Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Ramblings (Hiatus Edition)

When I agree to work over hiatus I expect it to be easy going and relaxing. This past week has proven to be anything but that. This of course means I'm now really behind on the show bible. And I mean really behind.

Hey look the Cub's hitters are pressing. That or Dusty has implemented a clubhouse rule that requires them to see only 3 pitches at the most per at bat. Where would we be without old man Maddux and the kid Marshall? I know many will say that Prior and Wood will be coming back soon, but come on. I think it's best if the Cubs look at Prior and Wood as gravy. If they come back and pitch well, great, but don't plan on it actually happening.

A couple Twilight Singers items: First of all, emusic.com has a bonus track available for free download. I really like the track. They haven't rocked this hard on a chorus in some time. In fact it's one of the few tracks that sound like their concerts. They always rock their songs a little harder live, and that's how this track sounds to me. Secondly, Youtube.com has become a daily minefield of goodness. There are 25 music videos and live performances by the Afghan Whigs/Twilight Singers on there. Some of them are even from The Afghan Whigs really early stuff that I haven't seen in ages. There's tons of other great sports and music stuff on there you just have to search for it.

Ladies, is your boyfriend/husband's birthday coming up? Perhaps your anniversary is in the near future? Maybe you are getting married soon and want something special for that special night? Let me offer this advice. All those embarrassing unmentionables your friends got you that one weekend that you still can't really remember what happened? Toss them out. That frilly and lacy crap stores keep trying to pawn off on you is worthless as well. All you need is this:
And if it's his, all the better. This came out much racier than I intended. I just wanted to say there is something very attractive about a woman in a white oxford shirt. I apologize.

For those wondering if you should buy MLB: The Show or MLB 2K6, the answer is MLB: The Show. 2K6 is awful. More on this later.

My next big week is the second to last week of June. Lucha Vavoom is returning to the Myan! FlavaD and I got ringside tickets this time. We are going on the 20th if you are in town, and want to see one of the greatest spectacles in your life. Also, after Nacho Libre hits the multiplexes that same month, it's gonna blow up! The next night. I have tickets for the Twilight Singers concert. I haven't had a back to back night of genius like this since…I had a girlfriend. That sounds dirty too. I didn't mean it that way.

Has anyone seen the Wes Anderson American Express commercial?

Finally, I stole this idea from Kerri. This is perhaps one of the most nerdish ways to be pompous, but screw it. I made a quiz about myself too. I also don't think its half bad. 90 percent of the answers I believe can be found in this blog, but study ahead of time people. No cheating. We are on the honor system here. Take the quiz here.

17 comments:

bobby said...

Sorry, Brad, thought I knew you better. Only scored a 60 on the Brad quiz. It's your *left* leg? Huh. Others missed: # of gal pals, first kiss chick, and the family flow chart. I never could keep your siblings straight.

The Wes Anderson commercial is pure goodness. As Tim said, it restores the man crush.

faith said...

I got 50 and I was pretty sure of myself when I voted. There were 2 that I should have gone with my first pick, but I second guessed myself! BLAH! the others I had no clue! Cool test

Jaime said...

Got a 90! Woo-hoo! My only miscalculation was the girlfriend thing. I picked 5. C'mon, 1? What counts as a girlfriend anyway? A certain number of consecutive dates? Do you have to sign a paper or something to make it official. I dispute your answer.

faith said...

I agree Jaime! He has talked about a few ladies on here and I made the assumption that there was more than a friendship there.

Bradford said...

Jaime & Faith: Undefined relationships don't count on the girlfriend question. Only once have I said with some confidence that a girl is my girlfriend.

I will admit that the first kiss question is tough too.

I am impressed that Faith got the sibling breakdown question correct.

kerri said...

i got a 60.. not too shabby considering i didn't study at all and i've only met you in person once.

faith said...

I remember the post you had around Christmas (or a few around that time) and I think you gave the break down then. Also when you were posting about the 2 Bens, and I was intrigued...I think you may have given some family insights at that time.

Bradford said...

I'm suprised everyone got what I hate being called right. I guess Bradley is lame in everyone's eye.

Ben said...

So who's the one girlfriend? I would've guessed zero, but that wasn't an option.

Bradford said...

She happened a couple years ago.

bobby said...

"She happened." That's awesome.

Keymaster said...

Wow - I scored a 90! It was the number of girls that got me too. Oh, and don't feel bad about the Bradley thing. Believe it or not it's my middle name and I really hate it.

Bradford said...

Check out the big brains on Sara! Your middle name is Bradley?

Keymaster said...

yes...parents can be so mean.

Mandy said...

Okay, I'm a horrible sister, I got a 70. I totally went for the 3 gfs thing instead of 1, and the first kiss, and...something...else, wow, I have short-term memory issues. Anyways, I only thought you'd hate being called Bradley 'cause you're *actually* Bradford, and besides, Bradford is such a superior name, but some people don't even seem to realize that it exists. Punkasses.

Oh, dad's on a date right now, and Sandra left last night. I thought you'd appreciate that tidbit. :)

Bradford said...

Ok, I'm considering the girlfriend question as extra credit, based on the fact that the term girlfriend is defined differently by people. So, everyone add 10 points to their score.

Mandy: I was suprised when I called him last weekend and Sandra answered. I almost asked "What are you doing there?"

Moira said...

Hi Uncle Brad,

I got an 80. But I guessed on a lot.

Love,

Moira