By beckysdad on Dec 5, 2016 at 5:04 AM
It was funny because all week our talking heads were saying that the game against the Bears was one that they could/should/would win. What a dismal season. I think they've had the only win they're going to get. At this point I'm hoping the Browns win a game or two. Perhaps the silver lining to the season would be the top pick in the draft. Then we can only hope that Baalke gets fired and it will be a new GM that gets to make that pick. At least the Raiders are giving Bay Area fans something to cheer about. Cam and his wardrobe...sigh. He's got some growing up to do. I wonder if he'll be like the people (mostly women) who look at old photos and are a bit horrified at fashions and hairstyles that they were once so proud of. I'll admit to a single leisure suit way, way back. Since then it has always been business suits or t-shirts and shorts with the vast majority being shorts. I'm good with that. Did you go through a Farrah hairstyle phase?
By beckysdad on Dec 4, 2016 at 6:30 PM
WooHoo! Congrats on your win. You guys are pretty darned good at dat der FF thang. It's nice to get some bragging rights and even better to line you pocket with some coin. That's ice cream money, baby! I see no reason why you wouldn't be able to carry that success over to the playoffs. Hoo boy, there are some pissed off Niner fans. They're just flat out disgusted. I'd say the wheels have come off the wagon but I'm not certain they even packed the wheels for the trip. They'd have been better off with skis, though. It wouldn't have mattered. The Niners are just plain bad. Poor Kaep got benched in the 4th. Gabbert was no better. They'd be better off with a 60 year old, near crippled Joe Montana than anyone on the roster now. Hmmm...I wonder if he'd consider it.
By beckysdad on Dec 4, 2016 at 10:25 AM
Bummer about the CFP rankings. It should have been Bama, Clemson, Washington and PSU. OSU didn't even play for their conference championship let alone win it. How do you get a shot at playing for the national championship when you don't even win your conference? I'm glad Washington got in though. It's long overdue that the Pac-12 and SEC meet. I like the sound of the way FF is shaping up for you. I'm glad you won't be left in suspense. Let's hope you have a big smile tonight.
By 2katmom on Dec 4, 2016 at 6:38 AM
Thank you for the congrats. I didn't have much to do with the win - at some points i was putting it on hold ( love DVRs that way) walking away and then coming back to it to see how that set of plays went. I am feeling better this morning thankfully. It will be interesting to see what happens with the bowl mess now -- I like that the coach didn't push - just reminded everyone of the record and said it's up to the championship selection committee now. Yes we lost, but we had injuries and it was early in the season. We shall see. But - damn that 2nd half game play was great i just wish it wasn't so stressful. Whatever bowl we end up in will be fun.
By beckysdad on Dec 4, 2016 at 5:39 AM
That PSU game was incredible. I was very skeptical in the first half but they showed how quickly they could score in the second half. We'll know what the selection committee decides in a few hours. One could argue that the Buckeyes might beat PSU the majority of times in a five game series but this is football and PSU beat them head to head. And they won the conference championship! I think PSU deserves to go to the playoffs. It was fun to see the Dubs have an easy one. As poorly as they shot on Thursday, they shot the hell out of the ball last night. Rob and I used to be roomies. That worked well. It would be good to live close enough to get together for dinner every couple of weeks or so rather than living on long phone conversations like we do now. How is FF looking today?
By beckysdad on Dec 3, 2016 at 6:37 PM
Rob is married but they have no kids that don't have fur. They currently have a horse, pig and two dogs. I will love seeing his plans for a new home whether he does it in Petaluma or if he comes up to Oregon. He's definitely been enthusiastic looking at land today. I think when he saw how (relatively) cheap land is up there it really sparked his imagination. He would already have had a worthy budget to work with but his dollars will go muuuuch further in Oregon. It's prettier country too. i'd imagine you enjoyed the red beans and rice. I hope the swallowing didn't detract too much from the enjoyment for Chuck. I was very happy with my chili. I don't make it very often and my previous efforts weren't spectacular. This time I created a very worthy bowl of red...two bowls in fact. It should be even better tomorrow though it did get to cook for eight hours today.
By beckysdad on Dec 3, 2016 at 2:23 PM
It would be nice if Rob and I could live closer together. We're a couple hours apart right now. He's also going to be getting into the RV thing, too. We're going to meet up to go out to the RV Show in Pleasanton in January. He and his wife are looking at trailers or 5th wheels right now. As much as I like to play with designing a home I really I'd ever build. A remodel is very likely though. He's thinking about having a number of homes on his spread so family and friends would have a place to stay. It will be a big project but he'll love it. Red beans and rice and football. You're doing it right. I've got a Dubs game tonight too. It will be a good day.
By beckysdad on Dec 3, 2016 at 10:20 AM
I'll be playing plunk-ass and watching sports all day. I just started my recording of the Navy game. I always root for the Midshipmen. Wouldn't it be nice to fill the freezer with ice cream...strictly for medicinal purposes. It's nice that you'd be willing to share the burden of his treatment eating ice cream with him. I made a big batch of chili that I'll have cooking all day. I spent an hour or so on the phone with my best friend yesterday. During our conversation I planted the seed of him looking at property in Oregon. He did a big addition to his home in Petaluma a few years back. He designed the addition and acted as general contractor for the project. He did an amazing job. He's a civil engineer and grew up with his dad doing a near perpetual addition to their home. His mom passed when we were in third grade but his dad remarried. There was then a blended family with eight kids. Needless to say, they needed lots of space. Anyway, I emailed him the MLS and county map links I use and he went looking for land. He wants to do a build from the ground up. He has the skills to do it. He sent me MLS numbers for a few properties he likes. They ranged from 60-175 acres. My aspirations are waaaaaay more modest than his. Five acres seems more than enough for my taste. I haven't done much drawing lately. I keep meaning to but I've found far too many pesky dragons that need slaying recently. Go PSU!
