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predictions. [Apr. 4th, 2004|02:08 pm]
[i'm feeling |optimisticoptimistic]

2004 mlb predictions, by callie :)

national league

nl east: the braves. sorry, i've gotta stick with my team! i realize that they lost a lot of offense in the offseason, but if j.d. drew can stay healthy, he can put up sheffield-like numbers. the braves have a lot of guys who can get on base and are good hitters, and that's important because base-runners lead to runs scored. i think the braves' rotation of ortiz, hampton, and ramirez is a good one, and once leo mazzone gets through to john thomson [as he does with every new pitcher], he'll be solid, too. yeah braves!
nl central: the astros. this is going to be a tough race, but i think houston did a better job in the offseason. they solidified their rotation with the additions of pettitte and clemens [who'da thought it?!], and their offense is rarely questionable. they've got bagwell, biggio, berkman, and jeff kent, and each of those guys is capable of hitting 30+ home runs and knocking in 90+ runs, if they stay healthy.
nl west: the diamondbacks. no clear-cut winner here, but if randy johnson has a season like he did from 1998-2002 [as opposed to last year], they should be the team to beat. randy choate and shane reynolds are strong pitchers, as well. i like that they added richie sexson--he'll give them a consistent first baseman and run production. robbie alomar is great at second base and is a good slap hitter. he'll get on base for the power guys. luis gonzalez needs to stay healthy. i just don't think the giants have the offense or pitching to win the division.
wild card: the cubs. it'll be a battle between the cubs and 'stros in the central division, but i don't think the cubbie offense will be enough to back up those power pitchers to win the whole division. they play a ton of games against teams in their own divison, and the cardinals and astros always beat up on them. the cubs also think they got some great deal in greg maddux, but he's an aging pitcher who's lost a lot of his velocity. he's not nearly as dominant as he was four years ago, and the cubs are going to miss prior at the beginning of the season. but i think they will pick it up after prior gets back, and will then be able to win the wild card.

american league

al east: the red sox. another hard-fought division, and honestly, i just don't want to say that the yankees will win. the red sox had the best off-season in baseball, adding curt schilling and keith foulke to an already talented pitching staff. they didn't need help on offense--they scored more runs than any other team in baseball [aside from the braves] last year. once they get nomar garciaparra healthy and off the disabled list, their offense will pick right back up and they'll be fighting the yankees all the way until the end of september. wishful thinking allows me to pick the bosox to win the division.
al central: the twins. this is really a toss-up. in most divisons there are a few teams that have the potential to dominate, but there is no dominant team in the central. i'm going with the twins because i have always liked torii hunter. brad radke and carlos silva are relative unknowns, but are each talented pitchers. cristian guzman and corey koskie are solid defensive infielders, but this team's problem will be scoring runs. but they'll play the majority of their games against teams like cleveland, kansas city, and detroit, so they should be okay.
al west: the angels. with the additions of bartolo colon and vladimir guerrero, they should be a strong team this year. they've always had the offense, with great players like garret anderson, troy glaus and tim salmon. eckstein and erstad have always provided the little hits that lead to big runs. aaron sele and brendon donnolly will provide good backup to colon on the pitching staff. and to be honest, the a's didn't do anything to make up for losing miguel tejada, and that will hurt them.
wild card: the yankees. like i said, i'm optimistic that the red sox could win the east division, so the yankees will be the wild card. if the yanks win the division, the bosox will win the wild card. either way, both teams will definitely be in the playoffs, and i favor the red sox rotation in any head-to-head postseason series. i think the yankees will lose the division, because they don't have a left-handed starter or anyone to anchor the rotation. mike mussina is getting old, kevin brown hasn't played a completely healthy season in forever, and jose contreras is just not that good. yes, they can produce a high amount of offense, but i think there will be definite personality conflicts on this team. kevin brown and gary sheffield are both high-maintenence players, and sheff doesn't play well under pressure. it will be interesting to see what happens here. i'd like to see the yankees implode in on themselves. :)

it should be a good season. :)

