Hello and welcome to another Wednesday of deep thoughts. Another blog that I just posted somehow vanished. I am tired and really did not need to write my blog again, some day I will learn to copy into Word each and every time. Have you ever wondered why orange is called an orange but bananas are not called yellow?
March marches on. This week is spring break for many of the local schools. Of course, high school baseball does not do spring break, so it is baseball instead. Who am I kidding, there is not much I would rather do than watch baseball. If it does not rain any of the games out, I will be headed to the coast on Friday for a few days of fishing. I suppose I should take a camera to make sure we get good pictures of the fish! I am actually really excited about this trip. I have never been where we are headed and have only seen a few pictures.
This is called the land cut. On one side is the Gulf of Mexico and on the other is the Laguna Madre. You can actually drive down the beach from Corpus Christi, but we will be going by boat. The house we are staying in is the big blue one with the white roof.
March also means South by Southwest in Austin. This music festival now includes new films and brings a ton of musicians to Austin each year. Hopefully, I will be able to take in a full sampling one day. If you are looking for a fun week, this is a great time to come to Austin.
I think the NFL has gone crazy. Do you remember an off season with so much significant transactions by NFL teams? I have mentioned before that I really feel a transition in the NFL. Teams are making moves and not looking back. Besides the daily where's Peyton today, there seems to be one big name after another in transition. Pierre Garcon is now a Redskin. Randy Moss is back in the game, signed with the 49ers. Brandon Marshall is now a Bear? When did that happen? The Fins let him go for 2 third round picks? Then I heard the reports about a late night and Marshall allegedly punching a woman. Reports are rather sketchy, but given his history, I now understand the trade. Then there is Vincent Jackson. Jackson. Dude signed a 5 year deal with Tampa Bay on Tuesday for a total of $555,555,555. In case you do not see the significance of that number, it means we have another ocho cinco. It was only a few months ago that Chad Johnson ditched that name and reclaimed his original name. Now we have Ocho Cinco II. Actually, it is pretty funny. What is not funny is being a San Diego fan. What is it with A. J. Smith? Is the Charger's GM impossible to get along with? If it was just one or two athletes, I could write this off to a few prima donnas, but Smith cannot keep good players in San Diego. If you can't keep players in San Diego, you really have a problem. I wonder how much longer before Charger fan begins to clamor for Smith's head?
If you are like me, you have a few brackets already completed. I have not paid that much attention to college basketball this year, but it is always fun to try to pick the winners. There always seems to be a 12 seed or two that upsets a 5 seed. Try as I might, I just don't see it this year. What I do see is 11 seeds taking down 6th seeds. Call me crazy, but I see three possibilities. I would not bet the house payment on it, but remember you heard it hear first. In the end, it looks like it will be Kentucky cutting down the net.
This gentleman pictured above with Alex Trebeck is Reid Rogers. Mr. Rogers correctly answered a question about women's tennis. His correct answer was what is Wimbledon. Alex accepted this answer and moved on. Rogers hit a daily double, but suddenly Alex got a stop sign. Trebeck got the word that Roger's pervious answer was considered incorrect. "I'm informed that you very clearly said Wimble-TON not Wimble-DIN a few moments ago," Trebek told him. Of course, Wimble-don would be the correct pronunciation, but who cares. What was clear is that Rogers knew the answer and was cheated. Instead of $1000 in his pocket going for a daily double, he had $200. What is wrong with people? Has the world gone completely anal? At least he did not say "three people that have never been in my kitchen".
That is all I have for today, but I will leave you with a bit of Jack Handey:
"It seemed to me that, somehow, the blue jay was trying to communicate with me. I would see him fly into the house across the way, pick up the telephone, and dial. My phone would ring, and it would be him, but it was just this squawking and cheeping. 'What?! What?!' I would yell back, but he never did speak English."
"My new millionaire idea is one regular shoe and one 'swollen' shoe, for when you get bit by a rattlesnake."
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