Friday, October 17, 2008

From The Land Of Governor Freeze

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • I want you to know that I posted the blurb about Continental and Batman and Robin via my cell phone (the mobile Blogger actually works pretty well) from inside the George Bush (the good, er, better one!) International Airport in Houston. I just felt that strongly about it. And nice joke, Tom. Much better than any I could come up with about Freeze-quent Flier miles or the plane needing to be de-iced.
    • On the car trip to and from Tahoe (which you should take at some point in your life, the views are amazing), we were able to get the Mike O'Meara Show. Awesome to be able to hear something familiar so far away from home, especially with a really long drive each way. A little weird, maybe dirty-feeling, about listening on the Sacramento affiliate.
    • I still can't quite believe that the Sox came back from 7-0 in the 7th. Let's see... The Rays overused Wheeler, should have used a lefty to face Ortiz, and what the heck is the right-fielder doing playing shallow with two out in the bottom of the ninth and a lefty up against a soft-thrower! Momentum changer the other way? It's going to be tough for Boston to win twice in Tampa, but not out of the question. They need to stop giving up so many homers. At this point, there are more people rounding the bases at a Tampa game than there are at the Bunny Ranch. Either way, the Phillies (and congratulations to them, and me for winning money on them) have to be happy that the series is going longer.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • Watched the debate from the hotel room at the beautiful Mont-Bleu casino in Stateline, NV, and my take? Meh. Boring again, except for the bit at the beginning when McCain was actually in it. I'd say that this was a tie and McCain was winning for a while, but Obama absolutely creamed him on health care (he has no better winning argument) and education. At this point, the people expect Obama to win the debates and the Presidency, so they'll gladly pick him as the winner in the post-game polls. Oh, and that rustling sound you heard when McCain was asked if his running mate was ready to be President? That was tens of millions of people squirming awkwardly on their sofas.
    • The movie on the second leg of the flight, from Houston to San Jose, was Baby Mama. I slept through both flights. However, rumor has it that the movie from San Jose to Houston will be Space Chimps. I will watch and report back.
    • San Jose's airport has to be the worst major city airport ever. You have to walk on the tarmac and go up the stairs to get onto any size plane. They have no jetways, though they are building a new terminal that will have them. The current terminal looks so old that I'm fairly certain the only restaurant is a Hot Shoppe. Nobody will get that joke.
  • Daily Rant:
    • Multi-Strike is a fickle lover. But nickel Multi-Strike can abuse me all it wants and I will still come back like Lloyd Dobler.

4 comments:

Steve said...

I would say that the 2007 Colorado Rockies would disagree with your statement that a long break will benefit the Phillies. Being off so long can screw up a player's timing.

Also, I second your thoughts on San Jose airport. It also happens to be the home of some of the worst vending choices. if you are flying back through there, make sure to grab food before you get back to the airport.

Roy said...

By the way, you likely missed this, and you have got to see it. This is just 'too good'.

Obama doing standup (really) at the Alfred Smith Dinner in NY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXKaAQ-6BiU

Roy said...

Sorry, that was just part one. Make sure you watch part two.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkBQf4FJi-o

angie said...

I'd guess that the 2006 Tigers would also disagree that a long break is a benefit in the post-season.