Archive for June, 2005


Big ShakeUp for KUBB

Self is fortunate the cupbard is overflowing with talent — while young and unproven there is talent none-the-less.

Giddens parting words:

“With everything that has transpired with this situation, coach and I are in total agreement that a fresh start would be best for Kansas and me,” Giddens said in a statement. “I’m sorry for what has transpired. Regardless of guilt or innocence, I put our program and myself in a bad situation. That does not take away from the fact that I loved my time here. I appreciate the support my teammates, the coaching staff and fans have shown me.”


Weekend Itinerary

Blaine and his lady friend Casey are spending the long weekend in the Bay Area. Here is what Julie has in store:

Hitch hike home from Oakland
Reunion with Soulmate (who’s now officially imprisoned after his last escape attempt)
Official welcome dog mauling, and ceremonial shot of bourbon
Goodnight licks from all animals in the house (including Brent, depending on number of welcome shots)

8:00 am Awake to a bright and glorious day in humidity-free San Francisco! (see weather for the week below)
Run at Crissy Field (on the beach) or Golden Gate Park
*July 1 is Brent’s official “back in the game 20 minute run, if you want to use that as a warm-up, Fool…and pity him*
Breakfast at Rose’s or Kate’s Kitchen (depending on running venue)
*The Barbie will be available to you all morning should you need it*
12:00-1:00 Brent and I both wrap up work and the long weekend begins!
2:00-5:00 Official City tour, culminating in beverages at Top of the Mark (fog pending)
6:00 Happy Hour at Mecca (Fool, do not deny them any longer — this is where you can just drape yourself in that rainbow flag, and wave it all night long!)
8:30-9:00 Dinner at hot, new neighborhood joint RNM (flags also welcome here)

It’s the “fill them full of liquor, then ask them to get up and go wine tasting plan!”
9:00 Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building (eggs, crab cakes and meat friends for breakfast, mmm mmm)
10:30 Head up to the wine country
11:30 Kick-off the day (and heal that hang over) with some champagne at Gloria Ferrar (compliments of Mr. Pity)
1:00 Private tasting at Acacia
2:30ish Buena Vista, Bartholomew Park, Ravenswood
3:30-4 Gundlach Bundschu (grab a bottle of Temparillo and hang by the lake)
5:30 Head back to the city
8:00-8:30 Dinner at Firecracker

Another humidity-free day in SF!
AM Hike at Mt. Tam or Point Reyes
PM Remainder of City Tour
8:00 ish Dinner at Blue Plate or Tsunami Sushi & Sake Bar or Zuni (you all choose, and get back to me today so I can make reservations!)

Who smells baseball???
OK, pre-game breakfast sponge
12:00 Pre-game beverage at Paragon or MoMos
1:05 The Bond-less, 4th Place Giants take on your Cincinnati Reds! Catch up on a little Barry news prior to the game Well, at least he’s coaching (for the love of Pete, shoot him full of cortisone and let’s go!)
5:00 Begin cook out prep and additional game-day beverage consumption! (flag of choice, Blaine, flag of choice


Bucknell gets Bitchslapped

OK — If I had a top three productivity killing sites, Whatifsports would make the cut. The site allows you to simulate match-ups from teams in different eras. Of course….I had to relive the March travesty in the current era. This time the Bison were put down

Bucknell v Kansas


Back in the Saddle

Man have I ever neglected this blog. OK…I am back and with a renewed motivation to maintain some consistency and level of commitment. Sounds eerily like my fitness regiment. And why this new-found interest you might ask—well here are a few areas that are driving the editorial calendar:

1. Current Season of Six Feet Under…and the Wire coming soon there after
2. Upcoming weddings, an Amarillo reunion on the Guadalupe, and a steady steam of visitors to the Bay Area – I am sure someone/s will be providing fodder at each event
3. Upcoming college football season – a new platform for FBB
4. Italy this fall — the JuJu Chrons get a better format
5. Word that WP will soon be supporting forums – we will give this another go
6. John, Aspinal, and Matt giving me disapproving looks when I walk by

But what really got me going was a WordPress related focus group I recently took part in. Though I cannot go into details, the discussion involved the various bloggers with an affinity for WordPress and a company looking to expand their site hosting service to include WordPress. In short, the dialog flowed — meandered might be a better term — for over three hours and could have continued much longer for me had I not realized that I jilted the wife on our Six Feet Under date. Anyway…. remotivated and recharged to rant and rave on the galleries.

Photos on Flickr

June 2005

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