elbow

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i'm being told it's been 19 weeks since i last updated this thingy.

this isn't really an update, as it were, but rather a query. and no i'm not talking about mulleted former packer receiver, jeff, who according to my livejournal interests i am the only person on all of livejournal to have any interest in.

it is a query about numbers. check out this quote...

"According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions," Rumsfeld admitted.

anyone know when that's from? it's from the least significant day in american history, september 10th, 2001.

and here we are over 7 (that's another number) years later and i'm guessing something(s?) happened between then and now to make us forget all about it (how convenient), but wow wouldn't that scrill come in handy right about now. we'd still have 1.6 trillion (give or take a few billion here or there) after bailing out whoever we did for whatever reason we did. and when i say "we" i mean the you ess and eh.

i think i'll call this thing the bright side of being poor.
elbow

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in keeping with my theme of only posting about baseball and band stuff, and also doing so infrequently...

band stuff | one of my favorite things about being in a milwaukee band is parents/relatives/coworkers asking constantly as the weather warms, "are you playing summerfest this year?" normally the answer is "no, probably not" because for the most part summerfest enjoys hosing local bands, unless you wrote the theme song to friends. this year was shaping up to be more of the same when out of the blue mike d tells us he thinks he's got us a show at the BIG GIG. i didn't get my hopes up as i figured it was gonna be just another rock n roll blue balling but then the email came, with the word "confirmed" in all capital letters. and the best/funniest part is, we are opening for mickey hart. hahahahahahahaha...

baseball | for the looooooooongest time i've wanted to go to fenway park. really badly. i've driven past it on the freeway a couple times on various tours/road trips, but that was the closest i've ever gotten. when the schedules came out this year and i saw the brewers had an interleague series there next weekend i figured it was the ideal time to go. when i saw the yankees were hosting the mets the very same weekend in this the final year of exsistence for yankee stadium i knew i had to make it happen. so i'm flying into boston friday morning, taking in the brewers/red sox contest that evening, hopping on the 2:15 am greyhound to new york, catching the yankees/mets game, meeting up with blahnik afterwards for an evening of nyc debauch before flying back from new york to milwaukee sunday evening.
elbow

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there's a hurricane in milwaukee.

his name is hernan iribarren, and he's taking junior gwynn's roster spot until his hammy gets better. i've been anxiously awaiting the hurricane's milwaukee arrival, and even though it will be brief, i'm pretty excited. just for fun, here are some of my other favorite brewer prospect names...

alcides escobar
angel salome
roque mercedes
hitaniel arias
rolando pascual
zelous wheeler

and of course, everybody's favorite 2nd round pick who turned down a florida state football scholarship to play shortstop for the crew...

brent brewer.
elbow

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if anyone in the milwaukee areola is disinterested i will be telling some "jokes" before the headlights show at cactus club on march turdyth.

i can hear the silence already.
elbow

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forget the fact that he's got the best overall numbers (5th all time in k's ahead of such notables as tom seaver, walter johnson and bob gibson) of any pitcher not currently enshrined, bert blyleven should be in the baseball hall of fame for this alone.

hoof hearted?
elbow

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i made a mistake.

heath shuler is still alive!

to celebrate, decibully and jail will be playing at cactus club tonight where we will try to outdrink the entire audience combined.