An Explanation Please . . .

Now that I have DirecTV I have the option of watching a wonderful network. One that I've always secretly wanted but could never have because I was a cable subscriber. It's a channel that all Red Sox fans would probably love to have. NESN, the New England Sports Network. Ah, yes, getting to watch Boston Red Sox baseball to the commentary of Remy & Orsillo rather than Joe Morgan (who never seems to get a score right) or Rick Sutcliffe (I have a very good reason for disliking Sutcliffe . . . just ask me!).

Why was I so excited about tonight's game? Because it's Red Sox v. Yankees, the first of a three game series, in New York, with Boston 8 games ahead in the AL East, and the pitching match for tonight is Dice-K v. PettiTte! Tonight's game should be a great pitching match!

So, now you are aware of my excitement for tonight's game. A game which, if I want to watch live, will have to be watched online via the MLB gameday. Why, you ask? Why would I have to watch in this fashion if I subscribe to NESN? Because stupid DirecTV blacks out the game! It's not even showing on another network! Tomorrow, fine . . . black it out all you want because I'll watch Beckett & Clemens duke it out on ESPN. (Hello! Beckett v. Clemens!) But why must they blackout tonight's game?

I've heard a vague rumor from my very good friend (who shall remain nameless because he's a Yankee fan) that DirecTV does the same with the YES network. This makes no sense to me! So, officially, DirecTV . . . you are on my list!

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I have fallen in love. Unfortunately, I have done so way late in the game. It seems that during my haze of law school studies I missed what might possibly be the funniest show ever! What show is this, you ask? Why, it's none other than The Office. Now, I have never seen the British version with Ricky Gervais, but the U.S. version is hysterical. However, I have the UK version at my disposal, so it will be watched eventually.

I don't watch a lot of sitcoms. Aside from the shows I watched as a kid ( The Cosby Show, Cheers, Family Ties, Who's the Boss, and The Facts of Life), I really only watched Friends. For some reason, I've been more into the dramas. Steve Carell and the rest of the cast have made me laugh out loud so many times, and John Krasinski is completely swoon-worthy.

I am very much looking forward to watching Season 4.

I am also in the process of watching Six Feet Under. I have managed to get my hands on the entire series on DVD, but it's coming along slowly. I've actually only watched the first two or three episodes. For some reason, it hasn't drawn me in. I'm hoping that it will.

In other news, marathon training for the ING Georgia begins September 1st! Check out my nifty little countdown clock to the left. Please join me in praying for cooler temperatures and lower humidity in the city of Atlanta . . . oh, and rain would be good, too!

(12 of 12) 2.0: August

Okay, so I missed July, but I'm back with my August 12 of 12! Check out Chad's site for everyone else's day, and the rules of the game.

2:29 a.m.: I am getting into bed really late for me.

7:45 a.m.: And, yes, I forced myself to get up early so I would be able to get into bed for work! This is the Chattahoochee River, my new apartment complex fronts the river. I was hoping to get down here early enough for it to still be misty, but it's just too hot and humid for much mist lately.

7:48 a.m.: Here's another shot looking in the other direction, there was a fishing boat just past those branches.

8:00 a.m.: After walking around the river trail and going up to grab my mail from Saturday, I'm back at my apartment ready for some coffee and my Sunday paper. This is the view from my patio, lots of trees!

8:20 a.m.: Scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast . . . with coffee, of course. The top story for the Sunday paper . . . sorority rush at UGA. Seriously. It was a slow news weekend in Atlanta, evidently.

9:30 a.m: After eating breakfast and reading through the paper I hopped onto iTunes and downloaded the new Emerson Hart CD "Cigarettes & Gasoline." I love Emerson and the CD is great!

1:30 p.m: Last weekend I went to a peach themed party and had the best Peach Salsa (and Peach Sangria!!) so I decided to make some. This is everything I need save one item I forgot to lay out. We have peaches, a tomato, jalapeno pepper, cilantro and red onion. Know what's missing?

1:35 p.m.: A lime! Thankfully, I still had a couple in the fridge.

1:45 p.m.: And . . . the finished Peach Salsa, which was very yummy.

4:30 p.m.: Time to unpack the new Tivo box. Before I moved I had a Charter DVR box, so I didn't need Tivo. Now, I will have DirecTV (in 2 days) so I decided to get Tivo while there was a good deal. This one gave me a $150 rebate!

4:35 p.m.: While unpacking, I decide to watch an episode or two of Six Feet Under. I've got the entire series to watch.

8:00 p.m.: This is my Korres Rose Face Mask, which I'm going to use before bed. Don't worry, there will be no picture of my face all white and masky.

Bonus Pic: This month's word was "light". So, I decided on my Haagen Dazs light ice cream. This is Dulce de Leche, but I also tried out Coconut Pineapple this week. It's really good, too!

That's my day in a nutshell! See you next month!

I'm Back . . .

Finally, I'm all moved in to my new place! I even have an internet connection again. Yay! Unfortunately, I will not have DirecTV until Wednesday.

Hopefully, I can get back into posting mode.

Be back for 12 of 12 later today!