Jul 5, 2009

Boom boom acka-lacka lacka boom. Boom boom acka-lacka boom boom.

So yet another 4th of July has come and gone. And this year we decided to just enjoy the fireworks and not worry about videotaping the festivities. It's basically all the same stuff anyway. So, in honor of this years 4th, I give you last years 4th. And the 4th that came before that 4th. And the 4th that was three 4th's ago, but not in a fraction kind of way.

2008...

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2007...

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2006...

Jul 1, 2009

Stupid People: Part Two.

I've seen I don't know how many newscasters, politicians and pundits toss around the term "reverse racism" alot lately. And I keep asking myself, self? what the hell is reverse racism? And I can't figure it out. As far as I can tell, either you're a racist, or you're not. It's pretty simple math really. There seems to be some sort of reasoning that racism is a white thing. And if someone of another ethnicity is a racist towards white people, then it's reverse racism.

Double-u, Tee, Eff?

The way I see it, if you're a racist, regardless of your race, and regardless of the race you despise, it's just plain racism. No? I mean, the closest I can come to defining reverse racism, would be.. say, someone who hates their own race. Does that even exist? How self-hating do you have to be to accomplish that?

I dunno. I guess I'm just tired of seemingly intelligent people saying stupid things. And maybe it's just me, 'cause no one else ever seems to point it out.

Jun 6, 2009

Diamond Clubs Are a Girl's Best Friend.

So I had a landmark birthday a couple weeks ago, and as a gift, Scott made one of my dreams come true, and that was to see a Mariners game from excellent, close seats (and sitting 7 feet from our 56" HD TV doesn't count). So, he surprised me with a couple tickets to sit in The Diamond Club at Safeco Field, right behind home plate. It was.. in a word, awesome. It was easily the closest I've sat at a game. Usually we sit in the upper deck somewhere, or in the cheapo outfield bleachers. But not this time. Here we were, a mere 30 feet or so behind home plate. We could practically smell the player sweat (or maybe that was the garlic fries).

Okay, so I admit, I don't dream real big, but it was still something i'd always wanted to do, and in 30 years of Mariners fandom, never had. So this was a real cool experience. But the seats we're only part of it. One perk of the Diamond Club is all the free food and drinks you can eat. And we're not talkin' peanuts and popcorn either, though there's that too. When you enter the club, you're greeted by very friendly staff, seated to a reserved table, and welcome to help yourself to your choice of delicious foods. We didn't really indulge as much as we could have, but what we did have was delicious. And once we were done with that, we headed outside to check out our seats. Here's a few pics of the experience..

Inside the Diamond Club club.


The view from our seats. a mere 8 rows back. It's actually closer then it looks here. My cam has a wide lens.


The Huskies won the championship, so they were on hand to throw out the first pitch.


Yeah baby, sweet dugout closeness!


My favorite Mariner.


Felix Hernandez striking out the Twins' Mauer.


Woo hoo! Home run!


Ichiro striking a pose.


The Twins' Justin Morneau in the batters circle.


Extra innings..


Jose Lopez waiting his turn.


We're down, so pinch hitter Griffey comes in to try and save the day.


He tries, but ultimately we lose the game.


Regardless of the loss, it was such a cool place to sit and watch a game, it really didn't matter. Oh, and the best part was when we got home and checked the broadcast to see if we made it on TV. Well, we sorta did. Apparantly the 8th row just barely makes it into the frame on TV, so you can see Scott's arm occasionally, and once in a while our torsos. We found it pretty funny that we thought we'd be visible in alot of the home plate shots, but it turns out when we are, our heads are cut off by the top of the frame. Good times..

Mar 9, 2009

Obama Lifts Bush's Stem Cell Restrictions.

"We will lift the ban on federal funding for promising embryonic stem cell research," Obama said."

"We will also vigorously support scientists who pursue this research. And we will aim for America to lead the world in the discoveries it one day may yield."

Yay! It's about damn time.

Link to article.

Mar 6, 2009

The Seligmans Couch Gag.

So we're getting our 3rd couch in 4 years today. We had the same couch back at the apt for 7 years, then we got a new one right before we moved into the house and that one lasted a little while, but then broke. So, we went out and got a new one at Mor furniture. Double reclining again, storage console in the middle, y'know, nice we thought. But after a month one side began collapsing and was very difficult to open and close. Now ok, I admit i'm a little overweight, but christ, I shouldn't be collapsing couches!

So, we called Mor and they came out and looked at it, and fixed it a little bit, but there was a problem with the mechanism, and they ended up replacing the whole thing. So, they bring another, and that lasts a couple more months before Scott's side collapsed and wouldn't work at all. We said fuck it, Mor sucks, and went out on New Year's eve to find a new, nicer couch. Or so we hope. It gets delivered today, and we're hoping it lasts longer then the last couple.

And if not, maybe we'll just have to resort to bean bags.

Mar 5, 2009

Happy 10th Anniversary ScottandMichelle.net.