Sunday, February 9, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Well, it seems that we've won a Super Bowl. Now, don't think that I'm one of those guys who thinks that team sports are for chumps and that I'm above it all. No indeed, I'm very much a football fan. I don't care about college standings; I'm only interested in the pros. I watched today's game at a Chinese restaurant in Edmonds with a few friends. We were the youngest people there. It was very exciting. And yes, the Seahawks won. I don't feel bad for the Broncos. Peyton Manning got his MVP last night and most people expected their offense to march down the field at will. That didn't happen. The Seahawks beat them worse than they did in the preseason. It was a complete rout. I mean, they even sent in their second-string QB in the fourth quarter. How often does that happen? It's pretty darn rare in a Super Bowl, I tell you what. Right now, we're reaping the downside of the game. There are lots of idiots roaming around Belltown screaming. I understand that people are happy. It was a great game. But please refrain from screaming. And also, don't be honking around here. That's just as bad. Anyhow, congratulations to the Seahawks. Although the NFC Championship was completely nerve-racking, the Super Bowl was a joy to watch from start to finish.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
I just have to say that I had a really bad feeling about today's game. I didn't want to watch it at all. I thought that the Whiskey Bar across the street would be having none of it, but not only were they showing it, but they had built a big screen for it. Then I figured the Two Bells would not want to feature the madness. After all, they're the traditional refuseniks. No indeed, they showed it, too. But I decided to settle in on the other side away from the TV and drink beer. That worked out fine; the crowd was surprisingly sedate. The first half was pretty grim and I left after it was over. Back at my place, I occasionally heard my neighbors shouting, which meant that things were getting better for the Seahawks. I finally caved and tuned in just in time to see the interception in the end zone. I shouldn't have doubted them. It turned out to be a great game, despite the dreadful first half. So that's the story of how I avoided watching the game. I will certainly watch the Super Bowl, because why not?
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Here's a guy I ran into yesterday at Denny Park. There were tons of squirrels running around - at least a dozen. They were everywhere. I ran out of peanuts early on, so there was nothing I could offer them. This fellow got the last one. As luck would have it, I thought this shot calendar-worthy, so he is Mr. December. I guess what I'm trying to say is: THE 2014 SUNDAY SQUIRREL CALENDAR IS DONE!! I made it yesterday. This is the fourth calendar I've made and I always forget how to do it, so it generally takes most of the day. It just doesn't get any easier. I thought that perhaps this year, I would switch from Cafe Press to Zazzle (a ridiculous name if there ever was one), but Zazzle prices are far higher. So there. Anyhow, like I said, the squirrel calendar is totally ready. It's only $16.99. That's pretty good. Just think about how many trips I took to Denny Park to get all these. I'll give you a hint: a lot. Here is a sampling of the participating squirrels:
You can get it here. There isn't a bad squirrel for the entire year.