Dec 24, 2000

Merry Christmas

This is a view of my grandparent's yard through their kitchen window.

Nov 24, 2000

After Thanksgiving Dinner

Grandma has grown a bit impatient with me and my camera.

Nov 23, 2000

Jul 27, 2000

A Gunslinger Goes West

Curt Schilling
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

Mmmmm Beefy

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.

Jan 3, 2000

The Great Century

The Great Century
René Magritte

Jan 2, 2000

Do You Smell What The Rock Is Cookin?

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."

Jan 1, 2000

We've Survived Y2K

From my family to yours, Happy New Millennium.