Sunday, July 06, 2008

I can spare thee no longer

Up until this point I've spared everyone (all three of you) my constant rantings about fantasy baseball. My wife LOVES fantasy sports (actually, contrary to the sarcastic tone, she has agreed to take part in fantasy football this year)

But it is now halfway through the season, and things are finally looking up, so I thought I'd write an update. I began the season in the depths of despair, having the absolute last draft pick. As it turned out, that was a sort of blessing, because I was always able to make two draft picks in a row. Also, since my strategies for fantasy sports tend to differ from other peoples' strategies, my top players were still available.

Anyway, the draft was done, and it was on to the season. Oh, I could hardly wait.

The first 13 weeks breezed by. I won my first game, oh joy! Then three losses in a row. I was sunk. Then, three wins in a row. Back and forth. Finally, I was one game over .500 after the ninth week (5-4). Since then, it has been smooth sailing.

Entering this week, I was in a three way tie for the best record in the league, 9-4, having won the last 4 weeks in a row. On to this week.

I was favored to win this week's matchup by 111 points. I did that almost exactly. The other two teams I was in a tie with both lost, so I am now all alone at 10-4. I'm favored to win my next two weeks by 155 points combined. So, I'm fully expecting to be 12-4 when I get to face some tougher opponents again. Who knows, I might finally win it all - not bad for only my second season of fantasy baseball!

-The Krunchy Krab


I love French Dip. It definitely makes my top 10 favorite meal list. It's a perfect food.

We just returned from our weekly grocery shopping, which has now become a real family affair. My daughter discovered that one grocery store (Food Emporium in Everett) has mini shopping carts (complete with adult eve-level flags that say "Shopper in Training") and so she won't let us go to any other grocery store. Central Market has them also, but its further from our house.

It has been a nice change though - it is more of an upscale grocery store, with lots of organic and natural foods, as well as higher end products throughout the store. Tonight, with empty stomachs, we went shopping (bad idea) for some dinner. The only deli meat they carry is Boar's Head, which is really superb. So, deciding to make French Dip, I shelled out the $11 per pound they were asking for roast beef. Boy was it worth it.

20 minutes in the oven and a pot of Au Jus later, I am quite satisfied.

-The Krunchy Krab

Thursday, July 03, 2008

My apologies to the Pacific Northwest

The thunderstorms are my fault. I got excited when we had more than two days of hot weather in a row, and so I did the following, which are most certainly responsible for the thunderstorms and rain we're having now.

1) I installed our air conditioner for the year.
2) I purchased a kids swimming pool
3) I invited people over for a barbecue, and promised lots of fun times for the kids in the backyard.
4) I bought a waterslide for said barbecue
5) I left the rear window in my truck open, because it always stays so warm overnight.

Usually, all it takes is for me to install the air conditioner (see past posts for my history of purchasing AC units at the end of heat waves, and generators at the end of power outages)

Obviously, I compounded things this time to the point where we have thunderstorms now.


-The Krunchy Krab

She beat me to it

I was going to blog about all the things our family has done recently, but my wife did it first. I suggest you head over there

-The Krunchy Krab