Car Colour, Dining Out, ESPN & MJShareThis
Gooood (Monday) morning! It’s 7:00 am here, and I’ve already had a bowl of Cheerios, a cup of coffee and a steam bath, so I’m at a rare level of awake for blogging. How fun.
Before I really begin, I just gotta say – in the first 27 years of my life, I’ve cared exactly zero percent about hockey in the summer, save for my own personal fitness. And even that was a battle. I forced myself to the gym, and dragged my ass onto the ice as early as possible in the day so the rest of the afternoon and beyond could be free. I didn’t follow the draft, free agency, nothin’.
I played baseball, I worked, and far more importantly, I golfed.
So now, in this new career has a “hockey guy” or whatever you want to label me as…. this is painful. I realize most of you come to my blog to read about hockey. But NOTHING HAPPENS IN JULY (UPDATE: Okay, Kovalchuk finally signed with the Devils. I’ll address that tomorrow). Take a little break, like Bob McKenzie and his twitter account are. I don’t really care to speculate on where so-and-so might get dealt, what the needs of the 11th place team in the East are (unless that happens to be the Isles), etcetera etcetera. And that’s not going to change.
So until someone is paying me to discuss those things, I see no reason to start forcin’ it (the “forcin’ it” reference is six paragraphs down). Besides, we have awesome things to discuss today: cars, restaurants, Michael Jordan, Twitter and Bri. LETS DO THIS.
Right off the top (um, we’re 250 words in), the Mrs. asked me to poll my readers. Bri’s lease is up on her white Mazda 3 in like six weeks, so we’re on the car hunt for her. Okay, she’s on the car hunt, and I’m the blinders to her horse, keeping her eyes away from as many sparkling Beemers, Benz n Bentley’s as possible (anyone get that rap reference?).
So, the question she wants me to pose to you is…. does choosing a white or black car make that much of a difference for temperature? I know your knee-jerk reaction to that question was yes, because it’s just one of those things that’s been beaten into us. And I know MythBusters tested this “myth” and confirmed that YES, a black car does heat up more than a white car. But to me, if it’s cookin’ hot outside, you get in your car and it sucks regardless, then you pump the AC and it’s fine. So get the car you want.
(Part of me says that because I had that beaten into me when I got a car here, so I have a white Altima with tan interior and tinted windows, and every time a black one drives by I wanna sideswipe it so it doesn’t look so much prettier than mine…. which it does.)
So here’s the poll. Vote or die! (Or whatever the expression is that marketers and P. Diddy use to get young, “hep” kids to vote)
I can’t stand when restaurants – without special request – give you salad dressing on the side. I can make my dinner at home, thanks. Now I have to mix my own salad at a restaurant? Do you have a big bowl and some tongs I could use, at least? No? Okay, I’ll just push it around then (y’know, since it’s a full bowl/plate) and end up with half the salad on the table.
For those of you who like light or heavy dressing you’re the ones who are particular, so you’re the one who should have to request something special or different, like I dunno, dressing on the side. Quit making restaurants be frustrating for the rest of us.
While I’m beating up on the food industry…. If someone pays for food at your establishment (now matter how low-grade it may be), they shouldn’t have to clean up like they’re doing dishes when they’re done. How are yearly profits for the fast-food industry? They can’t hire some minimum wage kid to clean up after their patrons?
Thanks for your $6.75, here’s your (delicious) chemical-packed processed food, be sure to tidy up on your way out.
I TOOK MORE KETCHUP THEN I NEEDED, SUCK ON THAT.
As I’ve mentioned before, I get mixed reviews on running/tweeting cat pictures. The solution? Brianna Gillies Twitter account. She tweets infrequently at best, and usually only because we’ve had a couple cocktails, but I expect that to change after I gave her a good Twitter lesson yesterday.
She claims she’ll be stepping up her tweet game (she’s actually pretty funny, even though she’s a girl /Bissonnette’d), so hop on board for some more Bourne-based fun. The real secret is that when I want to tweet a cat pic, I’ve got her twitpic address saved in my phone so I can use her account too. Heh heh heh. Sneaky.
If the year’s sportsgasm happens in April, this is the year’s moment of regret and self-loathing. ESPN is currently dragging itself through the desert in search of water – AKA sports news – in a bad way right now. Thus, we get Michael Jordan all over ESPN’s Uno through Ocho, making pretty dull remarks about an over-covered topic.
Therefore, I shall dig the hole deeper by commenting on those comments, just like ESPN.
He said he’d have never called up Larry Bird and Magic Johnson to be teammates the way Lebron did with Wade and Bosh (BTW, is Bosh Magic or Bird? How much credit are we giving that guy?). My only question on those comments are….
Okay, you wouldn’t have done that – but had you gone seven years and consecutive MVP titles without winning a title, looked ahead and didn’t see Pippen, Kerr and the chance to contend on your team, and had the opportunity to join “Bird and Magic”…. you wouldn’t have then?
I think that’s an easy, predictable statement for MJ to make from where he (and his legacy) are sitting.
Thassit thassall today folks. UPDATED: Kovalchuk has resigned with the Devils! A hockey blog tomorrow, yyayyyyyy!