Ramblings from a Sick GuyPublished 7:05pm Thursday, March 17, 2011
First of all I have to say I’m sorry for not writing lately but I have been suffering through the plague. I have had a cold or whatever you call it for about a week and quite honestly I don’t handle sick all that well.
It is also a time where there isn’t much sports stuff going on, at least with our local pro and college teams or at least what you all like to hear about. The Timberwolves and Gophers suck and the Wild ran out of gas so all we got are the Twins and they are in Spring Training.
I could comment on the Twins but since we can’t see them it would be just commenting on comments from those who are at training camp and who get paid the big bucks to comment. So the following are just some random thoughts from a random mind.
-If the people who are against any drug taking are looking for a couple of poster boys for why you should not ever take drugs it would be Charlie Sheen and Gary Bussey.
-I have never been afraid to die so if it happens it happens, but there are some things that I want to live awhile longer for, one is I want to make it until Dec. 21 of 2012. That is when the world is suppose to end and with all the crazy weather and earth quakes and things, I think there may be something to all of that, so I want to be around to see it.
-The entertainment industry loves to pat themselves on the back and give themselves awards. TV gives out Emmys to their ilk but most of the people I talk to watch History, Discovery, or National Geographic. So I think Chumley from Pawn Stars should be getting some kind of Emmy.
-Speaking of TV, another channel people watch is the food channel including myself. I am such a meat and potatoes picky eater, that I’m really not sure why I watch cooking shows, but I do.
-With the winter weather potholes are starting to show up and some stretches of our highways have become an adventure. Take highway 79 from Elbow Lake east to the freeway, you won’t find a better roller coaster ride at Valley Fair than this beauty.
-If we are not suppose to tax the rich because they are suppose to trickle down their money to create jobs and so forth, I ask what to the likes of Charlie Sheen and LeBron James etc., do to promote jobs? (I’m sure I will get an answer back on this one.)
-The disaster in Japan is just something very hard to comprehend but if Japan is about the size of California with twice as many people, what are they going to do with all the stuff they have to get rid of? I mean, in Minnesota we have had a hard time getting rid of all the snow. My heart goes out to all those people in Japan.
-Someone asked me the other day who would I like to visit with, anybody living or dead. I said somebody dead because then I could find out what that was all about.
-I guess there is one big event going on in sports and that is the March Madness. As long as the Gophers aren’t in the tournament I don’t follow it much. But my wife, youngest son, and now his girl friend always do the bracket thing and pick the winners. The only one who knows anything is my son but that hasn’t always done him much good in past years. I remember when my daughter was in a big pool and she was the only gal and she knew less about it than me. She actually picked the teams by their school colors while all the other guys studied and studied. My daughter won. The guys were mad.
-It’s kinda hard to take sides on the NFL lockout stuff. It’s just like everything else it’s the little guys who end up being hurt and paying for the whole thing. You have two groups of over paid people, owners and players, duking it out and the forgotten people are the fans, office staff, and everyone who works at the stadiums who will loose their income if they don’t play. Adrian Peterson thinks the owners are plantation owners and the players are slaves. Ok, so if that is true let me be a slave for one season and then I can retire.
-Back to the Japan disaster, did you know that the island of Japan moved 7-13 feet and the earth’s axis moved 4 inches after the quake? That is why I want to hang around for 2012.
-That’s enough rambling for one day. With this stupid ramblings can you tell that I’m sick?