Last time I tried to do an A's web site on my own (2002), the A's started the year and couldn't buy a run the entire month of April. I got so frustrated I quit writing, and the A's immediately started hitting again.
I'm sitting here watching the A's hit into three double plays in the first three innings of tonight's game, and feeling a strong sense of deja vu: that the RISP jinx may be caused by me.
So I just want to declare the following: this is not an A's blog. It's a recipe blog! Yeah, and, um, a blog about, um, the philosophy of, um, cultural, uh, stuff. And of course, it's a blog about putting a stop to porosity casting. If I happen to mention the A's here, it's only to illustrate one of those other purposes. Really.
Here's a recipe for buttered toast:
1 slice bread
Place bread slice into toaster.
Press lever down.
Wait until lever pops up again.
Spread butter onto bread.
Update: Yup, this is definitely a recipe blog. There's nothing like the taste of buttered toast with a dash of RBIs (9 runs scored, all after the fourth inning, when this was published).