Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday

It's more like Cyber Month will all the emails from stores that I get every day. Some stores send out 3-4 a day. I'm not even sure how some of them have my email address unless Radio Shack sold them my info that one time I bought batteries!

It's pouring rain right now. Luckily, it's warm enough that it's not snow. Coco had basketball practice tonight and now he has it again at 6:30am followed by a game tomorrow night. It's like they are in the NBA.

Winter parking rules go into effect tomorrow and it's tough during blizzards for those of us on Milwaukee's Eastside. It happens every year but yet the politicians offer no solutions. I won't complain because I knew the problems moving in and I chalk it off to the price you pay to live somewhere cool!

There's a new bestseller on the New York Times list and it's actually an old classic. Since the Paris attacks The Moveable Feast which is set in Paris has gone to number one. It's written by my personal favorite Mr. Ernest Hemingway. He's been gone since 1961 and he still has it. Thanks Papa.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

End Of Hurricane Season

Tomorrow is the official end of Hurricane season and Florida escaped any serious storms. The weather here looks good for the next 10 days with high 30's and low 40's so we're looking good.

Coco had soccer practice again tonight and he looked really good. Even got some shots off in practice but the goalie made some real nice saves. Basketball practice for him tomorrow then 2 games this week. They started off with a win last week. They've never lost a game yet ever and this is their 3rd season together. He actually started the first game.

Bug paid us a visit today and Krissy took her for a long run with her friend Ruth Ann.

Just finishing up some work and going to bed hoping for a great week!


Saturday, November 28, 2015

On The Road Again

A long day on the road to Illinois and back but a good time had by all at my sister Cindy's house for a very nice dinner.

Guy Lewis the legendary retired coach of the University of Houston passed away this week. Twice he was the Coach of the Year and had some high flying teams in the 80's.

We went through 8 to 10 tolls on the round trip to Illinois and back at a 1.40 a toll. If Wisconsin goes the way of the toll roads I'm pretty sure I would move fairly fast.

Going to bed now!


Friday, November 27, 2015

Green Friday

With all the rain we received these last 2 weeks it's quite green out for this time of year. I'm still feeling good about that Bears victory last night!

A rather uneventful day except for the right rear blinker going out on the Jeep. It does tell you though on the dashboard that it's out. Not an expensive repair but getting the tail light cover off was a time consuming event. No screws but plugs that you have to pry off. Very bizarre.

I even took a trip to the mall. Not really that crowded and parking still available. I'm betting online sales were huge!

We've been watching that Hunting Hitler show on the History Channel. Out of all the shows this one has some validity to it rather than rampant speculation. I've been doing some research on it and many people at the time felt like Hitler did indeed escape. Argentina seems to be the popular landing ground for him if it happened.

Now Coco and I are putting a Hot Wheel track together. Talk about a company making some green!!!!


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Bears Win On Turkey Day

What a fabulous Thanksgiving. The Bears win at Lambeau Field on Brett Favre's retirement number ceremony. That just made my night and my week and my month!!!!

Krissy, Coco and I spent most of the day in Illinois at her family's place. A wonderful spread as usual and great company.

It's been pouring rain all day was the only downfall. But it didn't bother me at all. Because the Bears WON!!!

Get some sleep and thank you to everyone who reads my blog from time to time. Especially someone in France today and I wish nothing but peace to France. I look forward to the day I visit!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Comedy Cafe

The streets of Milwaukee have been a little less crowded today with many people leaving town for the holiday. It seems to happen most holidays. Krissy and I headed over to Victor's and met Christy and Tony for drinks then our venture to the Comedy Cafe.

I've never been to Victor's before 10pm before. It's like a time warp from the 70's but they had a free Thanksgiving buffet which was very good. Then they have a bus that transports everyone to the Comedy Cafe.

The first two acts were pretty weak but Nate the third guy was pretty good. Kevin Williams was the feature act and he was very good. Then back to Victor's via the bus and now we're home and ready for bed. We have a two hour drive tomorrow. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

One Expensive Dress

One of Judy Garland's dresses from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz just sold 1.56 million bucks. The other one in existences sold for less than half of that 3 years ago so the economy must be picking up. The Cowardly Lion costume sold for 3 million bucks a few years ago. I'm willing to bet that the whole film cost less than that to make in 1939.

