The Morning After: August 16, 2009

tma-weekendGood Morning. I live in what many consider paradise. Palm Beach has many great features; beautiful hot weather, fantastic restaurants, no state tax, some of the best beaches on the planet, fantastic high school football and an awesome place filled with cool stuff called the everglades. The price we pay for these things are a never ending supply of corrupt politicians and old people, gang violence as bad as anywhere in the country, lousy schools and horrible drivers.

Most of the negative stuff doesn’t directly affect me, but their is one particular thing that definitely does. A consequence of enjoying hot tropical weather 9 months a year is tropical storms. Floriduh got destroyed top to bottom in 2004, and 2005 brought Hurricane Wilma to my house. It deposited the roof of the house I rented in my driveway, which actually wasn’t a huge deal since I was moving out the next week anyway. The lack of electricity gets old almost immediately, the lack of stop lights makes getting around beyond dangerous and the lack of coffee makes me borderline homicidal. It has been real quiet the last few years down here, outside of the 3 day monsoon last summer that was Fay.

I take my job as natural disaster correspondent here at Sparty and Friends very seriously. I know more about hurricanes than any non-meteorologist should, and as a new homeowner of a house less than a mile from the ocean I keep a daily eye on the tropics this time of year. So I am not a happy camper this morning as not one, but 2 storms are bearing down on me right now. Tropical Storm Ana is a weak storm right now, which means nothing, Wilma went from a cat 1 to cat 5 in 18 hours after hitting 90 degree water. Mr. Bill on the other hand is very large and will strengthen into at least a cat 2 over the next 5 days. My honey-do list today is going to be about hurricane shutters, filling gas cans for my generator, and making sure I can basically shut down my entire back yard jungle in 12 hours if I have to. Total pain in the ass. And of course it’ll be 92 with 95% humidity as I do it. Ahhhhhhhhh…..paradise.

The champs better fix this if they expect to repeat, especially if Mr. Pooholes is waiting.

I like it better when he has to come back, like last week when I told you he was going to wipe out a 3 stroke deficit and win.

If he doesn’t sign, Boras will establish himself as a bigger douchebag than Rosenhaus.

Lions win! Stafford looks good! The real story from the game.

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse.I was praying for him to not be dead. Seriously.

I still have not decided on how I feel about all this. I do think he should be allowed to work, this is America and he did his time. I just am not sure anyone should have hired him.

I don’t remember this guy, but nothing really happened yesterday.

I’m not much of a fan of sports that people don’t score in, but watching these guys go head to head is worth 10 seconds of my time.

Saying you’re sorry does matter. I wish more people would do it.

Just Because: Craigslist rules! Ponies are fun!

pathish is a writer and natural disaster correspondant for Sparty and Friends. He invites you to his house if you want to help him put up hurricane shutters. email him at patphish@spartyandfrineds.com.

  • knightwhosaysni

    I see Sarah Palin has discovered craiglist.

  • knightwhosaysni

    I see Sarah Palin has discovered craiglist.

  • rekcalsa

    Strasburg should be happy he is being given a chance to become a professional ball player. Just sign a damn contract and prove yourself, you ass. I know it’s more Borass being the a-hole, but seriously, just get it done.

  • rekcalsa

    Strasburg should be happy he is being given a chance to become a professional ball player. Just sign a damn contract and prove yourself, you ass. I know it’s more Borass being the a-hole, but seriously, just get it done.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com Big D

    This is actually a problem – if Strasburg had signed the ridonkulous contract, MLB might have instituted a slotting system for draft picks. By him not signing, technically, there isn’t a problem with the compensation draft picks receive.

    But yes, Boras blows.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com Big D

    This is actually a problem – if Strasburg had signed the ridonkulous contract, MLB might have instituted a slotting system for draft picks. By him not signing, technically, there isn’t a problem with the compensation draft picks receive.

    But yes, Boras blows.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com patphish

    Big D: This is actually a problem – if Strasburg had signed the ridonkulous contract, MLB might have instituted a slotting system for draft picks.By him not signing, technically, there isn’t a problem with the compensation draft picks receive.But yes, Boras blows.

