Today is the day. This afternoon, shortly after 2:00 we will reach escape velocity, and break free of the gravitational pull of the work week, rocketing into the weekend. We plan on using the black hole of the outlet mall at Jeffersonville to propel us, slingshot fashion, past Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati (actually Fairfield, the original, not the new, pale imitation in Eastgate (actually, the Eastgate store it is still a cool place, but I am old enough now that I find new things inferior, "old way is better," after all)). It is a dangerous maneuver, though we have little choice, both of these locations can grab us, pulling us in, draining precious time, and that is something we can not afford. We are headed for Basketball (Go Cards!) in Bourbon Country. Two of my favorite things.
I am, understandably, excited. I have been a Louisville fan since the days of Scooter (Rodney) McCray, Doctor Dunkenstein, in the late 70s and early 80s, Darrell Griffith is a legend in college basketball. An incredibly fast, athletic demon who could sky, and slam, and ignite a crowd. Man, those guys were something.
Plus, I have been a Rick Pitino fan since his days at Providence. His tenure at Kentucky was the only time I could root for the Wildcats. His swarming, harassing, relentless defense is my kind of basketball. His teams never quit, and no matter the score at halftime you know they might still win. They once trailed Marquette 65 - 47 with 5:44 in the game, and won 71 to 70. But, the most amazing comeback had to be against Syracuse in the last, real Big East Championship game. Trailing by 16 at halftime Louisville came back and won by 18. Trapping, fighting, and crashing, they grabbed hold of the baseline against a zone defense, grabbing rebounds, and slamming them down ferociously. It was a performance seared in my mind. And, I loved it, my sons, and I were celebrating with each stop, and steal, and trap.
My wife, my sweet, wonderful wife, knew how much we liked the Cardinals, and went out her way to get tickets last year. We watched them raise the Championship banner. It might become a yearly trip to the Yum Center, and that would be ok with me.
I will have pictures, and a glowing account tomorrow, maybe tonight. Go Cards. L1C4, baby!!!
Friday, December 5, 2014
Big Trip, Big Time, Go Cards.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.