Thursday, April 03, 2008

Floods, Friends, and Fools

Anyone who used to live in El Dorado or has been here enough to know what the spring usually looks like needs to click this link.  An amazing amount of water came down in a short amount of time and teamed up with some unfinished drainage work to wreak havoc on our little burg.  Jill had to circle the town to get to our house as a nearby creek overflowed.  Of course our basement was not unaffected, but we have long since learned not to leave valuable items down there. 

I have succumbed to peer pressure and started a facebook page recently.  It paid huge dividends this week when it helped me reconnect with one of my best friends.  Before this happened, however, I was already sold on the app because it is allowing me to play chess with some of my friends.  I am currently playing four games with four friends.  I know that there are hundreds of places you can play on the Internet, but I like the slow pace of facebook games.  I lost many games on Yahoo solely because their program did not refresh the board in a timely manner. This is not an issue with ChessPro.  If you want a game, look me up.

April Fools Day seemed like a bigger deal to people this year than it has in the past.  A lot of media people, friends and locals wanted to get in on the act.  My favorite:  the Pardon the Interruption guys opened their show by announcing that the NCAA was going to replay the last 16 seconds of the Kansas-Davidson because a key player had fouled out and this was not caught by the officials.  I listened to it the next morning and not thinking about April 1st anymore, bought in completely.

In case anyone did not know: my wife is awesome. Do you know what she chose to do for Mother's Day?  Go to a Royals game.  It is family fun day and we will all be able to go down on the field.  Past experience says that some player will probably hand Cannon a baseball.  I think Jill is mostly in favor of this because they are giving free pink T-shirts to the first 10,000 mothers.   It is kind of amazing what she will do for a free T-shirt.   And speaking of the Royals; they just completed the sweep of the Detroit Tigers.  They are off to their best start since 2003.  Some of you will remember that as the "Believe" year.   Others will not know what I am talking about.  This is not it.

1 comment:

RK said...

Alright, April 10th has come and gone, and there is NO NEW POST from you! What the CRAP man? When do we get a fresh insight, a morsel of wisdom, a pebble of enlightenment? Hmmm? People are counting you. Please dont let us down. Thanks.