November 28, 2006
November 23, 2006
For today, a quick trip downtown to go to Christkindlmarkt, some kind of German Christmas festival, netted some bratwurst, strudel, and some sort of fried cheese fritter. Following that, I returned home to cook the traditional thanksgiving meal.
A Traditional Thanksgiving
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Lemon Butter Asparagus
Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream and homemade whipped cream
Sorry, no turkey this year. The next turkey I make will be deep fried, and this year it didn't work out. I watched a smashing episode of Good Eats the other day, so I know how to do it without lighting anything or anyone on fire, which is good, because old Alton demonstrated what could happen if you mess up, and let's just say you would never have to worry about whether your eyebrows were too bushy ever again.
by Andy at 8:28 PM
November 22, 2006
I'm about halfway to the minimum number of pages on my paper for Contemporary Issues in Sports. With a few days off and no travel on the docket, I hope to get a big chunk of that done this weekend. I have an interview email request in with a baseball writer who agreed to take my questions, and it will be good to get his responses to some questions I wasn't sure of another way to answer. I think I have enough sources, and I've got a good handle on the topic, but getting all the ideas onto paper in a coherent and well-written fashion isn't something I've done lately. Even when I was a full time student, I didn't have to write many research papers, since I was an engineering student. Janet did this stuff all the time, so I've been watching her do it for a while, but that's not exactly the same. It's good I like my topic, and I think liking the topic is key for me. If I had to write this paper about something I didn't care about, that would be tough.
By the way, I've been using a Google Homepage for a while now, but Jimmy got me to put another tab on there where I can put blog feeds, so I can check for updates to a dozen or so blogs all in one place. It's pretty sweet.
by Andy at 8:29 AM
November 20, 2006
November 18, 2006
November 15, 2006
We started off with some good wins, but things started to go south in the 157 match. We were up 7-3 going into the third period, but you can see how it ended up. If we wrestled this match in a few months, I think we would win, and we should have won tonight, but now we'll have to focus on our next match on November 30th against Lakeland and Augustana.
Full Match Results
by Andy at 10:18 PM
Joe Girardi won the National League Manager of the Year award today for the job he did with the Marlins this season. Of course, he was fired two days after the season ended, thanks to a rift with Jeffrey Loria, the owner of the team. I'm not sure what all went on to get him fired, but I know that part of it was bringing young pitcher Josh Johnson back into a game after an 82 minute rain delay. Just like that, Johnson went from 2nd in the league in ERA to the DL with biceps tendonitis.
I wonder, though, has any manger ever received this award after being fired? By the way, Girardi is joining the YES network as a broadcaster rather than immediately seek another managing job. The Cubbie faithful here were clamoring for this guy (he went to Northwestern), but they ended up with Piniella.
by Andy at 2:32 PM
November 14, 2006
November 13, 2006
Not really, but in a way. I made a video that was highlights from the 2006 NCAA wrestling finals broadcast on ESPN. I uploaded this video in August after it seemed to disappear after a previous uploading. Since then, it has been viewed over 14,000 times on YouTube. I uploaded the same video on MySpace at some point, and it's up over 5,000 views. In other words, a video that I made has been seen nearly 20,000 times. If that's not ridiculous, nothing is.
by Andy at 1:49 PM
November 7, 2006
November 3, 2006
You know, I want to make fun of the fact that a full 1/4 of the West Virginia Mountaineers football team is majoring in "Athletic Coaching Education," but then I realize I'm in a graduate program that is either Sports Management or Sports Coaching. Of course, I can also remember, that, hey, I have a degree in electrical engineering. So, there, I can make fun of WVU. What a relief.
by Andy at 11:20 AM