Goin’ to California

The missus and I are going to San Francisco/Napa for a few days. There’s supposedly a wedding we’re to attend, but this is our first real trip anywhere without the kids, so it could be a lead pencil symposium and I’d be happy. I really need a few days off, and the Bay Area does not suck.

I’m not taking the computer. In fact, in the interests of detoxing, I’m not even going to look at a computer while I’m gone, email included, and I may throw my cell phone in one of those contraband bins at the airport. Anyone who truly needs to get a hold of me knows how to reach me via carrier pigeon or whatever. Upshot: if you email me and I don’t respond it’s not because I’m rude. It’s because I’m checked out.

Please do your best to make fun of poor baseball teams and reference questionable 1980s movies without me for a few days. I’ll be back and blogging on Wednesday.

Take care,

Craig


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Greg Simons
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Greg Simons

Do you have an achin’ in your heart, Craig?

If so, leave it in San Francisco.

Hmmm, two song references in one post.  What a dork I am.

Anyway, have a great time.

Jason @ IIATMS
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Jason @ IIATMS

Say hi to Steve Perry for me.

And have a great time.

chris
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chris

I hope you enjoy(ed) your trip, Craig.

Here’s a couple of essays that will lighten up your day, Dylan-wise:

http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2009/09/17/tangled-up-in-tinsel-a-preview-of-bob-dylans-christmas-in-the-heart/

http://www.rightwingbob.com/weblog/archives/6582

Merry Christmas!

YankeesfanLen
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YankeesfanLen

Don’t worry Craig, just leave a blank and your trusted cohorts can fill it with inane references to who-knows-what.

Have a good time.

Tom
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Tom

“Lead pencil symposium?”

Is that a euphemism for something you do with the wife when the kids aren’t around?

If so, enjoy!

Jim Casey
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Jim Casey

Enjoy. Take some time at Columbus and Broadway, where a real book store, “City Lights”, still exists. And you’re right down the street from where Marilyn and Joe got married, and tons of great Italian restaurants in the neighborhood as well.

Aarcraft
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Aarcraft

And be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. On second thought, that might not be that good of an idea.

Dave Studeman
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Dave Studeman

Whoa!  Did you get your time off approved by HR?

YankeesfanLen
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YankeesfanLen

This seems like a good place for the inmates (and now, the warden) to take over. I’ll do ATH tomorrow- wait, all I know are pinstripes!

Never mind.

APBA Guy
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APBA Guy

Remember Craig, the beloved A’s are playing one of your Ohio teams at the Mausoleum. I hear that plenty of seats are still available.

Have fun!

Aaron Moreno
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Aaron Moreno

Make sure to soak in some of the renowned Bay Area self-superiority, too.

More importantly, bring back good beer and/or wine. Just remember, it goes in the checked baggage.

hilarie
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hilarie
“Sense of self superiority”? We assume we’re superior to ourselves? But I think I know what you mean: There are a lot of people who somehow smugly come to believe that being lucky enough to live here is a product of their own overall superior character, rather than understanding that such good fortune actually carries with it the responsibility to preserve, protect, and enhance a diverse and wonderful but ever vulnerable part of the earth. I do my part by participating in midnight pagan rituals dedicated to magically transporting Brian Sabean to Baltimore or Cincinnati or 1958 (his brain’s home… Read more »
Repoz
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Repoz

Last time me and the wife left our twin boys home alone…we came back to a massivo bikinish beer pong game.

I was really, really ticked…finishing third and all.

Greg Simons
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Greg Simons

On Saturday’s Fox broadcast of the Cardinals-Cubs game, Mark Grace and whoever the play-by-play man was were talking about how disappointing Milton Bradley has been.  One of them mentioned that he led the AL in OPS last year at .999 and that the Cubs would have been satisfied if he would put up a .777 mark for them.  I finally got around to looking, and Bradley’s OPS currently sits at .775.  Granted, I’m sure Chicago would like him to be playing more, but I found that to be oh so ironic.

MooseinOhio
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MooseinOhio

Wonder if Craig has been whistling Gene Autry’s or Aerosmith’s version of “Back in the Saddle Again”?

smsetnor
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smsetnor
How about this: Did anyone else catch Joe Morgan claiming to be the sole inventor of the backhand flip to 2nd base last night?  I did some quick research and saw that he had earlier claimed this in an article about the best middle infield of all time (Don’t even get me started on his shameless self promotion). http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=morgan_joe&id=1848472 In this one he said he thinks he might have been the first one ever to do this.  Last night, I’m pretty sure he jsut straight up claimed to invent it.  I can’t find anything one way or the other about… Read more »
Greg Simons
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Greg Simons

Somebody help.  It’s Monday morning and there’s now ATH!  What’s to do, what to do?!?!?!

Aaron Moreno
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Aaron Moreno

I hope Craig is having a great time, because he already lost the chance to talk about Tom Brady’s bodyguards shooting at guys and Angel Villalona straight up killing a guy.

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