Posts made in December, 2007

Looking Forward to Looking Back

New Years is an interesting concept that I never really understood. How exactly did replacing a calendar become a holiday? The conspiracy theorist in me believes that no matter what the official reasons were for celebrating New Years Day, it was probably a marketing ploy by the Hallmark Corporation to try and pump up the sales of cards and calendars. It is not just replacing a calendar that is odd but it is how people react to this event. All...

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How to Skinit a Snake

How to Skinit a Snake

The World Wide Web can be a fascinating place filled with amazing and wondrous things. It can also be a magnet for the bizarre. Whenever you open a browser window it is like starting a new adventure. I often feel like an archeologist about to uncover some long lost civilization or a tidbit of knowledge that has been hidden from the general public since the beginning of time; Internet time that is. Of course the exact opposite is also true. It...

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What’s So Perfect About That?

To anyone who has happened across this blog and read more than one entry you may have surmised that I am a baseball fan. It was also probably fairly obvious that I don’t follow any other sport with much regularity. With Spring Training, a 162-game regular season, three rounds of play-offs including the World Series, the General Manager and Winter Meetings; there is not much time left to get completely into another sport. Besides, the...

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I Like Dreamin’

Quiz Question: When do you know that you are too close to a team and a subject? Answer: When the subject starts invading your dreams I had a fairly fitful night of sleep on the couch after Trina’s birthday. I made a mental note to myself to never give sharp objects to my wife as a gift item if yesterday was any indication. I knew that I was going to be doing some serious shopping today to try and make up for yesterday so as I drifted off...

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How To Sleep On the Couch in One Easy Step

Today is my wife Trina’s birthday. I would tell you how old she is but I once suggested that we both take a karate class and I watched in horror as she put a 6 foot 3 inch instructor down on the map and stop within millimeters of putting her fist through his nose lodging it into his brain. It was at that moment that I realized I have absolutely no control in my marriage and some 26 years later I still live in fear of my life. Let’s...

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To Server and Protect

As if my life were not frantic enough, fate threw me a wild card. For the past four years I have been using IX Web Hosting as my hosting service. They have been very good to work with and their service has been outstanding. One of the few drawbacks has been that IX Web Hosting has been content to maintain their servers with PHP4. This version is nearing its end of life and as such needs to be upgraded. I inquired of IX Web Hosting what their...

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The Perfect Gift

“The best kind of prize is a surprise.” That quote uttered by Johnny Depp’s character in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory never rang more true than today. After a long and sleepless night where I looked at the clock more times than Chris Young struck out last season; Christmas morning finally arrived. While the kids rested quietly in their beds I was up pacing the floor waiting for them to get up. What a weird turn of events....

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Twas the Night Before…

From a holiday perspective Christmas is about as close to baseball as anything I have found when it comes to excitement. To prove that point I briefly considered republishing the updated Twas the Night Before Christmas entry that I posted the night before Spring Training began under the title Spring Training Eve. But I figured you deserved new content rather than something that could be found using the search box on this blog. So instead...

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The Long Lost Package

On September 28, 2007 I like many Diamondbacks fans were glued to the television to watch the opening of the final 3 game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. This game had huge implications as the Diamondbacks were still trying to seal a play-off spot. That night Brandon Webb took the mound and beat the Colorado Rockies. This win coupled with a loss by the San Diego Padres allowed the Diamondbacks to secure a...

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