Tuesday, September 30, 2008

ADSL Season 3 - Fantasy Football Update:

INJURIES!!! INJURIES!!! INJURIES!!! We just finished week 4 and the injuries are piling up. Tom Brady….done, Brian Westbrook…..who knows, Shockey….sports hernia, Colston….thumb surgery, Mendenhall…done, Boldin….knocked out, Aaron Rodgers…shoulder, Willie Parker…knee, Palmer…elbow. Throw in the bye weeks and things are going to start getting interesting. D ST DIRTBALLS is getting devastated by injuries but they still managed to put up a respectable 101.5 points for week 4. NACHO PAPA set a new high week with 169.0 points, too bad there isn’t a payout for a high week this year. Sorry NACHO!

Who’s making the first big trade this year? The WIZARDS are looking to move one of their RB’s. Rumor has it SMIDAWGS called in sick yesterday to make some roster moves.

The standings are still bunched up in the middle where 6 or 7 teams have a legitimate shot at 2nd or 3rd place. NACO PAPA is starting to extend his lead and may be hard to catch if they keep up this pace. DEFENDING CHAMPS are looking to go first to worst, better start saving now for that dress.

Costanza Award: Tough call this week, almost everyone made the correct choices for their starting line-up. I had to go back to the origins of the Costanza Award to help determine who wins the award this week.

Sorry D ST DIRTBALLS, we hate to pile on here but you are the Costanza Award winner for week 4. Playing Ryan Grant over Chris Johnson is like ordering tuna on toast instead of chicken salad on rye. Nothing good comes from ordering tuna on toast DIRTBALLS.

I know, I forgot the cheerleader of the week on the last entry. So we’ll post 2 entries this week. Jamie Eason was a Houston Texans cheerleader before moving on to become a professional body builder. If you like the picture you will definetly like her MySpace page http://www.myspace.com/jamieeason.

The next entry is Lilly Robbins from the Miami Dolphins.

Better luck next week kids.

Well well well

Its Tuesday and you know what that means...darts! Drinking and darting tonight at the Pony room! The new and improved, revamped squad will be on display (Plus I will be drunk and sophisticated).

For those of you who have nothing to do on Tuesday nights, the Stadium is starting a bean bag toss league or a Corn hole league depending on where you are from. Sign ups are still available just stop by the bar and put your name on the list.

The Sox start the post season tomorrow night.

Game 1 John Lackey vs John Lester

Game 2 Ervin Santana vs Diasuke Matsuzaka

Game 3 Joe Saunders vs Josh Beckett

I hope that Lowell and JD can be healthy enough to make the post season roster. This Angels team is gonna be tough but hell we have beat them before.

The Bruins season starts next Thursday, October 9th with a 4 game road trip - the 9th, 11th, 15th and 18th. Home opener is Monday October 20th vs the Pittsburgh Penguins. Lets hope this season is as good if not better than the last.

Monday, September 29, 2008


I have been corrected - Paul Pierce has the Championship Trophy with him, not the MVP trophy. :)


Derek Sanderson had it all - fame, fortune and adulation. Sadly he lost it all too.

Sanderson made quite the impression on the Bruins faithful before he actually played with the Bs. In 1966 with the Bruins mired in cellar of the NHL, Bruin management held an exhibition match between their top 2 Junior teams, the Niagara Falls Flyers, led by Derek Sanderson, and the Oshawa Generals led by Bobby Orr. The game was to give Bruins fans a look at the future in Orr, but Sanderson had his own agenda. He was determined to get into a fight with Orr in that game. He was just making sure the fans would remember the name Derek Sanderson as much as they remembered Orr's. Despite his attack on the "franchise," Sanderson actually gained a lot of respect from fans and management for his style of play that game. Sanderson would go on to be a quintessential Boston Bruin.

Sanderson debuted with the Boston Bruins in the 1967-68 season. He registered 24 goals and 25 assists on his way to capturing the Calder Trophy. The honor gave Boston back-to-back Rookies of the Year, as Bobby Orr won the award in 1967.

The Calder trophy wasn't the crowning jewel in Sanderson's trophy room though. The two Stanley Cup championships, 1970 and 1972 were, but for the man they called "Turk," the first one had to be sweeter, simply because of the circumstances surrounding the 1970 Cup winner.

The 1970 Cup of course was won courtesy of perhaps the most famous goal in NHL history. Bobby Orr took a pass from the corner and put the puck past St. Louis goaltender Glenn Hall. As the puck went in St. Louis defenseman Noel Picard tripped Orr as he jumped, causing Orr to fly in a superman-like fashion.

But who made that perfect pass to Orr on that goal? Derek Sanderson.

"I made the kid famous," jokes Sanderson.

"Turk" shocked the sports world when he signed the richest contract in sports history in the summer of 1972. The Bruins were fresh off of their second Stanley Cup championship and three years and they were rocked by the news that the upstart WHA Philadelphia Blazers signed their star center to a 2.6 million dollar contract. This was the largest contract in pro sports at the time. In fact it was even larger than the one that Bobby Hull signed with the Winnipeg Jets. For Sanderson it allowed him to step out of the shadows of teammates like Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito.

When the season started Sanderson had a season to forget. He only appeared in 8 games because of injuries and by February the Blazers shocked the sports world again. The owners of the Blazers became impatient with Sanderson and decided the best thing for Sanderson would be to return to the NHL. Sanderson was given 1 million dollars to leave the team and go back to the Bruins. Sanderson, who was as surprised as everyone, was very upset. Though he was never sure why they gave up on him so quickly, he thinks it must have been his free-living, heavy drinking lifestyle.

His early years in Boston were the best years of his career. He was a Boston Gardens favorite, a celebrity and soon to be very rich. Sanderson seemed to be on top of the world, yet in the background his world was falling apart as he became addicted to alcohol. It started out as a way to calm himself down before a team flight as he was terrified of flying. It would soon become a bad habit which would come close to claiming his life. In the meantime it was interfering with his performance on the ice. Once the highest paid athlete in North America, Sanderson went on to bounce around the NHL with New York Ranger, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues and Pittsburgh Penguins. None of his stops were very long.

