Recapping the Weekend
Friday, Sept. 23:
Manny Ramirez, RBI machine. Red Sox (check!) win. Take in first Pat McCrory show at Shank Hall; very funny.Saturday, Sept. 24:
Hop into Al's Run, a five-mile road race which benefits a local children's hospital. Clock 46:00 for the run. Close the race in an 8:04 mile. Surprised I made it. Manny Ramirez, RBI machine. Red Sox win. Stayed in that night.Sunday, Sept. 25:
Woke up tired and sore. Worked a women's soccer match which was interrupted by a lightning storm. Manny Ramirez, RBI machine. Red Sox win. Watched the New England Patriots (check!) win, extending the "they haven't lost two in a row since 2002" streak. Reconfirmed that Tom Brady is the best shampooing quarterback in the NFL and Adam Vinatieri is the best shampooing clutch kicker in the history of professional football.
All in all, it was a very good weekend. There were several particulars not covered by the quick hitters up top, the kinds of small facts and actions that "slip through the cracks." ... like the movie Anchorman scattered around on the 16 HBO channels I have on my cable...to last night's television lineup: Fletch, Super Troopers, and Silence of the Lambs on at the same time. Fletch was followed by the Blues Brothers. On HBO, the season premiere of Curb Your Enthusiam was followed by two episodes of Ali G, followed by an old Curb re-run. That could very well be the greatest night of television in history.
Tonight, I'm pissed I don't have TiVo, as Scorsese's biopic of Bob Dylan is on PBS at 9:00 p.m. EST/8:00 p.m. Central. However, I will be attending the Ray LaMontagne show at the Pabst Theatre tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. Central.
Now, I'm sure many of you TLBR regulars out there are saying to yourself: "This is dumbest, biggest waste of time I have ever had with this blog. At not time was it funny, witty, cute, or sarcastic. It, in fact, sucked. I wish I could get the last five minutes of my life back so I could stick toothpicks in my eyes as it would be a more enjoyable act than reading this post."
Or something like that...
Well, I'm introducing a new interactive feature, sure to keep you entertained as well as active in the content of the blog.
My boss and his wife just recently found out that they will be the parents of a bouncing baby boy. And the next logical step is naming Baby Broeker. So each day that TLBR is updated, I'll provide a top 12 list of names with a certain theme. Feel free to comment or email in with your thoughts and I'll keep track of them.
Today's list of names has a baseball theme, so without further ado:
12. Bronson (as in Arroyo)
11. Rickey (as in being Rickey)
10. Honus (as in Wagner)
9. Ty (as in Cobb. Did you know his grandfather invented the Cobb salad?)
8. David Americo Arias (as in "El Grand Papi.")
7. Kirby (as in Puckett, or Wayne)
6. Chipper (as in Larry Jones)
5. Prince (as in Fielder)
4. Brooks (as in Robinson)
3. Teddy (as in Ballgame)
2. Pedro (as in Feliz, not for anyone on the Mets)
1. Chien-Ming (gets my vote)
Email your vote to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
Have a good day...one.