It is getting a bit late in the day for a smorgasbord, but I'm game.
Right now I'm dealing with a really crappy dialup connection at home because we are between providers and well, I'm no computer whiz. Hence the reason I'm slow responding to email and even slower getting this post up today.
In game show news, Merv Griffin the brain behind so many of the great game shows has been battling cancer for awhile now and has evidently taken a turn for the worse. For those of you who know me well, 4:30 p.m. is strictly reserved for Jeopardy! at my house. I'm a big fan of traditional game shows in general (except for Wheel of Fortune) and have always been a fan of Merv Griffin.
For those of you who, like me, think the Idaho quarter is the ugliest piece of currency being produced, please check out this great letter to the editor of the South Idaho Press. I absolutely can't believe I agree with Jared 100% on something, but I do in this case! Good work, Jared.
Received my first purchase from the great Hesperus Press when I returned from vacation. Yes, I bought Shelley's novel Zastrozzi. Haven't had the time to sit down and enjoy it, but hopefully soon. As I've said before, I am absolutely in love with this press and every last one of you who love books should take a look at what they have to offer. Do it.
My fantasy baseball team has moved up this week which is a welcome bit of news for me. I had to trade away Derek Lowe and Edgar Renteria to get myself a decent first baseman (Teixeira). I had a first baseman, but don't get me started on how irritated I am with the Braves sending Julio Franco back to the minors. What a good sport though. How would it be to have a 20+ year career in the majors and at the age of 48 (he'll be 49 on the 23rd of this month) head back to the minor league?
While we are on the topic of baseball, did anyone catch the clips of Ichiro last night? I don't know who the batter was, but they homered and Ichiro is seen in the corner of the clip on top of the wall. Just jumped right up there even though the ball was clearly out of his reach. I just say there and thought about gravity for a moment. Love the guy. Too bad he's not on my fantasy team...
I've been watching MSNBC today waiting to hear news from Utah in the mining story that's been going on since early Monday morning. However, no news. I did however catch the story about Romney's victory in the Iowa straw poll. I'm not a fan of Romney, I'm actually not a fan of any of the contenders at this point. May have been misleading with my Obama bumper sticker commentary, but I'm really not on the Obama wagon. Or any other candidate's wagon for that matter. Interesting that Romney is doing so well in Iowa, though.
That's all I can think up for this Saturday. Maybe tomorrow I can post some news on the Bright Tomorrows progress. Until then, peace be the journey.