Saturday, May 28, 2011

Patios, Football and Me and Julio

Man it's hot today.

Debbie asked me to help clean off the patio ... so ... I grabbed the hose and cleaning gear and headed outside. Those were the hottest 12 minutes of my life.

I was exhausted.

So ... I stretched out on the couch and watched the TiVo recording of Friday Night Lights. Ever watch it? Probably one of the best series ever produced. 

It's all about the Dillon Panthers, a high school football team based in fictional Dillon, Texas, with particular focus given to team coach Eric Taylor and his family. 

In the fourth season, Taylor becomes coach of the Lions at East Dillon High School, set in the poorer side of Dillon with a larger African American population. The show uses this small-town backdrop to address many issues facing contemporary Middle America, including school funding, racism, drugs, abortion, and lack of economic opportunities.

This is the fifth season. You gotta watch it. 


Alissa called me. She told me about a concert she went to the other night:

"Hey Dad. Paul Simon was awesome."

"You recognized his songs?"

"Yeah ... I knew more than half of them. It was so cool."

"That's great."

"... but there was one thing about the concert that kinda creeped me out."

"What was it?"

"Everybody sits down through the whole thing."


1 comment:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Gosh, Paul Simon looks like death warmed up!

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