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Just got a tattoo!

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Oh by the way, here’s the finished tile mosaic project I started blogging about last June:

 

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I have a bunch of other pics of the stages in-between, which I’ll share with you at some other time.

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As is tradition with the start of the NCAA, I shall examine the entire field of 68 teams and their respective school names / mascots.  If you’d like to see some past versions of this entertaining and hilarious examination, you’ll have to look for them yourself – I can’t currently find the links to any of them. (Just kidding!)  I’ll add the links, errr, later.

Ok, with that out of the way, on to this year’s field!  Well, maybe tomorrow.  Sorry, I got busy watching the Oregon Ducks WIN their opening NIT game!! 

In future episodes, you can look forward to looking into team nicknames like the “Gaels”  (wha?)  and Bonnies.  Bonnies?  What is that?

 

Tune in tomorrow!

march madness

It is time again for the madness of march! (I’m ignoring the fact that I haven’t posted anything for awhile.)

The biggest news of the tournament has happened before the tournament has even started. Yes, I know, the First Four started today, but does that really count? I mean, how did we go from a simple “play-in game” to the First Four?
Anyway, the biggest news is that No. 1 seed Syracuse will be without star player Fab Melo for the tournament because of an eligibility issue. This is bad for Syracuse because he’s one of the best players in the country and they don’t play as well without him, and it’s bad for everyone else, because we won’t get to hear announcers say “Fab Melo.”
What a great name, huh? Fab Melo. It’s like a Hollywood stage name almost. No, it’s more like a 1970’s street name. Like Huggy Bear. or Shaft. I can just picture Tracey Morgan wearing a plaid pastel suit and saying “Hello, I’m Fab Melo!”

The other inspiration

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Working on a new mosaic tile project.  Here’s the inspiration.

Technology is pretty cool

I’m testing my new wordpress android app, that allows blogging on the go, with complete access to my blog. Total control, including stats and comments.  Not that I have any of those, but still.
The technology is to do it is there!

Hot, Cold, Hot, Cold, Repeat

The Portland Trailblazers are in the middle of their first-round playoff series with the Dallas Mavericks.  The Portland Winterhawks (a semi-pro, junior hockey league team) are in the middle of their Western Conference Championship series with the Spokane Cheifs.  Both teams utilize Portland’s Rose Garden Arena.

On Thursday, the Blazers played Dallas at the Rose Garden.  Friday night had the Winterhawks at home.  Saturday afternoon the Blazers were back in action.  Sunday, the Winterhawks play again.

What this means is tha t Thursday night the staff at the Rose Garden had to take the baskets, shot clocks and chairs out, and remove each piece of the basketball floor, bring in the rink walls and plexiglass and freeze the ice for the hockey game Friday night.  Then Friday night, they had to melt the ice, remove the rink walls and plexiglass, and have the basketball floor put together for Saturday afternoon.  Then they have to do it all over again.  If both teams continue to win, or make it to the next series, they’ll have to do it all over again.  Again.

I hope somebody had a time-lapse video camera set up somewhere to capture it all!

Battle of the Blogs

There is a war going on. A war of Blogs. Or, more accurately, a blogging tool war. I’m trying to decide between using blogger and using wordpress for my blogging.

Blogger is much easier to use, but not as flexible. WordPress is visually better, but has a higher learning curve. To look at my blog on Blogger, go to The Anger and the Eloquence.

I’m new to wordpress, so I’m still trying to figure out how everything works. Leave a comment if you have any.

Or don’t. Whatever.

NBA Playoffs set to begin

The Portland Trailblazers have secured the 6th spot in the West, and will face the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday in the first game of their first-round playoff series.  Tip-off is set for 6:30 Pacific time  in Dallas on ESPN.

My hat is off to Blazers coach Nate McMillan.  He’s done an incredieble job with the team this season.  In spite of all the injuries, trades and personnel available, he’s managed to keep the team focused and engaged.  Think about how many different line-ups the team has had.  Think  about how different the team is now compared with the beginning of the season.

At the start of the year, there was no Wes Matthews, no Gerald Wallace.  Brandon Roy was the starting go-to guy.  Lemarcus Aldridge hadn’t made the magical transformation that we see today.  And through it all, Nate has kept the team winning and playing well together.  And here we are on the eve of the playoffs and they have an excellent chance to beat the Mavs and move on past the first round.

Bad news if you’re a “not-a-Laker-fan,”   Bynum just has a bone bruise and should be ready for the playoffs.  Bummer.  On the other hand, Kobe got fined 100 grand for his homophobic slur.  F$%^ ing stupid f(*$#.