August 17, 2010

G120: Red Sox 6, Angels 0

Angels  - 000 000 000 - 0  7  0
Red Sox - 001 410 00x - 6 8 1
Clay Buchholz (7-5-0-2-3, 113) lowered his league-leading ERA to 2.36 and Ryan Kalish hit his second career home run -- a grand slam -- in the fourth inning.

Boston began a nine-game homestand with a relaxing win. Darnell McDonald homered with two outs in the third to get the Sox on the board. In the fourth, David Ortiz singled -- one of his two opposite-field hits -- but Victor Martinez and Adrian Beltre both struck out. Weaver then walked both J.D. Drew and Mike Lowell on full counts and Kalish muscled a change-up into the Red Sox bullpen for the salami dong. Back-to-back doubles from Ortiz and Martinez in the fifth brought in the sixth run.

Buchholz got out of an early jam in the first inning, when Bobby Abreu doubled and took third on a groundout. Alberto Callaspo chopped back to the mound and Abreu was caught off the bag and tagged out 1-2-5. The Angels loaded the bases with two two-out singles and a walk in the sixth, but Buchholz got Erick Aybar to ground out to Lowell at first.

Felix Doubront escaped a bases loaded situation in the eighth. With one out and a runner on first, Torii Hunter and Hideki Matsui singled. After a visit from John Farrell, Doubront struck out Aybar on three pitches. (Aybar also GIDP in the second; thanks, Erick!)

Hunter robbed Beltre of a solo home run in the second inning with a leaping catch over the short bullpen wall in right-center, nearly toppling over into the pen. ... Pedroia went 0-for-4, with a strikeout looking, two groundouts and a pop to center, though he made a few nice plays in the field.

The Yankees beat the Tigers 6-2 and the Rays beat the Rangers 10-1.
Example
Jered Weaver / Clay Buchholz
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Martinez, C
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Lowell, 1B
Kalish, CF
McDonald, LF
Dustin Pedroia returns to the lineup -- on his 27th birthday! -- after missing 44 games with a broken left foot. He went 1-for-6 in a two-game rehab stint with Pawtucket last weekend. Boston went 23-21 while he was out. Our other Dustin -- Richardson -- was sent down to Pawtucket.

Buchholz leads the American League with a 2.49 ERA. He also has the 6th fewest hits allowed per 9 innings (Weaver is 7th).

Since returning from the disabled list, Buchholz has allowed only four runs in 23.1 innings. On Wednesday in Toronto, he allowed five hits and one run in eight innings. He has faced LAA twice this season: May 3 and July 26.

Weaver started against Boston on July 27, pitching seven innings and allowing two runs.

Tampa Bay and New York are tied for first at 72-46, with Boston, at 67-52, 5.5 GB. Tonight: Tigers/Yankees and
Rangers/Rays.
Example
August 17:

1900 - Reds pitcher Bill Phillips punches Roy Thomas of the Phillies after Thomas fouls off a dozen pitches in the 8th inning. Phillips is ejected, but the Reds win.

1923 - After 111 games, Babe Ruth is hitting .401. He'll end up with his highest batting average -- .393 -- and reach base a record 379 times.

1937 - In Cincinnati, the Cardinals beat the Reds with the final out being recorded at 12:02 AM, making it the first major league game ever completed after midnight.

1957 - Richie Ashburn hits spectator Alice Roth twice in the same at-bat. The first foul breaks her nose and the second one hits her while she's being removed from her seat on a stretcher.

1966 - For the second successive day, the Orioles score five runs in the top of the ninth and defeat the Red Sox: 6-4 yesterday, 8-4 today.

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redsock said...

Abreu, LF
Izturis, 2B
Callaspo, 3B
Hunter, RF
Matsui, DH
Aybar, SS
Napoli, 1B
Wilson, C
Bourjos, CF

9casey said...

Johnny Damon just said on Michael Kay , by far hands down NY was the best place to play, Boston wasn't even close, he wonders why he gets booed

L-girl said...

If he does wonder, he's a bigger idiot than I thought.

L-girl said...

I'm in some shocking attire tonight. I painted more this afternoon, needed an old t-shirt that could get wrecked. Guess what. Something I never threw out.

