Saturday, February 28, 2009

what a miserable day for baseball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


As I write this mornings entry to the blog our baseball scrimmage scheduled for noon today against Monacan is still on but the weather still has the scrimmage pretty much in doubt. Right now the rain is just below the VA and NC border and is pretty much stationary at this time but there is still 90% chance of rain. Also today the Thomas Dale Knights have a baseball scrimmage at Cosby. The Virginia Cavalier baseball team is now 8-0 after beating Delaware 11-4 & Fordham 6-2 yesterday, the Cavs will face Fordham again later this morning. The Virginia basketball team will be back at home today as well against Wake Forest, maybe the Cavs can pull another upset. The VCU Rams can win the CAA today with a win over Georgia State, I am sure the Rowdy Rams will be out in full force today. The Richmond Renegades got hammered on the road last night in Columbus 5-1, with the loss the Gades are now in 3rd place and they will face Columbus again tonight. Kyle Busch captured the pole for this weeks race at Las Vegas, his brother Kurt will join him on the front row making it an all Busch front row. The donuts at Wal-Mart were very good this morning but all the had were glazed donuts, I didn't have time to wait for them to bring out the assorted selection. MICKEY

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it. -Plutarch

Floral Design Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Public Sleeping Day

Be open-minded, but don't be afraid to draw the line when it comes to moral convictions. Knowing what you believe and sticking by it is a sign of strength, not a weakness.

Healthy steps. Health and fitness experts suggest the following items in order to take control of your health. Start by correcting any sleep habits that are depriving you of the nightly sleep you need. Next, reduce your daily stress to acceptable and healthy levels. Next, work in a consistent exercise regimen. Lastly, correct your diet with nutritious and balanced meals.

In West Virginia if you run over an animal, you can legally take it home and cook it for dinner!

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Friday, February 27, 2009


Sorry but I have to take my Mom to the doctor. Check back later this afternoon.

Brain Bruisers
A five letter word
To damage severely or harm
Part of word essential for cars
Most kids want you to do this

Brain Bruisers Answer


The Virginia Cavaliers played well until late in the game against Miami when Miami pulled away late to come away with 62-55 win. The Cavs have to learn to play the complete 40 minutes of the game, they always seem to take off about 5 minutes of every game. The Virginia baseball team will play a doubleheader today because of the impending rain this weekend, the Cavs will face Delaware and Fordham today. The Richmond Renegades will be on the road at Columbus both tonight and tomorrow night, the Gades need win to keep there hold on 2nd place because there are several teams breathing down there necks. We are suppose to have our 1st scrimmage of the year tomorrow but it looks like mother nature has other plans because there is 60% chance of rain today and a 80% chance of rain on Saturday. Thomas Dale is also suppose to scrimmage tomorrow as well. I threw allot pitches yesterday but for some reason my arm still isn't hurting as bad as I thought it would be so my PAIN index hasn't really gone up that much. MICKEY

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. -Evan Esar

Polar Bear Day
No Brainer Day

Athlete's Foot. Athlete's Foot is a fungal infection often found in damp, dark and warm settings. Following are suggestions from the American Podiatric Medical Association to help prevent athlete's foot: do not walk barefoot in public areas like pools or locker rooms; use talcum powder to keep feet dry; wear shoes that allow air to circulate; and wear thick, absorbent socks and change them at least daily.

Vantage point
You are the smartest person in the world in your own special way. You see life from a perspective that is all your own.
There is great value in all you know, in the things that interest you, and in the experiences you've accumulated. Think of all the ways you can put that unique and irreplaceable value to good use.

See each challenge as an opportunity to be creative. Look for what you can do to contribute something positive.

Though there are many forces beyond your control, there is always much that you can do. And life at its best is about making a difference.

Conditions change from day to day and year to year, yet there is something you'll always have. You can look at life from your own unique vantage point, decide what must be done, and take effective action.

In this way you can transform it all into treasures that you'll hold dear. Be you, and be a light that shines brightly.
-- Ralph Marston

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Chelsea Clinton Daughter of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton 29
Bobby Valentino R&B singer 29
Josh Groban Singer 28
Kate Mara Actress 26

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Melanie got the food trivia right yesterday. Louise must be busy because she didn't get the riddle? Ha HA I wanted you to get the brain bruiser because I left the answer at home and forgot the answer. I will have to answer the question today when I get home. We are leaving for home later today.


