Archive for December 28th, 2020


In 23 days, the madness will finally conclude.  Donald Trump finally signed the relief bill and Mitch McConnell put out a statement applauding Trump for getting relief to folks as quickly as possible.  Quickly my arse.  He let the bill sit there for days while folks suffered.  What a couple of arseholes.

The hard copy of yesterday’s Chron Sports Section front page had 20/20 Hindsight and listed scandals, departures, defeats plus COVID, George Floyd, the cheating scandal, A.J., Luhnow, Bill O’Brien, Coach D’Antoni, Daryl Morey, Deandre Hopkins, Verlander and The Beard.

I get it, but I will add an I don’t know.  The Astros did make it to Game 7 of the ALCS.  Only two MLB clubs made it to the ALCS in 2020.  It should have gotten a mention.

Apparently, Petula Clark’s 1960s Grammy Award winning song “Downtown” was playing from the RV that blew up in Downtown Nashville on Christmas Day morning.  This is how the tune starts:

When you’re alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go downtown.
When you’ve got worries all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help I know downtown.

Petula is still around and is in her late 80s.

I wonder why that song was being played?

The USA leads the world in COVID-19 deaths per thousands.  Like 1 for every 1,000 of us are croaking on the Donald Trump virus. My sister Sylvia gave me for Christmas a Safe & Healthy Disinfectant UV Light that is supposed to zap out of any existence of the virus.  It is now part of my local travel kit that also includes face masks, hand sanitizer, and wipes.  Don’t leave home without them.

Speaking of Christmas gifts, I didn’t miss out on Beatles gear that included the new John Lennon book and Yellow Submarine Happy Socks (gifts from Sylvia), a couple of Beatles T-Shirts from my nephew David and great nephew Jackson, and a cool framed “In My Life” poster from Al and Julie.

Ok, now that you are asking, I also got a JFK Christmas ornament, a jig saw puzzle of The Yard, and candy and nuts from Sylvia.  A Target gift card and cash from my Dad. An Astros 2020 playoff lid and Astros desk calendar from Dave and Jackson. Stemless wine glasses, socks and a bottle of red from my niece Cristina and her hubby Alex. A photo of me, my Dad and my nephew Enrique, a Whole Foods gift card, and a bottle of red from Enrique. A box of nice See’s Candy from MJE. A 12-pack of Saint Arnold Amber from Al and Julie.

A nice haul for #Christmas2020.

Did I mention 23 days?

Nothing from The Yard today.

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