Sunday, October 21, 2018

And In This Corner

We are in the first week of the elongated NBA season...and already, we have boys losing their cool...of course it happened in LaLa Land...the NEW home of The LeBron Show...with cast members that are veterans, and some that are new names to the team that is called the Lakers...co-stars, if you will...the match up was the talently ladened Rockets of Houston...sporting the Beard, Melo, and the spokesman of State Farm Insurance, Chris Paul...er, CPIII...

Drama, my good friends...as the Beard continues his dominance over the befuddling refereeing crew that the league throws out at ya...travels, flops, squawks, and then makes shots...and the refs turn away...or call some odious fouls on the defenders of him...like some phantom ones, to boot...OK, you are set up...

He drives to the hoop...and one of the Lakers, 'fouls' him...one of the co-stars...Brandon Ingram...who goes off and shoves the Beard...who knows what he said to trigger that...Tech number 1...a short distance away another little confrontation was going about...this one was with CPIII and another of the co-stars of the Lake Show, Rajon Rondo...ah ha...here we go...

Trash talking from an inch away...never works...and again, who knows what was being said, but my guess, it wasn't 'I like your eyeliner'...Paul pushes his finger into Rondo's eye...and here we go...Rajon punched Chris...and then again...Paul retaliates...and out of nowhere, came that Ingram bloke and threw a punch at CPIII, too...bedlam...

Cooler heads prevailed...the 3 mentioned will be out of action for awhile...in me mind, Ingram should have to sit for a goodly time...oh yea, the Rockets won the game...

Other...

The Cougs destroyed the Ducks...up 27-0 at half and breezing...UO made a comeback to close it to 27-20, but that was it...congrats to the WSU team, and their style of play...time for the Quack to regroup...still, the learning curve...players AND coaches...

Terrific win by the Bums!...as they set sail to the World Series...facing the Bosox...I do like the finals...figure the Red Sox the favs...but, for some reason, am pulling for LaLa...guess, cuz they are the underdogs...or the manager, Dave Roberts, is a former Pad...I dunno...

The Blazers continue their nice play...beating Pop's Spurs...hmmm, are they better than I thought?...wouldn't that be something...they have a quiet confidence...

The kids got us tix for a legend...rock star...for tonight in Santa Barbara...'Maggie May'...er, 'Hot Legs'...c'mon you know who it is...and we have never seen him live before...Rod Stewart...remember when he was with the Small Faces?...ah, not sure about that...

So, there are 4,000 refugees heading our way from Honduras...a walking...and the Donald will be at the wall, to turn 'em away...wait, it is not built...yet...and NO, he won't be there...but, I figure the Army will be...well, something like that...

Ohio St got beat by Purdue...huge upset...hmmm, what is a Purdue?...ah ha, named after John Purdue...renowned for being a public research U in Indiana...there you go...for some reason, I thought it was in Michigan....

Mega-millions, and Powerball...both are at extremely high amounts of cash...why is that?...so, I guess you call it an investment, when you buy some tix...

OK, I caved...bought another Keurig coffee maker...this one is the bomb (who says that anymore?)...you can set the coffee to be real hot...thus far, Pacific Bold, is the one of choice...have not put Starbucks in...yet...

News from this Regime's White House...is that Trump is gonna pull out of the nuclear treaty we have with the Russians...ah, what?...why?...smart?...I beg you...don't ever call what he says or does, as SMART!...

Another insider book about to get out...this one by Anthony Scaramucci...hmmm, I thought he lurved Donny?...maybe no one really does...except Melania...and really, does she?...

Couple the concert with the tooth fixing, and we got game....

Saturday, October 20, 2018

$1.6 Billion Reasons

Ya'll don't have to look much further than the total...$1.6 Billion Bucks...to see why the masses are buying a 2 dollar chance at having all the money one could want...the odds are incredible to win the bloody thang...don't go out and buy like 20 tix...one will suffice...somebody has to win it, might just as well be you...or me...but really?...naw...it's the Mega Millions (billions?) lottery...

