Friday – iPod (semi)Random 10 + 1
and blog shorts

  1. Takin’ Retards to the Zoo (Dead Milkmen)
  2. But Not Tonight (Scott Weiland – Not Another Teen Movie Soundtrack)
  3. 853-5937 (Squeeze)
  4. Get Up (R.E.M.)
  5. Talk to Me (Outfield)
  6. We’ll Inherit The Earth (Replacements)
  7. Bullroarer (Midnight Oil)
  8. Inside Out (Mighty Lemon Drops)
  9. Told You So (Depeche Mode)*
  10. Blasphemous Rumours (Depeche Mode)
  11. Since You’ve Been Gone (Outfield)
  • Sadly, I picked the correct team to win the Stanley Cup.  Overall I went just under 50% in my picks.  Not bad considering I picked based on if I liked or hated a team.
  • I swear I had something humorous to write about the other day, but I didn’t have the time to write it up and now I’ve forgotten what it was.  Stupid work stealing way to much of my time and my thoughts.
  • A few weeks ago I finished reading the Troy trilogy by David Gemmell.  I was thrilled to have found such an exciting author and was looking forward to keeping an eye out for anything new from him.  It was a real downer to find out that he died before completing the last book of the series and that his wife finished it for him.  I could tell that something was off in the writing, but didn’t find out he was dead until I completed the book.  I still plan to read his earlier stuff, but it was strange feeling, mourning someone you’ve never met and know only through a few hundred thousand words they had written.
  • * My kids call “Told You So” the “Smart Car Song” because they think the beginning of the song sound like a little car driving through the crowded streets of a city.  After they said it, I can’t disagree with them.

Hockey Predictions – Take 3

I went 1 for 2 in the last round on my Stanley Cup Hockey Predictions.  I’m debating on this one – should I take the Pens since I hate Detroit, or should I pick Detroit, thus guaranteeing that the Pens win because I will have jinxed Detroit.

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Okay, I’ve decided to pick Detroit.  My reasoning is that I want the Pens to win, but if I pick Detroit and they somehow manage to win, at least I can say I picked the winner.  If the Pens win, I’ll be happy anyway.

I may use a similar tactic this November when I can either vote for the winner or vote the candidate I would like to win.

…or not.

Hockey Predictions – Redux

I went 1 for 4 in round two of the hockey playoffs. The quarter only did slightly better, going 2 for 4. Interestingly, the one series I picked was one of the two the quarter missed.

For the 3rd round, I’ll hold my nose and take the Stars over Wings. I’ll take the Penguins over Philli. The most likely and worst possible outcome would be Detroit playing Philli in the finals, so that is probably what will happen.

Sagittarius: Someone will try to convince you to go out for Mexican food today and possibly margaritas. If you go, eat chicken or pork. The location of Mars indicates you should avoid beef and shrimp dishes.

Predictions (p2)

I made uninformed predictions about the NHL playoffs first round and didn’t do too bad (okay, the quarter did well, and I’m along for the ride.)

West – I was 1/4
East – I was 3/4 (Quarter was 2/3)

So overall I was 50%.

I decided to let the Quarter Pick seperately.

My picks based on if I like or hate the team:

  • Montreal over Philli
  • Pens over Rangers
  • Colorado or Detroit
  • San Jose over Dallas

Quarter picks:

  • Montreal over Philli
  • Rangers over Pens
  • Detroit  over Colorado
  • Dallas over San Jose

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