Veep veep, vroooooom...

Both presidential candidates have now announced to the US of A their selections for vices, for right hand [wo]men. Although the fact that Johnny Mac decided to make his announcement a few hours earlier than planned completely put the kibosh on a planned interview to go Nationally for my company (ughhhhhhhhh!), his choice was certainly an interesting one. [Yeah, they had make-up, were mic'd up and ready to go when BREAKING NEWS flashed across the producer's computer leaving us in the dust.]

Politics has not particularly struck a chord with me in the earlier elections, but as I continue to age I feel like the present issues are becoming more and more real and have more of an affect on my lifestyle. 3M has taught me the best kind of voter is an informed one. The republican appointment of Sarah Palin is especially intriguing. She truly has worked her way up the ranks, a former PTA member is now on the ticket for the 2008 presidential race. Good for her, a tough as nails former goalie maverick and mother of five running with the big boys.

For Labor Day, VH1 Classic is celebrating the wondrous decade of the my birth with 80 hours of 80's. Technically being a child of the 80's, it was only in my younger years, so much I do not recollect, but I do enjoy 80s throwbacks, nonetheless. Did you know that Bow Wow's song titled "Basketball" of the Like Mike soundtrack was a remake of the Kurtis Blow original? Yeah, me neither. I don't know which one I like better....

...I'm glued to this station for the rest of the night, Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" video is now on, a favorite for swimmers everywhere after the first 10 of 20 100's on the 1:15 are completed. [Shout out to Sayreville War Memorial HS, Alma mater of my dad!]


Wordless Wednesday...

...Mets/Phils at Citizen's Bank Park...
to know the result, click here, but replace the 2 in the line describing the lead before deficit with a 7

... fans don't get rowdy in Section 308...
Uncle June'll get ya...or have someone else waiting in the lot


A pun a day...

I'm a sucker for a corny joke so, needless to say, I was cracking up at these. The last one is the best one, so read all the way down...

  • Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.
  • A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, 'I'll serve you, but don't start anything.'
  • Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.
  • A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
  • A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm, and says: 'A beer please, and one for the road.'
  • Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: 'Does this taste funny to you?'
  • 'Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.''That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome.' 'Is it common?' Well,'It's Not Unusual.'
  • Two cows are standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says to Dolly, 'I was artificially inseminated this morning.' 'I don't believe you,' says Dolly. 'It's true; no bull!' exclaims Daisy.
  • An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.
  • Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.
  • I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day, but I couldn't find any.
  • A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, 'Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!' The doctor replied, 'I know you can't - I've cut off your arms!'
  • I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a mussel.
  • What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.
  • Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says, 'Dam!'
  • Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.
  • A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel, and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office, and asked them to disperse. 'But why,' they asked, as they moved off. 'Because,' he said, 'I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer.'
  • A woman has twins, and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt , and is named 'Ahmal.' The other goes to a familyin Spain ; they name him 'Juan.' Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, 'They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal.'
  • Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him. (Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good) ..... A super-calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.


"Shea"ing goodbye...

On Friday night 3M so kindly gave my dad two tickets to the Mets game. Dad ended up taking me. What started out as a great game with beautiful weather, a heck of a battle on the mound (Santana vs. Oswalt) and Latina Fiesta promotion to boot, turned out as a sob fest. (FYI - Mets won 3-0...with a Wright blooper RBI single to score Reyes and a two-run shot by Schneider with Churh on base - his first game back since being knocked around.)

Walking out of the stadium, looking up at the illuminated outline of a catcher, my eyes filled with water. I couldn't help but to thank my dad (and Shea) for 18 years of memories. My first game there was at seven years old and, since then, my father has made it a point to take me to Flushing at least once a year. Most games I couldn't tell you who was pitching or even the score, but what I can tell you is that I went with the greatest dad in the world [what a sapp I'm being] and that I had a wonderful time.

And the memories, ah, there are memories galore. Like when he couldn't find a parking spot and we parked on the street in front of a store called "Toys 'F Us" No, that wasn't a bulb that stopped worked, it was the letter "F".

Or when we sat in the row right behind the clock in right field and we put our sodas on top of the clock and an usher came over and told us to take them down.

Or when I wore [gulp] one of those orange and blue striped cat-in-the-hat hats and insisted my picture get taken by the Todd Hundley banner. [Um, yeah - I may have to burn that photo...]