Friday November 18, 2022
Friday…and here comes the weekend! 43 for a high in Nashville to begin the weekend with temps dropping below freezing now in the evenings.
But again, it ain’t Buffalo where snow is falling at 3 inches per hour. Now they’re saying as much as 4 inches of snow could accumulate. Nope, nope, and nope. They don’t make a big enough snow blower. So much snow that the Buffalo football game this weekend will be played under a dome in Detroit. Nope.
Rest, rinse, and repeat. That’s the cycle I’ve been on dealing with this little bout with COVID that I’m almost over. Today is the last day of quarantine, so I’ll be re-testing and hoping not to see two pink lines. Wish me good luck. It’s been quite a week of cancellations, and downtime, which is something I’m not used to. But it’s been all about trying to get better and rolling again. Getting there. Onwards.
I did sit on the couch and watch most of the Titans-Packers game that was on Amazon Prime last night played at Lambeau field in Green Bay. A stadium every true NFL fan should have on their list of places to see a game. I couldn’t lose as I root for both teams. Long time Packer fan after working on air in Milwaukee for 6 years and getting to cover their two Super Bowl games in New Orleans and San Diego and having a lot of the players on my radio show like Brett Favre, Reggie White and Dorsey Levens. So I still have some cheese head in me after being there.
But I also root for the home team, wherever my home is, and now that’s in Tennessee where the Titans are playing ground and pound football, old school, and winning. The Titan’s in fact may be the most boring and safe football team in the NFL, but it works for them. Fun game to watch last night.
NEW BRENT BURNS
I’ve been on the road so much, then sick, that I failed to remember to mention the new Brent Burns CD “Lot of Beaches To Go” is on my desk and available for purchase.
A mixture again of beach and funny, and Brent and I co-wrote 8 of the 10 songs you see here.
I have too many favorites to mention, but I do love our title track “Lot Of Beaches To Go” that’s just very, well, it’s just “beachy” to say the least, with a nice sub-message reminding us to see the things we want to see while we still can.
“Twenty Bucks is Twenty Bucks” is pretty danged funny as is “Get Off My Beach” which is all about Brent being upset with the young Spring Break kids coming to his beach town in Gulf Shores. And the song Brent wrote by himself, “Dead People’s Clothes” that he performed on the Big D and Bubbanationally syndicated radio show recently is an absolute hoot.
It’s available wherever you buy, download or stream.
SPEAKING OF FUNNY
This kids answer to a math test will make you smile or laugh. Proof that kids can give some pretty creative answers when they don’t know the real answer.
I’ve blogged about his before but it’s a funny true story about my High School biology tossing a pop quiz on our class with one of the questions being, “What is Mitosis”? I had no clue. But I wrote, “it’s what goes in my shoes’ and socks’.” (Made Mrs. James laugh when she read it)
NOT SO FUNNY
Twitter offices have shut down after hundreds quit coming on the heels of the new mega billionaire owner Elon Musk telling employees they must commit to an extremely hardcore culture with “long hours” and “high intensity”. A lot of em’ said, uh…nope.
And you know some of them tweeted “I quit”.
In tech workers are in high demand. I’m not sure if they don’t have the real leverage in the tech work force these days. Heck, I might hire one just to get them to explain to me why that rainbow death wheel wants to spin on my computer.
JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL
In China there’s a big group of sheep who have been circling around and around and around since November 4. Experts think it might be something called Listeriosis which is a bacterial disease otherwise known as “circling disease”. Take a look at this.
Sounds like a prognosis for what congress continually has. “Circling Disease”. Where they circle around and around on issues but never get circling.
THIS MAKES ME FEEL OLD
Seems like yesterday we would tune in and watch Dick Clark host the New Year’s Eve event in Times Square NYC. This year will be the 18th year in a row that Ryan Seacrest will host it since Dick’s passing. How in the world can that be?
THEM AND US
Cory Youmans is the guy who caught Aaron Judge’s historic 62nd home run ball at Texas Stadium this past summer. He was offered 3 million for it and turned it down. It will now to go auction and we’ll find out what it’s really worth. Just one little ole baseball folks.
Taylor Swift fans “Swifties”, are up in arms after Ticketmaster could not find a way to keep up with ticket demand for her upcoming tour. They’re saying they can’t keep up with demand. Some fans thinks this means they are offloading them to secondary sellers who will jack the prices up sky high. It does happen, and it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
I can tell you this. I have a songwriters show Thanksgiving Eve here in Nashville at the Listening Room Café, and I can assure you, Ticketmaster will be able to handle the demand to see me and my songwriter buddies. Come see us.
Oh, beer drinkers…you NEED this Miller Lite “tree-keg-stand”! Tell me you don’t.
Nothing on the books, and I’m sure I’m just going to keep putting my feet up and working on getting totally better. And when I put my feet up, there will probably be a football game on at the same time. Looking forward to returning to “back to normal” come Monday.
Have a great weekend!