June 2004 Posts

Comfort Inn

My family is in another location right now. They’re in a hotel, Comfort Inn. I was talking to my middle brother a little while ago and he said something funny. It is funny because it didn’t sound like he planned to say it, just said it (but he probably came up with it and then said it).

“We’re at the Comfort Inn. It’s not very comfortable.”


The Bloggist

Jeremy is working on a blogging magazine.

So, I wanted to give it a mention… something to keep an eye on.

Griffey Hits 500th Home Run

I’ve always liked Ken Griffey, Jr. I met him when, you could say, he was at the height of his popularity and he seemed like a nice enough guy.

He took his place among baseball royalty by hitting home run number 500 earlier today. He’s a sure thing hall of famer and in his prime, there aren’t many guys that I’d rather have in center field in the history of the game.

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Fathers out there…

Stupid Phone

We have a stupid phone.

Well, not completely. We’ve had it for several years. It has many features. Multiple mailboxes, blah blah blah. It’s a good phone, it’s been durable. It has a speaker and it has a mic. You record the answering machine message on the mic.

But, it is odd – it doesn’t have speaker phone. You can press the “Monitor” button and hear the person on the other end through the speaker, but you can’t talk to them. It makes no sense. It has a speaker, it as a mic – who didn’t put them together? Strange.

New Design at iFroggy Design

I’ve just launched a new design at iFroggy Design. Simple, yes. But, I believe it is simple and professional and that is what I do.

“Steinbrenner … said that in rapid succession he threw three punches – two rights and a left. Down went the first miscreant; down went the second.”

Murray Chass (The New York Times – free registration required) has written a good piece on the alledged fight between George Steinbrenner and two youths in an elevator in L.A. during the 1981 World Series.

Steinbrenner said he responded with an obscenity, whereupon one of the men hit him on the side of the head with a beer bottle he was holding. Steinbrenner, 51 years old at the time, said that in rapid succession he threw three punches – two rights and a left. Down went the first miscreant; down went the second.

Muhammad Ali? He might have stung like a bee, but Steinbrenner said he swung a sledgehammer.

“I clocked them,” Steinbrenner told reporters just before midnight in a news conference he called in his hotel suite. “There are two guys in this town looking for their teeth…

Good stuff.

Via Alex.

Jeter Meter

I just wanted to mention the Jeter Meter from the Replacement Level Yankees Weblog (which I am planning to add a link to soon). The “Magic Numbers” tracker is also pretty cool.

They are on the left menu, if you can’t find them.

Will you look at that? Jeter is batting .462 since 5/25. Right now he is at .259. Awesome turnaround.

My Warning Labels

What is your warning label?


From Go-Quiz.com

Patrick is a radioactive squirrel!!

From Go-Quiz.com


From Go-Quiz.com

pokeefe has fragile contents which may break!

From Go-Quiz.com

Via Courreges.

Lakers Lose

Despite my desire for them to win, the Lakers lost to the Pistons in 5 games. Oh well.

I’m not really a Lakers fan, so it doesn’t really bother me. Congrats to the Pistons fans.