Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday Morning Notes

I know, I've been away from the keyboard for a few days. I've had a somewhat busy weekend. We went to some yard sales in Smithville, a nearby town on Saturday morning. I spent less than two dollars, got some cassette tapes for my wife. Afterward we went to Kathy's parents house, where I did some yard work. We took advantage of the great weather this past weekend and I got my first sunburn of the season.

Another Northeast Ohio blogger to introduce: I think we have cross paths for some time now, both of us having been friends of Liquid. Friday I included her in my lists of links. Meet Diane Vogel Ferri. Diane hails from the eastern suburbs of Cleveland. Like Pigeon, she hails from the dreaded snow belt. In addition to being a blogger, Diane is also a poet and a teacher. She, like one of my daughters, is a special education teacher. Check out Diane Vogel Ferri's blog. It's called Coexist.

It's shaping up to be a good NBA postseason in these parts. The Cavaliers just swept the Detroit Pistons in the first round. The baseball season is looking like, well, I may get quite a bit done this summer.

Now you may ask what I was watching when I was watching sporting events yesterday? I watched the Sprint Cup race from Talledega. It was an exciting race and had a very exciting finish. I also have to commend NASCAR for all of their safety innovations, as the end of the race could have been way more disastorous for driver Carl Edwards and many of the fans when Carl's #99 Claritin Ford Fusion was flipped into the retaining fence. The car landed right side up. Carl climbed out of the car and ran to the finish line to the cheers of the fans. Among the comments Carl had to reporters was that the winner, Brad Keselowski, did what he was supposed to do, given the restraints mandated by NASCAR. He also congratulated Keselowski on the win, which was his first.

I hope everybody has a good week.

11 comments:

Pat Jenkins said...

oh how lucky nascar was that mr. edwards' car did not decide to go flying into the stands!! (though it looked like it had thoughts about it).... and forget about the nba for now, watch hockey!!!

74WIXYgrad said...

NASCAR is lucky that only 7 fans were injured, and so far the most severe was a broken jaw.

And I've not watched much of anything besides racing. Not as much fun without my brother around to discuss it with.

Karen said...

Wixy, we can share the sunburn thing with ya. Kenzie's face is coverered in blisters right now from the OSU game on Saturday. I feel absolutely awful for her. Boy, a good parent would've brought sunblock huh??

74WIXYgrad said...

Especially all you red headed people who are sensitive to the sun to begin with.

But then again, we live in Ohio and we aren't use to all this in April.

Tim Lones said...

WIXY:
As far as the Tribe, I just keep telling myself "It's still early yet" As for the Cavaliers, good that they put the Pistons out early. My hope is that the Celtics and Lakers, if they dont lose a series, both have hard 7-game series before they meet up with us..Have an excellent week..

Pigeon said...

I did stop by Diane's to say hello. I'm a little red in the face too after working outside this weekend. I think it's time to buy the sunscreen.

clean and crazy said...

glad you had beautiful weather, we had thunderstorms and a couple of close calls with tornadoes touching down just ten miles south of us, those tornado sirens must have gone off about 12 times yesterday and now my beautiful lower garden is flooded!! Good thing i didn't plant there yet, so i will try to get a load of dirt on there before we begin to plant that section. i will have to wait till the water drains though.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

wow thanks Wixy - that was so kind of you!I will add you to my blogroll as well.

Margaret said...

No sunburn here- I really have to watch it. Being one of those "red-headed" types, I have a strong family history of skin cancer. Combine the two, and you have disaster. Though, I have been known to look like a lobster now and then.

SandyCarlson said...

Coexist is an awesome blog.

Jen said...

Hey if you come to Smithville in KY you can save even more $ -you've not entered my current giveaway, ends tonight at 9.