April 13, 2008

Where the hell is everybody?: Giving up on the site? Eastern Orthodox? Booze 'n pills binge? Nazi orgies? Posting has been incredibly light this past week. We're not losing members are we? Maybe everybody is outside, enjoying the Spring weather, like I should be. Well, I am going to a Carolina Mudcats game this afternoon. The Montgomery Biscuits are in town. The Biscuits...what a great mascot. Hafta to get a t-shirt.

posted by NoMich to navel gazing at 10:15 AM - 53 comments

I think it's just a down stage. I've had several links I've wanted to post but just haven't done so.

posted by justgary at 12:13 PM on April 13

Yeah, it's been a crazy couple of months, and I've missed youse guys. I'll get my Swap CDs mailed out this week, and will be back into the swing of things before you can say "Jerry Crawford's strike zone".

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:14 PM on April 13

I'm in the middle of prepping my house for sale. My place is a disaster, and I have to climb over boxes and gallons of paint to get to my desk. Of course, you are all worth "the climb", I'm just lazy.

posted by BoKnows at 02:45 PM on April 13

The past two days I was unable to get on SpoFi. I'm not sure if it was just me or if it happened to anybody else.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 03:05 PM on April 13

The Masters NHL playoffs MLB week 2 (including Yankees/Red Sox) NBA final week Final Four recovery Too much sports, not enough internet time.

posted by grum@work at 04:05 PM on April 13

Been busy working two jobs,involved with friends, board of trustees and local politics, plus it's been nice out and baseball is back on. If it makes you feel any better, the dog is almost a month overdue on his annual vaccinations, my car was 3000 miles overdue for an oil change, I've given up on trying to schedule a haircut in favor of ponytails and headbands, and if it weren't for Mr. JG, I definitely would have forgot to mail my tax check to the great state of Massachusetts. It's not you, it's me, Sportsfilter.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:44 PM on April 13

I'm in the middle of prepping my house for sale. My place is a disaster, and I have to climb over boxes and gallons of paint to get to my desk. I went through that last year. If you haven't already gotten a storage container dropped off at your house, do it now. Get rid of all the stuff you won't use while trying to sell the house. The company drops off the container, picks it up when you call and they drop it off at the new place after you have moved. That thing was awesome. The last thing you need while trying to sell your house is useless junk cluttering up the house. The Mudcats game was great. The day was perfect. Five County Stadium is a nice little ballpark, though the big scoreboard wasn't working. I'm looking forward to my first Durham Bulls game of the season awfully soon.

posted by NoMich at 05:03 PM on April 13

I'm in the middle of selling my farm and buying down here in Sydney. Apart from that, we had a family night out at the fights on Saturday, and a Swans game broke out.

posted by owlhouse at 05:20 PM on April 13

If you haven't already gotten a storage container dropped off at your house, do it now. Actually, we went a different route. We're moving 1700 miles, and we don't want to take a lot of our stuff, so we had a large dumpster delivered and threw a bunch of junk away. The rest is being stored at the in-laws. We might have used the "PODS" or another storage cube, but they don't service NW Montana. (At least not to where we are headed.)

posted by BoKnows at 06:16 PM on April 13

we had a large dumpster delivered and threw a bunch of junk away. The one upside to moving. Makes me want to go rent a Dumpster.

posted by yerfatma at 06:55 PM on April 13

so we had a large dumpster delivered and threw a bunch of junk away I think Dumpsters are always the best answer for moving. Good job.

posted by NoMich at 06:57 PM on April 13

Speaking of dumpsters, I had a heck of a time trying to get on the site yesterday. That really doesn't have anything to do with dumpsters.

posted by THX-1138 at 08:05 PM on April 13

"Jerry Crawford's strike zone".

posted by tommytrump at 08:12 PM on April 13

Makes me want to go rent a Dumpster. It wasn't that bad of a deal. We paid $350.00, and had it for a week. The other option is 1-800-GOT-JUNK. They charge $500.00 if you fill their truck. Which, by the way, seemed much smaller than the dumpster.

