Saturday, September 25, 2010


I am hoping to get a cornet for my birthday on October 30th. I have a dream of creating a family band. Ryann already plays the clarinet, Maria also can play a clarinet, I played trumpet when I was younger, Isabelle is about to start learning the flute and Bobby wants to learn to play piano and drums. This may be an issue with so many instruments with the same range. I.E. a trumpet/cornet and two clarinets, but I think it will be fun.

I am doing well in fantasy football, all things considered. 2-0 in one league and 1-1 in the other two. Wish me luck!

In case you are wondering, here is a picture of the difference between a trumpet and cornet.

From left to right: flugelhorn, trumpet and cornet
Typically trumpets are for orchestra and cornets are for jazz. The have a slightly different sound. I have heard the trumpet sound explained as brighter and the cornet sound explained as more mellow. Even though the cornet looks shorter, the actual tubing is the same length.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I Was Robbed!

In one of my fantasy football leagues I lost because of this atrocity

Please watch this video before you continue to read this blog....

Okay, now that we have all seen that this was actually a touchdown, you may be thinking, "But, Bob, you live in Chicago. The Bears won that game because of this play." While this is true, I have Calvin Johnson on my fantasy team and lost by 0.18 points. See my tragic loss here. For those who are not familiar with fantasy football or even football, Calvin Johnson received 4.5 points for this game. If you add a touchdown that is 10.5 points. Plus however many yards the ball was thrown divided by 10. (I.E. If the ball was thrown 35 yards that is 3.5 points.)

Final score:
Fire Eaters (Me) - 114.18
The Blasters (Brad) - 114.32

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I'll Continue To Blog

Thank you to Heather and Mom for letting me know that someone is reading my blog. Even if they are the only ones reading this, it is still worth it! Thanks!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm feeling a little down

Please leave me a comment if you read this. I just need to know that someone cares if I blog or not.