Should I change before game time?

redsock said...

Change ... Yes.

Yay: Daniel Nava is back as Eric Patterson goes on the DL with a strained neck.

johngoldfine said...

I think you should keep the tee and be Tangerine Laura for the evening.

L-girl said...

I was painting blue (the trim) today, but it's funny you say that. During a night of music and dancing in Peru, some folks were referring to me as La Madarina because I was wearing an orange-ish t-shirt.

L-girl said...

But you got why the attire is shocking, right? It's not the colour. It's the logo. Something old from the bottom of the drawer...

johngoldfine said...

Uh-oh, back from your dark days as a MFY fan?

johngoldfine said...

Better change--

L-girl said...

That is correct.

L-girl said...

Dark days, 1975-June 2003

s1c said...

Sox need to go 7-2 on this home stand, imho, to put the pressure on the Rays

johngoldfine said...

Well, have you changed??? Or are you trolling with a tee that should not be on JOS?

L-girl said...

Welcome back, Fuck Yeah! Happy Birthday!

L-girl said...

I have not changed. I'm not superstitious. :)

Amy said...

I knew what the T-shirt would be before scrolling down!

I have lots of t-shirts that are really old, but no NYY shirts...

Yay, FY is back! Something I can cheer about!

And Damon sucks.

Amy said...

Not how I like to see a game start.

Amy said...

Oh, shit. Oh, shit.

L-girl said...

Why would you have an NYY t-shirt? NYM maybe.

Oh shit HH. Don't be hurt pls.

s1c said...

crap - not what we needed to start off the game.

redsock said...

oh fuck

johngoldfine said...

I used to have a '21 Ways to Use "Fuck"' tee that I threatened to wear to school if my wife didn't give me my way in every little thing.

Amy said...

I would never have a NYY shirt. I was just commenting on how long I also hold on to t-shirts.

Amy said...

OK, two outs, no score.

L-girl said...

Amy, that makes more sense. :)

johngoldfine said...

I have tee shirts from races I ran in the late 70s. I can't fit into them, but I have them. Great rags.

Amy said...

Bobby Thomson died, and Lou Gehrig may not have had ALS.

Lots of baseball related news.

L-girl said...

We use old t-shirts as rags, too.

But for whatever reason, my NYY shirts sit neatly folded at the bottom of my t-shirt drawer. It was many years, and many many good times. Can't just trash those.

s1c said...

That is better!!!

L-girl said...

I heard about Bobby Thomson, but what is that about Gehrig? Are they saying they didn't know how to diagnose ALS in those days?

johngoldfine said...

"Can't just trash those."

Just daub them down in trim blue.

Amy said...

I know I have a t-shirt from the early 90s of the Beatles and one from a restaurant in Provincetown that also has to be about 20 years old. And one from my alma mater that may be even older. I still wear all three.

L-girl said...

I found the story on Gehrig.

L-girl said...

You can wear a 20y/o t? That's impressive! I sure can't. I looked very different 20 years ago!

redsock said...

if we win tonight, laura has to keep wearing the shirt.

Amy said...

They are saying that many athletes that suffer several concussions have symptoms similar to ALS but that are not caused by ALS. They speculate that the same might have been true of Gehrig who suffered many concussions and continued to play after injury.

Like Jason Bay just did as well.

redsock said...

short hair on the bonger's brother

johngoldfine said...

Gehrig: I sent JOS a link to a NYTimes article. Could possibly have been sequelae of many concussions rather than ALS, but no way of knowing now.

I thought the article as a whole made the implicit point that 'toughness' about sports injuries is probably a bad cultural hangover from some macho era.

L-girl said...

WELCOME BACK PEDEY!!!!

Amy said...

These are VERY large t-shirts!! I bought them big enough to wear over bathing suits.

So good to see FY!

L-girl said...

Concussions, like hockey playes and boxers do constantly.

Thanks for the info, Amy & John. I'll read the story soon.

Gehrig is my all-time favourite player. I like to read everything I can about him. Plus I know something about ALS from my disability work.

Amy said...

Already FY is getting feisty with the ump.

L-girl said...

These are VERY large t-shirts!! I bought them big enough to wear over bathing suits.

