Friday, October 31, 2008

Sun Sets on Marblehead

Of course the old joke here in Massachusetts for someone who might be a little slow on the uptake, a little dense, thick in the skull, a couple beers short of a six pack, has always been the reverse of the post title or "Light Dawns on Marble-Head"

But hey I was there last night and the sun sets are nice..

1. Sunset as seen through the tree!

2. Sunset with seagull, top left

3. Sundown and Clouds

Happy Halloween !!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Celtics are Back !!

Two Tom's Hideaway Team Members were lucky enough to get into the TD BankNorth Garden last night and see the NBA Champion Boston Celtics kick off their season 2008-09 Season, get their rings and ......

Raise the newest banner..for their 17th Championship !!

Did I mention that the Celtics Dancers/Cheerleaders were there??

Such Hard working Girls !!

And Kevin Youkilis from the Boston Red Sox was there, with the Cheerleaders !!

The Celtics "Lucky" took the hand-off from Youkilis and made the basket.

They didn't call a foul on #55 Wright as he was pulling the Jersey of his own teammate , Anderson Verajo, under the hoop.

The Celtics went on to win their opening game and let's hope they can have another great season this year !!


Monday, October 27, 2008

No Ideas

That's about all I got lately. I've been drawing a complete blank lately and have had no inspiration whatsoever with regard to my blog. The weather has taken a turn for the better and after today I'll be outside scraping and painting so I can only hope that I will be inspired to come up with something of interest !! Currently I am addicted to Tetris on Facebook !!

The New England Patriots won yesterday...(-:

I got a 10 in Trivia today !!

Tampa Bay is losing to the Phillies...(-:

The Sun is shining, for now, and the Apocalypse isn't scheduled until 2012 so I have plenty of time to come up with something.

Have a great week !!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fall at the Mall

My experiment in night photography has been touch and go. I snapped these from the parking lot at the North Shore Mall the other night. My Fuji Camera did not really come with any guides on the best way to use some of the features on my camera.

The top one is sorta fuzzy, but I liked the lightiong, the tree just looked like an orphan out there on the perimeter road, leaves falling off and all alone.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Red Sox vs Devil Rays.........continued GAME 7 !!



Hopefully TBS will have the complete broadcast as we had to listen to the first inning and a half due to technical difficulties.

Also I was worried when the announcers again started to concede the win to the SOX before the game was even over as they did during Game 5 at Fenway where the SOX made their historic come back ... I thought OH NO !! Now they are jinxing the SOX !!

But NO, we had theRed Sox MOJO all over the family room, old tickets, Red Sox Hats, Team Photos....Clearly the MOJO Magic is with the SOX

John Lester will pitch for the Red Sox in front of all the Tampa Bay Devil Ray fans that are now looking just a little sad and very worried.

GO SOX !!!

T.B.S. stands for Total Boston Success

Saturday, October 18, 2008

7:30 Red Sox vs Rays

Steve is watching the game
He can't close his eyes!!

After an unbelievable comeback in the American League Championship Series, the Boston Red Sox are in St Petersburg to play the young Tampa Bay Devil Ray team with a chance to tie the 7 game series 3-3.

The Red Sox were all done, at least I thought so, as did many others that I spoke with, watching the game Thursday night in Fenway , the Red Sox down by 7 runs in the 7th inning, TBS running the credits , the announcers wondering how the Devil Rays will do against the Phillies , people filing out of Fenway.......

I went to bed !!

When I woke up the miracle had happened. The Red Sox pulled of the biggest comeback in ALCS history since 1929 !!

It's game time tonight at 7:30, I want to watch but being superstitious and all I am wondering if I should just go to bed early, for luck !!


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Trivia Update

Here is the breakdown for Top 5 Weekly Points Leaders at Tom's Trivia Challenge. It's been a busy month as I have been up late watching the playoffs for the MLB...

Player Weekly Pts
1 lemonyellow 134
2. Johnny 121
3. Operator9 85
4. Tom 84
5. dawtch 72

A couple weeks ago I had posted a Poll asking people : If they had to choose, would they be an Alligator or a Tiger.

The Tiger was the clear choice of the majority. I am a fan of the Tiger myself and so yesterday I was a little disappointed when the Florida Gators whipped the LSU Tigers in College Football..It's ok though...I'd still choose to be a Tiger over an Alligator any day.

Alligators are part of the crocodile family, the crocodile has a wider snout and neither a re a match for the Tiger.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Baseball, The HBO Series ROME, and Look Alikes

The Red Sox and The Devil Rays are set to start the American League Championship Series on Friday in Tampa Bay...

Speaking of Bays, I have a picture of him still in his Pirates Uniform before being traded to the Red Sox and he really

looks a
lot like the actor who plays in the HBO Series Rome:

Kevin McKidd: He plays the part of Lucious Vorenus, in the show but it sure looks like he could easily sub for Jason Bay in left field for the Red Sox ....

I'm picking the the Red Sox and the Dodger's as the teams that will make it to the World Series and the only thing I won't like about it is that we fans will have to endure Tim McCarver as the Color Guy in the Telecast Booth. The fact that FOX Sports insists on McCarver and his sidekick Joe Buck as the announcers for the World series is truly DESPICABLE !!

Here are some of Tim's insights to the Game,

1. Tim: "Something to keep in mind -- it's raining lightly. The infield could be very wet on ground balls.".... errr, you think so Tim???

2. Tim:
"Pitching is such a vital part of the game, as far as winning is concerned" ....Oh, and I bet you expect us to believe batting is important too!!

2004 ALCS, Game 5? Red Sox vs. Yankees . David Ortiz hit a home run into right field. Tim: "Mt. Everest erupts again!".....too bad Mt. Everest isn't a volcano!

McCarver busted out this bit of brilliance during the Red Sox/Orioles game one Saturday: "The reason we call that pitch up and in is because the arms are attached to the shoulder."..... Ummm what?

Tim has no place in a Television Booth where he can spout is inane, nonsensical "insights" to the millions of viewers who watch the game.

I found these comments and more at Tim McCarver Please Shut Up!!

If you have a minute, Contact Fox Sports with a note and ask them to replace Tim McCarver as the Voice of the World Series before it's too late....

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Mom's Birthday and a Trivia Update

1st I'd like to say, Love you Mom !

She turned 79 Yesterday and we had a nice family dinner.

We had to tone it down a little because last weekend when we celebrated my Nephew's 21st birthday , there was mom...

Playing beer pong !!

We had to keep these party girls in check yesterday !!

Maybe we will get the beer pong table out for Dad's 80
th !!


Today we start a new month in the Tom's Trivia Challenge, it has been a a month filled with new players but we have another big win by one of our Trivia Veterans

BIG Congrats to KATHLOCK !!

Two of our newest players Lemonyellow (6wins) and Badlydrawnbhoy (3 Wins) made it into the top 10 with a great second half and have been immortalized in the Hall Of Fame !! Great Job..

Looking over the Hall Of Fame records I see that we have been doing the Trivia Contest now 6 full months !!

Thanks for playing everyone !!

Good luck this Month