Saturday, May 17, 2008

Just trying to avoid Speed and foo

In the media center by 12:37 p.m., avoiding most of the foo one normally must fight on the way to a big race here.

I will say that the person driving the white van/SUV with the South Carolina plate who changed lanes three times and was going about 80 when he got off the exit ramp to Highways 29 and 49 must have thought the race started about 12:45 and didn't want to be late.

Here's a question that came to me over lunch. Who decided that every salad that's made these days has to have about half a pound of cheese in it? And what's the deal with hiding cumcumbers? If you want to put cukes where a man can see them and get rid of them if he wants, that's fine. But you take a forkful with a hunk of that hidden down in there and you'll be tasting cucumber for days.

I've decided that I am going to try not to watch Speed for as long as is possible today. Total resistance is futile, I know, since all of tonight's coverage will be on the network. But the longer I can avoid Speed the longer I can avoid certain elements of the network's "talent" roster - and believe me, I use that term loosely.

It's such a nice day I think I will go out and see if I can find any trouble to get into in the garage area. I think it's supposed to be open now that it's just past 1:30 and I've goofed around in here trying in vain to get this laptop to recognize the wireless network.

Only 7 1/2 hours (at least) until they start the main event.


Glenn said...

Good afternoon David,
Just to say, I listen every day, unless I'm asleep. Huh, I had a thought, that may be the best way to listen.(LOL)
Another think I remembered is Bagley has a saying for days like you seem to be having, "They have a pill for that". Maybe you can find him and he might have one (or two) for you. (LOL)
Since you said you would be avoiding the channel broadcasting today, just thought I'd mention Mr. Joy brought up your blog Friday. (I had to watch it recorded because I was listening to Sirius all day Friday) I thought if was kind of funny, but after reading your blog, it seems things may be a little more "Sirius" than I first thought. I guess we all have people we're not fond of, but calling them out in print, WOW how amazing, but I'm just a simple fellow that don't stir up to much.
I'm still glad you're or radio, you get everyone thinking, which I think is VERY important.
Keep up the good work, but really, go find Bagley so maybe he can help.(lol)
And to any Speed folks reading, I like every one of you. Each brings a specific personality to the dance.

Anonymous said...

Sorry you don't enjoy SPEED. It's the only network that gives NASCAR the attention it deserves. The only thing I don't like about it is when they use the Fox personalities.

Monkeesfan said...

diane, how much attention does NASCAR deserve, anyway? Wouldn't cutting back on some of the attention work better?