Sunday, May 24, 2009

sts-125 on the ground

I had the launch last week, so here's the landing. Welcome back, folks! Great job! :)

Cards are playing the Royals, trying for the sweeeeeeeep. The guys have won 5 in a row, and right now we're in the 4th, KC leads 1-0. Tomorrow, Milwaukee! Root for the Twins (!!) today so we can go to MIL with soul possession of first, k?

51 days. *sigh*

Thursday, May 21, 2009

hbp featurette

Yeah, I think this is yesterday's news, but omg.

I didn't want to blink.

54 days. July 15th can't get here soon enough.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

yarrrrrn sale

Rachel of Dyeabolical is having a moving sale! Yay! It's only until tomorrow! Boo!

You can check out her Etsy store for sale info - I've bought from her before, and I love her yarns. Go buy!! She'll be in 'vacation' mode right after the sale so don't wait.

Off to get ready for work...


Monday, May 11, 2009

star trek ftw, omg

First, the shuttle launch, if you missed it (170K+ online streamed it! w00t!)

First time I've seen a launch in a while. Was nice!!

PK and I went to see Star Trek this afternoon. OMG, OMG. It was amazing! I'm not going to spoil you, but it's a must see. Abrams did an outstanding job. It is already on my "I so totally need to own this" list. I teared up when they played the original theme over the end credits! Oh!! *pats heart* I think Matt Lewis is planning on uniting Trek fans to take over the world - although, I thought we already did that...?

I only have one thing to say as an observation. You'll see something that will remind you of an event in ST:TVH. Just think 'transparent aluminum'. You'll understand. ;)

One movie I wanted to see down. One to 64 days. w00t!

Must actually go get ready for Peoncast. I'm feeling the downhill slope though...been awake for 34 hours now. No sleep last night. I felt fine until just about 30 minutes ago, but I'm fading rapidly and there's no baseball tonight to help me stay awake. Ack.


the greatest play in baseball

One of the STL twitters posted this video this morning, and I thought I'd share it with y'all.

The shuttle is supposed to take off for the final Hubble Servicing mission in about 6 hours or so... gonna watch? NASA TV


Saturday, May 9, 2009

interesting shuttle article

Watching the baseball game (meh. C'mon, TLR, Lohse is done), tweeting here and there, and ran across an interesting article about the upcoming Hubble repair mission:

NASA set for dramatic shuttle rescue

Also, thanks to Ms. Alley, I am now craving Cheerios peanut butter bars. Sigh.

I need a nap.

new tv spot for hbp

Been a few days....

First up, new TV spot for HBP! It makes it look like a teen movie! Ack. LOL!

66 days to go. Sigh.

We may go see Star Trek tonight - it depends on PK. Actually, I may go see it by myself, as sometimes it's hard to pry her out of the house. And I thought I was bad. Biggest issue is that Faire starts next week. I have no idea if I'm working (probably not as it looks) but we'll see.

Rick Ankiel went onto the DL this week - I'm thinking it was retroactive to the 5th of May - due to the crash on Tuesday. Nothing broken, thank god, but he's got a deep 'contusion' on his right shoulder and a case of whiplash. I'm sure he's pretty body sore! I'm just really glad he's okay. He even thought that he'd broken his neck. Phew.

We're still in first in the Central, but we need to exact some revenge on the Reds today. I also want to know what the heck is going on with other teams plunking our players!! We apparently lead the NL in the hit-by-pitch (HBP? hehehe) category with 17 - 5 times in the 2 games we played the Phillies, and twice in the second Pirates game. Seven times in four games. What's up with that?? It's not like they're standing over the plate - these are usually after 3-4 pitches into the count. Weird.

I have yarn to review at some point (I sound like a broken record) and I've started the "Charade" socks again, this time cuff-down, two at a time on magic loop. I need a longer needle, as the 32" is starting to drive me bonkers. I think I need a 40" or so. The shop that I'd go to on the way home from work on Saturday has closed its doors now, I think (Chris' Craft on Olive, very sad) so I'll have to wait till Monday or call Thi and see if she has any long US1s in stock. Haven't been there in a while!

Did I mention that the Canucks swept the Blues right out of the playoffs? I didn't think so. Ang was a happy bunny *rolls eyes* but she's been tearing at her hair over round two. Payback is hell, yeah?

Discovered Kirstie Alley and Melissa Gilbert on Twitter - Kristie is totally addicted and posts several HUNDRED times a day. I knew she was awake this morning when my Chirpr (which was fairly quiet up till then) started tweeting at me every thirty seconds or so. She's yakky! Yesterday was Melissa's birthday, so she wasn't online, but apparently she's pretty yakky too. I remember talking to her (a lot!) in the old AOL Eclipse Cafe. She was a self-proclaimed chat addict, and I think she's going to be just as 'bad' on Twitter. LOL!

Back to work. Cheers!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

sending good thoughts

I was flipping back to the game tonight (two shows recording, one had just finished), and everyone in the stands were on their feet and QUIET. This is never a good thing. Next thing I see is players and coaches huddled around the wall in the outfield with THE CART. At first I thought someone had fallen OVER the wall, but it turns out that Rick Ankiel had gone for a ball (caught it) and then careened face-first into the wall.

STL article and video

There was an update about 45 minutes ago - from Twitter:

stl_cardinalsRT @dgoold Scans showed no fractures in his head, neck or back. He is staying at the hospital overnight for observation.

Let's hope he's okay. We lost the game, but I really don't think anyone cared at that point.

Night all.