About Alexandra Heep

About Alexandra Heep: While many still think technology makes people dumber or keeps them apart, it has allowed allowed me to maintain a semblance of life when stricken unexpectedly with a disability. The Internet is a lifeline which not only allows me to remain connected to friends, but also survive, via writing. And I found my boyfriend there and was able to relocate because of him. While Alexandra Heep is my pen name, I do not hide behind it. Instead, I used it to brand myself on the Internet and to create opportunities. I write mostly for and through Helium.com. Check out their blog too.

I published my first book, a collection of my best poems, on July 11, 2012. You can buy it at Lulu.com

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Human Versus Cat Round 13

Last week's NASCAR race took place in Sonoma. Yup, they had to turn right on a road course. Those fantasy picks picks are always tricky. I have no picture of how Gracie made her race picks because we had to bribe her with cat treats. We put them in the box so she had to dig for the paper balls. If you don't know what this is about, this post explains it.

Here are the picks that took her many hours to come up with:

39 (Ryan Newman)
48 (Jimmie Johnson)
13 (Casey Mears)
29 (Kevin Harvick)
30 (David Stremme)

Here is how it played out for Gracie: 58 points for Newman, 35 points for Johnson, 28 points for Mears, 34 points for Harvick and 8 points for Stremme for a total of 163 points. She is now ranked at the 41.4 percentile for all Nascar on Fox players with a total of 1,852 point. In the Brad Keselowski league she is 750 out of 1209. As always, keep in mind that her stats are skewed because she did not play the first 3 races of the season.

My picks:

15 (Clint Boyer)
99 (Carl Edwards)
14 (Tony Stewart)
16 (Greg Biffle)
9 (Marcos Ambrose)

Here is how the points played out for me:78 for Boyer, 41 for Edwards, 16 for Stewart, 36 for Biffle and 38 for Ambrose for a total of 209 points. I am ranked at the 70.3 percentile for all Nascar on Fox players with a total of 2,779 points. For the Ryan Newman league I rank 136 out of 413.