Sunday, March 25, 2007

J Wallace is the man.

Seriously. Yesterday, I called both games wrong, since Duke is still hurting me, and Ohio State pulled their game off with flying colors. But today was good :) I called both games today, and my finals winner is still in it. My finals choice is Florida vs Georgetown, with Georgetown winning. We'll have to see how it goes.
-The Krunchy Krab

Friday, March 23, 2007

Back on track

Well, I picked all the sweet 16 games correctly, so now I'm back on track. Of course, I did miss the UCLA game, since I had Duke picked to make a Final Four run through that bracket. But besides that, I can still get all the points from here on out. I shot from ~500000th place to 73,000th, and from 21st out of 23 to 4th in my league. Good times.

-The Krunchy Krab


Picked every game right today... except of course for the UCLA game - Duke was supposed to run through that bracket to the Final Four. Tomorrow looks hopeful as well :)

-The Krunchy Krab

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Doing a little better

Well, I got a lousy 20 out of 32 matchups right in the first round: 62.5%
The second round was terrible yesterday, but much better today. I got 11 of 16 matchups correct: 68.75%

Now I get to wait a week to see if I do any better. My only consolation is that roughly 20% of the top 15 (out of hundreds of thousands of players) have chosen the same finals winner as I have.

-The Krunchy Krab

Saturday, March 17, 2007

This is just terrible

So much for March Madness. Last year, I did pretty well at predicting the NCAA tournament... not so much this year. 12 of my first round picks were incorrect. That's right, 12. But that's not what really hurts - and I'm sure this is hurting a lot of people right now. One of my Final Four picks lost in the first round. Yes, I suppose it was putting a little too much faith in Duke to expect them to reach the Final Four this year, but you can't ignore history. This will be the first time in more than 10 years that they haven't reached the Sweet 16.
Anyway, Duke's loss kicks my incorrect picks up to 15 already, so I'm just slightly above .500.

The only good thing? Every winner of my lost picks in the first round is now scheduled to lose in the second round (Besides Duke). So theoretically, I could still be perfect from here on out. Right.


-The Krunchy Krab

Friday, March 09, 2007

Johnson & Johnson said it right

"Having a baby changes everything"

That's the line from the Johnson & Johnson commercials. And it is true.

Some may argue it, may say they won't let having a baby change their lives, at least not too much. And I do believe in trying to "add" the baby to your life instead of making your life suddenly revolve around him or her.

But there is always that aspect of change in every corner of life. Once a single drop of red falls in the white paint, no amount of mixing can make it go away.

Take for example the sight afforded me when I entered my house this evening. I came up the stairs, and could hear "Da da! Da da!" and the thump of little feet, which I have become quite used to. I round the corner and see the baby gate at the top of the stairs:

In case you're saying, "Big deal, there's nothing amiss..." Here is a close-up:

Having a baby changes everything :)

-The Krunchy Krab

Friday, March 02, 2007

There's a new bad call brick in town

I have a friend with a very cool device - a bad call brick. It's a foam brick that has "Bad call brick" written on the side, designed for throwing at people, tvs, etc that have recently displayed signs of being less than intelligent.

It is unfortunately a low-tech device that was destined to be replaced. Oh sure, it still has its uses, but the computing domain now has a higher tech solution.

Enter the ScreenSmasher. This device is a foam mallet that plugs into your USB port. When you get overly frustrated with your computer, which everyone does, you simply pull out your ScreenSmasher and begin smashing away. There are sensors in the mallet that detect when you wish to annihilate your computer, and your computer responds by displaying broken glass and making a shattering sound. It shatters more with each hit until it explodes.

Ah technology.
-The Krunchy Krab