Jul 23 – When you are away for a while without going anywhere, you don’t know where to start on all the things that have been going on while your keyboard was resting. If you tried to cover it all it would end up as several volumes of tripe instead of just one post so it doesn’t work out. The response is to simply play the “hit and run” game on a few things and then hopefully get back to the more in-depth op-ed pieces (Ha!).
Big Red – turned a thousand clicks last week – not sure if that is good or bad in roughly one year (less winter) of use but I continue to have fun with the e-bike / scooter and most mornings are a nice refreshing wake-up on the way to Clarkson with a stop off with my friendly ladies at Timmy’s for my obligatory LDD.
Blue Jays – have become a real disappointment with their summer swoon as going from 14 games over 500 and first place to a 51 -49 record and a power dive down the standing is pretty depressing – even for a Tigers fan (who aren’t much better right now). The scary part is they have not even got to the dog days of summer yet.
Leafs – doing a little house cleaning and hiring the supposed hockey equivalent of Baseball’s Billy Beane (Moneyball). Do the Leafs think they have to try and make more money out of the product they already have on the ice or is this an improve the product but don’t spend any more money (less if possible) strategy – good luck with that. I really hope the “most valuable” (choke) hockey franchise is not up to those tricks – people are trying to convince me that the stats guru is going to calculate a winner. Seeing will maybe be believing or is Dubas just the latest round of cannon fodder. Sorry to see Poulin go, I think he is both a good hockey guy and human being.
Ukraine – shooting down passenger planes – Gaza – surface “war” –civilian casualties – cancel flights to Israel – does anyone else think that things are spiraling in the wrong direction here or are we too busy being concerned about key issues like Rob Ford’s sobriety. Get real – watch the news – think about this stuff – it will give you nightmares.
Prince Georgie Porgie – is a year old and walked before his first birthday. This got as much ink in a day as some of the other world events above. Make sense to you?
Honda Indy – was a mess – rain / no rain – slicks – wet – It was just a big contest of who was going to run into who when and how hard because they had the wrong tires on (I am presuming that was the reason and that they really do know how to drive). A race forced to end on time limit because they couldn’t get the laps in and then stage a red so they can clean up the messes and have a green flag finish. Not sure the purists liked that too much. Plus, if I see that certain James Hinchcliffe ad one more time, there will be one less TV in this neck of the woods. Twice in every cluster all afternoon is ridiculous scheduling and an AOR ought to get hammered for that weight and flighting. Then I tried to sit down and watch a bit of the Jays last night and it was all over the place again. Reminds me of why I download and don’t watch “live” broadcasts. Current ads and their repetitiveness is driving me nuts.
Housework – moving my office from small bedroom to larger one so I can fill it with more toys and junk. Problem is we needed to do the major repaint to get rid of a certain son’s questionable taste in colours and address some “blemishes” created by your normal semi-adult male and his room décor. While I don’t mind painting and actually Andrew and Jackie did a lot, I decided to do the taping to paint the trim and again realized how much I HATE TAPING. I am too old for that silliness, crawling around on the floor covering off baseboards. Good news – it’s done. Bad news, it was #1 of 4 bedrooms my fearless leader wants redone. Kneepads!