I was up and at 'em today. I walked to Mass in a light rain. It cleared my mind and I needed the exercise. As always, Father K. gave a thoughtful homily -- something to think about on the walk home. Insights on a Sunday morning are usually pretty good for me and after a hectic week, today was no exception. A lot has been going on in my world in addition to all the festivities. Never a dull moment at my house.
* I finally lost my temper and set the cops on my neighbors this week -- a drunken brawl upstairs put me screaming. My landlord told them they had to move the next day. I breathed a sigh of relief but they were still there when I got home from work so I called him and he told me that "they are going to start looking." Sigh . All that means is that I'll be calling the cops again. For various reasons I can't move right now. A decision I made this morning is that I will be exploring that possibility sometime in the next year. I like my landlord but if he's too cheap to get an eviction notice, I don't need the grief. And no, his telling them that hasn't given them a wake up call. I'm guessing the policemen and I are going to be getting to know each other better.
* Until I read the paper this morning, I didn't realize that around seventy former Enshrinees were in attendance this year -- I knew there were a lot of gold blazers and familiar faces but I was too busy to pay attention. Everyone from Troy Aikman to Jack Youngblood was there.
* The Saints and Steelers are playing tonight in the Hall of Fame Game in the rain. I live less than a mile from the stadium and if the wind is right we can hear the noise from it. We, for sure, hear the fly0ver by whichever branch of the military has that honor this year. I've been to the game in the past -- it isn't a big deal. Mostly they're trying out their rookies and the "big guns" only get nominal playing time. Last time I went a friend had given me tickets -- 5th row , 40 yard line -- and I was close enough to kidnap Joe Montana who had been enshrined that year but my brother wouldn't let me. lol He is one good-lookin' man!
* Had a few calls from the gang to say, "Let's do it again next year!" We'll see. I have some ideas for next year that may not fit anyone's agenda but mine.
* I'll be writing more on the Jessie Davis case in the next day or so. This could go on a long time.
That's about it for now! I still have to finish visiting y'all and the blogs that Claude, Judy and Joared nominated. Hopefully, AQ, Winston and Joy will be reporting soon -- I hope. AND I have to go check my archives so y'all will have a Groaner of the Week with your morning coffee. In my not so humble opinion, it isn't a bad way to start a week.