Sanderson really hit rock bottom after leaving the structured life of hockey. Reports had him on the streets of Chicago and New York. One article suggests he literally waited for a homeless man to fall asleep on a park bench so that he could steel his bottle of alcohol.

In September 1980, he checked himself into a rehabilitation clinic in St. Catherines, Ont. Sanderson cleaned himself up and remains sober. He became a long time sidekick of legendary Bruins play by play man Fred Cusick, but left his position in 1997 when Cusick retired. Sanderson, the former playboy, went into money management for professional athletes. He was well versed in the dangers of landing too much money in too short of a time period, and he advises his clients on how to best handle and invest the windfall.

Turk was as tough as nails, a tremendous forechecker and faceoff specialist and, with Ed Westfall, the top penalty killer of his era. He was the perfect team player and a huge part of the Bruins success in the early 1970s. Its too bad alcohol interfered in his life as I think Sanderson would have been a Hall of Famer had he remained sober. He was just that good.


An aspiring chef died after eating a super-hot chilli sauce as part of an endurance competition with a friend.

Andrew Lee, 33, challenged his girlfriend’s brother to a contest to see who could eat the spiciest sauce that he could create.

The fork-lift truck driver, who wanted to cook for a living, prepared a tomato sauce made with red chillies grown on his father’s allotment. After eating it, however, he suffered intense discomfort and itching. The following morning he was found dead, possibly after suffering a heart attack.

Toxicology tests are being conducted to try to establish if he suffered a reaction to the food.

An inquest was told that Lee, from Edlington, England, was in perfect health and had just passed a medical examination at work. He was a keen cook and would often prepare meals for his parents. It is believed that Mr Lee had never prepared a dish as hot as the one he made the night before his death.

Lee’s sister, Claire Chadbourne, 29, said that he took a jar of the sauce to the home of his girlfriend, Samantha Bailey, and challenged her brother Michael, 29, to see who could eat it. “Andrew just ate the chillies with a plate of Dolmio sauce,” she added. “It was not a proper meal because he had already eaten lamb chops and potato mash after work.

“He apparently got into bed at 2.30am and started scratching all over. His girlfriend scratched his back until he fell asleep. She woke up and he had gone. It is incredible. Who would have thought he could have died from eating chilli sauce? We don’t know of anything else that could have caused his death. The postmortem showed no heart problems.

“He loved cooking for his friends. He always said he wanted to be a chef but didn’t want to start at the bottom.”

An inquest was opened and adjourned in Doncaster last week.


I attended the New Kids on the Block Concert at the Garden on Friday night. It was awesome!! They were all really into it and seemed to be having a great time up on stage. I know we were all having a great time in the crowd!
Here are some pictures...there was a guest appearance from Paul Pierce w/ the MVP trophy for the encore!! If you look close at the last picture to the right you can see Paul. LOVE that Danny was representin' w/ a Dot Rat T-shirt!

Friday, September 26, 2008

90210 (2.0)

"Wide Awake and Dreaming"

Ok…sorry for the delay…it is just that I am not feeling the new 90210. I know some of you….have told me to move on to the new characters but I can’t. After watching Tuesday night’s episode it just makes me sad that Brenda’s last episode is going to be Tuesday. So SAD!

So it is the opening night for the play at West Bev Spring Awakening. In the opening scenes it shows the gang rehearsing and Annie is stepping in for Adrianna because she once again didn’t show up for rehearsal. Brenda has them take a dinner break and in walks Harry, Kelly and Ryan to show support to Brenda and let her know how the play is going. Harry is walking around and spots Annie and Ty making out back stage is not pleased at all to see his daughter playing tonsil hockey with the star of the show. Harry is very disturbed by this. He then talks to Debbie about this and Debbie says that she will handle it with Annie. I mean come on kids are going to make out……Debbie talks to Annie and Annie just yes’s her to death.

Cut to Naomi…..Naomi storms into her mother’s room and finds her in the same spot that she was 9 hours ago when she left for school. Naomi demands that her mother get out of bed and that the go food shopping together. But she says no and just wants to wallow of the loss of her husband by the hussy that he has been dating. Naomi then calls her dad to come and intervene. Once he shows up Naomi’s mom is well put together- dressed to the nines..hair and make up done, and her husband and her have break up sex. They later decide that it would be best to divorce. Naomi is crushed by the news…….

Back at school Brenda is showing concern about Adrianna (she is Naomi’s friend from the first episode) Adrianna comes in late for rehearsal complain about all the things that her mother has made her do……go to a trainer, tons of auditions, and how when she doesn’t get the part she is too old, not blonde, or too fat. She just seems like she is falling apart and Brenda wants to help her out …you can see it in her eyes. Brenda meets with Kelly and discusses Adrianna and both of them go to Ryan (her English teacher) Kelly and Ryan agree that Adrianna should not be in the play she has been showing up to school all banged up and disheveled looking that she needs to get her act together, but Brenda thinks that she can save the day and disagrees with them and is keeping Adrianna in the play.

Annie is talking to Silver about having sex with Ty. Annie is a virgin and is really nervous about giving it up…..Silver thinks that she should wait and then Naomi butts in and says that she thought they were shacking up already.

Opening night, everyone is all geared up for tonight’s opening and after party at the Roosevelt Hotel!! I for one was like are you kidding me??????????? The Roosevelt Hotel….anywho…Ty told Annie that he got a room for the two of them and Annie right there and then decides that she is going to sleep with Ty.

Brenda met with Adrianna before the play begins to warm up her voice, and in walks her monster of a mother. He mother told them that there is going to be 14 agents and producers in the audience and to make sure she goes to stage left because that is where they will be sitting.

Everyone is getting ready backstage for the play. Except for Adrianna who decided to get all high and slurry and can’t perform. Brenda then tells Annie (her understudy) to get her act together and get ready to take over for Adrianna.

Adrianna is not pleased at all when she sees Annie up on stage. She is watching her from the audience. Her mother denies that he daughter is using. These people are such idiots!

