Saturday, July 31, 2004
Okay, time to make like a champion and finish my one final assignment today. At least once I finish this assignment I can focus the next two weeks on my paper - which needs to be excellent to rescue my grade in the one class. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Friday, July 30, 2004
Now, to brighten my day further the pics of us at the Jubilee can be blown up now. Woohoo. Thanks Doug for taking pics - hopefully you don't mind me liberating the shot with Zehr. Now, let's see if the day can continue on a good path - maybe a signing AHEM. Move it ppl :)
"And the reason is you... -Hoobastank"
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
I made my prediction today at work. By next Wednesday - someone I want to sign again this year will have done the deed. We'll see if my intuition pays out.
The lawn is mowed, and the dogs have froliced. It's been a good day.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Sat, Oct 23, 2004 Wheeling at Johnstown 7:00
Sun, Oct 24, 2004 Dayton at Johnstown 3:00
Fri, Oct 29, 2004 Pee Dee at Johnstown 7:00
Sat, Oct 30, 2004 Pee Dee at Johnstown 7:00
Fri, Nov 5, 2004 Reading at Johnstown 7:00
Sat, Nov 6, 2004 Johnstown at Trenton 7:00
Wed, Nov 10, 2004 Johnstown at Trenton 7:00
Fri, Nov 12, 2004 Peoria at Johnstown 7:00
Sat, Nov 13, 2004 Peoria at Johnstown 7:00
Wed, Nov 17, 2004 Johnstown at Wheeling 7:00
Fri, Nov 19, 2004 Dayton at Johnstown 7:00
Sat, Nov 20, 2004 Johnstown at Dayton 7:00
Sun, Nov 21, 2004 Johnstown at Toledo 3:00
Wed, Nov 24, 2004 Trenton at Johnstown 8:00
Fri, Nov 26, 2004 Toledo at Johnstown 7:00
Sat, Nov 27, 2004 Long Beach at Johnstown 7:00
Fri, Dec 3, 2004 Johnstown at Dayton 7:00
Sat, Dec 4, 2004 Atlantic City at Johnstown 7:00
Sun, Dec 5, 2004 Johnstown at Trenton 3:00
Fri, Dec 10, 2004 Johnstown at Reading 7:05
Sat, Dec 11, 2004 Johnstown at Atlantic City 7:05
Fri, Dec 17, 2004 Johnstown at Dayton 7:00
Sat, Dec 18, 2004 Dayton at Johnstown 7:00
Sun, Dec 19, 2004 Atlantic City at Johnstown 3:00
Fri, Dec 31, 2004 Toledo at Johnstown 6:00
Sat, Jan 1, 2005 Fresno at Johnstown 7:00
Sun, Jan 2, 2005 Johnstown at Trenton 3:00
Fri, Jan 7, 2005 Trenton at Johnstown 7:00
Sat, Jan 8, 2005 Bakersfield at Johnstown 7:00
Sun, Jan 9, 2005 Reading at Johnstown 3:00
Fri, Jan 14, 2005 Johnstown at Wheeling 7:30
Sat, Jan 15, 2005 Toledo at Johnstown 7:00
Sun, Jan 16, 2005 Wheeling at Johnstown 3:00
Tue, Jan 18, 2005 Johnstown at South Carolina 7:05
Thu, Jan 20, 2005 Johnstown at Charlotte 7:00
Sat, Jan 22, 2005 Johnstown at Pee Dee 7:30
Sun, Jan 23, 2005 Johnstown at South Carolina 3:00
Sun, Jan 30, 2005 Johnstown at Atlantic City 2:05
Fri, Feb 4, 2005 Atlantic City at Johnstown 7:00
Sat, Feb 5, 2005 San Diego at Johnstown 7:00
Sun, Feb 6, 2005 Peoria at Johnstown 3:00
Wed, Feb 9, 2005 Johnstown at Trenton 7:00
Sat, Feb 12, 2005 Johnstown at Toledo 7:30
Sun, Feb 13, 2005 Johnstown at Peoria 3:00
Tue, Feb 15, 2005 Johnstown at Peoria 7:00
Fri, Feb 18, 2005 Johnstown at Dayton 7:00
Sat, Feb 19, 2005 Dayton at Johnstown 7:00
Sun, Feb 20, 2005 Trenton at Johnstown 3:00
Tue, Feb 22, 2005 Johnstown at Reading 7:05
Fri, Feb 25, 2005 Johnstown at Toledo 7:30
Sat, Feb 26, 2005 Johnstown at Toledo 7:30
Sun, Feb 27, 2005 Trenton at Johnstown 3:00
Tue, Mar 1, 2005 Johnstown at Reading 7:05
Fri, Mar 4, 2005 Johnstown at Wheeling 7:30
Sat, Mar 5, 2005 Johnstown at Atlantic City 2:05
Sun, Mar 6, 2005 Reading at Johnstown 3:00
Fri, Mar 11, 2005 Atlantic City at Johnstown 7:00
Sat, Mar 12, 2005 Wheeling at Johnstown 7:00
Sun, Mar 13, 2005 Toledo at Johnstown 3:00
Fri, Mar 18, 2005 Johnstown at Wheeling 7:30
Sat, Mar 19, 2005 Johnstown at Dayton 7:00
Sun, Mar 20, 2005 Peoria at Johnstown 3:00
