Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Are we there YET???

I'm going to go all serious on ya now. This year is my 50th birthday and I wanted to do something really special. Originally I had planned on going to Salem as my birthday is on Halloween. I thought it would be fun.....I had invited several women off the SG board. But then Hayes emails me one day and asks...."how set are you on going to Salem for your birthday?" I pondered a bit....cos I figured she had something good up her sleeve.

SO this year, thanks to Hayes' mom, I am spending my birthday at The Cape in a condo with about 6 other women! In addition, one of the girls from SG who lives on the Cape is gonna get to come. We are going to cook, giggle, eat, grin, drink, laugh, beach walk(weather permitting), fall over from laughter, and did I mention FUN?? I am totally Psyched!!!! So to you girls: Hayes, Becks, Nancy, Jojo, Crystal, Cindy and Lena(CapeCodder)....thank YOU ahead of time for setting aside the time to enjoy this time with me.

I'm going to meet up with some of another gang on Thursday at Beerworks : Neena, Chrissy, Peg, KellyJ, KellyO, Cyn, JoshBlue and Hayes(Hayes is my chauffeur so she has to go).

Last year my mother sent me a beautiful card for my birthday....it was the best sweetest one I'v ever received from anyone....I kept it and want to post it here. It could be used for any situation or person....

Love Yourself.
Make Peace with who you are
and where you are
at this moment in time.

Listen to your heart.
If you can't hear what it's saying
in this noisy world,
Make time for yourself.
Enjoy your own company.
Let your mind wander among the stars.

Take Chances.
Make Mistakes.
Life can be messy
and confusing at times,
but it's also full of surprises.
The next rock in your path
might be a stepping-stone.

Be happy.
When you don't have what you want,
want what you have.
Make Do.
That's a well-kept secret of contentment.

There aren't any shortcuts to tomorrow.
You have to make your own way.
To know where you're going
is only part of it.
You need to know where you've been, too.
And if you ever get lost, don't worry.
The people who love you will find you.
Count on it.

Life isn't days and years.
It's what you do with time
and with all the goodness and grace
that's inside you.
Make a Beautiful Life.....
The kind of life you deserve.

For the longest, my mother tried to understand why my goal in life wasn't to be married...wondered why I aspired to have a career. Recently she has been telling me how proud she is of my career and how far I've come....this card last year meant alot to me. She knows when I buy cards....I search high and low for the right one....so I know my mom really looked for the 'perfect' card. And as far as I'm concerned....I'll read this card every year on my birthday like it's the first time.

I hope you have friends and family like I do. It's what makes you rich. :wave: to my son, Josh!
and a Shout-Out to my adopted lil Bro, Ted. It's like you really are.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

No Post Post

So I've been posting my last year's posts...but a year ago...i didnt post cos there wasn't a game or something....so my dilemma has been: Post or not to Post. and what to post? I'm gonna go with Ben's suggestion

This space was intentionally left blank

in hopes of bringing the same last year's mojo.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Game 6, Epic Proportions Begin

In hopes of bringing some more 2007 mojo....continuing the posting of last years posts from my blog. I'm hoping this is predictions of what's to come for tonight. I'd like to see this

and a whole lot of this

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Shipping Back to Boston

109 pitches, 8 innings, 11 K's, 1.93 ERA. It was just a night of Beckett being Beckett. Stellar, stupendous, brilliance, outstanding, standing O, dropASSkicking beautiful. There was this little incident between Josh and Lofton. It appears that Josh wasn't happy with something that Kenny did at the plate...so he yells something out to Kenny on his way to 1st...they exchanged ##%$@@^&** and then once Kenny arrived at 1st base...and flew out...he turned to the mound and headed towards Beckett. Benches cleared....Lowell stepped in. It's all good...no punches thrown or any actual fight...well there was this fight about who was going to win the game.
Pre-game antics: Apparently one of Josh's many ex-girlfriend was scheduled to sing the National Anthem...but the Indians swear they didn't know her history....as she is just a good ole Ohio girl. ok whatever....if they were thinking it was gonna rattle Josh's cage, WRONG. Josh collects ex's like he collects deerheads he mounts on his wall.
Pre game commercial had Kevin Millar rooting on the Sox....it was absolutely CuteNESS!!! Just made me smile and remember 2004. Was that a moment of clarity? I know some have been repeating that Millar phrase when we were down 3 games with the Yankees that year..."Don't let us win" he said....well, to have Kevin there rooting us on...it was destiny, fate
or like I think Beckett Kicked ASS.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ok Early morning Post if only to answer the undying neverending question of WHY do the Rays clang those cowbells???

According to sources, the Cowbell Ringing begin back in 2006 after the team's new owner, Stuart Sternberg, watched a SNL clip called "More Cowbell" starring Christopher Walken. Stuart was so overtaken by this hilarious scenario, he thought it might be 'the thing' that could rally the fans like the Rally Monkey does the Angel fans. They pass out cowbells and even have Cowbell Etiquette of when to ring your cowbell (there's a video clip to watch) I guess in the scheme of things....alot of fans wonder what Neil Diamond has to do with the Red Sox, much less baseball....and the song "Sweet Caroline"?? knowing now the background of the song's lyrics....I see why we get questioned.