We cut to the end of the play and everyone is bowing and giving flowers to Brenda and Annie. Annie is back stage and runs into her brother Dixon . She asks Dixon for the condom that he has been carrying around for 4 years!!! He was like this is awkward and let’s pretend this never happened. Annie is running for joy that she has her condom and off to the Roosevelt when she bumps into Ethan. The condom drops as well as the flowers Ethan got for Annie. Ethan picks up the condom upset that Annie is thinking about doing the deed with Ty. He told Annie that she should do it with someone that she really cares about and she said I tried it just didn’t work out…OUCH to Ethan!!

To the Roosevelt we go. Dixon and Silver are heating up with a HUGE make out session on an oversized beach chair. Dixon is now regretting that he gave to condom to Annie, he says this out loud and Silver told him that she wants to take it slow!

Annie is knocking at Ty’s door and Adrianna answers it. Adrianna went to Tys room to get back at Annie. However, Ty turned her down but Annie does not know this. So as Annie walks in she finds Adrianna in a towel, the bed all messed up and the shower going because “ty was in there”..wink wink…….Annie runs out and we see Adrianna shutting the shower off with no ty in there.

Annie is running through outside at the Roosevelt bumps into Ethan and Naomi crying her eyes out saying how she is just not like the people here.

Annie goes home and cries herself to sleep.

Next week and upcoming: We finally get more information about Brandon and Dylan’s whereabouts…….Brenda’s’ last episode…

Till next week
xoxo Kristine

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Guess the movie??

Quote of the Week!!

Sometimes when I feel like killing someone, I do a little trick to calm myself down. I'll go over to the persons house and ring the doorbell. When the person comes to the door, I'm gone, but you know what I've left on the porch? A jack-o-lantern with a knife stuck in the side of it's head with a note that says "You." After that I usually feel a lot better, and no harm done.


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

House For Sale--South Boston

House for sale in Southie, the pics do this house no justice. With a little TLC could be the home of your dreams. Kitchen and Bath are newly remodeled just 6 mths ago. Please wear a TYVEK suit when requesting a showing, ONLY IN SOUTHIE!!! No offense Billy.

Have you seen this man?

If you could check all the local Wendy's and sub shops that would be greatly appreciated. If you do see P please approach with caution...as he may be on the lamb!

If seen please contact Welchie!


Just wanted to give a shout out to the dart team. We beat the #1 team in the league with a 7-4 whooping last night. It was great to see Adams and Foley back in action. They may just be the spark that we needed to get over the hump. J-Rod and Adam played lights out. Gary is feeling his way through it all. Lets hope Jeffreys Bell-Biv-Devoe gets better soon. Next weeks game is at the Pony room. Come by and drink if ya want. Lots of laughs!

Congrats to Adams and his wife on being preggo!!! Baby Kevin is on the way.

Just so you know my Bruins season tickets came in yesterday.

Very very exciting. Lots of buzz surrounding this team. I am hoping that they keep the Sturm-Bergeron-Kessel and the Ryder-Savard-Lucic lines in tact. I think we could be onto something.
I'll be going to the game this Saturday. Pre-gaming at DJ's at the Garden. Come on down if you want some beers, shots and watch some college football.

I forgot how fun the T can be. I was at Andrew Station yesterday afternoon when a female was flipping out. She was telling me, well I assume it was me she was talking to since I was all the way down the opposite end of the platform, that she was going to go and stab the the attendant because she wouldn't let her in for free. "I will stab her over a $1.50", "That bitch don't know me", "No, No, No let me call my man - Tyrone? Yeah you best get down here to Andrew...Imma bout to slap this bitch!". Needless to say that was the highlight of my day(Prior to the Bruins tickets coming).


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Can you name the Movie??

Harpoon Octoberfest

19th Annual Harpoon Octoberfest

Friday, Oct. 3rd & Saturday, Oct. 4th, 2008
The last weekend in September is time for our German style Octoberfest, one of the biggest in New England. Come enjoy fresh Harpoon Octoberfest beer, German food, and German Oompah music. Ja!

All About Harpoon Octoberfest:

The 19th anniversary of Boston’s favorite Octoberfest celebration
A festival of beer, music, and Fall in New England at the Harpoon Brewery
A wide selection of fresh Harpoon beer including IPA and UFO Hefeweizen
Plenty of German food sold by a local guest restaurant
The best Chicken Dancing this side of the Alps and the famous keg bowling game
Three stages of music including New England’s premiere German Oompa bands
Come celebrate the original New England-style Octoberfest

When is Harpoon Octoberfest (Remember - Rain or Shine):

Friday, October 3rd, 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm (Doors close at 9:30 pm)
Saturday, October 4th, 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Doors close at 7:30 pm)**

How to Get to Octoberfest:

At the Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., on Boston's Waterfront
Inside The Brewery amongst the tanks and outside under huge circus tents
Free shuttles from the South Station area. Departs from behind the Federal Reserve along the Fort Point Channel off Summer Street. Look for the Shuttle Sign.
Public parking available for a fee at the Brewery in garage across the street
Take the "T" to the event aboard the new Silverline Bus. Visit http://www.mbta.com for schedules, rates and bus routes. Take SL2 or SL3 and get off at Harbor Street. (Map/Directions)

Harpoon Octoberfest Admission:

Door charge $15.00 and includes a souvenir Pint Cup (does not include food or beer)
Must be 21 or older and have proper I.D.
Cash bars offer a selection of Harpoon & UFO for $5.00 a pint
Limited capacity, so come early!
For more information, call 617-574-9551 ext 3

Designated Drivers:
Remember to plan ahead and figure out how you will be getting home. Harpoon supports a Designated Driver program at each Festival. All designated drivers should visit the Customer Service booth when they arrive at the Festival where they will receive complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, including Harpoon Draft Sodas.

Sons of Anarchy Ep. 3 "Fun Town"

In this episode, "Fun Town," starts of with the boys acting like boys at the town carnival. Roller coaster rides, insulting clowns, and scandalous romps in the photo booth all included. I thought your sexual drive was supposed to decrease with age. I guess that's not the case for Gemma and Clay.

