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What to write about…

…in an offseason when Ed Wade says he’s done signing?

No Andy Pettitte.  I’m not going to lie, I would have loved to have him back on the team.

No Ben Sheets.  Okay, so I didn’t really expect that one to happen anyway.

No Jack Cassel, even.  The Indians signed him.  Bye bye, my friend.  Be nice to the pretty girls at Indians’ spring training too.

I could write about MLB Network.  But I haven’t actually watched it yet–your spare time kind of goes bye-bye after you get a job that you work all the time on weekends and when you get a Wii.

I could write about the inauguration.  But the only thing I really know about it is that Josh Groban (my love!) is singing.

I could write about my life.  But my life is horribly boring and involves a lot of calculus quizzes and physics homework.

I don’t know what to write about.

However, I can tell you this: this blog will be significantly different on Opening Day.  I don’t just mean content-wise–content might change, but superficially, it will be most different.  Stick around to find out more, if you care at all.

A launch to remember…

…not that I watched any of it anyway.


My job kept me at work from nine AM to eight PM.  I work in a gift shop at a popular attraction that also happens to be free on New Year’s Day.  I spent about nine hours at the cash register and the other two hours cleaning up.  I can’t stand how lazy people are.  Most customers will pick something up and look at it and at least attempt to put it back where they got it.  Some people will just drop things.  At the bottom of one of our revolving stands there was a pile of merchandise that people were too lazy to put on the hook.  It made me think twice about putting the Diet Rite box in upside down at Kroger, because even something like that has to be fixed.  Keeping up appearances, you know.

It also appears that I’m going to lose my last high school spring break.  If I don’t work every day during spring break, I get fired.  Simple as that.  I can only hope that my spring break isn’t they same as the one they have to deal with.

Anyway, I originally opened this post to talk about MLB Network.  So here we go.

MLB Network.

I can’t really talk about it much because I haven’t watched much.  I saw the documentary they ran about… themselves on Wednesday.  It was interesting.  I’ve always been fascinated by the technology behind broadcasting, and this inside look at the newest addition to my cable roster made me excited about launch–so excited that I forgot about work.

I also saw “Epic Moments,” which was… epic.  I loved seeing all those quick pieces of some of the most important moments of our sport, most of which I hadn’t seen before.  And as I already noted, I saw the 2005 World Series review.  Interesting, if not frustrating.

I wonder what I have to do to get this MLB high-def that everyone keeps talking about.  Comcast rips us off on HD–we don’t get any Discovery HD channels, for example.  A lot of stuff we could get with satellite if it didn’t rain all the time here.

I’ve got today off, so I’m going to try to enjoy it.  Never in my life have I so looked forward to the end of my Christmas break and the beginning of school.

Oh, the frustration…

…of fog.

iss.pngSee, I woke up super-early this morning (5:45 AM) to see the International Space Station make its way across my morning sky.  However, when I got to the roof I realized that I couldn’t even see across my own street, much less 2.20 miles up.  It was a huge bummer.  But at least it’ll be making another pass tomorrow morning.

If you’re a space dork like me, go to this site and find out when you can see the ISS.  It’s really neat.

The fog was so thick that I couldn’t even see Minute Maid Park en route to school this morning.  Talk about sadness.

I am so tired of the crazy weather we’ve been having.  Historically, Houston winters after major hurricanes have been extremely cold.  I thought we were seeing some of that when it snowed last week (LAST WEEK!  I still can’t believe it) but I guess I was wrong.  It’s 76 now, and will range from high 30s to high 70s over the next few days.  Seriously?  I’m done with this.  When I walked outside this afternoon I couldn’t even breathe it was so humid.

Pointless Ramblings (as if the above weren’t pointless enough):
– So I finished reading The Mediator series by Meg Cabot.  I swore to myself that I would never buy any more of her books after reading Ready or Not, which may be the most disappointing and trashy book I’ve ever read (disregard the Stephanie Plum novels, please, because at least those are entertaining).  But I was screwed as soon as I opened the first book.  They’re addictive.  I read the other five over a span of three days–not kidding.
– Which brings me to my next point.  I need new suggestions for books to read until my copy of Jane’s new book shows up in February.  A girl can only read The Boyfriend League or The Rookie so many times in one week.  There just aren’t enough good baseball books for female fans out there–I’m trying to write one, but it’s hard to go to school, have a job, and write a book at the same time.  Progress is happening, just very slowly.
– I need a nap.  Exams are over and I just need a gosh dang nap.
– MLB NETWORK.  Need I say more?

I don’t know if you know this…

…but MLB Network is actually up.

They’re not running full-time by any means, but they’re on right now.  And they’re showing a recap of the 2005 World Series.  Talk about rubbing salt in a wound.

I’m not going to lie–2005 was a point in time where I didn’t really care about baesball.  I watched the World Series, but I didn’t really understand it.  My school had an Astros Day where everyone got to wear Astros stuff instead of our uniforms.  The coolest part was that my brother came down to go to a game and I hadn’t seen him in a while.

But here I am, watching the White Sox celebrate.  I can’t believe Geoff Blum plays for us now, and that we have accepted him back so readily.  I approve.

I really hope there’s going to be an HD feed, even though I think the current shot of Geoff Blum’s terrifying hair would bring on seven times more nightmares in high-def.

For what it’s worth, if anyone’s interested, right now it’s on channel 108 on my Comcast digital cable.  I’m going to have to switch back to NASA TV–what I was watching before, I know, I’m a huge dork and all that, but I do live in Space City–because I can’t take much more of this nonsense.

Is MLB Network going to be a prime channel?  Am I going to have to pay extra?  Because if so, we’re going to have a big problem.

Back to NASA’s Video File about the Chandra Observatory.  Fascinating–and I’m not being sarcastic.

PS–Brad Ausmus with a beard?  Please, never again.