Whew. :>)

I recently found (in a box of my "archives") a Rolling Stones t-shirt from my freshman year of college. I was amazed at how small it was. Tiny! And of course I thought I was fat.

L-girl said...

Boxers often get Parkinson's-like symptoms. I wonder if this is a similar thing.

Although he could have had ALS, right? I mean, whatever he had attacked his organs and killed him.

L-girl said...

I wonder if Aybar will dance for us tonight.

Amy said...

Yes, they do not know for sure whether he had ALS or not. Apparently he was cremated so there is no way to find out even if they were to disinter him.

Amy said...

Tiny! And of course I thought I was fat.

Uch, our sick crazy world. I also thought I was fat as a teenager, and when I look at photos now, I am just bewildered. How could I have thought I was fat then?

L-girl said...

Amy, yes indeed. I have the same reaction when I see pictures of my young self. That distored self-image that so many of us have/had is what prompted me to research and write about eating disorders.

Great off-topic stuff today. :)

redsock said...

anyone notice how victor was half-jogging on that grounder? time for chb to get to work ...

L-girl said...

OMFG HE DID NOT DO THAT!

s1c said...

yes he did that

Amy said...

Sad thing is that despite all the awareness and attempts to overcome those body image issues, adolescent and adults (mostly women, but more and more for men as well) still suffer from the "Do I look fat?" issue.

HOLY SHIT...He caught that???

I hate when my daughters talk about looking or feeling fat. We did our damnedest to counter that stuff, but to no avail.

Amy said...

Hmm. Jared Weaver said what I said.

L-girl said...

Bonger Jr says read my lips!

L-girl said...

Amy, it may not be to no avail. You weren't the only influence, so it still happened - but had you and Harvey been different, it could have been much much worse.

L-girl said...

Hey s1c!

Amy said...

True. We are fortunate that they are not overly obsessed. They both eat pretty normally also.

s1c said...

Fortunately, not a problem we have had with B-fly, of course I'm always telling her she needs to eat more.

Amy said...

s1c! How are you? Long time, no see.

redsock said...

that catch reminds me that i do not like terrence long

s1c said...

Hey - finally have a chance to sit and chat. Been spending most of summer, watching the games with B-fly and chatting about this and that. She's off to the movies tonight though, so a little chat and watching games!!!

L-girl said...

Eating normally, that's a big thing. It's amazing how many women (and increasingly men/boys) don't. People a long way from full-blown ED but still with a lot of body image/eating issues. It's SO common.

I was like that myself for a long time. I traded it in for being heavier and happier.

L-girl said...

s1c, I was thinking of Bfly, because she's a dancer, right? That's a risk.

So nice you're spending time together over the games.

L-girl said...

I also thought of Terrence Long.

Amy said...

When does B-fly go back to school? Is she looking forward to it?

Laura, I still have some of those body image issues. But I find I prefer to eat!

L-girl said...

Alan Schwarz is also writing about the Gehrig/ALS news.

johngoldfine said...

One of the German girls I was riding with in Iceland talked and talked at meals about why she wasn't hungry, finally take a bite or two and then disappear for 10 or 15 minutes. Her mother was apparently unconcerned.

s1c said...

Yes she is a dancer, she's a very picky eater. She eats right but I'm always telling her she needs to eat more because she is so active.

Yep, most of the time we are up stairs in the no computer zone (the L.R.) just watching the games and doing the crossword puzzles that she brings home from lunch.

Amy said...

That's where I first read about the ALS news. Then saw a news report on TV before switching to the game.

L-girl said...

Those issues are very persistent - and reinforced constantly by the fucked up world we live in. I worked really hard to get rid of them as much as possible. But I was miserable and messed up, I needed to change.

So now I like to eat. Eating is good!

redsock said...

DET - 10
MFY - 21*
still batting

TEX - 0
FKR - 3

s1c said...

Amy she goes back Friday the 27th (early since she is part of a campus group that helps get the school ready and moves in the freshmen).

Yes she is looking forward to it. She likes her roomie and her bedroom will overlook the hudson.

L-girl said...

