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All That and a Bag of Chips!


Conversation in my house about an hour ago:

Hubster: Honey, who are the Yankees?

Me: New York’s baseball team

H: Who are the Dodgers?

M: LA’s baseball team

H: Who are the Redwings?

M: Detroit’s hockey team

H: The White Sox?

M: Chicago baseball

H: Who are the Blackhawks?

M: Chicago’s hockey team

H: The Seahawks?

M: Seattle’s football team

H: Reds?

M: Cincinnati’s baseball team

H: Sabres?

M: Buffalo’s hockey team

H: Pistons?

M: Detroit’s basketball team

H: Daaayuummm….

M: What’s that all about?

H: You’ll see in a minute.

M: Did my stock go up??  😀

H: Let’s just say I don’t know any women who could do that.

10 minutes later he showed me his Facebook status:

My wife’s respectability level just plummeted. She told me she was rooting for Jeff Gordon to win the Sprint Cup this year.

  • Comment #1 –  At least she didnt say she hopes the Yankees win a game again in their existence.  – about an hour ago · Edited · Like · 1
  • Hubster:  I just peppered her with 10 questions on sports team names. She got all 10 right. I was going to say she wouldn’t know a Yankee from a Dodger, but I guess I would be wrong!

Oh yeah…I rock!  (And all while making General Tso’s chicken too!)


Arrrrrr! It’s a Pirate Blog! Arrrrr!


Arrrrr.International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arrrr…..

In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, I offer a salute to my three favorite pirate things!

The Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates

Raise the Jolly Roger! Arrrr!!!

I am not technically a baseball fan.  But what kind of Pittsburgh girl would I be if I didn’t support the local home team!?  Besides, the ballpark has nachos, beer and guys running around in tight pants.  Sounds like a good day to me.  Arrrrrr!!!

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

May you be touched by his noodly appendage

For those not yet enlightened, Pastafarianism is a real religion that revolves around Pirates, beer volcanos and strippers.  But I think our founder, Bobby Henderson, explains it best. From the website:

“Most of us do not believe a religion – Christianity, Islam, Pastafarianiasm – requires literal belief in order to provide spiritual enlightenment. That is, we can be part of a community without becoming indoctrinated. There are many levels of belief.

By design, the only dogma allowed in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the rejection of dogma. That is, there are no strict rules and regulations, there are no rote rituals and prayers and other nonsense. Every member has a say in what this church is and what it becomes.

To outsiders it makes us hard to define, but here are some general things that can be said about our beliefs:

  • We believe pirates, the original Pastafarians, were peaceful explorers and it was due to Christian misinformation that they have an image of outcast criminals today
  • We are fond of beer
  • Every Friday is a Religious Holiday
  • We do not take ourselves too seriously
  • We embrace contradictions (though in that we are hardly unique)”

Pirates & Beer –  I see a recurring theme here.  Arrrrrr!!!

And of course….

Talk Like a Pirate day

Because how can you even *think* about pirates without Johnny Depp!?

So, this evening, I will be celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day with  beer, wings and perhaps a Johnny Depp movie. dr00l…I mean Arrrrrr!!!

How are you going to celebrate?  😀

Diet: Day 5 – Lost 5 Pounds!


I weighed in this morning and lost 5 lbs!  I honesty can’t believe it.  I got myself a haircut at my favorite salon here in Pittsburgh to celebrate!  Then, I did something I shouldn’t and saved most of my daily points for my dad’s amazing dinner – haddock fillets (fried) and homemade potato chips.  I’m sorry…but it was just too good to pass up!  I had basil tomato salad as a side, so at least that was healthy!  🙂

Tomorrow night – ball game.  Ooooohhh…ball park dogs and beer are going to be a toughie.  Especially with box seats and waitresses that serve!  🙂

Diet: Day 4


Managed to travel while still maintaining my diet.  Yay, me!  Dad made a delicious dinner of pork fajitas with lots of veggies (recipe later…gotta con it out of Dad…haha).  Very few points.  Three pounds lost so far and I haven’t weighed in yet today.  I’m stoked!  Can’t wait to start zumba next week!

The trick tonight will be going to the ballpark tomorrow night for a Washington Wild Things game without eating a week’s worth of fattening crap!  I must have at least one beer though.  It’s not a ball game without beer.