Archive for September, 2010

halloween is right around the corner

this might be the best idea for halloween this year… i’d need two other friends to wear “B” and “C” tho… the hilarious part is i want to pull this off at work!

don’t know what i’m referring to? i don’t suggest googling it — especially while at work… so here’s daniel tosh’s dissertation…

Tosh.0 Weds 10:30pm / 9:30c
Spoiler Alert – Human Centipede – Uncut
www.comedycentral.com
Tosh.0 Videos Daniel Tosh Web Redemption

oh sh*t! there’s stickers!

Mac: "Yeah, well you need to jazz it up you know. Make it pop!"

Dear Chase,
I feel like I can call you Chase because you and me are so much alike. I would love to meet you someday. It would be great to have a catch. I know I can’t throw as fast as you, but I think you would be impressed by my speed. I love you hair. You run fast. Did you have a good relationship with your father? Me neither. These are all things we can talk about. And more. I know you have not been getting my letters because I know you would write back if you did. And I hope you write back this time and we get to be good friends. I’m sure our relationship would be a real home run.

Mac

me and 1and1 are cool again…

so i’ve had this long-standing issue with my host, 1and1, where i wasn’t able to install plugins or upgrade the wordpress software to the latest and greatest version…

this really ticked me off because i would have to do plugin updates manually (upload via ftp) and the newest wordpress 3.x didn’t want to upgrade at all (i’d get server errors)

so i finally consulted google and was able to find a solution — apparently it has bothered other people!

If you are a 1and1.com user and are having problems getting the auto upgrade to work (for both the core and plugins), here’s the fix.

Add the following line to your .htaccess file (in the root directory of your WP install):

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

as soon as i updated the .htaccess file, i was able to upgrade plugins and even wordpress itself!

i was even able to install the WPtouch plugin through my phone! that’s sick.

happy.

robstradamus was off…

…only by a few days (hopefully)

so rob predicted way back when (6/23/10) that the padres would clinch a greater-than-.500 record on 9/9/10 against the giants

it woulda happened too… if it wasn’t for the padres’ 10-game skid… tho even after a 10-game losing streak, the padres held onto first place — can’t say we didn’t give the giants a chance…

it’s been a while since i’ve been a stats nerd, so here we go…

stolen bases

  1. mets (122)
  2. padres (112)
  3. nats (101)
  4. rox (87)
  5. stros (87)

runs allowed per game (team pitching)

  1. padres (3.53)
  2. atl (3.81)
  3. gigantes (3.85)
  4. cards (3.89)
  5. mets (4.04)

era (team pitching)

  1. padres (3.35)
  2. cards (3.51)
  3. atl (3.54)
  4. gigantes (3.60)
  5. phills (3.80)

saves

  1. gigantes (49)
  2. padres (40)
  3. redlegs (38)
  4. stros (37)
  5. atl (35)

strikeouts

  1. gigantes (1133)
  2. padres (1117)
  3. cubbies (1094)
  4. doyers (1079)
  5. beers (1065)

shutouts

  1. mets (18)
  2. phills (17)
  3. padres (17)
  4. doyers (15)
  5. fish (14)

on game 138:

2010: 79-59
2009: 61-77

2010: 593 runs scored, 484 runs allowed
2009: 538 runs scored, 676 runs allowed

gotta try these out

been watching some sam the cooking guy lately… i think i can tackle these…

roasted yellow pepper pizza

ingredients

  • 12″ boboli pizza crust
  • 5 oz tub of goat cheese
  • 2 oz arugula
  • 2 yellow bell peppers
  • parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper

steps

  1. preheat oven to 425
  2. roast bell peppers by blackening them over fire, then peel charred skin off
  3. spread goat cheese on crust, cover with arugula, and then bell peppers on top
  4. bake 10-12 min or until brown/crispy
  5. remove from oven, season with salt & pepper, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese
  6. boomski

bacon-wrapped scallops

ingredients

  • 1 lb sea scallops, defrosted
  • 12 slices of pre-cooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 skewers
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

steps

  1. preheat bbq
  2. tightly wrap each scallop with a strip of bacon and skewer
  3. spray bbq with non-stick spray, place skewers on grill, and leave ’em alone
  4. cook for 2-3 min or until grill marks develop, then flip
  5. brush top with sauce, then leave alone for another 2-3 minutes
  6. remove from grill and then brush the other side with sauce
  7. sprinkle sesame seeds before serving
  8. boomski

brats

ingredients

  • 6 pk bratwurst
  • 1 white onion, finely sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 bottles of newcastle
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • pepper
  • sandwich rolls

steps

  1. in large foil pan, add onions, green pepper, and butter
  2. cook on bbq grill until butter melts and veggies start to brown
  3. add beer, sugar, vinegar, and pepper to pan and mix well
  4. cook to simmer
  5. add brats to pan and let cook for 5-10 min
  6. toast buns on grill while brats cook
  7. place brats in bun along with peppers and onions… you can add mustard if you wish
  8. boomski