September 30th, 2009

wee krad, South Park Keith, South Park Keith #2

Tuesday's dead

A day in the life of a Census lister/freelance writer:

9.15am: Hop on the bus (Gus) to facility that was closed yesterday for Yom Kippur.
9.30am: Conduct interview.
9.45am: Take bus to Starbucks to finish off paperwork on that interview, then work on Heart of the Dragon until...
11am: Meet with Crew Leader, hand in completed work, get new assignment.
11.15am: Attempt to do two interviews, but get no answer at either place.
11.45am: Head downtown for monthly lunch with infinitydog and Marco Palmieri. Work on HotD on the subway.
12.30pm: Arrive early for lunch, but bronxbob350 and helgabee are there having lunch, and hang with them for half an hour.
1pm: Have lunch with Dave and Marco.
2.30pm: Head to PO box and then to Pocket Books to pick up copy edits for Seven Deadly Sins.
3pm: Grab a soda in a deli and write a bit of HotD that occurred to me as I was walking up 5th Avenue.
3.15pm: Head back home, reading over copy edit on subway.
4pm: Attempt to do two interviews with more success this time, though the listing may be screwy on one of them. Attempt a third interview, but they need to check with their bosses first.
5pm: Go to Starbucks to do as much paperwork as possible and also call Crew Leader to fill her in. Stop along the way to vote in the primary runoff.
5.30pm: Come home, read (and reply to) various e-mails.
5.45pm: Nap.
6.30pm: Head to dojo for, in order, the annual "class photo," then kata class, then fighting class.
10pm: Head home from dojo after all that, and veg in front of TV while eating Japanese food.

And that was my day. Blorfle....
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NYY, melky

best call ever

Sunday, prior to their game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners announcers -- among them former player Mike Blowers -- did their predictions for what would happen in the game. Blowers initially predicted that rookie Matt Tuiasosopo would hit his first major-league home run in the game.

Then he got silly about it. He said it would be in his second at-bat on a 3-1 fastball, which he'd deposit in the second deck of left-center field.

Sure enough, in Tuiasosopo's second at-bat, he worked a 3-1 count, and grooved a fastball over the wall in left-center field.

Didn't hit the second deck, though. *grin*

I first heard of this via terri_osborne on last night's Rachel Maddow Show (who cried, "You gotta see this!" and rewound her DVR), but Rob Neyer was kind enough to link to a blog that provided audio of both Blowers's prediction and the call of Tuiasosopo's home run.

Naturally, the prediction is already on Blowers's wikipedia page...............

You can't make this shit up. *laughs*
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