Friday, September 28, 2007

Fall TV

Heroes is back!! Yippee!! Not only is it back, but it's good! I was so worried it would suffer a sophomore slump (yay alliteration), but it sustained! :-) The first episode ended, and per usual, I turned to Chrissy and said, "I love this show..." Premiering before Heroes was Chuck, a new comedy about a computer nerd who accidentally gets a ton of government secrets downloaded into his brain (don't ask). It was decent enough to get a second look. It suffices to fill the time until Heroes comes on at 9. I recorded Journeyman, but haven't watched it. I watched the new remake of Bionic Woman on Tuesday. Again, decent enough to merit a second look. The pilot episoded seemed a little uneven, like it was poorly edited, or maybe the script was pared down to fit a 60-minute show. Again, I recorded Life, but haven't watched it yet. It has Damian Lewis, a British actor whom Chrissy and I really like. He was an excellent asshole in The Forsyte Saga. Smallville premiered last night. It was good, but not spectacular. Fairly predictable. I think the only premiere left is season 3 of Supernatural next Thursday. I think that's my most highly anticipated return after Heroes. Can't wait!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Pod People!

I was thinking about the Redskins game. More specifically, I was thinking about the second half of the Redskins game. I kept saying that it was like a different team came out of the locker room after halftime. Then I remembered the recent Nicole Kidman-starring remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It hit me. The Redskins went in to the locker room at the half, they fell asleep, and the pods opened up. Their replicas emerged, put on the uniforms and came out on to the field. It all makes sense now...

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Today is the second home game of the Redskins. We play the 0-2 New York Giants and we goin' baby! WOO HOO! It shouldn't be nearly as hot as the Miami game. Not only is it 2 weeks later in the year (happy autumn, everyone), but it's a 4:15 game. When we left the Miami game around 4:00, the sun was just hitting the back of the stadium, so we should be out of sun for the whole game today. I think we have a good shot at going 3-0. The Giants are pretty beat up, not to mention just not playing well. Manning is playing hurt, Burress is a game-time decision. Most of all, besides a win, I hope we spank Shockey. He's a punk and I want us to put him in his place.

In other football news, I have a pretty good lineup in my fantasy league. On a whim, I signed up for a league on Good thing, too, because my friend Keith, who has headed up the Yahoo league I've played in for the past two years, just had a baby! (Congrats, Keith!) So, needless to say, he's been a bit busy and missed something he had to do for our draft. BUT... we had an automated draft on the NFL league. I did pretty well. Both my QBs (McNabb & Favre) are iffy, but I have faith that they'll pull it together. Frank Gore, Randy Moss, Chad Johnson. Denver on defense. I may actually have a shot this year! I've done pretty well in the office football pool, too. I'm actually in 4th place overall. Don't know how long it will last.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

2-0 Baby!!

Ok, so I'm a lousy fan. It took me three whole days to post on the Redskins victory over the Eagles on Monday Night Football. What can I say? Well, despite the many injuries, the offensive line looked pretty good. Campbell is doing well, though I'm sure he's still kicking himself about overthrowing a wide open Moss. Portis is looking good. Defense is kicking butt in general. Don't know what happened in the 4th quarter, though. When Philly was trying its comeback, they ran all over us. Carlos Rogers was a little sporadic in his coverage. Hope that doesn't come back to bite us on the butt. I just hope we can keep the injuries down to a minimum. That's two linemen out (one for the season, the other most likely) in two games. We can't afford that rate of attrition.

P.S. Did you see that hit by Sean Taylor?? YOW!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Hail to the Redskins!

Ok. Usually, I use Kodak Gallery, but it won't let me post a link for a photo album. I can only share photos there by sending out an email. I have, however, seen several blogs where people post a link to photo albums on flickr. So, I uploaded some of the photos of the Redskins game. Unfortunately, without a premium membership, there is a limit to the amount of pictures one can upload at once, so I didn't include all the pictures. If anyone is interested in the remainder of the pictures, either wait until I can upload the rest, or let me know and I can email you the entire album from Kodak.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Excellent Quote

From Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli on Heroes) in an interview in Men's Fitness magazine. I know, what was I doing reading Men's Fitness? I wasn't. I saw a reprint of the article on a Gilmore Girls fan site. No, I don't (or didn't) watch Gilmore Girls. I found it by a link on Pop Candy, an entertainment blog. In any case... The quote, which may very well be my favorite of any interview I've seen in months, "I would hate it if my publicity overshadowed my actual career. That would suck." Are you listening Britney? Lindsay? Paris? Hmm. Didn't think so.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Washington 16, Miami 13

Well, it was hotter than Hell, but the game was great. It was unbelievably hot. And of course, I didn't think about sunscreen until we were halfway to the game. So I got more sun in 3 hours at the game than I did in a week at the game. It was a learning experience, though. We figured out many things that we had not thought of before. Such as the giant foam #1 finger that I brought, but which stayed in my lap or Chrissy's most of the game. In the future, it stays home. In any case, I had a blast at the game. I think Chrissy is still recovering from heat stroke. She stuck it out to the bitter end, though, God bless her.

Oh, speaking of the beach (as I was earlier), it was great. A whole week this time. It was so nice not having to leave in the middle of the week and come back to work. It wasn't much more expensive either, because we had shifted more toward after Labor Day, when the rates drop. So we stayed more days, but most of them at a lower rate. Overall, I think we paid $40 more than last year and stayed 2 or 3 more nights. The weather was great, too. I think someone was trying to make up for last year, when we arrived at the beginning of a hurricane. This year, it was sunny all week. Warm, but not hot (except for two days that were a bit sweltering).

I guess that's it for now. More later. Hail to the Redskins!!