I got nothing to do and all day to do it

The Captain, last year at Spring Training. Photo taken by Kelly O’Connor/sittingstill.net Used with permission.

Pitchers and catchers reporting today for the Sox, so I’m in a great mood! Of course, most of the pitchers (and a position player or two – hello Youk!) have been there a few days, so it isn’t as big a deal in that sense – but the fact that they have to be there today and we’ll “officially” get to see them makes me very happy. Also, seeing Jason Varitek back in a Red Sox uniform is something that I’m particularly geeked about seeing.

Incidentally, if you’re not reading the Rob Bradford/Alex Speier Red Sox blog, you’re missing a lot of good stuff. I know that makes me look like a total kiss ass, plugging it here, but even if there wasn’t a “weei.com” attached to my blog address, I’d be sending you over there. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s going on in Ft Myers. And I’ve written it before (long before the blog was HERE), that Bradford really seems to know the geeky, inane things the fans like to read about. (Most of that blog ISN’T geeky and inane, mind you, but there are some parts that are definitely for the uber-fan!) Bookmark the blog, folks, and enjoy it for the next month or so.

Speaking of geeky and inane, I spent much too much time yesterday working on a couple of things that folks might find interesting or a total waste of time. You make the call. See, I received an email from someone wanting to know where I get the titles for my entries, because most of them don’t make sense to him. So I explained that they are song lyrics and the reason I use the lyrics to songs is because it’s something I used to do when I kept a personal blog. I’d spend so much time writing the entry that coming up with a title always stymied me. So using songs made that part of the process a little easier. I never really used it for the Sox blog, but when I got this gig I decided I didn’t want to spend too much time obsessing on the titles, so the song lyrics came back. This same, curious person then asked me what the songs were that I was quoting. I’ve been keeping a list (mostly to make sure I don’t use a song more than once – so far, so good) and as I was going through it I thought it would be a fun idea to try and track down videos for each song.

So I did. Not as easy as it sounds, either. I began a blog here (I’ll keep the link in the blogroll to the right) and will be trying to keep it as updated as this blog. We’ll see how long it lasts.

And because, for me, one nerdy act always seems to follow another, while I was looking up videos, it occurred to me (partly due to an email from KellyO, where she dug up a playlist of songs from a service we both just attended) that I could make an iMix on iTunes. A place for folks to find the music if they’re so inclined. So, I did. The first playlist is below. (If I DO decide to keep this up, I’ll be putting them together by month. This first one is the songs from my January entries. Well, the ones available on iTunes, anyway.)

This is why working from home for a few days a week is a bad idea for me. Give me too much time to think and I’m all over the place!

So we welcome pitchers and catchers today. Can I get a “woooooooo!”?

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