Brain Bruiser

A five letter word
To damage severely or harm
Part of word essential for cars
Most kids want you to do this
Will give you answer when I get home

Food Trivia

Name the two
top-selling cereals
in America
Frosted flakes and Cheerios


Why are teeth afraid to visit the dentist?
Because they were yellow

Brain Bruisers
What do these
words have in common?
Galaxy, Comedy, Polka
Animal, Bachelor, Aspirin
Food Trivia Question

Employees constantly quitting.
A big one costs a dollar.
Breading and fruit.
Wrapped up.
What season do skydivers love the best?


The VCU Rams beat the James Madison Dukes last night 71-52 and the Rams are just 1 win away from winning the CAA. The Rams will finish out the regular season on Saturday at home against the Georgia State Panthers and all the need to do is win and the win the CAA. The Virginia Cavalier basketball team will be at home tonight against the Miami Hurricanes, after tonight the Cavs still have 3 more games and two of those games will be at home as well. The weather is not looking to good for this weekends baseball scrimmage, there is a 50& chance of rain on Friday and a 60% chance of rain on Saturday and the we might get a little snow on Saturday night as well. The temperature the next 2 days will be in the 60's the next 2 days before dropping back into 40's on Sunday. I think my PAIN index has finally caught up with me, I am hurting quite a bit this morning, the right side of my body is pretty sore. MICKEY

No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.
Michel de Montaigne

The top five highest rated medical centers in the United States:
1. Johns Hopkins Hospital
2. Mayo Clinic
3. UCLA Medical Center
4. Cleveland Clinic
5. Massachusetts General Hospital

For Pete's Sake Day
Carnival Day
National Pistachio Day
Tell a Fairy Tale Day

If you're shy and worried about what others might think of you, it might help to realize that they're probably also worried about what you might think of them! Have an outgoing interest in others and it will help to break down the walls of shyness.

Corns are small bumps that develop on the top or sides of the toes, often because you've worn shoes that rub those toes the wrong way. Corns are not a serious condition, but they can be painful.

Here are common causes of corns, courtesy of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:
-Having a deformity of the toe, such as a hammer toe.
-Wearing high heels that pinch the toes or put pressure on the ball of the foot.
-A seam inside a shoe rubbing on the toes.
-Poorly fitting socks that allow pressure or friction on the toes.
-Shoes that are too tight or too loose.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Myspace Graphics

Bobby got the riddles and the food trivia right yesterday questions. I don't know how he found time to answer because he had right much to do before he went to the beach. This is a short trip because we are coming home tomorrow.
I'm using the brain trivia question again.


Food Trivia

Common in the south
Five letters
A newspaper once said, "A man full of _____(this food) is a man of peace"
Ripped by a rock


What did one window say to the other window?
I have a pane

What kind of meals do Math teachers eat?
square meals

Brain Bruiser

A five letter word
To damage severely or harm
Part of word essential for cars
Most kids want you to do this
Food Trivia
Name the two
top-selling cereals
in America
Why are teeth afraid to visit the dentist?



Well it appears that the Richmond Renegades will suspend operations at the end of the season unless someone steps forward with injection of money or just outright buys the team. It had been reported by several news outlets in Richmond that someone may stepped up but the CEO of the Gades will only say that there some negotiations going on. It will be ashamed if there is no hockey in Richmond next year. The Virginia baseball team is now 5-0 after beating William & Mary yesterday 11-1, the Cavs are now off until Friday when they play Fordham. It was still a bit cold at baseball practice yesterday but the wind had died down quite a bit so it didn't feel as bad as it did on Monday. I did throw allot of pitches yesterday so my arm is a bit sore this morning but right it isn't hurting to bad. Today it is suppose to be in the mid 50's and tomorrow in the 60's but there is a 50% of rain on Friday which could cause some problems for Saturday's scrimmage. The VCU Rams have a pretty tough game on the road tonight at James Madison, JMU has been playing pretty well this years and the Rams have struggled a bit on the road a bit lately. I did talk to fellow blogger Keith yesterday afternoon and he was still out of action yesterday but he hopes to be back up on his feet today, Andrew is also still a bit under the weather as well. MICKEY

By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself. -Menander

Office Printers
If possible, make sure you sit away from an office printer, as these produce a lot of noxious chemicals.

