I had two very real ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ moments this weekend, but watching the long-awaited season premiere last night was more than therapeutic. Personally, I didn’t think it missed a beat.
I had such a bad day yesterday I didn’t even watch the Cowboys game. But it’s important for me to keep things in perspective, I have a roof over my head and have running water and electricity so my life isn’t bad whatsoever.
The last episode of AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ has really stuck with me. Spoiler alert, there was a death. But the death of what was going through the character’s mind was so beautifully done I hope mine can be so peaceful and complete.
I attended the school fair at our kids’ school on Friday. As you know I don’t do well in crowds and loud places. Kids were acting like kids, as they were supposed to. It was loud, as it was supposed to be. Internally I was suffering during every second of the event but put on a brave face for the kids.
The first week of coaching flag football was more enjoyable than the second week. I felt the kids followed through with directions better the first week. They certainly weren’t executing all three phases of the game well (that’ a bit of an inside local joke, don’t take that seriously). But hey, my goal is for them to have fun and that’s what is happening.
After the game, a parent was nice enough to send me this email, which had a nice note about BoyGeeding. I forgive his small if/of typo.
Last night was the season premiere of ‘Shark Tank’. Mark Cuban stated he obtained his MBA before earning a high school diploma, at least if I understood what he said correctly. He said he dropped out of high school at 16, got his MBA by 19, then transferred those graduate level courses back to high school so he could graduate high school.
A woman who lives by the local elementary school invariably complains about the school traffic during arrival and dismissal times. It boggles my mind she didn’t take into consideration the location of the school and her house when she decided to purchase it. And despite having no authority over the crossing guard, she likes to tell the crossing guard how to do her job.
The NFL Network’s latest ‘A Football Life’ was on John Madden. He’s still Madden and full of energy, but his voice and speech aren’t quite what it used to be. He’s one of very few men who make me happy, he’s so totally happy being himself. I also think of all the great memories I spent with him, Pat Summerall, and my father on Sunday afternoons and will cherish those times forever.
I thought I saw Emmit Smith drive past me on Friday. Later that night I learned he was at the local high school because his son was playing.