Sep. 2nd, 2010 09:24 pm
moonwise: (giants 3)
Oh, Giants.

Oh, Rutgers.

You both are stinky davis.

It's going to be a long season.


Oct. 12th, 2009 09:47 am
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Before I regale you with weekend tales, I want you all to know that despite my very best efforts, Sephiroth regularly kicks my ass in Dissidia. He is an aggressive bastard with a lot of cheap moves, especially against Cloud. Fuck you, Sephiroth.

Weekend! )
moonwise: (rutgers)
We went to the Rutgers vs. Louisville game last night, and it was garbage time by the end of the half. In the third quarter, this kid got up and started dancing to "You Give Love A Bad Name."

The entire stadium went crazy. Watch this and find out why.


Feb. 3rd, 2008 11:32 pm
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My mom and I cheered so fiercely that I can't talk. Amazing game, and IMHO the best team won.

It was a great party, even if [ profile] jaina got decorated twice with the evening's dinner. ;) Oh well, that's what the washing machine is for. (We all got just a little bit excited. These things happen.)

Now what are we going to do with enough leftovers to feed a small army?


Oct. 19th, 2007 01:38 am
moonwise: (rutgers)
We went to the Rutgers game tonight and it was awesome and they won, but I'm just posting to say that MY HUSBAND AND I WERE ON SPORTSCENTER WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Okay, it was kind of a "Where's Waldo" moment, but we spotted ourselves in the crowd on the field! Go us!
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The defense isn't hanging together at all, Feagles just shanked a punt, and even though Eli managed to score a touchdown, he threw a wounded duck into triple coverage. Terrible!

Oh good, personal foul, fifteen yards.

I think we are going to be cheering very fiercely for Rutgers this year.
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This is a scene from the madness that took place last night after #15 Rutgers beat #3 Louisville.

I've been at some intense games in my life, but this... may top them all.

RU rah rah... )
moonwise: (my fandom has...)
Those of you who live in New Jersey and do not habitate either under a rock or in a cave know that the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-0 and are ranked 14th in the country.

Which is a big switch for a team that's used to being the Jersey Joke. Four years ago, you couldn't give away tickets. Now, tickets to tomorrow's game vs. Louisville are going for $300 a pop, depending on which article you read.

Guess who has six tickets. Purchased at buy one, get one free, no less. (we belong to the alumni association.)

The state is going crazy. You can't look at a local newspaper without seeing a story. The campus is off the wall. The stadium is going to be loud as hell tomorrow night. Several prominent alums are going to show up, including James Gandolfini (who goes to every game, I might add), Shaun O'Hara of the Giants and LJ Smith of the Eagles, with their respective buddies Sam Madison and Donovan McNabb.

It's going to be INSANE.

And I'm going to BE THERE.

Some of husband's friends at work were telling him that he should sell our tickets and then we should purchase a new plasma screen TV with the proceeds. Perhaps that would be the rational thing to do (aside from that we bought the tickets for other ppl who might not agree with our decision.) However, this just shows that his coworkers do not understand that BEING THERE is priceless. Sure, you can take the money and run. But then, what kind of memory do you have? "I sat on the couch and drank beer while everyone else was having a massive party and screaming their heads off?"

Sure, an upset win is a long shot. Sure, it'll more than likely be a shellacking. But hey, you gotta believe!


Sep. 23rd, 2006 03:19 pm
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It's so much fun to be able to cheer for the Scarlet Knights, for the first time, EVER. The bandwagon is pulling up to Exit 9. YOU GOTTA BELIEVE, BABY!
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I haven't blabbed about my weekend in weeks! I'm sure you all missed it a LOT.

Busy weekend, but in a good way. Friday night we went out for a very swank dinner at 3 West with one of my husband's friends from the R&A. They're visiting the USGA this week, and husband is good friends with the technical director. I tried merguez for the first time, and we had a lovely bottle of cabernet to go along with dinner, and dessert was banana and peanut butter spring rolls with vanilla ice cream. Mmmtasty.

