Ranting and Raving #2
August 19, 2009 by admncc
First, I’m sorry that I’m a few days behind on reading and commenting on some of your blogs. As you know, I’m always very good at doing so, but this past weekend was very busy and that’s normally when I do most of my online work.
Today is one of those days where there are a few things on my mind. I could probably write a full post on each of them, but I thought it would be more fun to jump around a little bit.
Brett Farve – Is there anyone else who is sick and tired of Brett Farve un-retiring? Seriously! He is twice-retired and yesterday he signed with the Minnesota Vikings. Aside from his actual retirements, let’s not forget how many times he said he was considering retirement back when he played for the Green Bay Packers. It’s old news. I think I speak on behalf of many sports fans when I say that we don’t care. And I certainly don’t think that ESPN needed to break into their regular programming to cover Brett arriving in Minnesota as breaking news.
Cable – I mentioned in a previous post that I was upset because I sat at home for several hours and the cable company was supposed to visit (to fix several channels not working) but they never showed up. Taking a page from Scott’s book, I decided to send them an invoice for my time. I worked up my hourly salary and invoiced them for the two hours I sat at home. Man, Scott was right. They called me the day they received my invoice. They’re going to get a technician out to the house to fix the problem, which is good news. I still don’t trust that they’ll show up on time and I chuckled when they tried to tell me that I couldn’t invoice them. But I said, “Yes, I can, and if you don’t pay it, I will turn you over to a collection agency.” At that point, they conceded, and asked what I wanted.
Softball – I am sorry to report that The Constant Complainer’s (the local recreation-league softball team sponsored by yours truly) did not win the Championship this year. Our season ended last night. We finished the season 14-7 (14-6 in the regular season and 0-1 in the playoffs). It was some great publicity for this blog and I’m grateful for that. But I hate losing.
Hollywood – When will celebrities learn? Never make a sex tape if you’re famous. Let me rephrase that – never make one period, but especially don’t do it if you live in Hollywood. TMZ is reporting that Eric Dane of “Grey’s Anatomy” and his wife, actress, Rebecca Gayheart, made a XXX video with former beauty queen, Kari Ann Peniche. Wow!
Lastly, I really enjoyed the comments and discussion on “Moron of the Week Award #10” from last week. The Verizon lady easily won based on your votes. And the incident with her dragging her kid set off a very interesting debate on Jennifer’s Juniper’s blog too. If you haven’t yet joined the debate on both blogs, I’d encourage you to do so…
P.S. We all know that Brett Farve waited to sign his contract, so he wouldn’t have to actually work hard during training camp…