From the Think-You-Could-Be-A-Major-League-Batter? Department: Look below at how Gordon Beckham hangs in the batter's box with an up and in fastball heading towards him.
From the CME Department:
After working yesterday morning at my regular job and working in the CrabAppleLane yard yesterday afternoon in the blistering heat, I was in the mood for some CME. Lockout fit the bill. This movie's been done before. Many, many times. The formula is simple. Create a dangerous environment that you can't just "nuke from orbit" and make it known that only one man can do the job, however ludicrous the job is. Then, nuke it from orbit. Films like this are review-proof. If you don't have an idea of what it is by the trailer or the advertisements, you should get out more. The film doesn't take itself seriously and the hero certainly doesn't take himself seriously. That, alone, makes it pretty good CME for a Saturday night.
From the Second-Best-News-of-the-New-Orleans-Saints-Offseason Department: The best news, of course, is the Drew Brees signing. The second best news of the offseason is that it ends Tuesday. Veterans and rookies report. First practice Friday. First preseason game the following Sunday, August 5.
From the Things-That-Will-Never-Be-The-Same-Again Department: The Penn State University football program. I am NOT in favor of NCAA sanctions. They hurt the wrong people and do nothing to to the right people. The students, athletes, faculty, and administrators at Penn State now had nothing whatsoever to do with the criminal activity. They shouldn't be punished.
From the I-May-Have-To-Rethink-My-Position-On-Calzones Department: I should clarify that I do like calzones but I usually don't order them because they're too much like pizza. I prefer pizza. Most places that serve calzones also serve pizza so that's why I usually don't order them. I broke from that position last night at Italian Pie and ordered a Meatball Calzone. Delicious. The leftover is in the refrigerator calling to me now.
From the Fantasy-Football-Outlook-Saints-Edition Department: What to expect from the Saints fantasy-wise.
From the Last-Of-The-CrabAppleLane-Vegetable-Garden Department: I offer the image below.
Last of the CrabAppleLane Spring Garden - July 22, 2012
From the It-Aint-There-No-More Department: I offer the image below.
CrabAppleLane Spring Garden - July 22, 2012
45 days until football season ...
5 song iTunes shuffle:
- Prodigal's Return - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Uncle Charlie & His Dog
- TeddyUnchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers - AM Gold: The Mid-'60s
- A Kind Of Magic - Queen - Classic Queen
- Under The Boardwalk - Bette Midler - Beaches
- Im A Doun - Meav - Méav
Quote of the Day
Oh, it was coupon night and I was trampolining your wife.
Blog of the day is here.
Quote from said blog: "Try a new restaurant. For the first time since I have lived in the great city of Austin, I ate at the popular Perlas restaurant located on South Congress. Right in the hoppin’ part of town and surrounded by trendy people this seafood and oyster bar definitely lived up to the hype, not to mention the seafood was fabulous!"