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.

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on July 28, 2014, in Personal and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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