Saturday, April 28, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

Funny Futbol Names

From an article in The Knowledge come names like Norman Conquest (Australian keeper), Bongo Christ from the Seychelles, and the Zimbabwean player named Have-A-Look Dube.

Read the rest here.

Soccer Stars

From the 4/26/07 News & Observer:

The Triangle will be well-represented this summer in the inaugural Clash of the Carolinas high school all-star boys and girls soccer games.

North Carolina boys and girls all-star teams will play teams from South Carolina.

The North Carolina girls roster includes Broughton keeper Kelsey Weavil, Sanderson forward Kara Baldy, Broughton midfielder Katie Evans, Southeast Raleigh forward Katie Jordan, Apex midfielder Jennifer Partenheimer and Apex defender Jordan Sayer.

The boys team includes Broughton keeper Will Macvick, East Chapel Hill midfielder Peter Christmas, Chapel Hill forward Tommy Drake and Broughton defender Tyler Duncan.

Broughton's Izzy Hernandez is one of the North Carolina boys coaches.

(Note: the last three boy's players are all on Triangle FC 88 Navy. Way to go, guys!)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

If I Was Made of Chocolate With a Candy Shell...

I suppose I would look something like this:

You can make your own freaky M&M person-type thingy here.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Back. Back. Back. Back.

"Sorry" Yankees. (Had to say that for a relative, the delusional Yankee fan. I'm not really sorry, of course.)

Warning: Do Not Read Before Dinner.

The Phoenix has compiled 2007's list of the 100 most Unsexy Men:

Enormous beer guts. Embarrassing bowl cuts. Double chins. Mullets. With all of the ugly dudes out there — like that guy with the porno mustache sitting across from you on the Green Line right now — you’d think compiling a list of the 100 unsexiest men in the world would be easy. Like Paris Hilton easy.

But when it comes to sexiness in men, there’s so much more to it than looks.

They nailed it pretty well. My eyeballs feel kind of greasy now and I need some serious brain sanitizer.

My Own Hobo

So this artist who goes by the name of "Ape Lad" started a project where he would draw any hobo you could name for $10, and send it to you on a postcard. This one is actually mine (I just got it in the mail a couple of days ago.) His name is Beer Truck Johnny. These postcards are really hand-drawn and colored and such a neat idea.

The hobo drawing days are unfortunately over, however, but now Ape Lad (aka Adam Koford) will, for $20, draw you a scene from you or your child's favorite fairy tale. (As long as it isn't Shrek!) I may get one of these, too, because I really like his drawings and the great way he presents them.

(PS--after I posted the drawing, I noticed that it coincidentally matches my blog layout colors really closely. Scary!)

Tomatoes are fruit, right?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Many things are bad for you, yet so good...

How many of these have you done? I think I'm at about 8 (then again many of these are very male-oriented) , but I wouldn't mind adding to the list.

And no, I won't tell you which eight.

60 Things Worth Shortening Your Life For from Esquire.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Forgot to post the last few scores

The regular season is over. It went by so fast. It still hasn't hit me that this is my son's last club season.


Thurs 4/12
88 Triangle FC Navy 1
88 G'boro Green 0
(TD scores the lone goal.)

Sat 4/14
93 Triangle FC Navy G 3
93 G'boro Gold 2

88 Triangle FC Navy 6
88 Triangle FC White 0
(TD with a hat trick.)

Not a bad week for the LDSM kids...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A Reminder of What is Precious

I just can't get enough of babies laughing these days.

Kasey on the DL

(no, not the Down Low, the Disabled weirdo.)

Get well soon, Kasey!

(From 4/16/07 Soccer America)
Kasey Keller may have played his last game of the season for Borussia Moenchengladbach. The 37-year-old goalkeeper suffered a muscle tear shortly before Hamburg SV's Paulo Guerrero scored a 90th minute gamewinner to down last-place Gladbach, 1-0. Keller, who joined Gladbach in January 2005 and has played 78 games for the club, is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks. Gladbach, with five games left, is seven points inside the relegation zone.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

First in a new series?

Lisa's list of stuff that tastes particularly nasty.

1. Enviga, specifically the green tea flavor. Never again. A waste of 99 cents. I think a tea made of lawn clippings and leftover diet Mountain Dew would be tastier (and better for you!)

So It Goes.

Be careful what you pretend to be, because you are what you pretend to be.
~ Kurt Vonnegut 1922-2007

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Go Drive! Go Sox! Go Bulls!

Recently in "Lisa's Baseball Team" news:

The Greenville Drive win their first game of the year, coming back from a 5-1 deficit over the Columbus Catfish. It was Gabe Kapler’s first managerial win.

The Boston Red Sox won their home opener yesterday against the Mariners, pounding the snot out of them 14-3.

The Durham Bulls are supposed to have their first day game this afternoon, which probably isn't going to happen because it's raining. Which also means my son's soccer game is most likely going to be cancelled (for the second time).

