A couple of Friday's back I participated in a mud run. I had a moment of weakness, and a 5k trail run that ended with crawling through a mud pit seemed like a good idea. This is the sequence of events:
pre-mud with my brother
post run/mud with my brother ... that's as close as he would get to me
I know I have so much to catch up on, but for today: the Top 50 Text Acronyms Parents Should Know according to netlingo. I think the list ranges from 'funny' to 'seriously?' ... plus most sound straight out of To Catch a Predator.
I completely understand how fake it is, especially the fact that the overwhelming majority of the doctors are good looking ... do hospitals like that really exist?
nonetheless I have kept up with the show since it started
this season has been especially good
I think it has some of the best narratives on t.v.
the music featured on the show is also amazingly good ... who had heard of The Fray or Get Set Go (you probably still haven't heard of Get Set Go, but you'd recognize their music from the show) before Grey's?
Did you watch last weeks episode?
... I did not get a chance to watch it until today ... as per usual it did not fail to deliver
These are the scenes that got me teary eyed:
when Alex was talking to the lone survivor of the car crash ... and she recited her speech
when Izzie realized the wedding dress was for her
when Izzie told Christina she was the maid of honor because she tried to save her life and that was an honorable thing to do
... and pretty much throughout the entire wedding scene, but especially when Alex was talking.
I have mixed feelings about tonight's show ... I doubt Izzie will bounce back with her tumor magically disappearing, and then everyone vacation in Hawaii together to celebrate
It looks exactly like the faux town that the Big Bad Wolf zips through.
Anyway, the concert:
it was very different from last year in Richmond
not bad, just different
the sound quality was 100x better, which was a pleasant surprise
like last August, I was forced to tune out Bruce's liberal propaganda ... I have to remind myself that nobody's perfect.
song highlights included:
Badlands, Adam Raised A Cain, Kingdom of Days, Born to Run, Thunder Road
... and 2 songs that if you're not familiar with Springsteen you have probably never heard of: Spirit In the Night & Tenth Avenue Freeze Out. Listening to the album version of these 2 especially, do not do them justice ... it's an entirely different experience to hear (and see them performed) live.
it's amazing what they do on stage
they play good music,
the energy they emit is amazing, (... especially if you factor in their ages)
there was plenty of fist pumping, clapping, hand waving, and screaming from the crowd ...
the die hard fans are an entity in their own right.
I can only imagine how crazy/ amazing they must have been during their 'glory days'
think what you may, but a day at the track is quite fun/ entertaining/ interesting to say the least
a few years ago I got to go to a Sprint Cup Series race, and this was my first Nationwide race
it was nice because it was generally less rowdy than the Sprint race, far less crowded, which in turn translated into far less of a headache getting out of Richmond after the race.
leading up to the race, there are things to keep you occupied all day-
interactive displays, cars to look at, free things to collect from:
Miracle Grow (Seriously ... who decided potting soil was cool?)
Prilosec ... to compliment to barbeque competition
all sorts of coozies
every brand of chewing tobacco that exists;
and you can't beat the people watching ...
the diversity of the crowd spans the spectrum of the socioeconomic scale
there are, of course, the fair amount of country rednecks ... easily spotted for their lack of shirts, beer bellies, and beer in hand (they tend to stay in the fields tailgating throughout the day, until it is time to migrate to the track)
people who appear to be far more concerned with having the newest gear of their favorite driver than investing in a 401k ... most likely they are unaware of what the heck a 401k is
yuppie families ... seriously
dogs wearing NASCAR bandannas
... and just lots of your run of the mill NASCAR fans.
the race itself was fun to watch
unfortunately Kyle Busch won ... but hearing (and seeing) the crowd's reaction to him when he was introduced at the beginning of the night, and after he won was refreshing.
It's nice to see that NASCAR fans find common ground in their hatred for Kyle.