Happy Sunday

Just imagine being in a room with these two together. Amazing…

Moving on….

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Yesterday was our 2nd Saturday Golf Tournament. I played moderately well with two birdies but I just couldn’t putt. I must have left six or seven putts short of the hole.

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I thoroughly love my Garmin S60. With it and the scorekeeping abilities, I very rarely pull out the rangefinder during a round anymore. So many features between syncing with my phone, step counter, slope corrections that you can turn off and on, etc.

Plus it gives you a nice breakdown of the entire walk (round of golf).

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Not golf related. My daughter, Joy, is down and we’re having an excellent time. She’s growing up so fast and will be ten years old this month. Holy Cow! Where has all of the time gone?

Kelly to the Defense. Happy Friday

Kelly to the Defense

Interesting that he mentions ‘Joe Dunford’ as his casualty officer. He was my Battalion Commander at Camp Lejeune and was one hell of an officer. Though having a locked company officer made a bigger difference than a locked on Battalion Commander. I’ll explain more in the future.

My takeaway on Kelly. So what exactly is John Kelly defending? The statement that President Obama did not extend condolences to Mr. Kelly, which appears false, given that President Obama hosted Mr. Kelly at luncheon for parents whose children died in military service or the statement that President Trump made to the family of Sgt. Johnson. Or is Mr. Kelly defending the utter lack of preparedness that President Trump brings to every facet of his presidency, in which he refuses to be engaged and prepared before conducting the business of president, including consoling the families of fallen soldiers?

In any event, Mr. Kelly’s statements to do not seem to comprehend the fact that Mr. Trump’s comments to a Sgt. Johnson’s family were profoundly upsetting.

Cubs Lose

I saw this one coming. After the first half of their season I thought they might have some issues with kicking the offense into gear.

Congratulations to the new champions of the National League.

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They still have a lot to be proud of….and so goes the plannning for what games we’re going to next year. Nope – still not going to see the Padres. HaHa.

Kirkland Ball Back….

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The Costco Kirkland golf ball was back in stock for a day. Did you happen to be one of those few that logged in and was able to buy two dozen? *Cough* I was.

Few more days until Halloween…

Stranger Things comes out on Netflix soon.

Cubs win. Cubs win. Holy Cow!

Cubs Win

We did it. Onto the NLCS for the 3rd straight year. I was photographing some volleyball last night and it was looking like it was going to be one of those kinds of losses on volleyball – so boom I removed myself and it was time to cheer on my beloved Cubs. It turned out to be one of the closest games since last year’s game seven.

Quick shower before bed. #FlyTheW

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Conan and Tom Cruise

Quite funny. You’re welcome.

Speaking of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jerry Seinfeld with President Obama.

Lastly….

I was having a discussion yesterday about Coldplay and how good they are. But what I enjoyed even more was the Howard Stern interview with Chris Martin. Here you go.

 

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.

 

Well Hello Sunday

Birthday for Doug

My buddy Doug had his forty-something birthday event last night. I was glad to be able to attend and spend quite a bit of time with everyone last night. It’s still quite different seeing them as parents. Happy Birthday Doug!

 

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Doug and friends at a Billy Joel concert

Baseball

Cubs managed to steal one from the Brewers to tie the series at 1-1. Cubs now are leading the division with a one and a half game lead. Not much of a cushion.  Their win came thanks to Jason Heyward in the 11th inning.

Did you happen to see the crazy play with the Boston Red Sox game? Damn. It’s as good as baseball gets.

Glenn Beck on CNN

Usually, I don’t mind listening to him. It seems like he knows how to tone things down when he’s on premium channels but doesn’t mind getting obsurd when people are listening to theblaze (his home network). He makes some valid points below.

Montero and IPhone Ten Years Ago

Miguel Montero on Wednesday said he takes responsibility for ripping pitcher Jake Arrieta after the Nationals ran wild in a victory over the Cubs on Tuesday.

But after getting designated for assignment by the Cubs, he also didn’t back down from what he said.

“Sometimes people can’t handle the truth,” he said. “That’s my biggest issue. I’m just straightforward, man, a straight shooter. I’m not going to say you’re pretty when you’re ugly.”

It’s a good thing the Cubbies parted ways. Hopefully, they can trade him for something but most likely he’ll be released. Let us not forget that he was very influential in getting the Cubbies to the world series.

Cubs fans just have a feeling of ‘we did it last year and this year we’re just exhausted.’ It would be like asking an astronaut if he’d like to go to the moon – again. Well, you’ve already been there once. The Cubbies just don’t have that fire or that sense of enjoyment that they had last year.

IPhone Ten Years Ago

Ten years ago, on this very day, the IPhone was announced by Steve Jobs.

No product has generated more revenue for Apple than their iPhone.

Here is Steve Jobs talking about the origin of the IPhone.

Of course, you cannot forget how Steve Balmer thought that the iPhone was going to be ridiculous.

US Open Fun, John McEnroe and his mouth, Cubs vs Nationals

Excellent Tuesday.

US Open Fun

Anyone see that that the US Open trophy was used for some fireball shots in Vegas?

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We can’t forget the proverbial group shot.

Gang's all here 🏆😘

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Then there is always the day after….

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John McEnroe

He ran his mouth saying that Serena would be 700 on the Men’s circuit. He also brings up that he’d like to see the ladies be available to play with the men. He commented on this on the DP Show.

Cubs vs Nationals

We held on last night to win 5-4. Watching now the Jake Arrietta matchup with Sherzer (sp!). Definitely a good matchup.

Jake is sporting his new look.