The Bums and the Brew Crew have a game 7 to decide who goes to the World Series...as Milwaukee got the win last eve...good stuff and this is the time that I watch beisbol...true, I have been all along...so, that is like a false statement...have to keep up with Donny, don't I?

Ducks at the Cougs...hey, ESPN's Game Day is in the Palouse...first time EVER!...the line has been steady at 3, favoring the home team...this should be a good un...

I'm kicking these items out fast, as I have a tee time, shortly...and this weather...unbelievable...should be in the mid 80's out at Sycuan...mid October?...go figure...and we have them bloody Santa Ana winds...hard to control the flight of me cheap balls that I just bought...ha ha...like I do, without the wind...

Did you buy the Saudi's explanation for the death of the Washington Post writer?...they said it was a fight and he got killed...right...Trump seems to agree that he is dead...and may buy the response...I just read that 18 were arrested for it...seems like an unfair fight if there were 18 going against one...hmmm...does something smell to you?...

Have you registered to vote?...thinking that most, if not all, of my readers are already signed up...but, pass the word on...I'm right here on this...everyone should do their civic duty...and the people shall decide who wins...NOT a select few and certainly NOT the Senate...

GO DUCKS!

Friday, October 19, 2018

PDX Improves

I'm a betting that there were a gaggle of tele sets turned on to the LaLa Lakers at Portland last eve in the opener for both in the NBA...of course, due to the official beginning of the LeBron era in the purple and gold...not to be dismayed, the show was good...PDX won...yet, James was just fine...here is my take...

The Lake Show is kind of fun...speed is the key for them...BUT...they are woefully weak in the middle...and even moreso in their 2nd team...which will be an achilles heal, if they do not trade for some proven dudes...they are a work in process, often going where they don't find each other...it's a long season, kids...my grade for game number one?...C-...

The Portland Trailblazers...you know, I really liked what I saw...there is a quiet confidence with their 2 star guards...seemingly added a 3 point shooter in Nik Stauskas...they played hard and aggressively...and, gulp, with a change in their D philosophy, too...maybe, just maybe, they can move up and NOT be the one that gets eliminated in the playoff scheme...justing by last eve, it won't be them...their grade?...A-...

Trump...he is out on the stump...talking...blabbering...putting foot in mouth...whatever you call it...I'd say he is embarrassing himself, but that can't happen...embarrassing the Presidency, YES!...but, himself?...he is oblivious...his latest, and I do mean, latest...is when he praised a candidate for body slamming a reporter...'his type of guy'...I can't make this crap up...

We watched the CMT Show about women in country...most of my favs were there, either singing or presenting....something...Little Big Town, Lady A, Kelsey Ballerina (?), and of course, the queen of them all (now), Carrie Underwood...who brought the house down with 'Stand By Your Man'...

What is your take on the disappearance of the Washington Post writer in Turkey?...Trump says to not rush to judgment...there is some 'collusion' talk...I dunno...it's all about the Saudis...does he have a Tower there, too?...I just don't want to dig deeper...so tired of this and him...

The Bosox are in the World Series...think we are going to hear Neil Diamond's 'Sweet Caroline' a bit in the next 2 weeks?...listen, they are loaded and pack a big punch and are MY favs to win it all...regardless of who comes out of the NL...

The question mark...make that the BIG Q, is how many people will actually get out and VOTE...there is a small sample size to go by....the Tennessean reports that there is a BIG early turnout in the midterms there...hmmm...promise on the horizon?...

Mega Millions approaching $1 billion bucks...shoot, I think I may have to invest 2 dollars in it...I mean, I throw that much away every time I tee off....oh yea, I went to buy some new golf balls...bought 3 dozen...and none of them are the Pro V's...we'll see how this experiment goes...and yes, I did find me some Taylor Made M2 irons...to match up with me driver, which I absolutely lurve...fore!...

Putin just released this...that in his estimation that 'the US is losing it's global domination'...thanks, Donny, thanks...

Finally, I will tell you this...Gladys Knight sang in that CMT Show...and looked and sounded GREAT!...at 74...she was with the 2 gals from Little Big Town...