All the fun for this episode ends when a 13 year old girl from a wealthy local family the Oswald's. The Oswalds seek help from the Sons of Anarchy instead of going to the Charming Police Department. Clay agrees to find the dirt bag that hurt Tristan as long as Elliot is willing to "deliver justice". But is the justice Clay is seeking really for little Tristan? We learn later that their is something behind Clay's willingness to help out Mr. Oswald. Which turns out to be land that Clay wants that Oswald owns, in order to rebuild their warehouse for the illegal guns.

In this episode we find that Gemma may actually have a heart in that chest of hers after all. She turns out to be the one who actually finds out who the criminal is. She sweet talks the little girl to find out that she really does remember then has a heart to heart with Mrs. Oswald so she admits to who raped Tristan. It ends up being one of the carnies. The same insulting clown that Jax and the boys almost drowned earlier in the episode. They get a hold of him after a rumble with the rest of the carnies and bring him to Elliot Oswald for righteousness. As sadistic as it is Clay wants Elliot to cut off the clown's "boys" except Mr. Oswald cant get up the guts to actually do it, so Clay does, much to Jax's dismay. But not before getting Elliot's prints on the knife he used so he can later blackmail/frame Mr. Oswald so he cant complete a business deal. A business deal that Clay states would jeopardize the club.

On the hospital front little Abel is still going strong and his mother has just gotten out of detox. Tara is mighty persistent that Wendy admits she didn't shoot up the drugs herself. I'm thinking Tara needs to keep her nose in her own business. Seems like she has her own issues to deal with. Restraining order on some dangerous ex boyfriend from Chicago seems like alot on her plate. Especially when she starts getting unexpected phone calls from him. And especially when he has the color blue on his side. Think it's a coincidence that he's an ATF agent who may now be going after Sam Crow? Somehow I see a damsel in distress plot line forming. Will there be a Jax/Tara reunion?

I cant see this show going anywhere but up, can't wait for wed night at 10pm you all know where I'll be at home with my fat ass on the couch watching this show.

ADSL Season 3 - Fantasy Football Update:

Lots to talk about this week. After an average week 1 Street Pharmacist is putting things together. A solid 2nd place finish in week 2 and a win in week three, Street Pharmacist could be scary once Manning and Clark get their act together. Nacho Papa followed up a sub-par performance in week 2 with a solid 113 points. After week 3 scoring is still close with the exception of a few teams that have already started to fall of the pace. Lots of free agents put up respectable numbers this week, lets see who is going to be making moves on the transaction wire.

Breaking News from the NFL Networks Adam Schefter: The Defending Champs have made inquiries into the availability of Frank Brown to help fix their Player Personnel/Scouting Department. A reunion is unlikely since Frank’s asking price is too high for a team that couldn’t afford the league entry fee.

Tough week for D ST DIRTBALLS posting a new low week with 60.5 points. I feel your pain D ST DIRTBALLS, welcome to what my season was like last year. With any luck Donovan ‘I Didn’t Throw Up During The Super Bowl’ McNabb and BWest will be back on the field this week but early reports from Philly suggest BWest could miss 2 to 3 weeks.

The Costanza Award: Lots of strong contenders this week. Dead Beat Dad left the Philly defense on the bench in favor of the Bills defense (lost 25 points). I think Big Ben is still running for his life. Slippery Wizards benched Houshamazoo for DeSean ‘Too Soon’ Jackson and Andre Johnson (lost 28 points). Defending Champs replaced Maurice ‘Bowling Ball’ Jones-Drew with Jonathan Stewart (lost 21 points). Doesn’t Jacksonville always rush for 300 yards when they play Indy? But the hands down winner for this weeks award is SFLABO. Benching Ronnie Brown for Sammy Morris cost SFLABO 44 points. That differential by itself is almost large enough to beat our low week leader. I’ll be honest sitting there watching Brown run (and throw) all over the Pats we weren’t sure who had Brown but we knew whoever did, had him on the bench. Leaving the bar Sunday I wasn’t convinced that Brown’s owner would receive the award until I saw he was benched for Sammy Morris. Sammy Freakin Morris!! Really? I can understand if you have AP and Michael Turner or somebody like that but Sammy Morris? It’s ok SFLABO I have some advice for you, Sammy will have a huge game in week 4.

Editors Note: Please do not call, e-mail, or text me trying to explain why you should not get the Costanza Award. The Costanza Award is given solely on the basis of poor decision making. You can try and justify your decision all you want but it will not excuse you from the Costanza Award.

Better luck next week boys and girls

Monday, September 22, 2008

Another Great Sunday

For the second Sunday in a row it was a great day for football.
Why do we love it so much? Because it’s the only sport that your rooting interest can and does change on a weekly, if not hourly basis. We all root for our respective home team but that isn’t where it ends. There is the Suicide Pool pick that makes Derek root for Buffalo like he was raised in upstate New York. You have Smiddy screaming about a J.T. O’Sullivan touchdown like his life depended on it. I’m convinced half the people in that bar thought Smiddy was a Niners fan, if I told them he was acting like that over a fantasy team they wouldn’t believe me. Every big play causes an uproar because either you have that player on your fantasy team or one of your opponents does. How many times on a Sunday do you hear ‘Man, I think he’s on the bench and he just scored his 5th TD’. Yes Stephen F. I’m talking about you, I see a Costanza Award in your future.
You have the drunk girl trying to impress everyone with her football knowledge. Let me fill you in on a little secret sweetheart. If you know as much as you thought you did you would know the games are on and that’s the time for you to shut your big fat mouth! We came to the bar to watch football not to listen to you talk about it. Uggghhhhhh
Only on football Sundays can you have 6 games on at the same time that mean so much to so many different people for so many different reasons.

Quote for last week

Ok sorry folks I forgot to put a quote up last week I had a lot on my plate with Derek being out and all.

Children need encouragement. If a kid gets an answer right, tell him it was a lucky guess. That way he develops a good, lucky feeling.

Pics from Pitt!

