Josh Brage

Random Evening
August 20, 2007, 5:16 am
Filed under: Philosophical, Walk with God, Whatever

Honestly, I don’t know exactly what I am thinking/feeling right now. I feel some awkwardness. This is natural since I am in a transition. (Tomorrow I start at Orchard Road full time.) It is exceptionally weird for me since I am fairly socially sensitive. i want to know where I ‘fit in.’ Right now, I am having to meet a bunch of new people and begin relationships. That is fun and exciting. But I am a person who prefers comfort and routine. This is all new.

(Listening to: Phil Wickman: Self-titled upon Sean’s recommendation; love the style, will listen to for the next couple of days to pick up lyrics and feel. It is relaxed, but not boring. Definitely chill/work to music. Maybe worshipful, don’t know.)

Something I am currently learning/noticing in my life is that I do not like to be criticized. (All the people who know me at all are chuckling to themselves and rolling their eyes right now.) But seriously, I don’t like it at all. It makes me want to launch into people with my mouth and let them have it. Automatically. That is not right. I need God to take that from me. It is ego, stubbornness and ego. Lord, help me.

Finally, did you know that I have used the same deodorant everyday since 2002? It is true. Old Spice High Endurance Deodorant Mountain Rush. Everyday. I do not get anything else. I do not think about getting anything else. I do not want anything else. That is that.

Also, I don’t have to be at the office until 7:45ish now. That is awesome. I will probably feel like I am sleeping in all the time.


This is the Kind of Dad I Wan to Be
August 16, 2007, 5:55 pm
Filed under: Baseball, Family, Philosophical

Well, Goodbye Fall Softball
August 15, 2007, 5:39 am
Filed under: Baseball, Whatever

So, I have now gone to the doctor to have him look at my hand. Guess what? I have a hairline fracture in my fourth (ring) metacarpal bone in my hand. It is a weird bone to have a fracture in because it is right in the middle of my hand. The doctor told me that there wasn’t much we can do about it, except wait. However, he told me that it could very easily turn in a break (like shown above) or the bone could just shatter if I continued to play softball, specifically hit softballs with a bat. If this were to happen it would almost certainly mean surgery on my right hand. This is not an appealing option to me, so I will be forfeiting most of my fall softball season, until I get the free and clear from my doctor. Hopefully in 4-6 weeks. So, I am on the DL. Suck!

Why Is This Not In My Life?
August 10, 2007, 5:03 pm
Filed under: Rockstar

Yeah, that’s right. It is an R2-D2 Video Projector!

Your very own R2-D2!

From the site:

A full 6.44 metersprojection of any (digital) material. Artoo lets you use DVDs and CDs with his own integrated player. Connect external devices through video and audio ports (analog and digital), project photos and videos directly from memory cards, USB-flashdrives and with the interal iPod dock, even from your iPod photo or video!

Stereo and surround sound can be enjoyed through integrated 20W speakers. A fully motorized design which allows remote control of Artoo with the Millennium Falcon remote. Move Artoo Forward, Reverse, make him Turn Left, Turn Right and Rotate his headunit. Tilt the legs and ceiling projection is possible! The remote lets you control all of Artoo’s movements, video and audio functions, and gives you full control over the iPod’s menu which can even be projected.

R2-D2 and the Millennium Falcon remote have light and sound effects.

Ummm… holy crap!

I Can Outpunk an 9 Year Old
August 10, 2007, 2:47 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Ok, funny story happened last night. I hope that I can do it justice. Last night I had a group picnic with the worship team. It was a gorgeous night and they held it at the park right down the street from my house, so I was able to just walk down there. It is always fun to just hang out at a park with some friends!

Now to the fun part. I was horsing around with a couple of the kids there. When out of no where this other kid, from our group, probably 9 or 10, comes walking up and kicks this other kid in the shin really hard. (They are about the same size, so it was alright.) So I start messing with this new-comer and playfully kickbox at his shin. Well, at the first slight contact this dude throws himself on the ground and starts crying. It was a total soccer-player move. All of us just froze and watched him. Everyone realizing that this kid is psycho. So after about 10 seconds of this madness, he gets up and dramatically limps away to see his mom.

So I move on and am now standing off to the side talking to a friend, when POW! This kid has come back and grabbed a handful of ice and plowed me in the back with it. His eyes are all crazy and he is seriously mad. So, I do the mature thing and reach down grab some ice and start pitching it back at him.

This goes on for a minute, escalating as these things usually do. Until I get serious with him and peg him, hard, with a golfball size piece of ice in his left calf. This time he goes down, gripping his leg and is now in pain. So, again, I do the adult thing and peg his other leg.

Now he slowly gets up with murder in his eyes. And walks away, doesn’t even stop at at the picnic shelter and heads straight to his family’s van.

That’s right. I am a bigger punk than a 9 year old.

Home Run King …
August 10, 2007, 1:48 pm
Filed under: Baseball

Here are some stats I dug up after being tipped by Denis Prager.

This is a comparison of the three home run kings and how they did it.

Babe Ruth hit 714 home runs over 22 seasons in 8398 at bats. This averages out to 32.45 a year and 1 home run every 11.77 at bats.

Hank Aaron hit 755 home runs over 23 seasons in 12364 at bats. This averages out to 32.83 a year and 1 home run every 16.38 at bats.

Barry Bonds has hit 757 home runs (so far) over 22 seasons in 9777 at bats. This averages out to 34.41 a year and 1 home run every 12.92 at bats.

These are interesting numbers to me. The Babe was great! 1 home run every 11 at bats! That is astounding and he was consistent over 22 years when medicine was not nearly as advanced as it is now. He drank, cussed, chewed and definitely went with women who did the same! He is the Bambino. For ever. I am going to try and dig up some Babe Ruth stories (that are appropriate for my blog) and get them up. He was truly a legend!

EDIT: (More stuff)

Great ESPN Article summing up his life and career.


True True True
August 10, 2007, 1:40 pm
Filed under: Morning

Thanks mom.