Ah, yes. Nothing says Sunday afternoon football with the guys like macarons, pastries, pecan pie and ice cream:
Mike Dopud ended up bringing a case of beer last weekend. What was he thinking? For that kind of money, he could have picked up a linzer torte or a tompouce or even a croquembouche.
Yes, my Snow Monkeys are poised to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, set to topple the once-mighty #3-ranked I Have No Imagination. We’re down 97.28 to 96.94 in R.I.P. Stargate fantasy football league playoff action and need a meager half a point from the Seattle D to win the weekend and move on to the semi-finals. Of course Tio, aka Popular Vote Petunia (who I’ll be playing next weekend should I advance), reminded me that he was in this exact same position last year – with the exact same teams – and ended up losing when his Defense racked up a less than impressive -3 points. That’s negative three points! I’m not worried though. I think I’ll wrap up my win before the end of the first half and then it’ll be smooooooooooooth sailing!
Hmmmm. Seems I’ve hit run a bit of a skid on the old comic book ride. As many of you know, I’ve been working my way through most of the titles out there to find out what interests and what doesn’t. I give a book three issues and if it still fails to intrigue, I move on. I was batting about .400, which I thought was pretty good. Until the past couple of days when seven successive titles didn’t make the cut. Justice League Dark, The Avengers, Captain Atom, Deadpool, Batman the Dark Knight (!), Avengers 1959, and The Savage Hawkman – simply not my cup of tea. Maybe there’s hope on the on-deck circle: Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Wolverine: The Best There Is, Deadman, Ultimate X-Men, and Suicide Squad.
Yesterday, Akemi tried to convince me that John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads is actually a Japanese song. She was mighty convincing, belting out the Japanese lyrics (conspicuously minus any mention of West Virginia) and then informing me the song originated from Ghibli’s Whispers of the Heart. Well, I looked it up (Thank you, wikipedia) and had to break the bad news to her: a Japanese composer actually covered the song for Ghibli. And John Denver was NOT Japanese.
Off to watch the game! GO SNOW MONKEYS!!!