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Five Thoughts on a Friday – The “Mad, Mad Weekend” Edition

Howdy folks and welcome to another Friday. We made it. And now as a reward, we get to head into one of the craziest weekends we’ve seen in a while. There’s so much going on I’m not even sure where to start or what to talk about this week (St. Patrick’s Day coming up, NFL Free agency, and this tiny little basketball tournament is kicking off). I certainly never settled on any semblance of a theme for this week’s post. Let’s see where we land, shall we?

  1. I’m gonna take a quick detour and start with this one. Last night there was some pretty nasty weather that hit just west of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Thankfully there were no fatalities. Why do I bring it up? Because from time to time, I like to make fun of some of the idiotic headlines I see in the news. This is one of those times. Apparently CNN still hasn’t gotten the memo about what happened. There’s front page today has a link to a story that says, I kid you not…
    “Apparent tornado hits Mich. homes”
    Really? “Apparent”? Yes CNN, “Apparently” it was a tornado. And this is what an “Apparent” tornado looks like. Wasn’t hard to find it. The language is a bit crude, you may want to mute it if you’re in an office.  More info on the storm here at the Detroit Free Press.
  2. Going to put this one here for now, because it’s cool looking and fun, and it seems to remind everyone of the Batmobile. I do share one common question with a lot of people though. How does it handle with the front wheels so close together? From the in car video, it seems to do okay.
  3. Get your green on! St. Patrick’s day is coming up tomorrow. Now, a few words of warning… If you’re planning on partying all day, be careful on what you drink. Think about it. If the drink you have in your hand is named for something meant to do great bodily harm, what do you think the drink is supposed to do? And yes, I’m looking at you Irish Car Bomb. And remember, you’re supposed to WEAR green. Not LOOK GREEN at the end of the night. The next morning? Well, that’s a personal choice.
  4. I always figured the term “March Madness” was born of the hype and excitement of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
    Then one of those stories that you just can’t make up comes along, like this one from USA Today.
    Vasectomies up during NCAA basketball tournament
    And… suddenly, “Madness” has a new meaning behind it!
  5. Lastly, spring is coming. Or in some cases already here. Beach season is fast approaching. Why do I bring this up? Because….
    “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water”
    It seems, to quote the byline for the article “a report that suggests global warming is sparking an uptick in shark mating
    If that’s true, then at some point… “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT9BeGNnCqw”

    (Sorry, but there’s no way I’m doing a shark story without busting out that clip)

Okay folks, that’s five and I am off to get a green shirt, some green food coloring, and… oh yeah, green beer! Now I know there’s going to be a lot of invoking of “luck” this weekend. Luck of the Irish, Luck of the draw, teams in the NFL with free agency, and especially teams and fans in the NCAA tournament looking for luck.  so I figured I’d work on something “luck” based to close things out.
I came up with Paul McCartney doing “With a Little Luck

and then I found Loverboy doing “Lucky Ones

but that still didn’t seem to get the vibe I was going for. Then it hit me. Go for Old Blue Eyes. Luck, be a Lady.

Have a great weekend folks!

Five Thoughts on a Friday – The out of the loop edition

Good Morning folks, and welcome to another Friday. And for this one, the title says it all. I feel out of the loop. So, what’s been going on? Wait, what? Oh, that’s right. I’m the one who’s supposed to do the talking (typing?) for these. Ok, let’s see what we can turn up then.

  1. We’ll start with an obvious one here in the office today. Firstly, a big thank you to the person who brought in bagels. We all appreciated it. But seriously, who goes though the trouble of stopping for bagels, and then doesn’t spring for any cream cheese????
  2. Let’s talk hockey for a second here. Overnight, it appears the Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to a 1 year deal. Now, the Wings have some injury issues. Other than the fact that their #1 goaltender is back from a short injury, signing a goalie makes sense. Here’s what doesn’t. It’s a relatively cheap one year deal, and Nabokov has to clear waivers first. And he won’t. So he likely ends up somewhere else. To me, this sounds like the Red Wings doing someone a favor. The question is “who?”. The Wings have no ties to Nabokov. Maybe his agent? Maybe another team with management that has past ties to the Wings? Get out your tin-foil hats and stay tuned!
  3. Tearing this one from the news, I have to ask… After to you tell them what they actually did, what else can you really do to punish them? “Burglars snorted the cremated remains of a man and two dogs in the mistaken belief that they had stolen illegal drugs
  4. So last week I made very little secret of the fact that I was heading to New Orleans. Great City to spend a weekend in. Had a fantastic time. I do have a question though. A friend took us to a bourbon bar, that was on Frenchman Street. And not in the French Quarter (just outside it, “officially”). Later in the weekend, *in* the French Quarter, we found a tequila bar. On Bourbon Street. So… the bourbon bar is on Frenchman street (which is not in the French Quarter), but the tequila bar is on bourbon….  It’s enough to make your head hurt!  (Or was it all the alcohol?)
  5. You know, I’ve come to the conclusion that it really *IS* hard to do a column like this every week when you’re out of the loop. Sure, I could write more about New Orleans, but I think that’s best left to the travel blogs out there. Besides, I can sum it up like this… Walked a lot, ate a lot, drank a lot, had a really great time. Yeah, I don’t see the Travel channel’s people shaking in their boots at hard hitting reviews like that. Still, maybe I’ll think about doing a write up or two. Heck, I could even do restaurant reviews!

Ok, that’s five on a freezing Friday. Below freezing, actually. The readout in the car said 9F this morning for crying out loud! And I was loving sunny and 60F plus less than a week ago. Ah well…

Let’s harken back to the 80’s shall we, and go with something “heat” related…

Have a great weekend folks!