Just going through one of those stretches where everything just...is. And really, there's nothing bad about that at all...it just is. Basketball started on Friday night, which is always good. I'm quite concerned about my throat, and my ability to last through the season. Last year's medical issues haven't truly gone away. Not to be gross, but I still have excess phlegm buildup, which I never had before last February. It's still there. Every once in a while, just a little bit will hit the throat in the wrong way, and cause a problem for me on the air. It makes me nervous when I'm on the microphone. Regardless, getting things started at Illini Madness was great. I didn't get my script until minutes before the event, so I really had no clue what was happening. I wish that had been different. But we'll deal with it. I'm playing a lot of poker. I reached my goal for October, and now have another goal to reach by the end of the year. We'll see how I do, but I know I'm playing much better. Which is a good start. I really hope to make my online total hit $1000 by the end of 2010, which will take a lot of doing. But it's possible! Which reminds me, I'm really craving a trip to Vegas. Badly. Is anyone else watching Glee? I think it's pretty awesome. Soccer tonight, basketball on Sunday, and some poker Friday night. Busy weekend. Also, Glenn has some Vodkatastrophe or something planned for Saturday. I doubt I'll spend much time there. But I would like to see my Monkeys. Also, if you're looking for something to do next Thursday night, please plan on attending the TIP a VIP event for Champaign County CASA. It's a great event for a great local cause, and I will be a waiter along with Kevin Lambert. For more information, visit this website
This morning on the air, I was trying to describe how to say the Swedish "Bj" sound, in their names. The very Scandinavian sound, like in Bjorn. After describing it to Kevin, to further emphasize the sound, I said, "I really like the BJ..SOUND...THE SOUND, um, you know...of BJOR...like Bjorn Borg" Oh no.
I wish I didn't like sweet tea as much as I do.
I've been playing more poker lately. I think I'm getting to a point where I'm making smarter decisions, but good night it's tough when you're playing against other bad players who make awful decisions and then get lucky.
Jupiters now has gluten free pizza. Had one last Friday. Delicious. I even had anchovies on it. Why? Because I'm odd.
It's October. Where did all that time go?
The Corner Kicks posted below, hosted by Julie "Juice" Ewing, and Jackie Santacaterina, is very, very good. They did a great job of preparing for it. As a result, I think it's the best show we've ever had. And as a result, it's going to be hard to come back from that.
This football season got worse last week, what with another awful loss to Penn State, and then the benching of Juice Williams. They have to show some signs of life tomorrow. Have to. Right?
Someone has brought their dog in to work this morning. It's a little lap dog. I thought it was a doll at first. Since when do we have Bring Your Dog To Work Day? Can I bring Stinky and Bonita in here? That would be awesome.
Speaking of which, you really have to love when your pets start getting cold and are stuck in your kneepits all night, trying to stay warm.
Gotta go do an interview for my bad Sunday morning news/public affairs show. Bad. Bad bad bad.
Oh, and this weekend: Illinois football tomorrow...and Illinois soccer on Sunday. Who knows what else.