Five Thoughts on a Friday – The “In Hiding” Edition

Howdy folks, and welcome to another edition of Five Thoughts. We’ve got the title for today’s post from the state of my co-blogger. He was so into his February 27th holiday (aka The NHL Trade Deadline) that when it finally came and went without any truly large shakeups. Well, he was depressed and distraught. We were actually expecting a trade deadline “post-mortem” from him where he would run down the trades. Instead, he’s off in hiding today looking for other ways to get his hockey fix. Pretty sure he’ll be successful though, so let’s get on with the blog post.

  1. With Kingkielbasa currently mourning “The way things used to be” on trade day, I came across a fascinating article on how something else used to be. Check out the SI.com article about the change in (or more appropriately, the elimination of)  smoking habits in the NHL. My my, how times can change.
  2. Speaking of things changing in the NHL, and not for the better. I was watching a postgame interview with one of the better compensated, more successful coaches in the league. And I had to ask out loud at the pub while watching it… “Who exactly thought it would be a good idea to bring back the bad tie and checkered dress shirt look”? What’s next, leisure suits going to try to make a comeback? Maybe the corduroy jackets with the patches on the elbows? Bad looks are bad folks, doesn’t matter how much time has gone by since they were “In”. Just like the “Hammer pants” from the 90’s.
  3. And on a completely different note, let’s swing over to corporate America – where Google’s “informal” corporate motto is “Don’t be evil“. Ironically, a competitor posted an article about how Google is tracking your web history, and how to turn it off. Nothing like getting in a free shot at the big dog, huh? So, before you go doing another search on “I’ve Got The Clap“, you might want to go turn that feature off. Just in case, you know?
  4. I tweeted it earlier this week, but I’m going to add it here as well since I’m still having trouble adapting to the change. Note to self. Again. Old car was a six speed manual. New car is an automatic transmission. Continuing to try to hit the clutch (and inadvertently hitting the parking brake pedal) will eventually result in bad things happening. Knock it off.
  5. Lastly, it’s March now. March 2nd to be exact. 15 days to Green Beer and Corned Beef Day St. Patrick’s Day. On a Saturday no less. Spring is beginning to be sprung on the “Winter that wasn’t” and I’m fine with that. As long as the weather will finally cooperate and stop giving us the warmest days of the week and move them to somewhere useful – Like Saturday and Sunday so I can get some things done around the house. Working on garage door openers at temperatures near freezing in a detached garage is no fun. At all.

Okay folks, that’s a slightly delayed five thoughts, and I’m out of here. I need to go plan a boondoggle or something, although not to Clarksville. In the meantime… In honor of Davy Jones and the Monkees.

Have a great weekend folks!
-Beer

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