Friday, November 30, 2007

Favre Goes Down

I'm not sure how many of you actually keep up on games in the NFL, but if you were able to stay up last night, and get the NFL Network, you were treated to a great Thursday night game that featured two 10-1 teams in the NFC facing off in the Big D. Unfortunately, as luck would have it, my star QB on my work FFL league, Brett Favre, went down with an injury in the first quarter, leaving me with -2 for his efforts and an FFL team without a stud entering the playoffs next weekend. The story should be that the Packers lost 37-27 even though their 2nd string, Aaron Rodgers played very well considering, but in reality, the story is that after building an 9-3 start to my season, my ability to make it to the money round of the playoffs is in jeopardy.

A big weekend is ahead as my survival in the big money league is going to be determined by my ability to beat my own brother, and the lack of points from Favre will impact my playoff position in the work league.

Stay tuned...

It's Official

I'm sick. Doctor diagnosed me with a sinus infection and a very red ear. On a prescription now and hopefully will have this whole thing kicked in the next few days... It's been a long 9 days and being sick has definitely gotten old.

Thanks for all of the well wishes...

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Despite the efforts of my amazing immune system, I fell victim to whatever crud has been going around last Tuesday... and even though I've been hopped up on Tylenol Cold & Flu, over a week later, I am still fighting it... and it blows. I think I am going to give in and try to make an appointment today for some real drugs as the directions say on the box, if the symptoms continue for more than two days, you should consult a physician. Which makes me wonder, is it even possible to kick a sore throat in two days? If so, why on earth would they even sell medication that is only supposed to get you through two days? And am I doing any kind of damage by taking OTC medication consistently for 7 days? I guess we'll find out.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Some Fresh Air

After yesterday's disappointment, and my continued frustration with old coaching, combined with our 8.5 hours spent at the Conference for the Engaged, we needed some fresh air this morning. So, after driving by the entrance to Fort Marcy every day for the past 7 years, we figured we'd stop there on our way up to Great Falls to see what was there. How on earth have I lived here this long and not known that there was such a great hiking trail so close to the house?

I believe Fort Marcy marks the beginning of the Potomac Heritage Trail, which runs from just south of Rt. 123 to Roosevelt Island, a total of 5.1 miles. We only hiked about 2.5 miles south and then back again, but even that short time frame had us working up a sweat.

A real treat is the fact that you're right down at river level, in a part of the Potomac that is very slow moving and quiet. Here's a look at the Chain Bridge that crosses from VA into DC. As you can see, it was still enough to shine a reflection.

Here's a shot looking down the river towards Alexandria.

An hour and a half later, we had a nice workout, some quiet time together, and discovered yet another reason why living in Alexandria is so great. Now let's just hope the Skins don't bring back the frustration.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Redskins vs. Eagles

Redskins vs. Eagles
Originally uploaded by psubuzz

In my holiday excitement, I forgot to mention that I was at the debacle of the game yesterday. Sara and Michael were nice enough to invite Lauren and I along to enjoy their club seats. I think we jinxed the team by leaving early as the game went downhill the minute we left in the 3rd quarter.

T'is the Season

I love that it only takes for Starbucks to switch to their holiday decorum to get me in the spirit for Christmas. I walked in to the Starbucks by my gym this morning and all of the normal packages of coffee were replaced with green and red packages of the Christmas Blend, and the backdrop for the drink menu was the holiday red. Granted they've had the gingerbread lattes ready for a few weeks now, but hearing the jazz music, seeing the red and green displays, and combine that with a cold and rainy day... I'm ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas... my favorite stretch of the year.

It almost makes the Redskins abysmal play yesterday disappear... Almost. The weekend ended with me going 2-2... A Penn State win and a win in my Exit 16 FFL league, though the two teams that needed the wins were the Skins and my AFL FFL team. Oh well. Think holidays... think holidays...

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Why Me?

Why Me?

How do I lose my two star RBs in 2 weeks for the rest of the season? Ronnie Brown and Larry Johnson out for the season essentially kill any hope I have come playoff time, assuming I can even make it now. Unbelievable.