Friday, May 1, 2009

Progressive Community Random Thoughts

We may or may not be breaking new ground here today, but I've decided to do a sort of "live blog of life" today. It's where everyone who is reading this can chime in with their random thoughts, and I'll add them to the post. Just leave them in the comments, or sign in through blogger.com and leave them here. Check back often, hopefully this will be an ever evolving post. Heck, we could even do it through the weekend. I'll start...

Haasertime:

- Happy Easter, Twins fans. Hallelujah, the Mauer is reborn. This is a very important year for Mauer. He needs to prove he's healthy to other teams, and the Twins need him to be at peak value when they trade him in the winter. We'll be watching this closely.

- They History Channel was once my favorite thing on television. I enjoyed watching cheesy early 90's documentaries on wars and the roman empire. Now all their broadcasting falls into two categories:

1- men working a mundane job

2- men searching for things that don't exist

Shows like Ax-Men and UFOhunters are downright unwatchable, and have nothing to do with History. Some guy once said, "History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are." Okay, I'll just flip onto the history channel for guidance in these perilous times...I should go hunt for Sasquatch? I'm on my way!

- Speaking of cheesy things from the 90's, I watched Empire Records for the first time last night. I had heard from a lot of people that it's a must-see, but I didn't enjoy it at all. According to wikipedia, it was panned by audiences and critics, but gained a cult following by 20-somethings who first saw the movie as adolescents. The only other movies that rival it's cliche 90's dreamworld are Reality Bites and Clueless.

Brex:

- Charlie Ruud, St. Olaf alum and St. Paul Saints all time winningest pitcher says this is his last season. He's hanging em up to preach at Bethel Lutheran in Northfield.

Daymonster:

- I'm currently watching last nights Survivor. I love this show so much and I can't fully explain why. This season there is a guy named "Coach" and he is a total ass, he claims he was almost captured by pygmies in the Amazon, he claims he was taught an ancient form of martial arts that is not documented and only a few people in the world know it. He also was fired from his coaching job of a Division II women's soccer program because he claimed he was getting cancer tests done and not going on Survivor.

tfrezac2002:

-Well, its spring. Time for my favorite springtime activity, bean bag toss. I've played a few times this year and haven't fared to well. But I have a good feeling about today.

-Last weekend, I went to the batting cages for the first time in who knows how long. I had a couple good hacks but I am pretty terrible. I instantly remembered why I haven't played organized baseball since I was 12. I also took a foul ball off the plate straight in my unmentionable area.

-Whats the deal with beach balls? The wave used to be what bothered me most, but I think it might be beach balls now. Doesn't anyone go to baseball games to watch baseball anymore? You would never see any of those guys dressed in suits back in the '50s degrading the game like that. I should wear a suit next game I go too.

Soup:

I live in Korea. It has very little diversity. So, when Westerners see each other it is not that common of an occurrence. Well anyway, I was at the grocery store the other day and an American lady approached me. She is probably 55 years old. We talked a bit and she asked me for my email address. I gave it to her and got this email from her:

Hi this is Heather!

What are you doing this weekend?Would you like
to go to a movie? There aren't very many Englishmovies as the USA but I
sometimes go to a close Lotte Cinemaat Seongsung Industrial
Complex.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Well that makes one of us, old lady. Seriously, she might be 60.

Jam:

I reverted back to my college years yesterday. Maybe it was the fact that I had to write a 20 page paper for a class that I am taking for work...not sure. Anyway, while hanging out with to my brobros who are about 30 years old, we decided it would be a great idea to go to the midnight showing of X-Men Origins. We didn't really care all that much about the movie, although I enjoyed the previous installments, it was more for the experience. I took an hour nap before we left (bad idea), and never really got in the mood. My first mistake was not buying hot tamales. It was not as good as the other X-Men titles. In one scene it looked like a little girl drew his claws on with a silver crayon. It was weird. It also didn't really give us much in the way of origins, being as it skipped through the majority of his life before the opening credits were done. Left me wanting more...or less, I'm not sure.

TwinsWin83:

Joe Mauer is on pace to hit approximately 500 home runs this season

10 comments:

haasertime said...

I thought one of the benefits of living in an asian country was the asian girls. That 60yrold has it all backward.

jammyman said...

I reverted back to my college years yesterday. Maybe it was the fact that I had to write a 20 page paper for a class that I am taking for work...not sure. Anyway, while hanging out with to my brobros who are about 30 years old, we decided it would be a great idea to go to the midnight showing of X-Men Origins. We didn't really care all that much about the movie, although I enjoyed the previous installments, it was more for the experience. I took an hour nap before we left (bad idea), and never really got in the mood. My first mistake was not buying hot tamales. It was not as good as the other X-Men titles. In one scene it looked like a little girl drew his claws on with a silver crayon. It was weird. It also didn't really give us much in the way of origins, being as it skipped through the majority of his life before the opening credits were done. Left me wanting more...or less, I'm not sure.

bizmarkie507 said...

You know what show I really really like but normally wouldn't? Saving Grace, Monday Nights on TNT. It stars Holly Hunter who is a drunken emotional wreck detective. Its usually dark and depressive and an anti Law & Order where i usually find myself routing against the detectives.

And how about that Swine Flu? Have people figured out yet that its the latest installment of Bird Flu/SARs/Africanized Bees/West Nile Virus yet?

Every spring the Media takes this country for a ride and we still haven't learned our lesson. This country sure hates terrorists, why don't we hate the News considering they've been our Nation's biggest terroists for decade.

haasertime said...

I read a review of Wolverine that said it was a terrible movie. They sure do have a large advertising budget, though.


I hate beach balls. People get more excited about beach balls than the game. there's something hypnotic about it. Some old guy popped one in the student section on wednesday night, and kids were giving him so much grief over it, he started swinging at them. I hate upper GA on wednesday nights.

bizmarkie - i don't think the news are the biggest terrorists. Sure, they spread terror, but not in the name of ideology. They do it for $$$$. And besides, i guarantee there will be a real epidemic sometime...and a lot of people will say, "not falling for that again!" and boom theyre dead. The WHO and governments have a job to over react to such things, so of course the news will reflect that.

TwinsWin83 said...

Did anyone see who came to A-Rods defense today? None other then Dougy baseball, Doug Mientkiewicz. They were teammates in high school. I dont care what Doug has to say about the situation Im just sick of the entire subject and would like baseball and the rest of the world to move on. Move on and into what I believe should be a new era for baseball if they really are staying on top of testing like I think they are.

The Twins sent Morillo down to the minors in order to make room for Mauer today. That means that for the time being they are holding 3 catchers on the roster. Im not sure if this incredibly smart or really stupid.

I guess it depends on how they use Morales. I like his bat but his catching is suspect at best. He almost needs to be catching every day somewhere to work on that if the Twins really do plan on keeping him at that position. Something tells me, however, after seeing how he swung the bat this past month some within the organization might be whispering about moving him out from behind the plate.

HaAsErTiMe said...

morales was signed a second baseman, but sucked. so they moved him to catcher. He won't move back. This is only a temporary move til redmond is 100% and Mauer is in working condition. When Crain comes back (within a week) Morales will go back down so he can have consistent playing time.

morillo will be awesome

Jeff said...

hey guys....

haasertime said...

hola jeff. es portland bien?

Daymonster said...

hello jeff. How are you?

bizmarkie507 said...

hows it goin big guy