What's on my mind these days?

Location: Missouri, United States

Sunday, May 14, 2006

How about this from the Royals?

Earlier today, from mlb.com -

...Called on to protect a 7-4 lead and notch his sixth save, Burgos displayed no control, walking the bases loaded before giving up a sacrifice fly to Jeff Conine and two-out RBI singles to Javy Lopez and Nick Markakis.

Jimmy Gobble relieved Burgos (1-1) and gave up a single to right by pinch-hitter Kevin Millar. Right-fielder Aaron Guiel's throw from right beat Javy Lopez to the plate, but Lopez tripped over the legs of catcher Paul Bako and slapped the plate before Bako could tag him...

and that's how you gift a series sweep to semi-struggling franchise.

How dreadful!

All I can ask is, why, and why bother?

Saturday, May 13, 2006

So, it has been a while.

You might even say, I haven't had much on my mind since last fall.

You might, but you'd be wrong.

About the last time I published here I was training a new hire on the weeknight overnight shift. Since then, in October I decided to start plowing ahead toward a new career path. So far, so good. More on that issue at a later time.

In February, we traded the van for a 2002 Toyota Prius. I haven't had a car payment for years. The payments for it are what is on my mind along with other things.