Tuesday, February 28, 2006

men in wigs

I saw this picture of Barry Bonds today and it was really disturbing. Here is a man that is on the cusp of overtaking Babe Ruth and Henry Aaron as baseball's all time home run leader dressed up as a washed up pop singer (granted, I had a crush on her when i was 9). What gives?

In doing a little research I found out that he was doing this as part of "Giants Idol", a charity event that ended up raising $337 dollars for the Giants Community Fund. 337 dollars. Last year Barry raked in a smooth $22,000,000 and yet he dressed up in freakish attire in order to raise $337. I hope I am not the only one that feels that Barry would have done well to donate $10,000 and skip the wig and dress-with-fake-boobs outfit.

If I ever get to the position of Hall of Fame voter, Barry will certainly not get any love from me. This is distressing. Somewhere Ted Williams is wishing his body was in one piece so that he could roll over in his grave.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Widgets and such

i love widgets. i just posted this from my imac dashboard. so simple, so easy, so intuitive.

yes steve jobs, i will do a commercial if you ask me.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Back in action

my back has been tweaked for about a week and a half and today i finally went to a chiropractor. this was my first visit ever to a chiropractor and overall i would say it was a good experience other than the fact that my back still hurts. apparently it takes a few visits before things get "settled".

before i went today a friend of mine (who actually recommended i go to this particular chiro whiz) warned me that sometimes when you get adjusted you can lose control of your bowels and have an accident, right there on the table. he said it nonchalantly and told me he would pray that this would not happen. this thought terrified me. to think that i could be on a table in a sterile office, have the guy crack a good one on my back and then...WHAMMO! frankly, it's distressing, and accordingly i stressed about this the entire afternoon.

when the appointed time came i filled out the papers and then answered questions about the pain in my back and shoulders. i then prostrated myself on the special table (which is kind of like a modified dentist chair) and the man (are chiropractors called 'dr.'?) proceeded to examine me. first he established that one of my legs was shorter than the other. this was not a problem he said, just a little adjustment and it would be back to normal. good news for me.

we then progressed through the examination and he kept telling me to relax. now, thinking back on the warning i had received earlier in the day, this was quite difficult. i was afraid that if i relaxed too much...well, let's just say he had to repeatedly tell me to relax.

when it was all over i felt a little better and i had no accidents. i am going back on saturday for another twist and shout session and this time i will indeed relax.