Although you people who reside in the north might laugh when I say this, it's cold outside! (Cold = less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit, my definition.)
Right now (7:30am Tuesday morning) the temperature outside is hovering just above the 40 degree mark. Brrr!
I'm thinking I'll have just a grand old time tonight burning some thousands of checks that I've gone through and discarded from many many years of 'collecting' same. Why did I collect them? I'm a pack rat. There's not much else I can say in my own defense.
I haven't turned the heat on yet. I object to having to turn the heat on until I feel really chilly. Right now I'm feeling only a 'little' chilly! (Temp inside the house currently reads 68 degrees and falling. High today will not reach 70. Perhaps 'tonight's the night'? (There's a really good joke that goes along with that. I'm not sure I can post it on my blog, however.)
World Series ...
I hit the pillow long before Game 5 was suspended in the 6th inning last night, thinking I'd wake up in a couple of hours and catch the last couple of innings. Next thing I knew, it was this morning and my 'little nap' turned out to be of a nine-hour duration!
So, after some morning ablutions and zapping last night's coffee, I came in here to catch up on stories about the game, assuming it was long over. Much to my surprise, it wasn't, and there was article after article about one controversy or another, not the least interesting of which was that about missed umpire calls ...
... which led to further discussion about the use of replay. If I read it right, replay is only used in the Series for 'questionable' home runs. Yet one can watch replay after replay from varying angles of 'close calls'. I don't think I'd want to be an umpire and have my (almost) every call reviewed from every which angle afterwards.
And speaking of umpires, did you know that they cannot be used in back-to-back World Series? (Something about a union agreement that is due to expire in the coming year, I believe.) I didn't! Learn something new every day, eh what? SO, if the very best umpires were used in 2007, they are not eligible to work in 2008.
And there you have it, folks, parity (aka mediocrity) at its finest.
By the way, there are some great shots from last night available here. Twenty-five photographs in all, the great majority of which are very fine!