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Saturday, October 25, 2014

5th Game of the Fall Season


The fifth game of the fall season was played on a beautiful October day. The game was against a more experienced team, but that didn't prevent our boys from playing hard.

Both sets of grandparents attended the game, which made our son more eager to play harder. And he did play hard. Whereas, in the past, my son would gamble for a walk to first base, he attacked each pitch that came close to the batter's box.

He did hit the ball the two times he went up to bat, but was tagged out at first. He did manage on the last hit to bring a runner home, which earned him an RBI.




His stats so far:

Game 1: PA: 2 AB: 2 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 2 SB: 4 R: 2 RBI: 0
Game 2: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 1 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 2 R: 0 RBI: 1
Game 3: PA: 1 AB: 0 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0 RBI: 0
Game 4: PA: 2 AB: 1 BB: 0 SO/K: 1 H: 1 SB: 2 R: 1 RBI: 0
Game 5: PA: 2 AB: 0 BB: 0 SO/K: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0 RBI: 1
Total:     PA: 9 AB: 4 BB: 1 SO/K: 1 H: 3 SB: 4 R: 3 RBI: 2




"Lions and Tigers and Bears"


When I young, one of the three major TV networks would show the Wizard of Oz. I think it was CBS. Nonetheless, it was a tradition to watch the Wizard of Oz in the Fall.

This tradition has carried forward to my family. Of course, now we don't have to wait to catch it on TV but rather just pop in the DVD in the player and press play.






Friday, October 24, 2014

I'm thinking of going shopping for a Halloween costume


The guys from BuzzFeed gives us a preview of those sexy ladies Halloween costumes.

Not only is it funny but it's also quite disturbing. Although, Eugene Yang does look pretty good in the Lady Bug costume.


Source: BuzzFeed Youtube




Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie


Music Appreciation

"Hee hee... Teetees!" That's what I said when Steve Perry's music video "Oh Sherrie" would play on MTV or TBS Night Tracks. I was only eight, but I knew seeing tits, even if it were covered, was taboo.

We're all adults now (plus, that was 30 years ago), so my take on this song and music video will be pure appreciation.

Steve Perry wrote the ballad "Oh Sherrie" with Randy Goodrum, Craig Krampf, and Bill Cuomo for his then-girlfriend Sherrie Swafford. The song was his biggest hit as a solo artist and was recently ranked by Rolling Stones Magazine as No. 89 of 100 Best Singles of 1984.

The music video, which was shot at the historic Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, featured Steve Perry in a movie production set of what could be of a Renaissance wedding that turns into a ballad to Sherrie Swafford who comes to visit him on the set.

The braless Sherrie is wearing a white tank top, white ruffle skirt, and red stockings to go with the white pumps. Oh yes, the style of 80's.

She holds a fedora hat and coat, which she brings to Perry to lure him away from the set.

I too would be tempted if a very attractive blonde came to my work in a tank top, skirt and red stockings. Yes, the red stockings does do it for me.



via StevePerryVEVO


Sources: 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/steve-perrys-sherrie-is-she-587735
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-singles-of-1984-pops-greatest-year-20140917


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Random Photos: Chicken


Pumpkin Festival - Elgin Christmas Tree Farm


Taken on October 23, 2011 using the Canon PowerShot A400.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"F-Bombs for Feminism"


A Facebook friend of mine found this awesome video by FCKH8.com, a for-profit T-shirt company who supports LGBT equality, anti-racism and anti-sexism.

Women are paid less than men. Is it right? Absolutely not! And personally, I am supportive of FCKH8's new creative marketing strategy to raise awareness of unequal pay.

"So what is more offensive? A little girl saying F*ck?" or "pay inequality?"



Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs for Feminism by FCKH8.com from FCKH8.com on Vimeo.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Power of Chato


A couple of nights ago, I had a vivid dream of my deceased dog, Chato. He passed away about six months ago at the age of 16.

I took his death pretty hard because he was a part of a very important time of my life, and after his death, it seemed as if everything around me started to fall apart.

Regardless of the many times he peed or pooped on the carpet, I believe he held the family together. Perhaps for those reasons.

The Power of the Chato.

My dream was about him looking for his favorite bed, which currently lives on the backseat of my car. In my dream, I knew that he was dead and accepted that perhaps this was just a short visit. He was hungry and wanted to be fed, similar to how he was when he was alive, but I knew that he was dead so I hesitated to give him food because he didn't have a stomach.

Like when he was younger, he wanted to snuggle next to me as I laid back on the couch. That's when I woke up to find my cat kneading the blanket.

I woke up from my sleep and look at Chato's ashes that sits on top of the entertainment center. The dream brought a good memory of my dog. Perhaps he was telling me something. Maybe he is moving on and wants me to do the same.