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Smells like game day!! #Cubs #NLDS #GoCubsGo

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The first game of the series. This will be the series that may determine a lot. I’m rooting for the Cubbies but I feel like a few pieces to their game aren’t just dynamite like they were last year. But – the postseason is a whole different animal. You just need to get hot for a few games and before you know it – you’re in the World Series.

Blade Runner…

I’m off to see the newest one today. It’s getting very good early reviews so I’m curious to see how it will pan out. Is Harrison Ford a replicant?!?! I have a feeling we still won’t have a clear idea and we’ll still be guessing.

More Justice League Photos…

Along with a new and the final trailer launching this Sunday.

Off-Duty SDPD at the Concert Shooting

I was brought this gem to my attention by my step-daughter Lauren on Facebook. One of her friends, Max, was at the concert who was an off-duty police officer. Between heroes like this and those that dove on top of their loved ones to save them – we have some amazing people in this country.

Interview with him below…

Lastly…Words on Alexa

I was told that my wife’s family couldn’t believe that we used Amazon Alexa for our lights, etc and more with the comment ,”Are you ok with it always recording?”

Well, you’re not really understanding how it works. It’s just listening and processing about ten seconds at a time and only looking for keywords. Of course, the keyword is ‘Alexa’. When it doesn’t recognize that in the recorded data it deletes it. It has a very small amount of flash memory onboard and can not afford to store/save any of these conversations.

Wednesday Golf

First Wednesday Tournament

We had a three clubs and a putter tournament. It’s a bit silly when people ask me what’s the tournament about – it’s ‘Three Clubs and a putter’. Anyway, I rather enjoy it as it’s something different. Not the always ‘low net’.

It’s a lot of creativity that is involved with it. Chipping with different clubs than you’re used to, quarter shots, and trying to hitting yardages you’re not used to normally hitting with certain clubs. A good amount of fun. It’s about as a ‘Mickey Mouse’ tournament as I still find fun.

My play: I hit some good shots. Some poor ones. But was entirely wrist pain free. Which is a step in the right direction. Finished. Golf doesn’t particularly matter if I shoot 109 or 76.

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Pop Morgan wins his flight

One of the guys in my group, Pop Morgan, who’s been through a lot lately managed to win his flight. Ironically, he forgot to put in for sweeps. The first time in 9 years that he forgot to do sweeps.

One of our players, Pete, on the 16th hole decided he had enough and was going to quit.  I get to the next tee box and I ask him somethings…

Me: Pete – why are you quitting?

Pete: I’m tired….

Me: We’re all a bit tired.

We had four holes remaining. Pete is riding around in a golf cart and parking nearby every single green. Driving to his ball and parking next to it. Yet – with four holes left he’s tired. One of our other fellow players thinks he just gets embarrassed of his score and just doesn’t want anyone seeing it. But – he has no problem telling anyone that ,”I don’t give a shit.” Something isn’t adding up. He just doesn’t understand that there is a value to finishing something that you start.

Yep – I’m right with you Lee Trevino. The most ridiculous part is he finished two more holes – what happened to tired?! Got to 18 – got his par and drove on in. We made the turn with two – yes just two – holes to go and he called it quits. So he, Pete, gets the big WD. Though there was some discussion of he might have earned a DQ for failure to complete holes.

Dr. Bob Rotella (Sports Psychologist in Golf) had a great quote on this subject….

“It’s important to identify if you’re withdrawing because you care too much about what other people think about what you shoot. You can’t compete to impress people.”

We made the turn without him and the gossip sure did start from the other players.  It was rather comical.

Moving on….

It’s Petco Park time again for Callaway. Let us not forget when Mark Crossfield was at Petco. *brag*

Las Vegas Shooting

Las Vegas Shooting

* Contains graphic video

Another shooting in the United States. The largest mass casualty event on record. 50+ dead and at least 200 people injured. My thoughts and my deepest condolences are with the people whose entire lives were changed. Terrible. We still haven’t reached a sweet spot between inconvenience and proper security.

A nutjob shooting with an automatic weapon shooting from an elevated positiion. Geez. With potentially eight weapons on hand. This is madness. He reloaded five or fix times with people waiting on the ground – unsure. Just madness.

 

Hep A Update. Volleyball. Hugh Hefner

Have you been following the outbreak of Hep A that we have going on in San Diego? It’s really a culmination of so many factors put together. Police not enforcing items downtown and the homeless population growing to numbers that we haven’t seen before.

Above is Mark Larson discussing what’s happening and what needs to be addressed.

Another video I’m posting is a discussion of the facts and myths of Hep A. Since 2006 we’ve made the vaccination mandatory by law in California.

As we’re getting into Octoberfest season and large gatherings – I just wonder about the safety and people not spreading it. It seems the best advice is washing your hands before and after meals and making sure not to put your fingers in your mouth.

Moving onto Volleyball…

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I went last evening to watch some volleyball. It’s tough to watch. I think it’ll be known as the season of what could have been. With two starters out due to grades – it sure makes the season difficult. What’s odd? Historically both the girls Cross Country and girls Volleyball have the highest cumulative GPA’s on campus. It was a joke while my son was running cross-country how many of the girls had higher than 4 GPA’s.

Makes me laugh – kinda. I mean you reach a point where all you can do is laugh.

Passing of Hugh Hefner

Yes – for you Hugh – Heaven might be a letdown.

Hey It’s Tuesday

A really fun interview with Jason Day and Phil Mickelson on the Dan Patrick Show talking about the upcoming Presidents Cup.  He also had a really good take on the protesting that is happening during the national anthem. Posting the video below

My take on it. The President was way out of line with calling some of these players ‘SOB’s’. He’s better than that. He needs to have a filter. The flag represents different things to different people – but it doesn’t make your feelings on it – correct.

You have the right to boo. You have the right to get angry. Also, people that say “I done with the NFL.” I’m not buying it. We’ll see these people watching games in another week or two. It’s all just a social media talking point.

The key. Peaceful demonstrations. They’re peaceful. Nothing is wrong then.

Lastly…

 

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Dani, Lauren, and Luke showing that he’s a bear….

 

My wife is coming back to the good old US of A in another six days. I’m missing her a lot.

Donald Does it Again

Well, Donald Trump found a way to unify us. By making both the NFL and NBA players dislike him….

It all started with this…

But it makes me wonder. How can you be uninvited to something that you weren’t planning on going to anyway? Also – isn’t the whole uninvited thing something 4th graders do? Don’t adults just suck it up and make it through the event?

Kobe Bryant weighed in…

I think Steve Kerr had probably the best response to Donald Trump and the situation.

Then Donald went after the NFL…

The NFL Commissioner had his response…

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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.