On: Nerdiness

Well I touched out Frank on nerdiness, probably because I play D&D.

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Of course I knew what the right answers were, so had I felt like cheating, I could be an uber-nerd:
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On: Fantasy Football Draft

This is the third year I have played fantasy football on yahoo with family and friends. The first year I had no clue what to do going into the draft, so I made some mistakes figuring out who was worth what. Last year I did a little better, but it bugged me that even though I set draft priorities, the autodraft filled my roster with two kickers, two defenses, and two tight ends. The first thing I did was trim those spots and pick up what was left on the scrap heap to round out my team.

This year I had a different strategy. I placed a ton of people on my don’t draft list, including all but about 3 or 4 defenses, 2 kickers, and 3 or 4 tight ends — after that, they aren’t worth wasting a draft pick on. This strategy worked out pretty well — I didn’t end up drafting a defense or kicker at all, and only got one tight end. It actually worked a little too well, because I will be throwing decent players to the scrap heap to pick up a kicker and defense. Still, that’s better than not having those players to begin with.

Even with the 10th pick out of 10 teams, I think it turned out alright. Here is what my team looks like right now:

1. (10) L. Jordan RB
2. (11) S. Jackson RB
3. (30) C. Palmer QB
4. (31) D. Jackson WR
5. (50) T. Houshmandzadeh WR
6. (51) A. Crumpler TE
7. (70) K. Jones RB
8. (71) J. Walker WR
9. (90) D. Rhodes RB
10. (91) A. Green RB
11. (110) L. Maroney RB
12. (111) C. Brown RB
13. (130) L. White RB
14. (131) D. Stallworth WR
15. (150) M. Bell RB

After school conversations

I was waiting to pick up the kids from school yesterday and was talking to one of the neighbor moms:

  • Neighbor Mom (NM): It’s Joey’s Birthday today.
  • Me: How old is he now?
  • NM: 11
  • Me: That’s almost a teenager.
  • NM (grimaces): Thanks.
  • Me: (Laughs)
  • NM : Just remember that when he starts smiling at your daughters in a couple of years
  • Me: (stops laughing)

So When I get the kids in the van, I always ask how their day went.  I try to mix up the question a bit to see if I get better answers (other than “fine” or “good”).  Yesterday the conversation went something like this:

  • Me: What was the worst thing at school today?
  • Danielle: I got zapped in the hand by my teacher’s laser vision.
  • Me: Your teacher has laser vision?
  • Danielle: Yes.
  • Me: And you got zapped?
  • Danielle: No, not really.
  • Danielle: But Travis did.  She zapped his head off.
  • Me: WOW.  SHE ZAPPED HIS HEAD OFF?
  • Me: Was he okay?
  • Danielle: No.
  • Danielle: He had to go home early.

I busted up laughing at that point.  The girl is quick, that’s for sure.