Friday, February 23, 2007

Everything is Average Nowadays

Another week down. This was actually a short work week for me. I had Monday off for President's Day and then took a vacation day Tuesday to hang with Deb and the girls, who were enjoying February school vacation. We went to the New England Aquarium Tuesday morning, which was pretty cool. Lily cracked me up because she kept wanting to watch the penguin movie they were showing on a Jumbotron-sized screen while the real penguins were right in front of her.

The temperatures warmed up a little this week, melting a lot of the ice that had built up over the last few weeks. I'm glad I got a decent amount of pond skating in because it may be all over.

Skibidy bibbidy bop:
  • Don't look now, but the Van Halen tour is on indefinite hold. Not sure what the problem was, but this LA Times story hints that Eddie may just be off his rocker. Meanwhile, the Police tour is selling out stadiums.
  • Serious old-school brawl in the Sabres-Senators game last night after Ottawa's Chris Neil leveled Buffalo captain Chris Drury. Sabres coach Lindy Ruff sent out the goons on the next shift and chaos ensued: the goalies were scrapping, the coaches were screaming at each other over the benches. Pretty great footage, if you like that sort of thing. And I do.
  • The Nashua Pride this week signed former Red Sox pitcher Rich Garces, better known as the inimitable "El Guapo." Garces was a middle reliever known for his girth and beloved by Boston fans; he'll be playing for former Sox skipper Butch Hobson. Little-known fact: "El Guapo" is Spanish for "The Guapo."

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