The Oklahoma softball team is playing for “Moore” than the sport.
1. Currently, my favorite song: “Just Give Me a Reason,” by Pink, featuring Nate Reuss of Fun.
2. This could be a total washout as a Memorial Day weekend holiday. Oh well, only about six weeks until the Fourth of July.
3. Refried beans. Yay or nay?
4. If you happened to see any of Saturday’s NCAA softball tournament game between Oklahoma and Texas A&M, it was rather moving. There was a sign in the Oklahoma dugout that read: “Playing for Moore than softball,” in reference to the incredible devastation that state suffered this week, especially the town of Moore. The Oklahoma players also wore shirts that read: “Fight, Faith, Finish,” again in reference to the natural disaster and how resilient the people of that state are. I can’t even imagine what those folks are going through.
5. Big MMA fight Saturday night on pay per view, featuring Bigfoot Silva.
1. Hands down, the best network news anchor is Brian Williams of NBC.
2. Did you see where Jennifer Hudson — and possibly Kelly Clarkson — could be judges next season on American Idol?
3. The first college football magazines hit the newsstands this week. Woo-hoo!!
4. For some reason, I have not been able to get into Duck Dynasty. I almost feel guilty. Even my wife loves the show.
5. Less than seven months until I turn 60. At one time, I thought 30 was ancient.
1. I’ve spent a couple of days this week in Hannibal, Mo., covering the post-tornado recovery. What a mess. Major props to the utility workers who are restoring power. They are doing a tremendous job.
2. The Little Woman and I are opting for a frozen-pizza supper. I’m opting for a traditional pepperoni pie. She has some bizarre mixture going that I will pass on.
3. I love those little Dove dark chocolates laced with raspberry.
4. America’s baseball team needs to to snap a two-game losing streak Thursday night. The Indians are at Boston. Go Tribe!
5. I’m thinking this could be a Deters Frozen Custard night.
1. I think I could be a life coach.
2. Burn Notice returns June 6 for its final season on USA Network. Kind of sad. That show has evolved into a classic the past couple of years. I always love a little humor mixed in with a spy thriller.
3. I was thumbing through TV Guide Tuesday afternoon and saw a list of the top comedies of all-time. Lucy was No. 1, which I would enjoy getting into a heated debate over, but what was even more interesting was Big Bang Theory was (already) No. 19. By the time it ends its run another five or 10 years it will likely be top five.
4. I think Wednesday is going to a Maid-Rite kind of day for lunch.
5. And some sort of pizza for supper.
1. We had some nasty weather blow through West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri on Monday night. the Little Woman was worried about things like the roof blowing off, water getting in the basement … you know, stuff like that. Me? I was honked off because the Internet was not available.
2. America’s baseball team update: The Cleveland Indians continue to lead the Central Division of the American League.
3. I found some great new T-shirts over the weekend at Walmart. They fit perfectly. Size 3X “Beefy” the tag said.
4. I always love Memorial Day weekend. That’s when summer officially begins.
5. My favorite pastry right now is maple-frosted longjohn with no creamy filling. Just in case you wanetd to drop off a half-dozen some day to me.
1. I had a pleasant viewing surprise over the weekend. My wife and I watched The Guilt Trip with Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. She talked me into it, I have to admit. It had one of the greatest endings I have seen in quite some time. I highly recommend it.
2. But as good as The Guilt Trip was, I do want to watch a zombie movie next.
3. I’m craving a thinly sliced ham sandwich on a sesame seed bun.
4. Has anyone noticed the Cleveland Indians are … umm … real good?!
5. Are the NBA playoffs ever yet?
1. Well, the Little Woman and yours truly did make it to the Golden Corral the other night, but it was kind of disappointing. It was Friday night and there were no shrimp to be found on the buffet. There were six kinds of chicken wings, but no shrimp. It was the first time I was ever disappointed by the Corral.
2. I think I’m developing gout. I need to do some more research.
3. Best ice cream sundae in Quincy is the Madison sundae at Deters Frozen Custard.
4. It’s only about three weeks until World War Z hits the theaters.
5. Somehow, the world’s largest mosquito got in our house a couple of nights ago. It was the size of Rhode Island. I had to kill it with a 2-by-4.
1. I really need a haircut.
2. I also really need a snack.
3. I still love watching those old Law and Order: SVU reruns late at night. And my favorite character remains Alex Cabot, played by Stephanie March.
4. Next to the Internet, the DVR may be the best invention of our time.
5. I wonder if Al Gore also invented the DVR?
1. Candice Glover, your new American Idol.
2. I’m trying to talk The Little Woman into making the journey to Hannibal, Mo., Friday night for a buffet feast at the Golden Corral. I’ll let you know how that turned out.
3. The annual Quincy Soap Box Derby is June 8. If you’ve never attended the event, try and catch some of this year’s action. It’s worth the trip out to Bob Mays Park.
4. Best bread sticks in town remain at Fazoli’s.
5. I have a coupon for Staples. You know what that means?! New office supplies!
1. I think I need to learn how to play a guitar.
2. Few people know this, but I played the accordion when I was young and once performed with the legendary Myron Floren.
3. The best Coke at a fast-food establishment is normally found at Burger King and Steak and Shake.
4. One of the best sandwich combos ever invented was the marriage of bacon and turkey.
5. I had coconut chicken the other night. Stay away from it. Consider this a warning.