Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Yankees Win...Theeeeeeeee Yankees Win!

Sorry this post is coming so late in the week. I wanted to share with you all the amazing experience I had at the new Yankee Stadium last Friday. First, let me say that I was going into the new stadium with hopes that I would not like it. I think the way the Yankees have treated the common fan this off season has been a real bummer. I THOUGHT I wanted nothing more than to see ticket sales plummet. Welp...after getting to the stadium and walking around, I was in awe.

As you walk into the stadium you are treated to what's known as the "Great Hall." The Great Hall is an open air concourse that separates the outside of the stadium from the inside. It contains banners of past and present Yankee greats as well as HDTV's, vendors, and memorabilia everywhere.

Once you move past the Great Hall into the inner field area you are treated with extremely wide concourses, AWESOME vendors (including Johnny Rockets, Lobel's, pulled pork sandwiches, sushi, garlic fries, and most importantly...ALL THE PEPSI YOU CAN DRINK!), picture montages of all of the Yankees 26 championships, more HDTV's, and awesome views of the field from all the concourses.

Our seats were located in section 205. This is the area that all the home runs were hit that day. We're underneath the overhang of the suite section and our seats are on the isle. We are about 15 feet from a Coors Light Tap and right near a Johnny Rockets.

All in all, it was an awesome experience. click on the picture at the top of this post and check out a slideshow of the game. The first picture is a panarama shot I put together from our seats.

That's all I have in me for the moment...later

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Just because I'm losing, doesn't mean I'm...Lost?

Another episode closer to the season finale and I find myself still wondering where we're going to end up at the end of the series. I fet like this week was a rather slow episode as we didn't see much of Locke. I expected they would have focused more on Locke/Ben since the shifting of power last week. I guess I was wrong. So i'm assuming the fact that Miles father is the guy in all of the Dharma orientation videos will be pretty important later on.

April 15th is also the end of my busy season. Now I can start enjoying regular (ish) hours at work and some extra cirricular activities. I'm heading to the Yankees game tomorrow afternoon and starting softball on saturday. I'll try to post some pics of the stadium this up coming weekend.

Talk to you all later.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Wait is OVER!!!

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY. 40 days of utter pain is finally over. I'm talking about my giving up of the deliciousness that is Pepsi for Lent.

First let me give you a little history of the love/hate relationship between the cola and myself. I'm not a coffee drinker, so if I need a little pick me up in the morning, Pepsi is my go to drink. I find that Pepsi goes well with everything. A nice piece of bacon pizza or some wings with a huge glass of Pepsi really revs my engine. I have been known to put down a whole six-pack in one sitting. So when Lent started and everyone was coming up with things to give up Pepsi was really the only logical choice.

The first couple of days weren't so bad as I was able to curb my cravings with homemade Iced Tea. That is until Marli told me that my version of "Iced Tea" (which happens to include about 50% more that the recommended scoops) wasn't much better than drinking heaven's cola.

The latter half of the 40 days were terrible. Tax season was in full swing, and with early mornings and late nights, Pepsi would have been there for me. Through thick and thin, it would have been there, nurturing me...pushing me to the finish line that is April 15th.

Anyways. Today was the big day. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. Marli and I decided to go out for Breakfast as I prefer the fountain variety to cans or bottles. As I placed my order I realized I would be receiving Coke. "No Biggy" I thought. I CAN actually tell a difference, but I didn't think it would make that big of deal. WRONG. I felt like Ralphy, opening all my gifts...but still hoping for the red rider Beebe gun.

There was only one course of action that could remedy this. A Big Gulp from 7-11. At around 3:30pm eastern standard time I walked out of 7-11 with a fountain Pepsi and took a sip of the nectar of the gods. It completed my day.

There are a few events in my life that I will be able to vividly remember for the rest of my life. My Wedding is one. The birth of my child will most definitely be one. April 12th, 2009 at 3:30pm may just be another.

Thank you Pepsi Cola. I love you.

Friday, April 10, 2009


In the essence of The Masters I've decided to post some "links" to a couple of my friends websites.

The Sforza Family This is Brooke's blog, and the reason Marli and I started this one!

Freddy Footlong's website. If you're into betting on sports, check this one out. Fred is an awesome dude who put this whole site together. check it out.

See yas

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


So....another week goes by and I'm still scratching my head. I'm going to be extremely upset when Lost is done after the next season.

I didn't get into Lost until my coworker mentioned how awesome it was at the end of the first season. I figured "why not, I'll give it a try" and bought the first season on DVD. I watched one or two episodes and was hooked for good. I called out of work for the next two days and watched the 24 episodes in that two day span.

Deep into season 5 we find the dynamics of the cast shifting, we see Ben losing some of his certainty and Locke becoming even more comfortable in his surroundings. Who would have though Jack would become this huge wuss and Locke would take over as defacto leader of the island.

All in all, Lost has been a pleasure to be a part of. At the very least, each week we get to watch the show and escape into some crazy world.

That's all I have in my for the night...later.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Congratulations Chris & Sam!

Friday kicked off the official start to our wedding season. Last year, our wedding was the only wedding we attended but this year we are going to 5 - and all are friends of Larry's! Chris and Sam were engaged only a few weeks after us in 2007 so we have been waiting for awhile for this one - but it was well worth the wait. Their ceremony and reception were held only a few minutes down the road from where we were married and despite the crappy weather, it was a great night. Congratulations to the newlyweds - who I can honestly say are two of the nicest friends we have - even if Chris's happy-go-lucky attitude is a sometimes a bit much for mine and Larry's constant crankiness :)

The new Mr. & Mrs. Christian Kaplan cutting the yummy cake:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Does anyone else out there think that Lost is the most frustrating thing ever in the history of the world. This is the only TV show that I watch religiously. I can't wait till each Wed. night to watch the show. And yet every week after it's over I feel dumber. I sure hope this producers and writers know what they are doing and where they are taking us with this show. Either that or I may just be a glutton for punishment.

Also, don't forget to check out South's perhaps my favorite show of all time.

Off to bed. Another fun day of work ahead.