Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday Musings

It's Thursday, the Phils are 2-6 and it's monsooning here in South Jersey. I had a good dinner with Carlo for his birthday last night at the High Street Grill in Mount Holly. I had not been there in a few years and the Ostrich Burger was very good and paired with an Old Thumper on tap, made for a nice evening. We sat in the bar and watched the Phils hold on to a 5-2 win behind strong pitching from Adam Eaton and the pen, even if they were still 1-7 with runners in scoring position. The bartender was a nice guy from Boston and they had the Sawx on the other TV. Dice K's gyro ball looked good, but not good enough as Felix Hernandez and the Mariners blanked the Boys from Beantown 3-0.

Other Thoughts on the News of the Week

  • Kurt Vonnegut died last night. I can't say I ever understood his work, but the New York Times calls him a 'literary idol.' I'd link to it, but you need a subscription, and I hate that, so here's the quote:
"Mr. Vonnegut wrote plays, essays and short fiction. But it was his novels that became classics of the American counterculture, making him a literary idol, particularly to students in the 1960s and ’70s. Dog-eared paperback copies of his books could be found in the back pockets of blue jeans and in dorm rooms on campuses throughout the United States."

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