So here are some pictures of Pittsburgh in no particular order:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Macfaddens -Brunnettes vs Blondes

Sunday Sunday Sunday

Ok ok ok I know I have not written in a while. But I have been on vacation and I have been trying to clear my head. I have lots of things going on. I won't really spill my guts on here but I do feel much better.

A wise girl(Katie) told me that "God will not give you more than you can handle" and you know what she is right. It doesn't have to be fair but fuck it - I am, who I am for a reason. He must trust me to do what I feel is right, or at least trust me enough that I won't fuck up too bad. HA!!

Now I am not one to preach god or anything like that so I am not going to start now. I am just stating a fact - that I am a spiritual person and I BELIEVE EVERYTHING happens for a reason, good or bad there is a reason! The problems that SURROUND my life are by no means a reflection on me and my life. Does that make sense? I have read and re-read that a few times and shit I think it sounds ok.

I went and spoke to an old friend yesterday and she didn't say much, just listened but after our talk I felt like a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. Sometimes a little, or in my case a whole hell of a lot of, talking helps ease your mind.

I know I know people are going to say "Damn Derek everyone has problems" and you know what...you are 100% right! You just have to find a way to deal with them... Maybe your friends can help? Maybe your parents? Maybe a co-worker? Maybe a stranger? All I am trying to say is WE ALL HAVE PROBLEMS BUT WE ARE NOT ALONE IN TRYING TO DEAL WITH OUR PROBLEMS.

People have an enormous amount of capacity for pain. I know this. I also know that I have a great set of friends who I can count on and who I can trust. I hope they know that they can count on me as well.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Philly Ramblings

I had to go to Philly for a wedding this weekend. I don't go to that many weddings so a few things were a little strange but we'll get into that later. The trip down was great I set a new personal record for time, made it door to door in 5 hours and 6 minutes. And yes I keep track of these things!

I couldn't wait to get my first WAWA coffee and lemon Tastykake to go with it. Most of you have no idea what WAWA is but take Store 24, add in 7-11, throw in your corner sub shop and then put it on steroids and you have WAWA. Yes I know the name is dumb, deal with it and move on.

The actual ceremony was quick and fairly painless. Thankfully it was non-denominational so I didn't have to listen to all the religious nonsense. It was pretty clear that the bride had taken a sedative before the ceremony and the groom was either bombed or stoned because he laughed through the whole ceremony. I'm not sure who was more pissed the bride's mom or the pastor. Is it a pastor if the wedding is non-denominational? What do you call her? These things confuse me.

I'm just glad it's over, I hate having to talk to people I don't know. I don't care what your wifes name is, what college your kid goes to, and I really don't care what you do for a living because I'm fairly certain it's boring.

We'll do a lot of driving around today before heading back early tomorrow morning. I am stopping off at Tony Luke's for some food and there is absolutely no way in hell I'm bringing any of it back for you Smiddy.

Anybody what me to bring back anything? WAWA coffee, some Tastykakes, maybe a few cheesesteaks? And yes I said a cheesesteak not a steak and cheese. Get it right people.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

El Triunfo!!


Whoever says this is not a hockey town is WRONG!!!

I know all you hockey fans out there Derek,and Mike will appreciate my dedication to get this pic on my way into work I took it while driving. Although I could have crashed and died I decided to take it anyways for my fellow bloggers out there.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

90210 (2.0) Update

Ok……so Dylan is the dad!! I still can’t believe it. I am actually pretty upset that they didn’t stir it up and have it be Brando’s or Steve’s. I am not going to boycott about it but I am pretty upset by it!!!

Moving on….So we found out in tonight’s episode that Donna has a baby.

This episode was decent. I was watching it with a bunch of friends and we were all saying that if the old cast wasn’t on this would we watch it? I said probably, but after last night episode I am not as sure. It didn’t grab my attention and I found out that painting my nails was better.

Naomi is on a war path to get her family back together. She snoops while her dad is in the shower and finds out that Gail is in CA. When she finds out where she works she goes over to Ethan’s and explains what is going on. She is determined to get her family back together. When Naomi confronts Gail about the affair Gail expresses how much she loves Naomi’s father and that she has moved from Denver where she will now be staying in Naomi’s family’s beach house. This devastates Naomi and she warns Gail to stay away from her father. Naomi goes home and tell her mom what went down and her mom was upset. She didn’t think that the affair was going strong she thought it was much like a fling every now and then.

Dixon borrows the family car to drive to school. He has a big old caravan. While backing up into a parking space Dixon clips the side mirror off of the car next to him. In order to avoid telling Dad and insurance, he says that he will pay for the car to be fixed out of his pocket. Bring on the Peach Pit. Dixon applies to work at the Peach Pit, and gets hired on the spot after we hear Nat talk about another “West Bev” student that he hired years back. Dixon definitely now has his plate full with school, lacrosse, having a job, and tyring to have a social life. Dixon and Silver are definitely heating up! Loving this plot, hopefully it is going to bloom even more next week.

Annie…Annie..Annie……she is just a lost soul….she wants Ethan then she wants Ty. She really wanted to try things out with Ethan..but like Silver said “Ethan and Naomi will always have a connection” Annie sets up a date with Ethan but he cancels out last minute leaving Annie thinking that she really screwed things up with Ty. You always want what you can’t have. Hard lesson but we all learn it at some point. Annie is keeping herself busy while not thinking of the boys by working hard at the school play. The director of the play quit , leaving the play directorless. Grandma Wilson then steps it up and tries to take over as director. She is nothing but mean and bossy leaving Annie even more upset about the play. This girl just has Drama, drama, drama. Enter Brenda Walsh as the new director for the school play and she is wonderful. My personal opinion is that Brenda should be in every scene. She is great! Hopefully the rumors that have been floating around for the past few days that she is back in talks with adding more episodes to her contract because as of now she has only 2 left! She did look a little haggard and used last night….but we still love her!

Scenes for next week: Annie – will she or will she not have sex with Ty?? That is the question that we were all left with ….i think who the eff cares!! We want to see Dylan come back ….and Donna!!!