    Why should the kid care about what happens after him? Hes a flamethrower who needs to cash in right now before he becomes yet another Brien Taylor.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com patphish

    Big D: This is actually a problem – if Strasburg had signed the ridonkulous contract, MLB might have instituted a slotting system for draft picks.By him not signing, technically, there isn’t a problem with the compensation draft picks receive.But yes, Boras blows.

    Why should the kid care about what happens after him? Hes a flamethrower who needs to cash in right now before he becomes yet another Brien Taylor.

  • Johnny

    You know the more and more I think about it I made a mistake in booking a trip to Miami for Labor Day weekend. With my luck there’ll be a storm of some sort. Either in Miami or heading towards Houston at that time

    For the record the computer models have Ana dying and Bill recurving over the ocean before it gets to the states

  • Johnny

    You know the more and more I think about it I made a mistake in booking a trip to Miami for Labor Day weekend. With my luck there’ll be a storm of some sort. Either in Miami or heading towards Houston at that time

    For the record the computer models have Ana dying and Bill recurving over the ocean before it gets to the states

  • http://spartyandfriends.com patphish

    Johnny: You know the more and more I think about it I made a mistake in booking a trip to Miami for Labor Day weekend.With my luck there’ll be a storm of some sort.Either in Miami or heading towards Houston at that time
    For the record the computer models have Ana dying and Bill recurving over the ocean before it gets to the states

    You’re going to Miami on purpose?

  • http://spartyandfriends.com patphish

    Johnny: You know the more and more I think about it I made a mistake in booking a trip to Miami for Labor Day weekend.With my luck there’ll be a storm of some sort.Either in Miami or heading towards Houston at that time
    For the record the computer models have Ana dying and Bill recurving over the ocean before it gets to the states

    You’re going to Miami on purpose?

  • knightro

    Chelsea won yesterday (barely) and Liverpool is losing 1-nil. A great opening weekend for the English Premier League! If only Man U had lost.

    /football’d

  • knightro

    Chelsea won yesterday (barely) and Liverpool is losing 1-nil. A great opening weekend for the English Premier League! If only Man U had lost.

    /football’d

  • knightro

    Frick. Liverpool ties it up.

  • knightro

    Frick. Liverpool ties it up.

  • knightro

    Spurs score again!!!!!! Liverpool sucks!

  • knightro

    Spurs score again!!!!!! Liverpool sucks!

  • Johnny

    patphish:
    You’re going to Miami on purpose?

    there was a good deal on a hotel steps away from south beach. i’m going for the weekend to just sit on the sand, read, girl watch, and drink

  • Johnny

    patphish:
    You’re going to Miami on purpose?

    there was a good deal on a hotel steps away from south beach. i’m going for the weekend to just sit on the sand, read, girl watch, and drink

  • GatorTrey

    Johnny:

    You know the more and more I think about it I made a mistake in booking a trip to Miami for Labor Day weekend. With my luck there’ll be a storm of some sort. Either in Miami or heading towards Houston at that time

    For the record the computer models have Ana dying and Bill recurving over the ocean before it gets to the states

    If you like odds I think the last Labor Day storm to hit Florida was 1935…

    And for tropical storms, nothing shuts down anyways…I had to work through Fay last August…65 MPH winds and all.

    Yesterday the pool party I was at was interrupted for a couple hours as the feeder bands of the tropical depression off shore soaked us.

    I have shitty luck with tropical weather…

  • GatorTrey

    Johnny:

    You know the more and more I think about it I made a mistake in booking a trip to Miami for Labor Day weekend. With my luck there’ll be a storm of some sort. Either in Miami or heading towards Houston at that time

    For the record the computer models have Ana dying and Bill recurving over the ocean before it gets to the states

    If you like odds I think the last Labor Day storm to hit Florida was 1935…

    And for tropical storms, nothing shuts down anyways…I had to work through Fay last August…65 MPH winds and all.

    Yesterday the pool party I was at was interrupted for a couple hours as the feeder bands of the tropical depression off shore soaked us.

