Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Stuff

Well, we knew we weren't going to win EVERY series, I guess. Although if you admit it, deep down in your heart you were kind of hoping we were.

Welcome to Detroit, where hopes and dreams go to die.

I didn't watch the game. So...there's not much I can say about it. Let's do bullet points instead.

  • I really hope everything is OK with the Blackburns. I worry. Since we've kind of sort of adopted the Blackburns as our most favorite baseball family, we only want sparkly good happy things for them, here at Oh It's THOSE Girls.
  • Target Field tours are finally for sale. I'm a little miffed that they're only offered on days when there is no home game. I'm not sure what the reasoning is...most other facilities at least offer a morning tour on gamedays. With so many Twins fans in places like Iowa, North and South Dakota, etc. who will travel to Target Field specifically FOR games, it really kind of screws them over. I drive 2 hours to games. Chances are, though I'd love to take the tour, I'm not going to waste the time or the gas to go to Target Field to NOT watch baseball. There are plenty of baseball tourists who will likely miss out on a tour too, unless they plan a trip around an off-day. Which is dumb.
  • A new kind of fantasy baseball game launches tomorrow at And I was invited to participate in the "Experts League." Hold your applause, please. It combines elements of traditional fantasy baseball with the luck-of-the-spin slot machine mentality. Tell me that doesn't sound awesome. Since you can change your roster every day, with just a few spins, it adds a little bit of excitement to your fantasy life, during the long long baseball season. Go check it out. It sounds like it could be especially fun for fantasy novices. It's gambling involved.
  • I need a team name for said new fantasy team. Someone think of something clever...I'm tapped out.
And finally, all the talk about the bad, bad, terrible, awful GB Leighton Twins song inspired me to resurrect a Friday staple from non-baseball blog days. Just for fun.

Friday Random Ten.
Put your music library in "random" mode, and post the 1st 10 songs. No editing to make yourself seem cooler allowed. (GB Leighton I am talking to you.)

Here's mine today:
1. Tristan & Iseult--The Decemberists
2. Changes in Latitudes--Jimmy Buffett
3. Get Out the Map--Indigo Girls
4. Borderline/Open Your Heart--Glee Cast (yes. I bought the entire Glee Madonna album. And I love it.)
5. Butterflies and Airplanes--The Clarks
6. The Blues are Still Blue--Belle & Sebastion
7. The Longest Day in the Afternoon--Irving
8. Inside Out--Eve 6
9. Vacation--The Go Go's
10. Whoopee Weiners--Mary Mack (local comedienne who is AMAZING.)

Have a good Friday!


Anonymous said...

I like your 10 random ipod songs idea! Here is my list:

1. Enough Cryin by Mary J Blige
2. Delibes: Lakme - Flower Duet; Dome Epais Le Jasmin by Joan Sutherland, Jane Berbie, etc.
3. Higher Ground by Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. Criminal by Fiona Apple
5. F.O.D. by Green Day
6. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice (yes, I have Vanilla Ice on my ipod)
7. Si En Un Final by Eliades Ochoa
8. Creep by Radiohead
9. F*** the Police by NWA
10. The Pot by TooL


Sarah said...

Don't worry, JMP. I have Ice Ice Baby on MY ipod too! On more than one occasion having Vanilla Ice at my finger tips has fueled impromptu dance parties.

Ronda said...

I'll make a suggestion for your fantasy league team name:

The Supernaturals

I am trying hard to resist personalizing a new Twins jersey with the name "Winchester" #66.
This would combine my greatest loves! If I could get a tiny one to fit my dogs, I'd positively BLISS OUT.

66 = number of seals, for those not equally obsessed with all things SN

p.s. if that doesn't sound like a good idea, may I also suggest "hoocider" which is my word verification to post this comment. Hoocider. Go figure.

Laura said...

1.I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man - Prince
2.Homecoming - Kanye West
3.Going Back to Cali - Notorious BIG
4.Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
5.Gimme Back My Bullets - Lynyrd Skynyrd
6.In the Evening - Led Zeppelin
7.A Milli - Lil Wayne
8.Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
9.Mama Told Me not to Come - Three Dog Night
10. Laugh, Laugh - The Beau Brummels (It was in Uncle Buck)

I'm disappointed in my iPod, those were really boring :(

John said...

My new favorite Twins-related picture:

From the recap video.

Cheer up, Emo Slowey!

Maggie said...

I think Emo Slowey is sad because he misses his hugging buddy. Hope the Blackburns are all okay!

Random songs...
1. Good God - Anouk
2. Older - Colbie Caillat
3. My Immortal - Evanescence
4. Out of Line - Buckcherry
5. Song of the Century - Green Day
6. Music: Response - The Chemical Brothers
7. Under Pressure - David Bowie & Queen
8. P & P - Dr Mike
9. Bound for the Floor - Local H
10.War of My Life - John Mayer

Pete said...

Thanks for mentioning RosterSlots, Sarah. Good luck in the league.