A great start to the week!
- I turned 40 on Sunday, yet the celebration continued at the Memorial Day gathering we hosted. As pictured above , I was given a bottle of Ol' Geezer wine, which is made in South Africa. And without my knowledge my wife instructed everyone to make references to the number forty throughout the day. For example, my sister-in law asked me if it was true we were grilling forty hamburgers or that forty thousand people attended Sunday's Twins game. Apparently there were other references which I flat out missed. I'm normally not that obtuse but I guess I was trying so hard to be a good host that a lot of the "forty" citations went over my head. But I have to admit that I actually enjoyed the hoopla surrounding this milestone birthday!
- The will of the people was upheld in California as Prop 8 will stand, thus defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. It'll be interesting to see if the gay marriage proponents in Cali resume their harassment of churches. Of course, the majority of African Americans and Hispanics also voted "yes" on Prop 8. However, don't expect these gutless lefties to be protesting in East L.A. or Compton anytime soon.
- Witnessed my favorite baseball team defeat the Boston Red Sox 5-2. Nick Blackburn pitched seven strong innings and Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer in the win. I also scored tickets for Wednesday evening's game, right along the third base line. But I'd be remiss if I didn't give props to Red Sox fans. They were quite vocal Tuesday despite their team trailing most of the game. In terms of following their club all over the country, the Sox fans are to Major League Baseball what the Pittsburgh Steelers faithful are to the NFL.