Saturday was spent on domestic duties such as cleaning the floor and bathroom and making polenta and spezzatino for dinner (alternately titled "How Arafel Discovered the Joys of Instant Polenta.") Normally to make polenta, you boil cornmeal in water while stirring until it softens and cooks, and it takes 30 to 40 minutes. Instant polenta - dump it in and it's done. w00t! Husband spent the day setting up our new home theatre system, and we tried it out on Serenity, which [ profile] fadingembers gave me for Christmas.

Sunday was Team Haxx0r Cosplay Day. [ profile] jaina came over about noonish, and we spent the day on our knees in the kitchen (not that way, you dirty pervs!) drawing lines on black fabric. I have to say that things went VERY well, and we had plenty of time to watch Bleach 64 before we moved on to basting pleats in front of the Steelers/Broncos football game. Lookin' good for Katsucon, yes. Afterwards, I did some work on my own cosplay while dropping in and out of watching the Panthers/Seahawks game. We had the Traditional Football Meal of bratwurst on a bun with sauerkraut accompanied by beer. Neither game was terribly exciting, IMO - both the Broncos and the Panthers committed four turnovers, and you can't do that shit esp. in the playoffs and expect to win.

Now, back to work. I have done nothing productive for work all morning. Oh, and GIP too.


Jan. 8th, 2006 02:16 pm
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In my parents' house, it is not acceptable to swear. Unless, the Giants have done something dumb, like fumble or throw an interception or allow a conversion on third and long (in which case, you may say, "Shit.")

There is a lot of swearing going on today.
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[ profile] ladyofthewood, this totally ties into that "perverted interpretations of football pictures" you posted the other day.

I bring you... [ profile] thirdandshort.

A drabble community.

For football.

Starring RPS between just about everyone.

Including Jeremy Shockey and Eli Manning.

And also Tom Brady, [ profile] ladyofthewood

My brain.

Is leaking.

Out my ears.

I didn't even have to read any of the drabbles for that to happen.
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It feels like Sunday night, but that's because we just got home from a football game. :D

Thanksgiving weekend went nicely enough after the mishap on Wednesday morning. Husband and I split up that night, as he wanted to help his parents prepare Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday morning, but I wanted to watch the Macy's parade with my mother. (It was my parents' turn to host Thanksgiving, but Mom Q upset the apple cart there.) It was a delicious dinner, and I spent the rest of the day moving around very slowly and burping.

Friday, my mother and I braved the Horrendous Crowds to do a little Xmas shopping at Kohl's and Joann Fabrics. Kohl's was nutso, but we piled up the cart nonetheless, and they had arranged the checkout so that it was a controlled affair rather than consumer chaos. Joann's was similarly overrun, but we got some great deals on decorations and fabric. My father and my husband had gone out to investigate iPods, which I found spectacularly funny. My dad's new thing is that he Wants An Ipod, and it amuses me to no end that a 62-year-old retiree is jazzed up about a Nano and a Razr cellphone. When did my PARENTS get more trendy than I did? XD

Today was splendiferous fun. Rutgers U's football team, after a full decade of Purest Terribleness, is in a position to bid for a bowl game (a rinkydink bowl, but a Bowl nonetheless!) We decided we'd better see them while the seeing was good, and it was Family Day at the stadium, where a flat fee got you four tickets, four sodas, and four hot dogs. Not bad! Husband and I went with my parents, and our seats weren't bad at all, and it was a cold football-y kind of day, and everyone was in fine spirits.

We had practiced the RU Fight Song many times, and we were feeling very fierce in the cheering department and lucky besides, because the Broncos (with the aid of Fierce Cheering) had beaten Dallas to put the Giants temporarily in first place in the NFC East. We started out at Medium-Level Cheering, but it rapidly became High-Level Happy Cheering, especially as my mother and I got each other going.