XoXo Kristine

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Kid is back

We all made it back home in one piece. Jeff and Smiddy yesterday. Mike, Chrissy and I today.

Here is some video of MANBOY from Caseys Draft House on Carlson street. MIDGET MADNESS ON MONDAYS!
This is me(kinda dark):

As far as the city of Pittsburgh goes:
The people are friendly.
The city is clean.
The bars are always packed.
They love the Steelers and not much else.
They don't know who Mayor McCheese, Birdy, Grimace, or the Fry Guys are.
You can't get a taxi after a Steelers game!
PNC park is probably the best park so far.

I will post pictures from the digital cameras as I download them or they are sent to me. I am probably going to have to detox for a few days. I am exhausted and overall my body aches.


Thanks to Rio, Deegs and ChiefDude for keeping up with the blog!!!

I know I havent checked my email or been near a computer in 6 days but I just checked it and I have at least 15 emails about this booze cruise so I am just going to post this on there:

Next Saturday is Boston Biggest Booze Cruise, and the weather looks great!! So if you want to end the summer partying & dancing on a boat over looking Boston, go to http://www.bostonbargolf.com and pick up your tickets today! It's going to be a blast!

The word is spreading quickly and we've even been highlighted in the latest issue of mailto:Stuff@Night ()!! Continuing telling everyone you know and get them to join the biggest party in town!

ADSL Season 3 - Fantasy Football Update:

I don’t even know where to begin. I’m supposed to do a weekly review of our fantasy football league but I have to take a few minutes to talk about what happened the last two days in the NFL. I think there is an argument to be made that this was the best non-playoff NFL weekend I’ve ever seen. Anything that could happen did happen on Sunday. The Matt Cassel era began on Sunday and there aren’t many things to complain about. It won’t be very exciting but the Pats will still win 12 to 14 games this year.

Peyton Manning and the Colts were dead in the water until they decided to start playing in the 4th quarter. And yes, Anthony Gonzalez is the best possession WR on the Colts. Did you see the wind during the Titans/Bengals game? Talk about playing a slice, you had to aim a FG attempt 15 yards outside the uprights to even have a chance. Welcome to the NFL Mr. McFadden you can take Larry Johnson’s seat at the big boy table. Vikings, Jaguars, Seahawks, Chargers, Browns all ‘Super Bowl Contenders’……welcome to the 0-2 club gentlemen. I seriously could write a paragraph on each game.

And then Monday night came along. That was one of the most exciting first halves of football I’ve ever seen. 72 yard bomb to T.O, then a KO return for a TD, a fumble recovery for a TD, Desean ‘Action’ Jackson tossing the ball backwards before reaching the end zone….WHAT!!!! It never stopped, back and forth back and forth it went all game long. Things quieted down in the second half and McNabb insisted on doing what McNabb does so well. Plays a great game and then pisses it down the drain on a stupid play. Put the ball in his stomach Donavan not on his hip. WHY DAMMIT, why must you do things like that 4 or 5 times a year.

On to the Fantasy League. Huge week for Whitley’s Madd Niggerish putting up 150.5 points and add onto that another 100+ points on the bench. Why do I have a feeling the Defending Champs will be discussing trade options with Niggerish in the near future. Speaking of the Defending Champs, looks like they won’t be receiving that $75 bonus for low week. The new low week belongs to The Slippery Wizards. Too bad Action Jackson didn’t hold onto the ball for another yard or Defending Champ would still be clinging onto the lowest week honors. I guess they need to pay that $100 before the beginning of week 4 after all.

High scoring for almost everyone this week. Six teams went over 100 points which is rare in this league. The Costanza Award for Week 2 has to go to SFLABO. With Colston out for a few weeks and Cutler riding a hot hand how could he not start Cutler over Brees? That move cost SFLABO a win this week.

The kids are back from Pittshurgh on Wednesday so we need to decide where to watch the games Sunday. I’ll be in Philly the rest of the week but should be back in time for the 1 O’clock games.

NFL Cheerleader of the Week
Oakland Raiderette
Danielle Gamba. She may be a former Raiderette but I don’t think anyone will mind.

PITT pt 2

So the guys will be making their way back from PITT later this afternoon, and Im sure they need rehab or a vacation from vacation. Here are some more pics they sent me along the way. Derek tried a deep fried burger, though it sounds good I am sure he felt awful after eating it and may have needed to go the ER. Chrissy ate a 36oz steak from Jerome Bettis's joint, and im sure he puked after like he did at the Wing A Lympics. It appears to me that Smiddy had a good time he had his thumbs up and a kool aid smile in every picture so far. Jeffrey rocked the cowboy hat and he wore it well. Mike I couldnt agree with you more about the Matt Cassel era. Now I saved the best for last, the Midget in the bar about to slide down the pole is hysterical. Whats even more funny is that the bar uses a midget to draw in the crowd, but did anyone notice the confederate flag on the wall?? Nothing short of amazing if you ask me.

Megan Fox stock up 100%

Megan Fox opens up about love for stripper
Candid ‘Transformers’ star says she's not gay despite past relationship
The Associated Press
updated 10:31 p.m. ET, Mon., Sept. 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Megan Fox has nothing to hide.

The candid 22-year-old “Transformers” star, who’s currently engaged to actor Brian Austin Green, opened up to GQ about her love life, telling the magazine she was once in love with a female stripper. Fox, who appears on the October cover in a black bikini, said she was in the relationship when she was 18 and first living in Los Angeles alone.

“Well, that year my boyfriend broke up with me, and I decided — oh man, sorry, mommy! — that I was in love with this girl that worked at the Body Shop,” said Fox. “I decided that I was going to get her to love me back, and I went out of my way to create a relationship with this girl, a stripper named Nikita.”

Fox said Nikita would do “these beautiful slow dances to Aerosmith ballads.” The actress also said she would bring the Russian stripper gifts and try to inspire her to quit her line of work.

Fox’s publicist, Dominique Appel, confirmed the contents of the GQ report Monday.

Despite the brief relationship with a woman, Fox said she does not identify herself as gay.

