I don't do Twitter, but these brief holiday weekend thoughts are probably things I could have twote.
Frustration, humor, and frustration summed up my July 4th weekend.
First was a little frustration.
I was reminded this past weekend that, aside from Halloween and New Year's, Independence Day is about the lamest holiday we have.
Not the idea behind it, but the execution of it.
When else can you get an endless serenade of little neighborhood explosions from the crack of dawn until you're trying to fall asleep that night?
After say, I don't know, the 2nd time you set off a firecracker, doesn't it all just get a little old? Who can sit there all day and light firecrackers? Apparently, some can.
Some of us do not enjoy the seemingly infinite barrage of disruptions in our attempt at a little tranquility. But it never fails to amaze me what entertains people.
I'm not down on fireworks, done professionally in capable hands. I am down on those whose idea of being neighborly is to subject the rest of the neighborhood to what can only be described as disturbing the peace.
Now for a little humor. I have learned to appreciate what a great announcer David Wells is after his performance this weekend.
On Sunday's TBS All Star Selection Show, he attempted to pronounce the name of Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt when discussing Phillies 3rd baseman Scott Rolen's selection to the team.
Only he left out the "m" sound in Schmidt's name. Fortunately, he quickly corrected himself. Since I wasn't sure if I heard what I thought I heard, I hit the rewind button on the DVR a few times, and sure enough, each time I listened I got the same result.
Didn't anyone else hear this?
Thanks for the laugh, David Wells. And big props to him, as well as Dennis Eckersley and Cal Ripken, for not bursting out into laughter.
Finally, back to frustration. Summed up in 3 words. St. Louis Cardinals.
But it was good to see that someone else is fed up with the Cardinals' descent into mediocrity. Boos at Busch? That takes a lot of screwing up.
There. Now I feel better.
Was this too long to be a twit?