Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New (To Me): Too Much Rod Benson

In just the most recent instance of the Big Fella raising my street cred, I was introduced today to Rod Benson, his blog, and the Boom Tho movement. Seriously, how did I live without this man until now? (Rod Benson, I mean, not the Big Fella.) If you know who he is already, you're probably having fun mocking me for my late arrival. If you don't, here is his appearance on E:60, which is all the introduction you need. (I'll save my enthusiasm for Bill Simmons for a later post.) And, since it's not like you have finals to study for or anything, you can check out his personal blog, Too Much Rod Benson, and his posts on the Yahoo blog Ball Don't Lie.

Anyway, Rod, welcome to the That's Relevant link list. Keep fighting the good fight, buddy! And if you ever have trouble getting a Boom Tho girl, look no further than this humble blog. What I lack in Boom quantity, I make up for in quality.

Exam 3: Done.

Subject: Contracts II, where they packed all the justice that was missing from Contracts I.

Plan of attack: well, there are these things called promises, and these other things called conditions, and I think they make people happy or sad. That's about all I've got.

Distinguishing feature of exam: the title, which I think was "unruly zoo." Plus, you can never go wrong with a lion-mauling.

Number of beverages consumed: 1.25

Number of bathroom breaks: 0... for lack of time, not for lack of need.

Next move: here's where the "no studying after a final" plan goes to shit.

Monday, April 28, 2008

That's a Shiny Noggin!

Seen here: a photo series dedicated to bald men. This one is my favorite. I love the combover coming undone in the breeze.

Credit: Martin Parr, Magnum Photos.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Exam 2: Done.

Subject: Hey, property! Bundle of sticks!

Plan of attack: The bubble continues, guided by my red Buddha and Le Brave. Calm and serene!

Distinguishing feature of exam: Well, when you have limited time to do a big freaking test, it becomes really annoying when everyone's name starts with the same freaking letter.

Number of beverages consumed: 1.75

Number of bathroom breaks: 1

Next move: Detoxing tonight, then back in the saddle with more studying tomorrow. Life is awesome.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Exam 1: Done.

Subject: Constitutional Law I.

Plan of attack: No one may invade my calm and serene bubble.

Distinguishing feature of exam: All the political questions. Get it? Political questions? Haha. Oh, I'm so clever.

Number of beverages consumed: 2.

Number of bathroom breaks taken: 2.

Next move: Library time because property is rapidly approaching. I mean, hey.

Monday, April 21, 2008

MLB Fantasy Week 1 Results

After a week of learning the ropes and making several trades, I managed to lose my head-to-head matchup by only 3 points! Not bad for my first week of fantasy baseball ever. Here's the new roster, since you've been waiting breathlessly for news, gnawing on your cuticles and twitching.

C: Jason Varitek (Bos)
1B: David Ortiz (Bos)
2B: Kazuo Matsui (Hou)
3B: Kevin Youkilis (Bos)
SS: Derek Jeter (NYY)
OF: Hideki Matsui (NYY)
OF: Kosuke Fukudome (ChC)
Util: Nick Swisher (CWS)
BN: Ryan Zimmerman (Was)
DL: Howie Kendrick (LAA)
SP: Derek Lowe (LAD)
SP: Yovani Gallardo (Mil)
SP: Aaron Harang (Cin)
RP: Eric Gagne (Mil)
RP: Troy Percival (TB)
P: Todd Wellemeyer (StL)
BN: Matt Cain (SF)
BN: Chien-Ming Wang (NYY)
BN: Joba Chamberlain (NYY)

And, here are the final numbers for week 1:
40 Runs
5 Home Runs
35 RBIs
4 Stolen Bases
.290 Batting Average
.429 Slugging
37.2 Innings Pitched
1 Win
3 Saves
31 Strikeouts
6.21 ERA (Wang and Cain both got crushed)
1.57 WHIP

OK, so not the best numbers in the world. But at this point, I'm happy just to know what things like WHIP mean. When you're way on the bottom, there's nowhere to go but up!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Bracket: dead. Fantasy leage: alive!

In case you were wondering, I came in dead last in the NCAA bracket. Once UNC and UCLA lost in the Final Four, I hung up my scientific method for good. On a happier note, I did manage to use my dismal finish to swindle a free entry into next year's bracket. On the whole, $10 well spent.

And then I got invited (read: dragged) into a fantasty baseball league! Don't I ever learn? This time I used foolproof weapons - my memory and my gut - to pick my team. I don't think I did too badly, either. Here's my starting roster for the week:

C: Jason Varitek (Bos)
1B: David Ortiz (Bos)
2B: Ian Kinsler (Tex)
3B: Ryan Zimmerman (Was)
SS: Miguel Tejada (Hou)
OF: Hideki Matsui (NYY)
OF: Kosuke Fukudome (ChC)
OF: Nick Markakis (Bal)
Util: Nick Swisher (CWS)
SP: Chien-Ming Wang (NYY)
SP: Chad Billingsley (LAD)
SP: Phil Hughes (NYY)
RP: Joba Chamberlain (NYY)
RP: Eric Gagne (Mil)
P: Troy Percival (TB)

We'll see how these gentlemen do before deciding who stays and who gets cut. Find out soon on the next episode of Wow, Sai's Life Is Really Pretty Lame.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Blogonomic Downturn

If you've noticed that my blogging has dropped off, you are both perceptive and correct. Life has become very hectic in the past few weeks, what with a big brief due, and then an oral argument to prepare, and the Fella's birthday, and the Mom's visit, and the Moot Court competition, and the outlining, and the finals rapidly (eek!) approaching. More importantly, I'm doing my damndest to maintain the GW blog (Sua Sponte) because we've been getting lots of hits and I don't want to disappoint the expectant masses. And finally, since I basically have no life, nothing interesting ever happens to warrant a post of the quality that I demand for this blog. (Quality? Hahaha!)

The bottom line: posts here will be a rarity until the Final Exam updates begin in a couple of weeks. But don't cry. There's always Lolcats to keep you company. I can haz super-smart twin sister to sit for my exams for me? If only.