When I actually had a girlfriend, she cooked me the dryest chicken ever on our first at-home date. I mean, you wouldn’t believe it. I have jerky with more juices.
Anyway, I made it through the meal assuring her it was fine, but this bird was so tough it was hard to keep a straight face while gnawing on it. I would chew and chew and it would not become swallowable. She gave up on hers and fed it to her jack terrier. About the third time she said don’t keep pretending, it’s okay, I’m fine with a cooking disaster, etc. and I was still insisting it was fine, the dog, who had drug his piece into the next room to try and master it, he lets out this extremely loud hack-it-up sound and we both just lost it.
Now I cook for myself. I lit a candle with dinner tonight, but one of my deep sighs blew it out.
I love that story! About Heyward although the one about dry chicken and dog hacking wasn’t bad either. I can totally picture the guy in the woods braving snakes and Mosquitos the size of small chihuahuas to get a look at J-Hey. Can’t you see him waking the next morning with one eye swollen shut from poison ivy and the other wild with years of anticipation?
Bub, my inside intel is rarely wrong and that pun must be recycled. How’d you bake your chicken? Was it a whole bird? I rarely bake the whole bird…don’t like touching the package inside (boo-ya).
Nah, it was a pack of thighs. Didn’t want to spend breast money before I saw if I could cook it. [pauses for jokes]. Half of them I just baked in a cass. dish with a little butter. The other half I got fancy wif da mushroom soups. The plain ones were better, though.
I had so much italian-marinaded meat growing up I got worn out on it.
Wren has let the cat out of the bag on Kimbrel on the radio, so wasn’t surprised there. But I predict Chavez lays a big egg. Starting to half believe those who say front office pride over the Soriano trade is the reason he’s getting such a long leash. So much for taking the best team North.
The positive I’m taking from it is that, while we may suffer with Chavez, giving Kimbrel the steady reps in the minors will probably make him even better.
Bub, olive oil is a nice option and a little healthier than butter.
You know the Soriano angle is a good one. Hadn’t really gone down that road which is shocking given my tilt toward cynicism. Of course the irony is that the best way to hide that trade is not to have his replacement getting drilled every time he comes into a game.
“and you thought Soriano gave up soul crushing homers….”
Enjoyed the ‘cast and loved the Heyward story more (sorry).
God bless good old-fashioned parenting when you hear Heyward’s pop say, “I know we live in a democracy, but this is a dictatorship. No.”, when our RF wanted to consider football …. I shall express the same to my little girl when she wants to ditch the 7-iron soon to be in her hands in exchange for a volleyball or something.
Link please Curtis! I hope you were a bit grouchy. You’ve sounded a little soft here lately. My Sportacular app showed me the Braves scored a run so I made a bet with the Rev that Martin Prado had something to do with the RBI. He placed his bet on J.Hey. I said “Honey, he’s not in the lineup”. He said, “Doesn’t matter…he’s just that good.”
I’m working on a link. I will post it when I get it. I actually had a nice conversation with them. I tried to explain very analytically why it is that the Braves don’t draw as well. We’ll see if it works.
Leah, I don’t know what kind of phone you have, but I would highly suggest the MLB 2010 At Bat app. It’s really great. Costs $15, but you get audio for every game, video (if the have the MLB TV package), all sorts of stats. Much better than sportacular.
1. Great broadcasters that made it nearly as entertaining to go to a game as to sit in the comfort of home
2. Hassssssle to get to the stadium. Hassle to park, hassle to walk through rough neighboorhoods. CRAP public transit
3. RIP OFF concession prices
our fans dont suck they are just lazy
(raises hand- myself included)
WE are Braves fans and We don’t suck! Who cares about the rest of them. The city of Atlanta has never been a big time sports town as others have been, and may never be. It’s hard to make up for the years of tradition that NY, Boston, Chicago, SL, Cincy, LA and others have. ATL is mucho metro and not enough retro.