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a real live update?! [Apr. 3rd, 2004|11:48 pm]
[i'm feeling |accomplishedaccomplished]
[i'm listening to |drunken girls in the hallway]

so, it's been a while since i updated, which is generally the case. i attribute it to the fact that nothing of interest ever really goes on in my life and when it does, i generally don't want the general public to know about it. but ah well...that just means that when i do really update, it is more enjoyable, right? sure. so here's what's been going on lately...

first and foremost, chris and i resolved everything. he realized that my so-called friends lied to him, and therefore he had no reason to break up with me. so we kind of just decided that we never really and truly broke up anyway, and therefore we don't have to say, "oh...we were together for two years and then broke up for two days and then got back together." lol. and things have been going pretty well, for the most part. my mom had been kind of upset with him [and the whole situation, to be honest], so after he and i got things figured out, she asked me if he and i would be willing to sit down with her and talk. so we did, and i was scared because neither of us likes to be lectured to and i was afraid it would turn into this big, ugly mess. but it didn't, of course, and my mom basically just said that she really wants to get to know chris better, because he's obviously someone i want to have in my life. this week, chris is in florida [lucky ass], and he was so cute today. he called me and said, "hey! we just got here and i'm sitting out here by the pool, but i really wanted to call you and hear how your interview went!" it made me happy.

while i'm talking about my parents, i have come to the conclusion that they must really love me a lot and miss me a lot now that i'm "away" at college. for example, i stayed at home on thursday night because i had to get up at 5:30 am to get ready for my interview at cardinal health. my parents were so excited, because it was the first time that i've stayed the night at home since i came to college, aside from breaks and such. friday night, my dad called me and he said, "i turned on your electric blanket, so you can come home and spend the night again tonight!" i didn't, but it was still funny. and then today, i thought we were only going to do this little family outing to target so we could pick out a new bedspread for my room at home, but apparently, i was wrong. after target, we went to applebee's for half-price appetizers, then my mom said, "hey! let's go across the street to polaris and we can go formal dress shopping!" if you know me, you know i can't turn down any shopping trip--much less when my mother is actually offering to buy me a dress for formal [this never happens]!! after that, my parents had decided they wanted to go to the saturday night service at our church and we were running late, so they made me go with them. then we were hungry, because appetizers are really not meant to be filling, so we went to dinner at friendly's, like i was a little kid. haha. i think they ended up semi-kidnapping me for the day.

however, the formal dress shopping was a success! i only went to one store [jc penney's, actually], but i found a potential dress. we bought it because it fit, and if i find one i like better, then i'll just return it. i couldn't find a picture of it anywhere, so i'll just have to describe it...it's long, black strapless with small, shiny black and pink beads across the top. it ties in the back and below the tie, there's a little scoop [does this make sense?], and the back is really long, so there's a little train. it's cute, but i'm not sure i really like how it fits, so idk if i'll end up keeping it. i'm going to keep looking around for other dresses, so we'll see.

in case you don't know, i am in the process of interviewing for a summer internship at cardinal health in their communications department. it would be a great experience for me, and plus, i would likely make a shitload of money and make lots of connections. i had my first interview right before i left for spring break, and then i had my second one yesterday...both went really well. i was really shocked, actually, because they went so well. the second time, i interviewed with four people, one of whom was the vice president of the department!! the human resources guy i interviewed with said, "you are very impressive on paper [referring to my resume], but even more impressive in person. you have a great sense of self, determination, and a level of maturity that is uncommon in a college sophomore. those are great attributes." i was excited! :) i won't be hearing anything for at least two weeks [maybe more], but keep your fingers crossed that something good happens. i think that after all the shit that happened last week, i deserve a break. ;D

i am so excited for the following reasons:
1. baseball season really and truly starts tomorrow! :)
2. uconn beat duke tonight!!!!!!!!!! :D
3. i get to see my emily twice this week!
4. the braves' first game is on tuesday night, instead of tuesday afternoon [like it usually is], so i get to watch it with my dad!
5. i will hopefully get to hang out with val this week, too!

