Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday Summation

  • I bought some soccer socks for my daughter while I was out the other day and left them in a bag on my desk. When I got home from work last night I found a note from my daughter advising me of my missteps in the procurement of new soccer socks.

  • I need to go down to the Sports Authority (motto: "Our service could not possibly be any worse!") and return some socks today.

  • Speaking of Sports Authority, when I was in there recently and asked this girl if they sold warm up suits in youth sizes she said, "Uh, um... well, I'm new here. We sell athletic attire, if that's what you mean." I bought the socks and left.

  • I encourage everyone to get your information on the present economic issues from a knowledgeable source, and not the local news. I am amazed how much inaccurate reporting there has been out there. And that's just on the easy stuff . One Seattle TV news anchor did not know what a recession was versus a depression.

  • It's a good time to pick up some bargains.

  • Even without new socks my daughter's soccer team won today (although they "win" every week, as no score is kept for the 5-7 year olds). Not only that, she scored her first goal ever.

  • Todd was lamenting that few of the old gang were blogging much these days and had little to say about important subjects, politics among them. I have one comment. No, two. One, I will be glad when this election is over. Two, I will be happy when Obama and Biden start running against McCain and Palin instead of George Bush. Although that strategy seems to be working, so I don't know why anything should change. But long before this election I had read much about McCain, his politics and history with Bush, and he is as much like Bush as Obama is to Osama. There. Off my chest.

  • One of the ESPN channels went to the Kentucky/South Carolina game today during the fourth quarter. The unexpected airing and the Gamecocks' victory made my afternoon.

  • Happy weekend, everyone!


Chuck said...

I laughed over the message. I had to read twice to make sure your daughter wasn't calling someone an "ahole."

I have many such messages that have been passed under my bedroom door. My advice: start a folder and keep them.

Interesting insight into politics. I agree, I can not wait for this to be over so that I can start selling these "Don't blame me, I voted for X." If they don't move, my personal economic life will fall.

Rick said...

I was wondering about the "ahole" reference as well, and if her mother's slow departure to the democratic ticket has led to a household potty mouth.

Steve said...

I did a double take as well. Soccer socks are very important. Perhaps "ahole" would have been a good comeback for the Sports Authority clerk.

Agree about McCain's differences with Bush. Obama is getting a lot of mileage off the Bush comparison...wrongly, I might add. Years can only tell what the Bush Legacy will be. He did a lot of things wrong, but I don't know if Al Gore could have brought us through the past 8 years much better, if at all.

Alan said...

Dear Ahole: What exactly was that on the sock? Some sort of blue yarn, which by the way, was the wrong coler. Say, I thought Bush was running against Obama. What am I to do with this "W" sticker?

Todd said...

All politicians are a-holes. Furthermore, people who use the "I'm new here" excuse for an unwillingness to help are also a-holes.

Most, but not all, soccer parent can BE a-holes.

Whew. I feel better.

Lori said...

Okay, I didn't even think twice about the "ahole" comment. I knew she immediately what she meant. Just bought a new pair of socks for Thomas and they also had "ahole". Amen to the political comments. This mess started in the 90's under Clinton. Read my blog for my thoughts on that one.

Alan said...

What is Lori's blog address?