Statistically one bungee jump is about as dangerous as driving 100 miles in a car. (About a two in one million chance of death) There have been millions of safe bungee jumps, and only a few accidents. Almost every accident was caused by the jumper not being properly connected to the cord or the cord not being properly connected to the jump platform.

Even if you're dealt a bad hand in life, with courage and faith you can play it well.

Fever: If your temperature is 100.5 degrees F or higher, then stay home. Don't return to your office or school until 24 hours after your fever has subsided. A fever is one of clearest signs of a contagious illness, and showing up at school or work will too easily result in passing on whatever you've got to others.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Louise got the riddle and the Brain Trivia questions. I'm glad Louise reads the blog.

We're planing to go to the beach after lunch. I hope it's going to be warmer. Mickey's pain index will go up because we are leaving the cat with him.


Food Trivia

A French Creation
Butter/Lemon.Egg yolks
A "day" in the word
A country in the name
Hollandaise Sause

Brain Bruisers

Six letters
A competition
This love is a zero
Two or four people only


What did one elevator say to the other elevator?
I think I'm coming down with something.
Food Trivia

Common in the south
Five letters
A newspaper once said, "A man full of _____(this food) is a man of peace"
Ripped by a rock
Brain Bruiser
A five letter word
To damage severely or harm
Part of word essential for cars
Most kids want you to do this
What did one window say to the other window?
What kind of meals do Math teachers eat?
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Get Your Own Name Acronym


I have to say it was a bit cold yesterday for our 1st day of baseball practice and it was a bit breezy as well. Once I got swinging fungo thought I wasn't near as cold, I didn't have to throw at all yesterday but I will throw today. My PAIN index isn't to bad this morning but I got a feeling by about noon it is really going to start hurting from hitting as many fungos as I did yesterday. Today the temp is going to be a few degrees warmer than yesterday but the wind is suppose to die down a bit. Also fellow blogger Keith din't make it to the 1st day of baseball practice at Thomas Dale, Keith and Andrew both are under the weather with the flu. The Virginia Cavalier baseball team will try to improve to 5-0 today when William & Mary visits Charlottesville, I am sure it will be cold there. Also today the Richmond Renegades have called a news conference this morning at the coliseum to discuss the future of team. MICKEY

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ~ T.S. Eliot

Stress And Potassium
Bananas are rich in potassium and you need extra potassium when you are stressed, so go eat a banana or two.

International Pancake Day
National Tortilla Chip Day

Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone marrow.

Benefits of Cardio exercise:
-Cardio improves heart performance, blood circulation and prevents from heart diseases
-Increases lung efficiency and respiration
-Burns fat and reduces cholesterol thereby preventing heart diseases, diabetes and other health problems
-Improves bone mass and prevents from bone fractures and osteoporosis
-Provides muscular coordination and movement
-Reduces excess blood glucose and prevents from diabetes
-Maintains good functioning of brain and nervous system
-Improves metabolism, liver function and immune system

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Monday, February 23, 2009


Myspace Comments
Louise I liked your riddle answer better than the book but I have to go with the book. I will give you the answer to the food trivia question. I hope everyone had a good weekend.

Food Trivia Question
A popular brand name
A country in the name
Thinking of a desert
A badge and mountain on it

Food Trivia Answer
Canada Dry
Food Trivia

A modern movie
First word: Ugly creature
A french word
Stewed veggies


Brain bruiser

Which city has the most people?
San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle
Nashville, Boston, Baltimore
Detroit, S.C., Atlanta

San Jose


Did you hear about the skunk who went to church?
He had his own pew

Why did George Washington sleep sitting up?
Because he didn't lie


Food Trivia

A French Creation
Butter/Lemon.Egg yolks
A "day" in the word
A country in the name

Brain Bruisers Question

Six letters
A competition
This love is a zero
Two or four people only
What did one elevator say to the other elevator?


