Archive for June, 2008

Another Monday, another LONG weekend.

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Well Alayna was sick this weekend with a high fever.  So some gatorade, some dora, some loving, and lots of good rest has made her feel better today.  Myself I got to work around 7am today, do get some shit done.

Darts is a definite maybe for me, since kids are sick, wife is tired, etc…. BUT it is the last game of the season, so I hope to be able to make this final game.  After this week, I will take a week off of practicing then start “training” for next season.

I am on about 7 hours sleep for the whole weekend, so coffee INC!

Shoot well for all you darters tonight, it’s the final week, so you all must show up!

Bu Bye Windows XP

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Microsoft Decided AGAIN, to stop selling Windows XP Starting this Monday.  What does this mean?  When you buy a new PC you either have to put VISTA on it, OR buy a butload of PC’s ASAP so the distributors can sell you their final copies of XP.

I have been using VISTA for months now, it’s annoying, but the Giant Microsoft has spoken.

On a Personal note I am tired as hell from moving desk, running cables, and setting up the network on our “new” side of the office.  I am getting old.

Windows XP

Tuesday again!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Well Monday night came and went.  We got smoked by a very good team.  I think the final was 18-6.  I shot well in 501 singles winning 2 out of 3.  Should have gotten the 3rd game also, but I couldn’t get out.  The other team just had the better darts.  This really puts a damper on our playoff hopes.  I think we need 16 wins against the Dartbags next Monday, which is a tall order.  But we will give it a good fight.


Monday, playoffs, and Practice

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Monday late morning, getting ready for the 5 o’clock bell to ring so I can yabba dabba doo it to biddy’s. We are in Playoff contention, so we all need to be firing tonight.

With Playoffs in our minds I tried to up the practice. It’s getting harder to get quality practice time with 2 kids. But i get some darts in whenever I can. Even if it’s after the whole family is sleeping. Practice is a funny thing, concentrate on the wrong things and practice can HURT your game. But not having a plan and just chucking darts at the board is no good either (at least i think so). They key is to IMPROVE your game.

Here is my Sunday (or day before a match, tournament, etc) routine.

I know I usually get to the Bar early on Monday’s so I just want to keep my arm loose. So here is the practice plan for Sunday

1) One dart at every number, keeping track of how many darts it takes to go from 1-20 then bullseye.

2) 100 darts at 20

3) “Master” cricket practice.

4) 60 out. You walk to the line with 60 left. If you miss the 60 out with 3 darts, your next turn is 59 out. Easy enough. If you HIT the out. you add ten points. So if you start with 60, and get out. Next time its 70 out. Get it ? It’s good out practice.

Thats sunday night practice. Here is my Monday pre-game ritual (and tuesday when i was allowed to shoot Tuesdays !damn kids!)

1) One dart at every number 1-20 and the bull. Keep mental note of how you are doing.

2) 301 Double Double practice

3) 170 OUT practice, keeping track of how many darts.

Now this usually gets interrupted by people showing up, bartendars wanting to play, etc, which of course is no problem. But some days I can get about 1 hour of decent warm up time before other people show up.

Once more than 3 or 4 people are warming up i usually stop, since waiting for 5 people to throw before you just to throw 3 darts doesn’t help me, it usually hurts. So this is when i drink my stella and “mentally” prepare.

Shoot well tonight!

RIP George Carlin

Monday, June 23rd, 2008


I remember when i was a kid i heard his 7 dirty words routine. And became a fan ever since. Still have some of his routines (the one about sports still makes me laugh) on mp3.

EDIT Here is the sports routine on YouTube (he curses a lot in it)

Sad Day today that George is gone.

Tied for 4th place!

Friday, June 20th, 2008


Our dart team is tied for 4th with two weeks left, BUT one team is still missing a match, so the numbers will change.

BUT this means we have a definite shot at making the playoffs! We just need to kick ass. Gotta hit the practice board this weekend! GAME ON!

Thursday and I am pissed off!

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

My new air conditioning units in the server room broke last night.   AGAIN!  Twice in less than a week!  These bad boys cost 40,000!  And they break twice in a week?   Plus one is supposed to back the other one up, but they don’t .   Working until Midnight makes Eric an angry boy.

Happy Thursday dillholes!

cartman mad

Midweek Suckage

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

It’s Wednesday, and I am tired.  We looked at a house yesterday (again), and we really liked it.  Looks like we may be leaving Astoria soon.  Which means longer commute for Eric, but a whole house we can call ours.  Well it will be Alaynas house, and we just live there!

In a totally un-related thing, here is a picture of Jupiter!  Happy Wednesday!


It’s Tuesday (or the day after monday)

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Got Past Monday,  shot darts last night.  I didn’t drink that much so my hangover is almost not even there.  We shot well as a team 18-6 was the final i think.  So our chances for the playoffs are still there.  But since a few teams had postponed matches, we need to wait until Friday to see how we are doing.  I think two weeks are left.

Tuesdays aren’t fun. But we are looking at a house today that we might BUY.  Man being a grown up sucks

More Darts! Darts


Monday, June 16th, 2008

It’s been a long while.  Today is Monday June 16, 2008 and tonight I have my darts league.  Shooting for a Bar on the upper east side called Biddy’s.  We are still sort of in playoff contention, but need to pick up our games!

Fun times

here is a recent picture of me and alayna!

Alayne and daddy