Saturday, May 31, 2008

Saturday All Day

Started out the morning trying to convince Eisenstein that I did not have to get up early. He's a cat and good at his job. One of them being to make sure I don't oversleep. Or is that getting me up so he can get fed? I get confused.

But I continued to give him the sleep late command "Too Early!" as I pushed him into a go-back-to-sleep horizontal position. He finally gave up after about four or five times, but I must admit, I only napped after that. So he didn't have to wait too long for his breakfast.

I wanted to do a big update with photos and all but can't find my chord to download from my camera so that'll have to wait.

Today I started out with a pot of coffee and watched a movie. Also, since there was a breeze outside, I went out and took advantage of it .... brushed the cat vigorously so the clouds of cat hair could waft away on the wind.

Let's see. What else? Some nice long phone calls with friends and family. Nice to catch up and connect.

Went to town and got some more movies and a Route 44 diet coke at Sonic. Sure do love that Sonic ice. I had called in my pizza order while I was picking out movies but it wasn't quite ready when I got there.

While I waited, I watched some of the Women's College World Series in softball. That's something I haven't watched before. The couple who have the little pizza place in my little town must love every sport that can be televised. They are always super engrossed in something, like the time they were riveted to the screen to see who would be the Little League Champions of the universe or whatever designation that was.

Mr. Pizza was talking up the fights that were to be on tv tonight and came over to show me a photo of Kimbo that someone had sent to him on his phone. I'd planned to watch anyway. Was going to be home and that's usually my good station.

When I was little, it would be clearly past my bedtime and I would sneak out of my room and stand in the dark of the hall-room and peer around the door into the living room. Dad would be watching boxing. Was it the Monday night fights? I do remember brand promotion by Gillette.

After a little research, I see that it was Friday nights. Part of the Cavalcade of Sports promoted by Gillette and broadcast from Madison Square Garden lasting until June 24, 1960. Which means I was about five or six years old. This is the only program I regularly would sneak out of bed to watch. Boxing. Kind of interesting, heh?

Tonight's premiere of mixed martial arts (including some boxing) kept my attention until about half way through the Kimbo fight, and that's when the reception went away and I didn't get to see the rest. Oh well. Not getting to see the end or even missing entire programs is part of the price of saving money by having just an antennae. Cable and satellite is soo expensive.

The first couple of fights just went by so fast. Then Carano getting to her win was interesting to watch. By the way, that Lawler vs. Smith one was a good example of fightus interuptus. Like I said I only got to watch a little of the Kimbo vs. Thompson one. In checking news, I see that it was called and there is controversy about it being a bad call.

Early this evening, I was thinking of going to bed really early. But got on the internet and had the tv going and here it is almost one o'clock and I'm still up. Eienstein is already sound asleep under my elbow and curled up on the arm of the chair.

By the way, Laura. The new air conditioner that you so graciously helped me install last weekend is working great!

Time to sign off and get some sleep.


Anonymous Caroline said...

Jared and I were enthralled with the Scripps National Spelling Bee this weekend. We saw the early rounds on ESPN, of all places, and then DVRed the finals. It was fun!

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Anonymous marci said...

I watched every pitch of the Women's College World Series, and have for about four or five years now. Yeah, I'm that much of a sports enthusiast. Boxing and other fighting sports, however, I've never gotten into. That and NASCAR.

5:00 PM  

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