No Bobblehead, No Money, No Concert?

My sleep sucked last night and I’m feeling lazy as a result, so I’m just going to jam the few things I wanted to mention so far today into one post. Here we go.

I survived Toronto, over-priced beer, biblical flood and all. The game was great. I got to see a win, they opened the roof about half way through once the weather cleared up, and I even made friends with a couple of guys behind us who were mercilessly heckling Nick Markakis for some reason most of the afternoon. I think I might have also convinced one of them to invest in aBeerbelly.Your welcome, Beerbelly guys. You can send the commission my way at your earliest convenience.

I need to apologize to Carin. Carin, I am a fool. I should never have laughed at you when you suggested I bring a raincoat. I haven’t been that soaked in a long, long time. Thankfully there was an extra one in the car so I was taken care of, but I should never have relied on chance and in the future I’ll consider taking your suggestions somewhat seriously.

The only major disappointment of the day aside from the rain was that I didn’t get the Tom Henke bobblehead I was hoping for. Damn you, first 10000 people through the gates, damn you to hell. Naah, that’s not fair, it’s my own fault. I see a theme developing here, surely Carin will be most pleased. We decided to get food and didn’t get to our seats until about 20 minutes before game time, so we missed out on the dolls. Step Dad managed to snag one that somebody left behind as we were leaving and I would have beaten him up for it but since the game was his Father’s Day present, I figured I’d let him keep it. Now and then I’m nice, believe it or not.

Gee, I didn’t see this coming. I don’t think we’ve gotten the letter yet, but apparently Bell and Rogers are starting tonotifyconsumers that we shouldprepare to be taxed.They sure didn’t waste any time. I suppose I can live with it if we actually see improvements in local programming and not have stations taking advantage of it to prop themselves up while making no real changes, but the thing that worries me is the Rogers representative saying that they’re not sure if the fees will change if adjustments are made to the fund when it goes up for review. I have a horrible feeling we’re about to get fucked yet again. Once fees go up, they rarely come down even if there’s no need for them. I’m sure Rogers will find a way to make them stick by claiming they need the money for service upgrades or some such fictional thing or other.

Meanwhile in will Steve be seeing Aerosmith in a few weeks news, things are not looking good. the western Canadian shows have allbeen officially postponed,and Joe Perry isn’t sure what’s going to happen to the rest of the tour and is starting to talk openly about it. If I were a betting man I’d say I’ll soon be getting a phone call about a make good show for sometime in 2010.

that’s all for now. Sorry if this post was no good, but it’s the best I can do right now. I’ll try to write a better one when I’m a little more alert. Hey, there’s a first time for everything.

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