Is it possible to develop an aversion to milk at 31 (almost 32) years of age? I don't drink a lot of straight milk - though I eat plenty of ice cream, cheese, and yogurt. The last two times I have had simple glasses of milk I've become sick to my stomach, one time I even had some other problems. Heather thinks I've developed intolerance for milk. Maybe I have. Getting old is weird.
To the fat lady who doesn't bother to look where she's walking when strutting out of a Starbuck's onto a crowded Chicago city sidewalk in the morning - next time you do that I'm gonna knock you latte-inflated ass on the sidewalk. Consider yourself warned.
Yesterday when recounting the story about how I learned Nomar had arrived at the doorstep of Wrigley, Mia Hamm worked her way into the conversation. Apparently, Heather was not the only person concerned about Mrs. Garciaparra and how she will now become part of the local sports landscape. The Chicago Tribune found a way to quickly make a local connection to the international soccer star.
Is anyone outside of Heather and I watching Andy Dick's The Assistant? Its a spoof of realty tv series - most similar to Donald Trump's The Apprentice. Andy Dick's got a house full of fresh-faced college-aged kids who want to break into Hollywood so they are competing to be Andy's assistant and catch their first big break. Heather and I find it absolutely hysterical. Andy is completely obnoxious and the kids play it totally gullible. We really enjoy trying to figure out who's in on the joke and who's baffled. The producer's are doing a pretty good job of hitting the right mix of in-on-the-joke and in-the-dark between the cast because a week hasn't gone by that Heather and I aren't laughing out loud at what's transpiring onscreen. It airs Monday nights at 9:30 pm CST.
One more thought on the Nomar trade. Does everyone understand that trades like this just don't happen in Chicago? Great players typically leave Chicago. If any sports player with credentials comes to play for the city, it's usually when they're past their prime. Our great players either stay to languish along with our mediocre teams (Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, Frank Thomas) or they leave to find success elsewhere (Greg Maddux, Jamie Moyer, Dennis Eckersley). And those are just the baseball players.
I think I'm still just not comfortable with the Cubs being considered contenders and big enough players in the league that a trade like the Nomar one could be brokered. It is uncharted territory for me.