Out of the Park Baseball 16 Epic League

For this project, I have started a historical league in Out of the Park Baseball 16 and will play as the GM of the St. Louis Cardinals organization from the beginning of Major League Baseball in 1871 to 2071 for an epic 200 seasons of Out of the Park Baseball.

I will be documenting this project on my Baseball Realms blog.


100 Best Songs of All Time – Listen to them All

Music is one of the great enjoyments in life.  For this bucket list item, I would like to listen to the 100 “best” songs of all time.

To determine the 100 best songs, I consulted popular top 100 lists on the Internet and chose the 100 songs with the most mentions.

Here is the list:

  1. Billie Jean
  2. Hey Jude
  3. A Day In The Life
  4. All Along The Watchtower
  5. Every Breath You Take
  6. Gimme Shelter
  7. God Only Knows
  8. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  9. I Want to Hold Your Hand
  10. Imagine
  11. Like a Rolling Stone
  12. London Calling
  13. No Woman No Cry
  14. Smells Like Teen Spirit
  15. Superstition
  16. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  17. (Sitting On) The Dock Of The Bay
  18. A Change Is Gonna Come
  19. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
  20. Anarchy In The U K
  21. Be My Baby
  22. Bettie Davis Eyes
  23. Blitzkrieg Bop
  24. Blowin in the Wind
  25. Blue Suede Shoes
  26. Blueberry Hill
  27. Bo Diddley
  28. Born To Run
  29. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  30. California Dreamin’
  31. California Girls
  32. Crazy
  33. Crying
  34. Dancing In The Streets
  35. For What It’s Worth
  36. Fortunate Son
  37. Georgia On My Mind
  38. Good Golly Miss Molly
  39. Good Vibrations
  40. Great Balls Of Fire
  41. Heartbreak Hotel
  42. Help
  43. Heroes
  44. Hotel California
  45. Hound Dog
  46. I Feel Good
  47. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  48. I Walk The Line
  49. In My Life
  50. In The Still Of The Night
  51. Jailhouse Rock
  52. Johnny B. Goode
  53. Layla
  54. Let It Be
  55. Let’s Stay Together
  56. Light My Fire
  57. Long Tall Sally
  58. Louie Louie
  59. Love And Happiness
  60. Maybellene
  61. Mr. Tambourine Man
  62. My Generation
  63. My Girl
  64. Mystery Train
  65. Norwegian Wood (this Bird Has Flown)
  66. One
  67. Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag, Pt.1
  68. People Get Ready
  69. Purple Haze
  70. Redemption Song
  71. Respect
  72. Ring Of Fire
  73. River Deep, Mountain High
  74. Roll Over Beethoven
  75. She Loves You
  76. Stairway To Heaven
  77. Strawberry Fields Forever
  78. Summertime Blues
  79. Sunshine Of Your Love
  80. Suspicious Minds
  81. Sympathy For The Devil
  82. Tangled Up In Blue
  83. That’ll Be The Day
  84. The Message
  85. The Times They Are A-changin’
  86. The Tracks Of My Tears
  87. The Weight
  88. Thunder Road
  89. Tutti Frutti
  90. Walk On By
  91. Waterloo Sunset
  92. What’d I Say
  93. What’s Going On
  94. When A Man Loves A Woman
  95. When Doves Cry
  96. Whole Lotta Love
  97. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On
  98. Yesterday
  99. You Really Got Me
  100. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling


Song Lyrics

Rolling Stone



I will update the blog as I cross songs off the list.

Sports Car – Own One

I have always admired the looks and performance of classic sports cars.  I have a fondness for the Mustang, Corvette and Camaro, but there are plenty of other worthies out there.

I will update the blog when I’m ready to start car shopping.

Tiny House – Own One

I like the idea of living simply, so the “tiny house” movement appeals to me.

The idea is to move away from the over-sized “McMansions” that cropped up everywhere during the housing bubble to houses smaller than 1,000 square feet.

Tiny houses range from a normal looking small house or cottage suitable for one or two people to truly tiny dwellings, some of which are mobile.

There are plans on the Internet for DYI types and also companies that sell pre-made tiny houses, like Tumbleweed.

I will update the blog when I’m ready to start researching homes.




Rubik’s Cube – Solve One

I had several Rubik’s cubes as a kid, but always ended up eventually taking the thing apart and putting it back together instead of legitimately solving it.

For this bucket list item, I want to properly solve a Rubik’s cube.

First, I’ll need to buy one.  They go for about $11 at Amazon.

I’ll update the blog when I’m ready to tackle the cube.


TV Blog

I enjoy talking about my favorite television shows, so a TV blog seems like a fun project.

Like with the Cardinals blog, this list item primarily requires a time investment.  I will tentatively aim to get started in the summer or fall TV season of 2015.


Cardinals Blog

I enjoy both the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and writing about stuff, so blogging about the Cardinals seems like a natural extension of that.

Getting the blog started is mostly a function of time.  I am going to tentatively aim to start either during the 2014/2015 “hot stove” season or the 2015 baseball season.

I will update the blog when I am ready to get started.