Tue, Mar 22, 2005 Johnstown at Peoria 7:00
Wed, Mar 23, 2005 Johnstown at Peoria 7:00
Fri, Mar 25, 2005 Johnstown at Reading 7:05
Sat, Mar 26, 2005 Johnstown at Atlantic City 7:05
Sun, Mar 27, 2005 Johnstown at Atlantic City 2:05
Fri, Apr 1, 2005 Johnstown at Toledo 7:30
Sat, Apr 2, 2005 Dayton at Johnstown 7:00
Sun, Apr 3, 2005 Wheeling at Johnstown 3:00
Fri, Apr 8, 2005 Trenton at Johnstown 7:00
Sat, Apr 9, 2005 Atlantic City at Johnstown 7:00
"All those kisses, they didn't mean jack. Don't want you back. -Eamon"
Monday, July 26, 2004
Sunday, July 25, 2004
I also ended up finding Timberline cologne at a cheapy store. Scent is definitely one of those memorable things, so I had to buy a bottle. Also bought some supplies so I have them for the team baskets the fan club makes up every year, so I'm ready to roll for that stuff.
Most softball tonight. Next to last set of games. We'll see how this goes :) At least the weather hasn't been awful for our games - minus that first one. Can't wait to see if we make the playoffs. Summer is almost over, that's settling in - however, that still puts the hockey season too far off!
Saturday, July 24, 2004
Everyone welcome Bates, the Betta-fish, a new member of our household. I was debating on what to name him but missed the obvious, thanks to a friend he got a name on his first day here. He looks a little orange in the picture for some reason, but he's a lovely shade of Caniac/blood-red, and every bit as pretty as his namesake. It was either another ratty-rat or a fish, and I decided I'm more likely to have friends willing to tend to a fishy.
Tonight, since the dogs don't seem to want to play today despite the great breezy cool weather, I guess we'll go catch some grub somewhere.
Friday, July 23, 2004
This evening I also hit the Ferndale Jubilee to work the table with the Cruisaders. Much to my surprise, Jeff Zehr showed. So, I repeal my commentary - apparently my sources don't have clue what he looks like with his hair cut *shame shame*. I'll forgive the hair misgiving however as it was nice to see him and get a hockey hug in to carry me over to the season. I was just motioning to give him a sticker, but if he wants a hug, who am I to refuse *smile*. I also got to meet his wife and kids, two cuties. Hopefully if the pics are posted I can snag one or two to share on here.
Lots of rumors and talk to pick up as well at such events. But we'll see how those things all pan out before I make any further commentary. We also watched the first game from last season (in amongst the 'work') so I got to watch the Paulie fights from early in the year.
Ferndale Jubilee with the Cruisaders this evening, hopefully the weather will hold out. And, in case you need an update *92 days!*
"Do you dream in color? -Collide"
Thursday, July 22, 2004
I also see someone we know has taken up residence. Odd. I wonder what implications go along with that action. Maybe the BP was hiring.
"If I had more time to spend, then I guess I'd be with you, my friend. -Beatles"
Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Last evening the news broke that Roanoke and Greensboro have shut down. Two less ECHL teams. Rumor has it that a revised schedule will follow to replace those games scheduled to be against those two teams. I guess this definitely stomps my trip to NC plans as they were for March. Maybe we'll just plan on going for a Pens game in Carolina.
"Here we are again. -The Nixons"
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
"There was some talk a month ago of the Carolina Hurricanes possibly trying to bring back winger Bates Battaglia, who was not offered a new contract by the Washington Capitals, becoming an unrestricted free agent.
