I don't know what is up with that title - two trains for thought colliding.
I have Columbus on my mind today for reasons I am not able to divulge at the moment but I do have some exciting stuff I CAN divulge. But, I have a few rants to get out of the way first.
Wait - let's not call then rants, how about . . . . talking points.
I'm still annoyed at the HONK FOR PEACE people. I was crossing the street and some Peace Donkey starts blasting his "horn of peace". I jumped and almost took out his peace headlight.
Don't get me wrong - I'm all for peace if it is justified but honk for peace just annoys the piss out of me!
And speaking of honking.
This weekend in is the Hybrid Fest. The largest gathering of Hybrid owners in the country. People from all over the country are driving thousands of miles to Madison to show how much gas they are saving.
Yankee Stadium?. NOT. So if up in Green Bay they tore down Lambeau Field and built a stadium NEXT to the old Lambeau Field, and then they named it Lambeau Field, would it be the same? Would it still be the "hallowed fields" the frozen tundra? The house that Ruth built?? I think not!
So they are wreaking Yankee Stadium and building a NEW Yankee Stadium. WHY I ask. I'm not a Yankee fan but I view Yankee Stadium as the Lambeau Field of baseball. sad, very sad. I bet they come back with Yankee Stadium Classic.
BTW - I waved the white flag in the 13th inning last night after the National League failed to score wit the bases loaded.
The USA Today has a VERY VERY good commentary by Drew Sharp on the whole Farve vs. Packer situation. It's worth the price of the paper. Maybe it's online.
OK OK - THE WEATHER - DEAL WITH IT.
I wake up and hear the weather dudes telling me how horrible I'm going to feel today if I take a step outside. Nice going - make sure everyone is in the "I feel horrible" mood BEFORE they even look out the window.
Sweat is a good thing. It is an opportunity for your body to show you everything is working just fine. If people would stop complaining perhaps EVERYONE would feel better. It's OK to feel hot, it's not a new thing. I see people standing and complaining about how hot they feel. YOU'RE STANDING STILL!!!
I can see a firefighter complaining about how hot he is or a tar dude on a roof. grrrrrrr! 13 innings and lack of sleep is bringing all this to the surface. AND THE WRONG TEAM WON.
And THEN - I'm just informed that I spelled my two favorite designers wrong yesterday.
balderdash taps me on the shoulder laughing and tells my I spelled Varsace and Oscar de la Ranta wrong. NO - those are the knock-off designers, I like them better. Deal with it.
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I have an article that is forming in my pea sized brain for the Isthmus about Columbus and the aftermath of Universal. I'm still finding direction and have a few random sentences but no flow yet.
I know the Columbus Econo-visor Steven Sobiek is now worried and is wringing his hands hoping I say something good. No worries. Columbus LOOKS like it is standing still but there really is a hope bubble that is growing.
Steve mailed a few cool things about plans for that area near the Auditorium a few days ago.
if I could only find them - hold on. - OH - you think I'm organized don't you!
BINGO - these are the plans for upgrading that area. Are they not SWEET? Once the Auditorium is fully functional and this is up and looking good . . how exciting. It reminds me of that feeling of when you see something being built in the middle of know where. SOMEONE is looking into the future and seeing great things. What we now need is a cool diner, a place for people to go once they get downtown. Then a book store, and maybe a micro brewery.
Makes me tingle.
No wait - that's the 2 pounds of cheese curds doing that. nevermind
OH - speaking of micro brewery. Check out this new little thing I have been working on.
Grinder's Island brewlog.
See ya round!