Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Fun Names in the Pirates Minor Leagues

Chris Bootcheck
Larry Broadway
Michael Dubee
Corey Hamman
Lincoln Holdzkom
Gorkys Hernandez
Jose Luis De Los Santos De Leon
Bobby Spain
Frederick Quincy Latimore
Starling Marte
Brock Holt
Diomedes Garcia
Papiro Juan
Brooks Pounders
Gift Ngoepe
Erickdeivis Marquez
Elevys Gonzalez
Gemmy Gonzalez
Gerlis Rodriguez
Rogelios Noris

To include all the good ones on the Pirates' Dominican Summer League team would about double this list, so I'm just giving you the link in case you want to check it out:


But the name of names that doesn't seem like it could possibly be real...

Henry Henry

And, of course, the newest name added to the Pirates organization...

Lastings Milledge

Here's the Part Where I Ask You All for Money

So, my fellow JJ8ers, as many of you know, I'm running a half-marathon on October 18th to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I’m doing this to challenge myself, to get in Linda Hamilton Terminator shape, to take up time that was spent drinking (so I have A LOT of extra time), to celebrate that I've quit drinking (it will be a year Ocvtober 21st), but mostly, to honor my mother, Yvette, who died of leukemia in 1990. She was 33; I was 11.

I need to raise $3900 by September 30, but since I won't be winning any races ever, I'd like to raise more to satisfy my competitive streak. You can donate by going to my LLS Fundraising page at http://pages.teamintraining.org/nyc/nikesf09/cwensley (the title of this post should be live link to my page... um, maybe). Also, if your company/sports franchise/restaurant/school/whatever wants to support a great cause, a sweet tax write-off, good press, and/or to have their name and logo emblazoned somewhere on my person, they can also sponsor me.

I realize that this is a little of a Christy-story of a post, but I'm actually really happy and excited about doing this for my brave, fiercely protective, loyal, hot-tempered, animal-saving, kind, sharp tongued, beautiful, crazy, amazing mother.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pittsburgh, PA

Views from my home & office.

Up to 4 free tickets for any Pirates home game are available to you all.

Start making your plans now!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

¡el sol ya viene!

thursday is supposed to be warm and sunny and i haven't seen you cats in a while --
¿ so what say you to the bohemian hall or studio square (also LIC) or gowanus or franklin park or ..... ?

(also open to other ideas)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

FSJ: Nod Ya Head To This

I suggest you take a breath, for the words I manifest:

But Mira mira, man, don't sleep...

...even with the cars goin' BEEP BEEP:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

2 Legit 2 4git (or remember in the 1st place)

Soooo many good moments. My head might have exploded
#1: Minute 5:15 - dancing in a onesie
(embedding disabled for this vid - sorry)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Celebrate Brooklyn opens tonight

David Byrne! Goes on at 8pm. Morgan and I will head over early and grab a spot. I have no phone but call Sol or call Morgan 901.233.8094.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Reminder, Satuday June 6, 6pm: Flatbush Farm's The Barn, Flatbush & 6th Ave.... Christy and Ashley M. are very kindly hosting an engagement party for us, you should have received your invites in the mail...and if not for any reason, if you are reading this blog, you are totally invited.

Friday Sweet Jams: Rainy Day Edition

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

tze's movie

I got a ticket for the Sat June 20th screening (3:15pm, BAM)... anyone want to join? Get tickets here