Work done, time to play

Today has been much more productive than yesterday. 

Not only did I get my work done, I got it done early enough so I could make it to Kansas City to see Robb and Dawn at Buffalo Wild Wings. I had time to check into my hotel room, although my large black bag didn’t fit in the elevator when it was on the cart. Had to have it brought to me. Frustrating, but I should have known better. 

I got to Buffalo Wild Wings at 4:10, 20 minutes ahead of Robb and Dawn. I wanted to get here today to see them, but also to avoid any potential snow tomorrow. I was originally going to come over Thursday, but with the snow coming in tomorrow, I figured it was best to get over here today. 

Robb and Dawn were so happy to see me. I didn’t tell them I was coming today. I wanted it to be a surprise, and I didn’t know if I would make it in time to see them. If I hadn’t left Russell before 2, I probably would have gone to the hotel and ordered from somewhere else, skipping Buffalo Wild Wings. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case. 

I have work I have to get done tomorrow morning, but it should be in plenty of time to get me to Buffalo Wild Wings for lots of trivia. Thursday will be nuts, since the Chiefs host the Raiders at night. If my favorite Buzztime trivia game, SIX, was not Thursday at 7:30, I might skip out and avoid the crowd. Regardless, I’ll get to play SIX tomorrow night. 

I have a hard deadline to leave next Tuesday. I have appointments galore during the middle of next week: Dr. Custer Wednesday, then Crista, Dr. Jones and Dr. Patriarca Thursday. And next Friday (16th) is Norton’s first home basketballl game, the night its renovated and expanded gym lobby will be unveiled to the public. I thought about hustling across Kansas to see Norton play at Goodland next Tuesday, but Peggy said not to worry too much about it. 

It is cold out there. It finally feels like December. It will be frigid for the Chiefs game Thursday, with kickoff temperatures hovering around 20 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 8 Celsius). It won’t be the coldest game in Chiefs history–that was a 1983 game vs. the Broncos when the kickoff temperature was 11 F (-12 C)–but it will be bad enough, especially for the Raiders, who aren’t used to this. 

In past years, I would be spending Tuesdays in the winter in high school gymnasiums watching basketball games. Not missing it. I’d rather be right where I am now.  

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.

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