okay, i'm gonna go to bed, but aren't you proud of me for really updating? it makes my life seem so much more interesting. :)

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weeeeeeeeeeeeeee! happy friday! [Apr. 2nd, 2004|03:08 pm]
[i'm feeling |hopefulhangin' in there]

i love court and molly...almost as much as i love procrastinationCollapse )

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(no subject) [Apr. 1st, 2004|12:07 am]
[i'm feeling |happyhappy]

wearing: Currently, teal silky shorts from Victoria's, purpley blue tanktop, barefoot. Earlier, green sweater and light wash jeans from Abercrombie, brown boots.
jewelry: Ring from Chris, Theta Nu lavaliere.
hair: Down, straight, parted on the side, bangs swooped over to the side.
last thing eaten: Stouffer's Mac and Cheese and chicken nuggets at home.
something that made me smile today: Chris coming over and talking with me and my mom. Chris on the phone tonight. My dad being crazy at home.
last thing i said: "Have a good night," to Amanda in the hallway.
last phone call: Chris on my cell phone.
last thing watched on tv: American Idol elimination. Damnit, I liked Amy a lot. John Stevens or Camile what'shername should have been gone tonight!!
listening to: Nothing...it's peaceful.
ims: I've been IM-stalking Lexie. :)
something i'm proud of today: Scheduling my second interview for my summer internship at Cardinal Health with their Communications Department. I really hope everything works out, because damnit, I deserve something good to happen right about now!!
thinking about: My interview on Friday. Formal is in a month and a half!! I think I've come to realize that it is dumb to try to deal with people who will never be accountable for their actions, so I'm not even going to worry about it anymore. I'm glad I worked everything out with Chris...it just proves that our relationship is stronger than certain people thought it was, and I'm all about proving people wrong. It makes me happy. I can't wait for baseball season! It's coming soon!! :)
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(no subject) [Mar. 31st, 2004|12:20 am]
[i'm feeling |sleepysleepy]
[i'm listening to |ESPN]

they're just jealous 'cause we're young and in loveCollapse )

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(no subject) [Mar. 18th, 2004|03:03 pm]
[i'm feeling |hothot]

WEARING: black pinstripe pants, black 3/4 length sleeve sweater, mom's dressy black shoes [because i left mine at school].
JEWELRY: silver dangly earrings, black and goldish beaded bracelet, silver wrist-choker type bracelet, white gold/diamond ring.
HAIR: straight, down. and i'm growing my bangs out, and they are getting to that annoying length where i just want to chop them off. they're not long enough to push aside all the way, but they're too long to leave straight. must...have...control!!!
MOOD: i am frustrated with my bangs and the office is really hot today! but aside from that, i'm all right, because i am making money and that makes me happy. and i get to see my christopher tonight, which also makes me happy. so yay! :)
EATING: i just went to donato's for lunch with my mom an hour ago. i had an individual pepperoni pizza...mmm. :)
DRINKING: water. coke with lunch.
THING LAST SAID: "the football coaches are just killing us!" :)
LAST PHONE CALL: someone calling the admission office and asking to speak to mark moffitt.
LAST THING WATCHED ON TV: espn sportscenter last night.
LISTENING TO: phillipa typing, ben being loud on the phone.
IMING: no one, i'm at work.
LAST THING LAUGHED/SMILED AT: the stupid football coaches.
THINKING ABOUT: hopefully seeing chris tonight. my stomach hurts. i want my grade from sabbath's class. i had a dream last night that i got a D on my 32-page paper and i think i would cry if i really did. i'm sleepy. :)
DID/DOING TODAY: work 8:30-5:00. hopefully seeing chris. need to run to plato's to drop off some clothes (and maybe make some money!). would like to go to meijer or marc's and get some makeup and other little groceries. hopefully tanning at some point, too, so my ass doesn't get fried in florida next week. maybe watching friends and must see tv. sleep and sleeping in tomorrow! woo! :)
LAST THING BOUGHT: cheez-its and reese's cups from the vending machine downstairs.
WENT TO BED/WOKE UP: 12:00am/6:55 am. :( i hate early mornings!
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i like hugs! :) [Mar. 18th, 2004|08:53 am]
[i'm feeling |workingworking]

