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Discovery 1: Sticking to just the 300 songs thing is boring for both you and I, so regular blogging will resume alongside the songs thing.

Discovery 2: Most of you like the multiple song entries as opposed to the single song entries, so I’ll go back to that – and most likely do that once a day, in my evening post. Ten songs or so at a time.

Discovery 3: This guy rules. I hope he puts as much thought and effort into his marriage as he did into his proposal. Either way, this is a kick ass way to ask someone to marry you. It made me smile.

Discovery 4: When I was very young, the only thing more exciting than the New Fall Season! issue of TV Guide was the arrival of the Sears and Penney’s Christmas catalogs. Someone has scanned entire Sears and Penneys catalogs from my youth and put them online.

What’s interesting is how all the girl’s toys involved cooking, child raising, grooming and….being a cashier in a grocery store.

Which leads to

Discovery 5: Flava Flav owes a debt of gratitude to the Sears catalog of 1971.

Discovery 6: Some people should have their parenting licenses taken away. Not really a new discovery, but people find a new way to piss me off every day. Or at least make me shake my head in amazement. To wit: Parents begin potty training at birth. Not just potty training. But doing a whole diaper-free thing. So when they have to go, they go. This woman is talking about her precious little bare-assed snowflake:

“Sometimes I don’t know what’s gonna happen and it doesn’t work, and sometimes I feel a little embarrassed,” Arnesen said. “It makes her happy though, right? She smiles, she’s happy.”

I want to smother that woman with a diaper. THIS, my friends, is how we raise self-centered, spoiled children who grow up to be self-centered, spoiled adults who think they deserve to be happy just on the basis of existing and who will now think that the world is their toilet bowl. (link via lenin’s tomb)

And last but not least:

Discovery 7: My son knows how to play a pretty good prank. I found this on my computer screen when I got home from work Friday.

Click for bigger. Let me tell you, it gave me a near heart attack. I was cursing up a storm and wishing death on the Islander’s management and I even called my sister and made her start screaming as well. I don’t know how he did it (some kind of script), but he got me good. And now I need to figure out how to get him back.

That’s all the discovery I can handle for one morning.


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the 2007/08 NHL season: nowhere to look but up

In other news, the predictions for the 2007-08 NHL season came out and all I can say is, it’s going to be a long, long year in this house. Maybe I could handle the fact that my team is predicted to finish last in their division, if it weren’t for the two people in my household whose teams are predicted to finish first (Rangers) and second (Ducks).

Well, at least my expectations are as low as they can be. Now every win will feel like Christmas!

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Free agent season in the NHL started this weekend and the Islanders were like a kid losing at Monopoly, just tossing all their properties out on the table and watching them disappear.

Jason Blake. Tom Poti. Ryan Smyth.

I knew they were going to lose Smyth going in, but geez. This is a team that is falling apart at the seams. How many years in a row can you tell your fans you are in a rebuilding phase? Especially when all the supplies you need to rebuild keep disappearing. How about a rebuilding era? That’s more honest.

They should have never traded for Smyth to begin with. What a waste. Spend millions on a guy who is going to be a free agent and gives you no inclination that he is going to sign with you. Way to go. As far as Blake goes, I’m pretty pissed about that. Blake WANTED to stay on Long Island. They should have taken some of that 31 million they offered to a guy who wanted out and offered it to a damn good player who wanted in.

It’s almost heartbreaking. What’s funny is a lot of people took me to task when I made the declaration that I was no longer cheering on the Yankees. They said I was a fair weather fan who only liked to root for a winner. Yet, here I stand with the Islanders, year after year of disappointments, aggravation and ineptitude. I never give up on them and I will never abandon them. Somewhere down the road they will build up again and become contenders. That won’t happen, I’m convinced, until the current ownership changes, but it will come. It has to. I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!

Meanwhile, the enemy Rangers have signed Scott Gomez and Chris Drury and my son just won’t shut up about it.

It’s going to be a long off season. And an even longer season.

At least I can always live vicariously through Todd and his Stanley Cup Champion Ducks.

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