Sunday, August 23, 2015

Dinner With Randy Haag - Some Baseball - Thank You

Sunday==>We will get today’s posting started with a report on last night’s AWESOME dinner at Randy Haag’s house in Orlando. Yeah, The Bill and I had a great time.

In the picture, left to right, it is Randy, The Bill and moi.

For your further information ... Randy is Warehouse Manager for Cutting Edge Carpets, in Orlando and Jacksonville.

Randy grilled steaks that were totally delicious, with sides of baked potatoes, corn on the cob, and ... gasp ... asparagus.

Yes, that’s right ... asparagus ... WTF? Didn’t he know that no real guy will ever voluntarily eat asparagus? I thought, as a guest, I had no choice so I did eat a couple ... but ... of, course, The Bill adamantly declined.

I have to admit to something kinda scary that happened to me just as dinner was getting underway. What is it, I know you are all anxiously asking your inner selves?

Well ... inner selves ... what happened is that I got something lodged in my throat that took awhile to clear out. Not pleasant and, frankly, kinda embarrassing. Oh well ...

We three just had a great time together, joking, talking about old times etc. etc. and stuffing ourselves with great food.

So ... Randy==>Thank You. You were a great chef and host.

On the way back to the apartment we stopped by the Krispy Kreme to pick up the usual order of chocolate glazed donuts.

Moving on ...

Well, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, the bulk of yesterday was spent in the cool and comfortable confines of my new apartment, in front of my 42” flat screen TV watching baseball. Yeah, it was the Little League World Series and also the Yankees.

The Yankees beat the Indians 6-2 behind an excellent outing from rookie pitcher Luis Severino, who posted his first MLB win.

Before the game there was a very emotional ceremony involving Jorge Posada. His No. 20 was retired and his plaque was enshrined in Monument Park. The other members of the “Core Four,” Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter were present for the ceremony.

Before today’s game Andy Pettitte will be honored with the same ceremony.

The final game of the 4-game series is at 1:05pm

On the mound for the Yankees (68-54) will be the still struggling CC Sabathia (4-9) vs. Trevor Bauer (9-10) for the Indians (57-65).

So ... I am sure it will come as no surprise to you loyal and faithful readers and followers that your favorite Sunshine State blogger intends to stay in to watch baseball for the afternoon and evening.

In closing==>Thanks to everyone for the positive emails, texts, posts and calls ... they are so meaningful as, together, we plan to ...



Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.28 miles (or, 7,176 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>948.92 miles (average 4.09 miles per day)

Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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