Adele is going to be on Saturday Night Live this Saturday. She just broke a 4 day record for total sales. Not a bad Christmas for Adele. I wish she would have done the last Bond film title song. She was brilliant with Skyfall!

I ventured to the grocery store today for less than 10 items. Lets just say it was an adventure. Tomorrow night will be even worse. In 2007 I took my Toyota FJ Cruiser into a grocery store underground parking lot the night before Thanksgiving. It was too tall and I took out a piece of duct work and had to back out with a line of cars directly behind me. That  was a 30 minute debacle with plenty of people swearing at me. Good times!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Dixie Chicks

The Dixie Chicks are going on a large 2016 tour. Not a lot of Midwest dates but I did see the period of Summerfest was completely empty so who knows. They are the biggest selling all female band of all time.

Adele had her new album have a giant sales weekend. I think I might buy this one myself. if she comes into the area I will be looking for tickets.

Happy Birthday to Angela and my Dad. I won't tell anyone your ages. At least not in print!

It's the Bears-Packers game on Thanksgiving night! I can't wait!!

Unfortunately it looks like there's only 3 Northern White Rhinos left in the world as one was put down this week. 

We bought this huge block of solid caramel at the German Christmas celebration at the Pabst Brewery on Saturday. I can't quit eating it!


Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Full Day

We woke up and everybody went to the Simple Cafe for breakfast and met Jim and Joanne (Krissy's Parents). A very nice breakfast place and I can see why it's so popular. Coco and I then took my Dad and Dee back to Elkhorn then made it back to watch the second half of the Bears game which they lost.

Then it was off to Coco's soccer practice. It's a full and tough two hours which I enjoy watching. He's learning a lot. Now, I'm sitting at the computer working on some writing and planning the busy holiday week ahead.

It's like mid-winter out there now and a basketball game tomorrow!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Some Like It Hot

What a cold day. About 27 degrees and a crunchy 5 inches of snow like mid January.

My Dad, Dee, Krissy, Coco and I went to the German Christmas event at the Pabst Brewery. What a magnificent compound of old buildings. Coco purchased a hand blown white Christmas ornament. He really likes Christmas ornaments for some reason.

We met a guy there with his wife and he's a huge Trump fan. Really big fan in no uncertain terms.

Krissy made her homemade stew and we played cards. Then we watched Some Like It Hot, a 1959 movie with Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe and directed by the legendary Billy Wilder. What a great movie and I had never saw it before.

Interesting though was that Jack Lemmon has some Jim Carrey like mannerisms back then. Obviously Carrey picked them up from Jack Lemmon somewhere along the route. Looking outside the window now wishing I was somewhere hot!


Friday, November 20, 2015

The First Snow

Well, it looks like we're in for a snow storm.  They already salted the roads and the first flurries are just now coming down. We finished breaking down the back yard and thru some tarps over some furniture. We tried to hang onto the nice weather as long as possible.

My Dad and Dee are in town and we went to Pitch's for dinner. Now lounging around and playing cards.

Big Bears game Sunday. A win and we might actually make a playoff push.

Tomorrow we're heading to the Pabst Brewery for their German Christmas celebration!

Be safe tonight and hopefully we're not shovelling too much tomorrow!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Wussification Of America

First, I'd like to give a big kudos to the City of Milwaukee for moving the Bastille Days Eiffel Tower down to City Hall with amazing lights and a beautiful tribute to Paris. It backs up traffic at night but I don't care it's really cool. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to take a photo yet.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is a real piece of crap with feet. A family of Syrian refugees with a 5 year old child were basically kicked out of Indiana today despite being vetted SINCE 2012 after fleeing from Syria in 2011. They could be bombers you know! I have more faith and trust in the FBI and Homeland Security than any backwards ass country fool of a Governor and I'm from a town of 200 people so no emails please. I give a big kudos to Governor Malloy and the fine people of Connecticut for immediately taking them in.

Ben Carson the brain surgeon from idiotsville compared the refugees to Rabid Dogs today then blamed the media for reporting that. Hey Ben, if you don't like what's being reported then quit staying stupid shit. Have a nice Thanksgiving dinner with Governor Pence and your Army of guards because you seem to be afraid of everything.

