Jul 28, 2011

Flying Home From Vegas

Heading back to Pennsylvania after our wedding / honeymoon.

Jul 25, 2011

Chihuly At City Center

Dale Chihuly Exhibition At CityCenter
3730 Las Vegas Blvd S - Las Vegas, NV
There is an incredible gallery of Dale Chihuly's glass art on display in his gallery at CityCenter on the Las Vegas Strip.  It's just outside of the Aria Casino.

Below are some scans of the visitors guide and a few of the photos from our visit.

Jul 21, 2011

Rest In Peace: Waldenbooks

"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking."
- Jerry Seinfeld

Jul 19, 2011

Hollywood And Punk

Cole Hamels and CM Punk
Wrigley Field - Chicago, IL (July 18, 2011)
The WWE World Heavyweight Champion skipped Monday Night Raw to take in last night's game between the Cubs and Phillies.  He even brought the title belt out of the refrigerator and posed for a pregame photo with 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels.

The Chicago native picked a good night to go out and support his team.  Ex-Phillie Rodrigo L√≥pez outdueled Roy Halladay to give the Cubs a 6-1 victory.  The Phillies only run came from a Jimmy Rollins homer to lead off the top of the 4th inning.

Jul 18, 2011

Cold Storage

Last night at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view, CM Punk defeated John Cena to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.  He then ran out of the arena and quit the company, but he was kind enough to send this tweet to the WWE Universe to let them know that he's keeping the title belt safe and sound.  I have a few questions:

  • Who stores peanut butter in the refrigerator?
  • Is that a Tim Lincecum cup on the shelf with the belt?

Jul 4, 2011

Is This An Omen For Another World Series?

Philadelphia Phillies Instant Lottery Ticket
Pennsylvania Lottery (2011)
My grandma gave a Phillies scratch-off ticket in my birthday card this year.  The Pennsylvania Lottery issued Phillies instant lottery tickets three years ago and they went on to win the World Series.  Maybe they're good luck!

Jul 3, 2011

Old Man River

Sunbury Airport Campground
Packer Island - Sunbury, PA
My grandfather staring off into the Susquehanna River from my Uncle Kuuipo's campsite.

Jul 1, 2011

The 4th Highest Paid Mets Outfielder Of 2011

Bobby Bonilla
New York Mets (1992 - 1995, 1999)
Starting today, the New York Mets will pay six time All-Star Bobby Bonilla $1.19 million dollars every year on this date for the next 25 years.  That's enough to make him the 4th highest paid outfielder and the 12th highest paid player on the Mets payroll this season.

The Mets owed Bonilla $5.9 millions dollars for the 2000 season, but they ended up releasing him before Spring Training.  As part of the terms of his release, Bonilla's contract was restructured to defer his payments until 2011 with interest that compounds at an 8% annual rate.  He ended up finishing the last two years of his career playing for the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals before retiring at the end of the 2011 season..

When it's all said and done, he will have earned $29,831,205 from 2011 to 2035 for the money the Mets owed him for the 2000 season.  Not too shabby for a guy who didn't play a single game for the Mets that year.