Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Carvin' Up a Storm

You know how a couple of weeks ago I said how I would try to keep the posts focused and embrace brevity? Well, I don't think today is going to be one of those days. You've been forewarned.

Thanks to everyone for the kind words about the entries in the Current section of the Paducah Sun on Thursdays. It's been a lot of fun so far and I appreciate Adam Shull asking me to participate. And if you get tired of reading mine, at least Laura K is to my left. She's way prettier than me!

How famous do you have to be to endorse a candidate, rather than support him or her? Do handlers ever get upset at Larry King Live for not throwing out the endorsement tag? I'm betting so. Speaking of the background of TV shows, it would be really funny if a smart, talented, woman from Chicago wrote and starred in a show about the backdrop of a SNL-type show. I bet that would be really funny. I bet it would win awards. I bet no one would watch the show until she ingeniously imitated a Journalism major student from the University of Idaho who likes to shoot moose.

I went out a couple of times over the weekend. I forgot how ridiculously friendly people are in St. Louis. It was awesome. I had so many random conversations with people throughout the weekend and I wasn't even pretending to care either. What a fantastic town.

I'm going to carve a pumpkin tonight. I haven't completely decided on a design, but I know that I need to step up my game after Scotty G completed this masterpiece the other night. Whatever your political views, you have to admit this is pretty impressive! Yes we carve!

World Series prediction: The Rays are flying high right now. I would rather have my team riding some momentum into the Series than having more than a week off and setting the pitching rotation. The Rays can hit any kind of pitcher. They can adjust to Blanton's heat, Cole's changeup, or Jamie Moyer's batting practice pitches. I think the bullpens are pretty even with maybe a slight edge to the Phillies but it will certainly be interesting to see how David Price is used at the end of ballgames by Rays' manager Joe Maddon. It is scary to think how good the Rays are going to be for years and years to come. I think the Phillies come out strong tonight behind a strong performance by Cole Hamels. Rays win Game 2 and then ride the wave into Philly winning 2 out of 2 games and then finishing in front of the home crowd in 6 games. Rays in 6. There's your pick. I'm just ready for some baseball.


LissaLou said... my county, that pumpkin would survive. I'm wondering if Scotty's pumpkin will survive if he displays it. Around here, the big thing seems to be setting others' yard signs on fire! I almost bought you a STL Cards pumpkin carving kit, too, but I didn't think you'd appreciate it. Plus, I don't know if sharp knives are allowed in the US postal mail.

Laura K said...

Awww, shucks!