Friday, February 20, 2015

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Guess who's back? It's me, the Four-legged Clover. I am making my long awaited return to the blog today because the big guy is lazy and can't think of a post. I told him don't worry, I got this. I tried to look up the last time I posted but got distracted by the fox that lives in the woods behind my yard.

So how about this weather? I'm trying to remember if it was like this last year. Snow, Polar vortex, wind chills. Whatever they are, I don't like them. Well, the cold at least. I love the snow. I don't love that it covers the grass, so every once in a while I have to dig up the snow to make sure the grass hasn't disappeared underneath. And guess what? It's still there! It's been so cold that I can't be outside for that long and I can't go on any walks. I need to talk to that groundhog to see what his deal is. This weather is the coldest it's ever been in my life! I get my hyperbole cues from the big guy.

So guess who has four paws, a tail, and is becoming a grownup dog? That's right, this girl. I made the transition from the crate to being left out all day. Not left outside all day. My humans wouldn't do that to me. Right? Now I have free range to do the things I used to do in my crate. Lay down, sleep, yawn, stand up and spin around forty seven times only to lay down again, and chew my antler. Life is good for this bitch.

Someone once told me to always leave the audience wanting more. I would tell you that I am going to write more, but who am I kidding, that's probably not going to happen. So before I get myself in trouble by exposing my secrets to my humans, I am going to bid you adieu and get back to important things like you see below.

Until I sniff you again.

-Four-legged Clover

Sunday, February 15, 2015

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Let's give this another shot! By "this", I mean starting to try to get my fat ass into shape and lose a couple of lbs. I know there is no quick fix when it comes to fitness and health, and because of this, I have adjusted my plan. I am planning on trying out some new tactics to help the process. Nothing that is going to reinvent the wheel, but some things that I have failed to do in my previous futile attempts.

The last time I was " in shape" was the summer of 2012, and the reason for that was two softball leagues and I was training for a 5k. My plan is to get moving on a daily basis, mix in some vegetables and salads, cut out the sugary drinks and alcohol, and to record what I eat so i can see where and when I eat. This is not revolutionary stuff here, but stuff I have never done before.

I am going to focus on daily choices and try to win the small daily battles as opposed to looking at the big daunting task. Micro instead of macro. A healthy choice is a win, and I want to have more wins than losses every week. If I can do that, I can build some momentum and get the ball rolling into a healthy lifestyle and build some healthy habits.

This is the plan. I know it's going to be tough, but if it wasn't tough, everyone would be doing it.

So, here's to a journey to a healthy lifestyle one small win at a time.

Until next time.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Posted by Sean |

So it all comes down to today! The balls are inflated to the proper amount (so we think) and the Patriots and Seahawks are ready to take the field. The food is cooking and the beer is cold. It's time for kickoff!

Thanks for following along all season.I finished with a 5-4-1 record in the playoffs and a record of 132-116-6, for the season. Any way you look at it, it was a good season. Let's get to my pick:

Seahawks(-1) vs. Patriots
I think this is going to be a very close game. I have spoken about the Super Bowl being anticlimactic, but I think this one is different. Tom Brady keeps it very close, but the Seattle defense and Marshawn Lynch are too much and Seattle repeats. Seahawks win 23-20 in a classic Super Bowl.

Until next time.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Posted by Sean |

Well, it's been some time since we last spoke. Let's get caught up.

-I made some cosmetic changes to the site recently. It's nothing big, just some minor aesthetics. I like the crispness of the changes and feel they gave the site a little bit of a refresh. Let me know what you think.

-There's a big controversy at the Super Bowl and it's over balls and their psi levels. I think the Pats are/were just trolling the NFL and the media to make them say balls as many times as possible. I know what you're thinking, how sophomoric, but then again, that's where my brain is. I will have my pick for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

-Hockey just got back from their All Star break and the Rangers look to pick up where they left off in the first half. They are a playoff team right now, and I think it stays that way. In hockey, much like any other sport, all you have to do is make the tourney and anything can happen.

-I've tried to get into Rutgers men's basketball, and so far have been successful. The team, not so much. They are competitive and Eddie Jordan has the program moving in the right direction. They just need another scorer and they would be good. The B1G competition is good, but no where near the old Big East. They are building.

-The Jets have hired a new GM, Mike Maccagnan, and a new head coach, Todd Bowles. Both if these gentleman are NJ guys, Bowles is from Elizabeth and Maccagnan is from Hightstown, and are looking to cut their teeth in their first head roles of their career. I like the hires. It's about time they brought in some fresh faces. They even cleaned house in the scouting department, something Maccagnan specializes in. (The scouting/personnel, not the cleaning house part) I really do like both of these hires.

-Less than 25 days until pitchers and catchers report, and the spring begins. I'm not counting out winter just yet, but it's good to know spring is around the corner.

-Clover has been doing well. Maybe if she can find time and stop chasing the cat, deer, and squirrels out of the backyard, she can put a post up. Good luck with that.

-Holidays are over, and it's time to get my fat ass in shape. Stay tuned to find out if I can stick with it, or if I let it slip like I've been known to do.

-I would also like to wish my beautiful, loving Wife a Happy Birthday. You know I love you! And, yes, I know it was technically the 28th.

Until next time.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Posted by Sean |
This is it. This is the last Sunday where we have multiple meaningful NFL games on a Sunday until September. Even the Super Bowl in two weeks is anticlimactic. But as is life. Here are my picks to reach Super Bowl XLIX (HOME TEAM IN CAPS):

Packers (+8) vs. SEAHAWKS
I like the Seahawks to win the game, but I think it is going to be a lot closer than eight points. Yes, Aaron Rodgers is hurting, but he can find a way to put up points.The Seahawks defense has been playing well recently, but has not faced anything resembling a good QB since they were beat by Tony Romo and the Cowboys. Look it up if you don't believe me. Seahawks win 31-27.

PATRIOTS (-6.5) vs. Colts
I think Bill Belichick makes Andrew Luck look like a young QB with his disguised coverage and I just don't think the Colts defense can stop the Patriots. Pats win big, 31-13.

Last Week: 3-0-1
Playoffs: 3-4-1
Season: 130-116-6

Until next time.