Is this what America has come to? It seems that way for 50% of the population who just seem to love the weapon of fear. We live in a world where every kid gets a trophy and the NFL has become a touch football league. Does my best stock pick next year have to be the makers of Depends?

The Gettysburg Address was delivered 152 years ago today by Abraham Lincoln. The so called Party of Lincoln would make him puke in his coffin today. Lincoln was a tough guy who didn't panic and over react every time something went wrong.

Do the words on the Statue of Liberty mean anything to 50% of this country or was it merely a suggestion? Oh by the way, it was given to us by France. Get tougher America before I start investing in diapers and Depends!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Arrieta Wins Cy Young

Congrats to Jake Arrieta on winning the NL Cy Young Award today making it 3 official awards in 3 days for the Cubs. What a week and the future looks bright!

Coco and Krissy commented on my briefcase today. Yes, it is a James Bond Zero Halliburton briefcase that Pierce Brosnan used in a Bond movie which I believe was Tomorrow Never Dies and Daniel Craig also used in Quantum of Solace.

Aaron Rodgers has a bum throwing shoulder and is on the injury report list. This means that he will probably have a great game on Sunday.

Doug Flutie's parents passed away less than an hour apart today. His father from a heart attack in the hospital and his mother somewhere else. My friends grandparents passed away 3 days apart when I was a kid and I thought that was close together. Doug Flutie is a heck of a great guy so condolences to his family. When he played for the Bears he hung out with my friends and I at Sluggers Bar and Grill in Vernon Hills, IL. He didn't know anybody else and he would play sports games especially wall ball and talk to anyone who approached him. I was actually an inch taller than him. 

On a further sidetrack, I was landing at Logan Airport in Boston for a National Championship race when he threw a famously long touchdown pass to win a game for Boston College. The plane almost flipped over with loud screams when the pilot announced it. Yep, it was full of Boston College fans!


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Congrats Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon won his 4th Manager of the Year award. He's the best all around manager that I've ever seen. He totally made the difference this year with 4 rookies often in the starting lineup.

It's rainy and cold today and it doesn't look like to will stop until 4pm tomorrow. Luckily it isn't colder or this would be a blizzard!

Bobby Jindahl dropped out of the Presidential race saying it's not his time. It never is your time when you run a state into the ground and both people running to replace you keep stating that. That's never a good thing for your legacy. No surprise that you are going to work for a think tank that you started. Nobody really thought you would get an honest job other than being a professional complainer and whiner and you didn't let us down.

The Leonid meteor shower will be happening tonight around midnight. I'm wondering if I'll be able to see it through all this rain!


Monday, November 16, 2015

USS Milwaukee

The USS Milwaukee is down at the lakefront this week for tours as it's being commissioned. It's a Navy ship built with speed with 4 water jet engines instead of a typical prop boat.

The Key West Film Festival starts Wednesday and goes through the 22nd. Papa will premiere there as it's the new bio film about Hemingway. I haven't been able to find a release date yet but I will be there to see it. It was actually filmed in Cuba.

Ken Burns has a documentary about Hemingway in production. It won't be ready for viewing until 2019. He has around 100 working ideas for documentaries.

Kris Bryant officially won the National League Rookie of the Year award today by unanimous vote. He had quite a year!

Ron White is making another Milwaukee appearance. Krissy took me a couple years ago for my birthday to see him and it was a great show.

Local legend David Monroe passed away late last week. Krissy actually used to work with him at the Milwaukee Public Museum. He's often been described as the local intellectual who was a great DeeJay as he spun records in several clubs over the years. All the local blogger comments say the same thing. That he always had a bunch of books and papers under his arm and that he was a very intelligent guy who passed away from cancer too soon. I regret never meeting the man as I enjoy talking to people about various topics especially if they are off the wall. Apparently he had a sense of humor as his very last Facebook posting says "David Monroe mourns the death of  David Michael Monroe." I always admire those that leave this earth with a final chuckle.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Recovery Sunday

Dinner last night at the Brass Alley was terrific. I had the bbq shrimp and Krissy ordered the skirt steak. The cheesy grits were phenomenal and I ordered a Serenac whisky drink which was excellent.

We finished the night at Pitch's, Thurmans and the Standard Tavern. We were still up at 3am eating snacks in the kitchen with Amy and Dave.

