I want to start the Thursday Rundown by offering my condolences to the folks of Sutherland Springs, Texas. It doesn’t get more despicable than what happened in that church and I just couldn’t get myself to write about it this week. On that somber note, let’s get to the Thursday Rundown…
Jeopardy Tournament of Champions – It is the Super Bowl for the game show that Sidney and I watch every single night. Jeopardy is hosting its Tournament of Champions over the next couple weeks and I like nothing better than watching the best of the best battle it out. It is fun to watch the champions of the past year return for another shot at glory. Of course, this year’s tournament meant the return of my less than favorite contestant, Austin Rogers. The bartender competed in last night’s show and missed his chance to automatically advance to the semifinal round as he finished in second place. I was pleased.
Truth – Today’s Blondie comic made me laugh. However, I got a kick out of it not because it was funny but because it expressed a truth when it was trying to make a joke. In the south, it is very common for a meal to be served between lunch and dinner, especially on Sundays. And, believe it or not, it is commonly referred to as “lupper” (at least in Sidney’s family it is). So, although some might think the boy in the comic is inventing a new concept and a new word, he really isn’t.
The Shock of the Century: One Year Later – Depending on where you fall on the political spectrum, yesterday was your chance to either reflect on the horror or revel in the sweet surprise you felt a year ago. Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election was a major moment in our country’s history simply because it was such a shocker that left many people at a loss for words. On this date a year ago, the day after the defining result stunned our nation, I wrote this blog post explaining why so many of us got it wrong.
Doesn’t Float My Boat – I want to expand on a Twitter observation I made the other day (before I could tweet with 280 characters). Who out there enjoys ice cream floats? Excuse me for possibly being un-American, but I think ice cream and soda go together like toothpaste and orange juice. This opinion of mine extends even to the famous Root Beer float. Please fill me on what I am missing but I think ice cream and soft drinks should be consumed entirely independent of each other.
Sloan at 34 Weeks – Sloan is so close to crawling! Despite people telling us to be content with this fact, I think both Sidney and I want to see her take off for the first time. Besides being on the verge of crawling, she is grabbing for everything! Diapers, toys, phones, paper…she wants it all! It makes it very tough to change her. This past weekend, Sidney gave Sloan her first taste of “adult food” by slipping a couple crumbs of cake in her mouth. Below is the latest photo collage.
Can’t brag about 80 degree temperatures this weekend! A cold front entered our area yesterday and we will be stuck with weather in the mid-60s the next several days. Don’t feel too bad for me though. Have a great weekend! Don’t Blink.