    I have shitty luck with tropical weather…

  • knightro

    trey – Took my little nieces to New Smyrna beach yesterday. It was ugly on the way there but ended up being a perfect hot, sunny day at the beach. Only rain we got on the east side of town was after dark!

    And Tottenham Hotspur hands Liverpool and opening weekend loss!! I love it! Now switch to golf…perfect Sunday before NFL season opens.

    patphish – I think you might get some breezy rain from Ana but I think Bill will miss us in the Sunshine State. NC and SC better have an eye on things though.

  • knightro

    trey – Took my little nieces to New Smyrna beach yesterday. It was ugly on the way there but ended up being a perfect hot, sunny day at the beach. Only rain we got on the east side of town was after dark!

    And Tottenham Hotspur hands Liverpool and opening weekend loss!! I love it! Now switch to golf…perfect Sunday before NFL season opens.

    patphish – I think you might get some breezy rain from Ana but I think Bill will miss us in the Sunshine State. NC and SC better have an eye on things though.

  • rekcalsa

    kwsn–You got Stewart or Johnson in SFTC?

  • rekcalsa

    kwsn–You got Stewart or Johnson in SFTC?

  • knightwhosaysni

    Jimmie Johnson

  • knightwhosaysni

    Jimmie Johnson

  • rekcalsa

    I went with Stewart.

  • rekcalsa

    I went with Stewart.

  • Bruce

    If he doesn’t sign, Boras will establish himself as a bigger douchebag than Rosenhaus.

    Too late. He already is a bigger douchebag.

  • Bruce

    If he doesn’t sign, Boras will establish himself as a bigger douchebag than Rosenhaus.

    Too late. He already is a bigger douchebag.

  • Bruce

    Oh, and much like having no electricity gets old right away for you, calling Pujols “Pooholes” not only has that same effect on me, but it’s not even original.

  • Bruce

    Oh, and much like having no electricity gets old right away for you, calling Pujols “Pooholes” not only has that same effect on me, but it’s not even original.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com patphish

    Bruce: Oh, and much like having no electricity gets old right away for you, calling Pujols “Pooholes” not only has that same effect on me, but it’s not even original.

    I’m nothing if not unoriginal.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com patphish

    Bruce: Oh, and much like having no electricity gets old right away for you, calling Pujols “Pooholes” not only has that same effect on me, but it’s not even original.

    I’m nothing if not unoriginal.

  • Fiesta Trio

    Wow. Bolt runs 9.58 in the 100. That is unreal.

    / nike’d

  • Fiesta Trio

    Wow. Bolt runs 9.58 in the 100. That is unreal.

    / nike’d

  • http://spartyandfriends.com Big D

    I’m still waiting for the “That’s why he’s Tiger Woods and you’re not” shot of this final round. Haven’t seen one yet.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com Big D

    I’m still waiting for the “That’s why he’s Tiger Woods and you’re not” shot of this final round. Haven’t seen one yet.

  • knightro

    UGH! It is becoming unbearable listening to the commentators express such disbelief at and rationalize Tiger’s loss. Like it is some violation of the physical laws of the known universe.

  • knightro

    UGH! It is becoming unbearable listening to the commentators express such disbelief at and rationalize Tiger’s loss. Like it is some violation of the physical laws of the known universe.

  • http://spartyandfriends.com Big D

    There’s that “Oh My God!” shot. Too bad it wasn’t Tiger that hit it. Is it OK to say that he’s in a major slump right now, or would Jim Nantz hunt me down and kill me?

  • http://spartyandfriends.com Big D

    There’s that “Oh My God!” shot. Too bad it wasn’t Tiger that hit it. Is it OK to say that he’s in a major slump right now, or would Jim Nantz hunt me down and kill me?

  • http://spartyandfriends.com Big D

    Fantastic moment from CBS’ 3rd string announcer:

    “Now, your English is not great, so we’re going to have the interpreter come in and translate…”

    Christ, at least he stopped short of calling him “Ping Pong”…

  • http://spartyandfriends.com Big D

    Fantastic moment from CBS’ 3rd string announcer:

    “Now, your English is not great, so we’re going to have the interpreter come in and translate…”

    Christ, at least he stopped short of calling him “Ping Pong”…