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Friday, July 6, 2007

We can all learn from Manny Ramirez

*Picture from the Boston Globe*

Much like the peace sign, the thumbs up, and the raised middle finger, I think the two fingered "Manny Point" needs to be adopted by this country as a universal symbol.

Think of it as a non-verbal "How YOU doin'?". Manny does this so often it makes you wonder if he points at the mailman, the kid delivering the newspaper every morning, and the senior citizen running the drive through window whenever he feels like a Happy Meal.

It wouldn't surprise me if this is how he greets John Henry whenever the owner comes around: just points, smiles, and walks away. Think of all the ritual's this simple act would get rid of: shaking hands, making boring small talk, and talking about the weather. Just give 'em the old "Manny point", wink, and continue on your merry way.

This could be the greatest development in the social fabric of this nation since the pat on the back for a job well done.

Once this becomes part of our daily life, I'm moving on to the next one: Man hugs.

67 comments:

Tex said...

ok our wave lengths are on the same track...I was looking at last night games pics...and it was a toss up betweeen that one and another one of Manny when I blogged tonight. I'll use the other one. :)

I swear...i know manny has always been goofy but sometimes its like alittle of Millar has rubbed off on him too.

Ted D said...

Tex, you realize this is getting a tad spooky, right?

I bet I know which one you used: it's the one I almost used. I'm gonna email it to you and let me know if I'm right!

CC said...

As I said a couple of days ago:

Ted's man crush = Manny ;)

Ted D said...

Carol, what's not to love about Manny? He's like a stuffed animal come to life! :)

Stacy said...

I agree with you; the Manny point would be good for all of us.

Were you and Tex separated at birth? Or have the same birthday like you and Sheri? Or just spend too much time together? :)

Ted D said...

Stacy, she emailed me a few minutes ago, and it WAS the picture I thought!

Personally, I think we are each others internet doppleganger!

::laughs when imagining Scotty googling doppleganger to get definition::

scott h said...

Funny, I used that word last week and you said huh.

Manny point really means, pass me the joint man

scott h said...

Sonya says you really like the Manny point because you wouldn't have to touch anybody!

Ted D said...

You have never used the word doppleganger! Or if you did you misspelled it and I didn't know what you meant!

Would you quit with the Manny drug references? I refuse to believe such nonsense.

What are you going to do with yourself now with no plants or fireworks to peddle?

Ted D said...

Tell Sonya I never thought of that, but am adding it to the pro's of the Manny point argument.

CC said...

SH's definition = a riot

Manny-pointing & OCD... Hmmm

CC said...

P.S. No wonder you won't go tandem-diving LOL

CC said...

My darn cable is out!

CC said...

Back in business, or SH:

"Back in black"

Ted D said...

Carol, 1-1, bottom of the 4th, 1 out, men at second and third.

CC said...

Why does my cable have to come back on so that I see Detroit get a homer!

Tex said...

ok blog is up...i just love the other pic..it is SO Manny

Ted D said...

Sorry Carol: still in it, just have a little work to do is all.

Tex, I JUST checked so you must have posted while I was there.

CC said...

"a little work to do?" - How about a grand (freakin) slam by Detroit?
Ay-yi-yi... Bring back the Devil Rays!

Ted D said...

Carol, baseball is like life:

Forget that noise: this sucks raw eggs. I want wins every night.

However, that is a good team we are playing: they didn't get to the World Series by luck last year.

Mothers Day Miracle, Mothers Day Miracle.

KAYLEE said...

Okay I have been fishing all day but,you know I cant let a day go by without posting something.

//Once this becomes part of our daily life, I'm moving on to the next one: Man hugs.//

yeah is the next gunna be julian's rubbing of the head on manny?

CC said...

Yay Mirabelli.

CC said...

K - For some reason, I just cannot picture you having the patience for fishing -lol.

Ted D said...

Dougie goes deep: too bad it's in the 9th inning. :(

CC said...

Yeah, no paper, pipe & slippes for you tonight TD

KAYLEE said...

//For some reason, I just cannot picture you having the patience for fishing -lol.//

then you aint gunna believe it did it for 8 hours either? I really dont have alot of patience but i went with a friend and didnt want to lok like a retard and not fish...I can prove it I got pictures:D

CC said...

Pics... cool :)

Ted D said...

Yep Carol: tough loss tonight. But tomorrow's Saturday, and nothing bad happens on Saturday!

CC said...

I'll have to research that lol.

KAYLEE said...

//Pics... cool :)//

yeah i was gunna post them on my other blog!the one you saw yesterday.

Ted D said...

Let me re-phrase: nothing bad SHOULD happen on Saturdays!

KAYLEE said...

//and nothing bad happens on Saturday!//

what who told you such????

CC said...

I look forward to the fishing pics!

KAYLEE said...

Carol:i am writing a post on it now if only i could focus...LOL

CC said...

No pressure :D

Ted D said...

I'm out of here for tonight: I'm too depressed to type.

Gabbard rights the ship tomorrow: I believe it deep down inside, then Daisuke completes the series win Sunday.

I believe.

Night everyone.

CC said...

I knew those two posts would tucker you out - Night!

scott h said...

Let me guess, when you go 1 for 4 and get lit up like a christmas tree do you still point? IF you have Cheech & chong on your fav 5 I guess you do!

Jr what am I going to do now you ask? Come hang at your house!

Carol, for those about to rock we salute you.

KAYLEE said...

Scott you make no sense:D

scott h said...

Kaylee you would not know sense if it poked you in the eye, which it just did!

CC said...

ROFL (and I am honestly stifling laughter so as not to wake up little D Kay)!

KAYLEE said...

HAHA SCOTT!!! I GIVE UP NO COmEBACK ON THAT ONE:)

Ted D said...