His agent, however, claims it's "highly unlikely" that his client, who still resides in Raleigh, would be returning to the Hurricanes. Like most free agents, there has been some interest from other teams but no serious offers."
Get on it Mario!
"oh oh oh oh oh - oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh - oh oh, oh oh. -Kernkraft 400"
I'm quite plumped up from lunch. Mmm, peanut butter pie. How the heck am I suppose to be a glutton at the Outback tonight?
"So, instead you'll taste my pain. -Marilyn Manson"
Monday, July 19, 2004
"Baby I'm ready to go. -Republica"
Then, with Martha, like good little chimps, we all run out and buy her stock and send things flying up 37%. What is it with the end of trials and lawsuits that sends stocks flying upward? Tell Bubba I said hi.
Now, I also want to ask why guys - ones that I know but I'm not more than acquaintances with feel comfortable saying pervo things in front of me like "my balls are tight" or "it gives me a boner"? Men are twisted.
"I cannot take this anymore, saying everything I've said before. -Linkin Park"
Sunday, July 18, 2004
Leave it to slippy to pick the table next to Demo and Piro and not even realize it. At least Josh doesn't recognize me, but Demo stopped on his way back from the bathroom to chat for a moment. By that time I think I was into the second huge black russian there and feeling a little toasty.
Time to move on again and head to Jerry's. A few more drinks, a little bit of whooping on one another on the game, playing 11-ball, and even more chattering. I can't believe I let Jerry pour me a shot of Crown Royal *ick* I knew I was toasty when even that didn't burn. Blah. Birthday celebration number 1 considered quite a success, even if I did get accused of getting touchy-feely when I drink.
As for today, I woke up long enough to send off Thompson and then to send off Davey-boy (damn house crashers) and wiped back out until around 2. I haven't slept that late in years. Made it to the softball game on time, we won the first game (yes a legitamate win!) and lost the second. So much for our huge 4-game winning streak. :)
Saturday, July 17, 2004
A few hours rest and time to head back out for a pre-emptive strike at celebrating my birthday with a few friends. Mmm, Orchard Wings to start! I can't believe July is mostly over - less than 100 days til the season starts back up, time is truly flying.
Friday, July 16, 2004
Just gawking at photos of really expensive houses in Raleigh and the surrounding area that are owned by guys who make a heck of a lot of money and will likely be in a lockout come September. Yeah, trying to waste some time, what can I say. One more hour and the weekend will, at last be here.
Looks like Bates' restaurant is slated to go in pretty close to some of the places I've been to, and darn close to where he still owns property (why does someone need two condos in one building?) I have to wonder if there is any potential for him to play in Carolina again or if he'll just use those places as "home base". Regardless after the eatery is in place I'll need to make a visit to catch up with old friends and old haunts.
If I plan things just right maybe the game against Greensboro is within reason, or if the NHL does play a Pens game? Hmm. Time to start making a list. Abbey Road, J. Gilberts, Sushi Thai, ...what was that little Gothy club called Joe?
"We walk amongst you, feeding, raping. -David Draiman"
Thursday, July 15, 2004
I wonder if maybe I can fall asleep early tonight?
"First, and last, and always... mine. -The Sisters of Mercy"
"You have the past, the present and, hopefully, the future. You look at the past, and the most popular guy to pull on a Chiefs jersey, in Rick Boyd. During the mid-years, Dmitri Tarabrin has been one of the most popular players to play, and from the people that I've talked to, Jeff Zehr is the future." -Tribune Democrat, July 15, 2004
So in Zehr's little journey to PA with his wife and kids in tow, does that mean mayhaps that he'll go ahead and ink his name to paper for this upcoming season? I certainly hope so.
And hey... who's in CA searching for Richard Paul on yahoo? Big bro, are you looking out for the word on the street on your little buddy?
"How is it I can't stand you. -Rottenstone"
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Ordered a few more DVDs. I figure it's about time to pick up all the ones that I use to have, but went with the other half. I was digging through the DVDs and I realized Vulgar is missing :( I guess I need to get another copy of that along with getting my Mallrats upgraded from VHS to DVD. I KNOW he didn't take that one, but I haven't a clue where it is.
Don't you hate it when you manage to lose things like that?
I think it's one of those go to bed way early nights. I just feel really off. At least the week is more than half-way over.
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Monday, July 12, 2004
I have so many things I'd love to get inked on me, so I guess that makes me an addict. Maybe I should start contimplating another, but where to put it?
