Lazy on Labor Day

I apologize for not blogging at all so far on Labor Day. I tried to wake up fully but couldn’t, and by time I finally got to it, it was time to shower and pack to get out of the Courtyard Briarcliff. I drove to Buffalo Wild Wings for opening at 11 a.m., then set up the office at a table with my printer, the first time I’ve ever done that.

The fantasy draft was noon. It was held online, which made it a heck of a lot easier. Michael Pinkerton, Lisa Toebben and her boyfriend Jeff are the other players in the league. I took Detroit wideout Calvin “Megatron” Johnson with my first pick. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are my quarterbacks, and I also picked Saints tight end Jimmy Graham. I’ve never played fantasy football before, so this will be a new adventure.

LIsa had a rough day serving. It was supposed to be her day off, but she came in and worked from 11 to 5 for someone else. She was very happy to see me. Liz is here now, as is Brittany Davidson, who will take care of my needs until I leave.

I was planning on leaving at 8 p.m. to make the trek westward on Interstate 70. I might have left earlier, but since The Pulse is at 7 p.m., I have to play, because I may be missing it for a few weeks. I would go to the Buffalo Wild Wings in Derby, but they do not have the tablets for Buzztime yet; they are stuck with the ancient blue boxes which are sometimes unresponsive. The closest B-Dubs with the tablets is Topeka, which actually may be closer than Derby, since it is on the western edge of Topeka off the first exit of I-470.

I have volleyball Tuesday at Beloit and Thursday at Smith Center, then a football game Friday. I know I won’t be at Russell (vs. Ellsworth) and Plainville (vs. Smith Center), since Frank Mercer and Candace Rachel have those games covered. Jack Krier has suggested the Osborne-Thunder Ridge game at Kensington, and I can see his logic. I’ve also thought about sticking closer to home for Phillipsburg at TMP-Marian in Hays or Norton at Ellis. We’ll hash it out to tomorrow.

I don’t know when I’ll be coming back. Wednesday is out, because by time I got to Kansas City, it would be late, and then I would have to turn around and make a long drive weest on US 36 to Smith Center. Saturday? Maybe. The college football selection is pathetic, but can I get my butt up soon enough? Sunday is a better possibility.

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 September 1, 2014, in National Football League, Personal and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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