Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Friday is my b-day, is it that big of a deal?

And the answer is, YES!

Friday I will be celebrating my 31st birthday. Let me be the first to wish myself a happy birthday! Ya know, I've always liked birthdays. Not because of the presents and all of the attention, but because, anymore, it's the only time in my life when I can act like a kid. Okay, well, it's the only time I can act like a kid and get away with it!

Friday night I'll head to one of my favorite places in the world, Athens, Ohio! I'll celebrate with some of my favorite people, fellow alumni of Ohio University and, more importantly, the alumni of the Ohio University Marching 110. That's right, all of us old "band geeks" will descend on A-town to watch the current version of the band do what we did 10, 20, 25, 30 and almost 40 years ago! Not much has changed and that's a good thing! It's Homecoming 2009! One of my favorite things about Homecoming weekend in Athens is gathering on Friday night. The percussion section of the current Marching 110 makes its way around Athens, playing a mini-show in all of the bars uptown. All of the younger alumni and current 110 members will cram their way into some of the smaller bars, jockeying for good spots. I used to do this, but, like I said, Friday I'm turning 31 and I'd like to live to see 32. So, I, along with the alumni who are my age and older, will wait for the drummers at BW3's. It's the biggest bar in A-town and it's where the percussion usually wraps up the night. During the past couple of Homecomings, I haven't remembered much about B-dubs the next day. And this year, it's my birthday! Look out Athens, here I come!

By the way, I'll be in A-town by 6, so if you want to buy me a beer for my birthday, I won't turn you down.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I'm actually pretty satisfied!

No, this is not a sexual post. It's not a blog about where I'm at in my life or anything else serious like that. It's about baseball. More importantly, the Detroit Tigers. If you know me, you know that I'm a lifelong Tigers fan. How did that happen, you ask? Well, I actually grew up less than two hours from Detroit. I used to listen to the Tigers on AM radio when I was a kid. I digress. The Tigers were picked to finish last in the AL Central Division this year (and did finish in last place behind the Indians last season). However, the Tigers actually led the division most of the year. If you followed MLB this season, you know that in the last couple of months, the Tigers suffered a monumental collapse. The surging Minnesota Twins caught and tied them last week forcing a one game tie-breaker last night.

It all came down to last night. Now I have to get up pretty early for work but I decided that since this game was so important, I'd try to stay up for all of it. It started at 5:07, so it shouldn't have been a problem. Or so I thought. Last night was a thrilling, nail-biting, marathon of a game that saw my Tigers come up short, losing 6-5 in 12 innings. Am I sad? Disappointed? Of course, but, like I said, they were picked to finish last. So, overall, I'm actually pretty satisfied.

The worst part is that I won't be getting a Championship T-shirt for my birthday! That's right, my birthday is in a couple of days and all I wanted was an AL Central Champs T! I guess I could still get one, but it would say Minnesota on it.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blog . . . . . Thursday?

Okay, so Blog Wednesday didn't last too long. Like two weeks, actually. But, that's pretty good for me. So, we'll just make today Blog Thursday. Today I'm going to talk about something that should be against the law, FALL WEDDINGS!

Seriously, this weekend, I'll be attending my third wedding this year! My wife is a bridesmaid in this one. Thankfully, I'm not involved. This means my only job for the night is to find a drinking buddy right away and proceed to get S-faced! I digress. Back to the original point. Fall weddings should be illegal. There are too many good college football games on Saturdays to be tied up all day watching people do something that they'll just be undoing in a couple of years. Not to be negative but we do have a 50% divorce rate in the U.S. While I"m at it, why not ban weddings on holidays, too? I attended a wedding on the 4th of July this summer. The 4th! Who gets married on the 4th? My cousin, that's who! It really sucks when it's family and you can't get out of it.

You know what, let's just outlaw weddings in June, too. Actually, there are only two months on the calendar that are suitable for weddings, July and February. If your wedding date is planned for any other month, cancel it! Your marriage license will be revoked (or should be) if you don't! Do your relatives and friends a favor and plan around them. What do you think it is, your day? On a lighter note, if you're having a wedding, in the fall, or otherwise, and you need a DJ, I'm available!