Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
In Summary: I think you should swap out Player A and another outside hitter with the libero rathar than your middles. Statistically you are losing far more points on their returns than your middles, that could be because the middles don't get the number of returns to pass since they are rotated out (um, yea. That IS the reason), but you also would be saving Player A's energy for what she is focused on - hitting the ball. If that is her main contribution (and statistically that's what I can see) then why not have her focused on that? (What a great idea except for the part where there is nobody else that passes consentingly better than her in the back row). She is bleeding as many or more points from return errors than she is generating from her attacks. I would also take a look at how Player B is serving and see if she can find the groove again. (What a novel idea! See, here I was thinking we should just keep Player B in her slump)
Umm, I'm sorry but substituting the libero( a back row defensive specialist) with an outside hitter means one of the middles will have to play in the back row. Believe me, their states would be MUCH worse than Player A's. I know, because I watch them pass at every single practice and game we've had this year. And yes, the middles' passing states look better because they don't have serve receive states to muddy up the data. If they did play back row...the states would negatively correlate to show that. Thanks for the data, but I've taken statics too. I think I can safely interpret the data for myself and make my own decisions, probably better ones. Have YOU ever played volleyball Mr. Concerned Parent? I think not.
Oh, and that middle hitter Dad wants to play all the way around the court? Yea, that's his daughter.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
And here we can tell that Helo plays some sort of agent, and more importatnly, HAS A GUN! Do you really need anymore reason to watch this show!?
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
What do you get when you combine Canadians, Halo and hilarity? Red vs. Blue, probably one of the funniest things produced on the Internet. These guys are way smart, you don't even have to play the game to get the hummer. The site Roosterteeth is responsible for this pure GENIUS. Also, most of the episodes are available on youtube. I am guilty of watching these multiple, multiple times, and they are still funny.
Link to the New York Times article on the subject.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Where imagination serves the day.
Where every Cinderella story comes true.
Where Wonderland is your destiny.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
2. Brownie batter eaten before cooking doesn't have caloric value
3. Similarly, anything bought at a street fair doesn't have caloric value
4. Watching Battlestar Gallactica on a Saturday is not lame
5. Knowing that Jamie Bamber is the name of the actor who plays Lee off the top of your head does not make you obsessed with the show.
6. That one day all men will look like Jamie Bamber and have British accent
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I became a 'true' and confirmed member of the Episcopal Church today; made all the more official by the presiding Bishop of our dioses who is from Texas and sounds like George W. My sister who, while we look quite similar is about three inches shorter and forty pounds lighter, got congratulated on my confirmation probably about as many times as I did. A sad, sad day pour moi. Let's just say that if it wasn't Mother's Day, I would not be the newest confirmed Episcopal in the area. But alas, I am and I think there's a special circle of Dante's Hell for people who pledge false allegiance.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
*note the beautiful rainbow throw rug he is situated on.
What The Motorcycle Said
Br-r-r-am-m-m, rackety-am-m, OM, Am:
Am, the world's my oyster.
I hate plastic, wear it black and slick,
hate hardhats, wear one on my head,
that's what the motorcycle said.
Passed phonies in Fords, knocked down billboards, landed
on the other side of The Gap, and Whee
threw away their wrath.
R-r-rackety-am-m. Am. War, rhyme,
soap, meat, marriage, the Phantom Jet
are shit, and like that.
Hate pompousness, punishment, patience, am into Love,
hat e middle-class moneymakers, live on Dad,
that's what the motorcycle said.
Br-r-rackety-am-m. It's Nowsville, man. Passed Oldies, Uglies,
Straighties, Honkies. I'll never be
mean, tired or unsexy.
Passed cigarette suckers, souses, mother-fuckers,
losers, went back to Nature and found
how to get VD stoned.
Passed a cow, too fast to hear her moo, "I rolled
our leave of grass into one ball.
I am the grassy All."
Br-r-r-am-m-m, rackety-am-m, OM, AM:
All-Gr-r-rin, ooohgah, gl-l-utton--
Am, the world's my smilebutton.
Now picture someone reading it outload in a class of 24 people :), and the Rolling Stones.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
"I ran out of contacts last Friday."-me
"Oh yea, I remember those glasses."-friend
"And that's how old the prescription is."-me
So if my contacts don't come tomorrow, Group Health Cooperative there will be words, there will be words.