From the WOW: Had-To-Steal-And-Share Department: Click on the image to enlarge.
From the Everything-Wilts-In-The-Louisiana-Sun Department: I offer visual evidence below.
CrabAppleLane Vegetable Garden - June 3, 2012
From the Just-Go-To-The-Dentist, Dumbass Department: Think pulling a tooth with string and a doorknob is dumb? Well, it is but there is dumber.
From the SEC-Is-Looking-Good Department: All 8 SEC teams in the NCAA Baseball Tournament are still alive and 6 of them, including the LSU Tigers, have won their first two games and have advanced to their regional finals. The Tigers path to Omaha looks very clean but this is baseball. You never know. If the Tigers advance, they'll host a Super Regional against the winner of the Coral Gables Regional, where host Miami was routed and eliminated in two games. I think the Hurricanes had the weakest regional, too. No one expected them to be gone first.
From the It-Used-To-Be-Called-Fraud Department: It's called "strategic default" when rich people do it.
They stopped making payments several months ago, Good said, because the mortgage company refused to discuss the matter with them because they were current on their payments.
My guess is the mortgage company thinks they'll do better at auction than they would with a "loan modification" and it will send a clear message to the next homeowner thinking about employing that strategy. There are enough struggling homeowners out there who honestly can't make their mortgage payments. That's where my sympathy lies. The ones who stop making payments in order to get a better deal ... well, I'm OK with them losing their house and good credit.
From the Dumb-Idea Department, NFL Division: I know it's hard, NFL, but just say no. Chicago is a great city and they absolutely have the infrastructure and capacity to handle a Super Bowl. What they don't have is the facility. Soldier Field is easily the worst stadium in the NFL. Too small, too close to the lake, and the only turf I've ever seen that was worse was Wembley Stadium's in London but they have an excuse. Theirs wasn't built for American football. Part of me hopes the New York Super Bowl is a disaster so this notion that a Super Bowl can be held anywhere is put to rest forever. A Super Bowl should be held in as close to perfect conditions as possible. When the game is over, people should be talking about the game, not the turf, the weather, the stadium, the city, etc.
From the CrabAppleLane Bullet Point Department:
- 94 days until football season ...
- About today's QOTD: I love good, dark lyrics.
5 song iTunes shuffle:
- Can't You See - The Marshall Tucker Band - Greatest Hits
- Rockstar - Nickelback - All the Right Reasons
- Tall Cool One - Robert Plant - Now And Zen
- Closing Time - Semisonic - Feeling Strangely Fine
- Hope You're Feeling Better - Santana - Abraxas
Quote of the Day
Gonna take a freight train
Down at the station, Lord
I don't care where it goes
Gonna climb a mountain
The highest mountain
And jump off
Nobody gonna know
Marshall Tucker Band, Can't You See
Blog of the day is here.
Quote from said blog: "At the Tavern of Inner Beauty
the beer is cold
the whiskey Irish
& the door is always open"