One of the German girls I was riding with in Iceland talked and talked at meals about why she wasn't hungry, finally take a bite or two and then disappear for 10 or 15 minutes. Her mother was apparently unconcerned.

Ugh.

The girls I interviewed - all of whom almost died - had families in complete denial.

Amy said...

When I started college back 40 years ago, there was a girl in our dorm who ate nothing but lettuce. We just thought she was strange. Back then, no one had heard of anorexia. (Maybe doctors had, but not ordinary people.) When that girl left half way through the year, we all wondered why and felt badly for thinking she was odd and never reaching out to her. I still feel badly about it. I think kids today would at least recognize that something was seriously wrong.

Amy said...

Sounds good, s1c! A room overlooking the Hudson---nice!!

redsock said...

nice perfect game jered has going.

L-girl said...

Amy, if it's any comfort, even if you had known or suspected, as people would today, there would have been nothing you could do about it. Nothing. Outsiders cannot induce or motivate people with EDs to get help. It's like any other addiction. Intervention often only drives them further into the behaviour.

Amy said...

Try and catch THAT one!

redsock said...

MICROWAVE off the JOS jinx!

L-girl said...

Microwave Baby!!!

s1c said...

She loves Marist. I just wish she would party a little.

YEAH BABY!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Microwave breaks a window!

L-girl said...

A glass-shattering dong!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Did you see everyone around the car trying to figure out how to get the ball?

Amy said...

True, but we could have notified the health services staff or a dean. I have no idea what happened to her, but she went a whole semester eating nothing but iceberg lettuce.

And I do forgive myself. I was only 18 and pretty self-absorbed, like most people that age.

s1c said...

Time to call Giant Glass!!!

L-girl said...

I'm glad you have forgiven yourself. I don't know what a dean or student health services could have done, either. That's what's so heartbreaking and frustrating. It either comes for within, or it doesn't come at all.

Amy said...

Careful what you wish for, S1C!

Amy said...

They could have called her parents and had her taken out of school to get care that might have helped her get to the point of helping herself.

s1c said...

LOL - I know Amy, it's just I keep on reminding her that College isn't just books and exams, it is time to make lifetime friends and oh, yeah, let your hair down at times.

L-girl said...

All I can say is, having studied this a lot, interviewed more than a few experts, enough to write a book about it, is that it highly unlikely - next to impossible - you and fellow students could have done anything that would have helped.

Amy said...

Heh, I am feeling much better. I just googled her name (which I never forgot). She is an anesthesiologist in NYC!

L-girl said...

She is an anesthesiologist in NYC!

Which of course doesn't mean she doesn't still have an ED.

If my brother was here, he'd tell you about all the anesthesiologists who are addicts. Of course, what would my brother be doing on a gamethread, I have no idea.

Amy said...

Well, I am just glad she is alive.

By the way, my brother (who would also not be caught dead on a game thread) is a pediatric anesthesiologist.

meunier said...

Uh-Oh I hope everyone is OK

L-girl said...

And I'm sure he's not a drug addict. :)

My brother likes to talk about drugs and drug users, so he may be exaggerating. But supposedly there is a high incidence of anesthesiologists using their own stuff.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Just catching up with the thread. Interesting off topic. Amy, we do work hard as parents to counter the "skinny" culture. I, too, am fortunate that my daughter doesn't stress over it. She gained a few pounds this summer eating pasta in Italy, but it hasn't bothered her or changed her eating habits.

L, that had to be hard research to do. It is such an unforgiving disorder.

I have some t-shirts from over 30 years ago. I just wore one the other day. Yes, it's a little tight.

Amy said...

Nah, not my brother.

Is your brother a doctor? Or does he treat addicts?

meunier said...

I'm sure that Giant Glass is already on the way there

Amy said...

30 year old t-shirts! I don't think I can make that claim. :)

Papi!

redsock said...

much improved AB for tiz.

s1c said...

well thirty years ago I had a 29 inch waist then I joined the navy and put on 40 pounds. Can still get into my Navy stuff though after 23 years.

L-girl said...

30 years, that IS impressive!

It was great research, but I got too emotionally involved with the girls and there were also editorial problems. It was very tough. But great experience and I can hope I contributed something somewhere.

