Monday, November 05, 2007

Takin’ it to the hoooouuuuuse is how we roll, Torn Slatterns and Nugget Ranchers
It’s Huge

The New York Marathon is this weekend and the turnout is expected to be huge; even Donald Trump’s hair is entered in the rodent division.

The Pak is whack
Pakistan is in big trouble. There is turmoil, unrest, poverty and violence from Islamic radicals. In short, Pakistan is experiencing a really horrible case of being frickin’ Pakistan.

If things do not improve, Pakistan may have no choice but to change its name to Trenton, New Jersey.

Missing out
The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 24-20. Colt QB Peyton Manning will have to improve his performance to make the Super Bowl. In this game Manning threw an interception, he missed 11 passes and he missed being in at least three of the commercials.

What a day
The New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 24-20. It was in impressive performance by Tom Brady, he threw 21-32 for three touchdowns and he went two for one impregnating one of the Colt’s cheerleaders.

No soup for you
On “Larry King Live” Jerry Seinfeld became upset when King asked if his show, “Seinfeld” had been cancelled; in fact, that is the most upset any “Seinfeld” cast member has been since Kramer, Michael Richards, was mistakenly booked to perform stand up at an NAACP convention.

AmazingThe Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson set an NFL record 296 yards rushing while scoring three touchdowns to defeat the San Diego Chargers 35-17. In one Fantasy Football league, Peterson scored 57 points. Entire teams can not score 57 points with six players. It is the most amazing thing any Fantasy Football player has seen since one reportedly saw a woman naked.

Since you asked:
Good weekend. Friday did a rare run at night before our band’s gig at the Mira Mesa Inn. Good gig. The Railheads sounded tight and bluesy with a scorching rendition of Muddy Water’s “Hoochie Coochie Man” with our young guitarist, Luke, tearing it up. And I played a decent harp, if I do say so.

Saturday AC had a soccer game and as is her team’s custom, they were asleep for the early 8:00am game, but this time, unlike normally, they did not wake up to recover. But they ended playing well. Then it was off to La Jolla Shores for an awesome stand up paddle board session. After a solid hour of paddling in and out of the small surf and through the wind chop, I was spent and staggered off to lunch at Jose’s Courtroom for pollo asada quesadilla, chips and a couple of frosty maggies.

Then it was home to turn on the DVR’d UCLA/Oregon game and lapsed into a tasty coma on the couch for a good hour. Sushi takeout Saturday night. Sunday I watched the Chargers get crushed went for a nice little run, and then made my patented grilled BBQ meatloaf sandwiches for the 5:00 ESPN game. When that became boring we watched the Sundance channel’s Peter Bogdadovich awesome documentary on Tom Petty, “Running Down a Dream.” Amazing.

A middle-class/poor kid from Gainesville, Petty, who regularly got punched around by an abusive Dad, who’s loving mother passed early, meets Elvis while he was filming nearby and comes home “a changed man”. Then he sees the Beatles on TV and decides that is his fate. What happens? He ends up a rock legend with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers eventually playing in a band, the Traveling Willburys, with two of the Beatles. After you hear Petty talk, as incredible as his success is, you are glad he got it.He deserved it. Plus he has a harp player and he plays the harp.

Yes, it is a trite cliché, but only in America.

Saw Petty twice in Santa Barbara in the early eighties. His voice was rough but what an amazing performer.