//Kaylee you would not know sense if it poked you in the eye, which it just did!//

Oh my lord, I fell out of my chair!

Bub, you have 86 hits on your profile, yet nothing on it. You NEED to fill that thing out so we all can get a laugh: as creative as you can get with stuff, that could be a laugh riot!!

Mattie said...

Ok, I'm weighing in a little late, but do you not all realize why Ted is championing the Manny point?

That means he would never have to shake hands with anyone, ever again.

Ted D said...

DING DING DING!!!!

We have a WINNER: course, Sonya beat you to it Oat Muffin: and actually that didn't enter my head until she brought it up.

It's a GREAT addition to the list though!

Enjoyed getting to see you guys, and I know Caroline loved seeing her favorite Uncle. Sorry Trot terrorized her though.

Mattie said...

We gotta work on baby C's irritability level. She just wasn't happy with Trotty.

scott h said...

Allright Ted I will. How?

Ted D said...

Where is Tex and her tech support when you need her? OK Bub, go to the Sign Up her place right under where you type your username and password: it'll have you in it already and you should be able to do it then.

I don't think you have to have a blog to do it: if you do just make a blog up and don't put anything on it: this has the makings of a classic!

scott h said...

ok I figured it out. Will have to put my thinking cap on. Plus turn off live earth concert to answer those. Stay tuned.

Ted D said...

I'll check back in a bit Bub: got to go clean with Ang for about an hour.

Make it good now: I've built you up quite a bit!

Tex said...

JEEEEEEEEEEEeezzzzzzzz Do I have to teach EVERYTHING TO YA bros??? ::rolls eyes::

It should have something about create a Profile Scottie.

So ive been offered this job...of which I did NOT apply for...a Facility Administrator of a Juvenile Facility in Granbury, Tx...way UP near Ft Worth...the pay is only about $8000. more than my job now. Ive been debating pros and cons...but even though its more money...its not in Austin...it doesnt travel at all so i dont get hotel/flight points...the guy who would be my immediate boss i have no respect for...at all. but on the other hand he totally respects me and has said he would stay out of my way on all decisions. I would have to live nearby...which its about 30 min from Ft Worth...but its not the kind of city I feel is "me"....but such a great opportunity of a challenging job and something really good to put on a resume...

KAYLEE said...

OH JEEZ scott you are making a blog to? And I am glad you got some laughs out of that comment you made to me last night!

Mattie said...

Bub, you don't have to work again for 2 months...entertain your adoring public with your very own blog!!!

Stacy said...

Yes, Tex, you DO have to teach everything to us! :)

Sounds like you have a really tough decision to make re: you job. So much good about the new job, but so much good about where you are, too. Good Luck with your decision. (I think you'll stay in Austin, but don't let that influence you.:) )

Wait until Scottie gets on. He seems to be the career coach of late. :) Maybe he has some words of widsom.

Ted D said...

Tex, sounds like you've got some soul searching to do: it sounds like a great opportunity professionally, but you may have to weigh that vs how you want your quality of life to be.

Wish I could give you the answer, but you're one smart chica: I think you'll know what to do. If nothing else, it's a great compliment to you that they would offer you a job you didn't seek out.

Good Luck with your decision.

Bub: is this profile gonna get done before Rakes starts kindergarten?

Top of the 3rd, 2-0 Sox, thanks to a Papi HR

Christine E. said...

Evening everyone:

Do ya think once, just ONCE Manny could NOT GIDP in a crital situation? I'm just asking, that'a sll...

Tex: Sounds like a neat opportunity has come your way--but the cons seems pretty significant (location,working with someone undesirable) sitting down and actially writing our the pros and cons may help....:-) Good Luck!

Go Sox!

KAYLEE said...

Could the redsox please win soon so I can write a post befor carol yells at me that you guys dont stay up past midnight?.

Ted D said...

Christine, I'm wearing a hole in the living room carpet: this is KILLING me.

Top of the 11th, 2 out, Tek on first, Jeff Bailey, yes I said Jeff Bailey, is at the plate.

Help.

Thanks for stopping by Christine: how's the honeymoon going? ;)

scott h said...

Well I see Mary Jane went 0 for 4 still pointing still giggling I think I would find a new hero.

KAYLEE said...

CAROL THINKS I JINXED THEM:D

CC said...

Yes TD - You need to work on a new man crush ;)

K - I call it like I see it -lol

Tex said...

thanks all for your comments about the job...im still mulling it over...got to make the phone call. and Ted you'll understand when I say this: I don't like making big decisions when all is not right in my life. it is a great opportunity but as some of you noted....where i live is very important to me.

I need to blog again...lets see if Ted and I do the Spock thing

Tex said...

i think ted and i did do the spock thing...neither of us blogged last night! im telling ya its like our minds are synchronized...but of course im the brains of the operation ;)

Ted D said...

Scotty, do you just quit liking someone when they have a bad day? You are indeed the fairweather fan.

Carol, see the above comments: I expected better out of you. ;)

Tex, no new blog from me yet because I started feeling bad last night and woke up feeling like I gargled razor blades: I think all my outdoor activity this week is now playing havoc on my allergies: Hopefully a day inside in the A/C will make the difference.

KAYLEE said...

Well ted i hope you feel better soon...i hate allergies.

Mattie said...

What is up? A sweep? With the Yanks only 10 back heading into the break? Must I become Mr. Pessimist again to get us back on our winning ways?

Just so I won't be blamed: I didn't even so much as check a score before these games were in the books. Not my fault!

Ted D said...

New post just up corn muffin: and if you'd told me in March we would hit the break with a 10 game division lead and the Yankees not even at .500, I'd have said thank you sir, may I have another.