Thursday, February 25, 2010

Horoscope for the day

Someone's trying to play tricks on you, but you know a few tricks of your own.

-Like I always tell my kids, you can play your games, but so can I (and I'm better at them than they are LOL)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Love is.....

Monday, February 22, 2010

Following in their brother's footsteps....

I'm not going to say it was pretty, actually it was pretty ugly! Christopher came in 4th out of 4. Sam came in 5th out of 5 and was "Hip-tossed"! But they seem to like it so onward young man, onward.......

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The season is over

for Zak anyway. He lost his first match, went on to pin his second guy (yea, I like to call them guys) and got screwed in his third match by the ref. Chris said he wasn't giving Zak his earned points and I guess that really riled up C. Miro and he got kicked out of the tournament for the rest of the day. Thanks M. for standing up for Zak, I appreciate it and I know he did too. It was a great season for all the kids, we still have 2 in it (eli & Sean), so good luck to them! Zak, I am so proud of you and all that you have accomplished!! I love you!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Being there vs. not being there

Zak is at States right now. He left yesterday with the team and Chris went this morning. He just called and said he lost his first match. I have been pacing back and forth, wearing a whole in my floor. At least if I were there, I could scream and yell like that obnoxious mother that everyone hates. You know the one. The one that yells at the refs. The one who wears loud colors. The one who thinks her kid is always in the right and the opponent is always wrong. I could be that mother. Just listen to some of our can hear me saying things like, "Zak, don't let him manhandle you like that"!! C'mon, Zak, You CAN do this"!! "What the hell kind of call was that?!"

Yeah, I'm better off home.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Next year guys...Good job!!!

Mounties fall to Wayland in semis
Mount Greylock's grapplers will have to regroup for Friday's state individual meet.
Berkshire Eagle Staff
Updated: 02/18/2010

Thursday February 18, 2010

MARLBOROUGH -- For the second year in a row, Wayland has ended Mount Greylock's run in the MIAA Division III state wrestling dual tournament.
The No. 2 seed dropped the Mounties 49-7 in a semifinal match Wednesday, before nipping Pembroke 28-27 for the state championship later in the night.
The Western Mass. champion Mounties' dual season comes to an end at 27-3-1.
"I think we dropped off a little at a very bad time," Greylock coach Ray Miro said. "It's tough this time of year, especially with some younger kids. It should be easier next year."
While the Mounties have showcased plenty of skills this season, the next one is one they haven't had to flash often -- their ability to rebound.
"They better come back quick," Mount Greylock coach Ray Miro said. "They have to wrestle on Friday. We have eight kids going to Western Mass. and two more that are alternates. We had a great weekend last weekend."
While the score was lopsided, Miro didn't believe the differential between the teams was that great. The Mounties lost six matches by five points or less. Dylan Walker was winning his match before eventually falling 5-3 in overtime at 140 pounds, while Zach Bantle lost by two points to one of Wayland's strongest wrestlers, and one of the best in the state at 171 pounds. Zach Larabee also lost his match by two points at 135 pounds.
"The thing is we lost a lot of close matches," Miro said. "We lost one in
overtime, lost a bunch by two or three. They just didn't fall our way. I think we're a year away. That's how I feel."
Greylock's only two wins came from seniors Eli Coniglio, who earned a major decision at 152 pounds, and John Carvalho, who took a decision at 160 pounds.
While those Mounties won't be back, nearly every other wrestler was. Miro, meanwhile, had his team watch the finals in an effort to get a taste for a state finals atmosphere.
"I want the kids to know what it's like," Miro said. "I want them to know what it's going to take."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

An angel looking out for my baby

Zak was in an accident last night. He took out a mailbox. The roads were icy. He was in 4 wheel drive. There was a huge tree right next to the mailbox. He could have hit that instead. It could have been a totally different ending to my night. To my life.

Thank you, my angel for looking out for my baby. Thank you, traci.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Horoscope for the day

Is your wallet just leaking money? Plug up any holes, and keep them plugged.

How true this statement is!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

2010 Western Mass Division III

Great jobs guys!

Dylan Hilchey - 2nd, Sean Derby-Kilfoyle - 1st, Josh Hadley - 2nd, Zach Larabee - 2nd, Dylan Walker - 4th, Eli Coniglio - 1st, John Carvalho - 4th, Zach Bantle - 4th, Jake Whalen - 5th, Colin Dezess - 5th

And Tournament Team Champions!!!!!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Should I be worried?

