Texas Rangers Game

Reese, Heather, and I went down to the Ballpark in Arlington to meet up with Brad, Reese’s godfather, to catch the Rangers game. It was good to see him again, and we had a great time. It was a really good game, a nail biter until the end, with yet another walk-off home run ending the game. We picked Reese up some swag, enjoyed some dollar hot dogs, and just in general enjoyed ourselves. Much thanks to Heather’s employer for letting us use the corporate seats, they were really, really good.


The Coolest Birthday Gift Ever

For my birthday, my darling wife picked me up what has to be the best birthday present I’ve gotten so far. It’s a plaque with a picture of Fenway Park and a plastic container holding some actual dirt from the ballpark. It’s so freaking cool! Totally made my day. After that, we headed out to the Old Monk for dinner and some good beer. Happy Birthday to me indeed!

Tartan Night At The Rough Riders

Reese, Heather, and I headed out to Frisco to meet up with some people who put together a tartan night at the Frisco Rough Riders opening night.  We snacked at The Irish Rover Pub and then did a kilted walk, with a piper, over to the park to watch the game.  The seats were great, Reese had a good time, and the Rough Riders won.  What more can you ask for?  Pics after the jump…

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The Superbowl

As you’re probably aware today is Superbowl Sunday. I had a few people over for a party, grilled up some brats, and sat back to watch the commercials and the game. It wasn’t the most impressive game, I was expecting a little more intensity, but it was good to see that the Steelers won.

The Rusty Chain Gang

One of my friends talked me into going down to Joe Pool Lake to do a ride with the Rusty Chain Gang, a part of The Fort Worth Bicycling Association. This was my first long ride in probably 15 years.

The ride was good, I learned a lot about what to do and especially what not to do. Chief among them is to not try to keep up with the guys on the road bikes up the steepest hill on the ride when you’re a newbie on a mountain bike! I also learned that Cytomax is a lot better than water for keeping hydrated and electrolyte replacement.

It was a good ride, a little over 27 miles when all was said and done, and I’ll be back out there in two weeks to do it all over again!

RoughRiders Baseball

I got to go to a Frisco RoughRiders baseball game today. It was a real treat, they’ve got a beautiful park, and I don’t think there’s really a bad seat in the house. The game was good, and Frisco won 10-7 over Midland. Parking was cheap, there was no traffic to fight when I left, and the ticket prices are extremely reasonable. This is what baseball should be.

Thinking About Kendo

I’ve been thinking about checking out a Kendo class for a while. I used to fence with epees in college and have been thinking about this for a while. So I’m going to go down and check out one of the all levels classes that DFWKIK has to see both if I’m up to it (probably not, but I won’t let that stop me) and whether I really want to do this. More to follow…

Superbowl Party

We had a pretty good turnout at Casa Patricio for the North Texas Netscum (and others) Superbowl party. Red and Rusty, Waco and Mouse, Dave and Marylin Cole, Bill Gilmore, Alex, and Jay turned out for an evening of commercial watching. The New England Patriots won, yay!

I’m kind of let down though, the commercials weren’t as good as last year. I guess the “wardrobe malfunction” scared them off. Combine that with the fact that only about half of them were actually shot in 16×9 High Definition made it less than memorable.

Aerobics is evil!

I decided to do one of the aerobics classes that the gym offers. That class really kicked my butt! But I will be back there again next week because it really gave me a good workout and the instructor was good enough to help me out when I started getting lost. It wasn’t nearly as bad as the aerobics classes that I tried before. With those you would have needed a decent background in dance in order to keep up! This was fun!


So I started back at the gym yesterday, working on my upper body and abs for the first time in a long while. Well, I’m definitely paying the price today, but the ouchies are telling me where else I need to work, especially my abs, since they’re feeling fine. Legs and abs on Wednseday…