No, not Benedict. There's a new Bruce Springsteen album on the way. With the mighty E Street Band. Which, of course, means that a tour can't be far behind. Man, I've lost track of how many times I've seen Bruce live. The absolute best nights of my life that didn't involve getting married or kids being born. The night before my wedding, I stuck some Bruce in the cassette player and just drove around my hometown (Buford, GA) for hours. When Zoe and Gabe were born, I was blasting Bruce in the background as I sat at the computer and e-mailed out the first pictures. I've got hours and hours of Bruce right here within easy reach as I type this. More than thirty years burnin' down the road...and he's never let me down. I can't freaking wait until October 2. [Bruce pic courtesy of brucespringsteen.net]
Quick health update: I went to the doctor today for a follow-up on my cholesterol levels. Turns out that the four Niaspans I've been taking before bedtime are doing their job. I went from an acceptable level of bad cholesterol and a low level of the good kind to better-than-average in both departments...just in the span of six weeks. Of course, I've been eating right and exercising, too. But I'm finally done with doctors for the foreseeable future.
Somebody broke in and ripped off The Hulkster, brutha! Does "Macho Man" Randy Savage have an alibi?
CD over at Rowland's Office has a great take on how some of the guys shipped out or cut loose by the Braves last season are doing. As far as I'm concerned, there hasn't been nearly enough crow eaten publicly about the decision to non-tender Marcus Giles. Braves GM John Schuerholz took unholy grief about that move and...guess what?...the Padres were looking to unload Marcus for scrapple at the trading deadline a couple of weeks ago. As for the 'roids question: Hey, both he and his brother Brian have seen their power numbers go straight into the tank. And I'm firmly convinced that juicing was a factor in Ryan Klesko and Brett Boone being traded. If any organization is going to be proactive about this kind of thing, it's the Braves.
Oh, and lest I forget, this guy also gets a little credit for making everybody forget about Marcus.
Finally, we're taking the kids to the circus this weekend! I plan on sprinkling my nitroglycerin pills all over my cotton candy...