Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: 6-7-10
Unfortunately I didn’t have time to post this in the morning, but because I had a guilty conscience, I decided I’d sit down in front of the computer here at work and jot down a few random musings before I head home for the night. Jesus, I love you guys.
1. We’re definitely back in full swing at CP. With the high school baseball season coming to an end (state play-offs started over the weekend), many of our athletes are making their way back in this week. As well, many of our college athletes (who are home for the summer) are back and ready to get back after it.
Today, though, was a pretty diverse day to say the least. In a span of two hours we had a US National Rugby player, the world’s defending female Ironman Brazil champion (Dede Griesbauer, who finished 2nd this year), a former divison I heptathlete training for the 2012 Olympic trials, a professional hockey player, a soccer player, and to top it off, two professional online poker players who, at times, make more in one hour than I do in a week.
In addition, we have visitors in from the UK and Wales, who are here observing for the week, which is great because it gives me a legitimate reason to walk around calling people wankers all week.
2. The 2010 Major League Amateur Draft starts tonight, with the first round being televised on the MLB Network as I type this blog. While we’re not expecting any of our guys to be selected tonight, we’re definitely going to be paying attention tomorrow as several of them are going to get the call at some point. Needless to say, we’re ecstatic and can’t wait to see what they can do this summer. Honestly, this is one of the many reasons why I love my job. It’s a great feeling to see all the hard work these guys do – busting their tails throughout the year – and see all that hard work payoff in the end. Well that, and all the free t-shirts. It’s all about the free t-shirts.
3. An amazing thing happened the other night. No, I didn’t sleep without my night light. And no, I didn’t pee with the toilet seat up. Nope, for the first time in my life, I actually ordered a seafood platter at a restaurant. If you would have asked me a year ago to list things I’d most likely do before I willingly ordered seafood, it would have looked something like this:
– teach a yoga class dressed in drag
– turn on a vacuum cleaner
– watch an episode of Glee and not want to place my balls in a jar
Seriously, I thought Lady Gaga would win a Nobel Prize in Not Sucking before I ate seafood. Nevertheless, there I was last Saturday night, off a client’s recommendation, ordering the grilled spice crusted mahi-mahi at the East Coast Grill (in Cambridge). To say that my girlfriend was shocked would have been an understatement. Ever since we started dating last year, I have adamently refused to eat any form of seafood whenever we go out to eat. Slowly, she has gradually encouraged me to broaden my horizons, and I have to say, it was delicious. It will be a cold day in hell before I eat calimari, though. Just sayin……
4. Mike Robertson is offering a pretty sweet early bird discount for his upcoming 2010 Midwest Performance Enhancement Seminar. As it is, up until June 24th, he’s offering a rate of $149 per person, which is steal considering the likes of Brian Grasso, Brett Jones, Lee Taft, Pat Rigsby, Bill Hartman, and of course, Mike himself will be speaking. Be sure to act now, and take advantage of the savings, as the price will go up to $199 after June 24th and stay at that rate until the date of seminar itself.
Click HERE for more information.
5. Last, but not least, do yourself a favor and cancel your cable. Ever since I did so a few months ago, I just find that I’m in a better mood on a day-to-day basis. Ignorance is bliss.