“Look, I’m not a lesbian,” said Fox. “I just think that all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes. I mean, I could see myself in a relationship with a girl — Olivia Wilde is so sexy she makes me want to strangle a mountain ox with my bare hands. She’s mesmerizing. And lately I’ve been obsessed with Jenna Jameson, but ... oh boy.”

Fox also defended Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens regarding their racy photo scandals and said that she doesn’t like Disney because they take “these little girls, and they put them through entertainment school and teach them to sing and dance, and make them wear belly shirts, but they won’t allow them to be their own people. It makes me sick.”

Could this girl get any hotter you got to be fucking kidding me right. What more could anyone ask for she is gorgeous likes girls and Brian Austin green is the luckiest son of a bitch in the world. I think i would cut off my right toe to see her and a girl go at it.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Jessica Simpson

I'm 100% in favor of of sports figures dating other high profile celebrities.  Especially if they look like Jessica Simpson.  But is it asking too much to ask the 'significant other' to keep their freaking mouth shut?  I don't see Giselle prancing around in a pink #12 Brady jersey.  I don't recall hearing Mia Hamm yapping about the yanks when Nomar was a Sox.  Chrissy Evert wasn't making a complete ass of herself while Greg Norman was making another charge at a major earlier this year.  Was she?

Am I asking too much?  And what makes it even worse is she wouldn't know a football from a softball.


Pittsburgh Update

Well just a quick update from the kids in Pittsburgh. Michael has decided he will be Sid Bream for the remainder of the weekend. For those of you who are not baseball fans Sid Bream was thrown out at home plate in game 7 of the 1992 NLCS which let the Atlanta Braves beat the Pirates to advance to the World Series. Needless to say Sid Bream does not have many fans in Pittsburgh.

A nameless person on the roadtrip got everybody kicked out of the bar at 1am because he can't handle his alcohal and puked all over the place. I have yet to confirm this but I believe the individual in question is the same guy that puked after the Wingolympics a few weeks ago.

Everybody is aware of the hatred that the citizens of Pittsburgh have for anybody from Cleveland. But the real secret rivalry is between Pittsburgh and my home town of Philadelphia. So the E.A.G.L.E.S.....EAGLES!!!! chant performed in the middle of a bar did not go over well. Thankfully nobody was injured.

We will keep things updated throughout the weekend......

Sons of Anarchy: Episode 2

So after watching the first episode and really enjoying it, I decided to watch the 2nd episode and it was a good one. This episode is about the MC gang dealing with the aftermath of their actions from last week, when they decided to take revenge against a rival gang and executed some of their members for blowing the Sons warehouse with the illegal firearms in it. Jax is starting to show a softer side it seems largely due to the fact of his newborn son still being cared for in the intensive care unit because of his drug addicted ex wife. Another factor for Jax soft side could also be from the journals that he found in storage (last weeks episode) ,which were written by his deceased father. Jax appears to be leaning towards the lets use or brains against our rivals, because violence is not always necessary against the rivals or at least he thinks that. Jax devises a plan to stage a murder to cover up the murder of the 2 girls at the warehouse. Here they are trying to remove the 2 girls bodies before a forensic team can get in and pin the murder on the SofA, so jax and his crew dig up 2 dead bodies from a local cemetery and stage a murder scene to draw the police and forensics away from the warehouse to by themselves time to remove the bodies of the 2 girls. Kind of sick if you ask me but, also genius at the same time.

Now lets talk about this manuscript that Jax father wrote years ago and seems to be the backbone of the show, because I'm starting to get the feeling that something huge is gonna happen from Jax reading it. In this episode Gemma (Jax mom), searches through Jax room looking for the manuscript, it appears that there is something shes hiding and doesnt want him to see or find out. Only time will tell on this one, should be interesting.

In the 2nd episode they also showed how the SofA have the current police chief in their pockets, by paying him off to look the other way while they commit crimes and give out beatings to those who get in their way. However, the current chief is old and nearing retirement and the man next in line seems to be playing hardball and wont be bought out so easily. This in turn makes the leader of SofA (Clay) very angry and forces the chief to stay on a little while longer until the SofA can get their gang back in order from all the problems that have come with the retaliation against another gang known as the Mayans. The deputy chief seems that he is gonna be a big problem for the SofA, we will have to wait for further episodes to find out. Another character pops up in this episode that we met in the first show briefly(Opie), he is a construction worker who left the MC lifestyle behind for his family (wife and kids) but when we see his financial problems getting the best of him and his wife he chooses to get involved with the SofA again. Though his wife doesnt appear to happy about him doing so, it seems that he is gonna play a big part down the line on the show and the pay off may be just what they need. I don't know i am just guessing on this one.

We see many feuds between brewing after just 2 episodes, we have the mayans and the SofA battling over turf, then there is the feud with Gemma and Tara (Jax old girlfriend), Gemma and Wendy (the ex wife of Jax), Opie and his wife, largely in part of him deciding to go back to the SofA and lastly the deputy chief and the SofA. Why is Tara back in Charming as a Pediatric doctor if she could have gotten a job anywhere in the country but chose to come back to the place she hates. Interesting?? O ya and we cant forget the incident in the mini mart, where Jax beat some guy up in the store because he cut him off on the highway and almost made him crash with the 2 dead bodies in the vehicle on their way to stage the murder. One has to think that incident this might come back to bite the boys of SofA in the ass. Guess we'll have to wait to find out. Anyways judging the 2 episodes so far it seems that the show is gonna be a good one to look forward to watching this fall on Wednesday nights at 10pm.

Celebrity sightings in Pitt !

Thursday, September 11, 2008

90210 (2.0) “ Lucky Strike”

Sorry this is a day late and dollar short, but here goes…

Episode 2 wasn’t as good as the first episode last week. Maybe it was just a big let down because of all the hype from week one, or because after watching the episode Brenda was no where in site! With that being said here is a summary of the show and some of the highlights….

The sexual tension between Ethan and Annie is growing stronger by the moment. Of course Annie is trying to date Ty (popular, rich, drama club person) and Ethan has his lingering issues from his recent break w/ Naomi. So both Ethan and Annie are not really sure the other person is interested and that leads to a situation where they are both a little confused. I like them together so I hope it will work out!

