31 July 2009

Traffic Jams

Nothing tests my patience like a traffic jam. They've been featured in music videos for annoying songs like "Everybody Hurts" and in films like "Anger Management" but I've never seen a traffic jam like this...

30 July 2009

Beckerman's Back: the MLS All-Star Game

RSL team captain, Kyle Beckerman, has been MIA for the last month or so while playing for other teams. It was great to have him back at the Rio Tinto Stadium in front of his fans. Also, playing in the game with Beckerman were RSL players, Javier Morales and Will Johnson - Johnson was a last minute replacement for an injured All-Star player. The RSL team have been holding on during the absence of their fearless dread-locked leader but fans (like myself) have missed him on the field.

Here's to the return of Beckerman... and to the awesome point scored by RSL's Will Johnson during the shootout. Unfortunately, the All-Stars lost by one point during the shootout. Even with the loss, they did give a great show and were up against Everton FC's Tim Howard - a goalkeeper who is notorious for being great at his job.

Other highlights of the night included the extremely long line for free shirts (for season ticket holders), the return of the drunk dude who refers to the players by first name when he "coaches" from the sidelines, and almost missing my exit when returning Tarika to her car (Sorry T!).

Funny comment of the night was when I noticed Kyle stretching I said "He's showing some leg" and T (without missing a beat) added "He's stretching his man stuff"... I think I quoted her correctly.

24 July 2009

Game Highlights: Real SL vs. FC Dallas

The return of Will Johnson - I'll let Jen comment to let you know why this is a highlight.

Will Johnson's end of game jersey removal (immediately followed by Jen swooning and almost passing out).

A red-card ejection from the game for Jason Kreis, RSL Head Coach. I'm not sure if anyone truly knows why this happened.

The 2 goals scored by Yura Movsisyan during the second half (and he has an injured hand people).

Ned Grabavoy... just because he's Ned Grabavoy

Nick Rimando and the amazing penalty kick catch

The belly bumps (upon blocking the ball/scoring a goal) by Nat Borchers/Nick Rimando & Yura Movsisyan/Some RSL player on the side lines

Deciding to cheer to compensate for the irritating people behind us... and also knowing that they were not season ticket holders

The grasshopper invasion... and how a little Hopper landed on Jen's visor

Cindi's comment of how the Grasshopper invasion was the little insects way of celebrating Pioneer Day. My question was where are all of the Sea Gulls?

Fireworks to a random assortment of songs (Kelly Clarkson, the score from Harry Potter 4, Blur's "Song #2, other classical tunes)

RSL winning the game 4-2

18 July 2009

Why I'm friends with Jen?

While roaming around Zurchers for mini flashlights and compasses for my primary class, I stumbled upon an awesome hat section with Dani. I immediate put on this hat and looked at Jen. She - of course - snagged it and claimed it for her own. But how could I say "No" with a face like that.

16 July 2009

Evil... but yummy

I can feel my butt getting bigger just thinking about this...


4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high).
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!

Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

05 July 2009

Movie Trivia Double Whammy

Meet Whammy...

He wants to know if you can you name both of these films?

These, Tom, are the Causeheads. They find a world-threatening issue and stick with it for about a week.

All I want to do is graduate from high school, go to Europe, marry Christian Slater, and die. Now it may not sound too great to a sconehead like you, but I think it's swell. And you come along and tell me I'm a member of the hairy mole club so you can *throw* things at me?