Posted on: April 28, 2008 5:40 pm
Edited on: April 28, 2008 5:42 pm

Mondays are always a little off

Woke up late this morning, scrambled around to clean my house in preparation of a visit from my mother. This should be an interesting week. I'm off on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, spending time with her as we head to a Chess Convention. Yeah, you read that part right. My step-father was an avid chess set collector before he died last Fall and we're going to West Palm Beach this week to auction off some of his sets at this international convention.

Chess is almost like sports. Different positions. Strategy. Two teams of players. Turf war. Here's something I learned -- the markings on each piece explain their movements. A bishop has the diagonal cut into it's top, meaning it goes diagonal. A knight has the L-shaped head. The queen has a multi-pointed crown, showing that it can go anywhere ... You still awake?

Anyway, so I have to give a little speech about my step-dad Ralph Kent (he was a senior cartoonist with Disney for 40 years and people collect stuff with his name on it), so they want me to kinda talk about his life as an animator -- and avid chess set collector. Whaaa? I'm thinking about dropping in a story about the nun, the prostitute and the tax collector stuck in a boat, but something tells me this crowd won't be up for it.

Emack and I did video this afternoon together for the first time since Week 1. That was fun. We were laughing for about 10 minutes before the video started because I was planning on making fun of one of the emailer's names (Mr. Feig), but I didn't think I could do it without us laughing for another 10 minutes and having to reshoot. I also came very close to making Emack say, "I think Barry Zito is sexy." You'll have to check it out to understand.

This past weekend, I went to Dwyne's for an NFL Draft party, made my mango salsa -- it was a big hit! Use Tostitos Scoops to dip:
  • 2 mangos (diced)
  • 1 red pepper (diced)
  • 2 jalapenos (minced)
  • 1 red onion (diced)
  • 1 cucumber (diced)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
The draft party was fun -- but my Bucs broke my heart like they usually do. Why we took CB Aqib Talib at No. 20 -- I have no idea. I was hoping for Devin Thomas there, then again, with the second round pick, the Bucs went to WR Dexter Jackson of Appalachian State. He was the best wide receiver available? Please. Jon Gruden (Bruce Allen's puppetmaster) is a horrible drafter. It's almost a curse that he did well this past season because I wouldn't have minded seeing this offensive genius take a walk.
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