Tuesday, June 30, 2009

fun on the boat



Saturday, June 27, 2009

Small Town

This is a song by Kenny Chesney, In a Small Town. I used to love the idea of a small town but after some baseball crap went down this week, not so much......

Well I’ve been lost in this town
Even though I know my way around
Didn’t take me long until I found the devil
Just one word, I knew his voice
It’s the one I heard at every choice I made
Just tryin’ to be a rebel, in a small town
In a small town

If you jumped off our front porch
You’d land right where the Civil War was fought
It’s never been forgotten
It’s twenty miles to the interstate
There’s a Burger King and a Motel 8
And the only thing between here and there is cotton
Jeffrey prays to Jesus askin’ him please,
Just help us through one more day
Jenny gets high, she wastes her life
But me, I just ran away
From a small town
From a small town

Sometimes it was heaven, sometimes hell
Kinda like church, kinda like jail
There’s a water tower, says “Welcome To Nowhere”
Soon as I could I was long gone
My jeans were torn and my hair was long
Now I can’t believe I wanna go back there
To a small town
To a small town

Jeffrey prays to Jesus askin’ him please,
Just help us through one more day
Jenny gets high, she wastes her life
But me, I just ran away
But I knew I’d come back some day
To a small town
To a small town
Oh, to a small town
To a small town

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happy Day One, Chris!

Today, June 18th is the first day I met Chris back in 1996. I was working at The Freight Yard and my friend Cindy was dating the bartender, Jimmy and he played softball for Chris on his team. We were going to go to a game and they were going to introduce us after, but noone told Jimmy the game was cancelled. So we were drinking at The Legion and Jimmy called Chris and told him to come down and meet me. We have been together ever since! Happy Day One honey, I love you!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Welcome Home, Big Papi, Welcome Home....


Our friend here has been struggling, but we all do at times and I knew you would come back to us. I had the Faith! :)

Friday, June 12, 2009

GRRRRR!

I kept my kids home from school today. They have spent all year getting ready for a "school wide CIRCUS". Now this is in lieu of a school play that only costs a couple of hundred of dollars and parents were welcome to see it. I found out that this "circus' costs a couple thousand, not open to the public, only wanted parents to line the street for the morning parade. The parade was cancelled yesterday because of impending rain today so not only did parents reschedule their day for the parade, now they will see nothing! I volunteered to work the Midway a couple of months ago cause I knew it was closed to parents and this way I could see it. I was told Tuesday that Volunteers were no longer needed!

As a side note, our Principal is retiring and the kids are supposed to sing her a song today. I think this whole thing was arranged as a going away party for herself. Sam told me the other day he "was going to lipsync cause I don't like her." So I made a parental decision and kept them home. Oh and Christopher was supposed to wear a red t-shirt, Sam a white tank top. But other classes are getting full makeup for the clowns and other things. Where did this money go? And to make matters worse, Every year the 4th grade gets to go to Ellis Island. It is like a right of passage for the kids. They all look forward to it. Not this year. We were told there was no money. Sunday, one of the 4th grade teachers told me they were just told that there was $30,000 in the student activity fund. But alas, do you think the teachers stood up for our kids and made a last minute decision to take the kids quickly. No.

I'm sorry this has gotten long. I am so frustrated. I thought about going in and talking to them but you have no idea about this town. My voice would be wasted on deaf ears.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Husband Down...

A Husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart.
The husband picks up a case of Budweiser and puts it in their cart.
'What do you think you're doing?' asks the wife.
'They're on sale, only $10 for 24 cans,' he replies.
'Put them back, we can't afford them,' demands the wife.
And so they carry on shopping.
A few aisles further on along the woman picks up a $20 jar of face cream andputs it in the basket.
'What do you think you're doing?' asks the husband.
'Its my face cream. It makes me look beautiful,' replies The wife.
Her husband retorts: 'So does 24 cans of Budweiser and its Half the price!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Goodbye, Mr. Westall

A good friend of the family has died today. I raise my Budweiser up to you, Don!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Quote of the Day

"What lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Useless Fact of the Day

In the movie "Toy Story", the carpet designs in Sid's hallway is the same as the carpet designs in "The Shining."

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

True Blood

Well, I just got the first 2 episodes thru Netflix and let me just say, very interesting.....It has the potential for a great series but some of the sex scenes....I'm not a prude by any means, but I was a little nervous someone was going to hear all the moaning and yelling through my windows! GASP!!!! LOL!!! I'm going to get some more episodes to see if it keeps me hanging. But my true love ARMY WIVES, second season comes out today!! Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 01, 2009

HV Baseball

HVbaseball sneaks by in 7th
By Stephen Dravis
Posted: 06/01/2009 01:01:09 AM EDT


Transcript Correspondent:

