So sad…   

Instant Classic tonight – Padres lose crazy game; fall from first (crazy is a huge understatement)

The Dodgers beat the Padres 11-10 in 10 innings.  The two teams split this weekend’s series with the Dodgers winning two and the Padres winning two.  I’m actually glad I didn’t go to tonight’s game, although maybe if I went, the Pads would’ve held out.  I sure hope Jon Lee (Xanga: gunnerman) stayed for the whole game.  If he was like most Los Angeles fans (arrive late, leave early), shame…shame on him!

The Padres still won 13 out of 18 against the Dodgers this year though!

It’s going to go down to the wire in the National League West/Worst!


To lighten things up a little bit, here’s something for those of you who sit (or will sit) shotgun in “Devoted Dan”.  Here are the official shotgun rules…

Official Shotgun Rules (some of you who rode in the ol’ Oldsmobile Ciera SL I used to drive may remember me having it taped to the passenger side of the dashboard) 

The Shotgun Constitution


Preamble:

THE RULES LISTED BELOW APPLY TO THE CALLING OF SHOTGUN (THE PASSENGER SEAT) IN AN AUTOMOBILE. THESE RULES ARE DEFINITIVE AND BINDING.

Section I The Basic Rules

Article 1: In order to call Shotgun, the caller must pronounce the word “Shotgun” as long as the driver verifies the call.

Article 2: Shotgun may only be called if all occupants of the vehicle are outside and directly on the way to the said vehicle.

Article 3: Early calls are strictly prohibited. Shotgun may only be called while walking toward the vehicle and only applies to the drive immediately forthcoming.

Shotgun can never be called while inside a vehicle or still technically on the way to the first location. For example, one can not get out of a vehicle and call Shotgun for the return journey.

Article 4: The driver has final say in all ties and disputes. The driver has the right to suspend or remove all shotgun privileges from one or more persons.

Section II Special Cases

These special exceptions to the above rules should be considered in the order presented; the case listed first will take precedence over any of the cases beneath it, when applicable.

Article 1: In the instance that the normal driver of a vehicle is drunk or otherwise unable to perform their duties as driver, then he/she is automatically given Shotgun.

Article 2: In the instance the person who actually owns the vehicle is not driving, then he/she is automatically given Shotgun, unless they decline.

Article 3: In the instance the the driver’s spouse, lover, partner, or hired “escort” for the evening is going to accompany the group, he/she is automatically given Shotgun, unless they decline.

Article 4: In the instance that one of the passengers may become so ill during the course of the journey that the other occupants feel he/she will toss their cookies, then the ill person should be given Shotgun to make appropriate use of the window.

Article 5: In the instance that only one person knows how to get to a given location and this person is not the driver, then as the designated navigator for the group they automatically get Shotgun, unless they decline.

Article 6: In the instance that one of the occupants is too wide or tall to fit comfortably in the back seat, then the driver may show mercy and award Shotgun to the genetic misfit.

Alternatively, the driver and other passengers may continually taunt the poor fellow as they make a three-hour trip with him crammed in the back.

Section III The Bastard Rules

Article 1: If the driver so wishes, he/she may institute the Bastard Rules on the process of calling Shotgun. In this case all rules, excepting that of Section 1, Article 4, are suspended and the passenger seat is occupied by whoever can take it by force.

Article 2: The driver must announce the institution of the Bastard Rules with reasonable warning to all passengers. This clause reduces the amount of blood lost by passengers and the damage done to the vehicle.
Please follow the above rules to the best of your ability. If there are any arguments or exceptions not covered in these rules, the driver calls the shots, as stated in Section 1, Article 4.
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Time to bring some Steven Curtis Chapman goodness back with the song “Much of You”.  This was the song I thought of as Pastor Jackson gave his message yesterday.

Much of You
How could I stand here
And watch the sun rise
Follow the mountains
Where they touch the sky
Ponder the vastness
And the depths of the sea
And think for a moment
The point of it all was to make much of me
Cause I’m just a whisper
And You are the thunder and

I want to make much of You, Jesus
I want to make much of Your love
I want to live today to give You the praise
That You alone are so worthy of
I want to make much of Your mercy
I want to make much of Your cross
I give You my life
Take it and let it be used
To make much of You

And how can I kneel here
And think of the cross
The thorns and the whip and the nails and the spear
The infinite cost
To purchase my pardon
And bear all my shame
To think I have anything worth boasting in except for Your name
Cause I am a sinner
And You are the Savior

I want to make much of You, Jesus
I want to make much of Your love
I want to live today to give You the praise
That You alone are so worthy of
I want to make much of Your mercy
I want to make much of Your cross
I give You my life
Take it and let it be used
To make much of You

This is Your love, oh God
Not to make much of me
But to send Your own Son
So that we could make much of You
For all eternity

I want to make much of You, Jesus
I want to make much of Your love
I want to live today to give You the praise
That You alone are so worthy of
I want to make much of Your mercy
I want to make much of Your cross
I give You my life
Take it and let it be used
To make much of You

I want to make much of You
Much of You, Jesus


The “Trojans” photo in my previous entry was shot from the Goodyear blimp.  I linked it from www.trojanfb.com.

That’s about it for now.

Fight on and BEAT THE (Arizona) WILDCATS!!!

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I’m still keeping the faith!  GO PADRES!!!

About USCTrojan4JC

God Follower, husband, father, USC Trojan alumnus, Mazda employee

4 responses to “”

  1. rice4krxst says :

    Steven Curtis Chapman indeed! GO DODGERS!!!

  2. gunnerman says :

    ummm…no did not leave!!! oh baby!! what a game. i was 5 ft from nomar homerun ball!!

  3. FatBoyChubbs says :

    Padres are going down!!!

  4. kermee314 says :

    Awesome game.  I was watching it at Yardhouse, and people didn’t stop cheering for like 5 minutes afterwards.  There was a real aura among us just knowing they’d pull off the win.  🙂

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