Wife flies to Germany. Cubs win. Others Interests

It’s a lovely Friday morning and I’m up and writing and ‘killing time’.  It’s day one of my ‘Hall Pass’. This is the period that I’m calling my wife visiting her family in Germany. HaHa.

First evening with my wife on her plane wasn’t that interesting for me. I stayed home and watched ‘Gotham’ and baseball with my dogs.

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My wife and step-daughter Lauren

I’m sure Daniela will have an excellent time. It’s more about visiting her mother and making sure everything is alright. Argh! Just thinking about that eleven-hour flight over there.

But my wife texted me at 2 am telling me that she arrived. So all is good in the world. I guess she’s even having Lauren drive her rental car as Lauren put this on her Instagram.

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Cubs Win in 10

Cubs pulled out a victory in the tenth inning with a comeback in the 9th and the go-ahead in the 10th. Whew! It was a close game.

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live announced their opening lineup for October. Surprise surprise – they want Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot.

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Jimmy Kimmel on Health Care

He makes a lot of valid points. Well, I’m going to make it even easier. I’m sick and tired of our representatives making health care regulations that they themselves opt out of. No more of that. If you sign the bill and it becomes law – it applies to yourselves as well. Also – it’s not rocket science that if you allow states to opt out of the no maximum in health care that there is potential that they might. Then it becomes a step back from what we have now.

TO have a laugh….

Foo Fighters were on last night’s carpool karaoke. It’ll make you laugh.

Saturday Morning and we’re Off

First the Fun

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Matthew Vaugh has admitted now that he’s in talks to possibly be the new Superman 2 director. Yes! Very good news for comic book fans/Superhero fans.

Cubbies Get Hot after Pitcher gets Tossed

This all happened because of a questionable not called third strike where even the batter was walking to the dugout. It lead to both the pitcher and catcher getting tossed from the game but it sure did fire up the Cubs offense. Every game counts going in and the Cubs have a laster focus going on right now. Let us see if they can keep it up.

My Volleyball Experience

I photograph volleyball for about three months out of the year. It’s enjoyable to watch and it’s enjoyable to see these girls that put so much time in the offseason see the payoffs for their high school teams. So last Wednesday, I went to Christian High School who has a very nice gym and I was expecting this to be a decent experience. Boy was I wrong.  The young students who were in attendance who came after their basketball practice were just absolutely obnoxious. They’d chant ‘zing’ or ‘Nice ass # whomever’ when a Valhalla player was about to serve. They’d literally sit their with their buddies and do a countdown from 3-2-1 and then say their rudeness. I’m all for fan spirit and cheering for your own team but don’t show up for matches to just taunt the other team. What’s worse was some of the Christian High Volleyball players would laugh and giggle at them in the stands (probably friends of theirs) and they’d continue it.

Coaches, Campus Officers, Principals, or Athletic Director need to shut that stuff down. Students need to carry themselves with at least a minimal amount of class instead of looking like your gum on the bottom of my shoe.

Golf Notes

Saturday tournament today. I really wanted to play but I’m not wanting setbacks with my wrist. So not entirely pushing things yet.

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On a different note, but still in the golf related world. It’s girls golf season. I witnessed a Helix vs Valhalla match. First hole. Helix girl is teeing off. The ball is teed up and she takes a swing and the ball comes completely off the tee and lands an inch to the side off the tee. Just a tiny bit short of a swing and a miss. The coach tells her it tee it up again. Now I wonder where do you draw the line between trying to have fun out there and being a complete dick with the rules with these girls?! Obviously, the club struck the ball so she needs to play it as it lies. She was given bad advice by her coach and it should be an instant loss of hole. I’m not sure how that match played out.

 

 

Bring on Wednesday

Jordan Spieth Throws First Pitch at Wrigley

A little kid wanted to meet Jordan Spieth and had his wish granted by the Cubs organization. Ironically he wanted to give Jordan a gift.

Ted Cruz

Did you hear that his twitter account liked a porn video? Now all the comedians have fodder for the next week. Some of the funniest comments about it. I’ll post below.

