Sunday, July 30, 2017

Well, look at this!

I admit it: at the run-up to the All Star break, I was confused and sad about the Cubs' performance. They weren't playing like World Champions. They weren't even playing .500 ball, and I was worried they wouldn't even make the play-offs.

HA! My guys are now 8 games over .500 and have roared into first place!

A friend of mine, a Chicagoan who moved to DC, teased me on Facebook for the "it's OK, we'll always have 2016" attitude I displayed before the break. Shame on me! I should have greater faith in Joe, Bryzzo, Lester and Lackey.

Sunday Stealing

 Music, Music, Music.

1: A song you like with a color in the title "Big Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone?

2: A song you like with a number in the title "The One After 909" from the Let It Be CD. One of the first songs Paul and John wrote together, one of the last they performed live together.
3: A song that reminds you of summertime "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne

4: A song that needs to be played LOUD "Stoney End" by Barbra Streisand. When "the fury of the broken thunder comes," I want to hear the fury!

5: A song that makes you want to dance "September" by Earth, Wind and Fire
6: A song to drive to Sorry, but I don't drive

7: A song about drugs or alcohol "Wasting away again in Margaritaville ..."

8: A song that makes you happy OK, since I'm thinking of Buffett, "Fins to the left, fins to the right, and you're the only girl in town ..."

9: A song that makes you sad "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt
10: A song that you never get tired of "Tears Dry on Their Own" by Amy Winehouse

11: A song from your preteen years "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" by Cher

 12: One of your favorite 80’s songs "Starting Over" by John Lennon

 13: One of your favorite classical songs I got nothin'

  14: A song that you would sing a duet with someone on karaoke Joan Jett's "I Love Rock and Roll" because there is very little actual singing involved

15: A song from the year that you were born "Jailhouse Rock" was #1 while my mom was pregnant. I think it explains by affinity for Elvis.

 16: A song that makes you think about life "The Way We Were." How accurate are our memories? Does it matter? Would we do it again, if we knew how it would end?

 17: A song that you think everybody should listen to "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" by Sinatra. Frank shows us that pain is a great equalizer. He knows how you feel.

Just three young lads, about to change the world
18: A song by a band you wish were still together "She Loves You." Because if the Beatles were still together, John and George would still be alive.

19: A song by an artist no longer living "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go." Yeah, it's a goofy song. But George Michael sounds so energetic and hopeful. It's poignant to think of where his life would take him.

20: A song that breaks your heart "Touch Me in the Morning" by Diana Ross

 21: A song by an artist with a voice that you love "Kentucky Rain" by Elvis