Quote of the Day “The best way to forget one’s self is to look at the world with attention and love.” Red Auerbach
The Boston Celtics are just a few minutes away from becoming NBA Champions. I was a big Celtics fan as a kid, all the way through the 80’s. As the Celtics faded and the era of Jordan began, I lost interest in the NBA, and find myself complaining about how its not the same game it was back in the good ole days. Same thing I used to hear about my late 70’s-80’s NBA back in the day. Anyway, I guess I’m the ultimate fair weather fan, because I jumped back on the bandwagon during the Detroit series. At least I can truly say I never adopted another team while the Celts stunk it up for twenty years. Pretty sweet that MY Celtics held off the zenmaster from passing Red too. 17th Green, Baby.
Arkansas road trippin, part deux, occurred this week. I had some time to burn, so I detoured through the northern part of the state, off the main roads to get a look at the hills and rivers I’ve heard so much about. It was pretty nice, I must say, and I’d love to have a few days to go do some canoeing and fishing. The roads were good, and not burdened with traffic, but the Arkansas Highway Department’s signage and the coordination with Mapquest and Rand McNally was the worst I’ve ever experienced. Of course, I get the feeling most people heading to the places I was cruising through may know where they are going. Phrased a bit differently, I don’t think they get too many out of towners in Evening Shade (Burt ain’t there), and Harriet, and Cave City. Calico was a pretty neat looking town though. Never seen so many deer and rabbits either–I wouldn’t take those roads after dark. And maybe there would be dueling banjo’s to worry about too.
Finally, how did anyone drive any place longer than 20 minutes before satellite radio. I swear, I will melt down if XM and Sirius aren’t allowed to merge and survive, or if at least one of them can’t make it solo. Personally, I think they are both the victims of anti-trust violations rather than a monopolistic risk. Think about it. The reason they are hurting is the high price of programming. But why is it that only one of the two can air the NFL, NBA, MLB, etc? Both Direct TV and Dish can air these. So can Comcast and Time-Warner. And Clear-Channel and whatever other terrestrial radio owner there is.