Naomi finds out that her dad is cheating on her mom and she is, of course, heartbroken as she witnessed her Dad kissing another woman. When Naomi tells her mom what she saw, her mother tells her that she knows all about the other woman and that her father has been seeing her for 2 years. Naomi is even more disturbed by this news and clearly has no idea what to make of the situation. It is unclear to me if the Dad knows that the Mom knows he is cheating.

Jackie Taylor made an appearance this episode. She has fallen off the wagon and Silver has been staying at a local woman’s shelter to avoid going home to a drunken Jackie. Once this is discovered by Dixon, he convinces Silver to tell his Dad who in turn tells Kelly (because Silver is Kelly’s sister and Dixon’s Dad and Kelly are friends from way back). Once Kelly learns about the situation she confronts Jackie and ends up taking Silver to live with her. Also on the Silver front, it seems like there might be some chemistry between her and Dixon! I think it’s cute and am rooting for them to end up together.

Those are the major storylines for this week! I am going to stick with it a little longer to see if it can get back up to the caliber of the debut episode. Until next week......Katie & Kristine


What in the wide, wide world a sports is a' going on with Vince Young? In the last three days:

* He got all pouty-faced after getting booed for throwing two picks Sunday. People who witnessed it said he seemed to be emotionally checked out of the game and appeared unwilling to go back on the field.
* After a three-and-out by the Tennessee defense, the offense took the field, only without their QB. “I came on the field and 10 wasn’t in the huddle. I didn’t know what the situation was,” said center Kevin Mawae.
* Jeff Fisher then began yelling at Young on the sidelines and it looked like he practically shoved Young into the huddle.
* After the game Fisher told reporters Young told him his hamstring was bothering him (he never told the trainers) and that's all their conversation was about.
* Three plays later, Young left with a knee injury, stuck around for an hour after the game and left without answering questions.
* Monday night, Fisher called the Nashville police over concerns that Young was emotionally distraught and might hurt himself. The cops found him in his car with an unloaded pistol in the glovie.
* Today the Titans issued this statement: “Last night, we received a call from people that are closest to Vince informing us that he had left his house in a state of mind that had them concerned; and that he was unreachable..."
* Now Young's agent is saying that everything is super swell. Young was on his way to a buddy's house to watch MNF, nothing more to be seen here, folks, let's all go home citizens.

What the hell is that all about? Right now no one knows whether Young has serious mental problems, can't handle having mean things yelled at him from the stands, or if he was just on his way to watch Mike, Mike & Mike call the Denver-Oakland game. I do know this: It's times like this that reminds me of all that is good about rooting for the Patriots. Vince Young goes out for a few weeks with a knee injury and Jeff Fisher... who's the longest-tenured coach in the NFL... finds himself presiding over a media circus that makes the Terrell Owens suicide attempt saga look like C-SPAN. Meanwhile, the Pats lose Pigskin Jesus for the year, he walks off the field battered but proud like Marlon Brando at the end of "On the Waterfront" and he and Belichick will only say how it's a tough break, but they're looking forward to seeing how the boys respond the rest of the year. That's how a champion deals with adversity. Apparently Young's Wonderlic score got it right.

Kanye's Thug Life

Police arrest Kanye West at LA airport

12 minutes ago

Police say they have arrested Kanye West at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of vandalism after an altercation with a photographer.

An airport spokesman says police also arrested West's bodyguard shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Airport spokesman Marshall Lowe says early reports are that West got into an altercation with a commercial photographer and a camera valued at more than $10,000 was broken.

The incident happened before West and his bodyguard, who was not identified, went into a security checkpoint at the airport.

Lowe says police are continuing to interview witnesses and West may be booked later this morning.

A call to West's publicist in New York was not immediately return.

Well I will start off with I am not a fan of Kanye He is a capital Whiner.....and most of his songs suck. If I ever wished a cop would sprinkle some crack on someone and charge them with possession of a controlled substance it would be for this fake gangster cry baby.........

Batman 3 Possible Villians

"The Dark Knight" is still on the tip of everyone's tongue. But now, instead of folks breathlessly asking each other if they've seen it, talk has turned to speculation over Batman's next foe. Who's it gonna be?

iVillage is reporting that the Caped Crusader may take on the Riddler in "Batman 3." According to the rumor mill, Johnny Depp might sign on to play the nefarious super-criminal. But caveat emptor—this could be just as false as the one about Crispin Glover playing the Joker.

Slashfilm notes that there are additional possibilities floating around. For instance, Phillip Seymour Hoffman may play the Penguin or Angelina Jolie could don Catwoman's skin-tight suit. Truth or fiction, fanboys around the world must be having a heart attack at the mere possibility.

Still, the "official" rumor mill is just one of the ways superfans are checking in on the next Batman flick. Many seek the scoop themselves. We've noticed impressive searches on "batman 3 rumors," "dark knight sequel casting rumors," and "batman's next villain."

That last query is very telling. People clearly want to know the answer, but we doubt even the filmmakers have decided. To that end, may we offer the studio execs this humble piece of Search-informed advice: Go with Catwoman. She's far-and-away the most popular baddie and there are already a slew of searches on possible cast members including Jessica Biel, Amy Adams, and, wait for it, Maggie Gyllenhaal. Do fans think Rachel Dawes, Bruce Wayne's one-and-only, was really the Catwoman all along?

Ok i will just start off with Hoffman as the Penguin would be right on the Money........Johnny Depp as the Riddler could work but Angelina as the Catwoman hell no.......................


Well the boys made it to Pittsburgh despite all the nervousness with flying on 9/11. So far it seems like they are bored out of their minds and just killing time, because they have sent numerous random pictures to me via cellphone. However they did seem to score some tickets to see the Pirates against the Dodgers for monday night. Sorry smiddy i know your leaving monday so you lose this time. Ok so i added a new photo of the boys in front of a local Jazz club known as Blush. Anyways here are the photos