My brother is an oral surgeon, he does facial reconstruction, working on a team with an ears/nose/throat doc and a plastic surgeon. Cleft palates, facial deformities, gunshots to the face, car accidents. And also less exciting stuff like wisdom teeth.

In his younger days he enjoyed drugs quite a bit (like his younger sister) and he still enjoys helping people with his access to pain meds.

Amy said...

29 inch waist--you needed those 40 pounds!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

s1c, I agree about college life. It is such a fun time and yes, you do make life long friends. My husband just turned 50. He didn't want a party, he just wanted his college buddies (who are my best friends too) to come for the weekend. It was great. Our friends from Michigan even made it.

I am very glad my daughter is having fun at college. Now, if she would just study maybe a little more?

Amy said...

That sounds like very rewarding work.

My brother did Operation Smile many years ago, going to Vietnam and other Asian countries to operate on children with cleft palates (he obviously was doing the anesthesia work, not the surgery).

I am sure my brother also had his wilder days, but not as a doctor. Too much at stake to risk getting caught.

Amy said...

Sounds like MrsG's daughter and S1C's daughter should meet in the middle!

I found my daughters both had much more fun after their first year. So watch out, S1C!

L-girl said...

Oh cool, my brother is an Op Smile mainstay. He's gone all over the world with them, several continents. He also works with another similar groups. It lets him travel to places my sister-in-law doesn't really want to go. (He's a travel nut like me.) But he loves the surgery work too.

s1c said...

would love to see a solid base hit here with 2 outs.

Amy said...

It sounds like heart-breaking work, Laura, especially given that you found that nothing really can help, no one can really help, the kids suffering from ED. Of course, your job was not to help, but nevertheless it must just be heart-breaking.

s1c said...

Grand Slam - YEAH BABY!!!

redsock said...

KALISH GRAND DONG!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Actually she is doing just fine. I think she has found a very good balance. It was just funny the other day when her younger brother, who will be off to college next year, asked her how much work college really was. Her response? Well, if I would just do about two hours of work a week, I'd be better off at exam time. Two hours a week? I thought she was going to say two hours a day!

KALISH GRANNY!!!! Get outtta town!!!

Amy said...

OMG!!! GRAND DONG!!!

L-girl said...

The girls I interviewed were all healthy and in recovery - or else they would never have spoken to me about their feelings. So in that respect it was very rewarding, as they were all survivors who wanted to reach out and help others.

HOLY SHIT RYAN KALISH GRAND SLAM!!!!!!

meunier said...

GRAND SLAM

redsock said...

enjoy the view, torii?

Patrick said...

ULTRA DONG!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Another two out rally. Maybe they are back with FY.

Amy said...

I love beating Weavers.

Maybe your brother and my brother crossed paths at some point. My brother found the experience so rewarding. He is also a travel nut. Now he mostly travels to conferences to give papers. He also does lots of travel on his own. I get the vicarious pleasure. He has been to so many amazing places that I know I will never see.

s1c said...

The grades have never been the problem with her. I think this year though she will do a little of the party stuff. Last year she didn't really get along with her room mates, but this year she was able to pick her group and they all have similar interests. Also her hardest class this coming semester is her computer class.

Amy said...

TWO hours a WEEK? Is she kidding? I hope so...

L-girl said...

Wouldn't it be funny if our brothers had worked together?

My brother's travel drives me nuts with envy. But he travels very differently than me - skims the surface, very fast.

He also teaches once a week at NY Presby, hands-on stuff, he loves it.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I asked her if she was kidding. She said pretty much, no. She is at a hard school, too. Maybe being a Philosophy/Business major makes for less work. She says her bio/chem major friends have a lot more work to do.

Amy said...

Well, your brother's name (assuming the same as yours) is more unusual than my brother's, so I will ask him of he ever met a Kaminker!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Operation Smile must be a great way to spend time. Again, it could be heartbreaking, though. I admire people who give of their time and comfort in such ways. Very neat that both of your brothers do/did this.

Amy said...

Wow, two hours a week. Perhaps that explains why so many law students these days find it so hard to adjust to the work load in law school. We tell them to expect to work at least 30-40 hours a week outside of class time.

Amy said...

