Weekend Recap

Winston, Jack, and I had a chance to meet my brother’s first child this weekend.  Madisyn is incredibly tiny, she weighs about 6 lbs and she has a lot of Deem characteristics (no that doesn’t mean she is amazing at Slow Pitch softball, she just has some facial features that Deem’s have). 

Afterwards, my family visiting my parents and Winston scooted along in his cart along the hardwood floors, he figured it out pretty quickly and loved the impact of collisions, he scooted across the floor into table, chairs, and sometimes Lucy (my parent’s Bulldog). 

Sunday is where it all went down.  The Bulldogs softball team managed to blow a 16-5 lead and lose 18-16.  We lost, but it was the most fun we’ve had in awhile.  We were losing by 2 runs and there were 2 people on base for me in the bottom of the last inning.  I had a chance to be a hero and win the game, but grounded out to the Short Stop instead, it was pretty pathetic. 

My fantasy football team is still winless too.  I put up some decent points, but 3 of my players that I was relying on heavily are hurt, it doesn’t look like things will turn around this season. 

Sunday night, I hung out with the gang at Tomato’s to watch the Phillies clinch the division and then watch the football games.  We had discounted pints and 25 cent chicken wings, it was glorious.  I was listening to the Phillies game on AM radio on my way to Tomato’s, I actually had a couple of tears come to my eyes when I knew they were going to win it.  I’ve been to so many games and I followed so many of their teams over the years, it was unbelievable that this team sneaked into the playoffs.  Jaclyn and I have watched nearly every game this season, they are a blast to watch, but with their pitching, they had no right winning the division.  I tip my hat to the batting order, these guys are fun to watch. 

After the games, I watched Knocked Up.  Funny, funny, funny movie.  Very inappropriate, probably wouldn’t recommend it to someone’s parents, but it really made us laugh. 

Caught the last half of the Eagles game, poor Donovan Mcnabb, that guy got drilled on every play.

Winston just woke up and I have to get going to work.

1 Year Anniversary

I won the badminton tournament!  I did have the help of my little cousin Jack, this kid was tenacious and our team was flat out unstoppable.  Most of our competitors played side by side, but we had a system where he played up front and I played deep, this eliminated a lot of confusion over shuttlecocks going down the middle. 

The Bulldogs softball team lost another game.  I hope to update the team section of the website tonight.  I will update the player profiles once the new stats are posted.  Right now, I can think of some major changes in player grades.

The 1-Year anniversary was incredible.  We had an incredible meal at Hamilton’s Grill Room and enjoyed drinks at one of my recommended bars, The Boathouse.  I had a veal chop for the first time in my life, it was a huge piece of meat and it tasted damn good. 

I also beat San Diego Dave in Madden on his birthday.  He’s itching for a rematch. 

The great Jay Matthews got engaged and rumor is, someone took a picture of him asking himself to marry him. 

Some pictures:
The lovely couple revisiting the place they had their wedding reception

Jaclyn and Winston remembering the enchanted day

Me tearing it up in badminton!

Winston Flies!

Bonus Picture of Winston eating

Happy Birthday to San Diego Dave

Happy Birthday Dave!  My gift to you will be a brutal beating in Madden tonight.  Please post a comment and let us East Coasters know what a man does to celebrate his birthday in San Diego. 

This is a pretty busy weekend for me.  Saturday is a huge Deem family reunion at my parent’s house.  I am orchestrating a badminton tournament at the event and I plan to teach my cousins a serious lesson on how the game is played.  After the family gathering, Jack and I are heading out to the Hamilton Grill Room in Lambertville for our 1 year anniversary. 

Sunday, the Bulldogs try to right the ship.  We started the season off 0-3.  Coach Deem will have to give a motivating speech to get his team fired up. 

Things to Come

Quick notes for this morning:

I got beat pretty bad by Dave Seeton in Madden.  My pounding the ball into the gut played right into his hard blitzing strategy.  If I am going to beat him, I need to adopt to a more spread out offense and let’s face it, spread out offenses always end up being the way to go in football video games.  I am requesting a rematch against Dave, this time I will be the Detroit Lions.

Softball season is almost halfway over, I will update the player rankings once this Sunday’s stats are posted.  This is sure to cause some controversey. 

I am very surprised Pavarotti hasn’t posted a comment to this blog yet. 

Today I’m taking a long lunch to grab my 1-Year gifts, today is also my boss’ last day. 

Big Events

Every morning I wake up freezing cold.  I think it drops into the 50’s at night. 

On October 6th, Temple is playing their Homecoming game at Lincoln Financial field and I think Jaclyn and I are going to attend.  We’ll probably bring a football, the little grill, and if we’re feeling entrepreneurial, maybe we’ll sell some some nitrous.  Okay, we probably won’t sell nitrous, but everything else will be happening. 

Here’s the deal, it’s not going to be a good game.  Temple is a pretty bad football team, but they play on one of the nation’s nicest football fields.  Plus, it’s pretty cheap, you can get yourself some tickets for $10 to $15 and relax on a nice Fall day in an old sweatshirt. 

If anyone’s interested in going down and doing a little tailgating, let me know and we can pile into a car. 

I have begun work on our New Year’s Eve party invitations.  I am pretty excited, we’re definitely taking our party up a notch. 


Okay, I kind of screwed up. 

My first year anniversary of being married to Jaclyn is this Saturday.  I believe that I told her that I had the reservations taken care of for my favorite restaurant, The Black Bass.  Well I called them today to make the reservation and for whatever reason, the Black Bass is closed for 2 months and only serving weddings and private functions. 

I have also neglected to pick up a gift yet. 

Jaclyn’s a card person, so I better remember to get one of those too. 

I am so screwed.  I got to get a lot done before the end of the week. 

I’m Not A Loser

Well, it’s a rough day for Robert Deem.  The Eagles lost another easy game, my fantasy football team lost again, our softball team lost all three games so far this season, but there’s a beacon of hope on the horizon.  That beacon of hope is that tonight I am picking up a new headset for my Xbox and I’m going to play San Diego Dave.  Nothing dispels the feeling of being a loser like firing up your video game system and playing some Madden while talking trash over your headset (which looks a lot like the headset they wear at McDonald’s). 

Prediction:  I will play as the Chargers and Dave will play as the Eagles.  I will win 42-21.