CHESHIRE -- After watching its starting pitcher get shelled with back-to-back doubles to start the game and five runs in the first three innings, the Hoosac Valley baseball team could have fallen apart.
After stranding runners in every inning and managing just three runs through six, the Hurricanes could have packed it in.
After putting two men on and watching their No. 3 and 4 hitters retired in the bottom of the seventh, Hoosac could have lost hope.
But in Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 tournament opener, the ‘Canes would not quit.
Josh Gould and Nick Bourdon delivered back-to-back singles to cap a three-run rally that gave Hoosac a 6-5 win over South Hadley and a berth into today’s quarterfinal round -- they play at No. 2 Belchertown at 4 p.m.
Bourdon, who started the day with three strikeouts at the plate, epitomized his team’s perseverance. He belted an 0-1 offering from reliever Paul Ciolek through a hole on the left side of the infield to plate Gould and Jake Wilk.
"I was just thinking fastball because the tying run was on third," Bourdon said. "He gave me a fastball down the middle, and I just went with it.
"I didn’t do too good against the lefty."
South Hadley southpaw Sean Sullivan scattered nine hits and allowed just two earned runs while striking out 11 (including Bourdon three times) in six innings.
But Bourdon said the Hurricanes (13-8)never allowed their frustration to get the better of them. "We never gave up," he said. "We knew we could come back all the time. We just knew we’d get some luck with the bad hops and stuff."
Hoosac Valley was due for some luck.
South Hadley (6-15) capitalized on two bad hops past Hurricanes shortstop Danny Barrett to manufacture its fifth run in the top of the third.
Barrett ended up factoring heavily into Hoosac’s dramatic seventh-inning rally.
Leadoff man Zach Larabee got things started with a chopper down the first-base line that went for a double. Barrett then followed with a walk to get the tying run aboard with nobody out.
But Ciolek settled down to get Dalton Larabee swinging on a 3-2 pitch and Garrett Alibozek to ground back to the pitcher for a fielder’s choice.
Wilk came on as a pinch-runner for Alibozek, and Gould stepped into the box having already gone 2-for-3 with a double against Sullivan.
On the second pitch to Gould, South Hadley catcher Pat Dragon attempted to catch Barrett napping, but Dragon’s throw was off the mark, and Barrett took third.
Gould worked a full count before sending his third hit of the day into right field. Barrett scored easily, Wilk went from first to third, and Gould alertly took second base on a bad throw in from the outfield, putting two runners in scoring position for Bourdon.
"I honestly felt we were in great shape [going to the seventh] because my starting pitcher pitched an awesome game, but his pitch count was up around 120, and we were kind of using smoke and mirrors the last two innings just to get him through it," South Hadley coach Matt Foley said. "Then the guy I brought in is the guy who has been our No. 1 for a year. He got a little riled there. That first base hit [by Zach Larabee], I think screwed him up a little bit mentally.
"When we made that play at third, I thought we were in pretty good shape at that point because I could see in his eyes it settled him down a little bit."
That play also easily could have taken the wind out of the Hurricanes’ sails.
"In the seventh, the two guys in the middle of the lineup make outs with people on base, and you start thinking, ‘maybe it’s not going to happen,’ " Hoosac coach Bob Rivard said. "But Gould had a bit hit, and Bourdon had a bit hit. ... Gould played a tremendous game all the way around. He had three hits, he knocked in a couple of runs, he scored a couple of runs and he played great defense."
Gould turned in the defensive highlight for Hoosac Valley in the top of the fourth when he ranged well into foul territory to get the second out for Dalton Larabee.
As it turned out, the play helped Hoosac’s starter record the first of four straight scoreless innings after he surrendered at least a run in each of the first three.
"I think he might have been too strong [early]," Rivard said of his right-hander. "I think his curve was up a little bit the first couple of innings, and he didn’t locate his fastball.
"But I felt later on, he had some good pop. I think he had some gas that he had early in the season that he didn’t find [again] until late."
Larabee struck out seven, walked five and allowed 10 hits in the complete-game win. But he faced just two hitters over the minimum and allowed only two hits after the third.
His initial run support came in the second when Gould doubled to left and moved up on a bobble in the outfield before coming home on Corey Meczywor’s infield single. Meczywor went to second on an error and came home on Justin Pelczynski’s single to right to make it 4-2.
After South Hadley added a bounce-aided run in the third, Hoosac got one back when Dalton Larabee walked, moved up on an Alibozek single and scored on Gould’s second hit of the day.
Hoosac, which won the Western Mass tourney a year ago after also finishing the regular season 12-8, will look to keep this year’s tournament run alive today at second-seeded Belchertown (11-9), a team that split with South Hadley in the regular season by scores of 9-0 and 4-13.
One thing is certain: The Hurricanes will not stop fighting.
"I knew it wasn’t over," South Hadley’s Foley said. "Bob’s a great coach, and they’re a good team. They didn’t get to where they are at this point by being a bad team.
"We wish them well. We’ve always enjoyed playing Hoosac. We’ve probably played them a half dozen times in the last 12 years, and we’ve always respected them. I wish them well. I hope they have a nice run in the tournament."