Thursday, October 9, 2008

Oh Look - She's Actually Written Something

Yesterday upon the stair
I saw a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
I wish to heck he'd go away

-- Unknown (traditional)

Last week I was sick, a valid excuse for not writing. This week, unfortunately, I've just run out ideas - of course that's never stopped me in the past.

Go West Young Man: It appears that everyone, except me, has made an appearance at the Fall Instructional League in Arizona - Jamey Newberg, DMN's Evan Grant and the Startlegram's Jeff Wilson. I really liked Jason Parks' write up on the MVN site about his trip to Surprise.

Pick 'em: The ALCS - while I'd absolutely love it if the Rays won (just to prove that big payrolls aren't the only way into the WS) . I think the Red Sox are the AL team in the World Series and I hope the Rays make them work hard for it. Meanwhile, the Dodgers are this year's "Cinderella/Rockies" - they weren't that good of a team during majority of the season, but they are on a roll now - that will take them to the World Series.

Anything Else?: Hmmmm, let me think about it.... saw "Ghost Town" - will recommend it for one reason only - Ricky Gervais - and I was not a fan of the British version of "The Office"... forget Sarah Palin - if you want to read about some women who really made a difference in American political history please read "Founding Mothers" and "Ladies of Liberty" by Cokie Roberts, the venerable NPR and ABC News congressional correspondent...speaking of Palin- Conan O'Brien had the best line of the week about her: "In a recent speech, Sarah Palin referred to Afghanistan as `our neighboring country.' Then she promised to find Osama bin Laden in the mountains of Toronto"... did anyone cringe like I did when I read about these two birthdays being celebrated this week: Jackson Browne turned 60 and Chevy Chase is 65 and you're not (a joke only people of a certain era will understand).

Finally: I grew up in home with, shall we say, diverse muscial influences. Everything from polka music, to rock 'n roll and yes, even some folk music. I read that Nick Reynolds - an original member of the Kingston Trio passed away last week - and yes, I immediately remembered a few of their songs from my childhood. I don't know how my buddy Lisa feels about folk music, but this week's list is:

The Lisa Winston Music List:
Kingston Trio Songs That Marla Remembers and Still Knows All The Lyrics

1. En El Agua

2. MTA

3. Tom Dooley

4. Oh Sail Away

5. The Bay of Mexico

6. A Worried Man

7. With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm

8. The Gypsy Rover

Yes, I know the opening ryhme has nothing to do with baseball - I had to think of something to write! -- Marla Hooch