Easing into Monday
I had a very good Sunday. Very good.
I spent my usual 5 1/2 hours at Buffalo Wild Wings, and I got two of my all-time favorite servers, Liz and Lisa, to take care of me. Once Liz got off the clock just before 5, I moved to Lisa’s section so she could take care of me for once. She’s usually working the bar side of the restaurant, and I almost always sit at table 162 in the dining room. I made sure LIsa got a nice tip for taking care of me. She admitted it lifted her spirits, because she had a rough weekend, working double shifts on Saturday and Sunday. I was glad I could do that.
There was really only one serious challenge in trivia. A guest player hiding behind a phony name had his wife helping him, and he was ahead for a few questions. But in the final round, I took over and beat him by over 2,000 points. That happened to be my lowest score of the day. In 10 rounds of Countdown, I did not score below 10,000. Not bad.
Tonight is The Pulse at 7 p.m. I’ve got to bone up a little on what happened this week in sports, especially who won the Tour de France. I know they’ll ask about Jeff Gordon’s victory at the NASCAR Brickyard 400 yesterday, his fifth at his hometown track, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
I wrote most of my column before 6 a.m. I fell asleep for a couple of hours after that, but it was out to the five papers it needed to go to while I was watching The Price Is Right. It’s almost noon, and I’m showered and just about ready to get out of the hotel. I’m now into the three-day free portion of my stay at the Overland Park Marriott. I’m due a 35,000-point bonus next week for staying so many paid nights in June and July, which will cover much of the three nights this time.