Friday, April 06, 2007

It's Opening Night!


The San Diego Padres will continue their pursuit of a third straight National League West title by hosting the Colorado Rockies on Opening Night, April 6, 2007 at PETCO Park.
The 7:05 p.m. game marks the fourth straight home opener sellout since the team moved to PETCO Park in 2004. Since relocating downtown, the Friars are undefeated in San Diego openers (2006: 6-1 over San Francisco, 2005: 1-0 over Pittsburgh in 12 innings, 2004: 4-3 over San Francisco in 10 innings).


Now lets play ball!

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I got this in a email and I thought I would share it with you.

The following list of phrases and their definitions might help you understand the mysterious language of science (including psychology) and medicine. These special phrases are also applicable to anyone reading a PhD dissertation or academic paper.

"IT HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN"... I didn't look up the original reference.
"A DEFINITE TREND IS EVIDENT"... These data are practically meaningless.
"WHILE IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE DEFINITE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS"... An unsuccessful experiment, but I still hope to get it published.
"THREE OF THE SAMPLES WERE CHOSEN FOR DETAILED STUDY"... The other results didn't make any sense.
"TYPICAL RESULTS ARE SHOWN"... This is the prettiest graph.
"THESE RESULTS WILL BE IN A SUBSEQUENT REPORT"... I might get around to this sometime, if pushed/funded.
"IN MY EXPERIENCE"... Once
"IN CASE AFTER CASE"... Twice
"IN A SERIES OF CASES"... Thrice
"IT IS BELIEVED THAT"... I think.
"IT IS GENERALLY BELIEVED THAT"... A couple of others think so, too.
"IT MIGHT BE ARGUED THAT" ... I have such a good answer for this objection that I now raise it.
"CORRECT WITHIN AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE"... Wrong.
"ACCORD1NG TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS"... Rumour has it.
"A STATISTICALLY-ORIENTED PROJECTION OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THESE FINDINGS"... A wild guess.
"A CAREFUL ANALYSIS OF OBTAINABLE DATA"... Three pages of notes were obliterated when I knocked over a glass of beer.
"IT IS CLEAR THAT MUCH ADDITIONAL WORK WILL BE REQUIRED BEFORE A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THIS PHENOMENON OCCURS"... I don't understand it
"AFTER ADDITIONAL STUDY BY MY COLLEAGUES"... They don't understand it either.
"THANKS ARE DUE TO JOE BLOGGS FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THE EXPERIMENT AND TO CINDY ADAMS FOR VALUABLE DISCUSSIONS"... Mr. Bloggs did the work and Ms. Adams explained to me what it meant.
"A HIGHLY SIGNIFICANT AREA FOR EXPLORATORY STUDY"... A totally useless topic selected by my committee.
"IT IS HOPED THAT THIS WILL STIMULATE FURTHER WORK IN THIS FIELD" ... This paper isn't very good, but neither are any others on this miserable subject. [Thanks to Brendan Keefe.]
"IT IS HOPED THAT THIS STUDY WILL STIMULATE FURTHER INVESTIGATION IN THIS FIELD"... I quit.

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You Are Bert

Extremely serious and a little eccentric, people find you loveable - even if you don't love them!

You are usually feeling: Logical - you rarely let your emotions rule you

You are famous for: Being smart, a total neat freak, and maybe just a little evil

How you life your life: With passion, even if your odd passions (like bottle caps and pigeons) are baffling to others



The Sesame Street Personality Quiz
Which Sesame Street Personality are you? I found this to hit very close to home, lol.
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I am really looking forward to this weekend! I have a date with someone very special and I plan on making him my personal lollipop...yummy! ;0)

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N Posted by Rain at 4/06/2007 02:21:00 PM

6 Comments

  • Blogger Lyndon posted at 1:34 PM  
    Have a great Easter Bert, uhm I mean Rain :-)

    Hey are you going to the home opener?
  • Blogger Rain posted at 5:15 PM  
    Now I wonder where did I put my plastic grass and jelly bean stash?

    Hi Lyndon,

    Yes, I have tickets! Go Padres!!
    Now I am off to take a shower ;0}
  • Blogger Brian posted at 11:49 PM  
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Lollipop eh? :)
  • Blogger Tisha! posted at 4:53 AM  
    ooooo personal lollipop lick away honey!

    Happy Easter!
  • Anonymous laine posted at 5:34 PM  
    lol...
    lollipop.

    hope it was tasty...
  • Anonymous laine posted at 5:48 PM  
    i had to come back and tell you that i took that quiz. my result was exactly like yours... down to the pigeons.

    bert...
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