give supercali more *HUGS*

Get hugs of your own

Weee! Hugs! :)
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quick update... [Mar. 17th, 2004|11:40 pm]
[i'm feeling |bouncyexcited/sleepy]
[i'm listening to |Fan in my room and quiet TV noise.]

Seriously, thank God the quarter is over. With pledging, really hard classes, and some other issues, it was most definitely my most difficult quarter at Otterbein. I appreciate those of you who have put up with my shit and whining more than you could ever know. Since I'm freakin' tired right now and I have to be up for work at 7:00, here's a quick rundown of my plans for this week.

Thursday--Work from 8:30-5:00. Lunch with Mom [probably at Panera again, yay!]. Hanging out with Chris that evening.

Friday--Sleep in! Organize clothes to be packed. Give Chris a tour of Otterbein [hopefully! wee!]. Hang out with Chris until his choir competition. Quality time with the family. Packing packing packing!

Saturday--Tanning. Hang out with Chris [hopefully]. Pack last minute things. Britt's coming down and taking me to Tiffin for the night. We're not sure if we're going to sleep, because we have to leave for the Toledo airport at 3:00 am, so we might just go hang out at Kroger or Wal-Mart in Tiffin. Wahoo! ;D

Sunday--7:30 am flight to Sanford/Orlando airport!! Driving to Hobe Sound, Florida and spending Sunday-Wednesday there.

Wednesday [next week]--Most of the day will be spent in Hobe Sound, but that afternoon/evening, we're driving back to Orlando.

Thursday [next week]--Disney World!

Friday--Hanging out in Orlando and maybe going to a Braves/Indians spring training game!!

Saturday--Flying home at 7:30 pm and getting to Toledo at 9:50 pm. Hopefully driving back to Columbus that night, but maybe not. :(

It's gonna be a fun trip, but I know I'm going to miss Chris, my family and my friends, which is the only crappy part of traveling. I can't wait for this summer--Chris and I are [hopefully] going to spend a weekend at Cedar Point and Put-In-Bay up on Lake Erie. That would be so much fun!! :)

Leave me some lovin' about how much you are going to miss me and my sporadic updates while I'm gone. ;D
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old school daily [Mar. 12th, 2004|10:03 pm]
[i'm feeling |bouncylazy!]

happy end of the quarter from hell!!Collapse )

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(no subject) [Mar. 2nd, 2004|12:06 am]

Callie's Life in Numbers [stolen from Shawna's profile]:

# of times I've been drunk: None.
# of majors I've tried: I started as Broadcasting, added a Spanish minor, and am debating between adding a second major in either Speech Comm or Journalism.
# of broken bones: 0.
# of times I've had my heart broken: 0 really.
# of boys I've loved: 1.
# of boys that have truly loved me back: 1.
# of medical problems I have: 2.
# of Violets that are in my heart at all times: All of them! [57, if you include us pledges]
# of awards I've won in my lifetime: Countless.
# of true best friends I've had: 4 [Linds when we were little, Lexie from 6th grade on, Em since the summer after 10th grade til now, and Chris].
# of random hookups: 0. Never, ever, ever.
# of people I truly HATE: 0. Hatred is a waste of time.
# of amazing women I've ever looked up to: 2 [my mom and Nikki]
# of times my siblings have shown their love for me: Chris--1 [when we were very little]. Jeff--Maybe 3. So, that question made me feel shitty...
# of people that frequent my dreams: 1.
# of regrets: 0. Without all the experiences in my life, I wouldn't be the person I am today.

And I like me!

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