Should I be worried that they stopped production of my dog's heart medicine?

Should I be worried that his new medicine is going to cost me and arm and a leg (and a paw).

Should I be worried that my dog had a shitload of bloodwork done today?

Should I be worried that my vet bill was $306.00 for a 30 minute visit?

Should I be worried that my vet doesn't know how to pronounce my dog's medicine and I do?

Should I be worried that I used my electric bill money to pay for the vet visit?

Naw, If they shut the heat off I've got all the warmth I need from my baby!!!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Another good night!

Mounties win County, focus sights on WMass.
By Neil Benjamin Jr.
Posted: 02/04/2010

North Adams Transcript

Another year, another Mount Greylock Berkshire County wrestling championship.
Heading into Wednesday's showdown with Mount Everett, the Mounties held a one-match lead in the league. With a convincing 52-16 win, Greylock (22-2-1) earned its 12th title in 13 years. The only year the Mounties didn't win it outright they split it with Everett.
The Mounties, though, don't seem all too excited with the win. This Saturday, the Western Massachusetts Division II team tournament takes place at Taconic High School and Greylock has its focus on a victory.
"We've always looked forward to this weekend," captain Eli Coniglio said. "All of the teams in Berkshire County will be there, and we know we can beat them, so we have that going for us."
Coach Ray Miro said his team wrestled very well on Wednesday. Dylan Hilchey, Zach Larabee, Dylan Walker, John Carvalho, Zach Bantle, Anthony Carvalho, Jake Whalen and Alex Mitchell all notched victories for the Mounties. Sean Derby-Kilfoyle and Eli Coniglio were winners by default.
"They showed what they've been working on all year," Miro said. "I'm proud of how these kids came together this season."
Larabee, who finished first in the Mountie Invitational this past weekend, pinned Matt Fosby in 2:53. The junior missed all of last season due to an injury and faced some stiff competition early in this season. Miro said he was "rusty," but has pulled it together to become one of the top
grapplers in Western Mass.
"He's such a hard-worker. I'm glad it has fallen into place for him, because he puts everything he has into his wrestling," Miro said.
Sean Derby-Kilfoyle, a senior captain who lost a heartbreaker in the closing seconds of the Mountie Invitational, also said the focus all season has been on Western Mass.
He seemed confident that the Mounties would come out on top.
"There is no reason we shouldn't win," he said. "We have a great group here and we've only gotten better over the year. I think we will win."
Miro summed up the Mounties' season so far, but had some criticism for his team
"This was one of those goals we had from the beginning; we really wanted to accomplish it," Miro said. "Now it's up to them. If we don't become better on our feet we're going to have trouble. They also need to get better from the mat. They need to move more, and I've been stressing that all season."

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

List of 2010 Oscar Nominations!!!

1. Best Picture: "Avatar," "The Blind Side," "District 9," "An Education," "The Hurt Locker," "Inglourious Basterds," "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," "A Serious Man," "Up," "Up in the Air."

2. Actor: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"; George Clooney, "Up in the Air"; Colin Firth, "A Single Man"; Morgan Freeman, "Invictus"; Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker."

3. Actress: Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"; Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"; Carey Mulligan, "An Education"; Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' by Sapphire"; Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia."

4. Supporting Actor: Matt Damon, "Invictus"; Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"; Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station"; Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones"; Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds."

5. Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, "Nine"; Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"; Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Crazy Heart"; Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air"; Mo'Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire."

6. Directing: James Cameron, "Avatar"; Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker"; Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds"; Lee Daniels, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"; Jason Reitman, "Up in the Air."

7. Foreign Language Film: "Ajami," Israel; "El Secreto de Sus Ojos," Argentina; "The Milk of Sorrow," Peru; "Un Prophete," France; "The White Ribbon," Germany.

8. Adapted Screenplay: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, "District 9"; Nick Hornby, "An Education"; Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche, "In the Loop"; Geoffrey Fletcher, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"; Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, "Up in the Air."

9. Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, "The Hurt Locker"; Quentin Tarantino, "Inglourious Basterds"; Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman, "The Messenger"; Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "A Serious Man"; Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Tom McCarthy, "Up."

10. Animated Feature Film: "Coraline"; "Fantastic Mr. Fox"; "The Princess and the Frog"; "The Secret of Kells"; "Up."