Saturday, May 28, 2005

Suns Blues.

Well, I go out to the movies, and what do I come back to find? The Suns lose again to the Spurs. I'm a big believer in lost causes, but I find myself a teensy bit doubtful that they'll rally.

Since I didn't see the game, anyone who'd like to can enlighten me as to how exactly the Spurs were entitled to twice as many free throws. Anyone?

From the box scores, it looks like the big guys pretty much fought to a draw, except Duncan got 15 free throws (and made every single one of 'em). Marion a no show. Why? Why?

On other fronts, lots of activity here in West Jordan. Purchased bags of compost, a few sundry plants, and 20 tomato cages, which will be used not for actual tomatoes but to keep the big lug of a dog from jumping into the garden boxes to root around in the tomatoes. Also purchased Elliot Smith's last recording for gratuitous dark thoughts. And new shoes (a bargain, but I won't bore you with any details.) Saw two movies, both of them very good--The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and Walk on Water, the latter an Israeli film. Youngest son saw The Longest Yard, which was "pretty funny," according to him, thus giving the lie to the snotty national critics. Youngest daughter, who's on choir tour in San Francisco called to say she (a) was homesick, (b) was part of a gold medal winning choir!, and (c) had called her estranged best friend from some theme park to offer the olive branch, which the friend accepted.

Commerce, media consumption, prize-winning, reconciliation. Not a bad day at all.

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