By beckysdad on Oct 30, 2014 at 5:58 AM
Poor Elf...but it's all for a good cause. Becky took up a position laying behind my mom as I let out more than a couple expletives during the game. MadBum has always had that "Aw shucks" demeanor but don't let that fool you. He's one of the most competitive guys you'll find. He'll have many great memories of this series but if prodded he'll admit that he's disappointed that he didn't hit a homer during his start in game 4. You're sure right about him being tired though. And Posey...he has to be exhausted. Now we have a couple of question. Will Baird break out the checkbook and ink a deal that keeps Panda in SF? Pablo has hurt himself with his casual approach to showing up to training camp in great shape but there's no denying his value in October. I may regret it later but I hope they just write him the damn check. I'd hate to see him in another uniform. The other question is what are we going to do about our starting rotation next year. Hopefully Cain comes back healthy. I love Huddy, Lincecum, Vogey and Peavy. We wouldn't have made the playoffs without Peavy and Hudson. That said, I don't think any of them should be starters next season. That's harsh...but probably true. I guess three's another question, too. I love Posey behind the plate. He's a great catcher but it takes a huge physical toll. His bat was largely absent in the Series because of fatigue. Belt is a great first baseman and quality guy with a big future in the league but I almost think we ought to deal him to bring in some fresh pitching. Move Buster to first and let Susac play behind the dish. These guys turned in big performances to win in October and played over their heads. They epitomize TEAM.
By buyerbware on Oct 29, 2014 at 4:18 PM
Thanks! I guess I can't complain about Buyerville, no matter how hectic the pace gets here at the end of the road where I keep trying to achieve my dream of having a boring life! Kittehs are doing fine, colony still going (although all but one are over ten years old now) and I still manage to pay for them all. It's good to be able to give - the worst part of being broke when I was young was feeling helpless when people and fur friends just needed a little something and I didn't have it. I have an old soldier here living with me. It's up to me to keep him from getting out of bed, but last week he would get on his feet and do things while I was asleep! His doc says that a lot of people get restless and ruin their recovery after surgery by doing too much too soon, so I'll be home with him all day tomorrow. Here's Jasmine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_h5I1GuFhI
By beckysdad on Oct 29, 2014 at 3:11 PM
Yeah, Dad knows how to get the most out of writing sentences. The staff noted the areas where there was some decline but weren't in any way alarmed. He's pretty much following along the lines one would expect. Dad asked the doctor is Alzheimers was going to take him out or if it would be something else. She replied that it would likely be something else. I think he was relieved by that. I was able to resolve the printer problem without too much difficulty. I uninstalled the software and re-installed it and then re-installed the printer...voila. everything works the way it's supposed to. He can even print multiple pages without having to reboot the printer and the computer both. I'm really not sure what specifically was causing that problem but that's okay. The new printer works right so I put the old one away in a closet just in case. I decided I didn't want to be cooking as the game started and I didn't want to be watching Mom cooking either so I decided it would be lunch for dinner. I wanted to do Hot Pastrami on rye with swiss cheese and something we don't mention. Sadly, Safeway had no Pastrami! So we're going to do mesquite smoked turkey breast sammies instead. I'm making a big 7 layer dip so we can sit in front of the tube and nom without distraction. We have peach turnovers for dessert...heated with a little ice cream...yum. Did you deal with all the wayward limbs? That can be pretty rewarding and it's less detail work than raking leaves.
By beckysdad on Oct 29, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Tests show he's still in the mild stages though he's bumping up on the moderate edge. One of their tests was to have him write a sentence of his own choosing. "I love my wife of 65 years." How could you not love a man like that? The drive wasn't horrific though it was nearly an hour. I left plenty of time so there was no stress. Now it's on to the to-do list here...change light bulbs, reset passwords, fix the printer, grocery run...it's all good. What are you up to today?
By beckysdad on Oct 29, 2014 at 4:50 AM
That one was ugly. In all of the blowout games it's been balls finding holes whether they're hit hard or softly. None of them have been filled with homers. I hope tonight's game is competitive for both sides. A laugher would be no fun. It sets up nicely for Hudson to have a great career capper.
By beckysdad on Oct 28, 2014 at 5:16 PM
Glad I gibs you a chuckle. That was what I was hoping for. Sorry to hear that Chuck had to deal with that, too. There are worse things one might have to deal with. I'm gonna try listening to the radio tonight while watching the game. I'd really prefer to hear my local guys rather than these goofs. I'll put up with the delay. Actually it kinda tips me off ahead of time to the things I really want to see. I'll have the recording after the fact to watch it with the sound synched up if I want. Geez, who would have thought that removing the food source would take all the appeal of the balcony for Rocky. Go Giants!!!
By beckysdad on Oct 28, 2014 at 1:44 PM
7-1 is overdue for a loss and you guys are the perfect team to give it to them. It will be an early start tomorrow and a full day with the folks. There are a few projects to work on which will help pass the time. Evidently a guy that I went to grammar school with had a heart attack and died. Mom was asking me if I wanted to go to the funeral tomorrow. "I haven't seen him in 40 years...why in the hell would I go to the funeral?" She then explained to me that you often go to console the family and don't go for the deceased. At which point I said "I haven't seen the family for over 40 years...why in the hell would I go?" Sigh...there's a big generational difference there. They schedule their weeks around doctor appointments and funerals. Having a well attended funeral is very high on Mom's list of things that are important anymore. Going to lots of other funerals drives attendance. It's kind of like the Christmas Card List principle...did they send us one last year? We have to send them one this year. There's also a scavenger hunt component to these things. There's bonus points if you can show that you raised kids that value going to funerals regardless of how long it's been since they or their family have been a part of your life. I'll bet that clumsy old 'coon messed up the spider web too!
By Sylviag on Oct 28, 2014 at 12:37 PM
Yeah, the kittehs definitely got more hugz last night to the point of squirming out of my arms LOL More gushie food portions this morning whiched delighted them no end and more morning play time. We have been trying to play more with Brodie to get him to drop a few ounces. the only problem is that Squee wants in on ALL the play action :) Thanks on the gratzees - didn't realize it until I came on today.
By beckysdad on Oct 28, 2014 at 10:51 AM
So did that drop you to third from second? A couple roster changes would have made a big difference for you. Of course just a bit more performance from the guys you should be able to count on would work, too. Sigh...yep, our dogs pretty much want to chase everything. It can definitely mess up a peaceful scene. So you got a nice peaceful rain to enjoy. How nice is that! I just got off the phone with Mom. Dad has his annual evaluation over at the Memory Clinic in the morning. Ugh...that means commute traffic. What a whiner...I probably only have to deal with that two or three times a year now. It will be interesting to hear what they have to say after Dad goes through his Alzheimers tests.
By beckysdad on Oct 27, 2014 at 9:39 PM
I'm guessing you probably didn't get the points you needed but at least the cowboys lost. That's some consolation. You should have seen Becky this evening playing tough dog. We went out back to fire up the grill and Becky saw a squirrel digging in my lawn. She took off after it growling like crazy and chased him over the fence. Then she came trotting back to me looking like "did you see me? huh? didya didya?" It was pretty cute. She'd surely have given that squirrel a bad time if she'd caught up with it but the tough dog thing just doesn't suit her.
By beckysdad on Oct 27, 2014 at 3:20 PM
Having never been through it I can only imagine how much this hurts for Syl. They bring so much to our lives and yet we only have them for what seems like all too short a time. You're right about Shasta's time with Syl and Bryan. Living with them is like winning a kitteh lottery. Yeesh...I suppose you almost have to watch the game tonight. Now that's dedication. I hope it's worth it.
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