No two ways about it - RU came out and owned Cinncinnati. There was much R-U RAH RAH, R-U RAH RAH because they play the fight song every time the Scarlet Knights score, and they scored a LOT. I learned the GO! GO! FIRST DOWN, FIRST DOWN, GO R U cheer, which I believe shares the same lineage with the "fuck 'em up, fuck 'em up, go C U" that is apparently common at Cornell U hockey games (also when a player goes in the penalty box, they all yell "SEE YA, ASSHOLE!") We also yelled "R!" "U!" back and forth with the other side of the stadium. The Scarlet Knight cantered around on his white steed, who was a very good horsey and didn't startle or try to run away when the cannon went off after every score. Rutgers trashed Cincy 44-9, and there was great joy down on the field. Nice way for the seniors to end their season. Of course, I won't be able to talk for the next couple days, but it's worth it.

Tomorrow will be the Giants/Seahawks game, which I expect them to lose but you never know, and in the meantime there's sewing to be done.
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Everyone else has posted about Rosa Parks' death, but I just read the following:

Wellington Mara dies at 89

It makes me so sad. He was friendly with my grandmother's side of the family (the Morgans) and when my grandma slowed down later in her life, he was responsible for the "magic pass" that let us park closer to the stadium so Granny could still get to games.

I'm so happy he got to see one more thrilling game before he died.


Oct. 23rd, 2005 10:11 pm
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I think I need a day off from my weekend!

Lots of goings-on, and it won't quit until mid-November (which makes me a sad panda, but there is effing little to be done about it.) Next weekend is the Q's wine-pressing on Sat. and a 5K race on Sunday. Weekend after that we have to go to Buffalo NY to visit friends-with-kid, and I am so not looking forward to that. Weekend after that is Amy and Philip's wedding in Palm Beach, and for three glorious days, we will sit in the sun and do nothing.

Weekend recap + football blather )


Sep. 11th, 2005 10:02 pm
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To all you sports experts who didn't pick the Giants to win this weekend:

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(I promise I'll have something more worthwhile to post, but maybe not tonight.)

Arafel is watching the Giants-Pats game. It is dreadful.

The phone rings.

Me: "They STINK!"

My mother: "They're TERRIBLE!"

Me: "This is a travesty!"

My mother: "They can't even run against their second-stringers!"

Me: "Awful!"

*Parrot is yelling "GO GIANTS" in the background*

My mother: "Even Pedro (aunt's parrot) is trying!"

Me: "It's going to be a long season."

My mother: "Cheer fiercely!"

Me: "We must have faith!"

*hang up*

10 seconds later, Giant Shaun Williams makes an interception.

Arafel searches frantically for phone

*phone rings*

Me: "Did you SEE THAT?"


Me: "There is hope!"

Of course, the Giants did nothing with it, but it's all great fun. ^_^

Go Jints

Aug. 26th, 2005 09:22 pm
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The Giants and the Jets are in the middle of one of the ugliest games of football I've ever seen. It is a wonder to behold, especially when Michael Cloud ran into the quarterback. Go us!

But I'm very proud of Mr. Feely, who has scored all nine points AND made a good tackle on the punt returner!

ETA: Chad Pennington appears to be performing in the Oscar-worthy role of Tackling Dummy tonight.

If they make the observation in the box one more time that "Hasselbeck began this game like a starter but is now playing like a backup," I will strangle the speaker with his own intestines.

"View to a Kill" is a dreadful James Bond movie.


Aug. 13th, 2005 06:35 pm
moonwise: (my fandom has...)
Tonight will be a good night.

Do you know why? [ profile] ladyofthewood does!


The Jints will be terrible. My mother and I will call each other several times during the game to talk about how terrible they are. We will dissect the offense and the defense, then hang up.

Then, they will score, and we will call each other again to profess our undying love for the team.

It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside.



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