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the dwfma blog.
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 04:05pm

The New Jersey Devils were eliminated from playoff contention yesterday.

I’ll try to care about the rest of the field.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 09:30am

So a few weeks ago I made these bold predictions:

NYR 5, BOS 5, NJD 5, PIT 7, VAN 4, STL 6, PHX 6, NAS 7.

Let us chart the progress since:

EAST

  • NYR 5 — With a victory last night, the Rags forced a Game 7 against imitable Ottawa.
  • BOS 5 — I was on hand to watch the Capitals fight valiantly, only to lose in overtime, forcing a Game 7 in Boston some time this week.
  • NJD 5 — The Devils looked to be in business after a four-goal shutout tied the series at 2.  Then they propped u a shutout loss of their own in game 5 and find themselves scrambling at home to force a Game 7.  (Editor’s note: If anyone finds Ilya Kovalchuk, please call in immediately.)
  • PIT 7 — The Flyers made quick work of the Penguins in the first three games, faltered for two, then regained form and crushed again during game six.  Their reward?  Probably a week’s worth of rest, what with the NHL having some of the more ridiculous playoff scheduling imaginable.

WEST

  • VAN 4 –I had this one 100% wrong.  Los Angeles cruised to a 3-0 lead before eventually dispatching the Presidents’ Trophy and (somewhat still) Campbell Cup holders.  Good luck with that goaltending situation … both cities.
  • STL 6 –St Louis had me beat by a game.  San Jose’s window is officially closed, locked, and boarded.
  • PHX 6 –Right … on … time.  The hit on Marian Hossa was ugly and illegal, but at least now the Slovak has an excuse as to why he was absent for the entire series (0-0-0 with 10 shots in the 3 games he played).
  • NAS 7 –Predators in 7.  Detroit got old quick.

Let us continue later.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 04:50pm

In the vein of GCL, I give you … ROWGA.

That said, I only have the name. This lady seems to have everything else done.

As you were.

Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 05:43pm

~4.6 miles one-way, with a return aided by WMATA.

[gmap] Nice woodsy walk.

[gallery] Coming shortly.

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 12:10pm

Here’s what I came up with (and posted to setlist.fm)

Gardenia
Hurricane
One Inch Man
50 Million Year Trip (Downside Up)
Molten Universe
Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop
Conan Troutman
Fatso Forgotso
Odyssey
Freedom Run
Whitewater
El Rodeo
One Hundred Degrees
Thumb (encore)
Demon Cleaner (encore)
Green Machine (encore)

Holla back.

Friday, November 25, 2011 - 11:00pm

Eh … an attempt at a footpath will follow shortly, as will pictures.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 10:48am

I am the Edison phonograph, created by the great wizard of the New World to delight those who would have melody or be amused. I can sing you tender songs of love. I can give you merry tales and joyous laughter. I can transport you to the realms of music. I can cause you to join in the rhythmic dance. I can lull the babe to sweet repose, or waken in the aged heart soft memories of youthful days.

No matter what may be your mood, I am always ready to entertain you. When your day’s work is done, I can bring the theater or the opera to your home. I can give you grand opera, comic opera or vaudeville. I can give you sacred or popular music, dance, orchestra or instrumental music. I can render solos, duets, trios, quartets. I can aid in entertaining your guests. When your wife is worried after the cares of the day, and the children are boisterous, I can rest the one and quiet the other. I never get tired and you will never tire of me, for I always have something new to offer.

I give pleasure to all, young and old. I will go wherever you want me, in the parlor, in the sickroom, on the porch, in the camp or to your summer home. If you sing or talk to me, I will retain your songs or words, and repeat them to you at your pleasure. I can enable you to always hear the voices of your loved ones, even though they are far away. I talk in every language. I can help you to learn other languages. I am made with the highest degree of mechanical skill. My voice is the clearest, smoothest and most natural of any talking machine. The name of my famous master is on my body, and tells you that I am a genuine Edison phonograph.

The more you become acquainted with me, the better you will like me. Ask the dealer.

Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 09:22pm

MEIGS.A ~3mi loop to celebrate National Trails Day.

After some hemming and hawing and slacking, mainly about time, location, and distance, I finally met up with the Jank and headed out to Great Falls.  Sort of.  We ended up near the Anglers Inn along MacArthur Drive, near the Billy Goat Trail (A).  After making a minor loop and loading up with plenty of pictures, we headed back to the E-Dubb for some playoff hockey and tasty Chipotle.

[gmap] A nice loop with only preliminary repeating.

[gallery] Includes a shot of a possibly functional payphone!

Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 11:00am

Perhaps easier to read, here is a Googly Map of all the mentioned locations.

As featured on the Daily Show bit, “Me Lover’s Pizza with Crazy Broad“.

  • Lombardi’s
    … oldest pizzeria in town, Little Italy, founded in 1905, they make their own pork sausage …
    32 Spring Street
    [google]

  • Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
    … under the Brooklyn Bridge, a brick oven, but go there early; by four o’clock, the line’s out to the East River …
    19 Old Fulton St
    [google]

  • Totonno’s
    … on Coney Island … maddon’ … thin crust, sweet sauce …
    1524 Neptune Avenue
    [google]

  • Arturo’s
    … on Houston St, coal oven, lightly charred crust …
    106 West Houston Street
    [google]

  • John’s
    … go the one on Bleeker; if that’s full, go to the John’s on the Upper West Side; it’s not the same vibe, but the pies …
    278 Bleecker St
    [google]

  • Denino’s
    … on Staten Island, they got the breadcrumbs on the bottom …
    524 Port Richmond Avenue
    [google]

  • Joe’s
    … on Carmine Street; just get a slice! …
    7 Carmine Street
    [google]

And of course,

  • Famous Famiglia
    50th and Broadway
    [google]

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 09:44am

Well, our first round picks were not the best.  When we won, we won big, but that was only half the time, and the other half, well, we were dismal, especially considering our projected Western Conference champion, Anaheim, is already going home.

Let’s recap:

EAST
1WSH v 8NYR — WSH in 5.  This actually happened.
2PHI v 7BUF — BUF in 6Turns out Philadelphia won in 7.  It took three goaltenders, but it happened.
3BOS v 6MTL — BOS in 7.  This also happened, even the painful part.
4PIT v 5TBY — TBY in 6.  So it tookTampa 7 games.  They still won.

WEST
1VAN v 6CHI — VAN in 5.  Took ‘em 7.  Whatever.
2SJS v 7LAK — SJS in 5.  Bam.
3DET v 6PHX — PHX in 7.  Not only did Phoenix not win the series, they didn’t even win a single game.  In fact, after scoring the first goal of the series, they never held another lead until Game 4, when they scrapped to advantages of 2-1 and 3-2 before allowing 4 unanswered, series-sealing goals.
4ANH v 5NSH — ANH in 6. Barry Trotz is the poor man’s Bruce Boudreau: all the minor-league toiling (every year in Nashville included), none of the star power, none of the attention of anyone outside a one-mile radius of the arena.

So now we are left with:

EAST
1WSH v 5TBY — Epic division rivalry.  Guy Boucher has Tampa on a roll, but this is where they stop.  WSH in 6.
2PHL v 3BOS — As painful to pick as last year, but I doubt the result changes.  Only the duration.  PHL in 6.

WEST
1VAN v 5NSH –What a snoozer.  Let’s give Nashville one win at home.  VAN in 5.
2SJS v 3DET — Is this the year San Jose finally … ah, nope.  DET in 6.

Then WSH beats PHL, and VAN beats DET.

WSH v VAN.

Maybe.

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