I actually watched the Bears win in bed. What a terrific game and I ordered a Rosatti's pizza which made my day.

Coco started his indoor practice tonight for 2 hours. The groin looks fine but we need to grab a pair of indoor shoes. It's going to be a long double season and I wouldn't doubt if they add another one in March!


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Brass Alley

Busy day as we have company. We're going to the Brass Alley for dinner. It's a New Orleans restaurant with plenty of cajun food. Gary, Michelle, Dave, Amy, Steve and Holly are all hovering by me as I write.

We did make it to 2 rummage estate sales at former bars today. I bought 2 Budweiser mugs for 3 bucks each and EBay has them for 18 each. Then I bought a beer tin for a buck and EBay has it for 40 bucks. Woo haw! Gotta run, I'm bartending for the group!


Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday the 13th

Well it was certainly a bad luck day in Paris. The death toll keeps rising as I watch the news. This seems to be the new normal sadly.

Another cold and windy day in Milwaukee. We used our electric start for the first time on the Jeep and it's pretty cool. Hopefully we can get a prime parking spot in front of the house and use it all winter.

Coco is all signed up for winter soccer in January but practice starts this Sunday night. It's with older kids but I'm betting he holds his own.

Krissy and I went to the mall and Best Buy to run some errands. That Microsoft Surface 3 keeps drawing my attention.

After that it was lunch at PF Changs which was just ok and then to Otto's for beer and wine for company tomorrow night. There Red Stripe special is back on so I'll be visiting soon again as last time it lasted for a whole month.

Be safe out there this weekend!


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Baseball Winter Meetings

Today was a slow day in Milwaukee and apparently with the Cubs at the baseball winter meetings. Come on Cubs, sign a big free agent pitcher so we feel better because we are already looking forward to next year.

Cold and real windy today. No snow so I'm fine with it.

I was writing yesterday and listening to the Genesis documentary they play on cable once in a while. They really did have a string of hits in the 80's seldom matched by anybody. MTV really put them on top because they were already a theatrical band especially when Peter Gabriel was part of it. I've seen Gabriel solo and Genesis in concert. Both were fantastic shows.

I cooked a ribeye in my skillet for Krissy and I for dinner. It's not quite the same as grilling outside but I can blacken one up pretty good in my cast iron skillet.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Allen Toussaaint

Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Allen Toussaint passed away yesterday of a heart attack at the age of 77. Jimmy Buffett was a huge fan and always played with him at the New Orleans Jazz FestivaL when Toussaint lived there. Radio Margaritaville was playing tribute to him all day long and he will be missed.

Lou Brock the baseball Hall of Famer lost a leg today in his battle with diabetes. The same thing happened to Cubs legend Ron Santo years ago. Get well Lou and hopefully you fulfill your wish of being at opening day!

Coco us being signed up tomorrow for an advanced soccer league. Pretty excitin stuff and he'll probably be the youngest guy on the team. I sure love the indoor soccer with the fast action and high scoring.

Severe thunderstorms happening right now in Milwaukee. Pretty loud but at least its not snow!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Milwaukee Debate

It's the 40th anniversary of the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Gordon Lightfoot wrote a brilliant song about it but I'm not sure how many young people know it's a real event. It left Superior, WI with 29 people aboard and it went down in one of the earliest November storms ever. They pulled up the bell in 1995 and it is in a museum. The ship was over 700 feet long and was named after the Northwestern Mutual CEO when it was built. It actually rests over 500 feet below the surface in Canadian waters and it's illegal to dive to it.

Krissy and I went to the Central Library to hear author Ann Marie Walker speak about writing and selling books. Then we walked to Major Goolsby's for dinner which just happens to be next to the Milwaukee Theater which was hosting the GOP debate so we watched it right next door. The service people working didn't seem to pleased when every candidate said NO to a raise in the minimum wage. I probably wouldn't count on their vote!

It was a fairly small crowd outside and not a lot of energy. I've heard there was about 4000 people inside the theater. I watched the entire debate and watched the crowd from different angles and I feel confident in saying that the GOP has absolutely no chance in this election regardless of candidates on either side simply because of demographics. The entire crowd was old white people. Even in the coverage afterwards there were few young people and I couldn't see one single person of color besides two camera people. To be fair, I didn't see the wait staff!


