What's Next? Lifetime Achievement?

My six year old daughter Sara likes Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus. Thankfully she is still in the "like" stages so we weren't obligated to overspend when she was here live in concert. Miley's been hitting the media circuit very hard over the past few months and is becoming the "teen sensation".

As an icon for my daughter, she's doing pretty well. The show is occasionally funny - even for a fat balding, 40ish Dad. Her music is actually pretty catchy and is in my iTunes randomizer. She's not been arrested, shown up intoxicated to an event, been caught in compromising positions by paparazzi, or become pregnant. Any one (or several) seemingly considered a "badge of honor" by the most recent crop of teen queens (i.e. Brittney, Lindsay, Jaime Lynn).

But there is evidence, that Miley is getting a little big for her britches...

AP: Miley Cyrus to write her memoirsThe multi-hyphenate teen star has signed a book deal to tell the story of her young life

Memoirs of a 15 year old?

I don't doubt that it will probably become part of our home library. I just hope there are some good lessons included in there about how important it is to be good to Dad!

Tags: Funny

My ERA is 456.92 - Hey Coach, I don't want to pitch anymore.

A Japanese high school team was losing 66-0 with 1 out in the second inning before somebody noticed that the game might not be fun anymore. That might be embarrassing for the kids and the team, but I'll hang the "idiot" label on the coach.

The hapless hurler had already sent down over 250 pitches, allowing 26 runs in the first inning and 40 in the second before Kawamoto asked for mercy.

He let a teenager throw 250 pitches? These days even professionals barely throw 100 pitches in a game.

Also the kid gave up 26 runs in the first inning and he runs him out to pitch the second?

Then it takes 40 more runs to cross the plate before he "asked for mercy"?

Assuming the runs weren't all home runs or walks, weren't there 8 other players on the field? Had they played the game before? With 30 guys going up to the plate, I think even my TBallers could have got three outs.

Lastly, what was the other coach thinking?

Guy should lose his job for negligence and child endangerment.

Reuters: School team hit for 66 runs in two innings

Tags: News

On the Sunny Side of the Street

There is one good thing about having layoffs at the company you work for.... close in parking spaces are much easier to find.

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Vindication for Heavy Drinkers

I don't drink coffee (blasphemy for a Northwest dweller). I drink Diet Coke. Lots of it. I drink it when I'm thirsty, and/or I need the caffeine kick. It's been said to me by well meaning folks, that I should drink water instead. That the DC is unhealthy and causing me to be dehydrated.


Moderate caffeine consumption won’t dehydrate you and can actually help you reach your overall daily fluid intake.

So instead I'll have weak bones and kindney stones - but at least I'm not dehydrated.

Tags: News