Dec 27, 2000
I was fooling around with my digital camera to try to set it up as a webcam and ended up taking a picture of myself that I don't hate too much. You can see the ridiculous wall of CDs and video games behind me. One of these days, I'll have to scan the covers of everything and maybe try to make a digital catalog of the collection.
Dec 26, 2000
My grandmother, who never misses church, bought me this Poontang Pie shirt for Christmas. She has no idea what it means. She told us that she asked the sales guy at the mall where the wrestling shirts were, and he recommended this one to her by saying "the kids are eating this up."
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Aug 10, 2000
Two Fat Ladies
Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright
Last night, I had dinner at Dad's house. I completely lost track of time and ended up staying until almost 11:00. We were sitting at the kitchen table watching a special on Jennifer Paterson. She's the one on the left in the photo above. Before she passed away from lung cancer last year, she was the co-star on the BBC series Two Fat Ladies. She seemed like a really awesome woman. She loved good food, and she was expelled from Catholic school when she was 15 years old, so I can definitely relate to her.
Aug 1, 2000
Took a road trip to Michigan with my friend Liz and her little girl. Her parents live in a suburb of Detroit and they aren't in the best of health, so she wanted them to be able to spend some time with their granddaughter. Of course, I had to pull over and take a cheesy picture next to the "Welcome to Detroit" sign. The photo didn't come out all that great, so I tried to fix it digitally as best as I could, but I think I just made it worse.
Jul 27, 2000
Philadelphia Phillies (1992 - 2000)
One of the best Phillies pitchers of my lifetime has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for first baseman Travis Lee and three pitchers: Omar Daal, Nelson Figueroa and Vicente Padilla.
Curt was acquired in one of the best trades in franchise history in the spring of 1992 when we acquired him from the Houston Astros for Jason Grimsley. Grimsley never appeared in a major league game for Houston and was out of the organization by 1993. Meanwhile, Shilling developed into one of the most dominant starters in baseball. He helped lead the '93 Phillies to the World Series and broke Steve Carlton's franchise record for strikeouts in a single season four years later.
He requested a trade to a contender, and I can't really say that I blame him too much. Hopefully the package that the Phillies got in return will help to rebuild the team into contention. Daal went 16-9 last season, Lee finished third in the NL Rookie Of The Year voting two years ago, and Padilla is only 22 years old and has potential. I didn't want to see him go, but I suppose time will tell if this trade will be as beneficial to the Phillies as the one that brought Schilling to Philadelphia eight years ago.
Mar 20, 2000
Chef Boyardee ad (1999)
Tonight on Raw, Linda McMahon named Mick Foley as the "special ingredient" to the main event at Wrestlemania XVI. It will now be a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match for the WWF Heavyweight Championship between Triple H, The Rock, The Big Show and Mick Foley.
This print ad was published last year at around the same time that Foley began appearing in commercials for Chef Boyardee canned ravioli.