July 09, 2005
Stan's archives will always be up on this site.
Posted by sara at 07:17 PM
July 03, 2005
Independence Day Weekend
The downside of the consulting assignment I'll be doing over the next three months is that I've had to agree to work some kind of odd days, like July 2nd, 3rd & 4th for instance. I've consoled myself by thinking that the truly American thing to do to celebrate the birth of our country isn't with fireworks and picnics, but with good, honest, hard work; dedicating the day to taking one more small step up our country's meritocratic ladder. Of course, that begins to fade a bit after the 7th straight hour sitting like this:
Luckily, I've found a few ways to lessen the disappointment of missing the holiday while some people are caravanting around the wilds of Maine. First, I've decided that, regardless of whether people written their names on the packaging, I am entitled to as many Jello snackpacks as I can find in the company fridge. The one's that specifically write "Do Not Eat" on the package lose their Jello first. And second, I've temporarily lifted all bans on the amount of coffee I'm allowed to drink in a day. This is especially nice since, as I'm all alone in the office and all, I can stick a whole office coffee dispenser thing in the fridge to make a nice, big batch of iced coffee.
Of course, none of that changes the fact that I'll be lifting off the runway at Logan on my way for another week in Houston just as the Pops start playing. Luckily, it isn't suppose to top 95 degrees there this week.
Posted by stan at 10:26 PM
My Four Days of Unemployment - Day Four
My last day of unemployment was a good one. Below you'll see the result of the day's most difficult decision: Should I get a side order of bacon?
Posted by stan at 10:22 PM
July 01, 2005
The view of Boston over the right field wall...
...and of Fenway from the same spot.
Pesky Pole among threatening clouds. There is actually a guy stationed next to the pole after games specifically to stop people from approaching the Pole with markers to sign their names.
Posted by stan at 03:53 PM
June 30, 2005
Posted by stan at 06:57 PM
My Four Days of Unemployment - Day Three
Day three of my unemployment was spent at Fenway, watching the Sox drop the Indians 5-2, courtesy of back-to-back 8th inning home runs from Doug Miribelli and Mark Bellhorn. The tickets were out in the bleachers, which are really pretty decent seats. Unless you are willing to plop down some serious cash for Field Box or Loge seats, the bleachers are really the place to go at Fenway. Grandstand & LF Box seats (Boxes 86-88 excepted) generally aren't worth the price since you never know which way the seats will be facing (some face center field, believe it or not) or what might be in your way.
Jason Varitek warms up Mike Timlin above.
And the most important picture.
Posted by stan at 06:39 PM
June 28, 2005
Posted by stan at 06:00 PM