Friday, November 30, 2012

Spurs vs. Tigers

Wait a minute. The NBA is upset that the Spurs rested four of their players last night. Jim Leyland does that every other Sunday. Even if you were to say that they play more games in baseball, it's just twice as many games. So if Popovich rests his guys once that's like Leyland resting his guys twice. He's done that a lot more than twice. And, lets be honest here. What's more taxing, running up and down the court for 40 minutes or playing a 9 inning game?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Newspaper Interview

I'm interviewing with the local newspaper this afternoon about my novel and upcoming book signing. I thought it would be fun to say something completely off the wall and see if it shows up in the paper. Any ideas?

That reminds me of a story my brother Jason used to tell when he was working on the tour boats in Alaska. Jason and the rest of the crew would give the captain obscure words to sneak into his spiel over the loud speaker, and then they'd check them off. I guess the captain rattled them off in no time at all. Hilarious idea. Maybe I should do that when I'm teaching.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Frog - green. Cee Lo - Green. HAHAHAHA

Tough to beat a little Muppet action!

Hmmm... Not sure that that is going to work so you might just have to go here:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday Power Rankings

'Tis the season, so here we go. Your updated 2012 holiday power rankings.

1) Christmas - There's really no argument here. Christmas is like the Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls. As long as MJ's playing(Santa), it's just no contest.

2) Easter - Did you know that Easter/Good Friday isn't a federal holiday? Just a state holiday in several states. I'm still counting it because I normally get Easter Monday off too so it feels like a holiday to me. A clear second fiddle.

3) Thanksgiving - Now things are tightening up a little bit, but the extra black friday off puts Turkey Day in the three spot. Stuffing helps, too.

4) 4th of July - Summer. Fireworks. Parades. Stewartville 5k run. What's not to like?

5) Memorial Day - The unofficial beginning of summer, and you know how this blogger likes his summer.

6) Labor Day - A final nice, warm weekend before summer ends.

7) New Year's Day - Gets screwed over by its proximity to Christmas. If New Year's was like in February or March it would climb the rankings. Bad time slot - like being televised opposite Seinfeld.

8 tie) MLK Jr. and Prez. Day - I get an alternating one of you off each year so you two tie. Deal with it.

10)Veterans Day - Again, no day off. But, the it being for the Vets keep it out of the 11 hole.

11) Columbus Day - What have you done for me lately Christopher?

That's it. Discuss...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The stomach flu... no fun. I'm closing in on 40 hours without eating anything. I wonder how long I'll be able to go. Coffee doesn't seem to help. I know, I know, caffeine is bad for you when you're sick. But, coffee is also magical so I assumed it would make me better. No dice. I'm supposed to run a 5k in 24 hours. Can a guy run a 5k without eating for 3 days before running it? Can a guy type a coherent blog post with the flu? Probably no to each...

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mark your calendars!

I will be hosting an author's talk and book signing on Wednesday December 12th at Spring Valley Public Library from 6:30-7:30. More details to come as the time approaches.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


I've been looking for a review for Chasing a Dream for a couple of weeks now, and it looks like one's coming soon. A popular baseball book reviewer just posted on his blog that his review of my book will be coming soon. No inclination either way if he enjoyed it or not so I guess we'll see. If it ends up being a good review maybe I'll post it on here. If it's not good maybe you won't hear any mention of it. :)

Along those same lines, if you've read Chasing a Dream (and you don't have the same last name as I do) you can write a customer review on my page here - I believe that Amazon has been removing reviews of relatives to keep the review process fair. But, maybe a non-relative will stumble upon this and post a review.