Thursday, October 18, 2018

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down

Sometimes when I write, I have no idea how it pops into me head...the items or the thoughts, or music...it just does... must have heard it somewhere...a song...that keeps a ringing...maybe you have heard it before...of course, you have to be from my generation...I don't think they even play it on XM's 50's Station...'I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter'...many have covered it, ie, Nat King Cole, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, even Willie Nelson...amongst many others...but, the hit that I heard and gasp, still do, was by Billy Williams...dang if it's not catchy...find it...listen to it...buy it...on iTunes...and ya'll be humming it all day long...you are welcome...

OK, I have lied...told you that I wouldn't watch the bloody beisbol playoffs...alas, me eyes have been glued to 'em the past 2 nights...both beauts...the Bosox stealing one from the Astros was non-stop action...well, for baseball...a terrific diving catch in LF sealed the deal in the 9th...man, in the top of the 9th, a similar play was done by the Houston RF...great stuff...of course, what the media will talk about today, was the fan interference on a possible HR...that Country Joe (the ump) ruled immediately that it was...negated a round tripper...yes sir, I agreed with Joe...which just may be the first time ever...

What's the number now of cabinet members of the Trump Regime that has left, been fired, or ran out of the White House as fast as their feet would take them?...another bit the dust this am...Don McGahn...part of Donny's WH Counsel...hmmm...this before the release of the impending doom of the Mueller Probe...as McGahn testified, under oath, mind you, to the Mueller blokes...which brings me to this...have you ever wondered what that really means, 'under oath?'...didn't Kavanaugh and Dr Ford BOTH testify 'under oath?'...one of them was lying...what's the penalty?...

Speaking of lying...'Lyin' Ted Cruz...is in a battle in Texas to keep his Senatorial seat...that offensive nickname was given to him by Donny in the battle for the Repub Prez spot, right?...boys will be boys...and Ted has since endorsed Trump...no harm, no foul...I guess...shoot, in the final debate in the Lone Star State, his opponent called him that Lyin' thang again...it's an evil business them boys are in...

I was wondering when the owners of the NFL would address the item of the now moved to LaLa Chargers...the league has been subsidizing them ever since they bolted from San Diego...playing in a 27,000 seat soccer stadium...and the crowd, is mostly the opponent's...Los Angeles doesn't care for them...so, the owners want to move them...back?...it's now just in the talk phase...get this...the Chargers have a home game in...London...this weekend...

That song...man, it was used in the movie starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan...'You've Got Mail'...but, I haven't seen that flick in years...just can't peg why I have it spinning in my head...I think that was a one hit wonder for Billy...however, I did research it a bit more...and happened on a splendid record...er, CD...or a whatever they are now...The Very Best of Nat King Cole...who covered the song, too...well, I might add....and the rest of the tracks are simply....beautiful...

Thanks for reading (and humming along)  with me today...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Da Playoffs

Certainly kept me eyes awake for a goodly portion of last eve...the Bums and the Brew Crew...took 13 innings to get 'er done, but the bloke, who the Dodgers just had to have, scampered home from 2nd with the winning run...SS Machado...BTW, he does have a bit of an ornery side to him, right?...for the life of me, I don't know why they pitched to Bellinger, with a base open...and the stupefied C Grandal, on deck...and he got the hit that WON it...betcha the Milwaukee papers are crucifying the manager today...you know, in that game, you really don't have that many times you can affect the play...and lawdy, you have FOREVER to make your mind up...Jimmy Crack Corn...

The NBA kicked off it's elongated 82 regular game season last night, too...the 2 favs of the season, the Celtics and the Warriors, were at it...and both won...albeit, I was not impressed with either...moreso, with Golden St...there is something missing...not sure what it is...and the Celts, both the injured lads from last year, are back...but are not the same...hmmm...tonight the LeBron led La La Lakers are in PDX...and yes, I am impressed with them...LA, that is...Portland plays goofy D...

The Ducks are right back into the thick of things in D-1 Football...traveling to Pullman to play the always tuff Cougs...who rarely run, and thus, put the ball in the air...lots...UO is now 11 or 12 in the Nation, depending on what poll you look at...WSU is 25th...and get this...the Cougs are favored...how does that play out?...regardless (did you know there is no such word irregardless?), it's another gem of a matchup and should be fun...winner takes all...nice to be in that position...I say...

