Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Lazy Days

Man, I'm worthless. I just sit on my ass and get fatter. I really need to start traveling again or I'm going to lose my mind. Good thing Detroit is on the horizon and South America is coming up after that.

I have a few things I've been meaing to talk about but keep forgetting. The first one is a belated congratulations to my boy Kenny "Bones" Barron.

"Bones" or "Sky", whichever you prefer Posted by Picasa

He was hired as the translator for the Mariners' new catcher, Kenji Johjima. He started yesterday and translated for Mr. Johjima in his first press conference. He'll be with the team from day one at spring training until the end of the season. He garnered a sweet salary and a really great per diem. Kenny's one of the best people you'll ever know and he really deserves this job. I wish him the best and I hope he enjoys the job as much as we all think he will.

Another intriguing topic is Kobe's 81 point game. My friend Mike has a great post up that I agree with 100% but couldn't write as well as he did. Kobe is unbelievably good but could do so much more with his talent. Lamar Odom could probably post Pippen numbers if Kobe had more Jordan in him. Bill Simmons has another good article on the subject. Again, this is a topic that I find interesting but I'll never be half the writer that Mr. Simmons is.

I downloaded the song that the Seahawks play before kickoffs and I've lisetened to is about 37984759 times in the past two days. It's a song called "And Then What" by Young Jeezy. It's reminiscent of the Hot Boys and the whole Cash Money crowd. If you remember that the answer to the question "What you need, boy?" is, "I need a hot girl", then you'll probably appreciate this song. I just love it because it reminds me of last Sunday, one of the top 5 days of my life.

Like I said in the beginning, I'm a lazy sack and I haven't done much of note over the past few days. On Tuesday afternoon, I drove up to visit my friend Chris in Oak Harbor. I hadn't seen him in a long time and it was nice to hang out and drink a few beers. His dad is a retired Naval Captain and one of the cooler dads out there. He cooked us dinner and drank wine and talked shit about his son. It was great. I only got one good picture out of the trip:

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This is a spot about 15 minutes before Oak Harbor called Deception Pass. It's really gorgeous and I hit it right at sunset. I don't think this picture does that spot justice but I tried to get a little of the beauty on film. I drove home the next morning right around sunrise but I didn't feel like pulling over again. Tonight I went up to Edmonds to say goodbye to Amanda, who's moving to California tomorrow. She was in China for a year and it's been great seeing her for the few months that she's been back in the Northwest.

Tomorrow I'm going to try to get out and see the condos that I like. It's pretty painful because the selection is pretty grim this time of year and everything good is ridiculously overpriced. On the other hand, I know that they're just going to be more expensive is I wait until April or even August. Bleh.

Super Bowl tickets are insanely expensive right now. I think they'll drop in price next week Monday-Wednesday. I'm going to stick to my guns and try to spend about $1K per ticket. Right now it's almost impossible to find them for less than $2500. If I can't get them during my anticipated low point, I'm just going to wait until I get to Detroit and stay patient right up until gametime. I know that as they're kicking off the scalpers will get desperate and I'm willing to wait until then. Ballsy move, but that's the way these things go.

I can't reiterate enough how brilliant Scrubs is. Do yourself a favor and buy the first season. At least download some episodes. Then you can be a lazy sack like me!


Anonymous said...

I don't know about you, Schaef, but all the drinking and eating involved with travelling makes me fatter. You've got to use your time at home to get in to some sort of workout routine. How are you gonna find time to get in to shape when you're on the road? Right now is the time to seize the day.

Just get up tomorrow and start. And don't stop until you leave for South America. It's that simple


Anonymous said...

I prefer Bones.


MLG said...

Thanks for the love on the Kobe post. Im gonna make an effort to try an write interesting things about non-poker, otherwise my mind will turn into mush.

Leonceo Angsioco said...

Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island... you gotta love the place, hence my tattoo of the Island (the picture on my MySpace profile)... and how bout dem Hawks? Dude this game needs to start soon, I'm nervous as shit... seriously I thought I was going to puke before the Carolina game... I couldn't really drink till the second quarter... I'm stressin this upcoming game, the Steelers are playing ridiculous pigskin right now... but so are the mother fuckin HAWKS!!!! Have fun in D-Town, I hope to see your face in a riot picture...

Milkybarkid said...

Hi Brandon

Just wanted to drop a line to say hi. Didn't realise you had a blog running and just stumbled upon it.

Hopefully cathc up at Monte Carlo or Deauville


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Justin, for the reality check. Schaef just keeps waiting for someone else to inspire him to exercise. In the meantime, I have been busting my butt as an old lady climbing the biggest mountains in the world. Perhaps the will to get out there and move the butt has skipped a generation in our family?