SO...the Rays can have their cowbells...they ARE annoying. The Angels can have their monkey's...they ARE annoying....all the teams that use the white flags are annoying too. I have to say this though....the teams can pick whatever silly marketing scheme they want to get fans to cheer...even put it on the JumboTrons of these new stadiums and parks to TELL the fans to cheer.....but at least in Fenway....I have NEVAH seen once a sign on that JumboTron that tells fans WHEN to cheer....we KNOW when to cheer for the boys......and that would be ALL THE TIME!!!

But for this chick...My Bell Tolls for Thee, my beloved Red Sox.

Friday, October 17, 2008

2007 Post Mojo

Last night I posted on SG, my October 16, 2007 post....and then we started winning. Today I'm posting last years...and I couldn't have come up with a better new post....and it's sweet that Beckett is pitching next.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

It's just that Simple....

I searched through all the pictures of the players practicing today....deciding which road to take, which focus I would use tonight....when I saw this. It said everything I felt in just two words. Two Simple Words. I've attended many management and leadership classes in my lifetime...one lesson stands out among them all: The K.I.S.S. rule. Keep It Simple Stupid rule...which is why I love this sign. All the emotion, grit, determination, faith, power, persistence, all the love all rolled into TWO WORDS: BOSTON BELIEVES.

Well, not to be outdone.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Monday cant get here fast enough

Yesterday did not happen.

That is all.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sunday, October 05, 2008

JPB is Back on the Mound

Game 3 Today in Boston at Fenway with 1st Pitch at 7:27p.m.. Joshua Patrick Beckett is on the mound ready to make the Angels sing HIS Praises! Live it....Love it.....Be IT......

Saturday, October 04, 2008

New Hero's are Born

1st Inning: 4-1 Red Sox up due to BombBAY or BoomBoomBay, aka Jason Bay, whichever is your preference. 3 Run Homerun! (By the way, JD Drew brings in run on a double in the 1st inning as well)

4th inning 5-2....then chip chip chip away the Angels came at us....scoring a run each in the 5th, 7th and 8th to TIE us 5-5.

Papelbon having to come in to put out the fire in the 8th was HUGE....scary HUGE...I'm sure it was not the plan....but he came in held us together for the remainder of the inning....then with a man on base, Yay D. Drew, otherwise known to the world as J.D. Drew, stepped up to bat. And the place groaned....I swear I heard deep breaths taken while watching the telly. But I drew(pun intended) back to my last year memories when Drew came up to bat at a very crucial moment(Game 7 of ALC Grand Slam)...and came through HUGE for us.....so I exhaled.....as the ball went sailing...sailing...sailing....into the OutField where the Angels stood watching the ball go sailing over their head....HOMERUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And just like that.....we were back on Top 7-5...with the Angels still having their last at-bats to come. Fitting that Yay D DREW brings our first run in and our last for the game!

Paps came through and we had taken Game 2!!!!! 7-5.

Matsuzaka lasted five hair-pulling innings (eight hits, three runs, three walks, five strikeouts, 108 pitches) and left with a 5-3 lead. Bob Ryan of the Globe called it "Surviving Dice-K"

So we move back to Boston where Game 3 will be played with JPB on the mound....bring in the TALL KICK ASS TEXAN to finish the job.

I have a dear friend who will be there for the first time ever to attend a play off game....I expect nothing less but GREAT AWESOME Pictures.

Oh yeah, there was this awesome SuperHero like catch made by the Bearded One in the 9th inning.


Thursday, October 02, 2008

Game 1 - CHECK

I posted about this picture I took some time ago. I drive past it every time on my way to one of my company's locations. Everytime I see it, I think of the possibilities of this year....and the symbolism. Yes 2004 and 2007 were different years and they are in the past....but Today is 2008....and we are going a different direction with this team EVEN from last year....some of the players are the same...but with a new year brings new heros. Lester looked like he was just on the same roll he was on last October. Ellsbury continues to prove why Theo brought him to the show. And BAY....well Bay is just damn happy to be here. Going from the Pirates to the PlayOffs with the Bullpen Band led by a band of Pirates....he has shown us why he's here and why that person who I won't name isn't. One person doesn't win games. No matter what some may say....yes you have walk-offs. Yes pitchers can totally shut down the other team....but one person doesn't win all the games. And unlike in 2004 when we Had Characters on the team....and still had some of them in 2007. It appears to me that the team of 2008 Has Character.

Game 1 Greats

Lester brings It: 7 innings, 7 SO, ERA 0.00 (no that aint no mistake)

Jason Bay hitting a 2 run homer when we were at 1-0 Angels winning...bringing it to 2-1. WooooT. (and you know I had to get some kind of shot in there of Timlin)

And then there's just Awesomeness in the form of Jacoby Ellsbury....our rookie newcomer last year still thinking he's playing the World Series from last year!!!!!!!!!! TWO ... count them TWO Stolen Bases last night!!!!!!!!!

and if all those Angels got is Towels, Monkey's and ThunderSticks....I'd say We Got This.