Monday, November 9, 2015

Milwaukee In The Spotlight

The GOP debate comes to the gorgeous Milwaukee Theater tomorrow night. I couldn't get tickets for some reason but it would have been fun to see live. It's good for the city although I'm disappointed that the RNC packs it with homers.

Instead, I'll tape it and be at the Milwaukee Public Library to see noted author Ann Marie Walker speak about writing and publishing. Afterwards, I'll meet Krissy at Blu and we'll have some cocktails and see what politicians decide to drink their sadness away at Blu. It's on top of the world famous Pfister Hotel.

The Bears played a good overall game to beat the Chargers on Monday Night Football. Jay Cutler played great. He's actually a top 50 quarterback statistically and has a winning record since coming into the league. He became the Bears all time leading touchdown passer in the game tonight.

The Bulls also won tonight. Maybe things are starting to look up after all!!


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Going British

I'm not sure why but I can't go without my afternoon tea lately. I started that about a month ago when the temps dipped now I find myself making myself tea every afternoon to take the chill off like the Brits!

I keep hearing about people cooking pizza on the grill. I've never tried that before and it's a bit late in the grilling season to try it but I will give it a shot next year for what it's worth.

The Key West World Championship powerboat races start today and go through November 15th. That's going to be a lot of speed down there this week.

In 1939 the United States had only the 19th largest armed services in the world. Then the war started and we quickly built it to number one and we've been spending tons ever since to keep it that way.

Enjoy the new week!


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Spectre Review From Milwaukee

Coco and I went to the Oriental to see Spectre this afternoon. Krissy went to Stevens Point with her family to visit her nephew Dom so we were solo. 

I'd rate it very good but not quite as good as Skyfall which I thought was brilliant. All 4 of the Daniel Craig movies are intertwined unlike anything else in the series. Sure, some of the same bad guys and Spectre were in other films but the Craig series played out almost real time in sequence for movies if that makes any sense.

I've always been certain that Craig would be back for at least one more if not two more films as that would really solidify him as the "best" Bond ever for a lot of people. At least a threat to Sean Connery who is the most popular for sure. I've actually enjoyed every single Bond in their own way. I was a big Pierce Brosnan fan as I give him credit for reviving the series after they stopped filming for a while. For the record, as most people know I own every Bond movie, have seen them all at least double digits except for From Russia With Love. I own numerous books, soundtracks, have a Bond suit and two expensive pairs of Bond sunglasses one of which was on the set of a Bond movie and I had to order them from a place in England. I even own a Bond lunchbox. 

Anyway, the way Spectre ended and recent comments from Daniel Craig makes me double think that he will make any more Bond films. If he does I'm sure it will only be one more now. I can tell that he's noticeably aged since he started filming Casino Royale just over 10 years ago. He's only made one other good film besides the Bond films in that time period so he probably wants to prove a point.

I watched the full credits carefully because they always indicate for sure if another one is coming out and sometimes even the  title. There was none of that which will lead to a lot of speculation on another audition for the next James Bond. There's only two things I know for sure. There will be another great James Bond movie and I'll be taking my high school aged son to that one. Yikes!


Friday, November 6, 2015

JB Going To Havana

A busy but uneventful friday. I did catch part of a documentary on the Unabomber. I still remember how big that was when they finally caught him. The guy had a genius IQ but still couldn't couldn't remember a popular saying and he wrote it wrong in his manifesto which is how his brother recognized it was him.

Coco and I are watching the Curse of Oak Island marathon. It's an island off Nova Scotia with a buried treasure on it and possibly the Holy Grail. The producer is Ken Burns of the famous documentary fame and they people involved are all scientists and intelligent people putting a lot of time and money into their exploration.

Jimmy Buffett played at the Parrot Head convention in Key West Thursday night. I heard he played a whole album which seems to be the trend these days which I think is pretty cool. On Saturday night he will be playing in Havana, Cuba which is even cooler. Nobody could have imagined that a couple years ago!


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Poetry Night

Krissy and I had a wonderful night at Coco's Poetry Night at St. Marcus. He did a nice job reciting his poem and the upperclassmen did a bang up job with some very deep and insightful poetry. Very proud of all those kids.

We stopped at Glorioso's on the way home to grab some Italian Beef. We actually walked because it's 74 degrees today. Then to the Roman Coin for a couple drinks.

