Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Professional Peanut Tosser

Finally I've discovered my talent in life. I'm a heck of a peanut tosser.

I'm freakishly good. I don't know where my accuracy comes from, but when that sack of peanuts takes to the air, it always ends up in a place even better that I ever imagined.

I'm a peanut tosser. And by that I don't mean I just walk by and slap a bag of peanuts on your tray table. No. I told this lady that I was going to see how far down the plane I could go and still drop peanuts into her lap. I think I got 10 rows down the airplane, and flung it side-arm. The peanuts smacked into her chest and sunk down into her lap. BINGO.

Though I didn't dare try for 14 rows, for fear of smacking some slumbering elderly woman in the head.

But why won't I?? I'm HOT.

I once tossed one behind the back that landed directly on the magazine the lady was reading. "Dude, that was cool." was what the guy across the aisle said.

A few days later I tossed one from two rows back. It lodged itself between the guys thumb and the magazine he was holding. MONEY.

Just yesterday I was goofing with this couple when, as I walked by, I felt something hit me in the back. Assuming it was a bag of peanuts (I had hit him in the chest earlier), I ignored it, went to the back, and gathered a sack for the throwing. Acting like I never felt anything, I sat down 4 rows behind the culprits and opened the package. One by one I lobbed the individual peanuts towards their row. One after the other they flew, all landing in the poor girls hair. BULLSEYE. Each toss created a "AHHHH!!!" from my target.

Later they demanded another Jack and Coke, for my peanuts landed in the drink. I couldn't believe it.

On the other hand, why couldn't I?? When you're hot, your hot.

-JJ

Saturday, October 27, 2007

I'm conflicted...Rocks or Stros?

I think I want to edit my team allegiance. Now understand that as I say this the Rockies are currently getting DRILLED by the Red Sox in the World Series. But I think they might be my new favorite team. No more split allegiances.

I grew up a Braves fan. After Ron Gant, my favorite player, was traded, I decided I was going to start following the Astros, which happened to be the closest team to New Orleans. Plus we had the farm team, so I thought that all just fit together nicely.

Well now I've moved out on my own and matured (no comments from the peanut gallery). I've seen most of the cities in the U.S., lived in all but one time zone, and now things are starting to change. I've moved to Denver, where I think I just might stay for a while. And I've fallen in love with the Rockies, the stadium, the organization and...the city. And see thats what I have against the astros. Now that I've seen the country, I can't stand Houston. How can I root for the team that I grew up with when I can't stand the city??? But again, how can I turn my back on the team I grew up with?? Sure I did it to the Braves, but I was just a tike. I didn't know any better. I'd go ahead and renounce the Astros, but I feel kind of bad.

Or have I already done it??

-JJ

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

These Just In

1 Ski resort open already! and the city might get snow on sunday!

anyway, just got these in.







Tuesday, October 16, 2007

WELCOME TO ROCKTOBER

WOW, where do I begin?? I had this really drawn out rant on something, but for some reason I can't remember it...It's probably because I've been caught up in what has been coined "Rocktober" going on here in november.

It's crazy. So far we've (Colorado Rockies) won 21 of 22 on our way to a World Series birth.

And no, I do not think i can qualify as a bandwagon fan for a couple of reasons:

1) I bought a Rockies jersey back in March

2)I've been going to games all season long, and I have the ticket stubs and the box score to prove it.

It seems like every night after work I hole myself up in my hotel room and sit on the edge of my seat watching every pitch of the games. I can't help myself. What? theres football on? WHO CARES!!!??? ITS ROCKTOBER!!!

But for real, if you haven't been able to watch these rockies play, its truly amazing and...well...thrilling. I firmly believe they are pulling these games off with defense. They make plays that most teams can't. They finished the season with the best fielding percentage in baseball history. Really, it is spectacular to watch. Here's a little nugget that tulowitzki pulled off earlier in the season. He did this again last night (runner was BARELY safe) right before jumping 10 feet in the air to snare a line drive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wff6bOkEqc8

And my favorite sign from the NL title clinching game last night:

"Is this Heaven?? No, it's Colorado."

And finally Ted found the 5 seconds it takes to send these pictures. So enjoy:



-JJ

Monday, October 08, 2007

It's all so simple...

If you wanted to send a message to the world, what would it be???

(Thanks dee for this link. i couldn't remember what I was supposed to be searching for..)





My favorite is the child's hand....

-JJ

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

FALL

We don't get the brilliant reds that the east gets, but...our mountains are bigger. ;)



















So here are your reds...don't ask me how this happens, but this is completely unedited...