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I played The Oregon Trail once when I was a little girl with my father. We made it to Oregon, but the stress was too great for my six-year-old body and mind and I never touched the game again. It was an updated version of the game, and now that I look back on it, it lacked the charm of the original Apple II version by MECC. (MECC is also responsible for making Storybook Weaver Deluxe, my favorite computer program of all time.)

You see, in the original version, the graphics were somewhat spotty, the music was 8-bit, and you could even pass your classmates' tombstones on the side of the road, for which they had written their own epitaphs:



A good Sox fan can tell you that Jacoby Ellsbury is from Madras, Oregon. A prospect stalker can also tell you that Jed Lowrie is from Salem. These two facts led me to send the two of them out on a quest to arrive in new lands - lands they, well, already live in. Justin and Clay are just along for the ride.




That was just a short thing that I had to get down before I lost it. I swear I'm working on the Rick Rolling one - I actually did work on it today - but I couldn't resist this...

EDIT: Here's the newest meme going around:

Pick 10 [or 12] people and give them the "you make my day" award. If you're picked, you are charged with picking 10 [or 12] of your own (please don't feel the need to add me to your list if you do it). There's no need to explain your choices or rank them.

I set out to do it myself, and it just so happens that I have exactly twelve people (and one fictional college and two communities) on my Friends' List. What are the odds of that? I'm not going to force any of you to do it, especially since most of you have done it already, but consider yourselves quasi-tagged. I seriously miss you people if I have to be away from a computer for an extended period of time.

I also had to post this, because it made me act all happy and pathetic: Which Double-A or Triple-A prospects have the greatest chance of making an impact later in the year like Jonathan Papelbon in '05 or Jacoby Ellsbury last year?
-- Josh D., New Bedford, Mass.


The two guys to keep an eye on this year are Justin Masterson and Jed Lowrie. Masterson, a second-round pick in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, is a right-hander with a nasty sinker. He has made a swift rise through the farm system and is probably the next pitching prospect that will be heard from.


Lowrie is a gritty infielder who can flat-out hit. His main position in the Minor Leagues has been shortstop, but this is a guy who can play all over the infield. Both of these players have carried themselves like pros throughout Spring Training. I wouldn't be surprised if either guy -- or both -- surfaced at Fenway Park at some point this year.


Ian Browne knows how to make me happy. I am already looking forward to Dress-Up Day this September.

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piney61
Feb. 25th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIQrBouWRiE

I kinda wanna do a Clay and Jacoby version just for shits and giggles. Jed and Justin would be all over this lol
1863_project
Feb. 25th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
I have to agree. That's just asking for it. And with all the celebrities, too...there's so many options to play with this one!

(adds it to her list of things she will hopefully someday get to...)
piney61
Feb. 25th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
I think I could take a whirly go at this I dunno who should sing lead though: Jacoby or Clay. I kinda wanna do it as Jacoby and have him be like "Fangirls, I appreciate all the love you send me, but there's something you must know" *mad strumming* I'M FUCKING CLAY BUCHHOLZ! and so on

edit: I wanted to change my icon...it was making kitty scared

Edited at 2008-02-25 10:04 pm (UTC)
1863_project
Feb. 25th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
That's great! You've gotta do it!

(Jacoby playing the guitar is also a very pretty mental image. But we won't go there.)
meril
Feb. 26th, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
..............I'm laughing so hard right now. A++++

Thank you for making me one of your twelve reads. I warn you, I started out on LJ with two friends and ended up with...130. Also the two friends I started with are no longer on my flist. I've been on LJ too long.

(no, I'm not going to prompt you to use Storybook Weaver to make Sox stories either. I used to use that when I was babysitting, and mainly used the fairy-tale stuff. The things I do to entertain kids.)

1863_project
Feb. 26th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Storybook Weaver has made me laugh harder than any other computer program ever. I would write inappropriate things and then use the text-to-speech option, and I'd drop to the floor or start crying because it was just that funny.

I started with very few friends on LJ, too (mostly my friends from high school) - people tended to sort of...find me over time, which is how I started to branch out. I'm so glad I've started exploring a little more on my own now, too, though! (I used to have an LJ a long time ago, but I stopped writing in it - I restarted this one almost a year ago.)
jennyagain
Feb. 27th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
i am totally smitten with the panel of jed and justin in seatbelts with justin's arms up over his head. i just ... SQUEEEE! wherefore have i icons of NEITHER OF THEM. d'oh.

you continue to rock.
1863_project
Feb. 27th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
Justin's also wearing a shirt that says "Rick Astley is my homeboy." I promise that this will be explained in an installment or two.

You must icon them! I did! Actually, I iconed Jed back in October or so of last year for my Arizona Fall League posts (and then became slowly addicted to the use of the icon and started finding excuses to use it...but we all know why that is, unfortunately!).
mstieforlife
Mar. 6th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
*late to the party* LOL awesome. I always died of dysentary... BUT! So great! :D
1863_project
Mar. 7th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! That makes me feel less dorky about actually drawing this...

But that's the second best way to go! It only falls short of drowning in a river that's too deep to ford...
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Apr. 2nd, 2011 06:33 am (UTC)
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