Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Random Tuesday Mutterings

Thanks to my good friend John from New Zealand, my boy Rakes went to bed a happy lil' fella tonight. Seems like he got a letter in the mail today, along with a Red Sox Nation Membership card from "Mr. John". Horsham, I wish I'd had a camera to capture the look I'm sure he had on his face. You made my little man very happy today, and for that I can't thank you enough.

Is it just me or are most of the contestants on "American Idol" in serious need of a lobotomy? Seriously, where do they find these people? Conventions for people who marry their cousins? AA Meetings? Mental hospitals? Ciera and I have a tradition of watching all the tryout shows together and it seems like most of them just get weirder and weirder.

A woman left her wallet at the store today; she had 15 credit cards in it. 5 MasterCard, 4 Visa, 3 American Express, and 3 Discover cards. She either has the best credit I've ever come across or is in debt up to her eyeballs, I'm not really sure. I'm not even counting the various Gap, Macy's, and other department store cards in that thing. My head hurts just thinking about it.

Speaking of headaches, why would someone who just filed for bankruptcy, is on unemployment, and makes $600 dollars a month on social security need a new sofa bad enough they'd want to try and buy it on a lease to own program? What in the name of all that is good and holy is WRONG with people and the way they think?

Congratulations to Derek Lowe for getting 4 years, $60 million from the Braves. They get the ever popular "Derek Lowe Face" for $15 million a year and Boston gets one of the grittiest competitors to ever take the mound in John Smoltz for the relatively paltry sum of $5 million plus incentives; I'd say Theo got the best end of the deal.

Speaking of Smoltzie, here he is speaking about what it's like to be a member of RSN.

Here's to another interview around the end of October.


HorshamScouse said...

Thanks for the shout out, Ted. ::resolves to write my first entry of 2009::

Glad Rakes liked the card!

Ted D said...

No worries, John. And Rakes was tickled to death!

Stacy said...

I couldn't believe Smoltzie left Atlanta, but I'm glad he's a member of RSN now. I can't believe how young he looks in this interview!

Ted D said...

It's when he takes his hat off Stacy that he looks 41. Trot had more hair on his head when he was born.

Rich in the garage said...

Another bald guy.

Score one for me.

Im telling you man, when rakes gets that Rasslin' dvd im going to send him when hes older you will want a camera IF ONLY to document the twilight of your sanity.

Also, welcome to the nation little man. I hope you never know the heartache of 03.

Ted D said...

Rich, so you are one of the tribe of prematurely balding men?

And the twilight of my sanity already began; I'm guessing your DVD will be the final nail in the coffin. And let's hope none of our kids will know the heartache of '03 or '86, or in my case '78.

Bucky F'ing Dent.