By beckysdad on Dec 3, 2016 at 6:32 AM
That's a bad double whammy for Chuck. Swallowing is one of those things we tend to take for granted. Having that be painful would really be annoying. I'd try to make light of it and say that at least it might distract him from thinking about not smoking all the time but having quit myself I know that that can stay in your head all the time regardless. I don't suppose the docs gave him any idea how long it would be that his throat would feel decent again after radiation ends... Is there anything somewhat soothing at all that he can eat or drink or is it all painful? It sounds like it will be a good day for you to lay low and let that knee heal some more and not attempt any more back flips. It's nice to see Tiger being somewhat competitive again. He had to love having a bogey-free round. I'd love to blame the refs for the loss the other night but Steph and Klay both had bad shooting nights. The last foul they called on Steph was fine...a clear foul. The third one they called on him was totally bogus. He was the one fouled on that rebound. It happened in the second quarter and Kerr had to pull him at that point. He was off the floor for a long time and his absence had a big impact on the game. The Warriors are good enough that it really is something of a shock when they lose. It will be a long season though and they'll be entertaining all the way. I hope you both have a much better day today.
By beckysdad on Dec 1, 2016 at 3:01 PM
I watched about three holes of Tiger's tourney and then decided I'd rather read about it. I guess the first eight were pretty good and then he lost his way. We'll see what tomorrow brings him. At least he didn't walk off the course. Bama does seem to be a cut above everyone else. Recruiting is certainly a whole lot easier there. I just miss Bear Bryant. I'm glad to hear things went more smoothly on the medical front. Now if we can just make sure nobody finds anything to get excited about.
By beckysdad on Dec 1, 2016 at 8:18 AM
Bonus note! So I looked this over... http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2016/12/01/whats-most-instagrammed-place-every-state/94701900/ I guess I have to take into consideration that it's Instagram but if one were to consider these the highlights of each state I'd get depressed. California featured nothing but shallow tourist traps. No sign of Yosemite at all. The only states that got it close to right might be Montana, Utah, Wyoming and then toss in DC. It's just sad...
By beckysdad on Dec 1, 2016 at 8:07 AM
Now I'm hurt. I was actually taking a picture pf my knees and the dogs photobombed it. I guess I'm going to have to accept that the puppers are more of a chick magnet than my knees. Talk about a letdown. =) I hadn't even looked at the NFL game tonight. There was no question if I'd be watching the NBA. The college ranks have great potential this weekend with all the conference championships happening. I wonder if there will be surprises that mess with the playoff picture again.Tiger is playing this week. I wonder if he'll play decently or if this will just be another tease. It would certainly make golf more interesting if he was competitive again. Good luck with the doc today.
By beckysdad on Dec 1, 2016 at 5:51 AM
That doesn't sound like a pleasant day at all. But like you said, it's over with. With any luck there won't be any waiting and you can get in and out today and get home to some football. Do you have any involvement in tonight's game? I think I'll obsess on basketball. There will be a Clippers-Cavaliers appetizer before the Dubs face the Rockets for the main course. It should be quite entertaining. That LOL did got to FP quickly. I'm humbled to think that my knees made it to the FP like that. Sure, the puppers were in the picture too but...
By beckysdad on Nov 29, 2016 at 6:04 AM
Sam Elliott is quite an ideal, isn't he? That's a heck of a concentration of manliness. It hardly seems fair to mere mortals. Boy, I hope that prescription for Chuck helps out. Warm salt water would seem to be the logical home therapy. My mom would likely be in that camp. My dad would be more of an advocate of using whiskey instead. I don't think that would be soothing going down, though. Heart and lung inspection is helpful but not necessarily something one looks forward to. Let's define our terms a bit more narrowly, shall we? We should be clear that by exciting we mean fun rather than just momentous. We want good exciting!
By beckysdad on Nov 28, 2016 at 7:32 PM
The sore throat would suck. If Chuck's voice is going to be impacted he should wind up sounding like Sam Elliott. That would only be fair given the hassles he's going to go through. I would think redneck jokes would help keep things light so long as you don't go too far. You've been at this long enough that you know where the limits are. I had a good chuckle at your house returning to a mess line. I can definitely relate.
By beckysdad on Nov 28, 2016 at 6:03 PM
With sole possession of first place and the best record in the league, you guys are the Dallas Cowboys of FF! I'm sorry. That was uncalled for...but I couldn't resist...not that I tried terribly hard. I'm confident you will finish the regular season strong, lock up some cash and then continue on in the playoffs. It was a successful tech day. The video from my sister now works fine but I'll still have to do a conversion on Mike's audio files. That's no big deal. I took care of some other issues and handled some papery stuff (god I miss Syl). I didn't have to knock off as much rust as I feared. How did Chuck's treatment go? When is Dallas leaving? Is there a possibility that it will be like a tornado warning that doesn't come to pass?
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