Take a walk

I’m spending my third consecutive Friday night in Kansas City.

I came up with one of my better plans in many years this afternooon.

I was hoping to split this Friday, as I had the previous two, between Buffalo Wild Wings and Minsky’s. 

The biggest fly in the ointment was the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. 

The schedule makers–the networks which are televising the tournament (CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV)–determined that the three games involving Kansas teams should tip off within 40 minutes of one another today. 

The Jayhawks were up first at 5:50 against California-Davis. Wichita State was next, going against Dayton at 6:10. Kansas State, which beat Wake Forest Tuesday in the First Four, had a 6:27 tip against Cincinnati. 

Needless to say, there were myriad complaints all over social media about the three Kansas schools not getting any respect from the networks, and how unfair it was for all three teams to be playing at the same time. 

I knew Buffalo Wild Wings was going to get swamped by 5:50, or shortly thereafter. I wanted to be at Minsky’s no later than 7:30, but the problem is the pizza joint’s parking lot is small, and I figured it would be extremely crowded by time the games were going on. 

The light came on in my head just before 2.

Today was a lovely day in Kansas City. A little warm for my taste for St. Patrick’s Day, but a perfect day for a walk. 

My idea was to drive across Barry Road to Minsky’s and park. I would walk back to Buffalo Wild Wings, then return to Minsky’s after Robb and Dawn left. 

It worked like a charm. 

I left Buffalo Wild Wings at 3:25, and by 3:40, I was back. 

As it turned out, I didn’t need to park and walk back and forth, since there were plenty of open seats at Minsky’s when I arrived at 7. Yet it was a good preventive measure. 

I left Russell just after 6:30. I woke up an hour earlier than I set my alarm for, and I ended up watching all of Perfect High, the movie starring Bella Thorne which I recorded on LMN earlier this week. I wanted to get it out of the DVR queue so my parents can record things this weekend. If I forgot anything, I can always purchase it on iTunes. 

I stopped in Topeka before heading to Kansas City. I didn’t get to Buffalo Wild Wings exactly at 11, but close enough. I was able to check into the hotel before going to B-Dubs, so that saved me the hassle of leaving and coming back. 

I’ve been at Minksy’s two and a half hours. One more game of trivia, and I’m off to la la land. I took Seroquel just now, since Dr. Patriarca wants me to try it again to help me sleep. Hopefully I’m not so groggy that I miss seeing Molly tomorrow at B-Dubs. 

I didn’t mention the NCAA basketball tournament much. Not that I’m very interested. More on that tomorrow. 

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 March 17, 2017, in Personal and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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