Nothing ever stays the same...my tooth, cracked...so off to SB to the good Doc to get it fixed...this time I travel by train...sit back and let them drive...you know, I have been traveling a lot...lately...just a bit of a rest and then, we are heading to Palm Springs for Halloween...I do love October...

This cloak and dagger thang about the Washington Post writer's death...all seems contrived and eerily hidden from the truth...Trump has felt the need to give the 'guilty until proven innocent' crap at the people, yet again...he, who has the gumption to call one of his lady friends, 'horse face'...you know there is a beer, made in the grand old city, Salem...called 'Buttface Amber'...seems apropos to some politician...right?...OK, no connection to the death, but it does fit him...I digress....

I don't know one person that cares a bit about the match up of Tiger and Lefty...not one...another of those winner takes all...without the ordinary man able to watch the golf, live...if you are a celebrity, you can get in to walk the course with the dudes...hmmm, will the K Fam be there?....Jimmy Crack Corn...

The mid terms...ah ha...one of the hotly contested sites...in Nashville...where Marsha (Blackburn) has been riding high...a Repub...and lo and behold, as the date gets closer...so is the race...this is scary stuff for Donny...and is there going to be that Blue Wave that some have predicted?...VOTE KIDS VOTE!

See ya'll in the morning...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Back in the Saddle

Hey all, I'm back for awhile...and should have a regular post coming at ya...did you miss me?...of course, you did...I must say that the trip up to the Pacific Northwest was simply awesome...70+ degree days, not a lick of the wet stuff...we even got the trip to the Oregon Coast in the short time we were there...and get this, it was 71* and beautiful...go figure...

The Duck game...the green and yellow ( and black and silver?) are a much different team now...the new staff has prioritized the lines...big, strong, and powerful...gone, is the finesse of the past 3 coaching staffs...couple that with a simply terrific QB...who, by the way, did not have one of his best games, but still found a way to come up with BIG plays...a mark of a great one...the matchup with the Dawgs...after two years of being drubbed by them...giving up 72 and 38 points...turned out to be 2 equal squads...really...missed FG's by each team in the 2nd half, led to an overtime...where UO had a perfect play called...and won it on an outside dive...lawdy, the place was a rocking...for moi?...a great day...

Then Marsh, set up a 'reunion' of sorts for us...to double up with a birthday celebration for the Horse, yes, it is 71, OMG!...I DEMAND a recount...with 2o friends that are still there...at our fav pizza place in the country...Padingtons...it was so cool to talk and see all the people...some, we haven't seen for years...ie, my best man, in our wedding...stayed, ate, talked and drank a bit until they closed us down...all this, after we borrowed our hosts rig for the journey to the OC...a full day, I must add...

Many thanks to our hosts, the Snookis and our dawg sitters, the Mackles...for making our trip doable and a success...the are the best, Jerry, the best...

OK then...

I'm sure Trump has been happy that I haven't written over the weekend, so he can breathe a bit easier...he probably is a bit even happier that his blonde tryst with Stormy, the defamation suit she brought up, was thrown OUT by his court...it is his, right?...

The Washington Post journalist, who has been listed as missing in Turkey...all rumors are that he was killed and dismembered...OMG!...Trump sent Pompeo to Saudi Arabia, to confront the leadership there...it was at their embassy that it happened...what I am hearing this am, is that they will say it was an accidental death...

Elizabeth Warren...for some reason, thinks she has to defend her 'heritage' as being a Native American, er wait, isn't that an Indigenous Person...no longer Indians, but, Indiggys...have I told you how much I HATE this term?...I digress...she is thinking (I guess) that if she proves it, Donny will get off her back...something...alas, who cares?...just a reminder that Trump called her 'Pocahantas'...is there a worst piece of humanity out there, than Donny?...and he is OUR Prez...

Whatever the reason, I do hope their is an uptick in the bloody Stock Market...enough of this down time...the face of our 'new' RV is going up in air...ha ha...well, maybe more of the opposite of a smiley face...

