Friday, February 11, 2022

Briefly.

I see people my age out there climbing mountains and ziplining and here I am feeling good about myself because I got my leg through my underwear without losing my balance.

Trivia #1: What U.S. Presidents are featured on Mount Rushmore? Bonus: Where is it?
Trivia #2: Tuukka Mikael Rask is? – Swedish, Finnish, Czechoslovakian, Dutch, German, Portuguese
Trivia #3: What is a “Hog Line?”
Trivia #4: Who is Dr. Sarah Lee?

Goodbye Tuukka Rask. He retires from the Bruins with a record of 306-163—66, a Stanley Cup champion in 2011 and a Vezina Trophy in 2014. Tuuuuuuuu-ka!

Chew on this: Speaking of the Bruins, they lost 6-0 to the Hurricanes last night. It was their first game since 6/15/2011 without a single player on the ice that had won a Stanley Cup as a Bruin.

Article I’ll skip: How Adidas-advertised sports bras have social media users crying foul      

Early morning news that made my coffee taste gross – Aaron Rodgers was named NFL MVP.

The sport of curling intrigues. I’ve mentioned this in the past. I think it s because it seems as though it would be a good drinking game.

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: The American Gaming Association expects 31.4 million Americans will bet on the Super Bowl and will wager an estimated $7.61 billion, up 78% from last year.

The Rams will win the Super Bowl. (Though I’ll be rooting for the Bengals. Who am I kidding, I’ll be rooting for my numbers to come up)

Texas furniture salesman Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale has placed a record-setting bet of more than $4.5 million on a Super Bowl LVI win for the Cincinnati Bengals over the Los Angeles Rams through the Caesars Sportsbook app. The hater in me is rooting for a Rams’ victory.

Recently there were a bunch of trades in the NBA.                   

The Great Escape? – The Lyons Ferry Hatchery in Washington, near the Snake River Basin, typically releases about 60,000 steelhead fish into the river, but not normally in the fall or winter. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported that 249,770 young steelheads escaped into the river recently though it is unknown whether how many, if any, survived.

Quote for the week: “The world is changed by your example not by your opinion.” – Paul Coelho

Discount grocer Aldi is opening 150 additional stores nationwide and a distribution center this year in an effort to expand its footprint within the grocery industry. 

People actually track this?? – Tom Brady is 142-0 (127-0 as a Patriot and 15-0 as a Buccaneer) when he drops back to pass with a 4th quarter lead.

I’ll admit, I’ve had enough of Tom Brady news. I’ll also admit I’ve been watching Super-Bowl-replay after Super-Bowl-replay of Patriots’ Super Bowls since Brady announced his retirement. I can’t get enough.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: The mother of a 3-year-old Michigan girl found stabbed inside a garbage bag says SpongeBob SquarePants told her to kill her in a hallucination. 

Trivia #1 answer: What U.S. Presidents are featured on Mount Rushmore? – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.  – Bonus: Where is it? – Mount Rushmore is located in Keystone, South Dakota
Trivia #2 answer: Tuukka Mikael Rask is? – Swedish, Finnish, Czechoslovakian, Dutch, German, Portuguese – Tuukka is Finnish (Apparently, he’s “finished” too!)
Trivia #3 answer: What is a “Hog Line?” – The line on the curling ice at which the stone must be released before, in order to be considered in play.
Trivia #4 answer: Who is Dr. Sarah Lee? – She is “Dr. Pimple Popper” – A reality-TV star who helps patients with unique skin conditions reclaim a life free of disguise and embarrassment. (you can’t make this shit up)

Wha-wha-wha-whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Wha-a-Wachusett. Wachusett Mountain…… – catchy jingle

R.I.P. – Jeremy Giambi (47) – Former MLB KC Royal, Philadelphia Philly, Oakland Athletic and Boston Red Sox, was apparently another victim of suicide. What a shame.

Be careful out there. (It’s a jungle!)

Enjoy the game. May all your bets come true!

“And the years rolled slowly past
And I found myself alone
Surrounded by strangers I thought were my friends
I found myself further and further from my home
And I guess I lost my way
There were oh so many roads
I was living to run and running to live
Never worried about paying or even how much I owed
Moving eight miles a minute for months at a time
Breaking all the rules that would bend
I began to find myself searchin’
Searchin’ for shelter again and again
Against the wind
A little something against the wind
I found myself seeking shelter against the wind”

– Bob Seger

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