posted by BoKnows at 08:45 PM on April 13

Except for a couple of days last week, I've been in the Nevada desert on test since the end of March. It's a slow dial-up connection here, and coupled with several 14-hour days, have kept me from posting (but not commenting). We finished up our program today, and we'll finish packing up tomorrow. I'll be back in glorious high-speed country by tomorrow night.

posted by Howard_T at 11:12 PM on April 13

I've been snowed under a nice fat research paper, soccer season in school, and friends deciding to have social crises and involve me in it. I really hate high school. A lot.

posted by boredom_08 at 12:49 AM on April 14

I am not alone!

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:21 AM on April 14

I was on vacation, then spent a week frantically preparing for my big tradeshow of the year, and now I'm schmoozing customers at my big tradeshow of the year. And now I have to stop and stand up and look attentive, because my slacker co-workers are playing games instead of working the crowd.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:55 AM on April 14

YAY! Dr. John is back. It isn't hockey playoff time without the ONLY Senators fan here. Can't wait for your reaction to their annual playoff collapse.

posted by HATER 187 at 09:24 AM on April 14

I'm still neck-deep in work. I'm trying, though.

posted by chicobangs at 10:16 AM on April 14

Well there's your problem right there, chico. You have a job. Be unemployed, like me, and you have all the time in the world to do whatever you want. And by the way, the "Eastern Orthodox" option in my original post was supposed to read, "Orthodox Easter." Maybe I should think about getting a new job. My mind is obviously starting to slip.

posted by NoMich at 10:44 AM on April 14

I tried that. Too weak to type. Spent all my time with my sidekick, Amos (played by Art Carney), hatching get-rich-quick schemes that never seemed to pan out. It was a great life, highly rewarding, and hanging out here 34258726349572 hours a day was lovely. But these Maseratis don't drive themselves, babe. Daddy needs to pay for his medicine.

posted by chicobangs at 11:34 AM on April 14

It's my busy time of year at work and another site which I moderate has taken off big time meaning that I have to spend a lot of time there when I'm not working. I'll try harder.

posted by squealy at 01:26 PM on April 14

Booze 'n pills binge here.

posted by curlyelk at 02:16 PM on April 14

Finally, a bit of honesty leaks through the mud walls of this house of lies.

posted by NoMich at 02:25 PM on April 14

Well, the mud walls in my house of lies are freshly painted.

posted by BoKnows at 04:11 PM on April 14

The sugar walls of my house of lies are freshly... sugared.

posted by chicobangs at 04:18 PM on April 14

I'll be honest, I've done basically nothing the past few days.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:38 PM on April 14

I'm super busy these days/months and I need to buy a new home computer. So that's why you miss me.... You do miss me, right?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 06:02 PM on April 14

I've noticed the slowdown, but haven't contributed lately. I have a tendency to post one thing, and then completely dominate the front page with posts. Of varying quality. No one wants me to start posting scrabble contest scores again right? I'm just cutting back. Honest.

posted by lilnemo at 06:14 PM on April 14

The sugar walls of my house of lies are freshly... sugared. Gross. So that's why you miss me.... You do miss me, right? Wasn't even aiming for you, Weedy. I'm actually here quite a bit. It'd probably be better if I weren't.

posted by THX-1138 at 07:21 PM on April 14

I just have nothing funny or witty or intelligent to add these days. Sometimes the best use of the post button is to not.

posted by apoch at 08:52 PM on April 14

lilnemo, I think Scrabble scores aren't the worst thing that could be posted, not by far. But then again, I didn't go to an American college, so all that stuff kind of passes through me. But Scrabble? Why the hell not. Darts? Spelling Bees? Competitive Eating? Arm wrestling? Rock Paper Scissors? Dwarf Tossing? Chess? Beer Pong? World of Warcraft? Foxy Boxing? Monkey Baseball? Survivor: Cleveland? Cheese Hockey? The Democratic Primary? Fingernail growing contests? Prison breaks? Spin the bottle? Exquisite Corpse? Flava of Love? I crossed a line in there somewhere. Sorry.

