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Friday, April 13, 2007

The monkees visit the zoo



After seeing this pre-historic turtle at the zoo today, Rakes promptly turns to me and say's "Me wanna dide him Dad". Explaining to a 3 year old why he can't ride the Gimongous turtle who could bite his arm in half is not the easiest thing in the world. Trust me.

Rakes also wanted to, in no particular order, climb into the Lion exhibit, hold the miniature alligator, and chase the ducks that wander around the Africa part of our zoo.

Highlight of the day was a tie between the polar bears and the gorilla exhibit. Any other day, the polar bears win hands down: they are always really playful and will swim right up to the glass and push off with their feet. Reason for the gorilla finishing so strong? He was joyfully sitting on the grass, right in front of the window, munching away on his own, well, feces. Of course, the next 20 minutes were filled by Rakes shouting "Look Daddy: dat dorilla eat his own POOP."

Well, Sox win 10-1. Wake was lights out again, and DOUGIE went deep, adding a RBI single to go along with the long ball. Pap came in and got Vladdy and Garrett Anderson in the top of the 8th, throwing 6 pitches and heading to the clubhouse without throwing any more. Timlin came in the 9th, and went 1/2/3.

Beating a quality team like the Angels that bad is a confidence booster: the fact Wake had such a good game is the icing on top of the cake.

Schilling tomorrow, and it looks like the weather will hold. Sunday and Monday are a different story, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

I hope my FOX affiliate knows what it's doing: otherwise, if you hear about a "technical difficulty" around the Greensboro, NC area tomorrow, you know who to blame.

66 comments:

Mattie said...

Dude, I'm cracking up because I can hear Rakes screaming about the gorilla!! Classic! I wish I could have been there!

Glad the boys finally gave Wake some support. Good win all the way around.

Ted D said...

Oat Bran,

It was too funny: he thought that was the coolest thing. The Gorilla ate his own poop!

Did I tell you he wanted me to get a new head? As in, Daddy, I want you to have Buzz Lightyears head?

That boy is one of a kind.

Mattie said...

Dude, you'd look good with Buzz's head...only you've got to work on the bod...you're a little too Woody for it to work right.

Ted D said...

Heh!

You said "Woody".

I have GOT to go to bed.

John said...

Nice post Buzz.
To infinity and beyond!

Tex said...

i think rakes needs his own blog By the way...i hope you're saving these blogs for posterity or better yet to embarrass rakes when he's older

Carol said...

A fun day at the zoo with the "monkees" (lol) & the Red Sox win - Can't beat it. Have a good weekend!

Tex said...

ok Ted....deep thoughts in the lake Texas posted

be back latah

Ted D said...

Hey John! Nice, huh? Ted = Buzz Lightyear.

Morning Tex: I've saved them all. If I had the time I'd do a Red Sox Dad blog and a Rakes blog. I'll just save these. :)

Hi Carol: Yeah, a day with the kids and a big Sox win pretty much describes a great day. I hope you have a great weekend as well.

Stacy said...

Hey Buzz, glad the kids had fun! Rakes will probably tell about the gorilla at church on Sunday! :)

Stacy

KAYLEE said...

okay I love animals therefore,I love zoos I wanna go to the zoo now except id just fascinate over the monkeys those are my thing.:)

KAYLEE said...

i will take my brother to the zoo he likes any animals:-)

KAYLEE said...

okay i got a question would you go to a party if you knew the person was "on something" but she is trying to force you to go?

Ted D said...

Hey Stacy: You wanna keep Rakes for a LOOOONNNG weekend? :)

Kaylee, one word: NO.

Stand up for yourself and tell her no way. If she makes fun of you, she's no friend to begin with.

KAYLEE said...

I dont even like her.....and she knows that she just wont leave me alone she thinks she is my
"friend",I think I will take that advice and hope she leaves me alone about it!

Tex said...

Im back for a bit. had to audit classes today...but heading out to shop...I HATE shopping.

now that Ive got both Dalton boys and their outlaw Scotty posting on my blog oh AND kaylee...I dont feel so left out :)

Ted D said...

Tex, you hate shopping too? Can you call Angie for me and see if you can get her that way? ;)

You getting the Sox game on FOX in Austin?

Kaylee, stick up for yourself and you'll be fine.

Tex said...

wait?? dont I get the Sox game on NESN?? dont TELL me I dont! Fox usually dont play east coast games much

sorry Ted...Im not your ordinary woman...the only shopping i like is those stores where they wait on you hand and foot...NONE of which i can afford

Ted D said...

Tex,

On Saturday's, FOX has exclusive broadcast rights to ALL MLB games from 1-7 p.m. If your affiliate does not show the game, you as SOL.

Ours usually shows the Braves but they must not play until tonight.

I'm sorry to bring you the bad news.

::ducks::

Ted D said...

And by as I mean ARE

Tex said...

no need to duck Ted...unless you own FOX...then I suggest you run fast and furiously away.

its ok I have alot to do today getting ready for my business trip, doing income taxes, cleaning house...Ill check on the game later.

see ya later...got to see how much I get back this year. AND unlike ScottieBoy thinks...i dO NOT make alot of money...I just procrastinate alot

Ted D said...

Tex, you'll be proud to know I vacumed the house, mopped the hardwood floors, and spent over an hour scrubbing the carpet with a toothbrush getting spots out of the carpet. Spill proof sippy cups my EYE.

Good luck on the taxes: hope you get a huge refund. Talk atcha later.

KAYLEE said...

okay i am ready for the game:)

KAYLEE said...

i think tek just proved why i love him....2-0 sox top 4th.

Stacy said...