And the world is now happy again...the Princess is preggers...England is abuzz...the word out by my sources (Snooki and moi) is who is da papa?...take one of them tests that Eliz Warren took, for complete clarity...

The death of Paul Allen was announced...such a tragedy...he, the founder of Microsoft and owner of the Portland Trailblazers and the Seattle Seahawks, will be missed for sure...only 65 yrs of age...dang...

The MLB playoffs...whenever the favorite is not winning, the people will be wanting to point fingers...yes, the Bum's C Grandal, is getting the business....a former Padre...maybe, that's why...it's a cruel world, if you fail...

My FF team won again...streaking you might say...scored a whopping 155 points!...sorry, HDCP Andy...the game was over, Fantasy wise...but my QB was trying to win his game in the last minute of the 4th Q last eve...threw a couple of dandy passes along the way...and had this gem, said by the analyst and former Dallas Cowboy, Jason Witten...as the Pack's Rogers "pulled a rabbit out of his head"...say what?...

Can't say much about the mighty Titans of Nashville...but, they lead their division at 3-3...did NOT score this week...and QB Mariota was sacked ELEVEN times...11!!!!...what else is there to say?...ah ha, next week...

My picture at the top of the blog, is that of the D River...the shortest river in the Nation...in Lincoln City...


Friday, October 12, 2018

Flippin' Out

Ah hem, you are invited to the White House, to have lunch with Trump...don one of them purty red caps, that say 'Make America Great Again'...and then go on a 10 minute oration about...how crazy you really are...well, Donny, you asked...this is what the rest of the World sees...Kim Kardashian's latest husband, Kanye West, is the dude...and there you go....I can't make this stuff up...

In another land, not so far far away...Trump's latest wife, Melania, was doing a sit down interview...and was asked about Donny's alleged infidelities...she responded that those were mostly rumors, started by the 'fake news' press...that she doesn't have the time to think about those...she is so busy...well, I am paraphrasing...I can't make this stuff up...

Let's go for 3 paragraphs...Trump is very sensitive about the past 2 days nose dive of our Stock Market...as he has been taking full credit for the rise of it...blames our own Feds for the downturn...and has encouraged those who can, to stop raising the interest rates...there you go, look for a rebound in the stocks today...hmmm, some also say that there will be a correction, that this has NOTHING to do with Donny...

Some prognostications from the Washington Post and the New York Times...that after the mid-terms...the Democrats will take over the House, and, the Republicans will retain the majority in the Senate...a big WHEW, could be heard from the White House...as, if true, then Trump will last out his 4 years...c'mon people, let's get together...VOTE!...

Speaking of New York, New York...it's been awhile for that city to have a pro champ team there...of any sport...maybe, the Yankees?...well, maybe the football Giants...they have won the Super Bowl twice in the past decade or so...the last in '12... but NOW?...the team is in turmoil...of course, the QB Eli Manning, is shouldering most of the blame...he looks to me that he is scared to death...I have said that the past 2 seasons...get out, Eli...you have 2 rings, where most blokes don't have one...save your body and your mind...

Recall that there is a TV event that is to take place just after Thanksgiving...a golf match for $10 million bucks, between Lefty and Tiger...ah ha, however...it is to be a pay for view...$24.99...and get this...will have NO SPECTATORS...yea, I will skip this...how 'bout u?...

The final 4 in MLB start up today...Bums vs the Brew Crew in the NL...and the Bosox and the Astros in the AL...Jimmy Crack Corn...

So, the college football analysts were doing their predictions for the weekend's games...2 blokes who I actually recognize...and when they got to the Dawgs/Ducks game...they BOTH picked Oregon!...who are now, 3 1/2 point underdogs...why the extra 1/2?...I dunno...game time, the weather is to be in the mid 70's?...really?...

Michael made its way up to Virginia...the death toll is at 11...the path of destruction was devastating...the one place, Mexico City, almost demolished...I keep telling all of you, this warming of the ocean waters is alarming...

Hmmm, the stocks are in the green thus far...

Let's see...need a warm coat...42 at night...what?...


Lanai

Lanai
September 2013