Why is it every time I go to Wal-Mart I think I'm the only person with the bright idea of driving all the way up the aisle on the off chance I can park right up next to the store? Why don't I just take the first parking place I see and start walking into the store and not waste half a tank of gas driving around the store on the off chance I might find a closer parking space?
Of course, yesterday while doing this, I did this because the Vols has runners in scoring position and a duel going. Bad part was, they didn't do anything with it and ending up losing the game and the series to Vandy. Which made me frustrated because I love Tennessee sports (really, if they're playing picking up sticks against Florida or Alabama and it's on TV or radio, I'm there!) and I hate to see them lose. It also feels like the same thing every year--they tease me being pretty good early and then as mid-season and the end of the year comes along, we slump. And man, are we in a slump right now...no other way to really put it baseball wise. This whole losing three striaght SEC series is getting old--this after being in first place in the SEC East just three short weeks ago.
That sound you hear is my stifling a bit of a sob.
But back to my original point--why is it that I drive all around Wal-Mart the other 99.9% of the time? I just don't know.
Speaking of cars--if you're in Middle Tennesse and it rains today, you can officially blame me. I washed not only my car but three others for family yesterday. This has probably really irritated the weather deities and colossal showers are just on the horizon. Either that or my car is going to have some much bird droppings on it when I go out today I won't quite know what to do.
But there's just something about these warm days...when I'm out driving around, I want to roll down the windows and pull out my Monkees Anthology CD and listen. I think part of it is that I listened to those CDs a lot driving to softball practice in Knoxville and I miss that a bit. (Don't get me started on teh fact that the church I'm in this year isn't having softball this year....it will just make me more bitter, as if that were possible?). But as I drove around this weekend, I pulled it out and enjoyed the warm afternoon. And then I washed cars and listened to Tennessee baseball on the radio (OK, it was the Vandy broadcast..but you do what you can). Man, that is a good weekend.
Of course, it'd've been better if they'd done something silly like win.
But you can't have it all I guess...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 5/10/2004 01:58:00 PM