Stony People

September 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm (God thoughts)

As mentioned a couple of days ago I am attempting a couple of trial posts to see if the Den should remain open.

Today’s post is a brief devotional. Enjoy… Read the rest of this entry »


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Fantasy Football 2009 Rankings

September 9, 2009 at 8:29 am (Uncategorized)

Per EscoWhitey’s request I have assembled a breakdown of the 14 team LWCFFL.

I rank the teams from best roster to worst in my humble estimation….

1. Brazilian Bombers
2. Frightening Lightening
3. Mr. Meaner
4. Goldminers
5. Nature’s Finest
6. Mia Mamma
7. Divorced ‘Til February
9. The Sopranos
10. Fudgy Biscuits
11. Ted Dawson
12. Mr. Sunshine
13. Singeltary For President
14. Lance

Now let me explain my rationale… Read the rest of this entry »

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2009 NFL Predictions

September 8, 2009 at 1:57 pm (Sports thoughts, Uncategorized)

In the world of blogging, much like in the world of economics, supply and demand is an undeniable principle. Production of an unwanted product is, in the simplest of terms, worthless. Therefore the next few weeks will feature a few miscellaneous blog posts of varying subject matter to see if there is any more demand for Daniel’s Den to stay open.
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If You Build It vs If You Don’t Build It

June 2, 2009 at 8:30 am (Uncategorized)

This past weekend we saw yet another new stadium proposal for the San Diego Chargers. These things sure do seem to come and go don’t they?

The primary argument behind building a new stadium in San Diego seems to be that “if you don’t build it, that Chargers will leave.” I don’t know about you but I don’t respond well to threats. And now as a newly registered San Diego voter I finally have a say in the matter! Read the rest of this entry »

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Not My Beauty Queen

April 27, 2009 at 10:21 am (Uncategorized)

Carrie Prejean here is your 15 minutes. Be careful though, whatever you say can and will be used against you in a court of public opinion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chargers Thread

April 15, 2009 at 7:58 am (Uncategorized)

With the NFL schedule being released yesterday and the Draft coming up in just a a week and a half I thought I might make a place for new comments about the Bolts. Read the rest of this entry »

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Playing with fire…

April 10, 2009 at 10:24 am (Uncategorized)

When we left for our trip I left my car at my parents house so my brother could use it. The very next morning he text me to tell me I had received a parking ticket.


Come to find out the ticket was given at 3:47 AM for not having a front license plate.

That’s frustrating. Really frustrating.

Since I am not one to stay silent about frustration I made sure to write a letter and include it with my fine.

This post is called playing with fire because I realize the increased possibility of reprisal acts from the city of Poway. Nevertheless I will not allow the tyranny of the overpaid meter maids to silence me!

here is what I wrote… Read the rest of this entry »

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Mr Balcombe went to Washington

April 8, 2009 at 8:58 am (Uncategorized)

And had a fabulous experience. Wow what a great trip.

Thank you all so much for your tips but thanks most of all to my beautiful wife, Athena, who planned this best birthday present ever!

Alright readers here is what you have all been waiting for, a vacation recap! Oh joy. Read the rest of this entry »

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2009 San Diego Padres: The Prediction of Hope

March 30, 2009 at 9:57 am (Sports thoughts)

The San Diego Padres organization has always been adept at marketing their product with catchy phrases. Probably the most memorable of all was the phrase, “Keep the faith”. I think (but I’m not sure) that was the title phrase of the NL pennant winning 1998 team.

Since then there have been slogans like, “experience it” and “play downtown” and “on a mission”. But none of these slogans have resonated the way that “keep the faith” works. Still to this day you occasionally hear the chant making it’s way through the stands.




But sometimes keeping the faith is so unbelievably difficult we can’t rally ourselves around it. Sometimes “Yes we can” is the last thing we believe. Especially when all the experts are telling us “no you can’t”.

It’s times like these, times when faith is wavering, that we need hope.

We’ve gotta hold on to what we got.

It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not.

We’ve got each other and that’s a lot- for love.

We’ll give it a shot!

That’s hope.

And that is how I write this year’s Padres Prediction Post. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mr Balcombe is going to Washington

February 7, 2009 at 11:45 am (Uncategorized)

My beautiful wife has been working furiously behind the scenes to create a wonderful birthday present for me. This time she may have outdone herself. She’s planned a trip for us to Washington DC.

I am so thrilled about this trip that I can little think of anything else.

We’ve already made several different arrangements for tours of certain government buildings as well as acquired tickets for a couple of different sporting events but the final itinerary is far from set.

So I bring it to you, the people, to help us determine how best to spend our days.

For all who have been to DC I ask you to give me a list of the top 10 things we absolutely MUST do. Also if you have any tips or anything like that we would love to hear it.

For those who have never been but have wanted to go I ask that you give me a list of things you think would be most fascinating.

I promise to give a detailed blog report on how the trip went after we get back.

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