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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Perspective

I'm 37 years old, have a wonderful wife, and 3 great, yet trying, children.

In addition, I have a job, a mortgage, 2 car payments, and spend more on diapers per month than some small countries spend in a year.

Our country has soldiers in Iraq, the 2 nut jobs running Iran and North Korea make Billy Bob Thornton's "Sling Blade" character look like a winner of the Nobel Peace prize, and gas is north of $3.00 per gallon.

So why in God's name am I so upset that the Red Sox are getting beaten like a rented mule by the Royals tonight? Seriously, I'm ready to go punch the mailbox, throw one of Rakes shoes at the TV, and contemplating wearing nothing but a bathrobe, ala Heff, for the next 2 days in some strange, yet exhilarating, form of protest.

That's why I posted the picture I did: to give me some sort of perspective. My job on this rock is to make enough money to support those three budding criminal masterminds. If the Red Sox win it all again, that's just gravy on top of my mashed potato's. Now I realize why my wife acts more civil to me in the winter: if I'm this big of a crab in July over a freaking Royals game, no wonder she virtually ignores me for half the year.

Sorry hon: I KNOW I'm an idiot: I just don't know how to stop.

Who's pitching tomorrow?

::looks it up::

GO JULIAN, YOU CRAZY SOB!

Hi, my name is Ted. And I have a problem.

40 comments:

KAYLEE said...

SO DOES THAT MEAN I GO A PROBLEM To if,I am throwing rattles at the TV?

KAYLEE said...

got jeez

HorshamScouse said...

Hi, my name is John and I've got a problem too.
The Royals? Bugger.
It's only a game.
It's only a game.
It's only a game.
It's only a game.
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CC said...

Ted - Since the game made you feel like you could kick your mailbox (lol), I'll just say that the kiddos look like they're having fun!

gojohn said...

I think its easier to feel frustrated about things like the Sox, instead of Iraq. Baseball season is like one long soap opera...stay tuned. I'm worried and frustrated with you. Go Julian!

Ted D said...

Horsham, I'm thinking the same thing: it's only a game. But man does it eat me up.

Carol, they had a ball. They love going to the park, and Rakes takes his job of driving the boat seriously, as you can see!

gojohn, you're right, it sort of makes you forget about all the really serious stuff. It's great as a diversion. Good to know I've got some company with you and Horsham along: we can ride the train to insanity together.

KAYLEE said...

GET A WIN TONIGHT PLEASE BOYS!!!

CC said...

That's right K - We don't want Ted staying on that train to insanity for too long!

KAYLEE said...

Glad you agree carol!

Stacy said...

The first step in solving a problem is admitting you have one. So you have successfully completed step #1. I don't, however, hold out much hope that you'll get past step #1, but hey, anything could happen. :)

Be sure to share any Crazy Julian stories with the office crew tomorrow. Since I can't actually see most games, I have to live vicariously through your recaps.

Christine E. said...

"beaten like a rented mule"

Now THAT is freakin hilarious!

Currently 4-2--hopefully the goodness will continue...:-)

An no one will have to kick their mailbox...LOL

Hope everyone is well!

Go Sox!

Ted D said...

Hi Carol: the train to insanity left the station a LONG time ago!

Stacy, sadly, not much hilarity tonight: 6-5 Royals in the 7th, so there is still plenty of time.

Evening Christine: glad you got a laugh! We are all great and I hope you are as well.

KAYLEE said...

//the train to insanity left the station a LONG time ago!//

ITS ALL IN THE MIND SIR!

KAYLEE said...

JEEZ i am really slacking on my comments here not that you guys havee a problem with that:) but,I got good reasons anyway i really want a win just give my 2 more boys!

CC said...

Coco's triple was in vain - Mailboxes take cover!

Ted D said...

I WAS going to throw a shoe: I'm considering grabbing my Louisville slugger to the blasted thing.

Walk off?

CC said...

You bet ;)

Ted D said...

How's this sound?

Drew walks, Munchkin singles, Papi sends on onto Lansdowne Street.

CC said...

Love it.

And Orsillo "got him" - Thank God!

Ted D said...

God bless young Papelbon.

NOW: may my prediction become reality.

Please.

CC said...

Yes - Ted's new post rests on this fellas!

CC said...

TD - Munchkin didn't get your memo.

CC said...

Not Lansdowne Street, but we'll take it (sigh).

CC said...

Again TD, get a new man crush (lol)

Christine E. said...

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CRAP!

:-(

KAYLEE said...

THAT WAS NOT GOOD AT LEAST WE STILL GOT THE LEAD in the division:P

Mattie said...

I can't believe I missed this one. Jr. almost went to the deep end. Almost. Bro, during the Canes run to the finals last year, I had all my in-laws wondering why they had agreed to allow Amanda to marry me. Crazy how a silly game gets us so worked up, no?

So what's the score!!!! Did they win? DID THEY WIN?????!!!!

Mattie said...

Uhhhhh...I guess not.

Ted D said...

Carol, Christine, and Oat Bran.

Ask yourself this: if someone would have told you before the season started that on 7-18-07, the Red Sox would lead the AL East by 7 games, what would you have said?

My answer?

YES!!

All is not lost: it's one game out of 162. And the Yankees are 13-26 in away games.

We. Will. Be. Fine.

CC said...

Matt - A day late and a dollar short (as usual lol).

Ted D said...

Carol, leave it to 'ol Coco Pebbles.

I keep trying to tell that boy that one child is easy: try 3, with a Rakes involved, and THEN tell me how hectic life is.

Scotty was over for awhile tonight: he left after an hour.

I think Rakes scared him away.

KAYLEE said...

THAT DIDNT HELP ME FEEL ANY BETTER TONIGHT:(

CC said...

Come back SH.

And Oat Bran:

#1 - Are Trot & Deirdre's adirondack chairs done yet?!

#2 - Did you update my url yet?

Mattie said...

Jr., you sound like a man in denial. I, on the other hand, am a realist.

The

Sky

Is

Falling


The

Yankees

Are

Coming

Mattie said...

Carol,

I'm glad you reminded me. I'll do it right now.

CC said...

Good, because you've been missing a lot of good stuff (deep end included)!

KAYLEE said...

i am going to bed who cares if its only 7:35 here i need the rest.

Ted D said...

Mattie, if you keep bringing that negative BS around here, I will ban your URL from commenting.

IF I could figure out what a URL is and how to block it.

Why is Tex in Boston when I really need her?

Mattie said...

Reverse Mojo, my friend.

Did it not work in '04?

CC said...

Ted - It had to be said LOL

And Matt - One down, one to go ;)