“Everyone watches porn, all right? It’s part of being a normal human being. Which is exactly why we know Ted Cruz didn’t do it. He’s pretending to like porn as a way to blend in with the rest of the human species. Nice try, Ted.” – Trevor Noah

“Someone discovered that Ted Cruz had liked a tweet from a porn account. Yeah, as you can imagine, that was one very embarrassing day for that porn account” – Conan O’Brien

For some Reason…

I’m normally not a fan of country. 90’s alternative rock in my thing. Give me Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, etc…

But for some reason, this country song from Thomas Rhett is sticking with me and I quite like it.

Golf with the Big Boys

I got out for some golf yesterday with Eric and Dylan. A lot of fun but more than anything I missed the walking out there. I hit some quality shots and also a few terrible ones. *shrugs* that’s golf.

One more thing….

Yes there was a big Apple Event and yes I’m going to cover it. I’ll probably have a full write-up tomorrow.

Bring on Sunday

Good morning everyone.

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A good Saturday for college football was had. Ohio State lost in what was a good game. My friend Pete’s team at Oregon pulled out a victory. Back to  Ohio State. I think this is just what the team needed. I felt like they were a bit over ranked at the beginning of the season. But they take into account many factors like returning seniors, recruiting, injuries, etc. 2014 they lost their second game and then went on a tear the rest of the season. I’m not sure I’m seeing that with this team. I really hope that I’m wrong.

I’d be amiss if I didn’t mention the classless act at the end of the game as the Sooners were celebrating.

Indy Women in Tech

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Lexi Thompson pulled out a victory over Lydia Ko. Nice to see her go head to head and come out victorious.

Funny Note.

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My buddy Bob Madsen dropped his son off at Cal Poly yesterday. They were greeted by this on the streets. They might as well be screaming ,”Well done on giving us your hard earned money. Keep giving us more…”

HaHa.

iPhone Announcement Tuesday

Tuesday is the event. 10 am is the time. In the new Steve Jobs theater that just got finished where Apple spent almost $20,000 per seat. You enter this theater and take a stairway below ground and then you’re in an entirely underground theater environment. What an excellent tribute to the man that had the vision to bring us the IPhone.

I’m expecting an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the gem – the iPhone X. The IPhone X may start at $1200. A $400 premium over the other phones because it supports wireless charging and has an entirely OLED screen. I think we’ll also see an Apple Watch with cellular connectivity and an AppleTV that does 4k.

Happy Friday

Have you seen this idiot? Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron trying to explain to people that these earthquakes, hurricanes, are all part of God’s plan. That we’re failing him and this is our punishment. I’m all for people having religion as long as it guides them in a positive and non-destructive way. But when you start to use it as a tool to assign blame – it loses its value.

I was trying to think of an adequate response. Ahh, here it is….

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Cubs Win

Lester is back. Baez comes back and is strong. Cubs are looking solid but not sure how deep they can go in the playoffs.

Bernie on Colbert

It took him a while. But he was indeed able to find something nice about Trump.

 

Thomas Wraps up Player of the Year

Justin Thomas wins again

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Justin Thomas pulled off another tournament and went head to head with Jordan Spieth. The two were long time friends and it’s been no secret that they’ve been pushing each other.

flash forward to today.

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The lives these “kids” live is just so out of touch from the greats of Arnold Palmer, Jack, and Gary Player.

 

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day Cook Out

We attended a Labor Day evening cookout that was a lot of fun. Food that was prepared since 7 am was amazing. So juicy and just the right amount of not rough and not falling apart. This coming from a very simple food guy.

What was interesting. Three different Marines from three semi-different age brackets. 40 (myself), 36 another, and 26 another.

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Myself an Infantry grunt, another Pararescue, and another was a radar tech for F18’s. I did enjoy my one dig that I got in …

“If you’re not Infantry – then you’re just support.”

The 2nd eldest realized the truth to this right away. While the youngest it wasn’t sinking in. My how my beloved United States Marine Corps is changing. But on a funny note, all three of us wound up with really hot significant others and are all married. So well done gents. It is a bit different to realize that I’m talking with someone that is as young as my step kids. Then I realized they’re probably thinking, “This guy is really old…”

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Golf News

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Stacey Lewis ended her three-year drought and as promised, donated the the entire check. If that doesn’t buy some good karma then I’m not sure what will.

Onto the Men’s tour – anyone catch that Sergio broke his putter and was putting with a 3-wood and a 3-iron. Still managed to make some birdies.

Everybody make sure you have a safe labor day.