting. But it's still a little frustrating knowing what I used to be able to do. I feel like I'm kind of handicapped. I want to challenge hitters with every pitch. That was my intimidation before, that I could blow it by anybody, and it doesn't work that way anymore. I was a bull in a china shop. Now I have to be cool and collected, throwing breaking balls with two strikes when I used to throw fastballs. It's like night and day."

Monday, July 20, 2009

Why is Richard Sore?

Poor Mr. Simmons. He came out too quickly with his newest diet scenario and it tanked. Now he is getting chubbier right before our very eyes. Maybe he will really Jump The Shark soon, at which point we will no longer be forced to listen to his shrill cries and annoying diatribes. Richard just hasn't stayed up with the new things that are happening in the weight loss industry. Dancing to the Oldies and a deck of cards just doesn't cut it anymore with today's more sophisticated and well-informed dieters. For one, diet pills are much improved--more effective, but most importantly--safer. Today, people want something reliable and natural, if possible--not some whining little chubster in short shorts doing burpees to Frankie Valli songs.

Monday, July 13, 2009

It's MLB All-Star Game Time Again!

Here are my picks. Tell me what you think. Do you agree with them or do you think that they stink?

Ed’s All-Star Squad
First Base: Mark Texeira, New York Yankees
Second Base: Aaron Hill, Toronto Blue Jays
Shortstop: Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
Third Base: Evan Longoria, Tampa Rays
Catcher: Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
Outfield: Jason Bay, Boston Red Sox
Outfield: Torii Hunter, Los Angeles Angels
Oufield: Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners
Pitcher: Zack Greinke, Kansas City Royals
MVP: Mark Texeira, New York Yankees
Manager: Jim Leyland, Detroit Tigers
Cy Young: Zack Greinke, Kansas City Royals
Best Rookie: Rick Porcello, Detroit Tigers
Surprise Team: Texas Rangers
Top Executive: Theo Epstein, Boston Red Sox
Disappointment Team: Minnesota Twins

First Base: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
Second Base: Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
Shortstop: Hanley Ramirez, Florida Marlins
Third Base: David Wright, New York Mets
Catcher: Bengie Molina, San Francisco Giants
Outfield: Raul Ibanez, Philadelphia Phillies
Outfield: Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
Outfield: Brad Hawpe, Colorado Rockies
Pitcher: Jason Marquis, Colorado Rockies
MVP: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
Manager: Joe Torre, Los Angeles Dodgers
Cy Young: Jason Marquis, Colorado Rockies
Best Rookie: Andrew McCutcheon, Pittsburgh Pirates
Top Executive: Ned Colletti, Los Angeles Dodgers
Surprise Team: Colorado Rockies
Disappointment Team: Arizona Diamondbacks/Chicago Cubs (tie)

Thursday, July 09, 2009

If Only..

We all go through "if only.." moments in our lives, especially as we get older. People like to look back on their time on this planet and say that they have no regrets, but everyone has them. My biggest one is that I never took piano lessons. I could have been good--yet I have no logical reason to back up my claim. So, I've decided to take some. I am also in the process of learning how to be a better blogger and I am taking typing lessons. The piano? I will give it a try. The problem with a lot of people is that when they hit a particular age, they decide to stop learning. I recently learned that it's never too late to learn. Put those "if only.." moments in storage and turn them into "go for it!" moments.