Storm brewing

So far, so good in Kansas City. The drive from Russell yesterday morning was uneventful. I stopped in Junction City at Starbucks for an egg nog frappucino, then made it to Zona Rosa a few minutes after 10.

I was in Buffalo Wild Wings from opening at 11 until a few minutes before 8. Sat at the bar and played trivia for nine hours straight, and my brain was just about fried. The last four hours was all college football trivia. For me, all but about six of those questions were like shooting fish in a barrel. My LOWEST score for those games was 13,534 out of 15,000. I had two perfect scores and one where I was only 21 points shy of perfection.

I had great service behind the bar yesterday. Lindsey Taylor McClain had the bar from opening until 4:30, and then she turned it over to Sekou and Ethan Hoyle, who were outstanding up until the time I left. Lindsey was very grateful for the nice tip I left her. She needs it, because she has an 18-month old boy at home.

Speaking of Buffalo Wild Wings and kids, Lisa Toebben’s due date is Wednesday. She and Jeff already have a name for their boy, Liam Gearhart Daniels. He should be really cute, although I hope he doesn’t have the vision problems his parents have. I know all about genetics and eyesight–my dad is very near-sighted.

I can’t help but think to Colorado Springs and Elizabeth Psenski every time I’m at Buffalo Wild Wings. For two years, seeing her always made my day that much better, no matter how bad it was.

I’m going back today to watch the Chiefs-Browns game and other NFL action at noon, then Packers-Cardinals at 3:25. I better enjoy today, because I might not be back tomorrow.

A winter storm is coming. The biggest problem for Kansas City will be ice, the worst of which is expected between midnight and 9 a.m. God I hope not. Ice is the worst. At least there is a little traction–not much–on snow. Ice? Good luck.

As long as I can get there Tuesday for LSU’s game vs. Texas Tech, it will all be good.

UCLA should be embarrassed. Losing to a 5-7 Nebraska team in your home state? Georgia State also lost to a 5-7 team, but the difference was, the 5-7 team, San Jose State, was better. Central Michigan, you’re on alert tomorrow against Minnesota in Detroit.

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 December 27, 2015, in Personal, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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