If you do not know me (I mean, really know me) then there is something you need to understand before you read this blog: I value the truth above everything else... except a good laugh. A good laugh will almost always beat the truth as far as I’m concerned. Everything you read on this blog will be true, somewhat true, or something I made up in an effort to get a laugh. Sometimes I will go on a rant that I don’t really mean (or only kind of mean). Sometimes I will mean what I write only to completely change my mind a year, month, or day later. Such is life. By reading this blog you agree not to get offended by anything I write (or, at the very least, you agree not to tell me or anyone else that you are offended). It is worth noting that my employer does not endorse my blog (or even read it, to tell you the truth). The Wife also does not endorse my blog (though she will read it from time to time). I am not paid to write this... it’s just my way of giving back to the community. I have, and will, touch on a wide range of subjects and will give my opinion on these subjects. Again, most of what I say is for laughs but every now and then I will say what I really think and feel (see my views on Westboro Baptist Cult). How will you know when I’m serious and when I’m trying to get a laugh? You’ll know. And if you don’t know, well... maybe this isn’t the best thing for you to be reading. So, sit back, read and enjoy. Leave comments if you want and don’t be afraid to publicly follow me.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Go Cubs Go!!!!!!!!

As I'm sure you have seen, the Chicago Cubs won the National League pennant Saturday night!  This is something I haven't seen since 1945... which, of course, means I have NEVER seen it.  Now, some of you may have seen this story on Facebook, but I'll share it here in case you missed it.

I watched the game with the sound off.  Why?  Because I was nervous and didn't want to hear what the announcers were saying.  I was worried they would spend the whole game talking about a fan from 13 years ago who did nothing wrong but was blamed for the Cubs losing that year.  I cannot begin to tell you how much it ticks me off that people still blame him for the loss when the players were to blame.  Anywho... I wasn't in the mood to hear it.  So the Cubs jumped out to a lead and I watched the game part happy, part nervous.  Part of the time was spent pacing around like Granny would do while watching a football game, and part of it was spent rocking in Da's recliner.  We get to the top of the 9th... the Cubs are 3 outs away from making history... but I understand the game isn't over until it's over.  The Wife then looks over at me and says, "Can you turn the sound up?"

All I could do was look at her and say, "Are you kidding me?"

I mean, look... I KNOW that me having the sound on doesn't matter to how the game is going.  But I also KNOW that IF I were to turn the sound up at this point in the game and IF the Cubs were to then choke the game away, I would carry that guilt with me the rest of my life. That wasn't something I was willing to risk.  And, to be honest, I was a little surprised (and slightly disappointed) that The Wife would even ask me to turn the sound up at that point.

So, the Cubs won and now they are four wins away from making all of my dreams come true.

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