Well, I ain't gone yet, but I will be soon. I leave tomorrow for Minneapolis where I will hook up with old friends and then, on Friday, we will all head up north for a long weekend. There was a time, I vaguely remember, when some of us actually went fishing on this, the opening of walleye season. We don't bother with that anymore, just basically hanging out instead.
I think there will be eight of us this year, just about the whole crowd. We have been doing this for at least thirty years now and in all of that time I have only missed two. Once when I went to Europe for a river cruise and once when the guy who owns the cabin called it off for reasons I don't want to get into. It was sad, that's all I can say.
Went to Katz deli today and picked up three pounds of corned beef and three pounds of pastrami to bring up. I brought this up last year and it was a big hit. Katz was where they filmed the scene in Where Harry Met Sally. You know, the one where Sally fakes the orgasm giving rise to the famous line "I'll have what she's having."
My friend, Bruce, is bringing up haggis that he made with deer parts. He said he lost his Sears stomach so he didn't know what he would stuff it into. I suggested an old football, but I think he is just going to cook it in a pot.
Anyway, I won't be posting again until next Tuesday. I don't get back home until late Monday night. Just letting you know so you don't have to keep clicking here to see if there is anything new.
On the other hand, you might want to check out my blog late on Tuesday because I will probably have something to say about the weekend.
Also, I think my karma has just gone all to hell. First, when I was a Knicks fan, they brought in Isiah Thomas to coach and Stephon Marbury to play. Two people who I disliked so much I actually gave up my season tickets, unable to bring myself to root for the team anymore. Then the Jets brought in Favre, and if you follow my blog you know my feelings about him and how I felt about the Jets getting rid of Chad Pennington. Now, my fall-back team from where I grew up, the Vikings, are thinking about bringing in Favre. What have I done to deserve this.
And, just to reinforce my belief in bad karma, after I stopped rooting for the Knicks I switched my allegience to the Celtics because they brought in Garnett, a favorite of mine from when he played for the Timberwolves. Marbury leaving the Timberwolves was one, but not the only, reason that I dislike him so much. I was never a real Timberwolves fan, though, because the team didn't even exist when I lived in Minneapolis. Anyway, what happens, the Celtics bring in Starbury and Garnett is out for the rest of the season and the Celtics will probably be eliminated in the second round of the play-offs.
Kind of amazing that three people; Thomas, Starbury and Favre can find a way to spoil my enjoyment of four teams; Knicks, Jets, Celtics and, maybe, Vikings. I suppose it could be worse, I could be a Florida International University alumni.