On to other subject, got the front lawn mowed tonight, but not weed-eated... eaten? Whatever. I am, once again, very grateful I live up on the HILL instead of down in Jtown. Although I bet my garage is trying not to swim as we speak.
"With any luck, I've allowed for all the time I need. -Tapping the Vein"
Sunday, July 11, 2004
It took a little while but I got the darn thing started again and finished up out back before the pitch black set in. Pitch black which was not offset by the solar lights I purchased and installed earlier today might I add. Hmm. If they don't light up at all tomorrow either, back they go. At least I can say I tried.
Saturday, July 10, 2004
The evening was topped off however by consuming some delectiable eats and cake with my favoritelittle family here in Jtown. Nothing better than coming home with a full stomach, and the sweet smell of cloves on your clothing after an evening of chatting with some cool people.
Time to rest, tomorrow won't slow down much more either. Both good and bad - my brother brought me a mower to cover my rear, but of course that means I really should squeeze in some time for mowing tomorrow. Ah the joys of home ownership.
Speaking of which. I've also started plotting things in my mind for my bathroom. Although I guess if I'm redoing my bathroom in any way I really should tend to the apartment's bathroom, no? We'll see :)
Friday, July 09, 2004
Here's a pic of me with the cup. I have a few other shots of it - despite my camera being a bit goofy this past week. You can check those pictures out, as well as some of our shots from Niagra Falls and Toronto on my photo share, located here: Niagra and Toronto pics.
I was also surprised that the hockey interns at the arena seemed to remember me. *shrug* I guess I was there too much last season *smile* On a final note from my excursion to the arena today, we also caught a glimpse of the would-be jerseys for the 2004-2005 season. Looks like our jerseys will have the goofy looking ties in the front. I know I know, it's "classic" but just not my preference. Also saw our third jersey, which will be nice bright red.
Other hockey news, not sure why I didn't see this one sooner, but - Carolina decided to let Weekes out as a free agent. Ironic how not too long ago they had two amazing goalies which created issues as to who gets played, now they've pretty much tossed them both by the way side. *shrug* New coach, new ideals I guess. We'll see.
Also, Recchi has signed with the Pens again - after many years - he's baaaack! It should be interesting to see where the Pens take themselves this season. I'm truly believing they NEED something this upcoming year (if there is even a part of one).
Finally a tidbit of amusement, thanks to the Slipster for this one *grin* Someone made a boo-boo on their records, unless Richard Paul just enjoys playing at the ECHL level for sh*ts and giggles. He was listed as being an NHL player for the Columbus Blue Jackets on this site. Apparently someone failed to note he played for the Dayton Bombers (their affiliate) at the time. I think you should demand the pay that goes along with this Richard.
For fun... thank Drewfus for this linkage. Of particular interest: Schfifty-five (we'll call it a lame-ass tribute to the number *laugh*, weeee! (gonads and strife) (one I saw a few years back in NC), badgers, and especially the end of the world (what's going on eh?)
"These words. Silence. -Static-x"
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
*Places Bates on a string and dangles him around the country* He's officially an unrestricted free agent, so where will the boy land?
I also see the Avs have a new coach and bumped Granato back to assistant coach.
It's POURING. Go figure, the first day I think I left my car windows open all summer. *shakes head* If you see me swimming by, honk.
Tuesday, July 06, 2004
On a side note, back to work - time to start planning the next vacation *laugh*. So what shall it be? To the Carolinas to hop around my old stomping grounds? Mayhaps back to Key West to bask on a hammock? That Vegas thing sounds mildly entertaining, but I'm not really into gambling. Send suggestions people.
"Don't let my door hit your ass. -Blink 182"
Monday, July 05, 2004
Niagra Falls and Toronto ruled, even if I didn't get as much sleep as I normally do on vacations. Since there is so much to babble about, let's go for highlights: the hottie with the hockey gear strolling to his apartment, the Sushi dinner, the visit to Second City, the Falls, Whirlpool, Butterfly Conservatory, Niagra on the Lake, Wayne Gretzky's restaurant, the Hockey Hall of Fame and all of the little things in between. It was a very cool trip. Not even the hour plus wait on New York's classy roads to pay a toll could drag things down.
Thursday, July 01, 2004
"...everybody only wants to discuss me. So this must mean I'm disgusting. -Eminem"
The paper I was completely lost on... perfect score. Explain this to me?
Last day to work until Tuesday! Probably not legal to bring a couple canadian hotties back across the border with us, is it?
"Vacation - all I ever wanted, vacation, time to get away! -Go Gos"