Actually, I think Operation Smile has mostly happy results so it is not heart-breaking at all.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Law school, ugh. I remember those days with my husband (then boyfriend). His first year of law school was my senior year of college. Needless to say, that didn't mesh too well. Looking back on it, I wasn't too sympathetic.

But, I do remember typing his briefs for him (yes, on a typewriter!!).

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I'm sure the rewards are great with the patients. I just mean being in places where so many people are needy and only being able to help a few.

L-girl said...

Happy outcomes - but for people who depend on charity for health care. Who often don't have access to clean water, adequate nutrition, etc. It is very sobering, I think - englarges one's worldview.

Amy said...

MrsG and L---yeah, you are right. I was thinking too narrowly.

Amy said...

First year of law school---definitely one of the most unhappy of times. So stressful and so little feedback.

L-girl said...

Yes, our last names are the same, so definitely ask him. I imagine my brother knows quite a few Cohens!

It's Marty Kaminker, oral surgeon from NJ.

L-girl said...

People offer to pay in chickens and donkeys.

My brother also likes it because he gets to do new surgeries that he's not licensed for in the US. MASH-style!

Amy said...

I will definitely ask him. He has an excellent memory so chances are if he met him, he would remember.

redsock said...

heidi's report a not-so-subtle new balance commercial.

L-girl said...

That would be hilarious, wouldn't it?

Amy said...

So you think FY is running full force? Or was that throw really that good?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Oh I think there was plenty of feedback his first year. He still remembers what professors had to say to some of those first years (including him). I think something along the lines of..."You, a first year law student, has the audacity to question a judge's decision?" Of course, this was after asking for comments on the case.

Amy said...

I would say that was not subtle at all. So I blocked it out as a commercial. :)

PAPI AGAIN!

L-girl said...

Don, you can't ride a 8-game hitting streak. It's too small to ride.

Half dong is nice!

tim said...

Been watching this one - LOL to the homer through the car window, and FUCKIN EH KALISH!!!!!!!! (delayed)

mmmm, loving the way papi is going oppo.

redsock said...

good times to the opposite field!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That throw was very good.

Amy said...

LOL, MrsG! Not exactly the kind of feedback most students are looking for!

L-girl said...

My friend who is a prosecutor in L.A. *loved* law school. But she went as an adult for a second career. She's the only person I know who liked law school.

tim said...

BLUE LIGHT DOUBLE!!!!!!

Amy said...

VMART!

I like this game.

L-girl said...

Half dongs all around!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Well, my son is in Boston this week at Berklee College's summer guitar session. He's thinking he can get to Fenway on Thursday.

I am finding this out before he leaves next year: boys don't call home as often as girls! They need to find a happy medium.

Double, double. Way to go guys. Weaver is getting hit hard!!

tim said...

2 bases for 1 hit @ the v-mart.

Amy said...

I actually know quite a few who liked law school. Hopefully even some of my students.

But most people...not so much. I sure did not.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Ooh, I think he was out. I think the tag was still on when he lifted his hand off the bag.

L-girl said...

I fucking HATE that life insurance commercial that comes with doubles. HAAAATE.

L-girl said...

Tim, what are you brining to wmtc5?

I'm in that stage where I'm having minor waking nightmares that no one brings any food and there is nothing to eat.

L-girl said...

(No rational reason for that, of course. Last year, first time it was a potluck, we had TONS of great food, huge variety, everyone was so generous. But still... it is a little scary!)

tim said...

We were thinking crab dip, but may also bring another salad or something...I was actually going to ask you about it, cause no point in bringing the crab dip if no one likes seafood!

L-girl said...

MrsG, VMart?

redsock said...

MGR: i thought that too.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Well, just so you know. No eating disorder here. I am headed to the kitchen to fix a hot fudge sundae.

tim said...

Better than my nightmares about this accounting exam I have nightly now, where I forget to bring my computer.

redsock said...

why are swinging at that worm killer, beltre?

L-girl said...

Well, A & I love seafood, I'm sure some other people do, too.

tim said...

I'm not even gonna get involved in this discussion tonight, missed the boat from the start.

I'll just drink my cheap canadian beer (cheap for canada) and enjoy this game.