We received our first Christmas Cards of the season today. Both of us actually each received one. Ok, they were from the local Salvation Army but it's nice to be remembered!

Blake Shelton is coming to Summerfest on July 1st. That's 2 headliners they've announced already and Winter hasn't even begun. Ok gotta run. My beef is ready!!!


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

It's Basketball Time Again

I attended the mandatory parents meeting for St. Marcus tonight. It was a huge turnout. Basketball is certainly King at St, Marcus. This will be Coco's third season with his team and they are undefeated in both years.Yes, they've never lost a game. They are a true joy to watch and a few refs have commented that they've never seen a team that good at that age in 40 years of being a ref. That's something!

No Bond movie tonight. Too busy with other things so we'll go this weekend.

Marco Rubio was accused of improperly charging personal items to a State of Florida government credit card years ago. In an effort to clear his name he stated that it wasn't a credit card but an American Express charge card. Oh, ok, it's all good then! Really??? Once a lawyer always a lawyer I guess. He blamed the travel agent for using the wrong credit card for a $10,000 family reunion that lasted 4 days. That's a lot of coin for 4 days to see some relatives but I was wondering why the travel agent was going through your wallet to pick a card instead of yourself. Oh, was it American Express? Cause then it's all good! You fricking politicians are a joke these days! 


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy Days

Coco is finally recovered from his stomach illness and looks ready to get back to a normal life. We watched an episode of Happy Days last night. He had never seen the show before. He recognized Henry Winkler from something else he saw on television but had no idea who 'Fonzie' was. I was kind of shocked. It was one of the most popular shows off all time and when I was his age everyone knew the 'Fonz.' 

The Parrothead convention starts tomorrow in Key West. Jimmy Buffett fans from around the world converge upon Key West for a week's worth of fun and music. You know you're doing well when when people have a convention for you and you're still alive and/or not imaginary like Batman or James Bond who's convention they hold in California every year.

Congrats to new House Speaker Paul Ryan who's first action was to move up the August House recess 2 weeks so they have a total of 7 weeks off straight instead of just 5. These guys hardly work as it is. I have no idea what we pay them for. There's not even a good convention in July for these bums to go to!


Monday, November 2, 2015

The Smartest President

According to a recent study John Quincy Adams was our smartest President with an IQ of 168. Nobody else was even close. Thomas Jefferson was 2nd at 153 followed by John F. Kennedy at 150. Bill Clinton finished 4th at 148 and Woodrow Wilson rounded out the top 5 at 145. It was an interesting study to say the least.

It's finally here. Bond week. Spectre is released to the public on the 6th and we have pre-screening passes from Sony for a Wednesday viewing. I usually wear my James Bond suit along with a Bond tie and one of my pairs of James Bond sunglasses to each Bond movie. I usually see it at the Oriental Theater but the pre-screen is at a modern theater. Not sure what I'll wear now. Such a dilemma!

Coco had some stomach issues since 3am so stayed home today. Appears to be food poisoning and he looked like death at noon but by 6pm he looks totally fine.

So I had him watch a documentary by Ken Burns about the Civil War. They had some interesting footage for the 75th anniversary of Gettysburg in 1938. Someone taped Union and Confederate soldiers lined up against one of the brick walls facing each other shaking hands. They all appeared to be in the 90's and they all had canes. They genuinely seemed to like each other also after all those years. I guess time does heal all wounds!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Now It's Xmas Time

Yep, the Christmas commercials were pouring out of the television today right after Halloween ended. I hope they back off it for a while but I doubt it. We're hitting 70's a lot this week so I'm not really in the spirit yet!

The Bears defense gave away their game against the Vikings in the 4th quarter today. Plus another punt got returned for a touchdown. The season is officially done.

Halloween was interesting last night. Brady Street looked more like Duval or Bourbon Streets. A lot of great costumes and expensive also. Somebody had a Dark Crystal costume like looked eerily real and he or she won first place at the Nomad. Unfortunately a reveler dressed up in a Captain America costume drowned just down the street early in the morning at the marina. We saw several Captain America's last night and I'm not really sure if it was one we saw. Halloween and NYE and ST. Patrick's Day all have had fatalities by drowning in the last few years. Time to take a step back and think a little harder I think. Fun should be fun but don't go overboard.