Well today is the 1st day of baseball practice so you can expect my PAIN index to be on the rise by tomorrow. We only have 5 days of practice before our 1st scrimmage on Saturday morning. Fellow blogger Keith also starts baseball practice today so you can expect his PAIN to be on the rise as well. The Virginia baseball team is now 4-0 after beating Bucknell yesterday 11-1, either the Cavs have tremendous pitching staff or Bucknell doesn't have a whole lot of bats in there lineup, they only scored 2 runs in 4 games. Matt Kenseth won his 2nd race of the season yesterday at the California Speedway holding off Jeff Gordon for the win, you talk about a ho hum race, I am glad I didn't pay money to see this one. Next week they will race in Las Vegas. MICKEY

Winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.
~ Sylvester Stallone

Curling is Cool Day
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
Tennis Day

Never forget a kindness, but always try to forget a slight.

Fifty-four percent of the adult population in the United States drinks coffee every day.

Step forward
Are you just sitting and waiting for life to come to you? With that approach, you're not going to like much of what comes your way.
Instead, step forward with enthusiasm and meet each day with positive and eager anticipation. That way, you'll put life solidly on your own terms.

The more responsibility you're willing to take, the more control you'll have over the world around you. Be decisive and proactive, and events will more often unfold in your favor.

Make use of each moment to give something meaningful to life. Fill your thoughts and actions with substance, and you'll fill your life with great treasures.

Get up, get out there, and immerse yourself in the richness of being. The positive contributions you make will come back to you again and again in delightfully unexpected ways.

There is a whole world of abundance and fulfillment just waiting to be explored. Step forward and discover even more of what it means to be you.
-- Ralph Marston

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Sunday, February 22, 2009


For the second straight night the Richmond Renegades come from behind in the 3rd period to pull out a victory this time in shootout. Trailing 4-2 entering the 3rd period against Knoxville the Gades scored 2 goals to tie the game and send it to OT in which nobody scored to send it the shootout where the Gades won the 3-2 and come away with a 5-4 SO win. The Gades are no off until next weekend when the travel down to Georgia to face the Cottonmouths Friday an Saturday nights. The Virginia Cavalier baseball team is now 3-0 after sweeping Bucknell yesterday 7-0 & 6-1, the Cavs will finish out there series with Bucknell today looking for a sweep. The Virginia basketball team didn't fair as well yesterday falling to N.C. State on the road 72-67. I did go over and see the VSU Trojans baseball game yesterday against Millersville University and it was bit cold but not to bad but the Trojans lost 8-4 & 8-1, the nickname for Millersville is the Marauders. Kyle Busch won yesterday's Nascar Truck & Nationwide races at the California Speedway and he will be looking at the Sprint Cup race to that list tonight. Have a nice day. MICKEY

We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls. -Winston Churchill

The American Chiropractic Association says: When standing, keep one foot slightly in front of the other, with your knees slightly bent. This position helps to take the pressure off your low back.

Give Your Heart A Treat!
When you don't drink enough water, your blood thickens and your heart is forced to work extra hard. Make sure you drink 8 glasses of water a day.

For the Love of Mike Day
National Chili Day
Be Humble Day
Walking the Dog Day
International World Thinking Day

How to Treat Blisters
If you do get a blister, the goal is to keep the blister from getting bigger and avoiding infection. Signs of infection include pus draining from the blister, very red or warm skin around the blister, and red streaks leading away from the blister).

Small unbroken blisters that don't cause discomfort can be left alone to heal, because the best protection against infection is a blister's own skin. However, large, painful blisters can be drained as long as you keep the top layer of skin intact and covering the blister.

To safely drain a blister, first clean the blister and the surrounding area with rubbing alcohol or antibiotic soap and water. Next, sterilize a needle over a flame until the tip glows red and allow it to cool. Finally, puncture a very small hole at the edge of the blister and drain the fluid by applying gentle pressure. Once drained, place antibiotic ointment on the blister and cover with a bandage and let it heal naturally.

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