Those spill-proof cups are a oke. I am a little worried that you spent an hour getting up spots. I have several you can take a whack at if you run out! :)

Saw Mikey slide in at third on a wild pitch. Dirt dog; I like that!

KAYLEE said...

mikey aint no dirt dog:-)

Tex said...

i dont know kaylee....Mikey can be a dirtdog sometimes...

KAYLEE said...

TEX,
I meant that he aint a dirtdog like trot was:-)


//oh AND kaylee...I dont feel so left out :)//


By the way what does this mean?

Tex said...

oh i was just messin with Ted...Im his obewonkinobee...and he's got more a following than me :p

KAYLEE said...

okay so It had nothing to do with me even though my name was in it?

KAYLEE said...

okay so I basically decided to stay from that party there is no reason to torture myself tonight is there?:D

Ted D said...

Kaylee, Dirt Dog is a compliment: means he's a hard nosed player, which Lowell is.

GREAT game today: 8-0 and Schilling looks like vintage Schilling.

Tex, my very own Jedi Master!

KAYLEE said...

//GREAT game today: 8-0 and Schilling looks like vintage Schilling.//

I actually like him believe it or not:-)

KAYLEE said...

schilling,Dice-k,beckett and BAtSHIT I dont mind but,I hope I dont see WAKE when I am getting my autographs before the games I go to here in JUNE or else I am off faster than a cheetah could run:D

KAYLEE said...

Its amazing what you find when you are channel surfing I am getting hockey and baseball games I didnt even know I coud get:D

::goes back to happy worlld which is watching baseball and hockey on Tv and Blogging::

scott h said...

Whats Kaylee's deal with Wake? I love a pitcher who makes batters look like goofs. Its funny, don't swing and you walk. Swing and you look like retirement home badminton class! Sounds loke a good game today. Been over in the deep end. Ted do you have on your lifevest?

Ted D said...

Hey Scotty.

I have no clue what her problem with Timmy is. He's 1-1 and should be 2-0. I think she's nuts personally.

Got my lifevest, galoshes, raincoat, AND the # for the coastguard if needed.

KAYLEE said...

Scott,
I just dont like the attitude the guy has.He has a personality that reminds me of a....well lets just say not a pitcher.I have actually met the guy and i did not leave with a great impression of him.Its more his off the field attitude, and how he treats the fans I guess that I dont like:)

KAYLEE said...

//I think she's nuts personally.//

i m not nuts! well alot of the time I am but not this time!

Ted D said...

Kaylee, maybe he was just having a bad day? This guy gives more time and energy to charity, in particular the Jimmy Fund, and from anyone you hear, is the consumate teammate and husband/father. And if I had people screaming my name wanting an autograph everytime I stepped outside, I'd be in a foul mood sometimes too.

KAYLEE said...

Ted,

I dont know but I am just saying how i felt after meeting him.He could of had a bad day i guess...i did meet him when they lost though that could of been part odf it:)

Ted D said...

Did he pitch that day? 'Cause if he did I think you hit the nail on the head. :)

KAYLEE said...

yes Ted he did...he was crabby to everybody that day:D

Tex said...

crabby like you are sometimes kaylee after a hard day?

KAYLEE said...

YES TEX!

KAYLEE said...

I am crabby like that after I come home from work and school every day:D

Ted D said...

So, if someone met you on a bad day for you, they may think you are a certain way when you aren't.

See where we are going with this Kaylee?

KAYLEE said...

Yes I do TED you need not to say more for me to get it:D

KAYLEE said...

WOULD THESE ANNOUNCERS STOP talking about camden yards? They are calling a freaking rockies-diamondbacks game not an orioles game? they are confusing me.

KAYLEE said...

i love watching multiple games at once:D

Ted D said...

Raisin Bran,

You awake?

scott h said...

It's a little late for Oat meal to be up. Maybe we should hookup a electrical charge to his p inky so we can give him a little jolt when we want him!

KAYLEE said...

scott:I dont got enough working brain cells for you tonight.i havent ad my caffeine or sugar yet today.

::goes back to eating the sugarfree chocolate bunny my mom gave me::

Ted D said...

Bub,

I called him today and he sounded like he was 87 years old.

If I had any skills when it came to home repair, I'd go down and help him.

scott h said...

Kaylee, go without for 30 days and none of us will know who you are!

scott h said...

I just spoke with you on the deepend.

KAYLEE said...

haha scott.. I could do that! my mom is really cracking down on me now...she thinks I am wilder on sugar.

Ted D said...

Bub,

I answered you back at the adult pool. Keep the kiddie pool here serious-free!

Tex said...

so ted..whose pool is deeper??

KAYLEE said...

TREE NEWT"s is I hope TEX!

scott h said...

So this is going to turn into a tinkling contest!
{ PG RATING}

Ted D said...

Tex,

I can honestly say that you both have the same depth of the pool.

Just different chlorine is all.

How's THAT for a non-answer?

And Scott, I said PG 13. Not PG.

KAYLEE said...

Scott if he didnt allow PG comments here i would of been gone along time ago

scott h said...

Everything is kinda musical to me so Tex is kinda Rod Stewart "Every picture tells a story don't it" and Matt is Perry Como " Moon River".
Tex says heres my story if you don't like it don't let the door hit you in the buttwhen you leave!
Matt says heres my story but if you don't agree can't you stay and sing Kumbaya!

Tex said...

LOL!!! Great comparison Scott and Ted!!!! I was kinda thinking the same thing!! and Scott you got me pegged SO RIGHT ON....I am who I am...ifn yew dunt lihk et...you can leave :)

Ted D said...

How you did that so quick I'll never know, but you just wrapped it all up in a few sentences.

In other news, the freaking Yankees just tied it up in Oakland, 3-3.