Sunday, March 30, 2008

Bookcase getting some good use

Well....I was thinking about what I could let people see into my life and I was sitting on my couch and looked to my left and was inspired. My bookcase has character. Much like many other things in someones apartment, a person's books and movies can tell a lot about them. So I figured why not let everyone see a little into my own character. Here are some pictures that I took with my roommates camera and messed around with in my limited iPhoto abilities.
This shows the many books on my shelf revolve around either baseball or sports in general.

The importance of the Holy Bible!
A part of my movie collection.And a few more movies that I own.

Thanks for reading and please check out my friend Justin's Blog as he is just starting it up.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Underrated TV?

Well...I was thinking, can a TV show even be underrated, after all it is on television and millions of people are watching. I have in mind two shows that if it is possible to be underrated these two are. Scrubs and Arrested Development are two highly entertaining and both very comedic shows. Scrubs comes from the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and Arrested Development originally aired on FOX. Although each received there fair share of awards and nominations I feel that they still did not earn the recognition that they deserved. Zach Braff gives a wonderfully comedic performance in every episode. Jason Bateman is of course the character that keeps the Bluth family as well as the show a float, however it is character's like that of Michael Cera that put the show on top of my list as funniest shows on TV.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Well...I was thinking, if you are not occasionally browsing for entertaining videos then you could be missing out. So here are a few of my favorites. Some of these do have a PG rating so please be aware and provide the proper parental guidance when necessary.

As you can see I really like the Trigon Commercials. There are actually more of those if you search for them. Well enjoy! I do every time I watch them.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Germany!! Here I Come

Well... I think I have mentioned this before but I'm going to Germany in the month of May. It should be an awesome trip. Here are some photos of my team that I will be traveling with. Oh and did I mention it's March Madness!!! Let's Go!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Well...Tonight I wish to talk about one of my favorite things. It does not compare to My First Love however it is something that I enjoy immensely. Although I do enjoy it, I am not capable of producing it or even coming close to doing so. Art is something that I love to look at but something I am incapable of making. So I obviously will not be sharing my own works however I will be sharing some of my favorite pieces by my favorite artists. Most of them are fairly contemporary and recent.
The first of which is my favorite painting by a gentleman who answers to the name Edward Hopper. I came across this painting about five years ago, Nighthawks is awesome. Another of my favorites by Hopper is Seven AM. Many of his paintings deal with loneliness and I think the reason I like them.
Another artist that I really enjoy is Norman Rockwell. I do realize many people dislike his work but I really enjoy it, especially the sports related pieces. One such piece is called The Rookie.
Probably one of his most famous works of art is The Problem we all live with.
My favorite work by Rockwell and one I have hanging in my bedroom is The Runaway.
Here are some other works that I like, some very contemporary and others very traditional. Julian Beever is a very contemporary artist who does some pretty incredible stuff.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My First Love

Well...As I was thinking about a topic to blog about, I thought of telling y'all about my first love in life. It came into my life at a very young age, I was 4 years old. It started as a social event called Tee ball but has evolved into a passion for the sport of baseball. Baseball is the first thing I can ever remember loving. And I loved it a lot! I began playing in what was then called East Madera Babe Ruth - EMBR -(However they have renamed it to Liberty Ranchos Babe Ruth). All of this took place at a school out by my house called Webster Elementary. I can remember after my own games watching my brother's games and running back and forth between the field and the snack bar. My career began on the Tee Ball field where I played for the Giants. Now this was a problem because I was a Dodger at heart and vehemently disliked the Giants. After moving on from Tee Ball I played at the Minors level where I enjoyed time on both the White Sox and the Red Sox. Once completing my time on that field I moved up to the Majors level where I was on the Athletics and then finally my dream came true and I was on the Dodgers for my last year in the Majors. But of course all dreams must come to an end and I was drafted by the Giants again, my career began and ended with the Giants. However this was not the end of my career as a baseball player, I continued on into high school where I played at Fresno Christian for four years. This is my sophomore year. But back when I was still hanging around Webster Elementary I received a job umpiring for the Minors and Majors divisions, and it was during that time that I learned that parents of little leaguers are a very nasty bunch and not one that I liked to be around as they took pleasure from harassing a 15 year old umpire doing the best they can but when little Johnny looks at 4 strikes in a row I must call him out (I often let one go if I felt like the kid was struggling). Also during my time around EMBR I enjoyed playing many hours of Butts Up and working in the snack bar. A map courtesy of Google Earth of Webster.My summers were spent on a baseball field. After baseball was over in May, All-Stars would start. Our East Madera All Star team would travel all over the San Joaquin Valley playing in baseball tournaments that would often include a game on a Thursday or Friday night, anywhere from 2-5 games on Saturday and then the Championship game on Sunday if we were fortunate enough to make it which we often were. This was one of my All-Star teams. Weekdays were filled with hours of practice at the field and then swimming at friends houses.
I apologize for the poor quality of the photos however they were all scanned onto my computer.

This is my freshmen year at FC. I never actually used batting gloves but borrowed someone else's just for the picture.
This was my senior year, my brother Casey, my coach, and of course myself #44.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Drink Up!

Well...In an effort to stay hydrated and be healthy by drinking more water I have begun a new practice. Bring along a water bottle buddy with you wherever you go. I have started carrying around with me to all of my classes a 1 liter Aquafina bottle. It no longer contains Aquafina water but rather water from the soda machine in Wanda's. I refill it with water in between each of my classes and then drink it over the next 80 minutes. Today I had 5 refills of my Aquafina buddy (By the way, I am looking for a name for the bottle, let me know if you think of anything). Here are some pictures of me with my Bottle Buddy. Remember to stay hydrated.