Monday, November 8, 2010

Funny Math

I'm not sure what kind of funny math this is, but I'm in the 100th percentile now!

xoxo, gsp

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

xoxo, gossip genn

I just wanted to toot my own horn and say that I'm in the 99.8th percentile in the ESPN Pigskin Pick'Em game.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ESPN Pigskin Pick 'Em

It's that time of year season!  For the past few years, my co-workers and I form a group and play ESPN's Pigskin Pick 'Em.  Sometimes we play for money, sometimes we play for pride. This year, we are playing for money. Woohoo!  Based on past performance, Pigskin Pick 'Em is perfect for me -- all I need to do is predict the winner of each NFL game (with point spread) on a weekly basis -- no knowledge of football is needed and this seems to work to my advantage.

Going into Monday I was in the lead by 2 points which would normally be enough. But with two Monday night games, my victory was at stake. I thought my chance to win was over when I checked the scores and saw the Jets had lost and the Chiefs were on their way to a win. Imagine my surprise when this morning I received the results from Week 1 (taken from an email from our group's Commissioner, also the author of This Blog Is My Constant):

Week 1 Winner: Gennessey

Gennessey stormed out to a fast start and didn't look back as she took week 1 with 10 correct out of 16. Although she got zero correct on Monday, she was able to predict one of the bigger upsets as the Seahawks beat the 49ers (as did most of the Seattle-ites), while also picking the Vikings to cover the Saints spread. These picks helped her just beat out 4 other people who got 9.

Wish me luck as I try to beat out the rest of the gang in the upcoming weeks!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Asia - The Final Chapter

Singapore was our final stop in Asia. Bryan was a former Singaporean citizen and lived there from the small age of 5 to 12. As part of their civic duty, all Singaporean males are required to serve 2 years in the National Service when they reach 18. Bryan and his family left the country before he could perform this duty, but as a citizen, if he were to ever return, the Singapore government would capture him and make him serve (I'm so not exaggerating, btw).  Bryan had been itching to go back, so a few years ago he relinquished his Singapore citizenship and could finally travel to Singapore with no worries.

When we arrived, he was overcome with emotion and it was definitely a stroll down memory lane for him.

We were lucky that Bryan's friend Jason was kind enough to let us stay with him and take us around, including to Bryan's old home in Buona Vista Gardens.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I Heart Food

Oops! I totally meant to write about Kuala Lumpur before the Maldives since that was our stop after Hong Kong, but I guess I got too eager for the Maldives.

The thing I enjoyed most in KL was the food. The food there has a lot of Chinese influences, and there is tons of Indian food.  Curries and skewers galore! Unfortunately a lot of was street food, which is bad news bears for my intestines.