Happy Fourth of July all. I hadn’t intended to post today, but I found myself with a bit of time. And since it’s a holiday, I’m going to go a little bit off-topic. Day In The Life of Baz has tagged me to give up 8 random things about myself. He thinks I don’t know he exists, but I have to prove him wrong. I have done this in the past, so it may be difficult for me to come up with 8 more items.
- While I was very scholastic, my English teacher in the 10th grade went out of her way to make sure that I was taken out of honors classes for the next year. I have to admit that I didn’t really put any effort into English, but I soon found myself in a class with the star QB whose analysis of several books were, “I think this book was stupid.” In college, several professors said my writing was journalistic quality. And then there’s this blog to my writing credits.
- I accidentally fell in love with linguistics in college, making it my second major. I’d love to do something with the semantic web.
- I’m seriously considering buying a Jacoby Ellsbury jersey. He’s the fastest guy I’ve ever seen in a Red Sox uniform. Looks to be an instant game-changer.
- Lazy Man and Health is going to give me a stern talking to once this vacation is over. Not only am I behind with the posts there, but I haven’t been eating healthy this week. For whatever reason eating at a restaurant triggers a “calories don’t exist” feeling in me.
- Whenever someone asks my hobbies, I clam up.Â I can’t very say blogging or else they ask to see what I’m blogging about.Â And outside of my alter ego, Lazy Man, I have nothing to show them.Â My other hobby is fake baseball which I mentioned in the past.Â It’s like fantasy baseball, which a lot of people understand, but it can be played year-round.Â It confuses people if I say that I play fantasy baseball in February.
- You didn’t have to dig too deep #5 there to realize I’m a big dork, did you?
- If anyone reading this has any pull with a professional football team, I’d still love to switch my career to become an NFL scout.Â If you, Mr. Football Scout Recruiter, are out there, consider the qualities I can add here.Â I’m super analytical (see the past year of writing) and I’m financially savvy (read: good for the salary cap).
- I’m not a big believer in tagging more people. It feels like a pyramid scheme and we all know those are bad right?
I don’t know how you blog anonymously… For me the benefits of blogging out in the open have far outweighed being closeted. And I fully expect to gain even more as my blog is finally starting to hit stride in it’s 8th month of existence.
Not to mention everyone who knows me knows I am a big dork. So talking about blogging is actually an excellent conversation starter.
So you mean that signing up for 5 pyramid schemes at once isn’t a good idea? I was going to retire off that. *grin*
Baz L says
I guess it all depends on what you blog about. Sometimes you just don’t want these two lives to intercept. And not to mention, if you’re in a club and a girl asks you “what do you do for fun?”, it’s not really the sexiest thing to say “I blog”.
Lazy Man says
@RateLadder: I don’t know how blog out in the open. Well, I know that it must be easier for you because you don’t seem to give up the financial information that I do. I think someone said it best when they said, that with my name and the information in this blog, I would be a prime target for identity theft.
I’ve been tagged by Baz too. The hardest part is not to come up with 8 random things but to see how you can tag 8 people that hasn’t been tagged too often before!
Tyler K says
Don’t be too surprised if Ellsbury gets traded in the near future. He’s a lot easier to move than Crisp, who is signed through 2009. (Or maybe 2008 with a club option?)
Lazy Man says
I don’t think they’ll trade Ellsbury – it simple doesn’t make sense. Crisp’s salary is under $4M and Ellsbury’s to be the league minimum (I would think), so they can carry both players – especially if they use Ellsbury as a 4th OF like Wily Mo Pena. You are right that Crisp is signed through 2009, but he’s relatively cheap getting to around 5.75M that year.
I look around, and I can’t seem to find the thing the Red Sox would trade Ellsbury for. It’s easy to say another starter, but I think they feel that Lester coming back is going to be like getting another starter. The bullpen has been strong and the hitting is good in all areas (for the most part) except for Julio Lugo, and I don’t see him going anywhere until the end of the season at a minimum.
I am already married and my wife knows I am a big dork… Nothing to hide.