PS. Yankees suck.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Yep, I already know I'm going to hell.

As soon as I can find my handbasket. So, in "honor" of Easter, this great clip.

Happy Easter.

By the way--I'm buying half-price chocolate bunnies and Peeps tomorrow morning because my kids won't be home from Spring Break until tomorrow night and they won't know any better. Plus they are teenagers so all they want is the sugar, it doesn't matter when they get it.

Cool Things You Never Knew You Wanted

Controlled Mindstorms, based right here in the Triangle area of North Carolina, sells weird toys and other objects. They say their specialty is "showcasing independent inventors and their creative products."

My favorites so far are the Rainbow Bubble Ball (a bargain at $2.95!), the Mango Splitter (I always wondered how to cut those things up), and of course, the Pooper Chicken.

(PS-this is not a paid or sponsored endorsement. I just read about them today in the Sunday paper and thought it was a cool site with nifty products.)

Did I just type "nifty"?

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Somebody Help Me Out Here.

When I see my Google ads change (see up top, light blue know, the ones no one ever clicks on), I assume since they are contextually based that whatever I've written or posted in the last couple of weeks is affecting the ads.

PLEASE tell me, why do I keep getting an ad for "The Gay Quiz"? (You may or may not see it above, based on when you're reading this.) Is is because Gabe Kapler is a gay icon? Is it my choice of songs? Is it the Green Parrot blog link? I really don't mind having the ad, I just can't figure out what I wrote recently to make it show up. I guess Google likes it that way.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Newest TFC Fan

Congrats to Scott and Lisa on baby Donovan!

No Longer a Tag Virgin

OK, so Paula the Surf Mom blog-tagged me, which has never happened before! This tag is the challenge to name seven tracks or albums (that's CD's to you young whippersnappers out there) that have been playing in my life recently and then naming seven more victims to carry the torch.

Well, I can do the first part, but I'm not sure I can come up with seven new victims. We'll see how it goes...these are in no particular order, and they are just songs that have been stuck in my head the last few days. The ones I like, I mean. Not stupid songs like Fergalicious.

  1. Boston by Augustana. This is probably because I won tickets to a private show they were having last week, and then couldn't go. Part of the reason I didn't go was because my 13 year old daughter wanted to see them, and the venue was strictly 21 and over. Rats. It might also be here because hubby is making his yearly pilgrimage to the Red Sox' opening day, on Saturday.
  2. California by Phantom Planet. (No, this isn't a theme starting here...) This one shows up because my oldest left for Santa Monica, CA yesterday, with three of his best friends, for Spring Break. Lucky little brat.
  3. Tired of Being Alone by The Reverend Al Green. Isn't it funny how eighteen year olds "discover" old music from time to time, and then are amazed when you tell them you already have CDs by that artist that they can borrow? This song seemed to be on iTunes repeat, drifting out of oldest boy's room for days and days.
  4. Perfect Circle by R.E.M. This song gives me the chills, every time I hear it. I remember walking around Duke campus in the early 80's with my crappy fake walkman, listening to Murmur over and over. Even now when I'm on campus I have R.E.M playing in my head.
  5. What a Wonderful World by Art Garfunkel. Just because it's a pretty song and it's spring.
  6. Breakfast in America by Supertramp. The whole album, not just the song. I started listening to this because of that silly Gym Class Heroes song, and because a Supertramp sample shows up in some rap song my son has been listening to lately. BIA was the soundtrack of my senior year in high school back in Maryland, pretty much. It's still fun to listen to today.
  7. The Running With Scissors soundtrack, especially The Things We Do For Love by 10cc and Teach Your Children by CSN. These songs mostly remind me of junior high. OK so my mind is regressing--what can I say?
Now, as for the seven people. I'm not sure I know seven people who blog! I can come up with my "Twitter buddies" k1vin and J1. Then there are Jarrett, Mike, and Baseball Mom, my "soccer friends." That's five! I might make it after all! Okay, for the last two, how about the Red Sox Chick and Dr. Rost from Question Authority. OK so he's not a friend but I'd like to know what he's been listening to. There ya go, that's seven.

Thanks, Paula, for the tag! That was kinda fun. But don't make a habit of it! :)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


Chapel Hill to get Trader Joe's.

Time for some Two-Buck Chuck!

Last Weekend's Results

Saturday, March 31

93 Triangle FC Navy girls 2, 93 TUSA Gold 6 (ouch!)
88 Triangle FC Navy boys 2, 88 HFC Red 1

Sunday, April 1

88 Triangle FC Navy boys 9, 88 Charlotte SC Blue 1

Only 3 regular season games, that went fast. Then on to State Cup and Super Y League.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Kasey Keller meets Rhein Fire

Watch Kasey and a few NFL Europe players goof around in Tampa (YouTube wouldn't let me embed the video here.)