L-girl said...

MrsG, good for you, enjoy!! :)

Tim, when is the exam?

MrsG's dessert reminds me we have yummy vanilla frozen yogurt and local blueberries in the fridge. One more inning.

Amy said...

Tim, is this about an exam you will be taking or one you have already taken?

I had dreams like that for years and years after finishing school. Not about computers though. Just that I had an exam for a course I never remembered registering for. I still have them every once in a while, but not as regularly as I once did.

Amy said...

I already had dessert. Now you are making me wish for more ice cream. But if I eat it this late, I will regret it at bedtime.

L-girl said...

Tim, we did our LCBO/Beer Store run today. You might want Stephanie to drive home. :)

tim said...

Sept 14-16, its the big final one and a lot different/more difficult than the one i had in june.

Alright, definitely will do the crab dip, its delicious, and still might do one other thing, since there is two of us.

Too bad dogs can't eat everything, otherwise I would've brought a doggy dish too!

L-girl said...

Are you bringing Winston?

Sept 14-16, its the big final one and a lot different/more difficult than the one i had in june.

OUCH

tim said...

haha amy! i've never had one before this exam coming up. need a computer to write it though, so i guess it'd be like forgetting your calculator for a calculus exam or something?

as for the booze, we'll just get winston to drive.

Amy said...

Poor Youk.

L-girl said...

Ok, that answers my question! Winston is driving! :)

tim said...

texas and detroit both proving to be useless tonight.

Amy said...

Calculus exam? Calculator? I wouldn't know! I did take it in high school, but we did not have calculators back then. Yeah, yeah, the dark ages. We used something called a sliderule??? I think?

It was not my best subject, regardless of the tools available.

tim said...

ok, im done with analogies for the night! wtf is a sliderule???

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Amy, I was going to ask Tim the same question. It's probably been five years or so since I've had the "OMG I have an exam in that class? I've never been to that class!!" nightmare.

Good luck Tim. Is this for licensure?

Amy said...

Isn't Winston just a puppy? Isn't he too young to drive? Or does Canada have a very young driving age?

L-girl said...

"wtf is a sliderule"

:>)

I have seen one but never used it. Never took calculus, I am not ashamed to say!

tim said...

It'd be so sweet to do a month-long baseball road trip

Amy said...

Slide rule

L-girl said...

Oh yeah, wouldn't that be great. Jetblue from Buffalo to everywhere they are playing.

tim said...

^ NOT advertising, just a cool thing i saw.

*secretly plotting to bring little jetblue souvenirs to distribute at the party*

Amy said...

I guess we used them in trig, not calculus.

Calculus is a complete blur. 20 boys, 3 girls. I had no clue what was going on when they got to those backward E's.

L-girl said...

I gotta take a thread break. TTYL :)

tim said...

yup, mrs. g - chartered accounting license, same as the CPA down in the states.

tim said...

that device is outrageous. computers are so great.

westcoastsox said...

Heh, was reading the thread about "EDs" and for some reason I was assuming erectile dysfunction instead of eating disorders. It sure did make Laura's and Amy's posts more interesting.

Time to listen to the game in the car on the way home - it's my son's 4th birthday.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Well, good luck. I imagine you'll be prepared and do fine.

C'mon HH, get out of this.

tim said...

hey, happy birthday little wcs! sharing a bday with pedey, cool.

tim said...

yes clay, whew.

Amy said...

Happy birthday to your son, WCS!

LOL about the ED confusion!!

s1c said...

Used the slide rule primarily in Physics class - Had a pocket circular one - was great. B-fly's senior year in high school her physics teacher had a six foot tall one in the class. Had a lot of fun with it on parents night.

redsock said...

anyone use protractors these days?

Amy said...

Protractors! And compasses (the ones to draw a circle, not the ones to find North)! You are making me nostalgic.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Happy Birthday little one.

Yes RS, I use a protractor just about every day. There is one assessment that I give that requires kids to copy figures. I have to measure some of the angles to make sure they meet criteria.

I always loved protractors.

Amy said...

What do you do, MrsG? Sounds interesting. Are you assessing kids for disabilities? Abilities?

tim said...

sorry allan, i don't own a farm.

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