posted by chicobangs at 09:02 AM on April 15

Cheese Hockey? Damn, but that sounds fun. I had a convention last week, and was schmoozing potential clients as well. Other than that, I was just lazy.

posted by hawkguy at 09:15 AM on April 15

More Exquisite Corpse, please.

posted by NoMich at 10:16 AM on April 15

World of Warcraft? I am so writing a column about my 7th level Elf Necromancer. I have max charisma and 100 hit points.

posted by HATER 187 at 11:44 AM on April 15

Nothing wrong with Scrabble at all. Just the first thing to come to mind.

posted by lilnemo at 12:03 PM on April 15

I eagerly await the World of Warcraft: Sport or Not a Sport? conversation.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:06 PM on April 15

Darts? - Sure. Spelling Bees? - Why not. Competitive Eating? - Ew. But we've said yes before. Arm wrestling? - Yup. Rock Paper Scissors? - A sport everyone can play equally well? Sure! Dwarf Tossing? - Only if it's sanctioned. Chess? - Definitely. Beer Pong? - Maybe not. World of Warcraft? - No. Foxy Boxing? - Hell, yes! Monkey Baseball? - Fuck, yes! Survivor: Cleveland? - Pass. Cheese Hockey? - Whu? The Democratic Primary? - We don't have enough intergender sports. Fingernail growing contests? - Hopefully without slow-mo replay video links. Prison breaks? - Which division? South American or South Asian? Spin the bottle? - Celebrity, or just kids? Cuz just kids would be kinda creepy. Exquisite Corpse? - Whu? Flava of Love? - Gah!

posted by grum@work at 12:21 PM on April 15

Pass? On Survivor: Cleveland? That would be awesome! The tribes would be camped out on Lake Eerie, in December. Just think on it.

posted by apoch at 12:49 PM on April 15

...so all that stuff kind of passes through me... Could it be a food allergy, chico?

posted by Howard_T at 01:21 PM on April 16

I just have nothing funny or witty or intelligent to add these days. Sometimes the best use of the post button is to not. What he said, plus I can't even tell you the last time I watched sports on TV. I just lost interest.

posted by dusted at 04:39 PM on April 17

I've been vacationing on the beach for the past several days. When I get back to work I'll start paying more attention to sports and other things.

posted by dyams at 09:03 AM on April 18

I endured my first earthquake last night. First time my bed has shaken like that since......nevermind.

posted by BoKnows at 09:10 AM on April 18

With everybody gone the heathens have taken over.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:25 PM on April 20

Word. Unless, of course, I am said "heathen".

posted by BoKnows at 02:25 PM on April 20

Y'mean we're supposed to discuss sports here? Then why don't they call it "SportsFilter?" Oh. Right.

posted by tahoemoj at 04:58 PM on April 20

Discussing the dregs of American society is much more interesting than the NHL or NBA playoffs.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:04 PM on April 20

Belated tax time.

posted by Newbie Walker at 08:03 PM on April 20

I resent the insinuation that I may perhaps be viewed as a heathen. I am a lowbrow. And parmesan works best for cheese hockey. That is, if we are talking about the same game.

posted by THX-1138 at 12:42 PM on April 21

The dregs of American society is much more interesting than the NHL or NBA playoffs* YYM--I know your heart is broken like mine that the Devils are out of the playoffs, but buck up, little camper, they're still playing some good hockey. And besides, I'm more of a philistine. *Took a little liberty with the quote to make you sound like one of the heathens.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:17 PM on April 21

With an offensive name such as mine how could I not be a heathen?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:35 PM on April 21

Sorry, been grating cheese hockey playoffs betweeen the heathens and philistines.

posted by irunfromclones at 04:12 PM on April 29

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