i knew damn well i wasn't going to get much sleep last night (more on that in the Yankees update below), so i decided to break out the notebook and start writing. more of a shit and giggles exercise as i really had nothing i wanted to write about. about 30 minutes later, i had busted out 4 poems. i typed those up this morning and i actually liked them. maybe after the World Cup, i'll do a submission or two.
the Yankees frustrated me for most of the evening. they wasted chance after chance with the bases loaded, which is slowly becoming the theme of this season. Kuroda went from pitching a no hitter to losing in a matter of seconds it seemed like. the Yankees were down 2 runs going into the bottom of the 9th. all i ever ask of my teams is that they give themselves a chance to win. down 2 runs, get some base runners. that's what they did. McCann got a RBI single to cut the deficit to one. and then Carlos Beltran decided he wanted to have his Yankee moment. a walk off 3 run HR, the Yankees win 5-3. that was a sweet victory beer to drink. they play again this afternoon.
yesterday is truly the reason i love the World Cup. anything can fucking happen. Costa Rica STUNS Italy 1-0. say goodbye England. i can just see the torture the English will feel if the USA advances further in this tournament than them. France destroyed Switzerland 5-2. France is starting to look like the teams i remember in the late 90's. Ecuador beat Honduras 2-1. Group E is going to come down to the final day.
today's action starts off with Argentina vs. Iran. next up will be Germany vs. Ghana. i will definitely have my eyes on that one. and the day ends with Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Nigeria. hopefully another day of goals.
got some music from one of my favorite bands today on NoiseTrade. i can never get enough of Shovels & Rope. i'll post the link to the FREE sampler below in the music section.
my sister made it to the wedding she's a part of this weekend without any problems. the weather was crazy around here once again yesterday. it was crazy watching the malls south of town have flood waters coming inside of them. i guess that rules out mom wanting to move south.
sadly, i have put my cat Tito Jackson on the dead list. i haven't seen it in over a month. and it wasn't one the cats that liked to wander. so, down to 14 now. at least with names that is.
that's all for me today. i hope everyone has a great weekend. congrats to Antonio Valencia on his new 3 year deal to stay at Manchester United.
be well. be creative. be drunk. be better than your imagination. take it easy. take it again.
peace and chicken grease...
Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
Shovels & Rope - NoiseTrade Sampler
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends
"If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company." - Jean-Paul Sartre